June 14th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Remembering Annie Brandt
It saddens me/us to share the news about our dear friend, leader, patient advocate, educator, and patient herself, Annie Brandt.
Annie fought this awful battle with cancer for years. On numerous times beating it with the modalities that many of you have bravely shared with your patients, including Annie, and the Best Answer for Cancer family and colleagues.
Unfortunately, Annie passed away on April 26, 2021, at home with some close friends and family, including her loyal sidekick, her dog, Chia-pet. 😊
Annie brought so much meaning to living and made a difference in so many lives. Her selfless number one goal was to share ways to improve the lives of others. She did this for close to 20 years even when going through treatment herself.
God Bless you Annie and thank you for being the light for us all.
We will miss you.
Forever in our hearts,
John Malanca – United Patients Group
Ann Fonfa – Annie Appleseed Project
Texas judge tosses hospital workers’ COVID-19 vaccine requirement lawsuit, says they can ‘work somewhere else’ A federal judge in Texas has thrown out a lawsuit filed by 117 employees of Houston’s Methodist Hospital system targeting its COVID-19 vaccine requirement. According to the ruling, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of Houston said that lead plaintiff Jennifer Bridges’ claims that vaccines are “experimental and dangerous” were “false” and “irrelevant.” Hughes also said that COVID-19 vaccines being a condition of employment is not coercion, as Bridges and the other plaintiffs contended. “Methodist is trying to do their business of saving lives without giving them the COVID -19 virus. It is a choice made to keep staff, patients, and their families safer,” Hughes wrote. “Bridges can freely choose to accept or refuse a COVID -19 vaccine; however, if she refuses, she will simply need to work somewhere else. If a worker refuses an assignment, changed office, earlier start time, or other directive, he may be properly fired. Every employment includes limits on the worker’s behavior in exchange for his remuneration. That is all part of the bargain.” In addition, Hughes called the lawsuit’s comparison between the vaccine requirement and the Nazis’ forced medical experimentation on concentration camp captives during the Holocaust “reprehensible.” In early June, over 170 hospital employees were reportedly suspended for two weeks without pay over their decision to avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The suspension was in response to employees’ failure to meet a June 7 deadline to complete their COVID-19 immunization. The employees will be fired after two weeks if they don’t get vaccinated, according to FOX 4 Dallas.
Anti-Vaccine Activists Use A Federal Database To Spread Fear About COVID Vaccines The largest U.S. database for detecting events that might be vaccine side-effects is being used by activists to spread disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Known as the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), the database includes hundreds of thousands of reports of health events that occurred minutes, hours or days after vaccination. Many of the reported events are coincidental — things that happen by chance, not caused by the shot. But when millions of people are vaccinated within a short period, the total number of these reported events can look big. Epidemiologists consider the VAERS database as only a starting point in the search for rare but potentially serious vaccine side-effects. Far more work must be done before a cause-and-effect link can be determined between a reported health event and a vaccine. “It’s a very valuable system for detecting adverse events, but it has to be used properly,” says William Moss, executive director of the international vaccine access center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “And it’s ripe for misuse.” In fact, VAERS has played a major role in the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. The data is regularly appropriated by anti-vaccine advocates, who use the reports to falsely claim that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous. They are aided by the fact that the entire VAERS database is public — it can be downloaded by anyone for any purpose.
Questions of The Day!
Hello RSB and Super D,
I asked a question in december about my friend who cut her wrist in the shower. She leaves near Seattle. Her hand is better now. She did follow you advise. She did phisical therapy also.
She recently had a electromyography to asses damage to the nerves and Dr said: “her median nerve doesn’t appear to have recovered to any measurable degree” and “she has a low functioning right ulnar nerve with evidence of collateral sprouting suggesting some small measure of continuity” .
Is there anything else besides surgery that can help?
Thank you for your answer!
