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"Number. Or maybe not a surprising number of people who are identified as Trump supporters or Saying they will not take the vaccine. But there's also 10% of Joe Biden supporters who was saying they will not take the vaccine. According to this Um This poll that was done by Marist. That's a legitimate polling company on the Appeared in The Washington Post. It was at NPR, PBS Maris poll 47% of Republicans, nearly half of Trump supporters, men and women amongst Biden supporters. 10% say no kind of surprises me. Let's go Toe Albert in Boston. Hey, Elber. Appreciate your patients. How are you tonight? I'm fine, sir. I'm a first time caller. Hey, too. And Rose. Welcome. Welcome home. Thank you very much. What you What's your thought On this subject? You could go in any direction you want. Well, I'm not a fan of the vaccine, and I have my reasons. Why personal reasons. Um, for one. My sister took this shot two weeks ago, and she didn't wake up in the morning. She actually, um Took it over by City Hospital, Boston City Hospital. She was encouraged to take the shot by her doctors. Now I'm not saying she had underlying element, which I wasn't aware with. She did it. She did, and they said she was pre diabetic. And to me, pre diabetic means that you have it or you don't So I don't know my sister have diabetes. Either way. You're saying your sister Went to bed and passed during the night, right? She was talking on her arm felt sore. She took a shower and she didn't last 14 hours later. I'm so sorry. How always Just just tell me if I could ask my sister just turned 61, but two years older than me much too. Yes, you young and did they Now on a sudden death, and that's clearly a sudden death. Yeah, again. I don't want you don't have to answer any question. I ask you, but I just was wonder. Did they do it? Autopsy to find out what happened. Supposedly what they said They were going toe. Send some blood samples out to the CDC and said that what would happen is they have up to 90 days to tell you what actually happened.
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"19 pandemic here in the United States, some people are taking this opportunity to look back in time. About a century. In 1918, another pandemic tour across this country, the Spanish flu killed more than 675,000 Americans. However, you might not have known that pandemic got its start on American soil. Right here in Boston. W busies. Karen Regal took a look back herself. She's got this report. We were the place where it was first detected. Martock really is an archivist with city of Boston and says the correlations between the epidemic of a century go and the pandemic of today. Very similar in 1918 did take a lot of measures to try to stop the spread of the disease. For example, they closed schools for about a month on day also tried to limit crowded gathering. So on September 26th of the 1918 so about a month after the first case. The city ordered that theaters and dance halls he closed the few weeks later on October 5th they actually banned week on day instructed funeral home cannot put out chairs for Mourners because they were trying to not have gathering. Um Funeral that churches were allowed in a city that they were limited to relatives and close friends of the deceased. Another thing that we saw in the Spanish flu epidemic somewhat similar. I think 2020. Is that the mayor at the time there, Andrew Peter. Also requested that churches and houses of worship to spend their services on DH. He said in a statement at the time that he wasn't unmindful of the need in solace of religion, but it seems that the best technical advice I told them that limiting gatherings like church services would lessen the spread of the disease. So I think we do peace unparalleled in the way that a city tried Tio stop the spread of the disease and stopped a lot of like, really says she got emotional when learning of the heroics at Boston City Hospital, You know, it's a little eerie, actually, sometimes To be writing history that does have parallels today. I think one thing I I was struck by when I was rating and one thing that actually made me a little bit. Maybe a little bit emotional as a Bostonian was reading about the way that Bostonian on health care professionals. Did really horrific things in treating the Spanish flu, and that's something we are seeing in 2020. And well, one, I think kind of really moving story is the story of Boston City Hospital. On Boston City Hospital with a public hospital. And before the flu hit there actually already facing a staff shortage because so many of their doctors and nurses were serving in Europe on and so when the flu happened, they had this huge influx of patients. And so their staff members also started to get flu and they couldn't work. And at the height of the epidemic 80 nurses at the hospital where a little that the flu I mean, again, they were already short. So what happened with the student nurses who were in the hospital training school stepped in to fill in the gap. I'm interested the staffing sort of, and there's a report from the hospital training school that's written in kind of clinical language. But even in the kind of clinical language is actually I think, quite moving. They said that never in the history of the nursing school. Have we had to combat such conditions. They say that the students were quote practically swept clean of supervisors and teachers. And then they really credit the students of stepping up to care for the patients, and they talk about how the severe tests of courage and character with imposed on the student nurses I feel like that is really parallel to a lot of stories. We heard about health care professionals in Boston and still around the country who really had their courage and their character tested on October 21st restrictions were eased, perhaps too soon, says Crilly, because World War Ended in November of that year, and that triggered a party and there's a lot of celebrations and parades. The school should reopen, actually closed again and encourage their students to celebrate and attend these parades who's all documented in the school reports. They closed the schools and they encourage students to go out and celebrate. And after those celebrations, the Health Department report to sharp spikes. Infections and the flu kind of starts, Second wave and a similar psych Achter. The Christian holidays on families have been traveling and gathering together in close quarters on guy. You know, it's it's just It's a very interesting story. How the city Thought that they had gone through it. And then they were kind of caught by surprise by the second wave of infection, which lasted through January or February of 1919 history. Sometimes people the history repeats south and I don't I don't really think that's true because I think there are big contextual differences, but they're definitely echoes. I think we often do you see parallels, and I do think we see that here said he did survive and in the wake of the epidemic, they actually were able to study the influenza and they hospitals in the city. Researchers at Boston City Hospital made a number of Discoveries that help them fight future flu epidemic and other infectious diseases. Aaron Regal W B Z Boston's News radio, Another story that stuck out to me this week over in the newsroom was stunned by W. B. C's Kim Tunnicliffe. She spoke with a few researchers out there that are taking a look for the first time of a shipwreck off the coast of Massachusetts. This shipwreck back in the late 18 hundreds, so it's been quite some time that it's been sitting there. But again, they've never been able to get inside and taken up close and personal. Look at it while they're doing it, But they've also brought in the public with them. They've been broadcasting the footage online in real time, so let's get more from Kim. This is sometimes called the Titanic of New England. 18 98 sinking of the steamship Portland off Ban has become well known in these parts so well known that researchers from Woods Hole, Noah, you are I have sent to small, remotely operated underwater vehicle inside the engine room of the shipwreck, more insights into the last moments of the ship what it was like they even figuring out why the ship might have thanked would soul Assistant scientist Kirsten Meyer Kaiser says they're.
