Mar 19, 2020 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Jonathan Emord is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
Trump taps emergency powers as virus relief plan proceeds Describing himself as a “wartime president” fighting an invisible enemy, President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked rarely used emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against the coronavirus pandemic. Trump also signed an aid package — which the Senate approved earlier Wednesday — that will guarantee sick leave to workers who fall ill. Trump tapped his authority under the 70-year-old Defense Production Act to give the government more power to steer production by private companies and try to overcome shortages in masks, ventilators and other supplies. Yet he seemed to minimize the urgency of the decision, later tweeting that he “only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst case scenario in the future.” “Hopefully there will be no need,” he added, “but we are all in this TOGETHER!”
Trump signs coronavirus relief measure ensuring paid sick, emergency leave President Donald Trump signed an economic relief bill to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring free testing and paid leave for certain workers hours after the Senate passed the measure on Wednesday. Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted 90-8 in favor of the “phase two” stimulus measure. Eight Republican senators opposed the measure, which the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates will cost just north of $100 billion. Earlier Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged his Republican colleagues to support it. “I do not believe we should let perfection be the enemy of something that will help even a subset of workers,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “We’re going to pass the House bill, but its imperfections will just make our more comprehensive package more urgent. So we aren’t leaving — everybody understand that — we aren’t leaving, until we deliver.”
GOP embraces big stimulus after years of decrying it A $1 trillion federal stimulus. Bailouts for crippled industries. Cash payments to every American. Soaring deficits into the indefinite future. No, it’s not the Obama-era response to the Great Recession; it’s the Republicans’ plan to brace the plummeting economy amid sinking markets and mass layoffs resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic.President Trump and GOP leaders on Capitol Hill are racing to craft the mammoth stimulus bill — Congress’s third round of emergency relief in as many weeks — with hopes of passing it through the Senate before month’s end. The plan seeks to inject $1 trillion into the teetering economy, largely through a combination of direct payments to individuals, bailouts to hard-hit industries such as the airlines and low-cost loans to struggling small businesses. The strategy marks a 180-degree turn for Republicans who had howled a decade ago when President Obama sought a similar, though smaller, stimulus plan with warnings that it encroached on free markets and threatened to bury the country in deficits — spending they said would saddle future generations with piles of debt.
California preparing for worst case scenarios It’s likely “few if any” California schools will reopen before summer break, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday as he provided a stark assessment of the implications from the spreading coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s hospitals and drain its spending reserves. While urging Californians to stay united and promising “we will get back to the life that we have lived,” Newsom also acknowledged much is unknown and so the state is preparing for frightening worst-case scenarios. He put the California National Guard on alert for duties that include humanitarian missions like ensuring proper food distribution and public safety as some grocery stores resorted to rationing to control panic buying. He said the state is acquiring two vacant hospitals to beef up capacity as it faces the possibility of a surge of hospital patients. California also is negotiating with about 900 hotels to acquire tens of thousands of rooms that could be used for hospital patients and for the homeless, a group particularly susceptible to coronavirus, which is spread by coughs and sneezes.
Forced Quarantines Spark Confusion and Worries About Precedent One day after Bill Roberts’s oldest daughter Christina drove to their hospital in Westchester County to be tested for the coronavirus, two nurses from the county Health Department showed up in hazmat suits at their front door and requested to test the seven other people in the house. Before leaving, the nurses distributed a four-page, Xeroxed mandatory quarantine order, barring all of them from leaving their home in North Salem for two weeks. The pages included a long list of rules. More than 1,700 people are living under such mandatory quarantine across the state, said Gary Holmes, the spokesman for the New York Department of Health. Don’t go anywhere, especially not shopping centers, drugstores, grocery stores, theaters or religious services. No visitors. Don’t share beds or spend a lot of time in common areas of the house. Call if you need food. Your trash will be handled separately. Expect random visits from the Health Department to ensure you are complying. “It has been strange — we had no idea that it was going to happen,” said Mr. Roberts, who designs and installs kitchens for a living. He tried and failed to get consistent answers to his many questions.
