September 16th, 2020 3-5PM ET
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NIH ‘Very Concerned’ About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case. “The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural clinical director and a leader of viral research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an NIH division. “Everyone’s hopes are on a vaccine, and if you have a major complication the whole thing could get derailed.” A great deal of uncertainty remains about what happened to the unnamed patient, to the frustration of those avidly following the progress of vaccine testing. AstraZeneca, which is running the global trial of the vaccine it produced with Oxford University, said the trial volunteer recovered from a severe inflammation of the spinal cord and is no longer hospitalized.
Could common vaccine given to kids help prevent COVID-19 in adults? Washington University School of Medicine is helping lead an ambitious, worldwide study to see if giving adults the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine – a common vaccine administered to young children – could help protect against infection from the coronavirus. The study aims to enroll up to 30,000 health care workers globally, including 500 to 1,000 in the St. Louis area. Washington University is leading the trial along with the University College London and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The MMR vaccine was approved nearly 50 years ago and has since been given safely to hundreds of millions of people, greatly reducing the incidence of the diseases. The vaccine is typically given in two doses to a child before he or she turns 6. While the vaccine provides lifelong protection against the three diseases, growing evidence suggests a booster shot as an adult may elicit a broad immune system response that could prevent infection from the coronavirus for several months.
Special Guest Stuart Tomc
Stuart Tomc serves as a Sciences, Regulatory, Education Vice President at CV Sciences, Inc. He is a recognized authority on dietary supplements, with twenty years of experience in the nutritional health industry. He served as Vice President of North American Herb and Spice, where he served for 10 years, in addition to his service as Global Educator for omega-3 market leader, Nordic Naturals, Mr. Tomc is known for
CV Sciences, Inc. Announces Expansion with the Launch of CV™ Acute and New Immunity Product Line CV Sciences, Inc., a preeminent leader in hemp derived cannabidiol (CBD) products, today announced a strategic category expansion into condition specific dietary supplements with the launch of CV™ Acute, the first of several products to be launched under its new Immunity product line. This new non-CBD product line will open markets and sales channels for the Company, including major e-commerce retailers not currently accessible by CBD-based products. CV™ Acute (V871 SHL)1 is a clinically researched, wide-spectrum, proprietary plant-based formula to support immune system and respiratory health. CV™ Acute integrates a time tested Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formula with proprietary modern analytical chemistry and extraction techniques2. The formula is supported by global medical authorities and hundreds of published scientific studies that demonstrate overall immune system defense to everyday challenges with enhanced support for respiratory health. A World Health Organization (WHO) report cited the formula’s ability to be an effective therapy for respiratory and immune system challenges that can be safely combined with conventional and pharmaceutical treatments. A March 2020 study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences highlighted in vitro evidence demonstrating that the formula had a preventive effect on SARS-COV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. While this data is preliminary and should be interpreted conservatively, the strong safety profile of CV™ Acute indicates that it is a prudent addition to an integrated approach to respiratory and immune challenges. Michael D. Lewis, MD, MPH, Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army, and CV Sciences Medical Advisor commented, “I was assigned to establish the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance Program in Southeast Asia in the early 2000’s, helping manage both the SARS and Bird Flu outbreaks for the U.S. military. There I observed the tremendous value in combining traditional herbs with modern diagnosis and treatment.”
CBD in the Center of New Autism Clinical Trial CBD oil is often promoted as a miracle cure, with suggested benefits ranging from improved mood and appetite to better mobility. Can it be used in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders in pediatric patients. A new clinical trial run by the University of California-San Diego is seeking the definitive answer, and is calling for volunteers. CBD is short for cannabidiol – the non-psychoactive ingredient found in industrial hemp plants grown in the United States. It comes in all sorts of forms: CBD pills, tinctures, edibles, and more. The compound was first discovered in the 1930s by British scientists, leading to additional research in the 1950’s and 1960’s. According to the British Journal of Pharmacology, it was not studied as a beneficial compound until the 1980s, when scientists discovered reactions between the human endocannabinoid system and CBD. While parenting publications have suggested CBD may be helpful for children suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), two studies published in the late-2010’s suggested there may be some true benefit from the compound. The first study was published in 2018 by the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. In the research, a group of 53 Israeli children at an average age of 11 were given CBD oil by their parents, through the instruction of a nurse practitioner.
