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A highlight from No Interruptions Podcast - Which Political Party Wins Over Young Voters?
"Welcome to this week's No Interruptions podcast where, again, the only rule is no interrupting allowed, unlike what we normally do, interrupting, cross -talking, shouting, screaming, pull out our hair, weeping and gnashing of teeth. Both of our guests get a chance to present their side, their perspective, their argument without any interrupting whatsoever. On one side of this conversation today about which political party is doing a better job connecting and wooing and winning over young voters, Terry Schilling is president of the American Principles Project. He's responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing their strategy, messaging and grassroots activity at the state level. He's worked in communications development grassroots for people like Representative Chris Smith from New Jersey, Senator Sam Brownback, and even managed his dad's race for Congress in Illinois. He led the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign to a 10 -point victory. And Jake Poling is a field rep for Turning Point USA, one of our favorite organizations in America. Turning Point, of course, our friend and colleague, Charlie Kirk, founded. Jake attends all the Turning Point USA events all over America, is heavily involved in getting young voters engaged in politics, and even hosts his own podcast called The New Right Podcast. So gentlemen, let's get started. Terry, I want to start with you. Do you accept sort of the conventional wisdom that of the two political parties, it's the Democrats who do a better job of connecting with young voters? I think that there are, I think that's exactly right. I think that Democrats are doing, having the most success in attracting young voters. And it's because there are three primary factors that have a major impact on your political party preferences. And those three, three, three factors are church attendance. Do you go to church on a semi or somewhat regular basis? Second is marriage. Are you married? Do you plan to get married sooner or later? And then three is children. Do you have children? Do you want children? Do you have children at home right now? How many children? Those three things, if you're more likely to go to church on Sunday on a regular basis, you are going to be much more likely to be a Republican. If you're married, you're much more likely to be a Republican. If you have children, you're much more likely to be a Republican. If you want those three things, you're much more likely to be a Republican. But the trend lines with Gen Z and even millennials before them are not promising. Every in generation America is less religious than the one prior to it. These are what the trends are. Marriage rates have fallen through the floor. We don't have a divorce problem so much as people aren't getting married anymore problem. And then also on top of that, if that all wasn't enough for bad trend lines for the Republican Party, people aren't having children anymore. The birth rate is below replacement levels, which means that Americans aren't even having enough children to replace themselves after they go, which means that we're dying. So I think that how things stand right now, Democrats are the party of destruction. They are destroying things and they take advantage of all of these decaying institutions and things that we're suffering from. So I do think that Democrats are doing a much better job at bringing in Gen Z and younger generations. You know, Jake, I think it's fair to believe that all three of us sort of sing from the same playbook here, the same manual. We're Republicans. We lean right anyway. And clearly there's been deep concern on the part of longtime Republicans like me that we're not doing enough to win over young people. Then, of course, comes a long turning point, USA. I mean, I think the very existence of this organization that you're a part of gives a lot of us hope and inspiration. But react to Terry's very eloquent stating of three big factors which tend to favor Democrats connecting with young voters rather than Republicans. Yeah, no, I definitely do see where he's coming from with that and I'm not necessarily going to say I disagree with those specific points. One thing that I've noticed is that people in working with young people on a daily basis coming out of college and high school, I grew up actually a little more on the left than I came out of high school and college, which is crazy. Usually it's the other way around. I've been given so many great opportunities to to be on the front lines with young people every day, seeing what problems they actually are facing on school campuses and just in the everyday world right now. What he said is not wrong, but I do believe that Gen Z and millennials are trending, especially Gen Z, conservative. They're tired of the progressivism that is being pushed to them in their schools by adults that have no idea the way that they live their lives, what they believe. They're being told what to believe without having any moral, they have morals and they're hearing this from people who don't have a moral backbone. One thing that I do want to reiterate with that before I kind of go on too much of a tangent here, there is the, if you guys saw, I'm sure you did the University of Michigan study that came out, how boys in their junior, senior high school are nearly twice as likely to identify as conservatives compared to those who identify as liberal. That's huge and that comes from organizations like Turning Point that are, you know, on the front lines helping young people get involved in politics and giving them a voice. I feel like a lot of young people are afraid to speak out on their actual opinions due to fear of backlash. And we're finally at a point where the Republican Party is pushing and doing a good job, something they should have been doing a long time ago, pushing optimism and aspiration and the American dream and that's something that we haven't done a very good job of really for a long time, especially when I was in middle school and high school when I grew up under Barack Obama's administration, which was a complete disaster. And then one last thing I'd like to add, local GOP groups working at the city level or at the county level, they're doing a much better job than they used to and trying to bring in young people to the movement. We did not focus enough on young people back in the mid -2010s. Right now, we're a little late to the party, but we are really, really doing a nice job now at working together at Turning Point, local GOPs and other like -minded organizations to get young people excited about being an American citizen. It's okay to love America and I think young people are starting to believe that too. You know, I don't want to turn this whole conversation today on our No Interruptions podcast into a conversation about Turning Point USA, but I must say, Terry, that it's so impressive to see the work that they've done and the real, real powerful movement it has become. And I just wonder, do you know of anything on the left or do the Democrats have anything comparable to Turning Point USA? Certainly, they have college professors and wacky far -left activists and every kooky ideologue under the sun from Hollywood to academia and in between, but I don't know of any group on the left that's comparable to thousands and thousands of high school and college kids that are mobilized the way Turning Point is. Do you know of anybody, any such group? I don't know of any non -governmental organizations that are like that, but I think that if I were to compare what Turning Point has built and actually why Turning Point is so incredibly important is that what has happened in our country is that the progressives have taken over our K through 12 education system. So while Turning Point is doing phenomenal work, and I wish Turning Point was not just a billion -dollar -a -year organization, let's say we're a trillion -dollar -a -year organization so that they could compete with the public education system. It's quite unfair, but what we need to do really is, I'm not a fan of privatizing education as the only solution. I think we need to retake the education system. I think that Charlie Kirk, as head of the Department of Education, would be a phenomenal system and would actually allow us to start fixing the history curriculum, sort of fixing the lack of education, sort of fixing the lack of math and reading programs, but unfortunately, we are fighting from the outside while the progressives own the institutions that we are now trying to take over. To give the progressives credit, they fought this 100 -year, century -long march to take over all of our institutions, and they basically completed it all the way up until the Department of Defense, which we're seeing more and more about their woke programs that they have. That's Terry Shilling, who's the president of the American Principles Project. Jake Poling is a field representative for Turning Point USA. Jake, let's talk about going forward, and I want to be about answers here rather than complaining about the deficiency that Republicans are perceived to have with young people. How does it get better for the Republican Party? How do we win more young people over to our side? Absolutely. Well, for one, we just have to relate better. One thing that the Republican Party, and we all can admit, for a long time, we have not been able to relate to young people as well as the people on the top tab in a long time. One thing that I hate to give credit, but credit where it's due, in 2008, 2012, when Obama won both of those elections, he used grassroots. He used getting young people involved in politics to win his elections. He won his election based on the grassroots and young people. And then when it comes to the more recent elections that just happened with Trump and Biden, those elections, young people came out in numbers, apparently, for Joe Biden that we've never seen before. And we have to create this new wave now of the American youth to really hone in on our pro -American values, where we go from here. So it's really just engaging with these students and with these young people in high schools and in high school and in college, coaching them on speaking up for what they believe in, giving them the chance to, you know, if something goes on in their school or at their college, speak at their local school board meeting or Board of Education meetings, let them know what's going on in schools, give them that platform, you know, encourage them to vote when they can or register to vote when they can and speak about that to their to their peers. Hosting impactful events is another thing that students can do. It does not take money to do anything like that. I mean, it doesn't take much to go to your school and say, hey, what can we do? Maybe we can bring in the local police chief to come in and speak on the good work that they're doing, bring people that are like minded, that they can come in and get people excited to to push the agenda that we want, the the the nuclear family, the pro -American values, the pro -constitution values, capitalist values to more young people. And I think more young people will will fall in line with that when they realize that. I think at the end of the day, one thing that I've heard growing up and I didn't really understand it until now, when you grow up, it's a quote that I love, when you go up, you want to be a Republican. And that has a whole lot of meaning behind such a small statement that I really live by that. And I firmly believe it. It's MyPillow's 20 year anniversary with over 80 million MyPillow's sold, Mike Lindell at MyPillow wants to thank you by giving you the lowest price in history on their MyPillow's. Check this price out. You'll get a queen size MyPillow for $19 .98. 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"chris smith" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"Point in your life where your friend is like, you're also your favorite congressman in America. Andy and the other crazy thing about Andy is that he's now because of redistricting, he is now my hometown congressman. So I grew up in New Jersey in Mercer county. My congressman in New Jersey was this guy Chris Smith, who's a Republican and he's still in office. Chris has been in office for like, he's taking a vampire. He's a vampire. He's been in office for like 40 years. And he looks exactly the same. I don't know what he eats or what he drinks, but he doesn't age, but I grew up in a Republican district, very like Luke collar, very Italian American district. And I was used to being around Republicans. You know, my parents are Republicans. It's Jersey is not as not as coastal elite as people as people would expect. I think one just needs to watch one episode of Jersey Shore to see that to see that in action. That was kind of like my childhood was kind of like Jersey Shore. So, you know, the fact that Andy Kim, the first Korean American Democrat, elected to Congress, is now my hometown congressman is crazy. And then also that he's a friend is crazy. So what happened was Annie's wife cami got sick, she was gonna, 'cause every member of Congress gets a plus one, right? Like their spouse can come and see them get inaugurated and you get inaugurated after the speaker vote, right? So the speaker vote as you guys in every iteration of a speaker about, is ceremonial, right? Like it's like, you know, whatever party's in power, it's like a voice vote, and then they move on and then the members get inaugurated and all of the wives and significant others, wives and husbands. Sorry. Plus ones are in the gallery. And we actually can't take photos because they didn't let your phone in. But your chair and then you welcome the person. So anyway, Andy, the night before is like, yo, you're a nerd and you love this shit and it's like shit, but you know my point. He's like, and candy can make it. Do you want to be my plus one? And I literally was like, wait, are you saying I'm your spouse for tomorrow? Is that like what's happening? Like, I am your one. And he's like, yes, Brad, you wrote my wife for tomorrow. And then I was like, well, what are we wearing? Like, should I match you? You know, should I wear, should I wear suffragette white? You know what I mean? Like, what is really the expectation for my for my spousal? That smells good.
