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Chicago Launches New Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site
"City of Chicago continues to roll out covert 19 vaccines and opened up the first mass vaccination site yesterday at Malcolm X City College. Oversights will reportedly open when more vaccines are available likely in February, according to the city, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison are, but he got the phaser shot at the site yesterday. She says that the city will have a system in place to make sure the vaccine is distributed fairly. It helps recognize where which neighborhoods are likely to be more vulnerable to Cove. It have more need for vaccine and therefore need additional, not just outreach, but resource is in terms of decreasing the barriers that allow more people to get vaccine. The new side, by the way, is by appointment only. And on Lee for health care workers
US surgeon general visits Chicago hospital to learn about city’s vaccination efforts
"General Jerome Adams got a firsthand look at vaccine distribution in Chicago. Today. It's ST Anthony Hospital on the West Side. He was joined by Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison or witty, she says the city's received 23,405 year doses in its first week. Most of those again have gone to our hospitals. We have a lot of health care workers here. We've also already star. Vaccinating some of our emergency medical service technician, paramedics that people who drive the ambulance is again who are at high risk. Cardinal Blaze stupid. Another clergy will receive the cove in 19 vaccine tomorrow at ST Anthony. The city will begin receiving the modern A vaccine next week. U. S
Tesla publishes its first-ever diversity report revealing leadership is 83% male and 59% White
"Comes clean about diversity with disappointing findings. ABC is Derek Dennis. Reports in its first diversity, report says Well, admits African Americans make up only 4% of its leadership roles in the U. S and only 10% of its total American workforce. Corporation. Also admitting women account for only 17% of leadership. Dr. Allison Scott, the Cape Poor Center protect diversity tells ABC News. How Tesla plans to do better mentioned that some of their next step will be recruiting from HPC use and also holding unconscious sized trainings. And those are obviously worthy initiative businesses in the report. We know that our numbers do not represent the deep talent pools of black and African American talent.
Tesla publishes its first-ever diversity report revealing leadership is 83% male and 59% White
"Form or Tesla comes clean about diversity, with disappointing findings. In its first diversity reports has led mitts. African Americans make up only 4% of its leadership roles in the U. S and only 10% of its total American workforce. The corporation also admitting women account for only 17% of leadership. Dr Allison Scott. The Cape for Center Protect Diversity tells ABC News How Tesla plans to do better mentioned that some of their next step will be recruiting from HPC use and also holding unconscious sized trainings. And those are obviously were the initiative businesses in the report. We know that our numbers do not represent the deep talent
South Dakota gripped by pandemic as governor resists mask mandate
"Been experiencing a large upswing in covert cases. CBS's David beg, No says Even now, some in positions of influence, are reluctant to acknowledge that South Dakota's facing a virus leader of Sanford Health, the largest health system in the Dakotas. Has given people reason to question whether there is a crisis here. It's hard for me to say we are at a crisis crisis that that would would be be misleading misleading from from a a clinical clinical standpoint. standpoint. But But CEO CEO Kelby Kelby crabbing crabbing Hoff Hoff isn't isn't a a doctor. doctor. His His chief chief medical medical officer, officer, Dr Dr Allison Allison Subtle Subtle is Would you classify what is happening here in the Dakotas as a crisis? I would one expert in South Dakota. Says the state has the highest hospitalizations per capita in the country. Last week, South Dakota had more virus deaths per capita than any other state.
Chicago’s travel quarantine list now rates states yellow, orange or red
"Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison our body announcing today a change in the cities travel order. States will now be characterized as red, orange or yellow. Red states have the worst problem with Kovar gazes doctor already talks about Orange states If people are travelling from the Orange states, it is now required upon arrival in Chicago, either the 14 Day quarantine or a pre arrival negative test result. Both red and orange states will require a 14 Day Corentin. They're currently 43 states on the list as well as Puerto Rico.
Chicago's Coronavirus Numbers Surged Dramatically in 1 Week
"In Chicago has gone up 54% in the last week, Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison are witty cases now in Chicago are growing at the same rate. That they did at the worst of the first wave between March 19 and 31 in April. 15 and 29 testing is different. The demographics are different. That doesn't matter. The rate of increase is what we are concerned about. She says the number of cases is growing among all age groups and ethnicities across the city. The city's positivity rate is 6.6 point. 4% mayor life but
"dr allison" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"M In the last hour, Mayor Lori Lightfoot. And Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison are Wadi provided an update on the city's response to Cove in 19. Mayor Lightfoot say Chicago is seeing more than 500 cases of covert 19 per day over the last two weeks, making a mistake. We are in the second surge. And here's why we say this over the past two weeks, daily cases of expanded to an average of over 500 new cases every day. Which is more than a 50% increase since the beginning of this month. This is the highest daily rate we've seen in Chicago since the tail and other pandemics first wave back in May, and Mayor Lightfoot is calling on all residents to wear masks and strictly limit social gatherings, even small ones. Meantime, Governor Pritzker says President Trump and his supporters in Illinois are partly to blame for the surgeon Corona virus cases in the state. Pritzker made the comment yesterday on CNN's state of the union program. It came the same day as health officials announced 4245 new confirmed cases of covert 19 and 22 deaths in Illinois. Pritzker says Mr Trump is modeling bad behavior by often not wearing a mask in public and hosting rallies where it's not encouraged. Wisconsin is suspending reporting of Corona virus numbers temporarily. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has suspended the reporting of New Cove. It 19 totals while its computer system undergoes an upgrade. Department says it is upgrading the Wisconsin Elektronik disease surveillance system in an effort to improve its response to the pandemic. The system is used to collect and monitor data on testing, contact, tracing and other metrics. Reporting outages expected to last until one day after the system goes live with new updates. Dave Marceta NewsRadio 105.9 FM, An incident that lasted hours overnight at Chicago's Trump Tower is now over. A man had been hanging off the side of the building since late yesterday afternoon, demanding to speak with the president. Chicago police negotiator's got the man inside after talking with him all night. Negotiator Hector Matias explains. He was hanging.
Indiana on Chicago's quarantine list
"Officially added Indiana to its coded 19 quarantine order. Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison are witty says that while putting neighboring states on the list is not easy, it is a necessity all around us. There is trouble. Wisconsin has a very poorly controlled outbreak. Indiana has a poorly controlled outbreak Iowa, Missouri and parts of downstate Illinois. The list currently includes 25 states and the territory of Puerto Rico. The North suburban
"dr allison" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Health Commissioner Dr Allison already didn't mince words when announcing that those traveling to or from Indiana must quarantine for two weeks upon arrival all around us. There is trouble Indiana Has a poorly controlled outbreak. The travel order does include exemptions for essential workers and students who commute from state to state with already also making note of Wisconsin's outbreak. Chicago residents are strongly advised not to travel to the states closer to home already says Chicago has seen an increase in average case counted the past week. Attributes some of that to increased testing. Still, she says, with temperatures dropping, things could get ugly. Presidents don't stay vigilant. It's certainly cause for everybody to double down on the things that we know. Work wearing your masks keeping your distance candy day. NewsRadio 105.9 FM Minority contractor is Fighting for AH coveted marijuana dispensary license on the next run will be up against a cook County commissioner. Who has admitted her desire to get into the game. The state's form of pot regulator appears to have a leg up on the competition. The sometimes, says Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnan has finally admitted to owning a cannabis firm. Which is fighting for the right to open several pot shops across the state. As part owner of American A dream the papers is, Degnan was paid a stipend to write dispensary applications for the company, Degnan Till the papers. She complied with all applicable laws governing transparency with the project. Keith Johnson these radio 105.9 if a legalization of recreational marijuana and Ellen eyes brought more than $100 million in tax revenue to the states since the beginning of the year. Revenue Department says a collected nearly $70 million in tax revenue through cannabis regulation Fund and another 36, maybe in from state local sales taxes on recreational marijuana. Nearly half of the money collected through the Cannabis Regulation Fund will go to programs to help communities that were disproportionately affected by previous crackdowns on drug use. Or to pay for programs to help people with substance abuse or mental health issues. Now it Minard say, big money and your next project.
