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Homeland Security Offices In Seattle Shut Down After Employee Exposed To Coronavirus Victims Becomes Ill

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The Department of Homeland Security is opting to shut down a bunch of federal immigration and border agency offices in the Seattle area after an employee who visited a local nursing home where several individuals infected with coronavirus have died has become sick themselves.

This comes in the middle of a surge of cases of the virus here in the United States in places all along the West Coast, New York, Illinois, and Florida just to name a few.

Here’s more from the Washington Examiner:

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“Late yesterday, DHS learned that an employee at the @USCIS Seattle Field Office started exhibiting flu-like symptoms four days after visiting the nursing home in Kirkland, Washington that has seen numerous COVID-19 cases,” DHS senior acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli announced in a string of Twitter posts Tuesday. “The employee had been coming to work in the intervening days between the possible exposure (Feb. 22) and becoming ill (Feb. 26). In an effort to contain the threat of potential spread & out of an abundance of caution, the @USCIS Seattle Field Office was ordered closed.”

Cuccinelli said all DHS employees who work out of the Seattle office — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and Federal Protective Service — should work from home starting on Tuesday “if they are able.”

The Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, has reported four coronavirus-related deaths within the past week, more than any other place in the country. The unnamed employee did not know at the time of the visit that residents there had contracted the virus and has been out of work sick since last Wednesday, according to Cuccinelli.

“Once it was determined that patients in the facility were diagnosed with coronavirus (my understanding is he learned this from the news), the employee’s family self-quarantined and alerted employers and other relevant officials,” Cuccinelli wrote.

At the time of this writing it’s still unclear as to how many other DHS employees may have been exposed to the virus or whether or not the employee who contracted the illness was still contagious while at work the previous week.

Lots of people are beginning to panic across the country, which is understandable given the severity of the illness, but a lot of the response is out of proportion. In order to stay safe, you must simply exercise common sense. Wash your hands frequently, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. The basics from any sort of cold or flu season.

Here’s to hoping the spread of this virus is brought under control and folks begin to relax and get back to living life.

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Biden to Let More than 1.2 Million Illegals Into the Country This Year

According to a recent analysis, Biden’s disastrous border policy will have sent 1.2 million illegals to the U.S. border in this year alone.

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According to a recent analysis, Biden’s disastrous border policy will have sent 1.2 million illegals to the U.S. border in this year alone. Princeton Policy Advisor Steven Kopits says that the numbers at the border will surge to the huge number this year according to his estimate. This massive flood of illegals is a result of Joe Biden’s dangerous border policy. The Kopits analysis comes in conjunction with a report by U.S. immigration officials of the arrest of roughly 170,000 illegal border crossers. More than 18,600 unaccompanied children, 53,000 family units, and 97,000 single adults are included in the numbers. “At the current pace, apprehensions for calendar year 2021 could be forecast at 1.2 million, following the precedents of 2005 and 2006,” Kopits stated. As a result, barring a major modification of Biden administration policy, we might expect a level of illegal immigration this year not seen since the Great Recession. The situation is fairly described as a border crisis and a rolling policy disaster. [Emphasis added] As Breitbart News reported: An AP-NORC poll released late last month revealed that the majority of Americans disapprove of the way Biden is handling the southern border and interior immigration enforcement. About 55 percent of American adults said they disapprove of Biden’s border agenda. and 56 percent said they disapprove of his immigration agenda thus far. Joe Biden fully intends to destroy this country by flooding the U.S. with criminal illegals filled with diseases and completely without skills in order to become good little Democrat voters who will continue to put Democrats in office to keep the flow of welfare coming. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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PLAYING GOD: Human-Animal Hybrid Embryos Created in California Lab

The ethical concerns here are rather obvious.

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It may seem like the plot from some sci-fi thriller, but we assure you, it is very, very real. Science, like most other fields of study, has long required its practitioners to push the envelope.  That is the nature of the beast when it comes to innovation, but we must also temper that need for progress with some logic and rationale. Much like Jeff Goldblum’s character laments in the film Jurassic Park, just because you can do something, doesn’t mean that you should. That is why the latest news out of California is so jarring. For the first time, scientists have created embryos that are a mix of human and monkey cells. The embryos, described Thursday in the journal Cell, were created in part to try to find new ways to produce organs for people who need transplants, said the international team of scientists who collaborated in the work. But the research raises a variety of concerns. “My first question is: Why?” said Kirstin Matthews, a fellow for science and technology at Rice University’s Baker Institute. “I think the public is going to be concerned, and I am as well, that we’re just kind of pushing forward with science without having a proper conversation about what we should or should not do.” Scientists are defending the controversial decision, however, and doing so sternly. “This is one of the major problems in medicine — organ transplantation,” said Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor in the Gene Expression Laboratory of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, Calif., and a co-author of the Cell study. “The demand for that is much higher than the supply.” “I don’t see this type of research being ethically problematic,” said Insoo Hyun, a bioethicist at Case Western Reserve University and Harvard University. “It’s aimed at lofty humanitarian…

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