July 16th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Hour 1 – Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Cheryl Chumley is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of “Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality,” and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies.
Anthony Fauci should be viewed with ‘skepticism and caution’ Peter Navarro, the White House’s trade adviser, penned an Opposing View opinion for USA Today that included this statement: Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been wrong, wrong, wrong all along the coronavirus trail, and should be viewed with “skepticism and caution.” And now he’s fielding fire from the media. And now Fauci is raising his hands in feigned innocence fashion and calling out the White House for “bizarre” behavior. But listen up: Fauci has indeed been wrong on the coronavirus from the get-go. And he never should have been given a White House platform to push his wrong, wrong, wrong viewpoints in the first place. It got to the point Fauci wasn’t just offering up his scientific view of the coronavirus, but practically dictating economic, political and social policy — in place of the president of the United States, in place of Congress, in place of governors and local governing agencies.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp clamps face mask mandates, thankfully Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has just issued an executive order barring localities from mandating face masks be worn in public. And voila, freedom reigns. People’s choice returns. Sanity makes a show. Kemp is not only the bravest governor in the United States right now. He’s the smartest, because he’s putting quasi-science in its proper place and refusing to allow the “what ifs” of the world to run roughshod over the Constitution — meaning, the sheep who bleat about the need to wear face masks just in case, just as a potential, just on the off-chance of a wayward sneeze. The ones who say, face masks may or may not work, but what if … fill in the blank. That’s not science; that’s not justification for government — and private business — to slap a mask on citizens’ faces and muzzle the mouths of even the most healthy. That’s tyrannical. That’s insane. That’s not even something that’s done at flu season, when coughs and sneezes and runny noses really spread — and when young and old and sickly really die. The coronavirus is a real virus. But it’s hardly the massively fatal virus the likes of Anthony Fauci or Bill Gates would have believed.
Coronavirus: Fishermen test positive despite spending 35 days at sea and testing negative before they left Argentinian health officials are scrambling to understand how nearly every crew member of a ship which spent 35 days at sea were found to have contracted coronavirus upon returning to land. All 61 sailors aboard the trawler, Echizen Maru, tested negative for the virus upon departure from Buenos Aires in late May. They were then flown to the Ushuaia, a typical jumping-off point for Antarctic voyages nicknamed “the end of the world”, where they were quarantined in a hotel for two weeks before setting sail. After weeks at sea, some crew members started to display symptoms typical to Covid-19, and the ship returned to port. All but four aboard the ship tested positive upon their return, local health authorities in the Tierra del Fuego province said on Monday. Two have been hospitalised in Ushuaia Regional Hospital, one of whom is receiving oxygen. Now officials are struggling to piece together how the disease reached the isolated ship. “It’s hard to establish how this crew was infected, considering that for 35 days, they had no contact with dry land,” Alejandra Alfaro, the director of primary health care in Tierra del Fuego, told Agence France-Presse. “Supplies were only brought in from the port of Ushuaia.”
Question of The Day!
Hi Robert! I will be turning 46 in August. I have been experiencing very frequent hot flashes. Almost unbearable. My lifestyle is very holistic so I’m frustrated with the way my body is handling this. Ive recently bought some Ashwagandha; Ive heard this herb is great for helping balance hormones. I need help, this is affecting me through out the day & all night. Thank you in advance!!
Comment of The Day!
I live in WA state where we now have mandatory masks in public inside and outside, unless you can keep a 6 ft distance. We do have medical exemptions. I went in Walmart the first day without a mask. No one said anything to me. There was only one man and one baby without masks. The rest of the people were masked and it was a very eerie atmosphere. Then I went to Costco and entered without mask. The lady at the door asked if she could get me a mask. I said no thanks, I have a medical exemption. She said okay just remember to keep your distance. When I took my car to the dealer for service, the guy at the counter waited on me without my mask and then told me to have a seat in the other room. I did. Then he came in to tell me I must wear a mask if I am sitting inside. ( I figured his boss told him to come in and tell me that) I said, no, I have a medical exemption. He politely turned and left me alone. I am glad I have been listening to RSB and got your advice to use Medical Exemption. I works. More people should use it. I am dismayed to see how many people are “complying”. There must be more people who like to breath freely. There is something wrong with the idea that our government wants to put something over our mouth and restrict our breathing.
Walmart to require all US customers to wear masks Walmart announced on Wednesday it will require shoppers to wear a face covering starting on July 20 in all stores and clubs across the U.S. The move by the nation’s largest retailer comes as coronavirus cases have surged in various states including Texas, California and Florida. Walmart noted that currently about 65 percent of its more than 5,000 stores and clubs are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings. The new policy is in place to help bring consistency, the company said. “While we’re certainly not the first business to require face coverings, we know this is a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of others in our facilities,” Dacona Smith, Walmart U.S. chief operating officer, and Lance de la Rosa, Sam’s Club chief operating officer, wrote in a press release. Walmart created a health ambassador position for each store and will station them near the entrance of stores, along with clear signage, to remind people without a mask of the policy. The ambassadors will receive special training and be identifiable by black polo shirts.
