May 2020 Chairman's Corner Newsletter

May 2020 Chairman's Corner Newsletter

If you have not noticed by now, once again Jay Inslee has proven we have lost our state to the Democrat / Socialists, as state government continues on mandating a lockdown stay-at-home order keeping all 'non-essential' businesses shut down. However pot shops, abortion clinics, government contracted landscapers and public-sector government funded construction have been deemed 'essential' and allowed to remain in business. This has violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution Sec 1 which protects the due process and equal protection rights of individuals from infringement by the states.

How is it ok that many private sector businesses that have been shut down while their government equivalents like landscapers are allowed to keep working? This policy lacks a reasonable explanation. Does the Covid-19 virus go after private-sector workers more than public-sector workers?  Does the virus not seek people in big box stores, and seek people in small private business stores? Of course not! Then why the disparity? I.e. For the last 7 weeks saying that public-sector construction is 'essential,' keeping big unions happy and allowing that part of the industry to thrive has been blatant discrimination against the private-sector construction trade workers.

There is no rationality or rational basis for Inslee’s decrees, other than it is politically motivated. It has been the goal of the political left to nationalize and control housing / construction for many years, and now with Covid-19 they see their chance and the Constitution and free markets are out the window. If it was only about public health, private and government workers would have been treated the same way. It is extremely troubling that government is choosing which businesses are allowed to operate, and which ones that aren't (picking the winners and losers). 

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During this catastrophe there is some good news however, in the last week (after much public pressure) governor Inslee finally recognized that private-sector construction workers should be working like the public-sector workers. However there are severe major restrictions as only projects with existing building permits can take place, along with mandating new protocols like requiring plans to go through L & I and the Dept. of Health, required sign in sheets, designated on-site specific supervisors monitoring workers; setting up another layer of bureaucracy, etc. And on May 5th its ok to go fishing, golfing and parks again (with restrictions). OF NOTE: WA state was the only state in the union that had closed fishing because of Covid-19, and of course tribal fisheries were never shut down.

 

At this stage of Inslee's lockdown it has become painfully obvious that the state Democrat agenda imposed on Washingtonians is politically and ideologically driven. When mass transit and large stores like Walmart and Costco are "essential" but most small business are forced closed something is very wrong. When 1,100 + prisoners are released back into society (which includes convicted child molesters) and then can be registered to vote, and when you are unable to go fishing anywhere in our state unless you are a tribal member, the hypocrisy screams so loud you would have to be deaf to not notice. It all proves without any doubt that we have completely lost our state to the most extreme radical elements of socialism. 

WA state hairdressers know all about these prejudices as they remember last year Democrat proposed laws to completely eliminate all "independent contractor" hair stylists altogether by forcing them to work for corporate salons; that led to 77,000 + furious people signing an online petition, and then over 1,300 hair stylists and small business owners storming the capital to publicly testify in vehement protest, forcing the bill to be dropped yesterday. 

 

It is no coincidence that nationwide most all the Republican controlled states are now open or soon to be open; expect thriving economies in the coming months.  No surprise that the states that refuse to open are Democrat controlled, using policies based on flawed models, fear, paranoia and ideology, instead of the science and facts.

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Thousands of doctor across the U.S are saying it is time to end the shelter-in place lockdowns: THE SCIENCE AND DATA IS IN - HERE ARE IMPORTANT COVID-19 FACTS: 

Based on tens of thousands of anti-body tests from around the county we have learned the overwhelming majority of people do NOT have ANY significant risk of dying of Covid-19, the odds of someone dying from Covid-19 is about .01% (similar to a severe seasonal flu).

If you are under the age of 70 and you don't have any underling pre-existing heath conditions, the chance of you dying from Covid-19 is infinitesimal, almost zero.

The average age of deaths in WA state is age 81 (over age 81 nationwide).

Residents of nursing homes account for over 60% of all deaths in WA state and over 23% of ALL deaths nationwide.

New York state has over 42% of all reported Covid-19 deaths in the U.S, N.Y. City has 77% of those deaths, over 99% of deaths had underlying pre-existing health conditions, and the average age of death is 82 years old.

The real fatality rate from Covid-19 if infected is likely .1 - .2%, this is 20 to 50 times lower than what we were told by the CDC 6 weeks ago.

Switzerland and other countries are opening up their schools again as significant new data in Switzerland, Netherlands, Iceland and the UK that all report no Covid-19 cases of 18 Y.O. and under, and no evidence of anyone in this age range transmitting the virus to others.

 

Former Stanford Chief of Neuroradiology Dr. Scott Atlas is saying, "The Science and data tell us that it is time to end the government lockdowns, leaders must examine accumulated data to see what has actually happened, rather than keep emphasizing hypothetical projections; combine that empirical evidence with fundamental principles of biology established for decades; and then thoughtfully restore the country to function. "

He says, "Most of the Covid-19 patients infected were asymptomatic or “have zero symptoms,” he and the vast majority “certainly” do not require hospitalization.  It is time to quit using the original faulty hypothetical; projections and worst case scenarios, fear has to be discarded, we have to make policy based on science and known medical facts, using logic and common science, what were doing if we extend this total isolation is counter productive and harmful to society."  VideoHe cites 5 facts:

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Fact 1: The overwhelming majority of people do not have any significant risk of dying from Covid-19.

