June 5, 2023 3-5PM ET

Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:

How Covid made it nearly impossible to pass new vaccine rules While only a handful of mostly small, rural districts formally opposed the bill, statewide education groups also started to privately pressure the lawmaker to drop or soften her proposal. Toxic, pandemic-era battles over immunizations and school closures have made vaccine politics radioactive, even on diseases wholly unrelated to Covid-19. In California, where lawmakers pushed through some of the nation’s strictest mandates through 2019, schools are wary of wading back into the fight. Across the country, blue-state policymakers have nearly given up trying to create new vaccine policy and are now simply trying to hold the line on a decade’s worth of public health gains. Attempts to add required vaccines for school kids this year sputtered in Wisconsin, California and Massachusetts, a stunning reversal after a successful push to tighten exemptions for mandated childhood vaccines. “It’s fair to say we’re experiencing a new paradigm in the vaccine debates,” said Troy Flint, a spokesperson for the California School Boards Association, which has not taken an official position on the bill. “I think there is weariness about addressing the issue because of the impact that the closure of in-person instruction had on students, as well as just the vitriol that surrounds the issue and has the potential to distract.” Anti-vaccine activists, who argue immunizations are a personal choice and should not be compelled by the state, have seized on that reluctance — and lately, they’ve been on a winning streak. In just over a year, proposals in Sacramento to let younger teens get the shot without parental consent, require the Covid-19 vaccine for schools and some employers, and tighten up vaccine reporting requirements lost steam, weighed down by pandemic fatigue and growing public resentment toward public health mandates.

Special Guest Jeff Pearson

When Jeff was two weeks old, it was confirmed that he had hydrocephalus and underwent his first brain and abdominal surgery. Over the years he has had many similar surgeries, each with its own set of challenges and victories. Despite the challenges of surgery, he traveled the world with Up with People, got married, raised three children, worked as a private investigator, and is now the owner of Hydro with Hope, and the host of a TV show called “Invisible Condition” that airs LIVE twice a week on e360tv.  Invisible Condition is a show that brings awareness to all the medical conditions millions of people deal with that aren’t visible from the outside.  Through Hydro with Hope and his TV show, Jeff spreads the message that FIRST: you are not alone. SECOND: There is HOPE, and THIRD: There is a community of HELP and resources out there for you. Jeff and his wife, Catherine, live in Colorado Springs, CO with their 3 children: Elizabeth, Nick, and Kacia.

Danny Bonaduce Bound For Brain Surgery After Losing His Ability To Walk Danny Bonaduce is set to undergo brain surgery after a neurological condition has left him unable to walk. Bonaduce, beloved for his role on the ’70s family sitcom “The Partridge Family,” discussed his health woes in an interview with TMZ published Friday. The 63-year-old actor explained how it took “100 doctors” to figure out he was dealing with hydrocephalus, a buildup of liquid around the brain that can lead to issues with mental function and result in long-term damage to brain tissue. In the coming days, the actor will go under the knife to drain the excess liquid around his brain and spinal cord. Doctors hope that removing any extra pressure around Bonaduce’s brain will alleviate his ongoing issues, but the surgery isn’t a guarantee the star will be back on his feet. “I will be completely bummed out if this doesn’t work,” he admitted. “I’d rather be safe than sorry. I don’t want to get my hopes up too much that I’ll be cured.” Given his current condition, Bonaduce said he’d be happy with even the most minor improvements in his health. “I can’t walk currently, I just can’t,” he shared. “I’m never gonna run track, never gonna box again, but if I can get from here to my kitchen on my own, bravo!”

Even at ‘Safe’ Levels, Glyphosate Disrupts Immune Function, New Study Suggests A new University of Iowa study provides the first experimental evidence that exposure to glyphosate, even at officially designated “safe” levels, disrupts the gut microbiome in mammals. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s (owned by Bayer) widely used line of broad-spectrum herbicides. Consisting of trillions of benign, ever-resident microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, fungi, and even viruses), the gut microbiome helps animals digest food, fight infections, produce vitamin K and other important biomolecules, and metabolize medicines. Intestinal microbes, especially certain bacterial species, may also benefit the immune system and heart health while reducing cancer risk and positively affecting healthy aging and longevity. The term “microbiome” refers to these organisms and also to their collective genomes. Investigators at the University of Iowa found that at levels approximating the U.S. Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) — 1.75 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day — glyphosate altered the gut microbiome composition and induced “a pro-inflammatory environment.” They determined this by measuring the loss of beneficial Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacterial species, and the simultaneous blocking of microbial gene pathways that produce anti-inflammatory short-chain fatty acids. Changes in gut microbe populations were also accompanied by higher levels of pro-inflammatory markers such as Lipocalin-2 and CD4/IL17A-positive immune system cells, and an increase in fecal pH.

