Doc’s Public Health Issues – Crisis Point

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Public Health At a Crisis Point

  • General Information 
  • Drugs      
  •           Addiction
  •           Suicide
  • Environmental Issues
  •            Disasters Just Waiting
  •            “Human” Pollution
  •             Pollution
  • Homelessness
  •              General 
  •              By State
  • Politics
  • Infectious Diseases (excluding STD’s)
  •              Accidents   
  •              Policies
  •              Medieval (Filth) 
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  •              Mixed STD Reports
  •              Gonorrhea 
  •              Herpes 
  •              Syphillis and Congenital Syphillis 
  •              HIV/AIDS  (Yes, HIV/AIDS are not only acquired by Sexual Acts.)

 

General Information

The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress – H.U.D.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A35d43710-71d6-4543-a72e-59128c1fc939

Doo-Doo, the New Urban Crisis | RealtyHop 

https://www.realtyhop.com/blog/doo-doo-the-new-urban-crisis/#figure13

America Has a Sewage Problem 

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-sewage-septic-tank-pollution-health.html

Study finds annual salary needed to afford a house in 50 largest U.S. cities 

https://www.kusi.com/study-finds-annual-salary-needed-to-afford-a-house-in-50-largest-u-s-cities/?fbclid=IwAR3MrbxXZ77VCNbfLTcyJZy2QJTv1kpbHGMgu0wJgMOBDS759yH5K0mTfG0

Health & Hygiene Confessions: America’s Filthiest Cities Revealed

https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/health-hygiene-confessions-americas-filthiest-cities-revealed/

Minimum Wage Workers Still Can’t Afford Housing, Report Shows | Best States | US News 

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2019-06-20/minimum-wage-workers-still-cant-afford-housing-report-shows?utm_source=usn_fb

Minimum wage deemed not enough to afford a two bedroom apartment in La. 

https://www.wafb.com/2019/06/28/minimum-wage-deemed-not-enough-afford-two-bedroom-apartment-la/

For Countless Americans, Living In Their Vehicles Has Become “The New Normal” | Zero Hedge 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-12/countless-americans-living-their-vehicles-has-become-new-normal

Without Parking, Thousands of Americans Who Live in Vehicles Have Nowhere to Go – Route Fifty 

https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/07/without-parking-thousands-americans-who-live-vehicles-have-nowhere-go/158241/

Homelessness is a crisis in some parts of the country. Why are 2020 candidates mostly ignoring it? | The Seattle Times 

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/homelessness-is-a-crisis-in-some-parts-of-the-country-why-are-2020-candidates-mostly-ignoring-it/?utm_content=buffer58a01&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

Starving Seniors: How America Fails To Feed Its Aging | Kaiser Health News

https://khn.org/news/starving-seniors-how-america-fails-to-feed-its-aging/

How Many Must Die Before Officials Address California’s Homeless Crisis? | Dr. Drew Official Website – drdrew.com

https://drdrew.com/2019/dr-drew-fox-news-many-must-die-officials-address-californias-homeless-crisis/

Cities With the Most Homelessness in the U.S. | Cities | US News

https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/slideshows/cities-with-the-most-homelessness-in-the-us?onepage&utm_source=usn_fb

 

Drugs      

Addiction 

 

Suicide

Department of Defense (DoD)  Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) 4th Quarter,             CY 2018

 Kari D Orvis, Ph.D., Director, Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO )
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A492a3cea-c91a-4ff0-aa19-00b1624434d4

Original Investigation | Psychiatry / Contextual Factors Associated With County-Level Suicide Rates in the United States, 1999 to 2016

Danielle L. Steelesmith, PhD; Cynthia A. Fontanella, PhD; John V. Campo, MD; Jeffrey A. Bridge, PhD; Keith L.Warren, PhD; Elisabeth D. Root, PhD
Open Access. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License.
JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(9):e1910936. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.10936 (Reprinted) September 6, 2019 1/13
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A6bec9b39-66c3-4ffd-8405-f9711a4f642b

Suicide rates climbing, especially in rural America

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-09-suicide-climbing-rural-america.html

Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help – capradio.org

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2019/09/07/veterinarians-are-killing-themselves-an-online-group-is-there-to-listen-and-help/

Nurse suicides on the rise, a new UCSD study finds – Business Insider

https://www.businessinsider.com/nurse-suicide-epidemic-on-the-rise-2019-8

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High | Health News | US News

