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Administration expands availability of COVID antiviral pill
"The the the the White White White White House House House House pushes pushes pushes pushes the the the the use use use use of of of of covert covert covert covert antiviral antiviral antiviral antiviral pills pills pills pills as as as as it it it it pushes pushes pushes pushes for for for for more more more more virus virus virus virus funding funding funding funding from from from from Congress Congress Congress Congress the the the the White White White White House House House House is is is is reassuring reassuring reassuring reassuring doctors doctors doctors doctors is is is is enough enough enough enough packs packs packs packs a a a a bit bit bit bit produced produced produced produced by by by by Fizer Fizer Fizer Fizer to to to to prescribe prescribe prescribe prescribe to to to to patients patients patients patients supply supply supply supply of of of of the the the the drug drug drug drug which which which which reduces reduces reduces reduces severe severe severe severe COPD COPD COPD COPD symptoms symptoms symptoms symptoms was was was was initially initially initially initially very very very very limited limited limited limited it's it's it's it's also also also also distributing distributing distributing distributing the the the the pills pills pills pills directly directly directly directly to to to to pharmacies pharmacies pharmacies pharmacies at at at at the the the the same same same same time time time time the the the the White White White White House House House House is is is is warning warning warning warning that that that that Congress Congress Congress Congress needs needs needs needs to to to to act act act act on on on on the the the the next next next next round round round round of of of of covert covert covert covert funding funding funding funding with with with with administration administration administration administration officials officials officials officials expressing expressing expressing expressing increasing increasing increasing increasing alarm alarm alarm alarm that that that that the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. is is is is also also also also losing losing losing losing out out out out on on on on critical critical critical critical opportunities opportunities opportunities opportunities to to to to secure secure secure secure booster booster booster booster shots shots shots shots I'm I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker
Queen still has mild COVID symptoms, cancels online meetings
"The British queens still experiencing mild COPD symptoms and he's canceling an online engagement Buckingham palace says the queen is canceled a scheduled video meeting because she's still experiencing mild cold like symptoms after testing positive for covered nineteen officials confirm the queen tested positive on Sunday the palace adds further engagements over the coming week will be decided upon nearer to the time the diagnosis prompted concern nationally and get well wishes from across Britain's political spectrum for the ninety five year old queen Charles Taylor this month
"copd" Discussed on KOMO
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Poland hits grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19
"Putin's Putin's become become the the latest latest European European nation nation to to reach reach the the grim grim milestone milestone of of one one hundred hundred thousand thousand deaths deaths related related to to the the coronavirus coronavirus opponents opponents health health minister minister says says four four hundred hundred ninety ninety three three deaths deaths of of people people with with COPD COPD nineteen nineteen who's who's being being registered registered in in the the past past twenty twenty four four appeared appeared pushing pushing the the death death toll toll to to over over one one hundred hundred thousand thousand the the vast vast majority majority of of the the deaths deaths are are among among people people who who hadn't hadn't been been vaccinated vaccinated found found nearly nearly a a quarter quarter of of those those deaths deaths some some twenty twenty four four thousand thousand because because in in the the most most recent recent wave wave of of infection infection the the began began October October appeared appeared in in which which vaccines vaccines have have been been widely widely available available in in the the E. E. U. U. nation nation and and now now joins joins Italy Italy Britain Britain France France and and Germany Germany as as as as European European nations nations that that have have recorded recorded one one hundred hundred thousand thousand deaths deaths I'm I'm Charles Charles last last month month
South African doctors see signs omicron is milder than delta
"Early early indicators indicators suggest suggest patients patients infected infected with with the the Omicron Omicron variant variant of of the the corona corona virus virus are are not not getting getting as as sick sick as as those those infected infected with with delta delta I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas with with a a closer closer look look what what have have we we got got here here most most of of what's what's being being learned learned about about the the Omicron Omicron variant variant of of the the virus virus is is coming coming from from South South Africa Africa where where was was first first identified identified professor professor Alex Alex Siegel Siegel at at the the Africa Africa health health research research institute institute this this virus virus is is using using the the same same receptor receptor as as the the other other variants variants and and the the ancestor ancestor of of ours ours so so it it hasn't hasn't while while it's it's changed changed a a lot lot on on his his genome genome it it has has not not essentially essentially change change how how it it behaves behaves south south African African Medical Medical Research Research Council Council chief chief going going to to grace grace is is they've they've been been monitoring monitoring breakthrough breakthrough infections infections among among vaccinated vaccinated health health workers workers most most of of them them are are mild mild and and very very few few have have gone gone into into hospital hospital okay okay thanks thanks doctor doctor freedom freedom doll doll is is treating treating patients patients at at a a field field hospital hospital in in Pretoria Pretoria the the difference difference this this time time around around is is that that the the majority majority of of these these patients patients I'm I'm not not here here because because of of a a severe severe COPD COPD pneumonia pneumonia scientists scientists caution caution it it will will take take weeks weeks to to know know whether whether the the early early observations observations hold hold up up I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas
"copd" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Everyone here has been exposed to aspirin in one way or the other. It's a miracle drug. Now, like all things in life, if you take too much aspirin, you could bleed out. Okay, we all know that. But for some people, aspirin has been a miracle drug that has prevented blood clots and allow you to go back to normal life, right? It's also incredibly cheap. I just want to say aspirin is super cheap to make. I mean, sense on the dollar to make a pill of aspirin versus a vial of a vaccine. Study that shows that taking a dose of aspirin once you get the virus could lower your chance of being hospitalized between 40 to 60%. That's pretty significant. That's worth talking about, and I kid you not. Look up then after that, the date of the FDA and CDC coming out saying that aspirin might, we need to rethink America's addiction to aspirin, that 30 million Americans mostly seniors use as a way to prevent blood clots. That's an awfully suspicious time to come out with a war in aspirin. So what I'm just trying to do with this conversation, I'm not here to tell you what to do through medical decisions. I never have. But I feel, I feel it's important because not everyone is actually in the weeds as much as I have on this stuff and traveling the country, meeting lots of different people seeing these things. I feel it's a moral imperative, just to share with you what I'm seeing. And you guys can make the best decisions you see fit. And I have personally been able to help dozens of people that otherwise would have gone straight to a hospital, be able to successfully navigate COVID with people's COPD, people in their late 80s, people that have underlying health conditions, people that are 5 to 600 pounds, and I'm not saying that I have all the answers by any means, but I am saying dwelling over this for hours a day. I think that sharing this with you guys so you have the information to be able to deal with this information is important and the truth will set you free. You want to do a few more and then you want to do some Q&A at the end. Yeah, that's great. Okay. We'll set up for that in just a second. I just got a couple more word associations. Just right. I forgot. That was a one word.
