By Tracy Lee
As the corona virus grows the numbers of homeless grows. still there is no resources or help is being provided by the county.
it’s been critical to live on the streets without other solution on housing but now the number one killer virus does not discriminate against age, race or gender now it is a problem to the world not just America .The White House and Department of Housing and Urban Development have to this point not moved to deploy emergency funding to help the homeless or housing shelters. The bipartisan agreement that was approved by the House late Friday also did not include any measures aimed at the homeless, despite concerns raised by advocacy groups to congressional lawmakers. The measures announced by President Trump on Friday likewise did not include any specific provision for the homelessness it’s crazy how the world is slowly being extinct but Homeless still not come across their mind’s perhaps that is the solution how the government get rid of the Homeless problem. I check myself into the ER so I can get check out due to the covid-19 that the world is scared about and it was not a nice feeling even tho I know that the staff of ER had to take precautions it still made me felt like an out sider when every time they came into my room they had to wear mask and suits and then one of the nurse ask if I was Homeless I said no if I was to tell them the truth that I am Homeless I believe they would’ve treated me way different they probably would’ve just left me hanging and release me without even checking on me so I can bring the virus back to the encampment with me and others can be sick when there was a HIV outbreak in curbside communities in the dubs no government officials did shit. When a strand of Gonorrhea that was resistant to Medicine broke out in curbside communities across Oakland no government officials gave a fuck. As illegal dumping and a complete lack of Sanitation management and support created open air trash piles across the city the government ignore it. When a typhoid fever scare hit the curb side communities of California our local officials spoke nothing of it. When people were forced to use the restroom in side the tent or in bags, buckets government refused to provide public bathrooms like porta potties. When these conditions of people living in squalor created massive rat infestations across Oakland the government did nothing. Folks have been living on the streets with infectious diseases and open sores and open wounds and zero access to free Medical Care yet the government and medical industry does nothing majority’s of curbside tenants have questions and concerns about how do I interact with the encampments during this Corona epidemic?I tell em just to pray and try to stay inside the tents as much as possible and if they feel sick or have any symptoms to go to the emergency room and don’t tell the hospital they’re homeless I’m deeply concerned for my health and the health of everyone living /volunteering curbside for years. whatever health/sanitation measures and precautions that government agencies, nonprofits,the health industry and concerned citizens are finally taking now should have happened longtime ago. it shouldn’t have to be a national virus for the government to do something but whatever there doing still not enough. THESE ARE VIRUSES THAT JUST HAPPEN TO COME OUT EVERY ELECTION YEAR??!! SARS-2004 AVIAN-2008 SWINE-2010 MERS-2012 EBOLA-2014 ZIKA-2016 EBOLA-2018 CORONA-2020
GOVERNMENT or COINCIDENCE? it’s sad that it had to take a virus for the government official to finally do something but still we don’t have enough etiquette housing for everyone and the law is everyone needs to be inside by 10:00pm so where do we go by law we can’t be on the streets but by no choice we will all become criminals or waiting to die Hopefully this concern action for the health and Public Safety in the encampments continue and hopefully our city officials cam come to an understanding that maybe we should care for our citizens and prevent harmful circumstances before it’s too late. because sudden concern is about actually valuing the humanity of those living curbside? How much of it is motivated by the panic? if we stay ready we don’t have to get ready.