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Stanford University so I don't we don't do recriminations or doctor David when it when we talk about the D. locked down and and the the entire economy shut down one of the suggestions made by the imperial college study that suggested a half million people were going to die in the U. K. and now estimated that down to twenty thousand or less in the UK over the course of three days the people who are in charge of study basically suggested the reason for that that is number one the death rate being lower but number two that the lockdown is actually effective at preventing this if you let people out of lockdown is on B. twenty thousand maybe it's a hundred thousand there's a study that came out from university of Washington today suggesting that the total number of deaths in the United States over the next four months could be eighty thousand I'm not sure what death rates they're playing in that study I've been trying to figure that out all day long here do you think the deep locked down and and people staying home has been effective in at least reducing the transmission how many excess deaths have actually been prevented and I'm not looking for you know a hard number but but like I although I can give you a hard number on this which is difficult right but I think the key thing there is that you can see the uncertainty in practice right right in front of you that the argument for the shut down essentially to not overwhelm healthcare systems like yours in Italy this is what's happening lately that's actually not unreasonable I mean it depends on what the tournament after the health care system to deal with large numbers of people need validators in ICU beds and things like that so I think that died it's hard for me to save my comment directly I think I have a very careful attention if your college studies study and at last I saw just this morning but you're free from the P. I expect that he just just basically changes wanted something like that to look more carefully I think there that that that that's I mean TA you see people putting numbers in the C. are prevalent especially assume it's your problem can definitely number initially that led to this massive massive shut down policy but that number it isn't justified by that actual study will pop up the population they they've they guessed that number I mean I think we we need much more careful about about that more humble I think about you know the confidence with which we say let's do this when we when we don't actually know number we should be we should say we don't know that number or to reflect the uncertainty in our in our in our confidence in our our statements much more more effectively we typically do and Dr J. I don't question for you let's let's assume that we actually do get these tests in place that we start running all these zero prevalence has that that puts your approval and by the way just to check my definition of this to make sure I'm getting this right that would be checking the prevalence of the of the antibodies in people's blood basically one has backed what once the once those tests aren't correct then how soon do you think this laptop how soon could we could we be looking at getting out of get out of I want to yesterday a long discussed yesterday I went down yesterday I want the number medially and we have our studies that I'm I'm working on with some of my colleagues to get the generality and end up in LA county took it to get that circle so sorry but we need a nationwide study and we support for nationwide said you needed to keep the extra to keep things are missing right now is we need a large number of antibody test that we need some funding source to pay for pay for that task and we can get those we can get that running with **** I mean the site if you need to round up the folks I'm talking with they want the numbers also so this is not something that's controversial I don't think it's parties and I just think it's we just need we need the number I'm hoping will know it in in that two weeks on that the latest what name really amazing amazing stuff and an interest and vital stuff here from Dr J. Bhattacharya professor medicines can't really appreciate your time Sir and thanks so much for hard work on this topic yeah I think it was a real pleasure to care but coming up we're gonna talk about president trump apparently members media very very angry that president trump's numbers are up in the midst of all of this because of course everything is from fall gets that momentarily first let's talk about some stuff that you can do in the near term like right now all you are locked down at home well first of all you can help your fellow Americans how can you do that is a member of the community well text my name Ben two four one four nine zero take the love America pledge today how can you help out local businesses that are just getting slammed well you could purchase a gift card from them you could commit to social distancing which is gonna be useful regardless.

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