Thousands of lives may be at risk this summer in Los Angeles and politicians could be to blame, according to one famous TV doctor.
Radio host and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky talked about the horrific conditions on the streets of America’s second-largest city Thursday before making the frightening prediction on Fox News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show,” which also airs on Fox Nation.
“I live in the great state of California, the utopia that is California, which is a nightmare,” Pinsky said.
Dr Drew Predicts How Bad The Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles Will Get
A veteran Los Angeles City Hall official is one of the latest victims of an epidemic of the infectious disease typhus that continues to worsen across LA County.
For months, LA County public health officials have said typhus is mainly hitting the homeless population.
But Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood, a veteran prosecutor, tells NBC4 she was diagnosed with typhus in November, after experiencing high fevers and excruciating headaches.
“It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck,” Greenwood told the I-Team. “Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash.”
Greenwood believes she contracted typhus from fleas in her office at City Hall East. Fleas often live on rats, which congregate in the many heaps of trash that are visible across the city of LA, and are a breeding ground for typhus.
“There are rats in City Hall and City Hall East,” Greenwood added. “There are enormous rats and their tails are as long as their bodies.”