Megan Jaeger, Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees 2021 file photo].
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Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board September 15 at 4:03 PM
After reviewing the collected data (7-day average,) it appears the counties with the highest populations have the highest vaccination rates. They also have the highest number of cases.
Boone – 51% V rate – 63 cases
Clay – 44% V rate – 46 cases
Franklin – 46% V rate – 49 cases
Greene – 41% V rate – 55 cases
Jackson – 44% V rate – 413 cases
Jefferson – 36% V rate – 104 cases
St. Charles – 49% V rate – 121 cases
St. Louis County – 50% V rate – 248 cases
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board limited who can comment on this post.
“Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board limited who can comment on this post.” I’ll bet.
There are comments elsewhere:
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a committee member of Johnson County Community Health Services. We are doomed.
Highest population not surprisingly have a high gross number of cases. Notice no rates. No effort to compare counties bases on number of cases per 10,000.
Since when is a 51% vaccination rate high or adiquate to slow an epidemic.
She does not understand math or epidemiology.
Bad math is dangerous
So without the information pertaining to how many of the cases are vaccinated, she reaches that conclusion? I mean I can roughly estimate that 100% of the people who tested positive drank water or some liquid prior to testing positive, so is water/liquid causing Covid?
This is just basic math—if one figure is shown as a percent, the next should be as well, otherwise it is quite literally cherry-picking information.
The thing I really find disturbing, other than the lack of math skills, is this person is part of the board. She has access to the people who track infectious disease in her community but obviously has no interest in learning from them. I cannot imagine that she can’t just talk to the people at the health center and say, “look, I’m reading these statistics, what do they mean? Does that mean more vaccinated people means more infections?” It’s been my experience that the people who work in public health are more than willing to explain if you have a question.
It’s sad she is on our heslth board with such a poor grasp of facts and committed to such a scary agenda that is contrary to her oath of office. It doesn’t speak well of her character or ability to serve.
Megan Jaeger introduced herself as a Christian, a homeschooling mother of two, a wife to a military member, the owner of a farm north of Warrensburg and was previously a physical education teacher. She is also a member of Johnson County Freedom Keepers, which hosted an anti-mask protest in front of JCCHS last year.
Jaeger said she decided to run for the position after she made public comments during JCCHS board meetings over the last year. She said her questions were dismissed and board members told her that she was misinformed about mask safety. Jaeger said she never received responses to emails made to JCCHS regarding COVID-19.
Jaeger said she also decided to run because parents and educators she spoke to felt their voices were not being heard by the board.
Jaeger said she believes the role of the health department is to inform citizens and allow citizens to make their own decisions. She claimed that implementing a mask mandate is “overreach” and stated she would not support actions violating human rights or body autonomy.
Jaeger said she believes the JCCHS board lacked transparency. When prompted by an attendee, she said if elected, she would provide her email and phone number to the public.
Chris Prener @chrisprener
Wow… Johnson County’s local health board contains a newly elected anti-vaxx member. Missouri has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation. Local public health officials poisoning the well does nothing to help us.
[….] 8:00 AM · Jul 12, 2021
Some of the comments:
Michael Bersin There was a candidate who was highly qualified and didn’t even come close – a retired nurse practitioner who had served as a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service.
Those who didn’t vote in the election got the board member they deserved. Everyone else suffers.
These folks frustrate me to no end. She just has “questions” but no answers. Uh huh. So what’s her big idea to solve the pandemic? Still waiting on an answer.
(sorry for the language, i am running out of patience with these folks around here) [….]
What I find continually ironic is that when those opposed to the vaccine become get COVID, they trust healthcare workers to use science to treat them-& through their ignorance they put those people at risk. The levels of ignorance, entitlement and selfishness are so frustrating.
How does someone like this get elected to anything.
Whoever wrote this article [Fox News] kind of sucks, given that they presented her idiotic viewpoint pretty much as an “equal” to the reality… When it’s not even close to reality. Irresponsible journalism
Well, it’s Fox. But she’s popular on Facebook, around here, in Warrensburg. Sadly.
That doesn’t surprise me at all… I’m sitting right on the Cass/Johnson County line… 90% of the people around here appear to have been turned into deranged cultists over the last year or so and that’s just all there is to it.
States routinely accept federal monies and resources e.g. roads, highways, bridges and flood relief. Why should you oppose federal assistance to help Missouri residence get the vaccine if they want to be vaccinated?
It is one thing to be Antivax and it is another to push your belief on others. If your science is so good, why would you stop the information about the “other side” informed choice
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board It’s not about censoring information. It’s about government overreach.
Why are they censoring the science?
Uh, who is “they”?
Megan was elected because she represents the views we already have here in Johnson county. She’s not pushing us. We decided against getting the vaccine all by ourselves.
Disinformation is not helpful. Missouri is in crisis and you make it worse.
Please resign I see you have 0 education or credentials to backup your positions
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board The board is voted in by the people. The community spoke.
Apparently, by attitude and ego, it was by 15,000 votes?
what is the purpose of the feds? I’m needing an update please!
Uh, universal mail service, for starters.
Everyone needs to put up a no trespassing signs immediately. They better not show up here
Doesn’t want universal mail service?
Looks like you enjoy watching COVID spread and kill people. Don’t think you’d make a good member of the health board, sorry.
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board Did you vote in the April election?
Uh, the job is to serve the entire population, not just the millions who voted for you in a landslide.
