Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Oregon, My Oregon

At JTN, Oregon Lawmakers seek federal grand jury investigation for COVID-19 statistical manipulation, "Public health policy must be based upon accurate and independently verifiable data," and CDC and FDA aren't providing it, Oregon state senators tell U.S. attorney." Actually a pretty good article detailing a lot of statistical sleight of hand that take place with the WuFlu.

The CDC adopted a "double-standard exclusively for COVID-19 data collection" that inflated cases and deaths starting early in the pandemic, violating multiple federal laws and distorting mitigation policies, Oregon lawmakers told the feds' top lawyer in the state.

Advised by "a large team of world-renowned doctors, epidemiologists, virologists, and attorneys," state Senators Kim Thatcher and Dennis Linthicum petitioned U.S. Attorney Scott Asphaug to approve a grand jury investigation into how the pandemic is being measured.

"Public health policy must be based upon accurate and independently verifiable data to optimize outcomes and strengthen the public's trust in the people leading them through this crisis," the Republican lawmakers, whose state has imposed some of the harshest and longest COVID restrictions, wrote in a letter with several attached exhibits.

One is a synopsis of allegations, findings, relevant law and implicated agencies intended to "assist grand jury members in orienting themselves to the scope of alleged crimes committed."

Of course, the US Attorneys under Merrick Garland will simply round file the request. 

A lot of the statistical games have been well documented; all deaths even remotely linked to WuFlu are counted as Covid deaths, for example, even though that's not standard practice for other diseases. But a new one stood out to me:

Public health experts raised the same concerns more than a year ago with The New York Times, recommending cycle thresholds of 35 or lower. The newspaper discovered viral loads were too small to be infectious in up to 90% of "positives" in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada.

Vaccinated people, by contrast, are tested using a cycle threshold of 28, removing false positives and making it "virtually impossible for the public to trust the data they are being presented and the public health policies based upon this data," the senators wrote.

So, they want to find Covid cases (particularly among the unvaccinated), so they run the cycles as high as they can get away with, except for the vaccinated, where they want to emphasize the rarity of breakthrough cases, so they use a conservative number, that may actually reflect the number of infective cases.

The WuFlu has been very good for the CDC, giving them something to threaten with (death) if we don't obey their mask and lockdown recommendations. But we've been ignoring CDC recommendations on other things for years. Lose weight, don't eat so much salt, for god's sake don't smoke, vape or drink.

My question, is how did this case arise out of Oregon, which usually manages to stay in lock-step with the currentest demands of Biden Administration? I'll bet they're from one of them red area outside the Willamette Valley.  Indeed, he's from Klamath Falls, out in the wilds, but she is from a relative rural area stretching between Portland and Salem. Both are Republicans. 

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