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Commentary: A virus, not an immigrant

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SAN DIEGO -- Some of what is being said about the possible swine flu pandemic that seems to have originated in Mexico demonstrates that ignorance is infectious.

Among the infected: Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., who recently proposed that President Obama consider restricting travel between the United States and Mexico and prepare to close the border to "ensure this virus does not spread any more than it might already have."

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