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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:01 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"The University of Houston Downtown Maryland Davies College of business. He's here to talk about what we're now calling the threes we're talking fiction employment and economy welcome back Dietrich. Thank you always a pleasure to wrap up the week with your any. Well, it's always good because every week I think, well, what could change? In some ways, it's all the same and in other ways, it changes drastically from week to week I will, of course, put the disclaimer in that we have prerecorded this by a little bit. So things may have changed on the government level as they are trying to negotiate things out but as we are speaking right now where we at and the federal government what's happening there so As. We know in May, the House passed the Heroes Act and then the Senate offered a counterproposal the heels act that would sort of need to be reconciled before tomorrow's recess of of the US Senate. And we've made some inroads there. There is a bit of that time crunch being and so secretary Mnuchin a bunch of White House staffers have said there will be a deal by tomorrow, but it's still contingent upon those five hundred, thirty, five members of Congress to come to an agreement vote and then move that legislation to the president. So there are some major gaps. In, the US House was looking at a three trillion dollar expenditure, the US Senate is looking at a one trillion dollar expenditure a two trillion dollar gap So that's a pretty substantial number even for our lucrative public sector budgets or any so. That to two trillion dollar gap. We may be able to find some reconciliation over the next day but I'm not as optimistic as I was a week ago that it will be a coherent piece of legislation that will strategically address the concerns that the US economy needs addressed through really at this point July or or even December twenty, twenty one. Expect expecting it to have to have that far reach. Because as we've talked about this, this is a ripple effect. Every day that there is a delay, there's uncertainty market. So we've seen the dollar falling against the Euro we've seen investor confidence lacking and sort of that marketplace become more bearish and while the oil markets in particular have done pretty well, we we've tracked with you the West Texas Intermediate and as I as I predicted for you a forecast for you a month ago we've hovered at or above forty dollars a barrel as anticipated because of their. Mark Their Industry address of reduced production concerning reduced demand. But there are so many policies that are contingent upon relying upon government action that the continued sort of intransigence and confusion destabilizes. This is marketplace reduces consumer confidence..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:22 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"A loan funds may be expended and not available and the application process for additional unemployment benefits will shift, and of course, this adds additional burdens to are already taxed state and local governments. Right. So when we when we first started talking about this a few months ago, we knew that the Texas. Workforce Commission it added fifteen new servers and added hundreds of new volunteer. Sort of loan employees from other state agencies those. Efforts work in the short term, but it severely taxing not only on the employees, but also on the overall resources technology and so forth, and so if we don't see action today, there's a very real concern. That, there won't be enough of stopgap to prevent massive job losses, continuous business closures, and the longer those businesses are closed. The more likely it is that they will remain closed. That is permanent closures of Restaurants Hotels Music venues? A permanent layoffs of of symphonic. Orchestra Staff and other arts and Community Organization employees so All of these, these factors working together create a major danger to the ability of the economy to gain traction for businesses to have the stability insurance to continue and at, and we don't know which of those things will pass muster rights of some of the things that what? I what I went through the eighteen hundred pages of the of the Heroes Act and I've been perusing the heels act some of those areas where we may damage the economy are those lost revenues for for local governments where they're having to fill in the. The federally mandated requirements without the federally supported funds to do that. So those unfunded mandates become a problem, and of course, again, we go back to the small businesses who are going to be trabant tremendously impacted. Let me ask this and I I. Don't know if it's a fair question and I don't know in the amount of time we have left. You can even really get very far in it but if you are listening to this right now and Congress has enacted no new things that go into effect no new bills or plans..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:59 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Are very dangerous for our economy and with the shrinkage we looked at a close to thirty three percent of our GDP right. So the monetary value of all the finished goods in the country shrank. Almost thirty three percent that's that's huge and it reflects a number of manufacturing losses. It reflects a huge huge problems and I know I keep using our favorite adjectives incredible huge and so forth. But it really is a dangerous situation to be allowed to persist with legislative action within let me use one of the popular words that they throughout the. So we I would say we don't have a beautiful economy right now it is beautiful. It is not tremendous unless you are using the term to say that seventeen million unemployed Americans are okay. that is something this morning on on one of the newscasts and I don't remember who said it but they alluded to that the recovery could take ten years for the economic recovery. Is that realistic that ridiculously long? I think that's excessive. But one of the areas where you start to come into these projections is Surprise, and that is the same way that when we began the phased reopening of the state and we accelerated that opening And witnessed sort of negative impacts recurring from that accelerated reopening that unplanned a movement we we expect our congressional leaders to be looking out for our interests. We expect them to move beyond hyper partisanship to look out for businesses and of course consumers. And just families and when we see an action every day that there's an action that uncertainty extends the probable timeframe to recover jobs. Of course, trade losses that were experiencing and so forth. So the overall economy, the longer there's an action that the the persistent. intractability all of those things work together to extend the projections so. When we talk about the waves for health we see a comparable wave and business where every day that we. Have business uncertainty were employers say okay. Are we going to have additional protections or we're going to have additional access to loans? We're going to have additional tax benefits. All of that uncertainty extends the period of time for recovery because it compounds the debt load of these businesses and individuals, it compounds the. Possible harms and the longer it takes just like compound interest builds that interests can be negative and right now the the legislative uncertainty, the policy certainty is extending my personal forecasts were I've I've I've on our show, you know on our show. We're sharing it. Now on your show I've I've said that we we needed to extend the stimulus and protections through March twenty twenty one at this point we probably need to extend it through December of two thousand, twenty one. So the longer that we persistent an action, the more dangerous it becomes an a longer it will take to heal a little something dangerous that we're doing on our show right now. Is. This segment due to need was pre-tape, pretaped prerecorded but not by much. But the problem is we're in a time where things change in a moment. So as we talk about this, we could have had a shift but where are we with Congress and cares act and the reduced because we know today they're going on recess. So where where are we right houses going on recess? The Senate just got back July twentieth, right? So they've they've been back. At work will use air quotes of since July twentieth and their next recesses August tenth, the House will break until September eighth. So without action today, there is a probability that the bill will not be ready to reconcile bill heels and here Heroes Act will not be available for president trump to sign even until August, and so what happens then huge huge issues?.

