Starbucks does not include testing for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) as part of the “review and background check” of potential employees.
The latent tuberculosis (TB) rate of 43 percent among refugees in San Diego County from sub-Saharan Africa is more than ten times greater than the latent TB rate of 4 percent found in the general population
30 Starbucks managers interviewed refugees at a hiring event in El Cajon, California on Tuesday as part of the company’s commitment to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years.
Recent arrivals from Somalia and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa were among the refugees interviewed for possible jobs by 30 Starbucks managers at a hiring event in El Cajon, California on Tuesday as part of the company’s commitment to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years.
The latent tuberculosis (TB) rate of 43 percent among refugees in San Diego County from sub-Saharan Africa is more than ten times greater than the latent TB rate of 4 percent found in the general population, according to a 2013 study from a research team led by Dr. Timothy Rodwell, “an associate professor and physician in the Division of Global Health at UCSD [University of California at San Diego].”
Rodwell’s study “analyzed data from LTBI [latent tuberculosis infection] screening results of 4,280 refugees resettled in San Diego County between January 2010 and October 2012,” and found that “[t]he prevalence of LTBI was highest among refugees from sub-Saharan Africa (43%) and was associated with current smoking and having a clinical comorbidity that increases the risk for active tuberculosis. Although refugees from sub-Saharan Africa had the highest prevalence of infection, they were significantly less likely to initiate treatment than refugees from the Middle East.”
…Starbucks apparently does not include testing for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) as part of the “review and background check” of potential employees.
Applying just this standard employee review practice to the Somali refugees under consideration to become Starbucks baristas could pose a potential health risk to Starbucks employees and customers.
“Around 10 percent of those with LTBI will develop active TB at some point in their lives. The triggering mechanism to activate latent TB is not entirely understood, but high levels of stress, crowded living situations, poor public health practices, the presence of other diseases that lower the immune system, and behavioral conduct–such as smoking–appear to increase the chances of activation,” as Breitbart News reported this week.
Of the 1,263 refugees who have been resettled in San Diego County in the ten months and one week since FY 2017 began on October 1, 2016, 29 percent, or 364, are from sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Department of State’s interactive website: 177 from the Democratic Republic of Congo, 134 from Somalia, 20 from Eritrea, 14 from Ethiopia, 11 from Sudan, 5 from the Central African Republic, 2 from Kenya, and one from Cameroon.
There is no indication that latent TB testing and treatment requirements of refugees in San Diego County have changed since the 2013 study.
As Breitbart News reported this week, the 2013 Rodwell study found that, among refugees in San Diego, the incidence of active TB among refugees in San Diego County is 327 per 100,000, more than 100 times greater than the 2.9 per 100,000 incidence rate of active TB among the general population in the United States.
Not only is Starbucks apparently not testing these refugees it is considering hiring for TB — who apparently come from Somalia, Afghanistan, and Syria– many of them may not even have been tested by the federal government for TB in their initial domestic medical screenings.
Breitbart News repeatedly asked Starbucks for comment on its TB testing procedures for new hires, but received no response.
Poland’s conservative Prime Minister Beata Szydło in reaction to EU threats to force her country to accept Muslim migrants or face massive fines. She asked the political elites:
’Where are you going, Europe? Get up off your knees. Get out of your lethargy. Otherwise you will be crying every day for your children.’’
‘All of us in this room have answer this question: Do we want politicians that claim we have to get used to attacks.. or do we want strong politicians who can see danger’
‘’Poland will not submit to any blackmail on the part of the European Union’’, Szydło stated during a parliamentary debate, adding that her Central European nation would not be participating in the ‘’madness of the Brussels elites.’’
Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, forming the so called Visegrad Group, all oppose the imposition of Muslim migrants on their territories. The few with common sense are being bullied by Germany and the rest of EU.
