by Gerald Braude
In this Newsletter:
- Links for the December 2 An Informed Life Radio
- Third Washington Resident Dies after Bivalent COVID-19 Shot
- Complaints about a Washington Public Health Officer
- Ranking COVID-19 in Washington with the Other States
December 2 Episode of An Informed Life Radio Notes and Links
Guest: Sara Boyd
Guest: Victoria Palmer
Third Washington Resident Dies after Bivalent COVID-19 Shot
ICWA News has previously reported two Washington deaths after the Bivalent COVID-19 shot. One was the death of a eighty-three-year-old woman the morning after taking the Bivalent jab on September 13, 2022. The second was a seventy-seven-year-old man who died the day after taking the Bivalent shot.
The most recent death was of a fifty-six-year-old man who died on November 12, 2022.
The Moderna Bivalent shot was the victim’s fifth dose of the COVID-19 shot.
During the week after the shot, he had multiple falls at home before an ambulance transported him to the hospital. There, he was mostly somnolent and difficult to arouse, but he did answer questions when he awoke. He was found to be profoundly hyponatremic (serum sodium 97) and with marked leukocytosis of 33,000. No other SIRS criteria was met and, no source or site of infection was identified. His head CT scan showed no acute intracranial abnormalities. He was admitted to the ICU to manage his profound hyponatremia. With saline hydration and fluid restriction, his serum sodium level started to go down slowly. Four hours into admission, the serum sodium was up to 100. Ten hours into admission, it was up to 102. His mental status improved to the point that he was conversant toward the end of the second hospital day. Rounds at midnight on November 12 revealed that he had vomited and soiled his bed. The staff then changed his gown and bedding, and during repositioning, he became unconscious, unarousable, diuretic, and hypotensive. No pulse was noted so CPR was started and CODE was called. He had ACLS resuscitation, including intubation and placement on mechanical ventilatory support. After the initial revival, he continued to have tachycardia and PEA. Chest compressions were the whole code, and the process was done for more than 190 minutes. With a rhythm of asystole, he was pronounced dead at 3:02 a.m. on November 12.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) shows 1,814 serious adverseevents in Washington State following the receipt of any COVID-19 shot (including bivalent shots) as of November 25, 2022.
VAERS also shows 208 Washington deaths following receipt of any COVID-19 shot (including bivalent shots) as of November 25, 2022.
Complaints about a Washington Public Health Officer
A public records request by Informed Choice Washington revealed complaints about a public health officer in Washington.
Six Clallam County residents filed complaints to the Washington Board of Health (BOH) about Regional Health Officer Alison Berry. The complaints were about requiring customers to show proof of receiving the full dosage of COVID-19 shots in order to enter any public dining or drinking establishment in Clallam and Jefferson counties. Four of those complaints, dated October 8, 2021, read as follows:
This complaint is filed pursuant to RCW 70.05.120 (1) which provides: Any local health officer or administrative officer appointed under RCW 70.05.040, if any, who shall refuse or neglect to obey or enforce the provisions of chapters 70.05, 70.24 and 70.46 RCW or the rules, regulations or orders of the state board of health or who shall refuse or neglect to make prompt and accurate reports to the state board of health, may be removed as local health officer or administrative officer by the state board of health and shall not again be reappointed except with the consent of the state board of health. Any person may complain to the state board of health concerning the failure of the local health officer or administrative officer to carry out the laws or the rules and regulations concerning public health, and the state board of health shall, if a preliminary investigation so warrants, call a hearing to determine whether the local health officer or administrative officer is guilty of the alleged acts. Such hearings shall be held pursuant to the provisions of chapter 34.05 RW, and the rules and regulations of the state board of health adopted thereunder. **We were not granted our procedural due process rights. **There was no properly noticed public meeting by our Clallam County local Board of Health **Our Clallam County local Board of Health did not ‘direct’ Dr. Berry to issue this type of mandate. She acted alone. **There is no public record of our local Board of Health’s “findings and decisions” with regards to the outcome of this public meeting that did not happen.
The first paragraph of another complaint gets straight to the point:
On September 2, 2021, the Clallam County public health officer issued a public health order (hereinafter referred to as the “vaccine mandate order”) restricting the entry of all people (except those under the age of twelve) in restaurants and bars located in Clallam County unless that person provided proof that they were vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine order mandate (exhibit A on page 3) purports to have been issued by the public health officer under the authority of RCW 70.05.070. The public health officer, however, violated RCW 70.05.070 by issuing the vaccine mandate order without receiving direction of the Clallam County Board of Health.
Ranking COVID-19 in Washington with the Other States
The latest map and case count from the New York Times on December 4, 2022 shows that Washington is tied with Virginia for tenth for the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate—75%—in the United States. The release makes no mention of boosters.
The “recent trends” tab provides a state-by-state listing of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations per 100,000 residents. Of note are the percentage changes over a fourteen-day period. For case rate increases over fourteen days, Washington is ranked eighteenth in the United States at 31-percent. For hospitalization rate increases over fourteen days, Washington is ranked sixteenth in the United States at 35-percent.
The NYT’s “recent trend” data shows Washington with a rate of <0.01 deaths per 100,000 and a “fully vaccinated” rate of 75%. South Carolina shows the same <0.01 deaths per 100,000 with a “fully vaccinated” rate of 59%.