President Joe Biden requires passengers to have a negative COVID-19 test to do fly into the United States. This requirement extends to U.S. citizens and there are no exceptions. The premise is that COVID-19 provides a genuine health crisis to the country and it is essential that we prevent it from coming into the country whenever possible.
Well, there is apparently one exception…
If you’re simply walking across the border illegally, it’s a bit different. These individuals have different rules to follow. Well, they have no rules to follow. No mask mandates. No requirements for COVID testing. And no consequences for disregarding laws and borders while potentially bringing with them one of the deadliest pandemics in modern memory into the country with them.
If COVID-19 is the true reason businesses have been forced to shut down indefinitely and the fear of the pandemic is so strong, what kind of impact will it have when the caravans from Honduras with as many as 7,000 people come into the country and begin spreading out across the U.S. potentially carrying COVID-19 with them as they go?
You can rest assured that the people walking in these caravans are not social distancing and washing their hands at every opportunity. Many of them aren’t even wearing masks. The caravans themselves are petri dishes for any number of illnesses and diseases — not just COVID-19.
It’s important to note that these individuals in the caravans are coming with countries from high, even out-of-control COVID-19 infection rates. Many of them have been exposed and are spreading the disease to others as they make their northward march. And the President and his policies are releasing them into the population without a care for the people who are citizens or the costs of treating this illness that has already rang in a price tag of trillions of dollars in relief packages alone.
Some might even say with one hand is promising to curb the pandemic while the other hand is ushering in higher infection rates that will cause the pandemic to continue long after vaccine distributions have made the round. This is especially concerning with the talk of, at least, one and possibly more of the vaccines being ineffective against the South African variant of the disease.
The one thing these actions show is that the President is either being cavalier in his treatment of COVID-19 because he does not believe the virus is the threat he claimed it to be during his campaign. Or, he simply doesn’t care about the American lives that will be lost as a result of thousands of people entering the country without any protocols in place to ensure they do not have the virus.