CBS Footage Error, Lower Death Rate Reporting, CVOID-19 Airborne, Flu Comparison, Marlene Siegel, Protecting Pets, Mobile Tracking, Ananda More, Magic Pills and More!

Mar 31st, 2020 3-5PM ET

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CBS News Airs Footage Of Italian Hospital While Reporting On New York’s Coronavirus CrisisCBS News aired footage of an Italian hospital while reporting on New York hospitals and the ventilator shortage on March 25.“CBS This Morning” discussed Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s allegation that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) only gave the state 400 ventilators when they needed 30,000. The network aired footage of a crowded hospital room with the implication, based on what was being reported, that it was taken at a hospital in New York. However, this hospital was seen in footage during a Sky News segment on Italian hospitals and the novel coronavirus crisis that aired on March 22.“It was an editing mistake. We took immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows,” a CBS spokesperson said in a statement to the Daily Caller.”

Coronavirus death rate is lower than previously reported, study says, but it’s still deadlier than seasonal flu How many people die after being infected with the novel coronavirus? Fewer than previously calculated, according to a study released Monday, but still more than die from the flu.The research, published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, estimated that about 0.66% of those infected with the virus will die.Coronavirus pandemic alters life as we know itThat coronavirus death rate, which is lower than earlier estimates, takes into account potentially milder cases that often go undiagnosed — but it’s still far higher than the 0.1% of people who are killed by the flu.When undetected infections aren’t taken into account, the Lancet study found that the coronavirus death rate was 1.38%, which is more consistent with earlier reports.Early in March, for example, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that “if you just do the math, the math is about 2%.”

Coronavirus could be airborne, study suggests It may be possible for the novel coronavirus to transmit through the air, a new study released over the weekend suggests.In a joint study by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska, and others, researchers found genetic material from the virus that causes COVID-19 in air samples from both in and outside of confirmed coronavirus patients’ rooms. The findings offer “limited evidence that some potential for airborne transmission exists,” researchers said, though they warned that the findings do not confirm airborne spread.Researchers, looking to better understand viral shedding of the novel virus, took air and surface samples from 11 patients’ rooms during the initial isolation of 13 people who tested positive for COVID-19. The researchers found virus genetic material on commonly used items, such as toilets, but also in air samples, thus indicating that “SARS-CoV-2 is widely disseminated in the environment.” (SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the virus that causes COVID-19.)

Special Guest; Marlene Siegel

Dr. Siegel’s passion for medicine was fueled in 1975 when she became an emergency medical technician. While going to college, she worked on an ambulance and in an emergency room. She became the first female paramedic in the state of Fla in 1977. Veterinary medicine was always her first priority, and she fulfilled her life’s passion when she graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985.Dr. Siegel spent the first year post graduation in a 5 doctor small animal and exotic practice. She then accepted a position in a veterinary emergency clinic where she practiced and managed the hospital. In addition to the emergency clinic, Dr. Siegel worked in several daytime practices as a relief veterinarian. She opened her existing small animal and exotic practice in 1987.Read more about Dr. Marlene Siegel HERE

How Much Should You Worry About Your Pets? A Cat Was Confirmed To Be Infected With COVID19 By Its Owner This person-to-cat transmission appears to be the first such transmission to a pet that is well-documented. In this case, the owner had been ill with COVID-19 following a trip to Northern Italy, where coronavirus infections are currently rampant. A week later, the cat became ill with vomiting, diarrhea, and respiratory symptoms, and samples of stool and vomitus were examined by virologist Steven Van Gucht, the federal spokesperson for this in Belgium, according to LiveScience. The lab’s tests confirmed the presence of genetic material from SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. The presence of small amounts of virus on surfaces are not signs that they are infectious. This animal was quite ill, however, and there were large amounts of genetic material present in its excretions. To prove that the cat was infected will require blood tests to look for antibodies to the virus.

Practical Tips For People And Pets Not minimizing the gravity of health concerns, there were other “pan epidemics” going on even before this Corona Virus threat. Most people were overworked, stressed all the time, sleep-deprived, deeply in debt with no emergency fund reserves and distracted from focusing on the meaning of “life and happiness”. Too many people were tied to the hamster wheel they were running on, working in jobs that were not fulfilling but paid the bills. Few people had a spiritual understanding of “who they were” or “what their purpose and passion in life” was. Even fewer people were living the life of their dreams.The worldwide response to this flu epidemic has destroyed the world as we knew it, but is that a totally bad thing? If we only focus on the negative, the fear, doubt, and uncertainty, we drown in the quicksand of low vibration and become stuck there. We can not find answers, problem solve and bring our greatest gifts to light when we are contracted and stuck in a dark place.Technically, most people have their basic human needs met, adequate food, water, and shelter. “Essential” businesses are open, and many others are finding creative ways to continue operations using a virtual platform.Meanwhile, millions of people find themselves with a ton of free time, quarantined in their homes. This can be a positive or negative experience depending on how we choose to perceive it (note the operative word here is choose).