4 More States Added To Chicago Coronavirus Quarantine List
"Carolina and and Rhode Rhode Island Island had had been been edited edited the the city's city's mandatory mandatory quarantine quarantine list. list. There There are are now now 25 25 states states on on the the list, list, including including Puerto Puerto Rico. Rico. No No states states were were taken taken off off the the list list this this week week Chicago Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison Or would, he explains why those states are on the list. They have on average number of new cases of more than 15 new cases. For 100,000 residents per day starting Friday. Anyone arriving from those states will be required to self quarantine for 14 days. Or they could face fines of 100 to $500 per day up to $7000. The stage is now surpassed over 9000 deaths due to Koven 19 at 9026 deaths in the past 24 hours. They're an additional 29 deaths in 2851 new Corona virus cases. In Illinois, the state positivity rate is ticked up again to 4.5%. With the new quarter about a month
"dr allison" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"She was enough. Would have been called kind of a different way but I, I have to agree with that sentiment did that if we could really teach children that they are are enough and in the perfect in the way that they are, that would be help. Alison thank you so much for doing this today. This was totally wonderful. Yeah. It was really really fun things kick some things off in my head like You put some things together that I hadn't been thinking about. So really appreciate it. Thank you so much truly thank you for taking the time. I know it's going to help a lot of people. Yeah I'm I'm excited to. To be part of this dialogue is really helpful. Today I had a wonderful time talking with Dr Alison Briscoe Smith. As you could probably tell I had a lot of fun during the conversation I felt like I learned a ton myself and we covered a variety of topics related to working with children and particularly the ways that children are experiencing the stress and challenge of this unique moment. The two topics that we focused on where the impact of covert and quarantine particularly as that impacts, a child's social life family dynamic and interaction with school. And then racism and racial violence. How can we get better at working with and educating children on issues of race and how can we be more responsive to them when they share their experiences with us? And one of the themes for me really of our conversation was the way in which working with a child quote unquote is really most of the time about the parent was on themselves. And asking themselves am I ready to have these conversations with my child had done the work myself internally to be prepared for this conversation we talked for awhile about hope and hopelessness about how many kids who are very young. This moment is all that they've experienced. So there's no need to look forward to something else but for children who are eight, ten, thirteen, whatever it might be, they're going through a real grieving process right now for all the things that they've lost and finding opportunities to instill hope in them, and also frankly to instill more hope in our selves for what.
"dr allison" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"I mean. So part of it I think is also like a win win, the child is receiving the bias, right? So when they're the recipient and I think there's a way that oftentimes parents. Don't want to. This is not the right way of saying it sometimes, it's easier. When you're on the victim side to have the conversation, not to say that I want anyone to be the victim but I'll put it in this way like you know when my daughter got bit at school I was righteous indignant take care of her that was terrible that someone bitchy at school. Now ever want her bit right and I, don't want that happens. Of course, I had a much harder time when my son was the biter. So I. Mean. I would think about that dichotomy that you presented in terms of both witnessing in receiving a little bit differently in terms of and where where families are struggling what if it's my kid or what if it's my kid? Acts in a way that is racist. That's a great freeman. Yeah and I think that's the place that I see families just get kind of stuck. But we couldn't he's a child I. Loved Him. He's so sweet Hilux trucks. Yeah and he wouldn't let the kid play because his skin was brown. And I think that that's a hard reckoning. It's not to say you know I would love it if We didn't have to have the question on the perspective of the victim would either, but also kinda complicated. So I spend all my time talking to my kids and you know about like loving themselves because they're brown and you know trying to combat this kind of racism until the day comes came when I got a call from another black parent..
"dr allison" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"And it was really painful for the teachers I didn't mean to make him feel that way. I. Didn't intend to make him. Feel I didn't know that was the impact, but it was also really helpful because they got a chance to really hear from those children who they loved that their impact was was harmful. So that's one way is really helping teachers in schools be able to listen to kids often do that in the context of. So let's take a look. So who's being sent to the principal's office a Ha Here's what we're kind of. We move it into the classroom practice. and. Then helping teachers to Kinda work with each other around what they're seeing and being accountable to to each other, and then the other piece that I really signed provocative and really helpful is asking teachers asking all of us like but asking teachers in the conscious classroom what behaviors news coverage. What behaviors are are the ones that are privileged in? How does that align with with whiteness? Where does it not allowed whiteness? It's specially out have to say in kind of middle school has allowed aligned with gender. gender performance, and you know what people are meaning around that. But that's a hard reckoning can do, and then you have to think about. How do I shift that? No would if I actually value. kids who are answering kinesthetic -ly as opposed to verbally you know what value collaboration versus not beating each other to the to the top. Yeah. This is great and What I'm thinking of right now is like the mental model that we have of what a school looks like what what a classroom looks like and I just kind of while you were talking tried to go through my own. What's my model of what a middle school classroom looks like and it was frankly a very white model it was very much like the stock image picture of the kids with their hand raise the like ten white kids the one token black headed the of edge, whatever it is, and it's very like individual quiet. Teacher said stands in the front of the class. The children are responsive to the teacher. And then I just kind of asked him I was like, where does that model come from it? Of course it comes from a lot of different places but something that I had necessary thought about until you sat it is what who does that mental model benefit and I think that is such a fundamental question that you're asking here like what are those models and who do they benefit? Who Do they privilege? And the reckoning part reaches is to go through that and to know the.
"dr allison" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"It really does help us out. All right. All that said back to the show. You've already pointed to a bunch of stuff that I would I would love to keep on talking about a little bit. One of them was that schools have started up particularly under some uniquely weird circumstances here people going to school of resume. They don't have that classroom presence. What are still some ways that had bias whether it's implicit or explicit can show up even in those environments your this is a piece that I've been kind of racking my brain about the super worried about honestly. So I think in some ways I'm excited for the ways in which there are some biases that will fall out rate. So So. Give you load sample. Myself has always gets in trouble for talking too much they. He is a very social being rates as a social being he talks over time always gets in trouble. Now he's on mute so in a classroom now. He's not being identified as disruptive at all. Because it's he's not talking rates. So the ways in which he talks is totally appropriate. So there's a way that there's a channel but for me have been worried about like when he goes back into the classroom and especially when he goes back in the classroom finally connects up with his home he's again. He's He's going to be talking, but so that's one way make the potential for some pieces to be reduced, but I'm actually really worried about the potential. Just things that people aren't taking for. Grant or are taking for granted I didn't many people have seen the image of the two little girls at the sit outside a Taco bell in order to get the Wi fi right. So now we're actually seeing and what it means that that teachers. And other children or having access into each other's homes. When they haven't been invited. We. Just got this big thing because we've got to change up the security platform because we found that they are inappropriate inappropriate images in the background of some of the kids homes. And for me called into question about what what is it? What is it inappropriate image what what is and? Is a kid in a home or is a kid in you know a Katie has to go to the mechanics, his father's mechanic and has to go to the office there. So, all of a sudden like is, is moment that I thought maybe the behavioral piece will follow away in that actually kids will be doing better like, no, we've just shifted to other. Other ways like so what are you reading? Again another example when my daughter daughter was talking about one of her teachers she finds she said this when I don't understand it, I can no I can ask that teacher and she'll help me with another teacher when I don't understand some says that's because you weren't paying.
"dr allison" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"You pack like their? Housing. But but is there is the sense that somehow it's some sort of Calais of our worst or calibration of of how good we are. So that's a typically kind of begin barring from Beverly Tatum's kind of language, which he talks about there's smog in the air and smog is filled with persistent network messages about who's on the downside of power. In that smog is really definitely more impactful if you're on the downside of powers as if you're the as matic in the small, but it's also not great for anybody. So that kind of language is the one that I that I use because allows people who may be really defended in conversation about their own racism and their own. Bias behavior to kind of enter in a bit more. With that, and then I found in terms of kids. Kids. Love the conversation about implicit bias because it something that they can identify in see in like Oh, there's a bias over there. There's a bias over here. I really believed that that gives them a little bit of a distance to feel like it's not me it's a system it's not me. It's a bias as opposed to I must be wrong. It helps them. kind of I think that's the benefit of helping to talk to kids about bias is it gives them a layer to think about. This is not somebody that they have done. Wrong. Rather, it is a trick of our thinking or something that can be kind of. Outside of them in some ways. I was talking with Aaron Trent Johnson for an interview that we had, and she does antiracism work and is a great educator on these topics and. We got into the implicit bias conversation a little bit because of course the. You know the the obvious almost inherent joke in the name like implicit bias let itself for the not very implicit. It's often extremely explicit. So you have these different categories, right? You have the biases are really explicit and really gross and obvious like some of the violence that we were talking about before, and then you have little things where someone just doesn't realize that they called on boys to answer questions five times row..
