Lifelong residents of the Golden State are fleeing California in droves; citing wildfires, rolling blackouts, high taxes, an exploding housing crisis, and increasing crime.
“As Californians on Tuesday were forced to once again confront the dual threats of wildfires and forced blackouts, the apparent new normal is proving to be too much for some residents,” reports Fox News.
“The nation’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Corp., will turn off the power for a third time this year to prevent powerful winds from damaging its equipment, which can lead to a blaze igniting. Up to 605,000 customers — about 1.5 million people — in 29 Northern California counties will be affected by this latest round of power cuts starting Tuesday. That means people who had the power go out Saturday and were still just getting the lights back on Monday are now faced with the prospect of being in the dark again for several days,” adds Fox.
“If I had the money I would move from California tomorrow,” said a lifelong resident. “Tomorrow.”
“I’m concerned about my refrigerator and freezer. I’ve got a lot of food in there,” he told KTVU. “I’m on a fixed income. How am I going to replace it?”
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Original Story: September 9, 2019
Doctors fear the recent rat-infestation sweeping Los Angeles may pose a greater health risk than just Typhus; saying a new “plague” of Leprosy -a disease prominent during the Dark Ages- could re-emerge in homeless campsites.
“Diseases are reemerging in some parts of America, including Los Angeles County, that we haven’t commonly seen since the Middle Ages. One of those is typhus,” reports The Hill. “I also believe that homeless areas are at risk for the reemergence of another deadly ancient disease — leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. Leprosy involves a mycobacteria (tuberculosis is another mycobacteria) that is very difficult to transmit and very easy to treat with a cocktail of three antibiotics.”
“And it seems only a matter of time before leprosy could take hold among the homeless population in an area such as Los Angeles County, with close to 60,000 homeless people and 75 percent of those lacking even temporary shelter or adequate hygiene and medical treatment. All of those factors make a perfect cauldron for a contagious disease that is transmitted by nasal droplets and respiratory secretions with close repeated contact,” adds the website.
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