The Regime Being Run By Pharmaceutical Companies With Daniel Horowitz
"Daniel, and one of your pieces of my memory serves me well, I'm going to dig it up. You allude to the fact that this really is a regime that is being run by pharmaceutical companies. That this is about the small group of pharmaceutical companies that are calling the shots. Is it that sinister? Is it that diabolical Daniel or is there another explanation to this? I mean, I think it's broader than that, but certainly one of the lead ships in that armada of the system when you talk about the system, the cabal, the globalists, it's the pharmaceuticals. And I love how you call it the Fauci virus. China virus is really off message. The likely knew about it and maybe they had some involvement. This ain't the Chinese. They used Wuhan because it was offshore. This was done by UNC UNC Chapel Hill berwick, Jurassic, Fauci, and all the pharmaceuticals that were in it. By the way, fun fact, UNC Chapel Hill, which is the ground zero for the getting function of research for coronaviruses. You know that they're the ones who had Remdesivir. Gilead, somehow got ahold of it. Look it up. UNC Remdesivir. How is it that the only thing that was ever approved, which as I wrote yesterday have an article on this at the blaze NIH's own website says it causes liver toxicity and renal failure and we're seeing that with Sony patients, which is why a lot of people come in moderate moderate COVID, they should get over just like they go into the hospital with pneumonia every year. COPD, we have this treatable and they die. And it is the Remdesivir. It's one vicious cycle. So they'll look at Ivermectin C we can't use that and they're like, okay, let's say we're wrong and it's a sugar pill. But it is literally safer than Tylenol, won the Nobel Prize. Every piece of literature says is well tolerated. No one's ever had a problem. Why not try
"copd" Discussed on That’s Wild Podcast
"Out the black him go. Pc what's been knew anything new going on your life. Yeah man. I honestly i gotta tragedy honestly going on in my life right now. Got people from Ad uncle dot like our go in a dude. You could moving on a podcast. You asked me yeah. He just like our goal. My grandma Well he already had You already had a long long problems. Copd don't like that right And then he'd been drinking and smoking on his life that i think since it's new of variant. This new cova came out a he went into the hospital his wife which is my aunt jean. She went to hospital but she's out Their daughter is in hospital on all had cove. It yeah yeah y'all grow moran and my aunt is in high right now to. They're doing better but other than that mass. They smoke them a week. I'm good amari your tc lemass. Who question with all this shit going on like. Are you thinking about getting vaccinated. No now i'll you know Somebody say When a government phone leave implemented to be a stamp like yeah. I probably will then. They did that happened already. Jill yeah us the internet now now you do the perfect tweet. Say.
"copd" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"With those features and oslo. Hoste be top of your list for diagnosis. There are other conditions that may do us in late adult life it may merge into copd and indeed there is an overlap syndrome and but the younger patients perhaps the nonsmoking younger patients and those symptoms must make the finishing. Think about us as a diagnosis you know previously. We had talked with copd about Imaging studies or lung function tests. Are those Definitive in the diagnosis of asthma. It's an interesting question. Imaging is not particularly helpful. Even even for uzma you may see with what c. t. coming even with c. t. skinny and the features are never diagnostic biolog- imaging may show and over in place a chest but really not a whole lot out even sometimes quite severe as attics lung function. Testing is critical because it will demonstrate to you that the patient blowing out into the lung function shade. that they're they're airflows obstructed and very important to this part of us is if you give them the inhaler at the the bronco dilation hater and you measure their lung function again afterwards. It should have improved. Sometimes the is going through a severe episode. You won't demonstrate any improvement so you've got to be careful to interpret lung function test by tests and always always take into account the history. There are some other rare conditions that that that said that masquerade. Is oslo sometimes a central tumor in the large airway. And so the patient that doesn't respond to inhalers who was severe airflow obstruction but doesn't respond to inhalers may need other investigation. I want to get onto that. I wanted to ask you something before. I forget to ask it. Do we know why as often improves as individuals. Age there's note of it no. There's no no definitive. it's a very interesting. There may be differences between boys and girls but it improves. It tends to improve in the teenage years but those of us who see adults as another physician myself am 'em we. We've the asthmatics that we pick up in their twenties and thirties. If you take a careful enough history you'll often find that. They had asthma in childhood. So am but but the reason why it improves whether it's hormonal or otherwise. It is unclear but it does tend to come back on. If if you've been a childhood asthmatic and a disappears when you're fourteen years of age and then at the age of twenty five you in you you might be allergic to pollen and you get an upper. Aspire to track infection given the right set of triggers at it may set it off again so the tendency for to occur. Is there john what is meant by an asthma attack. In how do you treat it when it occurs right. This is once again. A very important question and i described earlier. The pathology of asmara's like the airways narrow and the get inflamed. You get more mucus form because the body responds to to to infection by making mucus because mucus carries infection away so the airways get inflamed the airway says it says to the bobby. I don't like that tries to narrow..
