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Landlords challenge Washington's moratorium on evictions
"The covid nineteen related moratoriums on evictions have been extended in both Seattle and Washington state. But now a group of landlords is challenging them in court arguing their unconstitutional kyw's Eilly O.`Neil has more. Back in March both Seattle and Washington told landlords they couldn't have their tenets for not paying their rent or because the lease had expired that's even if the landlord had started fiction proceedings before the Moratoriums As the pandemic stretched on an unemployment remained high the city and extended those moratoriums tended still low rent and can still be victim for non-payment after the moratoriums expire. The landlords lawsuit claims their constitutional rights on property and private contracts are being violated. This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also issued in a fiction moratorium that will last through the end of the year. None of the orders provides financial relief for tenants or for landlords I. Wish you. Can you W news?
The U.S. Birth Rate Dropped Last Year, But Dont Blame It All on the Pandemic
"The us birth rate dropped last year. But don't blame it. All on the pandemic by emily baron about one hundred forty two thousand fewer babies were born in the us in twenty twenty then in two thousand nineteen according to provisional figures from the centers for disease control and prevention released may fifth but unlike most health news pertaining to last year the pandemic was not the primary cause for the decline in total. There were three point. Six million births in twenty twenty four percent drop from twenty nineteen. The tally is on par. With the number of births in nineteen eighty additionally the general fertility rate which is a better metric to show national birth trans over time also dropped four percent last year to fifty five point. Eight births per one thousand women ages fifteen to forty four that rate sarah record low for the country according to the cdc although there were predictions that covid nineteen triggered a baby bust. The twenty twenty data provides little insight into whether or not the pandemic actually impacted birth trans in the us. And this is because the vast majority of twenty twenty babies were conceived prior to the pandemic full term. Babies were conceived around january twenty second when the first case of covid nineteen was reported in the. Us were born in late october. And those conceived after march thirteen when the us declared a national emergency were born starting in mid december but the number of births was down throughout the whole year except in february while the pandemic may have played some role in the number of births during the final weeks of the year. The overall picture is more indicative of a continued fertility decline that started years before the public health crisis since two thousand fourteen the last year during which the number of births increased the country has experienced a six year downward streak averaging two percent fewer births per year. Birth rates have been sinking across demographics and twenty twenty was no exception every race and group and every age group between fifteen and forty four which account for ninety nine point seven percent of births had a lower rate rates among those younger than fifteen and older than forty four stayed the same for girls ages fifteen to nineteen. The rate dropped eight percent continuing decline in teen pregnancy. That's happened every year. Since nineteen ninety-one with the exception of two thousand six and two thousand seven the forces of the pandemic including including economic uncertainty financial instability and health related anxieties could exacerbate the downward trend even more in two thousand twenty one and april analysis of birth records in twenty-five states conducted by the associated press found that those states collectively had nine point three percent fewer births in january twenty twenty one and ten percent fewer births in february twenty twenty one compared with the same month a year earlier. However it's possible that a rebound could occur later in the year. The cdc report doesn't explain why birth rates are declining but other surveys and research suggests that multiple factors are at play including financial constraints and lack of societal support for working parents. The pandemic through these problems under a harsh spotlight motivating lawmakers to address. The cost and work family challenges. That american parents often face the pandemic relief. Bill that passed in march up a two thousand dollar child tax credit to thirty six hundred dollars for each child under eight six and two three thousand dollars for children up to age seventeen though the provisions will expire after this year more recently president. Joe biden has floated proposals to expand paid leave programs and improved chilled care access and affordability whether those ideas become legislation is uncertain as republicans aren't fully supportive.
Fully Vaccinated People Can Travel With Low Risk of COVID-19, CDC Says
"Brought to you by hotseat. A new memoir from jeff immelt the former ceo of general electric. Emily explorers his time. At the helm of one of the world's largest companies from navigating a post nine eleven world to the two thousand eight financial crisis and more by your copy today fully vaccinated people can travel with low risk of covid nineteen. Cdc says by jamie ducharme the us centers for disease control and prevention has announced the news. Many people have been waiting for people fully vaccinated against covid nineteen can safely return to their vacations. Family visits and business trips up until friday. The cdc took a more cautious stance on travel recommending that even fully vaccinated people those who received their last vaccine dose at least two weeks prior avoid non essential trips. The agency loosened that policy on friday saying fully vaccinated people can travel domestically without tests or post travel quarantine periods as long as they continue taking precautions. Like wearing masks and avoiding crowds if possible still. The cdc stopped short of recommending. Travel saying only that travel presents few risks to fully vaccinated individuals while we believe fully vaccinated. People can travel at low risk to themselves. Cdc is not recommending travel at this time due to the rising number of cases director. Rachelle will end ski. Said during a press briefing on. Friday cases are up almost ten percent over the last two weeks across the us with hot spots in the northeast and midwest the agency also said. Travelers don't need a negative test result before an international trip unless it's required by the destination but should get tested before they returned to the us and a few days after their arrival just like anyone. International travelers should continue wearing masks in public given the number of people who aren't yet protected against the virus and the emergence of new viral variance around the world. Why the change. Recent studies have provided compelling real world. Evidence that cova nineteen vaccines are not just effective at preventing disease but also at stopping infections that could allow the virus to keep spreading one study published this week found that two doses of either moderna or pfizer beyond techs vaccines provided healthcare and other essential workers ninety percent protection against covid nineteen infections crucially. Those results apply to both symptomatic and ace symtomatic infections which suggests the vaccines help prevent viral spread as well as disease research on post vaccination transmission is ongoing but recent studies have been promising enough that the cdc to relax its guidelines around socializing and now travel. It's worth noting. However that ninety percent protection against infection is still not a complete guarantee hence why people should continue wearing masks even after vaccination furthermore less than twenty percent of americans are fully vaccinated but the rate of inoculations is increasing quickly. Meaning summer travel should be relatively safe for millions of americans this year.
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"Slack is a new way to communicate with your team messaging. That's faster better. Organized and more secure conversations happen in channels that are easy to create. Join answer try it for free at slack dot com slash where work happens. The doors are opening one. Is that moment out in the distant future. Some things will be as they were others forever changed. the restaurant. industry will never be the same buffalo every new development here on bloomberg radio. What do we need in terms of. Maybe the new school of economic thought because the next best thing to magic is inside. It may take nearly a decade for the us economy to recover boomberg radio the bloomberg business app and bloombergradio dot com bloomberg. The world is listening financial capital of the world twenty four hours a day at bloomberg dot com on the bloomberg business app and bloomberg quick tape. This is bloomberg radio. The house article of impeachment against former president trump will be sent to the senate majority majority leader. Chuck schumer says. The trial will begin the week of february eighth. The impeachment article accuses the now former president of inciting the violent and deadly attack on the capital january. Six a two thirds vote of the senate will be required to convict the former president a northern california person who received a covid nineteen vaccine is dead hours. After receiving the dose several agencies are investigating the cause of death. The centers for disease control and prevention is monitoring reports of severe allergic reactions to the vaccine. The number of covid nineteen cases continues to drop signal.
The U.S. Vaccination Effort Is Leaving its Most Vulnerable Residents Behind
"The us vaccination effort is leaving. Its most vulnerable residents behind by tara law with every person who gets vaccinated our communities become that much better protected against covid nineteen however that bubble off protection isn't being shared across the united states equally and some of the most vulnerable people are getting left behind even as fifty one point. Nine percent of the population is fully vaccinated as of june second a us centers for disease control and prevention report published. May twenty eighth found that people who live in counties considered the most socially vulnerable are only forty two percent vaccinated compared to sixty point one percent among residents of the least vulnerable counties the researchers based their work on the cdc's social vulnerability index or s. v. I which ranks us counties by socioeconomic status household composition racial and ethnic makeup transportation access and more the s v i based vaccination gap is most pronounced in suburban and rural areas the researchers found and has worsened over time. Vaccination rates across counties of all vulnerability levels were similar december when the us mass vaccination campaign began. But by may i. The vaccination rate was just forty nine percent and the most vulnerable counties compared to nearly sixty percent in the least vulnerable berry. One of the study's lead authors said that he was surprised to see disparities grow even as vaccine eligibility and expanded it just demonstrates again how important it is for all people to receive the covid nineteen vaccine is available to them so that we can continue taking steps towards ending the covid nineteen pandemic. He said that people in vulnerable rural counties are relatively under vaccinated is particularly troubling as many of the us rural poor are at greater risk of severe covid nineteen and have been disproportionately affected by the disease by early december. One point eight. Six residents of rural areas died for every one hundred people in fact it compared to one point two six in urban areas. According to the us department of agriculture data vaccine hesitancy is almost surely playing a big part in the vaccination gap twenty four percent of rural. Say they definitely won't get the vaccine compared to fifteen percent of suburban people and just seven percent of urban residents according to a may kf survey. At least some of this disparity likely comes down to politics. Rural americans are more likely to lean republican and twenty seven percent of self identified republicans. Say they don't want to be vaccinated compared to eleven percent of independence and just three percent of democrats per the k. F. f. survey access to is likely playing a role a february analysis from university of iowa researchers found that one hundred eleven rural. Us counties lack a a pharmacy that was eligible to provide covid nineteen vaccines and a further. Three hundred seven counties had only one such facility as a separate recent. Cdc report shows as of april tenth residents of rural and urban areas. Were more likely than suburban people to have traveled to a different county to be vaccinated. Still vol notes that getting half of us adults vaccinated and five and a half. Months is great progress now. He says public health officials must address disparity spy collaborating with local leaders in healthcare providers opening mobile and walk in vaccination clinics and tailoring messaging to local communities.
6/25/21: Delta varient of Covid-19 begins to spread... and more news
"This is the l. a. times it'll be mostly sunny today with a high of seventy nine expect clear skies tonight with a low of sixty two the delta variant of the corona viruses beginning to spread in california. It may be twice as transmissible as the conventional strain and some experts believe. It is more likely to cause severe disease. La county health officials are concerned because the variant opposes the greatest risk for people who are not vaccinated but overall the state is well positioned to deal with the variant seventy-three percent of california's adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Nearly sixty percent of the state is fully vaccinated. Experts are optimistic. That the coronavirus will not mutate to a point where it overpowers the vaccinations in related news. Three and five californians have now received at least one dose of covid nineteen vaccine. The picture is even rosier when looking at only those currently eligible to roll up their sleeves. More than seventy percent of residents twelve and older are partially vaccinated at this point. According to the centers for disease control and prevention california ranks eleventh among all states in partial vaccination rates among the twelve older population. The base of new vaccinations across the country has slowed since peaking in mid april one group. That has lagged vaccine. Uptake is younger adults. Next san francisco will require covid nineteen vaccinations for all city workers. The new policy announced yesterday would make san francisco the first major city and county in california and possibly the us to require vaccinations for its employees. Workers who refuse or failed to provide a religious or medical exemption could be terminated the requirement which goes into effect once a vaccine has been formally approved by the fda extends to all city government employees including police firefighters custodians and city hall clerks. Teachers are not covered by this policy. Because they are school district. Employees employees will have until july twenty ninth to report their vaccination status to the city as a condition of their employment in recall news state officials. This week that there will be a recall. Election of governor gavin newsom while it was expected officials affirmed that petitioners collected enough signatures to trigger the election. California said in april that recall proponents had collected enough verified signatures for an election but stayed rules call for another thirty day period to allow voters to withdraw their names from the petition. There were forty three signatures. Withdrawn officials said almost one point seven million signatures remained about one point. Five million signatures were needed for an election. Finally looking for a new recipe to try this weekend the la times food section. Has you covered. Get the best reviews recipes and restaurant news online daily go to l. a. times dot com slash food for these stories and more.
NEJM This Week February 20, 2020
"Welcome this is the New England Journal of Medicine. I'm Dr Michael Beer this week February twentieth. Two Thousand Twenty. We feature articles on the role of Vitamin E Acetate in Volley Interleukin. Thirty one receptor blockade in Najah Laris A community-based treatment of hypertension in rural Asia a novel Corona Virus in China Vaping Syndrome Surveillance and responding to UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR BY TRAINEES. A review article on the prevention of falls in the elderly. A case report of a woman with hyperglycemia and perspective articles on the Valley and youth vaping epidemics on the novel Corona Virus and on when sensitivity is a liability a new clinical decisions discusses the disclosure of genetic results of a research study this interactive feature about De identified data in a nationwide genetic database offers. A case Vignette accompanied by essays that either support or discourage re identifying the data and notifying participants. Who have actionable pathogenic mutations vote and comment at Nejm Dot Org vitamin E acetate in Bronco Alvear lavar fluid associated with evily by Benjamin Blount from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta as of December twelfth two thousand nineteen the ongoing national outbreak of electronic cigarette or vaping product use Associated Lung Injury Yvonne? Ali had affected more than two thousand four hundred hospitalized patients across all fifty states detection of toxicants in Bronco Alveoli lavarch fluid from patients with Yvonne can provide direct information on exposure within the lung in this study. Investigators analyzed samples from fifty one patients with early in sixteen states along with samples obtained from ninety nine healthy participants vitamin E acetate was identified in the Bronco Alveoli Lavar fluid obtained from ninety four percent of case patients but not in such fluid obtained from the Healthy Comparative Group. No other priority toxicants were found in Bronco Alveoli Lavar fluid from the case patients or the Comparative Group. Among the case patients for whom laboratory or epidemiologic data were available ninety four percent had detectable tetrahydrocannabinol? Thc OR ITS METABOLITES IN BRONCO. Alveoli lavar fluid or had reported vaping THC products in the ninety days before the onset of illness nicotine or its metabolites were detected in sixty four percent of the case patients. Vitamin E ACETATE was associated with In a convenience sample of fifty one patients in sixteen states across the United States the valley and youth vaping epidemic's implications for public health perspective article by Brian King from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta. The United States has seen what can be considered two distinct but related epidemics connected with vaping an outbreak of lung injuries and the continued surge in use by young people both these epidemics predominantly affect young people. And probably have multiple causes moreover. It's likely that the widespread use of e cigarettes including products that facilitate. Thc US has created an environment that has fueled the volley epidemic however the epidemics also differ in some key ways. The epidemic primarily affects young adults. Eighteen to thirty four years of age. Which is the population with the highest rates of marijuana use in the United States it is driven by the use of THC containing products from informal and illicit sources and is linked to thickening agents or Dylan's in product formulations the youth vaping epidemic for its part primarily affects adolescents. Younger than eighteen. Years of age is driven by the use of nicotine containing products obtained mostly from formal sources such as authorized retailers and has been driven by multiple factors including those that enhance the appeal and availability of these products to young people. The use of vaping products among young people is unsafe regardless of whether they contain nicotine or thc the focus and scope of actions to address these epidemics must be grounded in science and must target the underlying drivers in an editorial Terry Gordon from New York University. School of Medicine writes that the acute lung injury linked to the use of vitamin E containing e liquids in vaping devices has warranted the immediate attention of federal and local regulators e cigarettes are manufactured and sold as nicotine delivery devices and thus are subject to food and drug administration regulations for tobacco products. The societal problem of highly addictive nicotine delivery devices. Being used by adolescence may be of paramount concern but such public health issues are complicated by the fact that e cigarette devices are being routinely used to deliver chemicals including THC and cannabinoid. 's In an aerosol that contains vitamin E. As noted by King and colleagues Youth Vaping and the THC related volley cases are two separate epidemics and thus both must be addressed. Although reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of volley cases may be declining regulations and enforcement are necessary to prevent future problems as long as illegal e liquids are manufactured and easily available for purchase online syndrome surveillance for e cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury a special report by Kathleen in it from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta recent increases in e cigarette or vaping product use associated acute lung. Injury eventually have been identified using the National Syndrome surveillance program which includes about seventy percent of U. S. E. DS these researchers found that from January. Two thousand seventeen to June two thousand nineteen. There was a gradual increase in the incidence of Ed visits that involved mentions of e cigarette product use in the first week of June two thousand nineteen. The incidents of reasons for the visit that included mention of these products and shortness of breath began to increase sharply which suggests that this volley related symptom was appearing more often in persons using e cigarette products the number of ED visits with e Cigarette Product. Use mentioned in the reasons for the visit peaked during the week of September eighth which was the same week as a peak in Google searches for similar terms after there was widespread national media attention about this issue. A decrease was observed in the following two months although the incidents of Ed visits for which reasons given for the visit and discharge diagnosis codes. Included terms. Associated. With a volley has decreased since the peak. The incidence has not decreased to the rates that were observed before June. Two Thousand Nineteen therefore there is a need for continued monitoring and prevention trial of nationalism Mab. In moderate to severe PR- Arago Najah Laris by Sonia Stander from the University Hospital Minster. Germany Prerogative Najah Laris Chronic parade skin. Disease with multiple nonchalance skin lesions nationalism AB is a monoclonal antibody targeting the interleukin thirty one receptor which is involved in the pathogenesis of Prerogative Laris this twelve week randomized phase. Two trial assessed the efficacy and safety of nationalism. Abba administered subcutaneous as compared with Placebo in seventy patients with moderate to severe prerogative. Agilis and severe pariahs. The initial pariahs score on the numerical rating scale was eight point four in each group at week. Four the peak providers score on the numerical rating scale was reduced from baseline by four point. Five points in the Malaysia Map Group as compared with the reduction of one point seven points in the placebo. Group RESULTS FOR SECONDARY OUTCOMES. Were in the same direction as for the primary outcome. Nationalism was associated with gastrointestinal symptoms abdominal pain and diarrhea and musculoskeletal symptoms. Nationalism resulted in a greater reduction in pariahs and severity of skin lesions than placebo in patients with Perodua Laris but was associated with adverse events. Larger and longer trials are needed to determine the durability and safety of nationalism APP for the treatment of Paraguay. Nigel Harris in an editorial Sean Quattro from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Baltimore rights that no therapies have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for Perodua. Laris and treatment is challenging. Nearly all patients have treatment failure with topical Glucocorticoid and antihistamines are ineffective in this phase two trial nationalism ab appeared to work rapidly with a twenty five percent reduction in each by the end of the first week additional outcomes favoring the drug over placebo were the reduction in number of. Najah lls more healed lesions and better sleep and quality of life the apparent long duration of each relief with nationalism. App treatment is noteworthy patients received their last dose of Nationalism Abbott. Week eight and two months later while they were not receiving therapy they still had a sixty percent reduction in peak pariahs as compared with twenty eight percent for Placebo. A limitation of the present trial is a lack of racial diversity. The majority of patients were white and all the patients were enrolled at European centers in the United States for Ragu Najah Laris disproportionately affects blacks and tens to manifest with more deep-seated modules than in white patients which suggests possible molecular heterogeneity and potential differential responses to treatment with this potential new era in Paraguay. Nigel Harris efforts are needed to increase. Disease Awareness as new therapeutic agents become available. The results of this trial provide hope for this population of patients with intractable each a community based intervention for managing hypertension in rural South Asia by Tahseen Jaffar from Duke and US Medical School Singapore. The burden of hypertension is escalating and control rates are poor in low and middle income countries. Cardiovascular mortality is high in rural areas in rural communities in Bangladesh Pakistan and Sri Lanka thirty communities were randomly assigned to either a multicomponent intervention involving home visits by trained government community health workers for blood pressure monitoring and counseling training of physicians and Care Coordination in the public sector or usual care at baseline. The mean systolic blood pressure was one hundred forty six point seven millimeters of mercury in the intervention group and one hundred forty four point seven millimeters of Mercury in the Control Group. At twenty four months the mean systolic blood pressure fell by nine millimeters of mercury in the intervention group and by three point nine millimeters of mercury in the control group the mean reduction in diastolic blood pressure was two point eight millimeters of mercury greater in the Intervention Group. Blood pressure control less than one hundred forty over ninety millimeters of mercury was achieved in fifty three point two percent of the participants in the intervention group as compared with forty three point seven percent of those in the control group all cause mortality was two point nine percent in the intervention group and four point three percent in the control group in rural communities in Bangladesh Pakistan and Sri Lanka a multicomponent intervention. That was centered on proactive. Home visits by trained government community health workers who were linked with existing public health care infrastructure led to a greater reduction in blood pressure than usual care among adults with hypertension. Neil Poulter from Imperial College. London writes in an editorial that this report suggests that a low cost intervention if scaled up might translate into substantial reductions in premature deaths and disability notably. The cost of. The intervention was estimated to be less than eleven. Us dollars per patient per year. These results need to be considered in the context of the ten point. Four million annual deaths attributable to raise blood pressure most of the adverse events that are associated with raised blood pressure occur in low and middle income countries where awareness of hypertension and treatment and control rates are very low. The blood pressure reduction was achieved in thirty clusters of two hundred fifty to three hundred households in rural communities across three countries which supports the generalize ability the findings at least to South Asia and the ninety percent retention rate among recruits was exemplary training of the Community. Health workers who were responsible for much of the intervention was short and simple but the unique inexpensive attribute of the trial was the pragmatic incorporation of hypertension management into the existing public sector framework. Furthermore if currently recommended blood pressure targets less than one thirty over eighty millimeters of mercury had been enforced lower blood pressures and hence greater cardiovascular benefits could reasonably be expected with some potential issues notwithstanding it is hoped that the authors are successful with their ongoing discussions with relevant health departments and national committees to facilitate the scale up of the interventions evaluated a novel corona virus from patients with pneumonia in China. Two Thousand Nineteen by non-issue from Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention Beijing in December. Two thousand nineteen a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown cause was linked to a seafood and wet animal market in Wuhan China. A previously unknown Beta Corona virus was discovered through the use of unbiased sequencing in samples from patients with pneumonia. Human Airway epithelial cells were used to isolate a novel corona virus which formed Khlaid within the Subgroup Sarcoma Virus Ortho Corona Rene sub family different from both mergers corona virus and SARS corona virus. The two thousand nineteen novel. Corona virus is the seventh member of the family of Corona viruses that infect humans enhanced surveillance and further investigation are ongoing in an editorial Stanley Perlman from the University of Iowa Iowa City rights that for the third time in his many decades a Zoa narcotic corona virus has crossed species to infect human populations with this investigation Jew and colleagues have identified and characterized the two thousand nineteen novel Corona Virus The viral genome has been sequenced and these results in conjunction with other reports. Show that it is seventy five to eighty percent identical to the SARS corona virus and even more closely related to several bat corona viruses. Much still needs to be learned about this infection. Most important the extent of inter human transmission and the spectrum of clinical disease need to be determined transmission of SARS Corona Virus and. Moore's corona virus occurred to a large extent by means of Super Spreading Events. Super Spreading events have been implicated in the two thousand nineteen novel. Corona virus transmission but their relative importance is unknown. A second key question is identification of the zone nodding origin of the virus given its close similarity to bat corona viruses. It is likely that bats are the primary reserve for the virus. A striking feature of the SARS epidemic was that fear played a major role in the economic and social consequences. Although Specific Anti Corona viral therapies are still in development. We now know much more about how to control such infections in the community in hospitals which should alleviate some of this fear transmission of the two thousand nineteen novel Corona Virus Probably Occurs by means of large droplets and contact and less so by means of aerosols and foam lights on the basis of our experience with SARS coronavirus and Moore's corona virus public health measures including quarantining in the community as well as timely diagnosis and strict adherence to universal precautions in healthcare settings were critical in controlling. Sars and Moore's institution of similar measures will be important and it is hoped successful in reducing the transmission of the two thousand nineteen novel Corona virus a