"dr allison" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"Guy Did a Ted talk radio related to at he's a phenomenal writer. Inside of this piece, he's a guy who's obviously been done a lot of thinking about the impact of race in the United States and the broad overtone of the piece was even though I've done all of this came all of this writing on this topic I still don't really know how to like talk to my kid about this, and obviously you've done a lot of thinking a lot of work inside of this topic. How have you talked with your kids about it? It's the way that Kinda think about is I think a lot of folks are approaching this as a type of conversation I. Think there's even a way people talk about having the talk rates we used to be like the sex talk or the drug talk about it's the race talk but I really. Believe that that I've been talking about this since day one with them and not not necessarily always kind of explicitly. But in the ways that I negotiate race as as a black person the way that I tell them negotiate race children are mixed They're black white Mexican. So how I try to help them negotiate that so it's not a new new conversation also. From for better for worse. I spent a lot of time talking about this big about this doing a lot of talk I dragged my kids to it. So my kids, my kids have seen the slide deck about implicit bias. and. Something to think about like how much do I expose them to this? How do I kind of support them in this? How do I not try to have this the A burden that I placed on them. But so the question is however been talking about what's been going on recently and I would say like in the same way that we always talk about it. So my kids my older kids in particular already have a language around this they weren't unfortunately surprise that was going on they know that they can come and talk to. Members of the family around why did they do that Jacob? Leak? Or? The, the pieces they're not so much asking why anymore they're like up that was racism like, yeah that was racism and how do we think about that and what people need to do to combat racism? So it's an ongoing. The ongoing conversation and I also share the sentiment like as much as a person who'd like this is my job. and that I spent a lot of time in these spaces I, still. I still growing with it. I worry that maybe I talk too much or a share too much or that I have. Not. supported them enough in these conversations and also it's different. My conversation is different for them. I'm a black kid that grew up in in Hawaii. Does. Pretty different in terms of how I think about understand race than having three multiracial kids growing up in the bay area. In the midst of a pandemic it also three kids are read very differently. My son is read as black. My daughter read as Latina in my youngest daughter's read is white..
"dr allison" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"Beautiful opportunity has been we don't have that available. So we we can't tell them. You'll go back at this time. You'll go back in fact you know I think I was compelled with as a parent end as. Just as a person to kind of do that, we'll get through this. We'll get through this. It'll be done soon, it'll be done soon, which is one way of kind of managing, but it's not the way of meeting the challenge is getting through it and not meeting it. and. So I've been working really hard personally, and then also with the folks that serve to try to meet the challenge now and not focus so much on it being done. Like how we actually present in this moment, how do we meet this moment? How do we find ways of being well in this moment as opposed gritting teeth until it's done? and. So I'm working on that again but also with the children that I serve in the families that I serve or really focused on the now. Is there is there specific advice that you've given to people to try to like move them into that as opposed to being preoccupied with what might happen in the future? Yeah I think that's the idea of getting really small. And tangible to right now that like what can be done in this moment? Okay. What can be done in our? What can be done? In a day and you know what I really learned from the kids that I'm working with really important for them to have something to look forward to. So. Even if it's a movie that we're GonNa Watch together or a meal that we're going to have together or. something. That's a little bit different something that's within our control that we can do. That a lot of what kind of change in this year's at the things that they used to look forward to you know like. Whether. It's Halloween or that dance or hanging out with that friend are are different now..
"dr allison" Discussed on Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
"And to try to come up with something new, you know the small being used to be sitting outside and that's not such a it's such a small thing anymore and it's not available. So trying to change. That's a great way to think about it. One of the things that you've already sort of pointed to here is kind of a family dynamic that amick that you have inside of your unit with yourself, your family, and then your kids not only are you a clinician who spent a lot of time. Working with children and thinking about the challenges children face. But you are yourself apparent whether it's through the parent lands or the clinician lancers of blood dig of the two. Are there some unique challenges that you've seen your kids face this year? Maybe, some adults wouldn't have been as aware of yeah I think I think it's both not necessarily unique rates. I think that piece that we're all struggling with is losing contact losing the things that we were used to be able to do whether for adults is like the hallway conversation, the copy cooler conversation, the kind of proximity to to friends and family and I think with manifest for kids is also really different at I. Think we've all been struck by you know it's come up literally been six months within our area since we picked up her kids from school and they haven't gone back. So those kinds of hallway conversations I know from my children, their sports, their dance their. Equivalent of almost like fifteen hours. A week of being in social interaction outside of school has just been gone. and not that's a radical shift for them. That's you know children are organized in their social relationships. My children are three nine and eleven and I can see the impact across developments really really clearly about what it has meant for them to lose that and so there's that on top of they're trying to make sense of. Wisest. HAPPENING ARE WE SAFE? Are we well? Renegotiating family relationships as a thing because now we're spending tons of time with each other..
Utah Added To Chicago’s Travel Order List, 6 Others Taken Off
"Of the state's not on the not on the city of Chicago's updated Corona virus Travel ALERT list. Public health director. Dr Allison already says Utah will be added to that list of Friday. Six other states will be removed. The state of Wisconsin is not being added to the quarantine order today, but there is a high chance that it may be added next week, he says. People who can put off travelling to Wisconsin should do so. Don't Give'em Steve Miller will have much more on this story at 3 31 internal
Chicago adds Kentucky to city’s travel quarantine order
"Added a state to the mandatory quarantine list this week. Here's W. G. M's Kim Gordon. Kentucky has now been added to the list effective Friday. California in Puerto Rico have been removed. There are now a total of 21 states on the list Last week. Chicago Public Health director Dr Allison already said Indiana could be added soon, but it was not on the list today. Idaho, Nevada, Texas, North Carolina and Hawaii of dip below the 15 daily cases per 100,000 threshold and could be removed next week. If the numbers stay low. Kim
Chicago’s Top Doctor Warns People Shouldn’t ‘Let Their Guard Down’
"Health officer, says Corona virus cases they're on a slow increase in the city. But if the trend continues, it will become a surge. Wcbm Steve Miller with the latest issues as Chicago's health commissioner, Dr Allison are witty. People are letting their guard down case in point. A pool party average age 17.5. The pool party was on a specific day in August. We don't know necessarily who the index case the first case was, it was presumably somebody who was asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. But beginning four days after the pool party all the way up until 10 days after the pool party we had all 13 of these folks be diagnosed with covert. So right there, that's a concern, doctor Or would, he announced that the city is adding North Carolina, Hawaii and Nebraska to its list? Travelers who should quarantine if they come here from there? And she says Indiana may be on next week's list. Steve
"dr allison" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Then destruction is done. A day early. We would have saved your store during a round table discussion with police. The president pledged millions of dollars in federal support. $1 million will go to Kenosha police four million to small business owners who were affected by the protests and over 40 million to the state for public safety. Ah federal court is blocking a prosecutor's access to President Trump's tax returns. The second Circuit Court of Appeals put a hold on the lower court ruling. While it considers the president's argument. The subpoena is too broad and issued in bad faith. New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance was seeking the financial records to see if the president broke love in an investigation on hush money payments detailed by Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen. Thousands of paycheck protection program loans air falling into the wrong hands. The House Oversight Committee report shows about 10,000 loans worth over a billion dollars when two companies that receive more than one p p p loan, which is a violation, another 11,000 totaling three billion were given to businesses that did not include complete information from applicants. Indiana could be added to Chicago's mandatory quarantine list next week. It technically should have been added today. But the Health Department is waiting a week since the state recently changed the way data is recorded. And most surges air being seen in college towns. Public health director Dr Allison are what he had this advice. I certainly though, want to let Chicagoans know that we have Concerns about Indiana, and particularly would encourage you not to travel. Tio College and university towns in Indiana, North Carolina, Hawaii and Nebraska were added to the list. Today in Illinois. There are 1492 new Corona virus cases and 39 additional death. The state positivity rate is 4.3%. That's the greatest number of deaths since June. WG and sports Here's Kevin Powell. Thank you. Kimmy White Sox have outscored their opponents by a total of 53 runs during their current 12 into stretch will try and expand on their American League Central lied when they take on the Twins in Game two at Target Field. Really everything working for the White Sox right now. Stocks starting pitchers on a major league best to 5 90 are a over the last 30 games. The offense leads the American League with 65 home runs. There's Lucas Giolito after last night's comeback victory is a lot of fun. This is the most fun I've ever had playing baseball on close tonight. It's Dallas Chi Kel on the Mountie five and two with a 270 IARA this season. Your Mocatta out of line up for a second consecutive night Homer Sanchez starts in his place. Michael Pineda makes his season debut for the Twins after completing his banned substance suspension. Pregame is at 6 35 with Mark Szymanowski. The first pitch at 7 10 with Andy and D. J Cub's Road trip heads to Pittsburgh tonight for the start of a three game set with the last place Pirates Jon Lester's on the mound. He allowed one earned run over five innings. His last time out. Kris Bryant is back in the lineup after missing time with a left finger injury, spent time on the injured list but got some swings in down in South Bend. He's good to go. He will start tonight. Ian Happ, who's been hot batting leadoff Will do so again to night. Bears continue to work out at Halas Hall Final week of training Camp. Allen Robinson backto work for a second straight day. The receiver was slowed over the past week with an ankle injury, The bang, bang playing pranks and forget what route by recording and it's my just came down on my ankle, but no, we just we have to get this woman out like that. Great so on. It's been good to be back out there to pass some days also, so they're gonna have to be back. Other NFL season begins a week from Thursday Bears opener against the lines. Just 12. Days away, and maybe we will have big 10 football this fall. President Trump says he had a very productive conversation with Big 10 commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. The conference had previously announced back on August 11th that it was moving It's football season to the spring semester. Because of health risks associated with the pandemic in first round matches at the US Open, continue in New York. Serena Williams playing right now later on Venus Williams will play her first round match on the home of the Blackhawks, Northwestern Wildcats and White Sox baseball. Kevin Powell. W G in sports. And.
