While people in Hollywood are preaching to the rest of the country about the dangers of climate change, their own state is going to pieces.
The homeless problem in Los Angeles, and the rats which came with it, are so out of control that scientists are now warning of the return of medieval diseases.
Kaiser Health News reports:
‘Medieval’ Diseases Flare As Unsanitary Living Conditions Proliferate
Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority.
But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp is often littered with needles and trash, and soaked in urine. Rats occasionally scamper through, and Millar fears the consequences.
“I worry about all those diseases,” said Millar, 43, who said she has been homeless most of her life.
Infectious diseases — some that ravaged populations in the Middle Ages — are resurging in California and around the country, and are hitting homeless populations especially hard.
Los Angeles recently experienced an outbreak of typhus — a disease spread by infected fleas on rats and other animals — in downtown streets. Officials briefly closed part of City Hall after reporting that rodents had invaded the building…
Public health officials and politicians are using terms like “disaster” and “public health crisis” to describe the outbreaks, and they warn that these diseases can easily jump beyond the homeless population.
Dr. Drew Pinsky is warning that things could get even worse this summer.
FOX News reports:
Dr. Drew Pinsky warns Los Angeles could be at risk of a deadly epidemic this summer
Thousands of lives may be at risk this summer in Los Angeles and politicians could be to blame, according to one famous TV doctor.
Radio host and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky talked about the horrific conditions on the streets of America’s second-largest city Thursday before making the frightening prediction on Fox News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show,” which also airs on Fox Nation.
“I live in the great state of California, the utopia that is California, which is a nightmare,” Pinsky said.
“I want to give you a prediction here. There will be a major infectious disease epidemic this summer in Los Angeles.”
Pinsky described to Kilmeade what he believes to be the almost medieval conditions in the City of Angels and compared local politicians to Nero, the infamous Roman Emperor who allegedly fiddled while his nation burned.
Sounds pretty serious.
Maybe all the celebrities pushing climate change should focus on this first.