These Are the Republicans to Defeat in the House
"Now who are the Republicans in the House and voted for this All of them should be defeated All of them Katko bacon van drew Young Upton king singer Gonzalez read Chris Smith embarrassing Garbarino militas and Fitzpatrick I saw militas of course she's on CNN defending this That she feels we really put the progressives in a box Now that's not why you voted
What Level of Antibody Is Needed for Protection Against COVID-19?
"Takover i on recently the joint committee on vaccination and immunisation outlined plans for an autumn booster program to top up the immunity of everyone over fifty against covert nineteen. But one thing that hasn't been clear so far is how much do we need in order to be protected where some people despite vaccination still able to catch corona virus infection but not become on. Well now we have a bit more clarity. Because as robert cedar explained to chris smith. He's done some catholic experiments on monkeys which developed covert nineteen infections in a similar way to humans. This has revealed the level of antibody. That's needed to protect both against severe lung disease and also against just catching and say potentially passing on the infection. The to turn out to be different and this means we now have a benchmark to aim for when or indeed if we embark on a programme of booster doses this autumn when you give the vaccine trying to measure the type of immune response in the blood that would tell you that you would be protected in the lungs or in the nose. You wanna protect people. I in the long so they don't get severe disease and you liked to protect people in the upper airway so it might prevent them from getting symptoms of a cold and then you would not be able to give it to somebody else. Was this not known already given that we have put billions of doses of vaccines into the world's population. So far there had been a couple of studies that showed that the higher levels of antibodies. You had in the blood measure of the immune. Response the better off. You were for protection. So our study in animals provided greater specificity to really define kind of exactly what the level of antibody response in the blood was to mediate protection in either the long or the
UK Government Confirms Plan to Lift Lockdown Measures in England
"At the start of next week the uk government will drop nearly all of the measures that were introduced to help stop the spread of cova nineteen across england. Prime minister boris. Johnson's big bang reopening is being keenly watched around the world and its success or otherwise is likely to determine whether other major nations will follow suit while monica's health and science correspondent. Dr chris. smith. Told reese james what we should expect a nineteen fifty lies of course the that the government had deferred the big opening up so called freedom day. Which was deferred. 'cause the original day the twenty first of june was judged to be too high risk because we had grubbing rights of iris. We had the delta variants which is the indian sub type two which is spreading more than the government had anticipated and there were not enough people it was judged who had received both doses of vaccine which we another critical to head off the delta veterans who had been vaccinated which meant we were risk of a much greater search if numbers so the case was made let's defer to the nineteenth to july. This will give more time for more people to have more days vaccine in other words. We'll we'll get more. People double jabbed and that should make the opening up a bit safer than it otherwise would be because they'll be more people who've had those critical to digest magazine and therefore low risk. Were they to actually run into to environment infection.
Global COVID Vaccine Inequality 'Becoming More Grotesque'
"World. Health organization has warned that glaring covid nineteen vaccine inequality has created a two track pandemic with western countries protected and poor nations still exposed. The warning came as the leading charity. Unicef said that millions of coronavirus vaccine could be wasted if wealthy nations send large amounts of left overdoses to the developing world. In one go. Well let's get the latest on this now with monocle. Twenty four health and science correspondent dr. chris smith chris is also a consultant virologist at cambridge university. Good afternoon to you chris. Good to have you on the program as always and let's start with that issue about. I guess western countries being undone by their own largest this problem with flooding these needy markets in one go. There just isn't infrastructure to cope with that. It's a tricky one isn't it. We've never been down this path before. We've never tried to do what we're attempting to do. Which is vaccinating entire planet. An entire planet with eight billion people on it. We think there's probably in the region of seven billion people who are not immune because one billion have either had the infection recovered and become immune or they've had vaccine so far
Biden Tells Intelligence Agencies to Probe COVID-19's Origins
"Us president joe biden has called on intelligence in the country to redouble their efforts to investigate the origins of the covid nineteen pandemic. The president's ordered a report to be issued within ninety days amid growing pressure from republicans and the broader scientific community which owning us now is more nichols health science correspondent. Dr chris smith also on the line is louis lukens format. Us diplomat now. Senior partner at cigna global advisors. Thank you both for joining us on the program today and lukens actually start with you on this political pressure. I guess that joe biden is perhaps reacting to can you characterize what what. What is that pressure i can. Who are the main players. The main actors here who are low to offer these tough questions. Well martha sure. I would describe it as pressure on joe biden from from other parties to to carry out this investigation i think he genuinely and and his top scientists agreed that they that we need to have a better understanding of where this virus originated and how it originated. He asked president biden s the intelligence community to do an initial report which he was briefed on recently and he was unhappy with the results of that because the intelligence community was split some of the agencies felt that it was a lab accident and others felt that it was more likely animal to human contact and so he is now asked intelligence community to redouble their efforts as you said an in ninety days produce a report i think he recognizes that they may not have a final answer. He he he wants to say. He says he wants to bring us closer to definitive conclusion. He doesn't say bring us to a conclusion. But i think he feels is important that we have a better understanding in order to prevent future pandemics.
"chris smith" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Is number one for music, radio and podcasts, All in one discover a new podcast from our library of over 350,000 titles. Here's an I. Heart radio podcast preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid, leaving the stress behind well in sunny California, Chris Smith? Sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he created with his business partner and shit. Now it is a father, a family man Deacon in his church the company had been making, adding Chris a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. This is repeated itself throughout history, and throughout time there's been some guy Business with another guy on one of them is evil and ruthless. And he killed him and takes this stuff. A killer. I've come to know very well calls for Churchill Inmate. A long time. I'm Matt Gutman in our team and ABC news. 2020 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal, deception and murder. Blood on the desk. Got blood on the chairs. We got blood on the ceiling. He's got blood on the walls. This'll is 20 twenties Cut throat big Listen and follow this podcast for free on the I heart radio app number one for music, radio and podcasts all in one way. News radio time is 6 25 now on Colorado's Morning News Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Israel today. Working to solidify the cease fire between the Jewish state and Hamas. I underscored to the prime minister is something that President Biden made crystal clear throughout the violence. The United States fully supports Israel's right to defend itself against attacks such as the thousands of rockets fired by Hamas indiscriminately against Israeli civilians, and we get the latest on this was a B C's Jordana Miller live from Jerusalem. Jerusalem. Good morning, Georgiana. Good morning. You heard there the search every state. Speaking in a press conference after his first meeting here in Israel, he came straight to Jerusalem to me with the Israeli prime minister. Blinken says. You know, he's here not only to demonstrate the by the administration's commitment to Israel's security but also toe work towards restoring and keeping stability. That, of course, a reference to the very fragile ceasefire. Hey, will work with the Egyptians, and he's also making his top priority to rally international support for the cause of rebuilding the Gaza Strip. They were just pounded with Israeli air strikes during this Love in the deadly days of fighting, and there are neighborhoods there that are most of them in rubble. Hundreds of homes that were destroyed schools and medical clinics and a few hospitals that need repairs, Mosques and, of course, damage to the power grids in the water. Sources. So a lot Of money and aid is needed into the Gaza Strip, and Blinken said he was gonna lead that effort and it is a complicated one. It must be said, because Because the strip is ruled by Hamas, a militant Islamist group. United States considers the terror group and it's going to be a challenge to try to get the money and aid in well, it's the same time ensuring it doesn't get siphoned off by Hamas. That they don't use it to rearm on Rue train fighters, and you mentioned there a terrorist group. It's It's a very tricky situation as Lincoln can't really talk with leadership from Hamas. Is he able to talk with Palestinian officials, though in general He is. He's actually heading now to Ramallah to the West Bank, where he will meet with the Palestinian president, Mohamed Mahmoud Abbas, and then I'll meet with Palestinian President Mohammed Shtayyeh. Um those will be very important meetings. You know, the White House has a lot of kind of Trust and good will to rebuild the Palestinians because they felt just completely, uh, the moral ized and ignored and battered really under former President Donald Trump, because Many of his policies were viewed as pro Israel on biased in favoring Israel. So, um, this will be an important step for the by the administration to kind of re engage with the Palestinians. Invest in repairing that relationship that will be key to whatever they do in terms of trying to help keep the calm now in the cease fire, and then Hopefully in the future to try to work towards some kind of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians quickly join Anna's We wrap up it is the president of the presence of the secretary of state there. Does that show that the U. S will take a lead in this or they were there in a supporting role, or will they work behind the scenes? Would appear effect that the United States will take a leading role on the rebuilding efforts in the Gaza Strip, and then they will work in conjunction with supporting the Egyptian led effort. Kind of nail down the details of this cease fire. Remember last week it was just a cessation of violence of the terms of the ceasefires. What now needs to be negotiated. It appears the Americans divined invitation will play a role. They're not necessarily a leading role, but an important role in getting a lot of help from Egypt and Qatar as well. ABC is true. Danny Miller live from Jerusalem. Thank you. Thank you. 6 29 just ahead of our newscast. We go back outside and up in the K away. Jet copter. There's Dave Hunter. Beautiful morning. How are the roads? Right now? The roads are fine and dandy. That's a great looking driving all the major highways truly no accidents or stalls on any of the majors in the Denver metro area. You know, they just sent us on an assignment way raised our eyebrows when this one came in April, and Marty Came in as a car versus fire hydrant in front of the Denver fire station building at 44th in Brighton, and, yeah, we see it. Car versus fire hydrant. Denver police on scene. With this person. We were wondering if he was here. She was texting in front of the Denver fire station building. So either way that's going to get a handle really quick from the best friend. 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Sage Calls Emergency Meeting Over Rapid Spread of Indian Variant
"Who we begin today's program here in the united kingdom where leading scientists are holding an emergency meeting in a bid to tackle a surge of the highly transmissible indian covid nineteen variant comes as prime minister. Boris johnson warns that new strains of virus could cause even greater suffering next winter. Then the lost if they're allowed to take hold well. Let's get the latest on this with monica health and science correspondent dr chris smith. Chris is a consultant for logistic cambridge university. Good often not always great to have you on the program Just about this Indian variant and the specific threat that we are beginning to understand. It might post. Initially we thought there was just one variant and it got dubbed. Be one six one seven and it's been documented for a few months in fact since last year but then we realized that in fact there are multiple subtypes of this variant. So they're now get designated as a subtype one subtype two subtype three and the one. We're most concerned is the subtype to and in this country in the uk depending on who you talk to and how the data compiled more than a thousand cases or about five hundred cases now. That's because some analyses do include returning travellers that have been picked up and then isolated others are therefore including Everybody so depends on which of those metrics you use. The one to be most concerned about is what is happening in the community because what we are concerned about with any kind of variant of the corona virus including this one now dubbed by the who as a variant of concern meaning it has destructive or disruptive potential
WHO releases coronavirus origins report
"Than a year after the coronavirus pandemic i swept the globe. The world health organization report into the virus has finally been released although it doesn't give a definite origin for the disease the w. h. o. Says it's likely that it was transmitted from a bat to humans via an unidentified intermediate animal species virologists and monocle. Twenty four health and science correspondent. Dr chris. smith joins me to discuss this now. chris. Thanks for coming on firstly. Why was this report so long in coming and there are a number of reasons but one of them was that the chinese were not terribly supportive. If you record just a few months back. The investigators were held up getting visas. Getting into china they were just stuck in singapore rages and then once they got there. It was very much. The staged managed thing and this is not happen for the first time in so many times before the they've been number of obstacles pushing the way which meant that. That was difficult for a start. And just doing this kind of work is really tricky. You're saying where is the smoking gun that caused a pandemic in a city that has millions of people living in it into country with a billion plus people living in an is a big country such try and track all these different moving parts down and pin them down on one mechanism is really really tough. Which is why this report has a number of different possible reasons to account for what they think might have gone on. It has also taken a very long time
Seattle barge floats away, strikes 3 waterfront homes in Gig Harbor
"At a dock yesterday morning and gig Harbor. Chris Smith's home was one of those damages just veered off to the right. So it's a front right corner of the barge. The gravel barge that hit us. You saw the tugboat coming toward their home and tried yelling at the tugboat operator. Later, the operator admitted he'd fallen asleep at the helm. Coast Guard is investigating that incident. A new study finds it eight and 10 Americans think the
One year on: What have we learned about viruses since news of COVID-19
"Is a year since the world. Health organization declared a global pandemic and the world's began to adopt the lockdown status. That we are now so familiar with and according to the. Who also face the prospect of the pandemic staying with us until at least the start of next year. So what have we learned or dr. chris. Smith is multiple twenty-first health and science correspondent and a regular voice on one twenty four. Good morning chris. Well i remember this time last year. We were having a very similar conversation about the world going into lockdown. And he said we've got a book on bird flame. We're having a meeting. I think we might be all right. How how things out for you. In what respect. Because i if you look at different aspects of of how my life has played out then busy would be the best definition. But but i have a career which is a media career and providing science and medical commentary on things like pandemics at the same time. I have a medical career. Which is vera gist. So it's a bit like someone took. Ill musk's big effing rocket and place like no one on each leg and just ignited the same time i appreciate i. I've been very busy and in some respects. It's been an exhilarating terrifying right for others. It's obviously been devastating in terminal respect as well as in a sort of economic respect. So i think everyone is fed very differently. But maybe that wasn't what you were asking. Well let's focus on the variety section of it there. Is this sense of trying to be prepared. I think there's a feeling that many people had this time last year that we didn't know what was around the corner but the everybody was doing their absolute utmost to make sure that they could be as ready as they could be. What was it that we learned about viruses and how to deal with them within in the last year. We'll know not the golden rule book for anything night this because every situation is different every viruses different. And we'd never had a situation like this. We'd had similar situations. We've had flu outbreaks before and we'd had saws marquand the ancestor. That came in two thousand eighteen. Two thousand and three off of saul's sauce covey too but we hadn't seen anything quite like this as a result the there is no golden rule. Book says when this happens. This is how you handed of course. Also every country's different every population is different than makeup of those countries is different the way in which people work how they live what they do as a country how they respond as country. The letter prepared misses. The country is different. The amount of travel that goes on between countries is different. So it's really tricky. When you've got that extremely heterogeneous makeup of the world which makes a great place. of course. it's very difficult to then say. Well this is how you control something because there is no evidence to fall back on apart from things they'll related but not the same and when you've got that difference and it's a fluid situation where it's always a moving target because as we might one step forward things change the then mean. The virus takes a step foot. We've seen that with the various example. It's been tricky all the while it's been a massive learning process at every stage to work out how we can best out this challenge and we are not there yet. I mean my my mistake. My biggest mistake. I think was anticipating that we would have solved this problem by now. I honestly thought that by now We we would have been on the road closer to home for
"chris smith" Discussed on WORLD OVER
"Arroyo a warm welcome to all of you. Joining us in the united states and the world over big show for you tonight congressman chris smith father tad behold chick edward pinton father benedict kiely and meghan cox girdle straight ahead. If you'd like to comment on tonight show send me a tweet. I'm at raymond arroyo. We've got a lot to cover. Let's begin the. Us senate is expected to vote on a covid relief. Bill in the coming days. The house passed the bill on saturday with two hundred nineteen votes. All house republicans and two democrats voted against the bill. The new round of spending currently contains no protections for the unborn and would allow abortion providers to obtain federal relief. Will there be a change in the bill before the final draft is sent to the white house. And what else is in this bill here to discuss his new jersey congressman co chair of the congressional pro-life caucus congressman. Chris smith congressman smith. The house sent a one point nine. Trillion dollar covert relief bill to the senate where vote is expected on the weekend as we said a moment ago the new round of stimulus spending contains no hyde amendment protections and would permit abortion providers including planned parenthood to obtain government relief. Now this is a radical departure from previous covert bills as well as appropriations going back. How far and why was no hide. Language included it was done by designed by the house. Democrats and now the senate democrats are trying to affirm that this would be the largest amount of money being spent to promote and perform abortion probably in history of the legislation is multifaceted and there as you pointed out so correctly there was absolutely no high protection that is to say no funding for abortion and even the three hundred and fifty billion dollars that will go to states and local governments has absolutely no strings unfettered money. They can do whatever they want. Including providing huge cash amounts of cash at the planned parenthood and other abortionists. Bein has proven that he is the abortion president. He's pushing this As as his vice president and You know we're trying. We're trying very hard We're hoping that senator manchin will step up and say perhaps he wouldn't even vote for unless the high protections are included but as it stands now This very very sad day for the unborn girls baby grows and baby boys. In a knights of columbus paris pull out in january a majority of americans fifty eight percent opposed using taxpayer money to fund abortions within the united states that included thirty one percent of democrats eighty three percent of republicans. Do you think there'll be any senators who will look to add at least pro-life protections to that bill. Well there's procedural hurdles to do that That schumer and the same thing happened on the.
"chris smith" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid, leaving the stress behind? Well, sunny California Chris Smith. Sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he create. Did with his business partner and shit. Now Ed is a father, a family man, a deacon in his church. The company had been making Ed in Chris, a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. This'll is repeated itself throughout history. And throughout time there's been some guy in business with another guy on one of them is evil and ruthless. And he killed him and takes this stuff. A killer. I've come to know very well. What jail inmate Long at out of town. I'm Matt Gutman in our team and ABC news. 2023 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal, deception and murder. Blood on the desk could get blood on the chairs. We got blood on the ceiling. He's got blood on the walls. This'll is 20 twenties Cut throat big. Listen and follow this podcast for free on the I heart radio app number one for music,.
"chris smith" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Here's an I. Heart Radio podcast preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid, leaving the stress behind? Well in sunny California, Chris Smith sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he created with his business partner and shit. Now Ed is a father, a family man, a deacon in his church. Company had been making Ed and Chris a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. This is repeated itself throughout history, and throughout time there's been some guy Business with another guy on one of them is evil and ruthless. And he killed him and takes this stuff. A killer. I've come to know very well calls with the chill inmate. I'm that Gutman in our team and ABC news 2020 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal, deception. And murder. We've got blood on the desk could get blood on the chairs. We got blood on the ceiling. He's got blood on the walls. This'll is 20 twenties Cut throat. Take a listen and follow this podcast for free on the I heart radio app number one for music, radio and podcasts, all in one News Radio 600 Kogo live local breaking Marjorie.
Oxford University To Begin Trial On Mixed Vaccines
"The university of oxford is to start to trial combining vaccines made by astrazeneca. And it's an order to introduce more flexibility and speed in vaccinating the world but it comes to switzerland has said it needs more data before it approves the oxford astor's annika job despite both the uk and the eu not only approving it but fighting last week over. Getting hold of enough doses. Let's hear from dr chris smith monocle twenty health and science correspondent. Good morning chris. Good to have you back. How does this work then when you combine to actions well this technique is good hetero lagos vaccination quantum mouthful. But what it basically means. Is you give persons one jab of one time and then a bit later on after three four weeks twelve weeks you give them a totally different vaccine. But also on the designed to program the immune system against coronavirus. We've been doing this thing fractured decades for different kinds of infections. And it works really well and the reason. It probably works very well. Is that when you go to school and you learn your lessons you then learn how much you've learned when you sit in the exam whole basically it's knowledge but it's being applied tested and stressed in a different way and it sort of similar with how the immune response works to Seeing one kind of stimulus decry navarre's than another one. And you make them much more. Resilient and robust response that way or at least not as the theory that's the outstanding knowledge. We haven't tried it with krona var so to make sure that what we assume is happening. That's why the government is putting forward this seven million initiative to find
"chris smith" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"APP is number one for music, radio and podcasts, All in one discover a new podcast from our library of over 350,000 titles. Here's an I. Heart radio podcast preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid, leaving the stress behind well in sunny California. Chris Smith sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he created with his business partner and shit. Now Ed is a father, a family man, a deacon in his church. Company had been making heading Chris a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. This is repeated itself throughout history. And throughout time there's been some guy in business with another guy, and one of them is evil and ruthless, and he kills him and takes this stuff. A killer I've come to know very well call. The Children, mate. I'm Matt Gutman in our team and ABC news. 2020 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal, deception and murder. Blood on the desk. Got blood on the chairs. You got blood on the ceiling. He's got blood on the walls. This'll.
"chris smith" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Spending the money in emergency covert assistance will not be a drag on the economy. We need to make these investments for the economy can grow remainder this year and next year investments now will help the economy growth. Mr. Biden, who was joined by Treasury secretary yelling for an economic briefing, said the risk is in not doing enough. Some Republicans are balking at the $1.9 trillion price tag. While some liberal Democrats want to spend even more great Clugston the White House Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, is reviving his effort to grant citizenship to some illegal immigrant. Senator Graham is now working closely with Senate Majority Whip Democrat Dick Durbin to revive the Dream Act, which would grant a pathway to citizenship. Those brought into the country illegally as Children, Graham says reviving the issue will be a starting point for broader talks about immigration. A major sticking point is the Republican focus on linking a pathway for dreamers to more funding for border security. Such a compromise was favored even by former President Trump but rejected at the time by Democrats opposed to any new funding for the president's border. Wall Ball again Reporting the 48th annual march for life was held in Washington, D. C and online Friday, a smaller group of pro life leaders and supporters gathered in Washington for a smaller march to the Supreme Court to protest the Roe versus Wade decision of 1973 because of social distancing. Supporters were encouraged to participate online. Share their thoughts and prayers. Virtually Republican Congressman Chris Smith in New Jersey who co chairs the Congressional Pro Life Caucus, shared remarks about the importance of the day it all Pro life. Members of Congress know that whether in person or virtual, we are together strong representatives from churches, pro life groups and advocates also remarked on the need to stay vigilant in the cause for life..
"chris smith" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Other news as we just heard, Wall Street slumped again as a war raged between hedge funds and small investors. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 620 points. Close at 9 29,082. The NASDAQ fell 266 points and the S and P. 500 slid 73 for the week. The major indexes lost more than 3%. The U. S. Capitol. Police are boosting protection for lawmakers at travel hubs around Washington, D C. The security chief of the House of Representatives says that officers will guard airports and the city's train station. Comes amid fears of further violence after the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Anti abortion forces held their annual march for life in Washington today, but it was small small scale due to the pandemic and the recent violence of the capital. Leaders did hold a procession to the U. S. Supreme Court after hearing virtually from speakers, including Republican Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey. Someday, future generations of Americans will look back on us and wonder how and why a society that prided itself on human rights and empathy could have effectuated and enabled. The loss of so many defenseless babies. The annual event protest the 1973 Roe versus Wade decision that legalized most abortion. In India. Opposition parties boycotted the opening of parliament's budget session. It was a show of solidarity with farmers protest ng laws that they say will hurt their incomes. Elsewhere, Fresh clashes broke out in New Delhi.
"chris smith" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"In sunny California, Chris Smith sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he created with his business partner and shit. Now Ed is a father, a family man, a deacon in his church. Company had been making Ed and Chris a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. This is repeated itself throughout history, and throughout time there's been some guy Business with another guy on one of them is evil and ruthless. And he killed him and takes this stuff. A killer. I've come to know very well. Call the jail inmate. I'm that government in our team at ABC News. 2020 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal, deception. And murder. I've got blood on the desk. Got blood on the chairs. We got blood on the ceiling. He's got blood on the walls. This'll is 20 twenties Cut throat. Take a listen and follow this podcast for free on the I heart radio app number one for music, radio and podcasts, all in one Heart radio. Here are the top Jason Aldean songs. You thumbed.
New Strains Of CoronaVirus Are Breaking Out Worldwide
"Now anybody who has had any experience of life on this earth the last year or so. We'll be firmly of the belief that one strain of covid nineteen is more than enough as it spreads itself around the world however new variations keep being detected including one in the uk which appeared more readily transmissible a south african one which might be might be rather somewhat resistant to vaccines and brazilian one. Ditto small numbers of both of the latter have already been identified in the uk and dot dallas present elsewhere or on route. One joined with more. By dr chris smith monocle twenty fours health and correspondent also a virologist at cambridge university. Chris as we have discussed many times before all viruses mutate. What they do. Is this one doing so unusually quickly an door. Dramatically hello andrew. We don't think so in some respects. This is to be expected for the reason. You've outlined that the that all viruses mutate and change this one's no exception and therefore we're going to see a gentle drift or evolution of the virus specifically. We're going to see that happening. Most often. in parts of the world where the prevalence of the disease is highest in other words. Where you've got lots of people being infected. I'm passing the virus to lots of other people. That's loss of the roles of the genetic dice that the virus can take in order to accrue changes and optimize itself because at the end of the day viruses optimize themselves in order to spread most efficiently in their particular host and this is a new infection humans therefore it was pretty well adapted to us but not perfect. There's some room to maneuver and that's what the virus is doing. Its adjusting its behavior and its biology. A bit in order to spread most optimally among us. Humans the different variations though in different places those responses by the virus to local conditions. I guess whether it's it's climate or something else yes. Any kind of organism on earth is going to adapt itself in response to selective pressure applied by the environment in which it lives. These corona is a living in a human environment and therefore all behavior to a certain extent affects the behavior of the virus as we apply more selective pressure to it by making his job harder to spread between us for instance by social distancing through various other public health measures and spread control infection control. You'll going to select for viruses that all reproductive fitter in other words. They're better at doing what they do. And and in that way you'll get something that is usually more transmissible. That's what we saw the slight surprise here. Is this question about whether it is causing more severe illness or not now. Obviously the jury is a little bit out on this. At the moment we do have some directional data than that may be the case but it is early days of only just begun to take this trend. So we're not entirely sure whether this is a statistical artifact just a product to the fact there are lots of numbers and so the viruses is producing lots of infections. So we're seeing more severe infections or whether the genuine is evidence for higher talapity rate in each of the cases. So that figure we've been given by the uk government that suggests that the uk variant might be thirty percent More deadly which is an alarming sounding figure. Is it possible that figure is either less alarming than it sounds or actually not entirely accurate. Will the government put this across a downing street. Press briefing country balance-sheet presenting numbers in terms of deaths per thousand. And he said if you look at say a sixty year old man the risk with the parent strain of corona virus of that person passing away. If you had ten people with a thousand people with krona vars you might get ten people with die with this new variant that ten rises to thirteen or fourteen hence a forty or thirty percent increase in the mortality rate so they are nevertheless odds to emphasize the case fatality rate remains very low so in other words we haven't got something that's killing thirty percent people what we've got something that appears to based on the data that initially have been analyzed. Be a little bit more lethal as in not for the person. Obviously if you die but it's on average killing slightly more people than before but we don't know for sure if that's the case i mean. We have got a number of studies that present this london school hygiene tropical medicine of showing that the the risk ratio is about one point three five times greater with the new variant than the over one point three five. That's a thirty five percent increase. Imperial college of donna. Study then numbers range somewhere between high twenties to mid thirties. In terms of percentage increase in risk ecstasy university They did a smaller study. One point nine one was there multiple in other words. It's ninety percent worse. A public health england cited figure one and a half or so so therefore all of them seem to be centering on there being an increase in risk. But we don't know exactly how big that risk is but we think there is one but we need to reassure ourselves. This is real finding. it's not just a product of the fat. We're seeing lots of infections with this new air. It might be that. We're there foreseeing because of the disguise of the the problem more people who are at risk of having a severe infection. Cropping up with this very factional. They are trying to control for that so it doesn't like it might be real
"chris smith" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Whatever job you have, If you don't produce, you're going to get fired, so I tried to train him for that so It's a rich like so when are our process is a relevant in the stands is irrelevant that unfortunately, Christmas our senior that's returning player got hurt myself for the season. It's a relevant You know all the stuff that's going on. You know, there's a ball. There's a gym or allowed to play, so there's no excuses. That's just kind of how we operate. It's kind of binary, right make its binary either it is or it isn't and no to that point not to get its kind of current counterintuitive like you have this tough love. It's almost like parenting, right? I do this with Janet, my wife where You want to tell the kids the way things are because you wanna prepare them. But then maybe she on the other side is trying to protect them from something. And then I say, Well, you're not doing them any favors. If you don't let them know exactly how it is as a head coach, How do you balance that? That tough love between him and I really do care about you. I really do. However, there is a standard here that you have to uphold and I'm doing it for your own good. I think that I mean, that's the key to coaching right, because no, nobody's gonna follow a zit coach. You know, Uh, you know, your soldiers are going to follow you into battle. They don't believe that you'll take a bullet for him. So you know, my thing is 99% of the time. You know I'm on her side. I You know I don't especially in college, right? Our kids are paid to play. They're under a lot of pressure. They got academics to deal with. So under fierce is, uh Uh, critic in the gym when we're try and coaching them, right. I'm there, you know, under under drill, sergeant, right? Get them ready. Outside of here in the media. I don't you know, I'm their biggest protector, You know, so I don't want to hear anybody banging on any of my guys for anything. Look, they're kids. They're trying to do their past. Blame me for the loss. Don't blame them. You know, I think it Z most important thing, And you know that the guys know if you're around kids every day. Look, there's no you've got no shot of me and phoning about it. They know. I mean, they know because things were gonna happen, Jim. Work. It may make a mist ake and you're gonna That's your chance. Toe is like what? Well, coach is hard on me about paying attention and get my job done. But you know when I have a personal problem He's the first guy there to help me. So I think that's the key to all of it. It's going to happen over time. Your kids are going to see who you really are. And I think you know it's important. Have your whole coaching staff like that. They know they know Mick Cronin joining us some make one last stop because you mentioned Chris Smith. I mean, the thing that's striking to me, at least from the outside looking in. He gets ruled out of the seas with a knee injury, but it seems like the team. I don't want it. I would never say you're better without him. But they just kept right on rolling Despite that bad news, how to explain that? We're forcing it. I'd say the one position that we could was stain. A loss was on the on the wing. Point guard big man. We're not that deep, but on the wing were very deep team. We have a lot of options. A lot of guys that can score. Um, obviously we're not better without him. But you're mean we have continued to win. But it's because of our depth at that position. Uh, you know, we had recruited as if we didn't know if he was going to come back for his senior year. So when he came back It allowed us to be a much deeper team. The addition of Johnny choosing who came back to the West Coast Harvard Westlake kids, 66 guards for us made us and even deeper team. So we're just fortunate that that our loss All those tragic Mackris's Grady had a surgery. He's gonna be fine, but it was just in a position where we had some depth usually is playing some great ball right now. There are 11 to overall they're undefeated in Pac 12 play. He is the head coach. He's in front of the program. U C L A. Is that Cal tomorrow? Mick? It is great to get caught up. I appreciate you appreciate the relationship that's gonna talk some ball with you make thanks so much. It's great to catch over only Hopefully we'll do it again and marks. Going answer the economy would be great. I would love to would love to make thanks so much. Mick Cronin. U C l, a basketball coach joining us once again. Always gonna talk him. Ah, fellow David, August, man. I'm curious about the head coaches. You know some of these guys, We're not gonna go back. And when I say go back, I mean, go back to suiting up. They like it the way it is. You know, when when the world does return. We know it's not to be the same. And a lot of people are still gonna work remotely. Ah, lot of people are still gonna work casually. I wonder about head coaches like Mick Man. He looks good. Mick always looks good. Then, like I mentioned creating head coach Greg McDermott was on and he said, I'm not going back. I can't like the way it is. Where do you all come out? Could be really cheesy and turn it into a poll question. Are you going back? Or do you like it? Casual. In fact, are you going back to work? What do you like.
"chris smith" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"APP is number one for music, radio and podcasts, All in one discover a new podcast from our library of over 350,000 titles. Here's an I. Heart radio podcast preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid, leaving the stress behind well in sunny California, Chris Smith sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful Ad company he created with his business partner and shit. Now Ed is a father, a family man, a deacon in his church the company had been making Ed in Chris, a million dollars richer. Every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas, but it never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. Thistles repeated itself throughout history, and throughout time there's been some guy Business with another guy on one of them is evil and ruthless, and he kills him and takes this stuff. A killer. I've come to know very well. Call with your Children, mate. I'm Matt Gutman in our team and ABC news. 2020 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal, deception and murder. Blood on the desk. Got blood on the chairs. You got blood on the ceiling..
"chris smith" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Our library of over 350,000 titles. Here's an I. Heart Radio podcast preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid? Did even the stress behind well in sunny California, Chris Smith sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he created with his business partner and shit. Now Ed is a father, a family man, a deacon in his church. Company had been making Ed and Chris a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back, ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. This is repeated itself throughout history. And throughout time there's been some guy in business with another guy on one of them is evil and ruthless, and he killed him and takes this stuff. A killer. Come to know very well calls with the chill inmate. I'm Matt Gutman in our team and ABC news. 2020 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal, deception. And murder. We've got blood on the desk. Got blood on the chairs. We got blood on the ceiling. He's got blood on the walls. This'll is 20 twenties Cut.
"chris smith" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"APP is number one for music, radio and podcasts, All in one discover a new podcast from our library of over 350,000 titles. Here's an I. Heart radio podcast preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid, leaving the stress behind well in sunny California, Chris Smith? Sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he created with his business partner and shit. No. It is a father, a family man Deacon in his church the company had been making, adding Chris a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. This is repeated itself throughout history, and throughout time there's been some guy Business with another guy on one of them is evil and ruthless, and he kills him and takes this stuff. A killer. I've come to know very well calls for Churchill Inmate. I'm Matt Gutman in our team at ABC News. 2020 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal, deception and murder. Blood on the desk. Got blood on the chairs. We got blood on the ceiling. He's got blood on the walls. This'll is 20 twenties Cut throat big.
"chris smith" Discussed on 600 WREC
"APP is number one for music, radio and podcasts, All in one discover a new podcast from our library of over 350,000 titles. Here's an I. Heart radio podcast preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid, leaving the stress behind well in sunny California, Chris Smith? Sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he created with his business partner and shit. Now it is a father, a family man Deacon in his church the company had been making, adding Chris a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. This is repeated itself throughout history. And throughout time there's been some guy in business with another guy on one of them is evil and ruthless, and he killed him and takes this stuff. A killer. I've come to know very well. Call the jail inmate. I'm Matt Gutman in our team and ABC news. 2020 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal. Deception and murder. We've got blood on the desk..
"chris smith" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"APP is number one for music, radio and podcasts, All in one discover a new podcast from our library of over 350,000 titles. Here's an I. Heart radio podcast preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid, leaving the stress behind well in sunny California. Chris Smith. Sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he created with his business partner and shit. Now Ed is a father, a family man deacon in his church. Company had been making heading Chris a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we need to some answers. We needed to take some action. This is repeated itself throughout history, and throughout time there's been some guy in business with another guy, and one of them is evil and ruthless, and he kills him and takes this stuff. A killer. I've come to know very well calls for the chill inmate. I'm Matt Gutman in our team and ABC news. 2023 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal. Deception and murder. We've got blood on the desk. Got blood on the chairs. You got blood.
"chris smith" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Radio APP is Number one for music, radio and podcasts, all in one discover a new podcast from our library of over 350,000 titles here. And I heart radio podcast preview ever thought about dropping the phone computer getting off the grid, leaving the stress behind Well in sunny California, Chris Smith? Sure did. Chris was cashing out of the successful ad company he created with his business partner and shit. Now Ed is a father, a family man, a deacon in his church. Company had been making Ed and Chris a million dollars richer every month. Well, in theory, one of those partners took a lot of the money to Las Vegas that never came back. Ruthless, diabolical, agreed to the extreme. I mean, that's really what this boils down to got to the point where we needed some answers. We needed to take some action. This is repeated itself throughout history, and throughout time there's been some guy Business with another guy on one of them is evil and ruthless. And he killed him and takes this stuff. A killer. I've come to know very well calls with the chill inmate. I'm that Gutman in our team and ABC news. 2020 spent the past 18 months sifting through the case file to unravel a story of betrayal, deception and murder. Blood on the desk could get blood on the chairs. We got blood on the ceiling. He's got blood on the walls. This'll is 20 twenties Cut throat, Take a listen and follow this podcast for free on the I Heart radio app number one for music, radio and podcasts all in one TV. Everyone is watching it. Now get the real news on President Trump on Newsmax More than 30 Million Americans tune into Newsmax.
"chris smith" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
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London And Surrounding Areas Restarting Lockdowns Due To Coronavirus Mutating
"And parts of essex and hot fanfare are hours away from returning to the highest level of covid nineteen restrictions following an alarming spike of cases in the capital pubs restaurants and other indoor entertainment. Venues will close once more. The latest surge has been ascribed to a new variant of the corona virus which appears to be growing more rapidly than previously for the moment however the uk's government says it has no plans to review the curious christmas truce. It appears to think it has negotiated with the virus. While i'm joined with more on this boy monocle. Twenty four health and science correspondent dr. Chris smith also a virologist at cambridge university chris. This the idea that there's a new strain of covid nineteen sounds like the very definition of the absolute last thing. We want to hear at this point. How grim news is this to be quite honest with you. I'm not alarmed. I'm not surprised. And i'm actually quite reassured and explain all those things ovar mutate because they're based on the same genetic code is running in pretty much will life on earth then the same mechanisms that lead to life evolving and changing apply viruses. And so as they go through their hosts they would evolve and change and corona virus is no exception. That's exactly what's happened to you. Therefore we would anticipate that we would see different strains and different emerging and indeed. This is not the first time it has happened. We've seen happened early. On in the pandemic in china we've seen it happen and disclosed various different forms of the viruses spread across the world and in europe they documented some of the same changes are now being seen in this new variant in the south east of england. So this is not altogether new in terms of concept and is not altogether new in terms of variant. This being disclosed. We're reassured by matt. Hancock saying yesterday house commons the the. Don't think although they are confirming that this will lead to the virus sidestepping the effects of a vaccine. We don't think it makes people who catch it for ill. It just may be transmits a bit better. Although that speculation on airpods that they're they're saying it might be linked to an increasing cases in the southeast england in terms of course load but don't know for sure if we're going to try to be exceptionally optimistic about this. Is there any possibility that the reason the viruses having to mutate to survive is there an indication that perhaps that means we've got it on the run will certainly when you apply pressure to a virus and by pressure. I mean for instance putting a vaccine into a population so you create an immune barrier or you put in place public health measures. You are forcing the virus to change to optimize to those new conditions. Because that's why things evolve in the first place. They're responding to selective pressure from their environment. And we know we do this to the flu. We know this happens with hiv. When we give people hiv drugs for example then the virus that grows in them is the only one that can bypass the blockade of drug. And that's why we use multiple drugs at wants to minimize the chance. The happening so the concept is common. Well understood so yes. It is. Theoretical possibility that by applying pressure to the virus. We are forcing it to become more infectious so that despite robbing it of opportunities to transmit it can still continue to transmit given the does appear to have become more infectious in the capital. However does it make the proposed relaxation of restrictions around christmas. Look even more. Ill advised than they might have. Well we don't know it has become more infectious in the capital. We know we've got more cases same in the east and southeast of england essex positive of cheer kent. They've seen big increases in numbers of the trend is in an upward direction. Which is why caution. Reproach has been taken in the uk by moving. Probably the best part of eleven million people who live in those territories into a so-called tier three situation to apply more pressure to the virus. The idea i think is this is anticipating the trend is going upwards where we are today is not where we're going to be tomorrow and so by bearing down on ahead of christmas when there's going to be this loosening effect where we got five days of reveling and Enhanced mixing the there are going to be more cases so if we start molo point and already have more control at the virus to start with them. We're going to end up finishing the low point than we otherwise would is or anything that the rest of the world should have learned from the united states. Experience we've thanksgiving because that was sort of a test run of what happens if all of a sudden millions of people travel by aircraft and by train and spend at least today in close quarters with households other than their own well. This is exactly what happened with chinese new year and when millions of people were mobilized to crush china to get together for the chinese new year this probably spawned even more cases because people traveled internationally for that event to so yes. History is full of examples of peop- of of Repeating itself and this is no exception. We are anticipating that. The mixing that goes on over christmas will lead to more cases. The question is how many more cases and how are we going to cope with them. So is there a good reason at least scientifically good reason. Why not just this government. But any government wouldn't just say to its people look seriously. Christmas is basically cancelled We are just going to have to suck this up for a few more months. We do have a vaccine to look forward to. We do have a restoration of normality to look forward to. We might maybe think about throwing in an extra couple of bank holidays around. June but christmas is basically not going to happen. Will the president of the royal college of emergency medicine was asked this very question on bbc. Radio four's pm program. Yesterday an her answer was. Are you asking me. This is a doctor or as you asking me this as human and actually you get a very different also because the doctor slash the infection control person is going to say which just council everything we should imprison. Everybody break the chain of transmission bear down on the virus but the human element of this is people need something to look forward to. Morale is incredibly important. And if you rob people away of the one thing. They've looked forward to in. What is the end of a very dismal year than this will probably translate into poor compliance in the long term. it will probably therefore translate into in the long-term more cases more headaches more problems and ultimately more casualties from are so. I think the government have of compromise. Here the trying to go for a controlled christmas. Where if you allow people some flexibility you know that most people will be responsible. You hope that they are. You're willing to tolerate some degree of of letting your hair down because you know that in a noncompliant christmas where you'd said don't do this and if on breaks the rules anyway he's probably going to be a higher price to pay in the long term. I think that's really the equation that they've done. Well let's look finally at the progress of that vaccine which is now being rolled out in united kingdom and again it's a question of government messaging. Does it strike you. As a missed opportunity that there is a website with a rolling hourly update of how many people have now been vaccinated. Well the numbers are not that high yet You see numbers like yesterday. They did three hundred people or four hundred people in this hospital and that hospital. And when you see that there's this peak of mount everest which is sixty eight million people in the uk high eight billion people on earth. Hide one what. You wanna do When you knock a few hundred off that is not much. And so. I think maybe that's coming may be there. There is that opportunity in the future but for now. It probably wouldn't be a big demonstrable difference
Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer jab in UK
"Well. Biontech and pfizer's landmark coronavirus vaccine has been given to the first person in the uk as part of a mass immunization program. The uk's vaccine roll it is being watched keenly across the rest of the world has other countries begin. Prepare to vaccinate their own populations for the latest on this. Let's talk to our health and science correspondent. Dr chris smith. Chris is also consultant for all the gist at cambridge university. I good afternoon. Chris tyler so i guess So far so good at least we have. We have a soundbite already. We had at the top of the program from this ninety year old woman. Who's been there the first to be to vaccinated chris last week. We saw a little bit of Chest thumping on the part of some politicians the uk saying look. This is great The uk is steaming ahead. How eagerly he would you say not. Just the immediate neighbors across this side of the channel but around the world are going to be watching. What are they going to watching. Forty you think over the coming days and weeks as this rolls out well think it will be a confidence boost to those other countries because no one likes to be i they unless it's a shorty. A dead cert. There's always some risk with any kind of intervention. And this is no different. So having a regulator a regulator that's world renowned the jewelry the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency. Which is the. Uk's regulator which prior to just having jurisdiction over the uk walls prior to the brexit transition kicking providing that service for the whole of europe. Now europe does that through the ama it. It gives a precedent that other countries can look to and say right. Okay one fairly ferry. Big actor has gone ahead with this nathan. It's good therefore we're happy to Gives us some confidence too. So i think that there's always that aspect to it and it's coming good for the uk in the sense that it saying here we are. We've had a pretty rough time with this. But now some some fantastic triumph of sciences kicked in and we're about to start deploying this across the country and we're gonna we're gonna protect our outpatients. We have this type of approval from a respected Player how much do agencies elsewhere of course within the eu and obviously similar bodies all over the world. how much does it short circuit For them as you said. It establishes a precedent And does that mean that you have you know days or weeks then knocked off the process. Of course he. I'm sitting here in switzerland. Obviously a lot of talk as well about of course is also on the uk as well so does it actually then really prevent And and and and you do you have a moment where you have a real series of time locked off. They'd process well. The europeans are considering this through the jurisdiction of the ems the european medicines agency but the uk is still subject to a you know and in the uk is used one particular rule which is a regulation one seven four which is a specification for in public health crisis. Or emergency you can. Emergency approved something for use in your particular jurisdiction so the nhra has used that to approve this for the uk. Any other country in europe could've done the same thing so it's quite interesting that they've actually decided to white on a broad overarching decision from the a. But it doesn't matter. Who your regulator is they have to meet the same checks and balances. Because at the end of the day they all the gateway between a manufactured product and the public who going to receive it and it's on their neck that the decision rests so then going to say a will. They did it so we'll kind of ignore with this stuff would just sign it off. They are going to apply wherever they are in the world the same rigorous checks