There is “a complete breakdown of the basic needs of civilization in Los Angeles right now,” media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky told Fox’s Laura Ingraham.
Los Angeles, California has a major rat infestation and is one of the only cities in the country without a rodent control program, making a serious pandemic “likely” in the near future, Pinsky warns.
“We have the three prongs of airborne disease, tuberculosis is exploding, 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.”
This sets the stage for the Bubonic plague because it spreads through infected fleas on rodents. According to Pinsky, an outbreak of what has been called “Black Death,” — ever since a 14th century European pandemic wiped out millions — is “likely” to hit Los Angeles.
“This is medieval. 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
“This is unbelievable. I can’t believe I live in a city where this is not Third World. This is medieval,” Pinsky told Ingraham. “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.”
Much like San Francisco, LA is having serious problems with homelessness, housing prices, and human feces on the streets. Other diseases associated with medieval times are already breaking out, such as cholera and typhoid.
Even the police can’t get on top of the situation. “The LAPD station on skid row,” Steve Lopez of the LA Times writes, “was cited by the state for a rodent infestation and other unsanitary conditions.”
“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?”
Officials are well aware of the problems. Last month, the Central Division station of the Los Angeles Police Department was heavily cited for “not maintaining the building.”
City government believes that housing is the problem. Due to zoning laws, property tax and building restrictions — housing in Los Angeles is some of the most expensive in the country.
Dr. Drew says that the real problem is mental illness, addiction and people who want to live in the streets.
Addiction is also subsidized by the government, with the city handing out free needles to opiate addicts, further fueling the crisis. Pinsky notes that illegal immigrants are part of the problem but that city politicians are “disgustingly negligent.”
Propaganda efforts are already being made to “spin” the blame for this possible outbreak of plague from democratic policies and lack of city sanitation — to (you guessed it) — climate change.
The LA times recently posted an article claiming that climate change is the real issue, not sanitation department failures. As Dr. Janet Foley, a UC Davis professor of medicine and epidemiology contends:
“Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leading to a steep increase in their numbers in places like Los Angeles, New York and Houston. Any climate change conditions that increase the number of fleas [also increase] the distribution of plague.”
Los Angeles and California are perfect examples of what happens when Democrats have control of all levels of power. One would think that having one party control a state or city for decades would allow it to run smoothly and have little problems. Unfortunately for Democrats when they control a city for long amounts of time it usually demonstrates the failure of their policies.