August 24th, 2020 3-5PM ET
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Hungry New Yorkers form quarter-mile line for free food in Queens The line stretched a quarter-mile before the sun was barely up Saturday, snaking around corners like bread lines in the 1930s. But the hungry in Queens are today’s New Yorkers, left jobless by the coronavirus. Until the pandemic struck the city, La Jornada food pantry used to hand out groceries to roughly 1,000 families a week. Now, the figure tops 10,000. And volunteers serve lunch every day to 1,000 — many of them kids with growling stomachs. Across the five boroughs, the hungry number in the hundreds of thousands, the Food Bank of New York estimates. “It reminds me of the picture from the Great Depression where a man in a suit and tie is giving another man in a suit and tie an apple. That’s all he had,” La Jornada’s Pedro Rodriguez told The Post. “We give all we have, but that’s not enough.” Seniors, moms and kids, singles — many immigrants from China and Mexico — wait for hours. They turn out in droves wherever, and whenever, the food pantry’s truck shows up. “We feel like we are underwater, drowning in a tsunami of people,” Rodriguez, a volunteer who acts as the food pantry’s executive director, told The Post. “This isn’t like a little rain coming down. The numbers are unbelievable.” In less than an hour Saturday, Rodriguez and his army of other volunteers — nearly 400 spread across Queens — checked off almost 250 names from the appointment list.
Biden says he’d shut down economy if scientists recommended Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he would follow public health advisers’ advice if they called for a national shutdown should he take office and the coronavirus had not abated. “I would be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives. We cannot get the country moving until we control the virus,” Biden said in an interview broadcast Sunday night on ABC News. Asked specifically whether he’d push to shutter economic activity if scientists said it was necessary, Biden replied: “I would shut it down.” The former vice president’s remarks came as part of his first joint interview with vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. The pair accepted their party’s nominations during a virtual convention last week. On Monday, Republicans begin their convention to nominate Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for a second term. Biden and Harris, once primary rivals who sparred on the debate stage, sought during their sit-down with ABC to project a united front on policy issues from race to health care. Harris, the first Black woman to join a major-party presidential ticket, vouched for Biden, a 77-year-old white man, when asked whether she’s privately addressed some of his missteps when discussing race. He declared in May that any Black American having trouble deciding who to support “ain’t Black,” a comment he walked back the same day and said again Sunday he regretted.
Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19 President Donald Trump on Sunday announced emergency authorization to treat COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma — a move he called “a breakthrough,” one of his top health officials called “promising” and other health experts said needs more study before it’s celebrated. The announcement came after White House officials complained there were politically motivated delays by the Food and Drug Administration in approving a vaccine and therapeutics for the disease that has upended Trump’s reelection chances. On the eve of the Republican National Convention, Trump put himself at the center of the FDA’s announcement of the authorization at a news conference Sunday evening. The authorization makes it easier for some patients to obtain the treatment but is not the same as full FDA approval. The blood plasma, taken from patients who have recovered from the coronavirus and rich in antibodies, may provide benefits to those battling the disease. But the evidence so far has not been conclusive about whether it works, when to administer it and what dose is needed.
Australian religious leaders speak out against coronavirus vaccine candidate over ‘ethical concerns’ – because it uses cells from a foetus aborted four decades ago Three archbishops have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison criticising the AstraZeneca vaccine candidate because it uses research cells from a foetus aborted more than 40 years ago. Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher, Anglican archbishop Glenn Davies and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Makarios Griniezakis wrote a joint letter to Mr Morrison opposing the Oxford University vaccine on ‘ethical grounds’. Australia’s most powerful Catholic archbishop said he is ‘deeply troubled’ as the vaccine candidate has been developed from a kidney cell line called HEK-293. The HEK-293 cell was first taken from an aborted foetus in Holland in 1973. It has been the second most widely used line in cell biology for more than 45 years, contributing to a wide variety of life-saving medical advances including cancer research. Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences professor Colin Pouton said the HEK-293 cell was regularly used in virus research. ‘They’re using the cell line as a packaging system to make the virus,’ he told the ABC. ‘It’s not like people are using a new cell line – it’s already there, so in many respects the ethical issue is in history.’
