July 28th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger As coronavirus cases resurge across the country, many inoculated Americans are losing patience with vaccine holdouts who, they say, are neglecting a civic duty or clinging to conspiracy theories and misinformation even as new patients arrive in emergency rooms and the nation renews mask advisories. The country seemed to be exiting the pandemic; barely a month ago, a sense of celebration was palpable. Now many of the vaccinated fear for their unvaccinated children and worry that they are at risk themselves for breakthrough infections. Rising case rates are upending plans for school and workplace reopenings, and threatening another wave of infections that may overwhelm hospitals in many communities. “It’s like the sun has come up in the morning and everyone is arguing about it,” said Jim Taylor, 66, a retired civil servant in Baton Rouge, La., a state in which fewer than half of adults are fully vaccinated. “The virus is here and it’s killing people, and we have a time-tested way to stop it — and we won’t do it. It’s an outrage.” The rising sentiment is contributing to support for more coercive measures. Scientists, business leaders and government officials are calling for vaccine mandates — if not by the federal government, then by local jurisdictions, schools, employers and
As Covid cases surge, unvaccinated Americans trigger scorn, resentment from vaccinated people Keisha Bryan, a psychotherapist near Raleigh, North Carolina, had a slate of activities she wanted to do this summer with her husband and their 5-year-old daughter: attend neighborhood parties, visit a trampoline park and travel to Walt Disney World for a much-needed family vacation. But even something as carefree as the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo, which they’ve attended previously, is off the table this year after event organizers announced Monday it was canceled because of the surge of Covid-19 cases in the region. North Carolina, like many states across the country, has been hit by a doubling of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rising due to the highly transmissible delta variant. Bryan and her family have played it safe throughout the pandemic, getting vaccinated, wearing masks and avoiding large social gatherings. But in the face of a pandemic relapse, as vaccination rates stall and polls show most unvaccinated Americans still aren’t interested in getting inoculated against Covid, her hopes are dashed for a jampacked summer. Now, another feeling has overcome her: contempt. “I find myself doing all of these extra things and being thoughtful, because I learned from my grandmother to not just care for yourself but care for your neighbor,” Bryan said. “Now I’m getting to the place where I’m angry — angry that I see other people not doing the same, not getting vaccinated when they can. Don’t we all want to get back to normal?”
Lies and absurdities that damaged the COVID pandemic Below I will highlight the lies, misinformation, and efforts to deceive the American people (and the world) and the former president as to the response to the COVID “pandemic.” These blatant lies severely hobbled and essentially doomed the U.S. pandemic response from February 2020 onwards. That response continues today under the new administration, which is being advised by illogical, nonsensical, and simply incompetent holdover advisors as well as new ones. These so-called “experts” are politicized and seemingly corrupted and spew utter nonsense and dangerous advice that harms the people. They are aided by an hysterical, corrupted media that seeks to confuse and deceive the public at every turn. Something other than science was at play here and I suspect as time goes by, we will come to learn what the underlying motivation has been. I refer below to what I consider to be bald-faced lies that go beyond mistakes (note, this is my opinion)
More than one third of adults have multiple health problems in midlife More than one in three British adults are suffering from two or more chronic health conditions in middle age, such as recurrent back problems, mental ill-health, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high-risk drinking, according to UCL researchers. The new study, published in BMC Public Health, shows that among Generation X—adults born in 1970—those who grew up in poorer families are at much greater risk of having multiple long-term health problems in their late 40s. The research also reveals an association between physical and mental health conditions in childhood and adolescence, and chronic health problems in middle age. Lead author, Dr. Dawid Gondek (UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health) said: “This study provides concerning new evidence about the state of the nation’s health in midlife. It shows that a substantial proportion of the population are already suffering from multiple long-term physical and mental health problems in their late 40s, and also points to stark health inequalities which appear to begin early in childhood.” The researchers analyzed data collected from a nationally representative group of around 8,000 British adults who have participated in the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) since they were born, more than 50 years ago. At age 46-48, in 2016-18, they took part in a biomedical survey, where nurses measured their blood pressure and took a blood sample to check for diabetes. Participants were asked to report whether they had various chronic physical health conditions, such as recurrent back problems, asthma, heart problems, and arthritis. Mental health and high-risk drinking were also assessed, using separate questionnaires.
Question of The Day!
