August 27th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Friday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Brother and sister banned from high school for not wearing masks The father of two high school students in California says his children are being discriminated against because of their religious beliefs after they refused to wear masks on the first day of school and are now banned from campus. “They were sent home and told not to come back with or without a mask,” said Gary Nelson, whose children, Drew, 17, and Victoria, 16, attend the Springs Charter Schools Temecula Student Center. “If they do, they would be charged with trespassing.” Nelson said Drew, a senior, and Victoria, a junior, were booted from the campus on Aug. 19 when they declined to wear masks because of their religious beliefs. “The Bible says we’re made in the image of God and Satan tries to cover that up. A mask is a sign of oppression,” Nelson said Thursday. “If it was Muslim, Jewish or something of a more high-profile minority religion in this country, yes, they would have accommodated … just to say they weren’t discriminating based on that religion. But they feel safe because it’s Christianity.” Refusal to wear a mask is not a tenet of the Christian faith. Nelson said that his children were not expelled, that they have access to schoolwork and that they were told they could continue their studies at home online but that teachers have not been responsive to their needs.+
Judge blocks Florida governor’s order banning mask mandates School districts in Florida may impose mask mandates, a judge said Friday, ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning the mandates. Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper agreed with a group of parents who claimed in a lawsuit that DeSantis’ order is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. The governor’s order gave parents the sole right to decide if their child wears a mask at school. Cooper said DeSantis’ order “is without legal authority.” His decision came after a three-day virtual hearing, and after at least 10 Florida school boards voted to defy DeSantis and impose mask requirements with no parental opt-out. Cooper said that while the governor and others have argued that a new Florida law gives parents the ultimate authority to oversee health issues for their children, it also exempts government actions that are needed to protect public health and are reasonable and limited in scope. He said a school district’s decision to require student masking to prevent the spread of the virus falls within that exemption. The judge also noted that two Florida Supreme Court decisions from 1914 and 1939 found that individual rights are limited by their impact on the rights of others. For example, he said, adults have the right to drink alcohol but not to drive drunk. There is a right to free speech, but not to harass or threaten others or yell “fire” in a crowded theater, he said.
NY approves COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers, removes religious exemption A New York State Department of Health board voted unanimously Thursday to implement emergency authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all health care workers in the state, while also removing a planned religious exemption as an alternative to vaccination. Thursday’s meeting of the Public Health and Health Planning Council consisted of a discussion and subsequent formal adoption of a regulation first announced by then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week. The mandate approved by the council also removed a planned exemption that would have allowed workers to avoid vaccination based on religious considerations. Any religious exemptions previously granted are no longer valid and facilities will not be allowed to include religious exemptions at all, said Vanessa Murphy, a DOH attorney. “We’re not constitutionally required to provide a religious exemption,” Murphy said. “You see that with the Measles and the Mumps requirement for health care workers.” Hospitals and nursing homes must require their employees to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, with the first dose for current personnel received by Sept. 27. All other health-care facilities covered in the provision — including diagnostic and treatment centers, home health agencies, long-term home health care programs, school-based clinics and hospice care programs — must have personnel vaccinated by Oct. 7.
No medical or religious exemptions for B.C.’s vaccine passport system People who can’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical reasons won’t be exempt from B.C.’s upcoming vaccine passport system, nor will those who choose not to get immunized for religious reasons. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, who announced the requirement Monday afternoon, said those individuals will have to miss out on discretionary services and activities, such as dining in restaurants and attending live sporting events, until the proof-of-vaccination requirement is lifted next year. “This is a temporary measure that’s getting us through a risky period where we know people who are unvaccinated are at a greater risk, both of contracting and spreading this virus,” Henry said Monday. “Those rare people who have a medical reason why they can’t be immunized … they will not be able to attend those events during this period.” The same goes for people who refuse to get immunized because of a religious conviction, though officials noted the passport system does not apply to worship services. “We’ve worked really closely with faith-based groups across the province over this past very long year-and-a-half, and we have in place guidelines that they are using to help support faith-based services coming back,” Henry said.
