DeWine took his quack doc’s 100,000 infected lie and recklessly ran with it

CLEVELAND, OH – Here Ohio goes again.  For a third dramatic time in his political career, Richard Michael DeWine has abused a public office and misdirected employees to engage in reckless acts that hurt Ohioans and local economies based on lies to the public and delusion-based false information.

Eight spa businesses closed in Warren in 2012 after he lied that Asian Buddhist operators were human trafficking Asian women as sex workers.  More than 24,000 Ohioans dead of narcotic overdoses after he lied in 2011 that 61 physicians were drug dealers and shut down their pain management medical practices.  The number of overdose deaths jumped from fewer than 84 a year under Richard Cordray as attorney general to 3431 under DeWine in 2017 while he was campaigning to lead the state in 2018 as governor.

Now listening to his Obama-backing abortionist director of the Ohio Department of Health’s lie that 100,000 Ohioans were infected by the coronavirus has led to the unlawful cancellation of a federal election and demands from angry Ohioans that somebody go to jail for it.

When DeWine in his official capacity as “governor” directed his Ohio Director of Health to cancel the state’s March 17, 2020 primary election, and issued executive orders that businesses close and residents stay at home, the estimate Dr. Amy Acton floated at his March 12th news conference that 100,000 Ohioans were coronavirus infected was a lie.  When DeWine deployed the Ohio National Guard to the state’s cities the heavily-armed troops were being sent around conspiracy-fearful citizens based on Acton’s lie.

On March 13th the day after her 100,000 infected lie went “click bait viral, Acton knew from DeWine’s Twitter account that not only was he repeating her lie; he was adding even more drama by claiming the 100,000 infected Ohioans would double every six days.  In his delusional mind DeWine was battling 200,000 infections in 6 days, 400,000 another 6; and 800,000 by the third batch of 6 days. 

This was especially so since Acton was also telling Ohioans that 40 to 70 percent of “all of us” would be infected within a year.  It was a claim she’d repeat at DeWine’s coronavirus update on March 25th with certainty even after data had proven all her estimates to have been wrong.

Acton called her March 12th lie a “guestimate” and didn’t use the 100,000 figure in her March 16th poll closing order.  Whatever she called it the information she gave the public on that date wasn’t true and she knew it on March 16th when her “community spread” theory was used as the legal basis behind her decision to order polling locations closed for a “health emergency.”  She knew DeWine was acting on the fear of preventing 100,000 infected Ohioans from redoubling every six days.

“Accordingly,” she wrote, “to avoid an imminent threat with a high probability of widespread exposure to COVID-19 with a significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people in the general population, including the elderly and people with weakened immune systems and chronic medical conditions, I hereby ORDER all polling locations in the State of Ohio closed on March 17, 2020.  This order shall take effect immediately and remain in full force and effect until the State of Emergency declared by the Governor no longer exists, or the Director of the Ohio Department of Health rescinds or modifies this order.”

Laura Hancock of asked Acton to justify her “community spread” theory and 100,000 “guestimate” at DeWine’s March 25th health update. Acton had just delivered a report that only 73 Ohioans had died; and not necessarily from the coronavirus.  The oldest was 94.  Of the sampling of Ohioans tested the data was revealing that only five percent were returning positive.  Acton’s “one percent of 11.7 million Ohioans” were carriers lie had been shredded by the data.  Throughout the questions Acton advised reporters not to rely on incoming data that conflicted with her opinions.

Acton’s quackish answer to Hancock confirmed, again, that the director of the Ohio Department of Health knew the 100,000 infected data she’d used as the basis for ordering polling locations closed was not true on March 12th; and that she had only been theorizing about “community spread.”

“The one percent number actually came from me.  I did go through the math before.  It came from working backwards that 40 to 70 percent of all of us, all of us, would get this virus in the course of the year.  I knew it would start to peak.  My point was that if I wait until one percent of my population had this I would be waiting one too late.  When I said 100,000 … I was taking a guess that one percent of 11.7 million was roughly one hundred thousand.  I didn’t want to wait until that time would come.”

