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Health official: Booster use may be expanded
"Federal health experts say an FDA advisory panel's decision on booster shot is a preliminary step and they're predicting broader approval coming up for most Americans top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci says people under age sixty five who may not be authorized right away for Kobe booster shots shouldn't be concerned on NBC's meet the press about he says he expects boosters will be phased in just like the initial vaccines were the next category is people eighteen to sixty four who on the basis of institutional or occupational and that's what you're talking about people who might be exposed based on what their occupation is health care providers people who are an essential job and he says the most important step in ending this latest cope with surges for people to get their initial shots Jackie Quinn Washington
Covid-19: US FDA Recommends Booster Jabs for Over 65s
"Few days before the official start of fall. What was billed as the summer of freedom has come and gone on the national mall more than six hundred thousand flags one for each life loss to covert the sea of white representing unfathomable and devastating toll. Just three months ago the. Us daily case average was nearing a record low about eleven thousand new cases. Now we're averaging about one hundred forty three thousand cases per day reporting roughly one million cases over the last week and while president biden hoped an fda advisory panel would recommend boosters for all vaccinated americans on friday. The panel voted to recommend boosters only for those sixty five and older or at high risk of severe disease. Dr anthony found. She is standing by joins us in just a moment. But we begin with the latest on that fda recommendation and what it all means for some of the most vulnerable as the school year gets underway. It was just last month at president biden. Laid out his plan for booster shots. These booster program is start here. September twentieth pending approval. Fda cdc committee outside experts that approval did not come for everyone and while the handled did not officially vote on it they do support including vulnerable populations like teachers healthcare and other frontline workers in this first round but when it comes to ending the pandemic the message remains clear to vaccinate the unvaccinated. While seventy six percent of adults have received. at least one dose the millions of unvaccinated americans are fueling hospitalizations and directly impacting. Some of the most vulnerable children
White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions
"The White House has offered to school of rap star after she posted incorrect information about the cool bit nineteen vaccine the Biden administration is trying to get Nicki Minaj back on key when it comes to claims about side effects of the coronavirus vaccine not got attention this week by posting an unverified claim that a cousin's male friend in her native Trinidad took the shot and ended up impotent and with swollen **** infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci says there's no way that's possible and the White House is looking to seven on straight it's part of an effort by the feds to address lingering concerns about the vaccine or not says she is open to talking with health experts I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Dr. Anthony Fauci Is an Egomaniac Who Feeds off the Left
"Egomaniac who enjoys being on television Perceived to be. You know, the moral compass in America at the time of, uh Pandemic crisis and he loves the celebrity loves being on book covers and magazine covers. So he goes on the air, and he just he licks his finger He sees where the wind is blowing. He throws grass in the air to see which direction it blows away. And he sees what does the left because he's a laugh This What are the leftist? What would they love me to say right now? Well, leftists are in, of course, because they're tyrants and totalitarian. They're like, Yes, we got to restrict travel. That's what we do so fat. She's like, Okay, let me go on the air. Let me make sure they know that's under consideration because It would sound good. To my because he's a leftist acolyte. He likes to surgically attached to touch his lips to the collective ass of the left. So he says, whatever they said, whatever he thinks they're thinking in order to ingratiate himself to them. But where
Saint Anthony Fauci Loses His Halo Over 'Gain of Function' Contradictions
"Saint fouled. She has lost his halo over a year. The media has hailed the kindly scientist grandfather as some sort of infallible. Holy figure but now there's new reporting records obtained by the intercept that cast series doubts on fallacies insistence the no. Us money went to gain a function research. Now you understand. Gain of function research is where scientists manipulate viruses often making them more transmittable to study their affection develop treatments well foul. She has insisted vehemently angrily remember when he browbeat rand. Paul the nobody's talking about said saint fallacy in may foul. She insisted that the us has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the wound heart institute of variety turns out that according to these records obtained by the by the intercept that appears to be a lie. Last night congressman. Mike gallagher of wisconsin appeared on fox news and spoke to brian kilmeade about this shocking development that casts real doubt on the credibility and yes the reputation of dr anthony fallacy to me confirms what we've known for months which is that foul cheesy lied to us. He lied to congress. He knew that our taxpayer dollars were being administered by his organization to third parties like eco health alliance cooperative research gain of function research at the one hundred. And one question about it. He hid behind a highly legalistic definition. But more to the point he was
Fauci: Americans 'Likely' Need 3rd Dose of Shots
"Dr Anthony Fauci says it's unlikely Americans will need a third dose of Kobe nineteen vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated the FDA and CDC would make the final call but based on felt his experience I would not at all be surprised that the adequate full regimen for vaccination will likely be three doses the government's preparing to give boosters to all people who receive the Fizer and maternal vaccines pending approval from federal regulators the decision on what's considered full vaccination would have big implications for schools businesses and others with vaccine mandates the U. S. is still studying whether those to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will also need a booster Sager mag ani Washington
Fauci Says Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for Students a 'Good Idea'
"Fauci Sunday called for mandatory covid vaccinations for school kids and mandatory mask use, Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says, because Children under 12 aren't yet vaccine approved. Their risk of infection has risen drastically on ABC s this week, he says. That's where family and neighbors who get the shots can help. We can protect them by surrounding them with a community. People who are vaccinated. That's how you protect Children, he says. Mask wearing in schools can also help because even adults who are vaccinated can still spread the virus to Children. That's
Fauci Expects Uptick After FDA OKs Pfizer Shot
"Now that the USS fully approved visors covert nineteen vaccine can we see a light at the end of the call visit tunnel Dr Anthony Fauci is answering that question you know it's going to depend on us it really is it's in our hands our fate is in our own hands he tells the today show I've sent a couple of times if we do it right and get through the winter I hope as we get to the spring of twenty twenty two will be there I hope so it's up to us what about kids under the age of twelve when will they be able to get vaccinated hopefully by the mid late fall and early winter Dr Anthony Fauci on the today show I'm ready to fall lay
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Expected to Get Full FDA Approval Soon
"For fighters Covid vaccine. Could come as soon as today. Until now, Covid vaccines have been administered under emergency use authorization with full FDA approval. Dr. Anthony Fauci says more institutions will require their employees to get the shot. You're going to see the empowerment Of local enterprises, giving mandates that could be colleges, universities, places of business, whole variety, and I strongly support that. Fauci recently telling NBC's Meet the press that mandates at the local level quote need to be done. Nationally, there were more than 170,000 new covid infections reported on Saturday. Rory O Neill, WBZ Boston's news
"dr anthony" Discussed on America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
"One step further when you have a virus that's able to mutate and get a new variant measles doesn't change it all and yet you need ninety. Plus percent of the population vaccinated to get really good herd immunity. So when you have a vaccine new virus that not only has high transmissibility. You need to get the overwhelming proportion of the population vaccinated if you wanna do it and that's what we're trying to do you know it's really frustrating. Do we have the solution to the problem. If everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated get vaccinated. You would not be having this conversation and the same distrust. The same disinformation that is preventing people from getting vaccinated. That's really come out you and really harsh way Somebody i listen to lecture and medical school and you've long been a household name in medical households but this pandemic obviously put you in a a spotlight in in a way that that is really sort of open up to politicization and the things that you say get parched and taken out of context on ask you just as as someone who trained to be a doctor who's fulfilled your responsibilities to the public in your public service now for much longer than i've been alive. How have you dealt with this politicization in this this attack on your name. How's it been and What would you recommend the rest of us who are not not nearly as exposed as you are. But but finding ourselves caught up in conversations where were debating something that really ought to be based in evidence and data but ultimately becomes extremely ideological and emotionally fraught. What's your what's your advice. The advice is to stick with your fundamental principles. The things you've learned medical school the importance of evidence the importance of truth. Importance of transparency. Will i have become obviously so the boogeyman for the far extreme crazy theories that people have a you know i don't like it At particularly don't like it affects my family. They didn't ask for this but they got it. Great thank goodness. I have a phenomenal. We supported family. But my job and your job you know. We went to medical school my job. Same thing you know. We're we're in our job. Is su su preserved the health and the safety of the people that we devoted our careers. So and once i keep my eye on that ball abu the other stuff is a bunch of junk nonsense. You know they throw all the swing they want you stick with the truth you stick with your integrity is sick with your honesty and all that other stuff sooner or later is going to go away. It's painful while they're painting these terrible pictures of you but at the end of the day the truth