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Good News on COVID-19 Vaccines
"Doctor since you deal with issues of life and death. I don't think a tough question for me is going to stagger you. The president said today back to normal. Maybe by christmas may be by the end of this year in a good mary. Many americans are rightfully bummed to hear that but these vaccines have to get out there and have to work. When in your estimation will this vaccine be as plentiful as ubiquitous as normal as going for our annual flu shot brian. There is some good news on that front. And so before. I give you my estimate. I'll give you the reasonings We know that we've purchased enough now at least at the madeira in pfizer. About three hundred million people to be vaccinated. And that's what dr fauci said would be available by the end of july. But the was coming down the pike you know. Potentially the johnson johnson vaccine with this getting evaluated by the fda committee next week which might add again at least immediately if the millen dealt million doses than dan novak's another one that showed very good. Efficacy is going to get a valued in the month of march. So i would say That's even a conservative estimate. End of july there might be more vaccine candidate that they are successful. We may have more vaccine available sooner so the other pieces of good news from this week is that more and more data's also showing that vaccines may help reduce transmission that maybe doesn't completely eliminate the risk but people who are vaccinated may have a less brisk transmitting the disease even if they breakthrough infection to others. Because we don't know how. How much of a reduction it is and we don't know how the variance will affect all equation. That's where we're up for. Now are still asking everybody to wear masks. But this is good news that means transmission will start just like what israel is seeing that a lot of other countries are seeing that are seeing higher levels of vaccination rates. I am hoping by july We might see some level of normalcy where we start having small gatherings and potentially even international travel by next ball. I know that's optimistic. That's where i'm putting my stake in the ground. That's where i'm standing.
U.S. life expectancy plunged a full year as pandemic took hold
"Overnight, the CDC revealing that is the Corona virus spread. During the first half of 2020 life expectancy dropped a full year, with minority communities suffering the most Latinos losing nearly two years. Black Americans losing almost three. The staggering news comes as Americans are desperate to return to normal life. But when? Exactly will that happen? The president's prediction by next Christmas. I think we'll be in a very different circumstance. God willing, then we are today. Here's the press secretaries. We don't know at this point. What that timeline is going to look like and Dr Fauci is hopefully, as you alluded to By the time we start entering 2022, we really will have a degree of normality that weighed approximate the kind of normality that we've been used to 200 million. Additional vaccine doses secured by the White House will not be delivered
Johnson & Johnson Could Deliver 100million COVID vaccineV Later Than Expected
"By the end of July. Well, it turns out the timeline isn't quite that certain 200 million additional vaccine doses secured by the White House will not be delivered until summer, Dr Fauci saying a substantial amount of doses from Johnson and Johnson will arrive later than expected. As for when everyone who wants vaccine will get one. President Biden is revising an earlier prediction. It's no longer going to be spring. ABC News chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega the Biden administration and Democratic lawmakers today will introduce their immigration
WHO Formally Authorizes the Use of the AstraZeneca Vaccine
"Of time. The World Health Organization is green lighting AstraZeneca's Oxford University's vaccine for emergency use. We've seen this now with modern and Fizer, it was widely speculated that it would get approved quickly, and the approval comes after a review has determined that the AstraZeneca vaccines benefits outweigh The risks, so the move will now allow the U. N to ship millions of doses to developing nations across the globe. The vaccine's still has not been approved for use in the United States. Dr Fauci says that may not happen for a couple more weeks.
Fauci urges vaccinations to stop new virus strains: 'Viruses cannot mutate if they don't replicate'
"It was humans learn to outsmart the coronavirus with vaccines, masks and social distancing the virus may be working on outsmarting US. The New York Times has a report about a new study that's identified seven new variants of the virus, which appeared over originated in the US and they all share a mutation that might make them extra contagious, just like the UK in South Africa variants. Virus variants or another reason why Americans need to get vaccinated as quickly as possible and continue to follow pandemic safety protocols. So, says the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, on ABC. Is this weak, masking the distancing the avoiding congregants settings. If you put that, together with the vaccine, we could be able to confront this variant as it were. And prevented from taking over. Of course, Dr. Fauci isn't the only medical expert reminding the nation of Basque up case numbers air coming down, they say, but are still very high Following the winter certain we're still at about 100,000 cases a day we're still at around 1502 3500 deaths. Her day. Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Rochelle Walensky said it is encouraging to see the daily infection numbers coming down, but they remain more than 2.5 times The rate seen last summer. They're coming down from extraordinarily high place. Well, I'm ski arches. We need toe all take responsibility to decrease that community spread. Including mask wearing Ben Thomas
Dr. Fauci predicts "open season" for vaccinations in April
"Meantime, predicting that it will be open season for covert 19 vaccinations in the U. S by April as increased supply allows most people to get the shots. The science advisor to Mr Biden says the rate of infections will greatly accelerate in the coming months. But he cautions it will take several more months to deliver injections to adult Americans, but he predicts herd immunity could be achieved by late summer. Dr Fauci credits forthcoming deliveries of the to approve vaccines the potential approval of a third and moves by the Biden administration to increase the nation's capacity to deliver more doses.
Dr. Fauci predicts "open season" for vaccinations in April
"April it will be open season for covert vaccinations in this country. A B C's Mark Millar joining us on the co Moh news line to explain what does that exactly mean? And what's it say about supplies? Mark? Yes. Oh, doctor catching on NBC's Today show this morning. Did that open season and basically what he said. That means is by we get by the time we get to into April and the end of April. We're going to start seeing the kind of vaccine supply that will allow us to get to these levels where virtually everyone can get vaccinated now, he said. Logistically, it may still take several months to complete. Vaccinations for that many people so we may still have Somewhat of a supply crunch compared to the demand, but I think what he was getting at there is right now we're in these tears and phases of who's eligible to get vaccines and what he's saying is, by the time we're getting into April in late April, we might be in the general public area of Virtually anyone is eligible to go get a vaccination. It's just a question of whether or not we have the millions of doses to supply for the potentially hundreds of millions of people who would be eligible and willing to get a vaccine at that point, So he says the case is really going to ramp up because we're gonna see the supply ramp up over the next couple months into April, and he said that he hopes The vast majority of Americans can be vaccinated by the time we get to mid end of summer. How many are being administered now? Mark so, the U. S is ramping up and has been ramping up the pace of vaccinations. And right now the U. S has now, according to Ah planning document from the Department of Health and Human Services, the U. S has now hit Seven day average for daily doses administered on that number is now 1,555,959 shots a day. So we have now hit that 1.5 million. A day shot total that President Biden had called for. Obviously, that puts us on a good track for us reaching that 100 million shots and his 1st 100 days, which some you know, had said was kind of a low goal, a low bar that it could have been higher, but we're making progress in that direction and shots are ramping up and that's good news. Dr Fauci have any cautions for people? Not when it came to that vaccines. Now he did say that they're watching the variance that have been coming around the UK Varian in particular is spreading quite rapidly here in the U. S. Though, he said mass are effective against it, as well as the vaccines that we currently have. Hey, also was asked about You know this. This lingering question about Can you if you get vaccinated? Can you go see your family? Are you safe to do that? And he said ultimately, yes, but the goal would be to have both parties vaccinated And the reason being is let's say your grandmother or you know, someone you know is vaccinated. Well, they could go and meet you. They could still get Kobe Ed. If you're not wearing masks, and you're not social distancing. They could still get cold it in their nasal cavity, essentially and from there potentially spread it to others, So the risk may not be so much. Them, but the ability for them to spread it So again. The goal here is to have both parties vaccinated. But that was kind of his parting piece of advice here. A PC's Mark Rommel or thank you, Mark. You bet. Thank you.
When will kids be able to get COVID-19 vaccines?
"One can young kids get vaccinated. Dr. Anthony Fauci is optimistic that Children his youngest first grade may have access to the vaccine in time for the school year that begins this fall. The nation's top infectious disease expert, says the government is in the process, starting clinical trials and what he calls aged the escalation. Dr Fauci tells pro public up By the time September rolls around, kids entering first grade will likely be able to get the vaccine presuming trials are successful in those age groups. This C tells NBC's today show that the rate of adult vaccinations should accelerate in the coming months. I would imagine By the time we get to April that will be what I would call for. You know, for better wording open season, namely virtually everybody and anybody in any category could start to get vaccinated. That small w T o P news
5-Year-Old Girl in Critical Condition After Car Crash Involving Kansas City Chiefs' Assistant Coach
"Britt Reid in the hospital after a car crash Thursday night. Police say he admits to having 2 to 3 drinks and Adderall while driving his pickup truck. He gets into an accident with two other drivers. Two Children and one of the other cars hurt a five year old in critical condition. The 911 calls released critical injuries occurred between shut the highway down in writing and saying We have one child, possibly seriously. Now charges against Reed pending the outcome of a police investigation. Dr Fauci
Will the Super Bowl become a super-spreader event?
