Sunday, May 3, 2009

Border closure or border enforcement?

Sec. Napolitano is right, of course, that there's no point in closing the border to reduce swine flu risk.  It would be more effective to impose distancing and disinfecting requirements on planes and buses, domestic as well as international. 

I'm more concerned about the first U.S. cases.  They're described as having been in the border community.  Does that mean illegal immigrants?  Because if the earliest US cases were illegal immigrants, CDC should have notified CBP about the risk of exposure arising from border enforcement measures. 

So, was there a border enforcement risk of infection, and if so, did CDC properly warn CBP?

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