September 9th, 2020 3-5PM ET
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New ads encourage minorities to roll up their sleeves and participate in coronavirus vaccine trials A group funded by the National Institutes of Health has released a series of emotional television ads asking Black people and Latinos to roll up their sleeves and become study participants in clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines. “When everything looks bleak, we know that someone somewhere is full of hope and strength and wants to take action,” says one ad, showing a series of Black people. “Walking the walk and rolling their sleeves to go to normal sooner.”The ads shows Black and Latino people pointing to their upper arms, where an injection would be given, and then a nurse appears to roll down a Black man’s sleeve after giving him a shot. The ad ends with the website, preventCOVID.org, where people can sign up to join a trial. “Volunteer to find the Covid-19 vaccine. Help end the uncertainty,” the voice-over says. Another ad shows a couple cooing in Spanish at a video of their newborn grandson. The couple’s daughter looks into the camera. “I wonder when they’re going to get to see him,” she says in Spanish.
Special Guest Ryan Sternagel
Ryan and Teddy Sternagel are the founders of The Stern Method, a website dedicated to spreading awareness and practical application of integrative approaches to cancer and how to live an anticancer lifestyle, especially as it applies to parents going through childhood cancer and those wanting to ensure a cancer free lifetime for their entire family. In May of 2014 their son Ryder was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer of the nervous system, eleven days before his first birthday. Ever since that day Ryan and Teddy have continually consulted with naturopathic doctors, cancer coaches, and health experts all over the world to employ an integrative approach that minimized the amount of conventional treatment Ryder received through a mix of super nutrition, targeted supplementation, energy medicine and healthy lifestyle practices to make sure Ryder not only survives, but thrives in his health for the rest of his life… Through The Stern Method website, podcast and YouTube videos the Sternagel family spreads the message of hope and healing to thousands of families
‘Door-To-Door Trick-Or-Treating Is Not Allowed’: LA County Releases Guidelines For Halloween No trick-or-treating, no parties, no carnivals and no festivals. These are just a few of the Halloween traditions put on hold this year in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Door-to-door trick-or-treating is not allowed because it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors especially in neighborhoods that are popular with trick or treaters,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in its recently released guidelines. “‘Trunk-or-treating’ events where children go from car to car instead of door to door to receive treats are also not allowed.” Gatherings or parties with non-household members are not permitted, even if held outdoors, and neither are carnivals, festivals, live entertainment or haunted house attractions. So what can families do to safely celebrate the spooky holiday? They can participate in online parties and contests, such as costume or pumpkin carving; car parades that comply with public health guidance for vehicle-based parades; Halloween movie nights at drive-in theaters; Halloween-themed meals at outdoor restaurants; Halloween-themed art installations at an outdoor museum; and decorating homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations.
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?
Why Speaking English May Spread More Coronavirus Than Other Languages New research suggests that English speakers put more droplets into the air when they talk, which may make them more likely to spread COVID-19. Since the novel coronavirus is spread by droplets, how spitty a language is may contribute to different rates of the disease. It all comes down to something called aspirated consonants, the sounds we make that spray more droplets of saliva into the air. In college, everyone knew which professors spit the most when they lectured. The front rows of their classes were always empty after the first day of class, because the high achievers who sat there had been bathed with the lecturer’s saliva. When a lecture was particularly boring, students might find themselves fascinated by the way the sunlight caught droplets of spit, hanging in the air around the professor.
Can singing ‘Happy Birthday’ spread coronavirus? Watching someone blow out birthday candles during the coronavirus pandemic could lead to concerns that aerosols are spewing into the air. But you may have concerns over the tradition that comes shortly before the candles are extinguished, as singing “Happy Birthday” may also have us thinking about possible transmission of COVID-19, thanks to a Swedish study. “Singing generated more respiratory aerosol particles and droplets than talking,” researchers out of Lund University’s Aerosol Laboratory stated in their published study in the journal Aerosol Science and Technology. The researchers also found that consonants are culprits in carrying aerosols while carrying a tune, according to the study, and many of the consonant letters they identified were discovered in the song “Happy Birthday.” “From the high-speed camera droplet analysis, we found that some consonants, for example, ‘P’, ‘B’, ‘R’, and ‘T,’ generated a high number of small to large droplets,” the researchers said in the published study.
