April 7th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Spirit changes wording of tweet blaming parents over mask incident Spirit Airlines changed the wording of a tweet claiming a New Jersey couple failed to comply with its mask protocols after videos of them being kicked off a Monday flight appeared to show a flight attendant citing the couple’s young children maskless on board. The budget carrier initially said Ari and Avital Eisenberg, of Toms River, N.J., refused to follow a federal mandate that requires airline passengers to wear masks. The couple was with their children, — Rikki, 2, and Daniel, 7, who has special needs — after spending Passover in Florida. “We are aware of incorrect information circulating about Spirit Airlines Flight 138 from Orlando to Atlantic City. The flight was delayed due to the adults in the party not complying with the federal mask requirement,” the original airline statement said while noting the family and all the passengers were taken off the plane before being allowed to re-board. The couple told Fox News in an exclusive interview that a flight attendant kicked them off the plane because Rikki was not complying with the airline’s mask policy, which stipulates that passengers ages 2 and older must wear a mask. Avital Eisenberg, who is seven months pregnant, said she also explained that her son has frequent seizures and that covering his mouth can induce them and promised to do her best to make sure he kept the covering on.
Covid: US rules out federal vaccine passports The White House has ruled out introducing mandatory federal Covid-19 vaccination passports, saying citizens’ privacy and rights should be protected. Schemes to introduce such passports have been touted around the world as a way to enable safe circulation of people while fighting the pandemic. But critics say such documents could be discriminatory. The US said it did not and would not support a “system that requires Americans to carry a credential”. The country has reported more than 550,000 deaths linked to the virus and nearly 31 million cases, the highest numbers in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University . Addressing reporters, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said there would be no “federal vaccinations database” or a “federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential”. “The government is not now, nor will be, supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential,” she said. “Our interest is very simple from the federal government, which is Americans’ privacy and rights should be protected, and so that these systems are not used against people unfairly.”
Oxford halts AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations in kids’ trial The University of Oxford has suspended AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations in a small clinical trial for children, while the U.K.’s medicines regulator examines reports of rare blood clotting in vaccinated adults. An Oxford spokesperson said “there are no safety concerns in the pediatric clinical trial,” in a statement sent to Fox News. “Whilst there are no safety concerns in the pediatric clinical trial, we await additional information from the MHRA [Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency] on its review of rare cases of thrombosis/thrombocytopaenia that have been reported in adults, before giving any further vaccinations in the trial,” the statement reads. “Parents and children should continue to attend all scheduled visits and can contact the trial sites if they have any questions.” The MHRA told Fox News on Tuesday the review was ongoing and it hadn’t made any regulatory decisions yet. “We are aware of the decision taken by the University of Oxford to pause dosing in the trial of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial in children whilst the MHRA safety review is ongoing,” Dr. June Raine, head of MHRA, said in a statement. “Participant safety in any clinical trial is our top priority, and no safety concerns have been reported with this trial.”
Covid: Under-30s offered alternative to AstraZeneca jab Under-30s are to be offered an alternative Covid jab to the AstraZeneca vaccine due to the evidence linking it to rare blood clots, the UK’s vaccine advisory body says.A review by drugs regulator MHRA found by the end of March 79 people in the UK had suffered rare blood clots after vaccination – 19 of whom had died. The regulator said this was not proof the jab had caused the clots. But it said the link was getting firmer. Nearly two-thirds of the cases of rare clots were seen in women. The people who died were aged between 18 and 79. The cases have been seen among 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine given in the UK. It comes as the EU’s medicines regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Dr June Raine, chief executive of the MHRA, said the side-effects were “extremely rare” – and more work was going to identify if the vaccine was definitely causing the clots. “The balance of benefits and known risks is still very favourable for the majority of people,” she said. But she said for younger age groups it was more “finely balanced”. She added: “The public’s safety is at the forefront of our minds.”
Local teen diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome questions COVID-19 vaccine after receiving first dose Wyatt McGlaun, a teenager in The Woodlands, said he got Guillan-Barre syndrome a few weeks after his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I wanted to get the vaccine. I felt it was the right thing to do,” McGlaun said. “I wanted to travel and enjoy my last summer before college.” However, he said, he got extremely weak and had difficulty walking when he was admitted to CHI St. Luke’s in The Woodlands where he was diagnosed. “I just knew something didn’t feel right. It wasn’t getting any better,” Wyatt explained. The NIH reports one case of GBS in an 82-year-old woman, who also got one dose of the vaccine. Dr. Charles Sims, Montgomery County Health Authority and infectious disease doctor from St. Luke’s in The Woodlands, said it is more often caused by a viral or bacterial infection and he can’t say the vaccine caused Wyatt’s condition. “There have been cases seen in people who have received the vaccine but they’re not at any higher rate than people who have not received the vaccine. Guillan Barre is seen in one-two people per million per year,” Dr. Sims said.
