December 7th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
For The First Time, A US State Will Require Disclosure Of PCR ‘Cycle Threshold’ Data In COVID Tests As a reminder, “cycle thresholds” (Ct) are the level at which widely used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test can detect a sample of the COVID-19 virus. The higher the number of cycles, the lower the amount of viral load in the sample; the lower the cycles, the more prevalent the virus was in the original sample. Numerous epidemiological experts have argued that cycle thresholds are an important metric by which patients, the public, and policymakers can make more informed decisions about how infectious and/or sick an individual with a positive COVID-19 test might be. However, as JustTheNews reports, health departments across the country are failing to collect that data. So, in summary, with regard to our current “casedemic”, positive tests as they are counted today do not indicate a “case” of anything. They indicate that viral RNA was found in a nasal swab. It may be enough to make you sick, but according to the New York Times and their experts, probably won’t. And certainly not sufficient replication of the virus to make anyone else sick. But you will be sent home for ten days anyway, even if you never have a sniffle. And this is the number the media breathlessly reports… and is used to fearmonger mask mandates and lockdowns nationwide…
Pasadena Volunteers To Patrol Streets, Help Enforce Mask Mandates The city of Pasadena will have volunteers walking city streets to ensure people are wearing face coverings. Volunteers will walk major streets around Pasadena to hand out masks to those who don’t have them and make sure those who do are wearing them. Pasadena city spokesperson Lisa Derderian told CBSLA Thursday the Rose Bowl Loop has been an area of concern. Last weekend, code enforcement officers informed 75 runners on the Rose Bowl loop trail that they need to wear face coverings. “This is something that we need to take very seriously, our numbers are significantly increasing daily, hospitalization is going up, the data shows that we’re gonna need to shut down more,” Derderian said. Derderian said about 60 signs reminding people to wear masks were taken down or vandalized this week. Meanwhile, a limited stay-at-home order took effect Friday for Pasadena. It prohibits all public and private gatherings and events with people from more than one household — except for faith-based services and protests.
Survey: 55% Of FDNY Members Don’t Want To Take COVID-19 Vaccine FDNY employees are among the first groups that will be offered the coronavirus vaccine after hospital workers, and nursing home patients and staff. But will they actually take it? One union survey says the majority of firefighters may not, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Sunday. About a quarter of firefighters took the survey and 55% said they do not want to take the vaccine right now, while 45% do. The firefighters union said more education is needed on the vaccine to encourage more members to take it, and it wants to know the plan for rollout sooner than later. As CBS2 has been reporting, New York’s first 170,000 doses of the vaccine are coming Dec. 15, but union reps for the firefighters and EMS workers said they haven’t heard when the first doses will actually be available for their members. Uniformed Firefighters Association President Andrew Ansbro told Rozner he will get the vaccine, but some feel they’d rather their dose goes to someone more vulnerable or feel they don’t need it because they have the antibodies.
More Than Half of Spaniards Not Willing to Take COVID-19 Vaccine Immediately, Survey Shows More than half of Spaniards are not willing to get COVID-19 vaccine shots as soon as they are available, a survey showed on Friday as the government announced a target of 15-20 million vaccinations by mid-2021. Now several vaccines are in the works, one of the challenges for governments will be to convince a big enough share of their population to get vaccinated. Even in Spain, where vaccination rates are usually high, this will be an issue, as shown by the official poll by the Centre for Sociological Studies (CIS). About a third of the population would be ready to take the COVID-19 vaccine immediately, while 55.2% of them would rather wait to see any effects on others, the poll carried out on Nov. 23-26 amid 2,130 people, showed. Out of the 55.2% of people who would rather wait, almost 60% would change their mind if their doctor recommended them to take it because they were at risk or putting their family members at risk, the survey showed.
Over Half of Italians Back Giving Up Freedoms for Public Health Amid COVID-19: Survey More than half of Italians think it is right to give up personal freedom to protect public health, a survey said on Friday, suggesting the government’s curbs to fight the COVID-19 pandemic still have public support. Some 57.8% of respondents accept that the government should decide “when and under what conditions they can leave their houses, what they can or cannot do, who they can see and where” to protect health, a survey by Censis research institute said. The percentage is highest among young people, the survey showed, reaching a peak of 64.7% among those aged between 18 and 34. During the summer, young people socialising in groups were widely blamed in Italy for a pick-up in infections after the government loosened restrictions imposed to contain its first wave of the pandemic in the spring. Italy was the first Western nation hit hard by the virus and has suffered more than 58,000 fatalities since its outbreak emerged in February. Early in March, it was the first European country to enter a nationwide lockdown.
Questions of The Day!
I have a friend who’s grandmother had schizophrenia. She had a poor diet, smoked, drank etc. My friend is currently 25 and at night he has mind pops/memory flashbacks and trouble sleeping. Not sure if related to the disease at all but it got me thinking. He had many genetic tests growing up that did not show any particular gene.
Is schizophrenia hereditary or just related to environment/diet? What can be done to help prevent any potential symptoms?