"copd" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
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"copd" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"One of the very important things to stress with this if the condition is in any way advanced. Copd the patient has very little reserve. So if you have severe emphysema abc throughout the lungs and there are various types of emphysema and when we look at a microscope if you have emphysema throughout the lungs and therefore your lung function is severely impaired if you get an infection on of that your reserve in the lungs to cope with that can be quite severely inhibited. And so patients get into trouble quite quickly. So it's important for these patients to be to consult their physician quickly and the for the physician to fit them into their clinic because they can get quite unwell quite quickly and this is even more important and this has been amplified by the covert epidemic. So john does that. Mean that an individual who gets you know we all get upper respiratory infections. I feel like all winter long sometimes. And does that mean that it's worse for someone who has copd than it would be for you or for me. Perhaps because the baseline is different that the patient stocking with damage lungs and therefore would not be able to cope with an infection of any severity. So it's important. They get seen more quickly and treated more aggressively. Tell me about treatment. Tre- treatment much much of what i described actually sounds quite gloomy because i'm talking about irreversible airflow obstruction and that and advanced disease. But the fact that when you use an inhaler in the laboratory it doesn't show much change in lung. Function doesn't mean that the patients who has copd long-term will not benefit from inhale treatment. So it haled's these agonists inhaled bronco dye lasers that opened up. The airways can help in more suffer ways within the lung by improving vital capacity and therefore should be prescribed and on many patients find them helpful. If the condition is severe nebulizer Bronco dye lasers machine. You plug in the wall and put in a row the larger dose and other other than Eventually like drugs. The so called anti cholinergic drugs can also be very helpful in patients with with copd so inhale treatment is is very important now. There has been a long base in my specialty about whether or not to use inhaled corticosteroids and copd does now good evidence that in fact the inflammation in the lungs is helped even though there's a small extra risk of other infections such as new melania. But there's good evidence that using a regular inhaler court or steroid will quietly airway reduced. The cough on may help the patients breathlessness. Then what about the use of oxygen. John when we see people wearing oxygen or using no individuals use at night is that for. Copd it's foresee for copd amongst other conditions and oxygen is unless the diseases advanced. Oxygen is rarely necessary on the patient who gets intermittently little breathless and takes a couple of of oxygen. That's not the right way to use when copd becomes quite advanced in. The patient has chronically low oxygen in the blood when you look at on the finger pulse up similar. And if it's if the option is persistently low and therefore will be very low at nice. Giving long-term oxygen treatment is helpful and that means that the patient uses oxygen over nice on indeed for perhaps for many of the waking hours during the day and that will reduce the The incidence of rice hot failure because low chronic low blood. Oxygen affects the right side of the heart and raising the ultra. Jim for as much as we can over a prolonged period of time will will help to prevent the onset of bass so but using oxygen on a sort of as required basis at may.
"copd" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"Those those changes in the lung that you described on imaging studies like chest x ray or cat scan. Yes the chest. X ray is helpful. It's a time honored to of our by specialty. In in the profession and the lungs tend to become a bit over inflated. The patient can become barrel chested. Because it's easier to get air in than it is to get us out so you're trap air within the lungs and the patients tend to lift the shoulders up and down so the chest x ray control over inflated lungs. It's quite difficult to make a definitive diagnosis of emphysema..
"copd" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"In the pain clinic who have had to reverse bad habits. Smoking certainly seems to be one of the things. That's most difficult to give up. There is quite good evidence that it's as difficult as stopping narcotics. Nicotine is nicotine. It's hugely addictive. Despite claims to the country in the past nicotine is hugely addictive. So we're going to be very sensitive and careful how we handle our patients and that we don't we don't do finger-wagging or or lecture. It's a very tough thing to do. But it's our job and our responsibility to give them the best advice to tell them what the consequences might be if they don't stop john deasy much. Copd and individuals who've never smoked themselves but ben exposed chronically to secondhand smoke. Yes you do see see that is clearly. It's not as as severe or as common as those who take in the the smoke directly themselves which is environmental smoke can also Can also damage the lungs. A particularly. If you have a background of other lung disease if you're an asthmatic on you live with a smoker. Then you're airways would become irritated and inflamed by their smoke and more so than a normal person a non asthmatic living with a smoker. So if you already have lung disease and you've got a member of your household who smokes. They should be asked to step outside to distribute the smoke in the outside air run than in in their in their home. John in medicine we talk a lot about signs and symptoms signs being things that you and i could observe when we see a patient and symptoms being with the patient describes to us or experiences. What might a an individual who is suffering from copd experience. Well one of the definitions of of of chronic. Bronchitis is that you have at coughing sputum for more than three consecutive months in two consecutive years. Usually the winter months. So recurrent episodes of cough and phlegm is a cardinal feature over time than you develop more breathlessness and you were notice that climbing stairs or walking and talking with your partner and that you find that more difficult and that that progresses over time until such time as it seriously interfering with your ability to carry out your normal daily activities so coffin..
"copd" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"An indeed treatment for many aspects of us are available. So it's great for people to consult the internet but people should also be consulting their physician to filter that information to give a realistic appraisal of what their situation is. I touched on this. Just a bit in the intro. But who would be most at of developing copd. Well it depends. It depends to some extent on where you are in the world not in In developed countries tobacco smoking. Tobacco is one two and three. It's a tobacco. Damages the airways it damages the substance of the lungs as well and causes emphysema and is the major cause of copd and should be what it should be avoided at all costs anyway but certainly anybody who's developed the condition. If you want to stop the progress of the condition you must stop smoking. And in the in the developing world. And we've come to understand now that there are other factors that may be played because people who do not smoke may be living in very enclosed environments with fires indoor fires in in areas that are not well ventilated on the nation of that that smoke and and and the the the particles the pollutants will damage their lungs in a very similar way to a smoker. You know that environment of course for these people is much more difficult to avoid them. The cigarette smoking at that we see in In other parts of the world. But they're the two major factors. There are some inherited conditions that lead to a similar syndrome. They are very rare but People with copd are more at risk from lung as you said from lung cancer from heart disease coronary artery disease on indeed at the end stage of the condition from heart failure right heart failure because their blood oxygen is so low. It seems that everyone that i interviewed for this show tells us that smoking is bad so i guess we can start with that right. I think we if we've finished without as well. That would be all right with me. Smoking is poisonous. It's a it's an unnatural thing to do to inhale voluntarily in had smoke into our lungs is hugely addictive because of the nicotine content. So you know i never. I try never to lecture patients who smoke because it is tough is really tough to give up smoking. And the addiction to the nicotine the nicotine receptors that are open in the brain crying out for more nicotine at creates the need curiously enough. It's not the nicotine that does the damage in the main is the other stuff the the the other constituents of cigarette smoke but the nicotine is what addict to and the so difficult to stop and there's an old and very bad joke at that says. Oh i've given. It's easy to give up smoking. I've done it many times. And that's that's a factor. That's the p people give up. And then they relax a little bit and they start again under the same time and time again and of course every cigarette smoke does some damage so the strongest puffs of advice here is to quit smoking to avoid smoking to avoid smoking smoking your environment and if you can do from speaking to my.
"copd" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"Coming up on mayo clinic q. Day tobacco damages the airways it damages the substance of the lungs as well and causes emphysema and is the major cause of copd chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or copd chronic inflammatory lung disease. That causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It's a progressive disease. That gets worse over time but it is treatable. He attack it him ninety phase if you stop the patients smoking if you take the patient away from the pollution environment that may be contributing to it if you treat infections quickly aggressively and the patients who have the more severe disease or entered into have program then. The outlook is quite good. Welcome everyone to mayo clinic q. And a. i'm dr helena's gazelle alka chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or copd as the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the world health organization. Copd is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of copd developed countries is tobacco smoking in the developing world. Copd often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating and poorly ventilated homes people with copd or at increased risk of other diseases to such as heart disease lung cancer and a variety of other conditions. Well copd is a progressive disease. It's also treatable..
Delta Will Charge Unvaccinated Employees $200 per Month
"Delta airlines says it won't force employees to get a corona virus vaccine but the choice not to it's going to cost them I'm Ben Thomas with the latest delta airlines will charge employees on the company health plan two hundred dollars a month if they fail to get vaccinated against covert nineteen CEO ed Bastian justifies the policy by pointing to the cost to the airline for the average hospital stay of an infected employee forty thousand dollars Bastian says of the delta employees hospitalized for COPD in recent weeks none have been fully vaccinated delta also says starting in September it will require weekly testing for unvaccinated ploy ease the airline will pick up the cost of that testing still delta isn't going as far as United Airlines which is requiring employees to get vaccinated or face termination I'm Ben Thomas
Pfizer Jab Doesn’t Seem To Prevent Hospitalization but Still Gets FDA Approval
"Are they pushing vaccine. Where people are getting hospitalized with the virus that the vaccine is supposed to prevent. And i will tell you anecdotally of someone close to us here. In the charlie. Kirk show to eighty some things that we know got the chinese corona virus. They took a steady regimen of ivermectin hydroxy chloroquine despite massive co biddies including copd and heart transplant. And they recovered. Do you hear stories like that. Did you know that your own government issued another guidance telling you don't take ivermectin. I can tell you firsthand experience at not as a doctor that there was some positives that came out of that and people are alive today because of it. So the fda has now approved a piece of medicine that according to axios axios dot com is forty two percent effective. We heavily publicized. The story that jen psaki in the white house that the biden regime is not requiring the vaccine for white house staff or workers in the white house. If you're a marine you have to get the vaccine or you'll be dishonorably discharged if you're a teacher. You have to get the vaccine. You work in a nursing home you have to get a vaccine and yet the white house has come out and said and we have this story on charlie. Kirk dot com. Jen psaki says no we the freedom of choice in the white house your own rulers. Want to be able to opt out of the vaccine.
"copd" Discussed on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
"Decreases our blood glucose significantly and that has major implications for type two diabetes and a major implications by a lot a lot of things. Yeah all right so that super crazy. So now i'm going to guess at what they're testing and you may or may not know this but what they're testing because you said that cova was one of the things they were looking at from an gis key thome tests and diet too energetic died though i understand why that work the key tones are they asking the question of hey as a signaling molecule that dampens the inflammatory response knowing that aside kind storm is one of the things that kills people with bid at ease with cova did. Could we use this to essentially calm the immune system. Yes that's the idea. Is that if you improve metabolic biomarkers and you consume ski tons by putting your body in a lower inflammatory state. It then makes the immune system hyper vigilant to deal with any other challenge. We just published a study last week on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that was a case report so an individual he goes by the name of copd athlete and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has no cure. I mean it's like a death sentence it's irreversible hardening of the actual lung tissue itself where the elasticity of the lungs and the pliability of the lung goes down so in this context An athlete reached out to me and he goes by the name of copd athlete. Now he's more or less like an influence or that It was experimenting on things including akita genyk diet and then he added. Executives keystones and We collected data on him over the years and just got it published Case report showing that he actually got back lung function. Fiv one which is like a measurement of your lung function actually improved over time so this is really unheard of copd patients. So this was basically producing hyper kito anemia. With a ketogenic diet but then later he added exogenous ketones was using it running marathons running races and things like that so now i saw. I didn't get to look into it but just before coming here. I saw cystic fibrosis. So exogenous key tones were in a clinical trial. Right now with cystic fibrosis and that was pretty interesting. And it had to do with the lowering inflammatory markers to improve lung function. So many of you out there think. Coffee is the absolute only way to get energy and wake yourself up.
"copd" Discussed on Horizon Talk Radio's podcast
"How do we know think about this. I know for a fact that it's been over the last few years that i've been seeing this build up a chem trails now. If they're putting stuff up there that they know is going to. They know if it's going to be two or three or four years down the road. By the time these little particles start to get down into the breathable atmosphere and several months after that or even a year before it really starts to build up and people they know it might be three to four five years before after they do that people are going to start having some upper respiratory issues. And can they do it. In a way that it's going to take out the weak and sick and the vulnerable and so that healthy people aren't gonna be affected. I have me and my wife. Not were a face. Becker once in miami florida through the last year and a half. Now we don't wear them and we're not going to get a poisonous vaccine only through bullets. Charter me with the damn vaccine. It ain't happening. So i've never wore face diaper ever. Neither has my wife. Neither does my dad. Who's seventy eight. We don't wear them. We go on public. We live our life like like we do always and none of us have ever been sick with anything and yet there's global democrats killing people all over the place right now. Let's bullshit it's a media driven hyphen bullshit. But they're doing it very systematically they're smart. They're not dumb what they're gonna do. I is throughout the media hype and make people think there's a virus when there's not right. Then give people to concede to okay. I'll cover my face was a face diaper so that i'm bringing my own carbon dioxide mouth bill. Bacterial waste all along for several months. And because most of the people that are doing that already have pre existing conditions like asthma and copd..
Florida Again Breaks Record for COVID-19 Hospitalizations
"Florida has once more broken a record of covered nineteen hospitalizations according to data from the U. S. department of health and Human Services the number of people hospitalized for COPD nineteen in Florida rose to an all time high of just over eleven thousand five hundred but Florida governor Ron DeSantis would like to stress the lack of fatalities due to the number of seniors that are vaccinated even the Mets a lot of positive tests you still see much less mortality than we did year over year you know that's important any answer just like these come and go it will probably come back in the winter just like last year not as much as the northeast but but we'll see hospitals around the state have reported a noticeable drop in age of the covert nineteen patients I'm showing up where
"copd" Discussed on Talking Lion
"I appreciate flat-out so much. I appreciate the listeners. So much because like there was there were many years of that project. Existing right. couldn't even afford groceries. So affording therapy was completely out of the question. But since i started going to therapy i pay without insurance. I talk to my therapist. I you know we. In and I'm using flats on money to do it. You know what's on helped me get my life back when i when i had nothing. I didn't have food when i didn't have a i. I used a managed. Care my dad you know like it it. It gave me everything but no data okay My dad passed away. You're go oh what what what would happen he had. Copd for years and years and Right before the pandemic Some months before he was November twenty nineteen He passed pretty unexpectedly and he was living with me for ever. I took care of him from when from the moment i could. I was taking care of them. Which is not to say that he was a He was like confined to a wheelchair. New super although he rocked my whole childhood he was the strongest fucking person. Even if it is in his seventies he was outside gardening and lifting heavy things and stuff like that. My bro you slow down a lung condition. You know but That's my proudest achievement. Flats on the. It's not the tattoos. It's not the it's not. It's not anything like that. He was taking care of dad using flats on money. I i used to a thousand dollars. I would give him a thousand dollars worth every year. You know In that started because one year. I didn't know what to get him and i was like just starting to do good with lots on you. Know like those paychecks munster to look pretty good and The he was like. I don't want anything. I don't want anything because that's who he was. It's also who he raised me to be too. I'm like on want gifts. I don't want to. But i was like how about Whatever my this was. I tunes at the time because i was the thing that was actually paying me the most money Whatever my i tunes check is this month. You could just have it. And he okay. And he's needs to be like one hundred bucks or something like that. And and i got it and it was like a thousand dollars. It was the first time. I made a thousand bucks a month. I was like rules. And i sent it to him and he flipped like he took completely flipped..