Special Guest Tiff Kreck
Health Choice Maine is a non-profit focusing on maintaining freedom of medical choice and fully informed consent for all Mainers through advocacy and education. We are a part of the Health Choice affiliate network and hold to their guiding principles. In recent human history, mankind has created and witnessed unprecedented changes in the balance between nature and technology. With the advent of the industrial revolution, technological progress has led to profound improvements in human health and quality of life. Important benefits such as improved sanitation and clean water have combined to reduce human mortality and extend the lifespan. As we recognize these benefits, we also know that technology works best when it serves human needs and worst when it imposes new risks on human development, creating a greater distance between nature and man. Paradoxically, as we become more reliant on technology, we risk losing sight of the proper balance between the benefits and risks of progress, especially in those technologies that intervene most directly in human health.
In order to restore that balance, we must pursue a future based on a more natural vision of human health, happiness and development, one that focuses on wellness rather than disease. The definition of wellness that guides the healing professions should not be the absence of symptoms in the presence of medical intervention, but rather the pursuit of health without the need for drugs. Realizing this future will require a more natural approach to wellness, especially early in life, but also throughout the lifespan. To restore the proper balance of nature and technology, Americans for Health Choice seeks to restore balance to our civil society.
Maine law that bans nonmedical exemption vaccine exemptions for school children to take effect A state law that bans nonmedical exemptions for vaccines required for children to attend school will take effect on Sept. 1. The law approved by lawmakers in 2019 and upheld by voters in 2020 aims to stop preventable illnesses, such as chicken pox, polio, measles and mumps from spreading in schools. “People are coming in to get their vaccines and get them ready for school.” Maine Health pediatrician Dr. Lynne Tetreault said. Tetreault said it is important to stop preventable disease from spreading in communities. “The longer vaccines are around and the less you see the severe side of those diseases, I think people forget how important vaccines are and how well they work,” Tetreault said. Tetreault said while she was training to be a doctor, a 2-year-old girl with chicken pox developed a serious bacterial infection. “She was covered head to toe, and we almost lost her, and that’s when I remember that’s why we want kids to get vaccinated, so we don’t get to that point,” Tetreault said. Under the new law taking effect next month, only medical exemptions will be allowed for childhood vaccines required to enter school.
Hour 2 – Special Guest Ramona Bessinger
Ramona Bessinger is a teacher with 22 years experience, a concerned patriot and mother, Ramona has joined millions of Americans in the fight to end the authoritarian takeover of our public schools. Ramona’s first and most important concern is for the children, who are not being properly served by a highly race-focused education that distorts history and our society. She believes we owe it to the children not to stereotype them, shame them, or teach them to hate others based on skin color. Certified in English Literature and World Languages, Ramona brings a grassroots authentic message straight from the classroom for all to see.
“Our children are being weaponized, they are being indoctrinated and abused by political groups intent on erasing American history and culture. The time is now to speak out and share the truth about critical race theory and the subsequent abuse of minor children across the country.” Ramona Bessinger
I’m A Middle School Teacher And See How Critical Race Curriculum Is Creating Racial Hostility In School I have been a public school teacher for the past 22 years, with the past seven in Providence, Rhode Island. I have had the honor of serving public school children and their families as an English teacher first at the high school level, and currently at the middle school level. During my career I have always tried to provide the best education for my students. I am designated by the Rhode Island Department of Education a ‘Highly Qualified’ teacher, meaning, I have tenure and experience in my certifications. I was awarded the English Speaking Union Shakespeare Scholarship for excellence in teaching Shakespeare. I helped implement curriculum and I have hosted multiple student clubs, literary magazines, youth groups and community outreach programs. I love being a teacher and I care a great deal about my students, almost all of whom are non-white. This past 2020/21 school year was a sad and worrisome turning point for me as an educator. Providence K-8 teachers were introduced to one of the most racially divisive, hateful, and in large part, historically inaccurate curriculums I have ever seen in my teaching career.