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

03:59 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"We we it's a huge number. It's a staggering and very concerning number overall in the Houston area. We we've had some contention where people say you know for example, City Council should step into this well recognized that these are judicial proceedings. We've got separation of powers. We've got different branches of government and while places like Dallas have sort of stepped in and said, Okay City Council is going to try to have an ordinance to to protect renters. City Houston is worried about takings clause right and the idea that people After you postpone the eviction, another sixty days another ninety days people will still not be in a financial position to make up for those funds in which their arrears, right? So we're seeing. Across, the American debt driven economy where credit cards are are shrinking limits for individuals where student loan payments are are being placed in forbearance but the statistics show that individuals who had those lines in forbearance or still unlikely to be able to catch up right that compounded financial pain and so addictions are proceeding in the scenario they're proceeding across the nation with the cares act expiration we will see an opening for even federally subsidized housing. To begin addicting individuals from their homes. But what happens when you have a community? Where five hundred thousand people are evicted? What does that do to the makeup of your community? There are a number of factors, one of which is the demographic. So the areas where low income housing is prevalent and where people are most at risk are predominantly minority communities, and so we've we've got a number of factors working at a very negative way that can result. In increased crime that can result in increased mental health issues and problems associated with that such a suicide we've already seen the a number of individuals who are missing meals increase. So child hunger becomes an issue. It's just a massive issue that will reverberate throughout our local regional state and national economy. If continued inaction is the persistent theme of of the district, right so if both houses of Congress are unable to reconcile this two trillion dollar difference. We are going to have some huge huge negative impacts and really move toward that that word that we've tried to vote on this show or any, which is depression right right now we're looking at recession but duration and severity worked together to create these these depression-era problems and we are at risk if particularly if people are removed from their homes. And I'm sure that we'll. We'll wander back into this whole eviction debate before we're done because as we talk about the economy to the latest economy, the numbers that have come out, what does that tell us? Well, we've had a number of consecutive million new claims of unemployment filings across across the nation. So this is the nine th straight week where those new filings exceed million. while the Department of Labor is sort of estimating around one point four three. Million new jobless claims for last week. The reality is that it's probably going to be closer to one point five. And those numbers are staggering and they're compounded by in these sort of multiple effects where the loss of the six hundred dollar supplemental benefit and the continuing addiction processes. All of those are working together to create a very dangerous situation. That will make recovery, not only a longer process, but also a more costly process, not only for families and mental health and physical health, but for businesses, right. So we're these employers are going to have a hard time bringing back workers right you. You might have purchased a home or an apartment close to your place of employment. Now, you don't have employment. So you also have to find a new means of transportation. You have to figure out new routes you have to figure out childcare all of these factors.

