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"dr mona hanna" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Flint, Michigan, decided to save money for their destitute city by changing its water supply. But in the process they left at a critical step, which led to toxic levels of lead in the drinking water, and when the issue was discovered, they made it worse by delay. Now the state of Michigan is near a settlement to compensate those injured, particularly the Children in Flint. And here to discuss the situation is Michigan attorney General Dana Nessel. So attorney General Nestle Thank you so much for being back with us. I appreciate give us a state a sense of where this negotiation is right now. Well, we have Ah, preliminary settlement in place. It still has to be approved by the court. And any time you have sort of a massive class action suit, there's a process that has to go through where Claimants have an opportunity topped in our act out. And then there's something called the fairness hearing, and that has to be approved by the court. But you know our tentative agreement that is in places that $600 million settlement. It's the largest in Michigan State history, but it also includes a lot of programming, and that really increases the amount that the state pays in total to about $1 billion, So it includes things like I'm going nutrition programs for kids, Child health care services. Early childhood programs, let prevention in abatement program school aid. Wei have replaced virtually all of the lead service lines in Flint. Onda literally goes on and on, but the settlement primarily focuses on the Children. In the city of Flint, because we know that when it comes to lead poisoning, their the ones that are most impacted by that is in particular, understands perfectly very young Children. I mean, really babies and toddlers and things like that are particularly because it affects their brain development. As I understand it, give any sense of how big the class might be that actually Get the $600 million distributed to it. So at this point we have about 33 a half. No sorry, 1000 claimants, But we're expecting the class to grow and part of the next process is really educating the public know how it is. That they can file a claim that they could be included in the class. There's a question of what's happening the past and what's happening past We can't be undone. We could just try toe do it. We can too ameliorated. What can we do to make sure something like this doesn't happen again, if not in Flint somewhere else. Well, you know, so obviously I was not in office when this occurred. Neither was our current governor. Governor Whitman's happened under the previous administration's when both e. Ah, Attorney general and the governor We're Republicans, and I honestly think it's just about having a different mindset. You know? I mean, I think ultimately What's this tragic case boils down to is how government treats the citizens that its elected to serve, you know? I mean, do we treat Government like a business where our goal is to make government as profitable as possible, or are we doing? Do we have the mindset that the goal is to provide desperately needed on essential services for those? You need it the most those we represent, and You know my perspective and I will stay on behalf of Governor Wittmer her perspective that everyone deserves. You know whether it's health care or decent education or most of all, clean and safe drinking water. If we're not providing those things to our constituents, anything less than that is a failure of epic proportions by our government on I think that those who don't subscribe to that just don't deserve to serve in public office. You know these air fundamentals. Services that belonged to not just the wealthiest among us, but everybody who lives in our state. No, I actually read the book by Dr Mona Hanna Attisha, who is ah, physician living in Flint, who had small church at the time, who discovered this with some other people early on and try to report it. But as I understand, it wasn't simply a state failure. There's also the federal government of all that was not doing the testing needed to be done. Is that right? Well, that that's definitely the theory and I will tell you that the is a defendant. They have not settled with Flint. Neither have a number of engineering firms that had been contracting to do this work so There are still defendants outstanding. And yes, I would say that this failure of governmental at the state and the federal level and finally this is broader, and it goes even beyond the law. But again, the lead in water problem is not limited to Flint, Michigan and wasn't limited to the particular sister situation of taking the water out of the Flint River here in New York City. There's a report that says 82% of the public schools in the city have levels in the water, the drinking water in the fountains above toxic levels. What can we do as a country just start addressing the lead problem which really affects. Let's be frank, the poor among us. Weakened start addressing the issue of our aging infrastructure problem. What we've done in Michigan is, we now have passed some of the strictest laws in the country as it pertains to service. Lines that involved copper and lead on. We need to do that nationwide. We, you know, I keep on hearing Ah, for instance, from the Trump administration that they're going to prioritize infrastructure, but 3.5 years later, I haven't seen anything done in that regard. And I think we have to start understanding how this impacts people Indian Children who in just lead as you said, during their formative years, their lives will be forever changed will never have the same future as if they were drinking safe, clean drinking water. So the financial impact of having ofhim ignoring you structure issues actually cost us more money in the long run problem nationwide really appreciate you being here. That's Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. Coming up. The Democrats had their say next week. It's the Republicans term. We have Carly Fiorina here to take us through both. This is Bloomberg. You know the difference between your bank in the banking business? The new chief executive will take the bank in a different direction. Your clothes in the fashion industry. This is the new look of retail, your house and the real estate market. Is that something you see reflected in.