prevail though. I just focused on my job. My job is public health and science and medicine. And that's what i do. I really appreciate that. You've had now a couple of very public conversations written into the the senatorial record with somebody else went to med school and that senator rand paul and i want to ask you. What's it like debating. Someone who you know knows better but chooses to politicize to a particular base on purpose. i mean. obviously we've seen your frustration but what's that like firsthand and how does it make you feel about the future. Well i know. I worry less about myself do when i do about the country when run can at so many different levels even the level of the senate of the united states to propagate nonsense it is it is feigned for i have a phenomenal degree of respect for the united states government all the elements including the augusta body of the senate. I don't take any great pleasure. In having that kind of a conversation with senator ball but there's no way i'm gonna let him get away with that in the sense of just propagating nonsense out there you know in in you know. I don't like that. Because i don't i'm a person who's very respectful of institutions. And it hurts me more to have to do that when the fact that he's doing it you know. I wish i didn't have pushed back like that but have we appreciate you for doing it. We appreciate you for sticking with your principles and the truth and the science grateful that we have public servants. Like you out there fighting this pandemic on our behalf that dr anti-fouling man who needs no introduction but really grateful for having you on the pot thank you again thanks again. Thank you for having me take care as usual. Here's what i'm watching right now. This is a guy who ran for president saying he was going to quote. Shut down the virus. And what does he done. He's imported more virus from around the world by having a wide open southern border. His solution is he wants to have. The government forced kindergarteners to wear masks in school. That was florida governor. Run to santa's throwing red meat to is based and putting the lives of florida's children on the line at issue here is get this a ban on school mask mandates in violation of cdc guidelines. Right as millions of children go back to school. This is particularly galling. Because of this right now the us is averaging more than one hundred nine thousand new cases each day nearly one in five of those infected is a child in some places. I see us our full even pediatric covert beds children. Many of whom simply can't be vaccinated now account for nearly twenty percent of all new cases of covert nineteen as children. Go back to school. They're facing the perfect storm with delta and crowding banning from requiring masks is simply inviting serious outbreaks the other group of folks at particular risk with delta or the immuno-compromised last week the fda announced this the fda is expected to authorize a third booster shot for immuno-compromised people. It's critical that we offer more protection for people who are immuno-compromised. Those eligible for these boosters comprise only a small fraction of the population. Those who need the most for the rest those with functioning immune systems. I really don't believe there's a need for a booster that and it's still far more important to get unvaccinated people in the rest of the world vaccinated before we offer doses to people who are vaccinated here at home given new data that shows that three doses may offer protection for folks who are immuno-compromised. I think this is an important step now if the fda could get full authorization for these vaccines we'd be in really good shape. Finally in addition to passing the bipartisan infrastructure. Package the senate approved the framework for a three point. Five trillion dollar budget reconciliation package. That package could fundamentally change medicare as we know it. Including lowering the medicare age. This is a big deal like a very big deal. Most obviously it would guarantee healthcare for twenty million americans. It's also good politics. Two in three americans agree with lowering the medicare age. That said it's important to understand why the majority of democrats support lowering the medicare age. Even if they don't support medicare for all as medicare stance. Today seniors cannot for one of two medicare options standard medicare or what they call medicare quote unquote advantage. Advantage is a privately managed version of medicare that pays insurance companies to manage medicare patients usually cherry pick the healthiest patients. Whom they offer a few extra perks. But every dollar those healthier patients don't spend in healthcare. The insurance companies get to keep in profit. The health insurance lobby is extremely powerful. In fact they spent one hundred fifty million dollars lobbying last year alone in the middle of a pandemic and the realizing that including people between sixty and sixty four means more and healthier people that they can offer medicare advantage products to and more money in the bank. Look i deeply support. Lowering the medicare age. But i want us all to be clear eyed about. What's at play here. That's it for today on our way. I'll i want to hear from you. I hear a lot from the anti-science trolls who like to troll our podcast. So do me a favor and respond rate in review our show. Let us know what you think about our podcast. 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"dr anthony" Discussed on America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
"This was dr anthony vouching in a conversation with. We'll call him another doctor. Senator paul you do not know what you're talking about. Quite frankly and i wanna say that officially you do not know what you talking about little k- you get into the nhl tonight. Unfortunately for all of us. That doctor is senator rand paul though he should know. Better doctor senator. Paul has chosen feeding red meat to his political base over following the science that he trained on. We're fortunate that dr anthony xiaojie was there to check him every single time. That said though many of us could see it coming few of us understood. Just how politicized this cove nineteen pandemic everything for masks vaccines to contact. Tracing could become but here. We are a year in the country's top infectious disease. Expert has to routinely spar with another doctor in the senate over basic science around getting vaccinated or wearing a mask in the pandemic people like rand. Paul in the legions of vaccine resistors. They inspire have exploited a peculiar aspect of this pandemic the fact that all of us are trying to interpret changing in real time in the earliest days of the pandemic. not even weeks in people like rand. paul exploited the seeming contradiction involving mass guidelines. Because we didn't know yet that a symptomatic people could pass along cove it. Public health officials recommended against masking. When they realized that in fact a symptomatic people could pass along the virus the reverse course but people like rand. Paul were right there to call this a contradiction most of us instead called this evolving public policy to meet changing science now exploiting the vaccine hesitant. They asked questions designed to inspire fear mistrust for example if the vaccines are so good wire vaccinated people being recommended to wear masks again that was easy because delta is a new variant of the virus and spending wildfire among people who are not vaccinated. Don't believe me look at where covert is spreading fast in the least vaccinated parts of the country. Anyway as a result eight months after safe ineffective vaccines become available to the public. Nearly half of americans remain unvaccinated. People like rand. Paul have a lot to do with that. But as we say on our show science always wins our failure to get vaccinated has left us vulnerable to delta and whatever could be behind it but should we choose to finally learn our lesson we could indeed move past this panic entirely which is exactly what my guest today has been saying all along in july two thousand twenty i got this with dr anthony voucher in the middle of those first frantic few months of the pandemic your later. I wanted to check in with him to get his perspective on how it's evolved where we stand now as we battled the delta varian and just what it's like to stand up to anti-science trolls in the senate and otherwise my second conversation with dr anthony fao cheap after the break. America's act is brought to you by the new york times. The new york times is committed to seeking the truth and helping people understand the world always black history. Month may only be one month of the year but the times believes exploring the past present and future of black. 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Dr. Fauci Explains Who's Eligible for a COVID-19 Booster Shot
"Weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna Covid 19 vaccines that to better protect them as the Delta variant continues to surge. The late night announcement by the Food and Drug Administration applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplant, certain cancers or other disorders Separately U. S. Health officials are continuing to closely monitor if and when average, people's immunity wanes enough to require boosters for everybody, which Dr Anthony Fauci suggests is inevitable. An answer to your question. No vaccine, at least not within this category is going to have an indefinite amount of protection. So an answer to your question. It's right. Inevitably, there will be a time. We'll have to give boost. What we're doing literally on a weekly and monthly basis is following cohorts of patients to determine if when and who should get it. But right now, at this moment, other than the immune compromise, Yeah, we're not going to be giving boosters to people, but we will be following them very carefully. And if they do need it will be ready to give it. Fauci, making those comments to NBC. The booster for immuno
Fauci: Booster Shot for Weakened Immune Systems
"Dr Anthony Fauci says a covert nineteen vaccine booster will soon be recommended for vaccinated people with weakened immune systems imminently they're going to get the approval county tells NBC's today show at least for now researchers do not believe other vaccinated people need a booster but they're studying the numbers and if the data show in fact that the degree of protection has gone down below a critical level that's when you're going to be hearing about the implementation of boosters in the long run out she says it's inevitable everybody will need a booster no vaccine at least not within this category is going to have an indefinite amount of protection Sager mag ani Washington
Fauci Hopeful COVID-19 Vaccines Will Get Full FDA Approval Within Weeks
"Nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, says Covid 19 vaccines could win full approval from the Food and Drug Administration in the coming weeks. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports This could lead to a wave of new local vaccine mandates. Currently, covid vaccines are distributed in the U. S. Under emergency use authorization from the FDA. Dr. Anthony Fauci says he hopes to see the FDA grant full approval for the shots by the end of August, which would allow businesses, universities, local governments and others to require vaccines for employees and students. And I strongly support that The time has come is we've got to go the extra step to get people vaccinated. Speaking on NBC's Meet the press, Fauci says, this pandemic could get even worse if new variants are allowed to emerge. He called on the unvaccinated to think not just about their own health, but the rest of the community. And get
