(RightWing.org) – The liberal paradise of San Francisco has a major homeless problem. Last year, President Trump singled out the Golden Gate city as well as Los Angeles as national embarrassments for their rampant homelessness issues. However, it seems that San Francisco is finding a way to fix their problem in light of the coronavirus.
San Francisco will begin moving up to 400 homeless people into the Moscone West convention center on Thursday, part of a larger sheltering effort during the coronavirus outbreak.https://t.co/dr4bwG93sr
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) April 2, 2020
In the Twitter thread below, Bigad Shaban, a local SF NBC investigative reporter, mentions that there are 3,700 homeless people in shelters in the area, but added there isn’t room for the other 5,000 who are still on the streets. A positive case that goes undetected in a homeless shelter could spread the virus — and fast.
Now, the city is using hotel rooms to shelter the homeless. However, there’s a catch. They can only be used for those who test positive for COVID-19 and are self-quarantining, or for those waiting for their test results.
About 3,700 homeless are in shelters, but there's not enough room for the 5,000 homeless who remain unsheltered in SF
— Bigad Shaban (@BigadShaban) April 3, 2020
While it’s good to see San Francisco cleaning up its streets, it may not be enough. The city is literally testing to see who gets a bed and who gets left out in the cold. If San Francisco doesn’t get its act together and protect its homeless population, it could become the next epicenter for COVID-19.
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