April 20th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
As mask mandates end, Oregon bucks trend with permanent rule As states around the country lift COVID-19 restrictions, Oregon is poised to go the opposite direction — and many residents are fuming about it. A top health official is considering indefinitely extending rules requiring masks and social distancing in all businesses in the state. The proposal would keep the rules in place until they are “no longer necessary to address the effects of the pandemic in the workplace.” Michael Wood, administrator of the state’s department of Occupational Safety and Health, said the move is necessary to address a technicality in state law that requires a “permanent” rule to keep current restrictions from expiring. “We are not out of the woods yet,” he said. But the idea has prompted a flood of angry responses, with everyone from parents to teachers to business owners and employees crying government overreach. Wood’s agency received a record number of public comments, mostly critical, and nearly 60,000 residents signed a petition against the proposal.
Questions of The Day!
I saw your interview at the The Holistic Oral Health Summit and you mentioned regenerating gums. I have severe gum recession and wanted to find out what you recommend to try to regenerate my gums?
What would you recommend for basal cell carcinoma? I have it on my right temple. I had it removed some years ago, surgically, but it returned. I have been treating it with a topical cream called PDQ. It kills it somewhat but it looks hideous! It causes me no pain but itches from time to time.
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Comment of The Day!
This month my period was 12 days early, right when I was supposed to be ovulating. I am 40 and this is the first time this has happened to me as I’m always regular. I did not get a PCR test but I’ve been around my mom who recently got her second Moderna. I’ve talked to a couple other friends who have had the same thing happen and they too were around recently V’ed.
Special Guest – Dr. Eric Rentz
Dr. Rentz holds a Masters of Arts in Organic Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa and graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has served as Chairman of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department of Nova Southeastern University, and is one of less than 1,000 doctors nationwide to attain full Board Certification in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
CDC received ‘handful’ of possible Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine adverse reports, Walensky says The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working through “a handful” of reports regarding possible adverse events related to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that have been flagged since the rollout was paused last week. In the White House COVID-19 briefing on Monday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that the agency is working to determine whether the incidents do qualify as a case, and will present the new information to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in a meeting on Friday. She said the reports were made through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and that she was encouraged by the low numbers. “These have been a handful of cases, not an overwhelming number of cases we are working through and adjudicating them and verifying whether they do in fact reflect a true case and that will be the work of the CDC this week as well as the FDA and then we will present that to the ACIP on Friday,” Walensky said. “We are doing that work right now – we are encouraged that it hasn’t been an overwhelming number of cases, but we are looking at seeing what’s come in.”
New vaccine side effect? In Israel, six people develop herpes zoster A new study published this month by researchers from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Carmel Medical Center in Haifa found that the risk of developing herpes zoster (HZ) infection following a coronavirus vaccination in people with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD) increases. “We cannot say the vaccine is the cause at this point,” lead researcher Dr. Victoria Furer of the hospital’s Department of Rheumatology told The Jerusalem Post. “We can say it might be a trigger in some patients.” HZ is characterized by a small, red rash that develops on the skin and itches. If complications develop, it can cause nerve damage and pain, including a prolonged burning session on the skin even after it goes away. The study was carried out on 491 patients with AIIRD and 99 controls at the hospitals. Of the 491 patients, 1.2% or six people developed HZ. Five of them got the herpes infection after the first dose and one after the second. Furer said that five of the six patients who developed HZ were young, had mild cases of autoimmune disease and were taking little if any medications for it, which means they should not have been at increased risk for developing HZ.