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board Who determines misinformation? If it can be backed by facts, it isn’t misinformation. You claim I don’t care about health because we abstain from vaccines, that claim is misinformation. Our personal choice to not participate in this medical procedure began when members of our family suffered severe reactions.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board I’m not advising against vaccination. I’m encouraging everyone to do their due diligence. I share information for informed consent.
“I’m not advising against vaccination….” Yes, you are.
You obviously care not a whit for the health and well being of others, or you’d be promoting masking and vaccines.
Why did you have to get the media involved?? That seems to be the trend now days, whatever it takes to get attention. If you’re not an “anti-vaxer” and want others to make decisions for themselves, why did you go as far to reach out to the media to be interviewed on a KC news station? That’s a bit extreme and seems as if you’re taking such an avenue to shove your beliefs down others throats. Also, I’d really like to know your background – what medical training do you have other than googling and sharing articles that you agree with?
Yes, I’m a nurse. Yes, there is a certain vaccine I did not have my daughters get due to my firsthand knowledge of adverse reactions. But that does not make me label ALL vaccines as bad. I am a recent leukemia survivor and had a bone marrow transplant whose immunity is still low and I received the COVID vaccine. Thankfully my body developed antibodies to COVID thanks to the vaccine. Does that mean I’m 100% safe? Absolutely not, but it makes me feel much more safe.
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board I was contacted by Linda Wagar last week. I’m just as surprised as you that a KC news station would care what I think. Please don’t assume you know why we abstain from vaccines. I shared more about the interview Wednesday.
Ah, yes, that little known Federal law requiring people to talk to the press and exhibit their foolishness while doing so.
lol, lol, more hillbillies gonna croak from covid!
Unfortunately so, especially when simple actions could save lives.
This is what we face as a state and nation, and why we can’t have nice things.
JOHNSON COUNTY, MO (July 8, 2020) – Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS) is brokenhearted to announce that it was informed on Wednesday, July 8 of the first death of a Johnson County resident due to complications from COVID-19.
The death occurred on Wednesday morning at the individual’s residence.
“We are deeply saddened to report this news. Johnson County Community Health Services would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones during this time of loss,” said JCCHS Administrator, Mary Thaut. “Our communities’ health and safety continue to be our highest priority during this time of uncertainty.”
Latest COVID-19 statistics from Johnson County (Missouri) Emergency Operations (7/8/20 5:30 p.m.):
Confirmed cases: 214
Active cases: 118
Wear a damn mask. And while you’re at it, wear some damn gloves.
Stay Home. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Good luck to us all.
WARRENSBURG – The Johnson County Community Health Services board gave the go-ahead to Administrator Anthony Arton to present proposals to the Johnson County Commission for developing regulations for confined animal feeding operations in the county.
Arton discussed the issue with the board following a presentation on Thursday, Sept. 27, by members of the Lone Jack Neighbors on health issues associated with CAFOs.
Mary Haskins, a biology professor at Rockhurst University with a background in environmental and ecology issues, said the health problems suffered by people living near CAFOs has been known for decades….
….Operated under County Health Center Statutes (Chapter 205 RSMo) and an elected Board of Trustees. JCCHS was created to house a multi-purpose agency that includes Home Health, Public Health, and WIC….Our Public health provides many services as well; vaccinations, birth and death records, environmental services, and more….
WARRENSBURG — The filing deadline for city, school district and special district seats in the April 2 election ended at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The following candidates have filed to seek election:
Johnson County Community Health Services: Incumbent Kay Stauffer is opposed for re-election to a four-year term by Darlene Buckstead, James L. Williams and Vickie Cooperider.
In March 2018, a letter [pdf], from Darlene Buckstead – as of its writing, President of the Board of Johnson County Farm Bureau – to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as part of the public comment related to the permitting of a CAFO located in western Johnson County which would hold 6,999 cattle on approximately 400 acres:
….I can understand neighbors of Valley Oaks having concerns. However, when they moved to that area, they knew they were settling into an agricultural area. Many of thee neighbors are active in agriculture themselves, but not on the scale of Valley Oaks. When new people in a neighborhood become alarmed at activities which have long been practiced, I feel it is incumbent on the newer people to adjust their expectations.
In summary, I believe the valley Oaks organization should be allowed to have their CAFO if they obtain appropriate permit from the DNR…
Uh, it’s the CAFO that’s new, right?
Because, no matter where we live in rural Missouri, we should expect we might have to live downwind from a 6,999 head of cattle CAFO operation? It’s a matter of scale.
…Darlene Buckstead, president of the Johnson County Farm Bureau, said she is in favor of farmers and farming.
“When you start shutting down agriculture, you’ll starve,” she said…
Given the public comment letter sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that comment in the newspaper probably indicates support of the CAFO. But then, there were plenty of other people at the hearing opposed to the CAFO who were involved in agriculture who we’re pretty sure weren’t advocates of shutting down agriculture and forcing everyone to starve.
….Buckstead, 66, of rural Holden, holds an associate and master’s degrees in nursing, and bachelor degrees in history and education. She is presently employed at Cass Regional Medical Center. She has worked in health care for 50 years, including longterm care, acute care, emergency room and infection control over the years. She is active in her church, where she is pianist and a Sunday school teacher, and currently is teaching a sewing class to junior high school-aged students. She is a Farm Bureau member and a former 4-H leader.
She said her reason for seeking election is, “The health department, in one way or another, impacts the well-being of everyone in Johnson County. I would like to be involved in the organization….
Interestingly, there’s no mention of CAFOs.
So, for the future Johnson County Community Health Services board, are CAFO’s healthy for children and other living things?
It looks like we’ll find out after the April 2nd election.