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-06-18/us-youth-suicide-rate-reaches-20-year-high?utm_source=usn_fb

 

Environmental Issues

Disasters Just Waiting

California exposure to volcanoes. 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Acd3feab7-5375-4e98-81ff-05265175bb0b

SoCal Quake Jolts Complacent Californians Toward Preparedness – CBS San Francisco 

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/05/socal-quake-jolts-complacent-californians-toward-preparedness/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5d202b130ca7240001caa772&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

Nearly 4,500 older brick buildings in Washington could be dangerous in a quake, new report says | NW News Network 

https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/nearly-4500-older-brick-buildings-washington-could-be-dangerous-quake-new-report-says

“Human” pollution

Welcome to San Francisco’s dirtiest block | Daily Mail Online 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6258483/Welcome-San-Franciscos-dirtiest-block.html?ito=social-facebook

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | The Daily Caller 

https://dailycaller.com/2018/07/15/san-francisco-poop-problem/

SF Mayor: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | NBC Bay Area 

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Theres-more-feces-on-the-sidewalks-than-Ive-ever-seen-488156431.html

Interactive map reveals the staggering number of human waste on San Francisco’s streets | Daily Mail Online 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6924787/Interactive-map-reveals-staggering-number-human-waste-San-Franciscos-streets.html?ito=social-facebook

San Francisco sees ‘brownout’ amid spike in public pooping, reports say | Fox News 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-sees-brownout-amid-spike-in-public-pooping-reports-say

Pollution

Where are the top 6 US regions with worst smog? California – Times-Standard 

https://www.times-standard.com/2019/04/25/top-6-us-regions-worst-smog-california-american-lung-association/

Homelessness

General Information

Number of Homeless Students Soars | Education News | US News

https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2019-02-21/number-of-homeless-students-soars?utm_source=usn_fb

FEDERAL DATA SUMMARY SCHOOL YEARS 2014-15 TO 2016-17
EDUCATION FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

NATIONAL CENTER FOR HOMELESS EDUCATION
UNC GREENSBORO  FEBRUARY 2019
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A79a843d1-0563-4462-8a5e-048716007928

The State of Homelessness in America    The Council of Economic Advisers  September 2019

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A5df9d18c-0ffd-46be-b28a-ac025fadbeeb

 

Alaska

Frustration with homelessness mounts in all quarters – Anchorage Daily News 

https://www.adn.com/opinions/2019/06/08/frustration-with-homelessness-mounts-in-all-quarters/

Anchorage is doing more than ever to clear homeless camps, but many residents think the problem has never been worse. What’s really going on? – Anchorage Daily News 

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2019/06/21/anchorage-is-doing-more-than-ever-to-clear-homeless-camps-but-many-residents-think-the-problem-has-never-been-worse-whats-really-going-on/

Panhandling, drinking and loitering are at a breaking point in Midtown Anchorage, businesses say – Anchorage Daily News

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2019/06/26/panhandling-drinking-and-loitering-are-at-a-breaking-point-in-midtown-anchorage-businesses-say/

 

California

LA’s Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood Ideals to the Test | Hollywood Reporter 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/las-homeless-surge-puts-hollywoods-progressive-ideals-test-1174599

Meet the Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars Amid Housing Crisis | Hollywood Reporter 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/meet-entertainment-workers-living-cars-housing-crisis-1169781

Homeless Dying in Record Numbers on the Streets of Los Angeles | Healthiest Communities | US News

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-04-23/homeless-dying-in-record-numbers-on-the-streets-of-los-angeles?src=usn_fb

Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten complains about homeless crisis in LA neighborhood | Daily Mail Online 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6966735/Sex-Pistols-Johnny-Rotten-complains-homeless-crisis-LA-neighborhood.html?ito=social-facebook

Pictures from downtown LA capture the problem it faces with trash as it tries and rodents | Daily Mail Online 

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7095533/Pictures-downtown-LA-capture-problem-faces-trash-tries-rodents.html

Homelessness jumps 12 percent across Los Angeles County despite $619M in spending | Fox News

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Tents housing homeless people lining a street in downtown Los Angeles last week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/homelessness-jumps-12-across-los-angeles-county

Oakland Launches Pilot Parking Program For Homeless Living In RVs – CBS San Francisco 

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/06/21/oakland-pilot-parking-program-homeless-living-rvs/