Fact 2: Protecting older, at-risk people eliminates hospital overcrowding.

Fact 3: Vital population immunity is prevented by total isolation policies, prolonging the problem.

Fact 4: People are dying because other medical care is not getting done due to hypothetical projections.

Fact 5: We have a clearly defined population at risk who can be protected with targeted measures.

 

California Urgent Care Doctors Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi have made national news referencing facts and data compiled from across the country which is showing that healthy people should NOT be sheltering in place as Covid-19 is very much like the flu; see interview video that went viral with millions of views here.

Doctors across the U.S. are now saying much has changed in the last 7 weeks.  The Covid-19 curve is beyond its peak in every state, well beyond in some cases, which had been the goal of the shutdown. We’ve learned that the virus arrived in the U.S. much earlier than thought and that up to 33 percent of Americans have antibodies present in their blood, meaning they’ve had the disease although some may not have realized it, but they have developed a "Herd Immunity."

Herd immunity is when enough people (a critical mass) become immune to an infectious disease, so that it stops the disease from spreading; in time building up an immune response to it (natural immunity). Herd immunity work against the spread of viruses when enough of the population becomes immune to a disease. This helps protect people who have low functioning immune systems and may develop an infection more easily, such as older adults, babies, young children, pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems and people with pre-existing health conditions.

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REMEMBER we were told the lockdown was never supposed to prevent people from contracting the disease, it was to slow the spread. The shutdown was originally explained as a way to "flatten the curve," allowing time to expand health care capacity, to build capacities in the hospitals so lives would not be needlessly lost in overwhelmed hospitals. But hospitals are mostly empty, and In fact it has cost WA state hospitals over one billion dollars, and thanks to our Democrat state government, hospitals are going out of business as Inslee's policies are creating an economic crisis and additional health crisis (as needed surgeries are non-essential) far worse than the Covid-19 crisis.

When our Democrat state controlled govt. began the policy of mandated lockdown we were told the order was justified because the state could have as many as 150,000 - 300,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the coming months based on what was happening in Italy using current models. Those dire predictions never materialized, even Century Link Field was converted to a make-shift hospital, only to be disassembled a few weeks later.  

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THIS IS NO LONGER ABOUT THE VIRUS: Reliable data shows that Covid-19 is much less severe than anticipated and behaves like a influenza type virus. But instead of our Democrat state government adjusting the policies to fit the facts, the science and the data, it has doubled down. I.e. On April 13 Washington, Oregon and California formed a "Western States Pact."  Inslee, Brown and Newsom announced the agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling Covid-19 into the future. This is totally unconstitutional and violates the commerce clause in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 10, Clause 3). 

All the doomsday models and predictions never came to fruition and is time to end the mitigation phase and to start the recovery stage to get the economy going again. However the Democrat controlled states want to drag this out as long as possible for political gain. And Gov. Inslee and Calif Gov. Newsom are in lockstep! Newsom said in a press conference last month that the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to usher in a “progressive era” in American policy.  Newsome said "There is opportunity for remaining a more progressive era as it relates to capitalism, so yes, absolutely we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern." Inslee's actions are the same politicizing Covid-19, as in his April 24 press conference he referenced Bill Gates, insisting the virus will be with us for quite some time.

It should be of no surprise that Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently cut a deal $1 billion contract deal with Chinese company BYD, for protective masks said Newsom’s finance director, Keely Bosler, wrote in a letter to lawmakers shared Monday.  Three million surgical masks arrived in California as the first shipment in a major deal for 200 million masks a month. OF NOTE: Calf taxpayers are paying twice as much as the American made Honeywell masks.

 

There are many theories as to why the COVID-19 serious infections and deaths are dramatically lower than expected. Some say that it is because of "social distancing," but there is no absolute proof that is the answer. Inslee says it is because the lockdown is working. However that argument is not valid without proof, "corelation is not causation."  In fact as the data mounts it is becoming clear that a lockdown of healthy people may be the worst thing that you could do with regards to a virus, and lockdowns could contribute to a second wave. German and Swiss studies are finding that the lockdowns are making no statistical difference in Covid-19 deaths. Also Dr. T.J. Rogers of Stanford says there is no corelation with any of U.S.lockdowns and their death rates, meaning lockdowns did not have any measurable statistical impact on death (study here).

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Many other respected physicians including veteran Scholar of Epidemiology Dr. Knut Wittkowski, formerly the head of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at Rockefeller University in New York City, insists that lockdown policies could result in many more deaths in the long term, and may contribute to a second wave of the virus.