Wisconsin, Nebraska Removed From Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order
"Two more states have been taken off of Chicago's travel quarantine list, but one more has been added. Public health director Dr Allison are witty today confirmed that Arizona and North Carolina will come off of the list of states covered by the city's Kuroda. Virus. Travel Alert Effective Friday, however, South Dakota will be added to the list, our buddy says relative to other Midwestern states, Illinois and Chicago. Have a lower positivity than most. But she says, the numbers are getting worse. Not better. Back in our peak in May we were seeing on average more than 1000 new cases of covert everyday in Chicago, and we had a few days that were close to 1500 cases per day. As of today, we are adding 341. New cases each day in Chicago as that seven day average that's concerning our body says the city is currently conducting over 8000 tests on a daily basis, and the city is expecting phase three vaccine trials to lead to some kind of approval by the end of the year,
Arizona, North Carolina Off Chicago’s Travel Quarantine Order, South Dakota Now On The List
"Two states remove one state added to Chicago's travel advisory list. We are removing Arizona and North Carolina from the list of states. And we are adding South Dakota as a reminder if people travel to or from these states upon their return to Chicago, they need to quarantine for 14 days that Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison are witty, she says Kansas is also in a buffer zone, meaning it could be taken off the list. Next week
City of Chicago sees about 300 new coronavirus cases per day, with certain neighborhoods at higher risk
"Saying about 300 new Corona virus cases per day. Chicago Public health director Dr Allison are what he says they are still seeing a high number of cases in certain city neighborhood. We continue to see extra cases in the northwest in the Southwest and then a little bit on the southeast, although we've actually been making some good progress. In those neighborhoods, she says most Corona virus spread is through household and small gatherings of city is only seeing spread of 5 to 6% associated with large outbreaks. Notre
"dr allison" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Lewis to Joy Trump ally who took over the agency two months ago and quickly put in place service cuts and changes that are disrupting delivery. Facing public pressure and legal threats for more than 20 states to join now says he'll suspend his initiatives until after the election to avoid what he calls even the appearance of impact on election male, adding the Postal Service is ready to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives. The joy will testify about delivery delays before a Senate panel Friday Soccer Megane Washington and Congressman Brad Schneider on the radio today with W. Tien's Roe, Conn. Saying it doesn't matter if Lovejoy suspended the changes. He's done. A lot of damage since taking the position is the bill that will require the post Office to reset service where was as of January of this year? So any sort of devices that were taken now would have to be replaced in e mail boxes that were removed would have to be put back City of Chicago sing about 300 new Corona virus cases per day, Chicago public health director Dr Allison or what he says they are still seeing a high number of cases in certain city neighborhood. We continue to see extra cases in the northwest in the Southwest, and then a little bit on the southeast, although we've actually been making some good progress. In those neighborhoods, she says most grown virus spread is through household and small gatherings of city is only seeing spread of 5 to 6% associated with large outbreaks. Notre Dame University is cancelled in person undergraduate classes for two weeks after a spike of cases that occurred since the semester began August 10th university imposing restrictions on student activity, including limiting access to dormitories to residents and barring students from major gathering places on campus. Notre Dame follows the decision at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to switch to remote learning starting Wednesday in Michigan State University is telling undergraduates to stay home and go online. Struggling renters now have.
Chicago Department of Public Health Update, Illinois reports 1,740 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths
"Department of Public Health updating the city's Koven numbers. Today, Chicago Public health director Dr Allison are what he says cases a pretty stable right now that our peak in early May we were seeing more than 1000 new cases per day. On average. We currently are seeing just over 300 new cases per day on average. She would like to see Chicago's case, right be under 200 a day, she says of cases go above 400. That would be the time to roll back Corona virus restrictions in Illinois today, there are 1740 new cases in 27 additional new death. The state positivity rate is at 4.3%,
Puerto Rico added to Chicago's emergency travel order
"Travel order list. 22 other states remain AHMET List, which means a 15 day quarantine upon his return to Chicago for travelers. Dr Allison already making the announcement. Just a short while ago, she says by next week's on states may come off the list. So I will. Kansas and Utah are on the travel list right now because they went over that 15 per 100,000 per day mark, But just this week they've dropped below 15. And so if next week they continue that progress, and they have a second week of being below 15. Next week. We hope to announce Iowa, Kansas and Utah would come off the travel order letters, she says. Households and social gatherings, not nursing homes and prisons. They're playing a role in Chicago's recent rise in covered 19 cases. Divers continuing their search this
Chicago Officials Concerned About 'Bubble Trouble', Urge People To Be Selective About Social Circle Amid Pandemic
"Top health officials concerned about people expanding their bubbles as they enjoy more relaxed rules and the pandemic world. The story this morning from W. BBM political editor Craig Della more Dr Allison are witty, Chicago's public health commissioner says people have developed what she calls there Bubbles. Those close family and friends, you know, have been taking all the cove in 19 precautions, but the restrictions have loosened. The problem is As those people start to be looser with their interactions, they're bringing risk into the bubble into the household into the friend group. This, the commissioner says, is when those feelings of safety can betray you. People are one day hanging out with a group of 5 to 10 people in the next day in a different group of 5 to 10 people in the next day, a different group provides 10 people. And throughout all of that, you're bringing that risk potentially sort of back into what people had previously perceived as sort of a day for empire. So, the doctor says, Avoid the bubble trouble and keep your circles tight.
"dr allison" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Let's continue our conversation with the head of the Chicago Department of Health. Dr Allison are watty. I don't know what happened. We lost you. I don't know what happened there. I wanted to ask you a few things before you go. I wanted to ask you about the protests here in Chicago. We see a spike in Corona virus cases. It's been a month now. So you should know. Yes, we did not see a major spikes link for the crowing about to the protest. We certainly see some examples of individuals who had Kobe 19 and where protest on and we thought some slight increase in terms of more cases among younger Chicago in but I think that was much about our cautious reopening, as it was about the sometimes don't completely no direct impact because, for example, younger, healthier people were The protest if they got infected and didn't know it. We might not see that results until a few weeks later, where perhaps that shows up in their parents of their damn cat, But by and large, I think the protests in some wing so to keep the attention on cove it we thought people largely wearing that here in Chicago that was not trying always around the country, and we did. A lot of messaging around fell quarantining on DH not being Indian court contact with people who are at high risk report outcomes if people had participated He's in the protest. So humor is really a beautiful month for us in terms of Kobe, 18 in Chicago, we thought very good declined through the month. We love his progress continue in July. Our main goal is to not be increases like we've seen in other parts of the country, and that's all about Chicago and continuing to do their part, Doctor. What's a red flag for you? When you look at the stats daily? What's a red flag that we should pay attention to? Yes. So every single day we looked at a whole range. We look at everything for emergency department. Even before people have gotten top bed to diagnose cases, you hospital basin toe. I feel admission on that and battered but which we typically back to see increases if we were to get into trouble. We also look at our testing numbers, percent positivity, and if we start to be increased in any of those even little increases Pay close attention. If we were to be even fall increases over a week we would be causing And if we don't increase over two weeks after we might have to think about taking a step backwards. Our goal, of course, is not fitting that and still this pleat again everything that we're putting in place a code that progress If people just like me want tohave, you know it's a good summary fall good in coming years we can. It's about hanging on the car dress that we have now an individual. Doing the things that work best Doctor, Have you been to a restaurant? Um, I have not yet been to a restaurant in confident. I certainly have a lot of interacting today with a lot of people that I want to be really careful with, right. I have patronize a lot of still with takeout and oh, my god, together with people, But I've done it out of doors and think only, really, You know, the decision is that people are making on an individual level. Sure, what about people that are going to be swimming in pools, swimming pools this weekend or swimming in lakes? So the risk is not in the water itself. Kobe it is not water, but it has always being in close contact, and that's Olympic feat ofthe living, breathing people over we think about Wolf Lake. Largely people are unable to wear mask on so that particularly higher potential exposure of people who are in pool maybe late home. No, you have that thing contact with people in your household, but other match trying to get a manicure coming in and out very a locker room think But given your special ing I am full of keeping of it and get out of the water. You know, I knew that part But beware, especially of trying to keep you can write again. Just use common sense. Doctor Allison our body. I want to ask you one more thing. Coming up this fall. What are your biggest concerns? And I want to ask you about the Bears. I'm a season ticket holder for the Chicago Bears along with my brother, Dave. Are we going to be able to get into soldier field and is it going to be safe? So answered the bear question first. And then when the cold and flu season show up in October, November, What are your concerns? You know, I'm still I'm still thinking about baseball here. I know that 14 some, and I think there's sort of two levels for this. The first thing about you know, can we keep it at least and the team? There's been a lot of work around Universal Path thing You've been hearing about that we'll be thinking about first of all, bring that back, you know, potentially without bands, but we're having real conversations about what it would like what it would be like to be able to bring back again. That would be a different experience. Condom so something that would be needed now federal, But it's not something we totally rolled out. I'll tell you, though, the main decision in terms of weather we're going to be able to have here at some level in in person. Pretty event has to do with what the risk is in the population. Overall, at that point, right, so windy to make some more progress that we have right now, can you know? Come back? That's the message. Yeah, You're going to look at the numbers before we get in the soldier field, But, yeah, I asked you about football because we know that we're not going to be in the stands for baseball, but come the flu in the cold and flu season in October, November. Are you worried about the double threat? Someone gets the flu and all of a sudden they're going to get the Corona virus at the same time, and then we're going to see a spike in emergency rooms in hospital ST. Yeah, Absolutely. There's two things I worry about their you know, being is just as long as we're starting up a follows. I really want to be open right now. So we're able to have any paper for him. You know, that's another real thing that we're leaving for, which is like something wanted. But when I look a little bit mad in a predictable pandemic every year we have a throat. People who get really seriously ill and had to be hospitalized. Number one. I worry about somebody being co infected, meaning you're being in fact, both influenza and covert 19. That would not be good scenario for a good outcome on a number two. I didn't worry about the fact that you know that happening crowded attenuating the winter because of another viruses, and if we think about on uncontrolled prove it outbreak on top of that, That could be a major recipe for trouble. But the good thing about influenza and we have about I mean, that is largely protective, especially against most of your forms do they can put someone in the hospital, so we'll be making sure you know, thinking about.
