Why Is the U.S. Allowing Migrant Children to Die of the Flu? | NYT Opinion

Why Is the U.S. Allowing Migrant Children to Die of the Flu? | NYT Opinion

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, Americans have another disease to worry about — the flu. Fortunately, there’s already a cheap, effective and readily available influenza vaccine. So why aren’t migrant children in U.S. detention facilities getting it when we know the flu can be deadly? Under the Trump administration, at least three children who were detained have died of the flu.

In the video above, Dr. Mario Mendoza, who survived a harrowing journey migrating to the United States himself when he was just 7 years old, vows to change this. He’s determined to provide migrant children with access to a flu vaccine — even if he has to travel across the Mexican border to do so. No child should die of something so preventable because they’re in U.S. custody.

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  1. Obama and biden built the cages they need to be tried it's not hard to find the Info just look it up. But dems are so brainwashed by the media they count on you being stupid so they can do whatever they want and get away with it Scott free

  2. The solution is simple. Stop having children you cannot afford to properly care for. It’s not fair to expect other people to take care of the mistake you made.

  3. If I had power, people in government who caused things like this would go on trial…like a war crimes tribunal but for human rights. If I had the power, Trump would be in prison for this, along with most of the customs and border patrol. I think ti must be one of the most corrupt and cruel police organizations in the Us. Dismantle it and start over.

  4. United States and its leadership has blood guilty on their hands. Jehovah doesn't like when children are killed by incompetent and unfeeling government officials. If the United States doesn't stop this practice, the international community is going judge the United States officials for crimes against humanity. This is so sad and heartbreaking.

  5. Stop your populistic ballshit NYT ,there is nothing effective in flu vaccine… people all around the world dying of the flu cause of weak immune system and poor diet. The first one to blame is the spreaded guidelines of standard american diet of health ministry.

  6. Its the democrats (devilcrats) doin it…& all you guys voted for sleepy joe whos trying to make a "one world order"…wake up everyone & get your guns ready

  7. Embracing China is embracing the future, and Chinese civilization is the most perfect interpretation of human civilization. Western values are the extension of Chinese civilization. Western scholars are very aware of this point, but Western politicians are reluctant to admit it because of their inherent inferiority complex.

  8. Nobody can deny there is a border for every country no matter in what name. Those should be hold acceptable are who are causing these people to escape from where they were living. To ignore fundamental cause while focus on specious reasons can not help at all but make things worser.

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