WHO-led vaccine initiatives garner support from 75 countries, but not the U.S. Up to 75 countries have committed to helping poorer counterparts vaccinate their populations against COVID-19, World Health Organization officials announced Wednesday. Taken together, the multi-national partnership, which does not include the United States, will increase funding to COVAX, the new coronavirus vaccine development platform overseen by the WHO and other organizations, the WHO officials said. Should an effective vaccine be developed within the program, it will be available to the 165 countries that have agreed to participate, meaning more than 60 percent of the world’s population could be inoculated against SARS-CoV-2, the officials said. “COVAX is the only truly global solution to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Seth Berkley, the GAVI chief executive officer, said in a statement. Participating nations will “avoid being pushed to the back of the queue as we saw during the H1N1 pandemic a decade ago,” Berkley said. Though an effective vaccine for H1N1 was developed, it was not available in time for the winter flu season in the Southern Hemisphere, and less than 900 billion doses were manufactured, according to WHO reports.
The Hidden Agendas of Masks, Distancing, and Tracing The maker of the N95 respirator mask designed it for the mining and construction industry. It filters out 95 percent of the visible airborne dust particles, keeping them from entering the lungs. It has vents so the wearers can exhale. Demolition crews use them, concrete laborers use them, so do workers who sand wood floors, gypsum board walls, and plaster ceilings. Workers in other trades, such as electrical, plumbing, rough carpentry, and wood finishers rarely wear masks. Why? They inhibit the flow of oxygen into the lungs while stifling the expulsion of waste in the form of carbon dioxide. Workers don’t wear them because masks impede their work. For too long now, health officials sold us that donning masks and other face coverings, such as bandanas, would somehow slow the spread of the nano-sized virus, SARS-CoV2, which causes the symptom complex referred to as COVID-19. Their theory doesn’t hold water. It has no precedent in medicine or science. Speaking with several veteran nurses about facemasks, they stated they never wore them when treating infected patients, whether they had tuberculosis or were suffering with AIDS during the 1980s epidemic. Hospital patients never wore them either. Why? They don’t protect.
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Induced Adverse Reactions In “More Than Half” Of Trial Participants A highly anticipated clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine managed in part by the American drug company Moderna has resulted in some adverse effects in more than half of the trial’s participants, with one test group reporting “severe” symptoms. The trial, which is also being sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, administered the vaccine “as a 0.5-ml injection in the deltoid muscle” in two shots spaced about one month apart. Two separate groups received 25-microgram and 100-microgram doses, respectively. A third group with a 250-microgram dose was subsequently added. The vaccine “induced anti–SARS-CoV-2 immune responses in all participants,” the research team reported Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers said that “no trial-limiting safety concerns were identified.” Yet a majority of participants still reported at least one side effect.“Solicited adverse events that occurred in more than half the participants included fatigue, chills, headache, myalgia, and pain at the injection site,” the report states. Fever, joint pain and nausea were also reported. Side effects grew more common with more (and larger) injections, the scientists write: “Systemic adverse events were more common after the second vaccination, particularly with the highest dose, and three participants (21%) in the 250-μg dose group reported one or more severe adverse events.”
Far from good luck: Bird poop poses serious health risk, contains antibiotic-resistant genes Whether it falls on your car or on your head, bird poop can be inconvenient to say the least. Now, researchers at Rice University suggest that bird droppings may be more than just a nuisance, they could also be a serious health risk. Their study reveals that feces from urban ducks, crows, and gulls has high levels of genes related to antibiotic resistance. The study in the journal Environmental Pollution examines the prevalence, diversity, and persistence of antibiotic-resistant genes (ARGs) in wild urban birds. Researchers compare “freshly deposited” droppings from wild urban birds in Houston to samples from poultry and livestock, which they believe carry some of the same ARGs. The findings reveal ARGs are both common and persistent in the environment. Moreover, most bird ARGs have significant resistance to antibiotics including tetracycline, beta-lactam, and sulfonamide. The levels of antibiotic resistance are similar to those of poultry, which are sometimes fed with antibiotics.
New Jersey Governor Plugs Legal Cannabis for Post-Pandemic Recovery In a seemingly offhand comment winning much local media attention, New Jersey’s Gov. Phil Murphy plugged legal cannabis as a boost to the state’s struggling economy, hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The words came in an exchange on the July 14 broadcast of the Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show on New York’s Q104.3 classic rock radio station. Murphy was clearly trying hard to be chipper amid a gloomy economic scenario. “We still need federal cash assistance direct into the state,” Murphy said. “That’s something that I hope that Congress will get to, sooner than later, that the president will sign. That’s another big slug that we need. We’ll look at revenues that we can potentially raise on our own…” At that point, co-host Shelli Sonstein broke in, taunting in a sing-song voice over the governor’s sober intonation: “Mary-juanaaa….” Murphy didn’t skip a beat. “Listen, as you probably know, I’ve been on that from day one,” he said. “The Legislature hasn’t been able to get there yet, but absolutely. That to me is an incredibly smart thing to do.”
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