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Violence, protests mark anniversary of Myanmar army rule
"A a a a nationwide nationwide nationwide nationwide strike strike strike strike in in in in Myanmar Myanmar Myanmar Myanmar marks marks marks marks the the the the one one one one year year year year anniversary anniversary anniversary anniversary of of of of the the the the army's army's army's army's seizure seizure seizure seizure of of of of power power power power a a a a sporadic sporadic sporadic sporadic protests protests protests protests and and and and violence violence violence violence across across across across the the the the country country country country Facebook Facebook Facebook Facebook the the the the international international international international concern concern concern concern photos photos photos and and and video video video on on on social social social media media media show show show a a a countrywide countrywide countrywide silent silent silent strike strike strike had had had emptied emptied emptied out out out streets streets streets in in in Myanmar's Myanmar's Myanmar's largest largest largest city city city Yangon Yangon Yangon and and and other other other towns towns towns as as as people people people stayed stayed stayed home home home businesses businesses businesses shut shut shut their their their doors doors doors in in in a a a show show show of of of opposition opposition opposition to to to army army army rule rule rule clashes clashes clashes and and and violence violence violence were were were reported reported reported as as as well well well as as as the the the country country country faces faces faces an an an insurgency insurgency insurgency that that that some some some of of of you you you and and and experts experts experts characterize characterize characterize now now now as as as a a a civil civil civil war war war the the the end end end of of of the the the street street street because because because also also also attracted attracted attracted international international international attention attention attention president president president Joe Joe Joe Biden Biden Biden has has has called called called for for for the the the ministry ministry ministry to to to reverse reverse reverse its its its actions actions actions free free free on on on sung sung sung su su su chi chi chi on on on the the the gauge gauge gauge in in in meaningful meaningful meaningful dialogue dialogue dialogue I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles through through through this this this month month month
How Will Biden Administration Reach Its Clean Energy Goal?
"President biden's administration said a big climate goal two zero out greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by twenty thirty five last week we talked with epa administrator michael regan about this believe that we can set up the right policy instrumentation and regulatory framework to encourage continued innovation to get us to that carbon-neutral goal that we know we can't achieve continued innovation. Industries still has to figure some of this out. So what more do we know about how the government is going to encourage it. Npr's jeff brady has been following up. Jeff good morning good morning. I just wanna know. 2035 sounds really distant. And then you start counting fourteen years not that long when you talk about changing all the power plants in the country house administration going to do it. Well you know is getting. The details are getting a little bit clear from the president's budget proposal and groups talking with the administration about this Details are still being worked out but a central focus is creating a national clean energy standard. And this would be a countrywide requirement that overtime increasing of is generated from fuels that don't emit the greenhouse gases that fossil fuels do conrad schneider at the clean air task. Force says it's similar to renewable energy standards that many states have they essentially required an increasing percentage electricity sales from renewable energy like clean energy standard simply broadens the list of energy resources that are eligible under the standard so in addition to wind and solar. This national standard would include things like hydropower and nuclear and another bit of detail. Here of energy likely will create this standard. And that's a little controversial. Some of the epa to do it. It's better known for setting and enforcing standards but some of the largest environmental groups. Say what's important is it. It gets
"countrywide" Discussed on WGN Radio
"How you doing today? Good morning, Bob. I'm doing great. How about yourself? Well, I think I'm doing better because they're positivity rate is the lowest It's been in a while and from What you're seeing in Northwestern and what you're hearing from other colleagues in other hospitals. How are we doing? Are we Are we seeing fewer people in the ICU hospital bed availability? Good. What's going on? Absolutely. You know, we are so not only you guys seen the positivity rate continue to go down. What we're seeing is the hospitalizations air down the ventilator uses down the ICU beds are down the number of covert patient in the hospital. All are down. Which is extremely reassuring, knowing that you know, we expect this variant time slot to start to creep Those numbers back up here over the next couple months, you know, let's talk a little bit about those variants. Have you seen much of that around here? No, We really haven't. You know, Illinois when you look at the countrywide, obviously, Florida and California really getting the biggest ones, But just like influenza. We expect that to spread. Had people have to understand that when we are testing, so people are going in to be tested. We're testing whether or not they have the virus. We're not testing for the variant. That's a genetic test. That can only be done it. You know, Major instant medical institutions are research places. So Northwestern, you know, identified the first UK burying two weeks ago, so we know that there's gonna be more and more of these cases, and the prediction is that it's going to become, you know the predominant strain here within the next month or two. And I've heard a lot of people talking about double masking because of the variance. Do we really need to do that? Well, you know, if you do everything that you're supposed to do you know the single mask is fine. But I can't tell anybody who is has any anxiety all it wants to do it. Certainly the double mask has shown to work a lot better. Everyone knows you're the single mass. We want to make sure that it's at least a grand surgical grade mask. He's very thin. Gators are very thin baths are really doing very little. If anything. So a lot of people are saying, Well, I'm going to double mask and from a comfort point of view, it's good from a protection point of view. They've done numerous studies that have shown that it works better. And Bob. It's interesting one of the things that's probably the most fascinating about these studies. As they showed that people that wear the to mess where surgical masks and then o'clock mask over it will wear it properly for a longer period of time, so the man is not falling down. It's a hassle to take off to mass, so people are leaving them on, but that surgical masks Or with the cloth mask over there is less slippage and hope It's holding it in place. So you're getting protection. We have to remember. We used to wear the mask to protect others from us. Now, with the double masking If you're looking to protect yourself.
"countrywide" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"You're low down to 32 partly to mostly cloudy for you Thursday a high of 46. It is 33 degrees. Right now, with threats of violent protest Countrywide or Excuse me armed to protest, I should say Countrywide starting this weekend, Governor Mike DeWine says he is activating the Ohio National Guard for missions at the Ohio State House and the inauguration in Washington, D. C. Wide said yesterday. The round 580 soldiers will be called up with the bulk heading to Washington to assist with security for President elect Joe Biden's swearing in the remaining soldiers will be deployed to help secure the Statehouse. The Wind says he is prepared to activate more guardsmen if needed. Attorneys for Suspended Cincinnati City Councilman P. G Sittenfeld have filed a motion in federal court accusing The U. S attorney's office of Mis stating facts when they announced the bribery charges against him back in November. The business career says the motion alleges that quotes from the recordings used against Sittenfeld were incomplete, eliminating information that would either help his case or clear him of wrongdoing. Sittenfeld, one of three members of council arrested last year and charged with taking bribes. Able to county leaders held their weekly Cova 19 press briefing this morning talking vaccine distribution next week, Hamilton County will proceed with the state plan to vaccinate people age 80 plus, even though it doesn't have enough shots to complete the first phase of vaccination. Those first shots to the oldest among us are expected late next week. The logistics will be spelled out in a couple of days. When Commissioner Denise Treehouse the mayor, and the hospitals make the announcement Friday at noon, the mayor myself the hospital systems will be talking about this common effort to try to make sure that the confusion is eliminated by having a common way for people to sign up. The.
"countrywide" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"S. A. Countrywide. The number of Americans in hospital has now reached a record. 100,000 The president elect Joe Biden has warned of a surge of covert infections over Christmas. The director of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has warned that the next three months could be the most difficult in America's public health history. Dr. Robert Redfield warned that the country hit by a surgeon Corona virus Infections is facing a devastating winter unless public health advice is heated. The reality is December and January and February are gonna be rough times. I actually believe they're going to be the most difficult time in the public house history of this nation. Largely because of the stress that's going to put on our health care system. The French government is to take what it called unprecedented action against mosques it suspects of fostering religious extremism. The interior minister general Domina said 76 masks would be targeted in the coming days. Some of which could be closed. President Emmanuel Macron has announced a raft of measures following recent attacks by Islamist extremists, including the beheading of a teacher who had shown his class cartoons mocking the religion. President Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to Valerie Giscard Esta, who's died at the age of 94 after contracting coronavirus. Mr. Macron said his predecessor had transformed France during his seven years in the ELISA. Legalizing abortion, liberalizing the divorce laws and lowering the voting age to 18. She's got a star oversaw closer European integration and together with the German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Wants the European monetary system. He said that what was then the Group of Six industrialized nations and said many years later that this was to deepen understanding between world leaders. They never look at each other eye to eye on. They don't exchange human and personal impression on important issues. And so the idea Woz together in the remote and very quiet place and to speak. World News from the BBC. Two senior U. S. Intelligence officials have said that more than 1000 Chinese researchers have left the country in the months since Washington began taking legal action against those it suspects of industrial and technological espionage. Justice Department said it believed many of the researchers were affiliated with the Chinese military. Police in India's would've Pradesh state have arrested a Muslim man for allegedly trying to convert a Hindu woman to Islam. He's the first to be arrested under a new law that targets loved. He had The term Hindu groups used to accuse Muslim men of turning Hindu women away from their religion by seduction. Court in Hong Kong has denied the media tycoon and democracy campaigner Jimmy Light bail after his arrest on fraud charges. The charges relate to the use of Mr Leis Company offices by business is not permitted by the lease. Mr Lai, whose newspaper has criticized the erosion of Hongkong's liberties by China has faced a string of cases in recent years. Argentina Rugby union has lifted the suspension of the captain of the national Side and two teammates, who two days ago was suspended for historic racist comments posted on Social media. None of them have been selected to play in Saturday night's final Tri Nations clash against Australia. Daniel, listen, bug reports. It's barely 48 hours since the governing body condemned their posts is discriminate. Ary, xenophobic and unacceptable, But the Argentine skipper Pablo Madeira and his teammates Kilo Petty and Santiago soc know have apparently been forgiven. They've been praised for their firm values by the federation, which now says the band was unnecessary. The surprise move follows reports that members of the squad had threatened to strike over the suspensions. My data had said he was deeply ashamed of the tweets posted when the players raised 21 or younger. And that's the latest BBC news. Thank you very much for that news. Hello And welcome to news Day on the BBC World Service, James Cotton Mill in our new broadcasting House Studios a meatball a most real working from home on coming up. We'll have the U. S funds on Brazil on our road map. That's for the next half hour. We also have sporting business headlines on the way in do member. If you want to get in touch or to check on anything you hear you can look for BBC World Service on Facebook and Twitter, and you can share your comments by sending us a text or what's that message? To this number plus 4 +47786 2050 85. We start in Los Angeles, where the mayor has ordered residents of the city.
As virus cases rise across the U.S., records topple
"On Thursday, the number of Corona virus cases recorded daily in the U. S reached more than 86,000. Beating the record from last Friday. More than nine million Americans have now tested positive. David give us the countrywide snapshot over the past week. What's changed? Yeah, I think they're really bad. Suffice to say, and we've had a lot of records this week, nine million cases overall, more hundreds more than 25,000 deaths in the first case, I think was reported 282 days ago, and it's striking to me from North Carolina and yesterday that state had its highest daily total. It's had since the beginning of the pandemic and was one of I think, like 20 states where that was the case, so We're seeing these surges across the country in the majority of states for sure, and you look at a handful of them. They're in a situation that we were in here in New York early on, which is Having really concerned about their ability, hospitalized patients who need it. And you know, we do have a firmer grasp on how to treat Cove in 19. Fewer people are Being hospitalized for it generally, But in states like Wisconsin and Utah, you're hearing from health officials from government officials really concerned about their capacity of these hospitals, and it reminds me yes, of what things were like here in New York that summer, I was in Texas as well. I was in Houston when they were reaching capacity. They're in What is a city with the largest medical system in the world, and I will say, having reported on it. That fear is a crazy thing for a lot of people to think of the fact that there might not be enough beds to accommodate those who need them. I haven't mentioned deaths yet. That's obviously a lagging indicator, but we've seen those tick up in recent weeks. As well. So there is a real seriousness to this. That's been the case from Day one. It seems to be coming into finer focus, and we'll talk about this more. I'm sure of it really stands in contrast to the picture that President Trump and his supporters were painting of how this is affecting the country.
BlackRocks Larry Fink; Johnson & Johnsons Vaccine Study
"Johnson and Johnson is temporarily paused. It's cove nineteen vaccine clinical trials due to an unexplained illness in a study participant the development first reported by stat news notes that the study is not under a clinical hold that's the more serious hold and it's not immediately apparent whether the volunteer received the actual treatment. Or a placebo. That would be key difference J. J. says adverse events. Events like illnesses aren't expected part of clinical studies but if they do find out, yeah, it was the placebo. Well then. It goes without saying. Apparently. It's not always immediately available for that but I read through that a lot because it it seems to me like you'd be able to figure out pretty quickly it to shutting down your entire thing if this was somebody who got the placebo. That's why it's called the blind, a double blind study or whatever you want people knowing who? Didn't. I guess somebody knows I hope so or else you get. Jeez. Yeah. Wow maybe. Striking, about this, this is now the second one of these that we've had AstraZeneca's you know put a hold of briefly internationally on their efforts but by the way that effort I believe is not ongoing right now in the United States. So if for example, there was a hold on the Astra Zeneca project in the United States and they separate hold now on the Johnson and Johnson one minute. It's not this is not a whole. Holistic. Pause. Right. A pause, but there was a I the point I was trying to make was there was a pause if you WANNA use the word pause and hold I know there now there's a distinction between the two, but there was also a pause on the Astra Zeneca program in the United States if they're also pause on the Johnson and Johnson Program in the United. States then you're then you're now down to Pfizer and Madonna as the most promising. The only other two that are even ongoing when you think about the time line for when these things become available, it could become more challenged. I I would. I would wait until. You know. That's not like you to find the negative part of it, but I mean I. Came back. It's not I hadn't realized I. Don't know if you want. I not. Not a spinal thing like the other one I understand that. Thousands of people in all these trials and you're talking about two cases that you don't even know we're going to result in Holt. So it made push it out to ask what if the dates maybe bad possibly, what possible what have you imagined that would have you imagined that the Astra Zeneca program would be running everywhere else in the in the world except the United States right now I I haven't thought realized that tried to mad and haven't tried Ed Needs is this means it's going to be the Astra Zeneca program to become available here at the United States in any kind of similar time. That's the point. For more on the news from Johnson and Johnson. Let's bring in Dr Zeke Emanuel. He of course, the former White House health policy advisor under President Obama he's now vice provost of global initiatives at the university, of Pennsylvania, and he's currently an informal adviser to the Joe Biden campaign and the Covid nineteen and Vaccine Recommendations. By the way he just co authored a research letter for the Journal of the American Medical Association comparing us, covert fatalities to those of some larger OECD countries to talk about that in just a moment. But Dr Manual let's start with this news from J. and J. Does this concern you? Well, any time? There's a serious adverse event it has to concern you but I think as. J. F. O. explained. You know you have to let the process evolve you have to actually examine carefully what the? Situation is the adverse event is related to the vaccine or placebo. Related to something else a pre existing condition, and so those are exactly the kind of questions at. Researchers will look at and try to uncover in the next few hours. And then we'll find out more. If it's in the you know arm with of the vaccine it does raise serious questions because you only have a few thousand people in the study like this one adverse event is serious especially when you're considering a vaccine that you're going to roll out to tens, hundreds of millions of people maybe even billions of people. So you know. That's the that's the ultimate concern, and this is actually standard process. For every research study you get a serious adverse event, you investigate it, it happens all the time. It's just the world's not always watching. So closely to see what the developers are excited worth pointing out that the the CFO of Johnson and Johnson also pointed out, they don't know any of these answers because they have turned it all over to independent investigators, and that is what kind of beefs up the credibility issues around those. The CFO himself has no idea even though this was thirty six hours ago whether this was in a placebo patients someone who actually received the vaccine will continue. That they've been carefully collaborating with the NIH on this trial and you know that I also think should give the American public. Some reassurance at this is going to be done thoroughly and to the highest scientific standards might detrimental. Let's talk about that paper that you wrote. You found that the United States did have higher death rates from Cova. I think the big question is was that something that was taking place very early on in the pandemic and that has improved since then and what have you found? Tell us a little bit about your study. So what we did is to take the United States mortality from it. Compare it to eighteen. Countries a high income countries like Japan and Australia Canada and Jeremy and also the countries that were hit very hard at the start Italy Spain, France and other. European countries. And we looked at the whole period and compared to most countries We actually the United States has done poorly even if you include the early phase but if you exclude the early phase March and April when every many countries were overwhelmed especially places like Italy and Spain. And you exclude them and then look say may after countries have experienced, got their arms around how to manage this of virus. I turns out the United States at extraordinarily bad even compared to places like Italy a we had from. May Tenth. To today roughly ninety thousand more deaths and we should have had we followed Italy scores ninety thousand Americans who died needlessly. As I have pointed out before Italy didn't have anything special or different in terms of Treatment Vaccines Diagnostics compared to the United States, what they have is better public health. Implementation of the public health measures, and that actually is a could could have saved tens of thousands of lives in the United States. and. We can see that when we compare our experience to those of other countries. What are you talking about in terms of reactions? You mean people wearing masks, you mean contact tracing do you mean testing that's put out? How much this you think falls on the healthcare system. As a fault and how much of it rely falls on public policy reaction to it. How much falls on just citizens following the rules well. It's all of it, but it's mainly the public health response in public policy. It really is implementing those public health measures, countrywide with fidelity. And then slowly reopening. So you do have to have social distancing you do have to have a trying not to go indoors. You do have to have having crowds less than twenty. You do have to have wearing face masks doing hand hygiene and focusing your testing and contact tracing capacity first of all, building it up, which we never did successfully in this country, and then focusing it on hot spots because we know this virus breaks out. A super spreading events it's not the usual person to person to person you know eighty to ninety percent of people will not pass this to anyone. Ten percent to twenty percent of people 'cause eighty percent of the infection. So you have to be able to identify them and quickly suppressed that we never built up that capacity the federal government under president trump punted it to the states and then states did very different. Things had Florida right now as rapidly opened up restaurants and many other things and a lot of us are expecting super spreading situations in Florida. We've seen. Places that kind of ignored? This up and down the Midwest saying Oh it's not here. Now having very high rates of cases we've had thirty one states that are going up and not down which is a very worrisome situation going into the fall and we're going to move inside. It's going to much easier to pass this virus along. And a lot of us are seriously worried about the consequences hazy I'm trying to do whether that was apples to apple. So when in May in the United. States. We got we got a later start right in Europe and by May they're already seeing. Progress over in Europe did you adjust I'm not sure whether you adjusted for that because we were right at the height. Close to it in May still and and they were on the downside in. Europe is. Standardized that in a way or wrong on that or or because we were going to have a lot more. A lot more deaths in in May than they would because they they were they got it a lot earlier there. Then I have a follow up question to. That is a super sophisticated question and you're one hundred percent, right we started a week or two later than European countries like Italy France But if you make that adjustment, it makes a slight difference not. Difference Yeah. So it's not it's not. Our peak was in May and their peak was in the end of March early April. In fact, our peak was earlier in April. and. By, by May tenth, we should have gotten our arms around and then also in our paper, we look at June seven and subsequently, and even if you look at June seven, we have tens of thousands of more debts that other countries like again the Netherlands France Spain. Italy. So we've done poorly, and by the way our data collection goes through mid September. So we've done poorly even with the August blip because of the. Spring summer vacations in many European countries where we know people like Silvio Berlusconi in Italy partied and ignored all the recommendations and got cove it So we have done badly even after even if you include the fact that we got this about a week or two later compared to other countries that was a very good question typically on the high level statisticians or clinical researchers ask that kind of. I don't with. Feeling so good about myself. All of a sudden the problems we've had here the number of cases the number of that's a number of hospitalizations was not inevitable. It was a result of bad public health measures being implemented or not implemented as the case may be and you can see this repeatedly states seeming seeming to learn nothing like Florida rushing to open up restaurants bars when we should be slowly slowly be opening. Detrimental very quickly. It I guess we do have time for one more question how how much of an impact do you think a Americans healthiness versus other countries have how do we rate just in terms of underlying co morbidity is that might be there well, it's a mixed bag for one thing our population skews younger than most European countries, they have a much older population more people over sixty five. And we know that older people tend to die from this disease unfortunately we have more co morbidity in terms of diabetes in terms of obesity, but they have more Komo British in terms of lung problems because they have higher smoking rates in the United States Net Nan. It probably comes out in the wash but we're going to have to do some more. Rigorous Studies of the CO morbidity situation and the age distribution of the population. But I don't think it's GonNa be tens of thousands of deaths. It might be a few thousand maybe even ten thousand but the overwhelming response effect that about half of our deaths or unnecessary that's not gonNA come out because of small differences in co morbidity between our countries and their country. Zeke thank you very much for your time. It's really great talking to you. Thank you very sophisticated questions this morning.
Brazil becomes 2nd country to cross 100,000 COVID-19 deaths
"More than 100,000 deaths and there have been more than three million confirmed cases. So far, President Balsa Naro has fought health restrictions and even contracted and recovered from Kobe himself. Meanwhile, New Zealand is celebrating a major milestone 100 days without a new case. After a major countrywide locked down Prime Minister Justin Ardor and says she is very Proud. I don't believe there is any other country that come into our position and assigned it away from our borders for the period of time, But she knows things Concetta, and they're ready if they do. Maria Garcia CBS News The US continues to
Dr. Howard Fullman: COVID, Probiotics, and the Impact of Coronavirus on the Future of Medicine
"We're honored to have. Dr Howard J foam and join us to catch up on medicine, practice and politics prevention, and of course a bit about our fight against. COVID nineteen so may we suggest that you pull yourself a double. Sit back and join us on medicine. We're still practicing I'm bill, Curtis. I are host. The quadruple board certified doctor of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease Critical Care and neuro critical care. My very good friend Dr Steven Taback, however you, Steve Hey bill good to see you. We haven't had dinner together for a while I. Don't remember what it was like. They actually have dinner and enjoy an evening. So you know we have one of our favorite experts rejoining. Rejoining us today Dr, Howard J. Felman he is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology will learn more about that. In a minute Howard, served a multi decade tenure at Kaiser Permanente Day as partner board member. President of the Executive Committee Chief of staff and chair of the Quality Committee. He supervised forty three hundred staff over five hundred doctors. Howard is now senior operating advisor. Advisor at the Atlantic. Street capital for their medically focused investments Dr Howard J foam. Welcome back I nice to be here. Stephen nicest to us well Hey Howard. Good to see you so last time we met in our studio in Malibu was only back in February and it seems like a whole lifetime ago in quite a year, and we're only halfway through it and we know. Know there's a lot more to come Howard. I hope you'll forgive me, but I took my nasty pill this morning, so I want to dive into a difficult issue, but as the time of this recording according to Johns Hopkins, Japan although infected early has less than one cova death per hundred thousand population, while the US has thirty nine Cova deaths per one hundred thousand population. Japan more elderly per capita than any other country. They kept their borders open during the Wu Han locked down there, stay home requests by Japanese. Government have been voluntary, as was any of the closing of their non essential businesses. And now for a country with one city that houses more than thirty seven million people. They have less than a thousand deaths countrywide, but the hell is going on I. Don't know that anyone knows exactly all of the differences, but I'll give you. Some and I think that may be different. One is there's probably a genetic component to this disease that we don't quite understand. People were speculating. Why was so much more Italy because Italian get together a lot more than others people wonder with net net might have been some genetic predisposition. She decided kind storms for example, another article morbidity in patient population, so age is one thing you're right. Japanese population is actually older than the US. By other commodities like obesity, which is turning out to be a significant risk factor here is unfortunately. It's still a lot more obesity united. States than there is Japan so just because we've sorted out that the age factor may not explain it, but we have some more chronic illness in the United States spend maybe contributing to it as well and then you know the way we've handled. Handled the public health aspect of this and again I also wanted to be very careful about criticism of even the public health system because I'm sure there's a lot of things we look back and could have done differently, but we also have a lot of public health officers. Some extremely courageous ones and I'll say that I think unfortunately a some of our public does not really believe. Believe in this pandemic, the seriousness that they should, and that may be affecting the outcomes as well. There are certain communities as you know. Where substantial numbers of people were having just seemingly significant disregard, and so that might have been large numbers coming in at a just a bowl of people coming in all the ones that saturated the healthcare system made it hard to take care of. Of someone people possibly people coming in later than they should have because perhaps denial about the significance of the Selma's when it is on severe, and it's not be causing a doctor that I. don't WanNa Fault. The nurses and the doctors and rest of just I've seen what they're doing. My follow it very carefully, and I'm very proud of them, but I think because of the. The differences in population and our public health system is not working well is not resigned the way it should be, and there's not functioning in the way that it has been planned to function the
"countrywide" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To go this far. After the passage of the Fair Housing Act, African Americans now could on paper by homes whenever they chose, but having missed the chance to stake a claim in the bargain rich housing market of the post war years They faced dizzying prices and then in the early two thousand's came contract buying two point. Oh, behemoths like Wells Fargo and Countrywide Financial, later bought by Bank of America specifically targeted communities of color with shady subprime mortgages and deceptive predatory loans. The financial meltdown ignited by the scam is predicted to widen the wealth gap between black and white for at least another generation. Meanwhile, the investigative podcast reveal reported last year that red lining still flourishes still pushes people of color toward higher interest mortgage loans than those offered to whites. Even when they earn the same. Meanwhile, contract selling has made a comeback in Detroit, Akron, Battle Creek and Chicago. But this time the company's doing the selling or Wall Street veterans handling thousands of properties. Two years ago, the Chicago reader fingered three out of state companies doing business there, charging soaring interest rates and prices that far exceed in some cases, the home's estimated value. And meanwhile, the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection.
"countrywide" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Go this far. After the passage of the Fair Housing Act, African Americans now could on paper by homes whenever they chose, but having missed the chance to stake a claim in the bargain rich housing market of the post war years They faced dizzying prices and then in the early two thousand's came contract buying two point. Oh, behemoths like Wells Fargo and Countrywide Financial, later bought by Bank of America specifically targeted communities of color with shady subprime mortgages and deceptive predatory loans. The financial meltdown ignited by the scams, predicted toe widen the wealth gap between black and white for a least another generation. Meanwhile, the investigative podcast reveal reported last year that red lining still flourishes still pushes people of color toward higher interest mortgage loans than those offered to whites. Even when they earn the same. Meanwhile, contract selling has made a comeback in Detroit, Akron, Battle Creek and Chicago. But this time the company's doing the selling or Wall Street veterans handling thousands of properties. Two years ago, the Chicago reader fingered three out of state companies doing business there, charging soaring interest rates and prices that far exceed in some cases, the home's estimated value. And meanwhile, the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks rule changes that would allow lending institutions to withhold the kind of data that reveal used in its investigations and says that the bureau's priorities now would shift to modernizing debt collection and educating consumers. Rather than pursuing wrong doers, Right? Who needs consumer protection anymore? Truth is it No one paid his dues willingly. James Baldwin.
"countrywide" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Americans now could on paper by homes whenever they chose, but having missed the chance to stake a claim in the bargain rich housing market of the post war years They faced dizzying prices. And then in the early two thousand's came contract buying two point. Oh, behemoths like Wells Fargo and Countrywide Financial, later bought by Bank of America specifically targeted communities of color with shady subprime mortgages and deceptive predatory loans. The financial meltdown ignited by the scams, predicted toe widen the wealth gap between black and white for a least another generation. Meanwhile, the investigative podcast reveal reported last year that red lining still flourishes still pushes people of color toward higher interest mortgage loans than those offered to whites. Even when they earn the same. Meanwhile, contract selling has made a comeback in Detroit, Akron, Battle Creek and Chicago. But this time the company's doing the selling or Wall Street veterans handling thousands of properties. Two years ago, the Chicago reader fingered three out of state companies doing business there, charging soaring interest rates and prices that far exceed in some cases, the home's estimated value. And meanwhile, the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks rule changes that would allow lending institutions to withhold the kind of data that reveal used in its investigations and says that the bureau's priorities now would shift to modernizing debt collection and educating consumers. Rather than pursuing wrong doers, Right? Who needs consumer protection anymore? Truth is it No one pays his dues willingly. James Baldwin.
Britain set to launch 'test and trace' in England
"By nature of his false claims about voter fraud after two months of lockdown and more than thirty seven thousand. Corona virus deaths. Britain finally rolled out a countrywide test and trace program. An enormous undertaking meant to help isolate the virus and return the country to some sense of normality prime minister. Boris Johnson also hopes the program which starts in England on Thursday will shift the nation's attention away from controversy regarding his top aide. Who flouted the government's own lockdown rules with a cross country trip? The test and trace involves fifty thousand workers including twenty-five thousand contact traces hides to track down the context of anyone who tests positive for Covid Nineteen. The goal is to isolate the infected before they spread. The virus. Johnson said test and trace could unlock the prison of lockdown. Britain's official corona virus. Death
Pakistan jet with 98 onboard crashes in crowded neighbourhood.
"Jetliner carrying nine. Nine hundred people crashed yesterday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport. In Pakistan's port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least fifty seven bodies in the wreckage. It was unknown. How many people on the ground were hurt as the Pakistan International Airlines jet an Airbus a three twenty plowed into an alley and destroyed at least five houses. The pilot was heard. Transmitting a mayday to the tower. Shortly before the crash of flight eight three Oh three which was flying from Lahore to Karachi and carrying many traveling for the Muslim holiday of aid videos on social media appear to show the jet flying low with flames shooting from one of its engines. The plane went down at about two thirty nine. Pm Northeast of Jinnah International Airport in the poor and congested residential area known as model colony between houses that were smashed by its wings police in protective struggled to clear away crowds amid the smoke and dust so ambulances and fire trucks could reach the crash site as darkness fell crews worked under floodlights and a portable morgue was set up the local health department said it had recovered fifty seven bodies while Hmo an offshoot Malik said finding all the dead could take two to three days Pakistan had resumed domestic flights earlier. This week ahead of aid which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan Pakistan has been in a countrywide lockdown since March because of corona virus and the airline has been using social distancing guidelines on its flights by leaving every other seat vacant transmission of the pilot's final exchange with air traffic control indicated. He had failed to land was circling to make a second attempt. We are proceeding direct. We have lost an engine. Co-pilot said
"countrywide" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Z. emphasizing countrywide we playing horse music playing G. not Broncos Dave Matthews tonight or what songs with the word tonight's in them yet you emphasize country in the middle there just because you want to serve your narrative here I could just as easily brought so much country tonight for those countries and then we should play songs that are about tonight you didn't go to a high school where people actually took tractors to school actually I did well I I really did but we we had to get a Jack and all that stuff we had all we all its stuff man yeah John Deere was wasn't just you know wasn't just a a combine line his clothing line at my high school this song really the tractor's sexy song yeah now we really opened the show with that unless she thinks must tractor's sexy do you think the tractors B. what would happen if Daria played that on channel ninety three three what what would what would be the repercussions of something like that she would never do that such a silly rumors the station no not at all that's right Zacks hilarious writes it that it does not match the station but it made a really good topic did it M. yeah Ben is happy I guess you did threaten us well I mean you did promise last night on Twitter that you were gonna play countries ought I really shouldn't be surprised by this I don't know why you are until now all right we're off rolling here thank you Angie thank you for the ride Broncos country Tonite Ryan Edwards Benjamin allbright Ben you look like the the grown up version of B. rabbit today so yesterday you were B. rabbit from eight mile you showed up yet now you're taking a selfie that's great traditional show selfie yet traditional that you've been doing now for the last couple of days so yesterday you showed up kind of looking again like you're you're ready to sit in the corner and sip on some Campbell's company role or something like that and and and drop some bars I was so unspeakable email yesterday a little bit a little bit and then signed a professional it up yet today you've got dressed up now was this a request from a producer anything right because you're filming mean tweets not at all I I in fact I was going to wear a T. shirt up until I remembered five minutes before I left from home to come into the studio I was doing that I'm going to be filmed so like I better wear the shirt that looks like it has been stuffed under the cushions of a couch for is that the one that we went got at the mall that one time no no okay no I've actually I've had this for a long time okay I probably had the shirt like twelve years when used to ride the tractor to high school it's well I was in high school twelve years ago but you know it's I've had this for a long time a really long time sure now what I said when you said twelve years I just added ten to that because I just assume you were trying to make the story said a little bit less but not like legitimately like I think I've had this year for twelve years he used to fit me I mean it's you now your own soul it's almost not to bug yes the same thing for me I'm trying to work a little bit little bit though the flap on the fat lady get a healthier so what is your workout regimen what do you do what do you do in quarantine well every morning I set up when I get out of bed it would give you a complete I complete the set up when I lay down okay right so it's so it's a full set of full it's a full gonna crunch maybe try to get the full you know apples unassisted you don't use your arms your elbows or anything like that that kind of role in the it well I I mean I've been doing I have been never have been going to get a workout routine on you know try to do it it's mostly just like military type exercises because you don't need you know you gotta do you don't need weight turning points of big cities are doing burpees and stuff a lot of planking yeah push ups sit ups crunches iron Mike's you know things like that okay just round the house would randomly or in the kitchen also you're like you know I'm gonna start doing some all put a show on internal unlimited amount that it well the killing forty mins one good for you tomorrow I'm going to go for run a judge jogging or perhaps perhaps Yannis Ioannidis off J. I'm not sure you just run for extended very wild I don't know the kids are doing it so try that out well good for you I you sound like what almost everybody else wanted to be like everybody what you wanted to do those kinds of things Hey would be around the house or work out all the time states don't have to do it you know what I ride the bike every day in the now of course with the puppy I go for long walks right so I I actually do some version Koraput work out the problem I have with this will to be free body else the problem I have is I have a check I've actually added to the eating diet like I I'm eating foods that I really have to remove those foods now and that's that's that's the thing is the price that food is there I'm going to eat it so I just quit buying that stuff around the house and to lazy leaf and I snack right way more than I usually I put these disgusting disgusting snack bars like no carbs animal whatever it's like eating licorice flavor paper is the worst thing on earth but I've been suffering through so there's some good vegan food I can talk you into if you really get into licorice flavored cardboard I don't likely Christian I don't like I don't like licorice flavored and like the texture so okay already got two strikes against you by the way you talk about being on the bike yeah it is these days when somebody has the bike conversation you have to be very clear what type of bike you're talking about because if I have a bite conversation with you and I'll bite conversation with Rick Lewis those are two completely different things that is different yeah but you wouldn't say bike working out we are talking about motorcycles it doesn't work out I don't know I mean yeah correct you've got a long ride I rode a motorcycle one time I would pay money and it lacks anyone out there has video not honestly this is like high signals amounts of money does is like high school right if if Brian's high school people this is K. with a fifty thousand watt blowtorch hi there people down there riddle said in Mexico right now you can hear this I think I got like halfway down the block and then I was like yeah this isn't for me this is my this is my only just I I don't know it wasn't like sold my bike when I came out here because I thought the Denver was going to be snow in stuff like every idiot out there you see them the movies Jerry Judy in a in a cage a handout with bears right as bear snow and and cabins that's all I knew about Colorado that sets it apart paints a picture right so I I literally I sold I sold my boat I sold my bike and I came out here and I was like well it was a mistake yeah there is so much because there's really not anywhere to vote but yes Renner days sunshine not I'm secondly halfway down the block and I started hearing like my mom's voice in the back of my head like you're gonna fall right you're still open BSNL voice thank you we did there was that too I I felt like they were all laughing at me it was like a dirt bike too so it wasn't even close everybody writes the first yeah he was like yeah yeah yeah yeah okay in it anyway that's that's the thing like as I was and I and I did that I didn't I I actually to kind of fall off yeah yeah because it does start thinking about it it becomes a self fulfilling certain thinking about like I would fall off and sure enough I fell off I don't have a good history of I I I I was a kid I one time was riding a bicycle down down a really steep hill near my house and we had I had this metal bar on the side of of the the handlebars suddenly as plainly swords and knights and stuff like that so I had this metal bar and I I was right at the seal and the the the thing swung into the tire I did a full front flip off of the bike and I pop my two thousand like in half like a broken half so I had a there's like a fake tooth like you can see no well yeah I would have never known a few with a metal tag there never ever known that actually did that as a kid I was very accident prone kid learn something every day yes I did that and then the next time I rode a bike like years later I slid down the hill like a rock slide hill Mike you know so yeah I'm just not I'm not a bike person but a stationary bike that's my that's my speed at your speed your aesthetic confused shipping box all day Kollam rebel for night out on his own serve jacket on when you write the yeah hello there maybe a little vest with like patches on unselfish unity with the rest of the spinners you have all your look yeah telephone crew the old man I do not own Belltown because I I I basically don't want to have to fill myself and show my wife to prove that I'm actually working out I don't like I don't understand the appeal I don't get it I know people Hallam and I'm like why what can you just get a stationary bike and put your phones and I mean there's there's those of a status thing with it isn't it like you like I have a bolt on I mean I guess I don't know there's there I have like a hundred dollar stationary bike that's actually broke and I refuse to believe that you paid a hundred dollars that's okay I didn't buy my wife bought a house I I would never in fact actually I made a promise that was in two birthdays yeah let's do it right I saw I saw this dude at the beginning of the month take a crispy hello bill hi Andrew Jackson's face are put in his wallet at the end of the month and read right went out with this all month every other month he opened all this same twenty was still sitting there well that's how you pull that off all never now but that's because they are you'll see is the card everywhere I know it a cash cash and make a lot of sense to me most the time although it's funny though and we will get sports I promise it is funny because just the same I I I feel like when I don't have cash I wish I did for whatever reason even though it's only to take cash anymore what was the last person to adopt a debit card and a debit card everywhere everywhere yeah for everything cash ISA I get this I don't have a debit card to my first debit cards like three four years ago seriously I pay for every everything in cash and then I finally got tired of having to carry around stupid amounts of cash to do things I'm unsafe amounts of cash to do things and so I switched to the data card never look back but I kind of miss it it's a little overrated off you were you know if your advertising I got from people that tracking my purchases yeah there's something to that now there's gonna be people listening right now like yeah you're right Mr berry my money the Backyardigans invest in gold and bitcoin the coins not real all.
