November 16th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Separating the devout from the defiant for religious exemptions from vaccination In response to the Biden administration’s mandate that federal employees take at least one dose of the COVID vaccine or be fired or put on unpaid leave by today, tens of thousands of federal workers have applied for a religious exemption from doing so. New York City and other large public employers are facing the same challenge: How to evaluate thousands of workers’ requests that they be exempt from taking the vaccine because it would violate their religious beliefs to be vaccinated. How should these requests be judged? What standard should be used to sort legitimate from cynical appeals to religious belief as a reason to be excused from complying with a legitimate public health measure that all employees are asked to undergo to protect our collective health? After all, many public officials have raised concerns about voter fraud and urged strict measures to protect the integrity of our electoral process. At the very least, we should be just as vigilant in protecting against fraudulent claims that undermine the fundamental interests of religious liberty and public health. For decades, federal, state and local governments have evaluated these kinds of requests in a wide range of contexts. The basic obligation to respect the religious liberty rights of public employees is not new. What is new is the massive number of such requests in response to the COVID vaccine mandate, and the way that public health measures that would be considered reasonable in other times have been politicized today. The administration of the smallpox vaccine in 1947 is an instructive counterexample.
Special Guest Dr. Ben Tapper
Growing up in a Chiropractic Family
With a father who was a chiropractor, the natural healing profession was always a part of Dr. Tapper’s life. When he or a member of his family had a cold, slip and a fall or any other ailment, chiropractic was their go-to solution. They grew up on a farm with horses and land to roam. When it was time to decide on a career path, Dr. Tapper chose to attend business school.
During his freshman year, Dr. Tapper had a severe car accident. His injuries were serious, and the doctor told him that he would never be active or play sports again. “I became my diagnosis. I gained weight, felt depressed and didn’t know what to do. My chiropractor put me on a plan and inspired me to live the chiropractic lifestyle again. I feel thankful for what I went through. I already believed in chiropractic. It wasn’t until I had this experience that I understood what chiropractic could truly do for people.”
Finding His Purpose
It was during his undergraduate years that Dr. Tapper’s father gave him a book called It Works. The book was about tuning into the purpose that God has for you, discovering the unique desires in your heart and seeking them out. Intrigued, Dr. Tapper wrote down everything he wanted to do. He knew that his job working in a warehouse wasn’t his path and decided to make a change.
Life is an Etch A Sketch. You can draw anything, shake it up and start all over. If there’s a will to do something, there are a million ways to do it.
Dr. Tapper enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. The many organizations he was involved with there include Diversified Club, Gonstead Club and Motion Palpation Club, giving him additional training in these methods. He graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2012, then joined his father in practice. A few months later, he came to the West Omaha community.
Over the years, Dr. Tapper has taken additional training and is certified in Activator® and Atlas Orthogonal. He has also completed all the courses to become a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner® (CCWP®).
Putting God and Family First
When it comes to his life outside of The Wellness Pointe, the Lord, his wife Kathy and his four children are his greatest joy. His children are Ophelia, Owen, Ozwin and Olsen. He loves seeing their unique personalities develop and their growth. When he has the time, he loves to read about the sciences, wellness and prevention. He also plays guitar and harmonica.
It might sound surprising, but Dr. Tapper is considered a professional-level foosball player and is a competitive bowler. He’s played in a national tournament for foosball and state tournaments for bowling, which he has won scholarships for. He was president of the Bowling Club at Palmer and competed on a collegiate level.
Hour 2 Special Guest – Jeremy Hammond
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The Lie That Natural Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Is Weak and Short-Lived In the previous article in this series, we looked at clear examples of how the public health establishment has been pushing the mass vaccination political agenda by treating natural immunity to SARS‑CoV‑2, the coronavirus that causes COVID‑19, as insufficient or even ignoring its existence altogether. Since I published that article, the Biden administration has provided a further illustration of this official ignorance by announcing its “Path Out of the Pandemic”, the first step of which calls for “Vaccinating the Unvaccinated”. To that end, on September 9, 2021, the administration declared its intent to use the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to threaten employers with penalties if they do not coerce their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The new “rule” for businesses “will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work.” This requirement was estimated to impact over 80 million workers. Tellingly, the threat of potential job loss for not getting fully vaccinated also goes for workers who are already naturally immune. Setting aside the illegality of any such “rule”, which is an exercise of lawmaking authority that the US Constitution did not delegate to the Executive Branch of government and which also violates the right to informed consent, the fact that the Biden administration is using such coercive means to compel even those with natural immunity to get vaccinated clearly illustrates that it is not about public health but about power, control, and profits for the pharmaceutical industry.
