It soothes my soul to think how much blah and fodder the right have gone. It is watching the preview of a disaster movie. We know the ending. The competitor, the Beacon, printed a whole page of let's make Dr. Dannenhoffer the fall guy. He is as they said, another Fauci. No he is not. And the problem is the Douglas County Commissioners, Mr. Freeman. It is so interesting that any potential battle from the right wing nuts display more delusion than fact. Embrace our right only slogan. Use the Ivermectin as the cure. No masks because they are harmful. The reality is all these opinions are quackery at best. Who could expect anything greater than what is printed by them? I am not kidding when I say, Tim Freeman is the avenger who desires a now 'herd' nation. It is apparent in the lack of urgency to close things down a bit. He cannot even control the car that is about to go off the cliff. Medical teams and experts be aware of the devious plans of Mr. Freeman and cohorts. If we want to save our citizens from being one swept away to the cliff like sheep, then get rid of the shepherd in sheep's clothes. Send Freeman naked to the streets. Just as Hanlon so exposed himself or should I say, happily posed. Send the false leaders packing today.

Roberto Jaramillo

Roseburg

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melrosereader

Justice may come to these anti mask loons over at the Winston-Dillard School District in the form of fines. Oregon OSHA received three complaints, and is investigating them. If the complaints are affirmed the district may be fined anywhere from a few hundred dollars to $12,000 for the first offence But if the district is found to be openly disregarding workplace safety laws, the fines can be up to $126,000.

Since the anti-mask, anti-vax folks don't seem to care about their neighbors' and students' welfare and health, maybe they will care when the district is forced to lay people off because of a big hit to their budget

Wretched722

There is still only a 1.6% of people who have contracted this virus....and less than that % have died statewide...why are you people so fearful and panicky?

melrosereader

In Douglas County 10,278 people have contracted the virus. That's about 9.3% of the population.

Mike

According to a reliable source, all three County Commissioners have been vaccinated and were the first in line to get their shots last February. And of course they, like Trump, didn't tell anyone or share their reasons for why they thought it might be the right thing to do, to therefore lead by example. Instead, they chose to remain silent and watch their constituents needlessly die.

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Dphillips2717

The Beacon doesn't pass the smell taste. Sources are questionable at best.

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melrosereader

Dear Dr. Tim Powell and his deluded followers.

From Merck: "Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today affirmed its position regarding use of ivermectin during the COVID-19 pandemic. Company scientists continue to carefully examine the findings of all available and emerging studies of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 for evidence of efficacy and safety. It is important to note that, to-date, our analysis has identified:

No scientific basis for a potential therapeutic effect against COVID-19 from pre-clinical studies;

No meaningful evidence for clinical activity or clinical efficacy in patients with COVID-19 disease, and;

A concerning lack of safety data in the majority of studies.

We do not believe that the data available support the safety and efficacy of ivermectin beyond the doses and populations indicated in the regulatory agency-approved prescribing information.

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CitizenJoe

I didn't read The Beacon, but I'm unsurprised that they would try to scapegoat the one person who has done the most to fight the virus here in our county.

Dr. Dannenhoffer deserves to have an empowered, robust public health department, not the largely impotent Potemkin mini-village he has now.

A functional health department would not rely on a non-profit structure without the power to shut down, oh, say, a business that is helping to spread the virus, or a medical practice that spreads disinformation. Just to enumerate two hypotheticals.

mworden

Several months ago when things were looking good, the commissioners issued an astounding, somewhat angry sounding, statement taking full ownership and credit for the success of DPHN during the previous year and some odd months. They also took possession of Dr. D. as an employee.

That was all before Delta. My sources say they were expecting national accolades because Douglas County had fewer cases and deaths per 100,000 population than most other similar places.

Delta changed everything. Now we're considered a national hot spot, one of the most concerning counties in the country. If they need someone to blame they could perhaps look into the mirror.

Mike probably has access to their astounding quote where they took ownership. This is your cue, Mike. This would be a good time to re-visit what the commissioners had to say.

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dejadoodoo

I don't advocate for shutting anyone down -- and thanks in part to the human animal's proclivity for stubbornly believing only things it really wants to, there is zero chance of recognizing disinformation these days.

The time to hope the unvaccinated will change their minds has passed -- our efforts from this point forward would probably be better spent on figuring out how the vaccinated can acquire goods and services from same-minded people.

It's simple, really -- I no longer wish to trade my money with someone who basically wants to flip me the bird when I leave their establishment.

Mike

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