The city of Los Angeles has a massive homeless problem and a growing rat problem to go with it. This has led to outbreaks of diseases rarely seen in modern cities.
Now Dr. Drew Pinsky is saying that it’s likely that the Bubonic Plague is already present in Los Angeles. That is scary.
FOX News reports:
Dr. Drew says LA public health in ‘complete breakdown’: ‘No city on Earth tolerates this’
The public health situation in the nation’s second-largest city is in “a complete breakdown,” Dr. Drew Pinsky said Thursday night on “The Ingraham Angle.”
“We have a complete breakdown of the basic needs of civilization in Los Angeles right now,” Pinsky told host Laura Ingraham. “We have the three prongs of airborne disease, tuberculosis is exploding, (and) rodent-borne. We are one of the only cities in the country that doesn’t have a rodent control program, and sanitation has broken down.”
Pinsky’s comments followed news that Los Angeles police officer had contracted typhoid fever, a rare and life-threatening illness that fewer than 350 Americans contract each year.
Los Angeles had a typhus outbreak last summer and will likely have another this summer, Pinsky said. Meanwhile, bubonic plague – a pandemic that killed tens of millions of people during the 14th century – is “likely” already present in Los Angeles, Pinsky added.
Watch the video:
Where are the leaders of this city and what are they doing about this?
Here’s more from the Los Angeles Times:
Rats at the police station, filth on L.A. streets — scenes from the collapse of a city that’s lost control
The good news is that two trash-strewn downtown Los Angeles streets I wrote about last week were cleaned up by city work crews and have been kept that way, as of this writing.
The bad news is that I didn’t have to travel far to find more streets just as badly fouled by filthy mounds of junk and stinking, rotting food.
Then there was the news that the LAPD station on skid row was cited by the state for a rodent infestation and other unsanitary conditions, and that one employee there was infected with the strain of bacteria that causes typhoid fever.
What century is this?
Is it the 21st century in the largest city of a state that ranks among the world’s most robust economies, or did someone turn back the calendar a few hundred years?
This could go very badly, very quickly.
The city needs to get a handle on this problem immediately.