July 13th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
States Starting to Crack Down on Coronavirus Rule Breakers They tried the proverbial carrot, but it wasn’t enough. Now, governors and city leaders who want people to stay six feet apart, wear masks, and change their business practices to slow the spread of the coronavirus are turning to the stick. Faced with surging case numbers, defiant businesses, and quarantine-fatigued residents, some officials have increased enforcement efforts throughout the country. A California county, for example, this week approved penalties of as much as $10,000 for businesses violating Covid-19 public health orders. In Arizona, liquor licenses at one gym chain were suspended for refusing to close as the governor directed. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Friday ordered that people who don’t wear a face covering be fined up to $500, even in parts of the state where most businesses have been allowed to reopen. In New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said July 1 that she wanted to enforce a mask mandate with peer pressure over punishment, but “that isn’t working.” “So now we’re going to do enforcement and hold people accountable,” Lujan Grisham (D) said, announcing a $100 fine for violators.
Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t Dr. Brooke Herndon, an internist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, could not stop coughing. For two weeks starting in mid-April last year, she coughed, seemingly nonstop, followed by another week when she coughed sporadically, annoying, she said, everyone who worked with her. Before long, Dr. Kathryn Kirkland, an infectious disease specialist at Dartmouth, had a chilling thought: Could she be seeing the start of a whooping cough epidemic? By late April, other health care workers at the hospital were coughing, and severe, intractable coughing is a whooping cough hallmark. And if it was whooping cough, the epidemic had to be contained immediately because the disease could be deadly to babies in the hospital and could lead to pneumonia in the frail and vulnerable adult patients there. It was the start of a bizarre episode at the medical center: the story of the epidemic that wasn’t. For months, nearly everyone involved thought the medical center had had a huge whooping cough outbreak, with extensive ramifications. Nearly 1,000 health care workers at the hospital in Lebanon, N.H., were given a preliminary test and furloughed from work until their results were in; 142 people, including Dr. Herndon, were told they appeared to have the disease; and thousands were given antibiotics and a vaccine for protection. Hospital beds were taken out of commission, including some in intensive care.
Africa to Become Testing Ground for “Trust Stamp” Vaccine Record and Payment System A biometric digital identity platform that “evolves just as you evolve” is set to be introduced in “low-income, remote communities” in West Africa thanks to a public-private partnership between the Bill Gates-backed GAVI vaccine alliance, Mastercard and the AI-powered “identity authentication” company, Trust Stamp. The program, which was first launched in late 2018, will see Trust Stamp’s digital identity platform integrated into the GAVI-Mastercard “Wellness Pass,” a digital vaccination record and identity system that is also linked to Mastercard’s click-to-play system that powered by its AI and machine learning technology called NuData. Mastercard, in addition to professing its commitment to promoting “centralized record keeping of childhood immunization” also describes itself as a leader toward a “World Beyond Cash,” and its partnership with GAVI marks a novel approach towards linking a biometric digital identity system, vaccination records, and a payment system into a single cohesive platform. The effort, since its launch nearly two years ago, has been funded via $3.8 million in GAVI donor funds in addition to a matched donation of the same amount by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In early June, GAVI reported that Mastercard’s Wellness Pass program would be adapted in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Around a month later, Mastercard announced that Trust Stamp’s biometric identity platform would be integrated into Wellness Pass as Trust Stamp’s system is capable of providing biometric identity in areas of the world lacking internet access or cellular connectivity and also does not require knowledge of an individual’s legal name or identity to function. The Wellness Program involving GAVI, Mastercard, and Trust Stamp will soon be launched in West Africa and will be coupled with a Covid-19 vaccination program once a vaccine becomes available.
‘A multisystem disease’: How coronavirus affects the entire body Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said Friday in a review of reports about COVID-19 patients. The team at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City — one of the hospitals flooded with patients in the spring — went through their own experiences and collected reports from other medical teams around the world. Their comprehensive picture shows the coronavirus attacks virtually every major system in the human body, directly damaging organs and causing the blood to clot, the heart to lose its healthy rhythm, the kidneys to shed blood and protein and the skin to erupt in rashes. It causes headaches, dizziness, muscle aches, stomach pain and other symptoms along with classic respiratory symptoms like coughing and fever. “Physicians need to think of COVID-19 as a multisystem disease,” said Dr. Aakriti Gupta, a cardiology fellow at Columbia who worked on the review, in a statement. “There’s a lot of news about clotting but it’s also important to understand that a substantial proportion of these patients suffer kidney, heart, and brain damage, and physicians need to treat those conditions along with the respiratory disease.”
US coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months, and even remained down as states like Florida and Texas saw explosions in cases and hospitalizations — and reported daily U.S. infections broke records several times in recent days. Scientists warned it wouldn’t last. A coronavirus death, when it occurs, typically comes several weeks after a person is first infected. And experts predicted states that saw increases in cases and hospitalizations would, at some point, see deaths rise too. Now that’s happening. “It’s consistently picking up. And it’s picking up at the time you’d expect it to,” said William Hanage, a Harvard University infectious diseases researcher. According to an Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University, the seven-day rolling average for daily reported deaths in the U.S. has increased from 578 two weeks ago to 664 on July 10 — still well below the heights hit in April. Daily reported deaths increased in 27 states over that time period, but the majority of those states are averaging under 15 new deaths per day. A smaller group of states has been driving the nationwide increase in deaths.
Comment of The Day!
Hello my precious “radio boyfriends”, Robert and Super Don!!!
In my humble opinion, if God had intended for us to wear masks, he would have provided them! (Anatomically speaking.)
Unfortunately I’m required to wear one at my job, but I refuse to wear a mask when I patronize other businesses in my community in New Hampshire. I hope this does not make me a hypocrite. In Nashua where I live, there is a mask ordinance…I still will not comply.
Love you both,
Special Guest – Andrew Wakefield
In 2020, COVID-19 imprisoned billions of people worldwide with only mandated testing, forcedvaccinations, and contact tracing as proposed pathways to “freedom.” The groundwork for this pharmaceutical and governmental overreach started long ago. In 1986, pharmaceutical companies extorted the US Congress into giving it the best business model in the world: no lawsuits for vaccine products that are mandated by law to be injected into children — products that have never been properly tested for safety. Vaccines that are currently being rushed-to-market for COVID-19 require even less rigorous testing of their capacity to cause harm. Worldwide mandates and liability protection are nonetheless an essential part of the business model. From the critically acclaimed director of Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, 1986: The Act is a docu-drama that takes parents-to-be down the rabbit hole to learn the truth behind the corruption, lies, deceit, and premeditated harm that lead up to the 1986 policy — a policy still in effect today that has driven a schedule of 72 shots by the age of 18 for all American children.
DIRECTOR: Andy J. Wakefield has been likened to the Dreyfus of his generation, a doctor falsely accused of scientific and medical misconduct, whose discoveries opened up entirely new perceptions of childhood autism, the gut-brain link, and vaccine safety. As an ‘insider’, the price for his discoveries and his refusal to walk away from the issues they raised, was swift and brutal, the loss of job, career, reputation, honours, colleagues, and country. And yet he enjoys a huge and growing support from around the world. Wakefield’s stance made him a trusted place for whistleblowers from government and industry to confess and ‘download.’ He has extraordinary stories to share, and is now an award-winning filmmaker. Despite elaborate attempts at censorship, his documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe – the revelations of a vaccine scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – changed the public mindset on the truth about vaccine safety. Wakefield’s is a story that starts with professional trust in the instincts of mothers, choice and consequences, a quest for truth, and perseverance against overwhelming
Comment of The Day!
M.D.’s and Whales
I went to my ophthalmologist to ask for a medical exemption letter for work. I explained my concerns over light headedness and throbbing pain in and behind the eyes when wearing a mask. I switched to wearing a bandana which reduced my symptoms but I would still have to take the bandana off for 15-20minutes in order to recover. My doctor responded with the following: “Interesting, no one has ever brought this to my attention. I don’t know how wearing a mask would cause this effect. You might want to discuss this with your primary care physician.” He became uncomfortable and hurried out of the room. Upon his return, I pressed him further, questioning whether the reduction of oxygen caused by the wearing of a mask might diminish the oxygen flow to the eyes creating the eye aches. He paused and then stated, “No, that wouldn’t cause an ophthalmologic condition.”
WHAT? Since when does the restriction of oxygen NOT diminish the function of an organ? Did I attend the wrong school?
In my effort to help stop the killing of whales, I sent the unworn mask given to me by the clinic’s “medical gate keeping crew” to my state representative.
Let’s start a campaign: everyone send their USED masks to their state representatives! Enough is enough! Save the whales!
Question of The Day!
I’m a 49-year-old married mother of four living in New York. (Suffolk County) A few months ago I found a lump in my left breast and scheduled a ultrasound and the results came back that there were four suspicious masses. I declined the biopsy and any chemo radiation therapy. I don’t know the stage or type. I haven’t been to a doctor in over a decade other than a chiropractor due to mistrust of the western medicine system and have no idea where to turn next. I watched the TTAC documentary and there are so MANY alternative treatments that it’s beyond difficult to choose which one is the most effective, and as you know with Cancer, time is of the essence. If this were your loved one, what specialist/treatment would you suggest? Money is tight.
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
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