San Francisco homelessness crisis ‘cruel and inhuman’: UN report – Business Insider 

https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-homelessness-cruel-un-human-rights-report-2018-10?fbclid=IwAR3ZSJvH7fdq_6XCenH9pc1FuDytkEuHX8saTMzDON1GdF36i6rblBU4KF8&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar&utm_term=desktop&referrer=facebook

Homeless Population Surges Across San Francisco Bay Area – CBS San Francisco 

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/16/homeless-population-surges-across-san-francisco-bay-area/

San Francisco’s Homeless Population Sees Double-Digit Growth With More Living In Cars – CBS San Francisco 

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/05/san-franciscos-homeless-population-sees-double-digit-growth-with-more-living-in-cars/

Over 8 In 10 Bay Area Residents Agree State In Housing Crisis, Poll Finds – CBS San Francisco 

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/18/housing-crisis-bay-area-california-quinnipiac-poll/

Stossel – San Francisco 

Homelessness in San Bernardino County jumps 23 percent in 2019 – Press Enterprise 

https://www.pe.com/2019/04/24/homelessness-in-san-bernardino-county-jumps-23-percent-in-2019/

Which San Bernardino County cities have the biggest homeless populations? – San Bernardino Sun 

https://www.sbsun.com/2019/04/24/which-san-bernardino-county-cities-have-the-biggest-homeless-populations/?utm_content=fb-sbsun&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com

Volunteers count 2,811 homeless people in Riverside County, 22% more than last year – Press Enterprise 

https://www.pe.com/2019/04/26/volunteers-count-2811-homeless-people-in-riverside-county-22-more-than-last-year/

Jump In San Mateo County RV Dwellers A Mix Of Homeless, Workers Staying Close To Jobs – CBS San Francisco 

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/11/rv-dwellers-homeless-workers-san-mateo-county/

Growing Stretch Of Homeless Camps In Silicon Valley Visible from Space – CBS San Francisco

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/11/growing-stretch-homeless-camps-silicon-valley-visible-space-san-jose/

Silicon Valley Homeless Population Spikes; RV Dwellers More Than Double – CBS San Francisco 

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/15/homeless-rv-dwellers-silicon-valley-santa-clara-county/

California has the most homeless people of any state. But L.A. is still a national model – Los Angeles Times 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-01/california-homeless-people-housing-national-model-conference

San Francisco homeless stats soar: city blames big business, residents blame officials | Fox News

https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-homeless-stats-city-blames-big-business-residents-officials

‘Rats Have Taken Over the City’: Los Angeles Homeless Crisis Reaches Epidemic Levels | CBN News

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/august/rats-have-taken-over-the-city-los-angeles-homeless-crisis-reaches-epidemic-levels

Homeless Camps On The Rise In Sacramento Neighborhoods – CBS Sacramento

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/08/25/homeless-camps-on-the-rise-in-sacramento-neighborhoods/

Sacramento To Consider Allowing Homeless People To Live Out Of Their Cars In Designated Lots – capradio.org

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2019/08/27/sacramento-to-consider-allowing-homeless-people-to-live-out-of-their-cars-in-designated-lots/

SF Supes Mull Proposal to Let People Living in Vehicles Park on City-Owned Lot – CBS San Francisco

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/08/29/san-francisco-proposal-people-living-vehicles-park-balboa-bart/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5d691df84b188d00011b2c1b&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

Tourists, Growing Homeless Encampment Share Sands Of Santa Cruz’s Main Beach – CBS San Francisco

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/09/01/tourists-homeless-share-sands-santa-cruz-main-beach/

 

Kentucky

Scenes from a downtown Louisville homeless camp that will be cleared out 

https://www.courier-journal.com/picture-gallery/news/2019/03/28/downtown-louisville-kentucky-homeless-camp-about-to-be-cleared-out-photo-gallery/329

Louisville city crews clear out downtown homeless camp with brooms and Bobcats 

https://www.courier-journal.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2019/04/01/louisville-kentucky-homeless-camps-downtown-jackson-jefferson-streets-camp-cleared-photo-gallery/3330840002/

Louisville homeless camp at CSX site in Irish Hill cleared 

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2019/04/29/fourth-louisville-homeless-camp-demolished-people-scatter-shelter/3617739002/

 

Oregon

Denver says feces, urine, litter prompted large homeless sweep around shelter | FOX31 Denver 

https://kdvr.com/2018/10/30/denver-says-feces-urine-litter-prompted-large-homeless-sweep-around-shelter/