"copd" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
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"copd" Discussed on Our Body Politic
"I start with an open question. So the goal here is to establish trust and determine why somebody is hesitant about getting the vaccine and then you wanna listen. This is really important and remain open right. You want to show that you're in fever a vaccination but also open to the idea that you know there are real legitimate reasons. Why people are fearful of getting the vaccine. Then you can introduce new information. That may include explaining how the vaccine was developed or all the rigorous testing that was done and the millions of people now that have received vaccine and the few number of side effects that have been observed and then i thought this was really excellent. Ask them what they might be able to do. If they're vaccinated or feel more comfortable doing when cer- vaccinated. That would be an upside for them right. Maybe it's traveling. Maybe ids hugging and protecting grandparents. Ab it's going to school without a mask and then the last thing is to take it slowly you may not change their minds in one conversation right and if you move too fast and are more definitive with this conversation you might. It might end up being counterproductive. So it's important to understand that these might be a series of conversations. Not just one conversation. The supreme court recently upheld the affordable care act and our legal contributor Tiffany jeffers of. Georgetown said it was a win in one sense but also that others are going to continue to chip away at legislation. What is the state of our health care infrastructure coming out of the pandemic with the supreme court ruling. How should we think about this. Our healthcare system was certainly taken to the brink. The pandemic we saw everywhere we saw happen in urban centers. We saw it happen a rural setting so the analogy. I would use as if the healthcare system was a patient it would have been on its last legs of intensive care unit right that that is how much we saw. The healthcare system struggle and care suffered during the pandemic both for patients with covid nineteen and for patients with you know regular problems. Heart attacks heart failure. Copd exacerbated so a big lesson learned is we have to learn from this near disaster and.
FDA Approves Third Antibody Drug for COVID-19 Cases
"Federal health officials have approved a third antibody drug to help reduce the impact of Kobe doing team on infected patients the US food and drug administration's authorize the emergency use of a new drug with the goal of reducing hospitalizations and patient deaths the drug comes from Glaxo Smith Kline envy or biotechnology designed to treat mild to moderate cases of COPD nineteen where patients are at risk of severe illness because of advanced age or underlying health conditions this antibody drug is given through an IV and should be administered within ten days after symptoms develop health officials say the demand has been low for two similar drugs already on the market they suspect hospitals don't have a clear picture of the drugs availability hi Jackie Quinn
Trump's Mar-a-Lago partially closed due to COVID outbreak
"The ritzy Palm Beach Florida resort owned by former president Donald Trump is partially closed because of an outbreak of Kubic nineteen several insiders including club members and a person familiar with operations at Mar a Lago C. two areas of the resort are closed after some staff members tested positive for Kobe nineteen an email said service is suspended in the club's dining room and at the Mar a Lago beach club but banquet services remain open more than a year ago a Brazilian official who posed with Donald Trump tested positive for corona virus at the club which was also cited in January for violating a local mask mandate during a new year's eve party president trump was treated for COPD bid last fall and has since been vaccinated against the virus hi Jackie Quinn
CDC says fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without masks
"Got mortgaged news on vaccinations and on CDC guidance earlier today. Doctor to net. Nash Watt are Fox News colleague joined us in the first hour to discuss the implications of what we're learning here is part of that conversation. If you could just walk us through what you heard this morning. What the big takeaways are what the implications are for people. He got so guys, This is really incredible news, and I'm just really excited. Ecstatic about it, because what this tells us it symbolizes that the end is here. It symbolizes that we have control and it gives us social premiums and gives us a taste of them of feet. And when you provide clear and realistic guidance to Americans, that's gonna increase compliance, and it's really going to get a Further where we need to be faster. So I think this is an important, very important step that has been long awaited, and it makes sense that with the first group that she mentioned a beautifully vaccinated and your mom and your parents, your neighbors fully vaccinated. It's okay to be around them indoors in a small group without a mask, But just use your common sense if you're vaccinated and you're around other people. You are not, and they're at high risk. You might want to just be careful where your mask Until that person who is high risk is able to get their vaccine because it's your high risk in the first place. They should be vaccinated. So I know it's a little bit cumbersome, but it's just a matter of time. Remember, by the end of May, everyone is gonna have according to president right and everyone is going to have access to the vaccine on. But this is really very hopeful. Good news. Because we're almost there. We're at the home stretch and it's It's a point to take these these steps because, remember, the vaccine is not 100% effective. Right, but it's I mean, it's awfully close, right? And so you start adding up these numbers, you say Okay, well, because this is one of the things that Doubters will bring up. Well, it's not 100% effective. Well, that's true of almost every vaccine ever. Right. It's it's about managing expectations and managing risk. And we have a disease that is, you know, 99 plus percent survival rate if you get it. Then, if you have most people with vaccines that are between let's say 86 94% effective. The math just gets so much better for society as a whole, and we're back to something close to a normal risk scenario where we've all been living our lives under that type of rest scenario. For years and years. Right, so the vector after the vaccinated, plus vaccinated person, right, So if you've got a small group of people, everyone's been vaccinated. You all can get together in. The CDC is saying it again. This is a recommendation. They don't actually Set policy that doesn't have, you know legal weight, But their recommendation based on what they say is the best science is and that first part, I think is just totally common sense toe toe Average people. If you've got a group of folks who've all been vaccinated, Of course, they should be able to hang out indoors outdoors wherever they want to be. Without masks without social distancing, because they're all safe themselves, and they're safe from each other. The one where I guess it is a little bit. Mork confusing. And if you could just maybe parse out some of this guide us a little bit, doctor. It is the permission that they're giving, or at least in their recommendations. That people who are vaccinated can safely gather with unvaccinated people as well. Talking about vaccinated grand parents and their unvaccinated, you know, families or grandkids, or, you know groups of friends and they're saying be careful. It kind of depends on who the unvaccinated people are. But we're not saying that it is unsafe. For vaccinated people to hang out Now indoors. No, masking know, distancing with some