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Fresh update on "contagious" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"People in New York are eligible for the vaccine. But this week, the governor said the city has only receiving 250,000 doses. Carol D'Auria 10 10 wins in Brooklyn Congress members Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clarke joined the governor, highlighting the importance of vaccination pop up sites and communities. Have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Cuomo says The state is working hard to provide the vaccine through partnerships with some 300 churches and public housing authorities across New York but said it's up to New Yorkers to take the vaccine next week. 240,000 more doses are expected, but that's less than previous shipments right now. Seven million New Yorkers. Are eligible for the vaccine in New Jersey Governor Murphy announcing that more than 500,000 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, hospitalizations air down more than 16%. There are over 6100 new cases with 64 new deaths related to the virus. This weekend, New Jersey health officials announced two cases of the highly contagious cove it variant were found in the state, New Jersey, along with New York joined 19 other states. Where the new strain has been found. Scientists have said the mutation is up to 70% more contagious, but there's no evidence yet that the variant is more deadly or more resistant. The vaccine's in New York City, there were over 4500 new virus cases, the seven day positivity rate in the city now at 9.0%, according to Mayor de Blasio. In Hong Kong. Thousands of residents are locked down in their homes and moved to contain a worsening outbreak there. Correspondent Sara Bassett reports cases in Hong Kong is yes among district Working class neighborhood with old buildings represent about half of the infections In the past week, sewage testing in the area picked up more concentrated traces of the virus. Prompting concerns that poorly built plumbing systems in our lack of ventilation may raise the risk of spread. Authorities say an area of 16 buildings in the district and locked down until all residents attested. Residence and not allowed to leave their homes until they receive their test results. The government says the restrictions are expected to end within 48 hours. I am Sara Bassett. When's news time 6 45 more of our top stories on the way next. Okay. Which one of these three things are most important to you? Saving time? The planet or saving money? Well, how about all three, which can happen if you do your grocery shopping with imperfecta foods? They rescue millions of pounds of imperfecta groceries that would.
Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic
"When you his policies the city of Wuhan in China announced the world's first coronavirus lockdown a year ago the bustling central Chinese industrial center of Wuhan was brought to a virtual standstill almost overnight one year on life has largely returned to normal in the city of eleven million even as the rest of the world struggles with the spread of the virus is not contagious variance yelled on you is a Wuhan resident rates are going to see the pandemic has not been eliminated yet there's still the possibility of a re emergence and it said that we should take good precautions efforts to vaccinate people for covert nineteen have been frustrated by limited supplies in some parts of China I answer buses
Fresh update on "contagious" discussed on The Real Estate Connection
"The December 2nd 2016 fire broke out of the warehouse during an electronic music and dance party moving so quickly that the 36 victims were trapped on the illegally constructed second floor, prosecutors said victims Had no warning and little chance to escape. Maura Town hall dot com. It's the first anniversary of the day, the city of Wuhan, China, announced the world's first coronavirus lockdown. For the update. We turn to Sarah Bassett one year has passed since the city of Wuhan and China announced the world's first coronavirus lock down a year ago, The bustling central Chinese industrial Center of Wuhan was brought to a virtual standstill. Almost overnight. One you're on life has largely returned to normal in the city of 11 million, even as the rest of the world struggles with the spread of the virus is more contagious Variants. He held on you is a Wuhan resident. So you shouldn't say that pandemic has not been eliminated. Yet. There's still the possibility of a re emergence and it said that we should take precautions. Efforts to vaccinate people for covert 19 have been frustrated by limited supplies in some parts of China..
UK COVID-19 Variant: 2 cases reported in New Jersey
"New Jersey is reporting its first cases of the highly contagious UK variant of the Corona virus, which has been found that at least 20 states, including Pennsylvania, Ky. Nobody is My DiNardo was following the story. This was no surprise Governor Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judy Purse. Achilles said they had assumed the UK variant was in New Jersey. Securely said the first case was in an ocean County man in his sixties. He had not been traveling, nor had he been around anyone who he knew was sick. He recovered at home and did not need to be hospitalized. The second case, she said, was in a child who was traveling and staying in North Jersey. That child had no symptoms but tested positive in New York City. Word the variant was detected in New Jersey came it's the state reported it has topped a half million covert vaccine doses administered so far, and governor Murphy says the state has the capacity to vaccinate many more people if it only had the
Fresh update on "contagious" discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News
"The federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA. To stand up the first federally supported community vaccination centers with the goal of 100 centers and next one. The next month, the president will meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in hopes of providing a larger relief plan. CBS is Skyler Henry. Republican lawmakers have already balked at President Biden's massive coronavirus relief plan, especially given that Congress passed Near trillion dollar plan at the end of last year. But the White House says if measures aren't passed soon, officials fear the country will have to dig itself out of the bigger economic hole later. The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin in the Senate next month, The Senate will conduct a trial. Of the impeachment of Donald Trump. It will be a full trial. Will be a fair trial, Majority leader Chuck Schumer announced the trial will begin the second week of February. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has blamed Mr Trump for the assault, was pushing for such a delay. We need a full and fair process. Where the former president can mount a defense. In the Senate can properly consider the factual legal And constitutional questions. CBS is Kris Van Cleave growing concern over the new covert 19 straight health officials are worried some of the new corona virus variants that are spreading across the U. S or not only more contagious, but Would make the current vaccines less effective. CBS is Dr Jon Lapook. He's new variants make it even.
New strains of COVID swiftly moving through the US need careful watch, scientists say
"McCormick. It's the worst possible news for health experts that new covert variant is more dangerous than first thought. Here's correspondent Jennifer Keiper health officials are worried some of the new Corona virus variants that are spreading across the U. S, or not only more contagious but could make the current vaccines less effective. CBS is Dr Jon Lapook. He's new variants make it even more important for us to get as many people vaccinated. As quickly as possible to mention I'm just picked up pace so we can get this pandemic under control. Before these variants spread even further and become more of a problem. The CDC says masks should have at least two layers of fabric. The vaccine shortages are leaving many Americans wondering if their first shot will be effective Appointments for the second shot or hard to find. Gail Esposito lives in Georgia. I certainly would so a lot less stress. If I had a real date, the state's top health official, Kathleen to me, If you've gotten your vaccines by going to a health department, you will be able to get your second does. The CDC now says you could wait six weeks if necessary. Surgeon general nominee the vague Northeast, why should be steadily increasing and what I'm concerned about in particular, is making sure that we have enough distribution channel set up whether those air community vaccination centers, pharmacy chains that are ready to roll whether they're mobile units. They get the vaccine to hard to reach places. President Biden wants lawmakers to approve his covert proposals to help struggling Americans. American rescue plan would lift 12 Million Americans out of poverty and cut child poverty in half First lady Jill Biden toward a health center in Washington yesterday where she was told cancer patients aren't coming in for screenings because of the pandemic, she said. More needs to be done to improve broadband service. To increase telemedicine options. Chazz Pierce at Nashville's Memorial Hospital says a lot of their patients are setting up online doctor visits for Kevin 19 memorial actually had zero telemedicine visits. What's you know, covered? Get ramped up really sometime around April is when our telemedicine program really started taking off. Dr Rebecca Rose. Great telemedicine is here to stay. It's not going anywhere. The younger generation comes up, and there's more and more tech savvy I saving more more part of medicine with the latest on the impeachment process. Now, here's correspondent Tom Foti, former President Trump's second impeachment trial will start in the Senate on the eighth of February. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. I've spoken to Speaker Pelosi, who informed me that the articles will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asked for the delay to give the former president time to prepare his case. Stocks finished the week mixed. This is CBS News.
Fresh update on "contagious" discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"President laying out the plan last week. The vice president picked up the phone, and she called mayors from both parties across the country to preview the legislative package. GOP leaders are already pushing back, saying the price tag is too high. But Democratic leaders and many economists say Americans need relief now, in order for the US to avoid a deepening crisis. Michelle Franzen, ABC News New concern that the more contagious variants of covert that spend detected in 22 states, some health officials are recommending people double up literally and where it least two masks. CBS is Dr David Vegas weighs in wearing two masks gives you multiple ply way have to do whatever we can to stop the spread of the virus, and we're still not living by that mask mandate. Unfortunately, Medical experts say the new covert variant spreads between 30 and 70% faster than others and is about 30% more deadly. And we've just gotten the latest covert numbers for Massachusetts, the state Department of Public Health reporting 4330 newly confirmed cases. Along with 75 more deaths. There are 2000 and 55 people in the hospital 418 of those patients in ICUs seven day average positivity rate.
UK Warns New Coronavirus Variant May Be Deadlier
"Written with a warning about a new variant of coronavirus. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and health officials revealed some evidence indicates the so called UK variant of covert 19 is deadlier than the original version by as much as 40%. They say. For example, in a group of 60 year olds 10 people might be expected to die out of 1000. With the old strain. 13 to 14 could die from the new strain. They note. More work needs to be done on this. It has been known The new variant is more contagious, but it's not thought to have been more dangerous. This is new information. The new variant is predominant the UK and start responsible for the surgeon cases and deaths here is now thought to be spreading in the U. S
Fresh update on "contagious" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"The city of Wuhan and China announced the world's first coronavirus lockdown one year has passed since the city of Wuhan and China announced the world's first coronavirus lock down a year ago. The bustling central Chinese industrial Center of Wuhan was brought to a virtual standstill almost overnight. When you're on life has largely returned to normal in the city of 11 million, even as the rest of the world struggles with the spread of the virus is more contagious, Variance yelled on You is a Wuhan resident so that the pandemic has not been eliminated. Yet there's still the possibility of a re emergence and it said that we should take precautions. Efforts to vaccinate people for covert 19 have been frustrated by limited supplies in some parts of China. I'm Sarah Busses. Russian police today arrested more than 2600 protesters who took to the streets across the country, demanding the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny. Some people raising their voices and temperatures of minus 58 degrees. CBS correspondent Elizabeth Palmer has more from London. Navalny flew back to Moscow or we could go on a plane filled with fans and reporters. He told them he wasn't afraid to return to Russia since August, had been recovering in Germany from nerve agent poisoning, which he alleges was ordered by the Kremlin. But minutes after he entered the airport, he was arrested on.
