November 9th, 2022 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
First RSV Emergency Declared as Pfizer and GSK Race to Get Vaccines Approved Southern California’s Orange County Health Department this month declared a local health emergency over concerns around the rising number of pediatric cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). County officials also declared a Proclamation of Local Emergency, allowing them to access state and federal resources in response to the spread of RSV. The news came amid media warnings of a looming “tripledemic” of RSV, influenza and COVID-19 and news that Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are close to securing regulatory approval for their RSV vaccine candidates — including Pfizer’s RSV vaccine for pregnant women. RSV was first identified in 1956, and frequently affects children, with a majority of childhood cases occurring before age 2. For most children, symptoms are similar to those of the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It can, however, cause serious symptoms in the very young and the elderly, although childhood deaths are infrequent, according to CDC data. According to California attorney Rita Barnett-Rose, there’s no evidence to support claims that Orange County hospitals are overextended, or to justify a state of emergency.
Special Guest Mark Herr
MARK HERR is retired U.S. Air Force and lives in Chesaw, WA with his wife Pamela & children. Mark is the President and Co-founder of the Center for Self Governance – a non-profit, non-partisan political education & leadership organization. He is an author, film producer, policy writer, and political strategist & instructor. His political innovations are hailed as 21st century ‘ground breaking,’ ‘cutting edge,’ and ‘self-empowering,’ by elected officials, business entrepreneurs, and parents nationwide
Fewer than 7% of Canadian kids 5 and younger have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine It has been more than four months since Health Canada approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for children under five, but national uptake has been low. The latest numbers from the Public Health Agency of Canada show, as of Oct. 9, 6.5 per cent of kids under five have received one dose of vaccine, while one per cent have received two doses. By comparison, 86.9 per cent of Canadians five and older have received one dose, while 84.2 per cent have received two doses. “Coverage for COVID vaccination for kids under five is quite strikingly low,” said Shannon MacDonald, a nursing professor at the University of Alberta who leads the university’s applied immunization research team. MacDonald said that parents have different approaches to their older kids than their younger kids. “We’ve seen that, with COVID vaccines, that what you’re willing to do with a 12-year-old is different from what you’re willing to do with a five-year-old, [and that’s] different than a two-year-old,” she said. “It’s partly around a parental choice thing.” MacDonald said access also plays a role, noting that vaccinations rolled out across the country by age, and that means families may have already made multiple trips to clinics. In Canada, she said, the uptake for routine childhood immunizations is “typically around 80 per cent plus” — but the COVID-19 vaccination may be seen as different because it’s new.
The War on [Domestic] Terror EXPOSED The curtain has been pulled back even further on the coordinated efforts to stifle First Amendment rights. Last week, we published a thorough article exposing the coordinated efforts of government agencies and tech companies to silence dissenting opinions, attack specific people and organizations, and control what information you can find online. Earlier this week, The Intercept published a damning report that sheds further light on just how far this conspiracy goes. You may remember back in April when we published an article about the Biden Administration’s newly announced “Disinformation Governance Board (DGB)”. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas spoke about the “just established” governance board during a congressional hearing on Wednesday, arguing it would help reduce domestic threats to the United States. During the hearing, Ohio Congresswoman Lauren Underwood said that “foreign adversaries attempt to destabilize our elections by targeting people of color with disinformation campaigns.” “A newer trend that we saw in the 2020 election and already in the 2022 midterms is that disinformation is being heavily targeted at Spanish-speaking voters, sparking and fueling conspiracy theories,” she added. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shuttered the board in May after it had been operational for less than a month. But newly-leaked documents (along with discovery documents from a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry show that the DGB is still alive and well – even if the board itself no longer exists. In particular, the DHS sub-agency CISA, or the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, has been most active in efforts to combat “mis-, dis-, and mal- information,” or what it abbreviates as “MDM.”
From deficits to a spectrum, thinking around autism has changed. Now there are calls for a ‘profound autism’ diagnosis A heated debate about autism was reignited after the recent publication of an article advocating for use of the term “profound autism”. This term is not an official part of the autism diagnosis. But the 2021 Lancet Commission on autism – part the journal’s program to gather expertise on pressing global health and science issues – argued the term should refer to people with a diagnosis of autism who have very high support needs, such as 24-hour care for basic needs and safety. The Lancet Commission estimated that around 20% of autistic people meet criteria for “profound autism”. Now debate centres on whether this term is an appropriate way to highlight the high support needs of a subgroup of autistic people – or whether the term may be a step backwards for community understanding and acceptance. Our understanding of autism has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. The term “autism” was first introduced into the diagnostic manual in 1980. To receive this diagnosis, children demonstrated significant development difficulties, such as “gross deficits in language development” and “a pervasive lack of responsiveness to other people”. These difficulties meant people with a diagnosis of autism in the 1980s and 1990s tended to have high support needs – likely 24-hour care. The 2000s and 2010s saw a major reconceptualisation of autism. Autistic behaviours became understood as present in people who do not have intellectual or significant language difficulties. This new understanding of autism led to people with a much more diverse range of abilities receiving a diagnosis of autism. The “autism spectrum” was born.
20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Right Now! If you are using the principles of natural health to create a vibrant, thriving life for you and for your family, then you know that both gut health and a strong immune system are key. Once you understand the relationship between the two, then achieving perfect health and preventing disease can be easy! Gut Health and the Immune System are Intricately Linked It is safe to say that there is a real renaissance taking place in the scientific world when it comes to both the importance of the gut and a strong immune system. This is a very good thing. As you will see, you need both to prevent disease and live a vibrant, active life. The immune system is a huge network of cells and organisms that spans throughout the body. It isn’t relegated to just one area of the body. However, science now knows that roughly 80% of our body’s total immune system cells reside in the upper gastrointestinal tract.1 When you do good things for your gut, you are also helping your immune system in a big way. Below are 20 modalities and substances designed to boost both your immunity and your gut health. Some of these suggestions focus on broad lifestyle changes while others narrow in on key substances. This is by no means a complete list but it can definitely get you started on your way towards vibrant health!
Special Guest Ty Bollinger