unvaccinated. Others Just spell that a little bit more further. A little bit further for us, please. Yes, that's correct and going back to the first one. Where if you're fully vaccinated, That means you have to be two weeks out from your second dose or two weeks out from the Johnson Johnson because I got to tell you guys this past weekend I had a lot of positive covert patients, and many of them had only had their first dose. Even other symptoms were very mild. So you want to make sure that it's both doses and infinitely two weeks after Second does now when it comes to not wearing your mask. If you're living in the same household with others who are not vaccinated, it is a caveat is those who are not vaccinated in that trustful. They are how rich you might want to take precautions. If they have COPD or diabetes or heart disease. You might want to take precautions. And the thing is, if you're mixing more than one household member, if you're increasing the size of the gathering You're increasing the risk of possible transmission. That's when they're that's when they say. If there's more than one household that you're mixing with, then you might want to consider where in your mask, and they also still recommend everyone avoid medium to large indoor gathering. But if you can't do that, where your mask social distance again Just get more American vaccinated. We have about 9.2%, who are fully backstage about 30 million Americans, which in my opinion is really good at that, with people who are naturally infected. We're almost that, you know. Herd immunity. I really do think we're getting there. So the key is the mixing of the household. If it's more than one helpful on Duren, the harvest situation, maybe having AH co morbidity is common sense. Protect yourself. It's not hard to wear that mask. And to me, it kind of feels like a headline. If you want to boil it down. This does not apply to every single case, but it's like, Hey, Grandma and Grandpa. You're vaccinated. You're fully vaccinated. Go hug your grandkids. It is safe, right and like that, is that such a wonderful thing to see And it's it's just way all knew. That moment was coming in for a lot of people. It's now been here because we've had people getting vaccinated. Out for weeks and months. But to have it now be sort of the broad recommendation of the CDC. That is very exciting. The data among seniors 65 especially 75, plus Thing. Definitely to sort of herd immunity. If you will that level of inoculation among older populations, who are overwhelmingly the most likely to get very seriously ill or die from this disease. We're doing a great job prioritizing those people in a very high percentage. Super super majority of seniors in America are now vaccinated in that number continues to grow. Every day.
J&J's 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine
"The food and drug administration has cleared Johnson and Johnson's covert nineteen vaccine for emergency use the FDA decision adds a third vaccine option in the fight to control the corona virus but unlike the first two which require two shots Johnson and Johnson's works with just one dose the FDA said J. and J's vaccine offers strong protection against what matters most serious illness hospitalizations and death in a massive study that spanned three continents one dose was found to be eighty five percent protective against the most severe COPD nineteen illness J. J. has a few million doses lined up in shipments could begin as early as Monday the company expects to deliver twenty million doses around the U. S. by the end of March and one hundred million by summer and Thomas Washington
J&J single-dose COVID-19 shot poised for FDA decision
"An analysis by U. S. regulators finds Johnson and Johnson's single dose vaccine does protect against covert nineteen the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is considered easier to use than the fines are in McDonough shots those must be kept frozen watching chase can last three months in a refrigerator and it only requires one dose food and drug administration scientists have confirmed overall it's about sixty six percent effective at preventing moderate to severe COPD nineteen Friday a panel of FDA experts will meet to debate whether the evidence is strong enough to recommend the Jane J. shot for use even if it receives approval however it won't boost vaccine supplies much right away only a few million doses are expected to be ready for shipping in the first week Ben Thomas Washington
Jackson Health System in Miami expands COVID-19 vaccines to patients 55+ with specific medical conditions
"Will begin offering covert 19 vaccines next week to Floridians 55 years old and over with specific medical conditions. CEO Carlos Montoya says those medical conditions include heart failure, COPD and some forms of cancer. In order to receive the vaccine. These individuals will have to bring a signed note from their physician stating which of these 13 conditions apply. The Florida Department of
J&J asks US regulators to OK its one-shot COVID-19 vaccine
"Johnson and Johnson is asking federal regulators to clear its covert nineteen vaccine unlike the fights read maternal vaccines this one is just a single dose being easier to use option and the virus fight the Johnson and Johnson vaccine does not seem quite as effective as the two does versions but preliminary results from a massive study show it offers strong protection against a moderate to severe COPD at nineteen the food and drug administration's independent advisers will publicly debate the vaccines data in three weeks before making a recommendation Sager mag ani Washington
"copd" Discussed on 710 WOR
"With prostate cancer of the unique approach that avoids robotic surgery and for most men maintains the quality of life and the integrity of the body and integrity. The Penis And to college. So that's how we put together an advertisement all in 60 seconds. It takes more than 60 seconds to explain it. But the whole idea is that you get a new idea and then call us up. If you wish, and anyone with a cancer might want to call us up and come in for a fresh second opinion, which is so important and I want to talk about a gentleman who comes to us with skin cancer. He comes to us. He's 83 years old. He's a smoker. And, of course, I encouraged him to stop smoking. He's married. He's got three sons and his high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol, perfect vascular disease, and he's got COPD and emphysema and he's short of breath smoking. And he comes to me with skin cancer. Nice had Mose. Most surgeries kind of an excavation where they excavate part of the body. Use it so face the eyes. The Knows that ears of the mouth area cuts the main areas where skin cancers hit, so he's had most radical surgery on this face. He doesn't like it's deformed. His face is deformed, and now he's gotta active cancer and the left forehead right in the middle of the forehead is a basal cell cancer. And he wants to be treated. He wants us to treat it because he does not want more deformity. He knows for skin cancers. Basil sour, squamous cell character I can't though, was that our success rate is very, very high. And this is the work that we do every day with outpatient therapy, No cutting, no bleeding. And to maintain again to maintain the integrity of the body. And so this man is going through the treatment now and his cancer's going away. It's just a few treatments and he is done. And this is the work with very high success writes very high success rates and again we have an excellent skin cancer booklet and you're welcome to have a copy. I think anyone who has skin cancer knows of skin cancers interested skin cancer privacy. Getting mesmerized by this booklet, which has so many pictures of surgical results and our results of over many parts of the body. This is the work that we do every day at 13 84 Broadway treating cancers, whether skin cancers or other cancers..
