CLEVELAND, OH – The General Assembly of Ohio enacted 26 laws in 1953 that instructed the state’s director of health and local health boards how to handle epidemics and pandemics. A keyword search of the Ohio Revised Code for Dr. Amy Acton’s “social distancing” and “shelter in place” terms show no results. The two terms are made up and exist outside any of the epidemic and pandemic-mitigating instructions lawmakers authorized health directors and health boards to take to save lives.
Title 37 of Ohio’s revised code is where the state’s health and pandemic laws are found and from her actions it’s obvious neither Acton nor Governor Richard Michael DeWine has read them. If they did the state’s general laws were ignored by the two oath-adminstered elected and appointed public officials.
Specifically, Title 3707.08 instructed Acton to quarantine infected Ohioans away from the healthy in dealing with the current pandemic. The section exists under the heading, “Isolation of persons exposed to communicable disease – placarding of premises.” It’s also written in plain and unambigous English that needed no interpretation.
“When a person known to have been exposed to a communicable disease declared quarantinable by the board of health of a city or general health district or the department of health is reported within its jurisdiction, the board shall at once restrict such person to his place of residence or other suitable place, prohibit entrance to or exit from such place without the board’s written permission in such manner as to prevent effective contact with individuals not so exposed, and enforce such restrictive measures as are prescribed by the department.
When a person has, or is suspected of having, a communicable disease for which isolation is required by the board or the department, the board shall at once cause such person to be separated from susceptible persons in such places and under such circumstances as will prevent the conveyance of the infectious agents to susceptible persons, prohibit entrance to or exit from such places without the board’s written permission, and enforce such restrictive measures as are prescribed by the department.
When persons have, or are exposed to, a communicable disease for which placarding of premises is required by the board or the department the board shall at once place in a conspicuous position on the premises where such a person is isolated or quarantined a placard having printed on it, in large letters, the name of the disease. No person shall remove, mar, deface, or destroy such placard, which shall remain in place until after the persons restricted have been released from isolation or quarantine.
Physicians attending a person affected with a communicable disease shall use such precautionary measures to prevent its spread as are required by the board or the department.
No person isolated or quarantined by a board shall leave the premises to which he has been restricted without the written permission of such board until released from isolation or quarantine by it in accordance with the rules and regulations of the department.”
Had DeWine instructed Acton to obey R.C. 3707.08 he would have directed her to the other sections of Title 37 which instructed her how to maintain the quarantine medically in their homes and to financially-compensate them for their “individual” losses. That’s even if their homes had to be demolished to ensure non-transmission.
There is no law in Title 37 that authorized Acton to cancel an election and close businesses. Social distancing is a made up term connected to socially distant homeless people. Acton’s early years with her brother as a child in Mahoning County was with her chronically homeless, mentally ill and abusive mother. The Columbus Dispatch reported how they once lived in a tent in a Mahoning county park during the winter. Schizophrenia and delusional thinking are byproducts of a child raised homeless according to reports published on the National Center for Biological Information’s database.
The men who enacted Ohio’s pandemic laws were adults in 1918 when the Spanish Flu killed more than 200,000 inhabitants of the United States of America. Those like former Cleveland mayor and Ohio Governor Frank Lausche were born in 1888. Title 3707.08 was signed into law by him in 1953 and it hasn’t changed.
Neither Acton nor DeWine are authorized in Article 1.18 of Ohio’s constitution to “suspend” the state’s general laws. Failing to enforce or ignoring them is a “duty-exceeding” criminal act of suspension and identified as “dereliction of duty” pursuant to Section 2921.44(D) of Ohio’s revised code.
As Ohio’s former Attorney General, twice, DeWine even as a currently unlicensed attorney should have instructed Acton to read and master all of Title 37 before she criminally ignored it to order the state’s residents to shelter in place and socially distance. Ohio laws required DeWine to ensure that Acton quarantined CoV-infected Ohioans to their homes. Not create a panic to shut down businesses in cities throughout the state that has now killed Ohio’s economy.
What DeWine and Acton appear to be doing is protecting the privacy of a few sick Ohioans with Middle East connections they should have prevented from spreading a virus to others that the World Health Organization (WHO) reported last December as being imported to the U.S. from the Middle East. It was also imported to China where Central China’s most populated city of Wuhan has been hit hard.
Cuyahoga County’s first infected residents were three Russian Jews who traveled to the Middle East. The county’s health officials also identified six Russian Jewish Hawken Upper School students of Gates Mills who had traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend a conference of the international American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on March 1 -3, 2020. There they co-mingled with MERS -nfected Israelis. There are no federal laws giving any citizen “dual citizenship” with the U.S.
According to the WHO the current coronavirus was transmitted to humans from camels that are indigenous to nations like Israel, Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan and the Middle Eastern countries in Africa like Egypt. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia has confirmed the camel to human connection to MERS or the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that’s now being spread to Americans who stay within the nation’s borders and never travel outside them.
People interacting with camels during their foreign travels are transmitting that animal’s viruses to Americans who don’t. Acton and DeWine’s job was to identify them to Ohioans who were not infected; and to place placards on their homes that came with a warning. These infected individuals , alone, were required by law to be restricted to their places of residences.
What Acton and county health officials like Cuyahoga’s Terry Allan authorized them to do was “self-quarantine.” The term “self-quarantine” is another duty-exceeding suspension of the state’s “quarantine” laws as a search shows that it, like social distancing and shelter-in-place, are non-existent and unauthorized by law.