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  • Los Angeles And Seattle Announce First Coronavirus Cases Among The Homeless: How many of the homeless were already carriers?

    03/30/2020 5:54:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2020 | John Sexton
    Weeks ago it was clear that the coronavirus presented a unique threat to homeless people who often have underlying conditions that make them more vulnerable than the rest of the population. Cities up and down the west coast have rushed to take emergency measures to get as many people as possible inside, but that has its own risks as shelters are often overcrowded and put ill people a few feet apart from other vulnerable people as they sleep. Now we’re starting to see the first confirmed cases of the virus among the homeless population. In Seattle, four people have...
  • Will Harvard turn empty dorms into homeless shelters?

    03/30/2020 11:26:55 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 36 replies ^ | 3/29/20 | Leo Thuman
    When Harvard told students to leave its dorms for the rest of the spring term earlier in March, most would have expected that they would be empty until the fall. But if some students have their way, the dorms will soon be filled with a new kind of resident. A petition calling for Harvard to house homeless people in its residential properties has gained serious momentum, having already amassed over 1,000 signatures. The author of the petition, Masters of Divinity candidate at Harvard’s Divinity School Christopher Diak also told The Harvard Crimson that he thought that because “there will be...
  • City’s street homeless being moved into hotel (NOLA)

    03/26/2020 4:11:01 AM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    WWL-TV4 NOLA ^ | March 25, 2020 | David Hammer
    NEW ORLEANS — City and state officials worked to finalize plans Wednesday to move homeless people off the streets and fill a 155-room hotel in the Central Business District. The general manager of that hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn-New Orleans French Quarter Downtown on Gravier Street, confirmed the plan was to start moving people in groups of 35 from encampments and house and feed them for the next 30 days, using a mixture of federal, state, local and philanthropic funds. “We have transitioned our hotel into an intake facility,” said hotel general manager Adam Turni told WWL-TV in an exclusive...
  • Nevada governor bars gatherings of more than 10 people

    03/24/2020 6:39:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2020 | Michelle L. Price
    Nevada’s governor on Tuesday night issued an emergency order banning gatherings of more than 10 people in the state indoors or outdoors, a more aggressive move to try to stop the spread of the coronavrius. Sisolak said the order does not apply to private homes or the homeless, but includes places like social clubs, parks, libraries and sports fields. The order comes a week after the governor shut down the famous casinos of Las Vegas and ordered all but essential businesses like grocery stores and pharmacies to close. The governor’s new order issued Tuesday banning group gatherings does not apply...
  • A simple question nobody wants to answer: What percentage of coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths are accounted for by the homeless?

    03/24/2020 7:04:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/24/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Almost everyone acknowledges that the homeless population is at great risk of coronavirus, but so far as I have been able to determine, nobody is telling us the percentage of the hospitalized cases and the deaths are accounted for by that same population — nationally or in specific locales.  California's Governor Gavin Newsom authorized funding for housing homeless in trailers and hotel rooms, but so far, few of them have taken advantage of the offer. I know we are supposed to have nothing but compassion for the homeless, and my heart breaks for those of them who are not drug-addicted and irresponsible.  But the evidence...
  • Sharpton: 'To My Surprise,' President Trump Called Me to Discuss Coronavirus

    03/22/2020 3:48:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Right before Christmas, Rev. Al Sharpton trashed conservative evangelicals who are backing President Trump. He said "they would take this shameless con man over the principles that they’re preaching. In the holy season as we celebrate Jesus, they would sell Jesus out if they felt they could get something from it." So it was shocking when Al Sharpton opened his MSNBC show this evening by announcing that, in response to his "moral appeal" to the White House, President Trump, "to my surprise," had called him to discuss the compassionate treatment of the homeless and incarcerated in light of the coronavirus...
  • Coronavirus forces some local veterans to leave VA inpatient program (Fort Thomas KY)

    03/20/2020 8:26:08 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 7 replies
    WCPO ABC 8 Cincinatti ^ | Mar 19, 2020 | Whitney Miller
    FORT THOMAS, Ky. -- Dozens of veterans were caught off guard Thursday when they were informed they were being discharged from an inpatient program at the Fort Thomas VA hospital. The domiciliary is being converted for use as an isolation space for COVID-19 patients.
  • California rushes to prevent virus spread among the homeless

    03/20/2020 8:02:27 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2020 | Adam Beam
    Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slow the spread of the coronavirus among one of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach groups.
  • Citing coronavirus, homeless families seize 12 vacant homes in Los Angeles

    03/19/2020 12:26:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 19, 2020 | Liam Dillon
    A group of homeless and housing-insecure Angelenos seized more vacant, publicly owned homes in El Sereno on Wednesday, arguing that government officials have failed to provide the shelter that’s necessary for them to remain healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. The occupation followed a similar takeover Saturday, when two families and a man moved into one of the neighborhood’s dozens of empty homes — all owned by Caltrans. The state agency bought them years ago as part of a now-failed plan to extend the 710 Freeway.
  • Preppers, once mocked, say they were ready for coronavirus crisis

    03/19/2020 6:06:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19 2020 | David Aaro
    Across the U.S., "preppers" have been planning for an event like the coronavirus for years. Now, as a run-on toilet paper and necessary supplies have created vast lines and panic in our nation's supermarkets and stores, some are able to sit back and relax -- while being humble enough to avoid "I told you so." “We're not laughing. We're not saying, ‘I told you so,' when people are out there fighting over toilet paper and hand sanitizers,” said Ohio resident Paul Buescher.
  • State to spend $150 million to protect homeless from virus

