July 26th, 2020 1-3PM ET
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Medical experts urge US to shut down and start over as coronavirus cases surpass 4 million The United States on Friday got two reality checks on the coronavirus pandemic as the number of cases around the world set another high. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reminded Americans that even if a vaccine candidate gets through the testing process and is successful by the end of the year, it will be several months before vaccination is widespread across the US. “I think as we get into 2021, several months in, that you would have [a] vaccine that would be widely available to people in the United States,” Fauci told the Washington Post’s Bob Costa during a Post Live event. That means spring 2021 at the soonest. Fauci noted that some companies have claimed they could have a vaccine available before the end of the year. “I’m a little skeptical about that, but, you know, anything is possible,” he told the Post.
‘Health anxiety’ in the time of COVID With COVID-19 infections continuing to rise in the U.S., and debates remaining on how and when to open schools, and if mask-wearing should be mandatory, many of us are understandably uneasy. Most of these circumstances are beyond our personal control, but our individual characteristics can influence responses to the pandemic. Undeniably, personal attributes play a role in the success of public health strategies used to mitigate COVID-19 and determine how well we handle the threat of infection. Health anxiety, excessive concern about one’s health, is one important psychological factor that is affecting people’s reactions to the stress that comes along with COVID. Thinking, and even worrying, about one’s health is normal. Most of us have experienced finding a lump and wondered if we might have cancer or felt a skip of our heart and questioned if we might be having an attack. Studies indicate that between 10 and 20 percent of the population worries frequently about having a physical illness. And, during this pandemic, some anxiety about one’s health can be adaptive. Pushing us to engage in recommended protective strategies, such as mask-wearing and social distancing.
One-quarter of drugs approved by FDA had reviewer objections Roughly one in four drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had at least one reviewer express concerns over their use, according to an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open. Of 174 drugs approved by the agency between 2011 and 2015, 35 passed muster despite disagreement over requirements for post-approval safety evaluations or wording on their labels, the researchers said. Twelve, or 7%, received approval even though at least one of the reviewers objected, while 10, or just under 6%, were allowed to go to market despite of concerns over the types of patients for whom they should be used, they said. “We don’t know whether these disagreements represent a red flag [regarding the safety of the drugs],” co-author Matthew Herder, director of the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University in Canada, told UPI. The internal debate, however, is a “good thing” because it is an indication of stringency of the review process, he said. The data for every drug evaluated by the FDA is, in most cases, reviewed by dozens of agency executives and scientists, Harder and his colleagues said.
Adults don’t need tetanus or diphtheria booster shots; childhood vaccines last for life, study says For many adults, booster shots are just another part of getting older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults update their vaccinations every 10 years. A new study reveals some of those childhood vaccines could last a lot longer; making more shots unnecessary. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine say that’s the case with tetanus and diphtheria vaccines, which last for life. The study estimates that eliminating unneeded booster shots could save the United States healthcare system $1 billion each year. “To be clear, this study is pro-vaccine,” lead researcher Mark Slifka says in a media release. “Everyone should get their series of tetanus and diphtheria shots when they’re children. But once they have done that, our data indicates they should be protected for life.” Slifka previously released a study on adult booster shots in 2016. That paper said the vaccines probably had a lifespan of about 30 years and still recommended getting follow-up shots. The study looked at the health records for 546 adults to make its recommendation.
In Era of Sickness, Doctors Prescribe Unusual Cure: Voting The sign is easy to miss in the waiting room of the emergency department at Massachusetts General Hospital, next to the reception desk and a hand sanitizer pump. “Register to vote here,” it says, above an iPad attached to a podium. The kiosk has stood there since November, before the pandemic began and stayed there through the worst weeks of April, when 12 gasping patients were put on ventilators during a single grueling 12-hour shift. Now, as the number of coronavirus patients has slowed to a trickle, Dr. Alister Martin, the 31-year-old emergency room doctor who built the kiosk, is determined to keep trying to register voters. “There will be a time where, above the din of suffering we ask, ‘How can we use this to make something better of our situation?’” vowed Dr. Martin, who always sports a “Ready to Vote?” badge around his neck. Dr. Martin’s project, VotER, has taken on new urgency as the pandemic has curbed traditional in-person voter-registration efforts, and as the link between public policy failures and death has become especially clear. Now, despite a global pandemic — or perhaps because of it — his project is spreading across the country. Since May, more than 3,000 health care providers have requested kits to register their own patients to vote, including at flagship hospitals across the country in Pennsylvania, Kansas and Arizona.
