Alert: Indiana Senate to hold hearing on bill to centralize power over public health
Hearing on Senate Bill 4 at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 - testimony from the public is welcomed (and needed!)
It’s hard to believe, but the Indiana Department of Health is not only not willing to apologize for pushing a dangerous vaccine on all Hoosiers and continuing to do so when it was evident that the vaccine was killing some people and causing serious neurological damage in others — but it’s now looking to take power away from county health departments and take more complete control over public health decisions in the state.
The bill that would allow it to do this is Senate Bill 4, authored by Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso), Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg).
But the bill is not really theirs.
It’s from the Governor’s Public Health Commission, which was chaired by Judy Monroe and former state Senator Luke Kenley.
Judy Monroe is the current president and CEO of the CDC Foundation, the private arm of the CDC, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Facebook, Merck and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, among others involved in the scheme to get a needle into every arm, prevent dissemination of information about vaccine side effects and silence those who are critical of this plan.
The Governor’s Public Health Commission met over the last year and a half, and at one meeting, discussed how to use coercive measures to persuade county health departments to relinquish their ability to make local decisions for their local communities to the state.
Senate Bill 4 is the bill that begins that process of the state health department taking control away from county health departments.
Here is a summary (or “digest” as the Indiana General Assembly calls it):
Public health commission. Defines “core public health services” for purposes of public health laws. Adds members to the executive board of the Indiana department of health (state department). Requires the state department to provide district or regional services to local health departments. Allows the state department to issue guidance to local health departments. Requires the state department to make annual local health department reports available to the public. Changes the qualification requirements for a local health officer and requires certain training. Requires local health departments to report to the state department activities and metrics on the delivery of core public health services. Sets political affiliation limitations on local boards of health and adds two members to local boards of health. Requires a multiple county health department to maintain at least one physical office in each represented county. Provides that a new city health department cannot be created after December 31, 2022, but allows current city health departments to continue to operate. Creates the Indiana trauma care commission and sets forth the commission's duties. Specifies that certain vision screenings in schools for students may be performed by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Requires vision screening in kindergarten and first grade (current law allows for the screening in either grade). Modifies the list of vision tests that may be used. Requires the school to send to the parent of a student any recommendation for further testing by the vision screener. Allows for standing orders to be used for emergency stock medication in schools. Allows the state health commissioner or designee to issue a statewide standing order, prescription, or protocol for emergency stock medication for schools. Removes the distance requirement for an access practice dentist to provide communication with a dental hygienist.
The difference between your county health department and state health department is the difference between accountability and tyranny.
You can go to your local health department and meet with your county health officer, or call him or her on the phone. You can explain how a local decision about public health is impacting you or your business and they will, hopefully, listen.
The health officer is advised by your county Board of Health, which has public meetings that anyone can attend. If they are not in person, you can join virtually, and use the public comment period to raise a concern or objection.
In other words, the people can express their will through their local health department.
The same cannot be said of the Indiana Department of Health.
I covered state news here in Indiana for a publication called The Center Square from November of 2020 until May of 2022. I frequently called the Indiana Department of Health, but was told I could not get any information on the phone: I had to email my questions.
So I did. I would send emails to the generic media email address, and get replies back signed by females who usually only gave their first names and listed no title. Sometimes it was a “Megan” and other times it was “Sarah” or “Jeni.”
They are gatekeepers, not public health professionals.
I was not allowed to speak to anyone who actually works in public health. Never. Not once.
Oh, I tried. I asked several times to speak by phone with Dr. Kristina Box, the state health commissioner, or with Dr. Lindsay Weaver, the chief medical officer, and was denied every time. They would not speak to me.
It would be extremely deleterious to democracy — the ability of the citizens to self-govern — to allow Senate Bill 4 to pass through the committee.
Show up and fight, Hoosiers. Ask the committee members to oppose Senate Bill 4 and, because it’s the year that the Indiana General Assembly passes a two-year budget that funds all state agencies, ask that NO FUNDS be approved for the Indiana Department of Health until we have accountability on the vaccines, and Hoosiers who have lost a loved one or been seriously injured by one of the vaccines are financially compensated and receive an apology from Drs. Box and Weaver, and Gov. Eric Holcomb himself.
End-of-year numbers for VAERS for Indiana for the Covid-19 vaccines showed:
27,688 Total reports of possible side effects (including deaths)
1,735 Emergency-room visits following vaccination
701 People hospitalized
277 People permanently disabled
252 Life-threatening injuries
69 Cases of myocarditis
Why hasn’t this vaccine been pulled off the market? Why is the Indiana Department of Health allowing more people to be harmed by it??
If you plan to attend the hearing, it will be in Room 431 of the Statehouse.
Sign up to testify by clicking on ‘Appearance Form’ here on the agenda: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2023/committees/health_and_provider_services_3900
For more on Senate Bill 4, go to Hoosiers for Medical Liberty: https://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog.html
*** Watch an Indiana neurologist testify in 2022, below, on the neurological damage caused by the Covid-19 vaccines that he is seeing among his patients. Note that he is testifying before the same committee, the Indiana Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, that will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 4 on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. at the Indiana Statehouse.
Caught the tail end of your testimony. Thank you.
Liked how Senator Charbonneau called down Senator Leising.
“My personal beliefs about vaccines are irrelevant to the facts that our state public health department badly failed the biggest public health event of the last hundred years, yet they want more money and more control.”
This should be a big NO VOTE.