( Milo ) Hawaii has landed at the forefront of a national controversy after blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
According to Newsline, Hawaii’s General Attorney Doug Chin has expressed some very strong views against the order, saying it “discriminates against persons based upon national origins” and “violates our nation’s freedom of religion.”
The problem? Hawaii takes in zero refugees from the nations blocked in Trump’s order.
In 2015, Hawaii brought in a whopping seven refugees; one from the Ukraine, one from China and five from Burma – none of which are Middle Eastern countries notorious for exporting extremists.
So, as Steven Crowder puts it, “Hawaii is doing now what leftists worldwide do every day: change and enforce the rules for everyone but themselves.”
“The State of Hawaii will certainly not have any major role when it comes to refugee relocation,” reads the Newsline article. “The state however wants to play a major role in molding the immigration and resettlement policy through the legal process.”
The reality is that Hawaii is restrictive for refugees because of both the high cost of living and its location. In other words, Hawaii is the definition of an elitist state that wants to influence what the rest of the nation does.
( Daily Caller ) The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating approximately 300 refugees in the U.S. for terrorism, a Department of Homeland Security official told reporters Monday.
The official said this was “truly an alarming number,” and added that there are also approximately 1,000 investigations into potential domestic terrorists inspired or motivated by ISIS.
Two terrorist attacks by Somali refugees have injured more than 20 Americans in the past year. The DHS also pointed Monday to the case of another Somali refugee who was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2014 for trying to set off a bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore.
The announcement from the DHS official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, came as President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would temporarily stop refugee admittances for 120 days.
( Gatestone Europe ) In Austria, this Tuesday a court case will start against 9 Iraqi men for drugging, kidnapping, and gang raping a female tourist from Germany nearly 14 months ago in the capital of Vienna. The attack, during New Year’s Eve of 2015, was aimed at Julia S., a 29-year-old teacher who had come to visit her friend Mechthild H., 28, who lived in the Austrian city. Together, they were going to celebrate the New Year.
The women headed into town for drinks and, after becoming slightly tipsy, decided to visit a restaurant because they “felt cold,” Julia tells Kronen Zeitung. She was soon joined at her table in the diner by a group of men that started serving her vodka. Via the drinks, the later victim was possibly drugged.
Mechthild then lost track of her friend in the restaurant, where Julia had been carried away by four of the men to an apartment inhabited by two of them plus some female relatives. There, 5 more men were waiting. After Julia had been stripped of her clothes the gang rape took place, lasting for over two hours. According to the charges, some of the Iraqi migrants violated Julia more than once.
J.K. Rowling has often announced her solidarity with Middle-Eastern refugees on twitter. She is well-known advocate of open borders and often stated, that Europe has the duty to give every single one of these refugees from all over the middle east, rarely warzones, asylum and welfare.
Everyone who represented a different opinion was viciously attacked by her, and she is not alone. Many other multi-millionaires and billionaires seem to be fond of virtue-signaling about refugees.
Since she is a sheltered member of the rich elite, who is very much disconnected from the ugly reality of rape, murder and destruction which many of these refugees bring with them, we think that it is time for her to show some true solidarity.
J.K. Rowling has 18 spare bedrooms in her mansions in Britain and could easily give 18 refugees a long-time housing, not to mention the space available on her giant property to erect refugee shelters.
J.K Rowling sits in her mansion sipping a £400 bottle of Pinot. "I know what the plebs need, more cultural enrichment!" >Hops on twitter. pic.twitter.com/946bT5lpsr
“Today Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans threatened court action against countries that refuse to relocate refugees. The first infringement procedures, which could result in fines, may be launched as early as next month.”
These ‘infringement proceedings’ are part of the European Commission’s instruments to enforce its will on rebellious member states, this time being Austria, Denmark, Poland and Hungary.
In 2015, the EU agreed that by September 2017, 160.000 migrants would be resettled from Greece and Italy to other member states. With only seven months to go, only 8,162 people have actually been resettled, leaving a gap of over 150.000 people.