May 18th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
YouTube censors epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for opposing lockdown Big Tech companies are aggressively tamping down on COVID-19 “misinformation” — opinions and ideas contrary to official pronouncements. Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at Rockefeller University, says YouTube removed a video of him talking about the virus that had racked up more than 1.3 million views.Wittkowski, 65, is a ferocious critic of the nation’s current steps to fight the coronavirus. He has derided social distancing, saying it only prolongs the virus’ existence, and has attacked the current lockdown as mostly unnecessary.Wittkowski, who holds two doctorates in computer science and medical biometry, believes the coronavirus should be allowed to create “herd immunity,” and that short of a vaccine, the pandemic will only end after it has sufficiently spread through the population.“With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity. About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected,” he says in the now-deleted video.
Why American life went on as normal during the killer pandemic of 1969 Patti Mulhearn Lydon, 68, doesn’t have rose-colored memories of attending Woodstock in August 1969. The rock festival, which took place over four days in Bethel, NY, mostly reminds her of being covered in mud and daydreaming about a hot shower. She was a 17-year-old high school student from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, when she made the trek to Max Yasgur’s farm with her boyfriend Rod. For three nights, she shared an outdoor bedroom with 300,000 other rock fans from around the country, most of whom were probably not washing their hands for the length of “Happy Birthday” — or at all.“There was no food or water, but one of our guys cut an apple into twenty-seven slices and we all shared it,” she said. At some point, a garden hose from one of the farm’s neighbors was passed around and strangers used it as a communal source for bathing and drinking, she said.And all of this happened during a global pandemic in which over 1 million people died.H3N2 (or the “Hong Kong flu,” as it was more popularly known) was an influenza strain that the New York Times described as “one of the worst in the nation’s history
T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity Immune warriors known as T cells help us fight some viruses, but their importance for battling SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been unclear. Now, two studies reveal infected people harbor T cells that target the virus—and may help them recover. Both studies also found some people never infected with SARS-CoV-2 have these cellular defenses, most likely because they were previously infected with other coronaviruses.“This is encouraging data,” says virologist Angela Rasmussen of Columbia University. Although the studies don’t clarify whether people who clear a SARS-CoV-2 infection can ward off the virus in the future, both identified strong T cell responses to it, which “bodes well for the development of long-term protective immunity,” Rasmussen says. The findings could also help researchers create better vaccines.The more than 100 COVID-19 vaccines in development mainly focus on another immune response: antibodies. These proteins are made by B cells and ideally latch onto SARS-CoV-2 and prevent it from entering cells. T cells, in contrast, thwart infections in two different ways. Helper T cells spur B cells and other immune defenders into action, whereas killer T cells target and destroy infected cells. The severity of disease can depend on the strength of these T cell responses.
Question of The Day:
Where can I get a shirt that Dr. Janet Levatin shared on the show? The one she shared was something like “ No Distance, No Mask, No Fear…etc”. Could you help direct me to the right site? Thanks!
Curious if there is true to not using Sovereign silver for more than 3 weeks at a time. I don’t recall that but have a coworker that has told people that and I want to be accurate in my information.
Hi Robert. I saw your interview on the Fasting Transformation Summit and was very impressed with your talk. I have started fasting and wanted to do a very deep (cellular) and overall body detox. With so many conflicting products out there, I wanted your input on what credible products (line) – that actually work! – you could direct me to in order to achieve my cellular detox goals . Many thanks.
Hi Robert and Super Don!
Love your show. A few months ago you shared an article (and had a discussion on the show) titled “God doesn’t support Vaccines”… I CANNOT find it anymore and it seems to be “scrubbed” from the internet. Surprising? I guess not, right? Any chance you know the author of said article? Any way to get in touch or at least get a cope of the original writing?
Thanks and keep on keeping on, no matter how hopeless it may feel you ARE reaching people. Everyday. Thank you again and God Bless.
Hi Robert and Don. Do you know of any investigations into whether states are being incentivised to stay in lockdown? Thanks
Hour 2- Special Guest: Marlene Siegel
Dr. Siegel’s passion for medicine was fueled in 1975 when she became an emergency medical technician. While going to college, she worked on an ambulance and in an emergency room. She became the first female paramedic in the state of Fla in 1977. Veterinary medicine was always her first priority, and she fulfilled her life’s passion when she graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985.Dr. Siegel spent the first year post graduation in a 5 doctor small animal and exotic practice. She then accepted a position in a veterinary emergency clinic where she practiced and managed the hospital. In addition to the emergency clinic, Dr. Siegel worked in several daytime practices as a relief veterinarian. She opened her existing small animal and exotic practice in 1987.Read more about Dr. Marlene Siegel HERE
‘Dogs and cats are getting into more trouble’: How coronavirus quarantine is affecting your pet A giddy goldendoodle, smiling from curly ear to curly ear, is waiting for his turn in the parking lot of McCordsville Veterinary Hospital, trying to poke his big black nose through the crack in the window of his owner’s SUV.Meanwhile, a sleek black pointer trots out the hospital’s front door, his handler toting a bag of medicine to deliver to his mom waiting in the parking lot.Car after car pulls in, here to get treatments for furry loved ones for issues veterinarians say those pet owners probably didn’t notice before.But as people have been hanging out at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, they are noticing them now. “They’re spending more time with their pets and seeing things. ‘You know, he looks a little funny to me. His breath smells a little funny. He’s eating funny,'” said Michael Graves, veterinarian, owner and CEO of Indianapolis-based Pet Wellness Clinics. “People tend to be noticing things with their pets a little quicker, things they would have overlooked before.”