"Dr Rochelle Walensky says she's worried about Super Bowl Sunday, becoming a super spreader event. Dr. Anthony Fauci is worried, too, as much fun as it is to get together in a big Super Bowl party. Now is not the time to do that. His advice. Watch the game and enjoy it, but do it. With your family or with people that are in your household, Dr Fauci on the Today show earlier this
Experts are working to stop the Super Bowl from becoming a super-spreader event
"Experts worry on Super Bowl weekend and with coronavirus cases and deaths down, we could let down our guard. Not only is the number of new infections down, experts think that soon fewer Americans will die from Cove in 19. But will that make us relax and start partying? CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky says she's worried about Super Bowl Sunday, becoming a super spreader event. Dr. Anthony Fauci is worried, too, as much fun as it is to get together in a big Super Bowl party. Now is not the time to do that. His advice. Watch the game and enjoy it. But do it with your family or with people that are in your household, Dr Fauci on the Today show earlier this week.
Fauci says he hopes he gets another chance to throw out Nationals first pitch after 'embarrassing' first try
"Fauci is asking the Washington Nationals for another chance. Speaking with the medical journal, Jama, the nation's top infectious disease expert, says he wants to throw out another one of the team's ceremonial first pitches. You might have seen the footage of the last time he tried is First attempt last year did not go well. He completely missed the home plate when viral all over Social media, Dr Fauci calling that quite embarrassing
Dr. Fauci: Double-masking makes 'common sense' and is likely more effective
"Get over Fauci. Two masks are better than one that that to me because now we're going to see people in their cars by themselves with two masks on Because found, she said, so. A lot of folks are hearing now about double masking when two masks or trying to get one of those n 95 medical grade masks. Do you believe that that's advisable and makes a difference? You know, it likely does because I mean, this is a physical covering to prevent a droplets and virus to get in. So if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on. It just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective and that's the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version. Even in 95. She Savannah. A mask is a covering It's a physical covering. Don't you know it prevents drop? Let's I, Dr Fauci. I'm enlightening you and your audience. Mask is covering. And if you have a covering, and then you have another covering It makes common sense that the double coverings will prevent the droplets from coming out. We're going in. I, Dr Fauci. Have spoken. Thank you. And God bless
Moderna says it's working on Covid booster shot for variant in South Africa
"The first case of a new Corona virus variants been identified in Virginia was discovered in a sample from an adult in Northern Virginia who had no reported recent travel history. Thanks for have warned the variant Sweeping do. Britain will probably become the dominant source of infection in the U. S. By March. Even Pilgrim reports there is new urgency to ensure vaccines offer protection against variants. The UK vary it already and at least 26 states is more contagious, and British health officials warn it could also be more deadly. Dr Fauci, saying he believes those British scientists, they became convinced that it is, in fact. A bit more virulent, namely, make making it more difficult, but one study showing them the during a vaccine, maybe less protective against the South African straight, so the company is now studying a possible booster shot. Many states reporting dwindling supplies of vaccines. President Biden hopes to ramp up the roll out in the coming weeks, but Kenneth voting reports it could be some time before the see the effect of those efforts. President Bargain is no Amy to ramp up to 1.5 million doses per day, and he's hoping for widespread vaccinations by spring, but one of his top adviser says We may not see that until the fall, the buying administration invoked the Defense production act to expand vaccine production. But this morning, the largest maker syringes says it doesn't have the capacity to increase supplies. Again, right going rich and help this trick says it will receive only about 6400 doses of Corona virus vaccine each week for the foreseeable future. That's about a quarter of the doses requested. The district has half of those doses will go to the scene. You're 65 older 40% 2 essential workers and 10% for residents and employees of homeless shelters in correctional
Biden reinstating COVID-19 restrictions for overseas travelers
"Is is reinstating reinstating coronavirus. coronavirus. Travel Travel restrictions restrictions resented resented by by former former President President Trump. Trump. Trump Trump rolled rolled back back restriction restriction on on travelers travelers from from Europe, Europe, the the United United Kingdom Kingdom in in Brazil Brazil in in the the days days before before he left office. But Biden is reversing that he's also adding South Africa to the travel ban list More now from ABC. It's George Stephanopoulos. We're joined now by the president, chief Medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci. Dr Fauci. Thanks for joining us again. So we've seen this announcement of the travel ban from South Africa. Reimposing travel bans the other is but at this point are they really going to do any good? You know, I believe so, George. I think that was a prudent decision because Right now, even though our surveillance isn't as comprehensive as we'd like it to be. Yet it does not appear that this particular mutant is in the United States, although it well may be, But if you have AH, free inflow of people From a country in which that mutant is clearly dominant. I talked to my colleagues, often in South Africa, It clearly is dominant there. I believe the travel ban will be important. In addition, Having a situation where anybody coming into the country now is going to read me quiet toe have a negative test before they even get on the plane when they land to have a degree of quarantine as well as another test, so I believe it was prudent, even though it's never perfect. There's always a possibility and even a likelihood of some slippage, but but I think the band which was discussed Very intensively by the group was the right decision. Let's talk about these various. I know you're concerned about the South African very not sure if it's here yet. We've gotten some evidence over the last several days that the United Kingdom variant Is actually more deadly. Explain what we're finding. At the beginning, George when it was first studied intensively in the UK, the UK scientists made a statement which was clearly obvious that this was more easily spread. I am or transmissible When they looked at it did not look like on a case by case basis that it was actually more virulent is the word they used, namely, more likely to make you seriously ill will kill you when they went and became more granular and look at the data. He became convinced that it is, in fact, ah bit Maura of virulent, namely, make making it more difficult when you get to the point of serious disease and even death, So I believe their data. I haven't seen all of it. But from what I've heard, I believe the data. We're still seeing shortages of vaccines all across the country. At this point. I know the president. Has has issued a serious of orders that are designed to increase vaccine production. What more can be done right now? Well, I think it's exactly what the president is doing. We've got to pull out all the stops. We gotta find out. You know, there's a lot of disappearance in this big disparities that you see and discrepancies. George, for example, you might call up one group locally and say that this vaccine there it's not getting into people's arms. It's available. You make a call to another group. When you say we don't have enough vaccine, we have people lined up. We've got to get into the trenches and figure out exactly at that local level What's going on and how to fix it? Because President Biden has said right from the beginning, he's going to pull out all the stops. If things don't look like they're working well, instead of blaming people were going to just try and fix it and jump all over it. That's what we're doing. It's gonna take a little time You're going to still hear about people who are not getting vaccine You wanted as well as vaccine that's on the shelf, but hopefully within a very reasonable period of time. That's going to get corrected from good Morning America. That's Dr Anthony Fauci.
Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like
"Don't know if you caught this today. The the new york times interview with feci dr home really on what working on yeah. It's an interview. They had him for an hour Task him about working for trump was really like so from denial. Ism to death threats. Dr anthony fauci describes a front year as an advisor to president. Donald j trump on the covid nineteen pandemic. And you know what. What's so interesting about this interview for me. Kim is how despite the headline and a clear attempts to almost make it sounds salacious. There is nothing about this interview. That is even remotely salacious. If anything it's it's it might even be considered a bit drab aside from yes the reality that dr fauci. His family faced death threats. He had an envelope full of a powder that showed up at his office. And you know people had to come in with has matt suits to determine whether it was you know a harmful substance turned out wasn't but aside from that cam what's really interesting is just how much dr fauci kept his cool through this entire process and you know when people were thinking well what happened coachee. Did he disappeared. did he get fired. and he talks very pointingly about this that his job is to be honest. Youthful transparent. that is his role and he is not prepared to compromise in that regard at all full stop and that led him to effectively. Keep quiet in many ways. Almost you know if you can't say anything nice. Don't say anything at all cam. He sort of got to a place where he could not in good conscience. Get up and be supportive of the message that the administration was conveying and the reality was quickly becoming that time he did speak. He was contradicting the administration. And then the administration you know behind closed doors would kind of lean into him and say you can't say this you can't say this But yeah just just the dedication of this man to maintaining the message maintaining the message staying true to his to his beliefs true to his education. True to background true to science and true two facts regardless of the obstacles that he faced along the so. Is it worth your time. Yes is it a as salacious As the you know the the the headline might suggest no not at all on the contrary. It's exactly what you would probably expect dr fauci to say right down to his his closing remark where you know the reporters clearly trying to bait him into saying that. Donald trump is responsible for You know all the cova deaths and he says look you know i. I don't have any scientific evidence to confirm or deny one way or the other that he is directly responsible. So i'm not going to touch that Yeah i i hope that one of the things that we get back in the future is an understanding of who the messenger is and who the newsmaker is and you know a foul. She was like you said he's there to tell the truth and to share his expertise and if he says wear a mask people get angry about that is not really she pushing masks. He's saying this is what his years of experience and training of tottenham and for some reason. We have discounted
Dr Fauci warns South African 'super-covid' is the variant to worry about because it may make vaccines less effective
"Well, the newer strain of the Corona virus first found in the UK and now identified in at least 20 states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey Dr Anthony Fauci says that strain and the new variant discovered in South Africa arm or transmissible, but they may not be deadlier. CBS News Medical contributor. Dr David Vega says the current vaccine has proven effective against the strain from England. But there's still a lot to worry about this South African very is the real worry someone many of the monoclonal antibodies, which Dyinto a tiny part of the spy protein. Are finding and what we're seeing with some of the people who've been vaccinated or been exposed to the prior versions of the virus. Is that their antibodies barn Barn binding well, so we don't know The true answer yet will be some immunity. Probably not 100% immunity like we see with the vaccines with the other strains, Dr Ada says. It's very common for viruses to change, he says. The plateau we're seeing in cases could take off as the new U. K vary, it becomes dominant across the
Fauci describes "liberating feeling" in new Biden administration
"Unleashed a bit if you will, appearing at his first briefing with the New administration infectious disease expert talked about working with the Trump administration idea. That you can get up here and talk about what? You know what evidence? What the sciences and no, That's it. Let the science speak. It is somewhat of a liberating feeling passed for President Biden's vaccine directive, the gold that was set by the president. Of getting 100 Million people vaccinated in the 1st 100 days is quite a reasonable goal of Dr Fauci says his best case scenario is that 85% of Americans could be vaccinated by the end of this summer. The Colorado
"dr fauci" Discussed on White Coat, Black Art
"Tweeted. Thank you for this episode. There are many commonalities to northeast. Calgary a kobe. Nineteen hotspot here. In alberta and sadly our premier has emphasized social gatherings as the problem big sigh and finally on facebook. Jenny put said this great episode. It really illuminated the many causes behind high covert rates in some communities and dispelled a lot of myths. Thanks to all of you for commenting on last week's show. That's our show this week. If you wish to comment email us at white coat at cbc dot ca. I'm on twitter at night shift. Md and the show is at cdc white coat also on facebook. If you wanna listen to our live or on demand anytime make sure you download the cbc. Listen app you can also get the shows a podcast at i tunes and elsewhere while you're there subscribe to the dose the show where we answer your most pressing health questions this week. I'm joined by steve. Jordan's a psychology professor at the university of toronto scarborough. He helps answer the question. How can i stay. Mentally and emotionally healthy as kobe. Disrupts the holidays. And if you're looking for more health news subscribe to cbs's weekly health. Newsletter second opinion go subscriptions dot cbc dot ca white coat. Black art was produced this week by senior producer. Donna dingwall with help from suggest. Berry jeff goods finish jahic and digital writer brandy waikele. Thanks to our sound engineer. Louder antonelli that's medicine from my side of the gurney. I'm brian goldman. We're in this together..
