Mar 16, 2020 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Dr. Anthony Fauci urges ‘national shutdown’ as coronavirus spreads Dr. Antony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, urged Americans to shut down more aggressively as the coronavirus spreads. On MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” Mr. Fauci endorsed a 14-day “national shutdown” to help slow down the virus. He explained that he has brought it up with the administration, which is generally open to his ideas. “I think Americans should be prepared that they are going to have to hunker down significantly more than we as a country are doing,” he said. On ABC’s “This Week” the doctor explained that lockdowns helped China and South Korea fight the rapid spread of the disease in their countries. China, he said, has reached its peak and is starting to see number of cases drop, whereas South Korea has flatlined. However, he warned that while its hard to predict exactly how long the virus will be a threat, the U.S. should prepare for this to last for several weeks or a few months. “What we should be doing is absolutely much much different. Not business as usual. Just chill down,” he said on ABC. Across the nation, public schools and events are being shut down as states and local officials try to contain the virus.
Not exactly gloating, stockpiling ‘preppers’ have a moment Curt La Haise has put up with plenty of razzing from friends over the years who have called him paranoid for stockpiling an eight-month supply of food in his basement and having enough fuel to power his generator for almost an entire winter. They’re not laughing anymore amid panic buying that has cleared store shelves across the U.S. and growing fears that the new coronavirus will force many Americans to self-quarantine for weeks in their homes. “Now my friends are like, ‘What should I do, what should I get?’” said La Haise, who operates a firearms and safety training business near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. “Prepping doesn’t look so bad now.” For those in the often-mocked “prepper” community, this is quickly becoming their “I told you so” moment. But many are resisting saying that, even if it’s in the back of their minds. What they hope is that they’ll finally be taken seriously and that more people will follow their lead. “We’re not laughing. We’re not saying, ‘I told you so,’ when people are out there fighting over toilet paper and hand sanitizers,” said Paul Buescher, of Northfield Center Township, Ohio.
Researchers fast-track coronavirus vaccine by skipping key animal testing first A clinical trial for an experimental coronavirus vaccine has begun recruiting participants in Seattle, but researchers did not first show that the vaccine triggered an immune response in animals, as is normally required. Now, biomedical ethicists are calling the shortcut into question, according to Stat News. “Outbreaks and national emergencies often create pressure to suspend rights, standards and/or normal rules of ethical conduct,” Jonathan Kimmelman, director of McGill University’s biomedical ethics unit, wrote in an email to Stat News. “Often our decision to do so seems unwise in retrospect.” Typically, vaccine development can take 15 to 20 years, start to finish, Mark Feinberg, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, told Stat News. The lengthy process requires that scientists first give the vaccine to animals to determine whether it’s safe and effective at preventing the disease in question. Only after passing through iterative tests in animal models, and being adjusted along the way, can a formulation be tested in human trials. “When you hear predictions about it taking at best a year or a year and a half to have a vaccine available … there’s no way to come close to those timelines unless we take new approaches,” Feinberg said.
As pressure for coronavirus vaccine mounts, scientists debate risks of accelerated testing Drugmakers are working as quickly as possible to develop a vaccine to combat the rapidly spreading coronavirus that has infected more than 100,000 people worldwide. Behind the scenes, scientists and medical experts are concerned that rushing a vaccine could end up worsening the infection in some patients rather than preventing it. Studies have suggested that coronavirus vaccines carry the risk of what is known as vaccine enhancement, where instead of protecting against infection, the vaccine can actually make the disease worse when a vaccinated person is infected with the virus. The mechanism that causes that risk is not fully understood and is one of the stumbling blocks that has prevented the successful development of a coronavirus vaccine. Normally, researchers would take months to test for the possibility of vaccine enhancement in animals. Given the urgency to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, some drugmakers are moving straight into small-scale human tests, without waiting for the completion of such animal tests. “I understand the importance of accelerating timelines for vaccines in general, but from everything I know, this is not the vaccine to be doing it with,” Dr Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told Reuters.
Questions of The Day!
Hello Robert! Do vaccines shed and if so, which ones? Ive heard the flu mist (up the nose) that they give to children sheds for up to two weeks. Is this true? Thank you so much! Love your show!!
Hi Robert! I’m really looking forward to the Patreon Q&A with you! But first, I have a COPD question. My father contracted Legionnaire’s Disease about 10 years ago and as a result he now suffers from COPD. He had been a smoker for about 20 years before that, so I’m assuming he has some lung damage from that as well. I recently heard you talk about a silica loading protocol specifically for COPD but haven’t been able to find the show where you mention it and didn’t see it in the lung section of your book. What information can you provide about taking 3 tabs 4 times a day of the Alta Health Silica along with the Dr. Christopher lobelia tincture and any other supplements to help him heal his lungs? I understand that when answering my question, whichever words you choose to use and in whichever order you choose to put them is for entertainment purposes only 😉
Comments of The Day!
Thank you so much RSB for another informative reality check!!! It is wild that those of us who actually are not at all concerned with this massive fear mongering – are also having to participate in the purchasing of essentials, simply because if everything shuts down, we still need to eat too!!! Go figure, this time they got us coming and going…but hopefully, this madness will end soon!!! Anita
Got the nebulizer used it and it totally stopped my cough that sounded like a smoker cough.
Hour 2 – Special Guest Michael Badnarik
Who knows more about what it means to stand up for your rights and liberty than those who proudly, “Remember the Alamo!”
