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Links you can use based on some of my morning comments:
EIA.gov website – What’s the power on our southern Oregon electrical grid? – https://www.eia.gov/beta/electricity/gridmonitor/dashboard/electric_overview/balancing_authority/PACW
What is the actual hospitalization rate for Covid in Oregon (You have to select Oregon on the survey area, then the weekly rate, and OVERALL rate) https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/COVIDNet/COVID19_3.html
6:35 Hayden Ludwig with the Capital Research Center
How long has George Soros been a troublemaker?
George Soros, financial colossus of the Left, first built a hedge fund empire and then a global nonprofit empire. Through his Open Society Foundations and his Central European University, he advocates for his idea of “open society.” CRC’s Hayden Ludwig looks at the man and his likely legacy here.
Another site you MUST bookmark and check out is Influence Watch: https://www.influencewatch.org/
7:10 Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons www.AAPSOnline.org
Here’s her HCQ Op-Ed we discussed:
August 19th, 2020
Death Toll Mounts With FDA Denial Of HCQ For Outpatient Covid Therapy
by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
The FDA denied August 10 the urgent request for emergency approval for COVID-19 outpatient preventive and early treatment use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) filed July 1 by Dr. John McKinnon’s team at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, supported by Dr. Peter McCullough’s cardiology team at Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute in Dallas.
Approximately 48,000 more Americans have died during the FDA’s 48-day delay since this Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) was requested on July 1. Dr. McKinnon’s clinical trial found an impressive 51% reduction in deaths if HCQ was begun within 24 hours of admission to hospital.
An outpatient primary care study by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, using HCQ, azithromycin and zinc given within less than 7 days of COVID-19 symptoms, showed approximately 80% decrease in deaths, and less than 1% of his patients needed to be admitted to hospital. These extraordinary results show how many lives can be saved with early HCQ treatment.
Dr. Harvey Risch, Yale epidemiologist, projected that widespread early treatment for COVID-19 with the already FDA-approved HCQ could have saved 100,000 American lives.
The physician head of the FDA, Dr. Steven Hahn, has again betrayed physicians and patients by preventing Americans from having the “right to try” HCQ for early COVID-19 treatment. Dr. Hahn knows full well the FDA approved HCQ as safe in 1955, and it has been used in millions of patients worldwide for 65 years with an impressive track record of safety in patients of all ages, all ethnic groups, and even pregnant women and nursing mothers.
The FDA’s denial of the EUA for early outpatient COVID-19 use of HCQ continues their false narrative in claiming outpatient harm for HCQ, based on inpatient data in critically ill patients. Dr. Hahn has ignored established facts of effectiveness and lack of harm for outpatients that have been established in more than 50 recent studies.
The newly released study from Turkey found no cardiac abnormalities with HCQ given at therapeutic doses for 5 days in early COVID patients. Attributing any late-stage cardiac effects to HCQ that is known to be caused by the virus and inflammatory damage is indefensible.
What amount of “data” will ever satisfy Dr. Hahn?
The FDA used a standard of “may be effective” for the rapid May 1 EUA given to the experimental anti-viral remdesivir, based on one controlled clinical trial terminated early. Yet FDA is now requiring a higher standard of a randomized controlled clinical trial for the already FDA-approved HCQ in safe use for 65 years. Remdesivir showed very little benefit shown in hospitalized COVID patients and had serious side effects. Nine of the members of the NIH panel relied on for COVID treatment advice were supported financially by Gilead Sciences, maker of remdesivir.
As a cancer specialist, Dr. Hahn knows early treatment of any disease is critical, especially viral illness. But it is more critical with COVID-19, or SARS CoV-2, as we learned in 2005 when National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their studies from the 2002 outbreak of the closely related SARS-CoV-1 virus. These laboratory tests of possible anti-viral medicines clearly showed potent antiviral effects of chloroquine (CQ) against SARS-CoV-1 to block the SARS-CoV-1 infection at the earliest stage. Dr. Fauci was at NIH them, so he has known about this work for more than 15 years.
