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Houston Police Union Slams Orders for Cops to Wear Masks: ‘Take Your Order and Shove It’

The Houston police officer’s union took a slap at a local judge’s order that the public and police officers alike must wear medical masks.



The Houston police officer’s union took a slap at a local judge’s order that the public and police officers alike must wear medical masks as they go about their lives.

The union said it did not have a problem with anyone who wanted to wear a mask in public. But the orders of extremist, left-wing judge Lina Hidalgo went too far by requiring it and imposing legal penalties if the order is disobeyed.

Hildago was elected in 2018 to the position of Harris County Judge — a quaintly named position of local leadership in Texas county governments, not a jurist’s role over court cases. Since taking over as one of the county’s most powerful roles, Hidalgo has been handing down one crazed, left-wing rule after another. This mask fiasco is only the latest.

On Wednesday, Hidalgo announced that all residents must wear masks in public or face $1000 fines and up to 180 days in jail if caught without one. Naturally she expects the local police to enforce these un-American orders.

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The Houston police officer’s union was not happy with the orders, to say the least.

The union released a memo that reads in part:

It has come to our attention that County Judge Lina Hidalgo will issue an order this afternoon for all of Harris County, making it mandatory for anyone over the age of 10 to wear a mask in public. Now, we want to be very clear, the Houston Police Officers’ Union believes everyone should be wearing a mask in public…. However, we draw the line at the draconian measures Hidalgo has decided to engage in. Our officers work every single day to bridge the gap with our community and earn their trust, we will not stand idly by and allow Hidalgo to tear that bridge down with her horrific leadership and echo chamber decision making.

The HPOU has made contact with the Attorney General’s Office seeking an opinion on the legality of imposing a criminal penalty/fine for anyone not wearing a mask in public. While we wait for that opinion, we are reminding and informing our officers that they have DISCRETION, DISCRETION, DISCRETION in matters such as these. It is clear the so-called leader of Harris County lacks any critical thinking skills, but let me assure the public, our officers do! The last thing any of us need to do is kick our community while they are down.

Houston Police Officers are already stretched entirely too thin…Violent crime is up this year (murders up by 35%), property crime is up, (burglaries by nearly 30%), and HPD officers are staffing testing centers across the city. We do not have time to be pawns in Hidalgo’s game of attempting to control the actions of law abiding, tax paying individuals of our community. Especially since this idiotic order is possibly an unconstitutional one from the County Judge.

This is only one of Hidalgo’s recent idiotic orders. Earlier this month she announced she intended to release 4,000 dangerous criminals from jail supposedly to protect them from the coronavirus.

One has to wonder who is protecting the public from her?

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CDC Director Reports that Youth Suicides and Drug Overdoses Far Outweighing COVID Deaths in Lockdown

CDC Director Robert Redfield said the COVID lockdowns have caused more suicides and drug overdoses among young people.



CDC Director Robert Redfield now says that the evidence shows that the country has experienced more suicides and drug overdoses among young people during this lockdown foolishness than we have COVID deaths among that group.

Redfield revealed the facts during a Buck Institute webinar he participated in on July 14. As far as he is concerned, the lockdowns are killing many more kids than it is saving.

The director made his points in an effort to underscore that these lockdowns are very bad on America’s young people.

“But there has been another cost that we’ve seen, particularly in high schools,” Redfield said. “We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID.”

Redfield added that millions of children receive mental health help at schools and being cut off from attending schools is life-threatening to many of these kids.

“Obviously, the socialization is important,” he added. “And obviously, for some kids — I think actually a majority of kids — their learning in a face-to-face school is the most effective method of teaching.”

Redfield went on to say that parents should have no fear whatever of sending kids back to school.

“I think it is important to try to be factual as we go through this,” he explained. “When we look at, right now, the mortality of this particular COVID virus, in the first almost 218,000 people we looked at February to July, there was 52 individuals under the age of 18. And if I recollect, about 35 were actually school age. Some of them were younger than school age. We’re looking critically at those individuals. And, you know, clearly, there’s an increase in comorbidities related to significant medical conditions.”