I’m agent V from Mel Friedman’s Howicuredmorgellons.com website. Mel said to contact you about a particular problem and see if you had further advice. When I am at the computer my body is going a bit crazy . I sit with spray bottles of WPS and KleenGleen on hand and use them a lot to stop irritations. I have a $99 electrical protector (House Shield from safe connect) plugged into the socket my computer is on. I also have a Qi (a home Qi from Synergy Science to protect from radiation waves-not near the computer). My blood pressure is steadily over 200. Currently it is 213/129. A friend told me being in front of the computer screen increases blood pressure. If it does I do not know. Mel has us on the computer reading and studying from his site. It’s very hard on me. Sometimes I put ice cubes on my calves and feet and sometimes I pour cold water from the refrigerator straight on my head to stop the agitation. Oh I also put on a Xzuba sticker on my computer about 3 weeks ago. I do not know if it works or not. I do use a cable on the computer I am using not wi-fi but my router from Frontier is 5G. That’s pretty strong. However lately a separate connection IS requiring wi-fi, that I must use since my computer has problems and I am using another computer just to scan and copy. It is right by my desk also. I have a smaller Qi shield I bought to my desk with my computer on it and I got quite a bit of relief Any further advice?
Thank you for your time!!!!
65+ and lonely? Don’t talk to your doctor about another prescription Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, putting themselves at risk for drug dependency, impaired attention, falls and other accidents, and further cognitive impairment, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study found that just over half of 6,000 respondents in a nationally representative survey of seniors living independently were not lonely, while 40 percent were moderately lonely, and 7 percent were highly lonely. The proportion of seniors in each group who had prescriptions for opioids and anti-anxiety medications and sedatives, which included drugs like Valium, Xanax, BuSpar and Ambien, correlated with their degree of loneliness, according to the study, which publishes in JAMA Internal Medicine on June 26, 2021. “There’s a misconception that as we age, we become more withdrawn and less sociable,” said first author Ashwin Kotwal, MD, of the UCSF Division of Geriatrics and of the San Francisco VA Medical Center. “In fact, older people are more socially active than other age groups and frequently play major roles in their communities. When older people are not socially active, we need to recognize that there’s a problem.”
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?
Meet The REAL Disinformation Dozen Have you heard of “The Disinformation Dozen” yet? They’re the twelve people that, according to The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), “are responsible for almost two-thirds of anti-vaccine content circulating on social media platforms.” You see, you might think that it is well-documented research about the known short-term effects and unknown long-term effects of the unapproved gene therapy injections that are making people hesitant about sticking the COVID “vaccines” in their arms. But you’d be wrong. According to the CCDH’s super serious and rigorously researched report on the subject, it is in fact this small group of dedicated disinformationists who have single-handedly warped the minds of millions of poor, innocent social media users. These loathsome liars and avid anti-science activists are, the CCDH informs us, the true source of the public’s misgivings about the jab. Don’t trust your lying eyes! Believe our good old friends at the mysterious CCDH (who studiously avoid the question of where they get their own fund in the “About” section of their website) when they tell you that it’s this handful of cranks and charlatans who are creating hordes of tinfoil anti-vaxxers with their cunningly crafted tweets and their perfectly persuasive Instagram posts. So, who are these online gurus, exactly? Who are the social media Svengalis leading the online hordes off of the digital cliffs? Who should we as a society be living in mortal fear of? Why, THESE people, of course!
Conspiracy of Censorship by the Medical Mafia & Totalitarian Tyrants At our inception as a nation, the United States was framed and founded on one great and godly principle: that all men are created equal and ought to be FREE. Together, we stand for freedom in every sense of the word. Freedom of religion. Freedom of speech. Freedom from monarchs, tyrants, and dictators. But that very freedom is in peril. We are at the brink of a totalitarian dystopia in which all of us are subservient to the State. In which personal freedoms are sacrificed for the “greater good” as defined by a corrupt oligarchy. As the freest nation that has ever existed, we have been blessed by generations of freedom and democracy. But that freedom, long a bastion of hope for oppressed people across the world, seems to be coming to an end, but only if we allow it. Unlike anything we’ve seen in the past, this assassination of liberty will not come through some military coup or foreign invasion, but through a relentless propaganda campaign created to blind the ignorant and silence all resistance. This change is a combination of desperately aggressive politics and a private sector at the pinnacle of its corruption. The result has been an assault on our First Amendment rights, but the path to total government oppression is steep and slippery. We’re in the midst of a civil liberties battle. The massive power grab displayed by our leaders was unprecedented and ruled by fear and ignorance. Businesses were forced to close, with many never to reopen. Children were kept home from school (or worse: forced to wear a mask all day every day) as suicide, mental illness, abuse, hunger, and job-loss mortality skyrocketed. From french fries and firearms to lap dances and lottery tickets, Big Pharma and their government lackeys are using any and every possible incentive to get us to accept their vaccines. The American people – and those of the world – have been lied to. The media and the government have been flat-out wrong on a staggering amount of information, changing their stance several times over.
