By Oregon State Senator Brian Boquist,
Highlights, excerpts from Sen. Boquist newsletter
— Oregon vaccine mandate could lead to mass exodus of firefighters and paramedics across the state. Hospital beds are counted based on the number of staff available to staff them. With upwards of 25% of medical staff in the Oregon unvaccinated against COVID-19 who are losing their jobs in mid-October, this will mean even less hospital beds for Oregonians that may need them for any number of medical reasons.
— St. Charles Hospital’s COVID vaccine mandate policy.
— Oregon trooper posts video from patrol car defying state vaccine mandate; placed on paid leave. From the article: “An Oregon trooper was placed on paid leave Wednesday for posting a video saying he will defy Gov. Kate Brown’s vaccine mandate and questioning not only the governor’s leadership but also those who follow her order. ‘I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, to protect the freedom of the people who pay my salary,’ he says. ‘I do not work for my governor but for them.’”
— National Guard is getting deployed to hospitals around the state, including Salem, however the Guard does not have to have vaccinations against COVID-19 to be in the hospitals. Weird. The move by Gov. Brown is a ploy to help special interest hospitals pocket more cash as they will not have to hire staff. The deployment is funded by FEMA.
— Salem nurses protest Covid vaccination mandate.
— From State Senator Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls) newsletter: “The US Projection Study used by the CDC for developing guidelines is without any credibility. First, it was not peer-reviewed. Second, it had no (zero) enrolled participants. Third, study researchers never engaged in any form of scientific or quantitative analysis. It is nothing more than a purely hypothetical and assumption-riddled mathematical model that has been used to implement tragic shutdowns all over the world.”
— A rural Oregon school superintendent was fired for enforcing Gov. Brown’s abusive face mask mandate for kids and the state-run media is really upset about it.
–Oregon and its Senate Committee on Conduct must face federal disability discrimination claims by the former chief of staff for Sen. Sara Gelser (D) after failing to show they’re immune from the suit, a federal judge in Portland ruled.
–3 Independent Oregon governor candidates may run.
— One of the two most powerful people in the state, Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, announced a run for Oregon governor after 4 Democrats leaked the news.
— Ted Wheeler ignores the COVID indoor mask mandate.