October 12th, 2021 3-5PM ET
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Texas governor bars all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in state, rips Biden for ‘bullying’ Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to what he called “bullying” by the Biden Administration, on Monday barred all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity, including private employers. Abbott’s move sets him up for a clash with President Joe Biden, a Democrat who last month called on businesses nationwide to order their workers to be vaccinated or lose their jobs. At least several thousand people have since been fired for refusing to comply. “In another instance of federal overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, causing workforce disruptions that threaten Texas’ continued recovery from the COVID-19 disaster,” Abbott said in an executive order. The White House had no immediate comment. Abbott’s order states that “no entity in Texas” could compel proof of vaccination by any individual, including employees or customers. He called on state lawmakers to take up the issue in an upcoming special session. Tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google have both told employees that they would need proof of vaccination to return to their offices. Both companies employ large numbers in Texas. Fort Worth-based American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier, last week told its 100,000 U.S.-based employees they must submit proof of full vaccination no later than Nov. 24 – or be fired.
A Covid-19 vaccine mandate won’t force staff at this rural Missouri hospital to get the shot, CEO says. It will make them quit Dr. Randy Tobler, CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri, has struggled to retain staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, losing 10 of his 57 nurses in the main hospital and three rural health clinics. So Tobler can’t afford to alienate any more health care workers, but he believes a Covid-19 vaccine mandate could do just that. Such a requirement won’t make his unvaccinated staff get the shot, he says. It will make them quit. “Our reality is we need staff to work. And in return for your working, we’re not going to ask you to get a vaccine mandate,” he told CNN. “There were people in the hospital that freely shared that if the vaccine mandate happened on our account or on anyone else’s, they would not work here. That’s just something they weren’t going to put in their body.” That’s why Tobler disagrees with the vaccine mandate announced by President Joe Biden last month that will apply to millions of health care workers across the country. These are arguably the most crucial group of workers to have inoculated, because the vaccines would protect them and their patients, and keep the staff healthy so they can continue working. That’s why they were among the first to be offered a Covid-19 vaccine.
Wyoming teenager arrested after refusing to wear mask on school grounds, family says A 16-year-old girl in Wyoming was arrested Thursday at her school after she refused to wear a mask on school grounds, she and her father said. Grace Smith, a junior at Laramie High School, told state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, in an interview posted online, that police placed her in handcuffs for trespassing after she was suspended for not following the school’s mask mandate and refused to leave school grounds. Smith recorded video of herself getting handcuffed, which her father, Andy Smith, shared on social media. The video shows the interactions between Smith and police officers were polite. “When asked if they’re arresting her for [not wearing] her mask, they’ll say, ‘No, we’re arresting her for her violation of failure to comply in accordance with their trespassing ordinance,'” Andy Smith told Bouchard. Smith said that she’s faced three separate two-day suspensions over refusing to mask up and received $1,000 in trespassing fines for refusing to leave the campus, saying that she had a right to be on school grounds to continue her education. She described herself as a “straight-A student” who has “never broken the law.” “I would never choose to do anything wrong and I never saw myself sitting in the back of a cop car, handcuffed,” Smith said. Smith’s arrest also led to a “brief lockdown” to “prevent further interruptions to academic learning,” the school said in a statement obtained by the Laramie Boomerang.
Comment of The Day!
You have been rendering a great service to your audience for more than two decades, talking about holistic healing and raising your voice fearlessly when it comes to matters pertaining to medical tyranny. While analyzing happenings and statements issued by politicians on matters relating to health, you have an amazing track record of being 99.9% accurate. Why not 100%?
Well, a case in point is what you said on 11-Oct-21 at 16:00 that their agenda is to get everybody on the planet jabbed with experimental mRNA technology. You are right, but what is debatable is the word “experimental”. By describing the mRNA vaccines as experimental, you are implying that they do not know what the outcome of this mass vaccination with mRNA vaccines will be. You are casting aspersions on their capability to come up with an effective bio-weapon and disguise it as a vaccine. In association with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, they have been doing the research tirelessly for the past 20 years under the able leadership of Dr. Fauci and you call the final product of the research “experimental”. In all likelihood, they have done ALL the experiments needed to confirm that the mRNA vaccines WILL damage the human body in a slow-kill manner either alone or in combination with 5G and, they have enough evidence to show that all children taking this vaccine will have serious fertility issues in future. It is an unfair accusation to say that they do not know what the effect of the vaccines will be a few years down the line.
My request to you Robert is that you drop the word “experimental” while talking about mRNA vaccines. If you need an adjective badly, I suggest you use “deadly” in place of “experimental”. Thanks.
Brain damage caused by long stays in space Spending a long time in space appears to cause brain damage. This is shown by a study of five Russian cosmonauts who had stayed on the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers at the University of Gothenburg are among those now presenting the results. The study is published in the scientific journal JAMA Neurology. Its co-authors at the University, scientists from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, wrote it jointly with colleagues in Moscow and Munich. The scientists followed five male Russian cosmonauts working on the permanently manned International Space Station (ISS), which is in orbit 400 km from Earth’s surface. The adverse effects on the body of long periods in space have been known for some time. The negative changes include atrophic muscles, decreasing bone mass, deteriorating vision and altered bacterial flora in the gut. Blood samples were taken from the cosmonauts 20 days before their departure to the ISS. On average, they then stayed in space for 169 days (approximately five and a half months). The participants’ mean age was 49. After their return to Earth, follow-up blood samples were taken on three occasions: one day, one week, and about three weeks respectively after landing. Five biomarkers for brain damage were analyzed. They were neurofilament light (NFL), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), total tau (T-tau), and two amyloid beta proteins.
