June 29th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Fauci says Covid-19 vaccine may not get US to herd immunity if too many people refuse to get it Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would “settle” for a Covid-19 vaccine that’s 70% to 75% effective, but that this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they won’t get a coronavirus vaccine, makes it “unlikely” that the US will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell the outbreak.With government support, three coronavirus vaccines are expected to be studied in large-scale clinical trials in the next three months.”The best we’ve ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “That would be wonderful if we get there. I don’t think we will. I would settle for [a] 70, 75% effective vaccine.”A CNN poll last month found one-third of Americans said they would not try to get vaccinated against Covid, even if the vaccine is widely available and low cost.
Biden says he would make wearing face masks mandatory for Americans amid coronavirus pandemic Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said if elected president, he would make wearing a face covering in public compulsory, furthering himself on the issue from President Donald Trump who has stressed that masks are voluntary and has flouted public health recommendations.”The one thing we do know is these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen would have to make sure that they walked into a business that had masks,” Biden told CNN’s affiliate in Pittsburgh, KDKA, while wearing a black mask. Pressed if he’d use federal power to mandate wearing a mask in public, Biden responded, “Yes, I would. From an executive standpoint, yes I would.” Asked again if that meant he would “in effect” mandate mask wearing, Biden said, “I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone “should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public” to reduce transmission and slow the spread of the coronavirus, which is highly contagious.
Pelosi Says US Should Implement Nationwide Mask Mandate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that there should be a nationwide mandate to wear face coverings to ward against the COVID-19 pandemic. “Definitely long overdue for that,” Pelosi told ABC News on Sunday when asked about whether masks should be required. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended—not required—the use of masks. Vice President Mike Pence offered a contrasting statement, saying Sunday that Trump will leave it to states to decide whether masks should be mandatory to protect against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “One of the elements of the genius of America is the principle of federalism, of state and local control. We’ve made it clear that we want to defer to governors. We want to defer to local officials,” Pence said on CBS News. “If we’d have taken that approach, we’d have never had the success that we had in the greater New York City area. We’d have never had the success in Michigan or New Orleans, because from early on, we worked closely in partnership with governors to make sure that they had what they needed when they needed it, tailored to the unique circumstances in their states,” Pence added.
New Meta-Analysis Raises Doubts That Masks Work To Prevent COVID Infection and Transmission A newly released meta-analysis on the use of face masks for reducing the transmission of viral respiratory infections within community settings shows the evidence for their effectiveness is equivocal at best. Titled, “Face masks to prevent community transmission of viral respiratory infections: A rapid evidence review using Bayesian analysis,” the study analyzed eleven randomized, controlled trials and 10 observational studies, concluding: “Available evidence from RCTs is equivocal as to whether or not wearing face masks in community settings results in a reduction in clinically- or laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections. No relevant studies concerned SARS-CoV-2 or were undertaken in community settings in the UK.”
FDA Criticized as COVID Tests Still not Accurate, But U.S. Starts Second Lockdown Anyway The corporate media news cycle this week is once again promoting fear in the American population by claiming that COVID cases are again on the rise in “hot spots,” prompting calls for more lockdowns and other measures, including many states now requiring people to wear face masks in public. Two key pieces of information are missing from almost all of these reports in the corporate media: death rates (even by their own statistics) are NOT increasing but holding steady or even decreasing, and inaccuracy with the tests themselves are still widespread. A report earlier this month out of Wichita Falls, Texas, for example, revealed that testing of residents and staff at a medical facility revealed many positive results, but since none of them were sick, they retested 20 of them, and the second test result was negative in all 20 of them.
Scientists use ‘immune modulation’ to successfully treat child’s deadly fungal infection Antibiotics and antifungals are currently our best defense against any serious bacterial or fungal infection. These treatments don’t work against all diseases, so scientists must develop new modalities in cases where the medicines don’t work. Physicians and scientists from UCLA recently used a new strategy called “immune modulation” to successfully treat a young boy battling a rare, potentially fatal illness caused by a fungal infection. Doctors were presented with a 4-year-old boy suffering from disseminated coccidioidomycosis. The coccidioides fungi, typically found in the southwest, infect more than 100,000 people each year. Most people infected are asymptomatic, but about 20,000 people develop a respiratory illness called Valley fever. If patients with Valley fever do not respond well to antivirals, it’s very common for the illness to progress and develop into disseminated coccidioidomycosis. The condition leads to bone and tissue damage, and often death.
Special Guest – Jenny Golden!
Jenny Golden is a Certified Natural Health Practitioner who graduated from Trinity School of Natural Health. She has worked extensively as a behavior specialist for children with special needs and added naturopathic principles to her care plans. After thorough study on the endocannabinoid system through Advent Academy, she began educating others on the vast world of cannabinoid use. She has a passion for helping communities elevate natural health practices through education and practical uses of everyday foods, supplements and lifestyle choices.
Surprising study: Urban density doesn’t cause more COVID-19 infections, even promotes lower death rates Crowded city streets, subways, and buses have been considered the most likely places to become infected with COVID-19 over the past few months. Surprisingly, however, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concludes that densely populated spaces aren’t actually linked to higher infection rates. Even more confounding, the study’s analysis indicates that crowded, dense locations are associated with lower coronavirus death rates. In all, COVID-19 infection and death rates were assessed across 913 U.S. metropolitan counties. After researchers accounted for additional factors like race and education, the population density within each county was not significantly linked to infection rates. As mentioned, denser counties, as opposed to more rural, sprawling areas with smaller populations, were associated with lower death rates. The study’s authors speculate this is because denser, urban areas often offer better healthcare services. Instead, higher coronavirus infection and death rates seem to be linked to a metropolitan area’s size, not its density. So, cities that are very big and stretch across multiple counties that are “tightly linked together through economic, social, and commuting relationships” appear to be most at risk of high coronavirus infection rates.
Gilead’s $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries. Gilead Sciences announced the price Monday for remdesivir, and said the price would be $3,120 for patients with private insurance. The amount that patients pay out of pocket depends on insurance, income and other factors. “We’re in uncharted territory with pricing a new medicine, a novel medicine, in a pandemic,” Gilead’s chief executive, Dan O’Day, told The Associated Press. “We believe that we had to really deviate from the normal circumstances” and price the drug to ensure wide access rather than based solely on value to patients, he said. However, the price was swiftly criticized; a consumer group called it “an outrage” because of the amount taxpayers invested toward the drug’s development.
Third of parents may not send kids back to school this fall as COVID-19 uncertainty grows Summer vacation is in full-swing for students across the country. For their parents, the coronavirus pandemic already has them worried about what school will be like this fall. A study of nearly 1,200 parents finds a third of those polled aren’t sure they’ll let their children go back to class during the next school year. Parents are also split on what measures schools should use to prevent another outbreak of COVID-19. Researchers from the University of Michigan surveyed parents from Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio in mid-June. Families were asked about their current fall plans and their thoughts about 15 possible safety steps that might be taken by educators. Most of the respondents feel, naturally, their child will get a better education by returning to class. Continuing uncertainty over the virus, however, is making this a hard decision. “On the one hand, sending children to school could increase the risk of COVID-19 among children and family members,” says Dr. Kao-Ping Chua in a statement. “On the other hand, children who don’t return to in-person school may experience disruptions in their education. Some families simply don’t have a choice because they need to go to work.”
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