November 18th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Pfizer says final data analysis shows Covid vaccine is 95% effective, plans to submit to FDA in days Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday that a final data analysis found their coronavirus vaccine was 95% effective in preventing Covid-19 and appeared to fend off severe disease. The vaccine, called BNT162b2, becomes highly effective against the virus 28 days after the first dose, and its effectiveness was consistent across all ages, races and ethnicities, the drugmakers said. Additionally, the elderly, who are seen as at high risk of severe illness from Covid-19, saw vaccine effectiveness of more than 94%, the companies said. “The final analysis underlines the results of the positive interim efficacy analysis announced on November 9,” BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said in a statement. “The data indicates that our vaccine … is able to induce a high rate of protection against COVID-19 only 29 days after the first dose. In addition, the vaccine was observed to be well-tolerated in all age groups with mostly mild to moderate side effects, which may be due in part to the relatively low dose.”
Covid: chemicals found in everyday products could hinder vaccine The successful uptake of any vaccine for Covid-19, a crucial step in returning a sense of normalcy after a year ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, could be hindered by widespread contamination from a range of chemicals used in everyday products. Small amounts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (or PFAS) chemicals are commonly found in the bodies of people in the US, as well as several other countries. These man-made chemicals, used in everything from non-stick pans to waterproof clothes to pizza boxes, have been linked to an elevated risk of liver damage, decreased fertility and even cancer. But scientists warn some of these chemicals can also cause another little-known but potentially significant defect by reducing the effectiveness of certain administered vaccines. This impediment could cast a shadow over efforts to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine to enough people that restrictions on day-to-day life are eased. “At this stage we don’t know if it will impact a corona vaccination, but it’s a risk,” said Philippe Grandjean, an adjunct professor of environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health. “We would have to cross our fingers and hope for the best.”
Amazon’s Pharmacy Play Wipes $10 Billion From Walgreens And CVS Market Values Amazon on Tuesday announced plans to move into the prescription drug market–a long-awaited move that solidifies how the ecommerce juggernaut could upend brick-and-mortar pharmacies, whose shares have tanked on the prospects, and experts are warning the entire supply chain for prescription drugs could ultimately be disrupted. Investors have been expecting Amazon to make a move into the pharmacy space since at least 2018, when the Seattle-based firm acquired online pharmacy PillPack for more than $750 million. Shares of CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid plummeted as much as 10% immediately after that announcement, but they recovered within months as it became evident that PillPack would continue to operate independently of its colossal parent, which is known for putting industries on edge with what Wall Street’s dubbed as the “Amazon effect.” When Amazon announced it was buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in 2017, shares of grocery store chains nationwide also plunged out of fear of competing with the world’s largest online retailer.
Here’s Something CVS And Walgreens Can Do That Amazon Can’t: Give You A Covid-19 Vaccination CVS Health, Walgreens and other neighborhood pharmacies are touting their ability to administer Covid-19 vaccines once available as online retail giant Amazon pushes deeper into the prescription business. The stocks of major brick-and-mortar drugstore chains were hit hard with Tuesday’s announcement that Amazon is launching a new online store called “Amazon Pharmacy” that allows its U.S. customers to order prescription drugs to their homes with its Prime customers receiving free delivery of their medications. But drugstore chains including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart are ramping up marketing of their in-person healthcare services, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic opening hundreds of diagnostic testing facilities and making plans to administer vaccines against the virus once they become available. And that could mean tens of millions of customers in the coming months inside the brick-and-mortar of drugstore chains, grocers and retailers with pharmacies given recent news that Covid-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer are nearing U.S. approval.
Question of The Day!
Dr Bell, I’m looking for advice on PTSD recovery. It arises from a fall down steps as a toddler—-that I don’t remember—causing a compression fracture at C5 undetected until 50 yrs later. It has left me with an overly protective neuromuscular response at the primitive reflex level, weakness in the upper extremities and several shoulder surgeries. The Masgutova method of neuromuscular reflex integration has perhaps the most advanced understanding and method of addressing theses extremely profound developmental foundations. They find that it is the foundation of all growth—physical emotional, intellectual, as it forms the basis for the integration of brain and body from the brain stem outward. So it can be seen as pre-physical, occupational, educational and psychological therapy since these reflexes form a support basis for all development. Your nutritional or therapeutic advice is keenly welcome. An interview of the Masgutova methodology may prove interesting to your listeners.
Not so merry: 60% of Americans fear they won’t see loved ones this holiday season As many in the United States fear COVID-19 will bring a “dark winter,” many families are already preparing for a lonely holiday season. A new survey finds four in every 10 American baby boomers may not get to see their families for Thanksgiving or any other holidays in 2020. The poll of 2,000 Americans reveals nearly half (48%) of people over the age of 56 think it’s unlikely that they’ll see their loved ones at any point during this holiday season. That number grows to 60 percent across all age groups in the OnePoll survey. Nearly nine in 10 (86%) Americans say that keeping their family safe and healthy is their top priority during the holidays. As a result, 41 percent of respondents are already planning to skip their usual gatherings with extended family in 2020. The top reason, of course, being the ongoing threat of contracting the virus. Fifty-seven percent said that this would be the first time they’ve ever missed out on a family holiday gathering.