novel Corona virus emerging in China key questions for impact assessment perspective article by Vincent Munster from the National Institutes of health. Hamilton Montana important questions regarding any emerging viruses are. What is the shape of the Disease Pyramid? What proportion of infected people develop disease? And what proportion of those seek healthcare these three questions inform the classics surveillance. Pyramid EMERGING CORONA VIRUSES. Raise an additional question. How widespread is the virus in its reservoir currently epidemiologic data? That would allow us to draw. This pyramid are largely unavailable clearly. Efficient human to human transmission is a requirement for large-scale spread of this emerging virus however. The severity of disease is an important indirect factor in viruses ability to spread as well as in our ability to identify those infected and to contain it. We currently do not know where the novel Corona Virus Falls on the scale of human to human transmissibility. But it is safe to assume that if this virus transmits efficiently it's seemingly lower pathogenicity as compared with SARS possibly combined with super spreader events in specific cases could allow large-scale spread in this manner of Iris that poses a low health threat on the individual level can pose a high risk on the population level with the potential to cause disruptions of global public health systems and economic losses this possibility warrants the current aggressive response aimed at tracing and diagnosing every infected patient and thereby breaking the transmission chain of the two thousand nineteen novel. Corona Virus Prevention of falls in community dwelling older adults a clinical practice article by David Gans from the University Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Falls defined as an unexpected event. In which the participants come to rest on the ground floor or lower level occur at least once annually in twenty nine percent of community dwelling adults sixty five years or older a rate of zero point. Six seven falls per person per year falls can lead to physical injury psychological harm or both most falls result from a combination of intrinsic risks such as balance impairment and EXTRINSIC RISKS. Such as a trip or slip. These interacting wrists can be reduced or managed because older adults may not spontaneously mentioned falls. Asking annually about falls in the past year is recommended to identify persons at High Risk. For Future Falls Assessment of gate balance and strength is an important early step in the evaluation because this information can be used to match a patient with an exercise program including physical therapy if needed community based and home-based exercise programs focused on balance and strength training are effective in reducing the risk of falls among older adults at average or high risk for persons at high risk for falls. That is two or more falls in the past year assessing a standard set of risk factors for falls and intervening to address modifiable risk factors reduces the likelihood of subsequent falls. Osteoporosis is an important contributing cause of fall related fractures. Treatment of osteoporosis is important to reduce the risk of fall related fractures. Listen to the full text of this article at any J. M. Dot org a thirty four year old woman with hyperglycemia a case record of the Massachusetts General Hospital by Miriam Hudler and colleagues a thirty four year. Old Woman was evaluated in the Diabetes Clinic for hyperglycemia and clarification of her diagnosis. Nine years earlier she had had an elevated glucose level and subsequently diabetes was diagnosed during her four pregnancies. When she was not pregnant she was treated with lifestyle measures as well as metformin therapy for short period and she maintained a well controlled blood glucose level. Both of her parents had type two diabetes at the time of the current evaluation. The patient reported following a low carbohydrate diet and exercising five days per week on examination the BMI was twenty five point four and the Mclovin level six point two percent. This patient's hyperglycemia reached a threshold that diagnostic of diabetes on two occasions. When she was twenty five years of age she had a randomly obtained blood glucose level of two hundred seventeen milligrams per deciliter with polly area. And when she was thirty years of age she had on the same encounter. A fasting blood glucose level of one hundred thirty three milligrams per deciliter and result on a two hour oral glucose tolerance test of two hundred thirty six milligrams per deciliter. This patient had longstanding mild glycemic but met criteria for diabetes. On the basis of the blood glucose levels noted it was important to consider the possible types of diabetes. She was found to have a genetic variant of maturity onset diabetes of the young that reduces the function of Glucose Kinase the associated mild hyperglycemia is not thought to confer a predisposition to complications of diabetes and does not require treatment outside of pregnancy responding to unprofessional. Behavior by trainees a just culture framework a medicine and society article by Jason Wasserman from Oakland University. William Beaumont School of Medicine Rochester though widely recognized as a core competency for physicians professionalism is a complex and variously defined concept. It has been considered a virtue. A set of skills or pattern of behavior and best practices for teaching in the classroom and clinic remain. Contested in fact increased attention to teaching professionalism. Over the past two decades has arguably only amplified its complexity while comparatively little attention has been paid to developing practical strategies for remediating less than professional behavior yet characterizing the ways in which the behavior of emerging professionals may fall short and responding to those behaviors remain difficult catherine. Lucy suggests that we consider professionalism lapses to be either analogous to or a form of medical error in order to create a just environment in which people are encouraged to report professionalism challenges lapses and near misses applying framework of medical error promotes an understanding of professionalism as a set of skills whose acquisition requires a psychologically safe learning environment these authors believed that lapses in professional behavior can be addressed productively if we view them through this lens of medical error drawing on just culture principles and related procedural approaches when sensitivity is a liability a perspective article by J Rukh from Brown University. Warren Alpert Medical School Providence. Rhode Island you find a spot in the shadows of the emergency department. You listen to your patients father and aunt as they stand vigil over the stretcher. You're all waiting for the young man to die a second time. I shouldn't have let him take the Chevy says the father a stooped refrigerator of a man wearing work boots. He just got out of Rehab says. The aunt. This shouldn't happen. Friends found him in the pickup with a needle in his arm. Pulse not breathing. They called nine one one. Ems worked themselves into a sweat for half hour on the scene. No lock zone chest. Compressions breathing to epinephrine. Ems said he was parked outside a drug house covered in vomit and blood from a tongue. Bite the initial cardiac rhythm was a Sicily. An ominous state of electrical quiet. That resisted all ems interventions. Five minutes without oxygen starts the clock on permanent brain damage a dismal prognosis. But this was your third overdose that evening. You felt this urge more like a pressure to do something but soon after when the nurse yelled. I gotTA pulse. A part of you began to sing. Why make the effort? If success meant prolonging families pain the brain C. T. showed severe brain injury which only confirmed your fears without the ventilator to breathe for him and the medications to support his blood pressure hit die he stuck it out finished. Rehab says the father not realizing what you know that the body's tolerance narcotics goes down in Rehab People in recovery. Become more sensitive to the drug and this sensitivity can kill them should they relapse you feel the cruel irony that sensitivity is a liability are images in clinical medicine features a forty two year old man who presented to the dermatology clinic with a five month history of numerous papiers along the pattern of his tattoos which he had received ten years earlier? There was no associated. Pain or a biopsy of the PAP hills showed non-keynesian granollers with black and brown pigment within the superficial and deep durmus which supported the diagnosis of cutaneous sarcoidosis reaction tissue cultures for bacteria micro bacteria and fungi. Were negative thoracic. Ct revealed bilateral hyler and media SAINAL LYMPHATIC APATHY WITH NO PERENCO abnormalities further investigation for systemic sarcoidosis including thou- MC pulmonary function and cardiac testing was negative granular reactions to tattoo ink or scars may occur years after the provoking event. The patient's skin lesions resolved after several months of treatment with a potent topical glucocorticoid. A seventy four year old woman presented to the gastroenterology clinic with a long history of bloating and abdominal distension. On physical examination. The abdomen was found to be distended but was non tender on palpitation with normal bowel. Sounds findings on. Cat of the abdomen. Pelvis were consistent with fat containing lesions throughout the small bowel esophagus Gastro Duodena skippy showed numerous sub mucosal masses in the duodenum with a pillow sign that is indentation of sub epithelial lesion when prodded with biopsy forceps unrelenting roofing of the sub epithelial lesion biopsy revealed yellow adipose tissue histo-pathological examination confirmed the presence of mature adipose tissue consistent with lie. Palma intestinal. Ipo matosas involves multiple life homers. In the small or large intestine patients may be a symptomatic or have mild symptoms or present with complications of bowel obstruction or interception. No specific treatment is available except for surgical management in severe or complicated cases. Surgery was not offered in this case because of involvement of the entire small bow at the three month follow up. The patient reported a moderate reduction in symptoms after some dietary alterations. This concludes our summary. 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Why Men Are Falling Behind in COVID-19 Vaccination
"Why men are falling behind and covid nineteen vaccination by tara law in the united states covid. Nineteen has been more likely to kill men than women about thirteen men of died of the disease for every ten women according to data collected by the sex gender and covid nineteen project at the university. College london fortunately. There's one clear away to reduce the disparity the three vaccines authorized for use in the. Us have all been shown to reduce patients risk of dying off or being hospitalized with covid nineteen to nearly zero however many men in the us aren't racing to get vaccinated as of may third about thirty eight and a half percent of the male population has been vaccinated compared to forty three point three percent of the female population. According to centers for disease control and prevention data these data are somewhat surprising given what prior surveys on. The topic seemed to suggest. According to an april economist. Yougov poll women were slightly more likely than men to say they had already been vaccinated thirty nine percent versus thirty six percent but the unvaccinated men were slightly more likely to want the vaccine twenty four percent versus twenty one percent rosemary. Morgan a research scientist at johns hopkins university and derrick griffith. The director of the center for research on men's health vanderbilt university say variety of forces are likely resulting in the vaccination gender imbalanced. Thus far for one thing morgan notes. Women in the us tend to live about five years longer than men and make up fifty five percent of the country's sixty five and up population who were eligible for their shot earlier than other groups. Women also account for a larger proportion of essential workers who were also prioritized for vaccination for example as of two thousand nineteen women held about seventy six percent of all health care jobs according to the us census bureau indeed the gender imbalances getting less severe over time for times analysis of cdc data but it persists as of february ninth women who account for fifty point eight percent of the us population had received sixty percent of the first doses administered thus far that disparity had dropped to fifty six percent by late march and stands at fifty three point seven percent. As of may third the fact that men remained comparatively under vaccinated may come down to behavior. Women have long been more proactive about healthcare during the two thousand nineteen twenty twenty influences season for instance fifty two percent of. Us women got their flu. Shot compared to just forty four percent of men per cdc data. Morgan says this is partly because women often have more contact with the healthcare system in general they need to seek sexual and reproductive care from an early age and are more likely to serve as caregivers for children and older people at least some portion of this gap could come down to politics. Men are more likely to identify as republicans who are less likely to want the vaccine. A march npr pbs newshour. Marist poll found that only fifty percent of republican men plans to get the vaccine or had already received it compared to sixty percent of men generally and ninety two percent of male democrats meanwhile only twelve percent of republicans said they were very concerned about the virus paranaque tober poll from kf overall. However women have been more worried about the risk of being infected themselves or of someone in their family getting sick and that same npr pbs. Newshour marist poll fifty seven percent of republican. Women said that they planned to get the vaccine or had already received it according to the october. Kf poll seventy three percent of women said that they were at least somewhat worried that they or someone in their family link could get covid. Nineteen compared to fifty eight percent of men. Accordingly women have taken more precautions to protect themselves and the people around them from the virus such as masking maintaining physical distance and seeking medical help. According to a july twenty twenty review published and preventing chronic disease. These findings suggest women may be more eager to get vaccinated in order to keep themselves in those around them save men and women have also faced different economic pressures during the pandemic research suggests that when families are under pressure to balance work and family men tend to prioritize work wild women prioritized caregiving even when men are eligible for paid. Leave some men griffith says. May you taking time off of work to get vaccinated as a distraction. Those without paid time off meanwhile may not want to risk side effects. That could sideline them or cut into their pay. Conversely as morgan points out women have disproportionately lost or quit their jobs amid the pandemic some take care of children or relatives and many may view vaccination as a big step towards post pandemic life. I'd imagine for a lot of women especially young mothers with young children. There's probably a very high desire ability for things to go back to normal. Morgan says what can be done to convince more men to get their covid. Nineteen vaccine the first of all to encourage vaccination in general it's essential for providers to make it as quick and easy as possible griffith says moreover public health officials need to better understand what's holding men back in order to better address the imbalance attitudes and behavior don't necessarily align griffith says so just because somebody is interested in something or willing to do something doesn't necessarily mean they're actually going to turn around and do it.