    03/19/2020 6:07:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 19, 2020 | By DON THOMPSON and JOHN ANTCZAK, AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As worries about the spread of the coronavirus confine millions of Californians to their homes, concern is growing about those who have no homes in which to shelter. California has more than 150,000 homeless people, the most in the nation, and there's concern that as the rest of the state's residents are being told to stay apart and to frequently wash their hands, the homeless are living just as they did before the outbreak. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said it's possible 60,000 could contract the virus. The governor announced he would spend $150 million on efforts...
  • Some 60,000 California homeless could get coronavirus in coming weeks, governor says

    03/18/2020 11:19:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 18, 2020 | Dan Whitcomb
    Modeling has shown that more than 60,000 homeless people could become ill with the coronavirus in California over the next eight weeks, badly straining the healthcare system, the state governor said on Wednesday.
  • Video: While MSM Talks About COVID 19, In Pelosi’s San Francisco Homeless Drug Addicts Become “Real” Zombies

    03/15/2020 3:16:45 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 8 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 03.15.2020 | Alex D.
    San Francisco used to be a beautiful place to visit or even live. Democrats have run the state into a shit hole status! Fentanyl and Heroin abuse, the numbers are frightening, but let’s worry about illegal immigrants. While our mainstream media is focused on the “China” virus Pelosi’s San Francisco is going down. The streets of San Francisco look like a scene from the zombie movie the Walking Dead. Video below: Another example of the Walking Dead: When I first saw these videos I thought that it was the casting for Walking Dead, but it seems that this...
  • Plot Twist: The progressive narrative on homelessness has always been wrong—and new data undermine it further.

    03/11/2020 5:20:57 AM PDT · by karpov · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | March 10, 2020 | Christopher F. Rufo
    In recent years, discussion about homelessness has been circumscribed around a set of premises acceptable to progressive opinion. The homeless were thrown onto the streets, we’re told, because of rising rents, heartless landlords, and a lack of economic opportunity. Activists, journalists, and political leaders have perpetuated this line of reasoning and, following it to its conclusion, have proposed investing billions in subsidized housing to solve homelessness. But new data are undermining this narrative. As residents of West Coast cities witness the disorder associated with homeless encampments, they have found it harder to accept the progressive consensus—especially in the context of...
  • CA chief justice says courts will help with homelessness crisis

    03/10/2020 8:19:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/10/2020
    California’s chief justice said Tuesday that she will appoint an advisory panel on how the court system might better help the state address its growing homelessness crisis. That might involve transferring surplus properties to be used for shelters or housing, a process already underway for other state agencies, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said. The working group will report to her later this year. California courts in recent years “have become more than a place that resolves disputes. We have become centers for social justice,” she said in her annual state of the judiciary
  • Portland Has Come Up With Brilliant Idea to Stop Spread of Coronavirus in the 'Houseless' Community

    03/10/2020 8:34:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Victoria Taft
    There's a meme going around about the current COVID-19 coronavirus and the homeless. It's a bitter reminder of how sympathy and feelings aren't the best approaches to public health. he meme reads, "Odd that the same leftists who let people poop on the streets, throw away used needles to step on and demand open borders are suddenly concerned about disease." These are all unsafe things happening in homeless encampments in cities run by West Coast liberals. From LA to San Francisco, to Portland and Seattle, it's a Petrie dish on the street. In San Francisco, people are hired at more...
  • Hotel California - Parody of song and social message (homeless crisis, 4:43 min)

    03/07/2020 9:29:24 AM PST · by bitt · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | Shawn Kushinsky
  • California's Government Has Turned Homelessness Into Big Business. The new money will be consumed in a bureaucratic hiring frenzy, used to pay state-level salaries and pensions, and build a bigger "homeless industrial complex."

    03/06/2020 6:43:41 AM PST · by karpov · 22 replies
    Reason ^ | March 6, 2020 | Steven Greenhut
    ... You might have noticed California is enduring housing and homeless crises. The market solution to housing shortages is simple: Government should reduce regulations, slow-growth restrictions, rent controls and fees that limit supply and drive up prices. Let builders build. Homelessness is a more complicated problem because homeless people often have addiction and mental-health issues, but more housing would help. I can't say exactly how it will work, just as I can't say exactly how a molly bolt gets from the foundry in India to Home Depot in Sacramento. But I can tell you what won't work—namely the policies our...
  • Fact Check: Democrats' Sanctuary Cities Are Not God's Sanctuary Cities

    03/04/2020 9:49:03 PM PST · by · 3 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 03.04.2020 | Bryan Fischer
    [Surge Summary: A Second Circuit Court decision has upheld the Trump Administration’s Sanctuary City policy. The current idea of Sanctuary Cities is actually a perversion of the original, biblical practice which upheld the rule of law, whereas the present incarnation fosters lawlessness.] Even though regressives borrowed the concept from the Bible, today's sanctuary cities are NOT anything like God's sanctuary cities. In fact, they are the EXACT OPPOSITE. God's "sanctuary cities" were designed to ENFORCE the law. Democrats' "sanctuary cities" are designed to EVADE the law. The biblical versions of sanctuary cities were called "cities of refuge." They consisted of...
  • As Trump wins praise for effective Coronavirus response, blue cities do opposite, threatening its spread it through homelessness

    03/03/2020 8:22:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/03/2020 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump has rightly won praise from medical professionals and public health officials for taking tough action, even against leftist criticism, for effectively protecting the U.S. from the ravages of the coronavirus. Nations that didn't do that, such as China itself — which hid the crisis, enabling its spread; South Korea — which kowtowed to China; and possibly Japan and Italy, are now reaping severe consequences.  Thomas Lifson wrote about the left's criticism here, and I wrote about Trump's sharp recognition of a threat when he sees one here. As the left continues to heap criticism on Trump, with various claims of "chaos," along with howls about a prayer before...