Watch live as Jeff Bezos’ rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space on Wednesday Three decades after starring as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in “Star Trek,” actor William Shatner is about to fly to space in real life. Blue Origin, the rocket company Jeff Bezos founded in 2000, is preparing to rocket Shatner and three others to the edge of space aboard its New Shepard launch system on Wednesday morning. The entire flight lasts just 11 minutes, with passengers reaching an altitude of 62 miles. They’ll get about three minutes of weightlessness. This is the company’s second flight with passengers; its first carried Bezos and three others above the planet in July. “I’m thrilled and anxious and a little nervous and a little frightened about this whole new adventure,” Shatner told the “Today” show last week. At age 90, Shatner will become the oldest person to reach the boundary of space, breaking the record set by 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk on Bezos’ July flight. He will share the spaceship with former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen, healthcare entrepreneur Glen de Vries, and Blue Origin’s vice president of mission and flight operations, Audrey Powers. The flight is automated, so no pilot will be on board.
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Common chemicals in electronics and baby products harm brain development Chemicals increasingly used as flame retardants and plasticizers pose a larger risk to children’s brain development than previously thought, according to a commentary published today in Environmental Health Perspectives. The research team reviewed dozens of human, animal, and cell-based studies and concluded that exposure to even low levels of the chemicals—called organophosphate esters—may harm IQ, attention, and memory in children in ways not yet looked at by regulators. The neurotoxicity of organophosphate esters used as nerve agents and pesticides is widely recognized, but the neurotoxicity of those used as flame retardants and plasticizers has been assumed to be low. As a result, they are widely used as replacements for some phased-out or banned halogenated flame retardants in electronics, car seats and other baby products, furniture, and building materials. However, the authors’ analysis revealed that these chemicals are also neurotoxic, but through different mechanisms of action.
Synthetic chemical in consumer products linked to early death, study finds Synthetic chemicals called phthalates, found in hundreds of consumer products such as food storage containers, shampoo, makeup, perfume and children’s toys, may contribute to some 91,000 to 107,000 premature deaths a year among people ages 55 to 64 in the United States, a new study found. People with the highest levels of phthalates had a greater risk of death from any cause, especially cardiovascular mortality, according to the study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Pollution. The study estimated those deaths could cost the US about $40 to $47 billion each year in lost economic productivity. “This study adds to the growing data base on the impact of plastics on the human body and bolsters public health and business cases for reducing or eliminating the use of plastics,” said lead author Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a professor of pediatrics, environmental medicine and population health at NYU Langone Health in New York City. Phthalates are known to interfere with the body’s mechanism for hormone production, known as the endocrine system, and they are “linked with developmental, reproductive, brain, immune, and other problems,” according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Long-term exposure to permissible concentrations of air pollution linked with increased mortality risk Exposure to low concentrations of air pollution, even at levels permitted under federal regulations, may be causing tens of thousands of early deaths each year among elderly people and other vulnerable groups in the U.S., according to a large national study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study will be published October 7, 2021, in The Lancet Planetary Health. “We found that among elderly patients enrolled in Medicare, small increases in long-term exposure to both particle and gaseous air pollutants increased the risk of death, even at levels deemed safe by current regulations,” said lead study author Mahdieh Danesh Yazdi, a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard Chan School’s Department of Environmental Health. “Our findings suggest that current air pollution limits are not adequate to protect the health of vulnerable groups.” Previous studies have suggested that people exposed to air pollution concentrations that are lower than those permitted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may still have an increased risk of illness and mortality. But most earlier studies didn’t focus on individuals who were continually exposed to lower concentrations of pollutants during the study period, as the new study does.
Get the candy bowl ready: Dr. Fauci says Halloween is a go this year It’s time to get those costumes and bowls of candy ready — Halloween is just around the corner. And unlike last year, trick-or-treating can go ahead this season — that’s according to the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. “I think that, particularly if you’re vaccinated, you can get out there and enjoy it,” Fauci told CNN’s State of the Union this weekend. After more than 18 months under the dark cloud of the coronavirus pandemic, the Halloween celebrations should be able to go ahead safely, he said. That’s a refreshing change from last year’s celebrations that were largely canceled due to high cases of COVID-19 and no vaccine yet available. As many adults, and now younger Americans over the age of 12 are getting vaccinated, Fauci said trick-or-treating outdoors, where the risk for infection is lower, should be safe for young children. “This is a time that children love. It’s a very important part of the year for children,” he said.
PC Halloween: Here are the costumes parents agree no kid should wear while trick-or-treating Should Halloween costumes need to pass a “political correctness” test before parents let their kids go trick-or-treating? A new survey finds many think moms and dads should think twice before letting their children dress up in certain costumes for Halloween this year. A recent OnePoll survey asked 2,000 American parents of children under 10 to weigh in on which “offensive” Halloween costumes they believe should be banned from stores. Holocaust-related costumes, such as the infamous “Anne Frank” outfit that caused a social media controversy in 2017, topped the list of ideas to avoid (45%). Anything related to blackface (43%), displaying the Confederate flag (38%), or transphobia (37%) also ranked high on the list. Other choices Americans think kids should avoid include pandemic-related costumes, such as hazmat suits (32%) and also portrayals of cultural stereotypes (29%). The relationship between Halloween and cultural appropriation or stereotyping has become a hot-button issue over the last decade, with critics and activists popularizing the phrase “My culture is not a costume” in social media discussions.