May 15th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Friday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Anti-vaxxers are already opposing a coronavirus vaccine that doesn’t exist, and their movement could mean the virus never goes away Since the novel coronavirus outbreak began, researchers around the world have been racing at historic speed to develop safe and effective vaccine. There are currently more than 100 research efforvats underway, including at least 20 that are expected to begin human testing this year, Business Insider’s Andrew Dunn reported. The urgency is warranted: Experts say that until an effective vaccine is developed and widely distributed, the coronavirus will continue to upend life as we knew it.Only then can vulnerable people like older adults and those with underlying conditions — a huge segment of the population when you take into account conditions like obesity that are linked with graver COVID-19 outcomes — be safe at large gatherings including workplaces, churches, and cruises.A vaccine will also influence when schools and sporting events fully resume and borders can open.
The Anti-vaxxers Are Winning the Battle on Facebook Anti-vaccination Facebook Pages are currently better at attracting undecided users to their cause than pro-science counterparts, researchers have found.As social media sites struggle to purge misinformation and conspiracy theories from their platforms, including campaigns relating to COVID-19, a study has now shown how differing stances on vaccination have evolved and competed over time. The project, led by Neil Johnson, professor of physics at George Washington University, analyzed Facebook communities containing close to 100 million individuals, grouping them into “clusters” to map how members interact, shift and share links.The clusters were color coded, mapped and analyzed. And the results were surprising, Johnson told Newsweek, describing the current situation as a “perfect storm” that could see legitimate information drowned out by fringe, fake, science.”We expected to find a network where establishment medical science/government public health advice (‘Blue’) forms a very large strong core, surrounded by a small number of fairly disorganized communities expressing a fringe view, like opposing vaccines (‘Red’). We found the complete opposite,” Johnson said. “Instead, there’s a complex, three sided online war over trust in establishment medical science and health guidance—and Red is now in the driving seat.
‘Claimed lives’: NRL player Sione Katoa reveals why he’s an anti-vaxxer Canterbury hooker Sione Katoa has posted a passionate defence of his anti-vaxxer stance on Instagram. The former Panthers player took to social media on Sunday evening to respond to the furore around certain NRL players refusing to take flu jabs ahead of the NRL season restart.Katoa also addressed questions posed to him about why he was named as one of roughly 20 NRL players who have so far refused to be vaccinated against influenza.The 22-year-old posted a lengthy explanation of his stance on Instagram, alongside a video of his three young children.“I’ve had a few people contact me and ask why I declined the flu shot and wanted to share my reasons behind it, particularly now with one of our closest mates Bryce Cartwright and teammate Brian being stood down,” the Tongan international wrote.“Lately I’ve seen journalists, reporters and mainstream media creating a divide between the community, the fans and the NRL by constantly shaming and bullying NRL players and their families who stand for freedom of choice.“We acknowledge that the flu shot has the ability to result in serious adverse reactions and has also claimed lives.
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A fever is 100.4 in Ohio; it’s 99.5 in Minnesota: States, companies write their own rules for temperature screening in a pandemic As states slowly start to reopen after weeks of coronavirus shutdowns, companies and workers face a patchwork of safety guidelines about what temperature should be a covid-19 warning sign.Without a national screening strategy, states and businesses are creating their own guidelines and establishing informal disease-surveillance systems with different detection levels, potentially creating confusion about what is a safe temperature.At Walmart, a temperature above 100 degrees is enough for a worker to be sent home. At Amazon, it’s 100.4.“Where do you set the bar? Well, what is your threshold for risk?” said Steven Lawrence, an infectious disease specialist and professor at Washington University in St. Louis. “I think it would make it easier if there was one standard temperature we were using.”Fever is one of several symptoms of covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, along with a list that includes shortness of breath, coughing, loss of taste and smell, sore throat and headache.
FTC Shuts Down Dr. Brownstein’s Blog for Explaining How He was Curing COVID-19 Patients We have featured the articles published by Michigan physician Dr. David Brownstein for many years here at Health Impact News.But we were just notified that his blog has been shut down, apparently to suppress the information he was publishing that went against Big Pharma and their narrative regarding COVID-19.As we have previously reported, Dr. Brownstein has had tremendous success treating COVID-19 patients successfully with holistic non-pharmaceutical methods.According to a notice put up on his website, the FTC ordered him to stop blogging. The articles we have published on our website authored by Dr. Brownstein remain, and are protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.Unfortunately, as a licensed physician, Dr. Brownstein has stricter regulations on what he can publish since he charges for his services.This does NOT mean he has done anything wrong or illegal, it just probably means he has neither the time nor resources to fight this in court right now, where he would probably win on Constitutional grounds.This was one of Dr. Brownstein’s last blog entries regarding the wearing of masks, which criticized Governor Whitmer (which is NOT illegal!).
Poll: 40% of Families More Likely to Homeschool When Pandemic Ends A RealClear Opinion Research poll released Thursday found 40 percent of families are more likely to choose to homeschool their children or engage in virtual learning once the coronavirus pandemic subsides.The survey asked parents, “Are you more or less likely to enroll your son or daughter in a homeschool, neighborhood homeschool co-op, or virtual school once the lockdowns are over?”Of the 626 parents who responded, 40.8 percent said they were “more likely” to do so, while 31.1 percent replied they were “less likely.”With political party as a factor, 45.7 percent of parents who said they would be “more likely” to homeschool identified as Democrat, while 42.3 percent identified as Republican.Among those parents who said they were “more likely” to homeschool, 36.3 percent were white, 50.4 percent were black, 38.2 percent were Hispanic, and 53.8 percent were Asian.The survey also questioned 2,122 registered voters on the issue of whether parents should be able to use tax dollars designated for education for the schooling of their choice.Among the respondents, 64 percent said they support that idea, including 59 percent of Democrats, 75.2 percent of Republicans, and 60.2 percent of Independents.