Michael has been studying and teaching the constitution for years, and always has something interesting to share. Look for him on all his new social media platforms!
Michael Badnarik has created a constitutional primer that will edify and entertain schoolchildren and seasoned libertarians alike. Good to be King: The Foundation of Our Constitutional Freedom presents a thoroughly readable explanation of how our constitutional republic should work, and how the system became broken in the fi rst place. Mr. Badnarik starts with fundamentals, identifying the difference between rights and privileges. He discusses the critical and needed distinction between republican and democratic systems of government, arguing that freedom can survive in America only if we return to our republican roots. He also illustrates the forgotten tenets of federalism and states’ rights, arguing that federal usurpation of state power has accelerated the loss of our freedoms. The author then provides a detailed explication of the true meaning of major constitutional provisions and amendments. He does an excellent job of demystifying our founding document, demonstrating that ordinary Americans can and should understand the Constitution and how it applies to their lives. Anyone who believes in limited government—that is to say anyone who believes in liberty—will benefit from reading this book. If we wish to remain free, we must constantly question and challenge conventional views about the proper role of government in our society. Good to Be King will serve as needed ammunition for libertarians and constitutionalists committed to resisting tyranny in America. I commend Michael Badnarik for authoring a compelling text on the foundations of liberty in America. CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL, R-Texas
Judge Andrew Napolitano: In coronavirus response, Constitution restricts mandatory government quarantines The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis – one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local and regional governments derive their powers from the states in which they are located, the analysis of state powers pertains to them as well. We begin our analysis with the observation of the truism that freedom is the default position. The language of the Declaration of Independence, as well as various amendments in the Bill of Rights, unambiguously reflects the views that those who wrote, ratified and amended the Constitution recognized that our rights – to think, speak, publish, worship, defend ourselves, travel, own property, be left alone – are natural to our humanity. These rights preexisted the government. Their source is our humanity. Government does not grant these rights. Rather, its primary purpose – as stated in the Declaration of Independence, its sole purpose – is to protect these rights.
As the coronavirus pandemic grows, gun sales are surging in many states David Stone snagged a cardboard box of .223-caliber ammunition from the shelf and slid it across the glass countertop, offering his go-to sales pitch: “Welcome to the biggest selection of ammunition in all of Oklahoma.” “I’m not sure I can keep on saying that,” Stone said, explaining that the supply of goods at Dong’s Guns, Ammo and Reloading has been seriously depleted over the last few days. “When I say sales have been booming,” he said, “it’s an understatement.” Gun sales are surging in many U.S. states, especially in those hit hardest by the coronavirus — California, New York and Washington. But there’s also been an uptick in less-affected areas, with some first-time gun buyers fearing an unraveling of the social order and some gun owners worried that the government might use its emergency powers to restrict gun purchases. Stone’s packed store shares a small strip of road with a church, a cemetery and another gun shop, and in recent days he has sold several firearms to truckers traveling along Interstate 44 here in Oklahoma. One trucker, who was headed to Arizona, bought $2,500 worth of firearms and ammunition, and another trucker, who was headed to Illinois, dropped $200 on ammunition alone. “You got to be protected for all sorts of stuff,” Stone said. “Seems like the world has gone mad.”
Dreams really do come true “Somewhere over the rainbow” turns out to be eight miles west of Fort Worth, Texas. I don’t waste my time watching network television because it is 75% advertising, all of which insults my intelligence. Therefore, I hadn’t heard about the church shooting on Sunday until a close friend told me about it. Reading reports on the internet made me wonder if I was dreaming. The “good guys” won. Big time. A mentally disturbed man entered a church on Sunday during the service. He was wearing a fake beard, a wig, a hat and a long coat, and he managed to shoot and kill two people, taking everyone by surprise. But this is TEXAS, y’all. It turns out that the church has organized its very own security team. One of the men who was killed was a member of the security team, and the first to engage the perpetrator. Six seconds later, from what appears to be forty feet away, the second member of the security team fired one shot and killed the attacker, hitting him in the head. I wondered if I was reading this wrong. Maybe it was just a very lucky shot. It wasn’t. The man who put an abrupt stop to the attack is a fire arms instructor, and a former FBI agent. He’s also seventy-one years old. Don’t mess with us old guys. We don’t make idle threats. We just take care of business.
New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Ban Surveillance on Roads and Sidewalks Yesterday, the New Hampshire House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban the use of surveillance technology to determine the location of a motor vehicle, or the identity or location of a pedestrian. Enactment of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in New Hampshire; it would push back against the ever-growing national surveillance state. A bipartisan coalition of three Republicans and a Democrat introduced House Bill 1226 (HB1226) last December. The legislation would expand a current statute that prohibits using “surveillance” to determine the owner of a motor vehicle or the identity of a vehicle’s occupants. HB1226 would expand that ban to include determining the location of a motor vehicle and the identity or location of a pedestrian. The ban would extend to public roads and sidewalks in the state. The law defines “surveillance” as “the use of a camera or other imaging device or any other device, including but not limited to a transponder, cellular telephone, global positioning satellite, or radio frequency identification device.” In practice, the bill would bar police from using automatic license plate readers, facial recognition and stingray devices to track vehicles or to identify individuals on public highways and sidewalks. On March 5, the House Judiciary Committee gave HB1226 an “ought to pass” recommendation with a vote of 16-3. Yesterday, the full House passed the bill by a vote of 267-18.
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