Emord’s Sacred Fire of Liberty, Power of fear, Biden acuity, Facebook vs Trump, New CDC health scare, Trader Joe’s flips, Nutritional science shunned, Cancer presumed COVID, Common cold immunity, Warp speed criticism, Selenium vs Tylenol, Mac and cheese breakfast and MORE!

August 6th, 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:

Democrats use fear to control and dominate A new poll from Gallup shows that 85% of American parents who identify as Democrats worry their children will contract COVID-19, but only 29% of those who say they’re Republican express similar concerns. That’s about right. Democrats, by nature, are fear-filled scaremongers. They are frightened at whatever fright the media and government put forth. And the reason they’re frightened is because they place near-absolute trust in the media and government, while simultaneously scoffing God and biblical principles and religious teachings. They’re learned in the ways of human education but devoid of all powers of higher discernment. They place their trust in those with the most degrees, and follow blindly the most expressive scholar, the most illustrious scientist, the smoothest-talking politician — even to the point of blind hero worship. That makes them educated idiots. Educated idiots driven by fear — who want everyone else in the nation to cower and cater to their fears as well.

Joe Biden gives Republicans ammo on acuity question Joseph R. Biden’s push to make the presidential election “a battle for the soul of the nation” has been muddied by questions about his mental fitness that have dogged him for more than a year and burst into public view Wednesday with startling clarity. Mr. Biden’s frustration with the public prodding boiled over in an interview with a CBS News reporter who pressed him on whether he had undergone a cognitive exam. “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man,” the Democrat said in a virtual interview with Black and Hispanic journalists. Mr. Biden likened asking about a cognitive test to asking the reporter, who is Black, to take a test to see whether “you’re taking cocaine or not” before the interview. “What do you think, huh?” the former vice president said. “Are you a junkie?” The Republican National Committee pounced, saying the response is Mr. Biden’s latest offense of Black Americans. “This is not Joe Biden’s first insensitive and bigoted comment about the Black community,” Paris Dennard, the RNC’s senior adviser for Black media affairs, said in an email.

Facebook takes down Trump post for COVID-19 misinformation violation Facebook on Wednesday evening pulled down a post from President Trump in which he said that children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus, saying it ran afoul of its COVID-19 misinformation rules. It’s believed to be the first time that the tech giant has taken down one of the president’s posts. The post was a clip of Mr. Trump’s Wednesday morning appearance on Fox News where he said children were “almost immune” to the coronavirus in making the case that schools should reopen for in-person learning. Twitter also said Wednesday that Mr. Trump’s campaign account would be blocked until the clip was removed. Younger people have been less susceptible to COVID-19, though many have still gotten infected and some have died. Mr. Trump said on Wednesday he had been talking about children getting very sick from the virus. “They get very sick, and they have problems with flus, and they have problems with other things. But for whatever reason, the China virus, children handle it very well,” he told reporters at the White House. “And they may get it, but they get it, and it doesn’t have much of an impact on them.”

CDC floats next health scare, post-coronavirus Just in time for the new school year, virtual as it may be, comes a new warning of a new fright for parents to deal with, and more likely than not, wait for it, wait for it, for government to cite as justification to keep schools closed, and maybe even stores and gyms and churches — and it’s one that goes like this: Acute flaccid myelitis. And where the coronavirus was weak, AFM is strong. That is to say: AFM hits primarily at the kids. And in a most frightening, polio-like paralysis way. “As we head into these critical next months, CDC is taking necessary steps to help clinicians better recognize signs and symptoms of AFM in children,” said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield. Well and good. Protect the children; that’s always a well and good move. But let’s not let COVID-19 panic, which is still being hyped in the media and used by the left for political gain, roll right over into AFM panic. AFM is rare. Exceedingly rare. The CDC says it comes along every couple years in the months between August and November, and it last peaked — peaked! — with 238 reported cases in 2018. That’s like 0.0003 of the childhood population (estimated in 2016 at 74 million) of the United States. A blip.

Trader Joe’s changes course on branding, stands up to cancel culture There’s good news on the “flattening the curve” front. I’m not speaking of the infamous one for the coronavirus that was initially set for 15 days and has turned into months, with continually changing goal posts. I’m speaking of the woke gang’s mission to declare as many things as possible racist, then demanding cancellation (also known as complete destruction) of the offensive offender. Whether it be Aunt Jemima pancake syrup, Uncle Ben’s rice, the Land O’ Lakes Native American woman logo, or even Eskimo Pie ice cream, we’ve watched brands respond to complaints, or pre-emptively deciding to blow up branding images, just in case someone might eventually claim offense. Indicating the woke mob is now having to break a sweat finding things to be offended by, San Diego’s over 100-year-old “Museum of Man” announced it was changing its name to the “Museum of Us,” after the CEO received complaints from some women that the name made the museum a “monument to the patriarchy.” With this new nomenclature, one must ask how long will it be until manhole covers become ushole covers?


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Woman Tells Toddlers ‘I Hope You All Die’ For Not Wearing Face Masks A mask-clad middle-aged shopper told a mother and her children “I hope you all die” for failing to wear a face mask at a supermarket in a shocking exchange recorded by another shopper and posted to social media. The footage begins in the middle of a heated conversation as a mother debates a face mask aficionada. The unmasked mother repeated that her children were not supposed to wear masks due to their age, to which the pro-mask woman replied, “that’s not true.” The mother continued attempting to explain the local mask requirements to the complaining older woman, and citing local ordinances, pointed out that children under the age of 10 are not supposed to wear the protective gear. The middle-aged woman slams the mother’s reasoning as “ridiculous.” It is unclear where the event took place, however, it is a common practice throughout the country to lessen face mask requirements for young children, with children younger than 10 usually not required to wear masks at all, both due to science showing almost no cases of a child transmitting COVID-19 to an adult, and because it is difficult young children understand how to wear a mask properly.

