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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:45 PM

San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleach - Hepatitis A

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/09/13/to-fight-deadly-hepatitis-outbreak-san-diego-begins-power-washing-streets-with-bleach/?utm_term=.fbeed9439133

San Diego has started sanitizing its streets and sidewalks to try to combat a hepatitis A outbreak spreading among the city’s homeless population.

Amid an outbreak across several cities in San Diego County that county health officials say has led to 16 deaths and nearly 300 hospitalizations, workers hosed down areas in San Diego earlier this week with chlorine and bleach, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R) recently announced that measures to try to curb the spread of the deadly disease would include giving free vaccinations, installing hand-washing stations and power-washing streets in the Southern California city.

So far the County and community partners have immunized over 19,000 people, including approximately 7,300 to the at-risk population. There have been 256 mass vaccination events and 109 “foot teams” of public health nurses have gone out into areas with heavy homeless populations to offer vaccinations.

Last week, 40 handwashing stations were placed in areas around the City of San Diego with high concentrations of homeless people. Steps are also being taken to sanitize areas where significant numbers of homeless people are living. Sanitation may help decrease the hepatitis A virus in the environment which may lower the likelihood of the virus spreading.

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underpants Sep 13 OP
global1 Sep 13 #1
FreeState Sep 13 #3
Sen. Walter Sobchak Sep 13 #5
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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:50 PM

1. It Maybe Solves The Immediate Need - But Does Little To Solve The Real Problem....

the 'homeless problem'. There's a cost to continually sanitizing streets and sidewalks and placing handwashing stations all over the city and staging mass vaccination events and putting foot teams of nurses on the streets.

Wouldn't it make more sense to provide adequate housing for the homeless and provide them with opportunities for them to climb out of their homelessness/hopelessness.

That is the right thing to do.

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Response to global1 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:54 PM

3. Or at a minimum restrooms! n//t

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Response to global1 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:26 PM

5. The real problem is mental illness and drug abuse

We don't have the tools as a society to address that in this year of our lord 2017 because many of the homeless require institutional care for their rest of their lives and there are too many legal impediments to providing that, and of course conservatives just don't want to pay for it.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:54 PM

2. They need toilets and doggy bags in addition to those washing stations

The main problem, to be blunt, is human and animal shit is everywhere. People leave their pet waste in the bushes and homeless people have no access to restrooms.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:02 PM

4. Charming.

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