November 24th, 2021 3-5PM ET
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NBC suggests not having Thanksgiving turkey this year to deal with inflation costs A segment on NBC’s “Today” on Saturday suggested American families could drop the traditional Thanksgiving turkey from their tables this year to deal with inflation. “With inflation on the rise, prices are going up on everything from your Thanksgiving meal to your gifts for the holidays,” anchor Kristen Welker said to introduce the segment. NBC News correspondent Vicky Nguyen noted the 6.2 percent rise in prices in October from a year ago – a three-decade high – calling it “real money.” In addition to setting a meal budget with an online app and buying store rather than name brands, Nguyen said something she admitted may be controversial. “Perhaps forgo the turkey,” she said. “Bear with me. I know that is the staple of the Thanksgiving meal. However, some people think turkey is overrated. It tends to be the most expensive thing on the table. Maybe you do an Italian feast instead.” Nguyen added that if you tell guests you’re dumping the turkey, “some guests may drop off the list, and that’s a way to cut costs too.”
Special Guest Ed Szall
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30% of Docs Say They Don’t Want Own Kids 5-11 to Get COVID Vaccine A Medscape poll on clinicians’ confidence surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11 showed significant hesitancy. Among physician respondents who have children in that age group, 30% said they would not want their children to be vaccinated; 9% were unsure. For nurses/advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), more (45%) said they did not want their kids to get the COVID-19 vaccine; 13% were unsure. Among pharmacists, 31% said they would not get them vaccinated and 9% were unsure. Clinicians were more likely to want vaccinations for their kids 5-11 than were 510 consumers polled by WebMD at the same time. Overall, 49% of the consumers who had kids that age did not want them to get the COVID-19 vaccine. On November 2, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation that children 5-11 be vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. That decision expanded vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States. The CDC states that, in clinical trials, the Pfizer vaccine had more than 90% efficacy in preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection in children 5 to 15 years old, and that the immune response in children ages 5-15 equaled the immune response in people 16 to 25 years old.
Vaccine superheroes: Experts impressed with communications that target children Whether using a video of Batman shadowing a public health professional or a picture of a purple cartoon character playing hockey, Canadian health units and science communication groups are trying to find ways to inspire young audiences to get the COVID-19 vaccine days before the country is expected to begin the next phase of its immunization drive. Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids aged five to 11 on Friday after reviewing safety and efficacy data from the company for weeks, and doses are expected to arrive in the provinces and territories in the coming days. As jurisdictions await their shipments, some are gearing up their vaccine communication strategies by injecting youthful themes into their messaging. Experts say communication around the pediatric vaccine rollout needs to be kid-friendly, clear and concise to drown out misinformation from social media. “There’s a lot of misinformation that can get amplified when it comes to children,” said Shana MacDonald, a communications expert with the University of Waterloo. “The fear is that’s going to produce hesitancy that doesn’t need to be there.
Several hundred Google employees sign manifesto against widened Covid vaccine mandate Several hundred Google employees have signed and circulated a manifesto opposing the company’s Covid vaccine mandate, posing the latest challenge for leadership as it approaches key deadlines for returning workers to offices in person. The Biden administration has ordered U.S. companies with 100 or more workers to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated or regularly tested for Covid-19 by Jan. 4. In response, Google asked its more than 150,000 employees to upload their vaccination status to its internal systems by Dec. 3, whether they plan to come into the office or not, according to internal documents viewed by CNBC. The company has also said that all employees who work directly or indirectly with government contracts must be vaccinated — even if they are working from home. “Vaccines are key to our ability to enable a safe return to office for everyone and minimize the spread of Covid-19 in our communities,” wrote Chris Rackow, Google VP of security, in an email sent near the end of October. Rackow said the company was already implementing requirements, so the changes from Biden’s executive order were “minimal.” His email gave a deadline of Nov. 12 for employees to request exemptions for reasons such as religious beliefs or medical conditions and said that exceptions would be granted on a case-by-case basis.
