November 16th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Social distancing, masks still necessary after getting COVID-19 vaccine: Fauci Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday it will still be necessary to social distance, wear masks and take other COVID-19 precautions after a vaccine becomes available to Americans. “I would recommend to people to not to abandon all public health measures just because you’ve been vaccinated,” Fauci told CNN anchor Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “Because even though for the general population it might be 90 to 95 percent effective, you don’t necessarily know for you how effective it is.” The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases added that once he receives a vaccine, he still won’t feel comfortable completely letting down his guard. “I can feel more relaxed in essentially not having the stringency that we have right now, but I think abandoning it completely would not be a good idea,” Fauci said.\
Vaccine will not be enough to stop pandemic: WHO chief The head of the World Health Organization said Monday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic is raging months after it broke out, with infections soaring past 54 million and claiming more than 1.3 million lives. “A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them,” director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “A vaccine on its own will not end the pandemic.” The WHO’s figures for Saturday showed that 660,905 coronavirus cases were reported to the UN health agency, setting a new high water mark. That number, and the 645,410 registered on Friday, surpassed the previous daily record high of 614,013 recorded on November 7. Tedros said that supplies of the vaccine would initially be restricted, with “health workers, older people and other at-risk populations (to) be prioritised. That will hopefully reduce the number of deaths and enable the health systems to cope.” But he warned: “That will still leave the virus with a lot of room to move. Surveillance will need to continue, people will still need to be tested, isolated and cared for, contacts will still need to be traced… and individuals will still need to be cared for.”
California governor went to party, violated own virus rules For months, Gov. Gavin Newsom has pleaded with Californians to resist the temptation to socialize with friends and relatives outside their household. Turns out, he’s the one who couldn’t resist. Newsom acknowledged Friday he attended a birthday party with a dozen friends on Nov. 6 at the posh French Laundry restaurant in wine country north of San Francisco. “While our family followed the restaurant’s health protocols and took safety precautions, we should have modeled better behavior and not joined the dinner,” he said in a statement. His choice to do so could harm his credibility and alter his messaging as the state of nearly 40 million enters a critical holiday stretch with virus cases surging and health officials blaming the increase on social gatherings. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of public policy communication at the University of Southern California, noted people across the state have been canceling birthday parties, funerals and other important events to abide by the rules. Now, if Newsom tries to tighten the rules again, he may have lost some credibility. “This was totally unnecessary, he didn’t have to do this,” she said.
Special Guest Lauren Ameling DC, BCND
Lauren Ameling is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Acupuncturist, and educator. She graduated from Logan University in 2006 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. She has earned over 500 hours of postgraduate certification in topics such as: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pregnancy and Pediatric Care, and Kinesiology. Dr. Lauren and her husband, a fellow chiropractor, have a private practice focused on holistic healing. She embraces the fact that the translation of the word “Doctor” means “To Teach”. Her office interactions always center on patient education and in 2010 she began teaching for a local college. Throughout the years, Dr. Lauren has taught for five colleges and universities but her true passion is working with those who desire to understand all that natural healthcare has to offer. She is an awarded instructor who is regularly invited to speak for the American Medical Technologists. Dr. Lauren lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, Jason, and two amazing boys, Reece and Kieran.
Special Guest Jace Broadhurst
Jace Broadhurst grew up in Maryland, married his high school sweetheart, and is a dad to three terrific boys. He has his B.A. in Government and Politics, his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Westminster. He loves the academy and is a professor of Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics at Columbia Evangelical Seminary, adjunct professor at Washington University of Virginia, and has taught in the Netherlands, Trinidad, Dominican, Uganda, Kenya, and China. He has published multiple articles, a book, and he is sought after as a speaker in the area of Bible, Marriage, Parenting, Single Living, and other topics. He has been a senior pastor for the last 15 years and desperately wants to see his community transformed so that it is most satisfied in Christ. He hopes that the gospel will grow in the hearts of those who hear him and that wisdom will flow from it.
Face masks make you stupid In Joost Meerloo’s analysis of false confessions and totalitarian regimes, The Rape of the Mind, he coins a phrase for the ‘dumbing down’ of critical resistance – menticide. “In the totalitarian regime,” he wrote, “the doubting, inquisitive, and imaginative mind has to be suppressed. The totalitarian slave is only allowed to memorise, to salivate when the bell rings.” Neolithic man had a similar problem dealing with his livestock. Homo sapiens’ success has relied not insignificantly on cattle – their dairy, meat, leather and manure. Yet the cow’s ancestor, the auroch, was quite a different beast. It was fast, aggressive and dangerous – hardly conducive to be corralled into predictable channels of behaviour. So, about 10,500 years ago, man started to deliberately breed the most docile aurochs for domestication. The key word here is docile, which comes from the Latin docere, meaning “to teach” (as does, say, ‘doctorate’ and ‘document’). Being docile means being compliant and following commands, which means submitting to a system of thought.
Face masks with elastic bands can carry allergens, causing dermatitis to worsen For most people, wearing a face has become second nature to them in 2020. While these coverings are protecting you from spreading or contracting COVID-19, a new report reveals they may also be exposing you to particles which make your allergies worse. Researchers with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) find certain materials in face masks can carry allergens, causing skin conditions and other symptoms to flare up. “We treated a 60-year-old Black man with adult-onset eczema, contact dermatitis and chronic nasal allergies in our clinic after he presented three times to our hospital emergency room because of an uncomfortable face rash,” says allergist and ACAAI member Yashu Dhamija in a media release. “Up until April 2020, his skin conditions had been under control, but with mask-wearing, his symptoms began occurring in areas that providers were not yet accustomed to.”
Science Denial and COVID Conspiracy Theories Potential Neurological Mechanisms and Possible Responses The US public health response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been dismal, characterized by antimask behavior, antivaccine beliefs, conspiracy theories about the origins of COVID-19, and vocal support by elected officials for unproven therapies. Less than half of the people in the US heed health recommendations to wear a mask when out in public.1 Antiscience rhetoric has consequences. While only 4% of the world’s population resides in the US, the US has accounted for 20% of the world’s deaths related to COVID-19 and has performed less well than several other wealthy nations.2 Low science literacy contributes to denial of science. The relationship between antiscience viewpoints and low science literacy underscores new findings regarding the brain mechanisms that form and maintain false beliefs. COVID-19 science is complex, and the public is presented with a dizzying array of graphs, statistics, and proposed therapies. Also, communications by scientists changed as they learned about the infectivity and virulence of COVID-19, exacerbating mistrust of scientists by some. In 2015, in a survey of 11 000 12th-grade students who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, only 22% were proficient or better in science, and 40% were rated as having “below basic knowledge.”3 Education matters. In a study that included 9654 US adults, 48% of those who had a high school education or less believed there was some truth to the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was planned but only 15% among those with some postgraduate training endorsed this idea.
Question of The Day!
Hi Robert and Super Don
Look forward to our patron call on the 30th and thanks for all the great material & discussion on the bazar things going on around us lately, it certainly helps with some clarity you provide. Wondered if you could provide some idea’s for may support on the following issue that is getting worse for me every year as the colder weather sets in. Once summer is gone and temperatures drop I start having issues with cold fingers but in particular my left hand ring finger goes white and becomes numb, especially when grasping something cooler. It takes a bit of warming and flexing my hand to get it back to normal colour and feeling. In the summer never is this ever an issue. I do not wear a ring, do have a watch on that wrist, have used Cardio Miracle daily for approx 4 months now, take 2 Chromium and Silica daily and 8 Selenium daily. My father had bad circulation in his hands as well so I may be somewhat hard wired for some of this issue but this one finger is concerning me as it don’t take much for it to freeze up on me.
Appreciate any thoughts and idea’s you may have.
Comments of The Day!
Robert you stated something that is false-New Yorker’s are not that complacent about whats happening-I’m born and raised here and we’re fighters! SO INCORRECT. The same way the super Don has family members fearful to visit his home during the holiday-because they instilled so much FEAR via the media……Also, I was listening to Bill Gates and he completely CONTRADICTED himself saying the fall and winter is going to be worse because staying indoors together would make people more vulnerable? Didn’t they say people should stay indoors for protection in the beginning of all this madness? He just recently made that statement. He is Lying through his teeth. Don’t think because you hear some of the people aren’t making moves that it means ALL of the people aren’t making moves.
LICENSING is being used to control. A few of the hydroxichloroquine promoting doctors are have their license reviewed by the medical board in Texas. Bars and restaurants have lost their Liquor license through the Texas alcoholic beverage commission. The hair dresser lady in Dallas, etc.. What are they going to do to the Truckers? We already have to jump through hoops. We have to take random drug tests, DOT medical physical every two years, 24/7 driving electronic MONITORING, etc… I fear they will force us to be vaccinated or lose our license….