The above tweet and image comes from a Fox-11 Los Angeles photographer. Putting aside the hilariously and typically misspelled signs, the woman’s claims about diseases arise in no small part due to Fox News reporter Todd Starnes’ claims that the immigrant children are carrying infectious diseases and are covered with lice and scabies.
A former nurse at the camp told me she was horrified by what she saw. The nurse said the lice issue was epidemic – but everything was kept “hush-hush.” “You could see the bugs crawling through their hair,” she said. “After we would rinse out their hair, the sink would be loaded with black bugs.” The nurse told me she became especially alarmed because their files indicated the children had been transported to Lackland on domestic charter buses and airplanes. “That’s what alerted me,” she said. “Oh, my God. They’re flying these kids around. Nobody knows that these children have scabies and lice. To tell you the truth, there’s no way to control it.”
Some of you might recall that during the Vietnam War, rumors were spread that protesting college students were covered with lice. (Tipped by JMG reader Michael)