Oct 21, 2019 3-5PM ET
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Controversy at Harlem Vaccine Forum Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s microphone was cut-off about 10 minutes into his speech at the Riverside Church in Harlem, NY. The event was outstanding with over 500 people in attendance with standing room only. When RFK was cutoff Mary Holland came and spoke to Curtis Cost who was running the event. I heard her say it will cost $2500 for the extra time (the event had gone overtime at that point) and RFK said he would pay for it. However that didn’t solve the problem. Eventually another employee of the church came and got on the mic and told everyone the event was being closed down because it was over capacity. That was a lie. The event had been over capacity the entire time. However one of the parent-activist speakers then told me “Andrew Wakefield is here and is supposed to speak.” I can’t confirm this was true, however I can say that this parent was close with Curtis Cost who was the main organizer of the event. The Riverside Church is like a city within itself. There are many factions. The church is very diverse and is mandated to reflect the community they serve; that means they have many different types of events – conservative, progressive, Republican, Democrat, Internataional, etc… I have worked with the Riverside Church back in 2003 up to 2006 planning social justice events. I remember sitting in meetings with many church stakeholders, thinking everyone was on the same page. When I left the meeting those on my side informed me there were many different agendas in the meeting room that I was unaware of. Did we witness vying factions within the church shutdown the Harlem Vaccine Forum?
How the Media Lie about Why Parents Don’t Vaccinate When it comes to the topic of vaccines, the mainstream media refuse to do journalism and instead serve the government and pharmaceutical industry by advocating public vaccine policy. The fulfillment of this propaganda function inevitably requires the media to lie about why many parents are choosing not to strictly comply with the routine childhood vaccine schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of public vaccine policy is to persuade, intimidate, or coerce parents into compliance to ensure high vaccination rates. The pursuit of that goal is incompatible with the very different goal of empowering parents with the knowledge they need to exercise their right to informed consent. The mainstream media, for their part, are serving to manufacture consent for government policy, which is likewise incompatible with the goal of doing journalism. For public health officials or the media to acknowledge the countless legitimate concerns that lead parents to make the rational decision not to strictly follow the CDC’s recommendations would undermine the goal of manufacturing consent for government policy. Consequently, those legitimate concerns must be ignored and alternative explanations for their non-compliance invented.
NY vaccinations: What to know about an Amish lawsuit seeking to restore religious exemption An Amish family has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn New York’s state law banning religious exemptions to vaccinations for students. The case involves unvaccinated children attending Cranberry Marsh School, a private Amish-run school in rural Seneca County, about 60 miles southeast of Rochester. The lawsuit filed by Jonas Stoltzfus, who has three children at the school, is the latest to oppose the new law requiring students be fully immunized to attend school and child care. Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved the law in June amid measles outbreaks in mostly Orthodox Jewish communities in Rockland County and New York City. Medical exemptions to vaccination are still permitted. Stoltzfus contends the Amish fled religious persecution in Europe in the late 18th century, only to face it again today in the form of New York’s ban on religious exemptions to vaccination, court records show. “The thing about the Amish is they live secluded lives,” said James Mermigis, Stoltzfus’ attorney.
