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Address drug problem before tacking hepatitis C
The Daily Herald - 8/9/2019
Address drug problem first
Eliminating hepatitis C is a goal that should be met but never will be until the drug problem is taken care of.
King County alone is most likely the majority of the 60,000 cases, since even heroin is now not prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest 42,000 as of 2016. The governor can promise anything that he thinks will get him re-elected or to the White House. He would be term-limited in ether job and by 2030 and no one will remember the promise the governor made to his citizens. The governor and Legislature must stop safe injection sites, homelessness, illegal immigrants who use drugs and allow drug offenders to wander the street, which could be a big part of the problem that the governor will not face head on. Before you think I'm a racist, not all illegals are drug dealers, but they are still illegal by the laws of this nation, state, counties and cities.
I know there is money available to work on this since our past Legislator passed 51 new taxes and fees onto the unsuspecting population. That's three times more than any other year.
John Van Dalen