He says "Lockdown orders prolong any efforts in developing herd immunity, which is our only weapon in “exterminating” the coronavirus outside of a vaccine; and focusing on shielding the most vulnerable to the virus (our elderly and folks with pre-existing conditions) while allowing the young and healthy to build up immunity would, in the end, save more lives. With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity, about 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected, or they had very, very mild symptoms, especially if they are children. So, it’s very important to keep the schools open and kids mingling to spread the virus to get herd immunity as fast as possible, and then the elderly people, who should be separated, and the nursing homes should be closed during that time, can come back and meet their children and grandchildren after about 4 weeks when the virus has been exterminated."  See video here.

 

After updated testing data we now know the first person to have died from Covid-19 was in Santa Clara, CA Feb 6th (NOT WA State as we were lead to believe). That means the seed date of virus was in the U.S. in mid Jan or before via community spread. In fact CA influenza numbers were abnormally high in Oct - Feb where residents had a abnormally higher than average flu season. The reality is that people who had the flu in Oct-Feb may very well have had Covid-19 and simply did not know it. This collaborates with what the government of Taiwan reported to the WHO back at the end of December, saying a very severe respiratory virus was infecting their population causing death.

Another new study by USC with the L.A. County Dept. of public health antibody test says between 2.8% and 5.6% of the population had Covid-19 anti-bodies in their blood, which equates to 221 k - 442K people with the virus in early April and 600 deaths, and equates to .1 % -.27 % which is comparable to most flu seasons death rates. These are all important facts because it shows all along our population has been building up anti-bodies for many months now. 

 

We now know that ALL U.S. official listed Covid-19 deaths are people who died WITH the virus and NOT necessary FROM the virus and the books are being cooked. This was made public last month when Coronavirus task Dr. Deborah Birx said the United States has taken a "liberal approach" in the way doctors classify deaths from the virus. If someone dies WITH but NOT necessarily FROM COVID-19, it is still being counted as a COVID-19 death. Meaning everyone who dies WITH COVID 19 (REGARDLESS OF WHAT EVER ELSE MAY BE WRONG) is recorded as a death FROM COVID-19).  I.e. if someone already was dying of cancer or heart disease and they were diagnosed with Covid-19 and then died, their death is listed as an official Covid-19 death (this has already happened in Skagit County).

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So its obvious that official Covid-19 reported deaths and death rates are being manipulated, and are based on false numbers and inaccurate statistics. The actual number of people who died FROM COVID-19 is substantially lower than what we are being told. Thousands of doctors around the country are substantiating this. One of many reputable physicians proving the case is Dr. Annie Bukacek. She is a longtime Montana physician with over 30 years' experience practicing medicine and signing death certificates as a routine part of her job, video here.

In an April guideline, the CDC admitted that the coronavirus mortality numbers are being bolstered saying "If a “definitive diagnosis of Covid-19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely, it is acceptable to report Covid -19 on a death certificate as ‘probable’ or ‘presumed.’” And in the past several weeks CDC reports for deaths due to "non-coronavirus" causes like the flu are showing a dramatic decrease. 

OF NOTE: Up until about 5 weeks ago the WA Dept of Health website statistics reported that 82% of all Covid-19 new cases were ages 70 - 80 and 80 - 90. It is interesting to note that the website has been Re-calibrated, taking away the 70 - 79 year old age bracket, replacing it with a bracket of 60 yo - 79 yo. The statistics are being manipulated to fit the "Progressive" agenda!

I am not saying Covid-19 is not serious, it is. But so is influenza. There needs to be truth and consistency in the overall true case fatality reporting, so we can have an appropriate government response. I.e. in mid March, based on faulty models, California was projected to have hundreds of thousands of deaths and were told that 56 % of their 40 million resident population would be infected with Covid-19 in the first 8 weeks.  

 

The latest Project Veritas investigation is also proving the blatant corruption and fraud is very widespread as funeral home directors are saying that in many cases death certificates are being reported as Covid-19, whether the deceased had a positive test or not, even if there was no Covid-19 test done at all, video here and video here.

 

Over the last month many well respected Doctors have come out publicly against Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx. Highly respected Dr. Rashid A. Buttar who specializes in immune dysfunctions, and is Medical Director for the Centers of Advanced Medicine and for the last 20 years who has been ranked as one of the Top 50 Doctors in the U.S., is saying the Fauchi, WHO and CDC models are totally wrong as they ignore the fundamental aspects of how physiology and how the human system works. Amazing Video here

Also Medical DirectorDr. Shiva Ayyadurai, another very credible scientist, who has multiple degrees and a PHD in Biological Engineering at MIT, is saying social isolation should only be used with individuals that actually have Covid-19. Ayyadurai also makes the case and cites studies that prove when you isolate healthy people for long periods it hurts the immune system, as it leads to inflammatory compounds and decreases anti-viral compounds in the body, and also increases the chance of biro-infection by added stress caused by social isolation. He also says being outdoors and sunlight helps to kill Covid-19. Video here.