From these studies we know that HCQ with zinc works during the first five days to stop viral entry into our cells and to block the virus from multiplying.
But by day six or seven, the viral load explodes and then triggers an exaggerated inflammatory response. This “cytokine storm” can severely damage critical organs: lungs, kidneys, heart, brain, liver and intestines and is often fatal.
In 2020, Dr. Peter McCullough’s team showed prophylactic benefits of HCQ given to hospital workers who were exposed to COVID daily in their work, just as found in India, South Korea, China, and multiple other countries.
This preventive benefit of HCQ given once a week could protect front-line medical workers, law enforcement officers, paramedics, clergy, dentists/dental hygienists, truck drivers, food-processing workers, teachers, behavioral health professionals, factory and grocery store workers, flight attendants, and many others. We could more safely re-open America’s businesses, schools and churches with doctors and patients having widespread, early access to HCQ.
Doctors treating COVID-19 patients NOW see lives being saved by cheap, safe, FDA-approved medicines—hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin or doxycycline, plus supplemental zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D.
Why don’t Americans have the freedom to use HCQ here as in other countries? FDA’s misleading statements about HCQ have led to dangerous, unprecedented restrictions on physicians’ off-label prescribing rights imposed by state governors, medical boards and pharmacy boards. The supply of HCQ has been ramped up to handle its use in early treatment of COVID. The Strategic National Stockpile has millions of doses deteriorating in government warehouses that are not being distributed because doctors are prevented for political reasons from prescribing for outpatients with COVID-19.
Americans are dying needlessly for political and financial agendas waiting for the “magic bullet” of a vaccine, not due to lack of available treatment for COVID-19. We still need therapeutics, such as HCQ, even if a vaccine works and is safe.
Testing is inaccurate and often unavailable, and HCQ dispensing must not be limited to persons with a positive test. Such limits also prevent prophylactic use. Governors and bureaucrats must not be allowed to arbitrarily restrict life-saving HCQ treatment.
The Fauci-Hahn strategies of suppressing the positive studies of HCQ effectiveness for outpatient use, while focusing on mandatory mask edicts and continued shutdowns of businesses, schools, and churches are not controlling the pandemic. These political agendas have eroded our constitutional freedoms, and devastated our financial, psychological, physical, and spiritual well-being—while costing 1,000 American lives every day.
Dr. Hahn needs to be held accountable for the preventable deaths caused on his watch. As a physician licensed in 3 states that prevent prescribing HCQ for my patients, I submitted a formal request to the Chairman of Senate Oversight Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) for Dr. Hahn to be called before the Committee to produce the data on which FDA is claiming “harm” in using HCQ for outpatients in the mild stage of COVID, but no such harm for RA, Lupus, or malaria. FDA’s hypocrisy ignores their own safety data, basic science, clinical studies, and common sense.
Americans must speak out and demand the medical freedom to consult their physicians and decide treatment options without government interference.
8:10 How do we build community in a time that the culture is driving us apart? My guest is Will Reishman
6:20 BRADLEY GARRETT, author of BUNKER: BUILDING FOR THE END TIMES
A thought-provoking, chilling, and eerily prescient look at “prepper” communities around the world that are building bunkers against a possible apocalypse.
Currently, 3.7 million Americans call themselves preppers. Millions more prep without knowing it. Bradley Garrett, who began writing this book years before the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, argues that prepping is a rational response to global, social, and political systems that are failing to produce credible narratives of continued stability. Left with a sense of foreboding fueled by disease outbreaks, increasing government dysfunctionality, eroding critical infrastructure, nuclear brinksmanship, and an accelerating climate crisis, people all over the world are responding predictably-by hunkering down.
6:35 Danielle DiMartino Booth is CEO and Chief Strategist for Quill Intelligence LLC, a research and analytics firm.
DiMartino Booth set out to launch a #ResearchRevolution, redefining how markets intelligence is conceived and delivered with the goal of not only guiding portfolio managers, but promoting financial literacy. To build QI, she brought together a core team of investing veterans to analyze the trends and provide critical analysis on what is driving the markets – both in the United States and globally.
