Dec 3, 2019 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Fight for the freedom to question vaccines Thank you, Rob Schneider. Thank you. Very rarely do Hollywood celebrities stick their necks out on behalf of the concerns of ordinary parents whose voices have been suppressed by the liberal media, Silicon Valley and the political establishment of both parties. But this week, the actor and comedian used his formidable Twitter platform to stand against the increasing censorship of vaccine skeptics by Big Pharma and Big Tech. This is what speaking truth to power looks like. With the Overton window on acceptable discourse about government-coerced immunization rapidly shrinking, Schneider’s timing couldn’t be better. “Free Speech is ALL speech. Even the speech that you find repugnant,” Schneider declared. “We don’t need people deciding FOR us what to think, see or hear. That’s a load of totalitarian crap.” He singled out Amazon “banning books that dare question medical orthodoxy,” as well as “Facebook, Google, (and) YouTube” for burying information inconvenient to vaccine manufacturers, their lobbyists and water-carriers in elected office.
These Parents Are Going to War With Anti-Vaxxers on Facebook Anti-vaxx activists have used Facebook and other social platforms for years to spread misinformation about the so-called “dangers” of life-saving vaccines. But a new brand of pro-vaccination parents aren’t taking this lying down. They’re heading to Facebook to do battle with these ideas at their source, refuting myths and sharing scientific facts in online “echo chambers.” It’s not a fair fight. That’s because while most parents vaccinate their kids and move on, anti-vaxxers tend to be very vocal about their decision, and that plays out on Facebook. “You don’t come home and post on social media, ‘My kid got his shots today and cried for four hours, woo hoo,’” said Leah Russin, 45. “But the people who don’t vaccinate, they’ll tell you.” Russin’s son was just over a year old in 2015 when a measles outbreak happened at Disneyland and became a topic of conversation among other new moms in Palo Alto. But the issue became personal when she found out two of the new moms in the group weren’t vaccinating their children.
Autism-related genetic mutations occur in aging brains of Alzheimer’s patients Researchers believe that autism is caused by mutations that occur sporadically in the egg or sperm or during pregnancy. Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) is a dominant gene whose de novo (during pregnancy) mutations are known to cause autism-related intellectual disabilities. A new Tel Aviv University study has found that ADNP mutations continue to occur in old age and accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients. The study was led by Prof. Illana Gozes and conducted by her Ph.D. students Yanina Ivashko-Pachima and Adva Hadar, in collaboration with Iris Grigg, Oxana Kapitansky and Gidon Karmon. Hadar was co-supervised by co-author Prof. David Gurwitz of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Collaborating laboratories included those of Vlasta Korenková (BIOCEV, Czech Republic), Michael Gershovits (Weizmann Institute of Science), C. Laura Sayas (Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain), R. Frank Kooy (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Johannes Attems (Newcastle University, UK). It was published on October 30 in Molecular Psychiatry.
Roche’s flu med Xofluza drives drug resistance and may be a bad choice for kids, study says A few days after an 11-year-old boy in Japan was diagnosed with the H3N2 strain of the flu and prescribed Xofluza, he stopped responding to the drug. Then his sister came down with the virus. Genetic testing showed she had a mutated form of H3N2 that would make her resistant to Xofluza, which was developed by Roche’s Genentech and is marketed in Japan by Shionogi. The two children were part of a study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bottom-line conclusion that could be at odds with Roche’s plans for developing Xofluza: The drug may not be the best choice for children, the researchers suggested in the journal Nature Microbiology. The FDA speedily approved Xofluza, the highly touted follow-up to Roche’s blockbuster flu med Tamiflu, last fall for use in patients over 12, and the company has pursued an aggressive marketing and development plan for the product. It continues to study the drug in children under 12 and has already nabbed that designation in other countries, including Japan.
Question of The Day!
Did you see the news that an “Ohio bill orders doctors to ‘reimplant ectopic pregnancy’ or face ‘abortion murder’ charges? It’s on yahoo.com on November 29, 2019. My outraged doctor friends are posting the article on FB.
It’s medically impossible.
This is so outrageous that maybe it will bring attention to the absurdity of politicians and religious groups interfering with practicing medicine…one can only hope…
Will Ohio Bill Force Doctors To Do The Impossible: Reimplant Ectopic Pregnancies? Is there a doctor in the house? In this case, house means the Ohio Statehouse. Ohio House Bill 413 includes an “unusual” specification but doesn’t include an accompanying “how to” manual. David N Hackney MD, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, highlighted this specification in the following tweet:
The new Ohio HB413, p.184: To avoid criminal charges, including murder, for abortion, a physician must “…[attempt to] reimplant an ectopic pregnancy into the women’s uterus”
— David N Hackney MD, FACOG (@DavidNHackney) November 19, 2019
Um, how exactly are you supposed to do what Dr. Hackney highlighted above in yellow, namely “reimplant an ectopic pregnancy into the woman’s uterus”? It seems like physicians would need to know, given that they could face “criminal prosecution, damage in any civil action, or professional disciplinary action,” for failing to make an attempt. State Representatives Candice R. Keller (R-District 53) and Ron Hood (R-District 78) are the co-sponsors of this bill but to my knowledge haven’t offered a tutorial. I have reached out to both of their offices for further comment.
Why is my poo green? It’s happened to many of us at some point in our lives: we finish our bowel movement, look down in the bowl and have a moment of panic when we see an unusual color. Poo can be found in many colors other than brown, with green poo often eliciting concern. But it’s surprisingly common and is usually no reason to be alarmed. The brown color of poo initially comes from the red of blood. Haemoglobin is the red protein in blood that transports oxygen around the body. It’s eventually broken down into a substance called bilirubin. In the liver, bilirubin is used to form bile and is released into the small bowel to help digest food. Bile then passes into the colon and the bilirubin is broken down by bacteria. The final stage in the process is the addition of a substance called stercobilin, which gives poo its brown color. All shades of brown are considered normal.
Comment of The Day!
Great show yesterday.(As usual)
The reason for this follow up from yesterdays e-mail to you is to let you know I am male. I thought it was hilarious how you and Super D. were trying to figure it out. I have been told that the way my first name is spelled was supposed to be the male identifier for Kerry even though I have known woman who use that spelling.
I doubt you remember, but I have talked to you on air years ago and discussed how your radio show was dropped up here and a generic but canned health show was put in your place.
To let you know I am one of those adults that was vaccine injured as a child and have had it very difficult most of my life just dealing with everyday life.
In 1972 when I was 9, it was the last year of the oral polio vaccine schedule. Within 3-4 hours of receiving that vaccine I was playing at a neighbors house and blacked out. Three days later I woke up in my mothers bed and she stated I had been running a temperature between 103-104 and drifting in and out of consciousness since I walked home three days earlier. I do not even remember my walking home.
So as you can see I am vaccine injured and have had to deal with limited abilities and restrictions since 1972. I know personally of other examples of people that have been adversely affected by vaccines. No settled science can prove to me other wise.
Thanks again. – Kerry (male)
Virtual reality could help flu vaccination rates Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This is the first published study to look at immersive virtual reality as a communication tool for improving flu vaccination rates among “flu vaccine avoidant” 18- to 49-year-old adults. “When it comes to health issues, including flu, virtual reality holds promise because it can help people see the possible effects of their decisions, such as not getting a flu vaccine,” said Glen Nowak, the principal investigator and director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication headquartered at Grady College. “In this study, we used immersive virtual reality to show people three outcomes—how if infected, they can pass flu along to others; what can happen when young children or older people get flu; and how being vaccinated helps protect the person who is vaccinated as well as others. Immersive VR increases our ability to give people a sense of what can happen if they do or don’t take a recommended action.”
America Braces for Possible French Fry Shortage After Poor Potato Harvest Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Potato processors are rushing to buy supplies and ship them across North America in order to keep French fries on the menu after cold, wet weather damaged crops in key producers in the U.S. and Canada. Cool conditions started to hit growing regions in October, lashing potatoes with frost. Farmers in Alberta and Idaho were able to dig up some damaged crops for storage. But growers in Manitoba, North Dakota and Minnesota received snow and rain, forcing them to abandon some supplies in fields. As the wild weather hurt crops, an increase in fry-processing capacity in Canada has boosted demand. The combination will lead to tight supplies, and it’s likely that potato prices could climb this year across North America, Stephen Nicholson, a senior grains and oilseeds analyst at Rabobank, said in a phone interview. International costs may also rise as the U.S. won’t be able to export as much.
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