March 16th, 2021 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
‘Sending people to their deaths’: Tucker Carlson blasted for pushing anti-vaxx information On Monday evening, Fox News star Tucker Carlson used his segment to cast doubt on the efficacy and importance of COVID-19 vaccines — raising fears that an already-paranoid segment of Republican households will refuse to get vaccinated, and give the virus a safe harbor to keep spreading, with more deaths in its wake. “All of this should invite some pretty tough questions for our public health experts in this country,” said Carlson. “And one of those questions is, how effective is this coronavirus vaccine? How necessary is it to take the vaccine? Don’t dismiss those questions from ‘anti-vaxxers.’ Don’t kick people off social media for asking them. Answer the question!” Commenters on social media slammed Carlson for casting doubt on science and medicine, and potentially putting the population at further risk.
Biden Will Double Reimbursement for Vaccines The Biden administration will nearly double Medicare’s reimbursement rates for COVID-19 vaccines in a continued effort to speed up immunizations, the White House announced Monday. “The Biden administration will nearly double Medicare’s reimbursement rates for administering COVID vaccines from about 23 dollars per shot to 40 dollars per shot,” said Andy Slavitt, senior White House pandemic adviser. “This will make it easier for more health care providers to get out into communities and give more COVID shots.” Members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team also reported that most Americans who have signed up for two-shot vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer are successfully getting their second doses within the recommended timeframe. Only 3% are missing their second dose entirely. As part of the American Rescue Plan signed into law last week, the administration will cover 100% of the cost for Medicaid and children’s health insurance beneficiaries to get vaccinated, which, Slavitt said, “protects states from bearing any cost associated with reimbursement rates.”
Drugmakers Push Vaccines for Kids Amid Debate Over Need for Shot Children have fared better than adults in the coronavirus pandemic, a fact that makes the development of vaccines for them a unique effort in the annals of medical science. Historically, pediatric vaccines have focused on killer childhood diseases, but the pandemic has thrown a curve into that thinking. While the virus has been a deadly force among older adults, it’s been shown to be mild in the young with deaths relatively minimal. That’s sparked an emerging debate among scientists about how critical it is that children be immunized. Some say the case for inoculating kids is less pressing, given that their outcomes tend to be so much better. Worldwide, the rollout of vaccines has prioritized older people and others at risk because of their health or occupation. “Vaccines for polio, diphtheria and meningitis were all geared to eliminate the most dangerous diseases in children,” said Michael Hefferon, an assistant professor in the pediatrics department at Queen’s University in Ontario. “We now have almost the opposite. It’s a disease of adults, and the older you get the more sinister it is. Therefore children are less relevant.”
Moderna Is Testing Its Covid-19 Vaccine on Young Children Moderna Inc. MRNA +9.01% has begun studying its Covid-19 vaccine in children aged six months to 11 years in the U.S. and Canada, the latest effort to widen the mass-vaccination campaign beyond adults. The Cambridge, Mass. company said Tuesday that the first children have received doses in the study, which Moderna is conducting in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a division of the Department of Health and Human Services. “This pediatric study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population,” Moderna Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel said. The bulk of the U.S. Covid-19 vaccination campaign so far has focused on protecting adults, who are at higher risk of severe disease caused by the coronavirus than children. Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines are authorized for use in adults 18 and older, while the vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE is cleared for use in people 16 and older. Efforts have begun to test the Covid-19 vaccines in children, who can still become infected, both to protect them from the virus and further build the population-level immunity to move past pandemic restrictions.
