August 21, 2023 3-5PM ET

Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:

Critics Slam JAMA Study Claiming 52 U.S. Doctors Spread COVID ‘Misinformation’ Critics of a study published this week in JAMA concluding 52 doctors from across the U.S., propagated “COVID-19 misinformation about vaccines, treatments, and masks on large social media and other online platforms” called the study nothing more than “propaganda.” “Ultimately, misinformation is just a weaponized term meaning nothing,” said Vinay Prasad, M.D., MPH. “People who use it are often completely ignorant of science and truth. Prasad and others pointed to several flaws in the study, including the researchers’ definition of “misinformation,” the reported percentage of those with post-COVID-19 condition, or “long COVID” and the false claim that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine alone led to deaths — as deaths also have been linked to the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines. The CDC as the arbiter of COVID truths The University of Massachusetts researchers who produced the study defined misinformation as “assertions unsupported by or contradicting U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] guidance on COVID-19 prevention and treatment during the period assessed or contradicting the existing state of scientific evidence for any topics not covered by the CDC.” But in an Aug. 16 Substack article, Prasad — a hematologist-oncologist and professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco — challenged the notion of using the CDC as the litmus test for pandemic-related information. CDC “made many errors,” Prasad wrote, citing a paper he published in March, documenting 25 statistical or numerical errors made by the CDC that he said raised questions about the agency’s “real or perceived systematic bias.” It’s also well documented that the agency constantly changed its mask guidance and published conflicting information about vaccine effectiveness. Dominique Brossard, professor and chair of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who studies medical misinformation, told USA Today, “The guidance kept on changing … Communication around the vaccine was horrible.”

Special Guest – Dr. Mary Bowden

Dr. Bowden completed her residency at Stanford University and is board-certified in both Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine, specializing in airway disorders for both children and adults. Six months before the pandemic began, she started her solo practice – BreatheMD – in the heart of Houston, and when her patients became ill, she opened her doors 7 days a week and did everything she could to help them. In the last 2 1/2 years, she has successfully kept over 4000 COVID patients out of
the hospital using multi-drug early treatment. She is on the advisory team of FLCCC, a member of AAPS, and is co-leader of the Houston chapter of the Free Market Medical Association. She spoke at the Defeat the Mandates Rally in Washington DC and at the Senator Ron Johnson’s “Second Opinion” senate panel on Jan 24, 2022. She is a strong advocate for health freedom and recently started the Coalition for Health Freedom, a grass- roots effort to bridge the over 1300 like-minded organizations into taking collective action.

Doctors Can Prescribe Ivermectin for COVID-19: FDA Lawyer Doctors are free to prescribe ivermectin to treat COVID-19, a lawyer representing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week. “FDA explicitly recognizes that doctors do have the authority to prescribe ivermectin to treat COVID,” Ashley Cheung Honold, a Department of Justice lawyer representing the FDA, said during oral arguments on Aug. 8 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. The government is defending the FDA’s repeated exhortations to people to not take ivermectin for COVID-19, including a post that said “Stop it.” The case was brought by three doctors who allege the FDA unlawfully interfered with their practice of medicine with the statements. A federal judge dismissed the case in 2022, prompting an appeal. “The fundamental issue in this case is straightforward. After the FDA approves the human drug for sale, does it then have the authority to interfere with how that drug is used within the doctor-patient relationship? The answer is no,” Jared Kelson, representing the doctors, told the appeals court. The FDA on Aug. 21, 2021, wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.” The post, which linked to an FDA page that says people shouldn’t use ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19, went viral.

FDA: Ivermectin Still Not Approved for COVID The Food and Drug Administration posted on its social media accounts Friday that it still is not approving the drug ivermectin for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. “Although FDA has approved ivermectin for certain uses in humans and animals, it has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19, nor has the agency stated that it is safe or effective for that use,” the agency said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Friday. “Health care professionals generally may choose to prescribe an approved human drug for an unapproved use when they judge that the unapproved use is medically appropriate for an individual patient.” According to the National Institutes of Health, “Ivermectin is a Food and Drug Administration-approved antiparasitic drug used to treat several neglected tropical diseases, including onchocerciasis, helminthiases, and scabies. For these indications, ivermectin has been widely used and is generally well tolerated. Ivermectin is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of any viral infection.” The NIH said that although the drug has been shown to inhibit the replication of COVID-19 cells, the dose required would be “100-fold” higher than the dosage approved for humans. “Trials have failed to find a clinical benefit from the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 in outpatients,” the NIH website said. “In TOGETHER, an adaptive platform trial conducted in Brazil, there was no apparent difference between the ivermectin and placebo arms for the primary outcome of risk of emergency department visits or hospitalization (14.7% vs. 16.4%).”