Many other studies confirm this including researchers at The Harvard School of Public Health, which published a study in the Academic Journal of Science and found that extreme social distancing can be counter productive and prevent herd immunity from forming. Also a recent U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security study also found that sunlight (UV Rays) kills the Covid-19 virus.

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Professor Yitzhak Ben Israel of Tel Aviv University, who also serves on the research and development advisory board for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, plotted the rates of new coronavirus infections of the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Spain. The numbers are amazingly similar, irrespective of whether the country quarantined like Israel, or went about business as usual like Sweden, coronavirus peaked and subsided in the exact same way. His graphs show that all countries experienced seemingly identical coronavirus infection patterns, with the number of infected peaking in the sixth week and rapidly subsiding by the eighth week. 

And two other new major antibody tests are showing a higher incident rate than originally assumed; in Santa Clara, CA 3% of the population has already contracted the virus and another test in LA County says approx. 4.5% of the population has Covid-19, meaning a much lower fatality rate of about .13% and .12% of the population respectively. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, said the study suggests that 0.1 percent to 0.2 percent of people infected by the virus will die, which would make Covid-19 only somewhat more deadly than the seasonal flu." German, Dutch and French studies are finding very similar results.

 

The U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams last week announced that the Coronavirus Task Force will be dropping old pandemic models from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) in favor of real-time statistics. Adams said, “What the American people need to know now is we actually have data, and so we’re tracking that data.” 

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Adams cites original CDC / WHO models that predicted millions of U.S. deaths and signals a departure from the Fauci / Gates plan of keeping the nation under lockdown as long as possible. Using these unreliable models, Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates have been threatening shutdowns of businesses for anywhere from six months to a year and until they can get the public inoculated with a new, minimally tested vaccine. Experts have called this a “grossly disproportionate response”.

 

Meanwhile the country of Sweden decided to not do any lockdown stay-at-home orders and are expecting the long term results, hospitalizations and morbidity results to be as good or better as other countries like the U.S.. Sweden has encouraged social distancing for the sick but has not forced businesses, restaurants, or schools to close.

Anders Tegnell, Sweden's state epidemiologist, has defended his country's response to the coronavirus saying "The strategy had achieved its goal of defending the health service and that Stockholm was showing signs of herd immunity."  The architect of Sweden's plan not to lock down for the coronavirus pandemic also says 'It's working and that the capital, Stockholm, is already benefiting from herd immunity."

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Sweden chose a strategy of implementing a few rules and broadly urging people to socially distance rather than enforcing a lockdown with schools and restaurants open. The country says its people can be trusted to follow its guidelines. Sweden is following the data and using common sense guidelines that are proving much less economically destructive than most all other counties. 

This appears to be the model now used by several US Republican states like South Dakota where Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday mapped out a plan for getting the state “back to normal,” amid the coronavirus outbreak, a plan that she said emphasizes "Personal Responsibility instead of government orders." OF NOTE: In Sweden more than half of all Covid-19 deaths have been in long term care centers and nursing homes (sound familiar).

 

It's important to understand the origins of our own “mass hysteria” response. President Trump urged a strong coronavirus response after consulting with Dr. Fauci, Birx and his team, who relied on a now known flawed British model predicting 2.2 million deaths in the United States and 500,000 deaths in the U.K. That model was developed by Professor Neil Ferguson, who had a history of wildly overestimating death rates through his prediction models. Ferguson is not known for his reliability, and his 2001 disease model was criticized as “not fit for purpose” after it predicted that up to 150,000 people could die in the U.K. from mad cow disease (177 deaths to date). 

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Inslee, the academics and public health officials who have concocted models of the virus's spread are telling us that we have to continue the shutdown, but none of their models considers the deaths that will be caused by unemployment. Job losses cause extreme suffering and deep depression and helps contribute to obesity. Every 1% hike in the unemployment rate will likely produce a 3.3% increase in drug overdose deaths and a 0.99% increase in suicides according to data provided by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the medical journal Lancet.  These are facts based on experience, and if unemployment hits 32%, some 77,000 Americans are likely to die from suicide and drug overdoses as a result of layoffs. Scientists call these fatalities "Deaths of Despair."

New facts are showing there has been an enormous increase in suicide hotline calls nationwide, and an 8,000% increase in calls to suicide hotlines in Los Angeles alone thanks to the widespread economic damage caused by the lockdowns. Also there is now a consensus among doctors that are saying more people will die of cancer this year because of surgery bans and delayed treatment than will die of Covid-19. Additionally the United Nations says hundreds of thousands of kids will die in 2020 alone from the economic downturn of the lockdowns. REMEMBER the virus did not do this, the government response did.