Doctors face new urgency to solve children and coronavirus puzzle
"C. new side effect of coping nineteen now affecting children countrywide team G. force ranging can best doctors here and nationwide continue to learn what they can about clover nineteen they are now tracking this new or rare illness popping up in about one hundred children and more than a dozen states and doctors are saying that appears that these children are kids who have been exposed to cove in nineteen the illness is called pediatric multi system inflammatory syndrome or PM I asked doctor say the outbreak likely began in Europe before arriving on the east coast earlier
"countrywide" Discussed on KCRW
"The actual countrywide death count is thought to be many thousands higher Frank Langfitt NPR news this is NPR support for NPR comes from the Skoll foundation announcing the twenty twenty schools social entrepreneurs leveraging the power of the collective to address pressing global problems the awards can be viewed at S. K. O. L. L. dot org the old opposite the right here on KCRW happy Sunday it is lovely outs of the sunshine is definitely coming through the windows and in these times when we're all inside and just being self isolated in quarantine it looks pretty just to kind of look out the window and see the sunshine and you know open it up and let that breeze come through so hopefully you are having a good Sunday and so much new music to get to I try to play as much as possible yesterday but gonna get into new work today from eleven negative Roy Ayers Nick Hakim the brand new one from the rolling stones ELF has teamed up with the telephone god the Neil Francis is new work also going to get to some more requests that I couldn't get to yesterday and actually gonna start off with one that came through right at the tail end of the program and its maverick sabre to get us started slow down ready on KCRW fans of the calls please say you saw you just said is still I did not fall asleep because some days when I got to play I don't we don't know some J. I know my god is see this games you should stop us so show cruises don't believe me god is in full because on the schedule the at five five C. okay some starting up with a few requests that I can get to yesterday delight what is love right here on KCRW one I think thank thank thank is such.
"countrywide" Discussed on KCRW
"Vivid anxiety dreams during this pandemic I was in an elevator and the doors open was my father who died when I was sixteen he just smiled and said I did I don't have to wear a mask we will tell you what to do about those dreams it Scott never fear it's Sunday April twenty sixth the news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm Barbara Klein the White House has no coronavirus task force briefing schedule this weekend president trump made an abbreviated appearance Friday after being criticized for suggesting that injecting disinfectant could possibly treat the virus NPR's Amy held reports the president is now indicating he may be done with regular updates with confirmed coronavirus cases nearing one million and deaths topping fifty thousand in this country alone president trump avoided the lectern last night instead taking to Twitter to pose the question what is the purpose of having White House news conference is when the media refuses to report the truth or facts accurately he tweeted he went on not worth the time and effort that declaration followed another question trump asked at a briefing on Thursday about whether disinfectant could read the body of corona virus health officials then had to warn people asking about drinking bleach not to do it now the future of the updates themselves is in question Amy held NPR news in Germany demonstrators turned out in Berlin and stood guard this weekend to protest what they call the loss of freedoms well under coronavirus restrictions NPR's rob Schmitz reports hundreds gathered in both cities to question the need for lockdown measures some claiming the virus is an attempt by the government to seize power by spreading fear protesters in downtown Berlin shouted I want my life back Germany has implemented a range of social distancing measures to curb the spread of covered nineteen which has killed more than five thousand eight hundred people there much of the country began easing these restrictions last week allowing small businesses to reopen Italy is preparing to announce measures to restart most of its business activity by may fourth Italy's prime minister says companies will first have to implement strict safety measures Chinese officials say all covert nineteen patients in Wuhan have been discharged from the city's hospitals the corona virus was first identified in Wuhan British prime minister Boris Johnson returns to work tomorrow after three weeks NPR's Frank Langfitt reports he's facing mounting pressure to present a plan to lift the lockdown Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been standing in for Johnson told the BBC the UK needs to move toward a new normal and the British people will be observing some forms of social distancing for sometime daily coronavirus infections are in decline but officials are deeply concerned about a second even deadlier spike later which among other things would damage public confidence when Saturday the number of people who've died from covert nineteen in British hospitals past twenty thousand however that figure does not include deaths in nursing homes and private homes the actual countrywide death count is thought to be many thousands higher Frank Langfitt NPR news this is NPR Indian prime minister Narendra Modi delivered a radio address today appealing to his nation's one point three billion people to strictly comply with social distancing even as some stores are permitted to re open despite a month long lockdown covert nineteen cases in India are steadily climbing Australia is launching a corona virus tracing app Rachel von Jono reports it's already causing controversy nine is because if it's safe the app uses Bluetooth technology to determine if you have been in close contact with the person who test positive for cove in nineteen in the past twenty one days if an app user test positive for covert nineteen the government will ask permission to access the encrypted data on the phone the government's chief medical officer says is a key tactic in stemming the virus and doesn't overstep any privacy concerns it is only for one purpose to help contact tracing if someone becomes positive the government promised introduced legislation in may to criminalize any use of the Dada outside the purpose of contact tracing an old sauce will be deleted once the pandemic has passed for NPR news I'm right you're born journal in Melbourne the whereabouts and condition of north Korean leader Kim Jong un remained unclear amid rumors about his health the website thirty eight north has released satellite photos of a train it says is likely Kim sits parked at a compound on north Korea's east coast rumors have swirled since Kim failed to showed up at a major state event this month I'm Barbara Klein NPR news support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include the Lemelson foundation committed to improving lives through invention in the U. S. and in developing countries and working to inspire and enable the next generation of inventors more information is available at Lemelson dot.
UN: 300 million children missing school meals due to virus closures
"Humanitarian actors are gearing up to find solutions for vulnerable communities hardest hit by the ongoing Kobe. Nineteen pandemic including millions of children missing out on meals now that their schools have closed the world. Food Program will WFP set on Friday because of the pandemic up to three hundred million primary. School children are vulnerable WFP. Spokesperson Elizabeth Beers said in Geneva nearly thirty countries where W with implements food feeding program. I've so far reported partial or countrywide closure of school. This means that nearly nine million children are no longer receiving W. P. school meals and that number is set to rise in coming days and weeks. Miss Bid said that for many children. School was the only place where they received the square meal to ensure that they continue to receive assistance W. P. plans to deliver rations for the whole family.
Israel's Response to the Coronavirus
"The corona virus threat to most of the world including the US in Israel there are major differences in the approach of the two countries. Could you please share with us? How Israelis handling the current situation? So I think I'll just by spending to people awaiting. I'm sure everybody's probably pretty saturated with the news but just putting perspective where we started off in December of two thousand nineteen at Corona virus outbreak was announced in our province China by the end of December China already decayed a type of epidemic on the thirtieth of January which now seems to me being involved in so much already ages ago but on a video of China that will actually one hundred seventy debts in China at that stage. Of course by now we have other three thousand deaths in China by at that stage. One hundred seventeen Israel is one of the first countries in the world to decide to stop and links with China and all flights is China was suspended so as I said. Israel started a regular on the first countries in the world to cut any links with China. Consider very drastic step. We have a lot of trade links to China but this is considered necessary to stop the spread of the virus to Israel and the mantra quarantine was puts affect for Old People. Returning owners writing systems quite rapidly. Air Pardon team was extended to other countries career Taiwan and Singapore Hong Kong and over the next few weeks We saw Restriction slowly being formed of people returning from different countries including Western Europe when it started become evident that there were cases. Coming out of its Leeann Austria This was very controversial in the beginning. It wasn't well accepted by the public. But as a result we saw very few cases in Israeli the beginning there was one or two cases and devices being very slow to develop in the country at the same time the Health Organization started preparing and this is one of the big issues and one of the strengths because we really are under the law of centralized control of the health system. We basically all got a direct to to prepare. I'll give you examples of how the country has been preparing over the last five weeks already. For example even before there was even one patient in intensive care in any hostile all medical staff were forbidden for travelling overseas so we all had our holidays that conferences and everything cancelled and none of us know. Doctors nurses physiotherapists though on his allowed to travel overseas. We've all been basically restrained to Israel and this is quite. A strange thing happened in a democracy. I don't think this has ever happened in the past in Israel's history and immediately after that All the for example. I'm in a position. Where presponse area of five hundred thousand people? We started having initially weekly meetings with Health Ministry to be brought up to date and start preparing for what was thought to become now. This all sounds strange but we still didn't have any patients In Israel we had three or four comeback from that famous cruise ship. The diamond princess in Japan. But we didn't really have any patients that we seem to be doing a lot of preparations for nothing. And maybe that's an important message to you in Americans start preparing. This is coming and when it comes it's going to be big and so the type of things that we've started preparing us. How are we going to deliver healthcare? Keep going to be stuck in their homes. How are we going to deal with sick? People and much more secure than we're used to dealing with at one stage and all this has been going on for the last few weeks and I can stay navy just in time. Because increasing amount of patients seek is increasing exponentially stabbed by the cross device Every patient every person's device can potentially a averaging fit and other four people. Save you start off the beginning of the week with two people and if a doubles every three days you got four eight sixteen and basically by the end of the month without realizing thinking that you've only got four six patients by the end of the month. You can have ten twenty thousand and the next month you can have one hundred thousand or even more in fact it is the World Health Organization estimates that if we don't do anything to prevent the spread of the disease about fitting into the world will become infected in the although the community health situation. These excellent Since we one of the Best Community L. Services in the world out suggestions of hospital is not as have very few hospital beds per thousand people two point two thousand people in Japan for example. It's over seven bits. Two thousand people so if we get a lot of sick people in hospitals having and people are going to get into trouble includes concrete them. And that's really why we'd be preparing curious rallies famous for its spirit. I would say you have seen a leading researcher in an exciting first of its kind project. Can you please explain to us about the technology developed? How it supporting the current challenge and how the Ministry of Health became also a partner of yours through this project. Wonderful thank you for the questions. I'm one of the founders of company called diagnostic robotics confronted with Professor Shawn in Johnston Amir and we started the company. I tried to bill automated systems up for triaging patients in emergency rooms. In order to reduce the loads inside emergency rooms over time we started working with different hospitals in Israel started collaborations with hospitals in the U asks out with a mostly my Mayo Clinic. And then with time we realized that we can also bring value in star triaging from the community so we started working with the differentials mos here in this row and recently started collaborating with different payers. The United States Last week Israel government decided to start aching digital triaging and spread it on a daily basis for the entitled Police Into Stock Monitoring. Data is to identify patients. Who are starting to develop symptoms of Corona virus by a set of systems that actually calling them or texting them going on a clinical triage additionally. We're getting ready for hospitalization at home. So people at home and hospitalized we WanNa make sure that we can identify deteriorations. All of this information is eventually being delivered as Fred. Flax or different. Hmo's nine one services here. In Israel an poppulation level healthcare would actually providing a map off. Were viruses right now and how actually building a system to predict how Zagat spread? All of this information is going to be very bottled make better decisions understanding around which areas should be in isolation which ones need more attention which once we can actually reduce the isolated in its trump. I would like to ask you. Is this project which sounds to me quite something to make revolution here. Is this project you think. The international community could benefit from it. And if so. In what way so. We're actually reaching out to whatever needs our help. Everybody can use our platform for triaging. Where here feel free to contact us? Directly will be glad to share it A. including the knowledge that we started a gaining. We see the information over time as well also can start learning about the disease together. So who's listening here and needs access in any way please do conduct's so having heard your description and actually this very unique kind of system we have your in Israel. What would you say are the one or two major lessons that the US can learn from Israel's experiencing the current crisis so subtle Remarked that what you that. It's very important to track where the cases are because the most effective thing for preventive screenings is is to isolate people are sick and separate in from from other people and from the contact. So the mapping is crucial. I think the first thing that we can try to experiences that it's important not not threat. It's coming you've gotta believe it's coming and and don't ignore it that just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there and by the time you're aware of being married it might be too late to start preparing start preparing. Doesn't mean you need to stockpile on on on toilet paper. I mean for some reason. This is a big thing network over the will. I don't know what's going on with that. You don't need a supermarket I'm not gonNA collapse. Brought to pair is to make sure this disease which affects especially the elderly. So make sure that your your your parents are built to cope with being maybe a known for a few weeks that have medications that have lines of communication with their primary caregiver their doctor. That's on a personal basis on a countrywide basis. You've got to start preparing medical teams. The the many teams have to realize that they are going to go through quite difficult period. And you need to start thinking about how you'd be protecting your medical teams a physically and mentally. Because they're going to be dealing with a lot of sick people on a government level. You need mobilized local governments. You've got inside what you're going to be doing when you find people wave and keep them a lot of people aren't that sequel other people. I've just got a little bit of color but you don't want them going around spreading the cease to other people so how you can explain and you've got to keep people updated all the time and updating is not essentially you know what's on the the the news broadcast evening they tend to sensationalize things you need to have good public education and it needs to be done now already quick
Mitigation vs. Supression
"The chief medical officer has been talking about whether or not we should be having a countrywide shut down for a couple of weeks but he saying that that's not effective. What should we be doing? Do we just accept that. This is a life now. Well yes maybe we should jump and faint into normally we leave our research section till the end but in fact it's relevant to Oughta the chief. Medical Officer was talking about talk about it. Yeah so this is a study out of Imperial College. London mathematical mathematical model. Just remember. It's just a mathematical model. This controversy in Britain about so-called Mitigation Strategy and getting Herod Immunity and this study probably changed British policy and what it does model various degrees of social distancing and other policies on the effect on the epidemic and the particular looking at deaths and the impact on care units and in brief. What they show is if you if you let it rip if you let this epidemic rip the in the British context you'll get half a million lives lost and in the American context two point two million lines. A lot of people will die the upside if you can call it an upside. Is that the epidemic. We've actually much shorter. It would burn itself out because so many people would be infected about eighty percent of people being fainted. Soviet disaster terrible hospitals overwhelmed. Many many people dying. So nobody's going to do that. So what about mitigation and he will be missed. This has been misrepresented savings either or mitigation. Or what they call suppression getting it down to very low levels. Which is what the Chinese have tried to do. And what they've shown in this. Study to be brief. Mitigation is like the left hand side of the bar. Where you you're only doing one or two things to actually do social distancing and quarantining and so on and then there's the full monty on the right hand side where you're doing four or five different things and what they showed was that you've actually got to do a lot of things if you really want to suppress the virus spread to very low levels. You've got to do a lot You've got to do quarantine you've got to do social distancing and indeed. They say you've got clutch schools and universities and the reason they say that is that from some of the data. They got from some countries. Young people do get infected even though they don't get very seek and the beginning fainted at a slightly lower rate than other people but they do spread. Young people are spreaders and we spoke to this yesterday or the day before the spread it probably at about half the rate of everybody else but they still spread it and therefore to really get control. You go to close schools and universities. The how long are we? He like if it takes eighteen months for a vaccine to be ready. Are we talking about doing this for eighteen months? That's the scary part of this paper. Is they're saying well maybe you do. And so some governments are balking this Singapore for example where they haven't shot the schools and they're trying a lure key process but they've got very aggressive contact tracing very aggressive communication with the community. People get what's that misses a couple of times a day. Taiwan is similar so there are different strategies in different countries and New York. What New York's doing is they're doing two major lockdown but the problem with New York and other states in the United States is that they're stars. Luke morning Italy because they haven't had testing it's been spreading under under the radar and it's going to be bad and therefore they're locking down right now country like Australia where we've only got relatively few cases we've got probably a little bit of time but not very much time just to see how it's going so what they're doing is they're putting the food lightly on the break but it is very very lightly and so they're saying you're going to limit visitors to aged care about saving lives needs care. It's not about reducing the spread of the virus. We're going to limit gatherings to one hundred indoors. Five hundred outdoors. Those are arbitrary figures and fairly meaningless. A lot of people are already changing their behavior and not going out. Much the sting at home not going to work. A lot of the population are already doing far more than that. And they're talking about much more stringent rules on travel and travel will make a difference. Because you won't get importation of cases anymore at least into Australia. So we're doing a bit of the right thing and we were on more of the left hand side of the graph in terms of Mitigation Robin Suppression. But the problem is once you put your foot on the brake. You have no idea when you can take it off and might be as long as eighteen months and what the Imperial College people say. Well what you might do as pulse it. You might just off the break a little bit. See and see how fast you speed up. And then if it doesn't work you put back on the break and in Australia. What people would what they'll do. I hope they'll do. Is that the watch. The graph because moment is going almost vertical in New South Wales going really fast in Victoria as well from low numbers. But we've probably got three or four days just to see how it's going. And maybe the strategies individuals are doing going out and so on and these other strategies about large groups. Make a difference. I suspect not and I suspect they're going to be pushed into closing schools very difficult decision with a lot of impact but at the moment. They're not doing that in the winter. See what's happened. But they haven't got a Lotta time to waste. How long are we looking at dealing with this four until a vaccine comes along really Unless it's really really strongly seasonal and it just disappears in the northern summer and in the southern hemisphere disappears as we get into our summer oh towards December. Unless we're lucky with that it'll be with us until we get a vaccine but it will come back because they've been very few infections in the world which have disappeared completely so this is going to come back and we will need a vaccine but the worst case scenario is twelve to eighteen months until we get advancing really whatever way you cut it in for the long haul. We are in for the long haul questions. How severe is and how long we will put up with it because this major change to the way we live for a long period of time so if living things upside down today on Corona's we usually start with your questions. So let's get to them now if you want to send in a question go to ABC dot net dot EU slash corona virus. One of the questions. I'm seeing hates. Norman is whether or not you can get it twice a you immune once you've had five in nineteen. It's still an open question. I suspect what's going to happen with this. Is that is a problem of testing where you get your people know if you've had the flu for example and you know it seems to come back after a week or two is teasha while to shake it off and so that doesn't mean you've been reinfected immune to the virus hasn't gone it's waxing and waning and. I think it's a problem of tasting. We don't have a blood test that really rely tells you what's going on and it's a swab and maybe the the the the we're getting a false negative on the swab and then you get a positive. It doesn't mean you've been reinfected just means the test has been wonky. It's possible it'd be very disturbing if you get reinfection because it means immunity doesn't last a long time but I think the smart money is the immunity is probably going to be at least twelve to eighteen months from this virus. But that's still an open question. What sharing food and food safety is it possible? I guess the first question is. Can you catch it from food? And if so what should we be doing to keep ourselves safe around what we're eating? It's not proven that it can be caused from fruit as far as I'm aware. But what is proven and we spoke before is that in more than one study known children and adults. They have shown that the they can grow the virus and they can pick it up from Pu which means that your guests are into Stein on track is infected. And that means that they've ingested the virus and nobody knows the extent to which you catch it from food or the just swallowed a some as you picked up a droplet you've not only inhaled it. You've swallowed it. These are open questions and it just means that when you go to the bathroom you just to be super careful with soap and water. Wash it for wash hands for a long time. Be Very careful when you're appearing food particularly salads and raw food. I'm not saying you that you could eat healthily. Still the salad still eat raw food but just going to be super careful and of course well foods is a good idea. So we've heard hates about handwashing not doubt that that's really important. What about other things that touch our head and face our our head or you pillow that you lie on not should we be? Washing is more frequently than we would. Otherwise you're sharing a pillow with if it's just you and your partner and you you and your partner the you you you'd be no contact with any other people and you haven't come back from one of you has come back from overseas. Then what's on the pillowcase is? What's on the pillowcase? You're not going to get infected self infect yourself so that's fine I think that Casual sex is a problem. Because you don't know what you're going to catch on that's you. That's very intimate sharing of droplets. So I think that if you know your environment and you know who you live with then you don't need to worry about you. Pillows and sheets new
Are we doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
"Joined by. Dr Ezekiel Emanuel former Obama. White House Health Policy Advisor. He's Vice Provost Global Initiatives University of Pennsylvania and Dr Peter Hotels Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Doctor Manual. When we start with you. Where do you see us right now? Are we doing enough in terms of large scale social disruption and changes to slow the transmission of this epidemic? So first of all. I've been saying for several weeks now that it's going to get worse before it gets better. Parsley it's GonNa get worse because we have testing. That's just going to show us how prevalent the illness is. It's also getting worse because we know we have more community acquired infections as I mentioned to someone today. You know one week ago. We weren't even talking about new Rochelle and now new. Rochelle is a major topic in New York. And that's a lockdown and if we focus on new Rochelle without thinking about all the other places that this virus is maybe Washington. Dc maybe the suburbs of Baltimore. Who knows where the problem is? We need a more systematic less uneven response. That has to be pretty uniform. Because just 'cause we're seeing it new Rochelle doesn't mean Rochelle's the only place in New York that Scott and that response does have to include things like much more prevalent testing so we really have a handle on who's got it and who doesn't and a really good model is South Korea if you look at their trends you can see that. They're beginning to bend in South Korea. We also do need to inform people. We use the term social distancing like everyone knows what it means. It's not immediately obvious to people what that entails and how much you need to be separate from people explain to what should people know about but a large part of it. You people have come up with all these numbers no more than one hundred people to meet no more. The issue is density. How close are you to people? How easy is it for the droplets to spread? How much are you sort of packed in light sardines or not and that real? I mean that's a physical thing That is really important and I do think we probably need to educate people to minimize the. They're our contact and to stay home more. You can go out where there's no one else if you're going walking in the woods or something or going to a place where there are other people But I do think Restricting how we move around is going to be important I will note that not every but most of the Ivy League schools now for example colleges mine included. We're going online. The second half of the semester is all going to be online. Students aren't going to be in. Dormitories accepts students. That can go back to their home country and still complete the semester. So you are seeing a lot of action. But it's not concerted and that's what it's not systematic and that's what's bothering me Dr Hotels. We've been checking with you throughout the unfolding of the goal pandemic and I'm curious. Are we learning more about the virus itself about the basics about the transmission rate? Which seems to be maybe lower than at first. We thought the fatality rate the incubation period. Where is our knowledge right now about this so the transmission rate still seems to be? Pretty High Dr Fao. She mentioned. It's probably a significantly higher than the influenza as well as the mortality rate. But the you know just to echo and reinforce some of the things zeke Doctor Emmanuel was was saying we've learned a few things from a recent analysis. My colleague Mark Lipchitz sit at Harvard School of Public Health Chan School of Public Health together with a student a doctoral student. Ruan Lee didn't analysis of the Chinese cities in terms of how severe the epidemic is with the extreme example being Wuhan rare nine thousand people wound up in and severely ill with two thousand in the ICU versus city. Like Long Joe where there was only twenty a big difference right and it looked like it's primarily to do to how quickly you got on top of things after sustained community transmission started. So they let it go for six weeks. Before they implemented aggressive control and testing whereas in Guangzhou were the only at twenty cases one week. What's the lesson learned from the United States We're now about three weeks into this in terms of sustained community transmission. We had our first case of community transmission around the end of April so subtract a week before then. So we're getting to the point where because we're not doing adequate diagnostic testing and implementing those very important control measures. That seek pointed out. We're in a situation. Where we could risk being closer to Wuhan and Guangzhou and and we do we. We can't be there so now is a very critical period over the next couple of weeks where we have to be very aggressive about closing down major venues. We just this Houston. Today with the Rodeo was a tough decision but was the right decision that we're going to have to do this all over the country right now and the reason is this because if we miss that opportunity we then have. Our new problem becomes surge capacity hospitals. Where we're not gonNA have enough beds. We're not GONNA have enough into ventilators. We don't want to go in that direction. So now's now czar. Big Schnauzer going to be our last chance. We've already missed that in over the last few weeks. Can I reemphasize something? Peter says which is so in the entire United States. We have about eight hundred thousand hospital beds a little under eight hundred thousand hospital beds. In the entire United States we have under seventy thousand adult intensive care unit. Beds we have about sixty five thousand ventilators with the strategic supply. I've heard that it goes up slightly under one hundred thousand. That's our maximum capacity in the country at the moment if you imagine that even two percent of the population gets the corona virus and we have about six percent who are seriously. Ill GonNa need a respirator. We've exhausted all that supply. Just for those patients. Forget the heart attack patients. Forget the patients who need it for any other reason and I think what Peter said is exactly right we probably have missed two or three turns over the last few weeks where we could have gotten things down and just focusing on the hot spots. Seattle New Rochelle. I think is not. We need a much more systematic countrywide approach so that we don't overwhelm the healthcare system. Which already you know doesn't have that much search capacity in it. Dr Hotels Final Point to you for people that are watching this I. I've struggled with this for the last three weeks right. Communicating in a way that does not induce catastrophe or panic but also is clear eyed about the risks. And I do think it's worth just going back to the distinction between your individual risk you random American one of three hundred thirty million that you will get very sick and need to be hospitalized or may as life threatening illnesses that individual risk for any given random person is probably low in the grand scheme of things and this systemic risk to the society and to the healthcare system which is extremely high at this moment. Is that a fair way of phrasing. It yeah absolutely and also remember. It's it's all about communicating. What our top priorities are in. This is what I've been disappointed about. We've lost a lot of time because of a blanket statements that are not backed by data saying this is contained. This is this is the cold. This is the flu when in fact we know that there are specific groups that are at high risk including older older individuals those with underlying disabilities and our healthcare workers. And so what I've been looking for is at the White House. Press briefings to say. Look these are four. Bit Concerns Right. These are three or four populations That were concerned about This is a why we need to get on top of this very quickly. And here's what we're doing about it and and historically the American people have responded very well to this They understood this three. Bola Zeka as we say. This is not our first Rodeo so so we know how to respond and we just need that clear kind of concise messaging right now. All right. Just had one thing to Chris. Point which is we also do know the ass for any individual. The risk is low except we do know that there are certain people and Peter Emphasize of those who are over sixty or sixty five those who have chronic illness. They are at high risk and what we have done in. This country is aggregate them in nursing homes. Those are most vulnerable people people in nursing and we really have to social distance. There reduced the number of visitors. Probably two zero. Make sure that people are counting up and taking a donning protective equipment so that we don't have that Patriot play just explode with corona virus like it did in Seattle because almost every one of them is really on the verge just like the cruise ships. Good Point -portant point Zeki Manual. Dr Peter Hotels. Thank you
US and Taliban agree to truce in Afghanistan.
"United States and the Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce that if successful would open the way for a deal that would bring American troops home from Afghanistan and end eighteen years of war. The deal would call negotiations between Afghans on both sides of the conflict to start next month and eventual countrywide ceasefire and a commitment from the Taliban not to harbor terrorist groups like Al Qaeda while setting a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops. The Taliban have committed to a halt in roadside and suicide bombings as well as rocket attacks if the Taliban uphold their commitments a US Taliban peace agreement would be signed within ten days. The signing has been tentatively set for February twenty-ninth with the start of the Afghan talks planned for March tenth. A Taliban said the agreement would provide for the release of five thousand Taliban prisoners before the start of negotiations. The new developments came as secretary of state. Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Asper met yesterday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of an international security forum in Munich to make good on. Its promise to release. The Taliban prisoners Washington is going to need the cooperation of Ghani who has been critical of the way. Us envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has conducted the talks with the Taliban complaining about being kept in the dark. The United States has sufficient intelligence gathering assets to be able to determine within the seven day period whether the Taliban is making a good faith effort to reduce violence even if some limited violence persists Omni Secretary Ryan McCarthy on Friday called the US agreement a first step in the process
Canada's CN rail system shut over blockade
"CN rail says protests blockades are causing it to shut down its train network in eastern Canada the company that operates the continent's third largest railroad says that also means stopping all trans continental trains across its Canadian network hundreds of passenger and freight trains have been canceled blockade organizer's across Canada have said they are acting in solidarity with those opposed to a natural gas pipeline project the crosses the traditional lands of the First Nations in British Columbia the natural gas production is meant for shipment to Asian markets Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has written to let sue Wetton Hey reddit Terry chiefs to request a meeting to discuss the anti pipeline blockades that are disrupted rail service across the country Dan Koppen check reports attended a meeting has been said between federal in British Columbia officials and indigenous leaders news of that meeting led to at least one group of protesters in northern BC to take down their barricades others have yet to respond the countrywide protests began after police enforce an injunction in BC last week against the west with an hereditary chiefs and their supporters who were blocking access to construction of a natural gas pipeline although twenty band councils along the pipeline route approved of the project what's with ten chiefs did not nor do they say where they ever consulted British Columbia grand chief steward Phillips as government officials never understood the role of the hereditary chiefs in the negotiations they are charged with the responsibility of protecting the integrity of the environment to and that particular way of life across the country the impacts of the blockades are being felt CN rail says it shut down its rail network in eastern Canada and via rail has suspended all passenger service until the blockades are
"countrywide" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Some of the other countries on by the way they still chart topper Josh yeah that's not country music so we did a whole thing about countrywide's terrible and this is why the contract our particular montage force we got to do it again is kept twenty five actual it's good music that's the song the real song maybe you sing and mom in the why don't you sing the song with a draw I don't get it why would I was in these guys with sit around and they sing the song to do the whole thing and then a someone's got to say Hey the drum let's just do this fake sounding what cloud was made this weird sound that we came up with Annika how are you supposed to get to the country music charts with a drum my I suppose you're right so what I can do it all again but we we over this first hour of the show breakdown pop songs my pop songs are so terrible so we talked about timbre camber diverse city when I go to that one let's focus on this one this is called the millennial whoop so technically if you're a musician it is the fifth no in the scale down to the third node in the back up to the fifth and every pop song has this and here's what it sounds like we're might you got it it's free yeah yeah you could be in the chart sensational yeah so yeah it's pretty good yeah I remember that time you told me you could spend a weekend and make a pop song yeah it's called in a garage Donna countries on it's called I learned to love your red lipstick that's the name of the song okay and it's about a guy who met a girl and he didn't like a red lipstick but then I got to know the real her and learn to love that red lipstick on or maybe something tragic happens in the song and that he really missed I'm sure if we're gonna go down that path I say it's gonna be a great song err I stand by this your words you throwing under the bus for the go ahead no no no I'm just saying you got to have a little yeah and then you're good so there's a real opera singer so as think of a funny bit where we go to the movie producer where the record producers and trials and you he's saying a real song yeah and then they're like okay pretty good pretty good yeah I'm not bad kid can you do a little you can't do it right now I know I'll do it and I roll and the like Hey everyone I think I think I got the I know it's hello it'll be a stall someday I'm going to be rich I mean you're gonna be rich eight you're not a half naked woman darn it nope not quite what we're looking for sorry we could sell a month to Nashville he's got the boots so that's the millennial millennial whoop dear no you can't you won't stop here and it did every song sense it mmhm okay so we did that and then we talked about this one really ticked off Eric if you're under the age of thirty five every pop song you know is was written by one of two guys thank you feel really betrayed by that yeah yeah because some of the songs like you said you mentioned maroon five in there yeah you think from like maroon five fear not dip their the kings of now but I think he was the king of clap tracks and since you're getting deep emotional and personal my cake yes I should tell you that kind of what your break up at one point in time and I listened to a little bit a maroon five okay to throw yeah man it's a good time well you should burn all your mood five albums as long with her just about your accent okay Jeez my favorite thing about these two guys a Max Martin and doc Dr Luke as the the two guys cemex part we talk about Max Bahr before because hit me baby one more time was is I first big American talk Mr Starr what's that I don't know about never I don't know that song well you never that some because I think I can see every word hit me baby one more time and number the the guys from Sweden and he thought it meant like hit me up on the phone to call me he's done he's using American slang for call me so that's what hit me baby one more time means but it didn't quite translate right search out about him before possibly yeah but that's him he's written all day every song every possibly they tell us if Katie Perry Kelly Clarkson maroon five Backstreet boys in saying recording the other day I.
Stefan Krasowski on Visiting All 193 UN Countries
"Steffan Krzyzewski come from Minnesota in the US. I've I just recently gotten to one ninety three. UN countries which is why we're talking today. You bring me back for follow up. But I'm happy to be here I don't remember that comment but I'm glad to have you back and curious to hear a little bit of your final part of the journey and I just wanted overview a couple of different different things to remind the listener Remind us again. Why the love of travel was the catalyst what spurred your love for expiration in discovery like many many in my boat there? There's a collecting background. Where you you get interested in collecting different things and I did not travel much coach growing up? My parents not not active travelers so it was my high school junior year trip to China. We had started studying Chinese Back in fifth grade grade and went to China and traveled around and it was just eye-popping exciting thrilling and so as soon as I could I went to college and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Philadelphia but spent semesters in Shanghai and Hong Kong and then moved to China right after graduating college. And the you've been in Hong Kong. I arranged at ride classes three days a week and just every every Wednesday night I would head the Shenzhen. See what buster overnight train rain was leaving in hop somewhere new and got addicted traveling in China going every province in in the country. And then step-by-step expanding out to the region and the wider world pulled out of curiosity. You didn't come from travel family. What's your family? Think of what you've done what you've accomplished in the travel world world totally supportive. Do they think you're a little crazy. What's going on when you get together for Thanksgiving? Oh I've got one wonderful parents sand and Brother who's a doctor and a scientist who's WHO's very different although we both Studied Chinese at the the same starting and he studied in China in highschool so my parents Prince of been extremely big about education that they work worked to put put us into the best schools that that we could get ourselves into an and get that environment and Mother reading to me every night Even when I developed an interest in books like James Bond or Tarzan in bucks as a as a first or second grader that would have pretty racy stuff she wouldn't our through and and Be Happy to expose me to to new ideas. A Matt so the circumstances weren't for for them to be traveling a huge amount growing up but they're always been very supportive and and As as both my brother and I got older than the I was living in China my parents did start traveling and in quite a quite a lot of times they visited me. TRAVELLED AROUND DOWN SO my father's a adult of million miler now so it's it's certainly not not anti travel in out of curiosity whose commander and his better yours or your brother. I should hope it's me because I still go back several times a year and actively do stuff with China and he hasn't significantly kept up with it since since going into medical school. I mean I know he did say at the time that Learning Anatomy class was pretty easy Z.. For him when when he had been studying Chinese characters for some time but when he was when he was at his best to you. As far beyond me reading classical Chinese the It's it's it's much more different than than say Latin. It was never a spoken language. The written Classical texts are incredibly hard. Pardon any was brilliant that I can. I can get through the first few sentences of the Dow ditching and and that which is which is hard enough but He was he was way beyond me as scholar. Could use to your brother in and Stephan. What was that inflection point? So you explain how you really were taking advantage of semesters abroad in Hong Kong China the region starting to explore like crazy. What was the moment when you decided to chase when ninety three? What was that light bulb moment? It was. It was somewhere around Azerbaijan Georgia Armenia trip that I took from China on one one of the holiday weeks that that China has an at that point I was had been to just about every country in Asia and and was loving it than in seeing the possibility awesome -bility of doing much more in learning learning about frequent flyer programs which was making some of these possible Places like the caucuses were connected to China. Southern routes in Chai from China and Could use my north west and then later when they became Delta Delta Miles on on these is trips so things that I thought were previously unattainable for time or cost reasons were suddenly feasible and and And I never I never had an interest to be a full time traveler even if I had unlimited resources for that I push myself very hard on trips. The I've I've taken several three week trips Only wash twice longer. Once a four week I think in the that was in Central and west Africa and a five week around the Pacific and I was so exhausted after three weeks of pushing myself that that is the the long term travel all thing wouldn't wouldn't fit for me and and professionally isn't isn't where my interest lies and and certainly not as it is where my marriage marriage would be taking me so the I like short intense trips. It but was there a day where you sat around and counted up the country's on the map happen you saw that you're at fifty or a hundred and then you read an article. What was that final? Push where you said okay. I've done this now. I can do that. There was more of a a different back back to that other by John. Looked at within. The cost was to get to Nakhichevan which is a separate part of other by John that on the Traveler Century Club list as a separate territory and it was it now? It's quite easy to visit in affordable all and more flights at that point it was it was looking that expensive and I decided I'm not going to get addicted to a crazy list like that and subsequently I've ended knocked divide and gotten addicted to that list but it was It wasn't it was it was Wasn't necessarily one day except perhaps perhaps when I got got to eat team more. So that was the last country in Asia that I hadn't been to and did say I went to to all this trouble to get east team or deal with Indonesian and flights which wonderful delightful country in many ways except traveling Logistically is Is One where a lot of things. Don't go to plan and and So once I got to East Timor as I'm going for the UN Stephan. You're last on counting countries actually November of twenty sixteen eighteen. And you're at one hundred eighty six countries at that point. But you didn't finish your you analyst until August of Twenty nineteen in for some travelers. That's a lifetime Some travelers as we know have done all one hundred ninety three during that same time period. So you took your time to finish off the last seven countries I want to focus on four of your final five two of them. I found pretty surprising in two. I didn't so your final countries was Italy. How did Italy early of all countries end up being one of your last countries? There were three that I was saving to the end of Italy Greece and Turkey and and Mainly not not so much animus. I'm really WANNA have a big party or something. It wasn't that it's it's I'm history is my favorite subject fascinated with ancient history. And all of those three are are are so special in central to to world history and world world civilizations that I wanted to to save them to really enjoy lavish in terms of time and and Destinations destinations trips to go. So that that was the original thinking and then What will get into why I got stuck on on a couple of others and so then finally I just? I just couldn't wait. These are wonderful places that I'll visit multiple times in my life but That that that roughly was the idea As well as the flip side is after seeing so many ancient Roman ruins in North Africa. That have this kind of thinking. Why should I go to Italy and see the crowds? But you know that's just that's just one of the ten thousand different things that are fantastic by deadly to to go see show as a history buff. You mentioned Italy Turkey Greece. What's a highlight for you? Visiting those countries by all of all of the above. I mean it's it's just incredible. How you You could pretty pick pick any point on the map and see multiple layers of of incredible history I mean what I. I walked off the plane Lina in Milan. I had booked the trip like a week before last minute and I can only get one one ticket to the last temptation Or the Last Supper or the last supper painting and and I had like an hour and fifteen minutes from touchdown in Milan Malpensa to to getting getting getting in the door picked up a rental car drove as far as I could into the city abandoned the car where other people were illegally. Ugly parks hopped on the subway and guide in and saw that and and So Italy I've really I've really just started. I've been a bit in the North's I've I've seen the Vatican again but I haven't properly visited row. I've been around Sicily different territories in. It's it's just pick your pick your time in history Greece more specifically the ancient In the ancient era I mean I just gets it gets incredible to. You're just driving down the road and you see the road sign Its Tab obeys in the ancient Also known as thieves. And now it's just a a scruffy scruffy town but just pull off the road and spend the night there because these names out of history are incredible and and the answer Turkey Turkey. I took a A road trip from von the famous Lake van in the Armenian Indian churches in the East and drove all the way across the country The the more or less southern route through the Kurdish areas than around the Jian coast and So many eras of history from the first Essentially I city of multi-level housing and that goes back back. Thousands of years all the way up to the modern times. I mean it's just I just couldn't i. I had take UNESCO sites off the list because there's only so many you you can see in a day it's It's incredible and Turkey actually. has this fantastic museum pass system where you can get the countrywide one or you can get one. That's for a week league or are some regional ones arrest Boland's and the prices are so low and every mega site in the countries included. It's it's not like many countries where the tour pass includes everything except the one really must see
US announces countrywide ban on flavoured e-cigs
"Plan president trump's plan to curb team vaping exempt some flavours the US health officials will ban most flavored E. cigarettes popular with underage teenagers but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers retailers and adults who used the nicotine emitting devices the trump administration announced today it will prohibit fruit candy mint and desert flavors from small cartridge based E. cigarettes that are popular with high school students but mental and tobacco flavored E. cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market we have a problem in our country it's a new problem it's a problem nobody really thought about too much of a few years ago it is called vaping especially vaping as it pertains to innocent children and they're coming home in this saying mom a lot of faith and the parents don't know too much about it and nobody knows too much about it but they do know it's causing a lot of problems there would have to do something about it one of the words and one of the reasons we're meeting today is to let you know that it's out there and we want to have parents understand that we're setting it very carefully it's again very new and potentially very bad there have been deaths and there've been a lot of other problems people think it's an easy solution just cigarettes but it's turned out that it has its own difficulties yes there there are a lot of difficulties are not I'll be honest that to not to disagree too much with the president but I don't know how many kids are coming home to take Milo to vape yeah I don't think they're really sharing that and yeah that's not so that'd be like mom before I go to junior prom and get myself a bottle of
"countrywide" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Which integrator your brain cells working you are listening to testers the last in the fall the programming called it this as we of our educational series on so we would just telling you there are characteristics a bear market you need to know about very important one because you know what we hear from Wall Street we have a hundred years of history and we're doing the show in August of two thousand nineteen and the Dow and S. and P. or Dow five six percent the small mid cap so down it may be eleven twelve percent foreign markets wars but we've seen it before but just to amuse you win them use us please listen just in case we ever get a real bear market again which we guarantee you will have they forget to tell you about we've been brothers Wachovia countrywide financial Citigroup.
Saudi Aramco oil to enter stock market.
"Coming up on five minute news Saudi Aramco oil to enter stock market judge blocks trump rule requiring prospective respective immigrants to have health insurance and Brexit party leader Nigel Faraj will not run in UK election and it's Sunday November three I'm Anthony Davis the Saudi Arabia's giant state oil company finally kick-started its initial public offering today announcing its intention to float on the domestic boss in what could be the world's biggest listing as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away from oil but in its long-awaited announcement assessment Aramco the world's most profitable company offered few specifics on the number of shares to be sold pricing all the date for launch bankers have told the Saudi government that investors will likely value the company around one point five trillion dollars below the two trillion dollar valuation touted by Crown Prince Wants Mohammed bin Salman when he first floated the idea of an IPO nearly four years ago the IPO is designed to turbo charge Prince Muhammed ambitious just economic reform agenda by raising billions to build non energy industries and diversify revenue streams confirmation of the sale of shares in the oil giant whose formal name is Saudi Arabian Oil Co. comes about seven weeks after the crippling attacks on its oil facilities underlining Saudi Arabia's determination to push on with the listing regardless Aramco accounted for about one in every eight barrels of crude oil produced globally from in two thousand sixteen to two thousand eighteen it said today it's net income for the third quarter of two thousand nineteen amounted to twenty one point one billion billion dollars dwarfing the income for the same period for oil giants like ExxonMobil which was just over three billion dollars a federal judge in Oregon yesterday temporarily blocked trump administration proclamation the would have required prospective emigrants to prove they would have health insurance within thirty days of their arrival or enough money to pay the reasonably foreseeable able medical costs judge Michael Simon in US District Court in Portland Oregon granted a twenty eight day temporary restraining order that prevents the rule from taking king effect today the legal challenge against it will continue in an eighteen page order Simon said the potential damage to would be immigrants and their families he's justified in nationwide block facing a likely risk of being separated from their family members and a delay in obtaining a visa to which family members this would otherwise be entitled is irreparable harm he wrote prospective immigrants have been scrambling to figure out how to get the necessary coverage navigating complex healthcare bureaucracy that has for the most part not previously catered to those who are not yet in the country the trump proclamation said it aims who's to stop healthcare providers and taxpayers from bearing substantial costs in paying for medical expenses incurred by people who lack health insurance prince or the ability to pay for their healthcare it cited data that lawful immigrants or about three times more likely than US citizens to lack health insurance Lawrence healthcare policy experts say immigrants use the US system less often than Americans according to an analysis by Leighton coup who director of the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University recent immigrants without insurance accounted for less than one tenth of one percent of US medical expenditure in two thousand seventeen Nigel farrage the leader leader of Britain's up Stop Brexit Potty said today he would not stand in next month's general election choosing instead to campaign countrywide against since the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's e you divorce deal Farraj an anti you campaigner who stood for parliament unsuccessfully seven times times setup the brexit party earlier this year and swiftly won the most votes in Britain in European elections in May he's announcement this week that the party not would contest every seat on December twelve election was seen as a potential setback for Boris Johnson it risk splitting the vote of brexit supporters in an election that will once again pit those who want to leave the European Union against those who want to stay more than three years after Britain voted to quit the block in a referendum Johnson who wants to win a new mandate to enact his divorce deal with the block said he had ruled out a pact with every other party because it would only any make more likely that opposition Labor leader. 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"countrywide" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Color number three to that number will compete for a hundred ninety nine pound bag of self esteem for mac mean company an acme Wyoming here's the deal I'm gonna be thrown out some headlines they sound like they could be real they sound like they could be fake you don't know super Dave doesn't know no one is saying these headlines but me I hand pick them using an algorithm in the basement of Fort Knox it was then delivered directly to me here at the radio station by a command chain a call an entire convoy of armored vehicles I handcuffed it with a bullet proof bomb proof metal briefcase to my wrist and took it directly directly while escorted by US soldiers from Fort Knox to the vault here in the building so there you go a scene about me all right today woods are doesn't for this morning sleepy Joe Joe Biden may maybe Joe welcome to the program our user and we had to wake him up a little bit there super Dave all right sleepy gel here we go you one day to go first I'm not sure all right sleepy del once day to go first date yes police asked residents to refrain from crime until he passes wow when I lived in Detroit Isiah Thomas four piston great tried to have a no crime day urging the city for one day please don't hurt your fellow man or steal anything crime went up this this doesn't work I don't doubt they tried to all say it's true because they tried anything it's true all rights let me go I think it's true you think it's true but the I think it's true yep you're both right this headline is not about our police department but even Ellen PT got in on the heat wave last week posting a picture of the sun and saying all crime is being canceled it is over hashtag pew pew yeah out PPO all right we're both tied here we go second headline missing toddler found driving his toy tractor to the county fair I don't doubt that he was driving a tractor but he didn't know the fair was going on it was just a coincidence that is fake news fake news okay sorry Joe as I like countrywide say it's true it's true and you are right in Newnan until the world was just how's he wrote his tractor when he went missing the policemen found him and he was on his way to ride the Tilton how old was he two years all over they don't have any money though so he was gonna get on the tilt a whirl all right sleepy Joe was up one on per day hi next headline naked man walks in the hotel was cell phone asking people if they can hear him now that was that you walk in looking for a bathroom on a road trip nominated a problem my Verizon at the hotel Holiday Inn express in Bozeman so can you hear me now if it was like naked though okay if there was a guy in the commercial I believe it could happen he has that look about it could be a naked guy can you hear me now that is fake news that's big news are sleepy Joe you're up one I think it's very you go fake news president trump sat break news alright we're still you're still up one here we go National Weather Service super Dave yes actional weather service baked biscuits inside of a car that's something I always hear about the fried eggs on the sidewalk or the fried eggs on the hood of the car why not bake biscuits inside the car to prove how hot it is and check for your kids that is true Jim Cantore he told me so see if this could be to help thank you Joe with the way we just found out sure yeah user ideas about the right in fact I think I did waive three bake some cookies in the windshield of a car that we don't know the check in with them all right couple comes home super day yes to find true but a live cow in their living room I've heard of pranks but you can't get a cow through a door fake news also true sleepy del you say true well president trump says but you can in fact get a cal through a door super day because when I was a kid we came home we had open range where I lived on the reservation in Arizona one night we came home the outside bathrooms to the church the door was slamming and why opening in landing at opening and slamming and water was pouring out of the bathroom and when I went in there there was a cow that it got hung up in the bathroom had broke the urinal off the wall water was going everywhere and it it did did indeed get inside the room so that there was a frat cow it was a Frank how exactly all right here we go next headline we're tied we are tied teenagers from Oklahoma still hot air balloon and have made it to Canada voice sounds like a tragic Payne Stewart kind of story body fat your watch VS two soon let's see how do you steal a fake now there's no no no no no unless you're jumping into it as it's taking off and no one knows what to do with you you know what let's go with true and that they're not going to shoot down the balloon room yeah are all hold my bare y'all watch Shia showing Oklahoma style all right Joe well I like the service or you just want someone to go to well don't listen to me rob says is it and make it a Canada they did make it a Minnesota now you do one of those tethered things into spring scissors with you yeah that's all right and push the guy out we're still died all right here we go nextstep overweight truck destroys one hundred year old bridge I've seen this all the time even though it says clearance nine feet eight someone tries with a ten foot truck I've seen this before that is true all right yeah yeah I'm I'm gonna say true yeah you guys are both right yeah we are still tight and the final headline a Colorado man smoke so much weed that he has forgotten what his name is in the heat of the moment after chewing on some brownies and smoking some newbies and eaten some gummies I wouldn't know who I was either true all right now that I've done any of those things you say true I'm very true and I think a religion called up someone not remembering all you guys are both wrong president trump sad hi goes to the listener sleepy Joe has won a and a bag of self esteem for mac mean pro in acme Wyoming enjoy that eight hundred ninety nine 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H. A. S. all right I've been warning you all day that my wife was peruse around the Schmidt furniture website which means looks like I'm going back to the store soon she's found a couple things there eighty third anniversary a clearance event is going on right now and we have read they have reduced prices storewide on sofas sectionals bedrooms matches dining rooms and more all you gotta do it's like a scavenger hunt okay it's really fun you go through the three floors of selection.
"countrywide" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Disability qualifications the interest rate is slightly higher the funding fees are higher and the behind the scenes fees are all gotcha for usually only reason anybody ever buys a VA loan is because I don't have a down payment and you can get in with no down payment and course we don't recommend that on a major too broke to buy houses what that means inside of it really simply is because they're just more expensive of the three or call conforming loans FHA VA in conventional conventional typically a Fannie Mae loan F. A. N. M. A. federal national mortgage association those three lines of an FHA VA in conventional VA is typically the most expensive now there's exceptions again if you're disabled or there's a few other things here or there but by and large as a rule of thumb you're gonna go with a conventional loan is cheaper than an FHA and on the FHA and VA loans are both government insured loans meaning the federal government is ensuring the bank against the fault and built into that is a bunch you got your fees is what it amounts to and are typically again higher interest rates so hi good question Chuck Liddell mortgage primer I quit government insured means this if you take out a VA loan on on four hundred and fifty thousand dollars and you get foreclosed on and the government stakes that are the bank takes the house bank of America has a VA loan on you countrywide as a VA loan on you and the and and our countrywide foreclosures on you and they sell the house that has a hundred fifty thousand owed on it and it only brings well a VA loan they wouldn't sell a VA loan what happens is this is a for clothes like call the veterans administration VA invitations on the track for the loan balance plus all the late fees plus the interest rates so countrywide takes a loss on that for closure of exactly zero they did the house over to the veterans administration you and I the taxpayers are now the owners of the house and that houses then sold if it sells four hundred forty thousand and countrywide got a hundred fifty two thousand for thirty two dollars to cover all their expenses then the federal government takes a loss on the one and in that loss is the veterans administration's budget and in that loss is the funding fee that forms the pool to cover the losses so it's a federal government insured loans just like I'm a student loans Sallie Mae it says it's a federally insured loan mean the bank is taking a risk by making the loan and FHA is for issued through the department of how housing and urban development through hud and it's the same thing basically HUD insures the loan for countrywide or bank of America or whoever the mortgage company yes if you do not pay and they for close on the mortgage company loses zero dollars they get a hundred percent of what was loaned plus all the fees plus foreclosure freeze lawyer fees title fees late fees interest rate faced bankruptcy fees any kind of fees that they paid out they get a hundred percent coverage they take zero risk and the federal government covers that loan one hundred percent and so the banks love making VA loans and I love making FHA loans however VA and FHA have figured out a long time ago they have to cover a lot of these calls and they put fees in there to cover all those costs Fannie Mae is much more of an open market traditional mortgage in that a bank is making a long and they're taking a risk and if you don't pay they can lose money when the foreclosure like a.
"countrywide" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Remember that story we told you yesterday what James call me when he was the head of the southern district called those kinds. Prosecutors chicken club in the financial fraud crisis of the late two thousands where it was the biggest indication to me and prosecutors across the country the department didn't have either the commitment to competence. Bring these cases was the SEC. Brought a case against countrywide Angela Masilo four securities for and that complaint. If you read it sets forth, some pretty heinous activity Zillow and by countrywide in the falsity of their representations with respect to their mortgage portfolios within twelve months of Mozilla, settling that case with the SEC, the department of Justice declined criminal prosecution that's impossible. If you're competent that's impossible. If in fact, you have commitment and that's impossible, if you have courage because if you read the complaint read all through it criminal fraud all through that was a sin, and that indicated to all the career prosecutors that I knew that the department of Justice wasn't committed to pray. These cases look that was a hockey player growing up. I learned very girl. In order to enforce play on the hockey rink some times. You just gotta punch the cheer for the bully in the note with you're going to win the ultimate fight. What are you gonna lose? But some times. That's right. That's just what you have to do to enforce play. And that's what people expected the governor just as well. You're not going to win every case, but you have to show American pump that there's a cop on the beat. And that people have wealth have money who take advantage of the criminal laws and violate those laws need to be prosecuted that didn't happen in this crisis. Think back to Enron where the Justice department created the corporate fraud.
"countrywide" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Before. Remember that story. We told you yesterday James call me when he was the head of the southern district called those kinds of prosecutors chicken club in the financial fraud crisis of the late two thousands indication to me and prosecutors across the country the department didn't have either the commitment, competence, courage to bring these cases was the SEC. Brought a case against countrywide Angela muscle four securities for and that complaint. If you read it sets forth, some pretty heinous activity pun Zillow and by countrywide in the falsity of their representations with respect to them mortgage portfolios. Within twelve months of Mozilla, settling that case with the SEC, the department of Justice declined criminal prosecution that's impossible. If you're competent that's impossible. If in fact, you have commitment and that's impossible if you have courage because if you read the complaint read all through criminal fraud. That was a sin, and that indicated to all the career prosecutors that I knew poverty Justice wasn't committed to pray. These cases I was a hockey player. I learned very early that in order to enforce fair play on the hockey rink some times. You just got a punch the cheer for the bully in the note, whether you're gonna win ultimate fight. What are you gonna lose? But some times that's right match. Just what you have to do to enforce fair play. And that's what people expected the department of Justice. Well, you're not going to win every case, but you have to show the American pump. There's a cop on the beat and that people haven't wealth have money take advantage of the criminal laws and filing those laws need to be prosecuted that didn't happen in this crisis. Think back to Enron where.
"countrywide" Discussed on FT Alphachat
"So and those are offsetting movements of money back and forth between financial actors which have a real counterpart somewhere very long way down the line, but are basically balancing transactions of boring and lending, some of it based on derivatives trays, which multiples of credits various types, which all conducted as everyone's been saying the decades across borders, by transnational banks is just that having said that we stood apart that cliche never think about it. Again. That's why it's so hard to explain to people what reinsurances because they never encounter in their daily lives. But full if you look at the overall flows of money in and out of modern economies, particularly within the North Atlantic sphere, those flows of finance totally DeWolf everything else going on at the time, you know, the flows of cause and other types of manufactured goods between the United States and Germany do not measured in tens of billion. A month, which is not until you look say the flows in and out of a single big Bank. Like, don't you Bank, which has a two trillion dollar balance sheet, and we'll be moving hundreds of billions of dollars just that one Bank by itself on any given day quite easily in large scale exchange rate transactions. Now, they don't show up and a lot of the time. We tend to think they really don't matter because almost by definition they offset in other words, somebody's ass as another person's liability the banks operate on the basis of balancing their books. Most of the time because they not totally crazy. They don't want to run apocalyptic risk and say what they will do hedge hedge hedge hedge each transaction. So they'll take an offsetting deal in another currency service to minimize that risk. What happened in two thousand eight is that entire pyramid collapsed. Suddenly, and when it collapses, it doesn't collapse like deindustrialization which happens over many years, and you slowly shut factories. It literally matters. It's it shuts down in a matter of hours, in fact minutes when the when it gets really bad. And so what we? Was a sort of cardiovascular shock collapse, a heart attack across this entire tightly integrated financial system when we think about a publicly we tend to start with the assets. Yeah. And I think that the thing that you've done in the book is flipped that around and say, there was a liability looking for an asset. So there was all this German among other countries investment capital coming the United States step one is German capital's looking for investment nice even with the net. So we start with the assets in the sense we start with the mortgages in the houses. Right. And then the question is how you fun that lending and eight really, isn't helpful. I think to think of this Jim and money what the banks were doing was just well any other Bank was doing which is boring to lend, and they will over the place. In fact, the most critical stuff the stuff which became most dangerous is the money that they both from American money market mutual funds. So don't you back was literally operating as an American Bank with no bricks and mortar branches in the United States. But that's just made it like in Leman Bank, which didn't have any bricks and mortar branches in the mid. West either, but was nevertheless to its neck in the mortgage business. So European banks were part of the circular flow of credit of the American economy to an absolutely massive extent. In the final phases of the subprime securitization the European players or a huge pot all the way down to the dirtiest druggist end of the pipeline, basically working with people like countrywide. And so onto source high risk mortgages service to generate the prophets from from pooling untrusting pooling trashing. So that I think is the better way to think of this as an integrated ecology in which European entities were merging funds generated in Europe..
"countrywide" Discussed on WTVN
"Radio six ten WTVN. Is this the time on sprocket when we dance is that. Rebounds. All right. We got the big old Super Bowl coming up on Sunday. American adults are gonna are going wage wager. Six billion dollars on the Super Bowl. They say twenty two point seven million Americans will will bet close to six billion on the game. I'm incredibly accurate with my my wagering. I shouldn't say wagering with. With picking winners and losers until the moment. I put money down on something. Pardon me. And then my accuracy goes right out the window. Yeah. Learn to long time ago, I it's just fun or to bet. Keep your money. The most ordered menu items on Super Bowl Sunday traditional chicken wings. Come in. At number one, no surprise boneless chicken wings at number two. Boneless chicken wings, it kind of irritates me there. You should have a bone. And that's what it's all about that. Otherwise, it's not really a wing. It's a nugget. Yeah. Very much. So it's a large elongated nugget. And there again that it's it's eating away at the fabric of our country for being subverted, the boneless wing the regular wings every day the French fries at number three. I don't really think of the Super Bowl was being a French fry affair hamburgers cheeseburgers at number four chips and salsa. I'm surprised that's down the list five. I would think that would be up higher case is at six fried pickles at number seven. Yeah. Those are good. They're tasty. Onion rings. Onion rings, and I don't get along. So we we don't even we don't even talk to each other. How 'bout boiled crawfish at number nine was the last time, you had boiled crawfish when I lived in Louisiana. Okay. Did you really? Yes. I mean, you lived in Louisiana makes perfect sense. Saints are in the Super Bowl, boiled, crawfish. But the is that number nine I mean countrywide can that possibly be right at surprises me. I'll tell you that number ten is cheese sticks. Oh, yeah. So I can see the cheese sticks. I just don't see the. The broiled crawfish, or whatever the heck it was called having such right? It's very very good. But most people were afraid of it. Or are you a dog lover? Oh, absolutely. Right dogs are all, you know, pretty much dogs are dogs are cool university of Arizona. Researchers say some breeds are smarter than others. Scientists looked at seven thousand purebred dogs from seventy four different breeds. They found larger dogs such as labradors and great Danes have bigger brains, which gives them improved cognitive function. And so they've come to the conclusion bigger dogs have increased self control and high performing short term memory, which means they obey the stay command more than smaller dogs. Smaller breeds were found to be more skilled at other tasks such as biting your ankles now..