Blue states struggle with this health crisis spreading on the West Coast over one major problem

Homelessness has exploded all over the United States, primarily along the West Coast. 

In some cities, homeless encampments have taken over large swaths of public parks, filling these public spaces with human waste, drug needles, and litter. 

And this horrifying outbreak underscores one major problem on the West Coast. 

Tuberculosis has started spreading in this West Coast city as officials fail to get a hold on rampant homelessness 

Take a drive down any busy street in America, and you will see throngs of homeless people either begging or strung out on a bench. 

On America’s West Coast, this problem has gone to the next level, with large homeless camps popping up everywhere. 

Rather than give these people the help they need, and get them off the streets, many Democrat lawmakers have embraced homelessness as a lifestyle choice. 

In turn, homelessness has gotten even worse in recent years. 

As more and more people set up tents in public spaces, reports of violence and strewn-out drug needles, human waste, and trash have emerged. 

Such filthiness has allowed deadly diseases to remerge, including tuberculosis, which recently emerged in the city of Long Beach, California. 

In response, the city of Long Beach has authorized a public health emergency. 

According to NBC News, “Nine tuberculosis patients have been hospitalized and one has died, according to the health department.”

NBC News added, “As of Monday, about 175 people had been exposed to tuberculosis as a result of the outbreak.” 

In a press release last week, the Long Beach Health Department claimed, “The population at risk in this outbreak has significant barriers to care including homelessness and housing insecurity, mental illness, substance use and serious medical comorbidities.”

Designating this outbreak as a public health emergency gives Long Beach more authority and funding to combat the outbreak. 

Jennifer Rice Epstein, the health department’s public affairs officer, addressed this matter with, “The health department is mostly grant-funded, so we need to have the structure in place so that we can get our internal resources where they’re needed most right now.”

According to NBC News, tuberculosis cases have gone down steadily since 2000, only increasing again in the last few years. 

More specifically, NBC News claims, “The outbreak was reported amid a national rise in tuberculosis cases, which have increased since 2020 after 27 years of decline. The U.S. recorded 9,615 active infections last year — a 16% increase over the previous year.”

Long Beach’s tuberculosis highlights the danger of allowing rampant homelessness

Rather than trying to eliminate homelessness, many on the Left have embraced it, likening it to a lifestyle choice. 

However, the recent outbreaks of tuberculosis demonstrate just how foolish and dangerous this line of thought can be. 

Whether it is tuberculosis, malnutrition, or diseases related to drug use, many homeless people face considerable health challenges, which can often cost taxpayers an arm and leg to treat. 

With any hope, the recent tuberculosis outbreak will send a clear message to Democrat lawmakers who have allowed homelessness to spiral out of control. 

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

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