Medical Board Chief Who Wanted Doctors Delicensed for ‘Misinformation’ in Bed With PR Firm Tied to CDC, Pfizer, Moderna The head of a national medical organization who publicly called for doctors to lose their licenses unless they supported government narratives on COVID-19 treatments and vaccines concealed his relationship with a public relations firm whose client list also included Pfizer, Moderna and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Richard Baron, president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is a client of Weber Shandwick, investigative journalist Paul D. Thacker reported on Wednesday. In late 2021, Baron publicly pushed for doctors who spread “misinformation” about COVID-19 and the vaccines to lose their license and certification. Baron said then that “putting out flagrant misinformation is unethical and dangerous during a pandemic.” Weber, the world’s second-largest PR firm, has branded its team as “misinformation and disinformation” experts and says it provides clients with services to help manage any perceived threats posed by spreaders of such information. The firm has organized conference panels on “medical misinformation” in which Baron participated. Last year, Baron partnered with Weber Shandwick to propose a South by Southwest (SXSW) panel titled “When Doctors Prescribe Misinformation.” The proposal was subsequently accepted and the panel took place at SXSW in Austin, Texas, on March 13. According to Thacker, “Weber Shandwick’s panel featuring Dr. Baron has been widely promoted by the PR firm’s employees,” including Sarah Mahoney, executive vice president, Healthcare Communications, Strategy & Planning for Weber Shandwick, who in a LinkedIn post, wrote she “can’t think of a more important topic right now.” The CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) in September 2020 awarded Weber a $50 million contract “to promote the vaccination of children, pregnant women and those at risk for flu and increase the general acceptance and use of vaccines,” according to the PR firm’s website.


Hour 2

Drop College COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Almost 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. are still mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students returning to their campuses for the 2023-2024 school year. Let’s make that number zero. Currently, approximately 95 colleges and universities in the U.S. are still mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students returning to their campuses for the 2023-2024 school year. Let’s make that number zero by showing our support for students by informing the presidents of these unrelenting institutions that this unnecessary mandate jeopardizes the health and well-being of their students. Drop the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate There is no community benefit to COVID-19 vaccination. It is an undisputed scientific fact that COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent infection or transmission. The risk of severe COVID-19 in the college-aged population is near zero, and the vast majority of the population now has protective immunity to the virus. There is no rationale for imposing a mandate on college students. Most colleges and universities dropped their COVID-19 requirements this year based on current science.

Special Guest – Brian Hooker PhD,PE

Brian S. Hooker, PhD, PE, is an Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University in Redding, California, where he specializes in chemistry and biology coursework. Additionally, Hooker is the Senior Process Consultant at ARES Corporation, working closely on process design for the environment restoration industry. His design efforts focus on industrial biotechnology and chemical engineering principles.

Brian dedicated over 15 years as a bioengineer and the team leader for the High Throughput Biology Team and Operations Manager of the DOE Genomics: Genomes to Life (GTL) Center for Molecular and Cellular Systems at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Hooker managed applied plant and fungal molecular biology research projects at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where systems biology researchers are focused on understanding gene and protein networks involved in individual cell signaling, communication between cells in communities, and cellular metabolic pathways.

In 1985, Dr. Hooker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California. He earned his Masters of Science degree in 1988 and his doctorate in 1990, both in biochemical engineering, from Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington.

Brian Hooker has many accomplishments to his credit including: co-inventor for five patents, recipient of the Battelle Entrepreneurial Award in 2001, and a Federal Laboratory Consortium Recognition Award in 1999, for his work on “Reactive Transport in 3-Dimensions.” The breadth of Hooker’s 60 science and engineering papers have been published in internationally recognized, peer reviewed journals.

He has a teenage son with autism and has been active in the autism community since 2002.


Questions of The Day!

Thank you Robert for all of your valuable information. I am a newbie to this site so if I ask too many questions, please let me know. I did order your book with Ty Bolinger. I hope it answers some of my questions.
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Do you have any suggestions?.
THANK YOU
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Hi Robert. I saw you at the Red Pill expo (streaming). You talked, among other things, about the benefits of Silver/Aloe combination, Folium Px, Copper, Nitric Oxide and fasting with Cardiac miracle.
I want to order some for myself (I engage in lots of physical activity), and family and friends. Should everyone be taking different doses based on age, size and activity levels?
Thanks,
Brian



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