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Strengthening Border Security can Prevent Zika from coming to America

Strengthening Border Security can Prevent Zika from coming to America
  - Medicine On Call
Original air date: August 13, 2016

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BY: Dr. Elaina George, Host & Contributing Health Editor
PUBLISHED: August 13, 2016


Is political correctness underlying our immigration policies putting our health at risk?

Tuberculosis and Zika are diseases being transferred across borders through immigration. Misquotes can’t fly four thousand miles from South America, so why is there outbreak happening in Florida? Adding a little more health checks at the border can save americans billions in healthcare. 

Being aware of the health hazards in countries you are visiting is very important when planning a trip to stay healthy. ObamaCare isn’t going to be very effective when thousands of people are coming home sick from foreign countries and spreading disease among their neighbors, it can turn into a national epidemic.

Dr. George takes a look down the road where the government is driving the country. The political rhetoric that gets spewed out of Washington is very dangerous and misleading to americans. We have to approach government with a skeptical eye because they aren’t looking out for your best interest, its about their careers. Pay close attention and make sure any government option is right for you.

Time to talk economics and the fight for 15. The effects of the payroll taxes, ObamaCare and personal taxes doesn’t give as much of a raise as people think and leaves them in the same boat they were in before. Raising the minimum wage encourages the employer to hire more part-timers because its cheaper than just one full-time employee. A simple plan would be to lower the taxes on low income workers. The government needs to change course and help entrepreneurs grow to allow the economy to expand, helping everyone.


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Dr. Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology, received her Master’s degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.