August 5th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
New York City sets up quarantine checkpoints as it toughens state travel restrictions New York City is setting up quarantine checkpoints at “key entry points” along main bridges and tunnels to the city to screen travelers coming from more than 30 states with bad coronavirus outbreaks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. “Travelers coming in from those states will be given information about the quarantine, they will be reminded that it is required, not optional,” de Blasio said at a press briefing. “They’ll be reminded that failure to quarantine is a violation of state law and it comes with serious penalties.” The checkpoints will begin Wednesday. Dr. Ted Long, head of New York City’s Test & Trace Corps, said that a fifth of all new coronavirus cases in New York City are from out-of-state travelers. The new agency is deploying teams to Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal starting Thursday. They are checking in on travelers through calls and text messages, “and if we can’t get through to you on the phone, we’ve deployed teams that are now knocking on your door and making sure you’re safe,” Long said.
Texas medical board warns physicians who claim COVID-19 cure The Texas board that licenses doctors has warned physicians that it could take action against anyone who falsely advertises a cure for COVID-19. The Texas Medical Board issued its warning after a Houston-area pastor and doctor, Dr. Stella Immanuel, very publicly touted hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the disease caused by the coronavirus, the Houston Chronicle reported. Multiple studies have found that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help against the virus and the Food and Drug Administration has cautioned against using it to treat patients with the disease because of reports linking it with heart problems and other injuries and disorders. In a video that went viral last week and caught the attention of President Donald Trump, Immanuel said that if everyone took hydroxychloroquine, it would stop the virus in its tracks within 30 days. She said it was “fake science” to say that the drug doesn’t work as a cure. Trump has has repeatedly asserted that hydroxychloroquine is a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19, only to be rebuffed by medical experts. The video was later removed by Twitter for sharing false information. It was also removed from Facebook and YouTube. Immanuel said she has used the drug on more than 400 patients, including elderly, asthmatics and diabetics. “Big Tech is censoring Experts and suppressing the CURE. I will not be silenced,” she wrote on her Twitter page.
Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Number of Americans who plan to get vaccinated falls to 42% — a new low So far, most of the conversation about COVID-19 vaccines has focused on the question of whether researchers can develop an effective vaccine in record time. But maybe we should start asking another question as well: Will enough Americans actually get the vaccine for it to be effective? “It’s not a vaccine that will save us,” says Harvard Global Health Institute director Ashish Jha. “It’s vaccination.” For a COVID-19 vaccine to actually stop the pandemic, scientists estimate that at least 60 percent of the population — and probably more like 75 or 80 percent — would need to be vaccinated, a number that depends on many factors, including the efficacy of the vaccine itself and how widely the virus has already spread. With that in mind, Yahoo News and YouGov have been polling the American people for the past few months: “If and when a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, will you get vaccinated?” The trend lines have been discouraging. At first, responses were mostly favorable. In early May, 55 percent of Americans said yes, they would get vaccinated. But that number shrank in each subsequent survey, slipping to 50 percent in late May and 46 percent in early July. Now the latest Yahoo News/YouGov poll, conducted July 28 to 30, shows that just 42 percent of Americans plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19 — the smallest share to date.
Boosting immune system a potential treatment strategy for COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, much research has focused on the immune system’s role in patients who become seriously ill. A popular theory has it that the immune system gets so revved up fighting the virus that, after several days, it produces a so-called cytokine storm that results in potentially fatal organ damage, particularly to the lungs. But new findings from a team of researchers led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis point to another theory and suggest that patients become ill because their immune systems can’t do enough to protect them from the virus, landing them in intensive care units. They suggest that boosting immunity could be a potential treatment strategy for COVID-19. Such a strategy has been proposed in two recently published papers, one published online in JAMA Network Open and the other published online in the journal JCI Insight. “People around the world have been treating patients seriously ill with COVID-19 using drugs that do very different things,” said senior investigator Richard S. Hotchkiss, MD, professor of anesthesiology, of medicine and of surgery. “Some drugs tamp down the immune response, while others enhance it. Everybody seems to be throwing the kitchen sink at the illness. It may be true that some people die from a hyperinflammatory response, but it appears more likely to us that if you block the immune system too much, you’re not going to be able to control the virus.”
Councils can BULLDOZE contaminated homes and crush cars as a last resort under new laws to stop second wave of coronavirus Councils and public health officials have the power to demolish buildings and even homes infected with coronavirus, it has emerged. As a last resort for preventing the spread of the disease, powers granted to local authorities – with the permission of a magistrate – could see anything from a car to a train destroyed. The revelation comes as Boris Johnson remains determined to avoid a second nationwide lockdown at all costs, and has chosen to empower councils to properly enforce localised lockdowns. In the recently published COVID-19 contain framework guide, local decision making related to the disease is placed in the hands of Directors of Public Health, supported by council chief executives. The document makes reference to several pieces of legislation they can call upon, including the Health Protection Regulations 2020, which passed in July, which can force business premises to close and also restrict events. Among the most powerful laws councils could take advantage of is the Public Health (Control of Disease Act) 1984, giving the power to destroy buildings.