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"And the field ABC NEWS Washington Before he heads down south the president will be heading north today is coming to New Hampshire late this afternoon. As the Republican National Convention gets it breaks up. Now it's in the rear view mirror. President Trump will be heading to a campaign rally in Londonderry. And once again w BC NEWS radio will be there every step of the way. Tonight, well overseas this morning a stunning message due to ongoing health issues. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirms that he is stepping down. A news conference, expected later today to shed more light on this decision, is the longest serving prime minister in Japan's history, winning reelection for his second term in 2012 as soon as that announcement came out Asian markets, especially in Japan, started to flip around and go the other way. 7 48 clouds and 66 here in Boston. The health crisis is making for trying times, but These air not unprecedented. Trying. Times. W. B C's Karen Regal is taking a look back on the century anniversary of the Spanish flu epidemic, which traces its origins right here in Boston, and we were the place where it was first detected. Martock really is an archivist with city of Boston and says the correlations between the epidemic of a century go and the pandemic of today are very similar schools were closed and the mayor at the time there, Andrew Peter Also requested that churches and houses of worship to spend their services really says she got emotional when learning of the heroics at Boston City Hospital, the student nurses were called to duty Boston City Hospital praised severe test of courage and character with imposed on the student nurses. Then, as now, the Spanish flu MGA's people quarantined it more masks. And busted forth again as World war one ended and people celebrated, Crilly says. The echoes of history our theory. Karen Regal W B Z, Boston's news Radio cross country More than 50,000 people have been have been allowed to return to their homes in the San Francisco Bay area, cooler temperatures and an increase in the number of crews and equipment there to battle. The massive wildfires sparks, many of them by lightning that have destroyed acre upon acre of the California wilderness so far seven deaths Have been reported. At least 2000 buildings have been destroyed. Officials say that number is likely to double In the coming days. The CDC is out with a new study showing the effects of its anti smoking campaign. CDC says one million Americans quit smoking between 2012 and 2018 thanks to a campaign it ran featuring RIA life stories of people living with long term health effects from smoking. Smoking contributes to more than 480,000 deaths per year in the U. S, according to the CDC. Data shows traditional cigarette use has declined over several decades, but the use of E cigarettes continues to rise, Elizabeth tells ABC NEWS Washington President Trump is promising to have a Corona virus vaccine on the market by the end of this year, while scientists around the world are Quietly working on a second vaccine, they say, will likely be cheaper and hopefully more potent. In Capitol Hill testimony, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he expects low interest rates will continue to be the norm for a longer period of time that originally thought and an inn in Maine is busted for hosting a large wedding traced to dozens of covert cases. State regulators there pull the operating license now for the Big Moose in in Millinocket, at its vindication for a Florida man now free after spending nearly four decades behind bars to Wa was released from a Tampa, Florida prison after 37 years after newly discovered evidence proved his innocence. I knew.
"boston city hospital" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Attorney general, urging Republicans not to believe what the Democrats are saying, Listen to Democrats, the media and liberal elite. They will tell you that America's light doesn't shine as brightly around the world as it once did. That is simply not true. Sean Reyes addressing the Republican National Convention, He's considered a rising star in the party. Also taking to the podium Ah, former Democrat NEWJERSEY Congressman Jeff Andrew, who switched parties during the impeachment hearings, Republicans, independents and even Democrats. They all know that in President Trump's America we have a strong military The convention will conclude with President Trump's acceptance of the party's nominations. He's going to do that, in a speech from the White House South Lawn with continuing coverage of the Republican National Convention. Area holding her ABC News and keep it right here on BBC News radio will carry the president's address live. After staying largely silent during the Republican convention. Democrats are stepping up their attacks on the president before his speech, Joe Biden's accusing came of rooting for violence that made racial unrest, telling MSNBC. The president sees it as a political benefit. That's after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway suggested on thoughts that the unrest in Wisconsin could help the president's reelection chances. In an afternoon speech, Biden and running made Kamala Harris focused on the president's missteps amid the Corona virus pandemic, saying he failed the most basic part of the job. He failed. To protect the American people showing what she calls a reckless disregard for their wellbeing. Soccer Megane Washington Jacob Blake's father says his son is handcuffed to his hospital bed, where he remains paralyzed father of six shot seven times and Wisconsin on Sunday. The governor says he doesn't understand why cuffing Blake Is necessary. Tonight's Red Sox and Celtics games tomorrow's Bruins game postponed amid the ongoing protest over racial injustice. 100 years ago today, the Spanish flu first detected in the U. S right here in Boston. We were the place where it was first detected. Martock really is an archivist with city of Boston and says the correlations between the epidemic of a century ago. And the pandemic of today are very similar schools were closed and the mayor at the time there. Andrew Peter also requested that churches and houses of worship suspend their services clearly says she got emotional when learning of the heroics at Boston City Hospital and student nurses were called to duty Boston City Hospital praised severe test of courage and character with imposed on the student nurses. Then, as now, the Spanish flu MGA's people quarantined it more masks. And busted forth again as World war one ended and people celebrated, Crilly says. The echoes of history our theory. Karen Regal W. B Z, Boston's 10 03. The Subaru Retailers of New England all wheel drive.
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"Edwards now says At least four people have been killed from Hurricane Laura. That storm now a tropical storm making its way north into Arkansas Governor Bel Edwards says those deaths were all caused by trees falling on homes. Rest in Trump. Meantime, says FEMA is ready for storm recovery operations governors and we've worked everything out to the federal government to be very, very, a vision. Mr Trump, speaking after a briefing today at FEMA headquarters in D C. Now there is a problem for crews there in Louisiana in one of the areas hardest hit. Ah, fire with billowing smoke has residents living near Lake Charles. Sheltering in place. This fire is at a chemical plant a chlorine plant, a Department of Environmental Quality spokesman says. Right now there's no indication of a leak of chlorine. But firefighters are working the lab and again there was a shelter in place order in that part of Lake Charles. Now, when it comes to the president, he visited FEMA this afternoon. Tonight, though, the big night for him night four of the R N C. And at the White House, he will be giving his acceptance speech to run for a second term. NBC's Alex Stone is in D. C Tonight speech is expected to go well past the 11 P.m. Eastern time hour when the program has been wrapping up each night. In fact, the permit for fireworks tonight on the National Mall presumably that will be fired off when the president ends is for 11 30 Tonight, Campaign aides say the president will contrast his policies to Joe Biden's and offer a blistering assessment of what a Biden presidency would mean for the U. S. For the Democrats. Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris gave her own speech this afternoon in D. C S O Called prebuttal. And in that speech, he spoke out against the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Take up Blake. Shot seven times in the back. In broad daylight in front of his three young sons. Seven times in the back. In broad daylight in front of his three young sons. Harris went on to say that in her words, the reality is the life of a black person in America has never been treated as fully human. Harris went on to say that black people in America have yet to fulfill or get to see that promise of equal justice under the law fulfilled. I was going on to condemn any violence and protests and called for meaningful police reform and a 40, too was 100 years ago today that another pandemic the Spanish flu was first detected in the US Believe it or not, it happened right here in Boston at we were the place where it was first detected. Martock really is an archivist with city of Boston and says the correlations between the epidemic of a century ago. And the pandemic of today are very similar schools were closed and the mayor at the time there. Andrew Peter also requested that churches and houses of worship suspend their services clearly says she got emotional when learning of the heroics at Boston City Hospital and student nurses were called to duty Boston City Hospital praised severe test of courage and character with imposed on the student nurses. Then, as now, the Spanish flu MGA's people quarantined it more masks. And busted forth again as World war one ended and people celebrated, Crilly says. The echoes of history our theory. Karen Regal W B Z Boston's news radio 403. Let's get back now to traffic and weather together. The Subaru retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes that Pike Mike still a mess. Yeah, It's pretty terrible coming in through all cynical. This is the pikeys found it's jammed two miles through all stint as a crash cleanup continues. It happened right where that ram comes on from Soldiers Feel road in Cambridge Street, so we could say it's before the BU bridge. Either way, it's blocking the two left lanes, and it's been there for quite a while. They are making progress. I can see this. They've got only the right lane, squeezing buying in a two mile jam up. It's at a standstill. You don't want to get stuck in this up to the north. Let's see how 93 is doing. Now. Let's get your ma free Insurance Road report. This is actually pretty unpleasant. Here on 93 north down from back of the upper deck up the Somerville Add Medford out past route 16 before things let loose for a little bit. But then you're back on the brakes. 1 25 in Wilmington up to a do crash and the active breakdown lane up there 1 33 open and over. Beyond that it's heavy approaching the Baron back River, then slow from 2 13 with a win right up past rocking in a park. Crystal duck in the Monterey Insurance, wrote a report for the upper end of 1. 28 isn't so terrible right now, North found is slow going through Lexington and got stopping. Go route 38 past 93 in Woburn, but it's like that typically this time of the day, the expressway Not good. Inching along from the tunnel to South Bay. Granted after the split north pounds packed up Well, before granted. Alva Pass Neponset Not so bad After that, Ruth three South bound is and brake lights coming off the expressway and then down after route 18 1 28 South bound is pretty awful. Highland have all the way down to 93 north into Canton. Not every south is a grind from Braintree to 24 stays like that. On 24 south for a bit, Then more delays down past for 95 in random nearby for 95 south is crawling down after route 24 then 95 South bumper to bumper Mechanic Street Down past 4 95 a 20 minute hold up their miking. W B Z is traffic on the three and now it's time for the four day.