Denver Public Works said feces, urine and rats prompted sidewalk cleanup at homeless camp | 9news.com

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-public-works-said-feces-urine-and-rats-prompted-sidewalk-cleanup-at-homeless-camp/73-609321208

Denver spent more than $400,000 on private contractor to help with homeless sweeps | FOX31 Denver 

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-public-works-said-feces-urine-and-rats-prompted-sidewalk-cleanup-at-homeless-camp/73-609321208

Denver women team up to combat garbage buildup | FOX31 Denver 

https://kdvr.com/2019/01/20/denver-women-team-up-to-combat-garbage-buildup/

Under homeless deal, Denver will give notice before seizures | FOX31 Denver 

https://kdvr.com/2019/02/27/under-homeless-deal-denver-will-give-notice-before-seizures/

Some Initiative 300 opponents say it would turn Denver city parks into campgrounds | FOX31 Denver

https://kdvr.com/2019/03/29/some-initiative-300-opponents-say-it-would-turn-denver-city-parks-into-campgrounds/

Springtime ushers urban encampments into Denver metro | FOX31 Denver 

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/04/springtime-ushers-urban-encampments-into-denver-metro/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5ca6d419e6dfda0001dc5dc5&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

This City Might Give Homeless People the Right to Camp Anywhere – Route Fifty 

https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/04/city-might-give-homeless-people-right-camp-anywhere/156599/

Denver approves tiny home village for homeless in Globeville neighborhood | FOX31 Denver 

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/30/denver-approves-tiny-home-village-for-homeless-in-globeville-neighborhood/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5cc83304ebf0d40001a07224&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Englewood homeless encampment grows; police express concern | FOX31 Denver 

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/30/englewood-homeless-encampment-grows-police-express-concern/

Denver election: Initiative 300 projected to fail; would have ended camping ban | FOX31 Denver

https://kdvr.com/2019/05/07/denver-election-initiative-300-projected-to-fail-would-have-ended-camping-ban/

 

Texas

Gov. Abbott warns if homeless allowed to camp in Austin streets, lawmakers will step in | KEYE

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/gov-abbott-warns-if-homeless-allowed-to-camp-in-austin-streets-lawmakers-will-step-in

It’s now legal for homeless to camp on Austin streets | kvue.com 

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/homeless/its-now-legal-for-homeless-to-camp-on-austin-streets/269-04fbfe58-7a28-4410-89a0-b876e9afda93

Starting Monday, homeless people will be able to camp on city sidewalks | KXAN 

https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/starting-monday-homeless-people-will-be-able-to-camp-on-city-sidewalks/

 

Washington

Panel disagrees on approaches to Spokane’s homelessness problem | The Spokesman-Review 

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jun/14/panel-disagrees-on-approaches-to-spokanes-homeless/

Spokane City Council moving forward with plans for new homeless shelter | News | khq.com

https://www.khq.com/news/spokane-city-council-moving-forward-with-plans-for-new-homeless/article_ab9354f6-9c02-11e9-bb0e-6b41a48e712a.html

Homeless family sues over handling of tent-city protest outside Spokane City Hall | The Spokesman-Review 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jul/16/homeless-family-sues-over-handling-of-tent-city-pr/

City of Spokane faces second lawsuit over handling of homeless camp, demonstration | The Spokesman-Review 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jul/19/city-of-spokane-faces-second-lawsuit-over-handling/

In new poll on homelessness, Seattle area favors compassion but distrusts politicians | The Seattle Times 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/homeless-poll-results/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TSA_011319225526+Poll+on+homelessness+finds+Seattle+area+favors+root+causes+as+a+higher+priority+tha_1_13_2019&utm_term=

In Seattle’s Sodo district, frustration mounts amid RVs, drugs and skyrocketing crime | The Seattle Times 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/rvs-drugs-and-skyrocketing-crime-push-seattles-sodo-district-from-sleepy-to-creepy/

Tourists watch homeless encampment sweep near Fremont Troll | Q13 FOX News 

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/19/tourists-watch-homeless-encampment-sweep-near-fremont-troll/

City removes homeless camp near Seattle’s Fremont Troll that was site of overdoses | The Seattle Times 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/city-removes-homeless-camp-near-seattles-fremont-troll-that-was-site-of-overdoses/

In the aftermath of a drug bust, Seattle homeless camp is cleaned up again | The Seattle Times 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/in-the-aftermath-of-a-drug-bust-seattle-homeless-camp-is-cleaned-up-again/?utm_content=buffera7395&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

