July 20th, 2020 3-5PM ET
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Fauci Urges Governments to Be ‘as Forceful as Possible’ on Mask Mandates Friday on CSPAN during a video conference with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci said state and local government leaders should be “as forceful as possible” in urging the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Fauci said, “I can say as a public health official I would urge the leaders, the local, political and other leaders in states and cities and towns to be as forceful as possible in getting your citizenry to wear masks.” He added, “Masks are important as part of the Physical distancing. Physical distancing is the most important, but practically when you’re living your life and trying to open up the country. You are going to come into contact with people. And for that reason, we know that masks are really important. And we should be using them. Everyone.”
Kentucky couple fit with ankle monitors, placed on house arrest for refusing to sign quarantine documents A Kentucky couple was fitted with ankle monitors and placed on house arrest after the wife tested positive for coronavirus but refused to sign self-quarantine documents, according to reports. Elizabeth Linscott said she got tested for COVID-19 as a precaution because she was planning to visit her parents in Michigan. She received a positive test result but showed no symptoms. She said the Hardin County Health Department asked her to sign documents agreeing to call them any time she left her house. The young mother claims she never refused to self-quarantine but said she would not sign the documents because of how they were worded, WAVE reported. “My part was if I have to go to the ER, if I have to go to the hospital, I’m not going to wait to get the approval to go,” Linscott told the station.
A Kentucky couple is wearing ankle monitors after a run-in with the health department over COVID-19 concerns.
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Trump administration seeking to block funding for CDC, contact tracing and testing in new relief bill: report The Trump administration is attempting to block billions of dollars for contact tracing, additional testing and other coronavirus mitigation efforts that would potentially be included in Congress’s next coronavirus relief package, officials involved in the negotiations told The Washington Post. According to the Post’s sources, the administration is also trying to block billions in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that GOP senators want to give the agency as it continues to battle COVID-19 on the front lines. The administration also wanted to take out billions of dollars that would go to the Pentagon and State Department to allow them to better combat the pandemic both domestically and internationally, the Post reports. While the talks were fluid, the officials said, the administration’s stance perturbed some GOP senators, who want the money to stay in the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled this week that Senate Republicans’ version of a new COVID-19 relief package could be unveiled this coming week, as both the Senate and the House return to session.
Coronavirus may be sexually transmitted and cause male infertility: study The latest coronavirus threat really hits below the belt. A new study claims the coronavirus can not only rob you of your taste and smell — it may leave men infertile and could be transmitted sexually. The study, published last month in JAMA, a monthly open-access medical journal published by the American Medical Association, found the presence of COVID-19 in 15% of semen samples collected. Researcher Dr. John Aitken likened it to the Zika virus. “It should be emphasized spermatozoa have a demonstrable capacity to carry viral infections from the male to the female reproductive tract, As happens during the sexual transmission of Zika, for example,” he told local San Antonio Fox 8. Zika virus is a mostly mosquito-borne virus that can also be sexually transmitted. The study also found that COVID-19 in human sperm “leads to a build-up of angiotensin II, which is a hormone that regulates kidney function and blood pressure. Increased levels of this hormone cause an immune response against the invading COVID-19 virus particles that increases the availability of reactive oxygen species that causes cell death… Prolonged exposure to elevated angiotenstin II levels can lead to cell death in sperm.”
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.
Pesticides Increase Transmission of Debilitating Snail Fever Affecting Hundreds of Millions of People Widespread use of pesticides, including the world’s most used herbicide, glyphosate, can speed the transmission of the debilitating disease schistosomiasis (snail fever), while also upsetting the ecological balances in aquatic environments that prevent infections, a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley has found. Schistosomiasis (also known as Snail Fever and Bilharzia) is a disease of poverty that leads to chronic ill-health, according to the World Health Organization. Infection is acquired when people come into contact with fresh water infested with the larval forms (cercariae) of parasitic blood flukes, known as schistosomes. The microscopic adult worms live in the veins draining the urinary tract and intestines. Most of the eggs they lay are trapped in the tissues and the body’s reaction to them can cause massive damage. Schistosomiasis affects almost 240 million people worldwide, and more than 700 million people live in endemic areas. The infection is prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical areas, in poor communities without potable water and adequate sanitation.
Special Guest Eric Gearing
Dr. Eric Gearing graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in 1998, as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, where he studied electrical engineering and biology. Dr. Gearing currently practices in Louisiana, MO, treating patients with chiropractic, acupuncture and nutrition. As a lifelong student, he maintains interest in learning about Reiki, TCM and other energy healing modalities. He enjoys participating in obstacle mud runs, singing karaoke and teaching yoga. Dr. Gearing joined the Trinity School team of instructors in 2018.
Questions of The Day!
Great show! Thank you for everything you are doing to keep us updated on all this. My concern is if I need/want to fly right now, with the mandated masks, that I can’t breathe in nor do I want to wear it, how do I do this? Other then not fly at all! I feel like “we” are giving up “our Freedom” and no one seems to care about this…..like cattle in a field….they follow whoever is in the lead! NO, I will not do that, but do you live a life with all these restrictions? What are MY rights to all this? Thank you….
Hello RSB and SD…there are those that are required to wear a mask during work. Given the OSHA numbers which indicate approximately 21% inherent oxygen in the air, I think 19.5% oxygen required for a healthy work environment, and a stunning 17.5% oxygen residing inside a mask, what are some ways to increase the amount of oxygen within the body while wearing the mask? For me, I do add an Echo water hydrogen tablet to my water bottle, but are there other methods as well? I think you may have once mentioned the homeopathic remedy Carbo vegetabilis as a type of oxygen draw? Truly appreciate you sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us.
I wanted to ask for advice if somenone(myself) has had hodgkin and done the chemo and after things like dry eyse and mouth are present and i am looking if i have Sjogrens. Also when i did the exams for Hodgkin i had EBV. What would you suggest i could do to to improve my state?
Comment of The Day!
The link you provide to the CDC article is incorrect. You list https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0993_article, which is for Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—International Travel-Related Measures. I believe you wanted to list https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article, which is for Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures.
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