Hour 2 ENCORE – Special Guest-Chris Barr!
Higher COVID-19 cure rates linked to diets sufficient in selenium University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) researchers who study the micronutrient selenium were encouraged by a recent study out of China that looked at the positive association between selenium and reported cure rates of COVID-19 cases. Lucia Seale, Daniel Torres, Marla Berry and Matthew Pitts with JABSOM’s Department of Cell and Molecular Biology sent commentary published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that endorsed the study conducted by J. Zhang and collaborators on “Association between regional selenium status and reported outcome of COVID-19 cases in China.” The study analyzed data gathered from 17 cities in China, known to have populations with both the lowest and the highest selenium status in the world. Selenium is a trace element that is naturally present in many foods (fish, meat and cereals), and is available as a dietary supplement. It is nutritionally essential for humans, and is a constituent of more than two dozen selenoproteins that play critical roles in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis, and protection from oxidative damage and infection. “This may provide novel insights into mechanisms leading to the severity of COVID-19 and gauge the demographic most likely to benefit from selenium supplementation and/or treatment in the fight against COVID-19,” said Associate Researcher Seale.
Turmeric could have antiviral properties Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that infects pigs—from infecting cells. At higher doses, the compound was also found to kill virus particles. Infection with TGEV causes a disease called transmissible gastroenteritis in piglets, which is characterised by diarrhoea, severe dehydration and death. TGEV is highly infectious and is invariably fatal in piglets younger than two weeks, thus posing a major threat to the global swine industry. There are currently no approved treatments for alpha-coronaviruses and although there is a vaccine for TGEV, it is not effective in preventing the spread of the virus. To determine the potential antiviral properties of curcumin, the research team treated experimental cells with various concentrations of the compound, before attempting to infect them with TGEV. They found that higher concentrations of curcumin reduced the number of virus particles in the cell culture.
Poor diets threaten US national security — and it’s serious America’s poor diet isn’t just bad for us. It’s now considered a threat to national security. Diet-related illnesses are a growing burden on the United States economy, worsening health disparities and impacting national security, according to a white paper published Monday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Poor nutrition is the leading cause of illnesses in the US, with unhealthy diets killing more than half a million people each year, a group of experts who have formed the Federal Nutrition Research Advisory Group wrote in the paper.About 46% of adults in the country have an overall poor-quality diet, and this number goes up to 56% for children, according to the paper. Meanwhile, US healthcare spending has nearly tripled from 1979 to 2018, from 6.9% to 17.7% of the gross domestic product. These increases in health spending, the advisory group said, affect government budgets, the competitiveness of the US private sector and workers’ wages.Diet-related health disparities affect minority, rural and low-income communities.
Questions of The Day!
I was asked to give a zoom talk to our practitioners (this Thursday) on how to practice alternative healing safely in the US (very complicated given that each state has different legislation). And in preparing for this talk I found your recent interview with Diane Miller. Great information and great interview. I did not know the back story on California’s Section 2053.5 and 6, and the information on the Health Emergency Powers Act is downright terrifying.
But I digress. From there, I found your website and saw the person’s question re using Colloidal silver in a nebulizer. I saw an article from Dr Mercola on using 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (diluted to 1%) in a nebulizer to combat Covid. Do you have an opinion on the effectiveness of that and do you know how to dilute 35% Hydrogen Peroxide to 1% and how that would be done? His video is confusing on how exactly how to use the nebulizer with the hydrogen peroxide and if its diluted with saline solution, etc
Thank. you, Maile
What are your thoughts on the “Great Reset” and how it is connected to Covid and New World Order?
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