Five ways the pandemic surge in hand sanitizers may not be great news in the long term The use of hand sanitisers and other antibacterial and antiviral cleaning products has sharply increased worldwide since the pandemic started—and may be here to stay. While this has no doubt helped reduce the transmission of the novel coronavirus, it could also present problems for human health and the environment in the long term. During a raging pandemic it is obviously worthwhile to use hand sanitisers, particularly when we are unable to wash our hands. But we should minimize their use when cases drop and a significant proportion of people have been vaccinated against the virus. Here’s why: Hand sanitisers are mainly made of alcohol—either ethanol or isopropanol—at 60%–95% concentration, and may be toxic when misused. One study reported that regular application of ethanol hand sanitisers resulted in relatively low but measurable blood concentrations of ethanol. Although this was below acute toxic levels, continuous application can result in “chronic toxicity“, increasing the risk of health problems such as eczema or skin cancer. It may sometimes even be lethal. Acute poisoning, meanwhile, can be caused by swallowing more than a couple of mouthfuls of hand sanitiser. This can cause nausea, vomiting, pain and varying degrees of impairment of the of central nervous system. Ethanol toxicity is also associated with breathing problems, possible cardiac arrest and acute liver damage.
Special Guest – Michael Mohrman
Michael Mohrman comes from a family of Trinity graduates and has earned both his Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP) and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP) through Trinity. He has been actively involved with natural health for 28 years. His mother opened her first herb shop in 1991 when Mikey, as he is called, was just nine years old. As her business continued to grow, his mother completed her ND with Trinity and began training Mikey in Iridology, Dried Blood Cell Analysis, Herbology, Reams, and many other holistic modalities. At age 16, he was put in charge of the family’s second business location, where he handled daily operations and practiced Iridology. In 2003, Mikey moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, and began managing his sister’s herb/vitamin shop, where several holistic services were offered. In 2007, he completed an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Sciences and worked for several years as a paramedic. With natural health as his lifestyle and a fondness for running herb shops, Mikey decided to open a store in Wilmington, in 2013. Wanting to sharpen his holistic education, he enrolled with Trinity in 2018 and found himself enjoying the experience so much that he actively pursued his lifelong dream of teaching for Trinity School of Natural Health.
Mikey is happily married to Ashley, and they have three wonderful kids. His hobbies include music, martial arts, and cycling/mountain biking.
Dr. Wendell Whitman was a tireless advocate for health freedom and a pioneer in the field of natural health. In 1991, recognizing the inadequacy of formal health education outside of the traditional medical field, he founded Trinity School of Natural Health.
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Our philosophy is that we are intrinsically holistic and should therefore continually pursue true health through the development of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the whole person. Our vision is to become the global leader in natural health education by creating a community of individuals who are committed to sharing their knowledge of the power and purpose of holistic health. As we strive to create an exceptional student experience, we will treat each person who chooses Trinity with respect and dignity. Every decision made, every single day, will be focused solely on what is best for our students.
These pastors use science and scripture to combat vaccine hesitancy Once the coronavirus outbreak rocked Pittsburgh’s historically Black neighborhoods, Father Paul Abernathy knew that when a COVID-19 vaccine arrived, it would be time to swap his pulpit for the streets in order to convince residents to take the vaccine. Father Paul, as he’s known to members of St. Moses the Black Orthodox church, donned a yellow neon vest over his Roman collar and began walking door-to-door, infusing faith into his plea for residents to take the vaccine. “This is very important,” he said to one hesitant neighbor as he knocked on doors in Pittsburgh’s predominantly African-American Hill District. “Sometimes when we pray, he gives us blessing by way of medicine, by way of vaccines.” “And if we take the vaccines,” said Father Paul, “think about this: Every day that God gives us on this Earth is a gift.” Across the nation, vaccine hesitancy is not just a matter of race; it’s also a spiritual issue that’s running widespread in many faith-based communities. According to a recent Pew study, nearly 50% of white evangelicals say they won’t take the coronavirus vaccine, as do more than 30% of African-American Protestants.
Questions of The Day!
I started treating my great granddaughter aloe/silver protocol for the diarrhea she has had for 2 weeks. The first dose she didn’t seem to like and did not want to finish. She is 5 and has disabilities and no speech. Is it okay to mix it with a little bit of orange juice or water so she won’t taste it.
Robert, love your show. You and Don do a great job. Robert, I have a “Yes” or “No” question but I also want your opinion. Can the “Olimpic Arc” technology be beneficial to a diabetic with a pace maker, poor circulation in legs and nerve damage in the legs?