America pays a high cost for staffing our farms and restaurants with illegal aliens
| Headline Health – Dozens of people are sick across the south and midwest in the very latest ‘mystery outbreak’ of the dangerous fecal bacteria, e coli.
“Government scientists have not identified a food item, grocery store or restaurant chain as the source of these infections,” reports CNN.
How about investigating the same cause found to be at the root of last year’s e. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce – contaminated farmworkers and food handlers?
CBS News recently reported that while illegal aliens make up only five percent of the U.S. workforce, they account for 53 percent of all farmworkers.
And The Washington Post reported:
“It’s clear from the data that restaurants depend on undocumented workers for labor. Eleven percent of all U.S. restaurant and bar employees are undocumented immigrants, according to the Pew Research Center. At current industry employment levels, that translates to roughly 1.3 million people.
As CNN’s recent report (below) indicates, health officials from multiple agencies “have not identified … the source of these infections.” Maybe they need to look at the people who are picking and packing our food ingredients and working in the kitchens of our restaurants.
Mystery E. coli outbreak sickens 72 people in 5 states, CDC says; cause ‘unknown’
By Susan Scutti, Apr 5, 2019
CNN – A multistate outbreak of E. coli has raised alarms and questions:
As of Thursday, 72 people in five states have become ill, yet the cause of their infection remains unknown, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
Symptoms of this bacterial infection, which usually begin about three or four days after consuming the bacteria, can include watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.
Eight people involved in the mysterious outbreak have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. People started becoming ill. March 2, and the patients range in age from 1 to 74 years old.
Government scientists from multiple state and federal agencies have not identified a food item, grocery store or restaurant chain as the source of these infections.
You do not need to avoid any particular food, the CDC said, and grocery stores, retailers and restaurants do not need to avoid serving or selling any particular food.
We’ve been down this road before, and it usually leads to the same place …
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