Seattle team in charge of removing homeless camps will gain staff, operate 7 days a week | The Seattle Times

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/seattle-team-in-charge-of-removing-homeless-camps-will-gain-staff-operate-7-days-a-week/?utm_content=bufferf0f78&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

Is Seattle’s plan for a vehicle safe lot for homeless people finally going to happen? | The Seattle Times

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/is-seattles-plan-for-a-vehicle-safe-lot-for-homeless-people-finally-going-to-happen/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BNA_070219211424+The+city+wants+to+open+spaces+for+homeless+people+to+safely+live+in+cars.+Here%27s+th_7_2_2019&utm_term=

On way to long-term changes, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan quietly clears homeless camps | The Seattle Times 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/on-way-to-long-term-changes-seattle-mayor-jenny-durkan-quietly-clears-homeless-camps/?utm_content=buffer85de2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

Everett to open $25,000 safe parking lot for homeless families living in vehicles | Q13 FOX News

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/26/everett-to-open-25000-safe-parking-lot-for-homeless-families-living-in-vehicles/

Snohomish County Deputy works to clear neighborhoods of illegal RVs | Q13 FOX News 

https://q13fox.com/2019/04/08/snohomish-county-deputy-works-to-clear-neighborhoods-of-illegal-rvs/

Can Spokane end homelessness? | News | khq.com

https://www.khq.com/news/can-spokane-end-homelessness/article_92bdd24a-6164-11e9-8279-37d80e326d44.html

Lacey approves ban on unsanctioned homeless camping

https://mynorthwest.com/1419336/lacey-approves-ban-on-unsanctioned-homeless-camping/

Homelessness divided a small Western Washington town. And then the fighting started. | The Seattle Times

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/homelessness-divided-a-small-town-in-pierce-county-and-then-the-fighting-started/?utm_content=bufferd4ad0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

Seattle officer assigned to clean up homeless camps files $10M claim | Q13 FOX News

https://q13fox.com/2019/09/19/seattle-officer-assigned-to-clean-up-homeless-camps-files-10m-claim/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d84c091bf0aaa0001982e83&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Homeless to be left in the cold as Condon, City Council trade jabs over lack of adequate shelter space | The Spokesman-Review

A homeless person cuddles with a dog outside the Cannon Street shelter, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Spokane. Nadine Woodward, a candidate for mayor, suggested the city “should look at” the idea of housing people in tents during the inclement weather, drawing criticism from her opponent, Ben Stuckart. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

A homeless person cuddles with a dog outside the Cannon Street shelter, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Spokane. Nadine Woodward, a candidate for mayor, suggested the city “should look at” the idea of housing people in tents during the inclement weather, drawing criticism from her opponent, Ben Stuckart. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/sep/25/homeless-to-be-left-in-the-cold-as-condon-city-cou/

Students Experiencing Homelessness in Washington’s K-12 Public Schools

A report from Schoolhouse Washington, a project of BUILDING CHANGES

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A6643a81d-e42c-4f04-8a07-c41c99a8ef42

Survey finds 3,300 homeless students in Spokane County | The Spokesman-Review

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/oct/01/survey-finds-3300-homeless-students-in-spokane-cou/

 

Politics

Anti-vaccine activist shut down CA Senate with menstrual cup | The Sacramento Bee

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article235084637.html

Test Results Confirm Liquid Thrown At Lawmakers Was Blood; Senate Chambers Reopen – CBS Sacramento

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/10/02/senate-confirms-human-blood-thrown-senate-floor/

Infectious Diseases (excluding STD’s)

Accidents

An explosion rocked a Russian research facility known for housing the smallpox virus – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – posted 10/17/19

Smallpox virus virions. Credit: Fred Murphy / Sylvia Whitfield / CDC.