Comments of The Day!
Hi Dr RSB and Super Don,
I spoke with Peggy Hall today at her and her husband’s Free to Worship Beach Service. I asked her if she will be doing your show, because you mentioned her on your show? I am hoping she will remember to contact you guys. Peggy is super busy with so many projects. She is wonderful and inspirational with her knowledge and videos (TheHealthyAmerican.org). Talking with her husband and her sister, Peggy really needs to get some rest time for her self — Just like other patriots that are doing a lot to help our country and the world. I do hope she gets on your show because people need to hear her knowledge regarding these unbelievable edicts. Thank you guys. I love your show. 🙂
RSB, More 5 and now 6 G propaganda is being publish Daily ” Yes, 6G will be safe, just like 5G. It’s important to remember that wireless technology like 5G is already safe. It emits non-ionizing radiation. This kind of radiation is all around us. These radio frequencies (RFs) have been used in radio, TV, and wireless networks. Regulatory agencies have been studying this area for decades. And there has been no conclusive evidence that 5G non-ionizing radiation is harmful.”
Hour 2 – Special Guest Dr. Ravi Kulasekere
Dr. Ravi Kulasekere is a graduate from the Trinity ND program, and a board certified holistic health practitioner. He is also a board certified medical physicist, a career that spanned almost 13 years in the field of cancer care. Here he was forced to look into vaccines in 2011 when in his hospital job required him to be vaccinated annually with the flu shot in order to keep his job. While refusing to be vaccinated, in November 2016 he voluntarily left his position as chief medical physicist at the county hospital in Cleveland, and opened his own holistic health practice Do No Pharm Naturopathy LLC in Lakewood, Ohio. Since 2011 he has also been diligently studying the untold science behind vaccines and has been a vocal supporter, both online and offline, of informed consent and the ability to choose to be vaccinated or not. He has provided both written and in-person expert testimony at many state sponsored bills in OH that are aimed at removing vaccine choice and is also actively involved in the health freedom advocacy group, Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom and Health Freedom Ohio In his spare time, he loves to travel, enjoys gardening, ethnic cooking, astronomy, being active in the vegan community in Cleveland and playing with a toddler and her train set.
Tennessee mom says parents asked to sign ‘ridiculous’ waiver they will not eavesdrop on kids’ online lessons A Tennessee school district is under fire for asking parents to sign a form agreeing not to eavesdrop on kids’ virtual classes over concerns they could overhear confidential information. After significant pushback, Rutherford County Schools is allowing parents to tune in with permission from the teacher but they can’t record the classes. “It’s ridiculous. It’s so hypocritical because they’ve been data mining our children for years, compliments of common core,” Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, said on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Saturday. “What are they trying to hide? What is the problem? Why won’t they let us sit in?” the homeschool mom of five asked. “Obviously, because they are teaching our children propaganda that they should not be teaching,” she said. “They are trying to socialize our children.” She added: “We have had a major problem in education, not just here in Tennessee, but across the country where they are indoctrinating our children with propaganda.” Cardoza-Moore questioned why the school would encourage parents to snitch on one another and what would happen if a parent violates the waiver. “Does that mean somebody from the school district is going to knock on my door and pull my kid out of my home, his virtual classroom?” she asked. “Or is it going to be my tax dollars that fund my child’s public education, my child won’t get to participate in education because of it?”