The reporting on the virus also shows that only one child per million has died from COVID-19.

“We’re looking at about .1 per 100,000,” he said of the mortality rate among youth. “So another way to say that, it’s one in a million. Now, I’m not trying to belittle that, I’m just trying to make sure we look at it proportional. Because if you do the same thing for influenza deaths for school-age children over the last five years, they’re anywhere from five to 10 times greater.”

“The goal is to get all these kids back into education,” he concluded. “I’d like to see the goal being face-to-face education, five days a week, as when we get there, then we’ve got there for those children that don’t have an underlying significant comorbidity that would preclude it. And, hopefully, the states and the federal government will work together to see that the resources to get these schools fully operational come to bear.”

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Ohio Outlaws, Then Rescinds Ban on Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

On the same day that the State of Ohio banned the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, they reversed the ban.



On the same day that the State of Ohio banned the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, the state reversed its ban and decided to leave medical decisions to doctors and patients. Like they should have in the first place.

The state’s Board of Pharmacy had ruled that starting Thursday it would be illegal for the state’s pharmacies to fill prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine. The board had fallen prey to the lie-filled campaign against the 50-year-old drug launched by science-denying liberals whose only goal is anti-Trump politics, not medicine.

But on Thursday morning, the state’s GOP Governor, Mike DeWine, spoke up after being besieged by patients and doctors who demanded to know why a pharmacy board thought it had the power to outlaw the drug they have been safely using for decades.

On Thursday, the Gov. said the decisions about how to treat COVID-19 should be made by patients and their doctors, not some officious placemen in some shadowy state regulatory board.

“The Board of Pharmacy and the State Medical Board of Ohio should revisit the issue, listen to the best medical science, and open the process up for comment and testimony from experts,” DeWine said in a statement.

Despite the obvious truth in DeWine’s statement, the Pharmacy Board only said it was tabling the ban to “study” it more.

“This will allow the Board to reexamine the issue with the assistance of the State Medical Board of Ohio, clinical experts, and other stakeholders to determine appropriate next steps,” the board said in its announcement that it was reversing its ban on the decades-old drug.

There is only ONE reason why hydroxychloroquine would so suddenly be banned. Hate of Donald Trump. Trump has been known to speak favorably about this drug, and to those whose mental capacities have been stunted by Trump Derangement Syndrome, that must make hydroxychloroquine the evil of all evils.

There is no science that says hydroxychloroquine is ineffective or dangerous. Indeed, there is decades of proof that it is part of a useful treatment regime.

Only those who have no actual knowledge and those who hate Trump are against this drug.

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Sweden Didn’t Do Virus Lockdowns, Says ‘Very Positive’ Trends Shows Masks are Worthless

Sweden never went into lockdowns and now its medical officers say that the “very positive” trends show mask-wearing is useless.



The Scandinavian country of Sweden never went into lockdowns over the coronavirus, and now its medical officers say that the “very positive” trends show how useless mask-wearing really is.

Sweden is reporting a “very positive” decline in coronavirus cases despite never going onto lockdown, according to The Sun.

State epidemiologist Andres Tegnell reported this week that things are looking very good in the European nation. He also said that the trends prove that there is “no point” to wearing a medical mask.

It isn’t as though Sweden did nothing about the virus, granted.

Per the paper:

People have been asked to work from home where possible, avoid unnecessary travel, and socially distance.

The government also banned gatherings of more than 50 people, banned visits to nursing home, and closed secondary schools and universities.

Primary schools have stayed open, in part to ensure more healthcare workers could continue going to work.

At the peak of the outbreak, the country was seeing 1,800 cases of coronavirus diagnosed per day, but that figure has now fallen into double digits.

There has been speculation that the lighter-touch approach will allow Sweden’s population to develop “herd immunity”, but the extent to which recovered coronavirus patients enjoy immunity remains uncertain.

Tegnell added that, “The curves go down, and the curves over the seriously ill begin to be very close to zero.”

“As a whole, it is very positive,” he said.

As to masks, Tegnall said, “With numbers diminishing very quickly in Sweden, we see no point in wearing a face mask in Sweden, not even on public transport.”

“There are so many unknown factors about how many actually develop antibodies and other types of immune responses after going through the disease, and how many will be required to have had the disease in order to see herd immunity,” Tegnall said.

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NBA Nuggets’ Player: Coronavirus ‘Being Used Obviously For A Bigger Agenda’




NBA Nuggets' Player: Coronavirus ‘Being Used Obviously For A Bigger Agenda’

Responding to questions via Snapchat, NBA Nuggets’ player Michael Porter Jr. said that the coronavirus pandemic being used for a “bigger agenda,” including to “control the masses of people.”

Porter, who is expected to be one of the key players for the Nuggets during the NBA’s restarted schedule which begins Thursday, said in a Snapchat Q&A that the virus was being used to “control” the population and that the fear of the virus is “overblown.”


“Bro speak on this coronavirus being [overblown] to scare people into being controlled, [I know] you know all about that,” read one of the questions to Michael Porter Jr..

“That’s facts,” the 22-year-old replied (video above.)

“Personally, I think the coronavirus is being used obviously for a bigger agenda,” he continued. “It’s being used for population control just in terms of being able to control the masses of people.”

“Because this virus, the whole world is being controlled,” Michael Porter Jr. said. “You’re required to wear masks and who knows what will happen when this vaccine comes out. You might have to have the vaccine in order to travel, that’d be crazy. I’ve never been vaccinated in my life, I’ve never had any shots or anything like that.”

“It could get crazy,” he said, “but it’s definitely an agenda behind everything that’s going on right now, and all you can do is sit back and watch what’s going on and not get too emotionally involved.”

Michael Porter Jr. noted that the coronavirus is “serious,” though he believes it’s being “overblown.”

“I mean it is a serious thing. It’s a real, it’s a real thing, but yes it’s being overblown,” he said. Michael Porter Jr. did not provide more details or evidence for his claims about the alleged agenda.

It’s a good test by the given to see just how easily people will give up their freedom. It’s actually pretty horrifying how quickly people will let the government completely control their lives. I’m not a COVID denier but I do believe that it is way overblown. Can’t have too many people participating in the economy and becoming self-reliant out there, in which case they might not vote Democrat.

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Twitter Suspends Donald Trump Jr for His Post About Hydroxychloroquine

Twitter suspended Donald Trump, Jr’s, account after he posted a video of a doctor talking about the proper use of hydroxychloroquine.



Twitter suspended Donald Trump, Jr’s, account after he posted a video of a doctor talking about the proper use of hydroxychloroquine as a way to prevent the coronavirus.

Twitter accused Trump, Jr., of “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19” and locked down his account.

“Twitter suspending Don. Jr. for sharing a viral video of medical professionals discussing their views on Hydroxychloroquine is further proof that Big Tech is intent on killing free expression online and is another instance of them committing election interference and to stifle Republican voices,” Trump, Jr., spokesman Andrew Surabian said in a statement.

The video that Twitter suspended Trump, Jr., over had previously been banned by Facebook, Google-owned YouTube, and other Democrat-operated social media outlets.

Surabian added (per Breitbart News):

While there is indeed much disagreement in the medical community about the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine in treating coronavirus, there have been studies reported on by “mainstream” outlets like CNN, suggesting that it may in fact be an effective treatment. Those pretending otherwise are lying for political reasons.

it is beyond the pale for Twitter to silence someone for sharing the views of medical professionals who happen to dissent with their anti-Hydroxychloroquine narrative.

Breitbart added:

The video accumulated over 17 million views during the eight hours it was hosted on Facebook, with over 185,000 concurrent viewers.

The event, hosted by the organization America’s Frontline Doctors, a group founded by Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified physician and attorney, and made up of medical doctors, came together to address what the group calls a “massive disinformation campaign” about the coronavirus. Norman also spoke at the event.

“If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease,” reads the event’s information page.

Once again we see Twitter using fake claims that they are keeping people “safe” to act as political operatives for the left.

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Permanent Damage: COVID Hysteria Stopped People from Getting Regular Medical Treatment

The hysteria over the coronavirus has stopped people with serious illnesses from getting regular treatment.



