Weekly Stories about What’s Happening in Washington State and Stories of Interest to Washingtonions
by Gerald Braude
In this post:
- Links to Radio Show references
- Washington Government Statistics Show Negative Efficacy of COVID-19 Shots
- Governor Inslee Backs Off on Boosters Mandates but Not COVID Shot Primary Series Requirement
August 5 Episode of An Informed Life Radio Notes and Links
- WA State Employee Covid Shot Mandate Filed – Informed Choice Washington
- Patient Guide & Medical Factsheet Download Page – Truth for Health Foundation
- Jynneos Package Insert
- Jynneos Information CDC
- Tpoxx Drug Information FDA
- Tpoxx Treatment Permission Form
- Proposed Rules WA
- U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency (statnews.com)
- Good Morning CHD episode with Meryl Nass on Monkeypox
- NTI Statement and FAQ Regarding NTI-Munich Security Conference 2021 Tabletop Exercise on Reducing High-Consequence Biological Threats
- 1984 Federal Register: Public Health Social Marketing of Vaccination: Is it Ethical? – Informed Choice Washington
- AAPS Lawsuit: What’s New Archives – AAPS | Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (aapsonline.org)
- ‘Explosive’ Documents Reveal How CDC, Social Media Giants Colluded to (greenmedinfo.com)
Washington Government Statistics Show Negative Efficacy of COVID-19 Shots
The Washington Department of Health web site shows two county maps for COVID-19 shots.
The map on the right shows the percentage of fully COVID-19 vaccinated for each county. The map on the left shows the seven-day case rate per 100,000 of the population as well the latest seven-day case count and the population of the county.
Derived from those maps, the following table shows a listing of each county from the highest percentage vaccinated at the top down to the lowest percentage vaccinated at the bottom.
|7-Day Case Rate||7-Day Case
| Per 100,000
Derived from table above, the following bar graph shows the seven-day case rate per 100,000 county population, starting with the lowest percentage vaccinated at the top down to the highest percentage vaccinated at the bottom.
Even with the fluctuations, the bar graph shows a positive increase between percentage of county COVID-19 shots and county COVID-19 case rates. Granted, some of the much less populated counties with lower COVID-19 vaccination percentages, notably Franklin, Yakima, Grant, and Garfield, have higher COVID-19 rates than counties with higher COVID-19 vaccinated percentages. Such comparisons show that the COVID-19 shots do work. But those counties are relatively slow sampling pools in which, over the seven-day period given, many other factors can come into play, such as age, health, and current weather.
The most telling statistic is a look at the largest sampling. By far, the counties with the highest populations are King, Pierce, and Snohomish. Below is the table for those three counties.
|7-Day Case Rate
The above table shows that, of the three counties, Pierce with the lowest percentage of vaccination has the lowest case rate, Snohomish with the second lowest percentage of vaccination has the second lowest case rate, and King with the highest percentage of vaccination has the highest case rate. The following bar graph shows this increase.
So, the above bar graph of the most populated counties in Washington clearly shows that those who receive the shots to protect themselves from COVID-19 are more likely to get COVID-19.
Governor Inslee Backs Off on Boosters Mandates but Not COVID Shot Primary Series Requirement
Governor Jay Inslee has revised his directive regarding COVID-19 shots for state employees. His June 30, 2022 directive had called for all state employees to be fully vaccinated, including boosters. Inslee has now decided to “Pursue options for offering incentives for COVID-19 boosters instead of making them a requirement.”
In issuing his June 30 directive, the governor had said he was exercising his executive authority, not the emergency powers he used to issue other COVID-19-related emergency orders. More information will be forthcoming regarding the incentives and how they will be implemented, and the Office of Financial Management (OFM) will engage in rulemaking to implement the Governor’s updated directive.
Informed Choice Washington has issued an Action Alert concerning Inslee’s directive.
The Action Alert says, “Incentives are a form of coercion and undue influence. Using taxpayer money to bribe individuals to get a medical intervention is unethical, and considering Governor Inslee knows the shots come with the risk of cardiac injury, it seems criminal.”
The Office of Financial Management (OFM) will be holding a hearing on the rulemaking of this directive on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Deadline has passed for written comment, but you can attend the audio-only virtual hearing. Here’s how to join the call. You might be able to comment at this meeting.