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Right before we go back to the phones what do you think that this epidemic this pandemic teaches us about our health care system in the U. S. well I think it shows how very it really ups and then how much depends on honestly what will become of where where you live in the United States still has the will start healthcare system if you you know if you have cancer you have occasionally about there's no other place to be but this is not like that kind of it's not it doesn't require exposure to high tech the best thing the medical care system can do it sort of is more low tech in some ways it requires capacity requires you know access to everyone I think that's what we're seeing here is that it does break down those kind of areas we may have a weakness in public health versus what we make it was private health versus your individual patients and I think that's going to cost us a lot is a response to best or it might get worse in other parts of the country when your kids are overloaded right now but if you look at sort of hospital beds per person in a lot of other parts of the country are very concerned about what will happen if you get stuck with that elsewhere yeah you know it's confounding to this this virus is confounding in that you know some people get infected and they have barely any symptoms summer infected don't have any symptoms at all they go around about their lives as some people we don't know yet whether you can be infected more than once you know and then some people who are it's not just old people it's some were very young and healthy get it and bam they're gone it really really isn't there so much we still don't know about this and we're we're kind of I can blind but not without the information really what what you know in terms of knowing the full extent of this you know if we could test people at a much higher level we could go senses that how many people are out there who were sick especially once during symptoms but let the prefectures that's the information I really need them and we're we're we're wrapping that up but well behind the eight ball around it and as a result we're making decisions without a full understanding as to the extent of this outbreak here in the US and elsewhere as well we're going to the wildcard line Joseph in Boston hi Joseph you're on with Brian Walsh Hey there George good morning thank you for taking my call I haven't talked to in awhile Brian I'm seventy three and I have a few questions and a couple comments I have no family I have to go out but my first thing is your book and audio for the blind and George nor had a guest on Dr Wallich you know the pharmacist I have to agree with him I don't think we should shut down the country I really don't I think this is man made but that's another issue I think we should let it rise course and take care of it news cleaning methods you know there's all sorts of UV George you know but behind the scenes like in submarines have air scrubbers and I think if we did this you can buy products that really help I think it would go away much quicker because some of these people may never could never come back for their jobs and I I do know that I don't know how right the statistics are you get all sorts of you know things like one of the guests said the herd mentality I think the media is doing a lot of fear I mean I don't know why it happened but this is not much we can do about it now but I do agree with George and Dr Paul and Ron Paul and pharmacist Ben Fuchs we should take precautions but you don't shut down the country at like your takes on it both of your hope your book is an audio for the blind thank you guys very much but it is it is an audio so you hear you can you can order it that way as well you can hear me read the introduction of the facts were not arrested but that some people do that but you know I completely understand what you're saying in terms of the dilemma we face you know the damage this response is going to do economically is going to be incredible you know it that would worsen the already we'll see only continue I guess what I would say is that I think you know if we if we allow this to just if we essentially don't click on it and if we don't do that sort of distance and what we're doing now in much of the country I really worry that it will break out in a much wider wedding and it will result in a lot of people dying and I don't need you know tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands perhaps north of of not the millions and you understand their knock on effects let you it's a hostile system is completely overloaded with faculty matching patients can't handle anyone else so you will see people dying of other conditions that would otherwise preventable we'll see people dying accidents because they can't get ambulances they can't get them to hospitals all the sort of knock on effects and that would have a tremendous economic effect as well people are afraid to go to work even if their work which is reopened they may not go you know we we perceive that increased in the future and and I I just you know as as as bad as what we're experiencing right now hopefully we can mitigate this but some of the stimulus packages and and what we're doing right now you know knows what you know if you if people die that those lives are your people can get jobs that we can recover quickly someone died but that that for them so ultimately I think that's what we need to do and I think you know we don't really have much choice ultimately and we need to do all we can to help the people who have lost their jobs turnarounds thousand possible but in the day you know like you think public health trump the over over the economy misters you know is so many unknowns about the future how much this will change us it will change us in so many profound