April 12th, 2023 3-5PM ET
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One Thousand One Hundred Thirty Five Days 1,135 days. That’s the extant of time the United States has spent under a national emergency declaration. On Monday, the White House issued a single sentence press release noting that President Biden had signed into law House Joint Resolution 7 which ended the Covid pandemic emergency declaration first initiated by President Donald Trump on March 13th (backdated to March 1, 2020). The emergency was “renewed” 13 times by the director of Health and Human Services— first Azar and most recently Becerra. At this point, one is tempted to say: “… and thus ends our long national nightmare” but the damage and impact of the policies enacted during the declaration are just now being tallied and some are ongoing. The healthcare system experienced significant disruption as a result of the disease but arguably more-so from Covid policies themselves. Medical errors increased in hospitals due to the constraints on resources and mandates. Millions of cancer screenings were missed, potentially causing a future surge in late-stage cases. HIV testing was disrupted, leading to delayed diagnoses and treatment. Many of the Covid models that informed Covid policies proved to be flawed or unreliable, further eroding trust in the institutions that promoted them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) faced multiple controversies, including accusations of hiding data, unreliable data, and tracking millions of Americans’ phone locations. Additionally, the influence of unions on CDC policy raised concerns about political interference in public health decisions. Additionally, decisions to count Covid illnesses with the widest latitude led serious inaccurate death counts, prompting more fear and furthering egregious policies.
Special Guest Dr. John Witcher
Dr John Witcher is a native Mississippian, 5 generations back. He attended medical school at University of South Alabama after earning an Engineering degree. He did some training in OBGYN at University of Mississippi Medical Center, then he became a General Practitioner in rural MS in 1996. Dr Witcher has been caring for Covid patients the duration of the pandemic, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr Witcher is the founder of MS Against Mandates, and has been vocal regarding pushing back against unlawful mandates in hospitals, workplaces and schools. He was the Medical Director of the ER and hospitalist program at Baptist Yazoo Medical Center until his contract was terminated for taking his patients off Remdesivir and attempting to put them on Ivermectin. Moving forward, Dr Witcher is making home visits for Covid patients and treating the vaccine injured and long haul covid. Dr Witcher is married to Brooke and proud of his 4 grown children and growing grandchildren. Dr Witcher and Brooke serve in their local church and Salt and Light Honduras Medical Missions.
Mississippi doctor fired for attempting to prescribe patients ivermectin A Mississippi doctor who’s been leading the push against vaccinations said he was fired for switching patients’ prescriptions from remdesivir to ivermectin. Dr. John Witcher started the Mississippi Against Mandates group group back in September along with a few other local doctors. “We grouped together, and we started protesting, took to the streets and had rallies and whatnot,” Dr. Witcher said. Witcher was never a Baptist Memorial Hospital employee, but he did work at the Yazoo location as an independent physician until he was released last week. Now, he said he can only work independently and see patients outside the hospital. Friday, Witcher had three new COVID-19 inpatients – all of whom were prescribed remdesivir. But he said more and more data has come out that makes him concerned about the drug, so he took those patients off it and attempted to prescribe them Ivermectin. “I was there at the hospital for three days straight in the ER and so I felt like this would be a good opportunity to try ivermectin on these inpatient patients that I had been following very closely and just see how well it worked,” Witcher said.
Lower U.S. Life Expectancy Is Linked To Spread Of Misinformation, FDA Commissioner Says The increased spread of misinformation is the latest factor contributing to lower than average life expectancy in the U.S., Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf told CNBC Tuesday. Compared to other high-income countries, life expectancy in the U.S. is three to five years lower, Califf told CNBC, adding that over the past few years “it’s looking worse, not better.” The impact of having immediate access to share information and misinformation with a billion people via the internet, is something Califf said the FDA was not prepared for, adding “it’s impacting our health in very detrimental ways.” Califf called for better regulation at the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission to root out misinformation. On top of the spread of misinformation, already existing life expectancy disparities include race, ethnicity, education and income, Califf said. Life expectancy has dropped the past two years, with the current life expectancy at 76.4 years, the lowest it’s been since 1996, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Question of The Day!
I saw you on Ickonic with both shows, one with Gareth Icke and the other with Richard Willet. And I must say both shows were amazing!
My sister suffers with extreme asthma and eczema. She is on a steroid and an inhaler. And of course things are not getting better. Can you Please help us?!
What supplements can she take that will help and what should she eliminate from her diet that will get rid of her asthma and eczema for good?
I am hoping that you can help me to help my sister or point me in the right direction.
Thank you Robert
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?
