The Best Defense Against Disturbing New Diseases https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/poor-countries-are-front-line-against-coronavirus/606283/
"Global defenses against new infectious diseases are only as strong as the health systems in the poorest communities all around the world."
The #StateCapacityLibertarianism movement tries to rescue neoliberalism by admitting a tiny sliver of state competence, but almost every important issue has the same contours as climate crisis: a susceptibility to negative externalities, with potential species-ending consequences
...So too does the refusal to house and tend to homeless and poor people create conditions for pandemic in rich countries.
LA has so many homeless people it distorts the national average. There's exactly one policy that has been proven to address homelessness: Housing First.
@doctorow I'm reminded of when San Diego started bleaching their streets to prevent Hep A infections caused by public urination.
> A lack of affordable housing is contributing to the problem — "seventy-seven percent of unsheltered people said they became homeless in San Diego,"
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