"dr allison" Discussed on The Current
"Do you keep calling this? The Chinese virus there are reports of dozens of incidents advice bias against Chinese Americans in this tree. Your own age secretary says heat is not used this term. He says ethnicity does not cause the virus. Why do you keep using this jury's racist at all no matter it comes from China Wa comes from China? What would it be cured? David Fromm helped me understand that. Why would the president call it? The Chinese virus dump trump is not a very good manager but he's a genius marketer And so his approach suit problem has been he. He did not prepare for it. It did not anticipate it. He didn't think about it It but once it struck he became very shrewd about. How do I shift blame? How do I use my marketing abilities to shift blame blame for the crisis You know it's not like no one had thought about this before the Obama people In two thousand or nine was struck by swine flu epidemic and that was that which was not as serious as the present disease happen to their time also financial crisis and it wasn't managed to perfectly well but The world got lucky with the severity of the virus and so out of that experience. The Obama people left behind. I'm a playbook they've developed. They began more gaming for and many people have been thinking about this. The Gates Foundation has for a long time. I've been overwhelmingly concerned with this Bill Gates sport enormous amounts of resources into planning which is made available to all the world's Governments and other and you can see at the state level one of the reasons that states like New York and California have been able to respond as effectively as they have Was that leftover from the nine. Eleven experience They developed state level disaster planning agencies so this infrastructure was in place but it at the federal level you need to have people to make it go and from twenty seventeen onwards for a variety of reasons trump administration dismantled whether it inherited from the Obama Administration and then shoved the pandemic problems in the back of its mind. It's not like trump wasn't ready for some problems As compared to the last year Obama he has increased defence spending by on almost one hundred billion dollars a year into China but he was not able to conceptualize any kind of threat other than the nineteen sixties threat from missiles battleships and airplanes. What damage has that done? I we have missed a lot of time. Now it's important always keep in mind that this is a failure first and foremost of the state They get engaged and cover up for three weeks And they lied to the World Health Organization. They they barred the World Health Organization vision headed by Canadian which was supposed to have arrived in China. The very first days of January they delayed until the middle of January Started talking middle of February and then took took extraordinary action and and Tam this virus down many people believe they the time to do that was in December. Then I concern as always control of information so the Chinese response in December was extremely effective Began to the. It'd be the spread the way that it couldn't be the night in early in the early part of January. The Canadian headed World Health Organization Mission. Didn't arrive until February So but there was a satellite information. I mean the United States doesn't rely on China to know what the Chinese are doing. The information was available and indeed these briefings were given early enough that important members of the US Senate could engage in insider trading on intelligence information in January. There's been talk that some of I mean much of what he's he's doing. The president isn't in terms of responding to this is is around electability and is around his concerns about the election later this year the fact that many of the cases many of the areas of a break in the United States are in coastal areas on the East Coast and the West Coast. along Parts of the electoral map. Perhaps where Democrats are strong. Not Republicans are strong. Some people are suggesting that perhaps that not has driven his response but in some ways that that has allowed what we heard the very beginning for him to shape. This initially as In the conversations around as away from the Democrats to undermine him. Is there anything to that well? At that just reflects his inability to look around the corner on his inability to think ahead. I'M DONALD TRUMP lives entirely in the process. That's why he is able to live so much. The past future are unreal to him. So everyone can see happening is yes. It hit the centers of global trade and traffic. I get Seattle and New York. I but it's not like it's going to spare Florida It's an Michigan which is crucial hoax is Has has over two thousand cases now and rising very very fast me. Trump state trump going states tend to have. I don't want to generalize tend to have less sophisticated governments And I don't mean people in government I've just need the mechanics of the blue states. I'm the government of Mississippi is less comprehensive than the government of California and so when it hits as now hitting him Louisiana for example. Those governments are going to be overwhelmed. Faster they have less capacity Than the richer blue states do it is going to sweep through trump country to It's just going to come a little bit later. Because trump country is a little less network to the rest of the planet and this is as we. This is just something for all of us to keep in mind after it sweeps through the developed world. It's going to hit of course. Africa hardest hit Africa. Last Africa is less networks but Africa has less capacity. When does get Africa of the toll? There will be the worst of all. People are concerned about India. You See India is under this massive lockdown for three weeks there are other areas of the world that are under lockdown are living under serious restrictions as well. The president spoke with Fox News at the White House earlier. This week have listened to what he said. Easter is a very special day for me and I see it sort of in that time. Line that I'm thinking about and I say wouldn't it be great to have all of the Church's full you know? The churches aren't allowed essentially to have much of a congregation. There and most of I watched on Sunday online and he was terrific by the way but order line is never going to be like being there so I think Easter Sunday and have packed churches all over the country. I think it'd be beautiful time and it's just about the time line that I think is right. Easter's seventeen days David from. What is the thinking not that you can read into the president's mind but in the White House? What is the thinking around getting Americans back to work seventeen days time? Really easing these social or physical distancing restrictions in in just a couple of weeks. I think it's In in other white houses when the president says something like that or says anything like that would reflect some kind of White House Process. And ideally some kind of administration wide process that People THOUGHT ABOUT IT. And maybe it was the presence even taking a controversial point of view but he would be expressing considered policy. I think you have to keep in mind that it's very possible. Dot Com that those words reflected nothing more. That trump was saying on the phone to a few rich friends and Fox. News towels The night before there may not be any plant and indeed one of the things that we are really heading to is because the federal structure of the United States trump has not ordered anything closed. So I don't know how trump reorders trick that the closing of churches and other institutions. Those are actions by state government one of the risks that trump is heading towards a world in which different state governments look different politics. And if for example New York and California have fairly stringent regulations and Florida and Mississippi and and other states have very loose regulations for the rise of interstate barriers like the international barriers undoing of a single American market. That that is the thing that can truly turned us from an economic shock into a great depression. He's been saying for the last couple of days that the cure can't be worse than the disease that you cannot destroy the economy of the United States To try and flattened this curve. The economy is incredibly important in on the on the macro scale but also on the individual scale for people who found themselves out of work because the restaurants they worked in the bars they worked in the stores that they worked in closed. Can you give him credit for prioritizing that economy? Because of course it's true. The goal here is to reopen the economy not just the national economy but to revive ideals of international cooperation. I have a big article going into the just today but how we have to return to world of open trade and investment But these are not two separate problems in competition with one another. They are one problem. One very complicated problem where you need a comprehensive strategy and Donald Trump is. You just never done that. He's never thought of that. Is His job. His job is to go on. Tv and complain about the work of others not to leave the work so yes You know what what a responsible president would now be doing is looking at projections Saying how do we as Move past the crisis point as quickly as possible and then let's have A plan what reopened I. What reopen second. Absolutely part of the process. But the way you do that. It's not by going on television and nattering about it with Without connection to your your state governments the federal government state governments in friendly but instead in saying this do you think there's an inevitability the former CEO of Goldman Sachs tweeting essentially saying the same thing. Is there now an inevitability that the shutdown such as it is in parts of the United States won't last no? I think it's quite the contrary. Here's perdition I think. Trump will try to reopen the economy around a fifth or sixth of April beginning event at the end of his so Christine Days Some states like Mississippi and Florida will cooperate. Some degree other states will refuse That will do quality of social distancing will degrade so you will not see the reduction in the taste of infections countries. And if you just do the simple math on the present trajectory by Easter More Americans will be dead from this disease and died in the Korean War. by The next week more you'll be looking we'll be moving toward the one hundred thousand mark which trump will panic and see even more strict state controls the the key to understand you cannot read an exponential chart and he cannot think about the future is not real to him only the president. He's been giving way to continue the way to understand donald trump. He's like he's. He's been a chronic bankrupt through most of us adult life and what he's done at every stage of trying to try to figure out. How do I keep my creditors bay? Only for the next twenty four hours. And that's the approaches you. I was just GonNa say the way that people are trying to understand him is through these daily briefings that he's giving he's a part of this. Crow Virus Task Force and that offers him the opportunity to speak extemporaneously but also to be asked questions by members of the media have listened to this interaction between the president and NBC News Reporter. Peter Alexander last week America to watching right. Now you're scared. I say that you're a terrible reporter. That's what I say. It's a very nasty question and I think it's a very bad signal that you're putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers. And they're looking for hope. And you're doing sensationalism. What.