Official: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Is the Busiest in Years
"Law enforcement officials in South Dakota say the first few days of this year's Sturgis motorcycle rally have been among the busiest they've seen some seven hundred thousand people are expected to attend the ten day event Sturgis skip the formal rally last year because of the corona virus pandemic but thousands of bikers flock to the city anyway leading to hundreds of covert nineteen infections Erin Harper says he was there last year to get sick at all he says well he plans to get backs needed he hasn't yet and isn't worried one of those things that if you want to do it that should be your choice to come out have a good time and if not then that's your choice as well but the government's top infectious disease expert says he is concerned Sturgis could produce another search of cases this year Dr Anthony Fauci tells NBC's meet the press he understands people want the freedom to do as they please but that comes at time when you're dealing with the public health crisis that could involve you your family and everyone else that's something super scenes that means to do exactly what you want to do I'm Ben Thomas
Fauci hopeful COVID vaccines get full OK by FDA within weeks
"The government's top infectious disease expert says he's hopeful that the food and drug administration will give full approval to the coronavirus vaccine by month's end appearing on NBC's meet the press Dr Anthony Fauci notes the FDA is an independent agency with its own careful process but he hopes full approval will come by the end of August if that's the case you're going to see the empowerment of local enterprises giving mandates that could be colleges universities places of business the whole variety and I strongly support that acknowledging many people cite the FDA's emergency use approval as a reason for not getting a shot but she says there's ample data showing the vaccines to be safe and effective in to end the pandemic it's vital people get vaccinated you want to persuade them that's good and I believe that some people on their own once it gets approved as a full approval we'll go ahead and get vaccinated but for those who do not want I believe mandates at the local level ready to be done Ben Thomas Washington
7-Day Average of Daily U.S. Covid Cases Surpassed Peak Seen Last Summer
"Turn the country though facing to compounding challenges the delta variant and polarization delta is burning through the country right now creating a growing but sadly preventable fourth wave of cove infections. In fact right now the seven day average number of new confirmed cases has soared to nearly a hundred eighteen thousand. This is the highest. We've had it. since february. And while vaccination rates are rising again and fifty percent of the country has now been fully vaccinated. This is now largely pandemic of the unvaccinated.
Anthony Fauci Is Not the Boogie Man
"I think the anthony fowleri is the boogeyman that a lot of people have looked for. And i don't know that he's the boogeyman. I think foul cheeses scientists. And i've said this from the outset if he could keep everybody wrapped up in bubble. Wrap it in their homes. He would because his only mission his life's work is to try to keep a virus from going from one person to another. He doesn't care about the politics of it. He doesn't care about the business angle he just doesn't want the virus to spread. The guy is how old. how old is how. Old is tony He's done this all his life. I don't know the guy. I've interviewed him. I think as this thing has gotten progressively prolonged whatever happened. Remember fifteen days to stop the spread. I think we're so angry and were so frustrated. And we're so anxious that we need a bad guy. We need a fall guy. We need a boogeyman. And it's become dr anthony vouching and i don't think i don't think it's entirely deserved.
Fauci: More 'pain and suffering' ahead as COVID cases rise
"The latest data from Johns Hopkins University show the seven day rolling average for daily new covert nineteen cases in the U. S. has risen to more than seventy seven thousand up from just over thirty thousand two weeks earlier and that's prompting a warning from the nation's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci offered this outlook on ABC's this week we're looking not I believe to lock down but we're looking to some pain and suffering in the future because we're seeing the cases go up from G. says vaccination is the key to getting the nation back to normal but notes one hundred million eligible Americans have not gotten a shot the un vaccinated by not being vaccinated allowing the propagation in the spread of the outbreak which ultimately impacts everyone South Carolina governor Henry McMaster tells fox news Sunday he's been vaccinated and it's encouraging others to do the same but he won't be mandating it wore the wearing of masks we don't trust the people to do the right thing we're giving them the right information there has been a surge in vaccinations over the past week currently the CDC reports fifty eight percent of Americans twelve and older are fully vaccinated Ben Thomas Washington
Fauci Warns 'Things Are Going to Get Worse' With COVID
"Cases of Covid 19. I'm Joe Chiro. Fox News. That's the message from infectious disease expert to Dr Anthony Fauci, who says The reason is there still aren't enough people who are fully vaccinated. We're looking Not. I believe to lockdown but we're looking to some pain and suffering in the future because we're seeing the cases go up. Which is the reason why we keep saying over and over again. The solution to this is get vaccinated and this would not be happening. Fauci on ABC s this week by the director of the National Institutes of Health, told CNN today that vaccinations were up 56% in the last two weeks. Relative federal moratorium on evictions has
"dr anthony" Discussed on In Fact with Chelsea Clinton
"I was honored to welcome to the podcast. Dr fauci it's become almost a cliche to say this is an unprecedented time. And i'm just curious given that you have lived through other pandemics worked in other pandemics. How much of. This feels unprecedented. And how much of. It feels eerily familiar. Well chelsea the only eerily familiar thing about it is the unpredictable nature of outbreaks. Where you just going along. And then all of a sudden something comes up it could be subtle the way. Hiv this month. In the next few days where commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the realization that we were dealing with a new syndrome. We didn't know what the microbe the pathogen was. We didn't even have a name for it back in june and july of nineteen eighty one having had. I guess i would call it the privilege in some respects but also the painfully experience of being involved in that from the very first day. That's sort of snuck up on you. It was low level below the radar screen. Then as we learn more about it we found out dealing with just the tip of the iceberg when we saw people who were very very sick not knowing until we had a test that we're dealing with something where they were literally millions of people infected so the fact that outbreaks are unpredictable. They come in strange ways. That's the common denominator. The difference with this that validates the statement. it's unprecedented. is that when you're dealing with something as explosive as this which has a couple of characteristics that. I have often referred to almost ironically years ago. What is your worst nightmare. Dr fauci people would ask me that five years ago. Ten years ago fifteen years ago. And longer i would always say it was. The emergence of a new virus generally jumping species from an animal host to a human that had two characteristics one that is extraordinarily efficient in spreading from human to human and two that it has the capability of a great degree of morbidity mortality. When you put those two things together. That's when you get my worst nightmare and that's exactly what we're experienced because we have not had anything like this in well over one hundred years since the historic influenza pandemic of nineteen eighteen so there is a very strong true element of this being unprecedented. At least in over one hundred years and dr fauci there's an adage in public health that are notable epidemics aren't now with the benefit of both hindsight and your decades of experience in pandemics. What do you think we could have done differently in january or february to help save american lives and save lives across the globe in some respects. It is not answerable because you could certainly have done things differently. If you new things differently so you can say to yourself in this country. What could we have done if we knew back in january what we know right now is the characteristics that i'm telling me would ability to efficiently spread from human to human the fact that fifty to sixty percent of the transmissions occur from someone who is infected but has no symptoms at all. We know anywhere from a third to forty percent of the people who get infected never develop any significant symptoms at all that would bring attention to any medical intervention so back then if we knew that we were dealing with in this country something as extraordinary as this in its ability to spread. We would have done something. That likely would have not been acceptable to the american public. Like when we had the first case in. i think it was january. Twenty first to say okay. It's here and then a few days later a week or two later it became clear that there was community. Spread it just air which means someone infected someone and you don't have the chain of transmission locked in. You don't know where the person got it from that. Being the case that means it's spreading in society beneath the radar screen if we had known its capability of spreading. We could have said. Let's shut the country down right now to prevent it. I think there would have been such extraordinary pushback to say. Well wait a minute what are you talking about. We have one or two cases you want to shut the country down. That's crazy so when you ask me a question what could we have done differently. Well now that we have five hundred ninety thousand deaths you go back and say well look what this has done. We may be could have prevented some of those really shutdown early and prevented the spread. But you know if you look. Throughout the world chelsea even countries that appear to have done well early on every country has gotten hit really badly even some of the asian countries now that we pointed to as models of their response are now starting to get into trouble including places like taiwan and singapore and yet nam and places like that who seemed to have done very well in the first waves. You made a comment that resonates with me is. How do you prevent an outbreak from becoming a pandemic. so. I don't think we're necessarily going to be able to prevent the emergence of new microbes. They've occurred historically for as long as before history even recorded it. History is full of them. But in answer to your question how do you prevent that from becoming a pandemic. and that's what we talk about lessons learned. What can we learn having gone through this. Where the united states was ranked by public health agencies as being the best prepared country in the world