Waning Antibodies ≠ Loss of Natural Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 In previous articles in this series, we looked at how the public health establishment has been downplaying natural immunity to SARS‑CoV‑2, the coronavirus that causes COVID‑19, by either claiming that it may be weak and short-lived or ignoring it altogether as though immunity could only be acquired through vaccination. In the prior installment, we saw how the false claim that natural immunity wanes rapidly originated while the COVID‑19 vaccines were still under development. Additionally, we saw glimpses of how scientists whose work and public comments were being used to support that false claim knew that it was untrue. Specifically, the claim was based on the observation of rapidly waning antibodies in the blood of people who had recovered from infection, but the scientists claiming that this was evidence that natural immunity is weak and short-lived knew that this was not so. Journalists and editors involved in producing alarmist articles propagating the false claim were either too incompetent to be reporting on the subject or were likewise deliberately deceiving the public in furtherance of the political agenda of mass vaccination. To illustrate that the intentionality of the deception, we need only to understand that basic immunology tells us that rapidly waning antibodies after recovery from infection is normal and does not equal loss of immunity.
Antibodies Persist with Natural Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 In the previous article in this series, we saw how, contrary to fearmongering media reports throughout the summer and fall of 2020, a loss of antibodies following recovery from an infection with SARS‑CoV‑2, the coronavirus that causes COVID‑19, does not mean loss of immunity. In this article, we will look briefly at how, furthermore, most people who recover from infection do have persistent circulating antibodies. While it is normal for antibodies to wane after reaching a peak level shortly after infection, contrary to some early findings that served as the basis for the alarmist headlines, many other studies have showed that the decline plateaus, with long-term persistence IgG antibodies capable of neutralizing SARS‑CoV‑2 before it can enter and replicate inside of host cells. As we saw in the prior article, the scientific community understood that the claim of rapidly waning immunity that was making headlines was, in the words of immunologist Scott Hensley, “silly”. The headlines were poles apart from what scientists were really learning about immunity to SARS‑CoV‑2. The mainstream media sources propagating the false claim of rapidly lost immunity were demonstrably cherry-picking studies whose findings could be spun to engender fear while ignoring research that didn’t align with the adopted political agenda of manufacturing consent for the authoritarian lockdown measures and their mass vaccination endgame. As an example of the ignored research, a study by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, that was published on the preprint server medRxiv on July 17, 2020, found that “the vast majority of infected individuals with mild-to-moderate COVID‑19” not only “experience robust IgG antibody responses against the spike protein” but continue to have antibody levels that “are stable for at least a period approximating three months”
To preserve public vaccine policy, Dr. Paul Thomas was disbarred and discredited—discover how he was punished for pursuing the truth for his patients.
On December 3, 2020, the Oregon Medical Board issued an emergency order to suspend the license of renowned physician Paul Thomas, MD. The ostensible reason was that Dr. Thomas posed a threat to public health by failing to vaccinate his pediatric patients according to the CDC’s schedule. However, the order came just days after Thomas published a peer-reviewed study indicating that his unvaccinated patients were the healthiest children in his practice. The medical board ignored this data despite having requested Thomas to produce peer-reviewed evidence to support his alternative approach.
“Dr. Paul” started out practicing medicine the way he was trained to, which meant vaccinating according to the CDC’s routine childhood vaccine schedule. But then he went on a journey of awakening, becoming what he calls “vaccine risk aware,” and arrived at a place where no longer in good conscience could he continue “business as usual” with this one-size-fits-all approach. He left a private group practice to open his own clinic with the foundational principles of individualized care and respect for the right to informed consent. He wrote the Vaccine-Friendly Plan with Jennifer Margulis, PhD, to help parents navigate the decision-making process. Then the accusations from the medical board started coming.
The War on Informed Consent exposes how the medical board suspended Dr. Thomas’s license on false pretexts, illuminating how the true reason for the order was that, by practicing informed consent, he posed a threat to public vaccine policy, which is itself the true threat to public health.
Question of The Day!
Hi RSB and Super D,
Locks downs took a toll on me. My bones are thinning, it’s scary. What can I do? I eat a healthy clean organic diet. I’m getting back to my exercises. There is something I’m not doing. Thank you for all you do. You super D are encouraging.