Study reveals how cannabinoids may be useful to prevent colon cancer Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are caused by unrestrained inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with IBD are at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. In a recent study published in iScience by authors from the University of South Carolina, it was shown that treatment with Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, prevented the development of colon cancers in mice. It was shown that THC suppressed inflammation in the colon, preventing the onset of cancers caused by a carcinogen. This new paper is based on research studies from the laboratories of Prakash Nagarkatti, Ph.D., and Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti, Ph.D, at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) School of Medicine Columbia, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. The Nagarkattis published “Activation of cannabinoid receptor 2 prevents colitis-associated colon cancer through myeloid cell deactivation upstream of IL-22 production,” with co-authors William Becker, Haider Alrafas, Kiesha Wilson, Kathryn Miranda, Courtney Culpepper, Ioulia Chatzistamou and Guoshuai Cai, who also work at the University of South Carolina. Prakash and Mitzi Nagarkatti have been studying the effects of botanicals, including cannabis, on inflammation for many years.
Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
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Half of Pediatricians Dismiss Anti-Vaccine Families Parents who choose to forgo or delay their children’s vaccinations may quickly find themselves without a pediatrician. Just over half (51%) of pediatric offices in the United States have a policy to dismiss families that refuse childhood vaccines, a nationwide survey found. Thirty-seven percent of pediatricians themselves said they often dismissed families for refusing vaccines, and 6% said they would dismiss a family for choosing to spread out crucial early vaccines. “Arguments for dismissing families include that vaccination is the standard of care and the benefits far outweigh the risks. The evidence for vaccines is so strong that doctors may feel they just can’t work with parents who stray so far from the standards of medical care,” said lead author Dr. Sean O’Leary. He’s a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.
Student arrested for attending school in person, in protest A high school senior was arrested Thursday after repeatedly showing up to the building in protest on days he had been scheduled for remote learning. Maverick Stow, 17, was issued a five-day suspension for appearing Tuesday at William Floyd High School on Long Island and returned on the following two days, Newsday reported. He said he believes students should be in school five days a week. Officials warned Wednesday that he would be arrested, and on Thursday he was arrested by Suffolk County police on a charge of third-degree criminal trespass and told to appear in court Sept. 24. If Stow continues to try to attend school in person, the high school will have to close, school spokesperson James Montalto said. “We are still in the midst of a pandemic and will abide by the regulations set in place by our government and health officials designed to keep our students and staff safe,” Montalto said in a written statement. “As we have said, Mr. Stow’s rights as a student do not surpass the rights of any of our other 8,799 students.”
Lifeguard Arrested, Led Away in Handcuffs by Hazmat Cops for ‘Surfing with Coronavirus’ Remarkable footage has revealed the moment police officers — dressed head-to-toe in hazmat suits — frogmarched a young woman up a beach in handcuffs after she went surfing after being diagnosed with coronavirus. A professional lifeguard was reported to police by her own colleagues in San Sebastian, in the Bay of Biscay in Spain’s Basque country on Monday after she was spotted surfing while placed on medical leave by her employer following a positive coronavirus test. Remarkable footage and images of the young woman refusing to stop surfing when demanded to by officers, and finally being taken up the beach by police, went viral in Spain, reports national newspaper El Paìs. The newspaper reports the woman was supposed to be in quarantine when she was on the ocean on her surfboard and was approached by other lifeguards on a boat who ordered her out of the water. But the woman continued to surf for an hour and attempted to avoid being arrested when she did return to shore. In one piece of footage, two officers in full protective clothing and masks are seen running along the beach to catch up with the woman. Eventually, she is cuffed and sat cross-legged on the sand before being taken away.