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

02:11 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"It could be none other than dietrich beaten fell welcome back dietrich. Good afternoon. It's good to have you here. Okay. Lots going on in the economy a lots going on in this world around us and. There's a lot going on in fiction to where do you WanNa Begin. Oh, I mean you always lead US pretty well down the path but I I think we could start with evictions because there's a little bit more certainty with that as the house goes on recess today we we have a little bit more certainty about where are fiction processes right now. So let's start where are we first? Of all numbers wise in the nation, where are we with evictions and people fearing it so right now I mean even we'll use a microcosm to sort of encapsulate what is happening across the nation. Because as you know many of these unemployment numbers, eviction rates are really tracked at a month out that means you really don't start seeing the actual numbers until about thirty days out and particularly with fictions because of the. Protections designed to allow people to maintain their homes and domicile. We may take another two weeks and then have appeals and so were millions of people are at risk of addiction and millions of people have already had a fiction proceedings completed where the judge has said yes the landlord may have eq-. So in in Houston area loan, we're looking at possibly five hundred thousand evictions right. Injured thousand right when you think about the idea of And a half renters in the area. You're looking at possibly five, hundred, thousand people not not necessarily units remember there some people live with others. I I'll start my weekend alone like I do every weekend but some people have people that live within so. You know we're looking at potentially half half a million people in this in this area risk of addiction because of cove related job losses, the potential lost revenue as we move into talking about the economy that six hundred dollar. Per Week. Additional supplement from from the federal government on unemployment benefits that expires. And, actually expired on the twenty fifth for for Texas Workforce Commission, recipients of of that unemployment insurance..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:35 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"I'm definitely hearing are reading articles and things like that about production as you say overseas it is happening and I think it is starting to pick up again in New, York possibly in Los Angeles soon but you know there's The same social distancing and sort of social etiquette that's happening at the grocery stores and everywhere else we're going is required on TV sets. Now, you know the the behind the scenes pictures that I'm seeing everybody who's not on camera is wearing a mask. Some of them are wearing face shields. I saw a prominent makeup artist posted today that he was back at work for the first time in five months, and he had a full face shield and a full mask and I think that's going to be the norm at least for the foreseeable future is just. Figuring out how to social distance and? And get what we need to get done. You know just like every other industry I guess has dealt with grocery stores. figured it out food productions figured it out it's up to the media business to figure that out to one thing I often say and I think that really applies here too is all too. Often we apply old world solutions to new world problems and I think where you see the failures are where people. Are Trying to recreate what we had in this new environment instead of looking at the new environment and seeing wait this works better. We can do this instead and that's where you'll find your successes. Are you finding that to be true? Yeah. Julia km she's a CNN contributor and teacher here at Harvard she was a national security. She's a national concert national security analyst at, but worked in national security in Washington for. Many years she sort of talks about the now normal that instead of looking for a new normal, we need to look at sort of the normal that we're in right now and just sort of defining every day by what parameters are thrown at us. You know I talked to Eddie. Sato who is a theme park designer he worked at Disney for many years and did projects at Disneyland and Walt Disneyworld, and he talks a lot. To just sort of about how that industry has had to adapt, and you see that you know Walt, Disney world opened in Orlando earlier this month and they've put plexiglas on most of the rides and you know you're you're sitting with just your family, and then there might be another family three rows away where it used to just be. You know you'd be packed in like Sardines and the reducing the theme park capacity to. Fifteen twenty percent so you know it's we're all adapting and Yeah. Business has to make those changes I. Guess. Well, before I let you go being that I come from the PBS world and you were heavily involved in a major PBS program any any good stories you wanna tell us about this old house or ask this old house well, I'll tell you we we've been to Houston a number of times and every time there.