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Amazing to listen to this. (Ep 3 – Vaccines Armed and Dangerous) As a mom with a vaccine injured son from 2007, it breaks my heart that I didn’t hear this show before his injury, but thinking back to who I was then- newly graduated BSN-RN, PHN, INDOCTRINATED to the system, excited to be working on the floor in labor and delivery, happy new mom and wife- Would I have HEARD what you were saying? My guilt knows no bounds so I can’t keep saying “what if”. I can only fight thru the cognitive dissonance of today to get the truth out: Vaccines are Dangerous. I’m glad you both are still rooting for the good guys. Chills ran down my spine when I heard Jon Rappoport state in this episode, “It’s almost as if you’re a terrorist if you don’t vaccinate.” Prophetic Words, something you both saw coming. It took the destruction of my oldest son’s brain to wake me up. His baby brother is vaccine free and staying that way. Thank you for all the work you do. xo Jen
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RSB, I’ve tried everything to send you a question of the day, but I keep getting an error of blockage from my phone & computers. My apologies for sending this question here, but I really need help with this…TTALB (The truth about Light Bulbs)…my husband likes the LED bulbs for the energy saving properties, however, I know the dangers of LED. It appears as though incandescent bulbs are the safest, but I really dont know because every store & article on this issue seems to be conflicting. Can you please help us on this issue. Love your show, long time listener!! Thank you!! Cathy
Drug companies reach settlement, averting first federal opioid trial Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, striking a deal with two Ohio counties to avert the first federal trial over the crisis. Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC.N), Cardinal Health Inc (CAH.N) and McKesson Corp (MCK.N) will contribute $215 million toward the settlement, according to Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney for the counties. Israel-based drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA is paying $20 million in cash and will contribute $25 million worth of Suboxone, an opioid addiction treatment, according to Shkolnik. The deal settles claims brought by Ohio’s Cuyahoga and Summit counties, which had accused the companies of fueling a nationwide opioid crisis. Some 400,000 U.S. overdose deaths between 1997 and 2017 were linked to opioids, according to government data.
Factbox: The U.S. opioid epidemic by the numbers The following is a look at the scale of the epidemic and the related legal battles. Numbers relating to opioid use, illnesses and deaths are based on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
** Deaths linked to overdoses of opioids in U.S., including illegal drugs like heroin, from 1990 to 2017: nearly 400,000
** Number of those deaths linked to prescription opioids: about 218,000
** Average number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States per day: about 130
** Percentage of drug overdose deaths that involved an opioid in 2017: 67.8%
** Number of opioid prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. in 2017: 191,218,272
** Share of U.S. population that had at least one opioid prescription filled in 2017: 17.4 percent
Baby food study finds heavy metals in 95 percent of products tested, researchers claim A study on popular baby foods in the U.S. turned out alarming results with researchers reporting that 95 percent of products tested contained toxic ingredients, including arsenic and lead. The study, conducted by Healthy Babies Bright Futures, found baby cereal and rice-based snacks to be the worst offenders and echoed similar research conducted previously by the FDA and other consumer agencies. Buying organic or choosing to make your own baby food will not prevent exposing your child to the harmful ingredients either, the researchers warned, as heavy metals are naturally occurring in soil and water and are found at elevated levels in fields polluted by pesticides, contaminated with fertilizers or other contaminants. In the study, researchers looked at 61 brands and found that 88 percent of foods tested lacked any federal standards or guidance on maximum safe levels of toxic heavy metals like arsenic and lead. Puff snacks and other rice-based foods like infant cereal were among the highest levels, with researchers claiming to find “no evidence to suggest that any brand has reduced heavy metals levels in rice to amounts comparable to those in other types of grains, despite at least 10 years of significant public attention to the issue that has included widespread consumer alerts and a proposed federal action level.”
Google appoints its first chief health officer, who was once an official in the Obama administration, as the company takesa deeper dive into the healthcare industry Google announced on Thursday that it has hired its first chief health officer as the tech company take a deeper dive into the healthcare industry. Dr Karen DeSalvo, a former health official who worked under the Obama administration, was named the new head of Google Health. Google Health is a personal record service that allows users to store and manage their healthcare information online. DeSalvo has spent the last two years teaching medicine and population health at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, reported CNBC. This is the second former federal health official hired by Google. Last month, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, hired former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf to lead Google Health’s strategy and policy team. Both Califf and DeSalvo will begin their roles later this year.
Survey: The Average Adult Feels ‘Perfectly Healthy’ For Just 12 Days Per Month If it feels like your stiff back, sore knees, or aching feet are a constant pain in the neck, you’re far, far from alone. A new survey of 2,000 Americans reveals that the average person feels “perfectly healthy” less than half the year! As it turns out, the average adult enjoys just 12 days each month without suffering from any aches or pains. That equates to 144 days, or about 39% of the year. With so many different ailments bothering them, researchers sought to find out which old wives’ tales respondents swear by when it comes to managing their health. The survey, sponsored by probiotics company Probiogen, found that slightly more than half of the respondents (51%) believe at least one of these age-old mantras.
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