Feb 18, 2019 7-9PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Science being ‘debunked:’ Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn? More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message — an eye-catching march through town with tiny children’s coffins emblazoned with the words: “Another victim of vaccination.” The year was 1885, and smallpox vaccinations were compulsory in the UK — reportedly inciting 100,000 people to demonstrate in the city of Leicester, England, one sunny March day. Fast-forward to 2019 and the anti-vaccination campaign is a global, multi-faced beast — spurred by safety concerns, religious and political beliefs, preferences for homeopathic approaches and widespread misinformation. But one issue that has endured for some 150 years is the backlash not simply against vaccinations — but against compulsory vaccinations. Today, rising populism in Europe and the United States is part of a new wave of anti-vaccine distrust in the establishment, say experts.
Special Guest – Barbara Loe Fisher
Barbara Loe Fisher is co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit charity she founded with parents of vaccine injured children in 1982 to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education. For the past four decades, she has led a national, grassroots movement and public information campaign to institute vaccine safety and informed consent protections in public health policies and laws. She has researched, analyzed and publicly articulated the science, policy, law, ethics and politics of vaccination to become one of the world’s leading non-medical, consumer advocacy experts on vaccination and human rights.
She is co-author of the seminal book DPT: A Shot in the Dark (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1985; Warner 1986; Avery/Putnam 1991) and author of The Guide to Reforming Vaccine Policy & Law (2014, 2017); The Emerging Risks of Live Virus and Virus Vectored Vaccines: Vaccine Strain Virus Infection, Shedding and Transmission (2014); Vaccines, Autism & Chronic Inflammation: The New Epidemic (2008) and The Consumer’s Guide to Childhood Vaccines (1997). She is founder and executive editor of the weekly online journal, The Vaccine Reaction, and a video blog commentator for the NVIC Newsletter and Mercola Newsletter. Her long public record of vaccine safety and choice advocacy was featured in the 2011 award winning film documentary THE GREATER GOOD.
“No Forced Vaccination” Message Back Up in Times Square as Americans Fight for Human Rights There have been 101 cases of measles that have been reported in 10 states since the beginning of 2019, hardly a public health emergency in a U.S. population of more than 320 million people where 94 percent of school children have received two doses of MMR vaccine and only two percent of children have a vaccine exemption for any reason. In what looks like a repeat of the “measles in Disneyland” media feeding frenzy that stampeded California state legislators into eliminating the personal belief vaccine exemption in 2015, the tiny minority of parents who have made a conscious choice not to give their children every one of the dozens of doses of federally recommended and state mandated vaccines are being once again relentlessly stereotyped, demonized and bullied. In what appears to be another well-orchestrated campaign to pressure state legislatures to remove all personal belief vaccine exemptions in the U.S. and further restrict already narrow medical exemptions to vaccination, forced vaccination proponents are whipping up irrational fear to justify attacking human rights, including freedom of thought, speech, religious belief and conscience. It is a spectacle unworthy of a nation where human rights and civil liberties have been valued since the ratification of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution in 1789 and the informed consent principle became the anchor for medical ethics after World War II.
The Vaccine Industry Drives Big Philanthropy, Big Media and Government Agencies The Gates Foundation was established in 2000 by Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the Gates Foundation is the largest philanthropic foundation in the world with a $43.5 billion trust that makes grant payments of more than $3 billion annually to advance the foundation’s goals for reforming education systems, such as institution of Common Core curriculum in all U.S. schools, and funding public health initiatives, primarily global vaccination programs. A major goal of the Gates Foundation is to make sure every child in the world is vaccinated. Investor businessman Warren Buffet, who took control of textile manufacturer Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in 1965 and went on to amass a personal fortune of more than $60 billion, pledged $31 billion and became a co-director of Gates Foundation in 2006.
Popular Organic Bread Company Bought Out By Staunchly Pro-GMO Corporation The organic revolution has also coincided with a gluten-free revolution, but there are still millions of people who love their bread way too much to ever give it up. Our bread has changed in many different surprising ways over the years, but there are plenty of breadmakers doing it the right way that have sprung up as consumers demand healthier, non-GMO and organic choices. Of the new guard of breadmakers the emerging big organic brands like Rudi’s and Ezekiel (sprouted grain breads) stand out, but another fast-growing option customers are falling in love with is Oregon-based Dave’s Killer Bread, which makes everything from whole grain to sprouted breads and even hamburger buns. With its signature buff guitar-playing hippie mascot (a likeness of co-founder Dave Dahl), the bread has the look, feel and even the taste of a small-time artisan outfit.
Hour 2 – Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid Buttar!
Dr. Buttar is back to talk about what’s happening in the world of health news. Here’s what we have in store for you today:
Doctors’ dilemma: To see or not to see unvaccinated kids To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. It’s an issue that surfaces again and again, despite evidence on how effective immunizations are in disease control. The use of vaccines worldwide has eradicated smallpox and done nearly the same for polio. In the United States, diphtheria, bacterial influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and others also are close to the brink of eradication. Yet, there’s been a significant outbreak of measles this year in Oregon and Washington state, with cases reported so far in 2019 in a total of 10 states. The Centers for Disease Control attributescontinuing outbreaks to an increase in the number of travelers who get measles abroad and bring it back the United States, spreading it in pockets of unvaccinated people.
Inflammation in midlife hastens cognitive decline The average age of the population of the United States is gradually increasing, so conditions of old age are moving into the spotlight. Growing older is associated with a progressive decline in average thinking abilities. However, it may only affect some people very mildly, while other individuals can develop significant cognitive deficits. Understanding the risk factors involved is of growing importance. We already know some risk factors; for instance, lower levels of physical activity, smoking, and obesity appear to increase the rate of decline. Recently, some scientists have turned their attention toward the potential role of inflammation.
Question of The Day!
I’ve been quite ill for the past year, I’ve had many different gut issues but no solid diagnosis. I had one red herring of mycobacterium chelonae appear in a culture a few months back, upon further investigation via bronchoscopy we failed to find the same result. I’ve been told from a friend that given my symptoms intestinal tuberculosis could be a possibility, (rare but not unheard of, symptoms match up and along with the previous mycobacterium culture could be a bit to coincidental to forget) how could I go about treating this if this really was my issue??
Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What’s the link? Although the conditions are seemingly independent of each other, earlier studies have found that people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. However, the mechanisms behind this relationship have remained hidden. A recent study investigated the impact of blocking insulin receptors and insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) receptors in mouse models. The work was carried out at the Joslin Diabetes Center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. The results reveal that interrupting these similar pathways impaired both learning and memory. The researchers published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Regular Tickets – $50 Special Price for each ticket if you register early, byFebruary 28, 2019. Enter discount code “FRIENDS” on checkout when buying tickets.
- VIP Tickets – $100 Early Bird VIP Discount for each VIP ticket if you register byFebruary 28, 2019. Enter discount code “MYVIPS” on checkout when buying tickets.
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- Autism Defined: Facts On Autism Launch – Feb 28, 2019 Online Webinar
- 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-30, 2019 Denver, CO
- Total Health ’19 Toronto Canada April 12-14, 2019
- Autism One 2019 Conference May 22-26 Rosemont, IL
- Advanced Medicine Conference May 25-26, 2019 Los Angeles, CA