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:24 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"It was very much like a bad social media channel and you watched over the number of weeks they were doing those how they started to figure out the creature they had in front of them and how to wrestle and. Able and then you jump ahead to even the thirty rock special that happened a couple of weeks back and you realize you know that was all filmed once again, individual hand held cameras, family members helping out different locations and how they're trying to find a way to tell a story. What I'm curious is, will the speed? Do you think a sea change? In the way, people see the professional media the what the stuff that they put out will it be altered now is there a new understanding of it or a new way that they present that will be with us after this pandemic is over yeah. It's an interesting question. You know I I feel like there's sort of two points to that answer to. Two separate streams. I guess a one being from an audience standpoint and I agree with you I think people are very forgiving right now of and especially you know two to three months ago I guess even more. So we're much more forgiving of sort of technical issues or glitches bad audio, bad lighting things like that. It feels like a lot of those kinks have been worked out and you're starting to see you know Jimmy Fallon back in. His studio without an audience and the roots band is there but they're socially distance from each other and I feel like that is going to be more than norm going forward. I don't know that the tolerance for iphone videos and stuff is really going to be there. You know six months from now as things start reopening as people get back to their normal lives I, think there is an expectation that that the media will look that way to. In terms of sort of the other piece of this is, is the the behind the scenes portion and I do think there will be a lot of changes as far as how how things are crude how things are staffed I think people are starting to realize that. There there can be a lot of waste in the way that we make television movies, things like that, and you know it's it's such a subtle difference I guess there's that little like kind of five to ten percent difference that as a professional I pick up on when I watched something that's not well made I can just feel like if the edit is off a little bit or the costuming is not quite right or they didn't light it. But most audience members aren't savvy to that and I think unfortunately, a lot of network heads aren't either and they're getting used to this lower cost of production whereas you say, family members shipping in people are doing their own makeup they're. Trying to figure it all out and maybe even shooting themselves or the things that are returning are returning with a very reduced crew. I'm worried that that's going to become the norm and I know that the head of discovery who owns hgtv food network and all sort of said as much I. think it was back in April that you know, why were we paying one hundred thousand dollars an episode when I can just give the pioneer woman a an iphone and she can make me a half hour show and so I have a feeling that that's sort of the next piece of this is that..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:29 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"How do I set up remote interviews that are going to be interesting for people to watch? How do we do a cooking show with a couple of phones just that sort of stuff and so that just really fascinated me from a workflow standpoint just you know what equipment does it take to make this work? How people you know just figuring out this new reality? So those were sorted the two goals. I guess going into this show trying to to have a space for us to talk about why creativity matters and why. The entertainment and media industry matters, and then to of hear some best practices from people that are doing that work every day. So it's been it's been an interesting mix and I've talked to a lot of interesting guests the show today and I'll say that we challenge we had was that when this show launched, we launched in a studio we were still in our place and we transitioned during the run of the show very early on and the joke around the station is I've pretty much hoarded every piece of equipment. The station has every time they say does anyone need is like yes. I don't know if I'm, GONNA use it, but I've got all my equipment here but it is challenging to learn this new way to interact with people. But still that commitment to getting the information out in a timely manner and we've talked before and actually I got the honor of being a guest on your podcast and we talked about in this day and age we were much better equipped. To do this had to twenty years ago the access to what we have now would've been much harder to continue to keep everyone informed without risking your lives. I tend to think though that generation of reporters and journalists would have been in the studios would have still been broadcasting and doing what they needed to do. So it's it's hats off tall those that came before us and what they believed in. Tell me a little bit about some of the interesting stories you heard from folks about the challenges they faced in today's Day. And Age getting these stories out while also holding onto a sense of humanity, but also dealing with the technical issues. Yeah, I mean. I I. Feel like it varies depending on the type of show you're making I. think it's it's really easy to sort of write off certain types of shows and just say you know do we really need dramas right now we really comedies like we should be focusing on getting the news out but you sort of realized that there is a there is a human aspect to the arts that so important and that really helps us sort of make sense of this time and so that is all critical and you know one of the interesting guests talked to people from the PBS. World This Julia Colin Davison, who's one of the CO host of America's test kitchen and Cook's country. When we talked I think it was back in May. She was one of the early guests at the time she was doing a bunch of instagram videos just cooking from her kitchen essentially with two or three iphones, and then uploading those videos to a dropbox and having one of their video editors cut together a cooking video and you know we were all cooking from a lot more back then. So it was there was a need for that content and she had to sort. Of figure out, how do I? How do I act as both an instructor, which is the role as she was used to but also as technical person of figuring out where does the camera need to be at this point to see the onions go into the into the pan or things like that, and now they've transition America's test kitchen I I..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

02:49 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Edition I'm ready. We'll be right back. This is USA Matter Special Edition. I'm earning news right now you know a lot of us are facing the challenges of how do we work in today's World Environment How has your job changed for those of us in the media or entertainment industry we've had to make a major shift to try and continue to put the information and in some cases, the entertainment out there that you've come to expect, and especially with more is on the media because a lot of people have a lot more time to pay. Attention to it. So what are the challenges that face a lot of people making those changes? Well, one gentleman who knows a lot about this from his work in the PBS world with this old house and ask this old house is he threw Selah and he started a new podcast called quarantine creatives and he's here to tell us all about it. Hello Heath hiring how are you? I'm doing well, and both of us are working from home right now we do this. Yeah I'M UP IN MY ATTIC I. Took over a little corner of a finished attic and reclaimed a desk in a spot where I never thought a desk could fit but it's quiet up here. It's away from the kids. I. Can lock the door and Yeah. It's become my podcast studio and Home Office during the suit you started a podcast right after we kind of had all of this going on in our world the whole cove in nineteen existence. What made you think this was something we needed to explore. Yeah. Well, let me back. Up for minute and just tell ya I, I was a TV producer for many years. I worked at this old house as he said for fifteen years and I got laid off at the beginning of March sort of right as this was all starting to happen and it was a permanent layoff, they were doing corporate restructuring. So I was at a place where suddenly I was looking for work at a time even interest weren't won an emmy. I E. Yeah. You know it's nothing is a danger desus world yeah? So. I'm looking for new work and trying to find new jobs in TV, and at that time production was shut down not just here in Massachusetts but across the country there just weren't TV jobs and I felt very alone in that time just you know sending out resumes emailing contacts, and as I started to talk to my friends in the industry I realized that none of them were working either cameramen you know sound operators, producers, directors, even actors and talent and stuff, and as I started sort of just sharing these stories with friends on the phone or by email or messages realize that. There might be an audience for talking about that. So that was sort of one piece was just sort of those of us that were out of work trying to figure out you know, how do we get through all this? How do we make sense of this world and figure out what's on the other side but sort of at the same time and I know you've been going through this with your show and and other people that have shows going on every single day you know the view or late night talk shows or the news whatever like there were all these new workflows. Being developed people figuring out how do I broadcast from home?.

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

02:41 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"But if you look, they make huge profits on some of the other drugs that they are producing. So when they say we're you know we're not gonNA, make a profit in a sense they will make a profit. Because, maybe the government will look the other way when they raise the prices on some of their other drugs and when you look at Medina there a new company, they don't have these big blocks blockbuster drugs. So in order to maintain their viability, they do have to earn a profit off of this vaccine. Merck is going to charge as well and they should have other drugs they can raise prices on, but I think it's just a a sign of what else they have out there that they're making money on. Since speaking about the government, of course, that's GONNA lead me over to president trump. I know that this blog that were pulling information from came out on Monday. So this could have changed already, but as of the blogs writing trump was finally coming out and supporting mask-wearing in a more obvious manner. Yes. This was the first time. Last week where he said Americans should wear a mask. So so that's a step forward. Yeah, and I preface it by saying, we never know what's GonNa Happen next. But at that point, that's what was happening right safe to say the FDA also approves something that was interesting and it's called poodle sampling and we've heard about this. Can you explain what that means? What happens in pulled sampling is you could take no swab say from four different patients up to four is there regulation and then once you once you have those four samples, you combine them all into your testing machine at once and look if someone test positive. So the notion is if he had fairly low prevalence that this allows you to test four patients with using fewer tests supplies which should help in terms of the backlog of testing interesting. Last note before I let you go I, know that casinos are. Notorious for doing this of pumping oxygen into the casinos so that you will stay more awake and gamble more late into the evenings. But landlords and property managers are doing the same thing. Now why they're doing that because they know that outside air leads to a lower risk of workers inside getting the corona virus. So the more outside air you have the better the problem is it turns out raises the cost by as much as thirty percent and in New York City. New. York. State they're actually talking about imposing fines on sort of. High Energy Using Building, starting in twenty, twenty four. So this actually could result in fines of a million dollars per high rise building in New York. Well..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

03:40 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"The thing that makes me wonder is so if you lose your hair or are losing your hair, are you more likely to get covert or is it the opposite way around it is the opposite what they're discovering now that I in in, it's enough cases that it's not noticed by a number of different doctors and researchers After you've contracted the coronavirus, this is this is one of the complications that can can result in it. It starts happening maybe three weeks after that some of your. Hair. FOLLICLES, they stopped growing here for a while and so your hair starts looking thinner and thinner. and it it may resolve. They think they're in some cases. It does resolve that you know there's there's there's a top position in New York and he saying you know where your mask now we're wear a wig later. Interesting. Interesting way to put it and. And I don't make light of it. Trust me with my comb over go and I am not making light of air. Let's talk a little bit your health economists. So let's talk money here. The US government is putting in orders or at least reserving orders with commitment to buy on different vaccines. Yes, what they've done is well, you know we're hoping that we'll have a vaccine that's approved by the end of the year but then you have to ramp up and you have to be able to produce hundreds of millions of doses and in order to do that, you need to provide a financial incentive So the US government has pledged one point, two billion dollars to Astra Zeneca of and the Oxford, vaccine effort, and they've been promised for that amount three, hundred, million doses by October although it, you know it it, it may not be approve. It may take a little bit longer. So let me ask this though before you go onto the next one, I'm curious do we pay the one point two billion now and they produce the vaccine and it's all on the gamble that the vaccine will work or do we wait until the vaccine has been proven and then the money changes hands I think it depends on which company There are some where they are giving the money now and and I believe one of the companies they do not pay until they get the first one, hundred million dollars. Hundred. until they get the first one, hundred million doses and it's been approved, and that's a function of how much capital some of these pharmaceutical companies are very well capitalized because they make a lot of other drugs and some are not but but it's the right government response because making vaccines is very risky. I. Actually think they should have supported more producers and thrown the money out at them because when you think of two three, billion dollars per vaccine compared to potentially a trillion dollars economic. Activity you could gain by having those vaccines out there faster. This is a gamble you WANNA pay So if I'm understanding it right the ideas, then they're in production of this vaccine even before it's been approved. So once they get the approval, they've already got stockpiled, but you can't get the pharmaceutical companies to make it if they don't know that they're going to be reimbursed for it or paid for it. So it Kinda, it's a gamble, but it's a better gamble of money than trying to rebuild A. Broken economy exactly now, talking about pricing a little bit though some companies are saying they are going to sell these vaccines at a cost and others aren't what's going on there well okay. So so at a house subcommittee hearing Astra Zeneca Johnson Johnson said, they would sell their vaccines a cost..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:52 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"So so there is a definite increase in deaths but that that smooth number of Desa three, hundred, thirty, maybe a little bit high. And as we deal with all of this both in our state across our country, we can turn and look at examples from other countries and what they're doing, how are the numbers looking in Europe Well, Europe is looking much better than the US. We've from last week. The number of new cases fell below five thousand more recently, it may have gone up just a tick but they you know five thousand cases a day compared to sixty five, thousand cases a day that we have here in the US, you know I much rather have Europe situation they're attributing their success to what? Well. There are attributed it to to multiple different things that people there in general take the virus more seriously. So they are better engaging in social distancing and mask-wearing, and some of the countries have had much more capacity in terms of testing and they're more aggressive in using it. And also their side social distancing mask wearing combined with testing and tracing. That is helping them recover from this. Yes. Yes. Exactly and and there are more likely to comply with the shutdown order I. Remember I was speaking with an Associated Press reporter from France and she I talked to me about Texas and I said, well, what about what's going on in Paris and I said you know I don't think we're going to have another lockdown because people won't stand for it whereas she said in France, the government asked for it if things were. Getting out of control they would do that without a doubt and no question a well, a very grownup friend of mine who actually lived through World War Two in the UK said to me in passing that Americans would have never made it through the war because during World War Two when we were told what to do we went and we did it and that's why we survived and she said that's a lesson she felt all Americans should also pay heed.

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:57 min | 7 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Who is the producer and host of the podcast quarantine creatives. We'll give us a look into how people are taking their work life online yet skill informing and educating us also Dietrich von Beedon Feld will be here to talk the economy unemployment candy fiction all things that are concerning our economy right now but we start the show as we do every Friday with Dr Vivian Ho Health Economist from Rice University's Baker Institute and also affiliated with Baylor College of. Medicine, she publishes the blog corona virus by the numbers. You can find it easily by doing a web search Baker, blog Ho and then you'll see everything we're talking about but without further ado, good afternoon Dr Ho higher rates go to be here. It's good to have you back again and it's good to have you here to help us make sense out of these numbers. So we're GONNA start off as we do every week with how are we doing with our update on corona numbers across the country so cases are we seeing more or less cases? We actually had a little bit of a dip over the last week. So compared to last Wednesday you compare that to the previous Wednesday we've gone down actually four percent from around close to sixty seven, thousand TEUs sixty, four, thousand cases, which is a beginning of a good sign and also the positivity rate what's happening there? Yeah. So I, agree it's it's potentially the beginning of a good sign because the positivity rate has gone down as well from eight and a half percent to seven point nine percent last Wednesday so. It's not a huge change, but it's a slight change in the right direction at least right. Let's see if we can sustain this for a few more days. Right. But as we always know certain things lagged behind the numbers that you just gave and that's deaths. How are we doing with the death rise? Yes. Unfortunately, the deaths increased from eight hundred, thirty, five, the previous Wednesday to one. Thousand Fifty, nine That's the smooth. It's that's averaged over the previous seven days. That's a thirteen percent increase. So we are seeing days One after the other where we have more than one thousand deaths day in the US and actually the most recent day was one, thousand, four, hundred deaths and it can all make sense that you can see positively and testing positive going down while deaths go up because of the lag as people are getting better, they're still that these are the people that were affected earlier. Exactly. Exactly. These are people who contracted the virus may be a month ago three weeks ago even several weeks ago who are dying now now, let's bring in a little closer to. Home Texas has gotten a lot of a lot of attention in the news as being a hot spot what are the numbers telling US case? Wise well so as of last Wednesday, the number of cases has gone down eighteen percent smooth number in cases from close to eight thousand down to six, thousand, three hundred. But I would caution people because we've had a lot of rain and that leads to fewer people going out to get tested and some of the testing sites also will close down because of that. So so a decline of. PERCENT IN people testing positive is great but we just don't know if that's all for real or not. Does that hold true when we get to positively numbers? Well, it's also consistent with positivity. So positively went from eleven point eight percent down to ten point two percent last Wednesday..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:28 min | 8 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"We be taking the assumption that because we see these positive rates going up, we see infection rates across the country high, but the death rate. The death number seemed to be lower. Is that telling us more about the virus you think? I don't think it's really telling us so much. About the nature of the virus, there have actually been studies coming out, and they're pretty much all saying that the mortality rate the actual true mortality rate for this virus is between point, five percent, and a little over one percent, and that number has been fairly steady over. The previous months in terms of different studies coming up with these numbers. We keep talking about testing, and even though there seems to be more testing, going on now than there was some are saying it's still not enough that we're far below what we need. Oh, absolutely were far below. Because the problem is, we can't get test results back to people in time for them to take action There are some people waiting two weeks for their results. By that time you never know how many people they could possibly have infected, even waiting five to seven days. That's crucial if If people are out and circulating with other people until they get their test result. There's a high chance that they've actually spread the virus to other people who wouldn't have gotten otherwise. We need to get enough. Testing done for form of the test and get the results back to people in a day or two over at Harvard. They did some research and they feel that we're only at about thirty five percent of the testing. We need to be doing daily. Is that correct? Yes, that's correct what? is at at a minimum. You need to be able to test everyone who's got symptoms and then assuming that each one of those people represents another ten people out in the population that you haven't caught, and if you use that rule of thumb, sort of the one person was symptoms, and then ten additional people, you can have calculations which the New York Times has done by state and it varies by..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:23 min | 8 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"You're listening to Houston matters special edition I'm Ernie Moose on today's show. We're going to be speaking with Dr Peter. Hotels he's GonNa to talk about vaccines and the whole Niff- behind why they are bad for you, also dietrich line beaten Feld, we'll be here with our economic and business update, but as we start every week on Fridays at the top of the show. We have Dr, Vivian. How are health economists from Rice University Baker Institute also affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine each week she publishes. Publishes her blog of all the up to the numbers on covert. You can find that at Baker Institute Dot Org Slash Vivian, Ho Code Nineteen, or as we've been talking about Baker blog. Ho put it in a search engine. It's the first thing that will come up. Welcome back to the show Dr Ho. Hello there higher to be with you good to have you back with us. It's been A. It's been an interesting time for the US. And for Texas and cove. It hasn't gone anywhere No. It's it's still with us it. In full force. Week, we kind of start our chat looking at the numbers and the covid tracking, and I'm curious how the US is doing as a nation well, unfortunately in terms of the US were actually going up. In terms of number of cases, the mood seven day, smooth number of cases for last Wednesday was sixty, six, thousand, eight, hundred, ninety eight, so we had a seven point. Four increased seven point four percent increase over the week. How about the positivity rates looking positive positivie rates stay exactly the same at eight and a half percent I don't know if. That's good or It's good that it didn't go up because it has been eight and a half, percent is very high. Does that eight and a half percent? Give us an idea that maybe were starting to at least get a handle on this high percentage of tests. Well yeah, it suggests that maybe we're getting more tests out there that that's definitely been a problem, but the problem, but the other thing about this number is we've seen it Go down sometimes, which is a good sign, and then it'll. It'll just go right back up a few days later and then Howard deaths looking in the US. We are on the rise again and so we've gone up. Fifteen percent in a number of daily deaths on the smooth number of daily is now at eight, hundred.

