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Outbreak Slams Socio-Economy, U.S. Tourist Destinations Crowded with Homeless People

Date: 2021-06-28

The U.S. economy has been battered and many public services have stalled, making it difficult to help the homeless

The COVID-19 epidemic continued to have a severe impact on the U.S. economy, with the number of homeless people soaring. Venice Beach in Los Angeles, USA, used to be a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, but now it is full of homeless people, and all kinds of problems that cause the local community to be in trouble.

According to statistics, there were more than 66,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County before the outbreak, but the number of people affected by the outbreak has increased rapidly. Venice Beach is crammed with makeshift tents, almost a village, littered with garbage and rubble, and the air is filled with a foul smell.

Homeless: Look over there. It's like a circus is coming. There are so many people there.

In addition to poor sanitation and living conditions, the homeless also suffer from food shortages, drug abuse and mental disorders. Many become irritable and aggressive, and conflicts with local residents and tourists are rising.

Charities say the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office is calling for the forced eviction of homeless people amid a worsening financial crisis.

According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, there were about 580,000 homeless people in the US in 2020. The U.S. economy has been hit hard by the epidemic and many public services have stalled, making it difficult to help the homeless.