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"democratic republic congo" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:31 min | 3 weeks ago

"democratic republic congo" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Worldwide hunt for copper. Soon there might not be enough of it to feed our insatiable demand. So we've been talking about how important copper is to an energy future without fossil fuels for clean energy. And one of the big problems is that there is going to be a shortage of copper in coming years. There is a whole lot of copper in one place though, and that is in Southern Africa and Zambia in the area around the democratic republic, Congo. And so you think, great, they have big minds there. We can get the copper. But not so fast. Matthew hill is joining me now he's Bloomberg reporter based in Bela in eastern South Africa. And he has written a story called the metals for your EV, are stuck in a 30 mile African traffic jam. Matt, thanks for being here. Yeah, thanks very much for having me on. So you went to this enormous mine in Zambia, which produces a whole lot of copper. How much copper is there in this region? The Central African copper belt that extends from southern Democratic Republic of Congo into northern Zambia, northwestern Zambia. The area is bigger than the size of the country of Portugal, but over the past few decades, very little of that copper has been exploited. Right now together Zambia and the Congo only account for about 12% of global copper production, but there is the potential to produce much, much more than that. So there are many, many tons of copper under the ground, and if they can get at it, it could go a long way to alleviating a future copper shortage. Exactly. So you mentioned democratic republic of Congress which sits right in Zambia's border to the north and between the two of them there is an enormous amount of copper and a lot of travel between them to get that copper out and that is the subject of your story. You went to a very large copper mine in Zambia and showed just how hard it is to get it out of the ground and get it then to where it needs to be. Can you describe the mind? What did you see there? What was it like? The mind that we went to is in a small town called

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"democratic republic congo" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"democratic republic congo" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Point nine percent of the total population is fully vaccinated in africa around four percent of the total population of that continent has been fully backs naked. Africa has the lowest vaccination rate of any continent the five african countries with the lowest vaccination rates are the democratic republic congo. Tanzania shod through dan and burkina-fasso all with less than one percent of their population fully vaccinated. President biden has made the united states. The world's leader and distributing free vaccine to other countries. Joining us now is moist paste the director of the office of global affairs department of health and human services. Thank you very much for joining us tonight. what are some of the challenges. You're facing in actually getting these vaccines delivered especially to countries. Where refrigeration is a challenge for the pfizer vaccine and where they not only don't have refrigeration but they don't have the generators to power. Refrigeration is there. Is there some infrastructure element to this well first off lawrence. It was exciting the announcement the president made today as stating that we will be able to purchase an additional five hundred million bringing our total to about a billion that will be sharing for the next year But you're right. There are challenges with regards to readiness that we need to consider as well and that was also a part of today's kovic summit discussion when we think about issues like refrigeration and other logistics. Those are certainly issues that we're focused on here at hhs and across the government and we're actually working in countries like those. You named the drc in particular to help bring them up to a standard where they can absorb this pfizer vaccine. We've been able to work with them. On a bola vaccine distribution for example. So we're confident in our partnerships on the ground and that we can accelerate the uptake of what we're providing. What a what is on your wishlist That the united states hasn't yet been able to get to in terms of international support. Well i think some of that is outlined what we share today but one key piece honestly is just transparency. One of the biggest questions we have is what supplies really available. And we're not sure if some of the issues around the supply of vaccines is related to the supply chain itself If there are regulatory issues in countries or something else entirely like the logistics you mentioned and we're hopeful that by bringing the global community together including companies as well as a heads of government. We can look more closely at what we're all tracking and just be honest with one. Another frankly about what's in the pipeline. What's projected versus actually available and so one of our calls was for that level of data transparency in and that communication. We found when we're able to have those conversations with other government leaders or industry leaders that we fair a lot better in the support. We're trying to offer worldwide loose. Listen to more of what the president had to say today. We also know from experience that getting those vaccines in the people's arms may be the hardest logistical challenge. We faced today. The united states is also announcing that we're providing an additional three hundred seventy million dollars to support administering the shots and delivery globally and we will be providing more than three hundred eighty million dollars to assist in the global vaccine alliance gabby to further facilitate vaccine distribution in regions in the greatest with the greatest name. The united states is so far out in front of any other country and this kind of sharing of the vaccine. What what is the united states. Doing to try to encourage other countries with the capacity to share the vaccine. Well that was a big impetus for our meeting today. Lawrence really bringing the world together and giving them. The platform to share with us with their ambitions will be. We know that more needs to be done right. And we've been doing a lot as you said but we're even willing to put more out there to put more on the table and so our call to action for other countries to do the same that something a lot of people don't realize is as we continue to contribute these additional doses there is still a number of doses that have yet to be unlocked right there. A number of commitments that have yet to be fulfilled and so one of our asks for g. seven leaders for example and other countries who've made commitment is just to make make good on this commitments and it was very hopeful to hear the president of the for example. Say just that wars pays thank you very much for joining us tonight on this important story really appreciate it. Thank you lawrence coming up. It seems impossible to be a.

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"democratic republic congo" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

11:43 min | 1 year ago

"democratic republic congo" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Of the norwegian refugee council of former high official at the united nations scheduled to interview him on our live program tuesday from goma but he had to cancel at the last minute after an earthquake forced him to evacuate his office. Later that morning we spoke to him from an outside location while the earth continued to shake. I asked him to talk about the situation in goma. I am indeed in In there is an earthquake here every five minutes ten minutes. That was one. We just talked so there. There is enormous. Say make that people are scared. Many are leaving town for the second time this this building of my organization than which council we have to evacuate because it's an red zone the lava which may slow again from the the volcano which is just up here to my right may come back it it. It is really a mess in the situation. That i come to because i would like to give some publicity to the enormous crisis that is overlooked in the democratic republic of congo. There are twenty million people who -tarian relief. It's the largest neglected emergency on earth. So i'm glad we can talk about it and not only because of the volcano that do get some some some attention. We need to talk about the wall. The misery the hunger and the whole looting of ese from a strong capital from all over the world that want to have the mineral studies in the ground on the here unicef f is reporting over one hundred children are missing in the area after having been separated from their parents following the eruption. Can you talk about how how the country is dealing right now and what. The norwegian refugee council is doing we are going to be humanitarian organisations. Were careful those who fled from the volcano and unless it readouts eruption that we've become truly catastrophic. now there is a one and a half million people here in. We need to be able to do more for the millions who have been displaced by the conflict. There are one hundred and fifty groups. Active in the congo. It is it is really horrific. What is happening here and going to that larger issue of refugees in two thousand eight hundred twenty on natural disasters and conflict uprooted as you said more than forty million people you are you deal with countries and then there's the overall crisis of wars Climate change then you have the pandemic. Can you talk about how the pandemic has affected. The refugee situation in the world. Pandemic really has been a tremendous medical shock and social truck for the whole world. United states has suffered so have we in europe but it's hard for us in the north and the northwest of the world to stand the economic meltdown that it has led to and places like congo. So here in in in the country which has the highest richness or minerals in the world. People live on one and a half dollars per day when one and a half dollar is gone because the whole economy gets paralyzed because of the lockdowns and the the the end too much of international trade. The next dangerous people stop so here. The pandemic closest mosques starvation that twenty seven million people in twenty seven. People are now food insecure. That's who that's a euphemism. Full don't know if they have food next week at the moment Many millions are now in in acute hunger and we underfunded and overstretched as humanitarian organisations in this the most neglected unitarian emergency in the world. This volcano also adding to thousands of refugees. Trying to go over into the bore over the border into rwanda. What does that mean what. Yes rwanda is actually behind you you can look at. You can see rwanda rwanda mountains in the care so Rwanda which is relatively well organized and do not have an active volcano at the moment is sweat thousands and thousands tried to flee from goma when eruptions and these tremendous earth. Quakes rhonda is is is very small place though. They the majority of people in congo sleeve within their own country. Five and a half million people have fled conflict in this country. China and a half million. That's i mean. There's more people fleeing in congo than there are inhabitants of my country norway. Each yet we accumulate more people. Fleeing there is funding for us here we are really really overstretched. And we do get the message out that. There is a tremendous emergency in the congo precisely. For that reason people are not fleeing across the borders. They are fleeing within their own country and the misery is also hidden within their room. I know you have so much to do there. But i also want to ask you about yemen. Speaking about children's speaking about people devastated by war also by climate change. You were in yemen earlier this year. Where in addition to the devastation of the us back saudi you a war on the people of yemen. You'd observed the catastrophic effects of the climate crisis. Can you talk about what you've found there. Yemen is is is also one of those countries where sort of all of the plague of the bible come at the same time similar to the democratic republic congo. I am now in in yemen however the change on top of a senseless war blow kate and poverty beyond belief. Means that there are places in yemen that become unlivable. there is no water. That will be zero water in the future. And i think it's important to from also the stand for us in the high north norwegians and americans and others who did so much to cause climate change that we are least and lost hit. Don't eat the yemenis. It's the africans in the bell who are first and hardest hit the needs to be investment in making them robust to meet this climate change. That is coming into the poorest places on earth finally on egg lenders you travel from one place to another in the world. Those who are based in norway. What gives you hope at this point. When you're seeing the level of refugees in the world walls that are being built the devastation of people as the children in gaza. I'm glad you're asking that because he's been now work all my life for forty years really started up as a volunteer and the catholic relief organising columbia in one thousand nine hundred seven. Two six seventy seven. What gives me hope. An energy to continue is that i see. We are reaching people. Were saving lives. All the time reggie council alone reach more than eleven million displaced people and refugees alaska with education and livelihoods and food and shelter and water and sanitation and free league late. We can do so much with more resources. So that's why we urge you know rich nations. Some people to help us reach those who are suffering alone. Because we've seen how much we can do. For example here in the congo with small resources we are bringing hope education livelihoods and a chance for people to get out of dependence the rich soil here many of the people we have have have but has helped that had to flee from violence announced self sufficient because they have a they toiling the soil somewhere else and finally. Let me ask you something. Because what you said made me think about this. Do you see the pandemic as a microcosm or in fact it's macro but what we're seeing now on the one hand the. Us was the hardest hit on the other hand. You've got the wealthiest countries in the world. Having enough vaccine to inoculate their population over and over again and you have the poorest countries in the world may not see a vaccine for years. Can you talk about the significance of this vaccine apartheid as it's becoming known bates it's a it's devastating insecurity. This listen we are. We are insecurity for the whole world. It's it's obvious that we're not save. Anyone onto every place is safe. If congo doesn't get back scenes and we get the congolese to be vaccinated. It will live on here. Like a bola would and it can. Since it's so contagious it. We'll come back in new forms and variations to ourselves so the sense interest of the richer countries to all of the world to be an updated is so obvious so when a mini many nations that is not even having one percent of its population vaccinated. that that should be some to reflection for those who are now close to having vaccinated all of their citizens. Yawn egland the secretary general of the norwegian refugee council former. Un official speaking to us earlier this week from goma in the democratic republic of the congo. When we come back we look at the hundredth anniversary of the tulsa race massacre. One of the deadliest.

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"democratic republic congo" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

11:44 min | 1 year ago

"democratic republic congo" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"General of the norwegian refugee council of former high official at the united nations were scheduled to interview him on our live program tuesday from goma but he had to cancel at the last minute after an earthquake forced him to evacuate his office. Later that morning we spoke to him from an outside location while the earth continued to shake. I asked him to talk about the situation in goma. I am indeed in In there is an earthquake here every five minutes ten minutes. That was one. We just talked so there. There is enormous. Say make that people are scared. Many are leaving town for the second time this this building of my organization which council we have to evacuate because it's an red zone the lava which may slow again from the the volcano which is just up here to my right may come back it it. It is really a mess in the situation. That i come to because i would like to give some publicity to the enormous crisis that is overlooked in the democratic republic of congo. There are twenty million people who -tarian relief. It's the largest neglected emergency on earth. So i'm glad we can talk about it and not only because of the volcano that do get some some some attention. We need to talk about the wall. The misery hunger and the whole looting of ese from a strong capital from all over the world that want to have the mineral studies in the ground on the here unicef f is reporting over one hundred children are missing in the area after having been separated from their parents following the eruption. Can you talk about how how the country is dealing right now and what. The norwegian refugee council is doing we are going to be humanitarian organisations. Were careful those who fled from the volcano and unless it readouts eruption that we've become truly catastrophic. now there is a one and a half million people here in. We need to be able to do more for the millions who have been displaced by the conflict. There are one hundred and fifty groups. Active in the congo. It is it is really horrific. What is happening here and going to that larger issue of refugees in two thousand eight hundred twenty on natural disasters and conflict uprooted as you said more than forty million people you are you deal with countries and then there's the overall crisis of wars Climate change then you have the pandemic. Can you talk about how the pandemic has affected. The refugee situation in the world. Pandemic really has been a tremendous medical shock and social truck for the whole world. United states has suffered so have we in europe but it's hard for us in the north and the northwest of the world to stand the economic meltdown that it has led to and places like congo. So here in in in the country which has the highest richness or minerals in the world. People live on one and a half dollars per day when one and a half dollar is gone because the whole economy gets paralyzed because of the lockdowns and the the the end too much of international trade. The next dangerous people stop so here. The pandemic closest mosques starvation that twenty seven million people in twenty seven. People are now food insecure. That's who that's a euphemism. Full don't know if they have food next week at the moment Many millions are now in in acute hunger and we underfunded and overstretched as humanitarian organisations in this the most neglected unitarian emergency in the world. This volcano also adding to thousands of refugees. Trying to go over into the board over the border into rwanda. What does that mean what. Yes rwanda is actually behind you you can look at. You can see rwanda rwanda mountains in the care so Rwanda which is relatively well organized and do not have an active volcano at the moment is sweat thousands and thousands tried to flee from goma when eruptions and these tremendous earth. Quakes rhonda is is is very small place. Though they the majority of people in congo leave within their own country five and a half million people have fled conflict in this country china half. That's i mean. There's more people fleeing in congo than there are inhabitants of my country. Each yet we accumulate more people. Fleeing there is funding for us here we are really really overstretched. And we do get the message out that. There is a tremendous emergency in the congo precisely. For that reason people are not fleeing across the borders. They are fleeing within their own country and the misery is also hidden within their room. I know you have so much to do there. But i also want to ask you about yemen. Speaking about children's speaking about people devastated by war also by climate change. You were in yemen earlier this year. Where in addition to the devastation of the us back saudi you a war. On the people of yemen you observe the catastrophic effects of the climate crisis. Can you talk about. What you've found there yemen is is is also one of those countries where sort of all of the plague of the bible come at the same time similar to the democratic republic congo. I am now in in yemen however the change on top of a senseless wall blow kate and poverty beyond belief. Means that there are places in yemen that become unlivable. there is no water. That will be zero water in the future. And i think it's important to from also the stand for us in the high north norwegians and americans and others who did so much to cause climate change that we are least and lost hit. Don't eat the yemenis. It's the africans in the sahel who are first and hardest hit the needs to be investment in making them robust to meet this climate change. That is coming into the poorest places on earth finally on egg lenders you travel from one place to another in the world. Those who are based in norway. What gives you hope at this point. When you're seeing the level of refugees in the world walls that are being built the devastation of people as the children in gaza. I'm glad you're asking that because he's been now humanitarian work. All my life for forty years really started up as a volunteer and the catholic relief organising columbia in one thousand nine hundred seven. Two six seventy seven. What gives me hope. An energy to continue is that i see. We are reaching people. Were saving lives. All the time reggie council alone reach more than eleven million displaced people and refugees alaska with education and livelihoods and food and shelter and water and sanitation and free league late. We can do so much with more resources. So that's why we urge richer nations. Some people to help us reach those who are suffering alone. Because we've seen how much we can do. For example here in the congo with small resources we are bringing hope education livelihoods and a chance for people to get out of dependence the rich soil here many of the people we have have have but has helped that had to flee from violence announced self sufficient because they have a they toiling the soil somewhere else and finally. Let me ask you something. Because what you said made me think about this. Do you see the pandemic as a microcosm or in fact it's macro but what we're seeing now on the one hand the. Us was the hardest hit on the other hand. You've got the wealthiest countries in the world. Having enough vaccine to inoculate their population over and over again and you have the poorest countries in the world may not see a vaccine for years. Can you talk about the significance of this vaccine apartheid as it's becoming known bates it's a it's devastating insecurity. This listen we are. We are insecurity for the whole world. It's it's obvious that we're not save. Anyone onto every place is safe. If congo doesn't get back scenes and we get the congolese to be vaccinated. It will live on here. Like a bola would and it can. Since it's so contagious it. We'll come back in new forms and variations to ourselves so the sense interest of the richer countries to all of the world to be an updated is so obvious so when a mini many nations that is not even having one percent of its population vaccinated. that that should be some to reflection for those who are now close to having back sonate. Did all of their citizens yawn egland. The secretary general of the norwegian refugee council former un official speaking to us earlier this week from goma in the democratic republic of the congo. When we come back. We look at the hundredth anniversary of the tulsa race massacre. One of the deadliest.

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"democratic republic congo" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

11:43 min | 1 year ago

"democratic republic congo" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Of the norwegian refugee council of former high official at the united nations will scheduled to interview him on our live program tuesday from goma but he had to cancel at the last minute after an earthquake forced him to evacuate his office. Later that morning we spoke to him from an outside location while the earth continued to shake. I asked him to talk about the situation in goma. I am indeed in In there is an earthquake here every five minutes ten minutes. That was one. We just talked so there. There is enormous. Say make that people are scared. Many are leaving town for the second time this this building of my organization which council we have to evacuate because it's an red zone the lava which may slow again from the the volcano which is just up here to my right may come back it it. It is really a mess in the situation. That i come to because i would like to give some publicity to the enormous crisis that is overlooked in the democratic republic of congo. There are twenty million people who -tarian relief. It's the largest neglected emergency on earth. So i'm glad we can talk about it and not only because of the volcano that do get some some some attention. We need to talk about the wall. The misery the hunger and the whole looting of ese from a strong capital from all over the world that want to have the mineral studies in the ground on the here unicef f is reporting over one hundred children are missing in the area after having been separated from their parents following the eruption. Can you talk about how how the country is dealing right now and what. The norwegian refugee council is doing we are going to be humanitarian organisations. Were careful those who fled from the volcano and unless it readouts eruption that we've become truly catastrophic. now there is a one and a half million people here in. We need to be able to do more for the millions who have been displaced by the conflict. There are one hundred and fifty groups. Active in the congo. It is it is really horrific. What is happening here and going to that larger issue of refugees in two thousand eight hundred twenty alone natural disasters and conflict uprooted as you said more than forty million people you are you deal with countries and then there's the overall crisis of wars Climate change then you have the pandemic. Can you talk about how the pandemic has affected. The refugee situation in the world. Pandemic really has been a tremendous medical shock and social truck for the whole world. United states has suffered so have we in europe but it's hard for us in the north and the northwest of the world to stand the economic meltdown that it has led to and places like congo. So here in in in the country which has the highest richness or minerals in the world. People live on one and a half dollars per day when one and a half dollar is gun because the whole economy gets paralyzed because of the lockdowns and the the the end too much of international trade. The next dangerous people stop so here. The pandemic closest mosques starvation that twenty seven million people in twenty seven. People are now food insecure. That's who that's a euphemism. Full don't know if they have food next week at the moment Many millions are now in in acute hunger and we underfunded and overstretched as humanitarian organisations in this the most neglected unitarian emergency in the world. This volcano also adding to thousands of refugees. Trying to go over into the board over the border into rwanda does that mean what. Yes rwanda is actually behind you you can look at. You can see rwanda rwanda mountains in the care so Rwanda which is relatively well organized and do not have an active volcano at the moment is sweat thousands and thousands tried to flee from goma when eruptions and these tremendous earth. Quakes rhonda is is is very small place. Though they the majority of people in congo leave within their own country five and a half million people have fled conflict in this country china. And a half million. That's i mean. There's more people fleeing in congo than there are inhabitants of my country norway. Each yet we accumulate more people. Fleeing there is funding for us here we are really really overstretched. And we do get the message out that. There is a tremendous emergency in the congo precisely. For that reason people are not fleeing across the borders. They are fleeing within their own country and the misery is also hidden within their room. I know you have so much to do there. But i also want to ask you about yemen. Speaking about children's speaking about people devastated by war also by climate change. You were in yemen earlier this year. Where in addition to the devastation of the us back saudi you a war. On the people of yemen you observe the catastrophic effects of the climate crisis. Can you talk about. What you've found there yemen is is is also one of those countries where sort of all of the plague of the bible come at the same time similar to the democratic republic congo. I am now in in yemen however the change on top of a senseless war blow kate and poverty beyond belief means that there are places in yemen that become unlivable is no water. That will be zero water in the future. And i think it's important to from also the stand for us in the high north norwegians and americans and others who did so much to cause climate change that we are least and lost hit. Don't eat the yemenis. It's the africans in the sal who are first and hardest hit the needs to be investment in making them robust to meet this climate change. That is coming into the poorest places on earth finally on egg lenders you travel from one place to another in the world. Those who are based in norway. What gives you hope at this point. When you're seeing the level of refugees in the world walls that are being built the devastation of people as the children in gaza. I'm glad you're asking that because he's been now humanitarian work. All my life for forty years really started up as a volunteer in the catholic religion. Assessment columbia in one thousand nine hundred seven. Two six seventy seven. What gives me hope. An energy to continue is that i see. We are reaching people. Were saving lives. All the time reggie council alone reach more than eleven million displaced people and refugees alaska with education and livelihoods and food and shelter and water and sanitation and free league late. We can do so much with more resources. So that's why we urge rich nations. Some people to help us reach those who are suffering alone. Because we've seen how much we can do. For example here in the congo with small resources we are bringing hope education livelihoods and a chance for people to get out of dependence the rich soil here many of the people we have have have but has helped that had to flee from violence announced self sufficient because they have a they toiling the soil somewhere else and finally. Let me ask you something. Because what you said made me think about this. Do you see the pandemic as a microcosm or in fact it's macro but what we're seeing now on the one hand the. Us was the hardest hit on the other hand. You've got the wealthiest countries in the world. Having enough vaccine to inoculate their population over and over again and you have the poorest countries in the world may not see a vaccine for years. Can you talk about the significance of this vaccine apartheid as it's becoming known bates it's a it's devastating insecurity. This listen we are. We are insecurity for the whole world. It's it's obvious that we're not save. Anyone onto every place is safe. If congo doesn't get back scenes and we get the congolese to be vaccinated. It will live on here. Like a bola would and it can. Since it's so contagious it. We'll come back in new forms and variations to ourselves so the some interest of the richer countries to all of the world to be an updated is so obvious so when they're a mini many nations. That is not even having one percent of its population vaccinated That that should be some to reflection for those who are now close to having back sonate did all of their citizens yawn egland the secretary general of the norwegian refugee council former. Un official speaking to us earlier this week from goma in the democratic republic of the congo. When we come back we look at the hundredth anniversary of the tulsa race massacre. One of the deadliest.

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Democratic Republic, Congo And Heidi discussed on Science Friday

Science Friday

00:58 sec | 3 years ago

Democratic Republic, Congo And Heidi discussed on Science Friday

"The second largest Ebola outbreak has killed over one thousand people in Africa sweeping through the north kiva region in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the last outbreak in west Africa, the question was could enough vaccine be produced for this outbreak. The good news is over a hundred thousand people have been vaccinated in the area. The bad news this outbreak comes amidst a background of political unrest in the area and the violence is spilling over into clinics responding to the outbreak. There have been a hundred and thirty one attacks on clinics. Heidi contain an outbreak in a war zone. That's we're gonna be talking about. Let me introduce my guests. John Johnson is the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders based in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He joy. Us from the field. Welcome to science Friday. Thank

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Patient at Pennsylvania hospital tested for Ebola

Dr. Daliah

02:11 min | 4 years ago

Patient at Pennsylvania hospital tested for Ebola

"Told that there was a patient at a Philadelphia hospital being tested for Ebola. Dr PJ Brennan, the chief medical examiner at the hospital, the university of Pennsylvania. So the test for the highly contagious virus Ebola is being done out of an abundance of caution after person met screening criteria for bullets has. Now. Preliminary testing indicated that the patient has another condition, but we're not getting too many details and understandably so you know, they need privacy. I get that. Say were unsure what the of travel to a place that is currently experiencing an outbreak of the disease. The Democratic Republic Congo or did he come into contact with? Dr Brennan said proper protocols are precautions will remain in place to ensure the safety of our patients and staff the doctors that staff had received extensive training on care for patients with you boa after four cases were diagnosed in the US two thousand fourteen there were four cases that were diagnosed in the US. Remember there was one and then people transferred to us. And then I remember I just don't remember for you know, people just walking around coming in. I think there were people that were overseas came over. So it is spread through bodily fluids fatal syndromes include fever muscle pain, severe diarrhea vomiting stomach pain. So right now, the death toll is about four hundred eighty six and there are seven hundred thirty four confirmed cases of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo tips from the World Health Organization, they are expecting those numbers to rise as you know, it's been difficult to contain because people are trying to flee this military coup. That's going on over there. And they're trying to vaccinate the vaccinated thousands of ten thousand people already, but they need to vaccinate more as cases arise. The average person doesn't necessarily want to you know. Call the brigade to come in and help many of them want to stay away from outsiders, and they may not be very forthcoming with their illness. So it's a it's a big

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