Health experts agree and leading economist Michael French from the University of Miami and a co-author found a "significant association between job loss" and binge drinking and alcoholism, he reports the deaths are predictable from alcohol abuse caused by unemployment. The impact of layoffs goes beyond suicide, drug overdosing, alcoholism and obesity. Overall, the death rate for an unemployed person is 63% higher than for someone with a job, according to findings in Social Science & Medicine. It's not just an economic fact. It's a public health disaster. If the shutdown is dragged on, as many Democrats hope, it is certain to kill more Americans than coronavirus. 

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Before the virus hit, America's unemployment rate was 3.5%, the lowest in 50 years. Now Goldman Sachs predicts unemployment could spike by midyear. A St. Louis Federal Reserve economist grimly predicts 32% unemployment now on track to eclipse its all-time-high during the depths of the great depression (at 24.9%) and other 4.4 million Americans have filed for unemployment, bringing the total to about 30 million. Tragically even that understates the true scope of the problem, because self-employed individuals can’t file for unemployment, and thus aren’t counted in those statistics.

Layoff-related deaths are now likely to far outnumber the coronavirus deaths predicted through August. This comparison is not meant to understate the seriousness of coronavirus for those who get it and their families. But state dictates to closing "nonessential" businesses need to be reassessed given of the predictable harm to the lives and health of the uninfected.

 

As the ongoing state Democrat forced lock-down keeps ruining lives, leading many to job loss, suicide, drug abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence and crime; our state govt. policy is telling the jails to release criminals, for churches to be shut down, and for people to be denied life saving medical treatments because they're not "essential."

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Please think about this rationally for a moment, Why is it that brain tumor operations, cancer treatments and pain medication treatments are deemed "Non-Essential?" Why are most businesses still forcibly closed and owners threatened with arrest and to have their business licenses taken away?  And how is it ok that In rural areas counties farmers are being incentivized to stop dairy farming and to sell their herds?

We are told to use online forms provided by state govt. to report people who are defying lockdowns, all the while peoples lives are being totally destroyed. In addition to the over 1,100 convicted prisoners getting out early because of the governor / Covid-19 rhetoric the Washington Supreme Court (in a 5-4 decision) decided against a legal challenge by Columbia Legal Services, that argued for the release of all inmates over age 50 regardless of their crime, approximately 12,000 (TWELVE THOUSAND) criminals!  Never the less the release of the 1,100 criminals poses an horrific threat to community safety and the rule-of-law.

Inslees and Democrat policies are leading to more lawlessness, in many areas crime concerns have become fully realized, and burglary cases have exploded since the lockdown. Case in point, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announced the creation of a property crime task force, as there has been a consistent increase in burglaries in recent weeks connected to recent Covid-19-related releases of repeat offenders.

 

Masks may NOT be healthy for some people to wear: “It can lead to oxygen shortage, suffocation, respiration trouble, and heart attacks,” says Dr D Saha, scientist and Director at the India Central Pollution Control Board. He says "Masks are a potential source of bacteria and viruses., the moisture from exhalation inside the mask, when in constant contact with the 37 degrees Celsius warm human body, becomes ideal place for virus and bacteria to thrive, this could result in the growth of microbes on masks and aid the spread of airborne diseases like influenza."

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There are many reasons why there now are massive protests each day all around the country demanding an end to virus-related shutdowns.  Economic lockdowns are completely destroying most businesses including all of the travel and tourism industries throughout America.  Families are being severely hurt and people also overwhelming feel that the lockdowns violate their constitutional rights as Americans.

My question is this: "Why is the news media so suddenly interested and intensely focused on pathogenic respiratory illness when this is not only not new, but the numbers of the story that they’re covering pale in comparison to what influenza does to us annually in this world?” asked Kelly Neill, an attendee of the ‘Liberate San Diego’ protest held last weekend.

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This is total insanity and it is time to stop the madness! The overall adverse economic effects and overall adverse health effects of poverty and lockdown being imposed on us by our Inslee lead Police State Big Brother Socialist Democrat Government Is No Longer Worth It.

SOLUTION: All the data shows Covid-19 has peaked in our state, there are no shortage of hospital beds and the curve has been flattened.  After the May 4th lockdown order expires It is time for Inslee to end the emergency and open up our state to all business (assuming reasonable and safe protocols). And immediately the WA State counties should be allowed to act autonomously and to end the lock-down and open up their businesses and economies as they see fit. Each county is quite capable to use their own people, data and resources to make that decision unilaterally. This is not a one-size fits all solution, in our state several of the less populated counties have had few if any Covid-19 deaths and very minimal hospitalizations.

 

Nationally the Republican controlled states are quickly realizing the true data and are now choosing to opening up their states economies.  REMEMBER THAT ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES - VOTE REPUBLICAN IN 2020!

 

Good news is that State Republicans have a reasonable and very safe plan to re-open the economy including, but not limited to:

Starting a Restart Task Force comprising legislative leaders, relevant executive-branch directors and representatives of the business and organized-labor communities. This group will chart a course toward allowing all Washington businesses to reopen, on a phased or limited basis as necessary, with Covid-19 protections for workers and customers in place.

