July 21st, 2020 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Don’t Let “Anti-Vaxxers” See This Study! A new study highlights why a growing number of parents are skeptical about the safety of the coming COVID-19 vaccine, and vaccines in general.In recent months the mainstream corporate media has begun telegraphing their intent to divide the American population between those who believe in bodily autonomy and health freedom, and those who support government mandated vaccinations. This divide is apparently beginning to widen as the reality of a rushed vaccine for COVID-19 draws near. Despite the continued attacks on anyone who questions or challenges the assumed safety of vaccines, evidence continues to emerge that vaccines are not safe for all people, in all situations. In a groundbreaking new study published in The Lancet on July 6, researchers call for updating the vaccine paradigm. In the study, Vaccinology: time to change the paradigm?, researchers write: The existing vaccine paradigm assumes that vaccines only protect against the target infection, that effective vaccines reduce mortality corresponding to the target infection’s share of total mortality, and that the effects of vaccines are similar for males and females. However, epidemiological vaccine research has generated observations that contradict these assumptions and suggest that vaccines have important non-specific effects on overall health in populations.
World Health Organization Hires PR Firm to Find Celebrity Influencers to Counter Negative Publicity Under fire from President Trump for its botched handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization has reached out to a high powered PR firm with the mission to find celebrity influencers who can sing the praises of the embattled United Nations agency and boost its public image. The WHO signed a $135,000 contract on May 1 with Hill + Knowlton Strategies to reach out to influencers of all stripes, including celebrities with more than 1 million followers on social media, according to documents filed this week to the Justice Department. Hill + Knowlton outlined a plan of action in its proposal that was included in the filing. “There has been criticism and assertions leveled against the World Health Organization (WHO) and media coverage that could undermine WHO as a trusted and critical information source on global public health issues,” the PR firm wrote. The objective is to “ensure there is trust in the WHO’s advice and that public health guidance is followed.” In addition to celebrity influencers, Hill + Knowlton said that it will identify “microinfluencers” who have smaller, niche followings, as well as lesser known people such as health experts who appear on news programs. The firm’s work was set to take place between May 1 and June 15, though there’s a possibility of future consulting.
Mandatory face masks might lull people into taking more coronavirus risks Governments all around the world are trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Making it mandatory for people to wear face masks is a policy that has gained favor among many national governments and state authorities in the United States. Yet any policy that attempts to modify people’s behavior—in this case, making mask-wearing a new norm—needs to take into account undesired behavioral adjustments that the policy may bring about. As behavioral economists, we know that without such consideration, the policy is bound to be less efficient than expected. Here are two behavior alterations to look out for as mask-wearing becomes more commonplace. When things get safer, people adjust their behavior and act more recklessly. This phenomenon, called the Peltzman effect, has been documented in areas as diverse as driving, sports and financial markets, as well as in drug overdose and pregnancy prevention. The mechanism is always the same: A safety measure (a seat belt in the case of driving or a government bailout in the case of investing) allows the recipient to take more risk (driving faster or investing in more risky instruments). In the end, the behavior becomes less responsible. In fact, a safety measure can make the activity more dangerous.
UK ‘overestimates’ coronavirus death toll: study Britain ordered an urgent review Friday into how coronavirus deaths are counted after a study suggested health authorities are overestimating the toll by counting people who died long after recovering. More than 45,000 deaths have been recorded in patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in Britain and many more died without being tested, making the country’s outbreak the deadliest in Europe. But an article for Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine revealed a “statistical flaw” in the way data is gathered by the public health agency in England. Authors Yoon K Loke and Carl Heneghan said that in compiling death data, Public Health England simply checks its list of lab-confirmed cases against a central register of deaths to see whether they are still alive. “A patient who has tested positive, but successfully treated and discharged from hospital, will still be counted as a COVID death even if they had a heart attack or were run over by a bus three months later,” they wrote. They suggested this could explain variations in England’s daily toll, and why deaths there have not fallen in the same way they have in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which collect their own data. Under this approach, “no one with COVID in England is allowed to ever recover from their illness”, the article said—and the ultimate death toll will include every one of the 292,000 people who has had the virus.
