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    I personally love the idea of power washing with diluted bleach for our City streets. We all should be doing this. HEP A results from filth basically. Poor hand hygiene is a common cause of HEP A. It has nothing to do with immigrants. LOL I bet Houston will see a few cases due to wading in the flood waters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    My guess is the only permanent solution would be a vaccine, but we've seen even that wouldn't be permanent.

    Reducing homelessness would certainly help, and it is no secret that many of the chronically homeless emigrate to California, so we'd appreciate some help even though we can and will deal with the problem ourselves.
    My Hep A vaccine is still showing active after 20 years. I am required to have blood work to see if there is still immunity for certain vaccines. By comparison, my Hep B vaccine has been boosted twice in 20 years. If the vaccine fails it is probably due to the dosing schedule. Hep A is a two shot series and requires the second injection 6 months after the first. I bet the homeless people are not getting the second injection. Six months is a long time if you are homeless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    California absolutely deserves federal help. So does Florida, Nevada and Hawaii.

    No one is migrating to Ohio to enjoy their lives as homeless people more.

    And things are bad here. The City has a punishing program of clearing out rent cities and arresting panhandlers downtown.

    So.....there are a variety of reasons Americans are homeless. Expensive solutions are routinely rejected, but the fact is, a percent are mentally ill and cannot function. They need sheltered housing, such as tiny houses they can lock coupled with a nurse, etc. to look after them.

    Many of these vulnerable people are our vets, and an increasing number are elderly. They absolutely need and deserve care in the community.
    Homelessness is a problem no doubt, and part of it is driven by the high cost of housing. I was chronically homeless in my early adulthood, but I recovered - started going to school, working and living in an apartment, yet after a couple years of that I started chafing at spending over half my take-home pay on rent and decided to go au naturel when my lease came up, sleeping on friend's couches or at a convenient spot I found next to I-15, but that got sick before the month was through.

    A few years later I was in Sandpoint, Idaho visiting when I saw in the news that a large sinkhole opened smack where I used to camp:

    Heavy rain crumbled the cement foundation on a portion of Interstate 15 in San Diego, opening up a sinkhole about 60 feet wide, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    One vehicle fell into the sinkhole late Monday, but the CHP believed the driver and/or passengers abandoned the vehicle and were all accounted for.




    CNN - Wall of mud kills 1 in S. California - Feb. 24, 1998

    Back then I would not have been found nor missed for that matter, and so it is today but for the miracle of PH.

    You guys would miss me and look for me if I disappeared... right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    My Hep A vaccine is still showing active after 20 years. I am required to have blood work to see if there is still immunity for certain vaccines. By comparison, my Hep B vaccine has been boosted twice in 20 years. If the vaccine fails it is probably due to the dosing schedule. Hep A is a two shot series and requires the second injection 6 months after the first. I bet the homeless people are not getting the second injection. Six months is a long time if you are homeless.
    I had no idea a Hepatitis A or B vaccine existed.

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    Is there one for Hepatitis C?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    I knew someone would blame immigrants and you won the Turd Trophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    When your individual life choices cost perfect strangers money or place their health in jeopardy you have no room to complain when sympathy for your plight is not forthcoming.
    Sympathy from you? No fucking way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    I had no idea a Hepatitis A or B vaccine existed.

    Thanks.

    Is there one for Hepatitis C?
    Not yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    Homelessness is a problem no doubt, and part of it is driven by the high cost of housing. I was chronically homeless in my early adulthood, but I recovered - started going to school, working and living in an apartment, yet after a couple years of that I started chafing at spending over half my take-home pay on rent and decided to go au naturel when my lease came up, sleeping on friend's couches or at a convenient spot I found next to I-15, but that got sick before the month was through.

    A few years later I was in Sandpoint, Idaho visiting when I saw in the news that a large sinkhole opened smack where I used to camp:

    Heavy rain crumbled the cement foundation on a portion of Interstate 15 in San Diego, opening up a sinkhole about 60 feet wide, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    One vehicle fell into the sinkhole late Monday, but the CHP believed the driver and/or passengers abandoned the vehicle and were all accounted for.




    CNN - Wall of mud kills 1 in S. California - Feb. 24, 1998

    Back then I would not have been found nor missed for that matter, and so it is today but for the miracle of PH.

    You guys would miss me and look for me if I disappeared... right?
    The "gentrification" driving property values into the stratosphere out in California is a national fucking disgrace.

    We most certainly would miss you! This is not just a place to kvetch.

    This is a real community.
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