Friday, January 25, 2013

Possible spread of tuberculosis in France

At Nations Presse there are two articles about the new danger of tuberculosis as a result of immigration from Eastern Europe. The following is from Steeve Briois, general secretary of the Front National:

The massive arrival these past several weeks onto our territory of foreigners from Eastern Europe carrying an ultra-resistant and contagious strain of tuberculosis represents a potential health catastrophe that France and our compatriots cannot be expected to deal with. Besides the monumental cost of caring for these patients, a cost acknowledged by the Foreign and Interior Ministries, there is above all the risk of contamination from a disease that was eradicated from our country a long time ago.

If we are certainly moved by the fate of these sick people, this lunacy of wanting to mutualize poverty and health disasters, especially those imported, is absolutely irresponsible. The protection of our borders means above all the protection of our people who must not endure the harmful effects of our leaders' ideology.

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At January 25, 2013 12:55 PM, Anonymous dauphin said...

Thank you again to the Schengen space and to all who removed border controls !

At January 25, 2013 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mutualité, mutuelle

Is the post also by mutualize, mutualié, reciprocity, referring to the health insurance the French have, mutuelles? Very likely.

At January 25, 2013 7:16 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ anonymous,

Yes. But it would be almost the same thing in the U.S. If massive immigration of Mexicans results in more disease (which I believe is already the case) it is still the taxpayers who foot the bill. Most States provide some form of Medicaid to those unable to pay for insurance, or to those whose insurance has run out.

Still, the very generous open-to-all French Sécurité Sociale is a great temptation to those in other countries who cannot get medical treatment. There is some kind of agreement (I forget now the details) whereby France takes in a certain number of sick foreigners. It's a very dangerous game. It would be much better to send medical consultants and medications to the foreign country, and to encourage the development of medical facilities there. But it's so much easier to just walk into France.

At January 25, 2013 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree with you, tiberge. However, I see the bitterly strong irony in Frenchmen talking about reciprocity when it comes to a principle they are even forced to endure when it comes to importing used to be eradicated threats to the public health, which should have been avoided by the "elites" in the first place, and not be imported, to have life threatening diseases stay eradicated.



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