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UNIMAGINEABLE...Things are happening today that no one could have imagined...

Gov. Brown’s vaccine and mask mandates are not about public health, Covid, or a reasoned public response to formidable health issues Today, the issue has moved from health to control, and Covid is the excuse with masks, testing, tracking, vaccines, and fear, as the tools. As individuals we realize that informed consent rightly belongs to each of us, as individuals and parents. After all, our health, our children and the health of our children is our responsibility, not the government’s. This is why the choice of wearing a mask or receiving a vaccine belongs to the individual, not the public official. If the above statements are true, then Governor Brown’s new vaccine requirements are pure over-reach. The latest mandates for teachers, volunteers, state employees in public safety, correctional, and health care settings along with ongoing school-opening decrees run contrary to a bulwark of laws establishing precedents for protecting an individual’s right of refusal and full, informed consent. This should be the end of the discussion. I shouldn’t have to point to the mountains of evidence regarding a causal relationship between masks and dangerous reductions in blood oxygenation (hypoxia) or elevations in blood C02 (hypercapnia). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a comprehensive study that underscores why mandating masks is a scientifically indefensible. Additionally, it is unlawful to deny someone their job or education because they choose not to engage in an unapproved medical procedure. People have a right to receive, or refuse, medical care and one-size-fits-all medicine should never be mandated. In particular, 21 U.S. Code Sec.360bbb-3(e)(1)(A)(ii)(III), “authorization for medical products for use in emergencies,” exists to protect a patient’s right to simply say, “No.” However, people will always make excuses for over-reach. They will claim there is a danger to others and that allowing freedom for one individual will harm others. Yet, this is the same siren-song that created blanket-excuses justifying misguided population management decisions which litter world history. Clearly things are happening today that no one could have imagined. Who could have imagined, in 2021, that …

  • Math would be considered racist, or,

  • The Declaration of Independence would not be a document of freedom, or,

  • Male and Female would be labeled as constructs for oppression, or,

  • Rioters who assault police were just ‘peaceful protestors,’ or,

  • Schools would no longer require student proficiency, or,

  • SARS-Cov-2, one of many coronaviruses, would be used as a political tool?

The fastest “vaccine approval” in US history is another unimagined anomaly. The CDC has moved into unchartered territory on a “licensed” vaccine designation for a different product known as, Comirnaty, which is currently unavailable. The FDA decreed that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would remain unlicensed under the EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) but could be used “interchangeably” (page 2, footnote 8) with the newly licensed Comirnaty product. As a side-note, the FDA pointed out that the Comirnaty vaccine and the existing, EUA Pfizer vaccine are “legally distinct.” Therefore, it appears that the Pfizer vaccine is still unapproved for licensure. This slight-of-hand, that was once unimaginable is now our reality. The biggest lie associated with the current COVID-19 fiasco is the notion that people can spread SARS-Cov-2 asymptomatically. This is not a modern scientific phrase for how a virus or bacterium might be transmitted. Rather, it is a wholly post-modern, irrational, emotionally based, and ideological construct for arranging public policy in alignment with totalitarian tendencies. The secular state can use technology, along with its regulatory power and financial muscle to blanket the entire economy with oppressive rules that harm businesses, individuals, and their livelihoods. In so doing, the state reflexively spits upon our constitution and thus, our individual codified rights as expressed in our nation’s most relevant documents. State regulators and bureaucrats needlessly extend themselves into all dimensions of private life, which is done with religious zealotry in strict adherence to this post-modern ideology. However, today, the data is in, and we know better. Thanks to clinical science, logic, quantitative analysis and the qualitative features associated with an enormous array of datum accumulated in the largest clinical study ever performed on planet Earth, researchers have determined that the spread of SARS-Cov-2 from asymptomatic carriers is essentially nil. A clinical study with 9,898,828 enrolled participants concluded that only 0.00029% were in fact, asymptomatic carriers. Yet, the mantra of “asymptomatic spread” continues. It is what allows police officers to tackle, handcuff and mask a woman walking her dog in the park, regardless of whether she was following the CDC’s recommendation for those suffering from respiratory illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or not. It is also what forces day-care workers to demand parents mask their children and stifle their three-year-old’s ability to understand facial expressions which constrains the development of their child’s non-verbal communication sensory skills. Additionally, it is the background construct that forces high-school coaches to demand that students engaged in strenuous outdoor athletic activities compete wearing masks. This has led to numerous documented occurrences where students suffered dangerous reductions in blood oxygenation and unhealthy elevations in levels of carbon-dioxide. In Oregon, two young female athletes (Maggie Williams and Savannah Lay) suffered unconsciousness and collapse due wearing masks during competition. The notion that a person, without symptoms, who is not sick, has no temperature, and has no other manifestations of COVID-19 must wear a mask to “protect others” is the linchpin that holds all of these mandates together.

The above table contrasts two important studies:

  1. Green Column with 10 million enrolled participants and,

  2. Red Column with zero enrolled participants. The CDC used the data in Red Column to formulate their policy positions which have been strictly adhered to by Democrat Governors, but not by their Republican counterparts.

The US Projection Study used by the CDC for developing guidelines is without any credibility. First, it was not peer-reviewed. Second, it had no (zero) enrolled participants. Third, study researchers never engaged in any form of scientific or quantitative analysis. It is nothing more than a purely hypothetical and assumption-riddled mathematical model that has been used to implement tragic shutdowns all over the world. The CDC’s conclusion that, “SARS-CoV-2 spread faster than SARS-CoV, and accumulating evidence showed that SARS-CoV-2, unlike SARS-CoV, is transmitted from persons without symptoms,” appears completely fabricated. Yet, this fallacious statement has been mindlessly parroted through the highest echelons of academia, government and media without any scientific evidence and is without any credibility. Further, the research manuscript used by the CDC, admitted that “No statistical testing was conducted, so no pre-specified level of significance was set.” To admit that the results lack quantitative precision and then pull a claim like, “59% of all transmissions were asymptomatic,” like the rabbit from the Magician’s Silk-Top-Hat is entirely dishonest and is the definition of “willful misconduct.” The propaganda and sophistry used by the CDC is repugnant to every principle of sound policy, humanity, justice, and the natural rights of humankind. For OHA (Oregon Health Authority) or CDC to use this model to develop public health policy for COVID-19 invites misuse, promotes inaccurate policy assumptions, and leads to long-term public health distrust and peripheral damage. Workforce and higher education admission vaccine requirements currently provide grace periods until October 18, 2021, for compliance. This provides a short timeframe to sort through the options. Within the current Vaccine Requirement, there are two exemptions, first, a medical exemption and second, a religious exemption. Do not hesitate to utilize either of these two exemptions, as you have every right to justify your actions based upon your conditions and/or beliefs. There are other options as you navigate the Governor’s blatant over-reach. See the sidebar for some great resources. Stand fast! Our lives, our liberty and our American Republic are in the balance!

Senator Dennis Linthicum represents Oregon’s Senate District 28 (Klamath Falls). His election website and legislative home. Additionally, as or 2021, he serves as the Oregon Republican Party state Treasurer.

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