UC Irvine Scientists Working on COVID-19 Vaccine That Would Attack All Strains
"You see Irvine School of Medicine is working to develop a new vaccine that will defeat all strains of the Corona virus, including those that haven't arrived in the U. S. Yet One of the chief scientists overseeing the federally backed effort says the goal is to stop every single variance between cover. Also, all the other strange off the virus, including common called Coronaviruses, as well as most important tree cover the viruses that are parks right now in mass that have not emerged Yet. At the White House briefing Thursday, Dr Anthony Fauci Voiced concern about new, highly contagious Corona virus strains that are appearing more frequently around the world Bottom line. We're paying very close attention to it their alternative plans. If we have a have to modify the vaccine, you see I officials believe the new vaccine will serve as a backup to the currently circulating Fizer and modern aversions in the event they aren't effective against a future strain of the virus. They're hoping to prevent the next pandemic before it starts. The potential new breakthrough is in the early trial phase, and scientists will soon begin tests on lab mice that are expected to conclude by the summer. The developers hope to start clinical trials on humans by early next year. The announcement comes is California deals with a spike in infections from a new covered 19 sprain that has been spreading rapidly since the fall.
Biden announces mask mandate for interstate travel
"And we're getting our first look at the Biden administration's national strategy to fight the Corona virus pandemic. One of the president's first priorities is to expand testing and vaccine production. And our next guest applauds the president's plan but wants to see more done. Dr. Lena Wen is a professor of public health at George Washington University and an ER physician. She's on Skype. And Dr Wen Biden's goal is 100 million vaccine doses in his 1st 100 days in office in the Washington Post. You call this a disappointingly low goal. Why First of all I do want to point out that we were yesterday, one day into his presidency, and he's already put forth a plan that we've been missing from the Trump Administration for a year. And this plan is comprehensive and addresses so many components that we've all been asking from the Trump administration testing PPE travel masking its very comprehensive and I couldn't help but think how different things would have been if we had this type of plan in place months ago. The thing is, though, we do need bold action at this point that is befitting of what? President Biden Call's This wartime effort. 100 Million Vaccines. Sounds like a lot. But, frankly, 100 million vaccines that 100 days is actually the pace that we're at. Now we are at about 900,000 million vaccinations a dame, and so if that's what President Biden call's a dismal failure they continuing at that pace isn't particularly inspiring. The other thing, too, is at this rate. We're not going to be able to reach herd immunity. For a two does vaccine until June of 2022. So a lot more needs to be done. And it's possible then maybe their supply issues that the new administration is uncovering. But if that's the case, they should tell us and set the expectation because right now, this is not the kind of aspirational moon shot that we need. Something else. Biden also signed executive orders requiring masks and federal buildings and on public transit between states. You want to know why he's not issuing a national mask mandate. You also suggested he could withhold federal funds from states that don't require masks. But we've been talking so much about state's rights to make their own decisions. Couldn't a national mandate actually create a huge backlash? You know, this is a very difficult trade off that we have to be making at this point about what is an individual liberty versus what is the public Good. In this case, I would equate wearing masks similar to what we do with seat belts and specifically with not allowing drunk driving. This is not about your own right or about a state, right. This is also something that affect the entire country. If there is a hot spot in one part of the country, it's going to end up spreading to other parts of the country as well. And so again. I applaud President Biden's action in issuing this Last mandate that protects federal workers who are in federal buildings. I just think that bolder action would also set the right tone. We also know that what is driving the infection in many parts of the country are indoor gatherings, extended family and friends. It really breaks my heart to see little kids not be in school. But then there are birthday parties and play dates that are occurring. It breaks my heart to see restaurants and retail businesses not be able to open but people are getting together indoors for dinner parties and game nights. Now I completely realize that pandemic fatigue is real, and that people want to see their loved ones. But I also think that there is a hard truth that we depend on President Biden to convey, which is that if we want for schools and businesses to open then what are we as individuals willing to give up? Huh? President Biden has predicted that the death toll will top 500,000 next month. But then there is the slight dip in the number of cases recently. In some states. How do you interpret these numbers? And what do you expect? We'll see in the coming weeks. I'm not sure at this point that we can understand the recent decrease in hospitalizations and infections as a trend yet I want to be optimistic. But I'm also concerned because it's possible that we haven't seen the full effects off the holidays just yet. In addition, we have these new variants. The CDC is projecting. That the UK variant may well become the dominant variant here in the U. S by March, and this is a very intense, more contagious and as a result, it will result in more deaths. And so I am not cautiously optimistic. I'm looking at the next several weeks as some of the most difficult that we will have faced as a country and things may still deteriorate from there. We need to get vaccines into arms as quickly as we can. And in the meantime, we have to reduce the spray. Head of this virus and again, I think that's a message that all of us is public health experts but also, as politicians and leaders of the community need to help to convey that this battle is far from being over. That's Dr Lena When Professor of public health at George Washington University and an emergency room physician as always, thank you so much for joining us. Thank you.
Seattle's King County health officer: new COVID-19 cases '"moving in the right direction"
"And this afternoon some improvement to report in King County's covert numbers, officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says they're seeing about 400 cases a day. That's slightly down from its peak as well as over the month of December. We were averaging about 50 King County residents dying every week. Currently we're at 28 deaths week, certainly more than comfortable with, but at least we're moving in the right direction momentarily. But he tells the board of Health that I slow vaccine rolled out a new, more contagious strain of the virus could reverse those numbers. Jeff Pooja look come on.
Pfizer-BioNTech Shot Likely to Foil Mutant, New Study Shows
"May be positive news this morning about the covert vaccine made by Fizer and its German partner. The two companies say that vaccine will protect against the new U. K. More contagious version of the virus. The company's pointing to a study showing any bodies in the blood of people who have been vaccinated were able to neutralize that mutant strain created in a lab for the test
Coronavirus Death Toll in the U.S. Passes 400,000
"From the Corona virus has now surpassed 400,000 and the total number of cases is over 24 million. Making the U. S. The world leader in infections. The landmark comes as a new and more contagious virus. Variant threatens to become dominant by March as soon as he's sworn in President elect Biden has pledged to make fighting coveted top priority and plans to use the full power of the federal government to ramp up vaccinations. Karen
Trump lifts COVID-19 travel restrictions, Biden to block changes
"Trump wanted to make a change in a travel a policy. He apparently wanted to lift. The orders of travel bans into the united states. Mostly flynn places like europe and brazil. He was going to maintain restrictions on iran and china however. And he asks you this dead declaration late monday These restrictions apply to non-citizens trying to come to the us. After spending time in those areas he says it would mean no longer be needed beginning january twenty six. That's the date in. Which the cdc. We'll start requiring all passengers from abroad to present proof of a negative corona virus test before boarding a flight however the biden team announced immediately that they will undo that policy of trump's and they will continue maintain the ban on this travel. So that was kinda the back and forth and the trump's proclamation said the pandemic is worsening more contagious variants emerging around the world. This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel that the press secretary for joe biden put that out on twitter after the announcement by the trump administration that they wanted to lift the ban on travel.
Hospitals discover new Covid variants among patients
"Justice. Some hospitals in the nation's hardest hit regions began to see the onslaught of covid patient stabilize tonight. In more than a third of the country. Doctors are now detecting at least one variant of the virus within weeks. The cdc says the highly contagious uk strain will dominate the us but in california three mutations have already been discovered defining of a variant like this really increases the urgency for us to get collectively for us to get the pandemic under control while virus. Mutations are not unusual they can accelerate the pandemic much still needs to be learned. But with the uk. Strain more contagious. It will lead to more infections and likely more hospitalizations and deaths vaccines though remain. Effective the coruna itself sars kobe to is here to stay but we hope that with these effective vaccine programs that they've become a conversation like the flu as the us surpasses a staggering. Four hundred thousand deaths. The incoming director says another one hundred thousand could die in the next month and now at a faster rate more. Children are testing positive. Two point five million so far in struggling states like georgia overall deaths are up one hundred and forty two percent of treating patients In the hallways there are many days where we have to start the treatment in the ambulances herod la county air quality officials are easing restrictions to allow for more cremations. Twenty seven hundred bodies are being held here at the coroner's office and at local
Biden Planning Ten Day Blitz Of Executive Actions
"In washington it is also a very very big week. President-elect biden scheduled to be sworn in as president at noontime tomorrow chief-of-staff ron claim saying the biden is planning a ten day blitz of executive actions. And for that. I'm gonna go over to joe. Who i think's going to go to washington. Yes to lon moy is going to. I don't know if she's got every executive action she's ready to go into but she's going to have the latest on the inauguration and everything surrounding The inauguration the biden teen plan for a ten day blitz. So we got that going for us. I i whatever. I'm ready for it long. That's what presidents do but i've got a little trepidation with some of it but elections have consequences. It's coming keystone. That's going away at not taking. I think that over the next over the next few days we're going to see is just a real sort of divide and juxtaposition between some of the pomp and circumstance and then some of the policy so obviously the inaugural ceremony is gonna be dramatically scaled back today. We're going to see biden and leave delaware. Make his way down to dc the not by amtrak. Because of the heightened security measures. Tonight he will be at the lincoln memorial for ceremony honoring those who have lost their lives. Tacoma nineteen but in the midst of this pandemic. there's a real desire in the administration to be seen is hitting the ground running and it's one of the reasons why we're going to see five of biden's talk nominees. Have their senate confirmation hearings today. That includes janet yellen for treasury secretary along with his director of national intelligence homeland. Security secretary of state and defense secretary. I got an early copy of yellen opening statement and she does plan to make a forceful for that one point nine billion dollar covert rescue package. That was outlined last week. She says without further action we risk a longer and more painful recession now and long term scarring of the economy later. She also says that with great at historic lows. The smartest thing we can do now is to act big now. As for that flurry of executive orders abiding planning within his first few days many of them will reverse the decisions made by president trump. The latest example came just last night on restricting travel from europe and from brazil the trump administration had said plan to lift those restrictions on january. Twenty six though visitors would still have to provide a negative cova test biden spokesperson immediately. Push back on that saying that the new administration would not lift the ban and instead she tweeted with the pandemic worsening the more contagious variants emerging around the world. This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel by is also planning other executive action on immigration the keystone pipeline. The paris climate accord the world health organization. So the goal of the biden administration is to show here that they're the ones who were serious about
More than one third of Covid patients in Los Angeles suspected to be infected with newly-discovered California variant
"Virginia so over 7200 new coronavirus cases reported Monday, But the positivity rate fell to 13.6%. The search continues in other parts of the country. AMBER Denver reports in California officials worry new variant could be the blame at least 20 states are reporting new cases of the more contagious covert variant first found in the UK, But in Los Angeles, more than one third of covert patients are now believed to be carrying a newly discovered California variant. Doctors say the mutation is likely to blame for the recent explosion in cases. Funeral homes in L. A county are so overwhelmed Cemeteries can't keep up.
