June 2nd, 2021 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Tennessee hat shop in storm over ‘not vaccinated’ Star of David badges A hat shop in Nashville, Tennessee that reportedly sold “Not Vaccinated” badges resembling the yellow Star of David which Jewish people were forced to wear by the Nazis has removed a post promoting the item, following extensive criticism online. The now-deleted post on an Instagram account for hatWRKS showed a smiling woman touching the front of her shirt, to which a patch was affixed, with the caption: “Patches are here!!” The post said the patches cost $5 each and had a “strong adhesive back”. HatWRKS said it would be “offering trucker caps soon”. As reported by the Tennessean, social media users reacted with the hashtag #HateWorks, slamming the patch as antisemitic and “disgusting”. The Instagram post generated “thousands of comments”, the newspaper said. Such reports echoed controversy this week over comments by Marjorie Taylor Greene, the hard rightwing Republican congresswoman from Georgia who likened measures to mitigate the transmission of Covid-19 to Nazi repression of the Jews. Resistance to vaccinations, mask mandates and other public health measures has been a feature of the pandemic in the US. The Biden administration said this week that 50% of US adults were now fully vaccinated but among Republicans in particular, resistance to vaccinations has spread.
Israel sees probable link between Pfizer vaccine and myocarditis cases Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it had found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in young men who received Pfizer’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine in Israel were likely linked to their vaccination. Pfizer said in a statement that it was aware of the Israeli observations of myocarditis and said no causal link to its vaccine had been established. It said adverse events are thoroughly reviewed and Pfizer meets regularly with the Vaccine Safety Department of the Israeli Ministry of Health to review data. In Israel, 275 cases of myocarditis were reported between December 2020 and May 2021 among more than 5 million vaccinated people, the ministry said in disclosing the findings of a study it commissioned to examine the matter. Most patients who experienced heart inflammation spent no more than four days in the hospital and 95% of the cases were classified as mild, according to the study, which the ministry said was conducted by three teams of experts. The study found “there is a probable link between receiving the second dose (of Pfizer) vaccine and the appearance of myocarditis among men aged 16 to 30,” it said in a statement.According to the findings, such a link was observed more among men aged 16 to 19 than in other age groups.
Pfizer Vaccine ‘Likely’ Responsible for Deaths of Some Elderly Patients, Norwegian Review Finds The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is “likely” to have been responsible for at least 10 deaths of frail elderly people in nursing homes in Norway, an expert review commissioned by the Norwegian Medicines Agency has concluded. The expert group was established at the end of February 2021 to look into the cause of the first 100 reported deaths of nursing home residents who had received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. At the time, around 30,000 elderly nursing home residents had been vaccinated. Although the mortality rate in nursing homes is generally very high and the deaths of some nursing home residents after vaccination was anticipated, the Norwegian Medicines Agency wanted to determine whether the vaccine had possibly hastened any deaths and to gain a clearer understanding of the risks and benefits of its use in frail elderly people. The review reported on May 19 and concluded that a causal link between the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and death was considered “likely” in 10 of the 100 cases, “possible” in 26 cases and “unlikely” in 59 cases. The remaining five were deemed “unclassifiable.” While emphasizing considerable uncertainty around its conclusions, the expert group acknowledged a risk that adverse reactions to the vaccines among very frail patients could initiate a cascade of complications, which in the worst case scenario could lead to earlier death.
Questions of The Day!
Hi Robert & Super D
Question for my mother who is 90, still living on her own, doing well but occasionally can get a spell with gout in her ankle/foot area. She knows that sometimes she can trace her eating patterns of certain items that can enhance this so she is aware of that and adjusts. She has a flare up right now with it and feels maybe her indulgence in the fresh rhubarb from her garden and a little more regular meals of red meat have set it off again. So what support items can she use in supplements and other things to assist in this. I have given her Innate Selenium to get started with and wondered your thoughts on that and would Chromium help her as well? Appreciate you input on this condition of hers
Robert I had “Covid” this past Feb. I lost my taste and sense of Smell. They both sort of came back but are still OFF. Is there anything you could recommend to help recover them?
Please tell me what i can do for my husband who is weaning himself from oxycontin because his dr wants to wean him. My husband has severe back issues and chronic pain back, sciatic, starting to get nerve damage. He has been having severe spasms bordering on seizure looking movements probably from withdrawal as his brain ct scan was normal as was his blood work thanks to you and NAD. Please help. Surgeons say they can’t help because they will fix one thing and another will need work. Besides I don’t believe the surgery helps at all or for very long. Thank you as always. Lori
Great to meet you this weekend! It was really a great weekend.