Hi Robert. I saw you at the conference in Sioux Falls during Memorial Day weekend. You made a comment that if you knew what you know now back when you father was still alive you could have helped his kidneys. My brother was diagnosed with FSGS. Have you had any success with this disease? His doctors have him on numerous amounts of medications and for the last 4 years have wanted to start him on dialysis, If this is something you can help with, can he set up an appointment with you? I don’t know if you are still seeing patients. Please advise since time is of the essence and we are very desperate! Thank you And God bless you
Skull and Crossbones Sign Given to Unvaccinated in Rural India Police in rural India have made some citizens who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus wear signs with a skull and crossbones, the universal symbol for danger, stoking anger in a country where shots are in short supply. Officers in the Niwari district of central Madhya Pradesh state said they introduced the policy to encourage more vaccinations. “Watching the low vaccination rate in our district we decided to honour the people who got vaccinated, but then we also found a large number of people who were not vaccinated,” Santosh Patel, a sub-divisional police officer posted in the Prithvipur block of Niwari district, told Reuters on Thursday. “So to teach them a lesson and encourage them to get vaccinated, we administrated an oath to get them inoculated as soon as possible.” Those who were vaccinated were given a sign with the colours of the Indian flag reading “I am a nationalist.” Those who were not vaccinated were given a skull and crossbones sign saying “Do not come near me, I am not vaccinated. Please stay away from me,” according to Patel and video footage from the district. Some people were seen wearing the signs taped to their chest. The policy has provoked anger online, with social media users calling it an “insult” and “stigmatising”.
Special Guest – Marjory Wildcraft
The Grow Network’s founder, Marjory Wildcraft, is featured in “Who’s Who in America” for her work in building deep community resilience, restoring heirloom genetics in gardens and livestock, and advancing the return to natural medicine across the nation. National Geographic featured Marjory as an expert in sustainable living, and she has hosted Mother Earth News’ online “Homesteading Summit.” Marjory also hosts the annual Home Grown Food and Home Medicine Summits, which reach hundreds of thousands of viewers every year.
She is best known for her DVD series Grow Your Own Groceries, which has over a half million copies in use by homesteaders, foodies, preppers, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.
Beloved for her humorous, non-judgmental, get ’er done style, Marjory raised two teenagers in Central Texas and currently splits her time between Paonia, CO, and Puerto Rico. When she’s not building an online network, being “Mom,” and tending her family’s food supply, Marjory loves playing, running, doing gymnastics, skateboarding, acquiring skills from the Paleolithic era (yes, she is part cavewoman!), and experimenting with anything and everything related to food production and sustainability.
7 in 10 young Americans say they’ve had a health ‘self-awakening’ during the pandemic If we’ve learned one thing during the course of the pandemic, it’s how to roll with the punches. According to new research of 2,000 Millennial and Gen Z Americans, 70 percent said that the top lesson they learned in 2020 was to not sweat the small stuff and to just go with the flow. Nearly three out of four respondents agreed that they’re finally prioritizing themselves and their own needs for the first time in a long time; which makes it clear that Americans putting themselves first and foremost is long overdue. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Pronamel, the survey analyzed the ins and outs of the self-care routines for people under 40 and discovered that nine in 10 respondents have a set routine that takes about an hour every day. On average, those polled have a six-step self-care routine that focuses primarily on activities that boost endorphins, such as yoga, meditation, and exercise. Other feel-good moments respondents pursue include classics like face masks, curling up with a good book, bubble baths, and a glass of wine.
People who fear COVID-19 are also more judgmental towards others: ‘It’s an emotional link’ People who are more afraid of catching Covid-19 are also more judgmental, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge. Researchers studying how we make moral judgments found that people more concerned about the disease were more disapproving when it came to the wrongdoings of others — regardless of what they were doing wrong. The findings are evidence that our morality is shaped by emotions and intuitions, and concerns about health and safety are big factors. This, the authors say, means that our judgments of wrongdoing are not completely rational. The study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, did not focus on behaviors relating to the pandemic itself, like social distancing, but a varied range of moral transgressions. “There is no rational reason to be more judgmental of others because you are worrying about getting sick during the pandemic,” in a statement. “These influences on judgments happen outside of our conscious awareness. If we feel that our wellbeing is threatened by the coronavirus, we are also likely to feel more threatened by other people’s wrongdoing — it’s an emotional link.”