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Deliver on the massive testing capabilities promised by state health officials ahead of the business-closure order. Direct the appropriate state agencies to acquire antibody tests and work with employers to screen workers. Workers found to have the antibodies resulting from the Covid-19 infection will be immediately eligible for employment.

Exempt small businesses from paying sales and business-and-occupation (B&O) taxes for one year.

Offer state-government assistance to the many small businesses in Washington that do not qualify for federal emergency-assistance programs.

A moratorium on all state-agency rulemaking not related to the current crisis. Rules are important, but at a time when many businesses are simply trying to survive, the making of new rules seems less than essential. Relief from rulemaking goes hand-in-hand with relief from taxes.

Forgive first-quarter small-business B&O taxes for 2020 and allow deferral of remaining quarterly taxes to the end of 2020. It makes more sense for state government to assist employers through this difficult time, so they can return to becoming regular taxpayers, then to see employers fail and drop off the tax rolls completely.

Forgive payments related to unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation and paid family leave for April 2020 through the month that the business-closure order is lifted or amended, as appropriate.

Increase the small-business tax credit to exempt businesses with annual gross receipts of an amount to be determined.

Business-tax reporting and payment deferral for B&O, sales, and use tax.

Sales-tax exemptions to help jump-start business activity statewide: See full plan here.

Also last month WA state Republicans legislators sent a letter to Governor Insllee to ask the state to begin Covid-19 anti-body tests. This is a critical tool needed for informed decisions in both our health care system and economic recovery and will help bring a critical level of accuracy to our state's baseline data, total infection and fatality rates by offering a clearer picture of how contagious and far spread the disease is in our state. It is also important to test people who had coronavirus symptoms but were told to stay home and eventually recovered from whatever ailed them. This is not just about health. It's also about our economy. Antibody testing is essential to getting Washingtonians back to work and accelerating what is already sure to be a long economic recovery. 

 

With all WA state schools closed this is a great opportunity for parents, now parents are the primary teachers of Washington’s 1.1 million students. WA State share of the Congressional CARES Act funding should be provided directly to parents, and NOT to the schools. Of note: Last year in WA state, 45 percent of 3rd graders failed to pass the state test in reading. Children must learn to read well in order to succeed in society. Perhaps parents should focus on teaching their children reading, writing and arithmetic. Obviously current statewide curriculum is not working.  

 

Thousands of doctors are saying that Hydroxychloroquine works against COVID-19.  Specifically when taken in combination with zinc for severely-ill COVID-19 patients.doctors around the world and around the country are using it and seeing positive results. Dr. Anthony Cardillo said "Every patient I've prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free, so clinically I am seeing a resolution." Cardillo is the CEO of Mend Urgent Care, which has locations in Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys and Burbank. He said he has found it only works if combined with zinc. The drug, he said, opens a channel for the zinc to enter the cell and block virus replication.

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Dr. Mohammud Alam, an infectious disease specialist affiliated with Plainview Hospital, said 81 percent of infected Covid patients he treated at three Long Island nursing homes recovered from the contagion. “In this crisis, I realized I had to do something,” Alam said. ”I realized if this was my dad, what would I do? And I would do anything I could to help.”

Dr. Stephen Smith, founder of The Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health, said that he is optimistic about the use of antimalarial medications and antibiotics to treat COVID-19 patients, calling it “a game-changer.”  Smith, who is treating COVID-19 patients, said that he has been treating "everybody with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin [an antibiotic]. We’ve been doing so for a while.” 

An international poll of thousands of doctors rated the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine the best treatment for the novel coronavirus. Of the 6,227 physicians surveyed in 30 countries, 37 percent rated hydroxychloroquine the “most effective therapy” for combating the potentially deadly illness, according to the results released last month.

OF NOTE: Even though hydroxychloroquine has been used as a safe medication since the 1940's several Democrat states like Nevada are refusing to allow the drug.  This has sparked a lawsuit by doctors in Nevada, Dr. Bruce Fong and other Nevada doctors are saying the Nevada government policy will cost many people their lives, especially those patients in the 15 % of high risk Covid-19 category.

 

Democrat Michigan State House Rep. Karen Whitsit literally had her life saved as she was close to death having been diagnosed with Covid-19.  As a last gasp attempt to live, her doctor prescribed hydroxychloroquine, Karen who also suffers from chronic Lyme disease, said she felt better within a few hours of taking the medicine. Karen credited President Trump, saying if had not talked about this, it wouldn’t have been accessible for her to take it. Shortly After Karen publicly thanked Trump at the White House the Michigan State Democrat caucus decided to punish her by censuring her and banning her from the caucus. 

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Gilead Sciences has been testing an antiviral treatment, remdesivir, for COVID patients and the results have been excellent. It caused the markets to surge mid-April when it was reported that most of the patients who took remdesivir were discharged. The F.D.A.plans to fast track this so remdesivir can be used widely throughout the U.S..