After this weekend I was left with a question I wasn’t able to get answered. Hopefully, it doesn’t bring down your energy ;). I wanted to preface this question with: I am so relieved to hear that viruses aren’t real because of the concept that this non-living DNA in an envelope magically invaded cells, came to life, and replicated in the nucleus until the cell burst, NEVER seemed to make sense to me in PA school. This confusion was exacerbated when I got into practice and would regularly have to run a titer (testing for antibodies) when looking for things like mono, herpes, and hepatitis. Like why not just look for the virus?! After listening to Dr. Thomas Cowan talk about antibodies being related proteins from a potential toxin, I was curious WHAT in tarnation was I testing for? And where are these results coming from?!
If this question is answered in his book, Contagion Myth (which I’m a few chapters into) I’d be happy to be told to read on. If you are unsure of the answer but can give me some direction to finding the answer, I’m also totally happy to do some digging of my own.
Thanks again! Valeri
Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
It’s time to go Outside The Box again with Ty Bollinger! What will we be talking about today?
Washington Post Corrects 15-Month-Old Headline Falsely Calling Wuhan Lab Theory ‘Debunked’ The Washington Post has corrected a controversial story from February 2020 that referred to the lab leak theory of the origin of Covid as “debunked.” The report covered a Fox News interview in which Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) pointed to a lab studying bat coronaviruses in Wuhan as a potential origin of the disease. “We don’t know where it originated, and we have to get to the bottom of that,” Cotton told Fox’s Maria Bartiromo. “We also know that just a few miles away from that food market is China’s only biosafety level 4 super laboratory that researches human infectious diseases.” “Now, we don’t have evidence that this disease originated there, but because of China’s duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question to see what the evidence says,” Cotton said. “And China right now is not giving any evidence on that question at all.” Despite those measured comments, the Washington Post accused Cotton of pushing a “conspiracy theory” that has been “debunked.”
The Number of Times the Lab Leak Theory Was ‘Fact Checked’ Is Astonishing After Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Republican Senator Tom Cotton and other high profile sources said Wuhan coronavirus could have come from a laboratory in China back in spring 2020, the leftist media sprung into action to censor their comments. So-called “fact checkers” have rated stories about the lab leak theory, including stories simply quoting Pompeo and Cotton, false or mostly false. Facebook, through the use of third-party advocacy groups posing as fact checkers, limited or removed millions of posts they deemed “misleading” about the virus, including its origins. Since the start of the pandemic, until April 2021, more than 18 million pieces of content from Facebook and Instagram have been removed for violating the platforms’ policies on COVID-19-related misinformation. The company says it has labeled more than 167 million pieces of COVID-19 content in total, and are making accounts that discourage vaccines more difficult to find as part of its efforts. Now just one week ago, Facebook announced they would no longer remove posts linking Wuhan coronavirus to a lab leak.
Oncologists underestimate patient use of complementary medicine Oncologists may substantially underestimate how many breast cancer patients are using complementary medicine, according to the results of a survey scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held virtually from June 4 to 8. In late 2020, IQVIA conducted a national survey of 115 clinical oncologists who treat breast cancer and 164 breast cancer patients who had been diagnosed within two years of the survey. The researchers found that nearly three-quarters of breast cancer patients (73 percent) reported using at least one type of complementary medicine after cancer diagnosis, while oncologists believed the average was less than half (43 percent) of patients. Similar proportions of oncologists and patients believe that complementary and lifestyle therapies improve patients’ quality of life (66 percent of oncologists and 65 percent of patients). Among the 12 modalities evaluated, the strongest correlation with positive impact on quality of life was seen for patient use of tai chi/chi gong or acupuncture. However, oncologists saw nutrition consultation, support groups, psycho-oncology support, and exercise consultation as the most important integrative services and gave relatively low marks to spiritual services and meditation or mindfulness.
New Mexico launching vaccine sweepstakes with $10M in prizes New Mexico is launching a sweepstakes with $10 million in prizes to encourage residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) announced on Twitter on Tuesday the start of “VAX 2 THE MAX NM” — a sweepstakes for vaccinated residents giving away $10 million total in prizes. The state will give away $1 million a week for five weeks beginning mid-June, during which one person from each of the state’s four regions will win $250,000. In early august, a statewide $5 million grand prize will be given away. Residents will also have the chance to win staycations, as well as passes to state parks and museums. According to the sweepstake’s website, the grand prize will go to someone who is fully vaccinated, while regional winners will only have to have received at least one dose of a vaccine. The first drawing is scheduled to begin on June 18, and the grand prize will be drawn Aug. 7. Eligible participants have to be at least 18 years of age and have to receive at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine in New Mexico. People who have already been vaccinated can simply register to enter the drawing. The move comes as states look to various incentives, including lotteries, as a way to get hesitant Americans vaccinated.