"dr fauci" Discussed on White Coat, Black Art
"I had laugh. We know each other. We've known each other for a long time. I'm so grateful when. I call them almost before i asked. He said yes. I've seen take on just like coach. She told me he doesn't like to say now. I wanted to ask about how he views. The handover to biden. How concerned should we be that. The anti-science sentiment that we've been hearing that that that people have been living will outlast. The trump administration. Well i don't know. I can't guarantee that i mean. I think it is a problem that we have to address. Hopefully as we get into the next year and we start doing things that are based fundamentally on evidence and data that there will be less of a push back by the people who seem to be pushing back on science. Can't guarantee that. But i hope that that's what we see. A new year means a new administration. How hopeful are you that things will be different under a biden administration. Will i know they will be. Because if you look at what. The biden harris Team is talking about doing. There are certain differences there that hopefully will make things better because if you listen to the statements that are coming out. They really are statements. That are fundamentally based on science. So i would hope that there would be a much greater adherence to the scientific principles and on that last hopeful. Note my fifteen minutes. Dr fauci were up. Sorry we need to wrap up. Doctor has another off the moment. Thank you you know when they say fifteen minutes they really mean it. Thank you very much for speaking with me. Why it's my pleasure. Good luck to you. Take yourself you to buy by. I'm grateful that one of the busiest guys on the planet during this pandemic had fifteen minutes for us. But i worry about him. Just as i worry about those frontline workers. Dr fauci likes to stay in touch with. Take care and stay safe. Dr fauci said we need a new approach to address the growing rate of vaccine hesitancy on next week show. I visited hospital in sherbrooke. Came back to check out. A revolutionary program called promo vac specially trained vaccine counselors talk with parents of newborns about vaccines right on the maternity ward. I visited the maternity ward at flurry. Mock hospital in sherbrooke got to see the program and meet one of the vaccine counselors. Hi my name. Is mattress salva in sherbrooke at the shoe hospital. I'm a vaccination counselor for the emmy which is A ministerial program. In which we we meet parents to To talk a little bit about About the baby's vaccination. So what's the first thing you say to new parents when you meet them. First of all. I congratulate them. Tell them because it's a great moment for them. They just got a new baby. So and i introduced myself saying that. I'm vaccination consular on there to have an open discussion on on vaccination and ask them if it's the right moment for them too because They just gave birth to a baby a few hours or days ago. So you you have to make sure. They're they're ready to talk about it. All of this conversation is free of judgment and the medical side of things most of the time. The ad been judge on their their position vaccination. So if i sound vaccination counselor they probably thing that i will judge jim if the tell me that they're a little bit against vaccination which i will not but when we start the conversation the they can see that. I'm not here to judge here to discuss the let it go and We can have a good discussion. I wanted to know what happens when he meets parents with strong views. On vaccination around thirty forty percent have Some concern regarding vaccination What types of concerns do they have your experience. Most of the time they they don't perceive the risk of those disease. Because i mean they haven't seen them like measles and rebel and chicken or now they don't feel the risks related to those disease and all the thing you can read on the internet regarding autism. And what's in the vaccine. It's all thing that i touched on every day with parents but you have come across parents who are completely anti vaccine. That's what do you do. Then i ask if they want to have this open discussion about it. And if they don't. I i just. I just respect their decision. And i actually. Thanks and i congratulate them for her baby. And i a walkaway israeli. Not often that happens. Do you think you've been able to change the views of people. Sure yes for sure. It's some some will say to me afterwards today thanks. I didn't know about that. Some decide to vaccinate on the spot for the most part the one who are against it. They say we'll think about it. Thanks for the information. It changed review a little bit. We will go on with it. You've said that if you're starting to get into an argument with them whether mr causes autism you've lost them sure they closed. They will close himself when you tell them they're wrong. You can feel that that. They're they're not there to listen anymore. that's next time on white coat. Black art we had a huge response to our show last week. In which i put on ep went to brampton. It's a multiethnic community. West of toronto and a covid. Nineteen hotspot capri malhotra of indus community. Services took me on a tour. So i could see the living and working conditions that resulted in high rates of covid nineteen and so he could bust some myths and group rate. I guess i guess. Some people think that do ali and and and weddings and celebrations that that does lead to super spreader events. And that's why there's so much covert nineteen in this community. What do you say about that. Say it's because of the fruit and vegetables that you insist on having on your shelves the toilet paper and paper towel that you insist on having their as you go through that store and you head out. That store Who do you think's stopped it. Who's at the cashier's desk Who trucked in depending on the item who fluid in So you get a real sense that there is a almost a willful ignoring of the fact that this is a community. That's on the front lines of of taking care of everyone else And itself has been on on on the back. Burner receiving healthcare supports so then they can actually protect itself when it's been needed. This makes you angry it. You can't be in the business of caring for people you can't be in the In the cause of supporting communities. And it's and it's well being and not be concerned. We see that the lack of resources the the difficulty in being able to reach so many people when there's so few structures in place to support it it does. it is frustrating. It is warren mcfaul a farmer from hillier in prince edward county wrote. Thank you very much for today's brampton show. Ever since the numbers started rising in peel. I had assumed that it had to do with a certain race of people. I want to compliment you on balanced coverage that gave me a lot to think about from the east coast. Tony gillis wrote great show guys down here in the atlantic. I think people forget where the stuff at the store comes from brampton. I'm mary tour. Brampton ian and we know it. Well we also had strong reaction on social media at david m k. Thirteen tweeted this from ottawa. I really had no idea about the public. Health factors in brampton. This really opened my eyes and you highlighted so many heroes in that community and the shame of the government of ontario's funding of medical care services. We all benefit from the work of this community. Thanks again for helping us understand and respect our fellow. Canadians gail mckean. Who's a health. Services researcher.
