What is the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) trying to hide?
In our country, we are experiencing a crisis of trust. One way or another, we get our news from the mainstream media (MSM), or state-run media, where misinformation, bias and blatant censorship shape the headlines.
Each American is required to take a hard look at multiple news sources to come up with realistic conclusions for what is really going on. Something to note with the new administration: The state-run media is already falling over backwards to report on updates of all kinds – be it fashion or policy – meaning: they will report what they are told.
Check out calloutthemedia.com to cut through the double standards in the media.
COVID-19 in Oregon
What is OHA trying to hide? Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced it will no longer provide detailed information about COVID-19 deaths. From the breaking news tweet: Since the first COVID-19 related death in Oregon on March 14, 2020, OHA has listed each of the individuals by county of residence, date of death, date of positive test or symptom onset and if the individuals had underlying conditions (but OHA never specified what the underlying conditions were). Says OHA Director Pat Allen: “…Moving forward we will share aggregated COVID-19 related deaths on OHA’s public dashboards, which are updated daily.”
- Could it be OHA took another look at the results from the PCR tests, after the World Health organization (WHO) issued an advisory (on January 20, 2021, the day Biden was inaugurated) for labs to pay close attention to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests that are used to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because of the high rates of false positives from people who are neither sick nor infectious?
As stated in an October 22, 2020 Call Out The Media blog post: The PCR tests that are being used to verify positive COVID-19 cases are FRAUDULENT. The likelihood of a false-positive is 89-94%. On the PCR tests, even the CDC says on Page 38 of this July 2020 report says: The performance of this test has not been established for monitoring treatment of 2019-nCoV infection.
Another journalist made note that OHA changed its reporting on the deceased from COVID-19 which will include omitting ages, as the state has come rightfully under fire for failing to prioritize seniors and those at highest risk from COVID-19 for the vaccine.
OHA prioritizing “equity” over risk for who can have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, (Q7 at this link): “OHA will ensure the distribution process is based on community involvement that will provide an equitable system challenging the roles of power, privilege and racism— informed by a newly assembled COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC).” Oregon’s Democrat politicians are empowered to determine policy decisions on “equity” over science by the actions of the new administration.
- “Equity” is the buzzword that rules the Left, and now the country with Biden at the helm. “Equity” does not mean “equality”. It means equal outcomes for everyone, regardless of any other factor.
- Policy decisions for Oregon and the country are boiled down to what people look like – the definition of racism – not science.
- Identity politics are the name of the game.
From an op-ed by Dr. Maureen Hoatlin: “The limited supply of the highly efficacious COVID-19 vaccines must be distributed with urgency and equity. We must also adjust the priority as new information about the pandemic develops.
“Recently, Oregon’s Health Authority and Gov. Kate Brown decided to de-prioritize and delay vaccinations for Oregonians 65 years and older living in the community. As a scientist with training in RNA virology, I would like to outline the science and evidence from my perspective that supports reversing that decision.
“If the goal is to preserve life, and also to reduce the pressure on the hospitals, then the evidence supports vaccinating people 65+ without delay.”
From a different piece: “Vaccinating Americans over the age of 74 over the same period of time as frontline essential workers will significantly delay when some of those who are at greatest risk will receive the vaccine. And second, starting to vaccinate essential workers still puts a large group with a comparatively low risk of death ahead of a large group with a significantly higher risk of death.”
Additionally, COVID-19 cases have plummeted in Oregon since the highest count in the state on December 4, 2020 (2,144) and the most recent peak on January 14, 2021 (1,137). Oregon has seen a downward trend since January 15. Keep in mind, the state had less than 100 known cases at the time of the first shutdown in March 2020. Oregon has maintained a perpetual state of lockdown to accommodate the unscientific fears of many Oregonians.
Now, Governor Brown and many Democrat governors are under pressure to reopen their states (because the Democrat president should not have to face a state-mandated failing economy). NY Gov. Cuomo plans to reopen the state in “weeks” and California Gov. Newsom has reopened restaurants, not because it’s “the right thing to do”, no, he is facing a surging recall attempt. Gov. Brown has jumped on the bandwagon and is using her powers to “allow” some businesses to reopen, even in counties still under the arbitrary title of “extreme risk”. Gyms, for instance, can have SIX people in their facilities. It’s laughable to think about how the government uses “science” to determine what is allowed. No more than 6 in a gym, but anarchists in the streets can do as they please.
Let’s get kids back in school
Shortly before Biden assumed office, Gov. Brown reversed course on her education policies during the COVID-19 event by allowing districts to decide if they want to reopen schools. Brown set a Feb. 15 goal for schools “to return students to in-person instruction, especially elementary students.”