Rhode Island teacher goes public with critical race theory curriculum: ‘I’m refusing to propagate lies’ A Rhode Island middle school teacher says critical race theory is finding its way into public school classrooms and creating racial hostility and mistrust among her students. Ramona Bessinger has been a public school teacher for more than two decades. For the past seven years, she’s been a middle school teacher in Providence. She currently teaches at Esek Hopkins Middle School. Over the years, Bessinger says her lessons have been diverse, running the gamut from poems by Maya Angelou to speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. She’s also taught units on slavery and the Harlem Renaissance, she said. “I consider the American story one of triumph,” Bessinger told Fox News in an interview. “People overcome things … We are victorious. We are like the greatest nation on the planet. I feel very proud to be an American. And what is unique about this country is that we’re diverse and we have cultural diversity. Maybe it’s not perfect. It’s there. And previous books that we had in the classroom represented that.” But Bessinger, who wrote about her experiences for Legal Insurrection, said there was an “alarming” shift that took place during the 2020-2021 school year regarding the implementation of a new, racially focused curriculum. Around January, she received boxes of new books for her classroom. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing there, there were cartoon booklets, you know, all sort of sharing the same narrative,” Bessinger said.
BBC Radio Host Died of COVID Vaccine Complications, Coroner Confirms An award-winning BBC radio presenter died as a result of complications from her first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine, a coroner concluded. Lisa Shaw, 44, who worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died at the city’s Royal Victoria Infirmary in May — a little more than three weeks after her first dose of the vaccine developed by University of Oxford. According to the BBC, the inquest — a judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident, such as a death — heard Shaw had been admitted to hospital after doctors investigating her complaints of headaches found she had suffered a brain hemorrhage. Karen Dilks, a senior coroner from Newcastle, said “Lisa died due to complications of an AstraZeneca COVID vaccination.” Dilks said Shaw was previously fit and well but concluded that it was “clearly established” that her death was due to a very rare “vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia” — a condition which leads to swelling and bleeding of the brain, BBC reported. Tuomo Polvikoski, a pathologist, told the coroner Shaw was fit and healthy before receiving the vaccine. When asked about the underlying cause of the fatal clotting on her brain, Polvikoski said the clinical evidence “strongly supports the idea that it was, indeed, vaccine-induced.”
Question of The Day!
Hi, I have been watching RSB daily for a few years now so I know about the PCR test from all that Robert has informed us of and also others such as Kerry Mullis himself. Lately our city health officer has recommended people to use the Rapid Response tests that can be purchased in the drug store for $24. Some people have fallen for this and I was wondering what you can tell us about those tests. Are they PCR tests as well? How do they work? Do the results get reported somehow to government entities or do they rely on the people using them to report when they are positive.
Thanks for your timely and informative show. It is appreciated.
Comments of The Day!
To Robert Scott Bell:
Richard Pearl’s death is very tragic to so many of us who have been receiving
supplements and health information from him..
He was a wonderful person and a knowledgeable holistic practitioner.
I seriously doubt that he died of “covid”–he was healthy and knew how to take
care of his immune system. But, he did have a show called Richard Pearl on
Politics–exposing the “covid plandemic” which was gaining large numbers of listeners..
I attempted to pull up his programs and they have been removed.
He was a very courageous man .
Well I just got an email from my employer, a major airline, that unvaccinated employees have to have weekly covid testing, and if they get health insurance through the company will be charged $200 a month. Really?! And if you test positive, you won’t be pay protected. Still not getting the shot, nice try!
Delta Air Lines is raising health insurance premiums for unvaccinated employees by $200 a month to cover higher Covid costs Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian notified employees Wednesday that they will face $200 monthly increases on their health insurance premiums starting Nov. 1 if they aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19, citing steep costs to cover employees who are hospitalized with the virus. Unvaccinated employees will face other restrictions, including indoor masking effective immediately and weekly Covid-19 tests starting Sept. 12, the Atlanta-based airline said in announcing new Covid policies for employees. The measures are the latest attempt by a U.S. corporation to drive up Covid vaccination rates. Delta stopped short of an outright mandate like rival United Airlines established earlier this month. Delta, which self-insures its employees, stands out in its plans to raise premiums for unvaccinated workers to cover the higher costs of insuring employees who get Covid. “The average hospital stay for COVID-19 has cost Delta $50,000 per person,” Bastian said in an employee memo. “This surcharge will be necessary to address the financial risk the decision to not vaccinate is creating for our company. In recent weeks since the rise of the B.1.617.2 variant, all Delta employees who have been hospitalized with COVID were not fully vaccinated.”