Oregon governor Kate Brown is blackmailing the people of her state:
During this public health crisis, I have three goals: save lives, keep children in classrooms, and keep businesses open. We have two simple and effective tools to do that: masks and vaccines. We all have a personal responsibility to do our part.
In the first place, it’s not the job of the government to “save lives.” It’s supposed to be limited to executing justice, such as by imprisoning condemned criminals. You simply do not run to the state begging it to save your life or anyone else’s.
As for keeping schools and businesses open, she is threatening to lock the Oregonians down (again) unless they comply.
Masks are useless; it’s amazing that there are still people who believe in them. If they worked, they wouldn’t need to be mandated as people would wear them voluntarily. Coercion of this sort is resorted to only by the incompetent.
Universal vaccination will bring about results opposite those that the vaccine enthusiasts hope for. Not only will it not work, it will make things worse, as the virus escapes the narrow immunity conferred by the vaccines by mutating. Delta was produced inside the bodies of the vaxxed. More new strains threatening both the vaxxed and the unvaxxed will soon emerge similarly.
The vaxxed may be an especially great danger to other vaxxed if infections with the new strains will be accompanied by antibody-dependent enhancement.