April 26th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Fauci on Johnson & Johnson vaccine temporary pause: ‘We take safety very seriously’ Dr. Anthony Fauci said he hopes the temporary pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine raised Americans’ confidence in federal agencies’ concern for safety, rather than increased vaccine hesitancy. “The CDC and the FDA are the gold standard for both safety and the evaluation of efficacy, I think in the long run what we’re going to see — we’ll probably see it soon — is that people will realize that we take safety very seriously,” the White House chief medical adviser told “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. “We’ve looked at it. Now let’s get back and get people vaccinated. And that’s what we’re going to be doing, get as many people vaccinated as we possibly can,” Fauci added. On Friday, an independent government advisory panel voted in favor of resuming Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations but with a new general warning about the potential of extremely rare but serious blood clots. The Centers of Disease and Control and the Federal Drug Administration officially lifted the 10-day pause following the panel recommendation, issuing new fact sheets about potential side effects to medical providers and J&J vaccine recipients. According to the CDC, there are currently 15 confirmed cases of rare blood clots reported out of nearly 8 million administered Johnson & Johnson shots. All of the cases reported were in women under 60, and three died.
Fauci acknowledges outdoor COVID-19 transmission ‘low,’ expects updated mask guidance Dr. Anthony Fauci believes the Centers for Disease Control will soon provide updated COVID-19 guidance on using face masks in outdoor settings, calling it “common sense” to do so. Face masks have taken an increasingly central role in debate lately as many have questioned the continued and widespread use of masks even as vaccinations continue to soar nationwide. A Georgia mother went viral this week after she sounded off on her local school board continuing its mask mandate through next year. Fauci agrees with some of that thought, saying that the risk for people engaging in outdoor activities is “miniscule,” especially for vaccinated individuals. “What I believe you’re going to be hearing, what the country is going to be hearing soon, is updated guidelines from the CDC,” Fauci told ABC News’ “This Week.” “The CDC is a science-based organization. They don’t want to make any guidelines unless they look at the data and the data backs it up.” “But when you look around at the common sense situation, the risk is really low, especially if you’re vaccinated,” he said.
Israel Examines Heart Inflammation Cases After Pfizer Shot Israel is examining dozens of cases where people experienced heart inflammation after receiving Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s coronavirus vaccine. Health officials are investigating whether the cases are connected with the shot which has been administered to more than 5 million people, Corona Commissioner Nachman Ash said Sunday in an interview with Radio 103FM. The government identified 62 incidents of inflammation of the heart muscle, or heart-muscle membrane, Channel 12 reported last week, citing a health ministry study. The condition developed in one out of 100,000 people who received the shot, while the incidence rate for men of 18 to 30 years was one in 20,000. Two people died and the rest recovered. The study doesn’t show with certainty that there’s a higher rate in mort
Niece of Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb is found dead of a suspected heart attack days after receiving her second Pfizer vaccine The Niece of Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb has been found dead with her dog by her side as her family pay tribute to their ‘beloved girl’ and worry they will not be able to give her a fitting send off because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Bernice Gibb Rhoades, 56, known to friends and family as Beri, was found unconscious in bed at her home in Las Vegas by her husband Chino on Thursday, April 15. Beri’s family have paid tribute after she died of a suspected heart attack days after receiving her second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. Beri’s mother Lesley Evans, 76, told MailOnline: ‘I don’t even know what to say – I am so angry that this has happened to my beloved girl. ‘She was fit, healthy and happy, but now we face the future without her. These past few days have felt how I did when we lost Andy. I was so numb and I used to pretend he was still on tour to cope with the pain.’ Her death is the latest tragedy to hit the Bee Gees, who had a string of number one hits including Saturday Night Fever, which became the soundtrack for the hit John Travolta film.
U.S. health panel says kids can get within 3 feet of each other at summer camp Children attending summer camp can get within 3 feet (1 meter) of each other but should wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to fresh guidance issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s updated recommendations for camps, issued on Saturday, have been eagerly awaited by parents as the end of the school year approaches. The agency said its camp guidance aligns with its evidence for social distancing at schools, with at least 3 feet between children – and at least 6 feet (2 meters) when eating and drinking. Camp counselors and other adults should stay at least 6 feet from children and each other, the CDC said. Summer camp activities should be held outdoors as much as possible, and if indoors, doors and windows should be left open when possible, the CDC said. Group events and large gatherings should be avoided, it added. COVID-19 vaccinations have ramped up across the country, but younger children are not currently authorized for the three shots approved in the United States. Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for use starting at age 16, with approval now being sought for children ages 12 to 15. Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson are studying their vaccines in children.
FDA to scrutinize unproven cancer drugs after 10-year gap Each year the U.S. approves dozens of new uses for cancer drugs based on early signs that they can shrink or slow the spread of tumors. But how often do those initial results translate into longer, healthier lives for patients? That seemingly simple question is one of the thorniest debates in medicine. It spills into public view Tuesday as the Food and Drug Administration convenes the first meeting in a decade to consider clawing back approvals from several cancer drugs that have failed to show they extend or improve life. The agency says it has used innovative research shortcuts to speed up the availability of medicines for desperately ill patients. But many researchers say it has failed to crack down on medications that don’t deliver on their early promise, leaving a glut of expensive, unproven cancer drugs on the market. “Doctors are using these drugs and patients are receiving them with all their toxicities and without knowing whether they actually doing anything,” said Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a cancer specialist and bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania. “We should not be in a situation where we’re endlessly uncertain.”
