Homeless, Rats, TB: “Complete Breakdown Of Civilization”

Homeless tent city in Los Angeles alley. Credit: haymarketrebel, CC BY 2.0

“We have a complete breakdown of the basic needs of civilization in Los Angeles right now.” — Dr. Drew Pinsky

Fox News – The public health situation in the nation’s second-largest city is in “a complete breakdown,” Dr. Drew Pinsky said Thursday night.

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.

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.

“Third World countries are insulted if they are accused of being like this. No city on Earth tolerates this. The entire population is at risk.” — Dr. Drew Pinsky

Asked why liberal politicians aren’t doing more to alleviate these conditions, Pinsky said they are “disgustingly negligent.” Read more. 

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