for pandemic and we got hit among the top three with brazil and india as the three worst in the sense of numbers of cases. And and dr batniji think that that is because we were prepared for previous pandemics in not future wanting. Where are we ready to fight the last war. Not the next war. I think it's partially that not completely. I think it was. There were things that went wrong early on in. That was the issue with the testing that we didn't have a testing system for a considerable period of time. And we were testing only symptomatic people. Because we're not fully aware that a symptomatic spread was really really very important so those are the things that i think could have been done differently. And then don't want to relitigate what went on last year but there are things that i think could have been done better. Although i live in new york now i grew up in arkansas and then moved when i was twelve to dc and it is heartbreaking to me. Dr fauci that arkansas louisiana tennessee mississippi so much of the south have vaccination rates. That are half of what we see in the northeast since you've had to communicate now over so many decades so many different public health challenges and also imperatives. How do you think we rebuild trust in science and especially trust in in vaccines vaccinations. That is something that is not going to happen easily chelsea. I think that we may have to find ways. And that's a complicated issue as you will know probably better than i do. It's a complicated issue of how you heal the differences and end the hostility. I mean i've been the object myself of a phenomenal amount of hostility. Merely because i'm promoting. What really fundamental simple public health principles that seems astounding that that would generate a considerable degree of hostility. But it is it is so. I don't think the answer is intensifying the hostility and pointing figures. I think the approaches to outreach to try and understand each other better and realized that we have differences but those differences should be the source of strength in some respects and not the source of chaos. So i don. I don't know the answer to your question is if it's a seemingly simple question with a complicated answer we've got to reach out to people and get them to understand that this is for their own safety their own health and also what i referred to as communal responsibility your responsibility to society because there is a thing called the chain of transmission of an outbreak and one of the very interesting and i must say quite unique aspects of sauce covy to in covid nineteen. Is that the same virus that has killed. Almost six hundred thousand americans makes many. Many people have no symptoms at all. Just doesn't bother them. I mean there's thirty forty percent of the people get no symptoms at all so that is in many respects on unprecedented to have that situation usually when you have something as potentially deadly as this it makes just about everybody a little bit sick. This is something where there are people who are saying why should i get vaccinated the chances of my getting into trouble of very very low. And they're correct if you look at the rate of hospitalizations of young people. It's zero it's small compared to the rate among elderly people and among people with underlying conditions. But there are a couple of things there that people don't fully understand you're not completely exempt because a lot of young people wind up getting into trouble statistically not nearly as many as the elderly and those with the line conditions but there's another aspect of it let's say you get infected and you don't get any symptoms at all and you say see. I got infected big deal. What's the difference the differences that it is conceivable and maybe likely that even though you got no symptoms that you would inadvertently an innocent. I'll use that word. pass it on to someone else. Who would then pass it on to someone else who would then get a serious consequence so there is a degree that have to consider of. What is my societal responsibility of. Not being part of the chain of transmission as opposed to being a dead end for the virus. So do you wanna be a dead end for the virus or do you want to be a situation where you're part of the transmission chain which would get other people in trouble but that's tough to get that concept across dr fauci. I never thought. I would say i wanted to be a dead end but yes here. I am like very happy to be fully vaccinated in a in a dead end. We'll be right back. Stay with us at children's national hospital. Everything we do is just for kids are top. Rank specialists are here for kids of all ages from babies who need help before they're even born to teens and young adults are pediatric work to diagnose problems quickly and thoroughly and use treatments designed exclusively for growing children with convenient locations. All across the dc metro area. Find a specialist. Today at children's national dot org slash stronger. Any college can make you on paper at penn college. We're more into looking good on steel and looking good on x-rays with looking good and code building and rebuilding vision and revisions and when it's all said and done you'll look good to everyone because the past might be written on paper but the future will be made by hand. Learn more at p. c. t. dot edu. I do want to ask about preparedness. Because i think probably a lot of people are now as we are vaccinating the country. I know a lot of people wanna put cove in the rear view mirror. Leave it in twenty twenty one not worry about it again but we know that the virus is not done with us until we have everyone vaccinated and we know. We need to learn lessons from this to help. Better prepare us going forward. So what lessons do you think we need to learn. And how do you think your work. The nih has to adapt. How do you think the biden administration has to adapt what concrete things have to happen to ensure we are better prepared for the inevitable next time. Okay so two components to my answer chelsea. The first is that when you're dealing with a global pandemic you have to have a global response. We're not gonna be safe on this planet until the pandemic is controlled globally. So right away. It is not necessarily a lesson but almost a mandate that we really need to help the rest of the world as as a rich country. Get this under control because if there's still viral dynamics somewhere even if we get this on the very good control here there's always the danger of the generation variants which then would make our protection somewhat tenuous even with the vaccines. That's the first thing when you look at the future. What lessons learned for the future. We need to also prepare in a global way. There was a thing called the global health security network of the global health security agenda. Will you have into connectivity. Among countries of the world good modern up-to-date communications sharing reagents sharing of of specimens continued good collaboration and communication building up in the local areas. The public health infrastructure. That would allow them to respond in quench when it breaks out in any given country because it's generally don't start spontaneously in twenty-five countries they generally start as a jumping of species usually not always from an animal reservoir to a human and then it spreads to the rest of the world. That doesn't mean that you gotta blame the country where it happens. It just so happens but you've got to have those countries prepared to be able to contain it. So that's the thing with preparedness. The other thing from a scientific standpoint is that we are very fortunate that we have made decades and decades of investment in basic and clinical biomedical research. Which has allowed us to do something. That's unprecedented to get a vaccine in. Which a virus was first identified in january of twenty twenty and then in december of that same year. Eleven months later to be putting vaccine into people's arms. That's ninety four to ninety five percent efficacious. If we were having this conversation ten years ago you would've told me. I was completely crazy thinking that that would happen. It usually takes us in years and the speed was not because we were reckless in doing things. In cutting corners the speed was related to the extraordinary amount of investment that was made of the previous decades in clinical and basic research so there another component of lessons learned we need to continue to make the investments in research that will allow us to have the scientific component of the response be optimal and fortunately for us. That's what happened with regard to the vaccines dr brought to you. You mentioned earlier. The global health security agenda which while it had antecedents for many years really got codified in the aftermath of a bola and of the united states saying what has happened in western africa is clearly a tragedy for people there but it is a danger to us here too and we do need to have more robust public health architecture and there and then that wasn't a priority for the trump administration but it wasn't really a priority for the world. I do admittedly have a little bit of a concern that once we are through covid nineteen. I worry we might lose. Focus on the need to build robust global architecture to help protect public health everywhere will chelsea. I definitely share your. And the reason i do is from my experience in that corporate memory for things that have been very very difficult in. The sense of responding in preparing is often short lived. And when you put this behind us we will be dealing with problems. That are real and present yet. It's difficult to get people to understand that the threat of an outbreak is perpetually a real and present danger so what we've gotta do as globe as as a planet as a community of nations is to just make sure we tell ourselves that when we get this under control that we've gotta say never again and mean it and never again means to really put the effort into the kind of preparation that will require considerable resources and even though it's tough to convince people to give resources to something that isn't happening now we've got a call back the memory of to nineteen twenty twenty and twenty twenty one because we started off in the beginning of this podcast. The fact is that this is really what happened to us. It just came out of nowhere and it just immobilized us for such an extraordinary period of time in a second year now. The economy has been wrecked by. This is sure not only here in the united states. Thank goodness where recovering now. But it's still a lot of people out of work. I think those kinds of memories should spur assan to make sure we are adequately prepared next time around one hopefully will spur us on returning to comment that you made earlier that i am vigorous agreement with it. We have responsibility to help. Vaccinate the world. And while i certainly appreciate president biden's commitment to donate seventy million doses by july fourth. We know we can't effectively donate our way out of this. So i am curious. Dr fauci think about the architecture that we really need to help protect public health globally while often. The focus is on surveillance and specimen collecting testing. What do you think it should be for vaccine research and development for example or the actual ability to manufacturer and to guarantee the quality of vaccines in the next generation. I'm with you one hundred percent on that. And that is referring to building up the capacity and the ability to do technology transfer. So that when you have an outbreak. It isn't only companies in switzerland. The united states in the uk but you have plants and companies and technology and the knowledge to do it in senegal and ethiopia and south africa and indonesia and brazil and chile. So that when you have an outbreak you do have the capability and that is building up. Not only the infrastructure of public health to do surveillance and monitoring but also the ability to respond at a global level to rely on. Donations is a quick immediate partial. Fix but the real durable sustainable fix now in the future is to allow other countries that generally don't have that capacity to be able to make vaccine in a timely fashion and not depend completely on donations from the rich country. The rich countries should donate if they have to but the real ultimate solution is to have a world where it's evenly distributed with his equity in opportunity to make your own countermeasures. 