May 19th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Alan Dershowitz: State has right to ‘plunge a needle into your arm’ Harvard Law School emeritus professor Alan Dershowitz claimed in an interview that the government has a constitutional right under the 10th Amendment to forcibly vaccinate a citizen to curb the spread of a contagious disease.”Let me put it very clearly, you have no constitutional right to endanger the public and spread the disease, even if you disagree. You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask, you have no right to open up your business,” he said.The interviewer, Jason Goodman, interjected, asking if the famed constitutional scholar was saying that if the government decides “you have to be vaccinated, we have to be vaccinated.””Absolutely,” Dershowitz replied. “And if you refuse to be vaccinated, the state has the power to literally take you to a doctor’s office and plunge a needle into your arm.””Where is that in the Constitution?” Goodman asked on his web show, “Crowdsource the Truth,” which was posted Sunday on YouTube.Dershowitz clarified that if a person is threatened with a deadly disease that is not contagious, he can refuse treatment.”But you have no right to refuse to be vaccinated against a contagious disease,” he said.
A Stunned Neil Cavuto Warns About Hydroxychloroquine After Trump Says He’s Taking the Drug: ‘What Have You Got to Lose? … Your Life’ “That was stunning.” Fox News’ Neil Cavuto was so shocked by President Donald Trump announcing he’s taking hydroxychloroquine that he took a few minutes to explicitly warn viewers about the risks of taking it.At one point the president asked “what have you got to lose,” but as Cavuto said, “A number of studies, those certainly vulnerable in the population have one thing to lose, their lives. A VA study showed that among a population of veterans in a hospital receiving this treatment, those with vulnerable conditions, respiratory conditions, heart elements, they died.”Cavuto read from a number of other studies about the effects of hydroxychloroquine and said, “Those who took it, in a vulnerable population, including those with respiratory or other conditions, they died. I want to stress again — they died. If you are in a risky population here and you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus or, in a worst-case scenario, you are dealing with the virus, and you are in this vulnerable population, it will kill you. I cannot stress that enough. This will kill you.”“
Dr. Andrew Saul
Andrew W. Saul is the star of the new feature-length documentary film, THAT VITAMIN MOVIE. Off screen, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. He has published some 200 peer-reviewed articles, and has written or coauthored twelve books. Four of these were coauthored with Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D. Many of Saul’s books have been translated into foreign languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, and Italian. Dr. Saul was on the faculty of the State University of New York for nine years, and has twice won New York Empire State Fellowships for teaching. He is a board member of the Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy. Psychology Today magazine named him one of seven natural health pioneers, and he is also featured in the documentary movie FOOD MATTERS. Dr. Saul has no financial connection whatsoever with any health products company or supplement manufacturer. His website, DoctorYourself.com, is the largest peer-reviewed, non-commercial natural healing resource on the internet. In 2013, Andrew Saul was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame. He is on Facebook as “THE MEGAVITAMIN MAN.”
Will Americans submit to a 2nd lockdown? On March 24, President Donald Trump said he wanted the country and the economy “opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”Easter came and went. And Trump was mocked for being aspirational and unrealistic. Yet, with Ascension Thursday at hand, 40 days after Easter, the president seems to have been ahead of his time.The country, as a whole, is, and has been, opening up. Sunday’s New York Times reports that, for weeks now, more than two-thirds of the states have been relaxing restrictions as Trump had urged.The reasons: weariness with the lockdown and sheltering in place, a growing belief that the worst of the pandemic is behind us and undeniably positive news from several fronts in the coronavirus war.”New Cases in U.S. Slow,” ran The New York Times top headline Sunday, adding the cautionary warning, “Posing Risks of Complacency.”The facts suggest a positive trend. The number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. has been dropping for a month. The number of deaths has fallen from 2,200 a day in April to closer to 1,400 a day in mid-May. Several days last week recorded fewer than 1,000 deaths, an awful toll but a clear improvement over April.
Question of The Day:
Hi Robert and Super Don,
I have been really struggling with the division and animosity that the vaccine and recent Covid issue has caused in my family. My 83 year old mother and I got into an awful argument the other day because I am finding it very difficult to keep quiet about what I believe. She thinks that vaccines are a miracle and I should be wearing a mask everywhere to protect the elderly. I’ve tried to educate her and my siblings about vaccines but no one will listen or even look into it. Also my son and his wife will not let their son see his cousin for a year since he is not vaccinated. Of course I voiced my concern about vaccines as well and now they are pushing all of us away. I am so sad and frustrated but feel this is something that I really need to speak up about. Any friendly advise?
