October 20th, 2020 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Overcoming Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Lessons From Elvis For months now multiple companies have been feverishly working to complete huge studies with their Covid-19 vaccines as governments around the world are desperate to protect their citizens and get their respective economies open again. These studies are going well enough that it is entirely likely that one or more vaccines will be available by early next year. But beyond proving the safety and efficacy of their vaccines, there is a different – and bigger – problem. People don’t seem to want to take a Covid-19 vaccine. A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC survey showed that only 20% would take a vaccine as soon as it is available with 50% saying that they would wait to see if any problems arose over time. A STAT/Harris Poll was more optimistic with 58% saying that they’d get vaccinated as soon as possible, although this is down 11% since the August poll. And, before you think that this is only a U.S. phenomenon, a World Economic Forum/Ipsos survey of 20,000 people indicated that more than a quarter of respondents said that they would not get a Covid-19 vaccine at all. For a vaccine to have its intended effect, the majority of a population needs to be immunized – not just 40 – 50%.
Mouthwash, baby shampoo deactivate coronaviruses, may slow spread of COVID-19 As the world waits for a vaccine to COVID-19, a new study finds there may be a way to slow the spread sitting in your medicine cabinet. Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine say nasal and oral rinses like mouthwash can deactivate human coronaviruses. Their study finds these common, over-the-counter products should have the same effect on SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. The group tested various products including one-percent baby shampoo, a neti pot, peroxide sore-mouth cleansers, and mouthwash, seeing how each would lower the viral load of coronavirus strains in a patient’s mouth. Their findings reveal most of these products effectively shut down virus particles in less than two minutes. Researchers hope they may also lower the chances of COVID infection among people carrying the virus. “While we wait for a vaccine to be developed, methods to reduce transmission are needed,” says Craig Meyers, distinguished professor of microbiology, immunology, obstetrics, and gynecology in a university release. “The products we tested are readily available and often already part of people’s daily routines.”
Question of The Day!
RSB, would you point me in a good direction regarding detoxing the brain of flu vaccine? I discovered that a family of mine had 16 flu vaccinations yearly up until one year ago. She had pneumonia each of those years, and currently she is experiencing severe brain degeneration! In 8-months she has lost almost all short term memory! What can you tell me about utilizing homeopathy to help clear the brain of the aluminum and mercury? Have you seen success using homeopathy to promote brain health with people who were given the diagnosis of dementia or alzheimer’s? Bless you. Thank you.
LA Italian Restaurant Defies Newsom: No Masks, No Social Distancing, No Sanitizer, Still OPEN! Italian Restaurant owner Tony Roman has defied Governor Newsom’s edicts for 7 months now. Not only does he NOT require his customers to wear masks to enter his restaurant, he forbids anyone wearing a mask from entering his restaurant! Governor Newsom responded by sending his “Strike Force” team to the restaurant to try to intimidate their employees by threatening to arrest them, and by threatening to remove their business and liquor license. There’s just one problem Governor Newsom encountered. Basilico’s will not be intimidated, because they are not breaking any laws that can be prosecuted in a court of law! So they remain open for business, and the owner took out a huge billboard sign to let everyone in Los Angeles know! His billboard slogan is: “Leave the Mask, Take the Cannoli!” I’m sure Tony would like to tell Governor Newsom to shove the cannoli where the sun don’t shine! But then again, being Italian, probably not. He probably has far too much respect for authentic Italian food to waste a good cannoli like that…. Watch the video of the billboard going up in Los Angeles as a clear sign of one small business owner’s expression of liberty.