"dr fauci" Discussed on White Coat, Black Art
"Nineteen eighty-four where he's overseeing research on emerging diseases from hiv to a bola and of course covid nineteen president liden and vice president-elect harris. Thank you so much for asking me to be part of this. Kobe response team. I believe as you do that in the fight against this pandemic we must lead with science and that a key piece of our ongoing work is communicating consistently with the american people. When joe biden takes office in january fetchy will have advised seven. Us presidents my fifteen minutes without sheet was four months in the making warm greetings to you. All my name is tony. Found g and i am a physician. Scientists director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases at the united states in august. Dr fauci gave virtual welcome to first year medical students at timothy medicine university of toronto my alma mater in past years. It's been my privilege to give similar remarks in person armed with that tiny bit in common. I e mail. Dr fauci and waited and waited until this week when he wrote back saying we have fifteen minutes. Hello good morning. It's brain goldman in toronto. Are are you name it on the camera or no. We don't need the camera awesome. Thank you dr fauci. Now thank you. Thanks david just enough time to ask a few really important questions about where we are in the pandemic and the way forward in the seat. Good morning dr. Fauci is brian goldman and toronto. Good morning brian. How're you today. i'm fine. How are you more important. In in their in their we started with a little talk about. Dr fauci and canada are sound engineer. How loud antonelli is just getting level on you. How did you get connected to the university of toronto. I was surprised to see that to to see that minute address for the incoming medical school class. Well i have had some collaborators at the university of toronto. I have a canadian investigative. Who's one of the important investigators in my lab. So i have a bit of a connection to canada so when they asked about it i said yes of course not a problem. You have trouble saying no. I do i do. I'm a softy which is one of the reasons why we're having this conversation as an er physician. I wanted to find out how she the physician connects with the people on the frontlines of the pandemic re dealing with a new and dangerous disease in numbers that seem to just keep exploding. Three thousand forty six people died of the coronavirus just today. That's more than the number killed on nine eleven. That news comes as we are hours away from a pivotal point in the fight to stop the virus that has held the country in. Its dr anthony. Fauci welcome to white coat black art. Thank you very much for having me. Good to be with you. I'm a frontline emergency room physician. So i see covid. How much do you get to talk to frontline. Physicians like me as well as nurses paramedics and respiratory therapists. You know a fair amount What i do in order to keep myself grounded in reality checks. I do a number of things In the evening once a week i get on the phone with people like yourself and health officials at the local level in places like new york Chicago new orleans seattle. La's san francisco and talk to them about their experiences of that particular day. Also we have a hospital literally a couple of hundred yards from where. I'm sitting right now on the nih campus and we have kobe. Nineteen patients there. In fact i made rounds myself on a couple of them just yesterday so we do stay connected with the real world. I think it's important to do that. And what a time to be doing that. I mean just. Yesterday were recording. This on thursday over three thousand people died in the united states from covid nineteen. There are public health officials that that are in tears. What what are you say. Frontline workers when you get a chance to speak to them. Well i encourage them. They certainly heroes of this outbreak. Frontline workers everywhere in the united states and in canada they're working in under impossible conditions the stress and the strain of the amount of illness and death in hospitals particularly in intensive care units. The shifts are grueling because there is never enough time never enough beds never enough trained personnel so people have to double up on shifts and it's both emotionally and physically exhausting. That's the reason why. I say very sincerely that these people are really the heroes of this outbreak from the despair. There's hope health. Canada just approved the new vaccine from pfizer. And as we speak the fda is considering emergency approval for the same vaccine it might be coming fourth today. The vaccines are good. News i want to know how you feel about the arrival of the first vaccine. Well i'm very encouraged. First of all by the extraordinary level of efficacy. Both the two vaccines that are in play right. Now that are being considered by our fda are the messenger vaccines from moderna and from pfizer and their efficacy of ninety. Four to ninety five percent is striking I i did not anticipate it would be that good and even more or as important. Is that the efficacy against serious. Disease is almost one hundred percent. I mean when you compare the placebo to the vaccine group. That's extremely good news right now. We in the united states and canada the same issue there's a considerable degree of hesitancy and skepticism about getting vaccinated. We've got to convince as many people as possible in this country and worldwide to get vaccinated when it becomes available because given such a highly efficacious vaccine if we get the overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated. We can actually get a degree of herd immunity in this country and elsewhere. That could actually crush epidemic when you get veil of immunity among the among the population to a high degree the virus has no place to go and cannot spread readily so. We're hoping we get a very very successful uptake. A vaccine to a high percentage of the population. But as you've mentioned there are rising rates of vaccine hesitant sanity control. It has nothing to do with health. Seen change your dna forever. Several of these high level un people came up to me and said we don't vaccinate our children so the elite do not vaccinate their children. They make us take them but they won't vaccinate their children. Is there anything new out there. What do you do to convince people who won't roll up their sleeves. Well you have to try and find out the reason that they have concern and skepticism. You know there are a hardcore group of anti vaccine that no matter what you tell them. They're not going to change.
"dr fauci" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"But there hasn't been a lot what is what is your sense of wind. Should we expect school. Age kids to be able to get vaccinated. Are we looking at the summer. Is that going to be a longer period of time here. Well traditionally chuck well the answer to the direct answer to your question. It's going to be months. And the reason is traditionally when you have a situation like a new vaccine you wanna make sure because children as well as pregnant women of vulnerable so before you put it into the children. You're gonna wanna make sure you have a degree of efficacy and safety that established in an adult population particularly an adult normal population. Then there are ways to get children vaccine by. Let's say maybe in january and again this is. My estimate may not be exactly that that you go ahead and you do. What's called a phase one in the face to way trial in children. In other words you find out. Is it safe in children. And does it induce the kind of immune response that's comparable to that in adults an immune response that you know protects adults and then what you could do is you can do a study. What's called a bridging study. You can say okay now. We have safety in the children. We have comparable in agenda city namely the same type of immune response. We can get this expeditiously approved for the children before going through a thirty thousand person trial that may take a a a longer period of time. So we're gonna start the process very likely in january to get to the children sooner rather than later if someone had covert nineteen they get vaccinated. He know the answer is very likely. Yes when when the trials were done the moderna trials and other trials and we looked at the data. There were people who when you looked at their antibody response. They actually gave indication that they had already been infected and actually recovered quite well and at the time of the vaccine study they were actually well in normal as it were and yet they still got vaccinated since we don't know the durability of protection from someone who has already been infected had long that protection lasts. It would not be surprising that we would be vaccinating. People who have recovered from covid nineteen given the You've admittedly said this are are sort of rough rollout of testing strategy in this country arguably we still don't have you know we're still dealing with testing strategy that are prioritize sports leagues over healthcare workers at times But let me ask you this. Why should we feel confident. That vaccine distribution will go smoothly considering frankly how smoothly testing went. Well the reason that that we should feel more confident about that Chuck is that we have a long long history of the distribution of vaccines. I mean i. It's not to the extent that you giving it to three hundred million people but every year the system is set up in the relationship between the cdc and the state and local health authorities that they distribute eighty million. No more vaccines every year. So isn't something that they've done just for the first time. Obviously you're going to want to scale it up because the numbers are going to be greater but there are a couple of aspects to getting vaccine into the arm of someone who needs it. One is to get transported from the place where it's made and stored to the local state and city areas that's being handled by general gusts perna and the military and the transport of that. Once it gets there it's the state and local authorities who are responsible for the distribution so there are a couple of phases. The part about three hundred million doses. Getting ship is going to be taken care of by people who know how to do that. The point at the at the distal land namely getting into people's arms is going to be more challenging than just the regular flu season. I think you'd be foolish to deny that. But i think it's going to be able to be done because the local people have done that in the past. Hopefully they'll get the resources to help them to do that. President biden calls you up dr fauci. What's the first thing you say to him. He says what i needed. I needed to handle. What's the first thing you want me to do. Dr fauci what do you say to them you know. I think they're going to be a couple of things. I think it's going to be continuing to make sure that vaccines get distributed in an efficient and equitable way. I think that's really very important. I also have been together with dr burks. Have been saying that you know. They're two types of testings or a couple of types of testing more than two but one is the testing for a situation. Where you wanna find out this person infected and can we be able to do good identification isolation and contact tracing and then there's the broader testing namely one. That's less sensitive but that's testing people who are not symptomatic namely a much broader blanket over the country in a way that's easy that's cheap is even a home test. I'm going to be pushing for that. Because i think we when you really allow us to know in a very quick way what the patrons of infection is in any given day. I think that's going to be very important because the virus is being spread throughout the country by people without symptoms. So we've got to go beyond the symptomatic people and get a better understanding of the symptomatic transmission every day. When i make a right turn to come into the office. When i do come into the office. There's a big sign that says. Thank you dr fauci. Let me just say the same thing right now. Thank you dr. fauci appreciate you. Coming on Sharing your perspective with us. Thank you very much. Thank you for having the you got it when.
"dr fauci" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
"Is clear and vivid, and now back to my conversation with Dr Anthony Fauci. So let me ask you a somewhat personal question, but it would be of help to all of this. As, you've learned more all the various things you've learned since since we talked first about this March fifth, have you changed any of your own protective Habich at all? Yes I think subconsciously I have. I am as difficult as this is, but I'm a little bit unusual because of the nature of my my job Allen I I don't have much time for myself to do anything else than spending. You know most of the day working on vaccines and therapies, and then other parts of the day at the White House in hearings I'm much more attune. To the ability of this virus to very efficiently spread. So I'm very compulsive about putting a mask and keeping a mask on when I'm out I don't make it so that it complete the disrupts your life, my one besides the company of my wife, my children are adult they're no longer in the but besides the wonderful company of my wife, my my only real other pleasure is going on a power walk I used to run but I'm getting a little achey to do that now. But when I go out and run people, ask you know, do you wear a mask when you're out on a trail at the canal and near the Potomac and is nobody within? Four hundred yards I put the mask under my chin. But when I passed someone in our I talked to someone who says Hello Hawaii thank you for what you're doing that mask goes on and I'm very very careful about that and I don't congregate with groups the most the thing that I've done much more compulsively now. Is that. You know I, order out because I want to keep. The dissolve NC of the restaurants in my neighborhood. So I don't go to the restaurant, but I do take out and I never have any more than two or three or so people besides my wife and I doing something outdoors. such as sharing a meal and making sure you're six to ten feet apart I would say the difference now, the realization that something we thought before. But we know now Allen that there's a substantial proportion of people who capable of transmitting infection who are without symptoms. So even though somebody looks healthy and you really want to say God, I haven't seen you so long Gimme a hug..
"dr fauci" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
"It sounds like some important percentage of the heard needs to be. Immune exactly rule one way or another, either they come in with immunity or they got an entity by having the disease right and here is the problem. Here's the problem with the idea of saying, let everybody get infected and then you'll get hurt immunity. Well, the fact is right now the CDC and Dr Redfield reported this at the hearing did a survey Assira survey to find out in represented places the United States, what percentage of the population. Is Essentially Immune because they have existing antibodies. So we estimate. And we don't know for sure but we're estimating that herd immunity for this infection would be the likely somewhere around seventy seventy, five percent. The mean or the average in the country right now is somewhere around two to three percent. Some places like New, York? City are around twenty to twenty five percent. So we're nowhere near herd immunity yet. So the idea that we can feel with impunity that there's enough people who got infected we're not there yet. We want to get there by vaccination not by getting so many people infected because when you do even a certain percentage, many of them have no serious consequences from infection there are still the vulnerables in the population. The people with the underlying conditions, the people with diabetes obesity, hypertension who were on chemotherapy for variety of diseases and the elderly whose immune system we know is almost never as good as it was when you were younger. So we need to watch out for those people because they're important and be they comprise a reasonably significant part of population. Do we have evidence yet? To know it some certainty. How Immune you get from having had the disease you get immune does it lasts that immunity? What's the story? Here's an area where have I always say we can talk about projections of likelihood, but we don't have enough data right now to make definitive statements but let me tell you what we do know, and perhaps we can extrapolate that. We do know that Corona viruses in general when you get infected with Corona viruses, the immunity you get can last anywhere from weeks to months to maybe a year or more, it is not like measles where when you get infected, you have lifelong immunity. So when you use as a model Allen, the common cold corona viruses most people don't appreciate they hit the word Corona virus they think this is the first. We've ever had any experience with a corona virus. It's not there are four corona viruses that account for about fifteen to thirty percent of all the Common Kohl's that you and I get repetitively throughout our lives in the winter, which means that getting infected does not give you lifelong immunity. So it is conceivable that getting infected with this particular corona virus will not give you prolonged immunity and that's the reason why we can say we don't know now if you get. An antibody test whether that's neutralizing antibody that's going to protect you or if you wait six months, the antibodies are going to go away and you will be susceptible to reinfection these all conjectures. We don't know this. The only thing we can say is that if it acts like the common cold corona virus, it's likely that we might have to. For example, with vaccines, women need to boost people intermittently. That's not necessarily bad news. There are a number of vaccines that intermittently we need to reboost like tetanus and others. But what we know about these viruses is that in general, they do not induce very long lasting lifelong immunity..
"dr fauci" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
"I don't know how you're going to know that. Okay. That's a good question. So I what we were trying to articulate and I think we we did it pretty well because it was a combination of myself and the Commissioner FDA and the Assistant Secretary for health and the direct the CDC that were at the hearing and they asked the appropriate question that you're asking Allen is that How would we know if it's safe and effective Could it possibly be? That political motivational come in and make an Enron and say, hey, it's safe and effective in order to get it out quickly and early well, it doesn't work that way because every single vaccine trial has what's called an independent data and safety monitoring board who is not beholden to the president is not beholden to the FDA is not beholden to the company or even to me person who is involved in the vaccine trial. What they do is that they intermittently monitor the infections. In the drought so that at predetermined points they'll look at the data and they could make one of a few determinations that could look at the data and say, no, we don't have enough data to make any determination continued to study the issue that's important that everyone needs to appreciate Alan that the only one that sees the data is the UN blinded statistician on the data and Safety Monitoring Board. So nobody can peak at the data and make predicting so they will say. Either we don't have enough data to keep the study going or they may look and say, Oh, my goodness there are more infections in the vaccine group than in the placebo we'd better stop to study because of safety or they look at the data and say you know you have enough data that you've passed and reach the predetermined end that indicate efficacy. So you can now stop the study and go through the process of applying either for an emergency use authorization or hopefully. Which stands for biological license application. That means the company then applies to the FDA and says, here is the data from this independent data and Safety Monitoring Board. They're the ones that interpreted give it to the FDA then the FDA's. Core. Professional scientists independently look at the data and then they presented to their advisory committee that is an advisory committee that again is independent and all of those data Allen will ultimately become public so that even other scientists like myself in my colleagues that do this, all the time will be able to look at the data and determine if that really is.
"dr fauci" Discussed on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
"Does that mean? Am I right that forty percent of people walking around who seem safe may not be? Well, we've learned some startling Alan about this and that's one of the issues as the weeks and months go by you learn more and more, and that's the reason why we all have to be humble enough and flexible enough to know that we need to change our perspective and sometimes our recommendations based on the science that's available at a given time we know that about forty to forty five percent of people who get infected. Don't have any symptoms and we know that clearly people who don't have symptoms can transmit the virus add that to what you were saying, which is true that people who are pre-symptomatic namely, they ultimately will get symptoms but they don't have it yet. They are eminently capable of transmitting the virus in fact it there are studies that show that as you get into the disease multiple days of symptomology, the level of virus in your upper airway goes down even though you're sick and could be seriously ill. So there's a lot of people around who think because they feel okay that they're not harming anybody you know we don't WanNa. Scare people but when we talk about the four or five public health That we all should abide by universal wearing of masks, avoiding crowds, keep physical distance, washing your hands as often as you possibly can. They seem very simple but you wear a mask for two reasons. One because you shoot assume that maybe you're one of those symptomatic people who are infected are never going to get any symptoms, but you might be as I say innocently and inadvertently and unintentionally. Infecting someone else on the other hand, it also can protect you to some extent from someone who is infected I don't know they know it. So the wearing of masks should be you take care of me and I take care of you and not I'm in a vacuum I'm GonNa do what I want to do. We've got to have that societal responsibility because. We're all in this together, Allan this is not something that twenty five or thirty percent of the people can do what they want to do and think they're not negatively impacting the rest of society you are. You may not realize you are, but you are I'm so so glad to hear you make that point. So emphatically, I'm very I try to be very careful. And sometimes friends who also seemed to be trying to be careful will say to me well, why aren't you going overboard here wearing that mask right now And I say I I say I'm doing it for you. I don't know if I'm sick or not exactly ano- and it's very interesting because some people who don't fully and again, I don't WanNa be pejorative or blaming but some people who don't really understand what exactly what you said is so true. Allen is that a People sometimes get angry why do you have a mass take that mask off like a mask is a symbol and the answer should be wearing a mask because I care about you. That's the reason why wearing it in that may not occur to some people because the only reason they'd wear it is to take care of themselves. Right we have to get back to that idea that we had at other national crises like World War. Two when everybody was pulling together. And there were inconveniences. Harder sharper inconveniences, many cases than we have now..
"dr fauci" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Don't think there's any reason for anybody to want. Remove me from the coronavirus task force if they do, I will leave and go back to my day job, which is trying to develop a vaccine and therapies against covid nineteen. Well, it's felt like this kind of public affairs wrestling match with various folks speaking out and notably Mitch McConnell came out, and said his faith in you is total, which is a big thing, but then we saw these pictures of McConnell in the White House. Just today. And he's with the president. And no one is wearing a mask. I wonder when you see pictures like that. If you just like bang, your head against a wall. No if I Bang my head against the wall for everything. That bothered me I. D I wouldn't be speaking to you now. I actually obviously am an you know I'm very very blissett about the fact that I feel that masks are really important and everyone. Should there a mask when they're outside in contact? With People We should distances probably as important a more important than anything. Try to keep physical distancing where amass because often. You cannot because circumstances that you put into. maintain the adequate and appropriate physical distancing, but yes I will take this opportunity to say.
"dr fauci" Discussed on America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
"As possible to get children back to school, and the reason we say that is because the unintended consequences and the negative ripple effects of keeping children out of school can have significant deleterious consequences. Then you get to number three. And number three is a big, but and the, but is to making sure when you do that. You provide the capability and the resources to at first priority is to protect the health and the welfare of the children, so you don't WanNa send children back to school with a substantial risk to their health. He's got to do whatever you can to mitigate any negative effects on their help. So a you make a decision about where in the country you are be. The fundamental principle is to try as best as possible to get the children back to school and see if you do provide the wherewithal to defend, preserve and protect their health and their welfare by appreciate. That's very helpful framework the second question that we get a lot of is. We are all of us, recognizing the potential risk in some of US doing more to protect ourselves than others, and you know there's a big question about about having antibodies for a virus. If you had presumed positive or you have confirmed positive tasks that you know if you were to get antibody test, and you have antibodies that they would free you from having to necessarily do all the social distancing that is recommended, so the question is. Should I get an antibody test which test and will that free me of having the social distance? That's a question. We got from a lot of people for you. Know Yes, no! Okay so so let's go through them. First of all assuming that the antibody test that you're taking has been validated by the FDA or the NIH because one of the real confusing issues, his that there have been many tests out there that have not been validated, and they're inaccurate than not sensitive to not specific, but let's assume you have test. That's good. It's been validated. The issue is you can make a reasonable assumption. That, if you've been infected and you have antibodies, even though some people who could be covered, don't have antibodies yet. They've recovered not quite sure. What role cell mediated immunity or natural immunity plays in that, but putting that aside. You can assume that you have a reasonable degree of protection for a finite period of time the unknowns are how long does that last? What is the durability so you could wind up doing an antibody test and have an antibody titre that actually is pretty low. I mean obviously allowed you. To recover from infection, but does it protect you from reinfection, if the immunity of Wayne's after a period of time, so one of the things that we will know as we get further into this and six months a year year and a half. We'll know what immunity really means from an anybody standpoint. Then we'll know what the durability is right now. We don't, but what we do know is that you can make a reasonable assumption. That if you have antibodies, you have a degree of protection. That's that is. That is really helpful and. We really really appreciate you in your time and your leadership. I, think I, speak for all of us in the in the public health, community. When I say thank you for your service and all of us in this country. When I say you're a national treasurer, so. Stay safe stay healthy protect that voice and. It's a good thing that you're. You're a relatively young man working. Days that start at one o'clock. Thank you very much. It's really a pleasure to be with you. Thank you for having me on your show. The privilege was ours. Thank you again,.
"dr fauci" Discussed on America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
"Be an a symptomatic carrier. That's right. It's it's almost as if we should say. Everybody should assume that you're an asymmetric infected person, and that's the reason why you should wear a mask, but unfortunately that misstep in the beginning when the connection between saving a short supply was equated with. They don't have much benefit anyway, so why wear it? We need I mean. That was the MISSTEP, and you're right it it. It made now a real challenge in communication. And of course, the other challenge has been in your both notice that public health is always political, because we're making decisions about what to do with scarce resources, and that is the question of politics, but the challenge has been the virus. The pandemic have been politicized substantially in. Health Commissioner for some time before actually left to run for office myself. I didn't always agree a lot of the political decisions that were made by my boss and I imagine in you've worked in multiple different administrations and I'm sure that there are some with whom you have not agreed. How do you? In the face of politicisation by a president, how do you maintain a focus on the public's health? And how do you walk a line that allows you to maintain integrity to the science while also staying away from some of the explicit politics of the moment I know many of your colleagues haven't done it nearly as well as you have. So what's the secret? And then the question is? Have you ever just at some point? Wanted to throw your hands up and walk away and just say you know. What at this point like I'm done with this because I think. The the issue at hand is so important. I think walking away from it is is not the solution. I think that would just make things worse. Well what I try to? I have really been successful as you say I've. I've I've now advised six separate presidents. All very different individuals also coming from different perspectives, put also being being an administration or a presidency at different times in our history which required. Different types of approaches you know. The nine eleven was very different with the anthrax attacks, pandemic flu, Ebola and Zeka now covert nineteen. The thing that I've done and been able to successfully navigate sometimes these very choppy waters is stick always to the science. Don't ever let any thing that even smacks slightly of any ideology. Get in the way. You got just stick with the science. Present things advice recommendations, or what have you based on evidence and science, and if that clashes with something that is political, then then don't get involved in any of that. Just continue to stick with the science and it works it really does. Yeah we admire you for it and I want to tell you. One of the hard part about this moment is that it feels like science itself had been politicized expertise. Itself has been politicized. You talk about a general anti-science bias in America right now and part of that. Is that a scientist? We haven't done a great job communicating what we do. The public part of that is also. The fact that you know when science gets in the way of political agenda, sometimes politicians. We'll just throw away the baby with the bathwater. What do we need to do to take that on? And what do you think is driving it? Well! I think it's no secret. That, we have a lot of divisiveness in the country right now. I mean anybody who's witnessing. What's going on I? mean at at at virtually every level I think that's something that's not going to be easy to change and that's the reason why sometimes things get discussed in the context of of differences that have nothing to do with science I mean the whole issue. I think that you mentioned about masks. Really is something that you know it has become a statement, which really shouldn't because it's a total public health issue. It's not a statement about how you feel about anything from a political standpoint. So I, mean that's a typical example of that. Yeah. I one of the one of the challenges I've always had as a scientist in the public space is explaining the fact that science is is not a body of knowledge scientists like the Bible that says a certain thing. It is a process by which we ask questions, and answer them by China sideline bias and throw everything we can at the answer that we thought was correct. Sometimes, we prove that answer wrong like we did. Did with masks and trying to communicate that baseline is really hard to. Because of folks will say, science proves or science says if we really wanted to invest in better science understanding, what are the things that we would do to start from the very bottom so that when we're in a pandemic situation, it makes jobs like yours and mine a lot easier because people have a better baseline understanding of how the process works, yeah. You Just said it a couple of moments ago and we've got to try and explain. As we do. To students and others about just what you said that science is not an absolute, it is a process and the one thing that's beautiful about science. Is that it self correcting because if you find out something? And the parameters change, and the situation changes, and you re examine it. You could come out with a different answer, and you need to be open minded that science that might come up with a particular finding that might lead to a particular recommendation when the situation changes when the data changes, then all of a sudden you've got to make a change in the recommendation of a classic example is that we have models and the model is project this amount of death, so this amount of whatever, and as I've always said and I didn't mean it in a way that is. Denigrating to the model is but models are only as good as the assumptions that you put into the model, and then when data comes along and says that assumption is wrong. Then you changed the model and sometimes people can't understand. Is that well wait a minute? You said we would have one hundred and twenty thousand deaths, and now you saying we're going to have fifty thousand or now you're gonNA. Say we have two hundred, but that's because the data changing and I. think that's the point I believe. You're making about science sciences, the process of trying to determine the truth. The truth at that particular time is based on data and evidence and go with the data and evidence, and when the data change. You've gotta change in what your opinion is based on the data. That is a really critical. Point is so hard I think to communicate through because it means that the message shifts at the top lines, but the bottom line doesn't change is that we are trying to interpret the best we can with evidence and data. We asked our listeners what questions they had for you, and there were two big ones that kept coming up so I hope that we can have a little bit more of your time the. The first is, are we going? Go back to school in the fall. This is this is the question that everybody keeps asking, and I know that there is no yes, or no answer to that, but in your mind. What are the things that we're going to need to do to be able to send our kids to school in the fall? Yeah, okay so I'll make a couple of statements that I think ultimately get to the answer. First of all when we say we, we got to think that this is the United States of America, which is a really big country and very very big differences in the dynamics of the outbreak, depending upon where you are. If you're in Florida now, it's different than if you're in Casper Wyoming and even New York who got hit very badly is much much better off right now than in southern California and in Arizona and in Texas. Texas, so when you talk about schools, the first thing you have to define is where are you and what is the dynamics of the infection point number one point number two in general to the best of our capability. We should try as best.
"dr fauci" Discussed on America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
"So, let's jump right in my guest. Today is somebody who needs no introduction. If you've watched the news or heard the radio or read the newspaper, you know who Dr Anthony Fauci is. Thank you so much for taking the time. Doctor FAUCI I got I gotta ask I. Know You just came in from a meeting from the White House? What are your days like right now? They're really rather hectic I kind of divide them in the morning. You know my my primary job. My Day job is I referred to it as the director. Of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and we're very deeply in heavily involved right now in the development of vaccines and therapeutic, so things are really going hot and heavy, so I spend the first half of the day in the morning and into the early afternoon. Here, and then I generally go down to the White House for the Task Force meetings and discussions with Vice, president with the Task Force throughout the afternoon, and then into the evening we come back and stay here till the wee hours of the morning today we did it backwards today. I was down at the White House this morning, and that's where I was literally forty five minutes ago, and now I'll be here in my office for the rest of the afternoon, so we've sort of switched it, so Dr. you're telling me at one fourteen PM. You're just now getting into work. That's right one of those later rises you know. Nothing going on right now anyway. It seems like you're burning the candle at both ends and unlike me, you're a bit of a spring chicken, so that's a good think, but but honestly what? What keeps you motivated on these long days. I can't imagine doing this almost for six months now. How do you keep your motivation? Well, you know it really is. You have to be up to the task of the seriousness of the problem. It's so clear that we are in a very difficult situation globally and in the United States I, mean we're having a a massive outbreak currently literally in the last couple of weeks we've seen the flare ups in the South and southeastern part of the country. You know four states, California Arizona Texas and Florida or accounting for fifty two percent of all the new cases, so it's really concentrated in an area that we've got to put that fire out. I know it's unfortunate. Everybody wants to and needs to understandably try to reopen because we can't stay lockdown forever, but as we've seen in the attempts to reopen at least in the states that are involved, it hasn't turned out well. We had surging of cases now we have increase in hospitalizations and soon we'll be seeing some increases in deaths. Those are the things we've just got to turn around that trend. If we're ever going to successfully open in a way that could get us back to some form of normality, so we're in a very critical period right now. You. I just can't slack off because this is. You know this is really it's crunch time now it's life or death. You know what what are the things is someone who spends a lot of time thinking about how to communicate complex topics in science in public health is that we've had this really complex moment where the science is unfolding in real time. We're dealing with a virus that we've never as A. A species dealt with before and the recommendations that we make. People have changed over time. You are a remarkably gifted communicator honed over a long time, really thinking about how to communicate these complexities to people and I. Want to ask you. What is your process as you think about relaying complex quickly changing messages to a public that is both scared and frustrated. In their minds sick of this already. Well I think the first thing. There are a couple of guidelines that I've used now for decades and one of the things that you've got to speak in a way that people can understand what you're talking about often scientists physicians. Health Authorities speak in such archaic way that that that they get they confuse the public. You gotta be really very consistent and very very clear in what your messages the other thing is. You've got to maintain credibility, so you've really got to tell things as they really are. You never won frightened or overly and inappropriately allom the public. But you should not. Keep from the public information that they really need to know because if you do either of those sugarcoated or over exaggerated, sooner or later, people are not gonNA listen to what you're saying. and. You also got to be consistent and then also don't be afraid if you do not know the answer to something to say I don't know the answer, one of the worst things that you can do when you communicate is to guess there's no room for guessing. You, either you know, or you don't, and if you don't, you say that you don't know and I think that's one of the things. Some people get in trouble at 'cause they can. And then the speculation gets taken as Dogma and then you really have inaccuracies. and. That's the that's the interesting thing one of the. Frustrations we've had in communicating to the public. The things that they personally can do to protect themselves been around masks, a lot of the guidance early on was that masks should be spared for four professionals on the front lines which led to this message where masks weren't effective and now one of the most important things we tell folks to do is wear a mask. Where do you feel like we went wrong on that message in? What could we have done better in terms of communicating that message early? That is really a very good point and and I'm glad you brought it up kind of as the prototype of messaging because it was one of those things. That is really lead to confusion and is interfering now credibility of of the fact that we really do need to make sure we met we. We wear masks universally right now. So early on the communication. And I think the communication mistake. was that. We were trying to make sure that the healthcare workers had enough p including masks. It was at a time very different from now when there really was a critical, real and potential shortage, and we wanted to make sure that we protected the healthcare workers. who were every day putting themselves in harm's way to take care of individuals? What got I. Think a little bit misrepresented in that message was not that it was just. We wanted to preserve them, but they don't really work that well anyway. So that was the mistake. Because in fact, there's no doubt. That wearing a mask. Is better than not having a mask for the general public, and then what happened subsequent to that is that a few things evolved which made it even more compelling to wear a mask a? Data started to come out that it really is effective. Before it was kind of wishy washy the data, but then you did Meta analysis of studies of wearing masks or not, it became clear that it's effective both to protect me from infecting you, and also to protect you from affecting me secondly when it became clear and this I think is the real compelling part. That we have a considerable percentage. Of, individuals are without symptoms. Twenty to forty percent yeah, sometimes in some studies forty five percent. Which means that many people are inadvertently innocently, not knowing their infecting and spreading the infection, so the idea about having somebody wear a mask both to protect themselves, but just in case. They may.
"dr fauci" Discussed on America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
"Today. We're talking to Dr Factory.
"dr fauci" Discussed on Start Here
"And we'll mass thing. What's the last film you saw in a movie theater exchanges are? It's not the film it's going to define your life right. But what if that is the last film you ever see in a big cineplex? Because this week there is a war unfolding in Hollywood and they've been wanting to do something like this for years that's ABC entertainment correspondent Jason Nathanson and. He says the movie that could forever reshape the way you see movies. It's not Roma. It's not the Godfather. It's the new trolls movie night to try to save music. Basically what happened is that universal decided that it was going to release trolls world tour at home and forego theatrical release because all the movie theaters are shut down. Wanted to do this as an experiment to see if this kind of thing would work because major studio releases aren't released at home. They wanted to see if he could make money and it turns out it did and because of that they going forward. Want to release movies at home and in theaters well. Amc did not like that. Amc is the largest movie theater chain in the world for years. If you're a studio these guys are the way you get your movie out. And they use that leverage to rake in millions of dollars. No movie opens in theaters. The theater takes half that money will in this new world. Your family pays twenty bucks to see trolls in your living. Room and universal gets all that money. Amc GET ZERO. So they said they won't show any universal movies in their theaters going forever as of right now. They're they're saying that they're gonNA do that forever. And then on Wednesday Regal cinemas the second largest movie theater chain in the US jumped on board. Because you can see what's happening here right. These movie theater chains do not see this as a temporary corona virus game plan. They see. This is an existential threat. Really what this pandemic. In the theater shutdown has done has afforded universal. An opportunity to do something it's been wanting to do for a long time. The theaters are now drawing a line in the sand. The trouble is safe. Never had less leverage the Oscar Costume Boma recent years despite streaming to get an Oscar. You had to play in movie theaters in order to qualify for the Oscars. Your movie has to play in a theater in Los Angeles for seven days three times a day. It's an actual rule. That's an actual rule for obvious reasons. That is out the window this year. The nominee this year will include streaming releases. The question for everyone in Hollywood question in other industries will be when this is over. Do you really. We're going to change the rules back now. If you'll excuse me I gotta go wash what you called music out of my ears trolls who knew our producer. David run by the way says one of his. Most formative jobs was at a movie theater as a young man. Who'S THE GUY? Tearing tickets forced. The popcorn calls himself a five tool player to this day. Start here tomorrow. Hit subscribe on your phone or it's someone else's phone in your household subscribing. What are they going to do about it? Porn all these stories at ABC News Dot Com or the APP. Brad milkey concede among the country is locked down battling corona virus. How the curve have my gloves in my pocket. Which I'm not sure how effective they'll be going to wear them anyway. We want help and give you the latest information. I'm Aaron Katersky host of Kovic. Nineteen what you need to know a podcast from. Abc News but we're going to need to do is widespread testing to see who's susceptible who's infected and who's recovered each weekday. We call on doctors from around the country and our own medical experts to respond directly to. What's on your mind about this virus? Covert nineteen what you need to know a new series weekday afternoons on your favorite podcast APP..
"dr fauci" Discussed on Start Here
"Join US today. There's really this week. Joe Biden held yet another virtual event. He's been like the rest of us in his house. Most of the day certainly none of the Big Events. He thought he'd be doing on the campaign trail this year. Welcome Hillary. It's great to have you here. Thank you so much Joe as a real pleasure to be here with you. What was weird about this event was? It was a women's townhall a question and answer session and not once not once did Biden have to answer a question about the sexual assault allegation leveled against him. What are ways? How women being abused can get help. All these questions were prescreened by the campaign. Hillary and I've worked very hard on trying to end violence against women that legislation. This was a meticulously stage-managed event. And it shows you just how much easier it is right now to avoid these questions when you're tucked away in your house. Let's go to ABC senior congressional correspondent. Mary Bruce has been following this and so before we talk about the Biden. Response that politics. Can we just get on the same page about the allegation itself? What is it so it was nineteen ninety-three and Tara? Reid was a twenty nine year old staff assistant to Joe Biden Senate office and she says one day. Aides told her to bring the senator his gym bag. Now she says she found him in a corridor of a Senate office building and then describes what she says is an assault that he pushed her up against a wall. She says she remembers his hands underneath her blouse and underneath her skirt she alleges that Biden. Put his fingers inside of her as he was trying to kiss her that she was trying to pull away and read says that Joe Biden seemed angry at the time. She says she remembers him telling her come on. Man I heard you liked me. That's her description of this now. Read says that at the time she complained to the Senate personnel office. That Biden had made her feel quote uncomfortable but she says she did not make any mention of an assault and she has no record of this complaint Read has told us that she was forced out of her job. At Biden's Office Nevada Democrat. Lucy floors claims former vice president. Joe Biden inappropriately touched and kissed her head before a rally in two thousand fourteen. I believe Lissi. Florence and Joe Biden needs to give an answer. Can you explain the timeline to more mary? Because early. On in the beginnings the Biden campaign you also had other women coming forward to say Biden had been Hansie with them. He was touchy. He made me uncomfortable of. They're even questions as to whether by really understood why that wouldn't be okay but they were not alleging anything like this now and Tara. Reid was one of them. This is not the first time. The read has gone public with accusations. Against Joe. Biden. Claims have evolved so last year when Biden was coming under fire from women who accused him of physical contact that they felt was inappropriate like unwanted. Hugs or what was described as the senator being? Hansie I'm really sorry. If they would idid in talking to them and trying to console that in fact they took a different way at that time read came forward and said that Biden touched her on the shoulder and neck in a way that was uncomfortable but she didn't make any mention of any kind of an assault. Nothing like the incident that she describes today now back in one thousand nine ninety three read says after this alleged assault happened. She did tell a few people. She referred us to a friend who says retold. Her Biden put his hand up her skirt during an unwanted encounter that that friend didn't want to be named. Abc News also spoke with. Reed's brother Collin Moulton. He told us his sister mentioned in one thousand nine hundred experiencing quote harassment at work and he said he didn't know the details until recently but then he later texted us saying he wanted to clarify that and that he actually does remember his sister telling him that biden quote more or less cornered him against the wall and quote put his hands up her clothes. Now read also put us in touch with a former neighbor. Linda Lacasse who says re told her about the alleged assault several years after it happened will and so then Joe Biden says what Biden himself has not commented on these allegations his campaign points out that he hasn't been asked directly about them and as you note he has been quarantining at home in Delaware but in a statement. Biden's campaign says the former vice president quote firmly believes that women have a right to be heard and heard respectfully and that such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press but the campaign says quote. What is clear about this claim it is untrue? They say quote. This absolutely did not happen. Swiftly said that came out forcefully but we still haven't heard directly from Biden yet. So I mean what could this mean for him and for this election well? Biden is under increasing pressure now to address these allegations himself as voters sort of trying to figure out what to make of all of this especially for women. Showman courageous women speaking up. Put it in their careers still at risk to save other women. Joe Biden Prides himself being advocate for women and women's rights. So a lot of women out there want your directly from the candidates hair retail CNN we have heard from many of Biden's allies coming out and defending him including some of the women who are potential contenders to be his vice president. Is this a credible allegation? I believe that women deserve to be heard and I believe that they need to be listened to but I also believe that those allegations have to be investigated by credible sources. It's also important to note. That Biden is not accused of any similar misconduct but this has quickly become a huge political football well read describes herself as a quote core Democrat and insists she is not playing politics. Her story has now been taken up and heavily promoted by President Trump's campaign by his son Donald Trump junior and by trump's political allies. And of course remember that at least seventeen. Women have accused president trump of inappropriate behavior including sexual assault and rape president trump. Of course says they are all lying. I was GONNA say l. l. e. One of those two candidates has been caught on tape bragging about assaulting limit but still to not address it at all when you are in the middle of campaigning specifically for women voters. We'll see how long you can keep that going. Mary Bruce thanks so much. Thanks Brad..