ways I mean I can see people never want to go to a concert again are worried about going to a movie of being in a crowd of any kind people who are now working at home suddenly discover Hey I could do this all the time you know there were gonna be PhD doctoral theses written about this books and sociologists will have a field day I'm sure there are profound effects now were because of of forced isolation people who are alone and the attic marriages that end up breaking up because that they find out they can't really get along together all the time Hey there's a lot to bite to chew on here absolutely I think it's gonna work so reluctant to restrain already give you mentioned remote work that's going definitely grow in the future it might be education as well you know I think you'll see a lot more remote education using the internet and that kind of weather going forward in part to share costs you know and then I wonder about you know younger children too as well you know they will grow up this will be their nine eleven but even more so I think it's our national you know I I wonder how that will change and going for the sort of fear of public spaces perhaps you know into an intentionally in China in the epicenter of this outbreak you know there are cases of agoraphobia people afraid to leave their house even once they're allowed to because of the finances through a traumatic at the trauma we're all going through together in different ways in different stages east of the Rockies dug in New Jersey hi Doug good morning yes good morning gentlemen how's everybody okay I we had a question here I haven't heard brought up yet right now here in the east coast were inspiring it's starting to get warmer and then about another month we're gonna have mosquitoes ticks and fleas which well we're pretty big on here on the east coast in fact miss heat is probably our state bird and I was kind of curious is there a chance transmission like maybe a machine that biting somebody who has it and then biting somebody else could there be a transmission there by any chance as anybody thought about this yet yeah I haven't I haven't heard that considered yet I I don't you know I don't think that would be the case because I think you know like when you have like malaria you know it's it's a parasite is little different spreading from from one to the other it's often from animals as well you know I can't rule it out you know I think that the bigger thing will be hoping for actually with the warmer weather is good that would curb the transmission of the virus and we see this with with fluid a lot of other respiratory diseases when the weather gets warmer it doesn't spread as easily we don't always know why that's the case sometimes in areas you know once summers out people are outside more than not this year in small spaces the way you are in the winter time east coast north but the one thing some viruses just replicate slower when it gets warmer so you know we should really hope that's the case we don't know for sure yeah but that would be a huge help in terms of our early slow this thing down thanks for the call will go to the first time caller line John here in Nevada welcome to the program John you're on with Ryan Walsh thank you much a great program I can't wait to you but my question is this I got this this illness late early early February late January I was sick for about four days I didn't know what was it in at that time it was a combination of the flu and a cold would be recorded withholding but my question is we know to be the only thing I see is different about this particular virus is that the media coverage is so extensive when in reality about ninety percent what what we know about it is that about ninety percent or a huge percentage of the people that get it will recover from it and the the the the the sector of the population that isn't in great danger the the most successful company in the world so far country in the world that has dealt with this before South Korea and I listen to a program I think you're one of the program by politicos and they said that busier was here to that everybody there whether we got mapped the entire population to go on the street everybody has mass everybody has grows and the and the the voluntarily quarantined or ask people to quarantine especially those that are in the sixty seventy year old above and and the and that they didn't have to shut down the entire but you call me because I told that's what I'm saying what about that at D. B. it seems that we have my last point it seems like about half of the population in America is very fear based so they can see and they also that same population thinks that somehow is difficult and it is that the are that it is and all okay alternative to shut down the entire country I don't think it is an okay alternative for more than a couple weeks because you know sooner or later the disease this disease is still going to be here if we can do more people to get it will be healed what will get me sick for a few days to go back to work a few people okay John we got yeah we got the point we got the point I'm gonna let Brian respond sure I think you know one thing to keep in mind is that you know yep yep you read that right and you know ninety percent of what percentage of people you know will not be terribly sick but because no one has the Munich virus might spread so well far more people will get you will actually be infected then you would have with something like normal flu and so even a ten percent will be a large number of people enough to overwhelm our healthcare system I'm not too great a lot of depth second as well especially with those who have other underlying conditions like asthma diabetes as well as early so that's that's one part of that the others you know there's a lot of.

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