Family Restaurant Hit With Thousands In Fines For Reopening Against Governor’s Orders Found Not Guilty A Pennsylvania restaurant that was hit with nearly $10,000 in state citations for reopening their business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus restrictions was found not guilty after months of continuing to fight against the administration. Taste of Sicily in Lebanon County attracted the support of several local officials over their decision to reopen their restaurant in May after having initially shut down for two months in obedience with state orders. The restaurant left it up to customers to decide whether they want to wear masks or social distance, and were cited for violating Wolf’s restrictions. The restaurant, which is co-owned by siblings Michael Mangano and Christine Wartluft, was found not guilty. Their lawyer, Eric Winter, told he Daily Caller that Wolf’s and the Department of Health’s Orders couldn’t be punished under Pennsylvania criminal law. “It is very questionable as to whether the law allows the Department of Health to issue orders as it did. It is not possible for a criminal penalty to be imposed for violating the orders,” he told the Caller. Wolf had fixated his attention on Lebanon County and the Republican leadership supporting small businesses like Taste of Sicily that defied state orders. Wolf decided to withhold $13 million in funding from the county July 17, leaving it as the only county in the state to have been cut off from the $625 million package of coronavirus relief funds. Wolf blamed the Republican-controlled Board of Commissioners, according to WPXI.
Gut bacteria could be responsible for side effect of Parkinson’s drug Bacteria in the small intestine can deaminate levodopa, the main drug that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Bacterial processing of the unabsorbed fractions of the drug results in a metabolite that reduces gut motility. These findings were described in the journal BMC Biology on 20 October by scientists from the University of Groningen. Since the disease is already associated with constipation, processing of the drug by gut bacteria may worsen gastrointestinal complications. Patients with Parkinson’s disease are treated with levodopa, which is converted into the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. Levodopa is absorbed in the small intestine, although not all of it. Eight to ten per cent travels further to a more distal part of the gut and this percentage increases with age and administered drug dosage. In this distal part of the gut, it may encounter bacterial species such as Clostridium sporogenes, which can deaminate (remove an NH2 group from) aromatic amino acids.
Hour 2 – Special Guest Dr. Ravi Kulasekere
Dr. Ravi Kulasekere is a graduate from the Trinity ND program, and a board certified holistic health practitioner. He is also a board certified medical physicist, a career that spanned almost 13 years in the field of cancer care. Here he was forced to look into vaccines in 2011 when in his hospital job required him to be vaccinated annually with the flu shot in order to keep his job. While refusing to be vaccinated, in November 2016 he voluntarily left his position as chief medical physicist at the county hospital in Cleveland, and opened his own holistic health practice Do No Pharm Naturopathy LLC in Lakewood, Ohio. Since 2011 he has also been diligently studying the untold science behind vaccines and has been a vocal supporter, both online and offline, of informed consent and the ability to choose to be vaccinated or not. He has provided both written and in-person expert testimony at many state sponsored bills in OH that are aimed at removing vaccine choice and is also actively involved in the health freedom advocacy group, Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom and Health Freedom Ohio In his spare time, he loves to travel, enjoys gardening, ethnic cooking, astronomy, being active in the vegan community in Cleveland and playing with a toddler and her train set.
Enforce quarantine to crush pandemic, says WHO Contacts of people confirmed to have coronavirus should be properly quarantined, the World Health Organization said on Monday, as the pandemic surges in Europe and North America. WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan linked soaring transmission rates in the northern hemisphere to the failure to implement the vital step rigorously. He said if he could have one wish, it would be to ensure “every contact of a confirmed case is in quarantine for the appropriate period”. “I do not believe that has occurred systematically, anywhere,” he told a virtual press conference from the WHO’s headquarters in Geneva, saying it was “a good part of the reason why we’re seeing such high numbers”. Ryan said that about half of the 48 countries in the UN health agency’s European region had seen roughly 50 percent increases in cases within the past week—and hospitalisations and death rates were beginning to track those rises. However, there was hope that deaths and serious cases would not reach the levels seen earlier this year. Ryan said the average age of sufferers was now much younger, treatment had improved and those infected may have been exposed to lower doses of the virus because of physical distancing and mask wearing.