Coronavirus ‘breathalyzer’ test? Scientists move closer to breakthrough device Most people who have taken a nasal swab test for COVID-19 will likely tell you it’s not a pleasant experience. Could there be an easier, and quicker, way of testing for coronavirus? Scientists say there is — and they’re working on a “breathalyzer” device which works like a drunk-driving test. An international research team is developing a prototype coronavirus breathalyzer machine. This device will scan the air after patients exhale, just like current breathalyzers detect alcohol particles in a person’s breath. The option would certainly be far more preferable and less invasive than current testing techniques. At the moment, nasopharyngeal swabs are the gold standard for coronavirus testing. Healthcare workers stick a long swab up a patient’s nose, collecting samples from the nasal passage and back of the throat. Once that uncomfortable part is over, technicians analyze these samples for genes of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus causing COVID-19. Not only is this process unpleasant for the patient, study authors say it also involves a time-consuming lab test called RT-PCR. With so many people around the world getting tested, it can take medical offices several days before they get results.
Lawsuit Challenges USDA’s BE Labeling Rule On July 27, 2020, the Natural Grocers, Citizens for GMO Labeling, Label GMOs, Rural Vermont, Good Earth Natural Foods, Puget Consumers Co-op, and the Center for Food Safety (“Plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against USDA challenging the final “BE labeling rule,” i.e., the final rule implementing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS). According to Plaintiffs, the final BE labeling rule fails to provide meaningful labeling of, what Plaintiffs call, genetically engineered (GE) foods. They allege that USDA “fell far short of fulfilling the promise of meaningful labeling of GE foods [and] in many ways, the [rule results] . . . in the direct or de facto concealment of these foods and avoidance of their labeling.” As readers of our blog know, Plaintiffs have been fighting for mandatory disclosure of the presence or use of genetically engineered ingredients in food for many years. Congress passed the NBFDS in 2016 after several states had passed and several other states were poised to pass laws mandating certain statements on foods that were manufactured from or with the use of genetic engineering. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the USDA was tasked with the implementation of the law. The final rule, setting a compliance date of Jan. 1, 2022, was issued in 2018.
Questions of The Day!
I have heard you mention that Trump is not likely to mandate vaccines. But what about his statement that he will use the military to distribute vaccines “in a powerful way”. Then what does he mean by that?
I have a friend in Savannah, who volunteered for the COVID vaccine trial. Will she be shedding the virus with each experimental shot? Where can I get a list of ingredients and a record as to what adverse effects are being found?
‘YOU’VE NOW GOT COVID’ Police hunt masked suspect accused of giving strangers ‘COVID hugs’ at Walmart COPS are hunting for a covidiot said to be giving strangers hugs and telling them “you now have COVID” in a Massachusetts Walmart. “He told the victim, ‘Just giving you a COVID hug. You now have COVID,’” officers with the Springfield Police Department said in a press release. Cops said that the victim, who is a cancer survivor, reported the man to cops and said that he took items out of their hands and hugged them before walking away laughing. The suspect, who has not yet been identified, is pictured wearing a black face mask, an Aero shirt and camouflage shorts. The incident occurred on Aug. 15, but he had also given out hugs to other customers, cops said. Police are seeking to bring the man in on charges for assault and battery and making terroristic threats, masslive.com reported. Throughout the pandemic, numerous accounts have been reported of people doing alarming things while claiming to have the coronavirus. In March, a Pennsylvania grocery store had to throw out $35,000 worth of food after a woman was seen intentionally coughing all over the produce section.
Singing ‘no riskier than talking’ for virus spread Singing does not produce substantially more respiratory particles than speaking at a similar volume, a study suggests. But it all depends on how loud a person is, according to the initial findings which are yet to be peer reviewed. The project, called Perform, looked at the amount of aerosols and droplets generated by performers. The findings could have implications for live indoor performances, which resumed in England this week. They are currently only allowed to take place under strict social distancing guidelines. Aerosols are tiny particles which are exhaled from the body and float in the air. There is emerging evidence that coronavirus can be spread through these particles, as well in droplets which fall onto surfaces and are then touched. Twenty-five professional performers of different genders, ethnicities, ages and backgrounds – musical theatre, opera, gospel, jazz and pop – took part in the study that was led by scientists at the University of Bristol.