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Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
It’s time to go Outside The Box again with Ty Bollinger! What will we be talking about today?
Afraid to speak your mind? Maybe we’re not as ‘free’ as we think It is accepted wisdom that we live in a free country. Every kid in grade school learns that. We have a free, if flawed, press. Even with the virus, we’re pretty much free to assemble; peaceful protest is legal. We can worship if we want, or we don’t have to if we don’t want. And, of course, we have the right to vote. So, why would anyone even seriously question whether we live in a free country? Because, in reality, we’re not nearly as free as we’d like to think. Just because we still have free-speech rights doesn’t mean we feel free to exercise those rights, to say what’s on our minds. What if we’re afraid to voice our opinions? Are we still free then? Which brings us to a new study by the Cato Institute. Let’s start with this — about how a majority of Americans are so afraid of what could happen to them if they express an unpopular opinion. Nearly two out of every three Americans (62 percent) say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe — because they’re worried that others might find their opinions offensive.
Covid-19 conspiracy theories: 6 tips on how to engage anti-vaxxers With prospects of a Covid-19 vaccine looking up, attention is also turning to the problem of anti-vax ideas. According to a recent survey, one in six Britons would refuse a Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Although vaccine hesitancy is a complex problem with multiple causes, the number of conspiracy theories circulating about the coronavirus do not help. The fight against Covid-19-related conspiracy theories will be fought on multiple fronts. It requires a broad public health campaign and for social media companies to control the spread of disinformation. But all of us can play a part in this effort. Most people will know someone who has succumbed to conspiracy theories about the current crisis. I have been researching conspiracy theories for over two decades and have spoken to many believers. Here are the six rules I use for talking to conspiracy theorists in the effort to change their mind.
Masks: Marketing Tool For COVID-19 Vaccine? Many Americans continue to wear masks even when they are not required – for example in New York now. They dutifully abide by the COVID-19 “health” policies – wearing masks, social distancing, washing their hands for 20 seconds, and using sanitizers (101 of which the FDA now warns are dangerous) – because they believe these policies protect them from a deadly pandemic. They have accepted this reality as the “new normal”. Bill Gates has said that the world cannot go fully back to normal until we all get his rushed vaccine. The masked get all their information from TV/radio and/or newspapers and/or magazines. So, they are not aware of the many doctors and nurses who warn that masks are not only not necessary and not effective – but are dangerous. That information is not reported by the corporate media. It is available only on the alternative media. However, most people who wear masks believe that any information that contradicts what the corporate media says is “fake news” or “conspiracy theories” and is not based on reliable science.
Dr. Fauci and HCQ Exposed by the ‘Frontline Doctors’ The Vaccine Deep State full-court press began a half-day after the viral video of the Frontline Doctors exploded across the Internet on Monday, July 27, 2020. The impressive stat line read: 17 million views on Facebook. One million views on Twitter. Several million more views on YouTube. And searches galore on Google. All in less than 10 hours. To put the Frontline Doctors’ video in perspective: It tripled the size of the smash hit “Plandemic” movie viewership in one-eighth the time. Big Pharma, Bill Gates, and Dr. Anthony Fauci couldn’t allow licensed lab coats to torpedo their vaccine-only agenda by extolling the success of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in conjunction with zinc and azithromycin. So they called in a few favors to the tech giants, which instantly colluded to censor board-certified medical doctors from across the United States. The next day, Vimeo deleted the video and Squarespace, Inc., the company hosting the Frontline Doctor’s website shut it down and the ‘404’ message was found in its place. How’s that for a digital back-alley assault?
Hand sanitizer poisoning during coronavirus surges, calls to poison control up 70% An alarming number of Americans have been exposed to toxic chemicals in hand sanitizer during the coronavirus pandemic. Calls to poison control centers about hand sanitizers have surged 70 percent, according to new data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Cases between Jan. 1 and Aug. 2 were 21,074 — up from 12,426 in the same time frame in 2019. And as the number of coronavirus cases continues to spike across the country, potential hand sanitizer poisoning cases peaked in mid-July, with nearly 300 phone calls made in a day at 55 poison control centers across the country, the American Association of Poison Control Centers data shows. There were 5,097 calls made in July compared to 1,529 during the same time one year ago. What’s worse, 12,000 cases reported were among children age 5 or younger. One major problem poison control centers noted is consumers are using hand sanitizers that are too highly concentrated with methanol, which can be toxic when consumed or absorbed through the skin. Sanitizers become harmful when they contain too much methanol and not enough ethyl alcohol (the main ingredient that can kill germs and viruses), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July put out a public warning about methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers.