The authoritarian left has complete control over Oregon. Of course that's been clear since Antifa made themselves permanent and beloved citizens there, free to loot, pillage and bludgeon people as they pleased. Now it’s become even more apparent due to the fact that the state government is now mandating the worst COVID restrictions in the country.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown did her best tinpot dictator impression on August 24, getting on camera and mandating that Oregonians wear masks in public outdoor settings regardless of vaccination status. In the video posted to social media, Brown claimed, “Today, I’m announcing that active Friday August 27, masks will be required in all public outdoor settings, where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status.”
BREAKING: Oregon Governor Kate Brown imposes OUTDOOR mask mandate, regardless of vaccination status. pic.twitter.com/FXTdrrY4N8— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 24, 2021
Governor Brown’s insane, cumbersome and freedom-killing mandate was made in response to the fact that there are supposedly 1,000 COVID-19 patients in the state’s hospitals. She claimed, “Today we have 1,000 COVID-19 patients in our hospitals, a terrifying milestone.”
And of course, that’s scary and sad, and traumatic and practically apocalyptic, though it is still only .024% of the state's population of around 4.2 million people. So basically everyone will be forced to mask outside starting Friday, August 27, even if they’ve been vaxxed and even if this hospitalization rate is infinitesimal.
Also, Governor Brown spoke about this being the result of the “Delta variant” of the virus, which she stressed has been “ripping through communities around the state and across the country.” Again “ripping” makes it sound horrifying, eh? Oh, you bet it does. Though don’t forget that the Delta variant, while very contagious, is much less deadly than the first form COVID we’ve all come to know and love.
The MacIver Institute reported that the “Delta variant is far more contagious, but it is also apparently far less deadly,” adding that though there have been a “whopping 1.36 million new cases in July” there have only been “8,430 deaths.” Thus the mortality rate for the month was 0.62 percent. In June, it was 2.6 percent. In May, 1.92 percent.”
So as the Delta variant becomes the dominant form of the virus it appears that the death rate is declining dramatically. Keep in mind how Governor Brown fails to mention how many people are dying. The rate of hospitalization is the only real scary number, and even then, is it that scary? You have a quarter of a tenth of a percent risk of going to the hospital if you live in Oregon.
MacIver Institute also referenced White House COVID Response Team official Ben Wakana, who claimed that the media’s COVID-19 hysteria has been “hyperbolic and frankly irresponsible.” Well isn’t that the understatement of the century?
That same hysteria has infected Kate Brown who thinks that vaccines and masks OUTSIDE is the only way to fight this thing. So much so that it’s a government order. So much for Oregon’s freedom. What happens if a full .1% of the locals start getting hospitalized and dying? Martial law?