Even though the masks are off and the COVID-19 numbers are getting much better, Guilford County government is about to approve $1.8 million for private sector companies to operate a vaccine call center on the county’s behalf.
In the past, the county has handled those calls internally by reassigning county staff and county phone lines. However, that practice overwhelmed county staff at times, which is one reason Guilford County is now outsourcing those operations.
The motion to enter into the two contracts is on the “consent agenda” for the Guilford County Board of Commissioners’ Thursday, July 15 meeting, The consent agenda is a list of motions that the board usually approves unanimously in one vote without discussion. Typically, the consent agenda includes “housekeeping items,” however, it also includes contracts when those are expected to gain unanimous approval with no discussion.
The item on the list is a motion to spend $1.8 million for “COVID-19 vaccine call center and site operations staffing.”
The motion calls for the commissioners to enter into contracts with Protiviti Government Services Inc. and with Carousel Industries Inc. to staff and operate a call center.
In the past, Guilford County has been swamped with calls from people requesting vaccine information and wanting to make appointments. Lately, however, demand for the vaccine has fallen to the point where there’s much more supply than demand.
The money to pay for the service will come from the county’s “fund balance,” which is essentially the county’s savings account or rainy day fund.
The motion reads, “Approve an increase in Appropriated Fund Balance of $1,833,126 and increase the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Health & Human Services – Public Health Division budget by the same amount; and approve contracts, in substantial form, with Protiviti Government Services Inc., in the amount of $1,800,000, and Carousel Industries Inc., in the amount of $33,125.88.”
The contracts will be effective as of July 1, 2021, and will end June 30, 2022.
The county has the option to extend the contracts for one year at the same price, terms and conditions “upon mutual written agreement of both parties.”
So I had a allergic reaction to the vaccine. I reported it and got a case number but I was never contacted back. Do I have to wait for this call center to open? What do i do?
A day late and a dollar short!
1.8 million tax dollars for a Covid Call Center..Maybe a good idea a year ago. Most people that are going to get vaccinated have been..the rest can find info on Spectrum every five minutes, Web, Radio. Just another waste. Wonder if they will have to offer a signing bonus to get people to man the phones?
Just throw money at it. It will look like you are doing something.
I have five immediate neighbors. Three of them have moved out to adjacent counties, basically for politics. I can get mucho dinero for my house now, but I have to spend it all to move, plus then some.
So which commissioner has stock in Protiviti and Carousel Services?
VARES reports over 9,000 dead, over 7,000 permanently injured and over 400,000 adverse effects – a Harvard study proved that less than 1% of adverse effects are actually reported.
European Database Of Adverse Drug Reactions For COVID-19 Shots: 13,867 DEAD And 1,354,336 Injuries
Where is the science that says these COVID vaccines are safe? They are all untested experimental vaccines and if you take one of them you are in a clinical trial. Authorized for emergency use only. Do you know the difference between authorized and approved? It takes typically 10 years for a vaccine to come to market.
There is science that has proven that past attempts to produce a coronavirus vaccine has been deadly due to antibody dependent enhancement (ADE). The lab animals had very poor outcomes when challenged with the coronavirus after vaccinated due to ADE.
There is science behind the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin in the treatment of coronaviruses. Fauci stated, in the past, that HCQ was effective against coronaviruses as well. Why would anyone take an untested experimental vaccine when there are studied inexpensive medications that have been around for decades that are effective? There is a Dr. Kory that talks about the science of ivermectin and how effective it is for treating coronaviruses.
There is science behind the fraudulent PCR tests used to diagnose coronavirus. The FDA recommended the PCR cycle threshold should be at 40 cycles. Any PCR test running above 35 cycles will give a 97% false positives and anything above 25 cycles is not clinically significant. Most recently the FDA has reduced the Cycles to 28. Okay, so now we know why coronavirus numbers are down.
There is science on the survival rates of COVID-19 from the CDC:
0-19 yo – 99.997%
20 – 49 yo – 99.98%
50-69 yo – 99.5%
70 yo and older – 94.6%
Think people think!! Time to wake up but actually it’s more than likely too late. Go back to sleep.
