We now have the situation where all four of US west coast cities, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles are well along the process of turning into third world cesspools, or #%%^^^holes to quote Trump. This is the logical result of multigenerations of Democrat mayors and other local officials. These morons still think Communism, liberalism and socialism actually work. A quick trip to Venezuela might change their minds, assuming their dead brain cells could be restarted. The link is below.
Bartell Drugs says it will not open any more stores in downtown Seattle after violent assaults on employees
SEATTLE — The CEO of Bartell Drugs Kathi Lentzsch has been in her role for about year.
She moved from San Francisco to take the job in Seattle, and frankly she says she is surprised over the number of incidents and the violence she is seeing in Seattle.
Surveillance videos inside Bartell Drugs have captured countless shoplifting cases. In one incident, video shows a man in one aisle quickly running off with up to $700 worth of skincare products.
Lentzsch says many times the criminals are bold and many of them are repeat offenders.
“They will stand in front of our staff with a basket full of products and tell them we know you can’t come after us and walk out the door,” Lentzsch said.
It’s costing the company a lot, but the CEO didn’t sit down with Q13 News to talk about shoplifting.
“We’ve had too many cases of employees ending up in the hospital or with very serious issues,” Lentzsch said.
Multiple employees have been rushed to the hospital because of violent assaults.
Sometimes it’s shoplifting that escalates to assaults or just unprovoked attacks. The situation is concerning enough that the company is rethinking their future in the downtown core of Seattle.
The next link confirms my fears about Ebola in the Congo are valid. the link is here.
The tally of deadly Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ticked above 1,000 this weekend as health responders continue to struggle to thwart the disease amid violent conflict.
The outbreak has been raging since August in the country’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which sit on the eastern side of the country, bordering South Sudan, Uganda, and Rwanda. The World Health Organization reported 1,009 cases (944 confirmed, 65 probable), including 629 deaths (564 confirmed, 65 probable) on Saturday, March 23.The outbreak is the second largest of all time, surpassed only by the 2014 West African outbreak, which involved more than 28,000 cases and 11,000 deaths.
Violent attacks and lingering distrust have hampered medical responses throughout the outbreak. Earlier this month, militants attacked a treatment center in the city of Butembo in North Kivu, killing a police officer and injuring health workers. Last month, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) suspended medical responses after two other attacks on treatment centers. In both attacks, unidentified assailants partially burnt down facilities.
“Although the reasons behind the attack are unclear and such violence is unacceptable, what we know is that the actors of the Ebola response—MSF included—have failed to gain the trust of a significant part of the population,” Meinie Nicolai, MSF’s general director currently in North Kivu, said in a statement after one of the attacks.
Officials at the World Health Organization called for renewed efforts to control the outbreak. “Despite the increased frequency of attacks by armed groups, WHO will stay the course and will work with communities to end this outbreak together with the Ministry of Health and partners,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said in a statement Saturday. “We need redoubled support from the international community and a commitment to push together to bring this outbreak to an end.”
Tedros added that community fears of violence and the deadly virus run deep. “Community engagement takes time. There are no quick fixes,” he said.
Still, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, was pleased that the efforts so far have led to 96,000 people being vaccinated against Ebola. “We are working in exceptionally challenging circumstances, but thanks to support from donors and the efforts of the Ministry of Health, WHO, and partners, we have saved thousands of lives,” he said.
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