Question of The Day!
Hi Robert! I love your show! I’m sorry if you’ve covered this question (probably so many times!) I just found out I’m pregnant. I’ve had a few miscarriages and health issues with Lymes and babesia. What do you recommend for pregnancy? I know you’re recommend chromium 1, 3x a day… what other recommendations? I healed my thyroid with your suggestions- thank you thank you! Also, my 11 year daughter pulled the same tendon in her foot for the third time. It’s very discouraging and must be weakened from the previous injuries. Are there any remedies or supplements you think could help her tendon heal? I had her taking Alta silica. I just ordered more from choose to be healthy. Any ideas? Thanks Robert! You’re the best!
Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
It’s time to go Outside The Box again with Ty Bollinger! What will we be talking about today?
Michigan officials investigating after 246 ‘fully vaccinated’ residents get COVID-19, 3 die: report As many as 246 Michigan residents who were “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 later tested positive for the deadly bug — including three who have died, according to a new report. The group — whose cases were reported between Jan. 1 and March 31 — tested positive at least two weeks after receiving the last dose of the inoculation, a health official told the Detroit News. “Some of these individuals may ultimately be excluded from this list due to continuing to test positive from a recent infection prior to being fully vaccinated,” Lynn Sutfin, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Human Services, said in an email Monday. “These cases are undergoing further review to determine if they meet other CDC criteria for determination of potential breakthrough, including the absence of a positive antigen or PCR test less than 45 days prior to the post-vaccination positive test,” Sutfin said. “In general, these persons have been more likely to be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic compared with vaccinated persons,” she said, adding that hospitalization data were available for 117 of the cases, while 129 were incomplete. “Of the 117 with hospitalization data entered, 11 were hospitalized, 103 were not hospitalized, and three are reported as unknown,” Sutfin said. The three people who died were all 65 or older and two “were within three weeks of completion of vaccination,” she said.
The Nuremberg Code: The Universal Right of Informed Consent to Medical Interventions has been Recognized in US Law Since at least 1914 That year, the New York Court of Appeals established the right to informed consent to medical intervention in a case involving non-consensual surgery. Schloendorff v. Society of New York Hospital 105 N.E. 92, 93 N.Y. (1914) Justice Benjamin Cardozo articulated the court’s reasoning: “Every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body; and a surgeon who performs an operation without his patient’s consent commits an assault for which he is liable in damages.” It established 10 foundational principles of ethical clinical research. The first and foremost principle is unequivocal: “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential”. It prohibits research to be conducted on human beings without the informed consent of the individual. The significance of the Nuremberg Code is as follows: The Nuremberg Code was formulated by prominent US government jurists in consultation with prominent US medical consultants. It had the multilateral agreement of the governments of the US, USSR, France and the UK; The Nuremberg Code extended human rights beyond the borders of individual countries; The right of Informed Consent is recognized in time of peace and in time of war. The Nuremberg Code provides legal justification to litigate violations of informed consent. Under the Nuremberg Code, responsibility for violations of informed consent rests upon individual doctors, government officials – and their aiders and abettors – each of who can be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.
She’s beating leukemia with a healthy change to her diet Angie Gaytan never cared much for beets, but beets sure do love her—doctors say that veggie shakes, fruits, beet juice and other healthy foods likely helped the 16-year-old defeat her life-threatening leukemia. Such a healthy diet helped more than Angie: A new study found that adopting a low-fat, low-sugar diet appeared to boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy in a group of 40 children that included Angie. Kids who ate healthier, slightly cut their calorie intake, and burned a bit more energy through exercise wound up with a lot fewer cancer cells lingering in their bodies following their first month of chemo, compared with an earlier group of children who went through standard cancer care, said lead researcher Dr. Etan Orgel, a pediatric oncologist with the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “We found that just these moderate changes in diet and increasing exercise a bit was able to make the chemotherapy more effective and reduce the chances of having leukemia left over after the first month by 70%, which is a huge shift,” Orgel said. “As you can imagine, the cancer that’s left behind is the one that’s the hardest to cure.” In Angie’s case, cutting calories meant eating her veggies by any means necessary. “My mom wanted me to eat healthier, so she made me these juices with kale and celery and beets,” Angie recalled. “She would make different types of things I wouldn’t eat before. Beet juice—I would never have drank that.”