Hour 2

When children kill: Doctors warn ADHD medication and developing brains of children can create ‘perfect storm’ for psychotic episodes — as nation is rocked by murder of 9-year-old boy by his SISTER, 12 The murder of a nine-year-old boy by his sister, 12, has gripped the nation and left people asking: What turns a seemingly ordinary child into a killer? The Oklahoma girl stabbed her brother with a kitchen knife three times in January in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack before waking up her mother and divulging in floods of tears what she had done. Doctors have warned that certain drugs or an undiagnosed personality disorder could drive a child to kill — with it now emerging that the girl had just come off an unnamed ADHD medication. Dr Stuart Fischer, a New York-based emergency medicine expert, warned medications can trigger a ‘perfect storm’ in children that can trigger behavior changes, in the most extreme cases making children homicidal or suicidal. The horrifying case in Oklahoma resurfaced this week with the release of harrowing bodycam footage of the girl’s arrest and her mother, April Lyda’s conversations with police. The footage shows the girl, who DailyMail.com is not naming, barrelling down the stairs yelling ‘I’m sorry’ several times in between choking sobs. As she is being placed in handcuffs, the girl sobbed: ‘I’m so sorry, I don’t know what happened. It’s some demonic s**t.’ In an interview yesterday, her mother also revealed how the girl had been taking ADHD medications shortly before the attack. She said her daughter had been put back on the medications after going back to school. But within a month, when she started cutting her arms, doctors decided to take her off them again.

Special Guest Kevin M. Barry Esq

Kevin Barry is the Founder and President of Liberty NOW, a non-profit organization dedicated to protected human rights and the inalienable civil rights guaranteed in federal and state constitutions. He is also the Founder and President of First Freedoms, Inc., an organization dedicated to advancing the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment : freedoms of religion, speech, the press, assembly and to petition the government. Kevin is currently working on multiple legal challenges to the religious exemption repeal laws in Connecticut and New York. Kevin works with the Mermigis Law Group, which was featured in the New Yorker magazine as The “Anti-Shutdown” lawyers. Mermigis Law Group founder Jim Mermigis sued NY Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor DiBlasio 16 times. Each case led to additional business openings during the pandemic, which opened schools, restaurants, gyms, small theaters, and pool halls. During the COVID era, Kevin has been consulting with students and employees nationwide on religious exemptions which will allow them to continue their education and to keep their jobs.

Kevin is a former Federal lawyer in the US Attorney’s office, Southern District of NY. He is also the author of VACCINE WHISTLEBLOWER: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, the book which released the transcripts of the CDC’s Dr. William Thompson’s conversations with Dr. Brian Hooker to the public for the first time. In 2016, he attended both the Republican national convention in Cleveland and the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia as an issue advocate. Kevin was the original President of JB Handley’s Generation Rescue. From 2015-2019, Kevin had a grounds pass the the United Nations Headquarters in NYC which allowed him to be a fly on the wall at many meetings. Kevin is a member of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable. Kevin wrote the foreword to the book Cryptoeconomy (2018). https://www.amazon.com/Crypto-Economy-Blockchain-Cryptocurrency-Token-Economy/dp/151

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CT families seek to block school vaccine mandate enforcement Two Connecticut families have asked a judge to suspend the repeal of the religious exemption for vaccinations so their children can start school in the fall as their lawsuit against Gov. Ned Lamont and other state officials moves forward. Keira Spillane, of Orange, and Anna Kehle, of Greenwich, have children who will enter kindergarten this fall and older children who are already attending elementary school, according to the lawsuit filed in April. The older children were grandfathered into the vaccine religious exemption when a law repealing the exemption was passed in 2021, the lawsuit said. But the younger children were not grandfathered in and must get vaccinated to start school, court documents said. As a result of the removal of the religious exemption, the younger children “will not be able to attend public or private school as of September 2022” unless their families alter their religious beliefs, the lawsuit said. The families contend that many childhood vaccines are developed through the use of aborted fetuses, which is against their religious beliefs, the lawsuit said. Both women are suing Lamont, state Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, state Department of Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker, the Orange school board and the Whitby School, a private school in Greenwich, on the grounds that the repeal of the exemption violates the state’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, according to their attorney Lindy Urso.

A NJ hospital mandated flu shots. Workers charged discrimination. The hospital will pay New Jersey’s Inspira Medical Centers, Inc., has agreed to pay $100,000 after six employees charged that a mandatory flu vaccination policy discriminated against their religious beliefs, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. No lawsuit was filed by the federal agency. However, five employees covered by a conciliation agreement would receive compensatory damages, the EEOC announced.  The sixth employee was not included in this agreement, according to an EEOC spokesperson. Companies must provide “reasonable” accommodations for religious beliefs, wrote the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, citing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As part of the agreement, the company was required to change its policies to “explicitly provide employees an exemption to the policy because of an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” Inspira must also inform all employees of this change, and grant reasonable religious accommodations to its vaccination policies unless this would impose an “undue burden” on the company. Here’s what we know about the case, and other cases involving mandatory vaccines. The issue arose after a 2020 New Jersey law requiring hospitals in the state to vaccinate all employees against influenza by Dec. 31, 2020. The law required medical exemptions, but did not mention religious exemptions. Inspira then altered its previous vaccination policy to not include religious exemptions, in its attempt to comply with the New Jersey law, according to the EEOC announcement. Employees filed charges with the EEOC in 2020.

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