Even though the racist fear-mongering of European nationalists deserves contempt, in fact some of the refugees may have coronavirus or any number of other contagious diseases from squalid, overcrowded living conditions. As fellow human beings, we do not drive them back with tear gas, stun grenades, water cannons, & live ammo but demand they be given immediate high-quality medical care, healthy nutrition, adequate housing, & safe asylum. No human being is alien to us.

Photo is a refugee on the Turkish shoreline of the Evros River waiting to cross to Greece on March 2nd, 2020.

(Photo by Belal Khaled)