January 18th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Not just about Trump, and the censorship won’t stop: Leaked video of Jack Dorsey reveals plot of continued political censorship A day after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey conceded that the platform’s decision to ban incumbent US President Donald Trump limited the conversation, divided people and ‘set a dangerous precedent’, a secret audio tape has now revealed that Twitter has no plans to stop its censorship drive only with President Donald Trump, but plans to continue the witchhunt. Project Veritas, a conservative activist group focussed on exposing corruption, had shared a secret recording wherein Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey could be seen discussing the platform’s long term policy in terms of political censorship. The tape now released by Veritas was reportedly leaked by one employee of Twitter. In the recording dated January 8, Jack addressed his employees saying, “The focus is certainly on this account (Donald Trump), and how it ties to real-world violence, but also we need to think much longer-term around how these dynamics play out over time. I don’t believe this is going away any time soon.” The Twitter CEO divulged that the attempt to silence and ban conservative opinion-makers is not just limited to Donald Trump. He pointed out that the censorship will continue, well past the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden on January 20. “We know we are focused on one account right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, the next few weeks, going on beyond inauguration. We have to expect that. We have to be ready for that.”
Don’t Let the Capitol Riot Become a 9/11-Style Excuse for Authoritarianism After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, horrified Americans were ready to embrace virtually any proposal that promised to keep them safe. Government officials, for their part, were eager to curry favor with the fearful public and saw an opportunity to promote legislation and policies that had failed to win support in the past. The result was a surge of authoritarianism from which the U.S. has yet to recover. Now—with the public understandably concerned after the January 6 storming of the Capitol—we should brace ourselves for another wave of political responses that would, again, erode our liberty. “We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told her Instagram followers this week. “It’s one thing to have differing opinions but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false. So that’s something that we’re looking into.” The socialist lawmaker isn’t always careful about her words, but it’s worrying when officials talk about a need to “rein in” the media in any context. There’s really no way to cast government action to that end in a good light, no matter what policy tools are intended (Ocasio-Cortez’s office hasn’t responded to a request for comment). To let government agencies “rein in” the media is to put control over speech and the press in the hands of people who always see benefit in less scrutiny and criticism of their own activities.
Biden to deploy FEMA, National Guard to set up Covid vaccine clinics across the U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to use FEMA and the National Guard to build coronavirus vaccine clinics across the United States, according to new details of his Covid-19 vaccination plan released by his transition team on Friday. The Biden administration will also “quickly jumpstart” efforts to make the vaccines available at local pharmacies across the U.S., which should ensure that Americans have access to doses at facilities not far from their homes, according to the plan. “Here’s the deal: The more people we vaccinate, the faster we do it, the sooner we can save lives and put this pandemic behind us and get back to our lives and loved ones,” Biden said at a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, Thursday night. “We won’t get out of it overnight, and we can’t do it as a separated nation.” Drugstore chains and pharmacies were supposed to take on a larger role in distributing the vaccine once the government expanded access to more people. But the slower-than-expected rollout has frustrated pharmacy chains. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores called on the federal government earlier this week to allow states to send more doses directly to pharmacies as they do with hospitals and health departments.
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California official calls for pause on Moderna vaccine lot after possible allergic reaction Dr. Erica S. Pan, the California epidemiologist, issued a statement Sunday recommending a pause in the distribution of a specific lot of Moderna vaccine after “fewer than 10 individuals required medical attention over the span of 24 hours.” She said the Moderna Lot 041L20A is in question, but she insisted that she called for the pause “out of an extreme abundance of caution,” according to Fox 11. The report said more than 330,000 doses from the lot already have been distributed throughout the state to 287 providers. Fox 5 San Diego reported that the California Department of Public Health said fewer than 10 people appeared to be experiencing “a possible severe allergic reaction during the standard observation period” following the vaccinations at Petco Park.