A Brief History of Staphylococcus Aureus
"Years ago. I acquired an infection in my left eye socket caused by the bacteria. Staphylococcus Aureus my vision clouded and then. My eye socket swelled shut and I ended up hospitalized for over a week how I experienced the same infection anytime in history before nineteen forty. I would've likely lost. Not just my I but my life then again I wouldn't have ever lived to acquire orbital so you lights because I would have died of the staph infections I had in childhood. Stella Aureus is not a normal part of the human microbiome but many people perhaps around a third are like me. Nonetheless hosts two colonies of it on our skin or in our nasal passages or in our digestive systems. These colonies are usually harmless but while anyone can get sick with staff those of us who live omitted. Every day are more likely to suffer infections. When I was in the hospital the infectious disease. Doctors made me feel very special. One told me you are colonized by some fascinating Lee. Aggressive Staff He told me I wouldn't believe the petri dishes if I saw them and went on to call my continued existence. A real testament to modern medicine. Which I suppose it is for. People like myself colonized by fascinating. The aggressive bacteria there can be no harkening back wistfully to pass Golden Ages. Because in all those pasts I would be dead in. Nineteen forty one. Boston city hospital reported in eighty two percent fatality rate. For staph infections. I remember as a child hearing phrases like only the strong survive and survival of the fittest and feeling terrified by them. Because I knew I was not fit or strong. I didn't yet know that when humanity protects the frail among us and works to ensure their survival the human project as a whole get stronger failing to understand that has held our species back for Millennia and in fact still does because staff often infects open wounds. It has been especially deadly during war near the beginning of world. War One. The English poet Rupert Brooke Famously wrote if I should die. Think only this of me that there's some corner of a foreign field that is forever. England Brookwood indeed die in the war in the winter of nineteen fifteen but not in some corner of a foreign field but instead on a hospital ship of a bacterial infection by then there were of course. Thousands of doctors treating the war's wounded and ill among them was a seventy one year old. Scottish surgeon Alexander Ogden who decades earlier had discovered and named Staphylococcus Ogden who sported a magnificent moustache throughout his adult. Life was a huge fan of Joseph. Lister WHO's observations about post surgical infection led to the use of carbolic acid and other sterilization techniques these dramatically increased surgical survival rates. In fact after visiting lister and learning from Him Ogden returned to his hospital in Aberdeen and tore down the sign above the operating room that read prepare to meet the God. No would surgery. Be a desperate last ditch effort. It could be safe and clean and survivable. Ogden was so obsessed with listers carbolic acid spray that his students wrote a poem about it. The spray the spray the antiseptic spray. A would shower it morning night and day for every sort of scratch where others would attach a sticking plaster patch. He gave the spray. It's all right but it's no Rupert Brooke. At any rate Ogden had good reason to give the spray. His first wife Mary. Jane had died after childbirth a few years earlier at the age of twenty five. There's no record her cause death but most maternal deaths at the time were caused by postpartum infection often due to staphylococcus aureus and dogs had hundreds of his patients die of post surgical infection so no wonder he was obsessed with antiseptic protocols. Still he wanted to understand not just how to prevent infection but also what precisely was causing it by the late. Eighteen seventies many discoveries were being made by surgeons and researchers about various bacteria and their role in infection but staphylococcus was not identified until Austin lanced a pus filled abscessed leg wound belonging to one James Davidson. Under the microscope. Davidson's abscess was brimming with life. Ogden wrote my delight may be conceived when there were revealed to me beautiful tangles tufts and chains of round organisms in great numbers. Ogden named these tufts and chains staphylococcus from the Greek word for bunches of grapes and they do often look like grape bunches plump and just a little bit oblong and also quite yellowish green. A few years later a German scientist noted that there were in fact several species of staphylococcus and named the one Ogden had found Staphylococcus Aureus or the golden staff but Ogden wasn't content with just seeing the bacteria. Obviously he wrote the first step to be taken was to make sure the organisms found. In Mr Davidson's pus were not there by chance. So he set up a laboratory in the shed behind his house and began trying to grow colonies of staff eventually succeeding by growing them. In the medium of a chicken egg he then injected the bacteria into guinea pigs and wild mice which became violently ill. Ogden also noted that staphylococcus seemed to be quote harmless on the surface despite being quote so deleterious when injected I have also observed this in so far as I am not much bothered by having my skin colonized by Staphylococcus Aureus but find it. Dilatot serious indeed when it starts replicating inside my eye socket. James Davidson by the way went on to live another forty years after his staph infection. Thanks to a thorough deriding and Ogden's liberal use of the spray the spray the antiseptic spray but staphylococcus aureus remained an exceptionally dangerous infection until another Scottish scientist Alexander. Fleming discovered penicillin by accident. Actually one Monday morning in nineteen twenty eight Fleming notice that one of his cultures of Staphylococcus aureus had been contaminated by a fungus penicillin them which seemed to have killed all the STAPH BACTERIA. He remarked allowed. That's funny Fleming. Then used what? He called his mould juice. I wish I were making that up to treat. Couple patients including during his assistance. Sinus infection but mass production of the antibiotic substance secreted by. Penicillin proved very challenging. It wasn't until the late nineteen thirties. That a group of scientists at Oxford began testing their penicillin stocks. I on mice and then in nineteen forty one on a human subject. A policeman named Albert Alexander who'd been cut by shrapnel during a German bombing raid and who was dying of bacterial infections in his case both staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus. The penicillin caused a dramatic improvement in Alexander's condition but the researchers didn't have enough of the drug to save him. The infections returned and Alexander died in April of nineteen forty one. His seven-year-old daughter Sheila ended up in a local orphanage. Scientists began to seek out more productive strains of the mold and eventually found one on a cantaloupe in a Peoria Illinois grocery store that strain eventually became even more productive after being exposed to x rays and ultraviolet radiation. But essentially all penicillin. In the world descends from that mold on that one cantaloupe in Peoria. That's not the astounding thing about the story though the astounding thing is that after scraping off the mold that became the world's supply of penicillin the scientists in question eight the rest of the cantaloupe