My mom is guilting me into going home for the holidays. How do I stand my ground? Oh boy! Parents can really be something, huh? Not mine, in case they’re reading this. Mom, Dad, you guys are absolutely perfect and I have not ONE COMPLAINT. OK, have they stopped reading this? Yeah, parents be crazy, man! It feels like the older people get, the more like toddlers they act. They throw tantrums and develop incontinence problems and the only reason we can’t throw our hands up and yell at them is because such is the circle of life, and one day we’ll be the ones in adult diapers and our kids will be mad at us.
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?
Facebook and Twitter Grilled by Senate on Censorship As the lying mainstream media continues to spread fear and misinformation, social media giants may be exercising even more power over freedom of thought and speech. Over the past few months, Facebook and Twitter have been especially aggressive in their efforts to silence the truth. Users who post about alternative COVID-19 treatments or speak out about the long-term damage of lockdowns are either censored or kicked from the platform completely. Slander articles and posts promoting violence against President Trump have been permitted while major stories about Democratic candidates have been virtually erased from the platforms. A few weeks before the election, The New York Post published an article exposing how the Bidens had used the former Vice President’s clout to silence Ukranian officials looking into a company with which Hunter Biden was involved. For those of you who don’t know… Joe Biden’s son, Hunter – a drug addict with little to no actual work experience – found himself heavily involved with private foreign corporations. He then used his father’s influence to protect those foreign financial interests – and got rich doing it. These foreign entities now have a vested interest in seeing the Bidens in the White House… AGAIN.
Health Freedom & Election 2020 (Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle in Place) What a crazy 11 days it’s been since Election Night 2020! Never before have we seen the massive amount of allegations of fraud, videos and eye witnesses of vote suppression, and inexplicable “anomalies” that began on November 3rd and are still flooding in. You can check out some of the bizarre irregularities in this article. But let’s take a step back for a minute. The majority of readers understand the importance of transparency and truth in the election process, which is the bedrock of our Republic, but for those of you who still don’t quite understand why this is relevant to your health or how it applies to the freedom we enjoy in this great country, please allow us to connect the dots and put the pieces of the puzzle into place for you. Over the past few months, as we’ve been watching the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’ unfold, it has been abundantly clear that there must be an underlying reason why governments across the globe are acquiescing to recommendations by “experts” to lock down the citizenry. If you haven’t seen Plandemic, produced by our good friend, Mikki Willis, you need to take 26 minutes and watch it here. In this film, Dr. Judy Mikovits discusses how she believes that the coronavirus pandemic was the result of research that occurred in the USA at a North Carolina laboratory at Fort Detrick as well as the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Here’s why conservatives and liberals differ on COVID-19 Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, political ideology has been perhaps the strongest predictor of consumers’ perceptions of the coronavirus’ threat. According to a new study from Lehigh University’s College of Business, the differences between conservative and liberal responses to COVID-19 are mitigated when people perceive the virus itself to have agency — the ability to control its own actions and thus exert power over people. Conservatives are generally more sensitive to threats that are relatively high in agency, propose Daniel Zane, assistant professor of marketing in Lehigh University’s College of Business, and co-author Luke Nowlan, assistant professor of marketing at KU Leuven, Belgium, in their study. “In the context of the pandemic, you have these players — the policymakers, the American public, media organizations, your neighbors — that, at least relative to the unobservable virus, have more agency,” says Zane, “whereas this virus has less agency.”
Many Americans Plan to Party Indoors, Regardless of Risk: Survey Despite skyrocketing coronavirus infection rates, many Americans plan to attend large holiday gatherings, a nationwide survey finds. Nearly two in five respondents said they will likely gather with more than 10 people, according to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center poll. And while many plan to take precautions — such as social distancing and asking those with COVID-19 symptoms not to attend holiday gatherings — one-third of respondents said they won’t ask guests to wear masks. The United States is seeing record numbers of coronavirus infections, and colder weather is leading to more get-togethers indoors, where the virus can more easily spread. “We’re going to look back at what happened during this holiday season and ask ourselves, ‘Were we part of the solution or were we part of the problem?'” said Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser, chief quality and patient safety officer at the Wexner Medical Center.
No conclusive links shown for COVID-19 case transmission in face-to-face teaching Analysis of data from the University of Reading’s case management system shows that COVID-19 infection is dominated by transmission between students through household and social contacts, and that face-to-face teaching presents minimal risk of transmission. The University’s case management system, which supports NHS and Public Health England contact tracing efforts, looked at all positive COVID-19 cases reported to them (8 staff and 170 students) from 14 October, when tracing began, up to 2 November. In that period, there were a total of 5,374 timetabled face-to-face classes. Of these classes, 45 had an attendee who went on to develop symptoms within the next 48 hours and later tested positive for coronavirus. Students who were seated within 2 meters of the positive case were asked to self-isolate. Only one of these students later tested positive, although it could not be conclusively demonstrated that this was due to transmission in the classroom, because off-campus activities had not been accounted for. During the same period, eight University staff members tested positive. None of these members of staff were engaged in teaching and there were no cases where transmission was demonstrated to have occurred on campus.