US consumer spending fell 0.2% in December in face of virus
"Consumer spending slowed in December a worrisome sign for an economy hobbled by the corona virus pandemic the commerce department reports consumers curb their spending two tenths of a percent December's decline followed a seasonally adjusted seven tenths percent drop in November the numbers offer an indication of the extent to which Americans hunkered down as COPD nineteen infections surged boarding travel shopping and dining out since a brief rebound last spring consumer spending has barely grown during the pandemic sales at retailers have declined for three straight months one positive in the commerce department report personal incomes rose a modest six tenths percent after two months of declines Ben Thomas Washington
Larry King, television's everyman interviewer, dies at 87
"Larry King the suspender sporting every man whose interviews with world leaders movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for half a century died Saturday he was eighty seven king's death at an LA hospital was confirmed on his Twitter account he'd been battling COPD but earlier in the month the spokesman said he'd been moved from I see you king was a radio host before moving to CNN where he interviewed everyone from president Obama to lady Gaga to the Dalai Lama in nineteen ninety four he described his interview style to a peak what you got to do with people was taken into a comfort zone if you can make someone comfortable you own them he also said the idea for wearing suspenders came from a former wife so I put my one nine people so convincing it look good in that so it's stuck Larry King is survived by three sons and a very large extended family I'm Julie Walker
Study: Higher doses of blood thinner helps some
"New research finds the giving Kobe patients full doses of blood thinners may help keep them offer breathing machines and other support measures almost every patient who needs to be hospitalized for COPD nineteen is given a low dose of a blood thinner like heparin to try to prevent dangerous blood clots from forming that early results from three large international coronavirus studies finds that it's full doses of blood thinners that are needed and that the low doses don't help and could actually harm patients who are more seriously ill the findings haven't yet been published by the national institutes of health released the results now to try to help doctors decide appropriate care for Kobe nineteen patients Jackie Quinn Washington
"copd" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"We just finished talking about that. This is a huge time of year for people to begin their stop smoking journey. Be it with with smoking lasts or completely going cold turkey and smoking? No, not smoking anymore. We encourage any of that. Because the day you're done, and the day you smoke less is the day you start your trip to better health and and long term living. Jule. What are our numbers like in the city of Chicago? You've mentioned that Smoking rate is on average 20% 1 out of every five Chicago in smokes where we add as far as lung cancer is Farrah COPD. Okay, well, the lung cancer rate in Illinois and again. This is based on the more recent information available. Compared to tell if Oranje California he has a lung cancer rate. That's probably 20% lower than our lung cancer rate here in Illinois, Okay? COPD for your listeners is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which some people know by the name emphysema. Some people know by the name chronic bronchitis, So it's a umbrella term. It is people with COPD. He have either emphysema. War, chronic bronchitis or some he actually have both. Those are two different medical conditions, but they're both chronic, which means they don't just go away. Air obstructive, which means they interfere with the breathing process. And they are a pulmonary disease, meaning that there are differences in the lungs of people with those diseases from someone is healthy. Is you COPD eyes, sometimes thought of is kind of the Step child because it's just not is well known in the public, even though it's actually now the third leading cause of death in the U. S really. When it went to number three last year in this shows you how little respect the disease gets. It's kind of like the Rodney Dangerfield of diseases. When COPD went to number three. What did the headlines read? Stroke drops to number four, and that's important. But what about the estimated 24 million Americans who suffer from COPD? 24 million. That's correct. There are between 12 and 13 Million people who have actually received a medical diagnosis of COPD and according to medical research, it's estimated At another 12 million people Hey, have the symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. Maybe they've been told they have a asthma. Maybe they're having breathing problems and therefore Don't climb the stairs as much or exert themselves as much. They may actually have a chronic lung disease, But they just don't know it. Yet the reason that the numbers of COPD cases Is increasing, as it has is believed to be the increase in the rate of women smoking, probably it around the time of some of the Catchy jingle campaigns about women coming a long way, and now it's time to start smoking. We're focused less on how these people got COPD. And the fact that there are important steps that people living with COPD can take toe lead happier and more productive lives. We see every one of them. As somebody who may be a parent watching a child get married some day or a grand parent wanting to attend the graduation. We've really made one of our priorities at Respiratory Health Association, helping people with COPD. What are some of the things that people conduce to help their COPD mention that it's chronic? But But there are steps and and things that you can do to Hope help. You were overall diagnosis, So the couple of things people can do. First of all is if you've smoked the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years. The it may mean that you smoked a half a peak of cigarettes for 40 years or two PXs cigarettes a day for 10 years. If you've got about 20 years of smoking history, and you're experiencing any respiratory problems at all, there's an easy test that you can take. It involves blowing into a device. It's called the Spire am a tree test that will help to give your health care provider and idea whether you should do some further testing for COPD for anyone, though with her without COPD. The best thing you could do is quit smoking. Some people with COPD continue to smoke in the false belief that well hack, they've got it. They might as well keep smoking. And there is salad evidence in Illinois that even if you have COPD, you will have a healthier life ahead of you if you quit smoking We've mentioned a couple of times during this program that are asthma rates are higher here in the city of Chicago in the metropolitan area, then they are in other neighborhoods in metropolitan areas just because of our industry and the history in our air quality here, So then you put smoking on top of that That's correct and and a continual smoking and you're facing some really big hurdles. For people with these with these health issues to get over, that's correct. And you know, we have a newsletter..