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"doctor farley" Discussed on 990 The Answer
"Is our good friend Victor Furillo at Philadelphia magazine. Chris caught up with him a few weeks back as he pressed Jim Kenney and Doctor Farley about these restrictions. How many would you say? From March 2 today? How many times have the city officials made themselves available for covert specific? Q and a can you do you know by change? I think that in general, at least weekly and during the peak of covert earlier, so to speak, they were doing media availabilities on a, you know, sometimes daily basis. OK, how many Because there were a lot of questions to ask. Do you think you could fill a hand with the number of times anyone ever asked the question you asked yesterday. How does one Justify the metrics. Where do you come up with it? Or are they all predicated? All questions predicated, you know, with the assumption that we all understand how dangerous and awful Cove it is, and they're just trying to get a handle on it said another way. Is anyone asking What's the justification for the decision making? But you? I would bet not many. Yeah. I mean, nobody's really pressing the issue. It's asked in a general kind of way. And frankly, I would have liked to have had the time yesterday to press Been there and Farley more on this, but you know, there were a lot of there's a very limited amount of time. There are a lot of reporters on the call, and obviously you want to let other people get in. But For instance, I was on one of them with Commissioner Outlaw, the police commissioner of Philadelphia a few weeks ago. I was the first ask a question, and I asked it and she answered it. And you know the sort of The matter. Lee thing to do is just move on. Let's enough. Next person asked a question, but I literally stopped him and I said, Listen, you know, I'm sorry, Commissioner but you're not answering my question on guy would have said that yesterday to Farley. I mean, he sort of answered it and around about way, but not really, um, e think What we'd like to see is just okay. Here's the rule for Jim's. Well, here is the justification for this Here is that science here is the data. Here's a link to all the studies we reviewed. You know, my fitness editor at the magazine who No coaches me on my Cupid physique. She she was talking about the gyms. And she said, You know, there are a lot of like these really great boutique gym's downtown that Are super careful, you know, they have to, like, sign up for a time to go in everybody's past everything in sanitized and what's the harm of doing that, like, Is there actually any harm? I mean, she wasn't asking from a defensive position of they usually leave these chins up and she was really curious. Like well, is there any data that shows this and Our argument was that for anaerobic activity, um you know, like lifting weights. Let's say if you're wearing a mask And everybody sanitizing. There shouldn't be an issue. But you know, they just weren't ready to are willing to provide the specific information now, so Yeah, Basically, you're right that they They have never really said like, here's what it is. It's more like, trust us. We've got this. Victor Fiorillo is with us from Philadelphia magazine. He was part of the Q and a with Doctor Farley and the good Mayor of Philadelphia. Jim Kenney yesterday their branding these now the most restrictive Corbett rules in the country more than New York more than New Jersey more than California That's what these air being deemed the most restrictive and so I'm beginning to wonder. If Democrat majority Philadelphia. That is people that you run with people that you know people who perform people who have businesses, People restaurants, you know who's run Jim's. Do you sense that this is starting to turn And I I can on Lee make it political because it just is. You know, people like me have naturally been suspicious of it. But it was sort of this religious experience for a lot of people on the left early that we all must obey and shut up and do what we're told. But you can feel is this is droned on for eight months. Victor that you know, there's you guys have written about it. I mean, these restaurant tours are being quoted as saying. I This whole missile crushes, and I just wonder if politics finally are left at the door. And honest people start saying Why Why is this happening? Why are we doing this? Do you think the allegiance to politics is that ending? You think? Yeah, I I personally don't see it as much of a political thing. But a do you think that people are people who before? We're willing to trust in the local government and do what they're told. I think that some of them are now asking questions in a different way and wanting answers in a different way, You know, especially people who are whom own small businesses. Um And certainly we've seemed businesses closed like Last week, one of my favorite music venues until a Putin saddle on South Philadelphia, they announced that they had permanently closed which is a real shame. It's a small music venue where, you know, you know, I think it holds like 100 people. So for smaller bands that Needed a stage the play on, you know, they provided a great stage. And you know there were gone on beer. Just gonna see one by one. You know, there's just gonna be a long line of obituaries for Replaces. Will there be an end to that restaurant left? I'm serious. Will there be one left? How can they weather this? Yeah, well, you know, obviously, there's a difference between a restaurant that owns that. In fact, I was just out to dinner last night. Um, with a restauranteur. Who should I say that I was out to dinner with somebody outside of my household gods. They're coming and he was He was coming in from a different county like it on the Black Lion O So he is. He's in a position where he owns the bricks, right? And, um, obviously, if you own the building, you're in a much different person position than if you're somebody who Another friend of mine. He has a restaurant down right across from the Union League. One Sansom Street. Can't imagine what his ring is. He also is a music venue and a restaurant and, you know, I can't imagine what he's going through. In terms of you know how he's going to try to make the business survives. I think that for a lot of people Even stringing along thinking, like, okay, Well, you know, we can get through the summer We're gonna We're gonna battle this out, and it will be all be okay. And now you've got this new wave coming..
Philadelphia COVID-19 Testing Facilities Strained With Cases On The Rise, 7 Additional Deaths
"Say they've tracked more than 1000 cases of covert 19. As of today in Philadelphia, seven more people have died. The city Health Department says Nearly 700 people are being treated in city hospitals. Over 50 of whom are on ventilators. And during a briefing today, the city Health Commissioner, Dr Thomas Farley said access to testing is now a concern. Some of our testing sites were hitting the limits and how many people they contest do what they can. They're moving through the people that they can. It's a higher priority for the testing sites and for the city as a whole to test people have symptoms. The test people who have been exposed to Cove it was the people who are more likely to be positive You want identifies quickly as possible to contain the spread from them. Doctor Farley ads. They're particularly concerned about people in group homes, he says. They're seeing more cases in clusters and nursing homes right now, and that is particularly worrisome to the city Health Department and nursing homes for the week that began November 8th. They were just 84 cases and resident Now they had 52 cases. Both are big increases from the tender of 15 cases per week back in August and September.
"doctor farley" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Been community spread, according to Doctor Farley and other health officials here and around the country, a PSA asymptomatic people unknowingly passing on the virus to others. That, of course, has been a huge problem. The restrictions Are in place through the end of the year, Carol and Farley says. They're really hope that they will make a difference. And we all hope will make a difference. The president elect a sounds off about President Trump will tell you what he had to say after traffic and weather on the twos. Damn clover, joining us from the traffic center and Sam What's the latest on that 95 mess? Carol, if that it is still close and south on 95 in, Unfortunately, the delay is getting worse. We're jammed out of South Philadelphia, Carol from Broad Street to across the double decker Dry Point Bridge. This is heading to Philadelphia International Airport. It's an accident investigation. We're all traffic must get off it Enterprise Avenue. Will follow Enterprise T O Island Avenue Bertier right and get back to I 95 South from here, but it's going to take some time to get through a 20 minute plus drive now up to about a half hour Now consider west to 91. The Platte Bridges your best alternate. This will get you back to South 95 below the accident scene. Northern 95 is all right, not effectively had some earlier construction in Delaware County around the Delaware state line that's gone. Into town south of the Northeast. That's okay. Seems the volume down towards Allegheny with the ongoing narrow construction schedule. Expressways. All right, there is something bit new for the next couple of hours. The westbound surgical expressways is down to one lane that ongoing construction as you travel towards 30th Street, But the 30 history exit ramp is blocked on our contractor on the scene is telling this is going to be to around eight o'clock as they finish up some construction up top in universities city So I get a bit of an inconvenience. Can't get off a 30 history. But you keep on going on the westbound Scougall. You are okay. Inbound. Lincoln Drive re opened with sick and the ridge earlier construction now gone, We'll take that. Traveling in greater for the problem North on Route 29 1st Avenue, nearly blocked at Route 1 13 serious accident as police are directing around that Satan from New Jersey. It's a good ride on the 42 Freeway and across any of the Delaware River bridges, mass transit on or close to schedule in the cable TV news Radio 24 hour Traffic Center. I'm Sam Clover. Now, the five day with NBC 11th Alert meteorologist Bill Henley. High pressure in control of our weather will give a sunshine and some mild temperatures for a couple days, But there are changes ahead for the.
"doctor farley" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Down to 43. It's 7 34. Molded case counts here in Philadelphia are climbing to all time highs. Officials reporting 765 additional positives over the past 24 hours, and over the last week, the city is averaging a record high 849 new daily cases, according to the city Health Commissioner, Dr Thomas Farley. This is a dangerous period. This is possibly the worst period. The entire epidemic. Doctor, Farley says the positivity rate among those tested has grown to 11.7%, the highest in the city. It's been since the middle of May. Cases in nursing homes are also surging, and hospitalizations are up all reasons why, he says new restrictions are necessary. If we don't act now, there's a brisket or hospitals may be overrun. We may have hundreds to over 1000 deaths just before the end of this year. And also remember that these restrictions are temporary, just six weeks, But death is permanent. And with the holidays coming up, doctor Farley continues to stress the importance of celebrating on Lee with members of your immediate family. Time. The Philadelphia Police Commissioner Daniel Outlaw, is in quarantine this evening after someone in her office tested positive for covert 19, the department's public affairs unit. Says she found out about the possible exposure last Thursday and has since remained self quarantine through the period and has been working remotely authorities in Camden County or watching a surge of new cases. Ky Double Deuce Mike DiNardo reports. A second wave of the Corona virus is outpacing the first over 3000 new cases in Camden County over the past two weeks and Certainly an alarming rate. Camden County Freeholder director Liu Capelli says that figure of 3000 is larger than any two weeks stretched during the pandemic. Wednesday, the county hit a single day record of 334 cases with the city of Camden, the biggest hot spot at a county news briefing, Capelli said indoor gatherings in homes appear to be worth the virus is spreading Most As the holidays approach. Dr. Reggie Belabor, the chief clinical officer at Virtual Health, said he expected to see a record number of covert cases in virtuous five hospitals accident vaccine that is given to all of us. We're not going to see relief until the spring until our vaccine is widely available, Belabor said. Wearing masks and social distancing are.
"doctor farley" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Don't visit or have other visitors, even friends and relatives in your home. Don't go to work and this is absolutely necessary. If you have to go out, keep your distance from others and where a masked Do that, for your own sake, as well as the sake of your family members, your friends in the city as a whole. As I said, This is a difficult period, but we will get through it. We've lasted with this virus. Eight months now, we could last a few more months more. Vaccine will be available in the coming months simply needed tied ourselves over until then. Thanks very much. Thank you. Doctor. Farley gets you to Armando for these as they do the Spanish translation of what Doctor? Farley had to say These are major new restrictions going into place in Philadelphia. Where the public health situation because of Corona virus is dire. The program is called safer at home. That's the way doctor Farley is turning this. It's not a lockdown, he says, as we saw over Spring says nobody wants to do that again. But he's fashioning this like they're doing in Europe in several European countries. They've put in place restrictions that prohibited gatherings, closed bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters and left many schools open and that appears to be working, he says, with cases leveling or falling. 2 to 4 weeks after the restrictions took effect. So in Philadelphia, these are the major changes taking effect on November 20th. Which is Friday..
"doctor farley" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"95, slow south of the commoner Barry Bridge. Yes, because the left lane construction mass transit on or close to schedule in the cable TV news Radio 24 hour Traffic Center. I'm Sam Clover Exam five day forecast. Now we check back live with NBC 11th alert meteorologist Bill Henley. Bill, just like you. A promised er, no threatened. We've got the clouds way got the rain on the way today who was forecast that networks the clouds air here? The temperatures are warming up. It's such an impressive warm up. It really was never cool this morning. We're in the sixties. From the beginning, the low temperature 63 now 68 degrees and climbing. That's in spite of the clouds. Some mist and fog around to the rain is on the way it's going to be coming in. It'll turn heavy this afternoon, especially during the late afternoon and evening hours will be with us through the evening commute. And into tonight as well. But before it really takes over, we'll hit 75 degrees and that'll be our new record high for today, Working the old record of 74 degrees warmer today that was from 2000 and six the rain will be studied this afternoon. Some downpours too, and that'll cool. Listen to the sixties overnight, but really not all that cool to start with on Thursday 65 degrees. The cooler weather arrives in the afternoon. The southerly wind. When's we have today shift as the cold front comes through tomorrow morning and then northerly wind will drop temperatures with rain showers into the mid fifties tomorrow afternoon. So it turns cooler during the day tomorrow and then we've got some rain showers lingering into Friday morning with a low of 48. 57, though Friday afternoon with some late day clearing and sunshine for the weekend, at least to start with Saturday. We nice and Sunny will warm from 38 in the morning to 56 in the afternoon, then a bit warmer on Sunday, but it comes with more clouds and a chance of some late day showers High of 60 degrees Brandon. Alright, thank Bill. It's 905. Philadelphia, seeing its highest numbers of new covert 19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, hospitalizations and deaths creeping up again, too. Hey, Y W. City Hall Bureau chief Pat Loeb. I'm afraid I don't have good news today. Health Commissioner Tom Farley reported the highest number yet of new cases logged in one day 879 over the past week, he said the city's been averaging 515 a day. The city's been hitting the mark on the number of tests it wants to be doing at more than 5500, but the percent positive is at its highest rate since June. Nearly 10% hospitalizations have doubled in the last two weeks. Fatalities tripled from September to late October and doctor Farley says more are expected. There are a number of groups that are doing mathematical models to project what's gonna happen with this epidemic wave and they're predicting that we're going to see an increase in deaths. It will be on a similar order of magnitude. We saw in the spring way. Doctor. Farley says the city is not imposing any new restrictions yet, and since most of the spread is occurring in private settings, it's really depending on individuals to act responsibly, wearing masks, staying socially.
"doctor farley" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"And the bridge is mass transit on or close to schedule and the cable of the news Radio 24 hour traffic Center. I'm Sam Cloak. Thank you, Sam. Now, here's NBC 11th Alert Meteorologist Bill Handy with your five day clouds were moving in this morning. It should stay dry this morning and unseasonably warm fifties and sixties warming in the low seventy's by lunchtime. Any fog disappears this morning, but a rain appears this afternoon showers to begin with. Heavier rain later in the afternoon for Veterans Day, we'll hit 75. That would be a record for the state, breaking the record of 74 from 2006. Once the rain moves in the temperatures start to cool down this evening. Some downpours tonight and into tomorrow morning 65 degrees in the morning, but as the showers taper off in the afternoon northerly winds Will kick in and bring in cooler temperatures for those afternoon hours fifties during Thursday afternoon, falling into the forties Friday morning with a few showers Friday morning, then breaks of sunshine in the afternoon. 57 the high on Friday and then turning cooler for the weekend. Saturday morning. Low temperatures in the thirties alot of 38 in Philadelphia, 56 in the afternoon with bright sunshine Saturday. Clouds, increasing the chances of showers on Sunday with a high of 60. I'm NBC 11th Alert meteorologist Bill Henley with your most accurate forecast count on it. Right now we have 63 degrees. Mostly cloudy skies in center city Heading up to a soggy 75 today, 5 35. Philadelphia, seeing its highest numbers of New cove in 19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, hospitalizations and deaths are up to health Commissioner Tom Farley reported the highest number yet of new cases loved in just one day 879. And the rate of positive test is the highest It's been since June, and nearly 10% hospitalizations have doubled in the last two weeks. Fatalities tripled from September to late October. Here's doctor Farley. There are a number of groups that are doing mathematical models to project what's gonna happen with this epidemic wave and they're predicting that we're going to see an increase in deaths that will be on a similar order of magnitude. We saw in the spring way. Doctor. Farley says the city is not imposing any new restrictions. Yet they're asking everyone to act responsibly by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing..
"doctor farley" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"I'm Steve. There's what's happening at 11 01. Philadelphia is seeing its highest numbers of new covert 19 cases since the beginning to the pandemic, hospitalizations and fatalities are creeping up again, too. Hey, Why don't we do City Hall Bureau chief Pat Lowe reports on today's weekly briefing. I'm afraid I don't have good news today. Health Commissioner Tom Farley reported the highest number yet of new cases logged in one day 879 over the past week, he said the city's been averaging 515 a day The city has been hitting the mark on the number of tests it wants to be doing at more than 5500. At the percent positive is at its highest rate since June. Nearly 10% hospitalizations have doubled in the last two weeks. Fatalities tripled from September to late October and doctor Farley says more are expected. There are a number of groups that are doing mathematical models to project what's gonna happen with this epidemic wave and they're predicting that we're going to see an increase in deaths that will be on a similar order of magnitude. We saw in the spring way. Doctor. Farley says the city is not imposing any new restrictions yet, and since most of the spread is occurring in private settings, it's really depending on individuals to act responsibly, wearing masks, staying socially distanced and avoiding being around others as much as possible. Pat Lobe K Y W News radio with more than a month ago in the calendar, or Philly police are concerned homicides in the city could reach the 500 marks. We'll have more on that coming up this time now for an update on traffic.
"doctor farley" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"The road to victory you on the roads built by the members and contractors of local 8 25 operating engineers and elect the engineers, labor employer cooperative advocates for them by road or rail. You can't get to the game without Elek. This's the best of Angelo solely on sports radio 94 p With the mayor of the city, 100% of in favour of him and his decision to give Eagles fans a chance to go backto like Hello, Mr Mayor. Hello, Angelo on the stable genius, Right, Let's let's not with this, Mr Baker take us into the decision process that you use to decide to let some people get back into linked. Well, everything that we've done through the course of the pandemic is based on science and medicine, not on emotion or politics. Doctor Farley and help department here. Philadelphia's been a terrific job. And keeping us on the straight narrow and keeping our case held down and keeping our that's related cases down. Actually, what I heard this was the governor's announcement that he was loosening. Some of the some of the caps on outdoor and indoor gathering, which kind of made us focus on what we needed to do both the length Wells Fargo and not only that, just on the other venues Indoor now for venues throughout the court, ground city outdoor venues, popular venues are much easier, safer to deal with. That's why the number 7500 is a doable number. At the length. We have more problems with indoor venues because people are in the air circulates around and re enters the room on people are closer together, so we have confidence with Eagles organization. And set up a system. They have shown us their plans to get people into the bill into the building safely CDs seated safely and make sure that people wear masks so we're happy that we know everything's.
Philadelphia health commissioner gives COVID-19 update
"Philadelphia Corona virus Briefing. Dr. Tom Farley, the city health commissioner, is speaking. Now a CZ we could find out today now whether the city is going to allow fans at upcoming Eagles games, including this Sunday's versus the Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. Field. Doctor Doctor Farley Farley spread spread within within the the school. school. When When we've we've seen seen cases cases in in students, students, recent recent cases cases and and staff, staff, these these people people that that we we believe believe were were affected affected elsewhere elsewhere brought brought the the infection infection in in the the school. school. We can't rule out then when he spread occurred in schools, But there's no clear evidence that any spread has occurred in the school building, which I think bodes well for our ability to continue to offer in person education in schools. Just an update on testing. We have information on our fixed sites were testing is available at www Phila dot gov slash testing were also now have a calendar for one day. We might call a pop up testing events, which is a Wwll Phila dot com slash cove it If you want to know what testing new pop up sites might be occurring in the next few days, the next week or so. Get it out their website. Now let me talk about nursing homes. A cz, you know, nursing home Forget very hard during the first wave of the epidemic, half of the city's deaths that occurred so far have been in nursing home residents. No. The nursing homes were hit hard enough. The overall we estimate about half of the total nursing residence in the city have had the infection already, and with those that they were likely to be protected against a second wave that's good for them. Of course, we need to protect others if we do have a second wave, and if we start to see more bars spread in nursing homes. We're not working now with medical centers of Jefferson University University, Pennsylvania and Temple University to provide support to nursing homes and infection control to prevent the spread of the Corona virus infection within the nursing home amongst the staff. And between the staff and the residents. Support is in the form of step training on infection control procedures, testing assistance with providing testing and personal protective equipment. In addition to that we are now going to be setting up an alternate care site for nursing home residents that are the test positive for covert so that they can be cared for in a place where they're not likely to spread infection onto others. This would not be for every covert positive nursing home residents. But for those residents in nursing homes, it can't care for them in a way than to prevent the spread of the residents. For example, if a nursing home does not have a separate wing and cannot separate at their staff in the Copan positive residents to cope with negative residents must be facility with that person could stay during the time when that person is infectious against protect the other residents of the nursing homes. Just a few words on vaccine development. A little update on this. There are studies now on the safety of ineffectiveness occurring in tens of thousands of volunteers in this country. No, the countries around the world The meantime, production has started in the hopes that many of these vaccines that are being tested are going to be proven safe and effective. Right now. There are by my count six vaccines that have received support from the U. S government that are either in phase three trials As the final stage of the studies. O R will be in this phase three trials by the end of 2020. Which means that there's potential for us many a six vaccines to be available in the city, Philadelphia by Let's say, April 2021. Some of those vaccines likely won't make it through the trials that you've proven to be not safe. Prove me not effective. Some of those likely will We hope to have small quantities of atleast one vaccine for distribution in Philadelphia before the end of 2020. You're now in the process of putting together a plan for how we will distribute the vaccine when it arrives. Now, the plan can only lay out a general approach. Because much about the vaccine too Still, I know you don't know which vaccine is gonna be available first. I don't know for whom it's going to be authorized. It may not. For example, the authorized for people over the age of 65 haven't tested in the people over 65. I also don't know how many doses for person this vaccine will be recommended for some of the vaccines are to be given. A one dose of these vaccines are given in two doses. We also don't know the storage handling requirements for the vaccine, and the stores and handling of vaccine really affects how we could distribute the vaccine. Nonetheless, we're hopeful We will be offering some vaccine again before the end of the year. Initially, we hope to offer it to people who are at very high risk for severe infection, such as nursing home residents and people who are vory iris to acquire the infection and then pass it on to those where themselves very harvest for serious infection. That would include, such as the medical staff in nursing homes or home health aides. Later as we have more vaccine, Spanish, other groups so you'll hear more updates. As we get closer to this. This is exciting the point. We're actually getting down to some practical planning, we maybe just weeks away from being able to offer the first vaccine to some people here in Philadelphia. Gotta get to the issue of the event limits. Last week, the governor announced new limits on the size of events that are permitted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Instead of having fixed limit of no more than 25 persons from indoors or 250 persons for event outdoors and new governors limits based the limit on the number of people allowed on the size the venue. Indoors. The governors of limits would allow hundreds of people are in very large venues up to 3750. People want event and outdoors. The governor's limits would allow up to 7500 people, one of them No, We have real concerns about this in Philadelphia. Because this city this county has his own unique risk. We have very many very large venues of all the counties in the Philadelphia were the hardest hit with covert and our case rates are rising right now. So we have reviewed and we do not feel that this guy is that these rules is safe in Philadelphia, especially indoors, so we will be more restrictive within the city limits then has allowed by the Commonwealth.
Philadelphia Restaurants To Increase Indoor Dining Capacity To 50% On Friday
"It may be easier to get a reservation at your favorite Philadelphia restaurant this weekend as a Friday restaurants conserve at 50% of capacity instead of the current 25. There's K y W. City Hall bureau chief Pat Load for the second week. The city is averaging about 75 new covert 19 cases a day and hitting other benchmarks that health commissioner Tom Farley says warrant a scale back of the indoor dining restrictions for to know that there are no restrictions here. Masks for everyone. We're not eating and drinking and face shields for servers, tables have to be space. So they're 6 ft. Between diners and different parties and no more than four seats at the table, so only people from the same household are seated together. And I'm sorry if you have a household of five more people. You're not gonna be ableto out inside Doctor, Farley says Eating outside is still safer, he says. The Commerce Department is working with restaurants to figure out how to keep outdoor dining going as the weather gets colder and City Council has endorsed keeping the relax zoning for outdoor dining through December 2021, Pat Lobe Y W. NewsRadio, New
"doctor farley" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Afternoon to you. Armenian BUSH Our top story at 301. Philadelphia restaurants can begin serving indoors at half capacity starting Friday. The doubles the number of diners they can accommodate our city Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe reports. It's a sign of progress in the city's fight against Cove in 19. Even as Corona virus numbers across the country. A rising health commissioner Tom Farley, says restaurants will still have to observe safety guidelines. People have to be spaced so that all diners Different tables are at least 6 ft. Apart. Tables themselves can have four or fewer seats. No more than four. There's no seating at bars. No alcohol will be served except during a meal. But the increased capacity, he says, shows the progress The city is made are falling case counts in Philadelphia in the past few weeks show the success of our strategy. New cases have been consistently down around 75 a day and almost 90% drop from the peak in April. Fatalities are about one a day and testing is increasing, which will help prevention measures. All this Cases in the U. S, as a whole are increasing. If there's a warning sign, though, doctor Farley says surveys have found a drop in the percentage of people wearing masks, he says masks have been crucially important to the city's improvement. So we need to keep this up, especially as the weather gets colder and people move inside. People need to wear masks, Pat Lobe K Y. W News radio. It's 30 to all the talk this week about President Trump's taxes. Joe Biden has just released his tax returns. We'll take a look after we check traffic and weather on the way we returned to Stevie Reese. Thanks, Ian. Traffic is slow right now on for 22 eastbound approaching lawyers for it. It's not horrible, but we.
Philadelphia sued over bill limiting flavored tobacco sales
"Officials struck back today at three cigar makers that are suing the city over a bill that limits the sales of flavor. Tobacco products. Okay, whatever you City Hall bureau chief Pat Lowe reports, the officials charged. The suit is a threat to both public health and racial justice. Late last year, City Council banned the sale of candy flavored cigarillos in any establishment that allowed Children inside the cigar makers charge. This was effectively a ban on all sales since few stores are adult on Lee. And they sued on three grounds that the law is preempted by state tobacco regulation that it's vaguely worded and overly broad. These companies ought to be ashamed of themselves. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says. The products are designed to appeal to Children with bright packaging and sweet flavours, alleging the intention is to get them addicted to nicotine. A drug that kills this is like selling Coke, good 19 and corner stores. Doctor Farley says the products particularly target minority youth before the law, they were much more widely available in communities of color. You want to see one concrete Example, why African Americans have higher rates of cancer and heart disease. You have to look any further than these flavored cigarillos. None of the three companies suing the city responded to requests for comment. Pat Lowe became y W NewsRadio
Philadelphia residents follow mask guidelines, study says
"Finds that Philadelphians they're doing a pretty good job of wearing mass to prevent the spread of coded 19 K Y. W. City Hall Bureau chief Pat Lobe reports. The health commissioner thinks that's a big reason for recent progress on fighting the virus. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says new covert 19 infections fell to an average of 67 a day last week, the lowest number since the second week of the pandemic. Deaths have fallen to about one a day. He gives credit for this progress to people following advice on mask wearing if you're wearing a mask at all, Thank you very much. The new study shows more than three quarters of people on the city's commercial streets are masked. The study is separate from the Health Department's own research, but had similar findings. Doctor Farley says. One problem. The steady identified is that people don't wear masks correctly over the nose and mouth and consistently Don't pull your mask down to talk to the person next to you when you're talking to the person next to you is when you're most putting out the water droplets as the most important time to have a mask on vector for others is the kind of mask is important to Ben Dana's masks with vows and pulled up T shirts. Don't cut it, Pat
Philadelphia Increasing Limit On Outdoor Gatherings On Monday
"People beginning Monday. Currently, that limit is 50. We get the latest from our city Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says there is increasing evidence that the virus spreads through the air. So outdoor air movement provides some protection. We have few, if any, reports where it's clear that spread occurred outdoors. We have many examples of spread of the virus indoors, even in very small gatherings. So while outdoor gatherings can expand indoor gatherings remain limited to 25. Also, the city is not going to follow the state guidance that indoor dining can expand to 50% of a restaurant's capacity. On September 21st, the doctor, Farley says. If progress is continuing in October, it may allow the higher capacity then for now, it remains a 25%. He emphasises rules about 6 ft. Of distance in mask wearing applied to all activities, which means those
"doctor farley" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Those who wanted to see the Liberty Bell in person you're longer had to do so by looking through a side window of the building housing. The attractions in the historic district are beginning to Be open, like the Liberty, Bell Independence's Hall and the Visitor center, which is bathrooms. J Toia owned a souvenir shop on third year, Marge says many stores in old City or barely making it financially because of a lack of tourists, many in factor closing three stories the last week just close, Montoya says. In addition to T shirts, mugs and key chains, he had a start selling covert 19 safety items to make a couple of bucks businesses souvenir but the selling in others Mosque and say hence and wiser and you know, like that even sells bleach. Now I'm trying. Yeah, I need every penny to help. You know, he says he will hopefully stay open for another year and assess things then in old City cable TV news radio. Philadelphia, health officials say a cove in 19 outbreak a Temple university appears to be getting under control, though they're worried about other city campuses. Here's K y W. City Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe Health Commissioner Tom Farley says the number of new cases a temple is going down. As is the percent of positive results from testing, he adds. There's no evidence the virus spread into the community around Temple, but campuses have turned out to be hot spots across the country. And doctor Farley is asking all the cities college is to do what they can to keep students. Socially distant social gatherings appear to be the greatest risk. We continue to hear about parties. They were reported to us by number of students aware that at least one student who tested positive so far the case numbers have been low. Elsewhere. 68 cases at Penn and about 20 each at Drexel in ST Joe's. Overall, the city is back on a stable track with just over 100 new cases a day for the second week. And 90% compliance with mask use in a survey of retail stores. Doctor Farley says he hopes for no spikes associated with indoor dining and he'll be studying the governor's new guidance before deciding if endure. Dining. Khun B. Expanded Pat Lobe K Y..
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"Between what he calls to very bad choices. Either Ignore the virus spreads quickly when people get together in bars and restaurants or devastate an entire industry says that's why he is Work the funnel hundreds of millions of dollars the hospitality as part of the certification. The restaurant owner acknowledges the possibility of criminal charges for unsworn falsification. Once certified restaurants will be sent window clings and other science for customers and employees, and they'll still be subject to enforcement efforts at the suburban bureau. Jim Mel worked away. W NEWS RADIO. PHILADELPHIA health officials say a covert outbreak in Temple University appears to be getting under control. So they worry about other college campus is here in our city Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe has the update. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says the number of new cases a temple is going down, as is the percent of positive results from testing, he adds. There's no evidence the virus spread into the community around Temple, but campuses have turned out to be hot spots across the country. And doctor Farley is asking all the cities college is to do what they can to keep students socially. Distant social gatherings appear to be the greatest risk. We continue to hear about parties. They were reported to us by number of students where there's at least one suit who tested positive. So far, the case numbers have been low. Elsewhere, 68 cases at Penn and about 20 each at Drexel in ST Joe's. Overall, the city is back on a stable track with just over 100 new cases a day for the second week. And 90% compliance with mask use in a survey of retail stores. Doctor Farley says he hopes for no spikes associated with indoor dining and he'll be studying the governor's new guidance before deciding if endure. Dining. Khun B. Expanded Pat Lobe K Y. W News radio top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first vaccines against Corona virus or taking the extraordinary step of promising any shots that are released. We'll be safe and effective. The CEO say they'll maintain the highest ethical and scientific standards and testing and making the vaccines. They also say they'll make the well being of those getting vaccinated their top priority. The move is meant to boost public confidence over worries. The Food and Drug Administration is under political pressure to approve a vaccine before the election before final tests are completed. It's 60. Wait! Ah, Homicide trial Starting tomorrow in Philadelphia will be streamed live on YouTube, and that has prompted concern among some victims and the kits as we hear from our crime injustice reporter Kristen Johannsen, the state Supreme Court allowed county judges to figure out how they would handle trials during the pandemic. With limited access to the courthouse is Philadelphia judicial leaders, then set guidelines allowing trials to be viewed live on YouTube. Anytime you stream a proceeding over the Internet. You lose control over that content. Jennifer Storm is with Pennsylvania's Office of Victim Advocates and says victims will be re traumatized and witnesses could be harassed, intimidated or harmed. He realized so much, especially in homicide cases in Philadelphia on witnesses because they're so rare and when you have one, you don't want to add another barrier into their participation, and, she answered, could potentially harm the defendant, especially if they're proven innocent. They want zoom conference calls on Ly, a spokesman for the Defenders Association, says while they support Access and transparency. They have concerns about hearings in trial streamed online. The district attorney declined to comment. Judges may ban the core proceeding from going on YouTube or may limit it to just audio or they can close court access altogether. Kristen Johannsen, K Y. W News Radio George's secretary of state, is investigating double voting. Grand Rapids. Berger says his offices identified about 1000 potential cases from the June primary in which people submitted absentee ballots but also voted in person. That's a crime. It's not clear whether the outcome of many races may have been affected by double voting in Georgia. They're still investigating. 87 degrees, mostly sunny in center city. We're heading down to 68 tonight disabled vehicle at the wrong time on the wrong road. 76 Eastern Gulf Mills will check in with the traffic center next Working from home stay connected, askyou Smart speaker to play K Y W News radio. Sometimes you don't realize how much something was bothering you until it's gone. And then you breathe a big sigh of relief. That's exactly how you're going to.
Philadelphia back on a stable track for new COVID-19 cases as Temple outbreak appears to ease
"Health officials say a covert outbreak in Temple University appears to be getting under control. So they worry about other college campus is here in our city Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe has the update. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says the number of new cases a temple is going down, as is the percent of positive results from testing, he adds. There's no evidence the virus spread into the community around Temple, but campuses have turned out to be hot spots across the country. And doctor Farley is asking all the cities college is to do what they can to keep students socially. Distant social gatherings appear to be the greatest risk. We continue to hear about parties. They were reported to us by number of students where there's at least one suit who tested positive. So far, the case numbers have been low. Elsewhere, 68 cases at Penn and about 20 each at Drexel in ST Joe's. Overall, the city is back on a stable track with just over 100 new cases a day for the second week. And 90% compliance with mask use in a survey of retail stores. Doctor Farley says he hopes for no spikes associated with indoor dining and he'll be studying the governor's new guidance before deciding if endure. Dining. Khun B. Expanded Pat
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"Cove. Thank you, Doctor Farley. We're gonna move in just one moment to Armando. But first I want to just remind folks is we already have a large number of reporters with their hands raised that this press briefing is primarily on topics related to coded 19 that we've been listening to. Ah news briefing from the city of Philadelphia, with Mayor Kenny announcing what he says he hopes will mark a turning point in Recovery from the Corona virus pandemic as indoor dining is set to return in Philadelphia on September 8th the day after Labor Day with restrictions that match or exceed those set out. And by the state of Pennsylvania and Dr Tom Farley, the city health commissioner, outlined some of these restrictions. Now restaurants will have to meet no more than 25% indoor capacity tables have to be spaced 6 ft apart. And must have four or fewer seats. There will be no seating at bars. No alcohol served except during meals so bars wouldn't be allowed to reopen unless they are serving full meals, not just chips. Servers have to wear not only face masks, but also those plastic face shields because doctor Farley says Their greatest risk the servers. He's also asking restaurant owners to improve ventilation and take all these things very seriously as city health officials will be enforcing this as much as possible. And he says, will be a quick, too close restaurants if people aren't complying. Now. The doctor also said Philadelphia will allow indoor theaters tohave up to 25 people, but no food or drink inside those so if those indoor theaters include movie theaters, Sorry. No popcorn, no bladder busting sodas. People have to wear masks at all time and again this September, 8th date is picked specifically to avoid crowding because of the Labor Day holiday. Which occurs the weekend prior to that. It's 5th, 6th and 7th of September. Labor Day Weekend. So again indoor dining returns to Philadelphia on September 8th with Many restrictions in place. The mayor also announced said this separate plan from this pH elk connected that he outlined a few weeks ago, which was to Get any low income resident any low income student online with a speedy Internet connections. So digital learning that could happen. This is a plan to set up access centers for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. To provide Internet access and a safe environment for digital learning. They plan 31 locations already including rec centers, libraries, Philadelphia Housing authority's sites. On DH. These locations will fit up to 800 students. No, they're not drop off centers or replacements for schools. As Mayor, Kenny was quick to point out. Families are gonna have to register get confirmation that their kids can attend. In those kids whose caregivers work outside the home and can't afford child care will get priority. Along with indoor dining reopening on September 8th. These access centers for Kids in K through sixth grade, will also begin operating September 8th. Mayor Kenny with caution. Don't push the envelope. Let's follow the rules. As his health commissioner says, We may reverse course if there's repeated increase in the spread of Corona virus or if the overall trends go in the wrong direction, and as doctor, Farley noted, That most respiratory viruses tend to get worse.
Philadelphia participating in CDC pilot program on distribution of COVID-19 vaccine when available
"States to develop a national plan for distribution of a covert 19 vaccine once it clears all the regulatory hurdles. KOW City Hall Bureau chief Pat Loeb has details. It's nearly 40 vaccines in human trials and two in their last phase trials. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says the CDC has asked the city to help figure out how to Deliver the vaccine and track its effectiveness. It's the only city included in the pilot doctor. Farley says He thinks federal officials wanted an urban area and Philadelphia had something to offer. Ye also has a very strong immunization registry. We're quite proud of her immunisation registry, so that is something to build on here and an example to use elsewhere. Doctor Farley says. The group already has an idea of how to prioritize who gets the vaccine. First people who are medically vulnerable. For example, nursing home residents. Second group would be people who might spread infection. Do those medically vulnerable people their caregivers. Charlie thinks the vaccine could become available early next year. Ultimately, this is the way to end this epidemic. Pat Lowe became y W News radio. Well, we know that loss of
Plans being made for COVID vaccination distribution
"Is the only city that federal health authorities are asking to help plan distribution for a coded 19 vaccine when one becomes available in our city Hall bureau chief He was able to use Pat Lobe tells us the city health commissioner gave an update on the plan. And today's news briefing, Commissioner Tom Farley remains optimistic that at least one vaccine will be available by early next year, nearly 40 different vaccines to be tested on humans. Three of those that have the farm's advanced are now being tested in tens of thousands of people, he says. AstraZeneca is so confident in the one it's developed with Oxford scientists that it's already manufacturing it. Still, demand is likely to outstrip production at first, so the CDC has asked forced Dates and Philadelphia to work out a delivery system. Doctor. Farley says the first priority would be the elderly and medically vulnerable and their caregivers and medical providers it's more does has become available vaccine be open up to others at low risk and ultimately everyone doctor, Farley says in Philadelphia, the doses will be tracked on the city's immunization registry. He says The registry may be one reason the CDC chose the city for the distribution pilot program. He thinks the registry could become a national model. Hat
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"At 130 locations with new safety measures in place, including man Ask social distancing new cleaning protocols and a cove it 19 preparedness plan. Health Commissioner Tom Farley still discourages playdates among Children but supports reopening pre K because of his educational mission. Doctor, Farley says the city has seen improvement in compliance with the mask requirement. Monitors have been posted it SEPTA stations and outside retail stores to measure what percent of people are wearing masks, and it's gone from 60% at the start of the effort in June 2, currently 76%. Most residents are doing the right thing. Not quite enough. I would love to have it be 90% so we just need to get the people who are not quite doing this yet to be using masks. Doctor Farley says he's encouraged by the falling number of new cases in the US overall and hopes the decline will soon follow. In Philadelphia, Pat Lobe K Y. W News radio in the tweet yesterday, President Trump questioned whether the November election date should be moved. KOW South Jersey Bureau chief David Mattan spoke with a local expert on the president's ability to actually do that. Wrecker's Camden Public policy professor Lorraine Maneaty centers on voting rights and fraud. She echoes the opinion widely expressed in the wake of the presidential tweet. Federal law sets the date of the election, so the law would have to be changed and also the Constitution set the dates for when the new Congress has sworn in, and the president is sworn in, so there are Institutional obstacles to the president trying to change the date of the election, but he has no authority as president to do that. Did he suggest Mr Trump is trying to muddy the waters in advance of the November vote in case he loses, long term studies have demonstrated few problems with voting by mail, and she believes the president would be better served by pushing for more resources rather than trying to instill doubt among parts of the electorate. In South Jersey. David Mattan K Y. W News Radio A couple of pop princesses will be all dressed up with no place to go tonight, CBS News correspondent Deborah Rodriguez explains Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. A scheduled appearance at the first co video. Roseville has been cancelled here, drawing non socially distance crowds after.
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"1st doctor Farley says the city will make a final decision on that date. By August 21st Pat Lo kill Y w News radio. Well, you heard Bill mentioned this in the weather forecast. Hurricane DCs is bearing down now on the Bahamas. John Cangelosi is with the National Hurricane Center says it's unclear where it's going next too close to call if it will actually move along the coast or just east of the coast. And then you know further down the line. We could be dealing with storm that moving along the entire coast. Ah, basically along the Carolina Coast, then even up to New England's knocked out power in parts of Puerto Rico. The storm could start to impact Florida tomorrow. One Marine has died in a mishap off the coast of California and CBS News correspondent Cami McCormick reports the search is on for others. The Marines say 16 service members were inside this amphibious assault vehicle when it started taking on water. Eight were recovered. Eight others are missing. The Navy and Coast Guard are assisting in the search, which involves multiple helicopters and small boats from the larger Navy ships nearby. Of those recovered one Marine is in critical condition. The Marines are based in Camp Pendleton. That's about 45 miles north of San Diego. Harriet 7 10 We've got a crash on the vine eastbound vice been a mess this morning. We'll check in with Sam right after this. For your morning coffee and stay connected. Askyou a smart speaker TTO play a wind. W news radio Hi Lucy From Texas here, With more of our time spent at home. It was inevitable that our dishwasher stopped working. Luckily, I'm a member of American Home Shield..
Philadelphia Officials Give Virus Update
"In new cases of covert 19 in Philadelphia City Hall bureau chief Patton reports, a new study suggests. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says the city is now averaging 138 new cases a day, at least not number could actually increase in the future, with some results, coming in on the 138 is an increase. From 110 cases per day for the total number of confirmed cases in the city since the beginning of the pandemic is now 26,742. But a new CDC report based on antibody tests from the general population estimates the actual number of cases in the region is 4 to 7 times higher than the number of positive test results. Doctor, Farley says. If cases continue to rise, medium risk activities, which are currently permitted may have to shut down again. Let's be honest, We may have cycles of opening and closing as the epidemic changes around us as we learn more of the next few months, Farley again emphasized prevention measures such as masks, hand washing and distance Pat Lobe, K Y. W News
Philadelphia to reopen gyms, fitness centers with strict mask requirement
"And Philadelphia can open on Monday, City officials made the decision despite a growing number of new Kobe 19 cases around the state and concerns they could spread to Philadelphia. K. What'll be use City Hall Bureau chief Pat Lobe reports There will be a strict rules in place. Commissioner Tom Farley presented the opening of Jim's has a move to bring more consistency to the measures the city and state are taking to contain. The virus. Gyms have been opened in the rest of the state since late June. Doctor Farley says the city will be enforcing strict rules to see they operate safely. That's only required at all times. Six foot distance will be required at all times. Exercise classes will be fewer than 10 people. Doctor Farley says New Covert 19 cases have been stable in Philadelphia at a bit over 100 today, but he also says test results for positive cases have been Lagging by as much as a week, so it's possible the case count is higher than that. He urged people who've been tested to stay quarantined until they get results.
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"Jim's can reopen Monday, two weeks ahead of schedule. I'm Pat Lobe, the city will not force the clear out of the homeless and Kampman along the parkway tomorrow. The U. S. Britain and Canada say Russia is hacking into companies developing Covad vaccines to steal research 79 degrees. We've got sunshine some clouds in center city. We'll head down to 70 with shower possible. Good afternoon. I mean Bush our top story at 3 31 where you won't have to wait until August 1st to go back to the gym in Philadelphia. They can reopen on Monday. City officials made that decision despite the growing number of new Corona virus cases around the state. Concerns that number could spread to Philadelphia. Now there will be strict rules in place. As we hear from our city Hall bureau chief. They were able to use Pat Lobe Health Commissioner Tom Farley presented the opening of Jim's has a move to bring more consistency to the measures the city and state are taking to contain. The virus. Gyms have been opened in the rest of the state since late June. Doctor Farley says the city will be enforcing strict rules to see they operate safely. That's only required at all times. Six foot distance will be required at all times. Exercise classes will be fewer than And people. Doctor. Farley says new Covert 19 cases have been stable in Philadelphia at a bit over 100 today, but he also says test results for positive cases have been lagging by as much as a week, so it's possible the case count is higher than that. He urged people who've been tested to stay quarantined until they get results. City officials also address plans to close a protest in campaign on the Ben Franklin Parkway at the briefing. It was to have closed tomorrow morning, but organizer's who are demanding immediate permanent housing for the homeless, refused to leave. Unless by force, The mayor says he'll try to negotiate an orderly closure. We respect and understand their concerns one of express to them personally, that this is not a long term, sustainable situation. The mayor says He'll meet with them next week. Pat Lobe Y. W News Radio 3 32 just ahead another governor, who scoffed at a mask mandate. Has now put one in place. It's after we check traffic and weather on this Tuesday, sponsored by Window Nation by to get two free sale window nation dot com. Here, Stevie Reese. Thanks in leaving town on the Scougall expressway, So if you're headed west and you want to go, maybe around there and university, this is one big, long line of traffic 25 minute back up. The delay is because of construction that's between South Street and the vine. So it's the right land gets by their Now we're also seeing some slow traffic trying to get out of town. Read it. City Avenue eastbound getting on it to O to a minor delay up near Gulf Mills. There was a tree that came down on the Scougall Expressway. They moved it off to the side, but they're eventually going to come back through and clean that up. Now we're not seeing any big problems near Gerard. The vine should express way just a little bit of volume here and there East 76 after passion jammed out to about broad street with construction. Now, all of the bridges into and out of New Jersey look to be in pretty good shape. But the Walt Whitman Bridge is the bridge that has the most construction and most volume. Good news is it doesn't hit you until you get all the way over to the downside, But there it is very slow and it's slow. 76 East down to 2 95 Atlantic City Expressway eastbound jam for several miles before you get to the Winslow Blue anchor exit. That's 33. Its construction and something brand new in New Jersey to 95 south pounds. Looks like an accident right before 38. So this is where things are. Vero Thirst before 73. That is sorry. The exit for 73. That's where traffic is really jammed up. We don't have confirmation yet, but it is looking like a crash back over on the P A side 95 north and south little bit of volume in the area of Cotman. Westchester Pike is closed, and this is between a Prospect Avenue and conquered. That's right as you head into Westchester after the 20 to Westchester bypass. That's a crash with a fuel spill in the K Y w 24 hour traffic center. I'm Stevie Reese and the five day forecast now sponsored by Independence. Blue Cross Check in Live with NBC 10 1st Alert meteorologist Steve Sosnick. Steve. This relatively low relative humidity we've been enjoying is about to pick up steam. Yes, And it's relatively nice outside he and go with it as the temperatures right now or in the upper seventies, the lower eighties and what really adds to it. There's a nice breeze outside. So with that July sun angle, it never feels that bad this afternoon and after you hear what the next couple of days they're like, you really want to enjoy this evening temperatures will be in the seventies. Overnight Tonight. That's when the humidity becomes more noticeable. That could be a spot shower loo temperature. Down to 70 tomorrow. You open up the door, you walk outside. There it is. The humidity is back. We're up to 89. In the afternoon, There could be a hit or miss shower thunderstorm. But the bigger difference, though, is the humidity. When that combines with the heat, it feels more like 95 tomorrow afternoon. As we move into the weekend, the heat only gets worse. And this really will be intense Heat wave much different than our 1st 1 of the season. This one in the dangerous category, Up to 95 on Saturday feels like 98 son. Sign. There will be some relief at the shore with temperatures in the eighties. On Sunday, we're up to 97 feeling like 103 in Philadelphia. There will be really fit the beaches mid to upper eighties and then Monday. It just keeps on going 97 degrees feels like 105 AA few afternoon storms on Monday may cool a few of you often in 94. On Tuesday. So in this kind of weather in you need to lay off the alcohol, the caffeine and the sugary drinks all devices they can get in some trouble with dehydration. What else is there? I guess.
Philadelphia sees decline in new coronavirus cases and deaths
"Philadelphia's new covert 19 cases stabilized last week as the city seems to be avoiding the kind of severe second wave that's affecting much of the country. Cable W. City Hall Bureau chief Pat Lobe report. After falling for weeks than increasing slightly, Health Commissioner Tom Farley says new covert 19 cases have Platt towed at about 110 a day. In contrast to other parts of the U. S A. U. S case counts are continued at all time highs. Now we're not saying that rapid increase here in Philadelphia, Yeah. I want to keep it that way. That's why we responded as we have tried to prevent a second wave here, Doctor, Farley says the rate of fatalities in the city is also going down. There's been just one death reported this week and for all of last week. The fact we're getting closer to zero is really a lot of progress before. Not enough, though, to hasten restrictions on endure dining, where people are getting close together, and they're not right masks can't wear a mask player Eating that setting is particularly risk doctor. Farley is also asking Philadelphians to avoid dining. Indoors in nearby suburbs, where it's
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"To relax Restrictions Path. Lo. A big chunk of Bucks County's new covert 19 cases are from out of state in the county's health director has some advice. Jim out of suburban Trump Administration has moved to pull the US out of the World Health Organization in the midst of this pandemic. It's currently partly cloudy 83 degrees The sun has set here in center city. It's on its way down to 74 degrees later tonight. Good Tuesday evening, I'm J. Scott Smith on our top story at nine o'clock, new covert 19 cases in Philadelphia stabilized, according to city officials, But there are no hurry to relax those restrictions on such things as indoor dining. We get more from Kow City Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe, considering that cases are climbing in other parts of the region and most of the state and are higher than New York at its peak in some parts of the country. The fact that Philadelphia is still averaging about 110 new cases a day is not unwelcome news. But Health commissioner Tom Farley says it's also not time to drop precautions. I think in view of the increase is all around us that we need to be very conscious right now. I'm in no hurry to open up a restaurant in your dining, which appear to be important site for transmission Elsewhere. Delaware is one place where new cases have crossed the threshold into Ah High incidents area. The city has asked people coming from high incidence areas to quarantine for two weeks. But doctor Farley says he's not including Delaware in that yet cause some practical issues for commuters. So at the moment, I'm not recommending that for years and we'll look at whether we need to change our recommendations. Doctor. Farley says he thinks the city's mask requirement will be an important fact. Actor and avoiding a second wave Pat Lobe K Y. W NewsRadio. Meanwhile, one of New Jersey's neighbors has ended up on their quarantine list. Find out who coming up on K Y W News radio right now. It's 90 too, when it is time for traffic.
Philadelphia officials voice concern over rise in COVID-19 cases
"Philadelphia officials say new cases of Cove in 19 continue to increase dashing any hope for a reprieve on indoor dining and Jim's table. W. City Hall bureau chief Pat Lowe reports. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says new cases are averaging 110 per day, where last week they were hovering around 100 a day. That's not as steep in increase as in other parts of the country and state but underlines the need to continue to stay home as much as possible and wear masks when you go out. Is now required statewide. Now the second way has gotta be disheartening. After so much progress, you made it. There's gotta be a frustrated, See case rates rise. It is clear that we will be living with this virus for a long time. Doctor. Farley says There is hopeful news, though. On the vaccine front, more than 100 are in development, 19 are inhuman trials. And he says the results on test animals suggests that it's easy to train the immune system to develop antibodies to the virus. Put up sign language. Koven, 19 is nasty, but it looks like it's not very smart finally predict the vaccine will be ready to deploy widely sometime next year, at which point measures such as masks and social distancing will no longer be needed.
Indoor Dining, Gyms In Philadelphia To Remain Closed Until At Least August
"Top doctors pouring cold water on hopes for Jim's to reopen and indoor dining to be allowed any time soon because new cases of Corona virus continue to increase. Our city Hall bureau chief. They were able to use Pat Lobe reports. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says new cases are averaging 110 per day, where last week they were hovering around 100 today. That's not as steep in increase as in other parts of the country and state but underlines the need to continue to stay home as much as possible and wear masks when you go out, which is now required statewide. Now, the second way has gotta be disheartening. After so much progress, you made it. It's gotta be frustrating to see Case rates rise. It is clear that we will be living with this virus for a long time. Doctor. Farley says. There is hopeful news, though. On the vaccine front, more than 100 are in development, 19 are inhuman trials. And he says the results on test animals suggests that it's easy to train the immune system to develop antibodies to the virus to put up a sign language. Koven, 19 is nasty, but it looks like it's not very smart finally predict the vaccine will be ready to deploy widely sometime next year, at which point measures such as masks and social distancing will no longer be needed.
Philadelphia coronavirus updates
"In Philadelphia is giving its Regular Corona virus news conference Now Brian Abernathy, the city managing directors on Let's listen in the life of general heat guidance in a few minutes. I'm also pleased that we're joined today by nausea or the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. I will offer guidance for seniors and talk about how PCH and help Philadelphia traditionally has an extensive heat response system that has been nationally. Examples include PCs Heat Line, which nausea will speak about, as well as our Department of health outreach teams and homeless outreach during hold right emergencies. Our goal this summer's to maintain as many elements of that is possible despite the Koven restrictions. As you know, we made the difficult decision back in made keeper city who was closed this summer to safeguard against the virus. We are offering, however, is one alternative spray grounds. 91 spray grounds and spray features were open on Monday, July 6, operating under safety guards. The city is also offering its place streets program. 100 place streets in areas Most impacted one. Yes, I'm sorry. 100 place treats in areas most impacted by the Heat island effect will have cooling gets which include umbrellas, intense misting fans, super soakers and neck cooling rags. So far, 310 place trees applications have been approved. This brings me to a more difficult area of summer heat. How we offer help one days when the heat is the most intense, such as when we invoke a heat off emergency. We're currently currently in in the the process process of of determining determining how how we we conceive conceive the the open open facilities facilities such such as as libraries libraries and and PC, PC, a a senior senior centers centers during during those those feet feet events. events. We're We're working working with with our our partners, partners, including PC, a unbalancing. This social distancing needs imposed by the pandemic against the health risks a prolonged exposure to heat. Is may include some out of the box options that would not be necessary during normal summer. Because the pandemic is evolving situation. We will be providing specific details when we're closer to a potential heat health emergency. We will, however, make sure that those in need that need to go somewhere have somewhere to go. In the meantime, it is vitally important. Every resident try to develop a he plan for their family members, particularly seniors. Don't wait for the heat wave to figure out what to do make a plan now. I also want to remind folks who struggled financially that options are available. Data from one from Philly counts shows that among people concerned about heat utility costs are significant reason where they're concerned. In response to the Corona virus, the state's low income home energy assistance program or lie, he will be accepting applications for his recovery Crisis program through August 31st. Or until fund's exhausted whichever comes first. In addition, utilities have extended their moratorium on John Ross. Chico is extending and supports policies, which includes the spending, non payment service disconnections, waving new late fees and reconnecting customers who were previously disconnected until further notice. We hope efforts like this will ensure that residents who have the option of air conditioning will make use of that during he waves. Before I turn it over to Dr Farley. I also wanted to note that this morning we announced details regarding its partnership with North Broad Renaissance, or NPR to support local businesses. NPR launched the reopened with care campaign to help businesses on their order or reopen safely on the stay at home, where was lifted. 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Thanks very much. Eso case counts from the Corona virus infection continue to rise nationally and in Pennsylvania and hear Philadelphia. Our daily case counts are rising slowly. After falling for months. So you're some numbers Since this time Yesterday, we identified 143 new cases of the virus infection in Philadelphia residence bring us a total of 26,460 beginning of the epidemic. On some of that 143 or past cases, which we identified through a database maps we did yesterday. But if you look at our graphs overall on our website you statement the past week. We're averaging about 110 cases per day. Now we have seen some shifts with this increasing number of cases in the towards younger people in the past two weeks, about 1/3 of the new newly identified cases are under the age of 30. And we continue to get reports of people with infection who traveled before they got affected to the New Jersey shore. Since this time yesterday were identified five additional deaths from the Corona virus infection resident springing US to total 1614 just beginning the epidemic that 830 or 51% are a nursing home residents That's what's happening here. Philadelphia now in other areas were saying very continued very rapid growth of U. S case counts overall, more than 80% higher now than there were 14 days ago, and they're at all time highs in this epidemic. States that are particularly hard hit hard on the state of South and the West. Re opened without enforcing safety precautions like mess. We're also seeing rapid growth of the epidemic in southwest Pennsylvania around Pittsburgh, and every region of Pennsylvania now is showing increases in case counts. I want to just summarize a little bit. What our response is the second way that you talk about previous sessions. First, we're reminding businesses and manages the activities that they are required from four star safety precautions, particularly around distancing. And masks. But no, this is well and this week, Staff and volunteers Health Department are going to stores and distributing that guidance in person as well. Distributing posters, stores can put up to remind people that was intended to follow when their store Next week. We'll be launching a media campaign directed it all filling up your resident's talking about the importance of using masks. We really want to make reinforce that simple message as much as possible. Tied to that the mayor signed an executive order requiring people to wear masks whenever they're indoors and public places or outdoors and can maintain a distance of more than six feet. Mother people Governor, as you probably know now has passed the state wide assigned a state right order, saying something very similar. Damascus is not required until it's required in the state of Pennsylvania. We announced on Tuesday that we're going to put a pause on restarting indoor dining at restaurants and indoor gyms and took the center's because we're particularly concerned about the risks in those settings. We're reminding everybody who can continue to work remotely continue to do so. If you can work remotely that reduces the risk so continue to do so. And we're recommending that people who are medically vulnerable such as people were elderly or medical conditions. Take extra precautions. Basic rules are stay home. And don't let cove it into your house. That means having your other household members stay home as much as possible. And when you're around them where have asked yourself on Have your council members are a mess as well? Now the second way was gotta be disheartening. After so much progress. We made it. It's gotta be frustrating to see case rates rise here as well as run. The rest of it is clear that we will be living with this virus for a long time. But the situation isn't forever. Tourism hope so I thought I talked just a few minutes about a long term goals for this epidemic that is to me vaccine development. Overall progress developing vaccines has been extremely rapid much faster than it would have ever expected. There now. Dozens of research groups that created vaccines that have produced antibodies fund administered to animals and those antibodies appear to protect those animals from the infection. So it really appears to be that it's easy to train immune system to recognize and kill this virus much easier than with other virus is much easier than I would have expected. Put up sign language called a 19 is nasty, but it looks like not very smart. The New York Times has an excellent read page summarizing vaccine development. It was 145 vaccines and development, 19 of which our human trials that this is a given him two humans test out their safety and effectiveness. And more than 1000 people who were vaccinated. Just one try alone there three vaccines that are particularly promising to be supported by the several. What's called the operation Warp, Steve The's vaccines was different technologies different approaches, but they also far quite promising as far as their production of antibodies and immune response in experimental animals. In the forest, along by the Oxford Group in the United Kingdom is not testing this vaccine on more than 10,000 people United Kingdom in Brazil and South Africa. They're aspect, trying to find out how effective vaccine is preventing infection in people or preventing severe disease and people and they're testing the same people vaccine. Once we have a vaccine that has proven to be effective and safe, and these companies are going to produce hundreds of millions of dozens, that's going to take a certain amount of time. Nonetheless, I'm optimistic that we will have at least one and maybe more than one vaccine. We're deploying here in Philadelphia sometime in 2021. I can't say whether it's gonna be early twenties money one or late 2021 sometime next year. I think we're gonna be deploying a vaccine and excited about that. After we do that. It's like we're protected from this virus. We could take off our masks and we can get together. So we may have some tough months ahead, but it will be an end to this epidemic overall. One more information about where we are with the evidence. Now what Our guidance is just Goto website. Www. Phyllida Cove it now before I sign ups, let me to start a little bit about heat A cz Brian never mentioned. I want to just point out more people die from heat, a zoo, a zoo risk and from all other natural disasters combined. More people die from heat waves, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes or floods may not recognize it, but you can be quite dangerous. Not necessary things for everyone, but it's dangerous, particularly for vulnerable people that includes elderly people. People People with with chronic chronic medical medical conditions conditions includes includes people people who who have have psychiatric, psychiatric, developmental developmental disabilities. disabilities. Especially Especially if if they're they're low low income income and and don't don't have have a a lot lot of of resources resources or or things things alone. alone. Fact, it's really but many of the same people who are vulnerable to the risk from Cove it on and there is a risk. Therefore, having those people together, anyone setting them potentially acquiring are spreading the virus amongst themselves. Fortunately, prevention of death from heat is really not that difficult. If the basic idea is pretty simple, I have somebody be in a cooler environment. Have them drink plenty of fluids. So as much as possible. We want to help people who are vulnerable. Stay at home safe. So that's why I would encourage everyone in the city Philadelphia to be prepared to check on your vulnerable relatives checking your vulnerable friends, your neighbors, even that elderly person who this maybe next door down the street he may not know well, but you're concerned about him or her. There is particularly concerning if they live alone. Elderly have commissions where you can help us to help them get air conditioning. Using some of the resource is the prime just mentioned and they can't get air conditioning been simply opening the windows, using fans and great influence to help people, not the temperatures get to dangerous levels. We don't have a heat waves. It's gonna happen right now. But it's not too early for people think about how they're going to do that. When we do have people. It's very likely sometime this summer. We're going to need to do that. Thanks very much. Now I'll turn it over to Armando advice from Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr Tom Farley there considering tomorrow will be 94 degrees in the Sunshine in Philadelphia, Humid 92 today. So some tips to follow in terms of heat. Doctor Farley trying also simultaneously to raise our spirits while keeping us grounded in the science of Corona virus, as he sees the case counts, continuing to rise nationally in Pennsylvania and slowly rising in Philadelphia. Where he says there are 143 new cases of Corona virus Today in Pennsylvania State why there were 832 reported over the last 24 hours. That's the highest number since May 22nd and he says across the country were seeing all time highs in terms of the epidemic in Philadelphia, Seeing shift is seeing the shift in cases toward younger people, and nearly 1/3 of new cases are in people under the age of 30. And doctor. Farley also noted reports of infection related to travel to the Jersey shore, He says it's disheartening and frustrating to see what he calls a second wave of Corona virus and it's clear that we're to be living with this for a long time. However, he says there is hope That he's been surprised by the progress in developing vaccines, the one furthest along being developed by Oxford in England, testing in 10,000 people. To see how safe and effective it is. Doctor. Farley says he's optimistic we'll have at least one vaccine will be able to deploy in Philadelphia sometime next year. Doesn't know if it's going to be early 2021. Or later on in 2021. After that, he says. We could take off our masks and be close with each other once again, again, says says Covert Covert 19 19 is is nasty, nasty, but but it's it's not not very very smart. smart. And And so so these these vaccines vaccines are are promising. promising.
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