RIGHT TO BARE ARMS West Virginia is offering GUNS, pickup trucks, scholarships, and $1million in vaccine lottery as officials push jab WEST Virginia is offering guns, pickup trucks, scholarships, and $1million to incentivize residents to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Governor Jim Justice announced the state’s latest effort to get more people vaccinated on Tuesday and said weekly prize drawings will begin on Father’s Day, June 20. “The faster we get them across the finish line, the more lives that we save,” Justice said while announcing the state’s new incentive program. The lottery program will run from Father’s Day until August 4, with a drawing every week, Justice said, and everyone in the state who has gotten a shot since they first became available will be eligible. “To be eligible, you have to go get your first shot,” the governor said. “When I start through these prizes … there’s going to be a run on people getting their first shot, so go get ’em. “Go get ’em so you’ll be eligible where we can draw your name, and absolutely you could win something that would be phenomenal.”
Beer is latest vaccine incentive for Biden ‘month of action’ Free beer is the latest White House-backed incentive for Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19, as President Joe Biden is announcing a “month of action” Wednesday to get more shots into arms before the July 4 holiday. Speaking from the White House, Biden is set to update the nation on the vaccination rollout and his plans to get 70% of adults partially vaccinated by Independence Day — essential to his goal of returning the nation to a pre-pandemic sense of normalcy this summer. The latest vaccine sweetener, provided by Anheuser-Busch, builds on other incentives like cash giveaways, sports tickets or paid leave, to keep up the pace of Americans getting shots. The White House said Biden’s “month of action” will continue to use public and private-sector partnerships to encourage Americans to roll up their sleeves, drawing in businesses, social media influencers, colleges, celebrities and community organizations to help spread the word about the benefits of vaccination and to encourage them to get shots. To date 62.8% of the adult U.S. population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 133.6 million are full vaccinated. The rate of new vaccinations has slowed again to an average below 600,000 per day, down from more than 800,000 per day when incentives like lotteries were announced, and down from a peak of nearly 2 million per day in early April when demand for shots was much higher.
‘No Vaccine Passports Act’ Bill Introduced in Senate: Cruz Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced Friday he’s introducing a Senate bill to ban vaccine passports. In recent weeks, several states have moved to ban the potential use of a vaccine passport system. Cruz’s bill marks the first time a ban has been introduced in the Senate. “Listen, I think vaccines are terrific. I’ve had the vaccine myself,” Cruz said in a Fox News interview, calling the measure the “No Vaccine Passports Act.” “I think it’s given us a lot of freedom, but I think there’s a real potential for government overreach, and I don’t believe anyone should be forced to take the vaccine. It should be your personal choice. You should make the choice based on your health, based on the decisions you want.” Cruz said the bill would “prohibit any federal vaccine passport” system and would also bar the White House from “doing anything to mandate vaccines” against COVID-19, including prohibiting employment discrimination. “We’re seeing some places where employers are saying ‘If you’re not vaccinated, you’re fired,’ and that ought to be illegal. Your health decisions are yours to make, and it shouldn’t be your boss. It shouldn’t be the government. It shouldn’t be anyone else forcing you to make those decisions,” Cruz added.
California Cafe Charges Patrons $5 for Wearing Masks: ‘It’s Their Choice’ Patrons are free to say what they wish at a California cafe, but doing so while wearing a mask will cost them $5. On Sunday, Fiddleheads Cafe in Mendocino put up a sign stating the fee for those who wear a mask while ordering, NBC News reported Friday. In March, the establishment announced a 50 percent discount for people who threw their masks in the garbage, according to owner Chris Castleman. “I don’t think $5 to charity is too much to ask from mask wearing customers who claim to care so much about the community they live in,” he told the outlet in an email. The proceeds will be given to Project Sanctuary, a domestic abuse organization, for two weeks before another nonprofit is put into the rotation, according to Castleman. “It’s about time that the proponents of these ineffective government measures start paying for the collateral damage they have collectively caused,” the owner continued. The eatery also reportedly planned to charge an additional $5 for those “caught bragging” about receiving the vaccine, some of the posted signs read. According to NBC Bay Area, Castleman said a few people paid the $5 fee while others were shocked and angered.