Smallpox virus virions. Credit: Fred Murphy / Sylvia Whitfield / CDC.
https://thebulletin.org/2019/09/an-explosion-rocked-a-russian-research-facility-known-for-housing-the-smallpox-virus/#

Russia Confirms Explosion At Ex Bioweapons Lab Storing Ebola, Smallpox And Plague – posted 10/17/19

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/09/17/explosion-confirmed-at-former-soviet-weapons-lab-now-storing-ebola-anthrax-and-plague/#11bc4a9c1f21

Smallpox Samples Are Stored In Russian Lab That Saw An Explosion : Goats and Soda : NPR – posted 10/17/19

A computer illustration of the virus that causes smallpox. The virus was eradicated in 1980, but live samples are kept in two known labs for research.
Science Artwork/Science Photo Library/Getty Images
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/09/19/762013515/russian-lab-explosion-raises-question-should-smallpox-virus-be-kept-or-destroyed?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=globalhealth

 

Policies

Seattle Is Dying: Hundreds of Homeless Dead Due to Failed Public Health Policy | American Council on Science and Health

https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/03/19/seattle-dying-hundreds-homeless-dead-due-failed-public-health-policy-13896

A WORLD AT RISK: Annual report on global preparedness
for health emergencies  Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

 

Medieval (Filth) Diseases

Homeless Camps Are Infectious Disease Time Bombs | American Council on Science and Health 

https://www.acsh.org/news/2017/09/13/homeless-camps-are-infectious-disease-time-bombs-11820

Typhus and Tuberculosis Are Spreading in California Homeless Populations – The Atlantic 

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/03/typhus-tuberculosis-medieval-diseases-spreading-homeless/584380/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=5c85a5243ed3f00001b2c501_ta&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Return of Medieval Diseases Feared in California

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/06/07/return-of-medieval-diseases/

Coyotes and Rabies on the Rise in LA – Will the Homeless Become Victims? 

https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/2016-01-01-13-17-00/animal-watch/18023-coyotes-and-rabies-on-the-rise-in-la-will-the-homeless-become-victims

Health officials warn of hepatitis A outbreak in Denver | FOX31 Denver 

https://kdvr.com/2019/07/22/health-officials-warn-of-hepatitis-a-outbreak-in-denver/

Medieval diseases lurk in LA: 124 cases of Typhus are confirmed | Daily Mail Online

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Fleas carry Typhus from infected stray animals. Though rats are most often attributed with the disease, any stray animal like cats or opossums can also be carriers 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7375793/Medieval-diseases-lurk-LA-124-cases-Typhus-confirmed.html

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Mixed STD Reports

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Continue To Rise In California – capradio.org 

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2019/04/22/sexually-transmitted-disease-rates-continue-to-rise-in-california/

Maine reports increases in gonorrhea and syphilis, emphasizes importance of testing – Outbreak News Today 

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/maine-reports-increases-gonorrhea-syphilis-emphasizes-importance-testing-12384/

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Minnesota – Twin Cities 

https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/30/sexually-transmitted-diseases-on-the-rise-in-minnesota/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=fb-PioneerPress

STDs in Denver up for fourth straight year; more than 1 in 100 residents have chlamydia | FOX31 Denver 

https://kdvr.com/2019/05/01/stds-in-denver-up-for-fourth-straight-year-more-than-1-in-100-residents-have-chlamydia/

Local health districts tackle rising STD rates – Virginia Mercury 

https://www.virginiamercury.com/2019/05/05/local-health-districts-tackle-rising-std-rates/

WHO – STD’S 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Af90d0eed-bb2f-42b1-bcc6-31a17c9ea43b

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in U.S. military | PhillyVoice 

https://www.phillyvoice.com/sexually-transmitted-infections-military/

 

Gonorrhea

New Brunswick declares gonorrhea outbreak, blames dating apps and anonymous sex | CTV News 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/new-brunswick-declares-gonorrhea-outbreak-blames-dating-apps-and-anonymous-sex-1.4396518?cid=sm:trueanthem:ctvvancouverisland:post&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5cc40c8eb2fd4f0001a7f6aa&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Huge rise in gonorrhoea with Brits to blame for 55% of EU cases 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8943484/gonorrhoea-increase-cases-sti-signs/

Denver: Gonorrhea cases up 150 percent in four years – Outbreak News Today 

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/denver-gonorrhea-cases-150-percent-four-years-59759/

Scotland reports 100 percent increase in gonorrhea in 5 years – Outbreak News Today –

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/scotland-reports-100-percent-increase-gonorrhea-5-years-74719/

England: Gonorrhea cases up 26 percent in 2018 – Outbreak News Today 

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/england-gonorrhea-cases-26-percent-2018/

 

Herpes

Genital Herpes – CDC Fact Sheet

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A6518f2fb-8a2c-4147-980c-7926e1f370fe

Coachella herpes spike: Record 250 cases reported per day near festival | abc13.com 

https://abc13.com/health/coachella-herpes-festival-area-sees-record-surge/5272404/