The Chinese Communist Party has threatened to cut off America's access to vital drugs in the midst of a pandemic caused by its own failures. It's time to pull America's supply chains for life-saving medicine out of China. https://t.co/XrBorsdynQ
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 19, 2020
GOP lawmakers unveil bill to cut American dependence on Chinese drugs Citing Chinese threats to disrupt the supply of pharmaceutical products the communist nation exports to the United States and plunge America into “the mighty sea of coronavirus,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Rep Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., introduced a bill Wednesday to cut U.S. reliance on pharmaceutical products coming from China. “The Chinese Communist Party threatened to cut off America’s access to vital drugs in the midst of a pandemic caused by its own failures,” Cotton said in a statement announcing the bill. “It’s time to pull America’s supply chains for life-saving medicine out of China and make the CCP pay for contributing to this global emergency.” A release announcing the bill says it would task an FDA registry with tracking drug ingredients, ban the federal government from buying drugs with a supply chain that originates in China, require drugs to be labeled with the name of the country where they came from and provide benefits to manufacturers who make their drugs or medical equipment in the U.S. The bill would go into effect in 2022.
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The founder of the Gioffre Chiropractic Wellness Center and Alkamind, he is a board-certified chiropractor in the state of New York (17 years). He is a passionate speaker and educator, certified raw food chef, live blood microscopist, Reiki master, and ultra-marathoner. He is also the author of GET OFF YOUR ACID – 7 Steps in 7 Days to Lose Weight, Fight Inflammation, and Reclaim Your Health & Energy (2018). He lives in New York City with his wife Chelsea, and his two children, Brayden and Alea.
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Sugar leads to early death, but not due to obesity Sugar-rich diets have a negative impact on health independent of obesity reports a new study led by the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, UK. Researchers discovered that the shortened survival of fruit flies fed a sugar-rich diet is not the result of their diabetic-like metabolic issues. The findings, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, instead suggest that early death from excess sugar is related to the build-up of a natural waste product, uric acid. We all know that consuming too much sugar is unhealthy. It increases our risk of developing metabolic disorders, such as obesity and diabetes, and can shorten our life expectancy by several years. While this reduction in lifespan is widely believed to be caused by metabolic defects, this new study in fruit flies reveals that this may not be the case. “Just like humans, flies fed a high-sugar diet show many hallmarks of metabolic disease—for instance, they become fat and insulin resistant”, says Dr. Helena Cochemé, the principal investigator of the study. “Obesity and diabetes are known to increase mortality in humans, and so people always assumed that this was how excess sugar is damaging for survival in flies”.
Italian Study: Most Who Died from Coronavirus Had Pre-Existing Condition An Italian study revealed that most of the patients who have died from the coronavirus previously had some type of illness or pre-existing condition. But while these people are dying, the majority of coronavirus patients in hospitals are younger, healthier people — and they’re being prioritized by hospital staff. The average age of those who have died from the Chinese virus in Italy is 79.5, according to a study by Italian health authorities, who have been examining the medical records involving the nation’s surging coronavirus death toll. The study adds that more than 99 percent of Italy’s coronavirus deaths have been people who were previously ill or had some type of pre-existing medical condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Among those who have died from the Wuhan virus in Italy, more than 76 percent of them had high blood pressure, more than 35 percent had diabetes, 33 percent had heart disease, and more than 24 percent had atrial fibrillation, or “AFib,” according to Italy’s national health authority.
Big Pharma Prepares to Profit From the Coronavirus As the new coronavirus spreads illness, death, and catastrophe around the world, virtually no economic sector has been spared from harm. Yet amid the mayhem from the global pandemic, one industry is not only surviving, it is profiting handsomely. “Pharmaceutical companies view Covid-19 as a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity,” said Gerald Posner, author of “Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America.” The world needs pharmaceutical products, of course. For the new coronavirus outbreak, in particular, we need treatments and vaccines and, in the U.S., tests. Dozens of companies are now vying to make them. “They’re all in that race,” said Posner, who described the potential payoffs for winning the race as huge. The global crisis “will potentially be a blockbuster for the industry in terms of sales and profits,” he said, adding that “the worse the pandemic gets, the higher their eventual profit.” The ability to make money off of pharmaceuticals is already uniquely large in the U.S., which lacks the basic price controls other countries have, giving drug companies more freedom over setting prices for their products than anywhere else in the world.
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