 

In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) co-published with other UN agencies and the help of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) the radical ‘International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education.’ The purpose is to set the sexual health education standards for all of the world’s children. The WHO defines ‘sexuality’ to encompass sex, gender identities, roles, sexual orientation and reproduction, (article here).

 

Both Facebook and YouTube Censure Free Speech: Facebook is saying they are shutting down posts events for protests they disagree with as "Harmful Misinformation" and YouTube's newest policy is to remove any content that goes against the WHO recommendation guidelines.  "Anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy," YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said, justifying content censorship on her company's platform.  OF NOTE: Yesterday Dem Adam Schiff sent a letter today to Google, YouTube, and Twitter urging the platforms to explicitly notify users when they’ve engaged with misinformation about the Coronavirus.

 

An online petition calling for the resignation of the embattled leader of the WHO how has over 1 million signatures. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has led the United Nations-backed WHO agency as the Director-General since July 2017, has been under fire over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. THIS WAS A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC CHINA COULD HAVE STOPPED but instead the WHO and Tedros were complicit in peddling a false Chinese Communist Party narrative.

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Here is a timeline: Dec 30 Taiwan tells the WHO there is evidence of human to human transmission of the Coronavirus: Jan 14 the WHO said they don't see any evidence of human to human transmission of the Coronavirus (China knew this to be a lie). Jan 20 Tedros goes to China for a week and issues a statement saying there is no emergency and no need to limit China trade or travel. Jan 30 Trump bans travel from China: Jan 31 Tedros criticizes Trump for the travel ban and says the ban would increase fear and stigma with little health benefit (repeating the same narrative from China).

For at least a month China knew the severity of the virus, to the point they restricted all air travel from Wuhan to other party of China. However they allowed all international air travel from Wuhan to all ares outside the country during that time.

This is all part of the Chinese Communist Party's long term plan to take control of and corrupt world governments, institutions and agencies. Of note: China groomed Tedros to lead the WHO to be a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party and China now controls at least 5 of the 17 specialized United Nations agencies. OF NOTE: Dr. Fauci has a well know close friendship with WHO Director General Dr. Tedros, and both are connected to the Clinton Foundation in Ethiopia, video.

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In 2018 more than 67,000 Americans died from opioid-related overdoses, the majority of those deaths (approximately 70%) involved fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 50 times more potent than heroin. China leads the world in the production and supply of fentanyl and the chemical precursors used to manufacture the drug. Roughly 68 percent of all global fentanyl movements originate in China, according to the Defense Intelligence Agency.

China is one of the world's largest producers of the precursor chemicals used to manufacture fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. It also leads the world in making the chemicals used to process heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines. Fentanyl is largely unregulated by Chinese authorities, making it easy for local actors to divert supplies to overseas buyers. Law enforcement agents have been given emergency authorities to try to control the flow of fentanyl and target opioid "kingpins." Border and customs officials have seized record amounts of fentanyl and other synthetic opioid this year but the drug crisis continues to get worse.

At last months hearing of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, lawmakers, drug control officials and experts argued for solutions of the source of the problem, "China is the number one problem when it comes to illegal fentanyl coming into the United States," said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

 

China is now the worlds leading sponsor of pandemics. At this point, U.S. military officials say the virus escaping a lab was probably accidental, but China's reaction to the crisis has been completely deliberate. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wants the Chinese Communist Party to "pay the price" for the coronavirus pandemic in the same way that Iran has been punished for funding terrorists. "Iran is the largest state-sponsor of terrorism. China is the largest state sponsor of pandemics," what did we do to Iran who is the bad actor? We sanctioned Iran. What should we do to the largest state sponsor of pandemics on the globe? We should sanction China to get them to change their behavior." Also last month Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill called the "Ending Chinese Medical Censorship and Cover Ups Act of 2020," legislation to sanction Chinese officials involved in the ongoing suppression of medical experts, journalists, and political dissidents, amid Chinese censorship of its citizens that is helping to fuel the global pandemic of the Coronavirus.

 

Next on the agenda for Gov Inslee includes having 1,500 investigators conducting "contact tracing" in an effort to map and control the spread of Covid-19. Contact tracing is a mitigation strategy in which "investigators" (perhaps the National Guard) "Track Down" people who may have interacted with an infected individual during the window of contagion. It is traditionally done by phone calls and interviews, though governments are now expanding technology-driven contact tracing. Apple and Google are developing tools that use mobile devices to track potential Covid-19 cases.

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The tech companies plan to release software updates this month that enable their mobile operating systems to exchange info with other phones that come in close proximity. When public health officials identify a positive Covid-19 case, they will be able to notify everyone whose phone was near the patient without revealing that person’s identity. This is a dangerous breech of privacy and the methods used assuredly will outlive the crisis!

