The Idaho State Journal reports:
Breaking news from Lt. Gov. (and Republican gubernatorial candidate) Janice McGeachin: If you received a COVID vaccine within the last 28 days, there’s a good chance that you will die soon. So get your estate planning in order, your life insurance policy paid up and make a visit to your local funeral-home director for final arrangements.
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here … Yikes! That’s no joke, according to McGeachin’s recent newsletter. She says that 69.49 percent of people who have died within 28 days of a positive COVID test were fully vaccinated and she’s calling on Gov. Brad Little to pay attention to those numbers.
The Idaho Falls Post-Register reports:
The newsletter, disseminated on an official Idaho government website, complete with the state seal, falsely claimed that 69% of vaccinated people died within 28 days of receiving a positive COVID-19 test.
The letter, signed by Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, of Idaho Falls, uses data from a Public Health England briefing that is highly technical to aid its false suggestion that Idahoans “may be significantly worse off health-wise if they get vaccinated?”
The math by McGeachin’s office is misleading because it compares deaths among two populations — vaccinated and unvaccinated — without accounting for how large each population is, two experts told the Post Register.
From McGeachin’s newsletter:
Why is Governor Little allowing companies to force vaccinate Idahoans when the data is clear that they may be significantly worse off health-wise if they get vaccinated?
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that we don’t know much about the virus or the vaccine. People have a right to be skeptical about getting “vaxxed.”
It’s a personal choice and I don’t believe the government or any private entity should be forcing people to take a chemical that has bypassed all the normal safety and testing procedures, which often take years to properly conduct.
From the very moment Idaho companies were contemplating vaccinating our citizens I was strongly opposed to it. Governor Little said it was not a state government issue. I say it is…now more than ever!
For those people who have already been vaccinated, we need to monitor their health and make sure they are properly taken care of, like we do for any other Idaho Citizen.
We need to pull all of our Public Service Announcements that encourage Idaho Citizens to get the Covid Vaccine, until we are 100% sure they are safe. And we need to accept the fact that masks, lockdowns and this vaccine are not stopping the spread of the virus.
McGeachin last appeared on JMG when she rescinded her state’s mask mandate for public schools while temporarily in power during an out-of-state visit by the governor, who promptly reversed her action upon his return.
No Idahoan should ever be forced or coerced into receiving a medical procedure or treatment that violates their conscience or their beliefs. I am once again formally calling on Speaker Bedke and Pro-Tem Winder to reconvene the Legislature to address these issues. #idpol pic.twitter.com/ykUQxINd1x
— Janice McGeachin (@JaniceMcGeachin) September 10, 2021