Marine Corps compliance with vaccine mandate on course to be military’s worst Up to 10,000 active-duty Marines will not be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus when their deadline arrives in coming days, a trajectory expected to yield the U.S. military’s worst immunization rate. While 94 percent of Marine Corps personnel have met the vaccination requirement or are on a path to do so, according to the latest official data, for the remainder it is too late to begin a regimen and complete it by the service’s Nov. 28 deadline. Within an institution built upon the belief that orders are to be obeyed, and one that brands itself the nation’s premier crisis-response force, it is a vexing outcome. The holdouts will join approximately 9,600 Air Force personnel who have outright refused the vaccine, did not report their status, or sought an exemption on medical or religious grounds, causing a dilemma for commanders tasked with maintaining combat-ready forces — and marking the latest showdown over President Biden’s authority to impose vaccination as a condition of continued government service. “Marines know they’re an expeditionary force, and pride themselves on discipline and being first to fight,” said David Lapan, a retired Marine Corps officer and former communications chief for the service. Leadership, he said, should be alarmed that the Marine Corps ethos of always being ready for the next mission appears to be tarnished in this case. “Why,” Lapan asked, “did they decide not to follow a direct order?”
Study: Vaccine incentives don’t work, and may actually backfire When the COVID-19 vaccine first became available in the United States, demand far exceeded supply. At the height of the vaccination campaign, nearly 2 million people were being fully vaccinated each week. By October 2021, that number had dropped below 250,000 a week—even though more than 60 million adults remained unvaccinated. Since then, vaccine hesitancy has become bigger news than the virus. In response, many state and local governments, employers and health systems turned to public health messages and financial incentives—gift cards, saving bonds and even lotteries with grand prizes of $1 million or higher—to increase vaccination rates. But did they work? Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the USC Marshall School of Business Tom Chang and his colleagues conducted a randomized trial to test the impact of these kinds of “behavioral nudges” on vaccination rates. Given the effectiveness of messaging for flu vaccines, their hypothesis was that financial incentives, messaging and an easy scheduling link would all increase vaccine uptake among the vaccine hesitant population. Instead, they were surprised by their findings.
Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
It’s time to go Outside The Box again with Ty Bollinger! What will we be talking about today?
White House: No apparent disruption from vaccine mandate The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for millions of federal workers seems to be working, with no apparent disruption to law enforcement, intelligence-gathering or holiday travel. On Tuesday, one day after the deadline for compliance, 92% of the 3.5 million federal workers covered by Biden’s mandate reported to the government that they are at least partially vaccinated, according to White House officials. The highest number of partial vaccinations by Tuesday was at the Agency for International Development, which had 97.8%, followed closely by the Department of Health and Human Services at 96.4% and State Department at 96.1%, according to data provided by the White House Wednesday. Law enforcement agencies do lag behind in vaccines, with the Justice Department at 89.8%. The Department of Veterans Affairs is at 87.8% of partial vaccinations, though the Defense Department was 93.4% and the Homeland Security Department was 88.9%. The government office with the least number of partially vaccinated employees was the Agriculture Department, at 86.1% But overall, 96.5% of federal employees have been deemed in compliance with the policy, which also includes medical or religious exemptions that are still being evaluated. The rest are considered out of compliance, but officials emphasized that “it’s not a cliff,” and that workers will receive counseling to get vaccinated or file for an exemption. Only then would termination be considered.
