Increase in homeless population along with government restrictions on select pesticides have fueled rat infestations in major cities across California according to a new report.
And here was the L.A. City Council President’s solution back in February – 5 Months ago!
Los Angeles City Council’s president suggests to deploy ‘army of cats’ to deal with rat situation | Fox News – Posted February 17, 2019
Right! As one who has known a number of Politicians, I still haven’t found many that I would let operate an elevator for me.
Other recent headlines along the same Lines:
Homeless Camps Are Infectious Disease Time Bombs | American Council on Science and Health – posted April 24, 2019
Los Angelos and “Filth” Diseases? Typhoid Fever Now – Posted May 30. 2019
Los Angeles: Typhoid and typhus and plague??, Oh my!! – YouTube – How bad is L.A. Becoming – posted June 4, 2019
Return of Medieval Diseases Feared in California – posted July 7, 2019
Please, do not think that I am picking on the homeless populations ANYWHERE. California, on the other hand, having 4 of the top 10 homeless areas IN THE COUNTRY, deserves any bashing caused by the homelessness in that State. California, whose Politicians seem to believe they are better than anyone else, are the root cause of the problems that State is going through now.
From a Public Health consideration, California is a disaster waiting to occur and that is from people a lot smarter than I am and not just my opinion. I cannot help but wonder “What are the Politicians doing, not only in California, but also Seattle, Portland, Denver, Austin and others” that they don’t see what is happening to their Citizens. It has gotten so bad that earlier this year, the following headline appeared:
San Francisco homelessness crisis ‘cruel and inhuman’: UN report – Business Insider – posted February 8, 2019
I mean, can it be any starker than that “Cruel and Inhuman“. Really!
If you’ve ever read any Tom Clancy books, you know his descriptions of how the Politicians in RUSSIA lived under Communism and how they had little contact with the Russian People. Special homes, special stores, cars with drivers, traffic lanes reserved only for them and so on – they actually feared the “Common” people. Sounds awfully familiar to me.
How can ANYONE/ ANY POLITICIAN allow their citizens to live, suffer and die in the squalor of what is going on in these Cities? I mean, this is Dark Ages stuff – Edgar Allen Poe – Masque of the Red Death stuff –
And YET, they want to tell the rest of US, in other parts of the Country, on how we have to live to meet THEIR expectations. Nope, not going to happen.
So, let’s look at what is going on in California
Homeless Dying in Record Numbers on the Streets of Los Angeles | Healthiest Communities | US News – posted April 24, 2019
Unknown Infestation Prompts Closure of LAPD Pacific Station Jail Indefinitely | KNX 1070 – posted May 5, 2019
Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic | NBC Southern California – posted May 21, 2019
Dr. Drew says LA public health in ‘complete breakdown’: ‘No city on Earth tolerates this’ | Fox News – posted May 31, 2019
Pictures from downtown LA capture the problem it faces with trash as it tries and rodents | Daily Mail Online – posted June 2, 2019
Homelessness jumps 12 percent across Los Angeles County despite $619M in spending | Fox News – posted June 4, 2019
Tents housing homeless people lining a street in downtown Los Angeles last week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Healing the Sick Among LA’s Homeless: Expert Perspectives – posted June 19, 2019
‘If Not Us, Who?’: Dr. Drew Urges Clinicians to Speak Up on West Coast Infectious Disease Crisis – posted June 19, 2019
Leader of recall effort against L.A. mayor: City leaving people ‘on street to die’ by not fixing homelessness crisis | Fox News – posted June 20, 2019
In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo a homeless encampment is seen along a downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Welcome to San Francisco’s dirtiest block | Daily Mail Online – posted February 8, 2019
SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | The Daily Caller – posted February 8, 2019
SF Mayor: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | NBC Bay Area – posted February 8, 2019
$61/Hour Wage Needed To Rent 2-Bedroom In San Francisco, $54/Hour In San Jose – CBS San Francisco – posted 6/21/19
San Francisco’s Homeless Population Sees Double-Digit Growth With More Living In Cars – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/5/19
Over 8 In 10 Bay Area Residents Agree State In Housing Crisis, Poll Finds – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/18/19
Other parts of California
Homelessness in San Bernardino County jumps 23 percent in 2019 – Press Enterprise – posted 4/25/19
Which San Bernardino County cities have the biggest homeless populations? – San Bernardino Sun – posted 4/26/19
Volunteers count 2,811 homeless people in Riverside County, 22% more than last year – Press Enterprise – posted 4/27/19
Homeless People In Fremont Found Living In Makeshift Tree Houses – CBS San Francisco – posted 5/31/19
Plan For Homeless ‘Village’ Of Tiny Homes Draws Opposition From Woodland Residents – capradio.org – posted 6/25/19
Coyotes and Rabies on the Rise in LA – Will the Homeless Become Victims? – posted 7/9/19
Jump In San Mateo County RV Dwellers A Mix Of Homeless, Workers Staying Close To Jobs – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/11/19
Silicon Valley Homeless Population Spikes; RV Dwellers More Than Double – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/15/19
Letting Homeless Students Sleep on Campus—In Their Cars – Route Fifty – posted 7/15/19
This Headline says it all:
Growing Stretch Of Homeless Camps In Silicon Valley Visible from Space – CBS San Francisco – posted 7/12/19
I’m not going to list the articles about Austin, Denver, Seattle and so on here – would take a lot of space.
Said enough! More information about the above listed articles and others on the following pages:
Public Health Issues – U.S. Cities, States and Areas
What Politics & Politicians Have Become