that they would apply whether or not someone else regulated something but it does help to give them confidence and he gives them a bit more political impetus when they see that. Another major regulator has taken a product which is also going to be wheeled out in that particular country and said well you know what's good enough is enough the ganda over the past few weeks. Of course astrazeneca moderna in this case. Biontech visor they. They've all been popping up in the headlines. Chris and of course various speeds that of course these approval processes have been working at now. We have three vaccines. We're we're now told her that there might also now be a fourth which is very much in play might be getting closer to approval. How different are all of these in terms of effectiveness and and do they all function largely the same way or do you. Also because obviously many countries that are hedging their purchasing all of them. Am i going to be particularly concerned. In a couple of weeks. If if i choose to get the moderna vaccine versus the astrazeneca versus the by pfizer one. In fact i think the uk has go options in on seven different vaccines and yes. You're right three of them are nearing the finishing nine in the uk but there are many others waiting in the wings around the world. There are ten different types of vaccine the work in ten different types of ways or being generated a more than forty and now in advanced stages of clinical trials. So pretty soon. We're going to have more vaccines than we can shake a stick at up to a point. That's a good thing and it's a good thing because not vaccines are going to be suitable for all people not vaccines are going to be available to all people not vaccines are going to work in all territories and what i mean by. That is if we take the fiso vaccine as an example. This needs to be kept at minus seventy degrees until five days or so before you're going to use all nine hundred and seventy five doses that are in batch and i've just seen a letter go from medical director saying can we make sure that we we use all nine hundred seventy five days in a within the five days so that we don't waste any of this very precious vaccine. Now that's going to be no use whatsoever in some countries where they don't even have a stable. Electricity supply let alone a stable minus eighty degrees freezer. So therefore having lots of options is a powerful thing also We don't know what the long term outcomes with these vaccines against be. We know that they provide pretty high level of protection but short after the vaccination program is finished in other words in in the weeks to a month or so. The person's completed the vaccine course. They're protected with the fis vaccine to the level of about nine hundred ninety five percent. But what happens in five months. What happens in a year. we don't know. And it may well be that other products that come along are able to confer a longer term protection. They might confer a big boost if you give one of those on top of one of the other products. This is a learning process. We're going to be sort of going through this process as time goes on an. It's always good to have more options. Where this sort of things concerned. If if your project yourselves twelve months twenty four months out do you think we also end up in a place because of because of cost because of stability many other things that they're only going to be potentially to vaccines. Is that the way things often go. The other ones might be effective but they might be too expensive as you said they might be too volatile and they fall by the wayside. I so i guess what i'm getting at. Will there sort of a clear winner in all of this in terms of one of the players and obviously the concoction that that ends up within the syringe. Well it's hard to say. I mean you know it's like niels bohr. Who is the forefather of quantum mechanics. Said prediction is very difficult especially when it concerns the future. But it's it's going to be very hard to know because we don't know what the long term outcome with these agencies. They are expensive. These genetic vaccines that pfizer. Madonna offering all pricey the astra zeneca vaccine. Which is still sitting with the regulator here in the uk. At the moment that one will be much cheaper and is also much easier to deploy and store so that there are pros and cons of all these things and it may not come down to simply a case if this one does this and this one does this therefore two horse race. I think we will definitely be a market for a few of these products whether or not. That market's going to be sufficient to sustain all forty plus of the clinical trials that are going on now but but certainly while the world is rushing to get this stuff in sufficient volume. Because that's the issue at the moment the companies just can't push it out the door fast enough the moment it's any partner storm so people are desperate to access whatever vaccine they can as fast as they can and just before we go chris any sense. When you're maybe discussing with your medica- medical call leaks. What the uptake is is going to be. I was talking to a doctor at the university hospital here in zurich the other day his defense was that you know probably just within the hospital owned probably fifty percent of the staff. You know would not be interested in taking the vaccine. Is that sort of a a pretty good gauge. In terms of how the public will look at this. Or if you're not in the medical trenches all day maybe you're going to be keener to take it any any house view from your side. I'm sensing quite a degree of what we dub vaccine hesitancy based on the questions that are coming into various radio programs on participating in basic enquiries from members of the general public and if you look at the day to this come out of the pew research center in america have been running a number of population surveys in the states and originally that was very alarming showed that fifty percent of people would reject a vaccine offered one at that point in time. They recently repeated that survey found that in fact the uptake had risen to fifty from fifty to sixty percents so in other words forty percent. Turn it down. But that's still forty percent. Turn down right now in the uk. We think it's probably going to be Less than that but at the same time still a significant proportion of people are uncertain citing rapid production very rapid approval. As a reason for concern. I do think this is largely going to take care of itself though because what will happen is that because of the way in which these vaccines are being rolled out to high priority high risk groups. I with a trickle down into the younger echo lonzo society over time by the time many of the people who live in countering who is saying. I'm nervous about this. Come to be offered a vaccine. It will have actually been through a very significant proportion of other people and that may well have in still quite a bit confidence into people are safe track record by then so i think it may be one of those short term problems. The actually takes care of itself. That's what i'm hoping anyway. Chris thanks very much for that. That was monocled health and science. Dr chris smith.
Chris Smith on Collard Greens
"So maybe we should just back up just for a couple of minutes in sort of talks. Like taxonomy away you know. What's a collared They're in the same genus and species as cabbage kale brussels sprouts kohlrabi cauliflower brassica. And yet there's like so many groups within that it's just tax comically. This is one. That's stumps me all the time and i can't keep it straight because there's like these groups cultivar groups within that sort of a species and the collards are in one of the groups along with kale. I think i think they're the most closely related to cal anyway. So what are they and they have a lot of cousins in the cabbage family. Right whenever i teach on seed saving this is the species that i use as an example of kind of like the models of domestic crops. Because that you know bresca elleray ca has as a species best all these different offshoots that you've just listed some of them but to walk into the supermarket and see your cabbage had and then you're kale and then you brussels sprouts. You wouldn't necessarily put them all into the same species but through the you know the active like selective seat saving and really developing specific traits within that species. We we see this crazy diversity of food crops broccoli and cauliflower included in that so that's that's kind of fun to explore Specifically within that definitely very close. Takeo is interesting. One thing i noticed when i was working at searchers small seed company down here was in. We started carrying portuguese kale. But it turns out that put kale looks just like a college leaf and i was like hang on. What's what's going on here. And it turns out in portugal. They don't really have a way to differentiate the two so they really are very closely related on that level and and collards adjust they do reasonably well with the heat's even though they taste better after a frost and they tend to have a little barba a broader leaf. But as you'll save if you check out some of these college that will working with even within what we call college. There's this huge diversity and we have some cabbage college. That fall a little bit more of a head like cabbage even though the cabbage has gone all the way to tighthead. You have these like heading college which again kind of maybe think about like heading lettuce versus loose leaf lettuce so there's a lot of differences within colleges well a lot of diversity to explore which
Coronavirus in France: Curfews to come into force in several cities
"Let's begin here in Europe as cases of Corona virus continue to rise across the continent governments have been doling out new restrictions from a citywide curfew in Paris in seven other French cities to right here in London, which will move into high alert level on the traffic light system. That's already looking like a speed bump to progress a few short days after it was implemented earlier this week we. Heard from Mongols Health and science correspondent nets. Dr To Chris Smith and he explained why lockdowns may cub infection rates but are really in some sense just delaying the inevitable. I am skeptical and the reason I'm skeptical I think is an information deficit. I haven't actually seen the case made for. If we do this, this happens if we do this, this happens and this is how certain we are behind these numbers. Remember it's only a while ago. That someone said we're going to shop pubs at ten o'clock at night, and this is going to reduce cases. This is going to reduce transmission. Yes. It will reduce transmission in the pub but what models and maths equations don't foresee is the predictable unpredictability of people, which is they then go out of the pub in the street mass transmission out there are back to someone else's place mentality with a whole bunch of of takeout and far more. Transmissions in that setting. So I think on the one hand if you just the question would lockdown translate into fewer cases on say, yes. If you then the questions about differently, what are the long term repercussions of this does this actually translate into a long term difference in the trajectory difference in outcome well, more people die later, just not today those are the sorts of questions we need to see set out so that we can all be. In the decision making because at the moment is coming across as a bit of some some people with big brains of said this, and this is what we're gonNA do based on some other input from some economists and I don't think he's transparent enough and I think is now is critical more than ever to take the public along for the journey to because that is missing at the moment morale is falling support is wavering, and if we're GonNa make these things, work evidence proves to us we have to have everyone on board onside an all acting together decisively otherwise, we would just fiddling while Rome Burns.
WHO: Letting virus spread to reach herd immunity is "unethical"
"As the covid nineteen pandemic has been sucked ever further. into. The deeply tedious culture wars polarizing many Western democracies they gathering climate has been made on behalf of so called herd immunity. This is the fairy which holds that if nature is permitted to take its course, within reason, sufficient antibodies will be distributed among the populace to reduce the viruses spread to a manageable kroll. The World Health Organization has now sat emphatically upon this view who chief Ted, Ross Cabrera's calling herd immunity scientifically, and ethically problematic one joined with more by Dr. Chris Smith. Our Health and science correspondent also virologist Cambridge University. Chris, he calls it scientifically and ethically problematic I. Think the ethical problem is pretty easy to spot, which is that you know a great many people would need to die. What's the actual scientific problem here if you would just taking a brutally utilitarian approach? Well I think really it's a lack of knowledge the moment we think that about ten percent of the world's population. So perhaps even as many as a billion people rounds bit more than ten percent have had the infection, but we don't know, and the reason we don't know is because in order to work out with people have had it or not we have to do antibody tests and antibodies. And you can think of this as the analogy is a bit like footprints left in the snow when you've had an infection, a person who has had it and cleared it no longer has any virus detect, but the footprints of the vars having been there all the antibodies left in your immune response. If you take those antibodies, that's a sure fire marker, you must have encountered whatever the infection is that you're interested in the problem is that it's not clear to us that when we test people for antibodies, all we rarely detecting all the people that have really been infected or have. We missed some have we missed. A few are more people responding in ways where they might antibodies the we're looking for. We just don't know at the moment. So scientifically, we don't really know what we're tackling here. We don't know what the long term consequences of coronavirus infection are. They may be trivial. They may not at least for proportion of people there is this phenomenon dubbed. Long Cove where people have post infection, inflammatory syndromes and symptoms that can go on for months. Now, we don't know what fraction of the population get that or whether certain people are more susceptible to that younger people older people we don't know. So scientifically, medically, there are issues here. If we understood the thing completely you'd say, well, we know exactly what we're getting into. Sign. On the dotted line or not whereas with this, it's a black box. We don't know what's inside on the subject of understanding things completely where are you on the UK's most recent? Of restrictions lay his TIA's and levels. The U. K. seeking to make things clearer because they've been criticisms levelled at the government for having rules that people not even prime minister. An Very Scottish MP's can remember, and as a result, this is leading to confusion transgressions and that's translating into more spread of the virus. So in order to gain a tighter grip on the virus, the outbreaks in various parts of the country, this tiered system has been introduced to on tier two tier three also dubbed medium high, very high risk and the idea is that everybody across. The country has a baseline of medium risk and so anybody who's not in special restrictions at the moment is medium but in other parts of the country where there are special measures needed, you have this way of escalating up to high risk and the threshold is said to be one hundred per hundred thousand people in the population who are affected in order to trigger that escalation and I think part of this is not just that the people everywhere know where they stand they know how prepare for if they're area becomes. A higher risk area local planners can put in place policies but also means that more control can be potentially devolved to local authorities and local actors because there, there's a lot of knowledge on the ground are very skilled people in public health and so on who could work more strategically locally and I think some of these measures do open the door to more of that kind of thing. But again, it's it's produced the usual anticipated reaction of people. As I'm away confused today blame them people are confused there's lots of. Uncertainty and no one likes this sort of change when you've just got used to work in one way and then morals come in and people are obviously trying to to make sense of how exactly this is or isn't going to work the thing that would of course stops or savers from having to try and understand what the government is telling. US would be a vaccine in has been bad news I guess on that front, which is Johnson and Johnson suspending trials of their vaccine. Do we know why that happened? Nobody's worth bearing in mind that this happens all the time. When we're developing drugs, foams, companies go into the drug development vaccine manufacturing process expecting to fail ninety percent of the time not because they're not good at what they do. It's because they're very good at what they do that they succeed ten percent of the time, but it's a very tough. Challenge with very rigorous standards and west safety is an absolute priorities of red line that you can't cross safety and ethics. So as soon as you have a trial running if there's anything untoward, the the safe thing to do that point is you hope the trial you investigate and you appoint somebody independent of the trial who is an independent observer who will Come, in they would appraise the situation and then they'll cite note we can. We can say this is not because of the drug this is because of natural occurrences something you can resume your trial but on safety grounds, you always hope thing investigate and then make a decision and this happens a lot to happen to Astra Zeneca a couple of months ago. A month or so ago with with their co vaccine and investigators came end, they found that there were cases reported. There was a new case of a of a condition transverse lightest, which is an inflammatory condition of the central nervous system. They were able to say, well, because this happened sporadically in the population, there's no reason to suspect that this was caused. By the vaccine in this case. So we'll resume the trial. It may be that this the same will happen for. Johnson. And Johnson's vaccine trial. So is there any consensus really among you and your fellow boffins about likely timeframe for vaccine will I've asked a couple of people this one person who is working on behalf of one of the regulators to keep. Tabs on one of the vaccine projects. Another person who's actually in the finance sector has been having conversations with the pharmaceutical companies at the front runner in this and both interestingly guy very similar time windows suggesting that about of next year was the most likely time by which we would have data assuming that the data that is provided are provided shows. The vaccines work I mean. Let's assume that because that's a big. If an it's necessary if assuming everything works, then you've got to go through various checks and balances and take a lot of boxes from a safety point of view which takes time and so that's why they're saying probably midway through next year, and then there's the whole issue of WHO's going. To get vaccinated because in a report in the Financial Times last week Kate. Bingham who's the vaccine taskforce lead said an acknowledged that about thirty million people are front runners for receiving vaccines. But where does that leave the other thirty five, million not? No, no information has been provided. Yes. On on what the government strategy is going to be.
Donald Trump and Melania Trump both test positive for COVID-19
"The October surprise is a cherished part of US presidential election mythology the late breaking game changer with engineer contrivance or priests of. Two Thousand and twenty s octo surprise seems to have come early. President, DONALD TRUMP and first lady melania trump have both tested positive for covid nineteen and will now be self isolating. It is just thirty two days until the presidential election joining me with more on this Dr Chris Smith Monocle two, thousand, four, hundred and science correspondent and Scott Lucas professor of US Politics University of Birmingham Chris First of all would it possibly actually have been more of an October surprise if none of the key figures in this election came down with the illness I think. So I'm pretty surprised actually the. They've oh, taken. So long to catch it if you wind your mind back to SORTA March April time, Prince Charles was one of the first people note in the UK when the first high profile people who meet a lot of people to catch it. Then thankfully recover on therefore slightly surprised that Donald Trump and other people who are on the presidential campaign trail have encountered court and demonstrates this before maybe they have maybe that time they didn't know maybe this time they do maybe this time they're saying something about it. Scott Lucas. DC will just right now be waking up to this news and trying to understand how it is going to affect the last month of campaigning What do you think obviously debates again to have to be remote if they going to be held at old trump won't be able to hold anymore rallies and presumably the bulletin team will now all have to be tested and may have to isolate as will. Probably, what Chris said, we're shocked that this had come out before that the by campaign team probably had gained for this type of possibility. They will have been testing regularly, and of course, Joe Biden is in the middle of a train stopped tour of key swing states such as Ohio, and Pennsylvania. So they'll go ahead as much as you can be normal in the next month while offering hopes for the recovery of Donald Trump along as well as trump's close aide. Hope Hicks. I think it's the trump campaign that'll be in disarray today trying to figure out what to do Let me just say for a couple reasons why I? As we've noted trump no longer has his primary outlet of campaign rallies, large gatherings without mass without social distancing where he just rambled for sixty ninety minutes and try to grab headlines. Secondly, a, you're in a position where corona virus goes back to being the number one issue in the campaign and the trump campaign hoping to bury it or push it to the side. Let's talk about Supreme Court. Let's talk about trump's cultural war against that extremist anarchist. Let's not talk about two, hundred, ten, thousand Americans who are dead closing seven and a half million cases, and then thirdly, this actually I think undermines disinformation the trump campaign had put out about Joe Biden being physically mentally unfit indeed remember. If you remember, he goes back that far enough that they mopped Biden for supposedly being in the basement for observing coronavirus restrictions and not coming out and campaigning publicly before the start of June. It looks Joe Biden's white wise right. Now while the questions over judgment physical health, we'll be about Donald trump and four years ago. Of course, President Trump mocked, Hillary Clinton for becoming ill with what looked like pneumonia during the campaign, Chris. Is it possible that this might make a difference, one way or the other to how seriously Americans take this I mean, might hopefully make it clear to trump's base that this virus is real and it is dangerous but alternatively should trump not appear to too badly affected and should he recover quickly that might rather dangerously amplify his narrative that it's not that big a deal Martin did it could go either way couldn't it and indeed? He has the odds in his favor even in a person's eighties that chance of making a recovery in other words not succumbing to grove infection as well north of ninety percent. So it's not to give him that just because someone who is his age mid seventies who has other pre existing health conditions? He he does have obesity they will increase risk. It's not a given though that he'll come off worse for this he make. A complete recovery probably most people do and the other thing to bear in mind is, is this genuinely the first time? He's had it because it may well be he has become reinfected and this time perhaps I'm speculating wildly here and I might be completely wipe them up but wouldn't it be wonderful if he ends up I've got this of course it but then bounces back incredibly fast and demonstrates how powerful he really is. you can see that working well for him. You can also see this for the reason, Scott that you mentioned it playing badly for him in that it does amplify covid nineteen as an issue in the in the minds of most voters but. What are the actual practical considerations here? I. Mean You mentioned the Supreme, court nomination to fill that vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. CanNot actually go ahead and I guess the big question is there any doubt whatsoever about the actual election at this point? Assuming that. Kony Barrett did not get corona virus donald trump when she made a public appearance alongside him six days ago. Yeah. This can go ahead because you're talking about the hearings that take place. In the Senate. which will be socially distanced I'm sure. So Mitch McConnell push that through the problem for the trump campaign, they can no longer make that the headline event and try to galvanize their supporters around given these circumstances. Secondly, on the delay of the election is extremely difficult to delay the election you have to amend. Through Congress an act from eighteen forty, five, i. think the practicalities of that are very, very difficult and I think it's a huge gamble for Republican senators, some of whom are facing difficult reelection battles to do that because the Democrats will say, they're just trying to use a pretext to push this this back because remember, we've been facing a donald trump who has been saying if I don't like the election result, I don't have to observant I can stay in the White House that I think undercuts the effort that could be made to say look there's A legitimate reason given the pandemic to push the date back. Scott. Lucas Christmas thank you both very much for joining