Hour 2 Special Guest: Ananda More

The CDC will set up a coronavirus ‘surveillance and data collection system’ as part of the $2 trillion stimulus bill, which President Trump just signed into law President Donald Trump signed into law a sweeping stimulus bill that will pump emergency funding into the CDC to combat the coronavirus, including a system to gather data on how the virus is spreading.The CDC’s new funding is part of an emergency stimulus package that provides $2 trillion in funding to boost government health programs and stabilize the American economy during the coronavirus crisis. Of the funding allocated to the CDC, the stimulus sets aside at least $500 million for public health data surveillance and modernizing the analytics infrastructure. The CDC must report on the development of a “surveillance and data collection system” within the next 30 days. While it’s not clear what form that surveillance system will take, the federal government has reportedly expressed interest in aggregating data that can be gleaned from tech platforms and smartphone use to monitor movement patterns.Other countries have already turned to high-tech surveillance systems in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. China rolled out a mandatory smartphone app that asks citizens questions about their level of exposure to people who have demonstrated symptoms, and automatically orders certain users to quarantine themselves. Singapore has issued a similar app that uses Bluetooth to detect people’s proximity to those who have been exposed to coronavirus and warns them to get tested if they come in close contact.

Young, healthy father of 6 dies from coronavirus in Texas A Texas father of six died last week from coronavirus just two days after testing positive for the illness. The 44-year-old was otherwise healthy, his family says.Adolph “T.J.” Mendez succumbed to the disease at Austin’s Ascension Seton Medical Center. His daughter said he had been “perfectly healthy” before contracting the illness and did not have any underlying health conditions.Mendez reportedly started feeling sick earlier in the month and took over-the-counter medication to treat his symptoms. He went to a doctor and was prescribed medicine when his condition didn’t improve, and he saw the doctor again last Thursday because he was still unwell. That’s when he was told to go to a hospital for a coronavirus test.He had a slight fever, headache, cough and shortness of breath, and his condition deteriorated quickly. He became delirious, underwent surgery, and was placed on life support before suffering a brain hemorrhage that his doctors said he wouldn’t recover from.His daughter, Brenda Johnson, told the media that the doctors and nurses were very helpful during the ordeal. Because of his diagnosis, family members couldn’t visit him, but the doctors kept them updated with phone calls several times a day. She said they prayed over him and even asked what type of music he liked and played it for him. They also put the family on speaker phone so he could hear their voices.

Question of The Day!

Hi Robert!
What are your thoughts on Zinc (picolinate) supplementation for prevention of viral infections? I understand the importance of selenium but was considering adding zinc to my regimen as it has been touted to be potentially effective with warding off covid19. Thank you!

Special Guest; Ananda More

First-time filmmaker but no stranger to storytelling, Ananda More worked with theatre companies such as One Yellow Rabbit and SunoLoka after graduating from the University of Alberta. She covered all major crafts from writing and directing to acting and stage-managing.

After her own seemingly miraculous cure from a lifetime with depression using homeopathy, Ananda decided to dedicate her life to this medical system. She began her professional homeopathic practice in 2005 specializing in autism, vaccine injury and immunity. As owner of Riverdale Homeopathy, a homeopathic dispensary, bookstore, and clinic, she is intrinsically connected with the homeopathic community. She was featured last year in The Walrus Magazine and Toronto Life Magazine. Her debut film Magic Pills exposes what these publications and media in general don’t dare discuss regarding health and financial interests.

Magic Pills: Promise or Placebo Homeopathic medicine is one of the most widely used forms of alternative medicine on the planet but, despite its popularity, it has come under a great deal of scrutiny in recent years and is now a favorite target for skeptics and debunkers. The controversy surrounding homeopathic medicine is founded in the belief that something so highly diluted cannot work without violating the laws of chemistry. Magic Pills challenges viewers to decide for themselves by presenting new scientific discoveries, and real world successes that challenge these assumptions. Many medical journals refuse to publish positive studies due to systemic bias, and the media can distort the truth by omitting information.

Journey with Ananda to Tanzania, where for the past 25 years a husband-and-wife duo of homeopathic doctors are using their skills to help thousands of HIV/AIDS patients in the most remote regions of the country. To Cuba, where she was the only person from outside the country given permission to tell the story of how homeopathic medicine given to millions of people stopped an epidemic in just a few weeks. To Kolkata, India, where the Banerji Clinic is having unparalleled success treating otherwise incurable brain tumors and other forms of cancer. To Mumbai, India where an MIT trained chemical engineer has discovered nanoparticles in the most dilute medicines. And finally to Switzerland, where where a government-commissioned study led to by the public health-insurance program covering homeopathy.
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