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Deploy an ‘army of cats’ to catch L.A. City Hall’s rats? Not so fast
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson shows where carpet has been removed from his office due to vermin infestation at City Hall. (Reed Saxon / AP)
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Sometimes I look at stories like this one and wonder how have we survived as long as we have? I’ve been watching the Typhus problem in Southern California since it first popped up in San Diego in June of 2018.
San Diego: Typhus reported in North Park woman, prompts health warning – Outbreak News Today
Typhus hospitalization prompts flea warning in San Diego County – The San Diego Union-Tribune
Now, Typhus is somewhat endemic to the area so this was not surprising, but then it spread to the L.A. area –
LA’s Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood Ideals to the Test | Hollywood Reporter – posted 2/8/19
Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA | NBC Southern California
Meet the Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars Amid Housing Crisis | Hollywood Reporter
Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles | NBC Southern California
And fiinally a Deputy City Attorney contracts Typhus in IN L.A. City Hall comes down with Typhus –
Flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County: 107 cases since last year – Outbreak News Today
Rats and fleas have infested LA’s City Hall | Daily Mail Online
And then the L.A. City Council President says the City should deploy an –
‘army of cats’
to remedy the situation?
Who advises politicians like this one? Better yet, who elects politicians such as this one?