COVID-19 antibody testing needn’t be perfect to guide public health and policy decisions While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports”, antibody tests that are available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions, says an international group of infectious disease and public health experts in Science Immunology today.”We don’t need to wait for the perfect test to monitor populations. We can use what we have if we go in with our eyes open,” says University of Utah Health infectious disease physician-researcher Daniel Leung, M.D. He is corresponding author on the editorial together with specialists from seven different countries and leading public health institutions in the U.S., including Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, University of California, San Francisco and Pennsylvania State University Today’s Tests are Ready for Populations, Not PeopleSome have suggested that detecting antibodies to SARS-CoV-2—the coronavirus that causes COVID-19—become the basis of “immunity passports” that enable people to return to work or school, or to travel. Yet, facts indicate that it is premature to take that step. For one, scientists have yet to determine whether the antibodies, or perhaps a threshold level of antibodies, protect a person from being re-infected. For another, there are multiple antibody tests, none with the levels of specificity needed to declare someone immune.
COVID19 Testing: What are we doing? What does it mean? In 1965, scientists identified the first human coronavirus; it was associated with the common cold. The Coronavirus family, named for their crown-like appearance, currently includes 36 viruses. Within that group, there are 4 common viruses that have been causing infection in humans for more than sixty years. In addition, three pandemic coronaviruses that can infect humans: SARS, MERS, and now, SARS-CoV-2. As the news of deaths in China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran began to saturate every form of media 24/7, we became familiar with a new term: COVID-19. To be clear, the name of the newly identified coronavirus is SARS-CoV-2, short for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2. This virus is associated with fever, cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath, the complex of symptoms that form the diagnosis of COVID-19. The Trump administration declared a public health emergency on January 31, 2020, then on February 2 placed a ban on the entry of most travelers who had recently been in China. On February 4, Alex Azar, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a declaration of public health emergency and activated the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, otherwise known as the PREP Act. This nefarious legislation provides complete protection of manufacturers from liability for all products, technologies, biologics, or any vaccine developed as a medical countermeasure against COVID-19. For those nervously waiting for the vaccine to become available, be sure to understand the PREP Act before rushing to the get in line.
Coronavirus anti-vaxxers aren’t a huge threat yet. How do we keep it that way? The first I heard of the “Plandemic” video was when a friend shared it on her Facebook. “I’m pro-vaccine,” was her accompanying statement. “And I’m not a conspiracy theorist.”For those who don’t know, Plandemic is a misinformation-driven viral video that’s garnered much attention in recent days.It’s spreading numerous falsehoods about the COVID-19 pandemic, including that the virus is “activated” by face masks and hand-washing. And the major conspiracy, or the “plan,” as this article explains, is that: “… a secret society of billionaires around the world are plotting global domination, and they plan to control people through a vaccine.”Perhaps even more worrying is the level of traction such conspiracies receive. More than 100 people gathered in Melbourne last weekend, and some in Sydney, to protest lockdowns, tracking apps, vaccines and the public health philanthropy of billionaire Bill Gates. The protests were reportedly promoted on Facebook anti-vaxxing groups.While Plandemic’s claims have been thoroughly debunked, my friend is exactly the kind of audience that should have policymakers worried.
Company makes ‘bumper tables’ for restaurants amid virus A company in Baltimore has created “bumper tables” designed to allow people to practice social distancing while eating and talking in outdoor settings amid the coronavirus pandemic.The inflated tube tables created by Revolution Event Design & Production were debuted at Fish Tales, a restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday, news outlets reported. The tables are designed with a hole in the middle to accommodate people around 4 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) tall. Participants can then move themselves around using the wheels attached to the bottom of the table and maintain a 6-foot (2-meter) distance from each other.“We wanted to come up with a creative and fun way to keep everyone safe and compliant, but still bring back the social and festive and party aspect of the event,” Erin Cermak, the CEO of Revolution Event Design & Production, told the Baltimore Sun.Shawn Harman, the owner of Fish Tales, said he and his wife have purchased 10 bumper tables from Cermak’s company. Harman said he plans to order 40 more tables so customers can enjoy their food and remain distanced while dining in the restaurant’s parking lot.“If you come in to get a pound of shrimp and a beer, you can stand in one of these and walk around and look at things and talk to people,” Harman said. He said the reception to the bumper tables was positive when his family and friends took them out for a trial run outside his restaurant Saturday.
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