Spreading that misleading BS yet again. Disappointed in the editors of Rhino for allowing this narrative to be posted. If you had a little fever or a little headache that is an adverse reaction. So what. Better than adding to the 600,000 dead. When people post about the virus only killing 1%, that is over 2 million people had we not had the vaccine and social distancing guidelines.
I will say again, I hope people are smart enough to discuss the vaccine with their doctor and not foolish enough to listen to some fool on an internet comment (including me).
Go back to sleep…
Everyone is entitled to my opinion.
30,000,000 cases in the US and 600,000 deaths.
184,000,000 vaccinated (at least 1 dose) and 9,000 deaths.
One in 54 Covid cases resulted in death.
One in 20,500 vaccinations resulted in death.
Now you are just making stuff up Name Star. I am willing to bet you are one of the fools who said the deaths were over attributed to covid since many who died had other complications etc….. But now, any side effect is end of the word. What a fool.
Here are the real facts:
Over 300,000,000 shots have been administered in the US. Between December 2020 and June 7th 2021, VAERS received 5,208 reports of death (0.0017%) among people who received the vaccine. Of those cases, 3 can be directly attributed to the vaccine due to blood clots. So to be clear, you have a significantly higher chance of death by not getting vaccinated. The others are people who passed away due to other causes. Each case is investigated thoroughly. You should try investigating your tinfoil hat…it appears to have slipped off far to the right.
More people died from Covid vaccines last week than Covid. That’s per CDC and VAERS. Wake up sleepyhead…
Let’s revisit that:
1. Less people die every single week because of COVID because more people are vaccinated. That’s how vaccines and herd immunity work. Not only are vaccines safer than getting COVID-19, they also reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 and the severity if you still do.
Now onto your falsities:
2. There were approximately 168,000 new cases in the US last week and 1,442 deaths last week in the US – according to the CDC’s daily numbers (although I am extrapolating from the 7 day moving average). Effectively, that’s a ratio of about one death in every 115 new cases.
3. There were approximately 23,000,000 vaccine doses given in June (according to the CDC cumulatives) and 173 COVID vaccine related death events for the entire month of June (July data does not appear to be available/I’m not going to spend more time digging into your lies than necessary). Effectively, that’s a ratio of one death per 134,000 vaccine doses.
I believe that you can understand numbers better than what you’ve demonstrated. Please include a link to the actual data sources you are using if possible, because I just pulled all those numbers from the CDC and VAERS websites directly. Those are the sources you pointed me to and that was the data I found and reported back to you that are EXTREMELY contradictory to the statements you are making. I have to assume that we are looking at different data or there is a significant deficit in interpreting the numbers.
No, NameStar is just our resident liberal hemorrhoid.
Rick, VAERS reported just around 3,000 deaths last week. That’s more than the 1,442 deaths you mentioned.
It updates every week. Now VAERS reports over 10,000 Americans dead. I see people that are seriously injured and die from these vaccines everyday. Most people respond by stating how low the percentage of deaths vs how many kill shots were administered. That’s sick!
We already have treatments that work. Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin. Go research Dr. Kory and Dr. Peter McCullough. Why would you want to get injected with an untested experimental vaccine when we have treatments? Did you research anything else is stated? Faulty PCR test?
I’m done commenting on this article. I hope you wake up Rick and if you have taken the vaccine, if it doesn’t kill you then you will end up with a lot health issues in the near future. I pray that you are saved by the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords – Jesus Christ!!!
Here’s the Covid vaccine related death data from VAERS for all days of July. 21 deaths (using the database “LPD” provided).
Here’s the Covid related deaths from the CDC for all of July. 3,279 deaths (subtracting the most recent July 16 data from June 30 cumulative deaths).
People, you can decide for yourself if you think 21 vaccine related deaths in July or 3,279 virus related deaths in July is a more significant problem. This data is for the entire United States. I just want you to think through that with as accurate information as possible. Please check my work if you believe I’ve made a mistake.
I’d hope the Rhino would help stop spreading misinformation but they are by their own description a politics first publication and therefore it seems they have no allegiance to the truth.
What a waste!
What a joke! Citizens that want the vaccine have received it. There are free clinics everywhere and we’re even paying people to get the vaccine. Why not spend the 1.833 million as additional incentives for those holding out?
Will someone in the press please look into the owners of these companies and their possible connections to politicians?