At FDA Urging, Pfizer and Moderna to Include Thousands More Children in Clinical Trials Pfizer and Moderna will increase the number of children in their COVID vaccine clinical trials prior to seeking Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told the vaccine makers the size and scope of their pediatric studies, as initially envisioned, were inadequate to detect rare side effects. The rare side effects cited by the FDA include myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, inflammation of the lining around the heart, multiple people familiar with the trials told The New York Times. Moderna’s shot is authorized for emergency use in people 18 and up, and Pfizer’s vaccine is authorized for children as young as 12. No COVID vaccines have yet received EUA approval for children younger than 12. Expanding the pediatric trials means thousands more children as young as 6 months old may soon be recruited and enrolled in COVID vaccine trials. According to the Times, the FDA asked the companies to include 3,000 children in the 5- to 11-year-old group, the group for whom results were expected first. One person, granted anonymity by the Times to speak freely, described that figure as double the original number of study participants.
Relationship between the microbiome and breast cancer Researchers are learning more about the relationship between the microbiome and cancer. But many questions remain, especially when it comes to the role of the microbiome in breast tissue and whether it contributes to the development of invasive breast cancer. A study, newly funded by the Windsong CARES Foundation in collaboration with the University at Buffalo and Windsong Breast Care, aims to reveal more about this relationship. “It is becoming increasingly clear that the human microbiome significantly impacts human health and disease, affecting at least 15-20% of all cancers,” says Jo L. Freudenheim, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions. “There is a relatively new understanding that breast tissues are not sterile, that bacteria live in them both in healthy women and those with breast cancer,” adds Freudenheim, who is leading the study. “This project is working to better understand if those bacteria contribute to breast cancer and if there are differences depending on other characteristics of the women.” Nisha Nair, a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, is collaborating on the study, along with Michael Buck, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and Yijun Sun, Ph.D., associate professor of bioinformatics, both of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.
Healthy lifestyle may help mitigate high genetic risk of cancer Healthy lifestyle factors such as abstinence from smoking and drinking, low body mass index, and exercise correlated with decreased cancer incidence, even in individuals with a high genetic risk, according to results of a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “Our findings indicate that everyone should have a healthy lifestyle to decrease overall cancer risk,” said co-senior author of the study Guangfu Jin, Ph.D., a professor at Nanjing Medical University. “This is particularly important for individuals with a high genetic risk of cancer.” As genetic research continues to uncover loci, or areas in DNA, with specific changes that influence cancer risk, researchers can define polygenic risk scores (PRS)—personalized estimates of an individual’s cancer risk—based on a patient’s unique combination of these changes. However, most PRS are generated for a specific cancer type, rather than for overall cancer risk. “A PRS indicating risk of a certain cancer is important but not enough,” Jin said. “We tried to create an indicator—the cancer polygenic risk score (CPRS)—to measure the genetic risk of cancer as a whole.” Jin and colleagues calculated individual PRS for 16 cancers in men and 18 cancers in women, using available data from genome-wide association studies. They then used statistical methods to combine these scores into a single measure of cancer risk, based on the relative proportion of each cancer type in the general population. Separate CPRS were generated for men and women.
Steelers unvaccinated players will wear yellow wristbands The Pittsburgh Steelers have a high vaccination rate among players. Those who have yet to get the shot will stick out like a proverbial sore thumb. Per the team, Steelers players who haven’t been vaccinated will be wearing yellow wristbands at practice. The Steelers have been among the most successful at getting players to choose to take the vaccine. That’s a testament to the persuasive powers of coach Mike Tomlin, who realizes the competitive advantage of getting it — and disadvantage of not getting it. It won’t be a surprise if, come September, every player remaining on the roster has gotten it.