Mar 12, 2020 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Jonathan Emord is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
New narrative: Media pushes coronavirus as President Trump’s downfall Alarmed Americans are overdosing on ramped-up news coverage about the evolving coronavirus issue. The press is heavy on cliffhangers and speculative “what-if” stories. It also has politicized the situation, aiming all it’s got against President Trump and his administration. “American journalists, so desperate to blame President Trump for the COVID-19 coronavirus, are now trying to cover for communist China’s government by insisting any mention of its origin be left out of the discussion. Left-wing journalists took to Twitter to bash Republicans as ‘racist’ for calling the virus the ‘Wuhan’ or ‘Chinese’ virus, even though there is a laundry list of other viral outbreaks being named after where they originated from,” writes Kristine Marsh, a Newsbusters.org analyst who has tracked the trend on MSNBC, CNN, Vox, The Daily Beast and The Nation, among others. A brief Inside the Beltway review of a few scant headlines from the last 24 hours also says much: “The coronavirus is Trump’s Chernobyl” (The Washington Post); “Why Trump is congratulating himself on the US coronavirus response” (CNN); “For Trump, Coronavirus proves to be an enemy he can’t tweet away” (The New York Times).
‘Inducing panic’: Media under fire for driving coronavirus hype to epidemic levels Concerns about the coronavirus pandemic are both warranted and understandable, but the media is increasingly coming under fire for stoking a panic mentality that experts decry as both counter-productive and unsupported by the facts. In addition to the stock market’s daily roller coaster ride, grocery stores and warehouse clubs in some areas have been picked clean of essentials such as toilet paper, paper towels and sanitizing wipes (or have rationed sales to prevent that) as coronavirus coverage dominates social media and the 24/7 news cycle. The message from public health and infectious disease experts: It’s important to take the coronavirus threat seriously, but it’s also critical not to overreact. “There’s been a mad rush to go out and purchase all these items in anticipation of the next apocalypse. That’s not what we’re dealing with,” said Dr. Robert Quigley, regional medical director of International SOS. “We’re dealing clearly with a pandemic for all intents and purposes, but the vast majority of us who are going to contract the disease are not going to be significantly impacted.”
Five Critical Ways The Coronavirus Could Decide The Next President Over the last 11 weeks, the world has become a very small place. Distance is no longer a barrier to disease and we have yet to understand the implications of a worldwide crisis precipitated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that now threatens the world’s economy and social order. Social conventions to include the soon to be launched European travel ban have begun to change how we interact with the world. And in the United States there has already been an impact to our entire political selection process, now get ready for a new new norm not just in politics but also in our everyday lives. This of course began as a healthcare crisis and thankfully it is not a 1918 supercharged influenza that infected almost 1/3 of the World’s population, killing 50 million people. Still, it is a cruel disease that has caused significant patient suffering and in some cases death. What makes this worse is that we’re still uncertain of what the mortality rate is, we have limited diagnostics to control its spread, there is no cure, a widely available vaccine is 18 months away at the earliest and there is an insufficient supply of ventilators necessary to help the most severely ill breathe. (Even if we did have enough there aren’t enough ventilator techs to support them.) An appropriate way to think of this pandemic is to think about a mortality rate of a severe flu season, adding the uncertainty of extreme financial market gyrations and unfortunately, the potential of an economic shock equivalent or greater than what we experienced in 2008.
Worker who confronted Joe Biden about gun control: He ‘went off the deep end’ Former Vice President Joe Biden “went off the deep end” when accused of trying to take away Americans’ Second Amendment rights, said a Michigan construction worker who confronted the 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner on the issue. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Jerry Wayne said that originally he had no idea if Biden was even going to be taking questions when he visited the Fiat-Chrysler auto plant in Detroit on Tuesday. “I also asked him how he wanted to get the vote of the working man when a lot of us, we wield arms. We bear arms and we like to do that. And if he wants to give us work and take our guns, I don’t see how he is going to get the same vote,” he said. Biden was in the state stumping for votes in Michigan, the biggest prize among the states voting Tuesday with 125 delegates at stake. He later handily won the primary race with over 52 percent of the votes. “You’re full of sh– … I support the Second Amendment,” Biden told Wayne in a dispute caught on camera. Wayne shot back, “You’re working for me, man,” and told Biden that he saw an online video supporting his claim that Biden is hostile to the Second Amendment.