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"An interesting story in Boston today now again I realize that some of you around the country and not as some tuned into a Boston story so it's always a little dangerous when at eleven o'clock at night we talk about a story that is Boston however however today melania trump came to Boston and she visited Boston Medical Center this is the major urban hospital we've a lot of hospitals great hospitals in Boston but the Medical Center I used to be what was called Boston city hospital so according to a story written in The Boston Globe let's see this is from yesterday some two hundred and fifty people who work at Boston Medical Center a pro testing a schedule visit Wednesday which was today it happened by First Lady melania trump to a hospital program that helps babies who are exposed to drugs in the womb according to opponents of trump's appearance organizers of the protest say they're concerned that a photo opportunity highlighting BMC's work with a vulnerable population could send the wrong message to patients especially immigrants who are worried about the trump administration's enforcement policies sick do you have to be to think that somehow a visit by a very traditional visit by a First Lady to hospitals with the schools that's what first ladies do folks I hate to tell you that you don't member Michelle Obama had the healthy garden at the White House lady bird Johnson going back for a I've had the beautification of America she was concerned about highways not being as beautiful beautiful as they should be I'm a nurse midwife according to gold pieces and immigrant from Ecuador said if they thought it might and apparently it she I I'm not sure if she works there announces a nurse midwife was an immigrant from Ecuador if they thought that my affiliation I don't know who they are but but I'm assuming she talking about people who might be immigrants illegal immigrants if they thought my affiliations with somebody who promote such division and promotes the hatred of immigrants I'm sure they're not going to be asking to come to see me to take care of them really melania trump is an immigrant she was in in a one of trump's visit is part days of intense discussion at BMC turning an otherwise non partisan event into a controversy that highlights the deep divisions that are proliferated here and across the country since Donald Trump became president all these divisions proliferated long before Donald Trump these these divisions speaking to the reporter here who wrote this for the Boston globe in the rose and indeed these divisions existed when Ronald Reagan was president they existed when Richard Nixon was president they existed when Franklin Roosevelt was president they existed when Bill Clinton was president when Barack Obama was when George Bush to George W. bush was president Webber Barack Obama was present they have intensified under this administration so employees on Wednesday we're planning a late morning demonstration outside the hospital this the I don't know if you if you can pull anything here I love to know how intense this demonstration was that a I'm sure some of you had a chance to be watching the evening news tonight they didn't get a chance normally I do didn't get a chance to watch the local news cast to see what the demonstrations if what the demonstration look like but my question is what do you think about people who would demonstrate against a visit by melania trump only what they do with these programs is these kids come out of the womb literally I'm addicted addicted to some pretty hard drugs end is a program to try to wean them off that addiction and I'm sure it's a program that every one of us would support I mean it a child who becomes addicted while in the womb has is no responsibility under any circumstances for that injection if and if there's something that they can be done to wean that kid off the addiction do you really hate melania trump and Donald Trump enough to go and demonstrate any if you demonstrated today I'd love to hear from why is serious so we can't even agree as a nation on a program that helps addicted infants somehow some way read themselves obviously but they can't do it themselves my understanding is is a program there were a lot of these these infants just are are held to to ease the anxiety that this and that that it I'm not a medical expert in this sherry maybe some of you are so let's open it up six one seven two five four to thirty triple eight nine two nine ten thirty it's very bad person melania trump came to Boston today for a visit to the Boston Medical Center and somehow some way her presence her mere presence there for program to help infants infants addicted to heroin because them mother had a drug issue it's an unfortunate reality but why would you protest against that six one seven two five four ten thirty triple eight nine two nine ten thirty we're in a very different world and if you think it's going to get any better between now and election day I doubt it join the conversation side with Dan rate the news watch never stops WBZ newsradio ten thirties Hey.
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"Doctor is running a touch late with his or her appointment, you know, that doctor FANG man is the one that you definitely want to contact about that any problems at all bring them to Dr than I do that on a weekly basis, Dr Michael krona's graduate of the university of Notre Dame. And Northwestern University school of medicine, his residency in internal medicine was also completed at northwestern followed by a year at the London School, of Tropical Medicine, and then fellowship in infectious diseases at case, Western Reserve University, he joined the MC w faculty in two thousand and five and has worked on various medical projects in many countries throughout the world. So that's somewhat lengthy introduction. Doctor FANG men. John, can you can we start? I'm not I promise I won't pick on you anymore for the rest of the program. Can can we start by noticed that in my introduction? Both of you did fellowships in infectious disease, can you explain to our listeners what, what infectious disease is sub specialty in medicine. Thanks to infectious diseases, a sub specialty of internal medicine. So after completing a three residency in that discipline, you devote extra time to learning about the treatment diagnosis and prevention of infectious disease. Leases both in this country and and, and throughout the world. And some of the some of the diseases that you that you deal with that, that perhaps are, are certainly too complex from for many for many internists surgeons. I know that when we have complex infections, for example, on the surgical side since I am a surgical oncologist, we oftentimes will ask the infectious disease specialist to comment on appropriate use of antibiotics, which is a huge area of your specialty. But they're, they're also I suspect are some more complicated diseases where you really focus on, correct. So yes, there's a variety of them, including in areas like yours, where we're focusing on infectious complications of cancer therapy, emerging infections like Zeka, and we would argue vector-borne infections like Lyme special populations like HIV a wide variety. One of the reasons we. Infectious diseases, the best specialty of medicine is because the world of infectious diseases constantly changing, as we become more of an international society diseases are moving around as the environment changes both in the hospital outside the hospital. The the way we approach and understand. Infectious diseases is constantly changing. We find it to be an enormously invigorating exciting field. Absolutely. I remember when I was a fourth year medical student at Boston city hospital. I did a sub internship and infectious diseases. I also realized that probably wasn't smart enough to become an infectious disease, doctor. You don't want me handle a scout, Dr Evans, either. So we're we're we're we belong. So Michael, what is lime disease? The only thing that, that the that the simple surgeon who's hosting this program knows that you stay away from ticks, but give us the true story. Sure. So we'll start at the beginning. So Lyme disease is actually a bacterial disease, transmitted by the bite of a specific kind of tick used to be called black legged ticks. But. Technically, it's an exodus tick on that all ticks transmit Lyme disease. But and not all excited tics are actually infected but the bacteria that comes through the tick in to infect human being is called Berea Bergdorf Ryan, the first word really indicates that it's a different sort of bacteria compared to a staffer strep bacteria Borelli is a spiral heat spiral, shape corkscrew, kind of bacteria very different with a lot of different properties, compared to staff or strep bacteria, the, the term Bergdorf ri- comes from the fact that the microbiologist working at the NIH laboratories in Montana back in eighty two actor Lee Bergdorf for was actually the first one to identified that bacteria so was named really in honor of him. It's called Lyme disease. Lyme spill L Y. Emmy because back in the late seventies, one of the first Uman clusters of patients with the mysterious arthritis Kurd out in the area