Greetings Governor Little and Lt. Governor McGeachin: CC: The Idaho State Legislature; Senators Crapo and Risch; Representatives Simpson and Fulcher:
“The state of Idaho is working to expand its contact tracing capacity, Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen revealed that an exponential task that will use $7 million from the CARES Act to fund up to 255 contact tracers, up from 23 available two months ago. And along with that contact tracing will be another expansion of testing capability, Jeppesen said.”
Contact Tracing violates Idaho citizen’s rights and really is not necessary. You take an oath to uphold the US Constitution which includes the Bill of Rights. Please keep that oath! Tracing definitely violates the fourth amendment. Please stop unnecessary tracing. Please completely open the state and protect the vulnerable elderly with respiratory and other immunity problems. The states of Florida and Georgia have not had a second wave. A vaccine will not necessarily stop Covid-19. We have a flu vaccine, but still had over 35,000 deaths last year and 61,000 deaths the year before. Hydroxychloroquine with decades of use along with another antibiotic seems to work very well to overcome Covid-19 and prevent deaths. It is very inexpensive with few side effects. The mainstream media and democrats have almost entirely ignored Hydroxychloroquine because, it appears, they want to keep the destructive economic shutdown continuing and have more people die. The drug companies and Dr. Fauci are pushing another expensive untested drug. They can make more money! Please read my comments that follow and open up the state completely. Thanks.
CONTACT TRACING IS A VIOLATION OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS. IT IS A FORM OF GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE! THE STATE IS WORKING TO EXPAND IT’S TRACING ABILITY! THIS SHOULD BE VIGOROUSLY OPPOSED! WE ARE RAPIDLY LOSING OUR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS GUARANTEED IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS OF THE US CONSTITUTION.
It is well established that over 50% of the people who are infected show no symptoms. Covid-19 almost entirely affects elderly people with respiratory or a weak immune system. The average age of death is 80 and a large percentage are those in care centers. We should protect these people with testing of the workers. The idea of a second wave is not happening in Georgia or Florida. Rather than being concerned about the number of cases, we should look at how many are actually hospitalized. Those numbers at the present are very low. The death rate is much less than 1 percent. In California, the death rate is 0.03%. Covid-19, in reality, is very similar to influenza. However, Covid-19 has little effect on children and those under 50.
SINCE COVID-19 IS IN A REALITIVLY A WEAK VIRUS, CONTACT TRACING IS NOT NECESSARY. THE ELDERLY WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SHOULD BE PROTECTED, BUT BECAUSE THE DEATH RATE FOR THE GENERAL POPULATION IS EXTREMELY LOW, WE SHOULD STRIVE TO OBTAIN HERD IMMUNITY AS HAS ALREADY OCCURRED IN SWEDEN, MUCH OF CALIFORNIA AND SEVERAL AREAS LIKE MADISON COUNTY IN IDAHO.
CONTACT TRACING DEFINITELY VIOLATES THE BILL OF RIGHTS. GOVERNOR LITTLE AND ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS TAKE AN OATH TO UPHOLD AND DEFEND THE US CONSTITUTION. HE IS VIOLATING THAT OATH BY FORCING HIS EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO CONTINUE TO KEEP MUCH OF THE STATE IN A SHUTDOWN MODE.
WE MUST OPEN UP THE STATE, BUT PROTECT THE VULNERABLE ELDERLY AS STATED. THE ECONOMY IS BEING DESTROYED WHICH MAY BE PERMANENT IF WE DO NOT TOTALLY OPEN UP THE STATE IMMEDIATELY!