"dr allison" Discussed on The Current
"Please stay at home please. Social Distance Please make all the risks we take in the ER and work. We do worth it for you. Healthcare workers are putting a lot on the line to help us through this pandemic at work with their patients. Once they're shift is done at home facing worries about bringing the virus back to their loved ones or getting sick themselves. Alex Wong is an infectious disease. Doctor Regina General Hospital. His wife is eighteen weeks pregnant. They have two young boys at home. Sabrina Akhtar is a family doctor at a covert Nineteen Assessment Center in Toronto. Her husband is also a doctor and they have three young daughters. Good morning to you. Both combining you're very busy so thank you for taking some time to speak with us. I want to start with you. Sabrina what are you dealing with this assessment center on a day to day basis? Well much like you just heard countless countless people who are worried Many people who are symptomatic. We're seeing lots of people being referred from public health from other offices and even from emergency departments. Just sign it. That's turning them from the Emergency Department to the center. If they're worried about cove until we Have a lineup around the building. All the hours we are open and people are in Being assessed for a swab And we spend our time counseling talking to them And if we offer them test week follow up. The results. A lineup around the buildings. On how many people would you see every day? Ooh In a an eight hour shift day. We're usually seeing somewhere between fifty and sixty people. And how sick are the most of them are walking? Many of them have mild but we would called mild to moderate symptoms so they may be coughing. Some of them may be feeling short of breath. I know sore throat. All the symptoms of the crow virus some of them have a fever But many of them are well enough to walk. Alex Wong you're also interacting with patients who may have covert nineteen. Tell us about your role and how it's different now. My little is a little bit different. Not necessarily right immediately on the front lines in terms of assessing people who are not differentiated. Who Status isn't necessarily known so You know I'm seeing patients in the hospital who has symptoms and Who May or may not need to be tested You know we have a small number of people in our center here in Regina who are positive who are hospitalized. To require ongoing. Follow up and you know. I've been calling people on the phone as well who are positive and isolating at home. Who again like screaming says there have mild to moderate illness and may have other risks doctors or medical conditions and questions. And so I I deal with that In a remote manner In in combination with all of that You know there's all the other sort of responsibilities of people coming in with infections and other problems that still needs to be dealt with. How advanced stated debate advances? The situation in Saskatchewan. You know I'd say we're a little bit we're behind the you know the big four provinces that's that's for certain You know the our our modeling would suggest. I think that our best analogy is is as Alburto and that we're probably somewhere between seven to ten to fourteen days behind Alberta in terms of what we're expecting to see with our numbers and so forth so it's difficult to compare you know what what's happening in downtown Toronto for example to what is happening in a place like Regina You know I grew up in Toronto and the dynamics are very different. How worried are you given what you're doing and the people you're coming into contact with Sabrina of catching the virus yourself I mean there's there's a inevitability to it? I think you know you start with a bit of fear and once we see just how pervasive it is. We see our colleagues One at a time being infected Many was mild mild symptoms and mild disease. That's reassuring on one hand but I think there's a bit of acceptance In the back of your mind you are always worried. You're always waves of of panicked. Sort of come over when you think they're going to be very sick person but then usually that's that's tempered by the fact that this is. This is largely mild illness. And I'm going to get it eventually. All I can do is continue to buy time. Alex Wong does that. Sound familiar to you that that sense of inevitability I think it does You try to be rational about it but you know when I kind of set in into the room like of my first patient I had sort of all my all my PCP. On without the end ninety five there were when I was interacting with that person as I otherwise would and I just sort of caught myself thinking you know what's my risk here rights but again fear especially if the patient see the fear you know it has. It has a profound effect and It's something where for patients as well as know for other stuff members and people in the hospital I think they look they look to us and frankly they probably look to someone like myself as the purported. Id specialists to really show confidence and calm. And a time like this and so you know try and balance those pieces out but at the same time you know acknowledge the fact that you know anxiety as part of it and you know that there is an inevitability of. Sabrina says to all of this for all of us. What do you do Sabrina to make sure that you're not bringing the virus home? Oh there's been lots of Nice material that's floated around and and you know all of us have adopted one version or another We kind of have a little protocol of how we prepare ourselves for work. It involves a lot of washable bags and Easy to wash clothing and you know a separate pair of shoes and then we all have lots of hand washing procedures at work and on the way home. And I'm talking step by step you know. Take your scrubs off. Wash your hands but your clothes street clothes on. Wash your hands desensitize your badge and then we all have the same when we come home from work so She was often the garage closed off in the garage into the laundry machine. Hot showers immediately. So we all have little Rooms that we're all getting into to avoid bringing things. Home pens are no longer allowed in the house from work. You have three young daughters as well where are they? The are at their grandma's house. A couple of towns over we Kept them home from school and we saw this coming and Corentin them for seven to ten days so they were showing those symptoms and then drop them off While we sort of hit the ground running with all of this. How long do you expect them to be there? Your your husband's a doctor as well. Yes so the two of us. We didn't really have much of a plan when we hurriedly sort of drop them off but I think once the assessments unders went up and we just said well we just have to see how this goes That being said we're realizing we can't live without them indefinitely so Hoping to bring them back in another week or two depending on how things are going. Everything is changing so fast. It's hard to make a plan for even a few days down the road. What about you Alex? How do you ensure that your family is protected when you get home from work? What are you doing Well I'm not necessarily going to quite the same degree as of yet but honestly that that could change depending on how you know things. Go here in Saskatchewan. I mean our numbers are lower And so you know. I'm trying to take a slightly more rational scientific approach. But that still means cordoning off the area that that we come into Sort of That's kind of gated off I don't necessarily take all my clothes off right there on the spot but I leave all my you know I leave my badge my pager my cell phone. All of those types of things There and then enter the house I go and I immediately change I don't necessarily go and do the laundry right away but You know and then from there I sanitize all of that material Before I bring it into the house And again we keep that area sort of gated off from the kids. I've got two young boys three and a half one and a half and so they they get everywhere. Yeah sort of have to keep that area clean and I wash my hands obsessively. I always did though as an infectious disease. Doc So isn't really new for me to do something you know to try to not get viruses. You said a couple of times that you try to be rational. Do you have moments of of irrationality? We all do. I mean we're all in the midst of this and even if we're thinking clearly we will wake up in the middle of the night at three o'clock in the morning kind of panic I would have do you have those moments of rationality to absolutely and you know So I mean the example that the that I bring up with others That a few nights ago for whatever reason I woke up and I wouldn't say I was anxious but all of a sudden I had I I just I just thought to myself. I have not sanitized. my my vehicle my car. I've never I've never actually liked it down. You know I've I I've got my hands. That are dirty touching the wheel and everything else in my car. So I got up in. The middle of the night went out to the garage. Bought got like a Lysol wipe and basically proceeded to white down. You know my entire vehicle and so I spent fifteen minutes in the middle of the night. Just doing that so that. I could make myself feel better that I had actually done that. And you know again. That's entirely irrational. I mean I'm not wiping my car down every single moment of every single day or after every day. I just maybe I will. I don't know but again trying to be rational about it. I I try to think about it. Like any other virus and But again I mean it's it's easy and it's It's easy to to have those moments and with everything kind of going on around us all the media all of it it sometimes feels about and Yeah Sabrina. Does that sound familiar? That sometimes your mind starts racing and gets away from that. Rational thought absolutely. I think you know on the one hand exactly as Alex said he wants to be that that model of strength and Russian and fight the fear with facts. And that's what I tell patients all day. I use that line all the time I said. Listen you're afraid site that was fact? Just remember what we know about this virus how it spread but then of course like I'm the one who's washing my scrubs and taking my socks off in the garage and At the end of the day especially when you're tired and the two of us have both come home from hospital. Both have spent eighteen hours thinking about the virus It's easy to to that That that anxiety kind of wash over you when you start thinking about things you haven't done and and wiping down surfaces that you you know that make you feel better but You know in the morning. Generally things seem clear and then you start again and so on. Hurry coping with being apart from your girls. It's it's tough. I mean again. It comes in waves so on the one hand. It's we feel enormously. Lucky to to be able to have my parents look after them and give a bit of space to to work and to be with patients and to be very present in so much of the organizational. I mean overhaul. That's happening every day on the hour So we've been able to have been able to work and we're grateful for that and at the same time you know when we come home at night. It's there's a profound emptiness and sadness and you know you try to just put it aside and watch some TV but It's been tough. It's been tough it's been it. It's it's not. Sustainable is probably the best way to put it for a couple of weeks. They are two four and fixed and so. Can you say anything to them that that helps him understand what you're.
