Kelly discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek

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Food drug administration says it's moving quote lightning speed to review data on Kelly adds experimental covert nineteen treatment ram does appear Gilead shares are lower today by one point seven percent Facebook shares rallying after earnings today the company reported results that surpassed expectations Facebook shares up four point six percent on a down day for the rest of the market Tesla now trading lower also after earnings down by three point four percent I'm Charlie pilot that's a Bloomberg business slash all right Charlie thank you so much well let's continue our conversation with doctor Allen the break he is infectious disease epidemiologist and associate professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg school of public health and you just heard Charlie mentioned that that's cool of course supported by Mike Bloomberg the owner of this radio station so Dr lubricate you know one of the questions that I feel like comes up we talked a lot about the the privacy aspect to this but I keep thinking about this notion that we live in a global world and people travel at least in normal times all over the globe how old is this tracing work globally it's one thing for like my little town here in you know that New York suburbs to maybe be able to pull this off but doing this on it at scale seems really hard yeah I mean it's a good question Nixon I think the the they're different tools for different parts of the the pandemic problem the application for contact tracing that that we've been talking about is really about how do we manage the bulk of the forest fire and we're dealing with here and in the US and and if the country we can come together and and use the technology in a way that mark that protects this fundamental human right to privacy is very important in a democracy and that is that is carefully overseen and in a bipartisan way in a non partisan way that the the personal information is used only to protect public health and for no other purpose and and whenever it's possible to be aggregator de identified data to aggregate data to be identified data so that you know individual identity has been compromised I think we have to learn from what other countries have done successfully and and try to do it now seems that places like Hong Kong or Singapore or South Korea have done with with very degrees of success but nonetheless these names used in the power of technology to get a handle on the the pandemic in their countries so how do we stop those strategies to the U. S. is really the critical question at hand two hundred two Dr lubricate if post nine eleven right I feel like there's a lot of information that we've already shared just because of making sure that we're safe when we get on airlines and airplanes and whether it's the global entry or through to TSA so I do wonder if we've already jumped over one hurdle and this is just another one there you know this is the world we're living in and we need to figure out how to be safe on so many different levels is that fair or not apples to apples I I think it's it's a choice that that we have to make individually and collectively I think this kind of access to information or special legal powers that come into play during public health emergencies it's not something that doesn't have president there have been many many academics and and outbreaks of disease in in U. S. history where legal authority have been granted to public health take action and and protect the public health during an emergency so I think it's important to to convey to the public that these measures are largely temporary for for the most part in order for us to be able to control the epidemic and move up into a state of normalcy relative normalcy where we can go about our daily lives without the amount of hearing concerns that have been so dominant over the past four to five weeks so I I think I think you you hit the nail on the head we have to consider how is life going to change permanently and what are some of the emergency temporary measures that we have to take in the country in order for us to get a handle on this virus only about thirty seconds left here how optimistic are you at this moment that we do the right thing I'm I'm actually quite optimistic I think we're impatient yeah we need to be more patient and more optimistic science I am invited to no for the most part ways to to combat this pandemic and we need to be listening to the voice of reason and the voice of science I can I feel better yeah I feel a little better yeah what it's a privacy thing you'll ever spend a little nervous about that I have to say there's part of me that the skeptic in like who do I trust with all this but you know what I feel like so much of our information is unfortunately out there already yeah totally absolutely yes nope that is that's one hundred percent sure all right our thanks to doctor Allen the bricks so smart infectious disease epidemiologist and associate professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg school of public health is also the chair of the world health organization's digital health guidelines development group on the front lines in a different way and in some sense in terms of understanding where we go from here now the next stage I think in terms of dealing with the virus right let's get back to all the national headlines and to Bob moon hike up.

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