The Shunning of Nutritional Science and Self-Care in the Public COVID-19 Narrative In the media coverage surrounding COVID-19, why are we hearing nothing about what each individual can do FOR THEMSELVES nutritionally in an effort to build their immune competency to resist and overcome infection? Why is the narrative all about how the pharmaceutical industry is going to “SAVE” us? Could it have something to do with the fact that the pharma-controlled media wants to convince us that we must spend billions of dollars and wait for big pharma to come to the rescue with new, expensive, proprietary and patented anti-viral drugs and a magical vaccine to rescue us from COVID-19 therefore “allowing” us to return to normal life? I’m not even saying that it’s only nutritional options and natural alternatives that are being shunned. Even inexpensive, easy to access drugs like Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin with zinc are being played down, despite studies from around the world showing it’s efficacy.  And, with a history of use for over 60 years in millions of people, it has proven to have an excellent safety record as compared to many other pharmaceutical drugs. A course of treatment is under $30 compared to Remdesivir, which costs more than $3,000. You can be sure that the antiviral drugs being developed for COVID-19 will probably exceed that cost. Let’s be honest; inexpensive, safe drugs or natural alternatives like herbal or nutritional compounds won’t provide pharma with the big payday they are banking on from COVID-19. They are opportunists, and you can bet they are going to make the most out of this opportunity.

Mother dies after her cancer is presumed to be coronavirus: report The mother of a five-year-old is dead after being told her symptoms were likely from coronavirus when they were actually due to cancer, according to a report on BBC. “Beth wasn’t a victim of Covid, she was a victim of the circumstances caused by Covid,” the family of Pattison said in the article. The family said Beth Pattison had survived two bouts with breast cancer in the past — she was treated for the condition both in 2016 and 2017 — but doctors told Pattison twice her persistent cough was from the novel coronavirus. The 27-year-old housing officer went to Bridge End Surgery in March with complaints of a persistent cough. She was told at the time that she likely had COVID-19 since there was an outbreak in the United Kingdom then.

Common cold could boost COVID-19 immunity, study finds The common cold might help produce immunity against COVID-19, even in people who have not been infected with the new coronavirus, according to a study published Tuesday by the journal Science. This immune response is likely a function of a phenomenon called “T cell memory,” the researchers said. T cell memory could help explain why some people — those with T cells created to fight the common cold, which also is a type of coronavirus — don’t get as sick as others from COVID-19, they said. “In this study, we provide conclusive evidence that preexisting immune memory can be derived from exposure to common cold coronaviruses,” study co-author Daniela Weiskopf told UPI. “The results of the study also emphasize that T cells should be considered and measured, both in studies about COVID-19 and about [potential] vaccination,” said Weiskopf, assistant professor at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology’s Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research. T cell responses specific to COVID-19 have been observed in up to 50% of people who were not exposed to the virus, likely because of prior history with the common cold, which most people contract fairly regularly, a study published in June by the journal Cell found.

Operation Warp Speed adviser says media criticism slows coronavirus fight Critical media reporting about Operation Warp Speed, the federal government’s effort to speed development of drugs, vaccines and other measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, is distracting people working on the project, its chief adviser says. Former pharma executive Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, complained on a US Health and Human Services Department podcast that he never expected to encounter what he considers unfavorable media coverage. “I’m amazed that I’m being attacked on a personal basis in a way that, frankly, distracts my energy and energy of all the teams that we’re working together with to deliver, and therefore decreases our chances or the speed with which we try to help humanity and the country resolve and address this issue,” Slaoui said on the podcast, released on Friday. Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary for public affairs at HHS and host of the podcast, started out inviting listeners to “enjoy my learning curve as much as I’m enjoying it.”

Easy to overdose on paracetamol if you’re selenium deficient, says research A lack of the mineral selenium in the diet puts people at risk of paracetamol overdose, even when the painkiller is taken at levels claimed to be safe on the packaging, according to collaborative research emerging from the University of Bath and Southwest University in China. Paracetamol (also called Tylenol) is best known for relieving mild pain and fever, and is a leading cause of liver failure when taken at dangerous levels. For adults, the recommended maximum daily dosage is 4g (amounting to two 500mg tablets taken four times). However, the team from Bath and Chongqing has found that the micronutrient selenium affects the speed at which the painkiller is flushed from the body. As a result, taking 4g of the medication in a given day can be dangerous for people with low levels of selenium in their bodies. “People with a selenium deficiency can struggle to eliminate the drug fast enough to keep their livers healthy,” explained Dr. Charareh Pourzand who led the from the University of Bath’s Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. “They can overdose even when they follow dosage guidelines.”

 

Kraft mac and cheese is now a breakfast food, apparently Kraft wants you to wake up and smell the mac and cheese. More Americans are eating at home as the pandemic spreads across the United States, and household routines are changing. So Kraft Heinz (KHC) announced Tuesday that it will rebrand its Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner along with its iconic blue box. It’s not getting a full redesign: The company is just adding the word “breakfast” — instead of dinner — to encourage Americans to start their day with neon orange cheesy noodles. The company hopes the new “breakfast” label could take away some of the shame that’s associated with parents serving their kids easy-to-make non-breakfast foods in the morning. Americans are eating at home more during the pandemic, and that’s been good news for Kraft Heinz. The company’s stock is up 9% this year. Breakfast in particular has been a boon for the prepared foods business — and a struggle for restaurants like Starbucks and McDonald’s, which have invested huge amounts of money and resources into luring commuters with coffee and quick-serve food. Fewer people are commuting, and breakfast has become a home meal once again.


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