Dr. Biden tests positive, Pfizer CEO does too, James Richardson, Cystic Fibrosis, Overcoming adversity, Distrust of docs, Al Richards, The Other Side of Addiction, Daily fibs and MORE!

August 16, 2022 3-5PM ET

Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:

Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild’ symptoms  First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden continues to test negative after recently recovering from the virus but will wear a mask indoors for 10 days as a precaution. The Bidens have been vacationing in South Carolina since Aug. 10, and the 71-year-old first lady began experiencing symptoms on Monday. Jill Biden, like her husband, has been twice-vaccinated and twice-boosted with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She has been prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid and will isolate at the vacation home for at least five days. “Close contacts of the First Lady have been notified,” her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement “She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative COVID tests.” The president tested negative for the virus on Tuesday morning, the White House said, but would be wearing a mask indoors for 10 days. He plans to return to Washington on Tuesday to sign Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill in the afternoon, before continuing to his home in Wilmington, Delaware.

Quadruple-Vaccinated Pfizer CEO Tests Positive For COVID Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID despite receiving four doses of his company’s vaccine. Bourla shared the news in a Twitter post on Monday morning and in a statement on Pfizer’s website. “I would like to let you know that I have tested positive for #COVID19. I am thankful to have received four doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and I am feeling well while experiencing very mild symptoms,” Bourla tweeted. “I am isolating and have started a course of Paxlovid.” Despite Bourla’s positive test, the Pfizer leader claimed he looked forward to a quick recovery. “We have come so far in our efforts to battle this disease that I am confident I will have a speedy recovery,” he shared in another post. “I am incredibly grateful for the tireless efforts of my Pfizer colleagues who worked to make vaccines and treatments available for me and people around the world.” Pfizer’s vaccine was the first approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the U.S. in December 2020. It has since been approved for Americans 16 years of age and older, as well as for children as young as six months.

Special Guest – James Richardson

Getting in Shape: How CF Led Me to My Dream Job I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. Little did I know how much it would affect my life. As a toddler, I was fragile and was in and out of the hospital. I realized at a young age that I wasn’t like all of the other kids in school. None of the other kids had to take pills before they ate. None of the other kids had to take a break from recess because they couldn’t breathe. I remember those days very clearly, but it challenged me to be the person I am today. Through elementary, middle, and high school, I viewed life through a different lens. Although I knew I was different, I was also in denial about what that difference meant. I was told I couldn’t play sports, but I went out for every sport I could — soccer, football, basketball, and baseball. During high school, I accepted that I was different and hid my CF from my friends and peers. When I was a freshman in high school, I took a year off from sports because I was very self-conscious of my cough and people always asking me if I was sick. I played varsity soccer for the last three years of high school and was offered college scholarships, but I felt that my lungs wouldn’t be able to keep up with conditioned college athletes. After high school, I enrolled in college classes I thought were interesting, not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life. Having CF made the simplest things, like sitting in a classroom, almost impossible.  I felt self-conscious about coughing in a classroom, or having to hold in my coughs when getting a haircut so I wouldn’t move, or sitting through an entire movie at the theater trying not to cough. After going to college for a year, I decided that it wasn’t for me. I moved back home to live with my mom and stepdad for about three months before deciding to move out again. I started working two jobs to support myself. Shortly after, I decided that I wanted to become a nationally certified personal trainer and began studying for that test. After about a year, I decided to follow my dreams. I packed my things and moved to Los Angeles.

Why some communities are distrustful of doctors and public health efforts As the latest updates on COVID-19, the monkeypox virus, polio and other health concerns and issues continue to circulate, one doctor pointed out that health care is very much like a product. Dr. Alexander Salerno, an internist in New Jersey, told Fox News Digital, “If you don’t trust the seller or the product, why would you buy it?” Salerno works at Salerno Medical Associates, a family-run, second-generation practice that serves East Orange and Newark.  He told Fox News Digital that trust is the “glue” between doctors and patients — especially in underserved communities. “Less trust leads to patients not complying with treatment or screening recommendations, and that in turn leads to reactive health care, as opposed to preventive care,” he said. Many working Americans have limited paid time off to go see the doctor, he said, so when this is combined with “customer service that’s often indifferent on good days,” some people don’t seek health care services until they can’t avoid it, Salerno said. He said making care not only more accessible but also “less of a chore would go a long way toward increasing trust.”

Hour 2

Special Guest – Al Richards

Al Richards grew up in West Jordan, UT. He’s been blessed with two beautiful and amazing daughters Meagan & Arielle. God has also blessed him with three incredible grandkids, two granddaughters and a grandson. Al loves spending time with his grandkids, they have brought much joy in his life. He enjoys hiking with friends and his daughters. He also enjoys hikes by himself, these are the times he feels closest to God. Al loves being in the mountains, playing golf and working out. The past couple years he’s dabbled in acting. October of 2020 Al was in a Hallmark film, Christmas Tree Lane. He was also in the Second Season of The Chosen where he played a Roman Soldier, Crippled, Merchant and Vendor. He also did an American First Credit Union, a My Pillow Commercial along with many others.
However he knew deep down there was something else he needed to do. In 2019 Al started speaking, he was sharing his story of what it was like living with someone who battled alcoholism and the dark hole it took him down. When Covid hit the beginning of 2020 his speaking engagements came to a halt. However he knew deep down a message needed to be shared. God started placing the right people in Al’s life, one was a man by the name of Brad Nuelfeld, the owner of Resilience Talk Network. Al already had an idea of doing a podcast, he just didn’t know how to get started. Brad was the answer to my prayers, says Al. He loved my idea, not too long after that The Other Side of Addiction Podcast was born. His good friend Lorie Warburton joined in to help get things off the ground. We’ve been going strong since April of 2021. Our Mission… By sharing my story and the story of others I was hoping it will help people understand a little more about addiction. Without a doubt the value I have received from working with addicts and non-addicts on our show has been priceless. Addicts are not the ;ables that are created by society. They are the inspiration for others to see the success that can be achieved. You can find our show on all major platforms, except ApplePod.
Al Will be speaking at The Healing Utah Success Summit in St. George on Saturday August 20th at the Dixie Convention Center from 1-5pm with his two amazing friends. Malory Ruesch, speaker and author of Inspired To Recover & Dave Durocher, TedX Veteran and Executive Director of The Other Side Academy. Tickets are $35 each, they can be purchased at www.RueschRecovery.com. We also have a link for discounted rooms at The Hilton Garden which is located right next door to the convention center. You can email Al to get the link. 

‘You look great!’ Average person tells 4 lies per day, survey shows The tell-tale signs someone might be lying are avoiding eye contact and nervously talking — but even the most experienced “poker face” has a revealing “tell.” That’s according to a poll of 2,000 U.S. adults, which reveals an overwhelming majority consider themselves a cut above the rest when it comes to being able to spot a liar. Interestingly, just a quarter (24%) think they have an excellent poker face themselves, with 37 percent thinking overall they’re good at pulling the wool over the eyes of others. Less than one in 20 (only 3%) feel they have a terrible poker face. When it comes to their own “tells” — signs that give away if they’re bluffing — respondents say fiddling with poker chips, sitting up in the chair when they have a good hand, and trembling hands are the key signs to look out for. Commissioned by Online Betting Guide and conducted by OnePoll, the study reveals that 53 percent of Americans believe they’re good at spotting when others are lying to them, while just eight percent think they’re poor at it. The research also reveals when people think it’s a good time to employ their bluffing skills — with playing poker (32%), when someone asks if you like what they’re wearing and you don’t (30%), and when someone makes you a horrible meal (27%) topping the list.

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