Green Sunday (5:00 pm, 3/14): Coronavirus, Health Management, and Media

How are our federal agencies working for us during the pandemic, and what can they do better?  Could special interests and regulatory capture of key agencies (such as the CDC, FDA, etc.) be affecting current US coronavirus policies?  How is the mass media covering the pandemic?  What are the important aspects and/or information not being discussed, which we should be aware of?  And what can we learn from other countries in how they are managing this crisis?

How about “herd immunity”, when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely?  What is the relationship between people getting one of the vaccines and the creation of herd immunity?  In addition, much of the vaccines use “mRNA” technology, which has never before been used in a mass vaccination program — what should we know about them, and are there any concerns we should be aware of?  What are some of the possible side effects, and how long will the vaccines realistically “protect us”?  What are “unknowns” about the Covid-19 crisis?  And how about the many new virus variants — how will that affect the situation?

And finally, what are some recommended self-care practices, as well as dietary choices to help support our immune systems?  Are there any alternative approaches we might consider, such as herbal-dietary agents?  What about our indoor environments?  Should we consider antiviral “air treatments” (such as “Grignard Pure”)?  What are the biggest risk factors for getting a serious case of Covid-19, and can we do anything about those factors? 

Join us tonight as our panel addresses these subjects, and more.  A Q&A period will follow presentations from the panelists.  Brief bios for each of our three speakers are as follows:

Myrto Ashe, MD, MPH, originally trained as a family physician and practiced 20 years in community health centers in Massachusetts, California, and Colorado and in 2011 trained in functional medicine.

        Since early 2016, Dr. Ashe has worked to understand and implement a programmatic approach for the reversal or stabilization of patients with cognitive decline, as first published by Dr. Dale Bredesen. This brings her back to her original fascination as an undergraduate in neurobioloogy and neuropathology.

        Her consultation-based practice is located in San Rafael, California. She is also happy to work with providers who want advice on helping their patients with cognitive issues. Her website is

Mary Holland, J.D., is full-time General Counsel for Children’s Health Defense (CHD) and also serves as CHD’s Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.

        Holland has fought long and hard in the vaccination choice and safety movement. In the last fifteen years, she has co-written and edited two books, Vaccine Epidemic and The HPV Vaccine on Trial, and co-founded two non-profits, the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy and the Center for Personal Rights. In addition, she has published seminal legal articles on critical dimensions of vaccine law and policy: constitutionalityherd immunityliability for injury; and the connection between vaccines and autism.

        On behalf of many organizations, she submitted amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, a case about manufacturer liability, and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Cedillo v. HHS about vaccine-induced autism. She serves on the advisory boards for Health Choice, the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, and the Otto Specht School and Endeavor 21+, Waldorf communities for children and young adults with learning differences.

        Holland has addressed legislators in Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, California, Oregon, Washington and West Virginia on vaccine law and policy. And she has also held briefings on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations, capturing international attention. 

Justin Paglino, MD, Ph.D. is a published and award-winning MD and PhD living in Connecticut who transitioned from science and virology to dedicate more time to political activism. He also teaches and plays the piano and keyboards in a few local bands. Justin has previously served as the Secretary of his town’s Democratic Town Committee and has led a Democracy for America Chapter in New Haven, CT.  He is currently an active member of the Connecticut Green Party, Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (PNHP), Medicare for All Connecticut, and Voter-Choice Connecticut (a Ranked Choice Voting grassroots group).  Justin ran on the Green Party Line for the Congressional seat of District 3 in Connecticut in 2020, a district comprising 25 towns.  Justin is running again for the same seat in 2022 because the work he set out to do is still incomplete: we still need several broadly popular Green Party policies to be implemented, including Medicare For All, a redirection of resources from warfare to the people’s welfare, urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and policies to reverse the ongoing worsening of egregious economic inequality.  He asks you to consider following and donating to his campaign here

March 14th, 5:00 to 6:30 pm  Via Zoom: please see access info below 

Green Sundays are a series of free public programs & discussions on topics “du jour” sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party follows, at 6:30 pm. Council meetings are open to anyone who is interested.

Topic: Green Party of Alameda County

Description: Green Sunday presentation at 5 PM 

(Followed by County Council business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome to attend) 

Time: Mar. 14, 2021, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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