We have all been appalled to see what is happening to the people of Australia, Canada, and Austria, where their governments are opening internment camps (called “quarantine camps”) for unvaccinated citizens who refuse vaccination for Covid.
Our state of Washington is now proposing similar rules for unvaccinated citizens. They are also proposing to add the (unapproved) Covid vaccines to the mandatory school vaccination regimen for all school children in the state. A coworker sent me an email this afternoon, containing the following.
PROPOSED POLICIES:• Allowing local health officers to use law enforcement (WAC 246-100-070) to force an emergency order to involuntarily detain a person or group of persons (families) to be isolated in a quarantine facility (WAC 246-100-045) following refusal to voluntary comply with requests for medical examination, testing, treatment, counseling, vaccination (WAC 246-100-040). These specifics come from WAC 246-100.• Including the Covid-19 injections as part of school immunization requirements using WAC 246-105.
I find this alarming, to say the least. Our Health Nazis now propose to act like real Nazis, forcing citizens to submit to an invasive medical procedure with an unapproved agent, experimenting on the formerly-free citizens of the state.
Seattle and King County have vaccine mandates for all restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, and gyms. The State has had a full state-wide mask mandate in force since last July, supposedly to “slow the spread” of the Covid virus; and vaccine mandates for all government workers, including first responders and all healthcare personnel. However:
Washington State reaches 10,000 Covid-19 deaths, sets another record in cases.
Washington state hospitals near “crisis” as Covid cases surge.
Washington to expand access to coronavirus tests to help contain spread of Covid-19.
Mass Seattle Schools Covid tests show 4% positivity rate.
It looks to me like none of their measures are working at all to slow the spread of Covid. So now, they wish to double-down on the measures that are not working, and open internment camps for those who resist forcible vaccination. They wish to use the remaining law-enforcement personnel (many have resigned rather than be vaccinated) to detain those unruly citizens. Personally, I am not interested in living in a police state. I wonder how many of the other residents of Western Washington do want to live in a police state. My guess is, quite a few.
[this post originally appeared on Ricochet.com]
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And it gets worse. From an article on KOMO today.
As COVID-19 cases soar, King County’s top health official on Friday issued a warning to business owners that their operations could be impacted if they have not made plans to manage high worker absenteeism for employees who need to quarantine after contracting COVID or being exposed to it.
The blunt assessment is likely not what many businesses want to hear as they are looking to rebound from the pandemic and subsequent shutdowns.
Bob Donegan of Ivar’s Restaurants says over the first 20 months since the pandemic began he has had eight employees get sick. And he has had that many in just the last week.
Although his company employees between 600 and 800 workers, he said he is ready to take action.
“We may have to close earlier or open later,” he said. “We’ll share managers between stores. Managers who have three, four (or) five stores will work in the stores. We’ll ask the people who are healthy to work more hours. But so far we have not had to face the issue of having to close yet.”
However, Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer, Public Health — Seattle & King County, said workers who test positive and those who are unvaccinated and are exposed to COVID need to quarantine for five days.
That metric will impact anywhere from 10-20 percent of a business’s workforce.
“So, I think everyone needs to plan for high levels of absenteeism and what that means for their operations and do whatever they can do to either prioritize the limited resources, human resources that they have for their most essential operations,” he said. “Or plan to manage the best they can.”
Dr. Anthony Chen, director of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said, “Certainly for small businesses when you’ve got a workforce of maybe 20 and a few of them call in sick and they were in contact with some other people who have to go home for quarantine. That could mean you have to shut down.”
These “officials” have essentially been ruling King and Pierce counties for two years. They have no hesitation in requiring businesses to shut down, and citizens to lose their livelihoods. We have discovered that a plurality, maybe even a majority of the people who live in Western Washington welcome tyranny.
I have asked my husband if we can leave now. We’ll see. He has his reasons for staying, which may seem petty to others. He also refuses vaccination, so this may change his calculus. It takes much planning to move to another state, and it cannot be done in a short time.
Tennessee would welcome you! Just stay out of Davidson County…