Homelessness | ‘Bridge shelters’ and legal homeless encampments are the latest experiments in dealing with a growing homelessness crisis
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/12/18, 02:25 pm
Who knew a tiny virus could help provoke an overhaul of a city’s homeless policy? Yet that’s what happened last year in San Diego.
At first, doctors in the city were seeing a trickle of patients with seemingly minor complaints: abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue. But other symptoms—jaundiced eyes, sickly yellow skin, dark urine—suggested something more serious, something highly contagious.