The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit investigated 153 blocks in downtown San Francisco and what they found was a real eye opener. It’s a situation which presents life threatening conditions, especially for curious smaller children. The streets are covered with needles that the local junkies carelessly toss onto the ground that can be a magnet to young curious children.
These needles can carry life threatening diseases such as hepatitis and AIDS. Also the excrement found on the ground can lead to airborne diseases that affect everyone. San Francisco recently spent 26 million cleaning up the streets but it is an exercise in futility since they do nothing for the underlying problem. California spends 26 billion a year in aid to illegal aliens. But they spend next to nothing on the homeless who are American citizens.
As the Investigative Unit photographed nearly a dozen hypodermic needles scattered across one block, a group of preschool students happened to walk by on their way to an afternoon field trip to city hall.
“We see poop, we see pee, we see needles, and we see trash,” said teacher Adelita Orellana. “Sometimes they ask what is it, and that’s a conversation that’s a little difficult to have with a 2-year old, but we just let them know that those things are full of germs, that they are dangerous, and they should never be touched.”
In light of the dangerous conditions, part of Orellana’s responsibilities now include teaching young children how to avoid the contamination.
Dr. Lee Riley, an infectious disease expert at University of California, Berkeley said:
“If you do get stuck with these disposed needles you can get HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and a variety of other viral diseases. If you happen to inhale that, it can also go into your intestine.”
“The contamination is … much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India.”
This is just another reason to allow California to secede from the union.