What’s the Score on Censorship? A closer look at how search engines like Google are picking winners and losers. Action Alert! We at ANH have been deeply concerned about the growing trend of censorship on the part of major Internet gatekeepers. We decided to see how deep the censorship goes by comparing the results of natural health searches on four different search engines: Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Startpage. We found significant differences among these companies, but the biggest takeaway is that search engines seem to be picking winners and losers in the sites they prioritize, which is a big problem for the free flow of information.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson diagnosed with coronavirus Actor Tom Hanks says he and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus. In a statement posted to Instagram, Hanks said he and his wife were traveling in Australia when they were tested after exhibiting symptoms like tiredness, body aches, chills and “slight fevers.””Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?” he wrote. A representative for Hanks confirmed the news to CNN and had no additional comment. Warner Bros. confirmed the actor was in Australia doing pre-production work on a film about singer Elvis Presley.
Coronavirus – Is this the End of The World? What You Can Do Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is on people’s minds, and I am repeatedly asked for my perspective on what to do to prevent it. It is my hope that the following will educate you and alleviate any concerns or fears you may have. Here is a balanced perspective with actionable information to follow. COVID-19 is short for Coronavirus Disease 2019. It was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan City, in the Hubei Province of China. Most infections have occurred in China or are related to travel from Hubei Province. There have been a few cases reported in the United States. The outbreak is being closely monitored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), which has declared it a global pandemic. Coronavirus is spread and contracted in the same way as a cold or the flu. Symptoms of Coronavirus are also similar to flu: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and headache. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. The term “community spread” is being used for cases where the person who contracted it did not travel to heavily infected areas such as China, Italy or Iran, or did not knowingly come in contact with someone who has been to one of those countries. Because the virus does not spontaneously appear, it has to be transmitted from one person to another. That means they did come in contact with someone who had it. Chances are, they probably didn’t even know they had it. That’s because some who have had the virus and recovered say it is no worse than the common cold.
Maybe check the HEALTHY people who are exposed to this virus and DON’T get sick and FIND OUT WHY NOT?
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— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) March 10, 2020
Questions of The Day!
Hi Robert, I’m a new listener, I heard your name from Dr. Daryl Gioffre and looked you up. Thank you for all your doing to help people. My son had a seizure about 10 years ago and the neurologist put him on Kepra XR 500, which was very expensive back then, a few years ago we switched it to a generic form called levetiracetam XR 500. Do you have any advice on what my son can do to get off of this medication?
After years of following your show and amazing advice- I have a question, and hoping you have some suggestions, how would you go about treating a sinus infection that is fungal? In the past I was given antibiotics, but after years of detoxing and building up immune system quitting sugar, Neti pot remedies, and all the supplements to boot I don’t want to take antibiotics and honestly they haven’t seemed to address the problem. Research has led me to believe this is fungal related not bacterial because it’s re occurring. So what is a person to do seeking treatment? Thank you in advance!
Popular painkiller ibuprofen affects liver enzymes in mice The popular painkiller ibuprofen may have more significant effects on the liver than previously thought, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. The study in laboratory mice also shows marked differences between males and females. The work is published Feb. 25 in Scientific Reports. Ibuprofen belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, widely used over the counter to treat pain and fever. It’s well-established that ibuprofen can cause heart problems and increase stroke risk, but the effects on the liver were less well understood, said Professor Aldrin Gomes, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences. Gomes, postdoctoral researcher Shuchita Tiwari and colleagues dosed mice with a moderate amount of ibuprofen for a week—equivalent to an adult human taking about 400 mg of the drug daily. Then they used advanced mass spectrometry at UC Davis’ Proteomics Core Facility to capture information on all the metabolic pathways in liver cells.
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