May 17th, 2021 3-5PM ET
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They’re Vaccinated and Keeping Their Masks On, Maybe Forever Whenever Joe Glickman heads out for groceries, he places an N95 mask over his face and tugs a cloth mask on top of it. He then pulls on a pair of goggles. He has used this safety protocol for the past 14 months. It did not change after he contracted the coronavirus last November. It didn’t budge when, earlier this month, he became fully vaccinated. And even though President Biden said on Thursday that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear a mask, Mr. Glickman said he planned to stay the course. In fact, he said, he plans to do his grocery run double-masked and goggled for at least the next five years. Even as a combination of evolving public health recommendations and pandemic fatigue lead more Americans to toss the masks they’ve worn for more than a year, Mr. Glickman is among those who say they plan to keep their faces covered in public indefinitely. For people like Mr. Glickman, a combination of anxiety, murky information about new virus variants and the emergence of an obdurate and sizable faction of vaccine holdouts means mask-free life is on hold — possibly forever.
Largest Nurses Union Criticizes New CDC Mask Guidance: ‘Not Based on Science The National Nurses United (NNU), America’s largest union of registered nurses, has criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new guidelines on mask use during the pandemic. On Thursday, the CDC announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stop wearing masks and social distancing, both indoors and outdoors. “Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance,” according to the CDC’s new rules. In a statement released Saturday, NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo said “this newest CDC guidance is not based on science, does not protect public health, and threatens the lives of patients, nurses, and other frontline workers across the country.” “Now is not the time to relax protective measures, and we are outraged that the CDC has done just that while we are still in the midst of the deadliest pandemic in a century,” she continued.
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Hi RSB, Super Don, I’m homeschooling my daughter this year and we were discussing the Law of the Terrain vs. germ theory. One question she had, and I’m unclear about, is how colds, for example, seem to “spread” to others around you. It’s interesting because you don’t necessarily have the same symptoms as the person from whom you “caught” the cold . Here’s an example: at my daycare one of the kids showed up with a bit of a runny nose, but it wasn’t even noticeable, no coughing, I didn’t even realize he had a cold at first. I’m assuming the parents of the sick child must have medicated him to mask the symptoms. My son “caught” the cold, he had a sore throat and coughing with a slightly runny nose, my daughter “caught” it and had a sore throat, really congested, stuffy/runny nose, but no coughing. I eventually got it too, despite doing my best to stay healthy by using extra vitamin c, elderberry syrup, etc. but only had a slight sore throat and occasional cough. I’m guessing our varying immune systems resulted in the different symptoms, how did the cold “spread” based on the law of the terrain? Thanks for your help,
More parents pick home-schooling after pandemic Coronavirus lockdowns prompted a rise in home-schooling as parents’ attitudes have shifted positively toward home education. In March, the Census Bureau released a report showing the percentage of households that were home-schooling children doubled during the coronavirus. Before the pandemic, only 5.4 percent of households reported home-schooling children. During the pandemic, that number jumped to 11.1 percent. The Household Pulse Survey questions asked about home-schooling as a choice separate from remote learning. “Many families have not been satisfied with what their child’s school has offered them during the pandemic,” Michael McShane, director of national research for EdChoice, told The Hill. “I think lots and lots of families are looking for other options.” As parents and students were forced home due to the pandemic, parents had the opportunity to help their children learn from home during a time of uncertainty in academia. EdChoice has been polling parents every month since the pandemic began in March 2020 and found that parents developed a more favorable view of home-schooling.
Vaccine propagandists infiltrated vaccine skeptics group, found that the skeptics are MORE scientific and rigorous in their thinking compared to obedient, dumbed-down mask wearers A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) infiltrated a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “skeptics” group recently and discovered that those questioning the official story are more scientific than those accepting it hook, line and sinker. Unlike the Branch Covidians who believe everything Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates tell them, even though none of it makes an ounce of sense, Chinese Virus skeptics tend to look empirically at the scientific data and come to their own rational conclusions. “Most fundamentally, the groups we studied believe that science is a process, and not an institution,” the team revealed about the findings of their investigation. “Indeed, anti-maskers often reveal themselves to be more sophisticated in their understanding of how scientific knowledge is socially constructed than their ideological adversaries, who espouse naïve realism about the ‘objective.’” This is powerful coming from experts at MIT, one of the world’s most respected scientific institutions of higher education.