Trump lifts COVID-19 travel restrictions on Europe, UK, Brazil.
"Donald trump on monday rescinded. Entry bans imposed because of the corona virus on most us citizens arriving from brazil and much of europe and the uk effective january twenty six. The white house confirmed the restrictions are set to end under renew proclamation from trump the same day that new covid nineteen test requirements take effect for all international visitors. President-elect joe biden is set to take over the presidency on wednesday and he's incoming press secretary said that his administration would not lift the restrictions with the pandemic worsening and more contagious variants emerging around the world. This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel on the advice of our medical team. The administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on the twenty sixth of january. In fact we plan to public health measures around international travel. In order to further mitigate the spread of covid nineteen
Trump scraps UK and Brazil COVID travel bans - but Biden set to ignore the order
"Trump announced this evening. He intends to lift travel restrictions on Brazil and much of Europe, however. Joseph Biden's transition team, said this evening that he will be walking back that order. The executive order set to take place next week from the Trump administration. But Jen Psaki, incoming White House press secretary for Joe Biden, tweeting tonight, the new administration does not intend to lift those travel restrictions sake, saying, quote with the pandemic worsening and more contagious variants emerging around the world. This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel.
What do we know about the fast-spreading COVID-19 variant in California?
"Public health officials here in California say they've identified a variant of the coronavirus that appears to be spreading faster across the state. From member station KQED in San Francisco, Raquel Maria Dillon reports. As California approaches three million cases of Corona virus, researchers say they have identified a new strain different than a highly contagious variant, first identified in the UK And this one is not really knew. It was first detected in California this past May. But since early last month, researchers say its prevalence has grown in California, from 4% to 25% of the samples submitted to labs for genomic sequencing. Santa Clara County Public health officer, Dr Sarah Cody. We have had a number of large outbreaks in this variant has been identified in those outbreaks. Scientists are trying to figure out if this train now found in several counties is more contagious and how it responds to vaccines.
New coronavirus variant found in Los Angeles County
"Angeles county unfortunately hit a covid milestone over the weekend there are now more than one million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the most populous california county and the strain out of the uk is now in la. Health officials say that this new variant is about fifty percent more contagious than the form. We've been dealing with all this time more contagious net not more deadly but just more contagious and health experts. Also say it's likely that the new british isles version of the covert is already spreading in southern california
First Case Of COVID-19 Variant Confirmed In Massachusetts
"Variance train now has been tracked in Massachusetts WBZ Suzanne's Sauce Ville has more on the first confirmed case, the Department of Public Health says the Boston woman in her twenties tested positive for covert this month, and a genetic sample sent to an out of state lab run by the CDC has confirmed she had the variant or shall Wollensky is a mass general infectious disease? Specialist and president elect Joe Biden's pick to head the C D. C. One of the things that this really demonstrates, is our need to be vigilant and to have resource is to do the surveillance to make sure we understand what strange or hear the woman had traveled to the UK and got sick the day after she got back. She's being reinterviewed by public health officials now that it's known, she contract did the U. K variant a strain that's not more deadly, but more contagious. Suzanne Saz Bill WBZ
"contagious" Discussed on Today, Explained
"From a vaccine The best way we can guarantee our health in the near term is to control the spread of the virus and it's also the best way to ensure that the vaccine remains as protective and viable for as long as possible maher irfan reports mostly on the vaccine these days. Vox dot com where you can find lots of reporting from our science team on these mutations. Sean rama's firm. It's today explained. The team includes will read moods eighty. I'm gonna saudi halima. No i'm hassenfeld and our engineers fem- shapiro arthur. Music comes from brake master. Cylinder facts check by celia. Lay liz kelly nelson. Vox editorial director of podcasts. And today explained as part of the vox media podcast network Police say several young men rather was stabbed wire depart things as politically exploded in houston when it came out that the police had been the ones who murdered a couple stores forty years ago. A texas communities demand for justice led to a daring experiment for five young latino officers with little training and even fewer resources. They were tasked with solving houston's toughest crimes and rebuilding trust our gillette good homicide. I didn't know what hamas i was. None of us do what we're up against. They were torn between the neighborhoods. That raise them so my friends. Stop talking to me. After i told him i joined the police department and the badges they wore. I had a mexican flag on my desk and they came over the lieutenant on mexican flag over my name is stella lonzo and this is the story of the chicano squad. I worked so many who done as that. I used to have a saying if you just throw me fingernail. Finding the killer subscribe to. Vox me podcast network on spotify or wherever you listen. Hi i'm neil patel co founder and editor in chief of the verge and host of decoder a new podcast from the virgin. The vox media podcast network about big ideas. And other problems i'll be interviewing. Executives policymakers academics and some other assorted troublemakers about what it takes to build the businesses of the future. I sent over a decade covering tech. And i'm more convinced than ever that every business is a tech business with some familiar problems to solve in some big new opportunities to seize. you'll hear from leaders like mark cuban on how technology impacts competition the biggest challenge. We have and i say this all the time we have helped me that our ads and founders like sal khan of khan academy on how the pandemic has accelerated trends. We saw our usage go through the roof. As soon as the schools closed it was about two hundred fifty to three hundred percent of normal. We'll talk about how they're navigating and ever changing landscape. What keeps them up at night and what it all means for our shared future. When asked him tough questions. We're going to break some news. And we're gonna have some fun so look for decoder with neil patel in apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app..
"contagious" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Park police service. We face that will. Young man was stabbed parking news in the late seventies tensions between houston police and the mexican american community exploded. The result was a daring experiment for five young latino police officers. They were tasked with solving houston's toughest crimes in rebuilding trust all being torn between the neighborhoods that raise them and the badges they wore. My name is good stella lonzo and this is the story of the chicano squad subscribed uganda squad from the fox media. Podcast network on spotify or wherever you listen. Hi i'm every woman. The host of the cut a new podcast from new york magazine. And the vox media. Podcast network Everyone's as we work to explore important provocative ideas about the world around us so far. We've discussed what it's like to move back into your parents house and why that's actually an incredible empowering thing to do we've also talked about what it means to be a radical in society. Expects you to be practical and pragmatic. We'd love for you to join us. Subscribe to cut in your favorite podcast episodes who staff writer. Vox last month. The news about the pandemic got a lot more hopeful when we learned that to vaccines which are both pretty darn effective at protecting people from cova had been approved. We talk to you about lots of questions. people had. It seemed like the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Do these new mutations change that or will these vaccines still protect people. Well we don't know for sure but in all likelihood the answer is yes. These vaccines will probably stay effective for some time. Why do you say well. There's a couple of different reasons. I mean one is that because these vaccines are so very effective. To begin with we're talking ninety percent efficacy even diminished efficacy down to eighty percent or lower. It would still be a very effective vaccine. The other thing has to do with how the vaccine itself works. I mean these vaccines the vaccine and the pfizer bio and tech vaccine. They coach immune system to make a part of the virus the spike spike protein. Okay and there's actually multiple targets on this spike protein that your immune system can use to train itself. And it's very unlikely that you would see mutations in all of these components all at the same time there might be mutations of one or two places but not perhaps all the places that your immune system uses to recognize it and finally we kind of have some degree of real world experience with this because the generation of vaccines that we're using now. They were engineer to counter some of the earliest variants of the virus. And they're being tested in the real world right now against the more recent variations and you know these viruses mutate all the time. And so these back. Backseats have been quite competent at dealing with the variations that we've thrown at them so far so it's very likely that they'll be able to cope with.
"contagious" Discussed on 5-4
"All on religious institutions in this case isn't a lot of ways in easier case then the more neutral regulations that were upheld back in you know the spring right and so i think we should consider this like a green light for right wing conservative religious groups to challenge covid restrictions anywhere and a clear signal to courts that they should be entertaining those challenges seriously. And that's going to result in a lot more people getting sick and a lot more people dying and also just say like. I feel like there's more urgency to this stuff now that like the vaccine is imminent such that like every single day you can delay sort of opening up of you know establishments like churches and synagogues or gyms if you know you can or whatever i just feel i district court judges should just be like fuck you all right. We'll reconsider in light of it and then make some fine distinctions between like these regulations and the regulations in new york right. And just say these are fine raven in light of that decision. And i'm sure there's gonna be like expedited review in all that stuff but still takes time and they should just delay delay that could save lives absolutely and to take a step further back here and talk about the implications of these sort of rod conservative conception of the first amendment protections of their religion and speech rights the circuit just a couple of weeks ago struck down bans on conversion therapy conversion. Therapy is if you don't know the extremely anti-scientific and deeply morally disgusting practice of trying to convert gay children to become straight using what is essentially psychological torture right in the eleventh circuit set up conversion therapy was protected as free speech under the first amendment. And you know that's not a freedom of religion thing at least in this case but goes to show exactly how they use the first amendment as a weapon for their cause yet. I'm just disgusting. Shit right you guys ever like get like sort of maximally solipsism and be like actually this is all just a grand experiment to see what it would take to get me to kill someone. We must be simulating because this is. It's just it's dropped. I even process it. I i was just sort of like i'm gonna move on right now. I can't process this right now. In a final point. I think the biggest important point of all for this episode. Is that a lot of thought. You were so clever on twitter and we're like are you gonna rename six. I told you all the fucking time. And i'm going to say it again. They're still going to be five four decisions and they're gonna be worse than efforts because that's what's going to happen. Conservative bar's gonna just keep testing the limits and they can afford to lose a roberts over gorsuch sure cavenaugh. They're still also. It's a metaphor about the ideological split of the court. Okay it's not a literal description of every chaos. It is timeless. So fuck god. We love you listeners. Thank you so much for listening by our merged eighty it's www dot five four pods dot com all spelled out and then click on merch. Check out all the stuff we have for you next week. Is harare be collins. A case from the nineties where the court held that. Just because you're innocent doesn't mean you don't get put to death that's basically it you might. It's a quick summary. We'll give you the next week. Follow us on twitter at five. Four pod us an email telling us you respect and appreciate us We'll see next week. Five four is presented by prologue projects. This episode was produced by cadre cova with editorial oversight by leeann. Nayef and andrew. Parsons artwork is by teddy blinks at chips and why in our theme song is by spatial relations..
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"Reject the court's argument. I think it's as simple as that. Yeah a really important piece of this. I think is that. New york's restrictions our policy decisions made with significant input from experts and those experts continue to back the restrictions the district court in this case a fact-finding establish that the restrictions were backed by medical expertise. The american medical association filed a brief. That was in support. Of new york's position and up against that is basically like five dip shits on the supreme court. Just sorta eyeballing whether they think these restrictions make sense or not and sorry. That's not the same as what the doctors and scientists are saying right right. It's like the old on article right. Like i think the war in iraq will unleash chaos in the middle east. I know that's been yet so the legal analysis does not end there. The court has determined that religious institutions are being treated differently and now they have to evaluate whether that is justified. And they do that. By applying a strict scrutiny analysis meaning they determine whether the restrictions are narrowly tailored to fulfilling a compelling state interest off. That doesn't sound like it actually means anything. Congratulations you are basically a lawyer now. The core points out that. There's no evidence that the churches or synagogues in question have contributed to the spread of covid. And like do you get how fucking viruses work like large crowds gathering in close proximity is gonna be a high risk situation. Pretty much anywhere. So what is it that we're talking about here fred. If like if you buy a gun do you need to see it. Shoot someone to know. It's dangerous or is it enough. How guns were right right. Exactly the court and says that the order could have been tailored to the size and capacity of the relevant buildings. Which i think is fair enough right. They could have done capacity restrictions. I think there's a good argument. That capacity restrictions make more sense than pure headcount caps. So no fine but in my view. That's just sort of an irrelevant argument. Because there's zero reason to believe that religious institutions are being singled out unfairly targeted for it also be fine to ban them altogether like concert fan but instead they were given this sort of additional privilege of you can have ten or twenty five or whatever people were so even if you believe that the hard caps on capacity don't make much sense that as conservatives so often say doesn't necessarily mean it's unconstitutional right so we noted that to occurrences are filed here One by gorsuch one by cavenaugh then a little bit crazier than the procurement opinion. The only thing i'll say about kavanagh's concurrence is that it's substantively ads. Almost nothing to the other opinions and this is like the third or fourth time. I've thought about a cavenaugh concurrence boy. Just he loves to file a concurrence. He loves to repeat what we just read and Just put his name on it at the top. Yeah but put it in his own voice. No peter bait this point when we were prepping for this episode. It was like this moment of clarity for me and like understanding brett cavenaugh because like in any fraternity a dude who he drinks two beers and then cannot shut. The fuck loves the sound of his voice. Just fucking yam err on and like. I know that guy well because it was me so like no judgment on on that point but it's like a thing where like what you see it. It's like okay. Yeah that's him. Yeah and even if you weren't in a fraternity brett kavanagh's exac leave a guy that i had like intense culture shock over one year right. You know this person from one. L. con law or sieve pro. It's a white man who for his entire life has been told things like. Oh you really good at debate. You should go to law school. They've just been like stoked with that kind of praise their entire life and so they get a platform and they can't say no. I was told i was going to debate. And i i know you're kind We already talked a bit about gorsuch. Concurrence ranting about what he sees as secular privilege. But probably the most notable thing about it is just like how sanctimonious it is. Generally the concurrent starts off with the line. Quote government is not free to disregard the first amendment in times of crisis. Lougee the tone of his concurrence along the same line his position is like not just that they're right but that any other position is clearly disregarding the constitution. And that's just fucking stupid. I mean you can take tone if the first amendment said during pandemics. You can't put capacity restrictions on churches. If that's what it said. I'd be like you got hill right. That's but like the first amendment says that it protects the free exercise of religion every single person who has ever studied it understands that that entails a massive gray area and requires a balancing act between the freedom to engage in specific religious activities and public policy. Needs i think the courts position here is bad and wrong. But even i will tell you that. There is no objectively correct. Answer here and to act. As if there is shows a wild amount of hubris and overconfidence. And i think is a good sign that we are not about to see a restrained. Conservative court really good point. Yeah so the big stories. Here is that roberts joined the liberals in dissent and roberts descent dodges the merits of the constitutional question. He's making the argument that the cases moot because the churches and synagogues in question are no longer in the designated red zones and therefore like the heart attendants caps. No longer even apply to them. Roberts argument is that we should not be issuing an opinion here where the situation can still be changing. Day-to-day this is classic. Roberts equivocation trying to dodge the touchier issue sometimes conservatives in the occasional centrist criticize us for not giving more credence to the conservative side of the argument. And you know Generally i would like to respond. Go fuck yourself. But that's right. I'll give you this. I think roberts is wrong and this case is not moot. It's true that the churches are no longer in the red zones but that can easily change at anytime and in any event the case is relevant to other houses of worship. So calling this is just kinda ticky tack procedural bullshit and roberts is kind of being. I mean flat out. He's being cowardly because he.
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"Orthodox like acidic julia rate. And what it did was allowed. The governor to designate specific areas as red zones orange zones and yellow zones so in a red zone where areas where concentrations of covid cases were highest and in those zones. The executive order capped attendance at religious services at ten people in an orange zone. The maximum capacity allowed in houses of worship was twenty five people so importantly though a businesses that were deemed essential. Were not ordered to have the same capacity limits so like for example a hardware store in a red zone didn't have them maximum ten percent occupancy but large indoor gatherings important importantly like concert venues. Those are completely shut down whereas religious gatherings are allowed but these kinds of limited numbers depending on what zone there in so this some made some of our more pious neighbors Angry and to religious organizations the roman catholic diocese of brooklyn as agudo with israel of america applied for an injunction so that the capacity limits from komo's executive order would not be enforced a them and they could be in larger groups in their churches and synagogues respectively. So this case makes it to the supreme court on the shadow docket. We've mentioned before. The shadow docket refers to the body of legal orders that are issued by the supreme court outside of the cases for which the court hears oral argument and issues its formal written opinions. The shadow docket orders. You know usually they can be like peripheral or purely procedural kind of technical legal matters so if a party is asking for like additional time on a case it would be on the shadow docket and the supreme court is quickly issue an order but some orders from the shadow docket decide kind of contentious. An urgent matters the important thing. Here i think is that usually orders from the shadow docket are issued without additional written justification from the justices. Here though we did get written opinions. Yeah and that's significant because it could be that the justices have heard like recent criticism about orders Coming down from the shadow docket without written reasoning. And because the justices are all kind of signaling. What might be done on future cases that look like this particularly with regard to freedom of religion and free exercise cases so the legal question is whether these restrictions violate the first amendment right to the free exercise of religion and the main thing to remember here is that if something only coincidentally limits the exercise of religion that is generally not considered a violation of the first amendment so if the government says no crowds of ten or more anywhere that's pretty much never going to be a violation of the free exercise clause because it impacts everyone equally. The only question here is whether this order sort of unfairly targeting religious institutions were religious people without adequate justification and the court of course says that it is one notable thing here. This is a per curium decision which we've talked about before but essentially means that no single justice put their name on the majority opinion Instead it sort of symbolically presented as if it is the opinion of the court itself Naturally that symbolism is in and of itself meaningless bullshit. But it's it's important because it's a signal that the conservatives believe they are like making a statement here right it's the presentation of a unified front and it's also important because it means we don't really know who wrote the majority gorsuch in cavenaugh both filed separate concurrent sources. And i think if you look at the writing style there's enough dare to say that. It was probably amy coney barrett herself. I think so too. Yeah it doesn't feel like an alito opinion. no it doesn't it has some of the indicators of her writing style but again we're just guessing so onto the case itself. The central argument of the majority opinion is very simple. The order in new york limits attendance in religious houses of worship to For example ten people in designated red zones but it does not apply attendance limits to other businesses in the same zones. So if you're a hardware store in that red zone you could technically have more than ten people in the store and the court says that is essentially singling out religious institutions in unconstitutional fashion. You know. I don't think you need to be a legal genius to see the counterpoint. To this which is that. Religious services are not really comparable to other businesses people. Sit down generally in generally for long periods of time often singing and chanting and shit that is uniquely high risk taking in tongues. If you're at a yeah with these people do and the state order entirely prohibits similarly large indoor gatherings like concerts like re said religious services actually get favorable treatment under the law compared to those secular gatherings right said files. A concurrence here. Where he's like extremely sanctimonious amount this point. He points out that there are no capacity restrictions on hardware stores or liquor stores or bike shops. So he says quote according to the governor. It may be unsafe to go to church but it is always fine to pick up another bottle of wine or shop for a new bike. The paragraph ends with who knew public health would so perfectly aligned with secular convenience is like obviously a complete dodge of the fact that none of those businesses operate. Anything at all. Like a church or synagogue. Don't wanna hangs out in those stores for two hours conversing and belting out hymns and shit. I am a man in my thirties. I drink alcohol. You know big fan when i tell you that never in my life. Has someone tried to talk to me in a liquor store. I am not exaggerating. Absolutely someone who was not an employee approached me in a liquor store. I'm immediately fight or flight. High alert right away. This unnatural not comparable situation comparable situations would be public speaking events concerts and those are banned. Exactly like what's the fucking complaint here. And i think gorsuch to use this opportunity to make one of those sorts of like decay of society points that are conservatives always busted out like oh you can't go to church but you can buy a beer schools anymore but the substitute teacher will put on love actually and and you have to watch that just like fodder for small minds exactly. It's like fox news break playing on the character that like a lot of suburban and rural residents have of city s. The same people. Who would tell you on twitter or facebook. That like new york city's a hell hole during the beal protest. Like it's not i'm here. I'm like walking into the bodega. And nobody's you know and there'd be no i know for a fact it's basically a wars thing. Those are the people that this is written full. It's like look you know they're fucking drinking. Md twenty twenty and not going to church and secular heat his opinion absolutely and so all through one curium opinion in two currences the conservatives do not once tried to address the fact that religious services involve people sitting speaking singing in a closed space for prolonged periods of time where none of the businesses they call comparable share that feature and that sort of the bottom line here the entire position of the conservatives rests on the idea that religious services are comparable to these other types of businesses from grocery stores to department stores. And if you accept that those are fundamentally not comparable for purposes of analyzing covid risk. You have to.
"contagious" Discussed on Last Day
"My mental health all those years. As an adult and it really wasn't until about two, thousand, nine, two, thousand, ten when as an employee of the school district I was tasked with representing the school district with the community suicide prevention coalition. and. Then when that first young man died by suicide I was having a conversation afterwards with my supervisor. About the young man in a young man stead at the young man's suicide story. And I. took the took the leap and I told him that I was an attempt survivor and that I'd never told anyone that I was ashamed. An, embarrassed. But I could relate to some of the story. His Dad told. That's when the stigma and the shame and embarrassment about my own mental health and my own suicide attempt. I kinda dropped that mask dropped Kinda like old roads I dropped them off. And I said I'm not going to carry the shame anymore. I'm going to use this experience to shine a light on it to prevent it. That's not just aspirational. Katie sharing her story of hope and healing. Is a literal form of suicide prevention? which actually brings us back to our own question. Is suicide contagious. The answer is. It can be but not in the way, we generally use the word contagious and all know we have used it a lot in twenty twenty. It's not like flipping a switch where some happy go lucky person with no history of negative thoughts suddenly driven to die after hearing one story please hear me there are many factors that impact mental health and suicidal ideation, and in some cases, this could be the factor that puts a life at risk. But the important thing to convey is that suicidal thoughts don't have to be deadly. Getting to the other side of that hopeless moment is possible. Recovery is possible. I'm wondering like when you. Got Out of hospital and. What was life like? That's the piece that I think we're really. Curious about you know as we do the season, we asked like, what could we have done differently like you were having these thoughts and talking to me today. Right. So how did that? Happen. It seems. Like it seems really hard to put my finger on. Well. Let's try. So. After the hospital Lisa decided to take a different approach to the question that she'd been haunted by since the sixth grade. All in or all out. She'd spent so much time and energy over the years fixated on the all out part. But. What did the all in look like? She realized that she could shoot that to. Instead, of it being passively waiting like hopefully one day I would feel this way about my life and myself I like made a more concerted effort to be like, okay. How do I get there like it's not just this elusive place. When you're like looking back on this. Do, you think there are things that could have helped you earlier to not get to that point. I. Think if I went to therapy earlier that would probably been helpful I think for me a big search with the search for answers of why do I feel this way I don't even understand what I feel let alone how it came to be. Feeling this way. So if I at least. Figure that out then maybe I could solve it. Lisa spent a lot of years questioning whether her feelings were legitimate. So. It's GonNa, take time and practice to trust herself. She says journaling is helpful. and. When you're when you are journaling like what kind of what are you writing about? What kind of thing I know it's a personal thing. so forgive the intrusion but what are the topics that you're writing about? Recently, it's been more like. A big one is like, how do I love myself? Not, being like, how do I like myself Klay thing trying to figure out that. Spending alone times really tough because I think I don't like being alone I. think that's done to like not really sure if I like myself in general. There's definitely times where I struggle with suicidal ideation. Again, it's not like a pure all done it's constant. A constant johnny but. It's nice to be able to think back and remember like. Lake. House at rock bottom yet. I no longer constantly feel way. I know that that's not the all in happily ever after we aspire to. But this ending is way better because it's the truth for most people. The struggle is real. Right not saying rim or something. Whatever it is it is the truth. The Cure to contagion isn't just telling kids it gets better. It gets better is just A Better version of pull yourself up by the bootstraps. It's too much pressure. It's just another possibly unrealistic expectation. Truth is we don't always know what causes recital ideation, but we do know what exacerbates it. Lisa. Is So new on her journey to self love. But. We asked Katie what she would say to the younger version of herself. A girl that was a lot likely saw. I'm wondering like you where you are now with all of the knowledge that you have now. What do you wish state? You could say to that twenty, four year old girl. I. Wish I could say to her that I love you. I would probably wrap my arms around her like a mom because I'm a mom now. and. I would say I've got kid. I love you. Yeah, this is hard but. You're worth it. Head love you. You're perfect. The way that you are you are lovable. You're deserving. Happiness and love. and. Joy and success and friendships. Just because. You don't have to do anything. You don't have to be anyone's anything. You.
"contagious" Discussed on Last Day
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"contagious" Discussed on Last Day
"After that, I think my body reacted faster than my mind realize what happened I burst into tears ran outside. Joined a lot of my other friends who are all confused and sad. And unsure what to do next? You. You lost your close friend Cameron. Can you talk about him? What was he like? When someone passes away like that you're searching for answers constantly I feel like I. Pour through all my tax I had with him. I posted on my facebook messages. We had his parents came out and so statement like CAIRN dealt depression and. You know but I think as a friend like I never saw. Latte. Does very tough for me to understand what happened especially, I held onto it like a lot of anger after he passed away because. He was so unforgiving when I was super depressing emotional like I remember clearly like one time I was. Crying just 'cause like I always have these things where I. I call them episodes where I just felt so much pent up pain that I just would crying for no reason. Like nothing to start at just like I, just need to release somehow. I had that one time and I just remember telling people be like Oh my gosh. Lisa's so dramatic like she's so emotional the time. and. So for me to find out later that he might have been dealing with similar feelings of pain and some more. Anguish and. What stone forgiving me? Like it just didn't make sense like you couldn't have empathize when apparently this is something that you don't. You know we could have been there for each other maybe. We'll also that feeling like. Now I very rarely see how painful it is for everyone else like a really felt like he took all the pain he was feeling just distributed to the rest of us and so it just. became like a more intense internal battle like how could I do that again to these people I love. But. Also. Showed me like how? Easy, it could be in help the fact that was possible in like this hypothetical I've been thinking about for so long. Is No longer justin hypothetical like someone. made a reality for themselves. Okay. This is where things get really dangerous from a contagion standpoint. But it's also where we really need to just pull apart the term contagion and really just throw out our comparison to cove it altogether because unlike a virus which can affect anyone Lisa is so critically vulnerable here because she was already dealing with persistent negative thoughts this is why we started with her talk. Already a list of coping mechanisms. The moment suicide was added to the list is where she became at risk. The moment cameron died that risk elevated dramatically. There's this almost relief that comes when that becomes an option because you're able even if everything else feel. So out of whack and so going like going so fast and you have all these different assignments or like friend drama or family things, there's at least something you can control all in our L. Out. What's the big huge resounding mantra. Question decision that I was consumed by do I go or do I stay kind of feeling? If. All of this wasn't enough the story of Cams death made national headlines, which also happened after the first cluster but that was before the rise of social media. This time it felt like the entire world was looking at them Palo Alto California houses yourself from millions high schools are top notch but the limitless potential Palo Alto projects. As another saw, we know there's a lot of pressure on kids. There's so much research talking about the pressures that elite kids are facing these days and research that frankly is hard to sympathize with. It just paints a very one note picture of like everyone here is high achieving robot who only cares about their craze and only cares about the schools they get into an only cares about this very one dimensional and definition success. Just like a poor picture of how you would want to think yourself in the first place but. There is some.
"contagious" Discussed on Last Day
"A beloved celebrity dies unexpectedly before their time. . And the headline start to quickly pile up and take over social media. . But there's no real story yet. . No details no explanation just click -able headline with a bunch of photos. . Celebrity. . Dead at forty, , eight, , thirty to twenty, , four whatever and in the absence of any real information, , a question inevitably arises. . Was it an overdose or suicide? ? Unfortunately, , I am acutely aware of what it's like when the answer is overdose. . Please refer to season one for that story. . But when the answer is suicide, , how the story is told matters. . For so long there has been cautioned around public discussion of suicide. . Asking the news media think a little harder by reporting it, , they could be perpetuating the story. . We touched on this episode one but if media gets the message wrong and that wrong message reaches a struggling person at the wrong time, , the consequences can be devastating even fatal. . For example. . In Two thousand fourteen after beloved comedian actor Robin Williams died by apparent suicide. . And that shocking news flooded the headlines. . Suicide rates went up by ten percent. . This detail got repeated after another prominent suicide death we'll designer kate spade was found dead in her apartment today her death and apparent suicide. . We saw after Robin Williams suicide rates went up ten percent. We . Know Kate spade reportedly was infatuated with his suicide. . which became part of another subsequent suicide. . Relearn today we lost a friend and colleague Anthony Bourdain. . Anthony is the second public figure to die this way this week. . Was the first some experts point to a phenomenon? ? They call suicide contagion, , which often happens moments such as this. . And it turns out there is a long historical precedent for this. . There's this phenomenon called the weather effect. . Stick with me. . This won't take long. . It is a fancy literary version of the outdated term copycat suicide. . And it comes from this seventeen seventy four to novel called the sorrows of Young werther the book spoiler alert and with the sympathetic hero or they're dressed in a blue code and yellow trousers shooting himself after being rejected by someone he loved. . In the years that followed so many young men were found dead having shot themselves while dressed as werther that people freaked out and banned the book in several countries. . In one, thousand, , , nine, , hundred, , sixty, , two, , when Marilyn Monroe died. . The following months were filled with extensive coverage about her apparent suicide. . which led to widespread sorrow and an apparent twelve percent uptick in suicides. . These are obviously massive national reactions to the loss of our beloved heroes and icons. . But you see the same thing happening in communities or someone dies by suicide. . All of sudden, , you have to worry about the other people in town. . Or the kids in the schools. . And it brings us to this very complicated question is suicide contagious. . This question of course has been plaguing us this whole project not just because we're talking about suicide. . But also if I didn't know, , we are doing it in the midst of a global pandemic where community spread is all we're talking about. . So is it as simple as that? ? Is suicide something you can catch and if so. . How do we protect ourselves. . Like. . What's the equivalent of a mask for suicide? ? I'm Stephanie Woodall's Wax and this is last day. . We knew early on that, , we wanted to talk about contagion but truth be told we didn't totally get what it meant for suicidal thoughts to transfer. . Is it like. . Flipping a switch not suicidal one moment suicidal the next. . And that's how we were thinking about it. . Until we heard this. . Every morning I wake up and I make agenda for the day. . I love plans I love knowing my options. . In sixth grade when the first suicide cluster happened in my community when we lost more than three people in one year. . It was the first time that suicide became on my list of options when I was going through a problem. . I feeling, , Sad, , one day I think through what the options were. . NAPPING, , think about hanging my friends I thought about taking my own life I thought about going out. . On my list of what I could potentially do to help. . Figure it out in solve it. . This is Lisa. . How speaking at a jet event a few years ago. . And when we watch this video something clicked. . We knew we had to talk to her. . Can you tell me a little bit about yourself like who are you? ? WHO IS LISA? ? Yeah. . So that's such a hard question sometimes answer. . It makes sense that this is a tricky question for Lisa because a lot has changed in a short period of time. . Today Lisa is twenty two and she just graduated from college. . She's about to start a theory impressive job as an engineer at a little known company called Apple. . But. . In sixth grade, , she was in a very different place at the center of what is probably the most commonly referenced example of suicide. . Contagion. . Lisa was a student at gun, , high school. . In Palo Alto California a school that comes up again and again when you start to dig into the concept of suicide. . Contagion
"contagious" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"So our white paper for today is from Giovanni for any Brian Night and Cecilia Testa and it is called the franchise policing and race evidence from arrests data, and the Voting Rights Act and the so fascinating paper, because it shows that black arrest rates fell in counties that were covered by legislation that was included in the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five, and also had a high rate of newly enfranchised. enfranchised black voters because of the Voting Rights Act, and this largely focuses on the issue of sheriff's. There's a quote in this that from the president of the National Sheriff's Association. where he says so as opposed to a share being appointed by Mayor City, council and being beholden to that city council are beholden to the people we see our bosses citizens that elect us, and it's fascinating because it talks about. Share all sheriffs in the south and many municipal police chiefs are directly elected, so for example the sheriff's that you may know best for instance Sheriff Joe Arpaio elected, and then defeated most recently and bond. forcement also helps to the. That law enforcement has in the treatment of minorities and department culture with regard to minorities has been well established, but this paper shows that when more people are able to vote. The black arrest rate drops, and because he's arrests are carried out by sheriffs were elected by these newly newly enfranchised black voters that indicates a fascinating relationship between arrest rates and the people who are chosen to be sheriff's by the people who have just gotten the voting rights, yeah! This made me think of is structural racism is very much a topic to discuss at the moment and often is discussed in fairly. Complicated kinds of ways, but but one thing you saw the voting rights act was that when African Americans could not boat? That was discriminatory, but it also had downstream consequences due to a of political power, and just a obvious glaring fact about the United, states of America right is like we have fifty states, and each state gets two senators, but there's no black majority states right, even though it's thirteen percent of the population, and in fact, states almost no african-american population are greatly overrepresented in the Senate you see all this gerrymandering in state legislatures right? There's a million different features of the geography of American politics that dilute African American voting power in ways that are not as. Explicitly discriminatory as the pre voting rights act. So then franchise meant dynamic, but that are pretty. You don't need to do a lot of like self examination to see that the Senate map is going to. Underweight African American voice in American politics. It's like it's right there. In the contours of the lines and just kind of generally accepted as a feature of American society, but like of course like the political system is responsive to people's voting power right. If you just like gave left-handed people like six times as many votes as right hand in people like something would happen as hurts out of that read like it actually batters quite alive in like a really in a way, it's almost like too crude and obvious to be worth like writing a book about or doing a lot of. Really interesting discussions, but it's such a salient feature of the American political system that like white boats. Count for more. It seems bad. Guess that that is definitely true I I think it's worth calling out I really appreciated the structure of this paper. It is not common that the papers starts with here are all of the tests that we did? You usually have to like? See that way down on the bottom and so props to the paper authors for that one but it's it's worth you know. If you're interested. Obviously it'll be and shown at this where skimming, but you know it's worth calling out that they're finding routinely that white arrests are not at all dependent on these factors like there is there are. Both black and white arrests increase over the time period, but black arrests increase only a teeny bit whereas white arrest increase a bunch the time period. They're comparing the early sixties to the late seventies, so like given crime rates during that time that makes a certain amount of sense. They're also finding the that disparity reduction is concentrated in misdemeanors so like on the very logical assumption that police have more discretion to arrest in misdemeanor, cases and felony cases like it's reasonable to understand to kind of look at what they're showing in terms of previous black arrest rates and say okay. A lot of that is police harassment of black people, but. The fact that white voters are kind of structurally over counted and. That, their political preferences do not appear relevant to how often white people are getting arrested is fascinating strongly suggests that climate. That crime policy is like not as much about. Immediately felt safety, as it is about kind of broader racial control and it's also interesting to think about this as like when you're talking about sheriff's versus police chiefs like yes, generally they're elected versus appointed, but police chiefs are being appointed by democratically elected officials and the idea that just that extra layer of insulation where instead of electing a sheriff directly. You're electing a mayor who's going to appoint a police chief that that? Creates so much insulation from the community that you can just continue to a heavily black in heavily black jurisdiction that is covered by the voting rights act continue to. Arrest Black people at wo- at like wildly disproportionate rates and that no one will punish. You is definitely something that I think. We should be thinking about as we go into this like an immediate round of local organizing around policing where city council members are being pressured to. To cut police budgets where mayors are being pressured to fire police chiefs. If that is going to have an impact, that's a very different finding than what we're seeing in this white paper in which you know, just having one layer of well, if you're not literally the person being elected, it doesn't particularly matter your. You can continue to do what you were doing. Police wise and not face a political repercussion from the black community. I mean David makes me wonder about about salient so right? It'd be that you know if you're having a race for sheriff's then obviously questions of what the police department should be doing are going to be highly saline hints in that election like all the time. And maybe just nobody will vote in the sheriff's election because they don't care about policing and crime control issues, but to the extent that you are GonNa vote in the sheriff selection it sort of has to be because you care about the sheriff's department and its conduct, whereas there are a lot of different things happening in municipal politics and. Issues sort of float up and down the agenda, but right now this summer like the conduct of police departments has become a very high salience of political issue, which you know in my lifetime has been the case sometimes, but mostly in the early ninety s when the crime rate was very high and people there was intense like ordinary normal people like wanted to put in mayors who would represent themselves as by going to be able to do something about that, but then you don't spend. Most of the twenty first century is just hasn't been a big deal in municipal politics right like the crime rate was floating down word from A. A relatively low level and people were worried about schools or bike lanes or a million other things..
"contagious" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"The African Americans of all ages who it was a biker neighborhood at that time, and it was great. It was like all kinds of Democrats would like so fucking. About Barack Obama, but that's like a really weird kind of circumstances, whereas Republicans, it's like if you got like some white guy and he wins like Republicans really excited about that and I. Just don't know if Democrats can can do that. Can you be all things to all people in like a self consciously diverse political party? This is also relevant because Republicans are the party that you know as like certainly in the pre trump era was relying less on those kind of intermediate. Levels of involvement to motivate other people like the ground game has always been has has has in recent memory been more important for Democrats than Republicans because they're dealing with again. A more diverse coalition, a coalition that involved that includes lower propensity voting groups like Latino. Voters like young voters and having the bodies to execute that ground game depends on having people who are enthusiastic enough that they're going to like. Take more than the hour or several hours depending on where you live that it takes to vote. So it's not super clear to me, what Republican enthusiasm on the margin has meant you know in a pre two thousand sixteen world that said. One of the truths of you know, the two thousand sixteen election is that Donald Trump managed to turn out low propensity white voters, and it is true that there are people who probably wouldn't be motivated to vote. Who are going to be motivated to vote because Donald? Trump is on the ballot whether there's anything that can be done to activate them more is really unclear, and this is the trump campaign strategy to kind of keep that base as angry as possible starts to run into some some math problems. Because yes, you can do that, but if you've already gotten them as fired up as they're going to get and I haven't seen any argument that there are. Are just disaffected voters who can be reactivated by this culture war stuff then the question becomes. How many people are you assuming aren't going to show up just because they don't love Joe Biden. How much is this actually assuming that there's going to be other kinds of suppression involved that it's going to be harder for voters in heavily black areas to vote than it is for white voters, because of you know, state restrictions on went on pulling places and and voting hours. How much are you assuming that your people are just going to be less turned off by the coronavirus? Then you know democratic. Voters are like there do seem to be a lot of assumptions about. Election Day behavior that aren't just about enthusiasm about all of the other factors that we think about when we talk about. Like. If you're there, essentially betting that everything happens up to and including, it's raining on election day because we know that that suppresses turnout among low propensity voter blocks and I'm not super sure that. All of those assumptions can hold which is again. Why kind of raises the question of? Are you actually just assuming that states will do more to limit and suppress voting one thing that you mentioned? Was You said you haven't seen evidence of like a disaffected trump voter? Block out there and I. Know Jane Like you've done some some. Kind Social Conservative grumbling about John Roberts I mean it gets right. Trump is one of the grumblers so right. Clear Weird that disaffection lies, but like what are you? It's important to recognize what we're talking about. Trump voters. The. I put it as there are trump voters who like bought the album, and they're trump voters who bought the album and follow them on to follow him on tour. Literally literally true there are people who follow trump rallies across the country, or did before the pandemic hit like the true fans or stance, as it may be an those are those are different groups of people, and so I am when I'm talking about the disaffected trump voter I am not referring to the people who are like super, hardcore all editor and Alec No. No no more that's not that many people Annetta certainly not enough to win a presidential election with, but what I have in the conversations I've had there have been trump has a challenging job in many ways. Which is that the? We don't think about this much, but the GOP tent is a lot wider than we think it is, and as you know, the Democratic has also widened with people who feel as if they've been pushed out of the Republican, Party by trump, but trump has brought in a bunch of people into. Party politics, who probably never thought of themselves as being quote, unquote conservative before and so what you're seeing now is that a lot of social conservatives who are very focused on Supreme Court, which is what I wrote about most recently are very disappointed, because the and it's not just trump. It's thirty years of essentially being told that. If you vote for these people, we will nominate these judges who've been approved by these conservative organizations. Organizations at factory eventually will overturn Roe. Versus, Wade and other abortion precedents it up before the Supreme Court and you bring social conservatives back to the halls of power conceivably, and that hasn't happened, and so I think that there's a sense among some social conservatives of a great disappointment with the entire plan on which the social conservative political project has rested, but what that has to do with trump. Is that trump? In two, sixteen in response to Ted Cruz, who essentially argued repeatedly that trump couldn't be trusted with the votes of social conservatives and might even nominate his sister to the Supreme Court so trump made the supreme court, a big part of his twenty sixteen pitch, but if the Supreme Court doesn't quote unquote show up for social conservative voters I talked to. Some people are like what's the point..
"contagious" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
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"contagious" Discussed on The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
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"contagious" Discussed on The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
"This stuff? Because it's there the traumas there. Would you like to have it lurking in the background of your psyche? Driving you blindly in many ways would you like to drag it into the sunlight and investigated journalistically non-judgmental free in a friendly kind way. So that you have a choice. I mean. This is what meditation offers to us is instead of reacting blindly to everything because we have no visibility into our inner life you can respond wisely and so yeah we. We're in a we are. We are in an extremely uncomfortable and difficult situation right now. Do you WANNA face that forthrightly so that you can be calmer in Saner and you can be more effective and more helpful to other people I think. Meditations are going to be very useful in that sense. I don't I'm not a meditation fundamentalist. I think there are other ways that can also be useful calling your shrink if you need medication. Taking that medication. Getting enough sleep exercising eating. Well making sure you have social connection tuning into your capacity to help which can elevate you out of your. You know the black hole of self obsession. There are many ways to cope with this moment. I would just admit that meditation should be one of them that you should consider and sometimes if you're doing right if you're doing it right meaning it you're doing it non-judgmental in some ways you're supposed to not embraced those. Yucky emotions but at least be there with them and be compassionate about the fact that you have them in our daily lives we tend not to do with the stuff going on Gold Star. And that's exactly right. That's the radical move of meditation. Which is our habitual response to difficult. Emotions is fight it or feed it. This is something completely different. This is just being with it investigating it so the great meditation teacher. Tara rock has a little acronym that I like called Rain R. A. I N. Your hit by big powerful emotion are is just recognized. What's happening right now? A is allow it instead of fighting it or feeding it giving into the anger and making the phone. Call that you wish. You hadn't made or giving into the fear and buying all the surgical masks that the doctors actually need just allow it to be here and then. I investigated feelings. They call them feelings for a reason they show up in your body and you can take a look at your chest tightening your head thrum ing. Maybe some nervous energy down your arms take a look at that kind of non-judgmental and then an can mean nurture it's a little little syrupy for my taste but have a friendly attitude toward it instead of judging yourself for having this emotion or wishing it away or giving into it you can actually have a a warmer relationship to see that the anxiety is just your minds way of protecting you maybe not super skillfully but it is this little neurotic voice in your head is trying to help you and you can generate some warmth toward that and then you can you know blow it a kiss in and go in another direction. Yeah I've heard I've heard the phrase us this is what I like to use for. My is like you're cool. Hey you're cool. Yeah chest your cool. That's all right. You know just like nurture and love it and try to encourage it but just like it's cool. You're there I'm not GONNA freak out. Just hang out. You know when we talk about meditation. We often talk specifically about like breath based meditation where we're just kind of following breath but lots of folks have argued that right now. What we need is a different kind of meditation and one that focuses on other people. Right now yes. I'm GonNa make a pitch for this. I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm GonNa make a pitch for love and I let me just say something about love. Here because I think that love has been pounded pulverized into meaninglessness through rote repetition and Hollywood cliche and bad Bon Jovi songs. I think we kind of need to knock love off its pedestal and just define it down just something super simple. That doesn't require string music or anything like that. It just the capacity to give a shit we all have that it's deeply wired into us or we are a social species that human who was a lonely human on the Savannah back in the day was probably dead human because you need it to be part of a tribe a pack so we can all tap into this inevitability we have to care about other people and about ourselves is a pretty good argument to be made that. If you can't have a friendly relationship to yourself you're going to have a hard time doing it for others. So there's a kind of meditation that as you might imagine. I had a negative reaction to when I first heard about it. It's called loving kindness medicine like using all the cheese from meditation like technology to make us feel really dippy about it. Yes I was interviewing somebody recently. They were doing this loving kindness meditation and she went to the teacher to complain about it. And the teacher said if you can't do cheesy you can't be free. I think that is an incredibly powerful to say. Let me tell you what the meditation is. Some of you like. Who if you're like me and anti sentimentalist you're going to have a reaction? Which is you you basically picture a series of beings. Often we start with ourselves and then you move onto like a close friend a mentor. A neutral person. A difficult person and then everybody and as you're envisioning these people you repeat silently for phrases may be happy may be safe. Maybe healthy may live with these the to me at least it sounded like Valentine's Day with a knife to my throat. But but there's been a normal amount study of this kind of meditation and it's been shown to have really powerful effects not only on our physiology but also on our psychology and behavior and I can't believe I'm saying this but I think what is going to save us. Both individually and collectively right now is love as I defined it before. It doesn't have to be Super Gooey. It doesn't have to be something out of a movie but it can be as simple as having. Compassion has been described as empathy which is feeling other people's feelings plus action. Just having the desire to help. So what are you doing with your elderly neighbors? What are you doing with the people with whom you share an apartment? What are you doing if you live alone? Are you supporting local businesses? Just that move of tapping into your copay. You're in a capacity to give a shit about other people and yourself can elevate you out of the morass of kind of self centered. Neuroses and as I said a moment ago I think it's what will help us survive this thing individually but also as a culture given all the science at this stuff and what you've seen in your own life. Are you hopeful that if people use some of these techniques? It's one of many things they do to feel better during this crazy time. I one hundred percent now. I'm violating ten percent little stick but I I am one hundred percent confident that if you add just small doses of daily ish meditation. It's going to make a difference in your life. I don't have. I'm not laboring under the delusion that immediately all three hundred and fifty million Americans or seven billion humans are going to just start meditating but I but I I think calm is contagious. Let just like panic is contagious. As talking to a great meditation teacher the Other Day who quoted something that very famous Zen Master. Tick Not Han said which is that you can think about our current situation or any stressful situation like a bunch of people in a boat in a storm. Of course. That's a stressful situation. Some people are going to be freaking out but one calm person on that boat can change the atmosphere dramatically. And so yeah. I don't that we have to expect that everybody's going to meditate. Don't try to like browbeat your spouse into doing it or your parents into doing it. If you do it the way you show up will be different. Some percentage of the time and that can make any calculable difference. I hope you've gotten some helpful tips for how you can reap the benefits of a little mindfulness in this stressful time. And I hope you'll also check out Dan's podcast ten percent happier. We're he'll give you even more tips for becoming president in the stressful time. But I also wanted to take dance charge seriously. That one minute is all you need to get started. So let's end this episode with a quick one minute ish meditation together. If you're walking around listening to this one you hit pause on this recording for a second and go find a comfortable seat so now you're sitting down. I want you to quickly close your eyes and become present. Just pay attention to how your body is feeling right now. Then I will all of you to take a long deep breath and then breathe out really smoothly. Now let's take another long deep breath in really filling your belly.
"contagious" Discussed on All In The Mind
"So behavioral contagion can be devastating as in the case of suicide or benign like the examples of facial mimicry described earlier by Dr Suzanne. Schweizer how else does behavioral contagion play out among humans well? Copycat crimes are another example and from mass shootings in the US to needles in strawberries here in Australia. They can be terrifying. Tragic and bizarre. Dr Michelle noon is a criminologist and psychologist with our MIT university. So when we first joking about copycat crime that was in the nineteen seventies The FBI were very interested in copycat crime in the United States. And that was because they was You know a raft of serial killers. Who doing the illegitimate work. So to speak they were Taking people's lives and that particular set of crimes tend to have sort of signature Maneuvers around it. So the FBI made choices to limit the amount of information available to the public knowing that people. Potentially we're going to copy those crimes become copycat killers and that way they'd be able to distinguish if it was the original killer that they will often or or new killer. Says what you're originally from. How common are copycat crimes as a segment of crime? Yeah we really don't know why It's it's really hard to pinpoint but we do think that. In the case of mass murder US mess mood is different to serial killing when those events happen. We do think that there is often. I guess the contagion effect But maybe not a copycat effect. What's the difference there? I guess when we think about copycat with thinking about really expressed behavior way people linking it in their motive. So they coming up inside that I've seen XYZ happen and I'm inspired by those behaviors. And I'm going to engage in similar behaviors. So it's quite a conscious process when we think about a contagion effect. This is where we've got stuff happening in the world around us Kind of the soup that we leaving colon and rubs off on us. So there's behaviors that get normalized for us and that might then inform how we behave and this can be from the smallest things to the biggest things so you know. It's not by chance that in the United States is a very high rate of mass Mussa and that high rate of Mess Motor. We think is. Gt things like you know. Patriarchy and the expression patriarchy access to guns but also because of a contagion effect so the behaviors become normalized. The Columbine High School shooting in Nineteen Ninety nine is probably one of the earliest mass school shootings in the US. That's also widely known doctor. Noon says coverage of that event may have contributed to a contagion effect. He was a time where the media cycle hedge been quickening. They'd been accessed information In new ways and there was also a deep interest from the community for what had happened and questions about how you know. It could never happen again so that you know that big question mark. I guess was presented by into the media you know. How do we stop this ever happening again? Interestingly maybe had D- day we even we don't have a lot of evidence rounds but this kanner intuitive response where the more coverage that said events. Gosh the Milwaukee was to inspire copycat events which is what we might have seen once we know that. How do we combat that or the incidents of contagion or copycat crimes? It's a great question so one of the things that they've done. The United States is promote protocols around media reporting so this is way. The meat era asked very nicely to not report on particular elements of those crimes and that includes things like the person's name. The person's cited marshy. If there are things that we would easily find an `social media fades The manifestos if they publish lawyers and the reason. The media encouraged not to report these things. It informs the kind of infamy that people who commit mass modem may be seeking and it also then tells other people who may have similar most use that It's a good opportunity for them to commit similar atrocities we're also seeing increasingly killers live streaming. They're they're murderers on social media. One example would be the Christ Church Moss shooting. How much does that worry you as a criminal just for the potential there to make you know copycat crimes even more More likely I guess you know we talk about people seeking infamy and doing that through criminal behavior is is very very unusual set of behaviors and a very very was kind of unusual psychological presentations so as terrifying as it. Is it a piece and I guess also as you know maybe why so interesting is because we kind of intrinsically? That is very unusual for that reason. I guess it doesn't worry me that much but that's not to say that it couldn't happen mole But I don't think is necessarily increasing evidence of Dash. But you know that's because what we're talking about is a very very very small number events that happened internationally. A perhaps less devastating example of copycat crime is the spate of needles. That were found in strawberries across Australia a few years ago. This investigation is contained within Queensland. We believe the behavior here. Is that of copycats. I asked Dr noon. What would compel someone to carry out a crime like that again? We know a lot and that is because we don't have a lot of data points and because when it comes to that particular set of behaviors you know. We don't have a lot of follow up so you know we have good good data because people don't come forward and say all you know. I elected to go to my local. We'll eason put an Adl in story and just see what would happen. One of the things that are that we think may have happened are and certainly was part of the police response at the time. So the place came out and asked people to stop doing this. Was that people perhaps going into you know they local supermarket and putting a needle into fruit that other people would consume but they were taking that free time putting a needle in it and then putting noise peaches up on social media So in a funny way it wasn't that people were doing copycat offending. They will almost doing a copycat victimizing but again. We don't really know but that's one of the guesses that we have so And I guess you could argue that. That's the way you know for people to get in this getting on the story you know. I guess otherwise. We might put around that. If moving a bit harsher would pay attention seeking behaviors. I think one thing to say about crime is that the reason possibly we don't have good research around it is As a criminal just I started my career trying to figure out why people crime and I can tell you right now. The fist year unique didn't have the answers and it wasn't as it can be a it wasn't It wasn't even a page state. They've done the research. I've tried to figure out the question. It was in the spent billions of dollars. And what they conclusively found is that we have no answer particularly con- of You. You big scandal. Crimes ARE SERIAL KILLING MASS. Meta these the absolute edge of bill cove kind of phenomena that we're talking about so when we think about it that way it's hard for us to do research on what happens if we tweak this little variable will it have an impact over here on crime rates. That research is really hard for us to do. That's Dr Michelle noon criminologist and psychologist from our mitee and lest we leave you feeling totally dejected about the impact of behavioral contagion. Here's some heartening news. Positive behaviors can spread to go both ways but we also see is we see donations increase if others make donations that are high but in Teens. Also you see from cultural background value families. You can see helping behaviors and you can see this increasing in context in which this is more socially we would it. That's Dr Suzanne Schweizer psychology lecturer at Eunice. W and. That's all in the mind for this week. Thanks to producer Diane Dean and Sound Engineer. Amorous Cronin if this episode has raised any issues for you. You can ring lifeline on thirteen eleven fourteen or kids health line on one eight hundred fifty five one eight hundred. We've also linked to support services on our website. I'm Santa Qatar catching next time. You've been listening to an ABC podcast. Discover more great. Abc. 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"That teens are heavily influenced by their peers will come as no surprise to any parents listening or to anyone who's been a teen for that matter. Typically it's just a bumpy phase. We all move through. But there are instances where this vulnerability to peer influence can lead to serious even tragic consequences. I'm talking about something called suicide contagion. It's a rare phenomenon but it does impact young people in particular. We know. Young people are much more. Susceptible to imitative behavior than adults. Simply because data that personality is still being formed their brain development is still occurring. Their executive functioning isn't necessarily quite as good as adults so they might not have the repertoire problem solving skills that we have as adults Joe Robinson is the head of suicide prevention at origin. The Youth Mental Health Organization based in Melbourne thankfully suicides generally are relatively rare in the population and suicide. Clusters are even more rare. What we found in a study that we did a few years ago is that we looked at suicide. Clusters over it was kind of a three year period and what we found was the were about five or six suicide clusters of young people over that given period across Australia So suicide clustering really accounted for just over five percent of youth suicides so they're relatively rare but they do cause significant distress understandably to communities when they do occur but they are more common in young people than they are in adult so we definitely found that youth suicides are twice as likely to occur as part of a cluster that adults suicides one. Australian case you may have heard about unfolded in the Victorian communities of Casey and Cardini in two thousand eleven and two thousand twelve. The Community is confronting the Stock Reality of suicide in their midst. The suicide of the US twelve young people died by suicide over that period. The SHOCKING DILEMMA OF YOUTH SUICIDE VICTORIAN CORNER DEEMED. It a suicide cluster. Here's how Joe. Describes THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SUICIDE. Cluster and suicide contagion. Cluster is when we see a number of suicides or as I say a greater number of suicides occurring than we might commonly expect in a particular area will community. When we talk about contagion. We're really thinking that's the mechanism by which cluster Marshall Parades. That one person's behavior is encouraging another person to behave in the same way. After the deaths in Casey Kardinia the Youth Mental Health Foundation head space set up a program to reduce the risk of suicide contagion in schools. It's cold head space school support and Rupert. Saunders worked on it for about a year and a half. He's now a senior clinical advisor at the organization. Yes we were specifically funded to go into a school following a death by suicide. We were primarily providing high level advice and strategy to the leadership within that school so advice on how to talk about suicide safely how to avoid sending the message. That suicide is the solution or how to avoid sending the message. That suicide is something to be ashamed of because we know that those two things increased likelihood of suicide or decreased the likelihood that some of them. We'LL SEE HOW RUPERT SAYS ONE WAY HEAD SPACE CONSIDERS WHO is most vulnerable to suicide. Contagion is by using the circles of vulnerability model. Imagine a ven diagram with three overlapping circles. Each one represents a risk factor. The first is geographical proximity so thinking about people who might witness the death by suicide or people who had recent contact with that young person that died by suicide. The second circle is psychological proximity so this is a concept around cultural association so thinking they might be from the same cultural background has made they might identify his lgbt. Qa Plus and the third circle social proximity looking about relationships here and this could be anything from being on a sporting team. Family member sibling peer in the same year level. Anyone who can be placed at the center of those three circles or risk factors. He's most at risk but we do know is that we can never underestimate how close someone feels to that person so at times it might appear. Someone has no relationship to that person but really. They feel that they've got a very close relationship. Rupert says how a community talks about and reacts to a suicide can also influence behavior. The risk of suicide contagion is probably in the risk for those who might be already sitting with thought suicide It depends on our reaction to a death by suicide so if we think about community the life of someone who has died we setting up memorials or handing out awards or introducing as specific sporting event. In named after that person we may be inadvertedly sending the message that suicide is rewarded in this way and that might increase someone's interest in thoughts of suicide likewise If we react to suicide is something. That is quite shameful or something that we shouldn't be thinking about talking about We're going to shut down the potential for those conversations that might be really vital in supporting help seeking a fee thinking about the cultural and historical connection. We've had to the term of suicide. In the past it's been a crime. Imposs- been perceived as a sin. I think these kind of hangovers in these Stigma can lend us to inadvertedly saying things like you know. They lost their battle to mental health. Three suicide or their pace or they are no longer troubled by those beds. Which I messages. We don't really WANNA be associating with suicide so all of that begs the question. How should we talk about suicide to minimize the risk of contagion? This is Rupert's advice to schools. A my advice was to a perch suicide like any other cause of death so if we're talking about heart disease or cancer or something like that. We can talk about those kind of proactive activities. That can reduce risk of those illnesses. So for our cardio-vascular illness we can be encouraging people to eat healthy exercise reduce their alcohol intake or avoid smoking together But realistically we're talking about how to have saved conversations that present suicide as a factual phenomena but pairing that with help seeking messages. Always so yes. This is a distressing topic. But this is where you can get help while schools are often the focus when it comes to suicide contagion in young people. The Internet can also play a role which makes sense right given what Dr Schweizer described earlier about social media's ability to spread behaviors and attitudes like moral outrage. Recently a case in Norway showed just how suicide contagion can spread online. Here's Joe Robinson from origin. Again there what we saw was a group of young women who appeared to really only be connected I think perhaps some of them had been linked through a psychiatric unit at some point but mainly this group was operating on social media following through hashtags around self harm and an enclosed forums or conversations and what we then saw was these conversations escalated and what we then so is this cluster of suicides where these young women tragically took their own lives having really only been connected through the social media platforms of social media groups and I think this is a relatively. New Phenomenon was the subject of a documentary that was made in Norway last year I'm not poses a real challenge for the sector because it's hard to know how was professionals. We can intervene with these very closed groups. And if you're wondering about the impact of the Popular Netflix. Show thirteen reasons. Why well it seems. The evidence is still inconclusive. One new study found that in the month following. The show's release in two thousand seventeen. It was associated with a twenty eight point. Nine percent increase in suicide rates among Americans aged ten to seventeen. But both Joe and Rupert say there are still a lot of unknowns particularly here in this country because there's been very little research that's been done Interestingly as people will know the chief protagonist that took their own life in the show was a young female interesting the US study showed an increase in young male. Suicides are not young female suicide. It's very hard to know whether or not we can you know. Correlation doesn't necessarily mean causation. But we do know there's enough of a signal there for us to be concerned. Given the right circumstances anyone could have done this. I do think one of the challenges thirteen reasons why in the way it's filmed in created is that it presents the notion that suicide and the death of the central character Hannah Baker. She's there to actually witness the impact on the community and it kind of sends this message. I feel that death is not permanent whereas we know that death is Pam and if people do die by suicide they are not available to see.
"contagious" Discussed on All In The Mind
"And and go for days and would lead to exertion even lead to cases of cardiac arrest. At least that's would is reported by yes. It'd be examples in which behavior can just take at least within a defined geographical area and as in the case of Tanzania. After I think it was about eighteen months it just subsided and then died. Do we know why these kinds of incidents happen or the mechanism behind them? You know why they happen. I mean that that's a really good question and if I could answer that I'd be. I'd probably win the Nobel Prize back. I can't say psychogenic illnesses of all types. They really hard to explain. And that's still very much researched fair enough. You mentioned behavioral contagion in social contagion. What's the difference between those two? They insatiable species like we all humans. This contagion much more broadly than behavior. Only so there is basic behavioral contagion again like facial mimicry fourth but then we have much more elaborate contagion in inhuman so things like moral outrage for example that we see at really increasing rights now through social media. And say it's become much more much more common and there's quite a lot of research going on about. How does this affecting our political systems force? Does that suggest that the Internet and social media and even traditional media plays a role in making havener contagion spread particularly for negative behaviors for attitudes. Absolutely it's more difficult to say whether it can inside the same at the actual behavioral level arguably you did see this with with things like the Arab spring or or other of these types of political movements that we have seen originate in fast transmission within social media networks and then they actually spread into real life behavior in her own research. Dr Schweitzer looks at how young people are influenced by their peers. Yes we look at is a type of social contagion if you like where we look at Peer Influence in adolescence and I'd lessons as a time period is a period where you do what we call social orienting so you move away from the family environment towards PS become much more important and the approval of peers in particular. You never ask sensitive to social rejection as during adolescence. And so what we see is if p is present the behavior of adolescents can change and say for example. We see this when they play these really basic driving game where they're asked to go through a driving route as fast as they can. That's data ask. They can go through red lights if they choose to do. But this comes at the risk of a crash if they have a quest to get a time penalty if they go through without a crash of course they quit cap and what we see is if they do this task alone compared to when adults do this task on their own. There's no difference in time to take to go through this driving. Course if to have a mate standing next to them watching them play this game all of the sudden they have much more. Crashes many more crashes compare to the adults so it seemed to be this rewarding experience to engage in this risky behavior in front of their peers. And so I think that's what we see is that it's really really adaptive for lessons because they appear networks become so important survival that they actually find it rewarding to engage in this in these risky..