UK tests if COVID-19 vaccines might work better inhaled British scientists are beginning a small study comparing how two experimental coronavirus vaccines might work when they are inhaled by people instead of being injected. In a statement on Monday, researchers at Imperial College London and Oxford University said a trial involving 30 people would test vaccines developed by both institutions when participants inhale the droplets in their mouths, which would directly target their respiratory systems. Larger studies of the Imperial and Oxford vaccine are already under way, but this study aims to see if the vaccines might be more effective if they are inhaled. “We have evidence that delivering influenza vaccines via a nasal spray can protect people against flu as well as help to reduce the transmission of the disease,” said Dr. Chris Chiu of Imperial, who is leading the research. He suggested that might also be the case with COVID-19. “It is critical we explore whether targeting the airways directly can provide an effective response compared to a vaccine injected into muscle,” Chiu said in a statement.
The FDA is outsourcing COVID-19 testing to China The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has come under fire for seemingly rubber stamping Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 testing without offering virtually any data-driven or appropriate testing standards, has been delivering EUAs to China-based pharmaceutical companies at an alarming rate. After reviewing the 161 emergency use authorizations granted by the FDA since February, I found that at least 10 Chinese companies were delivered the FDA stamp of approval to deliver diagnostic tests in the United States for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. China is the United States’ greatest adversary, and Beijing has not been forthcoming about the role it played in potentially negligently unleashing the novel coronavirus. These factors may cause many to raise concerns about the FDA’s decision to continue to authorize Chinese labs and companies to deliver U.S. coronavirus testing. Moreover, China’s one-party, top-down totalitarian system demands that corporations based in China are completely subservient to the state. There are no truly independent companies in China. All are ultimately beholden to the needs of the Chinese Community Party (CCP).
Flu may increase the spread of COVID-19 Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and the Institut Pasteur in Paris used a mathematical model to study the first months of the corona pandemic in Europe. They show that the decrease of COVID-19 cases in spring was not only related to countermeasures but also to the end of the flu season. Influenza may have increased transmission of the coronavirus by an average of 2.5-fold. The results of the study suggest that the coming flu epidemic will have a amplifying impact on the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers emphasize the potential importance of flu vaccinations as a possible extra protection against COVID-19. The study was already pre-published on medRxiv and has not yet been peer reviewed. Data from earlier experiments led the team around the mathematician Matthieu Domenech de Cellès to investigate the effects of a co-infection with coronavirus and flu. The French mathematician focuses on the effectiveness of vaccination programs and the seasonality of infectious diseases such as influenza. When the first COVID-19 cases occurred in Europe at the beginning of the year, he wanted to apply his knowledge in epidemiological models to the new pandemic. Together with researchers from Paris and Lyon, he developed a mathematical model of coronavirus transmission and mortality to decipher the influence of the flu season on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kerri Walsh Jennings Didn’t Wear Mask To A Store And Says She Feels ‘Brave’ Kerri Walsh Jennings ignited outrage over Labor Day weekend after writing two lengthy Instagram posts about feeling “brave” not wearing a mask into a store — even as coronavirus deaths have reached nearly 190,000.“I had a little exercise in being brave yesterday & I’m still a bit edgy about it,” the Olympic volleyball icon wrote on Sunday. “I went shopping without a mask on & this is why … I read a quote the other day that shook me ― THIS HAS NOT BEEN ENFORCED, IT’S BEEN CONSENTED TO.” She added that the U.S. has “become a country & a world estranged from each other & it is more deeply unhealthy than any virus could ever be.” “Things won’t open up and freedoms won’t come back unless we are willing to push back and stand up for them,” the three-time Olympic gold medal winner continued in the comments. “I am willing to fight for the freedoms I have been guaranteed by my constitution.”