It might seem unlikely to find globalist commies as prominent members of society in the mid-western United States, but there is a communist clique in control of several communities in southwestern Missouri. In this post we uncover them, and their plans for the area.
In the summer months of 2020, Springfield Missouri area health leaders began to clamor about a spike in COVID-19 cases. In July, ky3.com reported (archive) that the Missouri Ozarks were “at the triggering point”, according to Cox Health President and CEO, Steve Edwards.
According to the same k3y3.com story, the situation at the time was as follows:
Health leaders report hospitalizations are also increasing. The county reports 28 patients are currently hospitalized in Springfield. This time last month, there were eight hospitalizations. In recent weeks, hospitals have averaged about three COVID-19 patients in their Intensive Care Units per day, although that number fluctuates. The hospitals currently have six COVID-19 patients in their ICUs.https://www.ky3.com/content/news/City-of-Springfield-considers-masking-ordinance-after-recent-jump-in-COVID-19-cases-hospitalizations-571663391.html
Read the above very carefully.
“The county reports 28 patients are currently hospitalized.” This is intended to scare you. Your mind knows this is a COVID-19 story, so you probably read that there are 28 people hospitalized with COVID-19. But are there? “The county reports 28 patients are currently hospitalized.” For everything? Well, that might not be so bad.
“This time last month, there were eight hospitalizations.” Say, that does sound serious. Were there eight hospitalizations for the whole month, or a single day convenient for scary statistics? What was the average number of hospitalizations per day last month compared to now?
“In recent weeks, hospitals have averaged about three COVID-19 patients in their Intensive Care Units per day, although that number fluctuates.” Three patients? That doesn’t sound so bad. The story mentions that the number fluctuates, but not by how much. It is safe to assume if the number fluctuated higher, the average would be higher. Since the average is three, and fluctuates, it must fluctuate down. How much, exactly?
“The hospitals currently have six COVID-19 patients in their ICUs.” How many hospitals are there in Springfield? Two? What is six divided by two? Oh yes, three. So in July when Mr. Edwards said Springfield was at the “triggering point”, the hospitals had the running average cited in the previous sentence. What, exactly, was cause for all the upset, and why did Mr. Edwards use the words “triggering point”?
Perhaps it was because Mr. Edwards “reports experiencing a 43% growth in total positive lab results last week. The health system has also seen the percentage of positive rates increase from about 0.5% a month or so ago to 11.85% as of today.” It would be easy to forgive Mr. Edwards ignorance regarding the high false positive rate for PCR COVID-19 tests except that there was already much evidence against them, and prominent publications had made the information available.
But as residents were soon to find out, Mr. Edwards was not the only official playing fast and loose with their “facts”. The same ky3.com story quotes officials from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department:
As a department, we see the value of masking in keeping those around us safe. We have literally seen, as a result of The Great Clips exposure, the prevention power of masking,Katie Towns – Assistant Director of the Springfield-Greene Co. Health Department
Ms. Towns is referring to an incident in which a hair stylist at an area Great Clips went to work with COVID-19. Officials all over the Ozarks would point to this event as justification for the face mask ordinances. What actually happened?
Well, the stylist went to work with COVID-19 for several days. The stylist wore a face mask while at work. After finding out about the situation, the health department offered free testing to those who had been “at risk” in the establishment during the times the stylist was present. At least 46 of those people took the offer. According to the officials involved, all tests were negative, in spite of data which indicates that there should have been at least one false positive. This, to the county health bureaucrats and Springfield city council, clearly indicates that masks were what prevented the spread of the illness.
Allow us to illustrate the different between correlation and causation:
Springfield’s mask ordinance went into effect on July 16, 2020, as indicated by the red arrow in the graphic above from the Missouri Health Department website shows. Why then, after posting an ordinance requiring all residents and visitors of Springfield to participate in a medical experiment without their consent, did cases skyrocket after the ordinance was in force?
Springfield and Greene County Health Department officials pushed other area communities to enact mask ordinances.
The week following Springfield’s mask ordinance, NIxa City Council held a town meeting to discuss the potential of a mask ordinance for their city. Residents of Nixa and the surrounding area filled the meeting venue to capacity and spoke in turn for over five hours. At the end of the meeting, Nixa City Countil voted unanimously against the ordinance.
But then in October, against the clearly stated will of the people of the Nixa community, Nixa Mayor Brian Steele signed a mask ordinance for Nixa. In October there was no meeting of the City Council or public comment. Mayor Steele signed the ordinance into law under his own authority, and only that authority, in the night hours of October 19.
This was to be the mechanism by which other communities surrounding Springfield would find themselves under a mask ordinance. The leaders of the Springfield Health Department and the leadership of the Cox and Mercy hospital systems in Springfield used political pressure and scare tactics to force the area under mask ordinances. They would continue to cite the Great Clips incident despite mounting evidence that face masks were utterly ineffective at stopping the spread of an airborne virus. The CDC’s changing recommendations were typically cited as well.
A short time after Nixa Mayor Steele passed his ordinance with little support from the voters that provide his livlihood, Ozark Mayor Rick Gardener would express his disregard for his constituents.
How did the ordinances help to “flatten the curve” and “reduce the load on area hospitals”?
If I might borrow a nonsense phrase — “the science is settled”, masks do not prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“That’s not very scientific!”
Indeed. Neither is using a Great Clips incident as justification to conduct a medical experiment on more than 300,000 people. For some “science” we need look no further than our own CDC.
In a study called “Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures” actual scientists undertook a study of available data on personal protective measures against “the flu”, also known as the Influenza virus. They reviewed data from the last 75 years and found 10 RCTs (Random Control Trials) which showed no evidence to support the use of cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of Influenza.
But perhaps the CDC is mistaken. Perhaps the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, the heads of Cox and Mercy Hospital systems and the local mayors all know more about face masks than these scientists with the CDC. Perhaps, but perhaps not.
Perhaps it is the case that all of these face mask ordinances have another purpose. Could it be that these elected officials, bureaucrats and business leaders all have the same bad information, or are they willingly oblivious to information so that they can justify ignoring not only scientific data, but also their communities’ will? Do Springfield area officials _really_ have their communities best interests at heart?
We leave the answer to that question as a thought experiment for the reader.
We do however want to call attention to how differently the CEOs and COOs of the hospitals in Southwest Missouri sound when compared to this leading Canadian pathologist, who is also CEO of a biotech company that just happens to make COVID-19 tests.