 

Syphillis and Congenital Syphillis

Revisiting the Great Imitator, Part I: The Origin and History of Syphilis 

https://asm.org/Articles/2019/June/Revisiting-the-Great-Imitator,-Part-I-The-Origin-a?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

San Francisco reports big syphilis increases in women – Outbreak News Today 

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/san-francisco-reports-big-syphilis-increases-in-women-94364/

Syphilis: Europe reports 70 percent rise since 2010, Iceland reports largest increase – Outbreak News Today 

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/syphilis-europe-reports-70-percent-rise-since-2010-iceland-reports-largest-increase-19453/

th  THE REPORT

Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis in Europe – 2007 – 2018 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A74bd4955-06e9-410b-9497-3c2b29b42ed0

Canada: Syphilis outbreak in Alberta – Outbreak News Today 

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/canada-syphilis-outbreak-in-alberta-89874/

Syphilis outbreak reported in northwestern Ontario | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/northwestern-ontario-syphilis-outbreak-1.5210288

Japan reports more than 3,000 syphilis cases in first half of 2019 – Outbreak News Today 

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japan-reports-more-than-3000-syphilis-cases-in-first-half-of-2019/

Syphilis cases reach all-time high in Europe, up 70% in 7 years 

https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/stds/news/online/%7B5e88f8ef-e711-4793-8ef4-f304b49b8244%7D/syphilis-cases-reach-all-time-high-in-europe-up-70-in-7-years

Minnesota reports most congenital syphilis cases ever – Outbreak News Today 

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/minnesota-reports-congenital-syphilis-cases-ever-59989/

Nearly 250 babies infected with syphilis due to mothers 

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30369655

Ottawa syphilis cases take 400 per cent jump in five years | Ottawa Citizen

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawa-syphilis-cases-take-400-per-cent-jump-in-five-years

Syphilis Is Invading Rural America, and a Fraying Health Safety Net Is Failing to Stop It | Healthiest Communities | US News

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-04-19/syphilis-is-invading-rural-america-and-a-fraying-health-safety-net-is-failing-to-stop-it?utm_source=usn_fb

Canada: BC reports increase in syphilis, 1st congenital syphilis cases in years – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/canada-bc-reports-increase-in-syphilis-1st-congenital-syphilis-cases-in-years-44823/

 

HIV/AIDS  (Yes, HIV/AIDS are not only acquired by Sexual Acts.)

North Seattle HIV cluster among drug users and homeless people worries health officials | The Seattle Times 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/north-seattle-hiv-cluster-among-drug-users-and-homeless-people-worries-health-officials/

Seattle Is Dying: HIV Outbreak Hits Homeless | American Council on Science and Health 

https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/04/19/seattle-dying-hiv-outbreak-hits-homeless-13969

Seattle Is Dying: HIV Outbreak Hits Homeless | American Council on Science and Health 

https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/04/19/seattle-dying-hiv-outbreak-hits-homeless-13969

Two ‘vampire facial’ clients infected with HIV » Albuquerque Journal 

https://www.abqjournal.com/1308554/two-vampire-facial-clients-infected-with-hiv.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1556557642

UPDATE | HIV cases increasing in Cabell County 

https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/HIV-cluster-confirmed-in-Cabell-County-506708841.html

HIV increases in 2019 among people who use drugs | Multnomah County 

https://multco.us/multnomah-county/hiv-increases-2019-among-people-who-use-drugs

New national action plan released to curb rise in syphilis cases | Ministry of Health NZ 

https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/media-releases/new-national-action-plan-released-curb-rise-syphilis-cases

  the plan: National Syphilis Action Plan – New Zealand 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aedaa00fd-4d4d-44c7-bb87-b8f76b5843a8

An HIV Genome From Two Decades Before Its Discovery – The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/hiv-genome-two-decades-before-its-discovery/596272/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=5d70f1e2145a57000153cc26_ta&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

‘The nightmare everyone is worried about’: HIV cases tied to opioids spike in West Virginia county – POLITICO

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/02/hiv-opiods-cabell-west-virginia-1668389?cid=apn&utm_source=Global+Health+NOW+Main+List&utm_campaign=4b70a8461f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_04_09_39&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d0d062dbd-4b70a8461f-2991989

Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data United States and 6 Dependent Areas, 2017

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A7fb47667-718c-4255-b097-ada6b538ba36