Publisher's note: Commissioner Hood Richardson left the Beaufort County Commissioners' budget workshop to meet as a board member of the Beaufort County Health Department. Below is a short statement that Commissioner delivered to that board of health, which gave a synopsis of what he knows to be true regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic, and how it it has been predominately mishandled.
Commissioner Richardson has recounted that his statement of truth was met with some great resistance by the Beaufort County Board of Health due to the criticism of all sectors of responsible parties, including health professionals, that have rendered this Republic into such a sorry state in so short of a time.
May 19, 2020 Beaufort County Board of Health Meeting - Commissioner Hood Richardson
The handling of the so called Corona Virus Pandemic to date is an example of extreme bad judgment in generating estimates of future contagious conditions, the severity of the virus and has trashed the Constitution of the United States. Purported National medical experts have been incompetent and unconcerned about the welfare of the American people taken as a whole.
Never before have we quarantined the healthy public and not protected at risk populations. The miscalculations about risk in rest homes is at best incompetence and at worst criminal.
This situation is even more incredible when one considers that North Carolina, and other jurisdictions already had the laws and rules on the books to handle this virus.
The shutting down of the economy of the entire nation should never happen again.