This is part 2 of 3 in a series about the Resolution to End Enforcement of Covid-19 Orders and Restore Constitutional Freedoms to Ottawa County. Ottawa Impact is passionate about restoring freedom to Ottawa County! After more than a year since the Covid-19 pandemic started, we ask you to join us in requesting the Ottawa County Commissioners take the following steps to uphold their oath to the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Michigan, and restore constitutional freedom and due process of law to our county. Constitutional freedoms are not suspended in times of crisis!
One year following the arrival of Covid-19 in the State of Michigan, Ottawa County finds 80.3% of deaths occurred in 9.8% of the population—ages 70 and up, and 91.8% of deaths occurred in ages 60+. The average age of death in Ottawa from Covid-19 is 79.2 years, and the median age of death is 81, with the average life expectancy in the United States being 78.7 years. The age summary for deaths categorized as Covid-19 in Ottawa County is as follows (as of May 19, 2021):
We mourn those we have lost in Ottawa County. We also grieve those living in nursing homes and staying in hospitals have been deprived of contact with loved ones in the last year. At the same time state policy placed COVID-19 positive patients in nursing homes where the most vulnerable population resides.
Measured, reasonable actions can be used to protect the elderly in residential care, while allowing for contact with loved ones. Older, higher risk adults still have the right to determine what is best for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, including personal health measures.
Younger members of our County are not at significant risk from the Covid-19 virus, with zero deaths age 0-19, and a recovery rate of over 99% through age 59—which represents over 80% of our County population. Mandated measures of masking children as young as 2 years of age, coerced testing of teen athletes, and quarantining students—with negligible illness surfacing, have negatively affected socio-emotional development and education, and deprived children of positive activities and once-in-a-lifetime events. The risk of anxiety, depression and death from suicide has increased and is a greater risk to our youth than Covid-19—a mental health crisis which MUST be weighed. Area hospitals are not filled with youth with Covid-19, but rather with youth on suicide watch as local inpatient mental health facilities are filled to capacity.
We now have safe and effective therapeutics proven to save lives, our hospitals are well equipped and not overwhelmed. Ottawa County’s death rates continue to be low, hospital beds and ventilators continue to be available, and vaccines are available to those who desire them, with over 73% of the most vulnerable residents ages 65 and up having completed Covid-19 vaccination.
Michigan has not seen better viral control and outcomes than states which allowed for personal choice on health measures. Covid-19 may continue to pose health risks for an extended period of time, but stripping constitutionally protected freedoms by means of orders for the sake of the medically vulnerable is not sustainable in a society.
MDHHS and the local health departments appear to have quarantined healthy students without legal authority or providing due process to citizens. MDHHS orders give Health Departments and local Sheriff’s Departments authority to enforce their orders, but do not require enforcement.
Please join us and sign the Resolution to Restore Freedom at https://ottawaresolution.com!