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Rubio y Colegas a Biden: Prohiba los Viajes Procedentes de China para Evitar la Propagación de Enfermedades Misteriosas

Dec 1, 2023 | Featured, Comunicados de Prensa

Una misteriosa enfermedad respiratoria se está propagando una vez más en China. Hasta que sepamos más sobre lo que podría ser un nuevo patógeno, EE.UU. debe hacer todo lo posible para evitar que la enfermedad llegue a nuestras costas.

El senador estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL) y un grupo de colegas le enviaron una carta al presidente Joe Biden instándolo a restringir los viajes entre EE.UU. y China hasta que sepamos más sobre dicha enfermedad.

  • “Nosotros no deberíamos esperar a que la Organización Mundial de la Salud tome medidas dado su historial de deferencia servil hacia el Partido Comunista Chino. Debemos tomar las medidas necesarias para proteger la salud de los norteamericanos y nuestra economía. Eso significa que debemos restringir inmediatamente los viajes entre EE.UU. y la República Popular China hasta que sepamos más sobre los peligros que plantea esta nueva enfermedad. Una prohibición de viajar ahora podría salvar a nuestro país de la muerte, los confinamientos, los mandatos y más brotes en el futuro”.

Junto a Rubio, en enviar la carta al presidente Biden, estaban los senadores J.D. Vance (R-OH), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) y Mike Braun (R-IN).

El full text of the letter

Dear Mr. President:

In light of an unknown respiratory illness spreading throughout the People’s Republic of China (PRC), we call on you to immediately restrict travel between the United States and the PRC. As you know, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a long history of lying about public health crises. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCP’s obfuscation of the truth, and lack of transparency, robbed the United States of vital knowledge about the disease and its origin. 

On January 31, 2020, President Trump issued an order to restrict travel from the PRC into the United States to protect the American people and counter the spread of COVID-19. Many officials and commentators—including you—criticized his decision as being influenced by “xenophobia.” But history and common sense show his decision was the right one.  

At this moment, the world faces another unknown pathogen emanating from the PRC that could spread to other countries, including the United States. The PRC has reported an increase in this mystery illness—which it claims to be pneumonia caused by known pathogens—since mid-October. This illness reportedly is a special hazard for children and has overrun hospitals in the north of the country. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is unclear if the disease is due to an overall increase in respiratory infections or separate events. If history is any indication, we have cause to be concerned. 

The WHO has requested that the CCP share “detailed information” about the mystery illness. However, CCP has an incentive to lie, just as they did throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and any new pathogen could derail its efforts to stimulate its economy. Besides, we should not wait for the WHO to take action given its track record of slavish deference to the CCP. We must take the necessary steps to protect the health of Americans, and our economy. That means we should immediately restrict travel between the United States and the PRC until we know more about the dangers posed by this new illness. A ban on travel now could save our country from death, lockdowns, mandates, and further outbreaks later.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.