Dr Robert Scott bell..are nanoparticles of silver & good not a good thing in the vaccine?? After all you your self promote nebulising silver for lung cancer? Please explain the difference between these nanoparticles ?. Thank you
UK Government Warns Doctors About Infertility Possibility with Pfizer COVID Vaccine, But NO Warning to Patients! As we reported earlier this week, the U.K. became the first nation to issue emergency authorization for the Pfizer experimental mRNA COVID vaccine, with jabs expected to start with the public any day now. See:BREAKING! UK First to Approve Pfizer COVID Vaccine as Former Head of Pfizer Research Says Vaccine Can Make Females Infertile The UK Department of Health and Social Care and the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has just published guidelines for the roll out of Pfizer vaccine. There is a 10-page document for UK Healthcare Professionals, and a shorter 5-page document for recipients. This is public information (for now), and Health Impact News has secured copies of each. In the leaflet for recipients, it gives strict warnings to women who are pregnant and breast-feeding. “Pregnancy and breast-feeding There is currently limited data available on the use of this vaccine in pregnant women. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before you receive this vaccine. As a precaution, you should avoid becoming pregnant until at least 2 months after the vaccine.”
Democrats say it’s okay to vote without ID, but you must have a vaccine ID to walk around society The next phase of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) plandemic is the unveiling of Chinese virus “immunity cards,” which the Department of Defense (DOD) plans to send to all Americans in order to continually track the vaccination status of the “herd.” Even though those behind the new initiative are the very same ones insisting that no identification is necessary when voting in elections because asking for verification “violates privacy,” having the government spy on how many WuFlu vaccines people have received is somehow perfectly normal. CNN reported on the first known images of the DOD’s immunity cards, which will be collected and held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in recorded compliance logs. Those who remain up to date on their shots will presumably be allowed to go back to “normal,” while those who make other personal health choices will potentially face ostracization and other forms of punishment.
‘Fauci Effect’ Drives Record Number Of Medical School Applications When COVID-19 restrictions reduced his work schedule at the National Institutes of Health, Sam Smith decided to turn to another time-consuming job: applying to medical school. He’d always wanted to go into medicine, but what was happening in the world had a big impact on the kind of medicine he hopes to practice. Now Smith wants to specialize in infectious diseases. The experience of the past year “makes me think, there’s probably going to be another pandemic” in the future, said Smith, 25. “So I want to be on the front lines of the next one.” Even as college and university enrollment overall has dropped this fall, Smith is part of a wave of what officials say is a record number of applicants to medical school. The number of applicants is up 18% this year over last year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, or AAMC, driven by the example of medical workers and public health figures such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “It’s unprecedented,” said Geoffrey Young, the AAMC’s senior director for student affairs and programs, who compares it to another response to a traumatic moment in American history: the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Questions of The Day!
Hey Rsb and Super D love you guys, just wanted to say your both are greatly appreciated in this world and the work you do isn’t praised enough you can never put a price on what you all do.
I loved the episode with Paul about the echo water go, I’m waiting for the glass version, my question is this bottle all one unit can it come apart? If not then you can’t wash it? How about when you receive it how would you clean it the first time? Also I take marine phytoplankton supplement oceans alive, so I was wondering if anything can be added to this water without compromising the hydrogen?
Thanks to everyone in our group of Rsb listeners, guests again, Thanks especially to Rsb and Super D may the force be with you.
I need some advice for my 81 year old aunt. She worked in Manhattan during the 911 incident. As a result, she has medical issues. One is an equilibrium problem. Strong scents and odors, crowds and being startled will cause her to fall. Her latest fall left her with a bruised bone in her right leg, just below the knee. What would you suggest for the pain and to help it to heal?
Hi RSB and Super Don,
As I may have already mentioned, hubby Doug has discovered he has diabetes. Glucose started out at 237, A1C of 10. We have gotten the glucose under 200 most days with a reduced carb diet relying on healthy protien, vegetables and safe fruits, and taking 3 chromium, 4 times a day. We would like to see better numbers. He has a semi-useful online doctor, who recommends metformin, and no insurance. We’ve found that diabetes websites vary widely in their advise about what is good and what is not, often directly contradicting each other.
Can you recommend a diabetes website with a natural bent as we wish to avoid meds. We are new to this and don’t know how to cook or what to eat. Thanks so much. We’ll be listening.
Smile When You Get That COVID Vaccine, It’ll Hurt Less Could a genuine smile be the key to getting a less-painful vaccination? Researchers from University of California, Irvine, say yes. That genuine smile, which brings up the corners of the mouth and creates crow’s feet around the eyes, can reduce the pain of a needle injection by up to 40%, and also blunt a stressful needle-related physiological response by lowering the heart rate, the researchers said. Surprisingly, a grimace also created those same responses. A poker face did not. “When facing distress or pleasure, humans make remarkably similar facial expressions that involve activation of the eye muscles, lifting of the cheeks and baring of the teeth,” said researcher Sarah Pressman, a professor of psychological science. “We found that these movements, as opposed to a neutral expression, are beneficial in reducing discomfort and stress,” Pressman said in a university news release. That’s news people may be able to use right away as the rollout of a two-part COVID-19 vaccine begins this winter.