of old Lyme, L I, EMMY Connecticut, which is about thirty miles east of New Haven. I think it was actually mistakenly diagnosed as perhaps juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and non infectious disease. But then all this became known as an infectious disease. So where where do these ticks live, and most of us associate ticks with, with our pets, right? I mean, they have to say that I probably have had one or two ticks on me from when I went for a hike in the woods, but usually charged under the direction of my wife to remove the tech from the dog. What's unique way to these ticks? Live that caused lime disease and how to how do people get exposed to these ticks? Well, we're actually one of our later. Speakers is actually more that tick expert than I am Dr Coburn, but it's actually not as easy as one might think, to distinguish just by looking at exodus, tick between the dog tick, and other kind of tick, it was a great study done many years ago during deer hunting season when a bunch of students, and veterinary students. Graduate students got together to, to collect hundreds and thousands of ticks off. Dear it deer check stations and of the thousands of ticks that collected not one of them was the true deer tick, exciting tick. So there are areas of, of the midwest out east, that are known habitats for the exodus, tick, which can transmit Lyme disease. And so I it's safe to say that where we live here in, in Greater Milwaukee. Is an area where where exposure to this tickets as a risk? It is a risk of, you know, the exact epidemiology of, it's a little patchy, sometimes, I think the closest area that I'm aware of where exciting ticks were, were doctors park, coincidentally near the lake, but certainly central Wisconsin, northwest, you know, all over the place. And one of the what are the symptoms of Lyme disease? Well depends when you actually come in contact with the person with lime disease early on, perhaps one of the classic manifestations, which, unfortunately, does not occur in every patient is a special kind of rash of a bullseye, shaped rash that has a special name SEM or air Thema chronic migraines. Lots of different bites and things that we can get can cause red spot with a little circle around it, but the lesion. Is by definition something greater than two inches in diameter, and can expand over time, but unfortunately only maybe about a third of people who were bitten by Cody sticks develop that kind of rash in part because like around now springtime, the, the life cycle form of the Saudis ticks, a lot more immature ticks called nymphs in their bit harder to see than the adult ticks, which we were Connor later in the fall. So if, if you don't notice the tick or the rash, then what are the symptoms that, that are associated with this disease, or early on could be fevers chills? If one did have a lesion they're not necessarily painful. So we've had patients who said you ask them to have a rash note, and have no rash, but they could have multiple lesions in the area of their about it. They just didn't check on their back. So but early on you can have fevers and chills, aching if, if the infection goes untreated longer terms than that's where things get a little bit more complicated in terms of what the bacteria is doing to our tissues. But later on an arthritis like the original lime disease patients the bacteria starts out basically, as fever, fever and chills. So John, how does how would someone know since fever and chills are fairly common? I would imagine that a teeny weeny percentage of patients with fever and chills have lime disease. Right. So is the is it often is there often delay in diagnosis of this? So it's very important to be aware of, of things like potential for exposure to, to tick, so, you know, being out in grassy fields and, you know, things of that sort, you know, knowing your local ebony. Geology. How common it is in, in your neighborhood, your community is very, very important because it changes your index of suspicion for how likely condition like a non specific fever is something related to that. There are some things that develop a little bit later that raise the index of suspicion, there's a facial nerve palsy, that's classically associated with it called the Bell's palsy. So if somebody developed that symptom, that would be something that would saw a droop on one side or the inside of the face. And then there are other complications that can be classic like an irregular heartbeat and, and some things of that nature. And then as Dr Cohn said over time, more joint related symptoms. It's really critical to emphasize that keeping lime in, in your in your thought is, is a very important thing to do and be to be evaluated for it because the early diagnosis is associated with better better treatment outcomes. So it's, it's a unique opportunity to have. Infectious disease specialists with us today in, in general for our listeners if, if they have a fever, maybe I and this is a little bit of a side. We'll take a sidetrack from Lyme disease for moment. But how would you define John, a fever? What is the what is the temperature that our listeners should be worried about, and then if it persists for, for what duration should they then say to the doctor, go to the doctor and you know, this is something that needs some attention. So it's really hard to be very specific about that. But the first thing I would say is measure temperature, so as opposed to feeling subjectively temperature measure write it down the other thing I do have Cise because that those questions about rashes do come up take pictures of them. Get your phone out. Take a picture of it so that we can see when you come to see us two weeks later. It it's hard to say and then a fever is really dependent on the specifics of a person's health condition. If I'm a transplant patient than a fever. We. We pay much more attention too much lower fevers, and then think about the associated symptomology. So if I'm having fever, and lightheadedness or fever insurance of breath or fever and severe headache or confusion. Those are all very different things than an isolated fever, and another wise healthy thirty year old in that case, you know, fevers of one at one point five or things to pay attention to. But as I mentioned, I if I'm a host with other medical problems than we think differently about where the temperature threshold might be. So for a non complicated patient who doesn't have a past history of anything one hundred and one or so is this roughly of fever, and then how has lime lime disease diagnosed so lime disease like any condition is both a clinical diagnosis, and a laboratory diagnosis, one of the problems. Unlike a lot of other infectious diseases, where we can actually take a sample and grow a bacteria or a virus in the lab. It's very difficult to grow lime. So much of our. Our diagnostic testing is about the body's immune response to the infection and not the infection itself. So we can't easily in most clinical situations isolate and grow the Braley Berkner for organism. And so we're really looking at a lab tests that looks at the body's immune response. And so when I present with that classic bull's eye rash. We actually don't typically require people, especially if there's been a recognized tick exposure for, for them to even be tested because only about thirty to fifty percent of the time, depending on how long the rashes been there. Well, the test positive later on f I've had the symptoms for a longer period of time. Or if I have more severe symptoms like neurologic symptoms are symptoms. The blood testing is generally pretty sensitive and, and, and, and specific. So a clinical diagnosis, and then in our final minneso- how, how do we treat Lyme disease in two thousand eighteen so the treatment is dependent on the stage at which the diagnosis occurs? One of the reasons that it's great. To get diagnosed early oral therapies, such as doxycycline for people that are, allergic are, are very effective in treating that very early on the longer. Somebody's had it or some of the neurologic or orthopedic complications that joint complications may require a IB therapy for a longer period of time. So it's, it's dependent on the stage at which someone presents in the specific disease symptoms associated with that stage. Well, that's a fantastic introduction to Lyme disease. Thank you, both very much. We'll be back after a short break..
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"To long island i think it's more in the future when bridges built finally they don't want the buses going through unfortunately upsets me is that all these people do any anybody that's opposed to it all they have to do is take a ride down to the corner of melania cast boulevard en masse f combi with volun shelter at any point of the day or night any day of the week and they will see the opioid epidemic in full force right there in front of them all they do is take a train at any point during the day or night and see what is going on melania casts what melania cast man nsf right by boston city hospital boston medical center by the woods shelter and it it's it's unbelievable the amount of people that are out there and they're just suffering and over the so many overdoses in that area on a daily basis it's ridiculous and i've heard i read crow quotes from the quincy city council where they need to be integrated they need to be a facility that integrated with public no that's not what these people need these people that the reason that long island was so successful period is because of the isolation getting these people into a program long island where they cannot have any contact with their neighbors without any contact with their buddies with any any contact with their girlfriends who still use that is what creates the success that these people say a lot of those people that you see somewhere a majority of the people that i saw go through their succeeded because of the isolation i'm sorry did you enjoy the job.
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"Very much so yes well this is actually a massachusetts avenue right by harrison avenue which is near boston medical center i lived in block was i i you know i always hesitate to call it boston city hospital because they date myself but the idea of the bu medical center but that area is really fascinating because there were a lot of social service agencies that were located in the south end and roxbury home they said with unwed mothers very much so and you know it was located in the south end until it moved in the nineteen twenties to brighton massachusetts i'm writing a book on bright and right now which is called brighton allston through time and it's then and now it's much like the premise of this roxbury book and the florence crittenden house which was the league of women that tried to provide a safe haven for unwed mothers you know these were many young women that had made a unfortunate choice in life and that basically were allowed in some ways to go through their term f florence crittenden house and it was comforting it was secure it was safe nutritious meals natal care but they also received postnatal care there too and the building still exists in brighton but that building has now been converted into condominiums on massachusetts avenue right now you can tell when we lived there that there must have been a very very rich neighborhood years ago you know the south end was created in the eighteen late eighteen forty forties eighteen fifties and sixties as the new upper middle class neighborhood of boston and it remained as such until the panic of eighteen seventy three and at that point many of these buildings were built on speculation the buildings were sold a cost in the neighborhood changed it became a melting pot of people of all walks of life boring houses rooming houses the molding around the ceilings was all ornate they had mobile exactly i mean a beautiful neighborhood but again the people that today enjoy it a different from the people of.
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"Npr and guy rise and other show today ideas about rethinking medicine so what do you think is one of these problems with with madison today we are trained rewarded and hired to the cowboys and what the individual commission says is what does this is a tool galante were neither trained rewarded or hired to be members of teens it told us surgeon at brigham and women's hospital in boston he's also a researcher and writer you might have read his work in the new yorker and actual says medicines cowboy culture just isn't working my mother had a straightforward new replacement the chief it went beautifully i hung out with her for the three days in the hospital and then the few days afterwards while she was in we had and i i'm pretty board everything's going well and so i decided to count the number of name tags that came into the room someone who either made a decision above her care or physically touched her in executing honor care and in the course of that short period of time it was sixty six different people well eight different physical therapist for example and if they were not on the same page it could be infuriating physical therapist comes in the morning and says what are you doing in beg you should be out of bed and then the afternoon the physical therapist a different one comes in and they could end up saying what are you doing out of bed you should be in bed chef in a world of sixty six different clinicians smart great hard people having autonomy being their highest value it's a cacophony of everybody saying listen to me listen to me and you wanna scream who's in charge the thing is medicine wasn't always like this a wasn't always so complicated there was a time when one doctor could no and do everything it took one day tells the story of how that came to be from the ted stage i want to take him back to a time when lewis thomas was riding in his book the youngest sites lewis thomas was a physician writer one of my favorite writers and he wrote this look at the boston city hospital in the pre penicillin year of 1937 this was when the core structure of medicine was created it was at a time when what was known.
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"And guy rise and on the show today ideas about rethinking medicine so what do you think is one of these problems with with medicine today we are trained rewarded and hired to be cowboys and what the individual clinician says is what goes this is a tool go on day where neither trained rewarded or hired to be members of teens it tells us surgeon at brigham and women's hospital in boston he's also a researcher and writer you might have read his work in the new yorker and actual says medicines cowboy culture just isn't working my mother had a straightforward knee replacement the chief it went beautifully i hung out with her for the three days in the hospital and in the few days afterwards while she was in rehab and i i'm pretty board everything's going well and so i just decided to count the number of name tags that came into the room someone who you there made a decision about her care or physically touched her in executed conner care and in the course of that short period of time it was sixty six different people well eight different physical therapist for example and if they were not on the same page it could be infuriating physical therapist comes in the morning in says what are you doing in bed you should be out of bed and then the afternoon the physical therapist a different one comes in and they could end up saying what are you doing out of that you should be in bed chef in a world of sixty six different clinicians smart hardworking people having autonomy be their highest value it's a cacophony of everybody saying listen to me listen to me and you wanna scream who's in charge the thing is madison wasn't always like this it wasn't always so complicated there was a time when one doctor could no and do everything it took one day tells the story of how that came to be from the ted stage ooh wanna take you back to a time when lewis thomas was riding in his book the youngest science lewis thomas was a physician writer one of my favorite writers and he wrote this both at the boston city hospital in the pre penicillin year of 1937 this was when the core structure of medicine was created it was at a time when what was known you could no you could hold that all in your head and.
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"Hosts lied about on friday night and to prove that i didn't know what i was talking about tucker carlson of course turned to boston's rightwing trump supporting radio host how we are that would car house radio show in boston he writes for the boston herald these from boston he brains boston when here we're talking now he's fully bust at how we car thanks for joining us thank you sawyer city impugned last night on another channel when a couple of house said look kelly general kelly is clearly a big because he's from boston how do i take that as a native son who well it's it's outrageous c lawrenceville all should have said that he also said that though he and the uh general kelly come from identical backgrounds actually warren told donald's father was a lawyer and general kelly's father was a milkman after highschool warrants o'donnell went the harvard college and general kelly women to the us marine corps and that we're talking about the boss the the desegregation nut problems the rioting at all that when when that all began it you know warrants old bottle was writing slide essays in cambridge at the harvard lampoon and general kelly was a commuter going to way you mass boston it'd be they come from very different backgrounds from okay well now that how we drag my all man montoya my father was a boston cop who did so something that no boston police officer before him at ever done he went to college and law school nights and he became a lawyer he had some good years and bad years financially as a lawyer his biggest here was when the city of boston was forced to pay him about two hundred thousand belgian attorneys fees for civil rights case that he brought against his old police department department for shooting and killing the james bodnar young black man with no criminal record who was working as a janitor at boston city hospital and living with his wife and two young children in boston's black neighborhood of roxbury which was these same neighborhood but my father grew up down when it was a mostly irish that case was the first successful wrongful death civil rights case of its kind my father was a great lawyer but he never paid enough attention to money unlike his father before him he died penniless.
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"Challenges that city face then glad to say we face successfully and and i think it had a it made a big difference in boston my grandmother worked at the old boston city hospital and she worked in maternity too which means they had at least two maternity wards and every time i drives brag here it makes me think and a grandmother on the two or three occasions i went to go visitor there and it's not the same it's been added on to our construction renovations and vets tying everything evolves with time and that i have to move on from 1960 four years you have a great a trivia mind um can you imagine this question yes the morgan wife julia uh there was a former mayor um who was born at that maternity ward at the boston city hospital probably about that time same time as your grandmother uh can you tell me who that former mayor of boston was well i know my history with the various mayors and it makes me think only because i i've worked with him when he and i both worked for the state i'm gonna say determining her no who is ray flynn oakwood greece that's not fair apt that's not fair it is city hospital with you know where i was born but you know you talked about why you do things in their motivation than the history in the memories that you had um that's where i was born that's where my i sat in the bedside where my mother and father died and that's what we used to get off services even when i was mayor of boston i used to go to the bus in city hospital so it's conceivable the pending on the years working out might that my grandmother was when the first people to hold you there at that maternity ward at site yet how 'bout vat for rock full cycle now what would you do i i had a challenge one time i wanted to find out who um who confirmed me in the catholic church would mike punch nation who was the the price so a hero go often find out and was determined to find it find who had was like checked around couple places and they found out that it was bishop tugs hillary bishop of boston exhilarate bishop richard nj cushing who later a quote became hierarchical shen.
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"About um sit in in the cav aaron them i'm thinking about uh debt period of time when the southie the bruins were talking about leaving boston was the old boston guide near attack talking about leaving unless they were able to build a brand new boston guy garden to accommodate the uh the team that they add great team and a great event in if they didn't get a new book in new guide their new place to play that game uh in the boss in the area it would be forced to leave the city of boston now that was back and a plus 19 what eighty something yes and match on would have happened in the environment louisville at a city without the bruins celtics playing playing in boston like the patriots because they went down to uh down to foxborough so thinking about two weeks anc a question i was thinking about that uh about that today and then on my way back i'm i'm going to um another of that played iran and i'm over by the boston city hospital now the we learned the boston medical center yes and one of the first things that happened when i was mayor i was told by a group of business fleet is that the bus medical center the boston city hospital is going to be be closed because was not going to be accredited and uh met in a city of boston and with other cities hospital so we had a build even those difficult days with very little money in a low bond waiting we had a builds a green new boston city hospital or the place would uh our would be of would be closed and it was uh it was just day in an incredible challenge tipped the city faith so here i was in two of those areas some would i'd us this question because only i was thinking about this today one the new boston garden and the other one was when i was later over to the south end uh today over to the uh quinn he community school uh public school thinking about the boston medical center the two new boston city hospital two two n instances that two buildings and uh.
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"That i got here i was born at boston city hospital after seven bays of really cloudy weather and i'd like to tell my mom dan that when i was born of that the sky or the the clouds partied in them men sunshine came down does your mom believe you know she doesn't who ninety thousand a i'm my my mother she toast she tells me to sit down and be quiet and but i was born in a difficult situation i was born to a thirteen year old mom who had been sexually assaulted by two guys so that's how i i got here and so much of my work has also been and making sure that as men that we actually step up and deal with the issues of rape culture the conversations that we have a monk's one another and that we make some changes in who and what we are that's a really important part of for me but my parents actually gave me an amazing opportunity i i was born at city hospital was there for a month than i was on a possible care for one month and then amazing boston thing happened to me uh my mom rows of jackson my dad herbert jackson they adopted me what age at two months and i root and i remind them so i have i have four older siblings who are who who are we put them at a category of the kids that they had i remind them that the four of us who were adopted that we were the chosen children that they made in just have us they actually chose us so we we and we we are grew up in a house tin eight of us grew up in a house and it was normal for people in my neighborhood to grow up in a house my next door neighbour had a ice cream truck business he hired me that's the worst decision he ever made dan because i ate way more ice cream then i actually sold but that he was able to take care of his family.