Acton was convinced two weeks ago, and again at DeWine’s March 25, 2020 daily coronavirus update, that one percent of the state’s 11.7 million inhabitants were at the time infected by the coronavirus’ “community spread.”  Test data two weeks later didn’t support her belief as only five percent of Ohioans tested were positive.  16 percent among high risk health care workers.  According to Action most infected Ohioans have recovered without even knowing they were infected; but it’s again a claim she can’t prove.

Acton said she still believes 40 to 70 percent of “all” Ohioans are going to get the virus; but her data to back the claim is as non-existent as her proof that 117,000 Ohioans and not the real number of 743 are the only infected.   According to Acton in response to Hancock’s questions, 1 million people are going to read the data that comes from the world’s study of the coronavirus.  She can’t prove that claim is true; and neither can she confirm the virus and how she and other government officials handled it will be studied 100 years from now.

Dr. Amy Acton’s resume doesn’t show a successful medical practice. It shows her working in “research” away from patients. Not all physicians have the temperament to work with patients; so they teach, engage in research and work with non-profits.

Listening to Acton’s “back and forth in time” answers to questions confirmed this medical quack’s got no clue about what she’s doing in the “Director’s job” at the Ohio Department of Health.  She’s on a fantasy trip that’s shutting down health care for everyone but “future” coronavirus victims who may or may not ever become sick enough to visit one of the hospital’s holding a bed for them.  Ohio’s economy should stop and it’s citizens should stay at home until her fake estimates are proven right or wrong.  We will have to practice “social distancing” forever.

“We’ll never know the exact number until we look back,” Acton offered as another “space in time continuum” answer to reporters.

Acton’s loose claim that 117,000 Ohioans “are” infected by the coronavirus and undetected is the reason the state’s economy was stopped and people are afraid to breathe or cough around each other.  Mass public hysteria over what Acton now admits was a poorly-made point about “community spread.”

There’s nothing in Acton’s troubled personal background that suggests she was prepared mentally or professionally to serve responsibly as Ohio’s director of health in a job that required strong statutory knowledge of the office’s duties. Two husbands and six children between them.  18 residences under her mentally ill and physically abused and abusive mother.  Residence during winter months in a Mahoning county park in a tent. 

Despite the success of completing medical school, the group of experts DeWine didn’t consult when he thought of appointing Acton would have advised him that children of mentally ill and homeless parents experience the lingering effects of their mentally abused lifestyle even as successful “appearing” adults. 

According to a report titled, “Mental health problems of homeless children and famililes: longitiudinal study,” one-third of homeless persons have serious mental illness, mostly schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.”  One study found that 28 percent of homeless people with previous psychiatric hospitalizations obtained some food from garbage cans and 8 percent used garbage cans as a primary food source.

The Mayo Clinic’s definition of schizophrenia appears fitting given the fake nature of Acton’s 100,000 coronavirus infected and doubling every six days claim.  Schizophrenic personalities see major catastrophes, hallucinate about non-existent realities and have challenges communicating ideas without their thinking being disorganized.  Two schizophrenic personalities with the authority of a governor and a health director are “election killing” dangerous.

Acton’s news conferences reveal she’s on some “loopy” Bernie Sanders bullshit that she’s going to reinvent public health in Ohio instead of obeying and enforcing the laws already on the books.  The same with her duty-exceeding appointee in DeWine who should have restrained his Donald Trump like Twitter impulses and not acted on her bad statistics and unproven community spread “theory.”  DeWine should learn to stop jumping every time he hears the word “boo.”

Acton appeared excited to announce the formation of a group of policy experts who’ll help what appears to be nothing more than a career researcher analyze data.  She calls them “The Force.”  Like, “the force be with you.”  Seriously.  Her words.  Not mine.

DeWine’s Ohio director of health said she likes “Star Wars.”  Ohioans pissed off about the cancelled election want a criminal investigation.  Fuck the Force.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

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