Starbucks is living in a progressive la-la land.
They’ve turned coffee into a political statement, and their business has suffered as a result.
I know I will never buy their coffee again, and I am not alone.
Starbucks seems more interested in pushing the failed liberal agenda than operating as a successful business.
They’ve vowed to hire refugees, and true to their word, they’re doing just that.
There’s only one MAJOR problem…
The refugees they’re interviewing have TB.
So, would you like your Frappuccino with or without Tuberculosis?
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.”
NBC 7 reported that on Tuesday “[d]ozens of people from Syria, Somalia and other countries throughout the middle east and Africa came out to interview [with the 30 local Starbucks managers] at the International Rescue Committee office on Main Street [in El Cajon].”
The International Rescue Committee is one of nine voluntary agencies (VOLAGs) paid more than $1 billion annually by the federal government to resettle refugees in the United States, and the largest VOLAG in San Diego County.
“El Cajon is located in San Diego County, where more than 20,000 refugees have been resettled by the federal government in the past nine and a half years since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2008,” as Breitbart News reported earlier this week.
“Applicants needed to have work authorization and will go through the same review and background check as other potential employees, according to the company,” NBC 7 reported.
Starbucks apparently does not include testing for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) as part of the “review and background check” of potential employees.
“California, like most states, requires TB testing for health care workers. Employees of restaurants are not required by California law to be tested for TB prior to hiring,” Breitbart News reported.
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.
Amy Moreno is a Published Author, Pug Lover & Game of Thrones Nerd. You can reach her on Facebook here.