Substance use and depression more closely linked for generation Z teens Substance use and antisocial behavior are more likely to go hand-in-hand with poor mental health for generation Z teens compared to millennial adolescents growing up a decade earlier, finds a new UCL study. Researchers from the Center for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the UCL Social Research Institute and the University of Liverpool analyzed data collected from two cohorts, born a decade apart, when they were 14 years old. The younger generation Z group was made up of more than 11,000 young people born across the UK in 2000-02, who are being followed by the Millennium Cohort Study. The older group of millennials consisted of just over 5,600 people who were born in the Bristol area in 1991-92 and are being followed by the “Children of the 90s” study. The research, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, reveals that even though rates of alcohol consumption, smoking, and assault among young people fell over the 10 year period—between 2005-2015—the association between these behaviors and depressive symptoms was stronger for generation Z.
Restitution for Systemic Covidism The time is late for liberty lovers on both sides of the political spectrum to regain control and send the clear message that nothing like 2020 will ever happen again by calling for mass resignations and stripping perpetual perpetrators of all power, property, and influence, not as a first strike, of course, but as a form of “equitable restitution” for the colossally bad policies foisted on a bewildered and overly trusting people. It’s slowly dawning on Americans that 2020 need not have gone down as it did. A virus didn’t lay waste to the global economy, as so many media reports blared. Lockdowns were the big problem and those restrictions on human rights were not simply unnecessary, they were harmful, and obviously so. AIER began warning about them very early, when they were still a gleam in the eye of fanatical reporters at the New York Times, but people educated by government schools refused to believe until the reports of rampant business closures, high unemployment, crime, and drug use, spikes in suicides and other non-Covid deaths, increased child abuse and sexual molestation, and other serious lockdown costs began to sneak by concerted efforts to censor it.
Question of The Day!
Hey RSB & Super Don!
Emailing as I mentioned on Zoom! Feel free to summarize and share on the show as you wish so that it can help others in the same boat. I know it’s long! Perhaps some of these medicines are commonly taken with autoimmune diseases? My mom was diagnosed with MS in 2001 after a car crash (no other symptoms before.) This year the doctors said she now has relapsing remitting MS/secondary progressive. She is interested in weaning off her medication so that we can determine which symptoms are from the MS and which ones are possibly just side effects from the medications she’s on and then try to treat the symptoms naturally. Here is a list of her medications and what she takes them for. We would love your input for some natural alternatives to take to help with these symptoms as she weans off because she is very dependent on them and we suspect are treating symptoms of medications with medications. We want to break this cycle!
Thanks so much for your advice! PS: she already looked into the neuroacupuncture as suggested by Ula over the weekend on zoom! She is very hopeful! Thanks to her again!
Wellbutrin- depression, weaning off now. 🎉 step 1!
Nabumetione 750 mg 2x day: -Anti inflammatory. For arthritis type pain. (Degenerative disk disease in spine from neck down on top of compressed disks.) I’m thinking Turmeric? How much?
Furosemide 60 mg 1.5 per day – water retention retains a lot of fluids if she doesn’t take.
Baclofen 10 mg 3xs day- Trigeminal nerve pain in face -neurological
Nerontin 1500 mg daily-Neurological pain
Modafinil 200mg 2x day (morning)- typically for narcolepsy. But when she doesn’t take it she has NO energy, would sleep all day. Huge MS issue.
Ambien- 10 mg at night (only thing that turns her brain off at night because of the medicine she takes to stay awake during the day.) Has tried Melatonin (3x the dosage,10 mg), but said it doesn’t do the trick. She has to take pills to wake up and pills to go to sleep. Need to break this cycle!
D3- 5000 iu daily
Vitamin B12 shots every few months as needed to keep levels high (500-600)
Seralift: vitamin c, d, copper, manganese
Tylenol: 1000mg per day (headaches)
Okravis IV infusion treatment: every 6 months to suppress immune system because they say MS is your immune system attacking itself. She said she used to feel a lot better after the infusions, but now doesn’t see as much improvement. I know that’s a lot! Thank you for your advice as we try to help my mom switch to a more natural route of healing and hopefully feel better/get some mobility back!
Rocky business bans COVID vaccine recipients from entering premises A local Rocky Mountain House business is making waves on social media over a new policy they’ve implemented. Tea Rocks, a metaphysical supply store, posted a new policy Tuesday stating they will not allow any individual vaccinated for COVID-19 within the last month to enter their store. The reason they’ve given is that they have a pregnant staff member and have implemented it for her and their staff’s safety. “Hate us if you want, this is our stance and new policy,” the store said in its Facebook post announcing the policy. The move comes from a theory circulating on social media that claims people who are vaccinated can “shed” the spiked pathogens from the vaccine onto women, affecting their menstrual cycle or fertility. Tea Rocks says there is “no proof the vax works and no proof it does not shed.” Owner Christine Foesier noted that this ruling is not for all vaccines, only for the COVID-19 and all the “Unknown’s around the vaccine.” The store’s Facebook page has exploded with comments and shares from across the country and the world both for and against the policy.