from May 2020, Issues
It has been nine weeks since Governor Brown declared a statewide emergency, issuing executive orders that pushed our state into economic chaos. Draconian edicts have limited our individual freedom, as well as shut down thousands of small businesses, while forcing hundreds of thousands of Oregonians out of work, with unemployment soaring to record levels.
The Governor’s original explanation for this unprecedented economic shutdown was based on expert advice that heavily relied on modeling — modeling that has been now seen as over predicting the virus' full impact. At the time the governor declared she had no other choice but to take extreme measures to slow the spread, so that she could prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed.