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Laurie Garrett on COVID-19 in the USA

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

06:23 min | 8 months ago

Laurie Garrett on COVID-19 in the USA

"Joining us now. Is laurie garrett. She is a health policy analyst and pulitzer prize winning science writer. Who has been a real voice of reason for us over the course of this crisis laurie. It's really nice to see you. Thank you for being here so you and a lot of other public health experts. They called this back in the summer when the white house decided they were going to take away from. Cdc and have the trump administration. Have hhs collect this data in instead. It really does seem to have been born out in the months since how big a problem is this. How much better off would we be. If we had real data we could count on well. First of all rich we really all agreed to of gratitude to charles pillar who has doggedly covered this story for science magazine for the last three months performed brilliantly and one of them really important things that he has surrey. Thank all of a sudden you are coming on my television for which i apologize talks. And he and he and one of the things that he revealed was that deborah burks was really behind this. She wanted more control of the data she didn't trust. Cdc and claim that the data was sloppy by moving it into hhs they actually then barbed out to private companies. One was a private firm called telegraphing. Biggest client they never had and the other was pailin tier which of course not much later went public on the stock market tear was engaged to sort of massage and analyze the data on the result was of course at the hospitals. Were thoroughly confused. Who are we supposed to send data. To what form are we supposed to fill out. How do we do this. What computers are we supposed to us and for a long time in the summer right after this all started we really had almost no data related to rely upon at all Eventually the federal government started really pushing hospitals around. And said you're gonna lose your medicare contracts. We're gonna take your medicaid and medicare patients and throw them at another hospital if you don't start reporting data to us. Whoa alright swallow hospital start flooding data in. But what's the reliability of the relevance of it. What does it really mean. now. Here's where the the crux of the problem is if your job is to decide how much. Ppe needs to go to arkansas. Or how how much dexsa. Methadone needs to go to south dakota if your job is managing the national stockpile and determining whether or not reading to crisis level of shortages of protective gear for nurses for example. You need to know what's the hospitalization rate. What are the trends. look like. What's the use rate. Well you don't have any such data to rely on right now. It's just a total mess. There's no It's a mess at all levels if the federal numbers don't jive with the state numbers the state the numbers don't jive with the county numbers. The private hospital sector is reporting a different way than the public hospital sector. I mean this is just chaos lawrence this problem or how fixable is. This is a problem. I know that it was a relief to a lot of people to see the list of names who have been advising the incoming president on cova thus far and we've heard sort of reassuring and science based public statements from them during the transition thus far but when they dig in and start to do this work is this a. Is this something that can be is. Is this something that can be undone. Will they have to build this from the ground up. The cdc essentially be put back in charge of this in a way that will just sort of quickly rationalize the state and make it useful again. Will rachel raw. Really anxious to see who biden is going to name as the next. Cdc director and also the next hhs director net will go a long way to helping to answer your question. What we don't really know because the transition team is only just had a few days of access to get inside the cdc. We don't really know what the state of these kinds of programs is now inside in other words. Is it all still in their computers. Are there still personnel. There could reactivate the cdc's tracking system or was it utterly dismantled. And we don't really know the answer to that question right now laura after. Get your reaction to the news tonight. Dr scott atlas has resigned from the white house. I personally was not shy about talking about the fact that i was alarmed to see him in the position that he was in the white house given his stated public views on the virus. What's your reaction to the fact that he's now resigned. It's great. I think that he had a very negative impact on affairs inside the white house. And on our national response and i'm not sure he's going to be welcome back at stanford the stanford faculty have voted to denounce him condoleeza rice his faucet. The hoover institute is indicated some dissatisfaction with his performance. The what's interesting to me is the timing. why now. why did he put out a statement today. Dated for tomorrow and i just wonder if it's in any way connected to the fact that andrews nel who was really the architect of this whole herd immunity approach for sweden Was pushed aside this weekend in sweden. As that country's death toll and case numbers have soared. And there's a strong belief in many sectors of the swedish government that listening to end. Anders was a mistake and also conversely that boris johnson finally rejected of the sort of heard immunity approach that many of his advisor to add been advocating and about three weeks ago started tough lockdowns and since they've been on three weeks of lockdown. They've seen their case load plummet by third

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Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 11 months ago

Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

"With the corona virus spreading through college is at alarming rates universities are scrambling to find quarantine locations in dormitory buildings at off campus properties Sacred Heart university has converted a thirty four room guest house at the former Connecticut headquarters at G. Eazy to quarantine students the university of South Carolina rented the space a dormitory for quarantine students and began sending them to rooms it rented in hotel like quarters at a training center for prosecutors the Air Force Academy St four hundred cadets to hotels to free up space on its Colorado base for quarantines health officials such as White House coronavirus task force member Dr Deborah Burks has been urging colleges to keep students on campus to avoid them infecting members of their family and community I'm showing up where

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"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

AP News

13:16 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

"The coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force is suggesting that states adopt a color chart to help determine which counties are safe to reopen their schools task force coordinator Dr Deborah Burks was applauding west Virginia's color coded map to classify the status of 55 school districts the map is based on the 7 day average of new daily cases green signifies minimal community spread there is yellow and orange and red means the spread is substantial classroom learning is not on the table an online learning must be activated west Virginia's map is based on a Harvard University model but it places more emphasis on the potential spread of the virus rather than just the confirmed cases I'm Jackie Quinn

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Trump virus adviser praises West Virginia school virus map

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Trump virus adviser praises West Virginia school virus map

"The coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force is suggesting that states adopt a color chart to help determine which counties are safe to reopen their schools task force coordinator Dr Deborah Burks was applauding west Virginia's color coded map to classify the status of fifty five school districts the map is based on the seven day average of new daily cases green signifies minimal community spread there is yellow and orange and red means the spread is substantial classroom learning is not on the table an online learning must be activated west Virginia's map is based on a Harvard University model but it places more emphasis on the potential spread of the virus rather than just the confirmed cases I'm Jackie Quinn

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Coronavirus cases on the way back up

The Lead with Jake Tapper

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Coronavirus cases on the way back up

"The number of deaths from covid nineteen after going down has gone back up and four twenty, two straight days. The United States has averaged one thousand deaths due to Kobe every day the total death toll topping one hundred, seventy, one, thousand people as of right now, the nation has seen a decline when it comes to new cases logging thirty five thousand new cases yesterday while still high that is the lowest number of new cases in one day in almost two months. Dr Deborah Burks of the White House coronavirus. Task. Force is now with. Meeting that the US did not take sufficiently aggressive measures during the lockdown and yet despite that acknowledgement of failure and the virus still spreading out of control neither president trump nor his administration are offering any new plans they are sticking with the one that is clearly failing

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Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

02:33 min | 1 year ago

Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions

"CNN White House correspondent Boris Sanchez Boris President Trump is defending the executive orders issued on pandemic relief even as the White House is struggling to explain them they're having trouble landing out for the American people. Yeah that's right. Jim The president also spinning these executive actions claiming that they do more to help struggling Americans than they actually do the president dodging criticism even from within his own party that these actions are unconstitutional and also ignoring previous statements that he's made about executive actions. Tonight president trump sparring with his own party taking aim at critics of his new executive actions tweeting that Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is a Republican in name only saying he has quote gone rogue. Again, this foolishness plays right into the hands of the radical left Dem's SAS tearing into trump's decision to circumvent stimulus negotiations in Congress calling the move unconstitutional slap comparing the actions to President Obama's signing of executive orders after lawmakers could not reach consensus orders that trump himself frequently criticized. The country was in based on executive orders right now Obama goes around signing executive orders. It's a basic disaster you can't do it in theory is opposed to you know the old fashioned way get everybody into a room and get something that people agree on trump was not in the room getting lawmakers together instead spending the weekend at his Golf Club in New Jersey as questions linger over whether the actions will survive legal challenges, members of the administration struggled to even explain them. Twelve, hundred dollars. Are you talking about in addition to unemployment that they're already getting nervous having. that. I. Beg. Your pardon the twelve hundred dollars will come from the payroll tax. It should be eight, Hundred Bucks I beg your pardon it should be eight hundred bucks for the unemployment eight, hundred or four hundred. No should before it should be eight hundred dollars. But White House Chief of Staff Morton Meadows appears more concerned with public comments from the administration's health experts. The Washington Post. Reporting Meadows has admonished Dr. Anthony Fauci for sounding out of sync with trump according to the post. Meadows has also excluded health experts for morning meetings with staff privately sharing skepticism about Dr and Dr Deborah burks questioning their expertise and regularly raising issues on which she thinks they've been

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"deborah burks" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

Erin Burnett OutFront

05:15 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

"Out Front next breaking news the President says the viruses receding and the US is doing very well as Dr Deborah burks warns it's widespread president calling her pathetic. that. Plus a school superintendent already lost one teacher to Corona virus supposed to open a school in two weeks or risk losing funding. He says, he's sick to his stomach tonight. He's going to tell us why he's my guess is ambition a dirty word when it comes to Joe Biden's VP pick let's go out front. Evening I'm Erin Burnett out front tonight the breaking news president trump claiming the viruses receding that the country is doing very well. But the numbers tell a very different story, the US reporting forty, seven, thousand new cases and just a day the death toll in the United States now over one, hundred, fifty, five, thousand, and thirty states as of tonight are now seeing an increase in new deaths and yet the president is turning his back on the truth today turning Dr Deborah Burks of all people he's calling her pathetic accusing her of taking Nancy Pelosi Bait. Why pathetic well, because of this. I want to be very clear. What we're seeing today is different for March and April. It is extraordinarily ride spread it's into the rural as equal urban areas. Extraordinarily widespread. So that's pathetic to say to speak the truth. Apparently, the president expected to continue being quote positive towing his line like when she sat silently when he told Americans of injecting themselves with disinfectant was worth exploring as a cure. The. Disinfectant. Out. In a minute. One Minute, and is there a way we can do something like that? By. Injection inside. Or. or almost cleaning. Trump turns to burks You can see her sitting there. Look it did she was disturbed she was upset but she didn't push back in the way experts had she didn't say anything and in that she has been loyal to the president. But now she's speaking out and as a matter of fact, Dr Burkes is correct. Thirty two states are now trending in the wrong direction when it comes to positively rates and as. I said, thirty states are seeing deaths rise tonight experts are now warning that the virus may again start spreading and some of the nation's biggest cities, Baltimore Chicago, Detroit Saint. Louis Washington DC, and they are now adding New York City and Boston. Second waves may not be far behind experts also predicting big outbreaks in college towns but it was not just deborah burks that trump attacked. He again also went after Dr Anthony. FAUCI. Without. If. You looked countries all over the world. We're exploding right now people that you said, we're doing a wonderful job..

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Birx calls on state and local officials to "mandate masks for their communities"

The Mike Trivisonno Show

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Birx calls on state and local officials to "mandate masks for their communities"

"House Corona virus taskforce liter. Dr Deborah. burks. Urging. All governors to mandate residents wear masks in public only thirty of them require face coverings despite deriving covid nineteen cases especially in the midwest she says, if everyone wears a mask could help slow the spread of the virus especially by people who aren't showing symptoms

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Trump Announces New Guidelines For Reopening Schools

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

Trump Announces New Guidelines For Reopening Schools

"The new CDC guidelines for school reopening did come out shortly after trump gave the briefing. The emphasis is very much on getting children back into schools will talk about it with a doctor standing by four us in just a moment you may recall. Trump rejected the original CDC guidelines as quote very tough inexpensive. Ironically The New York Times reports that the school attended by trump's youngest son, baron Saint Andrews Episcopal a private school in the Maryland suburbs will not fully reopen this fall out of concern for the pandemic. Today. Trump was joined in the briefing room by one of the medical professionals on the task force there she is Dr. Deborah Burks, although she sat and did not participate

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Dr. Deborah Birx on effectiveness of social distancing measures in the US

This Week with George Stephanopoulos

04:03 min | 1 year ago

Dr. Deborah Birx on effectiveness of social distancing measures in the US

"Governors are working to get back to some semblance of normal but key questions remain one. Alaska mayor has captured the dilemma. So many are facing my worst nightmare is with. We have to go if I go from phase three four back down the phase one. How do you do that already? Let everybody out. How do you CA? Catch him and put them back in for more on this. White House Corona Virus Response Coordinator. Dr Deborah burks joins us now. Good Morning Dr Burks. We now have. All fifty states gradually opening up but Saturday. North Carolina reported the highest one day number of Cova cases with one thousand one hundred seven they call it a notable and concerning increase Arkansas. Also reporting a second wave in Minnesota is reaching capacity in its. Icu should these states now. Scaled-back on relaxing the rules given these statistics. I think it's really important and thank you for the question to really understand what's driving those outbreaks and we've been working with every county and state and local officials both through the CDC and through the governor's through the governor's calls to really encourage proactive testing. So some of this is increased testing in areas where we know are the highest risk whether it's nursing homes whether it's areas where people work and sleep and stay together transport together and really getting proactive testing out there to find cases before there's community spread. I think you know from the Arkansas case. A lot of that was associated by a social gathering. And that's why we really made it clear that during this reopening social gatherings should not be more than ten people even if they're outside because you still need to maintain that social distancing but but exactly as you said Freddie that people can go out to beaches. This weekend is as long as they stayed distance. But when you look at images of these large crowds at beaches on Saturday at outdoor restaurants water parks not keeping social distance. Does this still make you confident that reopening beaches and parks was the right call? I think it's our job as public health officials every day to be informing the public that what puts them at risk. And we've made it clear that there's a symptomatic spread and that means that people are spreading the virus unknowingly and this is unusual in the case of respiratory diseases in many cases. So you don't know who's infected and so we really want to be clear all the time. Social distancing is absolutely critical. And if you can't social distance and you're outside you must wear a mask. These are items that are really critical to protect individuals. We've learned a lot about this virus but we now need to translate that learning into real change behavior that stays with us so we can continue to drive down the number of cases but I guess that's my point you're not seeing it across the country. You're not seeing those speeches and I think that's our job to continue to communicate and I think we have to communicate through different venues making sure that our generation sees our millennials can help us get that message out there of how to be together socially yet distant and I think there is a way to do that. Americans are amazingly innovative. And I think we really just need to have better. Continuous communication on how important that is and then highlighting these issues that. Come up like in Arkansas with this pool party. This is why it's really important that you maintain those distances and again to speak to those who the vulnerabilities Komar both in phase one and phase two of openings. We had asked you to continue to shelter in place because we know that those co morbidity put you out of greater risk for more significant disease and so those two pieces need to continue to happen where people who have commodities are continuing to shelter while those who don't are going out but for maintaining social distances. So they're not spreading to others

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White House discusses winding down Coronavirus Task Force

All Things Considered

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

White House discusses winding down Coronavirus Task Force

"The task force that has guided the white house's response to the corona virus crisis will likely wind down in coming weeks that's according to president trump and vice president Mike pence more mature Scott dentro vice president pence says the coronavirus task force he's headed for months will probably end its work around Memorial Day infections are still rising in the United States but president trump says the White House focus will now shift more toward re opening the country speaking in Arizona trump said he's eager for Americans to return to work I'm not saying anything is perfect and yes will some people be affected yes will some people be affected badly yes but we have to get our country open and we have to get it open soon the president says the most high profile medical experts on the task force Dr Anthony Fauci in Dr Deborah Burks will remain involved in White House

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"deborah burks" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"Am Kamp cell fox news that's how a key member of the White House coronavirus task force described the demonstrations taking place across the country Americans by the thousands are protesting stay at home orders many of them ignoring social distancing guidelines that they go home and affect their grandmother or their grandfather who has a co morbid condition and they have a serious or very I or an unfortunate outcome they will feel guilty for the rest of our lives so we need to protect each other at the same time we're voicing our discontent Dr Deborah Burks on fox news Sunday also on fox news Sunday Mississippi governor Tate Reeves who saw protests in his state we have a public health crisis in this country but we also have an economic crisis and so when I look at those protesters I know they were protesting for the two hundred thousand Mississippians that have lost their jobs despite not seeing a downward trend in virus cases for two weeks governor reed says Mississippi is re opening because hospitals aren't overwhelmed and fewer than one hundred people are on ventilators to varying degrees most states are re opening Florida governor Ron DeSantis tells fox is Sunday morning futures he'll lay out his path forward tomorrow I think it's going to be a measured step I think it's going to be an important step for people of Florida to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel we're gonna follow a safe smart step by step approach to Florida's recovery as for theme parks like Disney world that have been shut down since mid March the governor says plans are in the works to safely re open global tourism isn't expected to bounce back until twenty twenty three that's according to data and consulting firm tourism economics.

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Trump speculates about injecting disinfectants to treat COVID-19

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Trump speculates about injecting disinfectants to treat COVID-19

"Five sunlight along with disinfectants appears to be able to kill the corona virus president trump suggested that light and disinfectants be injected into people causing experts to shake their head still Brian who heads homeland security science and technology directorate presented research showing the coronavirus dies quickly in direct sunlight half life goes from six hours to two minutes president trump openly inquired supposing you brought the light inside the body he even suggested injections of disinfectants almost a cleaning Dr Deborah Burks told Mr trump she'd never heard of such a thing they say maybe you can maybe you can't I'm not a doctor that I'm like a person that has improved you

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"deborah burks" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on WTOP

"Steak house getting funding this time around CBS is Natalie brands with more money now headed to the paycheck protection program the treasury department issued new guidance intended to crack down on big publicly traded companies accessing the loans not intended for them large companies that took loans but don't meet the guidelines need to pay them back by may seventh the shake shack chain already has its opening day in Oklahoma and Georgia where gyms bowling alleys in hair salons will be back in business Atlanta ER doctor may dad as Tommy says it's way too soon I'm angry not just for myself but for my family I'm angry for my patience and I'm angry far state president trump says he strongly disagrees with the move because the number of code nineteen cases in Georgia is still too high the president pushed a theory about disinfectants and sunlight at his White House briefing the president called to the podium the head of science and technology at the department of homeland security almost tracking observation the date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have a killing the virus the fact that ultraviolet light from the sun kills viruses isn't news to scientists but the president cast it as an important development I think a lot of people are gonna go outside all of a sudden and he asked whether UV light or disinfectants could be put into people's bodies Dr Deborah Burks said she's never heard of that I have not seen him I think it's a great visual Steven Portnoy a CBS news Washington researchers now believe hidden outbreaks of corona virus were making their way through big U. S. cities as early as January CBS's mola lanky from Manhattan preliminary results from antibody tests indicate fourteen percent of people showed evidence of past infection a projection that some two point seven million new Yorkers may have had the by Chris researchers at Oxford have begun testing a covert nineteen vaccine on healthy volunteers in the U. K. their hope is immune systems will spot a foreign protein and make antibodies to fight it the NFL draft went off without a hitch from commissioner Roger Goodell's man cave at his home in Westchester New York with the first pick.

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Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

"Thousand adults in Los Angeles county may have been infected with the new coronavirus that would mean approximately four percent of the county's adult population of eight million has antibodies to the virus the study is similar to one conducted among residents of Santa Clara county that estimated somewhere between two and a half and four point two percent had been infected outside experts have criticized the methodology of both studies nevertheless White House coronavirus coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says it reinforces her concerns about a symptomatic spread of the virus when people are sick it's easy to contact trace when people are not sick and shedding virus you have to have a very different approach a very different Sentinel surveillance approach Ben

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Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

"A study by the university of southern California and Los Angeles county suggests covert nineteen is far more widespread than current testing shows and the death rate much lower the results are preliminary but they show an estimated three hundred and twenty thousand adults in Los Angeles county may have been infected with the new coronavirus that would mean approximately four percent of the county's adult population of eight million has antibodies to the virus the study is similar to one conducted among residents of Santa Clara county that estimated somewhere between two and a half and four point two percent had been infected outside experts have criticized the methodology of both studies nevertheless White House coronavirus coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says it reinforces her concerns about a symptomatic spread of the virus when people are sick it's easy to contact trace when people are not sick and shedding virus you have to have a very different approach a very different Sentinel surveillance approach Ben Thomas Washington

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"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:48 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

"The results are preliminary but they show an estimated 320000 adults in Los Angeles county may have been infected with the new coronavirus that would mean approximately 4 percent of the county's adult population of 8000000 has antibodies to the virus outside experts have criticized the study nevertheless White House coronavirus coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says it reinforces her concerns about a symptomatic spread of the virus when people are sick it's easy to contact trace when people are not sick and shedding virus you have to have a very different approach a very different Sentinel surveillance approach Ben Thomas Washington

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"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:48 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

"The results are preliminary but they show an estimated 320000 adults in Los Angeles county may have been infected with the new coronavirus that would mean approximately 4 percent of the county's adult population of 8000000 has antibodies to the virus outside experts have criticized the study nevertheless White House coronavirus coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says it reinforces her concerns about a symptomatic spread of the virus when people are sick it's easy to contact trace when people are not sick and shedding virus you have to have a very different approach a very different Sentinel surveillance approach Ben Thomas Washington

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"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:48 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

"The results are preliminary but they show an estimated 320000 adults in Los Angeles county may have been infected with the new coronavirus that would mean approximately 4 percent of the county's adult population of 8000000 has antibodies to the virus outside experts have criticized the study nevertheless White House coronavirus coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says it reinforces her concerns about a symptomatic spread of the virus when people are sick it's easy to contact trace when people are not sick and shedding virus you have to have a very different approach a very different Sentinel surveillance approach Ben Thomas Washington

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Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

"The results are preliminary but they show an estimated three hundred and twenty thousand adults in Los Angeles county may have been infected with the new coronavirus that would mean approximately four percent of the county's adult population of eight million has antibodies to the virus outside experts have criticized the study nevertheless White House coronavirus coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says it reinforces her concerns about a symptomatic spread of the virus when people are sick it's easy to contact trace when people are not sick and shedding virus you have to have a very different approach a very different Sentinel surveillance approach Ben Thomas Washington

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Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

"The results are preliminary but they show an estimated three hundred and twenty thousand adults in Los Angeles county may have been infected with the new coronavirus that would mean approximately four percent of the county's adult population of eight million has antibodies to the virus outside experts have criticized the study nevertheless White House coronavirus coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says it reinforces her concerns about a symptomatic spread of the virus when people are sick it's easy to contact trace when people are not sick and shedding virus you have to have a very different approach a very different Sentinel surveillance approach Ben Thomas Washington

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Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Los Angeles study suggests virus much more widespread

"The results are preliminary but they show an estimated three hundred and twenty thousand adults in Los Angeles county may have been infected with the new coronavirus that would mean approximately four percent of the county's adult population of eight million has antibodies to the virus outside experts have criticized the study nevertheless White House coronavirus coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says it reinforces her concerns about a symptomatic spread of the virus when people are sick it's easy to contact trace when people are not sick and shedding virus you have to have a very different approach a very different Sentinel surveillance approach Ben Thomas Washington

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Don't reopen yet, governors tell Trump as coronavirus deaths cross 40,000

At Home with Gary Sullivan

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Don't reopen yet, governors tell Trump as coronavirus deaths cross 40,000

"Scott New York governor Andrew Cuomo saying that cases and deaths from corona virus continue to fall in a state but he along with other governors saying that before they reopen there needs to be more testing A. B. C.'s this week Dr Deborah Burks on the trump administration's coronavirus team responding to those who say the trump administration is falling down on the job and they're calling everyone to work with each state and local authority to ensure that they have everything that they need to turn on full capacity president trump claimed Friday that the U. S. remains sufficiently supplied to test anyone

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"deborah burks" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on WTOP

"Dr Deborah Burks says the United States has lost too many people to corona virus but it tonight's White House briefing she says people paying attention to social distancing has made a big difference this is nothing we had ever attempted to do as a nation and the world hadn't attempted to do but they were able to decrease the number of cases so that in general most of the metro area's never had an issue of complete crisis care because of all of their hospitals in the region Maryland governor Larry Hogan Virginia governor Ralph Northam in DC mayor Muriel Bowser held a conference call yesterday to discuss cordoning virus response efforts public schools in Maryland will stay close to at least may fifteenth DC public school buildings and public charter schools will stay closed for the rest of the school year and students will continue virtual classes through may twenty ninth bear Bowser will use the DC convention center for overflow patient care and the new numbers in Virginia the state has now more than a thousand cases five make that two hundred and fifty eight deaths all Marylanders must now wear a face covering inside any retail establishment including grocery stores and pharmacies or when riding on public transportation we've learned that a Maryland schools will stay closed until at least mid may and we're getting reaction from school leaders Montgomery County schools superintendent Dr Jack Smith on the news that instead of re opening April twenty seventh Maryland schools will stay closed until may fifteenth because of the corona virus pandemic I did not think they would open schools on April twenty seventh there is there's nothing in the data or the evidence or any indication that that would be a good decision noting the number of cases of covert nineteen in prince George's county Dr Monica golds and C. E. O. of that county school system called the decision understandable Maryland state education association president Cheryl Bowes said while the decision from the state superintendent was the right call there's no substitute for in person learning Smith agrees calling education of face to face business but he also added this this situation as terrible as it is and no one would show choose that it is helping us think more about using the digital tools at the connective itty in the twenty first century Kate Ryan WTOP news always schools online some local families find themselves needing to balance work and caring for children with special needs a local organization is changing it's policies to help out the arc Montgomery County is now waiving the income requirement for families to get respite care during the corona virus outbreak with this situation is going on right now parents are working from home and need need this balance of getting a break to do their job Julie Bhatti respite coordinator with the ark says that the care is not available for parents to work from home as it is intended as a break but the ark is changing the requirements as parents are now at home doing both we do have strict.

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"deborah burks" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on WTOP

"Dr Deborah Burks says the government is being cautious and distributing antibody testing can show if someone has had the virus there at D. is been very cautious about the antibody test because I he's see I know you see reports every day of countries that have ordered the antibody test and found that they were fifty sixty seventy percent faulty so we're taking that very seriously because you never want to tell someone that they have an out of body and potential immunity when they don't Maryland governor Hogan Virginia governor Northam in DC mayor Muriel Bowser held a conference call yesterday to discuss coordinating virus response efforts public schools in Maryland will stay close to release may fifteenth DC public school buildings will stay close for the rest of the school year students will continue virtual classes through may twenty ninth your browser will use the DC convention center for overflow patient care all Maryland residents must now wear face covering inside any retail establishments or when riding on public transportation children's rights and health advocates are calling on Virginia's governor to release as many children at a youth detention center as possible in light of the corona virus outbreak twenty five kids tested positive at the detention facility in suburban Richmond a quarter of all cases reported at such facilities nationwide rise for youth director Valerie Slater says they need stricter containment measures all socially distant from each other the department of juvenile justice doctor says those who tested positive were placed in isolation and thirteen have been released Pam Coulter CBS news what will it take to reopen the economy in DC that's what district leaders are discussing with the White House DC mayor Muriel Bowser says her team is in conversations with the trump administration on re opening in phases I feel like it is a good framework and in line with what our thinking was about how to get through these phases to reach phase one doctor look wondering does that with the C. health says the city has to see a decline in new cases over a two week period we want to make sure all of our residents in the district really have an appreciation of the criteria that we're gonna be looking for in order to even shift into that phase one Meghan clarity WTOP news just ahead in money news.

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Doctor "not confident" states have enough virus testing in place to reopen economy

America's Morning News

02:42 min | 1 year ago

Doctor "not confident" states have enough virus testing in place to reopen economy

"Care here at home president trump releasing is a three phased approach to eventually opening up parts of the economy and some states but you've heard lack of testing lack of testing lack of testing and we need eventual widespread testing to re open in the entire country well here's what White House chroniclers task force coordinator Dr Deborah Burks had to say about the discrepancy between not enough testing and we need mass testing errors and she said she's working with local governors on a number out there definitely sort yes so I mean I I think you've heard me talk about tests for awhile from the podium and I think what has happened over the last several weeks is hospitals and and clinics that could move to the more point of care test moved to those point of care test and what its left is an amazing array of capacity that exist in the country for at least a million more tests per week so we have a whole team working lap by lap to see what it would take to turn on all of those labs that aren't running that pieces of equipment now so you see in the system I just said to you there's a million more tasks per week that we have test sitting there and equipment sitting there and now we have to really deal with each single lab to really figure out what they need and I just want to thank administrator Verma Seema Verma who went through with us and that thanks to the lab directors say really explained to us highly technical difficulty to run some of these big pieces of equipment that you have to Allah cart the samples you have to send their future to put them on the machine takes a tech full time at fifty dollars a test it wasn't enough to hire another technician to run the machine full time so a hundred dollars a test it is so those the kinds of changes we have to make bit by bit by bit but that alone doubles are testing capacity per week so we're committed to work with laboratories to answer every one of their issues with the state and local governments and I think frankly every conversation I have in the governors will say I need five thousand people tested and I say well at the university of axe there are sixty seven hundred tests waiting for you so it's more of it making sure that every governor and every public health official knows exactly where every lab is and where the test are so we can create with them a real understanding so all these tests can be run so yes there is is twice the capacity

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The CDC has begun testing blood for immunity against the coronavirus

Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

The CDC has begun testing blood for immunity against the coronavirus

"Well Dr Deborah Burks of the corona virus task force an update on tests would could show who has developed an immunity to the virus they're working on that technology to bring that quality of test which is in the ninety plus percent sensitivity and specificity to the American people for antibody test but before until we get those if you see them on the internet do not buy them until we can give you a test that's reliable the centers for disease control also investigating data but it seems to show the virus hitting the African American community harder than the general population the U. S. now reporting nearly twelve thousand nine hundred deaths from the virus more than four thousand of those in New York state nearly three hundred ninety nine thousand total infections

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"deborah burks" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:29 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Doing the sixteenth distancing washing your hand doctor Deborah Burks on the White House coronavirus task force and here in hard hit Massachusetts also gearing up with the surge just days away WBZ's James Rowe Haas joins us live with the numbers at the moment good morning James good morning Jeff now the number of confirmed cases of Kobe nineteen is now well over twelve thousand governor Baker told us to expect more cases as testing becomes more widespread in fact over the weekend the state was able to test an additional three thousand people unfortunately another fifteen half passed away bringing the death toll in the state to well over to I would I should say to two hundred thirty one people and now that everyone in Boston is being urged to wear a mask while outside Dr Ali Raja with mass general has some advice to mitigate the virus is spreading you should definitely be washing the fabric of the masks after you wear them the fact is that they're going to collect virus particles but they're also going to collect dirt and everything else that's in the air yes I think in Middlesex counties continue to have the most cases followed by Essex and Norfolk counties in Medford James Earl Hass WBZ Boston news radio three hundred thousand cases of corona virus in the United States alone so how rough is it going to get this this week CBS news update Surgeon General Jerome Adams says prepare for an awful week this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans live quite frankly this is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment R. nine eleven moment Adams on fox news Sunday president trump says with death rates slowing down in New York Spain and Italy we see the light at the end of the tunnel in Tokyo CBS's Lucy craft says Japan is about to declare a state of emergency residents will be asked to shelter at home but civil liberties protections mean no penalties will be issued for violating the request healthy passengers being taken off the cruise ship coral princess in Miami mayor Carlos Jimenez continue to work at the port of Miami to offload passengers and crew and get them to their homes as quickly as possible also helping some very sick patients get the medical care that they need a family of a seventy one year old passenger says he waited five hours for an ambulance Saturday night then died in a hospital CBS news update I'm Peter king still to come this morning on WBZ newsradio first to the Mookie Betts traded now red Sox owner John Henry taking heat at home and abroad details coming up at six thirty three we check traffic and weather together every ten minutes let's get your role and now with the Subaru retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes Laurie Grandia brought to us by my French heritage thank you for pretty good shape right now things are moving well force in the downtown area of lower deck the Tobin the airport channels are all kind of zipping along for us right now with light volume if you are an essential person of course you're out there and if you're out there right now you probably aren't essential person things are looking good for us in most spots just watch out for disabled garbage truck it's broken down on ninety three north bound right by spot pond in Stoneham it's gonna check now the lower end of one twenty eight with Kristen Aiken the my Frasier it's copter Laurie were just coming up on the street and Westwood here on one twenty eight north out things are doing pretty well but before you get to one twenty eight you have to be a ninety three south without necessarily could be at ninety five north to route ninety three south is looking good get a past of route twenty four in pocket bargain that once you're finally on one twenty eight well then it's up to the mass pike in Weston Christopher the bar for insurance copter Laurie Grady WBZ's traffic on.

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"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:00 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

"We got a brace ourselves Dr Anthony Fauci says projections of 100000 deaths or more are realistic but not inevitable we're going to continue to see things go up we cannot be discouraged by that because the mitigation is actually working and will work White House coronavirus taskforce coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says lessons can be drawn from Washington state and California is quick responses talk to their communities and decided to mitigate before they started seeing this number of cases and now we know that that makes a big difference as a nation we face a difficult few weeks president trump says the country will eventually emerge from this crisis and it's going to be like a burst of light Ben Thomas Washington

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"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:00 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on AP News

"We got a brace ourselves Dr Anthony Fauci says projections of 100000 deaths or more are realistic but not inevitable we're going to continue to see things go up we cannot be discouraged by that because the mitigation is actually working and will work White House coronavirus taskforce coordinator Dr Deborah Burks says lessons can be drawn from Washington state and California is quick responses talk to their communities and decided to mitigate before they started seeing this number of cases and now we know that that makes a big difference as a nation we face a difficult few weeks president trump says the country will eventually emerge from this crisis and it's going to be like a burst of light Ben Thomas Washington

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"deborah burks" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Dr up Deborah Burks is a member of the task force she is I think also proceed to be credible right up there with doctor Fauci I haven't heard anything negative about her not really and she says that the media are frightening Americans with salacious coronavirus numbers now let's talk about those numbers there's an organization that tabulate these these numbers end of an article about that organization the federalists headline inaccurate virus models are panicking officials into ill advised lockdown and it talks about this organization cold cold act now which is relying on the imperial college of the U. K. but a lot of local leaders are using the online mapping tool called cold bid act now in that website says it is quote built to enable political leaders to quickly make decisions on their corona virus informed by the best available data and modeling end of quote but it turns out that many of the predictions of already fallen short for example headline in B. C. R. Oregon affiliate featured a covert act data headline corona virus model sees Oregon hospitals overwhelmed by mid April a governor of Michigan cited a covert act now what telling the state that they would exceed seven million cases in Michigan a local reports CBS Georgia featured in MRC Emory University professor using the coalbed act models what they've been wildly wrong for example covert act now predicted by March nineteen the state of Tennessee could expect a hundred and ninety hospitalizations of patients with confirmed coronavirus by March nineteenth they have fifteen New York Kodak claim that there will be nearly fifty four hundred new Yorkers would be hospitalized by March nineteenth the actual number was not fifty four hundred it was seven hundred and fifty side also claimed by twenty by March twenty three that would be thirteen thousand New York hospitalizations the actual number with twenty five hundred in Georgia covert act now predicted six hundred eighty eight hospitalization in that state by March twenty third by that date it it had three hundred hospitalised Florida callback predicted by March nineteen the faith the state would face four hundred hospitalizations by that date there were ninety people in Florida who were hospitalized the covert X. models in other states including Oklahoma Virginia are also really far off in their predictions now where do the cold at get their numbers it turns out to get their numbers from the imperial college in the U. K. and an article in the Daily Mail says that the imperial college study that form much of the basis for so much of a panic they've now dramatically revise their numbers spring and summer right around the corner Larry over here do you remember the things you used to do you know before your pain stopped you I do but think about this in September the father son only to release back to tell me that many of their happiest customers tell them that their spouses and friends are happy to in other words you'd like to get out of paying with respect but just as important getting out of pain to bless those you love is a good thing too they missed not taken those nice long walk.

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"deborah burks" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Doctor wrote Deborah Burks is a member of the task force she is I think also perceived to be credible right up there with doctor Fauci I haven't heard anything negative about her not really and she says that the media are frightening Americans with salacious coronavirus numbers now let's talk about those numbers there's an organization that tabulate these if these numbers in an article about that organization the federalists headline inaccurate virus models are panicking officials into ill advised lockdown it talks about this organization called Colby act now which is relying on the imperial college of the U. K. but a lot of local leaders are using the online mapping tool called cold bid act now in that website says it is quote built to enable political leaders to quickly make decisions on their corona virus informed by the best available data and modeling end of quote but it turns out that many of the predictions of already fallen short for example headline in B. C. R. Oregon affiliate featured a covert act data headline corona virus model sees Oregon hospitals overwhelmed by mid April Hey governor of Michigan cited a covert act now what telling the state that they would exceed seven million cases in Michigan a local reports CBS Georgia featured in MRC Emory University professor using the call via the app models but they've been wildly wrong for example covert act now predicted by March nineteen the state of Tennessee could expect a hundred and ninety hospitalizations of patients with confirmed corona virus by March nineteenth they have fifteen New York Kodak claim that there will be nearly fifty four hundred new Yorkers would be hospitalized by March nineteenth the actual number was not fifty four hundred it was seven hundred and fifty the site also claimed by twenty by March twenty three that would be thirteen thousand New York hospitalizations the actual number was twenty five hundred in Georgia Kovack now predicted six hundred eighty eight hospitalization in that state by March twenty third by that date it it had three hundred hospitalised Florida callback predicted by March nineteen the faith the state would face four hundred hospitalizations by that date there were ninety people in Florida who were hospitalized the covert X. models in other states including Oklahoma Virginia are also really far off in their predictions now where do they call that get their numbers it turns out to get their numbers from the imperial college in the U. K. and an article in the Daily Mail says that the imperial college study that for much of the basis for so much of a panic they've now dramatically revise their numbers they once said it would be five hundred thousand dead in the U. K. now they say the number the more likely going to be around twenty thousand that's just a little different than five hundred thousand don't you think now if you're in pain you want out of pain right you know who else what's your opinion your friends in your family because they miss the you they miss having fun together they miss walking hiking traveling and your significant other Mrs sleeping through the night without being what I walked away can because of your pain everybody wins when you get out of pain this is exactly why Pete and Seth created the free wi quickstart and then discounted to nineteen dollars and ninety five cents or about ninety five cents.

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"deborah burks" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Zacks Dr Deborah Burks a voice of reason when people are completely and totally totally irrational and with the spending bill that just went through which I'm got a minute stunned by stunned by they let this thing through it the objections of of senators that was rational because wait to you hear how people are getting paid the objections of Bernie Sanders which was irrational because he's Bernie Sanders and now the house is gonna possibly take out home I'll take it up on on Friday well we we we will see what we will see Tony Katz ninety three WIBC good morning it was a vote of ninety six to nothing in the U. S. Senate this two trillion dollar stimulus package the president is overjoyed the president seemed bothered by anything he just wants to know that a stimulus package that passed I say to you now this is not about anger with how trump is handling coronavirus never forget the man's not a conservative he's not worried about spending he's not worried about debt he's made this obvious you got twenty five million dollars going to the Kennedy center he's like all that's a good thing they've been hurt how many mass tell me N. ninety five respirators just twenty five million dollars by whatever knowledge just throw it on there now that the Kennedy center they hire three thousand people so let's get this done so basically it's it's a ballot for business I since my business doesn't hire three thousand people I look at it as a bailout for big business no one's going to care they're just going to just ram this thing right through it is the twelve hundred dollars per adult making up to seventy five thousand a year twenty four hundred for married couples going up to a hundred fifty thousand and then it will go down five dollars per one hundred dollars yes just so we're clear that's how it's going to it's going to work out now there were some small changes to it that I'm still trying to learn my my way through what they mean by it so for example a hundred fifty thousand dollar threshold applies to couples a hundred and twelve thousand five hundred threshold.

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"deborah burks" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on KTOK

"Good about getting information out in a clear way but more importantly they are incredibly good about understanding how to protect one another how to protect their parents and how to protect their grandparents right now we need the army of millennials out there doing everything that they can to protect themselves from getting infected because we know a lot of their cases will be milder a symptomatic and making sure that they're doing every single precaution to protect their parents and grandparents so that was the virus response coroner Dr Deborah Burks who saying look we need to make sure that the young people don't think that because this is less likely to have serious impact on them that they should just ignore the quarantine orders ignore all of the men massive steps are going through right now I mean there's all this photo and video evidence not the making a criminal case here but that all the stuff out there from Clearwater Florida other bother spring break hot spots in Florida in particular where people are just deciding that they're gonna go and party and they don't really care and that's the way it's going to be so there's this big focus right now on younger people people in their twenties people in the third yeah I'm kind of right in the in betweens own almost forty so I'm not really on the young side not really on the high risk side I'm sort of somewhere else in the middle so I feel like I'm a fair a fair arbiter in this process of what's what's for what's right what's not now here's the Surgeon General also directing his attention to millennials and the need to have them play ball with all these different restrictions on orders play twenty one should I often get asked is why should young people care about the spread of coronavirus well we know that people with underlying medical conditions over the age of sixty are at highest risk but they've.

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"deborah burks" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:14 min | 1 year ago

"deborah burks" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It thank you thank you very much that was president trump at the White House declaring a national emergency to slow the spread of the corona virus you're listening to special coverage from NPR news I'm Peter down I'm Tonya Mosely let's bring our guest back in here we have with us in P. R. White House reporter I Usha Roscoe in B. R. chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley and NPR science correspondent Richard Harris and Richard I want to talk about this big effort we just heard about the expansion of testing locations and options but let's start with this declaration of a national emergency what does that mean and the effort to curb this pandemic well I think first and foremost what it does is it relaxes a lot of the rules that that guide you know whether a doctor who is licensed to work in one state can work in the other rules and that that art design generally to prevent hospitals from overcrowding in these sorts of things and basically at least for the health part of this that that seems to be the focus here is let's lift these rules relax them so that if this does indeed mushroom into huge emergency that hospitals and doctors are constrained by rules that make sense under normal circumstances yeah yeah on testing there was quite a bit of mixed messaging the president said not everyone should get tested but there is this big effort as we said to get test locations around the country and these mobile stations they were expected to see what did you hear right I think they are sending a couple of messages one of which is that they are aware that people are anxious and they want to have access to testing and many people are symptomatic they have flu like symptoms and they want to know do they have the flu or do they have something else and what we heard from Deborah Burks at was describing what happened in South Korea where there was massive testing she said it turns out that about three or four percent of people who went in for testing did in fact have current of ours which means that the remainder at had other kinds of respiratory ailments and so she was trying to reassure people that if you have these kinds of symptoms chances are it's not corona virus but anyone who has the symptoms is clearly is clearly upset about that and wants to know the answer and that's completely understandable what was interesting for me to hear was that the I. that some of the big labs that are like quest diagnostics is actually going to be able to ramp up its testing rather dramatically as a result of this if the if the expansion from Roche which was the S. the Swiss company that actually was approved its test was approved today we learned during this press conference that will be made available through quest diagnostics so people who drive into a one of these swapping stations if you are approved to get swab in and be tested you'll be able to do that and and that will be set off to Questor other places and and gradually they ability to test those things will ramp up as this entire program ramps up it's going to take time it's not gonna happen immediately but it is finally addressing this question there's been up so much concern to so many people as Scott Horsley what what what about that day I noticed up there as everyone else it I'm sure all of the big name CEOs and executive leaders standing side by side with the president he mentioned Google Walmart target CVS Roche pharmaceuticals clearly the president is making a statement here the private industries can help solve this government problem well that's right and vice president pence also referred to that subtle shift this is no longer he said just an all of government approach to attacking the girl virus pandemic but in all of America approach to attacking the pandemic and the present always love to surround himself with with corporate CEOs and and certainly their help will will make the test more widely available although not as quickly I'm sure is a lot of Americans with would like them to be that the markets certainly welcome this we saw we saw stocks which had been up all day him intensify the rally in the last hour of trading here's the president was speaking in the the the major market indexes all closed out this Friday up more than nine percent so regaining much of what they lost yesterday although they're still way down for the weekend and way down from their highs last month are you sure the president's from a political point of view needed to calm the American public today what's your read on what you heard he you definitely heard a much more serious message you heard him talking about there was going to be a need for sacrifice that there was going to be a need to kind of go through some things right now in the short term some short term pain to get some to be better off in the long run so you didn't hear that from the president I'm in there were some little nods here and there you know this will pass and this will eventually end so you know I don't know if he was saying that he still saying that he hopes that it will be soon but there did seem really knowledge meant that this is going to take some time and there is going to be some pain in the short term I should have someone ask you about something else he was asked the president was asked whether he would support Democrats on the stimulus package and coronavirus bill he said no what else did he say yes he said no he said he didn't feel like they were giving enough he said that the there were things that he thought that they had agreed to do that they that they then didn't do he didn't go into specifics so we don't know exactly what the hang up is but as I I you know said before that the president has it over and over again focused on this payroll tax cut and and that wasn't included so that may be the sticking point right now well how how much of a problem is that I and I'm sorry to jump in on either how much of a problem is that I use if that if the president is is holding back and balking at this you know the lawmakers are eager to get this done well that's going to be a question and we'll see if the markets react eventually I mean as they were up today but if over the next week or so if the if Congress and the president are able to come together on this we'll see if there are a ramifications for the markets or things that would make the president act on this I I think right now you're seeing them try to get to go she's in using the White House taking steps on its own you know waving interest rates on student loans from federal inter in cities for right now so it seems like they're saying they're gonna take some action on their own in the meantime yes got markets seem to search after trump declared this national emergency what does that signal yeah the market actually dipped a little bit it was the president began speaking but they like that they like what they're hearing better as he went along and I think that is the and some of the executives talked about expanding the availability of test that that was certainly welcome move it also may be that we just are saying up something of an end of the week rally we've seen that the last several weeks where there's been sort of a rally isn't as weak as we close out the day as we close out the trading week but and I think that I think the markets are eager to see some sign that the federal government is taking this seriously that some help for the economy is on the way even as it deals with a very serious challenge that this this pandemic proposes in addition of waving the the interest on student loans that I should mention the president talked about buying oil to fill up the strategic petroleum reserve that'll put a little bit of price support under well prices which have been which been sinking fast both because of a lack of demand because the the pandemic but also because of a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia and that's that's really hurting the oil patch we've already heard of some layoffs in in the oil patch in this country the soap so there are some steps that the administration can take on its own I think the markets would welcome some sort of partnership between could between the Congress and the administration to that they could do even more it it it my read of what of what the president after was when he he didn't mention the democratic bill at all during his remarks and during the Q. and a he seem to leave the door open to to still negotiating something but clearly he's not on board just yet so so we'll see maybe that maybe there's still an opportunity in our opening there to to to to get to yes for the two sides yeah Richard I also want to ask you there were lots of questions to the president about himself getting tested and his interaction with officials from Brazil who later may or may not have tested positive what is your read on that I mean lots of people actually want that question answered and thinking about you know the leader of the free world and whether or not he is healthy right well one of the people who is next to him at a reception Mar a Lago and had this photograph taken next to the president was in fact tested and was found positive for the crown of ours that president of Brazil himself who had dinner with a with prompted did not but the point is he has had close contact with somebody who is then subsequently been diagnosed with corona virus so the question is under those circumstances or to the general rules are should you self quarantine at that point and and trump said no I feel fine there's no reason to do that but reporters pushed back and said well you're you're telling people who are returning from Europe that they need to stop courting enough they don't even know that they've been in contact with an individual just out of an abundance of caution how come the same rules don't apply to you and your family said well I am gonna get tested but basically I'm not worried about it I did also notice that practically everybody up there was touching the podium they are the microphone on the residents so if and if any one of those people is in fact shedding virus I hope they all had a nice big tub of hand sanitizer at hand so they could immediately douse their hands but I mean it was a lot of so sort of spreading of a potential infection right there at that moment and it was a little it was a little bit alarming Richard it seems to me that throughout the course of this press conference the president tried to to some extent pass responsibility on to other agencies or past administrations he mentioned several times that the rules that he was working with our older obsolete that we have to learn to deal with that and if the system is old fashioned what exactly is he referring to there and and did it seem to you as well as he was trying to distance himself from from some other agencies and administrations he absolutely was somebody said you take any responsibility he said no I don't and he was very direct about that and somebody also ask him about what about the fact that you got rid of the is that position on the national security council that is supposed to do with pandemics he said I don't know anything about that somebody at the White House must have done that or whatever but he was seemingly unaware of that but the point is that a lot of these search these the this whole situation was set up to basically monitor regular flu or pandemic flu and so on and clearly it was not set up to do this and the logical question to ask is why when you were aware that this pandemic was coming didn't you ask those questions in January to say what do we need to do to be prepared for this the reality was us questions really want Aston dressed until February or late February and so so you know at least he wasn't directly blaming the Obama administration which she's done in tweets but the point is he is saying it's not my fault because the system wasn't set up correctly that's that's only half that only half explains what's going on yeah Richard I wanna ask you more about.

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