Degenerating to the Medieval

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The conditions in large cities are getting so bad that the plagues are starting to manifest - from Denver Post:

Threat of hepatitis A outbreak among Denver’s homeless prompts a massive response
Two public health workers, armed with a satchel full of syringes, found their first patient just steps outside the Stout Street Health Clinic’s front door.

Matt Wilmes explained their mission to David Mai: The city has seen the first signs of an outbreak of hepatitis A and is offering free vaccinations against the virus. Mai nodded his agreement, and, after his records were checked on a tablet, he rolled up his shirt so public health nurse Maggie McClean could prick his exposed flesh.

“It doesn’t hurt, and I don’t want to get sick,” said Mai, 66.

There is a photo of Mai at the site - he looks horrible. I would say he is in his 80's, not 66. The outbreak?

Hepatitis A, an infection of the liver, has swept through homeless shelters and street encampments in other U.S. cities since 2017, sickening about 22,000 people and killing 216 — especially people who are vulnerable because of substance abuse and poor health care. Outbreaks have appeared across the West, including a cluster in Colorado’s El Paso County this year.

Now, there are strong signs that the outbreak has reached Denver, home to some of the state’s largest shelters and camps. With five cases reported now, local health authorities are ramping up a vaccination effort like Denver has never seen before. The massive response may forestall the kind of crisis that racked San Diego and other cities — but it’s a troubling new side effect of Denver’s housing crisis.

The homeless problem can be laid at the feet of the "activists" who closed our mental hospitals.

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