Dear Solari Family,
Please keep up the pressure and write to your State/Local officials. They need to know that the information they are getting is tainted and they are being watched by We The People. Defend your rights and demand action (hat-tip to Jon Rappoport):
Governor Jay Inslee,
I am writing to inform you that the continuation of the state of emergency declarations is unnecessary, counterproductive and places a legal liability on the Washington State government for not performing due diligence on the W.H.O. declared pandemic and depriving the rights of individuals under the color of law (https://www.justice.gov/crt/deprivation-rights-under-color-law). Since the beginning of the reporting of the SARS-Cov-2 virus and the COVID-19 syndrome, increasingly shrill news agencies have presented the worst-case scenario models without performing minimal due diligence or seeking the opinion of experts with counter views and data.
The case for the current lockdown has been predicated on a computer model from the Imperial College of London under the leadership of Dr. Neil Ferguson, who supplies the W.H.O. with analyses of infectious disease outbreaks. Ferguson’s model predicted a worst-case estimate of 510,000 deaths in the UK, and 2.2 million deaths in the US. Since then, the model has proven to be less than accurate and has been down-graded twice (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01003-6). The CDC took the recommendations at face-value and promoted the unprecedented and unproven strategy to lockdown both healthy and vulnerable populations in the United States of America (Dr. Birx, March 16, 2020 Press conference). This is a shocking occurrence given that the modeling center of Dr. Ferguson has a track record of over-estimating the transmission and death-rates of infectious diseases:
- In 2001 Dr. Ferguson predicted that 150,000 people in the U.K. could die due to the Mad Cow disease outbreak. The actual number of deaths: 200.
- In 2005 Dr. Ferguson’s team created a panic when reporting that their model of the Avian Flu outbreak could kill an estimated 200 million people. Actual fatalities from the Bird Flu: 200.
- In 2009, Dr. Ferguson’s team predicted 65,000 people could die from the Swine Flu outbreak in the UK – the final figure was below 500.
Initial estimates of 2.2 million deaths in the U.S.A. due to the SARS-Cov-2 virus were reduced to 200,000 deaths. A follow-on model downgraded the 200,000 figure to 60,000-80,000 deaths. The recent submission of a global analysis of the SARS-Cov-2 outbreak by Dr. Kurt Wittkowski, using actual data and not models (DOI: 10.1101/2020.03.28.20036715), highlights the reality of this virus: the death rate is approximately equal to the seasonal flu, as reported by the CDC. This is being borne out by an ever-increasing number of studies looking at population immunity to SARS-Cov-2. This virus was widely in circulation by late December 2019 and early January 2020. To quote Dr. Wittokowski:
“While containment merely prolongs the time the disease circulates until the proportion of immune people is high enough for “herd immunity”, reducing disease severity, either by vaccination or by early treatment of complications, is the best strategy against a respiratory virus disease.”
The submission of Dr. Wittowski’s manuscript was preceded by several reports, interviews and publications from leading public health officials and epidemiologists, pointing out that the response to the SARS-Cov-2 virus was unwarranted and overblown:
- Dr. John Ioannidis, director of Stanford University’s Prevention Research Center and Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.
- Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi in Germany, former head of the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
- Dr. Joel Kettner, former chief public health officer for Canada’s Manitoba province and professor of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at Manitoba University
Now we are faced with the prospect of a serious economic and supply-chain disruption and partial collapse of the US and global economy. This will be made worse by allowing state and local governments to continue with these ill-advised and epidemiologically non-supported actions. These governmental actions of lockdown you have supported actively. As THE officer of the government for Washington State, you and your government are liable for the breakdown of the state economy due to your State of Emergency, as well as violating your sworn oaths in the defense and protection of the State and National Constitutions.
These violations can be remedied only by actively engaging in reversal of the current State of Emergency statutes and proclamations, as well as active investigation into how the sweep of hysteria could affect the decisions of public officials in carrying out these highly disruptive and destructive policies.
If you choose to support the stay-at-home order, I am hereby requesting a letter of response from you that outlines your estimates of the income and businesses that will be destroyed, the pro forma impact on local tax collections, your estimate of what that means to services, and your reasons for ignoring the compelling statements and ethical principles that I have just enumerated.
Xavier A. Figueroa, Ph.D.
Cc: David Frockt, Senator (WA-46); Gerry Pollet, Representative (WA-46); Javier Valdez, Representative (WA-46)