January 13, 2023 1-3PM ET
Friday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
National Security Experts Criticize Media, Scientists Who Dismissed COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory in Open Letter A group of 43 national security experts published an open letter on Jan. 11 criticizing news organizations and scientific publications that dismissed the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic might have been the result of a lab leak. The letter is addressed “To the editors, authors, and contributors to major scientific, medical, and journalistic publications worldwide.” The addressees include The Lancet, Nature Medicine, The New York Times and TIME magazine. The letter was coordinated by the Vandenberg Coalition, and included signatures from House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), former U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger and analysts from the Heritage Foundation, the Hudson Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and other security and foreign policy analysts. “Leading scientific journals censored dissenting voices; many science writers at major news outlets promoted narratives or asserted conclusions unsubstantiated by evidence; reporters failed to make even cursory attempts at surfacing potential conflicts of interest of their sources,” the letter states. “This served to hamper national and international policy discussions about how to mitigate against future pandemics of any origin—natural, accidental, or deliberate.” The letter faults editors and reporters at news organizations and scientific publications for stifling debate on the origins of the virus.
Special Guest Dr. Andrew G Huff
Dr. Andrew G. Huff is a combat veteran, technologist, and infectious disease epidemiologist with decades of experience in scientific research, national security, and entrepreneurship. He was a senior scientist and vice president with EcoHealth Alliance and was a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He has held positions in government, non–governmental organizations, industry, and academia. When he is not fighting for truth and justice, he can be found skiing, fishing, and hunting with his family in Michigan.
EXCLUSIVE: US Coast Guard Apparently Had Pre-Written Denials For Vaccine Exemption Requests, Docs Show The Coast Guard had pre-written justifications for denying COVID-19 vaccine exemption requests, according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Justifications in the document differ according to the position each Coast Guard member requesting an exemption occupied and where he or she was stationed, but each of the 30 listed follows a similar pattern of highlighting the operational requirements for each position and explaining why vaccination is necessary. The DCNF could not determine exactly how those in charge of deciding exemption cases applied each justification to individual requests, but the document indicates they failed to consider the unique circumstances of each applicant, a violation of Coast Guard policy and U.S. law, experts told the DCNF. “All the commander needs to do is sign the memo and the matter is finished,” Dwight Stirling, former military attorney and founder of the Center for Law and Military Policy, explained to the DCNF. Coast Guard policy aimed at protecting First Amendment rights requires leaders to individually review each vaccine exemption request, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act says armed forces must demonstrate a “compelling interest” in overruling religious accommodations. Mike Rose, general counsel for Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services, said he could not confirm whether the document was used to help the Coast Guard violate policy. However, he agreed that it appears to contain pre-written statements “designed to be applied automatically to each individual Coast Guardsmen based on the nature of their assignment.”
Bivalent COVID Boosters Offer No Extra Protection, Studies Suggest The updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters intended to defend people against emerging Omicron variants don’t appear to provide any better protection than the original shot does, two new studies find. The new mRNA bivalent boosters produced by Moderna and Pfizer only attack the COVID-19 virus about as well as the companies’ first-wave vaccines, according to a blood testing study led by renowned virologist Dr. David Ho, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University, in New York City. The bivalent shots also failed to promote higher antibody levels or a better immune response than the original COVID-19 vaccines, according to another study led by Dr. Dan Barouch, director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston. Both studies were published online Jan. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Together, the two studies “suggest that with this rapidly evolving virus, vaccines developed for different strains are not going to add a huge difference in terms of protection,” said Dr. Greg Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group. It appears that human immune systems “imprint” after exposure to the first mRNA COVID vaccines, experts say. They are primed to respond to aspects of the original COVID-19 strain that are shared by all the variants, rather than the novel mutations sported by newer variants. “It may be that people’s immune systems are so primed to respond to the ancestral strain spike protein that a reformulated booster is unable to fully stimulate the immune system because it has been ‘imprinted’ by the original version of the virus,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
Special Guest Sofia Manolesco
Sofia was born in Romania under Ceausescu’s socialist dictatorship. Her family escaped the regime when she was 11 years old and subsequently she grew up in France and in Canada, finally settling in the United States where she became a proud naturalized American citizen. Sofia has two college degrees and is fluent in Romanian, French and English. When she’s not operating her health and fitness business, Sofia volunteers her time educating Americans about the dangers of rising anti-Semitism and socialism.
Founded in 2018, JEXIT stands for Jews Exiting the Democrat Party. Our mission is to help educate and encourage Jews to understand and be fully cognizant of the fact that the Democrat party has abandoned them and Israel. JEXIT believes that much of the core of today’s Democrat party is anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and anti-American. The antisemitism that has permeated the White House and Capitol Hill from the left side of the aisle has become clearly evident by their complacency towards BDS, their tolerance of claims that Israel is an apartheid state, their funding and appeasement of Israel’s enemies and their campaigns to defund Israel’s defense systems, including the Iron Dome. Furthermore, JEXIT knows that a strong, territorially defensible Israel is of utmost importance to regional, U.S. and global security interests. Israel is preeminent in national security and they are our national security partner!
Building a Basic Homeopathic First Aid Kit It’s not hard to learn just enough homeopathic first aid to protect your family and yourself from acute illness without questionable drugs. A little ways into my journey to prepare medically for any eventuality, I discovered Dr. Dorothy Shepherd, author of Homoeopathy for the First Aider. She was a conventionally-trained doctor who worked in an ER in England during WWI. Between WWI and WWII, something changed for her, and she decided to study homeopathy in a local homeopathy medical school. From there on, she shunned the old conventional ways and employed only homeopathic medicines, along with first aid techniques. In her book, she shares the successes that she never observed with conventional medicine. Much of what we know about homeopathic first aid today is confirmed by Dr. Shepherd’s writings. I started by building my homeopathic first-aid kit around the remedies below for acute problems. Of course, these are not the only ones, but these are good remedies to have in-hand for acute conditions and a great place to start.