CONTROVERSY COUNTING COVID DEATHS
Twelve-year-old Haley Pollman died of a rare genetic disorder called Batten disease on January 25, but tested positive while at a hospital and was marked as a COVID death by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
“COVID was never discussed with her doctors as far as how to treat or what we would expect for her end of life,” Haley’s mother said. “I am very unsettled by how OHA tracks these statistics.”
According to a reporter with the Statesman Journal in Salem, “Oregon is using significantly broader standards than many other states to decide who counts as a COVID-19 death. And nearly every state in the nation seems to be counting deaths using different criteria.”
Since first hearing him speak years ago, I have admired Luis Palau. Sadly, he passed this morning after a long fight with cancer.
Is there an afterlife? He and I both think so.
Thankfully, some is coming.
INSPIRATION DURING TRYING TIMES
“I’m going to start all over again. It’s not easy but it’s not impossible either. You have to be a little tough in situations like this,” says Artemio Guterrez, a single father of four who just returned to Oregon from his mother’s funeral in Mexico only to have his home burned down by a wildfire.
THAT IS MORE THAN 12%
OF THE STATE’S POPULATION
SALEM, Ore. — Authorities in Oregon report that more than 500,000 people statewide have been forced to evacuate because of wildfires. That’s over 12% of the state’s 4.2 million population. The number includes convicts from at least three jails and prisons. None have been released, just relocated.
THERE IS NOTHING
WRONG WITH MURDER?
Smearing political opponents as fascist is a dehumanizing tactic, just what the Nazis did with their political and perceived opposition, including the Jews, during World War II.
“He killed a fascist. I see nothing wrong with it.” That is a quote from Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island. He supports stalking and murdering people he considers fascists, such as Aaron Danielson, who was shot dead by leftist radical Michael Reinoehl in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Earlier I wrote about artwork at the University of Rhode Island that is slated for removal because it has been deemed offensive and controversial, which is blatantly ridiculous.
Up is down at the University of Rhode Island. Reasoning and decency are dead.
It has not rained in Seattle for a long, long time. I think the same is true for western Oregon. It usually rains in western Oregon around Labor Day, breaking up months of summer sunshine and signaling that fall is on the way. I just checked the extended forecast and there is no precipitation expected for weeks.
“There is a super massive cloud of smoke
outside of California and Oregon. The wind
is changing direction and it’s coming your way
tomorrow. You have today to prepare.
Let your family and friends know.”
— Public Information Officer,
Washington Emergency Management Division
“Go shopping for any essentials today.”
“If you don’t have to go out tomorrow, stay home.”
“Create a box fan that filters the air around you. This video shows you how to make it.” Something else I have to add to my to-do list.
I will be looking at the air quality forecasts and info from the state health department.