The Dark Side of AI: How Core Censorship and Bias is Damaging Free Speech | Part 1 In a bombshell new article titled “Twitter Artificial Intelligence,” author Kris Ruby discusses the implications of using artificial intelligence (AI) to manage and censor content on Twitter. The article sheds light on the challenges and potential biases resulting from the platform’s reliance on AI-driven algorithms for content moderation. Ruby explains that Twitter, like many social media platforms, uses AI algorithms to filter, prioritize, and censor content due to the sheer volume of user-generated posts. The biases in AI-driven censorship may stem from the development process, including biased training data and human influence during the AI training phase. “Internal Twitter documents I obtained provide a window into the scope of the platform’s reliance on AI in the realm of political content moderation, meaning what phrases or entities were deemed misinformation and were later flagged for manual review. The documents show that between Sept 13, 2021-Nov 12, 2022, when political unrest was taking place, Twitter was flagging a host of phrases including the American flag emoji, MyPillow, Trump, and election fraud,” says Ruby. She emphasizes that although AI plays a crucial role in content moderation, it is essential to strike a balance between AI-driven censorship and human oversight to maintain the democratic values of free speech and open discourse. To address these concerns, the article suggests that social media platforms like Twitter should invest in refining their AI systems, increasing transparency, and incorporating diverse human oversight to counterbalance the limitations of AI technology.
The Dark Side of AI: How Core Censorship and Bias is Damaging Free Speech | Part 2 In Part 1, we discussed the implications of using artificial intelligence (AI) to manage and censor content on Twitter. A new article from author Kris Ruby explains that Twitter, like many social media platforms, uses AI algorithms to filter, prioritize, and censor content due to the sheer volume of user-generated posts. But using AI for moderation can lead to a secret form of systemic censorship that can bypass human moderators and even company policy. We’ve already discussed how AI censorship came to be, the biases that can be built into the algorithms, and the real-world consequences of biased censorship. Let’s pick back up by talking about echo chambers. Online Echo Chambers and the Censorship Feedback Loop Biased censorship algorithms on platforms like Twitter can contribute to the creation and reinforcement of online echo chambers, where users are predominantly exposed to content that aligns with their existing beliefs and perspectives. Let’s explore the dynamics of online echo chambers and how they interact with the censorship feedback loop. Confirmation bias is a cognitive phenomenon where people tend to favor information that supports their pre-existing beliefs and opinions. This tendency leads to selective exposure, where users actively seek out content that aligns with their views and avoid content that challenges them. Biased censorship algorithms can amplify this effect by disproportionately censoring content that opposes certain viewpoints, further limiting users’ exposure to diverse opinions.
Cancers and other diseases are “rapidly developing” among people vaccinated against COVID-19, warns expert There are many recorded cases of vaccine injuries and vaccine deaths during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. An oncologist in the U.K. has written an open letter to the editor-in-chief of the medical journal The BMJ to warn about the harmful effects of coronavirus vaccines that must be “aired and debated immediately,” especially since cancers and other diseases are quickly progressing among vaccinated people. Dr. Angus Dalgleish is a professor of oncology at St. George’s University of London. He sent his letter to Dr. Kamran Abbasi, the editor-in-chief of The BMJ. Dalgleish’s letter was written in support of a colleague’s plea to Abbasi that the journal should make valid informed consent for COVID-19 vaccination a priority. COVID-19 no longer requires a vaccine program In the letter, Dalgleish wrote that the coronavirus doesn’t need a vaccine program since the average age of death from COVID-19 in the U.K. is 82 while the average age of death from all other causes is 81 and below. Dalgleish added that the link with clots, myocarditis, heart attacks and strokes is currently well accepted, along with the link with health issues like myelitis and neuropathy.
BBC Veers From Official Narrative, Reports on AstraZeneca Vaccine Injuries and Lawsuit Against the Drugmaker In a departure from its largely pro-COVID-19 vaccine coverage of the past several years, the BBC — Britain’s national broadcaster — is covering news that AstraZeneca is facing lawsuits over claims the drugmaker’s COVID-19 vaccine caused injuries and deaths. The BBC last week reported that the husband of a popular BBC newscaster personality who died of complications from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is taking legal action. Gareth Eve told the BBC he had not had any success in engaging with the government, leaving him no choice but to go the legal route. “Any engagement is fleeting at best so that’s the reason that we’re left with no alternative,” Eve said. “If the government or AstraZeneca don’t want to engage with us then what else are we supposed to do?” Eve’s wife, Lisa Shaw, who worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died in May 2021 at the age of 44, one week after receiving the first dose of the vaccine. In August 2021, a coroner ruled that Shaw died of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia — a condition that leads to swelling and bleeding of the brain.
Should California push sexually-transmitted disease vaccine for college? Bill could mandate it A California lawmaker wanted to push more middle schoolers to get vaccinated against a sexually-transmitted disease that causes cancer. But now she’s shifting her efforts to college students. Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, authored a bill that would have added the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine to a list of shots required for eighth grade enrollment. But amendments to her bill have since stripped the enforcement provision from the middle school requirement, stating that students entering eight grade are “expected to be fully immunized.” The newer version of the bill would instead require the HPV vaccine in the University of California and California State University systems. Students enrolling at public colleges would need to get HPV shots to attend classes.Aguiar-Curry said she’s taking this approach out of concern that a mandate could hurt children already negatively affected by COVID-19 school closures and distance learning. “I’m doing this bill to help kids avoid serious health impacts later in their lives from this virus,” Aguiar-Curry said in an email. “But I decided not to enforce the requirement at the K-12 level because I don’t want removal from the classroom to cause further harm to California children.” HPV is transmitted through sex and can cause cervical cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend children get vaccinated against HPV through a two-shot series starting at age 11 or 12, in order to protect them long before they become sexually active.