"dr fauci" Discussed on Start Here
"Little harder we might be able to figure it out but things like okay all the restaurants are we're just GONNA HIT PAUSE. Okay but then are they gonNA pay rent while they're hitting pause. No we decided no. They're not GONNA pay rent. No evictions okay. But then the landlord is as by how we keep our lights on. If we don't collect any ramp from the people doing that and we're still trying to figure that out ways of looking at it we have to throw money at it but with throwing money at the people that lost their job. Unfairly government is literally putting trillions of dollars into the system for loans. But we're coming back and some of the banks have been offering these quote unquote deals where they say okay. You don't have to pay your mortgage for three months and then in the fourth month you come back and pay all four of the months ago but that's not really a pause and if you didn't have an income to pay for the first three months how would you have four months of mortgage payments. So well yeah. So how do we dig out of that hole then because you helped drag this nation out of recession? What do you see a few months down the line here because the trump White House has said you know. Hopefully this economy will look like V right like it goes down really hard really fast but then once the public health risk is minimized. Just go right back up the kind of the same rate. That's what you want. That's what you want and hopefully that will I think. The third transitional were translating into. But it's a very transitional period. I think it's going to do good but I think the fourth quarter is going to be fantastic. I think next year is the only two things I say about that too I is. You can only get the v-shape if you don't let the people have to get evicted and bankrupted and liquidate their businesses because then when you come out if we had a nuclear war but if half the people weren't down in their bunkers there they're not going to be able to reopen the store and then the second is if we go way down and then we come back fast. The real question is is it v-shaped or is it kind of reverse checkmark shaped by which I mean if you go down thirty and then come back. Nine plus nine seems strong. But you're still way way below where you started and that's kind of the question that we're GonNa have to grab a what we want to get that that that recovery going and get people back to work as fast as we can not faster than we can. Let's say the unemployment rate comes out and it's literally sixteen percent which is what a lot of the estimates are and we've never seen anything like an increase in the unemployment rate by that much in so short a time in normal booms the unemployment rate only comes down one to one and a half points a year in a boom okay so we would be ten years or more before we would be back to where we were before. So what we're all pushing for ruling for is if we could just hit pause and restart maybe the normal rules don't apply because if the normal rules apply this going to be an ugly time in you mentioned it we'll see those weekly jobs numbers out today. The official unemployment rate comes out next week. Got Remember those are just the numbers reflecting what we are already seeing happened over the last six weeks Austin. Goolsbee really helpful. Thanks so much. Great talking to you Brad. Next start here. It's pretty tough to do a presidential town hall when there's one question you refuse to answer a ticket quick to tell you about red box. Red Box has top entertainment when you need it. Most the world may be on. Hold that making memories. Isn't movies. Connect us like few things can so watch some of the latest releases that will captivate. Everyone's attention or introduced the family to your favorite classic. Something you'll watch after dinner tonight and still be talking about over breakfast tomorrow or a month from now connection. Is Everything now more than ever let red box bring together visit red box dot com for all the ways to watch subject to additional terms? Additional nights apply more run..
"dr fauci" Discussed on Reset
"We were discussing the other day You know about some of the animosity. That's been put towards Dr Doughty. And we were like he's a he's a research. God It'd be like study each other. His like Google Scholar Research Game. We're like okay. This is a post citations. He has oh my God. This is the nervous crush ever. Yeah thank you. I'm very flattered. These three microbiologists on twitter. The aren't the only ones showing their love for Dr Ci on the Internet. There's been bakeries all across the country that have been making donuts with Dr Phil. She's faced on them that's McKenna Kelley policy reporter at the verge and you can see them littered all over social media like people are going to these bakeries and posting them everywhere. Hashtag Ouchi Hash tagging. These things was just hope their social distancing while they're buying all these donuts right right exactly and I'm sure that's kind of slowed down as everyone's grown more and more concerned but there's also another group of people who am created a video game that's basically like space invaders and it's like this vapor wave image of Dr Vouching shooting lasers from his eyes at the virus. So it's like Poo Poo. Poo Corona virus. Die Back. Kind of thing. That's exactly what it is amazing. And then of course you just get your regular memes where people superimpose Fau. She's faced until like people magazine calling the sexiest man alive during those kinds of things. And that's that's everywhere on facebook. Twitter Tick Tock instagram. Every social media platform. You could ever want to use their their. It's funny because it kind of reminds me a little bit of what's going on around New York State Governor Andrew. Cuomo like people seem to be a little bit obsessed with him. People are obsessed with him. And I think it's for similar reasons that people are obsessed with Ouchi for New Yorkers. Nobody's really liked Cuomo. I mean ever since I moved here. I've just heard you know what I mean. Things that people complaining about him but now we're all obsessed with him right because he's one of the only men in our lives right now if you live alone or you live with female remains or you know what I mean. You're finally saying this guy everyday and he's become this kind of anti-trump badboy figure so we're seeing this in like both phantoms. All across the Internet. What's the deal with all of this? Why does the Internet like Anthony? Fauci so much so I talked to a number of people so I talked to the fans and I talked to Phantom experts. There is a lot of anxiety around this current virus pandemic and we're all kind of stuck inside and we're looking for some pragmatic comfortable consoling figure to kind of tell us what we need to hear but also tow it to us in a very lovingly way and the spoke here expert that I spoke to Scott Tiao San. He said he's the grandfather who will tell it to you straight until it cheating lovingly and I think that's one of the reasons why people are obsessed with him. Oh God so many reactions to that one of them is just like. Oh my God. Why is it in times of crisis? That our obsession around the patriarchy just seems so much more apparent like everybody just needs a corona virus. Daddy right now right. And it's very clear and then when you look at the news surrounding Dr Deborah Bergen one of the first articles that I saw come up about her was that she's a fashionable. She wears wonderful scarves. You so are you know what I mean. Our attention and our obsession with the Patriarchy and men in power is definitely coming into play here right. What we're talking about are her clothes and not her ability to comfort us right to be clear there are some pretty good reasons to be a fan of faucher right right and when. I spoke to all these people he. It's not just him and what he knows his knowledge but he's in total contrast to trump. Right trump is chaotic. He contradicts himself. Fao She's consistent and calm and hasn't felt she made a point of being that guy. That's super calm guy. All over the Internet. I think he's done corky interviews with a bunch of influencers right so he's done a ton of interviews with unconventional media sources The one that I saw ways him doing an interview with Philip Dodd Frank O. Dr Virginia thank you so much for making the time I I'm just GonNa Kinda jump into it. Giant youtuber doesn't Daily News show. Should we be avoiding food delivery service right now? Obviously more people are staying home even with no contact options. Someone made the food. Someone packaged it. I did that myself last night so I ordered what I like when I put my credit card down wiped off with the White. Put IT in my pocket and took the bag and went home. It worked perfectly and he's also been on diesel and marrow right you are in Brooklyn boy yes indeed. Benson Hurst Hers. Right that and he's gone on Instagram Archie with the basketball players Steph Curry. He's everywhere and he's getting people on all their devices and all of their platforms in a really interesting way that you don't normally see scientists doing so. Why do you think is doing that? Well I I know that Google and Youtube have been working to get great resources in front of young audiences on Youtube so I'm sure that they've been working with the government in health organizations to get fouled she on here and it's working. He's become a meme in he's become Allotted figure in politics. You spoke to some of the people running these fan pages. What do you think they're getting from this? Fandom so I mean part of it is comic relief and sharing memes and having a laugh while we're all kind of trying to deal with their own suffering but in that there's also a real sense of solidarity in connection at a time when most of us are stuck in our homes and don't have a lot of people miras to console each other and really work through this so they're finding this community online. I mean you go into the comments on Sundays. Of course there are the mediums of people magazine or with his face imposed on captain America but also just see messages like my anxiety is really getting to me. Will this ever be over? And then you look in. The comments and people are sharing. I don't know maybe some optimistic news articles or basically just messages being like you're not alone and in the time that we find ourselves right now that is more valuable than anything. The positive reviews the doctor. Fao Chief has received over the last two months. That actually isn't all that new doctor. Fao Cheese been around for a minute so after the break we take a look at the person behind them. This is reset..