Since inception, commentary and data from DiMartino Booth’s The Daily Feather have appeared in other financial sources such as Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, Institutional Investor, Yahoo Finance, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Seeking Alpha, TD Ameritrade, TheStreet.com, and more.
A global thought leader on monetary policy, economics and finance, DiMartino Booth founded Quill Intelligence in 2018. She is the author of FED UP: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America (Portfolio, Feb 2017),
Prior to Quill, DiMartino Booth spent nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas where she served as Advisor to President Richard W. Fisher throughout the financial crisis until his retirement in March 2015. Her work at the Fed focused on financial stability and the efficacy of unconventional monetary policy.
To sign up for her daily newsletter , The Daily Feather, please go to quillintelligence.com.
7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts from Rogue Weather Dot Com.
7:35 Cynthia Westmoreland, who is married to David Westmoreland, a Medford man who got into a dispute with some members of BLM protest mob in downtown Medford 6/1. Cynthia believes she was unjustly fired from her medical position due to the BLM protest issues. We discussed the issues she’s facing.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers with today’s “What Made Southern Oregon Great” history profile. Powers is author of “Where Past Meets Present”, available at the local publisher Hellgate Press.
By Dennis Powers
Born in Klamath Falls in 1946, Ron Brown was five when his parents moved to the Rogue Valley. Attending Gold Hill schools through the eighth grade, he graduated from Crater High School, then graduated from Brigham Young University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio and TV.
Meeting his wife in college, he and Judee married in 1973, a union of 46 years that lasted his entire life. Between high school and college, Ron was in the military for three years, spending 16 months in Vietnam and six months in Germany.
He started his career in broadcasting in 1980 at KRWQ Radio in Gold Hill as the station’s newsman. Six years later, he joined NewsWatch 12 and after six years of reporting, he became the first anchor of “NewsWatch 12: This Morning” when it started in 1992.
During his nearly 30 years with NewsWatch 12, Ron estimated he reported on between six and seven thousand stories and kept a copy of nearly every one. He said that his primary concern was always making sure his stories were accurate and would make a difference in someone’s life.
He accomplished that goal even if impacting himself. In May of 2005, Ron was out on a story when he heard that his home had caught fire. Instead of leaving work, he finished reporting. Before he retired he talked about the day that “he became the news.”
Ron and Judee had three children, who all occasionally appeared on NewsWatch 12 in his reports–as when he interviewed his son Ryan about playing marbles, reported while he chaperoned a Girl Scout whale-watching trip with daughter Celecia, and when his daughter Tiffany accompanied him on a story about “take your daughter to work day.”
During his career, Ron received numerous awards for excellence in broadcasting, including an Oregon Heritage Award for his popular Oregon Century 1.5 series commemorating the state’s 150th-Anniversary. This series evolved into his well-known Oregon Trails series. Ron was also awarded the best breaking news coverage from the Associated Press after he happened to be videotaping in 2009 during a fire and what became a fatal shooting.
When Ron retired in 2015, Judee shared this with him: “Do you remember when we were in college on our very first date, you told me then that it was your career goal to be one of the best and one of the most respected newsmen in the Rogue Valley. Well you have met your goal.” He had such an impact on the NewsWatch 12 team that the newsroom was named after him–The Ron Brown Newscenter–and he was made an “Anchor Emeritus”.
In retirement, Ron continued his knowledge of Southern Oregon history to teach OLLI classes at SOU, was on the board of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, and with his wife, Judee, were also travel hosts representing KDRV in tours around the country and world.
After a courageous year and half battle with prostate cancer, he passed away in December 2019. Ron Brown was a true class act with a love for others. The family asked in lieu of flowers “to do a good deed for another person in his honor.” That was and is Ron Brown.
Sources: KDRV.Com, “Treasured NewsWatch 12 Anchor Ron Brown Dies at Age 73 following Cancer Battle,” December 19, 2019, at Ron Brown’s Background; Crater Alumni Newsletter, Fall 2015, Issue No. 60, “Alumni Feature” at Crater High Feature.