The hysteria over the coronavirus has stopped people with serious illnesses from getting regular treatment and many are now permanently damaged due to the neglect.

Dr. Scott Barbour, an Atlanta-based orthopedic surgeon, recently told Breitbart News’ Alex Marlow that many people have had their health seriously endangered because they have either been denied treatment or stopped going to doctors and hospitals out of fear of the coronavirus.

Americans have had serious heart conditions, cancers, and other ailments left untreated due to the hysteria over the virus. It has cost many of them their lives and will kill many more before this is all done.

“There are people that are suffering from long-term negative effects of other medical problems because they’re afraid to go to the hospital,” Barbour said on the Breitbart Sirius XM show, “[including], in fact, strokes [and] heart attacks. In my own business, I’ve had one ankle fracture dislocation. [My patient is] going to have a destroyed ankle forever because they didn’t come to the hospital.”

“I have another patient [with] a dislocated finger that waited ’til it was impossible to relocate the finger, and so they’re going to have long-term consequences,” Barbour continued. “So, there are real negative effects by not opening, and I know that there’s a way to open safely. I’ve been doing it for the last seven months and I’m not the only one, so let’s talk about it and let’s figure out a way to get ourselves back to normal.”

Barbour also noted that masks are not really that effective in preventing the virus from spreading.

“Before this outbreak, the consensus literature was exactly what Dr. Fauci said it was originally, where there [did] not appear to be any studies that demonstrate the efficacy of masks in the transmission of what we call influenza-like illnesses, [which are] the types of viruses that are spread in respiratory droplets and cause respiratory illness,” he replied.

“The concept of masks has been studied for a long time, especially in the dental community. They obviously work very closely with people, and a lot of literature has been written,” Barbour added. “There are some studies out there that show that dentists who wear masks and face shields have the same antibodies to the plethora of influenza and respiratory syncytial viruses, which sort of show that the masks were not effective in preventing the disease transmission in these types of professionals.”

The doctor even added that some studies even found that masks made some people MORE likely to contract viruses.

“My attitude towards masks is there’s no real compelling evidence that they do work, and I think that that was sort of relatively accepted before 2020 now suddenly masks are being mandated,” he said.

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Bill De Blasio’s ‘Crucial ‘ $52M COVID Hospital Saw Only 72 Patients Before Closing

The “crucial” COVID-19 hospital that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wasted $52 million tax dollars to build only saw 72 patients.



The “crucial” COVID-19 hospital that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wasted $52 million tax dollars to build only saw 72 patients before being shut down because it was not needed.

Early in the coronavirus hysteria, de Blasio screeched that the city needed a special hospital set up to take the hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 cases he insisted were about to be suffering in the Big Apple.

So, he secured $52 million bucks to erect the facility and then sat back to await the wave of patients he foretold was to come.

Only that wave never came.

“The hospital, which cost a whopping $52 million, treated a total of 79 patients before shutting down 33 days later on May 13,” the Daily Wire ruefully noted this week.

The emergency COVID facility was erected inside the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, but the New York Times claimed that “missteps made at every level of government” plagued the thing from the start.

“I basically got paid $2,000 a day to sit on my phone and look at Facebook,” a nurse practitioner told the Times. “We all felt guilty. I felt really ashamed, to be honest.”

“Knowing what our patients had to endure in an overcrowded emergency department, it’s frustrating how few patients were treated at facilities such as Billie Jean King,” added Dr. Timothy Tan, director of clinical operations at the Queens Hospital Center emergency department.

In March, when the whole country had set its hair on fire over the coronavirus, de Blasio announced the facility calling it a “crucial” response to the mounting pandemic.

Despite the mayor’s claim that the special facility was so “crucial,” doctors across the city found that snafus, red tape, and turf wars prevented them from being able to ship COVID patient there.

In the end, only 72 patients ended up being treated at this “crucial” center.

Meanwhile, the rest of the city’s hospitals found that they weren’t being overrun by COVID patients, anyway, so special facilities weren’t even needed.

It was all just a giant waste of tax money for a plague that never occurred.


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