Dr. Stella Emmanuel Cleared by Texas Medical Board for Complaint while Real Criminal Doctors Still Free After Murdering Millions Houston physician Dr. Stella Emmanuel, part of the Frontline Doctors group that went to Washington D.C. last month, posted a copy of a letter she received from the Texas Medical Board to her Twitter account this week showing that the complaint against her had been dismissed. The complaint was allegedly filed against her because she had a 100% success rate curing hundreds of COVID patients with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a drug with a 65-year safe history that Anthony Fauci, a bureaucrat politician doctor who does not treat patients, claims is ineffective against COVID. The FDA also refuses to allow the drug’s use in a wide variety of settings for treating COVID patients. Dr. Emmanuel is not alone in her reporting of success in treating COVID patients with HCQ. Hundreds of doctors around the world are reporting the same thing. This has to be the biggest medical scandal in the history of the United States. These doctors are all claiming that no one has to die from COVID because their treatment of using HCQ, zinc, and an antibiotic has a near 100% success rate in the early stages of the illness.
Wear a mask during sex, skip kissing, Canada’s top doctor suggests People should skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to reduce your chances of being exposed to the novel coronavirus, according to Canada’s top doctor on Wednesday. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief medical officer laid out the sexual ground rules during a statement that covered the best ways to keep yourself and your partner safe from COVID-19 while engaging in sexual intercourse. “Sexual health is an important part of our overall health,” she wrote. “However, sex can be complicated in the time of COVID-19, especially for those without an intimate partner in their household or whose sexual partner is at higher risk for COVID-19.” Tam said current evidence indicates there is little chance of contracting the novel coronavirus through semen or vaginal fluids, however, sexual activity with new partners can increase your risk of contracting the virus, especially through “close contact, like kissing.” “If you choose to engage in an in-person sexual encounter with someone outside of your household or close contacts bubble, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk,” Tam wrote.
San Francisco gym owners livid after discovering gyms in government buildings have been opened for months Gyms within government buildings in San Francisco have been open for months, despite privately owned establishments being ordered to close due to the coronavirus. “It’s shocking, it’s infuriating,” Daniele Rabkin, of Crossfit Golden Gate, told a local NBC station. “Even though they’re getting exposed, there are no repercussions, no ramifications? It’s shocking.” The gyms that have been open for government employees include those for police officers, judges, lawyers, bailiffs, and paralegals, according to the report. One such gym, the Hall of Justice gym, has been open since July 1. “It just demonstrates that there seems to be some kind of a double standard between what city employees are allowed to do and what the residents of San Francisco are allowed to do,” Dave Karraker, owner of MX3 Fitness in the Castro, said. “What the city has unwillingly done is created this great case study that says that working out indoors is actually safe,” said Karraker. “So, at this point, we’re just demanding that they allow us to have the same workout privileges for the citizens of San Francisco that the employees of San Francisco have.”
Feds: Hangover is a Disease The latest power grab from an agency that is out of control. Action Alert! In a slew of warning letters, the FDA attacked companies selling “unapproved” cures for hangovers. In its explanation, the agency states that hangovers are included in the federal definition of disease, so products claiming to treat them must receive FDA approval. This is the latest attack from an agency that, for years, has worked to protect patented pharmaceutical drugs from competition from natural products. We must reform this crony health system that is keeping healthcare costs high—and more importantly, keeping us sick. The idea that a hangover is a disease may seem bizarre: welcome to our federal government. It is important to remember what a hangover is— an acute response to overindulgence resulting in temporary dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, disruption to key hormone and nutrient levels. It is an acute event, rather than a chronic exposure or state—in other words, not like anything in the FDA definition of disease.* It is like a sunburn. It is temporary pain resulting from a specific event. And like excessive sun exposure, which can lead to diseases like melanoma, chronic alcohol abuse leads to a host of disease states. Conflating acute injury with a state of disease is nefarious wordplay that could invalidate all structure/function claims (see here for an explanation of these claims). Perhaps FDA will target aloe vera next regarding its claims of reducing the symptoms of a sunburn, since by their application a sunburn is akin to melanoma.