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:03 min | 8 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Of engagement So it's it's. It's a lot of online misinformation that people are seeing. It turns out this website called news guard that can actually rate different websites for you to talk about the legitimacy of their news. I've actually downloaded on my computer and it's working pretty well. public health departments more important than ever put. Their funding doesn't seem to reflect that Yes, definitely what we've seen since two thousand ten spending for state, public health departments has dropped sixteen percent per capita spending for local health departments has fallen by eighteen percent, so we wonder how we got into this particular problem. Well, that's probably a good good reason for it. Every week you end your blog. I seem to think and I'm sure you guys are planning at this way with something? That's kind of like a cherry on top, even though it's such a dark time for us, and it's the testing in public, a lot of people have been using temperature to determine whether or not you might have been exposed to the virus which I'm always concerned with, because not everyone shows though symptoms, but okay, but they're adding a new one for testing when you walk into public places or maybe numbers of people. What is it that they're looking at? Who Will you know? They're looking at smell test because a study has found that cove in nineteen patients were twenty seven times more likely to lose their sense of smell relative to people who don't have it, and it turns out. If you look at the fever test, it's only it you know. People are with covert or only two point, six percent, more likely or two point six times more likely. To have the fever, so so the smell test is much more accurate, but then it starts getting thinking Ooh, you know. What kind of smell test could we have at airports or these other places you know scratch and sniff could be really brought to a new level I was thinking of the scratch and sniff card. Thank you so much every week. Doctor who joins us to share with us? The latest findings from the Baker Institute Vivian Ho Covid Nineteen Blog I. Call it that because it's easy to find it that way Baker Institute Dot Org Slash Vivian Ho covid nineteen..

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"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

03:29 min | 8 months ago

"dr dietrich" Discussed on Houston Matters

"As we now begin all Friday show with Dr Vivian, how who you may have recently heard. Heard as early as this morning on Houston, matters on the morning edition. She's a health economist at Rice University, Baker Institute and at Baylor College of Medicine and she's here to share information on the latest updates on the corona virus. You can read more about all of this at Baker Institute. Dot Org. Slash, Vivian Ho covid nineteen. Hello, Dr Ho Higher. It's good to be here I. I like the fact you're spending an awful lot of time with us today. We had in the morning and now we have you on the afternoon show. It would be nice if it were different issues, but We'll have to deal with that, but you know what you are. The person to to turn to four these issues especially for taking a look at what's going on in the world around us especially when it comes to covid nineteen and we're usually like to start off of your blog. Each week is taking a look back at the numbers and how we're doing as a nation I guess the number of infections which we probably have seen and heard over, and over again is on the rise, and it went up considerably this week. Yes unfortunately if we're looking from yesterday, compared to a week ago on July, first the the smooth number of cases looking over the seven day average Scott up twenty one percent, so we've gone from forty three thousand cases to fifty two thousand house, the positivity right Ben, though within those numbers well, unfortunately, the percent testing positive is also increased..

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