Hour 2- Special Guest: Cordie Lee Williams
Born in Florence, Alabama, Dr. Cordie Williams grew up in Seattle, Washington. Following his high school graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps, earning two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals during his four years there. Upon his honorable discharge, Dr. Williams completed a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Alabama.As a young child, Dr. Williams watched his grandfather Cordie Lee Mays pass away on machines as he fed him his last meal. In fact, he watched three of his four grandparents lose their battles with cancer under the medical paradigm – and then almost losing his mother in 2011. This ignited a lifelong passion in him to help people holistically. The trials and tribulations of sickness and loss, much like Dr. Tania Williams’s, only strengthened Dr. Williams his inner desire to help heal and educate society about the body’s innate and internal ability to heal itself. Dr. Williams started his clinical pathway towards becoming a holistic doctor by doing bodywork at Synergy Release Sports for a sports chiropractor, Dr. Michael Hatrak in Alpharetta, Georgia, where he came in contact with several world-renowned athletes in professional sports. As a result, Dr. Williams was fortunate to work with the likes of Brian Westbrook, Hines Ward, Jay Ratliff, Heather Mitts, Charlie Whitehurst, and many others. Soon after, Dr. Williams decided to further his passion in health and wellness by attending Life University in Marietta, Georgia. It was there that Cordie met his future wife, and after four years of dating, along with three holistic wellness based mission trips together, Drs. Cordie and Tania Williams not only decided to join hands in business, but also in marriage. They both strongly believe that families can help heal their bodies from anything – if the barriers preventing optimum health are removed. Health From Within Family Wellness is based on that philosophy – on the power that makes the body heals the body.
Question of The Day:
Robert, I found out about you 2 weeks ago via a broadcast on echo 2 via Dr. Buttar, the guy that ran it said you are the one who helped him solve his gut issues. I have spent $400,000.00 in the last 7 years, now I am living week to week thanks to that. My gut is massive gas pressure, severe hiatal hernia last 7 years, no matter what I eat my ileo valve or Houston valve act up. I have to see one of my two chiropractors 6-8 times a week. Sometimes 2 days a day to fix my gut. pull down the hiatal hernia and adjust my valves. I have SEVERE Constipation. I take 24 pills a bedtime to have a bowel movement the next day. Been like this for 30 years. Now I am dependent on them. Herbal laxatives and magnesium citrate. What would you suggest I do to fix my gut?
Why don’t antibodies guarantee immunity? With millions of COVID-19 cases reported across the globe, people are turning to antibody tests to find out whether they have been exposed to the coronavirus that causes the disease. But what are antibodies? Why are they important? If we have them, are we immune to COVID-19? And if not, why not? These are important questions. Antibody tests can detect the presence of antibodies in the blood that bind to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. You may have heard news reports explaining that antibody tests are key to slowing the infection rate. You may also have heard medical experts warn that having the antibodies may not guarantee immunity against a second COVID-19 infection. To help you get a handle on what these health experts are talking about, we spoke to Jonathan Fogle, associate professor of microbiology and immunology in the CVM at NC State. The Abstract: What are antibodies, and how do we make them? Jonathan Fogle: Antibodies, also known as immunoglobulins (Ig), are specialized proteins that bind to a uniquely shaped object—called an antigen—that is found on the surface of a pathogen. These pathogens can be things such as bacteria or viruses. Antibodies are produced by B lymphocytes, known as B cells, which are specialized white blood cells of the immune system. B cells have antibodies on their cell surface that allow them to recognize anything foreign. When they encounter a pathogen, the B cells transform into plasma cells, which start producing antibodies that are designed to bind to an antigen that is specific to this pathogen.
The microbiome controls immune system fitness Working alongside colleagues in Mainz, Bern, Hannover and Bonn, researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and the German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin (DRFZ) were able to show how the microbiome helps to render the immune system capable of responding to pathogens. If microbiome-derived signals are absent, relevant mediators are not released, resulting in a failure to activate metabolic processes in certain immune cells. According to the researchers’ report, which has been published in Cell, this leaves the relevant cells without the necessary fuel to mount an immune response.Residing in environmental interfaces, the body’s epithelial tissues represent potential gateways for pathogens. These tissues are also naturally colonized by a complex community of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites known as the microbiome. It is likely that, during the course of evolution, permanent interactions with these microorganisms resulted in the development of robust signaling pathways that protect the body. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Andreas Diefenbach, Director of Charité’s Institute of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, have been studying the microbiome’s role in the body’s immune response against harmful pathogens and the resulting effects on signaling pathways.
Celiac disease linked to common chemical pollutants Elevated blood levels of toxic chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants have been tied to an increased risk for celiac disease in young people, new research shows.According to NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers who led the study, people with the immune disorder have severe gut reactions, including diarrhea and bloating, to foods containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. The only treatment is a gluten-free diet, with no bread, pasta, or cake, says lead investigator and doctoral student Abigail Gaylord, MPH.Reporting in the journal Environmental Research online May 12, the NYU Langone team found that children and young adults with high blood levels of pesticides—and with high levels of pesticide-related chemicals called dichlorodiphenyldichlorethylenes (DDEs)—were twice as likely to be newly diagnosed with celiac disease as those without high levels.The study also found that gender differences existed for celiac disease related to toxic exposures. For females, who make up the majority of celiac cases, higher-than-normal pesticide exposure meant they were at least eight times more likely to become gluten intolerant. Young females with elevated levels of nonstick chemicals, known as perflouoroalkyls, or PFAs, including products like Teflon, were five to nine times more likely to have celiac disease.
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