Dutch dog, three cats infected with coronavirus: RTL The dog was believed to have been infected by its owner, Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten said.“It’s important that owners of house pets follow this advice: patients with COVID-19 should as a precaution avoid contact with their animals,” Schouten said in a letter to parliament. “Sick animals belonging to people with COVID-19 should be kept inside as much as possible.”Other animal infections with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, have been occasionally reported around the world during the current pandemic.The Netherlands’ National Institute for Health says the risk of an animal infecting humans is very small.Last month a number of minks on a farm in the south of the Netherlands were found to have been infected with the coronavirus.Schouten said 11 cats that lived near the farm were tested and three found to have developed antibodies to the virus, showing they had had it. None tested positive for a live infection.The dog was described as an 8-year-old American bulldog whose owner had COVID-19. The dog was put down on April 30 due to severe breathing problems, and a blood sample showed that it had developed antibodies to the virus.“That means that the dog had experienced an infection” of the new coronavirus, the letter said. However, it had not been confirmed whether the dog’s breathing problems resulted from COVID-19 or another ailment.
Don’t bleach Fido! Pet Poison Hotline gets spike in calls on misuse of cleaning supplies According to a press release, the veterinary toxicology specialists at Pet Poison Helpline have seen a 100 percent increase in the number of calls from concerned pet owners about the potential misuse of common cleaning items including hand sanitizer, bleach and wipes on or near their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic.“People are very concerned about their families during this COVID-19 crisis,” Dr. Ahna Brutlag, DVM and senior veterinary toxicologist said. “That includes their pets. When we started receiving calls from panicked pet parents regarding possible poisonings related to COVID-19 cleaning fears, we felt we needed to educate the pet loving community on the safest way to do it.”The Pet Poison Helpline released a video on Youtube, featuring Dr. Brutlag, with guidelines and advice for keeping a clean home while also protecting family pets from disinfectants. Dr. Brutlag gave the example of a pet walking through a spilled cleaning substance, like bleach. The external exposure can cause skin irritation, but when the pet licks their paws, it can cause internal exposure, which can cause stomach irritation, vomiting, diarrhea and other problems. In the video, Dr. Brutlag also advised against mixing bleach with any other cleaning agents, explaining that the combination of chemicals could be dangerous for pets and humans.
Anti-Vaxxers Have a Dangerous Theory Called “Natural Immunity.” Now It’s Going Mainstream On April 26, two California physicians posted a video on YouTube about what they said was a potentially deadly side effect of social distancing: Our immune systems will get weaker because of lack of exposure to germs. They weren’t the only ones to make this argument. In a May 4 video, a controversial and outspoken Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai—an engineer who claims to have invented email—also embraces this idea. In a May 3 YouTube video, he announced, “Viruses do not harm or kill us.” Instead, he argues, “Your body is an amazing being—it knows how to take care of itself, and that’s how we get immune health. But these politicians, the CDC and the NIH—they’re not talking about any of this. Shame on them, it’s criminal.” An article from the Minnesota-based conservative think tank the Charlemagne Institute titled “COVID-19 Lockdowns May Destroy Our Immune Systems” is currently making the rounds, too.It’s not hard to see why this content took off. The idea—or the basic contours of it, at least—has some elements of truth. Immunologists have shown that, in general, we strengthen our immune systems by exposing them to pathogens. In the last few decades, researchers have amassed evidence to suggest that some chronic conditions that are common in the developed world but rare in poorer countries—including asthma, allergies, and autoimmune illnesses like Crohn’s disease—could be the result of an environment.
Practical Tips For People And Pets Not minimizing the gravity of health concerns, there were other “pan epidemics” going on even before this Corona Virus threat. Most people were overworked, stressed all the time, sleep-deprived, deeply in debt with no emergency fund reserves and distracted from focusing on the meaning of “life and happiness”. Too many people were tied to the hamster wheel they were running on, working in jobs that were not fulfilling but paid the bills. Few people had a spiritual understanding of “who they were” or “what their purpose and passion in life” was. Even fewer people were living the life of their dreams.The worldwide response to this flu epidemic has destroyed the world as we knew it, but is that a totally bad thing? If we only focus on the negative, the fear, doubt, and uncertainty, we drown in the quicksand of low vibration and become stuck there. We can not find answers, problem solve and bring our greatest gifts to light when we are contracted and stuck in a dark place.Technically, most people have their basic human needs met, adequate food, water, and shelter. “Essential” businesses are open, and many others are finding creative ways to continue operations using a virtual platform.Meanwhile, millions of people find themselves with a ton of free time, quarantined in their homes. This can be a positive or negative experience depending on how we choose to perceive it (note the operative word here is choose).
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- Be Healthy Utah Conference, Sandy UT April 17-18, 2020 Delayed!
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