November 11th, 2022 3-5PM ET
Friday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Return of the mask? What experts say about having kids mask up again amid rising RSV, flu cases For the past few years, COVID-19 has been a major concern heading into winter. But now, there’s a so-called tripledemic of illnesses circulating — and cases are piling up. Currently in the U.S., cases of the flu are starting to soar, with 9% of tests for viruses coming back positive for influenza, per data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also notes that 4.3% of visits to healthcare professionals right now are for a respiratory illness which is “above baseline.” At the same time, COVID-19 cases are ticking up again, per CDC data. That’s not all, though. Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are skyrocketing. A jaw-dropping 18.2% of tests for RSV have recently come back positive, according to the CDC, with a graph that tracks nationwide cases showing a near-vertical climb in the past few weeks. Reports are trickling in of schools closing due to outbreaks of the flu, RSV and COVID, signaling that respiratory viruses are poised to bring some chaos this season. With all of that, it’s understandable to have questions about whether you should put your child in a mask again to protect them against respiratory illness. Dr. Betty Choi, a pediatrician, children’s book author and mother of two children in central California, tells Yahoo Life that she’s having her 6- and 9-year-old kids mask up again after previously allowing them to go mask-free during small gatherings.
Special Guest Dr. Margaret Aranda
Dr. Margaret Aranda was born in Los Angeles, CA, the second of six girls and one boy. Perhaps best known on social media as “one of us”, she is a physician-turned patient. She graduated high school at age 16, entering college just to come down with chicken pox. By 19, she had California Cosmetology and Real Estate licenses. She went to college to get her broker’s license but became pre-med at the beckoning of Scotty Pedesky, Health Educator. As President of the Sepulveda VA’s Pre-Med Club and winner of the Sigma Xi Research Symposium, then as recipient of the National Foundation for Biochemical Research Award, she studied cancer research with Dr. Steven Oppenheimer at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Aranda (“Margaret” or “Mags) is a Keck USC medical school graduate, and a Stanford alumni in anesthesiology and critical care. During 911, she served as Interim Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Philadelphia VA. Her research ranged from clinical to hard science topics, as she also wrote $3 million in NIH Funding on hyperpolarized 3He-MRI. Margaret transferred to UCLA Anesthesiology when her father got Alzheimer’s disease. Critically injured in a tragic car accident of 2006, she survives with The Rebel Patient active on today’s healthcare issues on the forefront of real life. Her books include a memoir (No More Tears), which she still autographs. She wrote two children’s books after her daughter (Little Missy Two-Shoes), Stepping from the Edge inspirational, Archives of the Vagina for women’s health, and her newest is The Rebel Patient.
Pfizer’s Paxlovid Is a Fraud — It’s Time to Yank It From the Market So far, all of the drugs developed against COVID-19 have been disastrous in one way or another. Remdesivir, for example, which to this day is the primary COVID-19 drug approved for use in U.S. hospitals, routinely causes severe organ damage and, often, death. Another notable one is Paxlovid, which was granted emergency use authorization to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in December 2021. While not showing signs of being deadly like remdesivir, Paxlovid has become so widely associated with rebound infection that the CDC has even issued a warning about it. According to the CDC’s health advisory: “Recent case reports document that some patients with normal immune response who have completed a 5-day course of Paxlovid for laboratory-confirmed infection and have recovered can experience recurrent illness 2 to 8 days later, including patients who have been vaccinated and/or boosted.” The CDC and Pfizer have suggested that sometimes COVID-19 naturally comes back after a person tests negative, implying that COVID-19 rebound is spontaneous and not necessarily linked to Paxlovid. However, research by Dr. Michael Charness of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Boston refutes this notion. When Charness and colleagues analyzed 1,000 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed among members of the National Basketball Association — none of whom took Paxlovid — no cases of COVID-19 rebound were found. They also found that people who take Paxlovid can still transmit COVID-19 to others, even if they’re asymptomatic.
Industrial Farming Linked to Respiratory Disease in Rural Communities Rural populations in the U.S., a new study finds, are particularly at risk for agriculture-related exposures associated with respiratory diseases and other kinds of airway inflammation. The exposures include those to pesticides, livestock facilities, smoke from biomass burning, agricultural dust and endotoxin. The study paper also looked at potential protective roles for dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid, and for raw milk consumption (early in life). Beyond Pesticides has regularly covered the relationships between pesticide exposures and asthma (including the outsized risks for children), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory anomalies. Published in Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, and authored by a team from the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, the study used data from the past five years plus literature reviews of research on asthma and respiratory issues in rural populations. The team notes that multiple studies have suggested that “farming-related exposures as an adult increase the risk of asthma or asthma-like symptoms development,” adding that agricultural workers are exposed to “a complex working environment with associated disease outcomes dependent on the interplay of many factors, including genetics, gender, history of atopy [predisposition to immune response against a variety of antigens and allergens], duration of exposures, livestock diet and pesticide exposures.”
Special Guest Doug Fletcher
Doug Fletcher, health and freedom fighter, proponent of aligning body mind and spirit to find soul purpose through long term fasting, also a 20 year advocate of exiting the matrix and creating self sufficient and self sustainable communities, founder of www.exitandbuildaz.com and www.flickgardensandgreenhouses.com co creator of raising consciousness and creating a parallel society and the new world
The Moms Were Right: The Science of Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Says Its Use is Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Including ADHD and Autism In 2017, I sent (with help from SuperGrandpa Tony DiBiase) copies of my book to 100 Deans of Schools of Medicine around the US. I also sent them studies on the link between the use of acetaminophen following fever induced by the MMR vaccine. It is well established that vaccination leads to fever. Fever leads to acetaminophen use. The Moms told us years ago that they knew that acetaminophen depletes glutathione, impairing whole-body toxicity. Neurodevelopmental disorders follow. Now, there are major lawsuits against the manufacturers of acetaminophen for compensation for the cost of neurodevelopmental disorders the follow due to its use during pregnancy. Here, I compile and share some of the most recent studies on this issue – with their key points highlighted. It is remarkable that none of these studies bothered to look at why the moms took acetaminophen during pregnancy. It is also remarkable that acetaminophen was used in humans during pregnancy with zero data on its effects on neurodevelopment.