We make fun of the absolute horrid socialist insanity in Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea, but parts of our own country are positively making them look sane. It’s no secret that lefties have used the pandemic to push their own policy agendas.
Public officials in San Francisco have decided to use the pandemic to justify housing homeless in hotels and delivering booze and drugs to them.
If you ever wanted a reason to never visit San Francisco or try one of its overpriced hotels again, here you go.
San Francisco’s health department confirmed Wednesday that the city was administering alcohol, tobacco, medical cannabis and other substances in an effort to prevent a handful of people quarantined or isolating in city-leased hotels from going outside to get the substances themselves.
Administering. People. Isolating.
Compared to the San Fran Chronicle, the Ministry of Information in 1984 was the soul of clarity and meaning.
What the Chronicle means is that junkies are getting deliveries of drugs, ciggies, and booze while staying in hotels. They’re not being “administered” to them unless there’s a doctor or a nurse carefully dosing booze into a cup for them.
The hotel residents are also receiving medications such as methadone — delivered by methadone clinics — to tamp down heroin cravings. It’s all part of a widely used “harm reduction” approach to helping addicts stay inside and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus while coping with the loss or reduction of their core drugs.
News of the health department’s efforts was first reported by television station KTVU.
The city-rented hotels have been reserved for individuals who either have COVID-19 or are at heightened risk of catching it, and who have no space of their own to safely self-isolate or quarantine. And some of those individuals have substance-abuse issues or are already on a methadone regimen.
Residents. Loss. Individuals.
But best of all, this is the health department at work.
And it’s justified as necessary for keeping them from leaving the hotels.
Meanwhile, if you’re a small business owner who wants to open up or if you want to play a game of basketball with your neighbors, the health department won’t be bringing you free drugs. That’s reserved for the criminal population. And the only free hotel room you’ll get will be a stone hotel.
This is what Democrat governance looks like.