55 Americans Have Died Following COVID Vaccination, Norway Deaths Rise To 29 Amid increasing calls for suspension of the use of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies such as Pfizer, especially among elderly people, the situation in Norway has escalated significantly as the Scandi nation has now registered a total of 29 deaths among people over the age of 75 who’ve had their first COVID-19 vaccination shot. As Bloomberg reports, this adds six to the number of known fatalities in Norway, and also lowers the age group thought to be affected from 80. Until Friday, Pfizer/BioNTech was the only vaccine available in Norway, and “all deaths are thus linked to this vaccine,” the Norwegian Medicines Agency said in a written response to Bloomberg on Saturday. “There are 13 deaths that have been assessed, and we are aware of another 16 deaths that are currently being assessed,” the agency said. All the reported deaths related to “elderly people with serious basic disorders,” it said. “Most people have experienced the expected side effects of the vaccine, such as nausea and vomiting, fever, local reactions at the injection site, and worsening of their underlying condition.”
Freedom won’t survive a world where every lethal virus triggers another lockdown Suppose, for the sake of argument, that Covid were to claim 10,000 lives next winter. How would we react? Logically, we should take it in our stride. As Chris Whitty said the other week: “There will be more deaths, probably for the foreseeable future, but at a much lower level – just as every year there are flu deaths, on an average year maybe 7,000, and in a high year up to 20,000.” No one ever suggested that we respond to a bad flu year by banning sports and closing shops. Then again, not every death counts equally, at least not when it comes to public policy. Deaths resulting from terrorism are far more newsworthy than deaths from domestic violence, because a government’s legitimacy rests partly on its ability to protect its people from external attack. When, in 2017, Khalid Masood used his car to kill four people on Westminster Bridge, the machinery of state was fully mobilised. Yet four people die as a result of being hit by vehicles every day – each of them as much the centre of their own universe as the victims of terrorism.
Canadian Health Expert: “Costs of Lockdowns are at Least 10 Times Higher than the Benefits” After ten months of lockdowns, doctors are beginning to reconsider whether or not these restrictions pose a greater risk to public health than the Covid virus they were created to contain. Dr. Aji Joffe, a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and Clinical Professor at the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Alberta, argues in a recent cost-benefit study on the implications of government imposed lockdowns that they cause collateral damage at least ten times greater than than that of the virus itself.“Initially, I simply assumed that lockdowns to suppress the pandemic were the best approach. But policy decisions on public health should require a cost-benefit analysis … Once I became more informed, I realized that lockdowns cause far more harm than they prevent.” – Dr. Aji Joffe Dr. Joffe found that lockdowns have negatively affected millions of people across the globe with food insecurity (82-132 million), severe poverty (70 million), maternal and under age-5 mortality from interrupted healthcare (1.7 million), infectious disease deaths from interrupted healthcare, school closures affecting future earning potential and lifespan of children, domestic violence mostly against women, mental health issues, drug addiction and more.
2020 stress has taught most Americans the value of self-care For many people, taking care of friends and family leaves them with very little time to care for the person who often needs it the most — themselves. Thankfully, a new survey finds more than seven in 10 Americans (73%) were more conscious of needing self-care in 2020. In fact, 69 percent plan to do more self-care in 2021 than they did in the previous year. Commissioned by wellness software company Vagaro and conducted by OnePoll, the new survey asked 2,000 Americans to examine their self-care habits and the possibility of whether they see themselves investing in self-care more in the future. Two-thirds of respondents (67%) agree that the personal self-care routines they developed during COVID-19 have become a permanent part of their daily life now. When asked which activities Americans consider self-care, 47 percent say at-home spa rituals are their go-to. Other well-received activities include going to an actual spa (41%), getting a manicure or pedicure (36%), and getting a haircut (34%). Visiting a spa was especially popular with respondents between 18 and 23 years-old, with 55 percent considering it the best form of self-care. Meanwhile, respondents over 56 disagree, as 47 percent say outdoor exercise is their preferred choice.