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Торжество демократии по калифорнийски…

Вот как в Калифорнии, а точнее в Сан-Франциско решают проблемы бездомных в эпоху коронавируса.

Их селят в отели, а там они получают все, вплоть до наркотиков.

Впрочем, как я понял, не очень-то это работает.

 

San Francisco gives drugs, alcohol to homeless addicts in hotels during coronavirus, sparking debate

Controversy is ensuing inSan Franciscoafter the city decided to givealcohol,marijuana, andmethadonetohomeless addictsin hotels during the coronavirus pandemic, according to areport.

Last Friday a man who describes himself on Twitter as “Formerly homeless addict in #recovery advocating for the #truth about homelessness and drug addiction. Faith, Hope and Love. SF Native. Tweets are my own.” tweeted to the city.

He wrote: “I just found out that homeless placed in hotels in SF are being delivered Alcohol, Weed and Methadone because they identified as an addict/alcoholic for FREE. You’re supposed to be offering treatment. This is enabling and is wrong on many levels. @SF_DPH @sfbos @LondonBreed”

The city’s department of public health confirmed the report on Twitter this week.

“These harm reduction based practices, which are not unique to San Francisco, and are not paid for with taxpayer money, help guests successfully complete isolation and quarantine and have significant individual and public health benefits in the COVID-19 pandemic.”

San Franciscofell far short of securing the more than 8,000 hotel rooms that city supervisors hoped to lease to house homeless and other at-risks populations needing to quarantine or socially distance themselves during the coronavirus pandemic.

The city had set a deadline to lease 8,250 hotel rooms for the homeless, frontline workers and those living in densely populated apartment buildings.

While there was no formal punishment for failing to lease the 8,250 hotel rooms, the lack of rooms is a blow for a city that even before the outbreak of COVID-19 was struggling to handle a growing crisis in homelessness.

California acquired more than 15,000 hotel rooms to shelter homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom saidlast month.

Newsom said then that a new agreement with the Motel 6 hotel chain would provide an additional 5,025 hotel rooms at 47 locations in 19 counties.

“Today marks an important milestone for our efforts to protect very vulnerable homeless individuals from COVID-19, and to protect our hospitals more broadly from surges that challenge our capacity and stress our system,” the governor said.

Newsom made the announcement outside a Motel 6 in San Jose, where he touted his “Project Roomkey” initiative.

The federal government has agreed to pay 75 percent of costs associated with housing some people experiencing homelessness. The project covers people who test positive or may have been exposed to COVID-19, older homeless people and those with underlying health conditions.

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Коммендантский час в Нью-Йорке…

В Нью-Йорке коммендантский час продлили до конца недели…

Как минимум…

 

NYC’s 8 p.m. curfew will be extended for rest of the week: de Blasio

 

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he’s extending the Big Apple’s citywide 8 p.m. curfew, which kicks off Tuesday, through the rest of the week following a second night of the city descending into chaos thanks to throngs of looters and a largely unenforced 11 p.m. shutdown.

The new curfew will continue for the rest of the week from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., de Blasio said during his daily City Hall press briefing as he acknowledged that riots and looting are likely to continue.

“We’re going to have a tough few days,” the mayor said, adding, “We will find a way through.”

Hizzoner said, “We’re going to ensure there are additional NYPD resources where they are needed.”

The curfew extension comes after the pandemonium unfolded overnight with hundreds of looters storming Manhattan and areas of The Bronx following demonstrations over the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

On Monday, de Blasio announced an 11 p.m. curfew that was largely disregarded.

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