Probiotics for your lungs? Good gut health linked to fewer respiratory problems in overweight people The human microbiome is a popular topic these days. More and more studies show keeping a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut is vitally important for the entire body. Now, researchers in London add consuming probiotics is not only a good idea for your gut, they may help you breathe better as well. Dr. Benjamin Mullish from Imperial College London says consuming probiotics daily is especially beneficial for overweight, obese, and older individuals. These patients experienced fewer respiratory problems while taking probiotics regularly over a six-month study. “This is not necessarily the most intuitive idea, that putting bacteria into your gut might reduce your risk of respiratory infection,” says Mullish, a clinical lecturer in the Division of Digestive Diseases, in a media release. “But it’s further evidence that the gut microbiome has a complex relationship with our various organ systems. It doesn’t just affect how our gut works or how our liver works, it affects aspects of how our whole body works.” Researchers examined the daily health logs of 220 patients in a double-blind placebo-controlled study focusing on probiotics and weight loss. Study authors looked for any instances of coughing, sore throat, or wheezing — which may reveal an upper respiratory infection.
Inflammation could be a core feature of depression People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies than those without depression, regardless of socioeconomic background, ill health or unhealthy behaviors, a study by King’s College London finds. C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker for inflammation in the body, was found in higher levels in depressed people compared to non-depressed people in the largest ever study into the genetic, environmental, lifestyle, medical pathways leading to inflammation in major depressive disorder (MDD). The effect was reduced but remained significant when factors known to be related to increased inflammation such as smoking, body mass index (BMI) and trauma were taken into account, adding to the body of evidence that there may be a direct biological link between inflammation and depressive disorders. The study was conducted by researchers funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Center and NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression) and it was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. In any given week in England 3 in 100 people will have depression. The economic costs of mental illness in England have been estimated at £105.2 billion each year by the government which includes direct costs of services, lost productivity at work and reduced quality of life.
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Hi Robert and Super Don, I wanted to just share this experience with you both and your listeners in case there are still some doubters that the covid poison can take out individuals that don’t have any issues.
Two weeks ago on a Saturday, my hubby received a phone call from his Mom. I knew it was important because she never calls, she writes emails and letters. She called to tell her son that her younger brother/his uncle had died unexpectedly. His was 68, fitter than others his age for sure, had no vices, ate healthy, had no preconditions, took no pharma meds, not married, no kids, had been retired for 40+ years, he spent his days taking care of his very large property and hers quite happily. He occupied a spot on his doctor’s client roster but never needed anything from her. Anyway, while hubby was on the phone with his mom, I asked him to ask her did his uncle get the shot. Hubby didn’t ask., he didn’t even want to consider it. When he finished the call and left the room, I jumped on the email to ask her myself. She emailed back and told me that yes he had. He went and got the first shot at the start of the week and she believed it was Pfizer. In her email she told me that the last time she saw and spoke to him was Wednesday when he came over to take care of the yard and he didn’t even break a sweat! Note:big yard. She also told me that she and her brothers talk daily so it was odd that they didn’t hear from him after Wednesday and he didn’t call back when they called him.. By Saturday her older brother went to check on him and found him gone. He was laying in bed with his pc on on top of him. It was determined that sometime Wednesday night/ early Thursday he had passed. There was at most 3 days between getting the shot and him dying. We believe the shot took him out. The coroner determined it was massive heart failure and wrote nothing more. .
Four health benefits of hugs—and why they feel so good For many people, the thing they’ve missed most during the pandemic is being able to hug loved ones. Indeed, it wasn’t until we lost our ability to hug friends and family did many realise just how important touch is for many aspects of our health—including our mental health. But now that vaccine programs are being rolled out and restrictions are beginning to ease in much of the UK, many people will be keen to hug again. And the good news is that not only do hugs feel good—they also have many health benefits. The reason hugs feel so good has to do with our sense of touch. It’s an extremely important sense which allows us not only to physically explore the world around us, but also to communicate with others by creating and maintaining social bonds. Touch consists of two distinct systems. The first is “fast-touch”, a system of nerves which allows us to rapidly detect contact (for example, if a fly landed on your nose, or you touched something hot). The second system is “slow-touch”. This is a population of recently discovered nerves, called c-tactile afferents, which process the emotional meaning of touch. These c-tactile afferents have essentially evolved to be “cuddle nerves” and are typically activated by a very specific kind of stimulation: a gentle, skin-temperature touch, the kind typical of a hug or caress. We see c-tactile afferents as the neural input stage in signaling the rewarding, pleasurable aspects of social tactile interactions such as hugging and touching.