 

Recently Pennsylvania started to include Covid-19 “probable deaths” in its fatalities, as a result, the total number of coronavirus deaths grew by 276, then 360, in successive nights, almost doubling the number of deaths in the state in two days. The Pennsylvania Dept. of Health (DOH) subsequently removed 200 deaths from its count after facing mounting questions about the accuracy of the count. 

 

A pastor in Mississippi planned to hold a drive-in church service on Easter Sunday, Instead the local police showed up ahead of time to block worshippers from participating. They also told the pastor hosting the event that his "rights were suspended" under a statewide lockdown stay-at-home order. And in Kentucky congregants were threatened with misdemeanors and police riddled church parking lots with nails. Police also recorded license plate numbers for punishment.

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March was the end of the snow year in Washington state, and snowpack officially ended the year averaging 109% of normal; it is the 12th time in the last 15 years that our snowpack has finished above average. But it is important to remember that the 2020 WA state legislators and environmental activists pushed for costly environmental policies, and cited the loss of snowpack as a justification for their crisis mentality. I.e. HB 2311, which tightened Washington’s CO2-reduction targets, claimed “Our state is experiencing a climate emergency in the form of…lack of snowpack."  The data demonstrates more of the Dem deceptive false narrative.

 

On April 20th responding to a post which stated: "Oil prices now at negative values, " Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described "Democratic Socialist," wrote on Twitter. "You absolutely love to see it."

 

Dem Operative media MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle is already suggesting that Democrat Joe Biden set up a “shadow government” against the Trump administration amid the coronavirus outbreak.  Ruhle pitched the idea last month during an interview with Jim Messina, who served as deputy chief of staff of operations under former President Barack Obama.

 

Stocks have best month since 1987: For April, a strong performance as investors waded back into equities as states begin to reopen following the unprecedented business closings aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Nasdaq had with a 15 percent rise, while the S&P 500 and Dow rose 12 percent and 11 percent respectively.

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Tax deadline extended: This year’s federal income-tax due date has been moved to July 15.

 

More troubling information coming out about Dr. Fauchi and his wife who have long lasting disturbing ties with the Obama's and Clinton's.  Fauchi and his wife were part of the 2016 Hillary Clinton election night party that ended in disaster for the Democrats. Additionally it is becoming well known that Fauchi is very connected to the "Deep State" liberal agenda which includes the worst actors in the fake news media like Jim Acosta and John Karl, see video here

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OF NOTE: Rudy Giuliani (Attorney to President Trump) is demanding Fauci, who while working with the Obama administration, be partly held accountable for the $3.7 million the U.S. granted to China for coronavirus research in 2014. Giuliani says some of the money went to the Wuhan laboratory in which the coronavirus pandemic is believe to have originated.

It is believed the Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on bats captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan which were funded by the grant. The US National Institutes of Health continues to license the Wuhan laboratory.

Giuliani wants to find out what Fauci knew about what was going on in the Wuhan laboratory when the grant was made. The U.S. intelligence community believes the current coronavirus strain may have accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.  Giuliani suspects China was experimenting with viruses at the lab for the purpose of "weaponizing them." 

This is similar to what Dr. Rashid A. Buttar (who specializes in immune dysfunctions, and is Medical Director for the Centers of Advanced Medicine and for the last 20 years who has been ranked as one of the Top 50 Doctors in the U.S.) has been saying saying about Fauchi, video here. Also Butttar has referenced the use of mannequins and staging of "testing" and staging of "overwhelmed" hospitals, this has been confirmed with hundreds of worldwide videos, here.

 

One of the U.S. Mint designs for its 2020 “America the Beautiful Quarters” program, features two bats hanging upside down (replacing the proud eagle). The "tails"side of the 25-cent coin depicts a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging from a tree with her pup clinging to her wings. “The design is intended to promote awareness to the species’ threatened status due to habitat loss and commercial hunting,” the U.S. Mint said on its website. “The National Park of American Samoa is the only park in the United States that is home to the Samoan fruit bat.”  

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Thank you to Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, who last month publicly stated he would not enforce gov. Inslee's "stay-home lockdown order" because it is “preventing religious freedoms and constitutional rights.”

 

Last months SCRP Central Committee meeting via ZOOM Video conference / Teleconference was a huge succuss with about 70 total attendees. This months May 16th County Convention and May 21st Central Committee meeting will also be conducted via Zoom Video conference / Teleconference format. Check the skagitrepublicans.com website for continuing updates.

 

A Big Thank You to SCRP volunteer Elizabeth Waldron who is assisting with Referendum-90 petition signing events, the next one is set for Thursday, May 7th at Christ the King Church (covered parking area) located at 2111 Riverside Drive Mount Vernon 98273 (across from Max Dales restaurant) MAPFor more info see parentsforsafeschools.com. DEMOCRATS ARE DOING EVERYTHING TO BLOCK THIS EFFORT! Get the word out as we only have a few months to collect much needed signatures to roll back the Democrats obscene comprehensive K-12 sex-ed curriculum. 

 

Respect and Blessings,

Bill Bruch, SCRP Chairman

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