"dr allison" Discussed on The Current
"This is a CBC podcast. It can get dizzying. Trying to figure out what's okay to do right now and what is not yesterday. We put out a call for you to send us any questions. You have but cove nineteen. We received a lot of really thoughtful inquiries. Many of you are wondering how best to care for loved ones. How contagious this fire is how long to self isolate and much more. We're lucky to have Dr Alison mcgeer with us to tackle your questions. She's an infectious disease. Specialist Clinical Scientists Sinai Health System in Toronto. Dr Good Morning. Good morning how are you holding up? I'm good thanks. How are you doing? I'm okay I mean everybody asks and I think it's important because we're all in this As we say together in these bizarre times kind of questions are you getting? What's the one question that you as a doctor? Maybe get the most from friends or family. Can I get a lot of questions now? From healthcare workers who are worried about their families No that that natural consequence of Coming to work and and I think healthcare workers are happy to accept some level of issuing them selves. If there's no alternative you know. Their job is taking care of patients But they worry a lot about their families and I get questions from essential workers who are Equally are dedicated to what they do and keeping going but are naturally worried about What the risks are and how they can protect themselves. I think those are the two big ones we got so many questions from listeners specifically for you specifically about to your point how they can take care of themselves. I can take care of their families. You're very generous in giving us some of your time. So let's get straight to the questions. This is one from British Columbia. My Name's Jenny Messenger and then calling from Chile lack of British Columbia and my question is If somebody does contract Cope nineteen and Our books recover does this cause long-term damage to their lungs or respiratory system. Will it makes them more susceptible to pneumonia in the future? Or is this something that the body is able to repair and rebuild on. Its own doctor mcgeer it. Do we know whether there is any potential for long term damage from this fires? Great majority of cases? No so this is. This is a pneumonia. It's one more thing that causes pneumonia. The vast majority of people who get pneumonia recover completely And there are no adverse events. If you get a very serious case where there's a lot of damage to lungs you spend time in the intensive care unit then there's a possibility that the scarring on your lungs could lead to long term complications. But that's that's really unusual for most people. This is just you know one more infection all get some infections in my lifetime and we recover completely if people are recovering from Cova nineteen. Do we know whether there's anything they can do to help that recovery process? No you know. It's just like recovering from any other infection. You need to take care of yourself. I and But but you know recovery is natural. The great majority of people who get this infection are going to recover and go back to normal. We received a lot of questions about asthma inhalers. This is one from Phillips Warburg. Who wrote US on facebook? He's sixty five years old. He has asthma. Had read a report that if used incorrectly anti inflammatory steroids could perhaps worsened this infection. Do we know whether it's safe to use steroid inhalers for asthma during this time? And could that compound the effects of covert nineteen? He'll we don't. We don't know evidence that steroid inhalers do And I think control of your asthma's probably the most important way to protect yourself from complications. Should you get infected with covert Nineteen And have asthma. So there's And I think we also need to remember that the the the rumor and I it it appears to really have been a about non steroidal Interfering in making things worse cove nineteen Is is really not substantiated. For people who need to be on steroids inhalers people who need to be taking on Schroeder's for underlying conditions. No evidence that they make things worse at all. There was some reporting coming out of France suggesting that advil ibuprofen could exacerbate covert nineteen and that some doctors are recommending using tylenol or see them benefit instead. Is that correct well? No this is the problem. I nobody knows where that came from. The French Minister Veld said at one day. But it's there's just nothing behind that I'm it is generally true. That Acetaminophen has fewer adverse events then advil or beaufort from so that current recommendation is. But you know the first thing you go through if you need to control fever. Pain is heated minutes and not non steroidal. That's absolutely true But there is no evidence that taking on Roy does Does any particular harm if you get. This is why it's important to have you here because there's such conflicting information out there. People don't know what to believe. You're absolutely right and I am a piece of this. Is You know this is an outbreak of a new virus outbreaks of new virus. We learn things. It's a two things happen. The first is we don't know everything and everything. Then you get some differences in opinion about what? The best thing is Physicians scientists are used to that. Okay this is how we live But it's really hard to be on the receiving end of it and the second thing is that we learn more about this virus every day and as we learn more things change and I think you know the the hardest thing you know breaks is that things change and it just feels like it's arbitary and it's coming from nowhere but the truth is change is good because change means not only that we're learning but they were acting on what we're learning And and so you. Every every time something changes about the advice for cove eighteen needs to take a deep breath. Allow yourself to be irritated and then say okay. This is good. We've learned something we're doing better. This question comes on twitter. He asks is there a difference in the severity of Cova infection symptoms based on blood type? I heard type. A has less. Severe symptoms does blood type matter It's possible that blood type matters a little bit. The there is evidence from other infections. That your blood type. Which is associated with some characteristics of your immune system makes a little bit of a difference us. There's two issues about I. There's nothing you can do about it. So there's no point in wasting your time wearing And the second thing is that those effects are almost always really small so The chance that there's a big enough that that we're going to actually care about it. I I think is slipped on. Is there any research to suggest that the virus it affects people differently based on genetics? Oh it's almost certainly true. You know it must be true That your genetics. Your specific genetics. In Great Gory. Detail affects how you respond to different infections But it's been stunningly hard to figure that out. The best we have is is from Turkey. Loose where it's clear that there are some specific genes in your immune system. That tell you how you respond to different microbes That make you more or less susceptible to getting ill with tuberculosis And we believe that it's shoe for many other infections but we don't be generally so far we've not been able to find that out and that's because the immune system is really really complicated in isolating specific issues. That has been very difficult. We're answering your questions about covert nineteen Dr mcgeer infectious disease. Specialist is with us. This next question is an audio clip about self isolating. Have Listen. My name is Jenny Forte. And I'm calling from Sudbury Ontario. So my question pertains to central workers who can't stay at home. What steps can these workers take to keep their families safe when they come home at the end of the day? Should they be sleeping in a different room using different washrooms as possible washing clothes? Daily bedsheets daily. Any information would help. Thank you Dr mcgeer. There are a lot of people who can't work from home. They need to be out and they are coming home to their loved. Ones wondering what they can do to stay safe. What would you say to them? You know I gain this. This is really about all of us doing our piece. The the the actual numerical risk that you will get covered. Nineteen at the moment Is still you know less than one in a thousand Maybe one in ten thousand and so you have to. You have to try to scale your response to that And then you have to make a decision about what you're going to be most comfortable living with you know for some people contact with their family. is is critical for their mental health. And they're willing to accept a small additional risk of covert nineteen is still really small if your workplace has been you know taking precautions and you've been cleaning your hands religiously For other people. They're going to say well. You know for two weeks if I sleep in a different room. Maybe it's not going to protect me that much more but I'm going to feel better about it And more comfortable and thinking that I'm putting my family at less risk. No reason not to do that. Either right so it's really Again this is hard. But it's gotta be a personal decision for you about what matters the most you what's GonNa make you feel best in these very difficult times. This is sort of a related question and it comes from another listener with elderly parents told my name is Liz Martin and I'm calling from Saint John New Brunswick and my question is around how to keep my parents safe. Jurena this pandemic. I have two parents who are both over the age of seventy And who've done a great job in terms of social distancing and although I'm following all the guidelines I do have to go into their home. Help them with different things. So I'm wondering how do I balance social distancing and self `isolation bill caring and helping my parrot? This was a question we'd received from a lot of different people. Is it still safe for people to come go from an elderly person's home in order to look after them if that person needs care so so so that's trade off right people need care and so you think about how to deliver it safely? So that's about cleaning your hands before you come into the house it's about maintaining distance while you're in the house right. This is a droplet spread disease. It's you as long as you staying. Far enough away from people It's not gonna be transmissible so You know if you clean your hands Before you come If you're careful about cleaning services If you the more you stay away from people The less risk there is a transmission. The concern of course. Is that for those of us who are younger and healthier and and providing care? There's increasing evidence that you can transmit this disease when you have no symptoms or very mild symptoms so that really means that you want to be extraordinarily fussy about cleaning your hands and staying away it also a really important message about keeping finding a plan for keeping those visits to the minimum that is necessary to keep people going that means. You mean not staying long and figuring out when you absolutely need to be there in not going as often not staying as long figuring out. What absolutely needs to be done? This is a question From Christopher Canham. We're going to keep cycling through these because we have a lot of them. This is from Christopher Cannon. He wrote to us on facebook. I've heard that because it starts in the throat and then moves to the lungs at the first signs of throat discomfort gargling warm saltwater often gargling vinegar water and drinking lots of water can stop the progression of cove. Nineteen is any of that true. Dr mcgeer sadly none of that issue You know when you get infected with a virus. the viruses. Actually inside the cells. That line your throat and anything you do. The outside of them will not make a difference so again. These are things that that that are that are circulating online. We're going to be speaking of it later on with The representative for facebook and Canada. How concerned are you? Part of that is about information changing but also just. How concerned are you that Ideas like this have have some currency that it's not just a random Being spread that these are these are ideas that are being shared widely through social media platforms and and other ways as well. Yeah I you know. One of the one of the interesting intelligent things About this pandemic is is how quickly and easily it is to spread misinformation..