Australian Army Transfers COVID-Positive Cases and their Contacts To Quarantine Camps The Australian army has begun forcibly removing residents in the Northern Territories to the Howard Springs quarantine camp located in Darwin, after nine new Covid-19 cases were identified in the community of Binjari. The move comes after hard lockdowns were instituted in the communities of both Binjari and nearby Rockhole on Saturday night. “Residents of Binjari and Rockhole no longer have the five reasons to leave their homes,” said Northern Territory chief minister, Michael Gunner, referring to the country’s five allowable reasons to avoid lockdown (buying food and supplies, exercising for up to two hours, care or caregiving, work or education if it can’t be done from home, and to get vaccinated at the nearest possible location). “They can only leave for medical treatment, in an emergency, or as required by law.” “It’s highly likely that more residents will be transferred to Howard Springs today, either as positive cases or close contacts,” he continued, adding “We have already identified 38 close contacts from Binjari but that number will go up. Those 38 are being transferred now.“
Some cancer patients missing out on recommended nutrition advice Many New Zealand cancer patients are not getting valuable nutrition support which can aid in prevention and recovery of the disease, a University of Otago study reveals. Led by Dr. Rana Peniamina and Associate Professor Rachael McLean from the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, the study sought to understand and describe cancer survivors’ perspectives and post diagnosis experiences of food and nutrition, focusing on barriers to healthy eating, health equity and Māori and Pacific perspectives. “The World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research recommend that all cancer patients receive professional expert advice and support on diet and nutrition,” Dr. Peniamina says. “However, our participants’ experiences indicate that is not what is currently happening in New Zealand.” Data collected from Māori, Pacific and New Zealand European cancer survivors showed many cancer survivors had limited awareness of the role nutrition has in cancer prevention or recovery, but they would like better access to reliable cancer-specific nutrition information and access to support.
Cancer-Fighting Thanksgiving Foods Thanksgiving dinner is arguably the most infamous meal on the American calendar. Nearly everyone gathers with friends or family to feast on potatoes and pie, cranberries and casserole, and the oh-so-important Thanksgiving Turkey. But all that delicious food can take its toll on your health if you aren’t careful with your cuisine. Did you know that the average American consumes a little over 3,000 calories during the Thanksgiving meal? Talk about a food coma! We understand that redesigning your Thanksgiving dinner may not be popular with the extended family, which is why we’ve put together a few simple tips for getting the cancer-fighting benefits of all your seasonal favorites, minimizing the excess without compromising on taste. It can take hours (if not days) to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, which can often result in hangry relatives. Having a few health appetizers on hand is a great way to keep everyone happy until the main event. But you don’t have to settle for greasy potato chips or some store-bought veggie platter to prelude your meal. In fact, you can set the tone for the entire day by including some anti-cancer superstars in the lineup.
Pancreatic Cancer Month: Top Tips for Prevention This year, an estimated 60,430 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States alone. More than 48,220 will likely die. That’s because pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. It doesn’t help that most pancreatic cancers aren’t diagnosed until the later stages, or that doctors almost always prescribe the Big 3: chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Only about 10% of patients survive for 5 years. Why all the doom and gloom? Because November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. And although this particular type of cancer is extremely aggressive, it is NOT a death sentence and there is ALWAYS hope. And there are some promising treatments available. One protocol that has no side effects and relies entirely on nature and the body’s natural immune system is pancreatic enzymes. The pancreas is a gland that produces digestive enzymes and insulin. It’s an essential organ for maintaining healthy digestion and regulating blood sugar. Those with pancreatic cancer begin to lose their ability to produce these enzymes, which makes it nearly impossible to digest important fats and proteins or absorb nutrients. But several doctors have successfully used pancreatic enzymes to help treat pancreatic cancer.
Questions of The Day!
I spent almost an hour talking to my son tonight about my 6 year old grandson. :'(
My 6 year old grandson is totally up to date on everything. (Unknown if he’s had the Covid shot)
He has been diagnosed with audio processing disorder. At home or at school, he’ll say…..What said? What said? when he doesn’t understand what is being said.
My son & daughter in law took him to the University of Chicago & had him tested. In a sound proof room, he heard everything. The evaluator said that he needs to wear a set of headphones & the teacher talk into a microphone that is hooked up via blue tooth to his headphones that he is wearing.
Is there anyway to help him to heal him of this or to help him so that the effects of this are not as bad?
Thank you so much in advance.
Hello, I read in a holistic website that the swabs used for Covid rapid tests have ethylene oxide, which is a cancer causing gas. I verified that fact but, obviously, all the “official” websites deny that the swabs contain that gas. I have to have a test weekly to be able to see my mother who is in a memory care facility. Do I have to worry about this? This places a terrible decision in front of me.
Thank you very much,