May 30, 2019 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:
Mueller declares his Russia report did not exonerate Trump Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday that charging President Donald Trump with a crime was “not an option” because of federal rules, but he used his first public remarks on the Russia investigation to emphasize that he did not exonerate the president. “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller declared. The special counsel’s remarks stood as a pointed rebuttal to Trump’s repeated claims that he was cleared and that the two-year inquiry was merely a “witch hunt.” They also marked a counter to criticism, including by Attorney General William Barr, that Mueller should have reached a determination on whether the president illegally tried to obstruct the probe by taking actions such as firing his FBI director. Mueller made clear that his team never considered indicting Trump because the Justice Department prohibits the prosecution of a sitting president.
Nancy Pelosi pushes back on impeachment demands House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tamped down on growing demands for impeachment Wednesday, saying most Democrats want to keep investigating but aren’t yet backing the ouster of President Trump. The top-ranking Democrat acknowledged the faction of her members — 38 by her count — that want impeachment, and she said it’s still an option. But she said the press “makes more of a fuss” over the impeachment side than their numbers warrant. “Many constituents want to impeach the president, but we want to do what is right, and what gets results,” she said at the Commonwealth Club of California. Mrs. Pelosi said that “nothing is off the table,” but again repeated her base line standard, which is that before Democrats pursue impeachment, the case must be so overwhelming that even Republicans in the Senate would go along. While the House can impeach a president with a majority vote, removing him requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate.
Trump Ready To Force Transparency In Healthcare Pricing With An Executive Order The Trump Administration wants to make it easier for patients and employers to comparison shop for healthcare. On transparency, one can’t fault the Administration for not trying. So far, the measures implemented have mostly been baby steps. But, this is about to change as President Trump is expected to soon release an executive order on healthcare price transparency. If enacted, this executive order would mandate disclosure of prices throughout the healthcare industry, and be enforceable by federal agencies. It would provide patients and employers pricing data that reflect the negotiated rates between insurers, hospitals, and physicians. In the lead-up to this week’s expected announcement on the executive order, the Trump Administration has been gradually chipping away to uncover the murky world of healthcare pricing. For example, in October 2018, President Trump signed two bills into law, the Know the Lowest Price Act and the Patients’ Right to Know Drug Prices Act. These bills removed pharmacy gag clauses, imposed by pharmacy benefit managers, which had prevented pharmacists from proactively telling consumers if their prescription would cost less if they paid for it out-of-pocket rather than using their insurance plan.
Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Bill Prohibiting Vaccines at School, Mobile Clinics Without Parental Consent The Oklahoma House sent the governor a bill Thursday to require written parental consent before Oklahoma kids get any vaccine at school or in a mobile clinic. Supporters said House Bill 2339 is needed to kids don’t get doubled up on shots. Rep. Cynthia Roe said that’s not an issue because every vaccine given is already reported to the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System. “The likelihood that they’re going to be revaccinated for the same — whether it’s measles, mumps, whatever — the chance that it’s going to be duplicated is very, very low,” Roe said. Bill coauthor Rep. Kevin West could not identify any instance of kids in the state being vaccinated without consent at school. Rep. Jacob Rosecrants told West he isn’t familiar with the mobile vaccination clinics. “Are there a couple of examples of this mobile vaccination thing here? I’ve never heard of it,” Rosecrants said. “I don’t know of any specific cases that I can give you a name, date and time when it happened that someone inadvertently got it. I have heard of some stories where that has happened,” West said.
Question of The Day!
Hi RSB & Super Don!
If we could come up with the necessary funding, what would Johnathon Emord suggest we do about SB276 and Senator Pan now that we have video of him lying to the CA Senate floor. I feel like the protesting and showing up at the Capitol is a great rallying cry but does little to stop this type of legislation from moving forward. We are desperate here in CA. How do we stop SB 276?
Thank you for all that you do!!! See you at The Advanced Medicine Conference!!! Allie C
Hour 2 – vScienceBites With Dr. Sherri Tenpenny!
“Small bites you can remember
to bite them in the behind”
small bites you can remember
to bite them in the behind
We will cover one vaccine per month in great detail.
May 30, 2019:
Measles and the MMR
The format that we use for vScienceBites is:
In Week 1:
1. The Illness
2. The History of the Vaccine
3. The Vaccine ingredients.
We pointed out TWO studies that showed you CAN contract REAL measles from vaccine-strain measles after a vaccination. We also talked about problems with one of the ingredients: gelatin
In Week 2:
4. Vaccine Side effects
5. Vaccine failures
This week, we’ll dive deep into a few of the published MMR side effects and demonstrate that vaccines don’t work (protect).
….and if there’s time, we’ll answer a few burning questions
Part 4: The Vaccine: side effects
November, 2012 –Journal: Vaccine (full text)
Measles, mumps, and rubella virus vaccine (M–M–R™II): A review of 32 years of clinical and post-marketing experience
The first article for today is a FULL TEXT article and it is really worth your time to read. But even the abstract tells so much about the problems with this vaccine – here’s what the abstract says:
“Post-marketing surveillance has limitations (including incomplete reporting of case data), but allows collection of real-world information on large numbers of individuals, who may have concurrent medical problems excluding them from clinical trials.
Over its 32-year history, ∼575 million doses of M–M–R™II have been distributed worldwide, with 17,536 AEs voluntarily reported for an overall rate of 30.5 AEs/1,000,000 doses distributed. This review provides evidence that the vaccine is safe and well-tolerated.
That’s from the abstract, but let’s dig a little deeper:
Post marketing surveillance data found this – in the body of the article.