Florida Health Officer Labels Motorcycle Crash Victim a Coronavirus Death An individual who was killed in a fatal motorcycle crash in Florida was recently listed as a COVID-19 death for the Sunshine State, according to a state health official. The truth about the death was brought to light after FOX 35 News asked Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino whether the two individuals in their 20s who were listed as coronavirus deaths had any underlying conditions. “The first one didn’t have any,” Pino said. “He died in a motorcycle accident.” Pino was then questioned on whether the data from the individual who passed away in the motorcycle crash had been removed from the system, to which Pino said, “I don’t think so. I have to double-check.”
In an odd continuation, Pino went on to insist that one could “argue” that COVID-19 may have “caused” the individual to crash. Pino stated: We were arguing, discussing, or trying to argue with the state. Not because of the numbers…it’s 100…it doesn’t make any difference if it’s 99, but the fact that the individual didn’t die from COVID-19…died in the crash. But you could actually argue that it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash. I don’t know the conclusion of that one.
Hour 2: Special Guest-Chris Barr!
Higher COVID-19 cure rates linked to diets sufficient in selenium University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) researchers who study the micronutrient selenium were encouraged by a recent study out of China that looked at the positive association between selenium and reported cure rates of COVID-19 cases. Lucia Seale, Daniel Torres, Marla Berry and Matthew Pitts with JABSOM’s Department of Cell and Molecular Biology sent commentary published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that endorsed the study conducted by J. Zhang and collaborators on “Association between regional selenium status and reported outcome of COVID-19 cases in China.” The study analyzed data gathered from 17 cities in China, known to have populations with both the lowest and the highest selenium status in the world. Selenium is a trace element that is naturally present in many foods (fish, meat and cereals), and is available as a dietary supplement. It is nutritionally essential for humans, and is a constituent of more than two dozen selenoproteins that play critical roles in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis, and protection from oxidative damage and infection. “This may provide novel insights into mechanisms leading to the severity of COVID-19 and gauge the demographic most likely to benefit from selenium supplementation and/or treatment in the fight against COVID-19,” said Associate Researcher Seale.
Turmeric could have antiviral properties Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that infects pigs—from infecting cells. At higher doses, the compound was also found to kill virus particles. Infection with TGEV causes a disease called transmissible gastroenteritis in piglets, which is characterised by diarrhoea, severe dehydration and death. TGEV is highly infectious and is invariably fatal in piglets younger than two weeks, thus posing a major threat to the global swine industry. There are currently no approved treatments for alpha-coronaviruses and although there is a vaccine for TGEV, it is not effective in preventing the spread of the virus. To determine the potential antiviral properties of curcumin, the research team treated experimental cells with various concentrations of the compound, before attempting to infect them with TGEV. They found that higher concentrations of curcumin reduced the number of virus particles in the cell culture.
Poor diets threaten US national security — and it’s serious America’s poor diet isn’t just bad for us. It’s now considered a threat to national security. Diet-related illnesses are a growing burden on the United States economy, worsening health disparities and impacting national security, according to a white paper published Monday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Poor nutrition is the leading cause of illnesses in the US, with unhealthy diets killing more than half a million people each year, a group of experts who have formed the Federal Nutrition Research Advisory Group wrote in the paper.About 46% of adults in the country have an overall poor-quality diet, and this number goes up to 56% for children, according to the paper. Meanwhile, US healthcare spending has nearly tripled from 1979 to 2018, from 6.9% to 17.7% of the gross domestic product. These increases in health spending, the advisory group said, affect government budgets, the competitiveness of the US private sector and workers’ wages.Diet-related health disparities affect minority, rural and low-income communities.
Questions of The Day!
I was asked to give a zoom talk to our practitioners (this Thursday) on how to practice alternative healing safely in the US (very complicated given that each state has different legislation). And in preparing for this talk I found your recent interview with Diane Miller. Great information and great interview. I did not know the back story on California’s Section 2053.5 and 6, and the information on the Health Emergency Powers Act is downright terrifying.
But I digress. From there, I found your website and saw the person’s question re using Colloidal silver in a nebulizer. I saw an article from Dr Mercola on using 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (diluted to 1%) in a nebulizer to combat Covid. Do you have an opinion on the effectiveness of that and do you know how to dilute 35% Hydrogen Peroxide to 1% and how that would be done? His video is confusing on how exactly how to use the nebulizer with the hydrogen peroxide and if its diluted with saline solution, etc
Thank. you, Maile
What are your thoughts on the “Great Reset” and how it is connected to Covid and New World Order?
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