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"dr anthony" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Says points out that the kind of mask you. Buying a drugstore quote is not really effective in keeping out virus which is small enough to pass through the material end quote so his original judgement and the reason he said. Don't wear masks is. That's what the science showed and then somewhere along the line Some scientists suggest this would help and it became this. You know symbol of whether or not you were helping with the virus effort and he got on board And even today we don't have really any good scientific evidence that it really helps especially with an arrow sliced Virus but he kind of went along with that and we can see here as you said that. He was changing his position to make himself look better and try to to to justify some decisions. That really couldn't be justified development on this front. This week has been this this vanity fair story which is a long investigation into the lab hypothesis. And really why it took the government so long to acknowledge it and a few points. I would draw out here. One is it cites. A memo written by a former acting assistant secretary of the state department Who wrote that. His team was warned not to pursue investigation of the origin of covid nineteen. Because it would quote open a can of worms if continued There's also a at some some quotes from matthew pottinger. The former deputy national security adviser who says to interesting things that i that i found interesting at least one of them is that pottenger sort of blames trump for some of this in that trump was publicly saying that he had seen evidence before seen evidence that the virus came out of the lab Before apparently reportedly that evidence was really there and so pottenger says that that seemed to cause a quote antibody response unquote within the government. And then the second thing is he. He says that so many of the experts in this field have ties of some kind to this gain of function research That those conflicts quote play a profound role in muddying the waters in contaminating the shot at having an impartial inquiry unquote so bill. I mean it seems to me that these are questions that maybe we need congress and some sort of investigation to answer because It seems like there are a lot of conflicts and a lot of a lot of reasons. that the everybody was sort of hoping that the lab hypothesis was it what it would turn out to be. Yeah i think in the case of the vanity fair piece you mentioned. I too found that really fascinating. There were not only people hoping that they wouldn't find things but actively trying to shut down the investigation. I mean one of the other stories is that you know a secretary of state. Mike pompeo was pushing this investigation but he was fought by people in his own department about this and they some of them may have just believed. This's this is a cookie theory. There's nothing there but others that line. I think it was in the vanity fair about you. Know if we have investigation could open a can of worms suggested. Some people. don't have good answers for what we might find out. I think this is something for congress to look into the probably wait until they get the the the latest report from joe biden and i would add another thing to To judge the credibility of this new investigation will the biden team include members of the former team. That was investigating. I mean they've done some the legwork already or are they going to keep those people marginalize..
"dr anthony" Discussed on The Journal.
"Back. This episode is brought to you by lenovo. If you're a small business owner you have to do it. All and all that takes time. That's why reliable. Technology is vital for small and medium businesses because when people are working with the right technology they can focus on productivity. Lenovo provide small business owners with the tools. They need like the thinkpad x one yoga to help you focus and get time on your side. Learn more at lenovo dot com slash time on your side. states around the country have been rolling back mask mandates and other restrictions. Texas has gotten rid of the mask mandate entirely. New york is allowing more indoor dining. What do you think of these moves. Is it too much too fast. I mean obviously you want to give the states a considerable amount of discretion to do what they do in their own state. But i can tell you from forty thousand foot looking at the broad issue of the country. I think given the level of community infection that we have now that we see every day that it's risky because you may trigger another surge. The way they are experiencing in europe. And that's something. We want to avoid in fact in general throughout the history of this outbreak. We've kind of followed the european union by a few weeks in the dynamics of the outbreak. What we saw happen in europe recently. They did the same thing they came down. They've plateaued and what they did. Is they pulled back on the mitigation methods and they had a rebound and they're in the process of rebound now with really something. We absolutely want to avoid as people try to reopen businesses and get back to normal and get the economy going. What would you say should be our guiding principles as we try to make calculated risks and return to some semblance of normalcy. There are two things that stand out as we need to pay close attention to the number of people in society who've gotten vaccinated right now we have eleven. Twelve percent of the population is fully vaccinated and more than twenty percent of the population has at least one dose as you get more and more people vaccinated and as the amount of tests positive. Liberty goes down and down and down. You will see the cdc in sequential fashion giving the kinds of guidelines. The way they did last week when they came out and said this is what vaccinated people can do in the context of their home setting with other vaccinated people with people who are not vaccinated. That is the first installment in a series of recommendations regarding the workplace schools. Places of worship. All the kinds of things that people are asking questions about. When can we start doing things that we were not allowed to do previously. And you're going to be seeing that roll out and the more people we get vaccinated the lower the level of the viral dynamics in society. The quicker we're going to get to that point. Do you think employers should require vaccination for going back to the office you know. I don't think that's gonna be federally. Mandated for sure but i can tell you just like we've seen historically just go back and look. Historically there have been situations where there have been requirements for vaccinations. The most common example is that in our school systems that in certain school systems unless you show documentation vaccination against measles mumps rubella hepatitis etc. You cannot go to school. There are some places where you can't travel unless you show you've been vaccinated against yellow fever. For example. It is entirely conceivable that they will be some organizations. They be schools. They could be commercial organizations. That might actually make a rule that you can't do this or that unless you're vaccinated. It almost certainly is not gonna come from above from the federal government. But i would imagine locally. You'll start seeing some of that. Are.
"dr anthony" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So there's a very good connection between some of the things that we're doing now with interventions for covid nineteen that actually originated way back when we were doing hiv in. Its very early years. Here's something that i would imagine. Really makes your head spin. During the early days of the aids epidemic people were protesting like we demand to have more attention and more therapies. Like help save our lives. Like science do something and do it now and now it's like the protests are sure you say mass will save our lives. Sure you say vaccines will say. We don't want them like you're trying to save our lives. no thanks. We're not gonna do that. So does that make your head spin. Yeah makes my head explode a bit. Yeah i mean. Of course it's very frustrating. When you're a scientist a physician or a healthcare provider or a public health person that when you have interventions that are capable of saving people's lives and because of the divisiveness that i mentioned a little bit ago that seems to be permeating our society at this present time hopefully not to last forever but it certainly is permeating society now that you can have actually people who was looking at things that could conceivably save their lives and are actively pushing back against it because they equate it with a political stance or political statements. That is very frustrating. So i i haven't left time for a question that everybody wants an answer to i don't i don't think there really is one but i'll ask you anyways like when and how does this end or at least get under control so that we could start beginning to live. Our you know our lives again and not feel like we're confined to a bubble. Yeah i think it's going to be two major step process. Terry one is within our own country and the other is globally in our own country. If we get the overwhelming majority of people i would say seventy to eighty five percent of the people that that we could get this down to the point where the level of infection is so low that is not a threat of any consequences to most people and you could start to approach some degree of normality. The things that we were able to do before this happened to us. If you're talking about the long game of that being durable you have to address the entire planet namely you've gotta be able to get with the help of the developed world the entire world. That's what we did with smallpox. What we did with polio. And what we did with measles because as long as we need blacked the rest of the world when i say we i mean not only the united states but the developed nations that are rich enough to make a difference as long as we allow disinfection to exist to any degree in any part of the world. It will always be a threat so we've got to approach this the way we approach smallpox the way we approach polio and the way we approach measles and other devastating global outbreaks. Dr fauci. thank you so much for doing this interview. It's just been such a great pleasure to talk with you. I wish you good luck in your new role as advisor chief medical advisor to president biden. I wish you good luck for your sake and for ours. Thank you again..
"dr anthony" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Fine someone else. Give us your accents and your origin. Stories your cross cultural misfits yearning to just be and listen to rough translation on npr. Let's get back to the interview. I recorded last night with dr anthony fauci at a whyy zoom event. Dr fauci is now president. Biden's chief medical advisor and served on president. Trump's corona virus task force. Dr fauci has been the director of naiad the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases since one thousand nine hundred eighty four. When we left off we were talking about dr rao cheese work during the early days of the aids epidemic. What are some things that you learned from the aids epidemic that you feel you're applying now to cove it to the pandemic that we're living in now Including how experimental drugs are handled. Well i mean. There are several things that that we could discuss. I mean one of them is the importance of getting the community involved and dealing with the community and their special needs You mentioned that in our discussion over the last several minutes about the activist group. We have a different type of situation here in the united states with kobe. We have a disparity here that is striking and needs to be addressed. That if you look at the incidence of infection and the incidents of serious disease including hospitalization deaths brown and black people suffer disproportionately more than whites and the general population. So i think that shines a bright light on what we probably should have done all along and certainly must do in. The future is to address those social determinants of health that actually lead to with the great disparity of suffering in cova nineteen among brown and black people. You know we had the same sort of thing With the disparities of infection in certain demographic groups with hiv so from an epidemiological standpoint..
"dr anthony" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Days of the aids epidemic. Because you were you're then as you are now. The head of naiad the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases and At first you are vilified by activists for not responding quickly enough by getting experimental drugs. That were still in trial to people who would die without any therapeutic intervention and in that sense they absolutely nothing to lose by trying a drug that may work and may not And you know you. You listened to the activists and event truly managed to get reform so the drug trials could continue while the people with aids could get access to some of those drugs but during the period when activists were really angry with you on there were protests and there were signs saying like f- ouchi and an image of I think you were burned in effigy and an image of your head on a spike. Those threats that you had to take seriously in the way you had to take them seriously now. No absolutely not. That really is a stark contrast. The activists were justified in the in their concerns that the government even though they weren't doing it deliberately were not actually giving them a seat at the table to be able to have their own input into things that would ultimately affect their lives so even though they were very theatrical they were very iconoclastic. They seemed like they were threatening. Never for a single moment. Did i ever feel myself threatened. By the aids activists in fact in one particular situation i think was very telling. I went down at a time when there was a lot of pushback against the government in not listening to the valid concerns of the activists. I was invited to go down. And i went with just one of my staff at the time to go down essentially alone to the gay and lesbian community center in the middle of greenwich village to meet with. What must have been you know from fifty to a hundred activists in this meeting room just me and one of my staff and they were angry with the federal government because they felt the federal government was not listening to them and they were right. I mean i think they had a really good point not for a second. Did i feel physically threatened to go down there. Not not even close. I mean that's not the nature of what the protests was one of the things about it was that not only were they not threatening at all in a violent way but ultimately they were on the right side of history. Was there a turning point for for you. Were activists convinced you to change your mind and of course what what was. It was the turning point. Well the turning point was You know i can't get into my own head and psychoanalyze myself but it was very clear when they were protesting in a way and really being very confrontational with me..
"dr anthony" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The opportunity of this virus to mutate in a place that doesn't have access to vaccines. We will always be threatened. So i think everybody look to you. During the trump administration as the voice of science and facts and reality and I think we all wonder how you dealt with certain trump falsehoods. Like i know you are not at the corona virus press briefing. When president trump suggested that we inject disinfectant while we're on the subject of disinfectants but But when something like that happened. Did you talk to him afterwards. Did you try to explain like that's really terrible advice. It's kinda poisonous. It's toxic like what kind of conversation would you have with him. After he said something. That was clearly false and maybe even dangerous. Well i mean. I didn't have the opportunity at that particular time. Because i wasn't there about the bleach thing but one thing was very clear and i think this was very clear to the general public. I don't like to rehash it a lot but they were times when things would be said at a press conference that i had to disagree with from a scientific standpoint and although i didn't take great pleasure in that i did have to get up to the podium and say i disagree with you and that in some respects got me on the wrong side of some of the people in the white house who were not particularly pleased with that but i did have to sometimes correct the record to make sure that we didn't get information out there that was in fact incorrect. Not an easy thing to do. How did you try to control the expression on your face when you heard something that the president said that you knew was like really wrong and possibly dangerous. Well usually i was able to. But i think sometimes that slip by as often as we've seen quotas i've seen those. Yes all right Trump appointed scott at list of services corona virus adviser and he's radiologist expert. Mri is he's not an infectious disease. Expert i think the president so him on on fox And one of the things he said on fox that that that scott outlets on fox last april was We should basically wait for her immunity. And i'll quote what he said you know because he said that we should let younger people who are less vulnerable. Get the virus. He said quote we can allow a lot of people to get infected. Those who are not at risk to die or have serious hospital requiring illness. We should be fine with letting them get infected generating immunity on their own and the more immunity in the community. The better we can radically the threat of the virus so he was arguing for heard immunity. He was advising trump Did the president trump when he was president make decisions based on the premise of less. Let people get it and will eventually get herd immunity now. I'm not sure terry because by the time. That situation arose in the white house. Where dr atlas was speaking to the president of a regular basis..
"dr anthony" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Anthony fauci america's top infectious disease expert has become a hero to many americans for his scientifically based straight talk about the corona virus. He became a medical celebrity during the press briefings from president. Trump's corona virus task force which dr fauci served on. He's been the head of naiad the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases since one thousand nine hundred four working with seven presidents from reagan to biden none of that stop trump from calling fao she an idiot retweeting time to fire foudy and eventually preventing fao g from being interviewed on certain. Tv shows and publications. But as you've probably noticed. Dr fauci has been an muzzled. By the biden administration. Dr fauci and his family have faced death threats from extremists. And he's been the subject of bizarre conspiracy theories about the virus. Much of dr faustus. Career has been devoted to researching viruses and the immune system. He's made major contributions to the understanding of how hiv affects the immune system was instrumental in developing drugs. That could prolong the lives of people with hiv and is continuing to conduct research into the body's immune response to hiv. Our interview was recorded last night. As part of a whyy zuma event. At which dr fauci received. Whyy's annual lifelong learning award. Whyy is where fresh air is produced. Dr fauci thank you so much for talking with us. And i just want to thank you for everything you've done. I wanna start with your new role as president. Biden's chief medical advisor. What did he tell you he wanted you to do. And how does that compare to what you did in the trump administration. Well it was very clear what president biden wanted not only of me but of the entire medical team and it was really very encouraging because he said it publicly he said it privately to us and that is that science was going to rule that we were going to base whatever we do our recommendations or guidelines. Or what have you based on sound scientific evidence and sound scientific data but he also said something. That was also very encouraging. He said. We're gonna make some mistakes along the way we're going to stumble a bit and when that happens we're not going to blame. Anybody would just gonna fix it and boy was that that refreshing to know that we were gonna let the good scientific method truth guide. Whatever we say whatever we do and when we don't know something we're going to admit that we don't know it and try and figure out how we could find out what the good dater is. And what the evidence is so like everybody. I'm alarmed to find out now that there's a new mutations of the virus and there's apparently like hybrid that has the worst of both worlds it's more transmissible and also more resistant to vaccines. So how does that change your calibration of the future. I know you want us to keep wearing masks. And to keep social distancing and washing our hands and all of that and to if anything amp that up but how does that change your calibration of where we go from here. What the next strategy as well. I think people need to understand something. That's very important that aren a viruses of which sauce kobe to in our vars will mutate and the more. The virus replicates the more opportunity you give it to mutate so when you have so much infection in the community as we have had in the united states over the last few months where you literally have hundreds of thousands of new infections per.
"dr anthony" Discussed on The Ten News
"Hi dr fauci. My name is miles. I'm eleven years old in. I live in san jose california. I see on tv talking about covid ally in. I was wondering. What exactly is your job. Well my job mostly. I have actually two jobs one a really big job and another one. Not as consuming. The big job is that. I'm the director of the institute here at the nih which is right outside of washington dc which is called the national institute of allergy and infectious disease. And we're responsible for funding or doing most of the research associated with infectious diseases of all types hiv aids ebola zeka and now covid nineteen. And when i say research i mean we are involved in the development of the vaccines that we're going to talk about in a little bit. Our group here was very heavily involved in that into development of drugs. The team that's worked on the vaccine that have made contributions to all the vaccine is a team at the nih vaccine research center. It's made up of a number of people very diverse from all parts of the country. We actually have one of the lead. Investigator is is a woman doctor. Because mickie corbett caller her kizzie. She's a a young african-american doctor who has played a significant role in the development of a vaccine. So she's a good role model for young women who want to get into science. In addition i'm a member of the white house virus taskforce and that's the reason why you see me on tv a lot. Because i get out there and talk about the public health measures that we need to do to stay safe and avoid infection. So i'm doing to simultaneously running the institute and being a part of the white house task force a madeleine ten years old man from new orleans louisiana. I'd like to know if everyone stayed home for two weeks. Would kill it. go away well. If everyone stayed home for two weeks it likely would decrease kovin. But i don't think two weeks is enough to have covid just disappear because right now. It's very very prevalent in the united states. The numbers are really disturbed. If you look at the numbers there have been between two hundred and three hundred thousand new cases each day. So it's gonna take more than just two weeks of shutting down. I don't think we need to completely shut down. But i do think we need to make sure that we uniformly abide by the public health measures of uniformly wearing masks of avoiding close contact of avoiding crowds and congregate settings particularly indoors. Except when you with family that's okay but you don't wanna have big parties and social gatherings right. Now you wanna keep things as minimal as possible for that until the level of infection gets much lower heidecker g. My name is summer. i'm fourteen in. I'm from alfa reta georgia. Today's my first day of quarantine since in my class was exposed to corona. Even though our my master today do you. Southern is a possibility getting corona. Well if you or your masks faithfully every day the chances of your getting corona because you're exposed to someone is low so i wouldn't worry about it. It is low but it is not zero. And that's the reason why you have to quarantine but if you were in the classroom and were faithfully wearing your mask and washing your hands. Frequently the way you're supposed to be doing. I think the risk view is low. That you shouldn't be worried but you do need to continue to quarantine my name. Is she in eight years ago from west out to ask dr fauci. Can pats kin corona virus. You know there is individual rare instances of cats and other domestic animals being able to carry corona virus. But there's no indication that that is a significant or even a real danger of spreading infection. So one of the things we don't want to do is to have children be worried that their pets are going to be dangerous to them. So i know that when you read about one or two cases of a dog or a cat having the infection. That's something that we've not seen being Actually i wouldn't say an important not even a source of infection. So don't worry about it you can give you a big hug dr fauci. My name is nola. i'm eleven you sold. I was wondering. Are you a dog or cat. Person dog all the way. Hello my name's arianna. And i'm nine years old and my question is when the covert vaccines out. When our kids get the vaccine will one of the things that were very careful with when we do. Vaccines is to make sure that we're absolutely certain about the safety of a vaccine in what we call vulnerable populations and two of the most important vulnerable populations namely we wanna take extra special care of you. That's what vulnerable means our children and pregnant women so when you do vaccine trial and you show that safe and effective usually wait a couple of months until it's very clear that the vaccine is going to be efficacious and is very clear that in adults in normal adults. It's very safe then. You could start doing a phase one or face to a trial which means the trial doesn't have to be very lodged like tens and tens of thousands of people. It could be a couple of thousand people and you do that in children and you can also do that in pregnant women and when you do that you can then use that data to ultimately get the vaccine because of the safety and the fact that it induces a response very similar to the protective response in adult that after a few months you can approve it for use in children so even though the vaccine will be approved for adults i think a few months from now children would likely be able to get vaccinated but it will be a several month delay before we get them. The vaccine hi. I'm harper and eight years old from california. If i have an allergy will. I still be able to get the covid vaccine right now in the rolling out of the vaccines both in the uk. And in the united states they have been incidences of people who have a tendency for an allergic reaction to get an allergic reaction to the vaccine. That doesn't mean that if you have a history of an allergic reaction you can't get vaccinated. It means that your extra special care so that when you go to get vaccinated it is in a place. Where if you do get an allergic reaction you have somebody that knows how to treat it. Hi this is john Nine morton jersey. If i already. Kobe interviewing butter from it than.
"dr anthony" Discussed on The Daily
"dr anthony" Discussed on The Daily
"Lockdown would be. I think we can get there without necessarily having literally a forcible lockdown but where there isn't a functional lockdown is there not a greater risk of transmission of. I don't know I really don't. I think that you can accomplish this if you do it. I mean obviously if you do a sloppy job of trying to do the mitigation and the physical separation. You're not going to be as effective as if you do it. In a more rigid way I mean I was very concerned about seeing videos in Florida of people frolicking on the beach going to bars and things like that I mean. We were very very articulate in vocal about how. That's the wrong thing to do. So what do you do in that case? Do you call the governor of Florida and say hey. I don't like what I'm seeing and I'm telling you giving my expertise that has to stop. I don't have to call him. I get on national TV. And say I make it pretty vocal about it. I mean that's a big message you mentioned dodgy your daily interactions with the president. It has seemed that he's been on a bit of a long and zigzagging journey starting with skepticism of this threat and downplaying of it and projecting a lot of optimism to sounding the alarm conveying the serious of it in the last twenty four hours or so in telling Americans to take it very seriously does that characterization feel fair I he was. The president has his own style. That's obvious to the American public. When I speak to him about issues that a substantive he listens I think he always understood the seriousness of it. Right now is the numbers are becoming crystal clear. He himself is articulating an awareness of that seriousness but from the beginning he always took it seriously. Do you see it as your job to influence. How he not only understands it but how he talks about it to the country. That is very difficult. I mean I actually my I see my job as the person who is the scientists. The public health official the physician who understands disease and to get the information correct information correct evidence to him so that he could make decisions that are based on evidence and based on data. I I don't think it would be possible for me to influence another person style. I mean that that just doesn't happen. I think the question at this point on everyone's mind is how long we're going to be in this situation. We're in with social distancing school shutdowns working from home or not working at all and you have said repeatedly that the federal government reevaluates where we are week to week. Maybe even day to day right. Is there a version of this? Where we need to remain in this position social distancing state-by-state patchwork but a functional kind of version of a lockdown. Not just to April maybe even to the entire summer and maybe even into the fall is a possibility. I when you say into the fall I I would be really surprised if that's the case. I think when you talk about. Is it going to be thirty days or sixty days or longer? You know as I've said the virus determines the time line not us we manage and formulate a time line. Depending upon how successful we have been in containing the virus and what the patterns and the dynamics of the virus. Aw so I always say without any regret at all or hesitation is a better word that you evaluated really as the time goes on and I had a very interesting conversation just this morning with colleagues from literally all over the world down the weekly telephone conference that the WHO sponsors and it was interesting to me that some of the most cogent concerns of people from different countries. I mean all over. European African Australian Canadian was that we need to make sure we keep awry on the balance of if you're too stringent in things like lockdowns and keeping people under wraps for a long period of time. You may have the unintended consequence of triggering from an economic and societal standpoint. Such disruption that you get things like poverty and health issues unrelated. The Corona virus was really a serious concern. Like what I mean. What are the worst case scenarios for unintended costs right? So many people need medications. Many people are dependent on supply chains for nutrition for food that they might starve that people who have illnesses. If you dramatically interrupt to the point where it no longer exists. The disruption of society can be really quite catastrophic. I mean that's the one of the things you want to avoid. And that's one of the pushbacks you have when you have people who say we really need to lock down everything and lock it down indefinitely. Well you might get an extra mile to out of suppressing the virus there but you gotTa make sure that you look at what the ultimate issue is. I've always been one. That leans much more heavily that it's the public health. That's the most important thing but I have very good people and many of them were on that international phone call. I was on who was saying yes. We agree with you but let's be careful that we don't do such a disruption of society that we really heard it is much more than what we're trying to prevent. I want to turn to how we will understand when this is over and I wonder if you think we have enough measures in place to understand when we've reached that point when this peaked and when this is actually bottomed out and will that mean for example doing millions of tests today to understand where the virus is. I mean what evidence. Will you need to see to feel confident that we can kind of call this over? Yeah so obviously. You'd want to see a very dramatic and complete turnaround. In the number of infections. There's illness this hospitalizations there's intensive care and there's death and the one that's the furthest out is the deaths that lags behind the others so you will continue to see deaths at a time when you have actually very good control of the new infections. The outbreak itself. So when I start to see the number of new infections essentially approaching almost zero and the number of deaths being close to that then I think we are through with this phase of it but that gets to the long term because we have a large planet here and we may be in a situation where we've got it really under control here but in other parts of the world it's still smolders which always gives the possibility of the reinsertion of the outbreak back into your own country now. Several things will mitigate against that being something that is a really serious problem one. We will obviously have been much better prepared right. We will likely have enough test to flood the entire country which we don't have right now. We very likely would have some therapeutic interventions and importantly hopefully as we get on a year year and a half from now or more will have a vaccine that works but Dr Vouch. I guess I need to ask the question. I think a lot of listeners are going to be thinking as here. You say this. Are you saying we may not be done with this functionally until we have a vaccine? Which could be eighteen months from now. Yeah well make sure that the listeners understand. It isn't a year of the intensity of what we're going through now. I believe that in a few months. Hopefully that will get it under control enough that it won't be as frightening as it is now but it will not be an absent threat. It will be a threat that is there and the threat of resurgence will be something that we need to make sure that we're prepared for the ultimate weapon against a resurgence is a vaccine. But before we get a vaccine we WANNA make sure that we have the wherewithal that when we turn the corner and that curve goes down to practically nothing that we realize and are not naive in thinking that the threat is no longer there because they will there will be as long as there's virus circulating in the world. There will be a threat of resurgence. If we're not properly prepared.