Stocks recovered some of their losses for the week - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - May 13, 2021
"Want to hear something. Amazing discover matches all the cash. Back you earn on your credit card at the end of the first year automatically with no limit on how much you can earn. How amazing is that in fact. It's even more amazing. Because of all the places where discovers accepted ninety nine percent of places in the us take credit cards so when it comes to discover get used to hearing yes more often learn more at discover dot com slash. Yes to twenty one nielsen. Report limitations apply. This is the marketplace minute. I'm nancy marshall. Genzer stocks recovered from their three day. Slide the dow gained one point three percent. The snp jumped one point two percent and the nasdaq not up. Seven tenths percent. The centers for disease control and prevention announced today that fully vaccinated. People no longer need to wear face masks but people who haven't been vaccinated should still wear them and everyone should keep them on in doctor's offices and on planes and trains house speaker. Nancy pelosi said today that companies should never give in to hackers. Ransom demands that after bloomberg reported that colonial pipeline paid blackmailers almost five billion dollars after they hacked and major fuel pipeline. That feeds the east coast. The pipeline is back open now and bitcoin plummeted after elon. Musk announced that tesla will no longer accept it. Musk that the automaker is concerned about the rapidly. Increasing use of fossil fuels related to the cryptocurrency. I'm nancy marshall genzer with the market placement.
The pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine continues
"Here's something amazing discover matches all the cash back you earn on your credit card at the end of the first year automatically with no limit on how much you can earn. How amazing is that in fact. It's even more amazing. Because of all the places where discovers accepted ninety nine percent of places in the us take credit cards so when it comes to discover get used to hearing yes more often learn more at discover dot com slash gs 2021 neilson report limitations. Apply the pause in use of the johnson and johnson. Kovic vaccine continues. I'm nancy marshall genzer with the marketplace minute a committee advising the centers for disease control and prevention says. It doesn't have enough information on the risk of blood. Clots to decide whether or vaccinations. With johnson and johnson shot should pick up again. China is set to report. It's gross domestic product for the first quarter tomorrow. Economists polled by reuters are predicting china's economy grew by nineteen percent. The numbers are skewed by the plunge in economic growth last year because of the pandemic but it would still be the strongest growth rate since at least nineteen ninety. Two when the new one hundred. Us companies have signed a letter opposing voting restrictions that a number of states are considering. The letter was published in the new york times opponents of the restrictions say. They're aimed at people of color and later today. We'll get initial jobless claims for last week. I mentioned marshall genzer with the marketplace minute. Want to hear something. Amazing discover matches all the cash. Back you earn on your credit card at the end of the first year automatically with no limit on how much you can earn. How amazing is that in fact. It's even more amazing. Because of all the places where discovers accepted ninety nine percent of places in the us the take credit cards so when it comes to discover get used to hearing yes more often learn more at discover dot com slash. Yes 2021 neilson report limitations apply.
WEEKEND EDITION- Vaccine Card Scams, No More Herd Immunity, Forever Maskers
"Have you heard of click up. It's the fastest growing productivity tool that saving people one day a week by bringing all your work into one place loved by two hundred thousand plus teams in companies like uber and web flow click up brings your tasks docs goals chat and more into one place to help you get more done. Click up is freed forever. So sign up today at click dot com slash iheart. Welcome to the daily dive weekend edition. I'm oscar ramirez. And every week. I explored the top stories making waves in the news and some that are just plain interesting. Connect you with the journalists and the people who know the story and bring you news without the noise so you can make an informed decision. You can catch a new episode of the daily diet every monday through friday. It's ready when you wake up on the weekend edition. I'll be bringing some of the best stories from the week in corona virus news this week. Kobe vaccination cards are increasingly being used in fraud scams recent listings on ebay are promising and authentic. Cdc vaccination card for about ten dollars and scammers using those vaccinations. Self easy might be posting to make their fakes. Look even more real for more on these vaccination card scams. We'll speak to dan. Diamond national health reporter at the washington post many americans more than half of it all have now gotten legally vaccination card by going to get vaccinated so the trend is pointing in the right direction. The challenges that there are many americans who don't wanna be vaccinated at all and with the newman possibility of organizations sporting arenas businesses some travel. And so on that are asking for proof of vaccination. Some of these americans have decided that the way to need. Nah potential requirement is to forge their own paper vaccination harder by one off ebay. Now i don't think regulators know how much this is happening. It's possible it's just a fringe but there's certainly a lot of interest in it and my story for the washington post delve into why this is happening. And who some of these cameras are. I do wanna get into one of these scammers are because it's an interesting story there but let's start off first with. Why did we get these paper cards. My understanding is that there was a lot of plans ready to go digital on this and that the paper cards were kind of the failsafe. The backup plan that didn't happen. That's what they went with. So how did that part of it workout about a year ago when the federal government was starting to all out its antiquated plans for the vaccine. Knowing that a vaccine could come at the end the year come very soon. There was talk about doing a digital system. Where if you've checked out a library book and you've got an email saying library. Book is due next week. Your library book is due today. Similar idea that you would get digital reminders about where you weren't keel when your time to get a shot when those your time to get a second shot and so on. That plan really realized whether that was because he c- officials officials at the centers for disease control and prevention. Were aiming too high and they just ran out of time and expertise. That might be one reason. Another is that given the complexity of setting up a digital system. People cards were seen as the easiest way to give people a minders to make tracking on some basic level. Happen as fast as possible and as the end of the year approached and vaccines were starting to be prepared to be shipped out to states. That's when cdc started telling other officials will be going with paper cards instead easy to use but also easy to counterfeit as well so now. Let's get into one of these listings that you saw on ebay. You guys actually able to obtain one of these fake cards. But it's a weird story was like a real card but illegally obtained so. Tell us about how that worked out and appeared to be a real card. There was a person on ebay among the many people. Any day listing vaccination cards for sale or in one case listing a protective pouch for nation card. For about ten dollars i think. And if you bought the vaccination card pouch has one whistle blower. Did that person got an actual blank. Cdc vaccination card and using clues that the whistle blower share with me. I was able to trace back that account to a pharmacist in the chicago area. Who works in a major pharmacy chain. I'm not mentioning that person's name or the chain because that person claimed to that he had no knowledge of these cards that were being sold through his account that had been sold for the past couple of weeks. He claimed that either password has been mysteriously changed and he didn't think about fixing. It was odd because he has other listeners up that he did confirm that he posted either way. In fact this was happening under girds. The issue that i think is big that these cards or either available on ebay on se. People are making them at home because as you pointed out. They're very easy to counterfeit. And if a pharmacist is even tangentially involved in this points up that there is some market for these kinds of fake cards. Yeah i mean the pharmacies for themselves as you know. I guess there's an investigation going on so we'll have to see what happens but the pharmacy say that they have protections in place to track the cards basically one card for every dose that they're going to administer so that just kind of adds another little wrinkle into all of this so we'll see what happens but as you mentioned it shows that the demand is there and the last thing i wanted to just bring up you even mentioned in your article that some of these cameras are exploiting although selfish that people are posting. You know people are excited to get their vaccines and get back to normal. So they're putting it on social media but this kind of also helps these scammers when they can see those lot numbers for the vaccine. It helps them get the wording and the numbers right to make their fakes. Look more authentic attorneys. General have been warning about for a few months that in the best of intentions people posting photos of getting vaccinated hoping to encourage others to do the same but by putting their names their birthdates a lot numbers up that is sharing personal private information and it makes it that much easier for scammer to simply copy all of that down. Dan diamond national health reporter at the washington post. Thank you very much joining us. Thanks for having me back. Tech scene hesitancy continues to be a problem for the country. More than half of americans have received at least one dose of a covid vaccine and while that's good news. Experts increasingly feel that we might not get to herd immunity. Recent poll suggests that about fifteen to twenty five percent of americans don't plan on being vaccinated which won't help in the effort for more and why herd immunity might no longer be on the table. We'll speak to. Elizabeth lease national correspondent at usa today. So the first thing to know is hurting. Unity is basically. There are enough people in. It actually started out you cattle. Which is what we call. It hurt that there were enough people who are immune to disease that it basically can't find any more people to infect and it stops spreading and for covert as you said. I mean. we're still learning how kobe works. So i thought sixty to seventy percent and they learn more and more like yeah maybe to with various. Maybe were up to ninety now. What we're hearing is that. Yes the united states could totally get the full herd. Immunity ninety two ninety five percent of americans got vaccinated against the kogo nineteen years. We're not gonna get there because from all the surveys that we're seeing fifteen to twenty five percent of americans are either saying they are unlikely or definitively won't get vaccinated and if we are at seventy five percent vaccination will never reach her commute. The upside of that is they're saying but if you read me it is quite out out of israel and you may be okay. Even though yeah. Let's let's talk a little bit about the data out of israel because they're number one right now when it comes to vaccinations there are about sixty two percent. So they're doing really well there and what they saw when they hit over fifty percent of people vaccinated they started to see cases debts really severe cases of it. Start to plummet right away so right away you can see the gains hitting their when the majority of the population gets vaccinated. Everybody i talked to said if you wanna know what happens when a lot of people get vaccinated. Look at what's happening in israel and the news from there is great and the other news out of there. Which is hurting is that it looks like when you get a lot of people. A lot of adults vaccinated the cases in children's starts to fall a lot as well and again. This is just because that's what viruses do. They're looking for the next person in fact that they can keep moving around in a population and the fewer people there were that it can infect now harder time has to move around and so it's protective of people who haven't gotten vaccinated and of course the people who have gotten vaccinated or well protected so that's all really heartening. The thing that the experts were telling me is what they're concerned about is will end up with the us looking a bit. Like a patchwork quilt. There's gonna be some areas with very high rates of vaccination where there's very little virus circulating and so if you've been backs or even if you weren't able to vaccinate you probably not gonna get sick and if you were vaccinated even if you do get sick you won't get desperately ill. But there are other parts of the country where vaccination rates are lower and stay lower and in those areas the possibility of getting infected with covid will be just as it is right now and covert will continue to be just as dangerous as it is right now unfortunately with a lot of things nowadays. It's just almost comes with the territory for everything. Now you know. The splits have become political. We were talking about some polling stuff about seventy nine percent. Eighty percent of democrats say they have plans to get vaccinated or have been already on the republican side. Forty six percent. Say they don't plan to. And i think it was like a hard thirty percent that said they're not going to get it at all so this is where the difficulty comes. This is why. There's information campaigns geared towards conservatives obviously communities of color younger people also to get them all on board to get it. But not patchwork you know. We might see these pockets. Where certain counties certain states continue to have these higher infection rates. I did talk to one population biologist at the university of wisconsin who you know slightly more hopeful message. She said you know yes. People are saying. No it's conservatives it's also evangelical. Christians like evangelical christians because rates of hesitancy in the african american community are actually went down but his message was a little more hopeful because he says you know what i starting to maybe see of this. As more people see lots of folks around them back nate they know people who've gotten vaccinated and they see that nothing happens to them and the factory able to open up their lives in ways that they haven't for a long time and also as we continue to see the unvaccinated getting sick and sometimes ending up in the hospital and sometimes dying. He's hopeful that over time. Some of that that hesitancy order that outright refusal will shift and that we will see those vaccination rates wise even in the pockets where. There's kind of hard refusals in place. I have to say just anecdotally. I went to go get my second shot just very recently and in california they just opened up to all tier so everybody can come and get a vaccine now and there was a lot of people at the site that i went. It was a larger site as well. So the demand is there people still do want to get vaccinated and in cds especially there's still a demand but in a lot of places especially in rural areas. There isn't as much demand as people were hoping for. I mean well we will see how it plays out. It's april now so we. I saw the vaccine. I mean if you say january you know we're four months in these things take time so hopefully those rates will go up everywhere. What's remarkable is that were at a little more than fifty percent. Nationally have gotten at least one shot. I mean that's pretty amazing. It is it definitely is and so. The new focus now is containment similar to like the flu. Possible regular booster shots annually. Maybe we've heard things like that. At pfizer in madonna so we are way her immunity the definition of it might not be reached but we still need to keep fighting forward on getting everybody vaccinated elizabeth. We mentioned correspondent at usa. Today thank you very much for joining us. Your so welcome. thank you geico knows. There are many reasons why you ride from the exciting adventure of the daily commute to the peace of mind that geico always has your back with twenty four seven access to claim service and legendary customer service but pamela mond had one reason in particular. My skin is diverse to most fabrics except for the soft buttery feeling of leather thankfully. I found my clan of leather lovers in the bike and community. It's been life changing dargo motorcycle. 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And wanna keep that streak going for more on those who won't be putting their masks away just yet will speak to eve peiser writer at new york magazine in my work. I kind of like looking for anomalies and people who go against the grain in some way. So i found some people who now need to wear masks after the pandemic ended and they all kind of had different reasons some people. It was as simple as they hadn't gotten a cold since the pandemic started and to keep it that way but i think for others there was more emotional complexity and it was kind of had to do with how traumatize they've been by what's happened over the past year. Let's start off with the first one. Because i think that's the easiest one to understand. A lot of people might even feel very similar. I i do. I haven't really had any major illness. Flu cold anything like that. I think we saw flu rates. Plummet this past year like almost an really know flu season. That happened in part because a lot of people were wearing their masks. So there's a few people that you spoke to. I think michael bizarre. He's a colorado teacher in particular said. Hey this is been working for me. I want to keep it going. Michael bizarro has a job that involves interacting with kids. And i'm sure we can all remember that when we were kids and mine to school just got cold after cold so i thought that his reasoning made a lot of sense and i mean my interview with him with longer and i obviously didn't get to include all of it and the article but he said that his fiancee works in public house. It's something that he's been really conscious of. And he's been really focused on keeping their household safe but that's also been hard because he's the choir director for the school and that's the one time at school where he can't wear a mask but still just this one change for him. I mean i think for me when people said oh. I haven't gotten sick since. I started wearing a mask in my head. I was kind of wondering well. There are other things up. Play like your during the pandemic you're just interacting with a lot less people than you normally would. But i think michael bizarro kind of presented a compelling argument because he's interacting with this same amount of kids as he was before the pandemic but there's been this one big shift that has changed his life for the better. Let's talk about some of the more psychological effects. I guess about it. One of the psychologists that you spoke about it says that the pandemic kind of gave everybody almost like an anxiety disorder in wearing the. Is this safety behavior that can alleviate some of those anxieties. You feel like if. I'm wearing the mask i'm at least doing the most i can to protect myself. And there was a few common threads that people had kind of surrounded that they were trying to calm those anxieties down mean i think with the pandemic. There are a a lot of behaviors. You can control to make your risk of getting this disease less likely but most of it is pretty much out of your control. And so i think that wearing a mask makes people feel proactive and the psychologist. I spoke to you know pearl. She said that it's a way of relieving anxiety in a similar way that having a drink after a long day at work relief things -iety or going running or any sorts of behaviors that people do to be less stressed out but i think that she also made a really important point. Which is the psychological benefits Getting to see other people's faces and how that can actually be something that helps you feel more calm because if you're walking down the street and you see a stranger and you see their face and they smell out you can kind of put you at ease and say okay like i strangers all the time and these people don't actually pose any threat to me. It could be a drawback to constantly wearing that mask having half of your face and so definitely get that. i mean. we've all had to start being able to read people's is only from the top and if somebody's wearing sunglasses you're not going to get any. Yeah so definitely. That's another part of that. And so yeah i mean i'm one of those people. I'm ready to take the mask off. You just kind of go back to normal. But i've kinda long posed that question. I never thought it would be something cultural here in the united states. But we've seen a lot of asian countries where mask wearing is just kind of part of their everyday life and i've long thought that there's gonna be a lot of people that are going to want to hold onto that not everybody obviously but a lot of people still wanting to keep those masks on. Yeah i mean. I think that the pandemic has shifted life and all these profound ways and it's made people be more insular and it's made their world smaller and made them afraid of the public and like scared of strangers and i think that even as more and more people get vaccinated and rates and death. Continue to go down. Those feelings won't just go away. One of the people. I talk to this. Really lovely woman named robin argenti had like a really traumatic pandemic. She had a really close family. Member die. she didn't really get to see anybody. she said. She touched anybody in over a year and she had previously been kind of agoraphobia before the pandemic and then the pandemic affirmed all those fears that she may be ones that were rational about being afraid of being in public spaces where she was learn like no public spaces really hard threatening and now she's going to do everything she can to hold on to that safety net in the mask as she. You mentioned that. She's one of the people that are going to be having this on for a long time. So i think we'll see you know as all the regulations do start to get ease. You know we'll start to be able to point out those people that are going to be the long haul mask. Wears eve peiser writer at new york magazine. Thank you very much for joining us. Thanks for having me. That's it for this weekend. Be sure to check out the daily die of every monday through friday. Join us on social media at daily fahd on twitter and daily dive podcasts on facebook. Leave us a comment. Give us a rating. Intel is the stories that you're interested in all the daily dive in iheartradio or subscribe. Wherever you get your podcast. This episode of the daily diet has been engineered by tony soaring. Tina i'm oscar ramirez in los angeles. This was your daily dive weekend edition when it comes to mornings. Wendy's is always the right choice and now that our honey butter chicken biscuit is one ninety nine. 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As J&Js COVID-19 Vaccine Remains Shelved, Who Will Be Most Affected?
"Brought to you by the so-fi daily podcast. Did you know thirty. Seven percent of americans would struggle to cover unexpected four hundred dollar expense. April is national financial literacy month. Which means it's time to expand your financial knowledge and that all starts with having the right information for facts analysis and updates related to markets and financial awareness. Listen to the so-fi daily podcast. Every weekday search for s-o-f-i wherever you get your broadcasts as j. And jay's covid nineteen vaccine remains shelved who will be most affected by chris wilson the us centers for disease control and prevention recommend it on april fourteenth that states doses of the johnson and johnson. Jansen vaccine for at least a week while regulators investigate the cases of six recipients who developed blood clots within two weeks of their inoculations. Even though the paul's will be longer than some expected the pace of the us rollout is unlikely to slow significantly so long as a wide percentage of the population remains willing to participate in the five weeks since the department of health and human services. I began allocating doses of the one. Shot j. j. vaccine alongside the two does pfizer bio tech and modern varieties both of which were given emergency use authorization last december. It has earmarked just eleven point two million doses of j. and j. compared to one hundred thirty point three million of the other two. According to times tally of the official allotments in that timespan while eight percent share may grow as johnson and johnson hustles to expand its production capacity. It will continue to trail behind pfizer and madonna which are on the hook to deliver a combined six hundred million doses to the us by the end of july pfizer. Meanwhile said this week that it would boost deliveries by another ten percent in response to the j j. hiatus who will be most affected in the interim as it stands the seven and a half million j. and j. doses that have reached arms across the. Us has swung heavily toward patients under age. Sixty five according to times analysis of the cdc's daily updates this lopsided distribution is most likely a product of timing by march ninth a week after the j. and j. vaccine began shipping and the first date for which the cdc data is available by age fifty nine point three percent of americans ages sixty five and over had already received at least their first dose of either the pfizer or madonna vaccines. Meanwhile many states are continuing to widen eligibility to larger and younger populations. This is consistent across states for example of the eighteen thousand nine hundred eighty three j. and j. doses administered and vermont as of april fourteenth. Only three hundred ninety eight had gone the seniors about two percent vermont. Department of health spokesman. Ben trueman tells me this is mainly because vermont has gradually opened up eligibility to increasingly younger populations as have most states such that by the time. J. and j. was available. The pool of applicants was significantly younger than it was earlier in the rollout with seen a person gets. Trimmed says is still largely based on the availability at the time though vermont has targeted some of the one shot vaccines to groups who may have more difficulty scheduling follow up appointment like the homeless population that point reveals one significant downside to the j. n. j. pause while the shot makes up a proportion of the. Us vaccine supply. a one. Dose vaccine is particularly useful and communities that suffer from poor access to healthcare of greater. Concern is the possibility that worries about the safety of j. And j. shot will lead to a spike in overall vaccine hesitancy even if regulators determine the drugs benefits outweigh any risks monthly polls by the kaiser family foundation found that the percentage of americans described their attitude towards covid nineteen vaccination as wait and see is consistently shrinking while the percentage of those who say they'll get vaccinated only f- required or not at all as remained constant at seven percent and thirteen percent respectively given the enormous logistical challenge of vaccinating. Three hundred million people haphazardly scattered across three point. Eight million square miles even a small decrease in americans willingness to be vaccinated will delay the long sault gold of nationwide herd immunity which experts say requires at least seventy percent uptake whether hesitancy is slowing the. Us vaccine rollout out so far has been difficult to measure since demand initially outweighed availability with some people even driving across several state lines and a desperate scramble for shod. The toll of vaccine reluctance will become much more apparent in the coming months as that balance shifts and supply outpaces demand. This already played out in israel home to the world's highest vaccination rate but where access issues at hesitancy slowed the pace of the initially breakneck. Rollout while this is something of a good problem compared to the struggle to vaccinate the millions. Who desperately wanna shot the j. j. dilemma potent warning if some people remain skeptical of the j. and j. vaccine. If and when it's used continues brand preference maybe play a key. Role in overcoming vaccine hesitancy. At present many states do not have sufficient supplies to offer patients a choice of which of the three vaccines they will receive should the public perception among vaccine skeptics congealed around the perceived dangers of one drug versus another. That may need to change and that might be possible as more are manufactured and delivered. We have been saying that as allocation reaches the point where. There's plenty of everything. Then we'll get to the point where people can choose trimmed. Says there's no polling on the relative hesitancy surrounding particular vaccines but brand preferences were developing for various reasons. Even before the j. hiatus this could easily reach a point where certain populations are much more willing to receive one drug over another. That would almost certainly be most evident among the youngest potential recipients. Who as a group show the lowest level of vaccine acceptance overall as pew research center survey recently noted tends to get vaccinated remains higher among those ages sixty five and older than among younger adults a global survey if more than thirteen thousand respondents around the world published in nature found that people aged twenty five through fifty four fifty five to sixty four and sixty five plus. Were more likely to accept the vaccine than those who were aged. Eighteen to twenty four should the j. and j. vaccine resume circulation. It's still may very well. Instill the most caution among hesitant americans including many people who before the paws were receiving the lion's share of the j. and j. supply in the weeks to come the vaccine roll out narrative in the. Us will continue to be one of shortages and long lines that does not mean it is too soon to prepare to sell the program to those who need to be convinced but who thus far remained largely unacknowledged since the lines are so long that it's difficult to determine who was not queued up. When supplies are sufficient to allocate specific drugs to specific populations. It would not be unreasonable to direct those that instill the most confidence absent of any evidence of hazard to those populations who feel the most cautious.
2021 heat wave is now the deadliest weather-related event in Washington history
"The early summer heatwave is now the deadliest weather event in washington state history state officials identified another twenty one victims yesterday bringing the state's official death toll to one hundred twelve. Kyw's john ryan reports. The heat wave took the most victims in the state's two biggest counties killing at least twenty eight people in king county and twenty one in pierce county but the washington department of health is reporting. Heat related deaths in half the state's counties. In addition the centers for disease control and prevention report emergency room visits in four northwestern states spiking the last week of june nearly twenty eight hundred people sought treatment for heat related ailments. Cdc officials did not respond to requests for a state-by-state breakdown. The previous record for a deadly weather disaster stood for a century. Back in one thousand nine ten. An avalanche near stevens pass knocked to train off the tracks killing ninety six people. Scientists say this year's big northwest heatwave would have been virtually impossible without fossil fuels derailing the global climate john ryan k. w. news.
S&P 500 Climbs to New Record
"Edward jones it's time for investing to feel individual learn more at edward jones dot com slash. Advice here's your closing bell. Brief for thursday june tenth. I'm charlie turner for the wall street journal. Us stocks edged higher amidst mixed economic reports. The dow jones industrials rose nineteen points to close at thirty four thousand four sixty six. The nasdaq composite gained one hundred eight points. The s&p five hundred rose nineteen points to finish at a new record. High new unemployment claims continue to fall and the labor department says consumer prices jumped five percent in may from a year earlier to investors. It's still unclear whether the jump in inflation will fade away or prove long-lasting we report exclusively that the centers for disease control and prevention has halted shipments of the johnson and johnson. Covid nineteen vaccine. It's one of several steps. Federal agencies are taking that could help states clear a backlog of unused doses before they expire and with nuclear talks stalled the biden administration today lifted sanctions on more than a dozen former iranian officials and energy companies. Us officials say the action signals washington's commitment to easing broader pressure campaign. If iran changes its behavior. We'll have more coverage of the day's news on the wall street. Journal's what's news podcast you can add to your playlist on your smart speaker or listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts lately. It's been hard to think about the future but at edward jones. We want you to get back to drafting and building plans for tomorrow. Learn more at edward jones dot com slash advice.
Death toll reaches 33 from West Coast climate fires.
"Coming up on five minute news. Death toll reaches thirty three from West Coast fires. As trump played down virus health experts Salaam grew. And gunmen sought after California deputies shot in patrol car. It's Monday September fourteen. I'm Anthony, Davis. Nearly. All of the people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern. Oregon have been accounted for authorities said over the weekend as crews battled wildfires that have killed at least thirty three from California to Washington state the flames up and down the west coast of destroyed neighborhoods leaving nothing but charred rubble and burned out 'cause forced tens of thousands to flee and cost shroud of smoke that has given Seattle San Francisco and. Portland Oregon, some of the worst ED quality in the world the smoke filled the air with an accurate metallic smell like pennies and spread to nearby states while making it difficult to breathe it helped firefighters by blocking the sun and turning the weather cooler as they tried to get a handle on the blazes which were slowing in some places but warnings of low moisture strong winds that could fan the flames added urgency to the. Battle the so-called red flag warning stretch from hard hit southern Oregon to northern California at least ten people have been killed in the past week. Throughout Oregon officials have said more people missing from other fires and the number of fatalities he's likely to rise in California two people have died and one in Washington state. The Democratic Governors of all three states say the fires a consequence of climate change taking aim donald trump ahead of. His visit today to California for a five briefing. It's maddening right now that when we have this cosmic challenge to our communities with the entire west coast of the US on fire to have a president to deny that these are not just wildfires these a climate fires Washington governor Jay Inslee said it's an unmasks indoor trump rally in Nevada. The president falsely blamed inadequate forest management for the fire has ignoring the climate crisis warnings. Public health officials already warning Americans about the need to prepare half corona virus threaten early February when Donald trump called it deadly stuff in a private conversation that is only now come to light at the time. The virus was mostly a problem in China with just eleven cases confirmed in the US. There was uncertainty about how the US ultimately would be affected and top officials would deliver some mixed messages along the way but their overall thrust was to. Take things seriously we're preparing as if this is a pandemic Dr Nancy Musani of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters on February fifth. This is just good common sense public health trump however had allowed a megaphone. Then he's health experts, and in public, he was playing down the threat three days after delivering his deadly assessment in private coal with journalists Bob Woodward he told the New Hampshire rally on February ten it's going to be fine. Trump's acknowledgement in Woodward's new book rage that he was minimizing the severity of the virus in public to avoid causing panic triggered waves of criticism that he wasn't leveling with the American people and was instead seeking to protect the stock market. Critics have long noted how trump's public comments failed to sync up with those of public health officials contributing to confusion among Americans as trump left for on February twenty third. He told reporters that the virus was very much under control and that the small number of infected people in the US were very well confined. Six months later and over six million people have the infection in the United States and nearly two hundred thousand have died. Meanwhile, a new report alleges that health and Human Services, Department spokesperson Michael Caputo and his team tried to use his position to change the CDC reports on the viruses progression. The report alleges health and Human Services Communications aides complained in emails. The reports would undermine the president's optimistic message about how he's administration handled. The pandemic Caputo worked as a political operative and a trump campaign staffer before the president appointed him to the HHS in April. The report says since then Caputo has made substantial efforts to alter the CDC reports and even halt their release to be more aligned with the president's message and to give the impression the US is turning a corner on corona virus as the election approaches. Authorities searched on Sunday for a gunman who shot and critically wounded to Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who was sitting in this squad car an apparent ambush that drew a reward for information an angry response from the president. The. Thirty one year old female deputy and twenty four year old male deputy underwent surgery on Saturday evening both graduated from the academy fourteen months ago they were each in a critical condition on Sunday afternoon. The deputies shot while sitting in their patrol car at a metro rail station and were able to radio for Help Sheriff Alex Villanueva whose department has been criticized during recent protests over racial unrest expressed frustration over anti police sentiment as he urged people to pray for the deputies, the department tweeted a video of the shooting that shows a person. Possibly a child approached the POX patrol car on. And shoot through the passenger side window the video sparked reaction from Donald. Trump. Responded on twitter animals that must be hit hard the search for the gunman continues sheriff's officials announced a one hundred thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest. You can subscribe to five minute news on Youtube with your preferred podcast APP. Ask Your Smart Speaker. 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NPR News: 03-18-2020 11AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. The trump administration is asking congress for nearly one trillion dollars in emergency spending to deal with the corona virus pandemic. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports talks continue between the White House and Congress. The two sides have discussed payments to small businesses. A stimulus package for workers and loan guarantees for industries like airlines and hotels. The latest proposal comes lawmakers. Continue to push for a quick solution to help pushing the economic fallout of the pandemic. Treasury Secretary. Steve Mnuchin says the total cost of the package could reach a trillion dollars. Npr's Windsor Johnston reporting separately the White House. He's asking Congress for more than forty five billion dollars in emergency spending. This money would be directed toward the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes for health. The funding would also provide states with money to fund public health. Efforts U S consulates in Mexico are closing because of the corona virus pandemic some American vegetable. Farmers say this will prevent them from getting the Mexican workers they need. Npr's Dan Charles has more on more than two hundred thousand. Mexicans were expected to get temporary visas this year to work. On American Farms they harvest a lot of the country's sweet potatoes apples and CITRUS CROPS. But the consulates in Mexico where they pick up their visas now mostly close to protect the health of the people who work there. Most of the so-called guestworkers still will get their visas because they were already in the program last year and don't need another in person interview but US farm groups are warning. It's a sign that the virus could make it harder for fruit and vegetable farms to get enough people. This year harvests those crops Dan Charles. Npr News China has announced that it will expel American journalists with New York Times The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Npr's Emily Fang reports. This move is direct retaliation for a u s decision to cap the number of Chinese state journalists in the US the American journalists will have ten days to hand in the press credentials after that they will be forbidden from reporting in China Hong Kong Macau those three organizations plus the voice of America in time. We'll also have to submit written records about their staff finances operations. In real estate. In China the Foreign Ministry also said it would take further restrictive measures against other American journalists in China. When it comes to visas and reporting the moves are a direct response to the US decision to designate five Chinese state media entities foreign missions and to cap their numbers at one hundred Chinese journalists. That decision was prompted by decades of Chinese state harassment and obstruction of foreign media outlets in China. I'm only thing pure news Beijing on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down eleven. Hundred Sixty two points at twenty thousand seventy five. It's down five and a half percent. The Nasdaq is down. Two hundred eighty six points or nearly four percent. You're listening to NPR. Though Zimbabwe is still to confirm its first case of the virus. The government has declared the pandemic and national disaster gatherings of more than one hundred people are now prohibited but schools in Open Ishmael phone do quoc reports from Harare. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appealed to Zimbabweans to take measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. He also announced the postponement of some national events. Depending what faith it's Zimbabwe's elaborate forty years of independence on April Eighteenth. Neighboring South Africa as reported one hundred sixteen confirmed cases of coronavirus the highest in in the region. Namibia has confirmed to why one has been confirmed in fourteen formerly Swaziland for NPR news. I'm Ishmael equal. President Trump says the United States and Canada have agreed to temporarily closed their shared border to nonessential travel. This is to help slow. The spread of the pandemic in a tweet trump says that trade between the nations will not be affected separately. The European Union has closed its borders to non E. U. Citizens for at least thirty days but European countries are also closing their borders to each other. This has caused traffic jams of borders. That are up to thirty seven miles. Long I'm Korva Coleman. Npr news from Washington.
'The resilience of native women': Navajo matriarchs heal and educate through dance
"Thousands of american indian and alaskan native women and girls are missing many presumed murdered. Their families denied the dignity of laying their bodies to rest. And according to the centers for disease control and prevention murder is the third leading cause of death among indigenous women. Their murder rate is three times higher than that of white women now. These statistics are painful on their own. But they've made their made all the more complicated in the navajo culture which regards all women as matriarchs k. You wo w's katie. Campbell brings us this audio postcard from the duwamish longhouse in cultural center in west seattle which hosted art heels the jingle dress project and the navajo dancers finding their strength is native leaders in a largely white society. There as hopefully while. I'm erin topology. My name is john tacoma. he'd i'm sunny ba- gay and my sister is joe any bay. It was really special for me to be able to bring the healing powers of jingle dress. I felt really all and those was kind of a moment where i realized impact of the general dress. Them of the try jax. And how we've been able to pray for our communities. I feel like the healing. That is taking places through people's spirituality. They're able to see the sounds of the jingle dress. Think about the history. Think about where we come from the resilience of native women and be inspired by those things. Have these ours. And part of the scarves is bringing awareness to the missing and murdered indigenous women in relative because it is a tragedy that has been hidden and then people have actively tried to hide this problem for so long a lot of people have never heard of it they follow us without really knowing anything about native issues are native american people. It's changed my perspective. On on how i uphold myself and how i present myself and it has been a little difficult to to make sure that you know i'm always doing i'm always doing good in my and i'm continuing to be an example but it's important to me to keep that image because there's so many other people in this world who do need examples of good native women and to be an example like that is really important to me because i know when i was little growing up like i said weren't a lot of people who were older than me that were native in that where that i looked up to other than just family dancing and nowak's resignation and they had brought a live drum which has been a while since he and hurt. Oh alive drum and so it was really just to be able to feel. The vibrations was incredible. But what really touched me. This little jingle dress dancer and she was dancing my sister was actually dancing with her and it was such a touching moment to see her holding her hand as she was just really young. But i think that really just touched my heart. Because that's what we're doing is to help encourage the younger generations to be proud of. And i think that was such a a a really touching moment for me. Just to see the strength and the positivity that came from this product and see them drove you know. And i told him ever since they were little before. You even took your purse breath. I said you already had two strikes against you won your novel. You're minority to your woman. And now i look at them and i just think wow you know. Watch out world you know. These guys are going to be something powerful on you have to be the leaders on situations so it's kind of weird they live in a patriarchal society where men lead and then go back home and be where women lead. There's never been really a point where i've had to realize that i am a major after realized that i do have an influence for me in this project. I've really been able to see myself as as someone who is powerful. I think that's part of retaining your originating recognizing that needed women are leaders in that we are equal.
Health Panel's Emergency Meeting Considers Status Of J&J Vaccine
"Today a group of vaccine experts that advises the centers for disease control and prevention is holding an emergency meeting. They're considering whether to recommend lifting the pause. On the use of the johnson and johnson covid nineteen vaccine after a rare but serious side effect emerged. Npr npr health reporter. Selena simmons duffin is here to tell us more. Good morning selena warning. Rachel so this was big news last week when health agencies announced that they were gonna put the johnson and johnson vaccine on pause while they looked into these rare cases reminds would happen right so federal officials recommended a pause after about a half dozen cases emerged. Now this is out of seven million shots given so just to underscore this very rare but what happened in these cases is that within three weeks of getting a johnson and johnson cove in nineteen vaccine. These patients got a serious type of blood clot mostly in the brain and low blood platelets and that's an unusual combination. It requires different treatment than regular blood. Clots most of the cases were in women. They were all underage sixty and there may be more information in the meeting today. Cdc wouldn't confirm for me the exact number of cases or the outcomes. We did learn last week. That one woman died in march. Three were still hospitalized. In two patients had been discharged and yesterday the oregon health authority reported another death in a woman similar to these cases. We are expecting to get a lot more information in the meeting today. So do we know anything about the process of how this meeting is going to go. Yes there is an agenda posted. It is a public meeting of the advisory committee of immunization practices or ecip is made up of fifteen voting members. They're mostly physicians who specialize in vaccination and today. The agenda shows that they'll get briefed by vaccine maker. Johnson and johnson they'll hear from federal officials who will give a detailed risk benefit analysis on the use of this vaccine so it seems to be a serious side effect but it is rare in one nineteen is still killing hundreds of people every day across the country and then at the end of the committee is planning to vote on whether to change the current recommendation that all adults over eighteen can get this vaccine so because most of these side effects have happened in women under the age of sixty is a possible that they could vote to lift the pause resume the administration of the j. vaccine but with maybe limits on who could get it. Yeah that's possible. But i would say it's not very likely because as of now there are just too few cases to extrapolate from cdc director rachelle. Wolinsky was asked this week whether there were more cases that have come to light since last week and she said there were a handful they were looking into but not a flood which is great which means they don't but it also means they don't have a huge data set they can use to target exactly who might be at risk for this apparent side effect. And what may happen is they will suggest re starting to use of the vaccine with a warning and guidance to providers and patients about what to look out for and that was the recommendation of the european medicines agency which looked at these cases earlier. This week what we know about the effect that the pause on the john jay vaccine has had on the overall vaccine rollout in this country. Well we know that. The pace of vaccinations in the us appears to be slowing. It had been whizzing along at around three million shots day. Some state officials did say this week and press conferences that the slowdowns in their states were because of the john jay pause but this vaccine hasn't been relied on too much in the vaccine campaign across the country. it's only about five percent of what's been distributed. It is also much simpler to use than the other two authorized vaccine. it doesn't have to be kept frozen. It's only one does it can be ideal for harder to reach groups. That might not be as sure about getting vaccinated or is willing to deal with the two doses. So many public health officials would really like to have this vaccine as a tool in their toolbox. And we'll have to see what happens today all right. Npr selena simmons duffin. Thank you thank you. this message comes from. Npr sponsor forward the all electric mustang mach e and a twelve foot rocket. Take off the rocket launches up into the atmosphere while the all electric pony takes off toward the horizon at full speed visit for dot com for a new perspective on range.
Trump Has Always Seen a COVID-19 Vaccine as a Political Bet. Will It Pay Off in Time?
"Brought to you by lucky charms, magical mission enjoy a new addition to family time with lucky the leprechauns interactive adventure where you'll be jumping, running and singing to restore magic in the eight charm lands available on your Smart Speaker just say open lucky charms, magical mission or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts. Trump has always seen covid nineteen vaccine as a political bet, will it pay off time by Brian Bennett scientists and medical researchers inside President, Donald Trump's administration have repeatedly told the president that the vaccine won't be ready until the end of the year at the earliest. But that's not what trump wants voters to believe in a new trump campaign ad that started running in battleground states a voiceover claims in the race for a vaccine the finish line is approaching as footage of clear. Medicine bottles scrolls past with fake labels on them reading Cova Nineteen, Corona virus vaccine. The thirty second ad airs this week on television stations in North Carolina Georgia Florida. Wisconsin Minnesota and Michigan and claims that trump is restarting the economy shut down by the pandemic while Joe Biden wants to change that trump made similar claims during a twenty minute campaign style speech in front of reporters at the White House on Monday in which he repeatedly attacked the former vice president and promised to have. A vaccine ready before election day in an open acknowledgement that the political calendar is shaping the government's Covid nineteen back seen time line. A vaccine is going to be done in a very short period of time could even have it during the month. Of October trump told reporters we'll have a vaccine soon maybe before a special date, you know what I'm talking about he said in reference to November third the president's willingness to openly mix election politics and the complex science, of vaccine. Development has alarmed the pharmaceutical industry enough that nine cutting edge drug and biotechnology firms put out a statement Tuesday pledging to only ask the trump administration's approval for covid nineteen vaccines that have demonstrated safety and efficacy through a phase three clinical study. The same day one of the companies Astra Zeneca confirmed it had put its Global Covid nineteen vaccine study on hold after one person in the trial may have reacted badly to the test dose trump's rosie comments and optimistic ads about the prospect. For vaccine a challenging and unpredictable medical endeavor under any circumstance or of broader wager that delivering major policy goals before the election including competing at five hundred miles of border wall and withdrawing more troops from Iraq and Afghanistan will help him at the polls but they aren't new even before tests for Covid nineteen were widely available. Trump has talked about the vaccine as a silver bullet in his administration's response to the pandemic despite disagreement and trump's inner circle about how loudly to tout. The push for a cove nineteen vaccine trump ignored calls for caution and repeatedly pressured companies and health agencies to speed up trials and approval processes in public and private. He got it in his head that we have to have a vaccine says a former White House official who doesn't think the US will have a widely adopted vaccine by election day and may never get to that goal on February twenty six when there were just fifteen known covid nineteen cases in the US trump said. We're rapidly developing a vaccine and that the vaccine is coming along well before there was little data to support such a claim. Instead, he pressed medical executives to make his predictions. Come true when he met with the heads of major pharmaceutical companies in the White House on March. Second ostensibly to talk about lowering drug prices trump hijacked the meeting to demand companies to speed up the creation of covid nineteen vaccine. The next day speaking to a group of county executives he described the. Pressure he put on the company's said, do me a favor, speed it up, speed it up and they will they're working really hard and quick though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked states to prepare facilities to distribute vaccines by November I the US government's top infectious disease scientist Dr Anthony Fauci said, Tuesday. That it's unlikely. We'll have a definitive answer or an effective vaccine by November third and more realistic that vaccine could be ready by the end of the year pharmaceutical. Companies. MODERNA, and Pfizer are working to enroll patients for vaccine trials by the end of September, and it takes time to observe the effects of the vaccine and analyze the results. It's entirely possible that a successful vaccine could take longer than trump or cheese estimates or take years to arrive after more than three decades of work. Scientists have still not managed to deliver an effective HIV vaccine. For example, we're making a mistake by putting so much faith in the vaccines the former white. House official says ads the president is falling into a trap to make so many public promises to deliver a vaccine quickly when he has little control over whether one will work. Trump also runs the risk of linking the reopening of the economy to the delivery of the vaccine. The former official says the country should prepare to reopen with mitigation measures even if vaccine is not in widespread use, I think it's a trap to say we can't get the country moving without a vaccine the. Former official says the pause on Tuesday of pharmaceutical company. Astra Zeneca Global Corona Virus Vaccine Trials is a red flag that developing a vaccine is hard the former official notes and can't count on getting a vaccine anytime. Soon, we should all understand that trump has pushed designate huge amounts of money toward vaccine research despite some experts, opinions that those resources at attention should be focused more on therapies that reduce the lethal of covid nineteen and help people who contract the virus recover more. Quickly to get a vaccine, trump has mobilized health and human services and the Department of Defense to speed up research and work with private companies in an effort called operation warp speed so far the US has allocated nine billion dollars to develop potential vaccines and set aside an additional two point five billion dollars to cover the cost of vials, syringes, storage, and boost manufacturing when there is a viable dose White House press secretary at Keighley mcinerney denied on Wednesday that trump's political calculations are. Pushing forward, the vaccine time line the Science has guiding the way she said the pause by AstraZeneca backs that up mckinney said adding that the White House timing is about saving lives and not about the election from the beginning of the pandemic trump's instinct has been to calm Americans and financial markets with his public statements you don't have to buy so much. Take it easy. Just relax trump's on march sixteenth when many Americans were clearing grocery store shelves of toilet paper flower canned. Goods and other household staples. Trump told journalists Bob Woodward in an interview on March nineteenth that he wanted to play down the severity of the virus to keep the public calm I wanted to always play it down I still like playing it down because I don't want to create a panic trump told Woodward asked by a reporter in the White House on Wednesday. If he misled the public about the severity of the virus trump said, well I, think if you said in order to. Reduce Panic perhaps that. So the fact is I'm a cheerleader for this country I, love our country and I don't want people to be frightened I don't want to create panic, but trump's public pressure campaign has created its own waves of anxiety that government scientists will be pushed to release a vaccine that hasn't been properly vetted speaking Sunday on CNN Kamala Harris raised concerns that scientists will be muzzled and sidelined because trump is looking toward the election and he's grasping for whatever he Can Get to pretend that he has been a leader on this issue. When he has not, she said, she would not take trump's word when deciding whether to vaccine produced under his administration supervision, she said she would be looking to a credible source of information like Dr Fao by the top infectious disease official in the government before deciding to take the vaccine, trump wants us to inject bleach Harris said no I will not take his word. All Americans will be facing the same choice.
The List Goes On and On: Can Contact Tracing Help Get us Back to Normal Life?
"It's Monday April thirteenth. Welcome to skim this. We're breaking down the most complex stories of the day and giving you the context on why they matter so you might be hearing the phrase contact tracing when it comes to different ways to slow down the Kobe nineteen outbreak. We'll dive into what it is and why for the US it's easier said than done. Then we'll take a look at meat processing plants shutting down across the country and what this could mean for the food supply chain and finally. There's some big news about the global oil supply will tell you what it could mean for you at the gas pump. We're here to make your evening smarter. Blitz skin this. Today's episode is brought to you by H and R block tax pro expert tax. Prep without the office visit okay. The cove in nineteen pandemic is a rapidly changing story with lots of moving parts. And we're GONNA help you sort out. What exactly you need to know. Starting with the three big developments of the day millions of Americans are asking. When do we get back to normal life? We heard a few different answers this weekend. Reports say the trump administration is eyeing. May I as a possible goal for when we can head back to the workplace? But the government's top infectious disease expert. Dr Anthony Fauci basically said on. Cbs hold your horses. Getting the country back to normal won't happen all at once. It's not going to be a light switch that you turn on and off so no clear answer about when will all be going back to the workplace but there is a clear answer about how we'll get there enter contact tracing when someone new test positive for cove in nineteen. One of the next questions is who did they come into contact with contact. Tracing answers that by figuring out everyone who infected person could have also infected. Then those people are supposed to quarantine and monitor their symptoms contact tracing has been used to control viruses in the past like recent outbreaks of Ebola and SARS and this could help lift blankets social distancing orders currently in place because contact tracing is a more specific approach. It's about seeking out the people who have the virus or might have the virus. Some states like Massachusetts and Utah are already rolling out programs and in Singapore and South Korea. They've worked apple and Google have already announced they're going to build contact tracing software that will use Bluetooth technology here in the US which is bringing up some privacy concerns the ACLU responded to this move and pretty much said this better be voluntary and that the country will need to step up. Its testing capacity for the APP to work case in point in authoritarian China there are reports that the government made people download. Apps that tracks who they've been in contact with and alerts the user if they've been exposed and need to quarantine not only that contact. Tracing programs are hard to pull off in Wuhan the Chinese city where this all began. There were eighteen hundred teams of epidemiologist working on tracing contacts of the virus the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. It's trying to figure out how to make this work. There's been lots of talks about when exactly everyone will be able to head back to the workplace. We don't have a firm date yet but some public health experts are saying we might only get a calendar invite when we're ready to do what. China and other countries have already done trace infections and contain them as for whether Americans are ready for their smartphone data to be used in the fight against Kobe. Nineteen that's TD. Our second headline today involves pigs or as the meat industry prefers we say cork yesterday. The world's largest pork processor smithfield foods indefinitely closed down a huge meat processing. Plant in South Dakota the reason a Kobe. Nineteen outbreak among its workers. Now the CEO of Smithfield foods is warning the country that closing down this plant and others might make it impossible to keep grocery stores stocked so Kobe nineteen really going to cause the US to run out of meat. Well that Smithfield plant in South Dakota isn't the only big meat processing facility had the close over Kobe. Nineteen a big one in Iowa also closed last week and so did a beef plant in Pennsylvania. Experts say when you add these closures up they still account for just a small percentage of all the meat produced in the US. But this latest closure is spotlighting another big concern not about access to pork but about the people who manufacturer it just a few days before the plant in South Dakota closed. Protesters gathered outside in their cars to draw attention to unsafe. Working conditions workers were reportedly too close together and still showing up to work with fevers and last month and advocacy group in Iowa raised similar concerns about a meat plant there so this is becoming a thing production You know workers are working side by side and dangerous conditions that Steve superfan a senior policy analyst at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. There were a lot of other abilities in the food. Safety of hogs and worker safety of hog production prior to Kobe nineteen ten. Now you have with this highly centralized invulnerable system by I think it is a catastrophic system. Failure Pants says a lot of these big meat. Producers will likely get financial help from the government but the actual workers in the food supply chain might not be so lucky zoe willing him. A research associate focused on agriculture at the Center for American progress says she hopes this outbreak draws attention to what really matters in the supply chain the people and not the pork ultimately if we are worried about the carrying our food supply we have to zoom out and look at the entire food system from the grocery store to the farms themselves and ensure that workers throughout the food supply chain are protected so that the folks that keep us alive and keep food on our plates can still go to work and be safe which brings us to our third story of the day about some pretty big news from the world's largest oil producers OPEC and its allies have just agreed to slash global oil production. Demand for oil has plummeted at the corona virus crisis with the price per barrel. The group known as OPEC plus agreed to reduce output by nine point seven million barrels per day for May through June OPEC tries to regulate the global oil supply and over the weekend made big news when its members agreed to end a month-long oil price war. Basically even though the price of oil had been dropping like crazy as the covert outbreak kept everyone at home. Some countries still wanted to produce tons of oil which only sent prices even lower. You know supply and demand but now OPEC says it's agreed to cut about ten percent of the world's oil supply. They hope that cutting down production will stabilize the oil economy. When the new cut goes into effect on May first it'll be the largest cut in oil output in history. So what does this mean for your wallet? In the long run it can mean you end up paying more at the gas pump. Since less expected oil means higher prices for the oil. That's left but in the short term the oil industry is still in trouble. They're still way too. Much oil out there. And with a lot fewer people driving or hopping on gas guzzling airplanes. There's only so much money. Oil companies can make when demand is so weak so this could mean job losses in the American oil industry and pain for energy companies. Even if it's nice to think about a nice long trip and cheap gasoline when this is all over like we said there's a lot happening right now to keep up to date on the latest news about Kobe. Nineteen head on over to the SKIM DOT com slash covert updates and one more thing today. Vermont Senator Bernie. Sanders officially told his old rival former. Vp Joe Biden. I got your back so today I am asking. All Americans unmasking every Democrat a masking every independent. I'm asking a lot of Republicans the come together in this campaign to support your candidacy which I endorse. The move comes. Five days after Sanders announced. He was dropping out of the presidential race but stop just short of offering explicit endorsement. Today I congratulate Joe Biden decent man who I will work with to move our progressive ideas forward. People were waiting for a more clear-cut endorsement and some questioned when sanders would officially backed Biden. You might remember that back. In Two thousand sixteen seniors waited weeks to endorse Hillary Clinton whom he battled in the primary. You see there were concerns that Sanders Progressive Base wouldn't rally in favor of a more moderate Biden White House. But today sanders asked his supporters to unite behind the Democratic nominee to defeat president trump. We'll have to stay tuned to see if sanders supporters. Actually follow his lead. Have you filed your taxes yet? Ancient are block is here to help. Hr blocks tax. Pro is the easiest way to have an expert. Do Your Taxes for you upload your tax Docs and h block will match you with a tax pro who fits your needs to learn more go to HR block dot com slash skim. That's HR blocked dot com slash S. K. I. M. It's better with block. Okay we're pressing pause on the latest developing stories to talk about baseball America's favorite pastime ecorse due to the pandemic all major sports in the. Us are taking a time out but the story is a little different. In Taiwan. Baseball is really popular in Taiwan. And this past weekend. Taiwan decided it's GONNA kick off the season anyway in fact Taiwan's baseball league is reportedly the first and only major league in the world to start this year but it wasn't exactly business as usual. Cheering fans are banned from attending so instead mannequins and cardboard cutouts were put in a few of the seats fully decked out in home team colors and face masks. The League says it's encouraging people to follow the new season from home and to quote relaxed from their tents lives because of the outbreak. 'cause who says you need real fans in the seats to knock it out of the park no matter your situation. 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