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San Francisco Has More Drug Addicts Than Public High School Students, Health Dept Survey finds

San Francisco Has More Drug Addicts Than Public High School Students, Health Dept Survey finds

“There are about 24,500 injection drug users in San Francisco — that’s about 8,500 more people than the nearly 16,000 students enrolled in San Francisco Unified School District’s 15 high schools”

The Left Coast of this great nation is often held up as a blueprint for progressive policy successes by its politicians, such as Democratic Party presidential hopeful Kamala Harris.

However, just how close to utopia are these progressive paradises? A look at the public health conditions show that the only “wealth” that seems to be readily spread through these regions is viral load.

Late last year, I reported that the Los Angeles area was battling a typhus epidemic.

Now, a Los Angeles City Hall official is one of the latest victims of typhus, and the disease continues to spread across Los Angeles County.

For months, LA County public health officials have said typhus is mainly hitting the homeless population.

But Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood, a veteran prosecutor, tells NBC4 she was diagnosed with typhus in November, after experiencing high fevers and excruciating headaches.

“It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck,” Greenwood told the I-Team. “Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash.”

Greenwood believes she contracted typhus from fleas in her office at City Hall East. Fleas often live on rats, which congregate in the many heaps of trash that are visible across the city of LA, and are a breeding ground for typhus.

The California Department of Public Health reports a 55% increase in reported cases of typhus for 2018, with over 160 cases reported across the state.

A bit farther North, the blue bastion of San Francisco has a fun, new statistic about which it can boast.

San Francisco has more drug addicts than it has students enrolled in its public high schools, the city Health Department’s latest estimates conclude.

There are about 24,500 injection drug users in San Francisco — that’s about 8,500 more people than the nearly 16,000 students enrolled in San Francisco Unified School District’s 15 high schools and illustrates the scope of the problem on the city’s streets.

It’s also an increase of about 2,000 serious drug users since 2012, the last time a study was done….

The problem is particularly visible in the Tenderloin, where police reported more than 600 arrests for drug dealing last year. And where 27 suspects were booked into County Jail for dealing drugs in the first 20 days of the new year.

The out-in-the-open use of drugs on city sidewalks and at the Civic Center BART Station was a huge embarrassment for the city and triggered more police patrols and crackdowns in the past year. The BART station has been cleaned up, but the problem continues in the Tenderloin.

To be fair, who would really want to live in the Bay Area completely sober?

As the final item in our review of social justice citadels, let’s look at Washington state. A few weeks ago, I reported that the section of the state close to Portland, Oregon (an officially designated anti-vaccine hot spot) was experiencing a measles emergency.

Early last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee Friday a state of emergency related to the measles outbreak.

State agencies will work with local health departments and emergency management teams to help respond to any needs, including epidemiology to verify suspected cases, technical assistance to educate the public on measles outbreaks and guidance on how to protect vulnerable populations, according to Tara Lee, spokeswoman for the governor.

As public health officials review the escalating number of measles outbreaks, some indicate that social media may be a contributing factor to the anti-vaccination movement that is leading to the spread of contagion.

Dawn Nolt, an assistant professor of pediatric diseases at Doernbecher children’s hospital in Portland, said that while measles is only rarely deadly, “it has high consequences” for the short-term health of its victims. She said measles is also highly contagious, and will spread to 90% of unvaccinated people who are exposed to a carrier of the disease.

She has seen an increase in what practitioners call “vaccine hesitancy”, and she added: “I do wonder whether the advent of social media has empowered that anti-vaccine movement.”

Clearly, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington State show that social justice demands conflict with public health needs and common sense.


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Trump needs to mention all 3 of these things in his SOTU.

JusticeDelivered | February 3, 2019 at 6:48 pm

Some people are self destructive, and there is little we can do about this.

I think that it might be much more cost effective to allow them to declare themselves an addict, and voluntary enter an institution where they receive all the drugs they want.

They will not be spreading disease, committing crimes or defecating in the streets.

They will OD eventually, and no longer be a problem.

Thir outcome is the same, but their burden on society will be much less.

    This was unironically proposed sometime last year I think. I’m all for it if there is an ironclad legal agreement that no one can sue on behalf of the addict.

    Maybe not a bad idea … but good luck with financing it.

    I disagree. At the very least we can stop subsidizing this garbage.

    Let me blow your minds. The average private sector worker in SF takes home less money than the average retired SF city pensioner. If you want to open an ice cream store in SF plan on paying the rent and other utilities for two years before you get permission to operate. If you’re going to take a dump on the sidewalk and wipe your *** on a police car, we can and must send you to jail. Now we’ve made a long reach to solving the problem. Unless of course yuou like trip toeing through the hypodermic needles on the way to the BART station, in which case there is not a problem.

Do they still have any kids in SF?

I figured the prevalence LGBTQ community would lead to fewer children.

    redc1c4 in reply to vg0va3. | February 3, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    ahem: it’s ” LGBTQWERTYWTFBBQ”

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to vg0va3. | February 4, 2019 at 6:52 am

    It does, but for those who are straight, San Francisco is not a place to have children. Housing is completely out of sight in cost. The schools are horrible. The streets are far too dangerous due to the bums and burnouts.

    Eddie Baby in reply to vg0va3. | February 4, 2019 at 8:23 am

    There are more dogs (not strays) than kids in SF. Almost every DINC leaves town as soon as they have kids.

    Arminius in reply to vg0va3. | February 5, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Considering that most people here are decent, this may make you vomit a little.

    They do have children in SF. Not a lot. And you can get leather bondage wear for three year olds at the gay pride parade. You’ll also see toddlers walking hand in hand with daddy in a**less chaps to the event.

    Anyone doubt me? I really am not this creative.

one likely leads to the other.

It’s sad. San Francisco used to be a nice place to visit.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to snopercod. | February 3, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I agree, I have a number of friends in SF. I haven’t been there in 10-12 years now, but the last time I was there I took one of my teens to a black tie event. One morning we were taking a trolly down to the bay. It was 11am, and had been hot for awhile, three young middle eastern men boarded. The next stop a large number of people distanced themselves. People from middle eastern areas often do not use deodorant. They also often do not understand that in America strong body odor is socially unacceptable, so they probably thought the issues was racism. This was a good learning experience, as was the black ties event which had many of America’s smartest people in attendance. Meeting these people made an impression on my teen.

      I think I have only one friend left in SF. A cousin. She’s a lesbian. I love her to death. But not even she likes reading this garbage. The Best Man at my wedding was an editor for the SF Chronicle. He got so thoroughly disgusted with the news business he went into PR. When it’s all gay, every day, above the fold, people stop buying your paper. When you start turning off my lesbian cousin you should get a hint. It’s not f***ing FABULOUS!!!

So, this means all the high school students, and 1/2 of their Parents, I guess.

Washington DC has more crooks in it than honest people, American ‘news’ rooms have more propagandists and liars than honest reporters, our schools have more incompetent hate-spewing leftist freaks than teachers, and hollywood has more sexually depraved hate-spewing leftist freaks than any other type of person, and the tech monopolists have more hate-spewing leftist freaks than anything else, and our young have more incompetent, ignorant, deluded fools than any other generation in US history.

Drug addicts are the least of our problem.

ahhh, san fran–bastion of the progressive left–now we can observe as it descends into a third-world enclave of leftist makings–coming soon to a ” sanctuary city ” near you

The irony of it all? If you go to SF the one word you’ll hear all the time is sustainability. Sustainable this, sustainable that. And they’ve created an economic model that eats its children. Which it doesn’t create.