California’s feared surge of virus cases hasn’t happened Near the end of September, with coronavirus cases falling and more schools and businesses reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration urged restraint, citing a statistical model that predicted a startling 89% increase in virus hospitalizations in the next month. That hasn’t happened. Instead, state data shows hospitalizations have fallen by about 15% since that warning while the weekly average number of new cases continues to decline even as other more populous states like Florida, Ohio and Illinois see increases. California’s good news isn’t enough to change what Newsom calls his “slow” and “stubborn” approach to reopening the world’s fifth-largest economy. He again cautioned people against “being overly exuberant” about those coronavirus numbers, pointing to a “decline in the rate of decline” of hospitalizations. While California’s 14-day average of hospitalizations is down, the 7-day average is up ever so slightly to 2,241 patients. The number peaked in July at more than 7,100. “Boy, what more of a reminder do you need than seeing these numbers begin to plateau?” Newsom said Monday during his weekly news conference.
Reopened Schools in New York City Not Seeing COVID Case Spikes Three weeks after becoming the first big urban area to reopen public schools since the pandemic began, New York City is not seeing a feared surge in cases among students and staff. Instead, health officials are seeing a surprisingly small number of COVID-19 cases, The New York Times reported. Of 15,111 staff members and students tested randomly in the first week of its testing regimen, the city has gotten back results for 10,676. There were only 18 positives: 13 staff members and five students, the Times reported. Even better, when officials put mobile testing units at schools near the Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods that have had new outbreaks, only four positive cases surfaced in more than 3,300 tests conducted since the last week of September, the newspaper said. New York City is facing fears of a second wave of the virus fueled by local spikes in Brooklyn and Queens, and official have closed more than 120 public schools as a precaution, the Times reported. Still, the sprawling system of 1,800 public schools is a bright spot as the city tries to recover from a pandemic that has killed more than 20,000 people and severely weakened its economy. When the city reopened its school system in September, roughly half of the city’s students opted for hybrid learning, where they are in the building some days, but not others. The approach has enabled the city to keep class sizes small, the Times reported.
‘At a breaking point’: New surge of Covid-19 cases has states, hospitals scrambling, yet again Here we go again. As hospitalizations for Covid-19 inch up around the country, some states are readying plans for field hospitals. Communities are delaying reopening plans and even imposing new measures, though some governors remain opposed to additional restrictions. Deaths — currently standing about 220,000 — have not surged again yet, but that might just be a matter of time. The current rise in coronavirus cases around the U.S. is reminiscent of the summer crest, and has flashbacks to the emergence of the national crisis in the spring. There are attempts to characterize what’s happening — a third wave or a third peak of a single wave that never fully ebbed — but whatever your semantic preference, cases are racing up in many states and breaking daily records in the Midwest and Mountain West. They’re even creeping up in places that experienced the brunt of the earlier outbreaks, like Massachusetts and New York. “We thought it was horrible then, but when you look at it from this perspective, they were fairly low,” said Kimberley Shoaf, an expert in public health crises at the University of Utah, reflecting on her state’s caseload in the spring. Now, for the first time, Utah is consistently seeing more than 1,000 new daily infections, according to STAT’s Covid-19 Tracker.
‘Protect Americans’: CDC issues recommendation for mask mandate on planes, trains The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued a “strong recommendation” that all passengers and employees on airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-share vehicles should wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The interim guidance also calls for facial coverings at transportation hubs like airports and train stations. “Broad and routine utilization of masks on our transportation systems will protect Americans and provide confidence that we can once again travel more safely even during this pandemic,” the CDC said. Airlines, Amtrak and most public transit systems and U.S. airports already require all passengers and workers to wear facial coverings, as do most airports, and ride-sharing firms Uber and Lyft. But the White House in July opposed language in a bill before Congress that would have mandated all airline, train and public transit passengers and workers to wear masks. The White House did not immediately comment on the CDC recommendation. In July, the White House Office of Management and Budget said legislation requiring masks was “overly restrictive.” It added that “such decisions should be left to states, local governments, transportation systems, and public health leaders.”
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