- 4,822 were considered to be serious – here are a few
- 136 temporally-associated deaths from the vaccine
- 57 reports of viral meningitis
- 120 reports of encephalitis/encephalopathy, 11 of which were fatal
- 413 reports of autism – male:female was 4:1
There are lots of charts and tables in this paper….
Which concludes: “There are approximately 31 AEs per 1M doses. Making the vaccines safety profile and well-established efficacy well tolerated.”
1. The bigger the denominator the more insignificant the numerator becomes
2. Why is 4,822 SEROUS injuries – and 136 deaths – “acceptable collateral damage” to avoid a fever and a rash?
May, 2015 – Journal: Clinical Infectious Disease (full text)
Adverse Events Following Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine in Adults Reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 2003–2013
The next study, published in May, 2015, is from the Journal of Clinical Infectious Disease. The title is Adverse Events Following Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine in Adults Reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 2003–2013 – The link is to the full text of the article
This is a very important review article. It is a 10-year, retrospective analysis of VAERS “to evaluate the safety of MMR in adults and inform potential catch-up vaccination programs, we reviewed reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) following MMR for individuals aged ≥19 years.”
During this period, VAERS received 3175 US reports after MMR vaccine in adults. Nearly half of the reports – 49.6% – came when the MMR was given alone. The other half, the MMR was administered with various other vaccines. Of these:
- 7 reported deaths
- One death occurred in a patient receiving MMR vaccine alone. This was a 48-year-old man with a history of cardiovascular disease who died 2 days after vaccination from cardiovascular disease.
- 161 “non-death” serious reports were classified as serious.
- 17 reports of GBS (Guillian Barre Syndrome)
- 8 developed encephalitis,
- 5 developed seizures,
- Who reported?
- 212 reports were from US military personnel
- 77% of reports were in women
- 131 MMR given to pregnant women. No AE was reported…but no follow up with baby
Conclusions: In our review of VAERS data, we did not detect any new or unexpected safety concerns for MMR vaccination in adults.
Henoch–Schönlein is associated with the MMR vaccine.
June 18, 2016 – Journal: Italian Journal of Pediatrics (full text)
“The risk estimated for HSP within 12 weeks after vaccination resulted higher, more than 3 times, for MMR vaccines with an OR of 3.4 (95 % CI 1.2–10.0) while no significant increased risks were observed for diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) and any vaccine….. The association between MMR vaccination and HSP confirms previous published findings and adds a risk estimate. “
March 13, 2017: Journal – Vaccine (abstract)
“Skin manifestations affect virtually all of the patients and often precipitate clinical presentation. They are distributed symmetrically over the lower limbs, commonly extensor surfaces and buttocks. The arms, ears and face can also be involved, whereas the trunk is usually spared. The most frequent lesions are palpable purpura, but larger bruises, maculo-papular rash, and urticarial exanthema are also common.
Haemorragic bullae and skin necrosis leading to ulcers are rare. Severity of skin lesions has no influence on prognosis. Swelling and joint pain (in 60–80% of cases an arthralgia, rather than frank arthritis) usually affect the ankles and knees, but other joints may also be involved, especially hands and feet. Abdominal symptoms occur in approximately 60% of patients, usually abdominal pain and bloody stool. However, major gastrointestinal complications develop in about 5% of patients, with intussusception being the most common.”
March 10, 2015 – Journal: Vaccine (abstract)
Febrile seizures following measles and varicella vaccines in young children in Australia
“There were 2,013 febrile seizure episodes in 1,761 children. The peak age at febrile seizure was 18 months. The risk of febrile seizure was significantly increased 5–12 days after receiving one dose of MMR at 12 months, but not after varicella at 18 months.
The estimated excess annual number of febrile seizures after the MMR vaccine was 240 per 1,000,000 vaccinated children aged 11–23 months or 1 seizure per 4,167 doses.”
January 8, 2018 – Journal: Vaccine (abstract)
“The study evaluated the associations between measles-mumps-rubella vaccines and two well-recognized adverse events: Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and aseptic meningitis.
The regional network contributed 63 confirmed ITP and 16 confirmed aseptic meningitis eligible cases to the global study, representing, respectively, 33% and 19% of the total cases.
To ensure long-term sustainability and usefulness to investigate adverse events following new vaccine introductions in low and middle-income countries, the network needs to be strengthened with additional sites and integrated into national health systems.”
Comment: This surveillance is through South America. What if children are vaccinated and develop serious complications, but have no access to advanced medical care?
5. Vaccine failure
March 26, 2014 – Journal: Clinical Infectious Disease (abstract)
Outbreak of Measles Among Persons With Prior Evidence of Immunity, New York City 2011
From the full article:
“Vaccination with2 doses of MMR vaccine is highly effective and is a proxy for immunity to measles.”
This is a report on an outbreak of measles in NYC in 2011 where a fully vaccinated index patient transmitted measles infection to 4 contacts WHO ALSO had “presumptive evidence of measles immunity” (meaning they had had 2 MMR vaccines.)
Conclusion: This outbreak underscores the need for thorough epidemiologic and laboratory investigation of suspected cases of measles regardless of vaccination status.
December 30, 2015 – Journal: Clinical Infectious Disease (full text)
Measles Virus Neutralizing Antibody Response, Cell-Mediated Immunity, and Immunoglobulin G Antibody Avidity Before and After Receipt of a Third Dose of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine in Young Adults
“Most subjects were seropositive before receipt of the third MMR, and very few had a secondary immune response after the third MMR. Similarly, additional analysis showed minimal qualitative improvement in the immune response after the third MMR injections. We did not find compelling data to support a routine third dose of MMR vaccine.”
Comment: And yet, they are now advocating for a third dose – AND if your child got a dose of MMR before 1yr, it “doesn’t count” and must be given another.