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"And I'm joined by Dr Allison pie. Ditch the medical director an internist at the center for comprehensive medicine and also the head nurse at the ash center, often Patel, welcome back, Dr Alison and Omni before the break. We were talking about detox the topic of today's show we were talking about pure essentials vitamins, the efficacy of the vitamins, different qualities. We're talking about the systems of detoxification mechanisms and your body one of the things that's like you to talk about Dr Alison is you have a very specific customized program a detox program that you run at the ash center. Would you tell our listeners a little more about that? Sure. Rachel, so I run a detox program. It's a week long. And a week sounds like a really long time to some people. It's it's five days in in the medical field. Five days is nothing right. It's it. It means almost nothing to us. So how do I get a huge change in just five days with people one of the major things I do as a part of this detox program is an IV program. So intravenous fluids they change every single day. What you're getting. And what I do is ABC your IV's are based on your bloodwork. Right. So I that's why I get maximum optimized benefits because I can fill in the deficiencies and push your detox system into optimization mode by Personalizing it, and I know too. There's a lot of IV's are another buzzword that we talked about a little bit on last week's show. And there's a lot of places now in the city and around the country that are doing, you know, vitamin IV therapies, but as was with the pure essential Saima us, not all IV's are created equal. And I know that you specifically customize IV's for your patients, which is a very very different experience than going into, you know, going into a regular doctor's office going somewhere. And just getting a vitamin a vitamin C or vitamin trip. Right. The the difference is I'm filling in the gaps that your body needs for the vitamin IV's. And also when we're doing ivy's in the office right now, you you're under a physician's supervision and on my nurses supervision as well. So we're able to do higher doses safely. We also never put preservatives in our IV's because we find that preservatives are just adding more chemicals to your body and what we're trying to do with take them out. And that's something too. I think a lot of people don't realize when they get IV's a lot of them, do have preservatives, and almost all of them do. Yes. Because we we have our IV's made specifically so that we're you're given them immediately. Once it's main which is how we avoid using preservatives, when you order an IV through these other Ivy companies programs, they bring it to your hotel room or they bring it to your home. When you're not feeling good or you sort of go to these centers that have just pick pick, whichever one you want the bags have been premade and have been sitting there could be for months. Yeah. Not something you want to necessarily put putting yourself. Right. I always say for to be with somebody who knows your bloodwork and under medical supervision, and it also ties the fact that the way that you have valuate patients at the ash center is getting everybody's unique biochemistry is really doing the test finding out evaluating everybody as a specific biochemistry figure. It was healthy for them. And and then moving forward from there, we customize diet as well. So you a very specific diet for the week customized for them customized for their body. And what I feel like is going to have them leaving with an immune system or to say a brand new moon system. So I have the diet plan customized for the patients customize, their allergies or sensitivities. But also so that they have the maximum turnover of their immune system is what we use in this sort of fasting diet during the week, you will not leave Hungary ever, but you will leave with more energy than you've ever had before I can attest to that. Absolutely. And what Dr Alison is talking about is really the the ethos of what the ash center was founded on Dr ash. My late husband had eight inflammatory type of arthritis and was on two and a half milligrams of prednisone a day for about two years had access to the head of everywhere. They said we're sorry. There's nothing we can do for you. But he knew the practice zone was really affecting his body. He ended up figuring out that it was caused by inflammation due to eating organic carrots, which is something that I don't have an issue with I love, and it's it's technically a quote, unquote, healthy food. But it just went to show that what's healthy. There's nothing healthy across the board for everyone. This personalized individualized medicine. The way that Dr pilots and the way that off ni practice is really the only way to treat somebody properly. Yeah. And that's where our Ellerey test is really useful. Because not only does it test for all these broad subjects like food colors food, additives preservatives in foods in general. But as we said what's compatible with one person is not compatible with another no matter how organic or help your the product or the food that you're eating or getting exposed to is. And that's really key in helping us tailor the food program that we put the patients honoring compliance is a big part of the whole detoxification process. And when we created our program, Dr Alison really wanted to take the guesswork out of what do I do? What do I eat? What can I smack on? It's very overwhelming. And so we take that guesswork out. We have a food company that we work with that is going to tailor make the program to the patient their specific needs after doing this test because it gives us an idea of what is good for them. Because we have a set of a program that we like to incorporate, but we may have to customize it to each patient because it may not work for their their type of, you know, needs and that that's that's where it really helps to be able to have. Thought out and said, this is what you're going to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner and this is your snack. And it takes the guesswork out. It makes it really easy and I can attest to the food program to I know, it's all organic, it's very carefully sourced. It's a professional. Chef who who heads the program, it's customizes individualized, and it actually is delicious to which is it's hard to find. That's really good and I can attest. I was part of it held if people realize that was pretty good. Yeah. How it helps people realize that eating healthy can actually taste really good too. And that's another compliance issue. People think that it's not gonna taste good. So they turn away from it. Yeah. And it was easy to I actually was able to have the food delivered to my home. And I believe it's also available for pickup at the center, depending on where the people are delivery to a hotel. If you come into Taylor. Make it a vacation. We we tailor your bloodwork we tell her you're IV's, but we will tell her where you need to get your food. So customization personal personalization. And it's not just for the the week of the detox. If you want to continue that program to stay healthy and stay optimized we can also incorporate that as in your long term goal as well. Right. So that's part of it too here. Here's this this five day intensive and then here's the tools that you need to take this forward and tear life. Absolutely, right. If it's the we've talked about customized IV's, customized diet, another thing that we do is customize supplementation based on the blood work and based on the results that we get back anything else. What else? So the customize supplementation is always based on your bloodwork at the ash center. We're not the kind of center that says, oh, we'll take this. And this and I go why don't you try this out and try that out everything is based on your bloodwork, everything is based on testing. And because we're so good at testing U. And so good at finding deficiencies and fine. Finding inflammation that it's very easy for us to give you a reason to take something a very sophisticated lab in the back of the center, it's very impressive. And I know that L are tests, which I've mentioned before we talked about in the first segment the lymphocyte reactive assay. That's something that's unique to the ash center. And that really gives us a huge range of food chemical sensitivities. What's you know, what's going on? I know we had a client who is allergic to the red dye and her lipstick and that test was able to find that. I've taken a test myself, it blew my mind to fasting test. I be just the results blew by mind. You come in fasting. I think you you didn't I didn't use certain shampoos and certain things for twenty four hours in advance. So it's a test you have to prep for. But I've new prep me incredibly well for it. It wasn't as intimidating as they thought it was going to be. It's just a blood draw. And the information was incredible at invaluable. It's life changing because it's very specific to the patient. Yeah. And there's nothing more value. Than that for Dr Pye ditch to tailor the program to what you need, and it was interesting too. Because with those tests, I got the results back of specifically what supplementation what vitamins and nutrients, I needed to be taking versus, you know, hearing, you know, vitamin d is is in the news. A lot vitamin C is in the news a lot. But I really wanted to know specifically, what did I need and that gave me an incredible amount of information for you, so wonderful. So we have this five day detox program..