What are the risk factors for experiencing side effects from childhood cancer treatments? Steroids are essential for treating children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow, but they can cause severe side effects such as psychological reactions and sleep problems. An analysis of all relevant studies published to date indicates that there’s insufficient high-quality research investigating the risk factors for these side effects. The analysis, which is published in Psycho-Oncology, included 24 studies. The authors of the analysis noted that overall, there is little evidence regarding risk factors for steroid-induced psychological reactions and sleep problems in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and the quality of evidence is low. However, evidence suggests that the type and dose of steroids are not related to psychological reactions, but may be related to sleep problems. Younger patients seem at risk for behavioral problems and older patients for sleep problems. “There is a lot to gain in the prevention and treatment of steroid-induced psychological and sleep problems, and recognition comes first,” said senior author Raphaële R.L. van Litsenburg, MD, Ph.D., of the Princess Máxima Center in The Netherlands. “A standardized registration of these side effects and their risk factors is warranted for future studies.”
Question of The Day!
I want to thank you guys for being so transparent in responding to my Good Friday comments the other day. There are just three main Christian holidays. Christmas to celebrate Jesus birth, Good Friday to observe his crucifixion and Easter for his resurrection. My point was that all three days are highly significant and I felt they were being trivialized by making any comparison with “Maple Tree Day”. Wednesday is Ty B day so I would appreciate Ty’s thoughts on this and also his opinion on my original April 1st question regarding the “Balance of Nature” fruit and veggie supplements.
Xupermask is a futuristic face mask from Will.i.am and Honeywell If you have to wear a mask, you might as well make it look cool. Enter the Xupermask (pronounced “super mask”), a new face mask developed by Will.i.am in partnership with Honeywell, a company that’s well-versed in personal protective equipment and . The Xupermask has LED lights (of course) and noise-canceling Bluetooth earbuds that magnetically dock on the mask when not in use. The mask also has dual 3-speed fans for ventilation and replaceable HEPA filters that can be swapped out every 30 days. While Will.i.am might be best known as a tech entrepreneur and lead member of the Black Eyed Peas, the Xupermask looks more like something electronic music pioneers Daft Punk might wear. That’s thanks to Xupermask chief creative officer Jose Fernandez, who’s designed some of the most iconic superheroes for Hollywood like Batman and Spider-Man, , and, funnily enough, costumes for Daft Punk. “Most of the things you wear feel very clinical, medicinal,” said Fernandez in an interview with CNET. “This one I think has that cool factor.” A silicone face seal, elastic strap and two size options means the Xupermask is likely to fit a variety of head shapes. You’ll need to charge the mask, but the battery lasts up to 7 hours at a time. Plus you can charge it while you wear it.
Fencing goes up around GraceLife Church west of Edmonton as AHS ‘physically closes’ facility RCMP and members of Alberta Health Services were on scene at GraceLife Church west of Edmonton Wednesday morning to “physically close” the facility as temporary fencing was put up around the building. Police were at the Spruce Grove church before 8 a.m. Crews could be seen putting fencing up around the building’s perimeter, as well as blocking off several parking stalls. “Alberta Health Services physically closed GraceLife Church and has prevented access to the building until GLC can demonstrate the ability to comply with Alberta’s chief medical officer of health’s (CMOH) restrictions,” AHS said in a statement Wednesday morning. Alberta RCMP confirmed officers were on scene to assist with enforcement. For months, the church has been routinely holding services that violate COVID-19 restrictions. Under Alberta’s public health orders, face masks are mandatory and churches are restricted to 15 per cent of fire code capacity.
YouTube Censors Florida Governor DeSantis and His Science Advisors In 2020, Florida took the lead in rejecting lockdowns. The effort was led by Governor Ron DeSantis, who in the course of the pandemic became a master of knowledge and erudition on matters of public health and the cell biological issues concerning immunity. In removing mandates and restrictions, he was under the influence of the signatories of the Great Barrington Declaration along with public health scholar Scott Atlas. The efforts in Florida to protect the elderly while permitting the rest of society to function normally led to a success that has been celebrated the world over. It causes major disruption to the lockdown narrative that the only way to suppress a virus is to suppress rights and freedoms. As a retrospective on the policy, the governor held a roundtable with all four scientists. Lasting an hour and a half, they covered all the major issues. The video itself came to serve as a tutorial in the relationship between public policy and virus mitigation. With no warning, no announcement, and no explanation, YouTube on April 7, 2021, suddenly deleted the entire video from its platform. Once hosted by WTSP Tampa Bay, an NBC affiliate, it originally appeared as embedded in a story on WTSP.com. The video that once lived here is now replaced by this.