Unfortunately, a common pattern seen throughout the country with the lockdowns is it largely depends on where students live if they will receive in-person education. States in the southern half of America, such as Florida, have kept schools open, prioritizing education of their youths. Klamath Falls school districts reopened this month. But Portland-area kids look to be out of luck.
Teachers unions across the country are using extortion by saying kids will go back to school if the teachers are vaccinated first. But, lo and behold, teachers are getting vaccinated and still the unions don’t want teachers back in schools doing their jobs. Fairfax, VA schools are saying kids won’t be in school until even after Sept ’21, even WITH teachers getting vaccinated first, before dying seniors.
Disturbingly, it will be best case scenario if many kids only miss ONE entire year of school as it’s looking like the COVID-19 politicization will carry well into this year and likely next… especially with the “new variants” appearing everywhere.
The damage adults are doing to our kids is not worth it. Adults are prioritizing their fear of a virus with a 99.8% survival rate over the wellbeing of children. The virus was never a threat to children, and they infrequently transmit the virus. Forget the science though, because there is already the push for vaccinating kids.
The lockdowns have been to protect adults. Adults, who are supposed to protect the children, have asked kids to make enormous sacrifices.
Nevada parents are screaming to get kids back in school as they are seeing a suicide epidemic. In one Nevada school district, 18 kids have killed themselves; 9 more than 2019, and the youngest kid was 9 years old.
Kids were already struggling with suicides and mental illness before the COVID-19 political lockdowns and then adults made policy decisions to lock them in isolation, muzzle them in public (now we need 2-3 masks because “science”… can’t make this stuff up) and rip them away from their routines because the adults were afraid of the kids for no scientific reason. This is NOT how society is supposed to work. What is the reduction in COVID-19 case numbers from the lockdowns that makes even one child suicide worth it? This isn’t a science question; it is a moral one. Entire societies can be judged on how they treat their children.
- What else can we expect from a society that does not protect innocent children in the womb?
- How is a baby only a baby if it’s wanted?
- Making abortion unthinkable won’t happen overnight. It will happen by taking small steps, one at a time, and persevering.
Biden unsurprisingly doesn’t scold cowardly teachers unions. There must be countless teachers who want to get back to work to teach the kids in-person because those that are allowed to speak out have said online learning isn’t the same. The union ultimately runs the show because the union funds Democrat campaigns.
Trump admin tried to split vaccines to create more doses and FDA wouldn’t do it. Biden is in office and now the FDA approved it. Why are Americans okay with letting big-money control their lives for political reasons?
Merck & Co. is ending development of its two experimental COVID-19 vaccines, after early data showed they could not produce immune responses to the virus, the company announced Monday.
Why it matters: The news leaves one of the top pharmaceutical companies out of the running for producing a vaccine, as demand for the inoculation is outstripping supply.
There is more and more emphasis on being a “world” or “global” citizen. Both the Pope and Mormon Prophet have used that terminology when directing their congregations about the vaccine. This PragerU video about the differences between the left and liberals points out how when liberals directed the films about Superman, he emphasized that he was an American superhero. But when the left took over the direction of the action figure, he dropped his American heritage and became a “global” citizen.
Anarchists destroyed property in Tacoma, Washington.
Oregon Democrats blame Republicans for anarchist destruction, even though the state has been under Democrat control this entire time.
Twitter did nothing to stop anarchists from promoting and planning destruction in Portland and Seattle.
This sounds a lot like the catch-and-release style the Portland DA deployed with Oregon anarchists: “Federal law enforcement officials are privately debating whether they should decline to charge some of the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol this month — a politically loaded proposition but one alert to the practical concern that hundreds of such cases could swamp the local courthouse.”
It has been confirmed that at least one left-wing extremist who was formerly arrested at a BLM riot was at the Jan 6 U.S. Capitol breach. Could it be more, which is what leads to this headline? Based on the fact that the FBI arrested a man who allegedly interfered in the 2016 election by posting a meme. The only reason this guy matters is because he was politically in favor of Trump. From the DOJ press release: “A Florida man was arrested this morning on charges of conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.”
It is obvious that the Democrats that now rule America are going after their political enemies. At this time, their political enemies are limited to “right wing” extremists (aka anyone who disagrees with the Left).
Additionally, failing to cite a specific threat, the Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the potential for lingering violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment after Biden’s election, suggesting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol may embolden extremists and set the stage for additional attacks. Meanwhile, a permanent fence has been installed in front of the U.S. Capitol.