"dr anthony" Discussed on The Daily
"dr anthony" Discussed on The Daily
"Let's explore how we got to where we are you. You came out a few days ago and you told Americans that up to a quarter of a million of US could ultimately die from this pandemic in the best case scenario which was a very terrifying kind of best-case scenario. So I want to explore how it is that we got from that moment of recognition back in December January to this moment where the situation is so dire. I want to focus for a moment on the steps that could be taken to limit that back in the beginning. I know people like you are loath justifiably to second guess decisions in the middle of a crisis but at one zero in on a couple of items in particular for example by the time you all decided to ban travel from China. I think that was the end of January January thirty first the WHO had detected infections in multiple countries not just China. But I think it was South Korea and Japan meaning that any travelers from those countries could bring the virus to the. Us was this a moment to begin essentially sealing off the US from international travel or was the die already cast by that point. Well I mean. I think that we sealed off from China very quickly with regard to the realization of what might happen. Fact you might recall. We received a lot of criticism for doing that and even more criticism for sealing off and restricting travel from Europe. So I think that given the circumstances we were ahead of the curve and we acted quickly relatively speaking. I mean obviously if you knew everything that was going on as it was happening you might have acted sooner. But when you're dealing with viruses they stay silent and what you see. Now is the reflection of what likely happened a few weeks ago. And that's the reason why you probably remember. I have always said that if I get accused of overreacting. I feel good because it's probably that. I'm acting appropriately. Enough as opposed to overreacting. But when gentlemen when it comes to overreacting if you suspect the virus like this is invisible why not restrict travel earlier right? I mean I think the gap between when we restrict travel from China and Europe was over a month or so. Yeah yeah no I mean I. I don't think we could have done it early. I think we did it quite early and eating. Why couldn't we have a lot of pushback because of because of the resistance because it wasn't practical because people wouldn't have understood it wasn't very clear I mean right when you're dealing with like that retrospect to scope so really very would make things very very clear but when you're living through the fog of war isn't that easy you will always say everything. I've ever been through in thirty six years that I've been doing this as director of the institute. There's always that what could have been or what should have been. I mean that's always the case but I think in this case really just looking at it the way it is. I think that we acted pretty quickly in trying to cut off travel so I I wouldn't dwell on that as being what might have happened. It has felt like the delay in testing meant. We didn't recognize the scale. The problem really on because as you said this is invisible but it's not invisible to test it may just be invisible symptomatically so assuming that the Horse left the barn and the virus had gotten into our system. I know you don't run the CDC. But I assume you realize pretty quickly what it meant that the US was testing so few Americans. Where does that rank for you? As a problem in our early response as this was starting to spread That's a reasonable question. I think it you know it obviously was a problem. I perceived it as a problem early on unfortunately the systems that were originally set up in the relationship between the CDC and the Public Health Community in the state and local level was really not geared for the massive type of testing. That would be needed. That would embrace an require the participation of the private sector particularly the companies. That do the kinds of lab tests that you and I get when we go to a regular doctor's appointment so it was not suited for that. It is right now today ramping. Up to essentially make the private sector the major driving force of the testing. But you're absolutely correct back then early on that was not in place in. That's unfortunate because that brings us to federal guidance to states and cities to begin social distancing to shutdown life as we normally operate and when we spoke to Governor Andrew Cuomo a few weeks ago he said governors like him and really kind of the American public assumed that the federal government the President Vice President the head of HHS and someone like you frankly would definitively signal when it was time to take decisive action whether that meant shutting down schools closing restaurants bars issuing stay at home mortars and in his feeling and we hear this from other state leaders as well as the Federal Direction didn't come in time and I wonder what you make of that here. I mean they will always be criticism about something was not done in time. The of there is in this country and has always been a degree of independence that is given to the local components the states the governor's etc so guidelines that her out now for Mitigation. They are very very clear. Guidelines the states are implementing and interpreting that differently from one st. U K with that because I think that's the essential question in our system. We have fifty states and multiple leaders within those states. And so the question becomes does that inevitably lead to a patchwork unless the federal government is very very farm and says right. This is what everyone must do and were telling you. You really shouldn't think of it as optional you. You have a valid point there. I mean I think people have different perspectives about how much central mandating should occur at something that is argued all the myself I mean I. I'm one that tends to be not overbearing but somewhat more directive than others. I like clarity of message. That has always been something that I've guided myself by throughout my career in medicine and science but not everybody feels that way but when we go back and look in that retrospective scope. Do you think we will look back and say we wished that we had favored federal decisiveness and communication over allowing states to act as their own decision makers. I'm not sure about that. I think that's certainly a possibility. I mean there's always these hypothetical scenarios that we put up. That are very difficult to come to a firm statement on it. I mean. Obviously that if something doesn't go as well as you'd like it to go you always examine saying well if we had done differently. Would it have made a difference? You know and I don't know to be honest.
"dr anthony" Discussed on The Daily
"You wouldn't otherwise to shed light on stories that might be difficult and to bring us a little closer to understanding the most complicated parts of our world we take that responsibility seriously and when you subscribe to the New York Times. You're letting US know that you care about these stories and you want to hear them told by the people living that subscribed to the New York Times at NY TIMES DOT com slash. Subscribe thank you to be over. What do I need to just one piece but the one with the under dog? Oh I see I I D- I loved. Yes Hi how are you sir? I'm fine thanks how you doing. I'm doing great. Thank you very much for being with us. In for recording yourself above beyond. Thank you. Thank you so Dr. Voucher. You became head of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in the nineteen eighty s when the AIDS crisis with becoming a national issue. And then you stayed in that role through the Ebola outbreaks SARS. Each one n one swine flu. And what point did you realize that? The Corona virus is going to be of an entirely different speed and scale than those when it came to the. Us was there a moment or that became clear to you. I think it relates to the issue of its efficiency of transmissibility. So the thing that rang the for me. That made me say Oh. We really have a problem. Here is when the corona virus was first identified in very early January. It was clear that this was something that had jumped from animal species in Wuhan China to humans so that was the first red flag for me then as soon as I found out which was literally days to a week so later that it was really circulating in China likely for several weeks it became clear to me that we could potentially be dealing with a global catastrophe and that was somewhere in the middle of January when it was clear that China was seeing not only extremely efficient transmissibility but also a disturbing degree of morbidity and mortality. Those two things together are the things that really are the makings of a public health nightmare. And that's exactly what I realized. We were in really bad trouble from the New York Times. I'm Michael Barr..
"dr anthony" Discussed on Pardon My Take
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