We criticize California quite a bit on this site. Sometimes it feels mean, but honestly, we have no choice.
California is the poster child for dumb, impractical, and destructive ideas and lifestyles. Their democratic leadership will most surely plunge the state into financial and moral ruin. If the earthquakes don’t get them first.
But we know that there are probably quite a few decent people in that state. Probably plenty of conservatives. They try their best against a tide of nonsense. All we can say to them, in light of this new report, is: you better be practicing abstinence.
From Daily Wire:
A new report from the California Department of Public Health shows that one of the most left-wing states in the union earned the #1 spot in the race for most cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis in 2016. Whether that unenviable ranking had anything to do with the proliferation of SlutWalks in the state is unclear.
“Bacterial STD rates (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) in California ‘significantly increased’ in 2016, with over a quarter million cases reported during the course of the year,” reports LAIST. “This marks a 40% increase compared to five years ago, according to the CDPH, which characterized the 2016 data as marking an ‘all-time high” for the state.'”
CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith called the sharp increase for the third year in a row “concerning.”
“The number of reported STDs in California is increasing at a concerning rate,” she said in a statement. “This is the third year in a row that we have seen increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.”
Though the bacterial diseases can be cured with antibiotics, they can lead to lifelong health issues related to reproduction if untreated. The CDPH’s big cure-all for this is of course more condom use while encouraging sexually active individuals to get tested every three months.
I mean, ew. How can so many people in a signal state be riddled with chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. I mean, really, syphilis!? Is this the 1800’s? Are these people so irresponsible that they can’t even practice safe sex?
Of course a condom isn’t a catch-all for STD’s. The safest practice is not to sleep with any warm body that passes your window. But the fact that this liberal-loving state can’t educate its people enough to get them to stay healthy is pretty damning.
There are plenty of other liberal places in America, but they have fewer STD cases. Maybe California is just a perfect storm of drugs, liberalism, and hippies. And of course, there’s been that condom shortage (jk).
All I can say is, if you live in California, it’s time to practice some clean living.
Source: Daily Wire