The super majority Democrats in Oregon never let a good crisis go to waste. The title of their “priorities” page is “Transforming through Crisis”. This is a good article that decodes Governor Brown’s State of State speech to help Oregonians understand what is really going on under her fake words.
Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer) issued a statement on how the Oregon Legislature is never NOT partisan.
Sen. Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls) on his introduction of Senate Bill 659, which will allow students to attend any school in the state so students can get the education they deserve and makeup lost learning due to school shutdowns.
“Amazon has accidentally given a good primer on why universal mail-in voting (supported by the Washington Post, which is also owned by Jeff Bezos) simply isn’t dependable. Amazon, which has always resisted having a unionized work force, filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to prevent mail-in voting in a contest with the union in Alabama.”
Oregon Congressman Cliff Bentz was selected to be on the House Natural Resources Committee.
Hollywood elite use their money and status to jump in line for COVID-19 vaccine.
This is what cancel culture looks like: A woman who helps new parents teach newborn babies how to sleep (a very important first lesson for new parents), is being cancelled. Not for anything she said, but because another “parenting influencer” with too much time on his hands decided to doxx his competitor and destroy her so that he could swoop in and take her followers like a vulture.
When Trump was president, the media glorified their roles as the “truth tellers”, but now that Biden is in, the media is very vocal in how “normal” this presidency is, to cover up its highly abnormal aspects, such as how the presidency has essentially become an “elected dictator” with the use of executive orders becoming extreme. Biden signed over 30 executive orders within his first 6 days of presidency.
Even super-majority leader Chuck Schumer has essentially declared his role and that of Congress as useless and Biden should declares climate change a “national emergency”, which will give the president more unchecked power. Why should this be necessary with both the House and Senate controlled by Democrats?
None of these “truth tellers” are reporting on the homicide epidemic in America. WSJ op-ed by Heather McDonald reports 37% murders up, 2,000 more Americans, most of them black, were killed in 2020 than 2019.
Christian Science Monitor reports that overall crime has dropped but 2020 homicide rates exceed those of the late 80s before the overall crime drop. 51 cities of various sizes saw a 35% jump in murders. 21 US cities found 610 more murders this year than last year. Gun assaults increased by 10%.
Media seeks to blame the pandemic; they never blame the policies (or the panic) of the pandemic. You cannot tell millions of people to stay home for a year without income or education and not see horrific detriment to society. The Netherlands recently extended their lockdowns, despite falling COVID-19 cases, and the country erupted in riots.
Big Tech has made incredible amounts of money during the pandemic; while hard-working Americans have suffered.
Biden must push back against the persecution of the Uyghur minority by the Chinese government. “The Chinese government’s campaign—assisted by mass surveillance using cutting-edge electronic and biological technology—is not just a horror in its own right. It serves as a cautionary tale about tech-driven and racially profiled oppression that we must stand against.”
The Economist was pushing CCP propaganda by celebrating China’s 100yr anniversary of communism. Millions of people died in the Cultural Revolution; a fact that is glossed over in favor of glamorizing communism for an American audience.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
- Stop buying from Amazon and Walmart and other big box stores. Remember in the “old days” when people would make lists of the things they needed from the store? It is a great exercise in self control.
- Support local. Support the Oregonians who are standing up to government tyranny. A grassroots movement is empowering small businessesto disobey the arbitrary COVID-19 orders and reopen their doors for business. “Every business is essential because every business employs people who rely on their jobs to feed their families.”
- Check out this grassroots Oregon page about timber in the state.
THE LITTLE THINGS MATTER
- If you pray, PRAY: Currently rated the #1 podcast in America, the Bible in a Year podcast is a great way to connect with other Americans seeking truth in the chaos. You are not alone.
- KINDNESS: Make the extra effort to smile (if possible) and say hello to strangers. Think about how kindness from a stranger makes you feel and pay it forward every time you leave home. Hellos, simple conversations, eye contact… these are small things, but they make a difference and are reminders of our shared humanity. Kindness makes us strong.
- EDUCATION: Read about American history and your rights. Education is the best investment you can make in yourself; no one can ever take it from you. Check out the Trump administration’s 1776 Commission for American history without the damaging and inaccurate critical race theory rhetoric.
- FOCUS: Pay attention and call out the media for the media-driven fear warped America’s COVID response.
- LISTEN: Some great podcast episodes to tune in to: this one and this one.
- PUT THE PHONE DOWN: Do what you can to stay off of Twitter, Facebook and Google, as they censor conservative voices while promoting the leftist agenda.