CDC Temporarily Ban Dogs from US Entry But Silent on COVID Positive Illegal Migrants

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a temporary ban on dogs entering the U.S. from foreign countries over rabies concerns from “high-risk countries.”

Announced in June, the CDC issued a statement:

This temporary action is necessary to ensure the health and safety of dogs imported into the United States and to protect the public’s health against the reintroduction of canine rabies virus variant (dog rabies) into the United States.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson highlighted the temporary ban on dogs from foreign countries on his show with Jill Stewart, the founder and President of China Rescue Dogs.

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Tom Borelli pointed out the twisted conflict in health priorities from the CDC.

On the one hand, the CDC is banning dogs over rabies concerns but the CDC remains silent on the COVID-19 risk from migrants that are illegally crossing into the U.S.

The ban is having a significant impact on U.S. military personnel and other overseas American families with dogs.

A petition is circulating to end the CDCs’ ban against the import of dogs that is harming international rescue animals and American families.

While the CDC is cracking down on dogs from foreign countries from entering the U.S., they are silent about the uptick in COVID-19 infected illegal migrants in detention centers.

New York Post reported the surge in infections earlier this month.

Coronavirus cases are surging in crowded government detention centers, as the number of illegal immigrants being held in the facilities has nearly doubled in the past months, according to a report on Tuesday.

The CDC is missing the big picture.

Targeting the importation of dogs while ignoring the number of COVID-19 positive illegal migrants crossing the southern border is reckless and irresponsible by the CDC.