Early findings grim on the health of Flint kids after water crisis
"Flint, once a prosperous hub of the American auto industry, was nearly bankrupt back in 2014. Officials hope to save money by switching the city water source from the Great Lakes to the Flint River. Almost immediately, residents began noticing something wasn't right. The water was rust colored and many people had rashes. Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality in the city insisted. The water in Flint is safe. Later, a state investigation found those officials hid the fact that the river water was not treated with chemicals that would prevent the pipes from corroding. So for months, the water ate away at Flint's old pipes. Releasing led into residents tap water. They were poisoned. I mean, they were poisoned by this water, and they they were all exposed. The toxic water. Dr. Mona Hanna. Tisha is a pediatrician in Flint, who her patients call Dr Mona is our Dr Mona is a bit of a superhero herself here because she was the first to link the water toa high levels of lead in the Children of Flint. So within a few months of being on this water General Motors, which was born in Flint, and still has plants in Flint, I noticed that this water our drinking water was corroding their engine parts. It's possible the drinking water was corroding engine parts, so they were allowed to go back to Great Lakes water. Anybody at that point say, if it's corroding an engine, maybe they shouldn't be going into our bodies and our kids. I mean, that should have been like fire alarm bells like red flags. So what did it take before your your eyes open about this? Yeah, it was the word lead because the word lead When you're a physician or a pediatrician signals what in your brain? There is no safe level of lead. We're never supposed to expose a population or a child to lead. Because we can't do much about it. It is an irreversible neurotoxin. It attacks the core of what it means to be you and impacts cognition. How Children think actually drops I Q levels It impacts behavior leading to things like developmental delays and has these life altering Consequences. In 2015 Dr Mona and a colleague started digging through blood test records of 1700 Flint Children, including the kids, She sees that the Hurley Children's clinic ready, Okay. The nonprofit clinic serves most of Flint's kids. The city is 53% black and has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. So we looked at the Children's by the levels before the water switch. We compare them to Children, but lead levels after the water switch. And in the areas where the water lead levels were the highest and that those parts of the city we saw the greatest increase in Children's lead levels. Armed with the first medical evidence that kids were being exposed to lead from the water. Dr. Mona did something controversial. She quickly held a press conference to share the blood test study. Before other doctors reviewed her work was a bit of an academic. No, no kind of a form of academic disobedience. But you knew that I knew that but like, but there was no choice. There was no way I was going to wait to have this. This research about Ed. Two weeks later, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder ordered the water switch back to the Great Lakes and declared a state of emergency. I say tonight is 1/2 before. I'm sorry, and I will fix it. The damage was done. Dr Mona estimates 14,000 kids in Flint under the age of 6 may have been exposed to lead in their water. I never should have had to do the research that literally used the blood of our Children as detectors of environmental contamination. Three years after the crisis began, the percentage of third graders in Flint, who passed Michigan standardized literacy test dropped from 41% to 10%. I'm very concerned about my Children and not only my Children, but I'm concerned about the Children of Flint Kenyatta Dotson is still fearful of the water. Even though the state is spending more than $300 million to fix the water system City promised to replace all 12,000 supply lines that may have been contaminated with lead. Last fall. Now they say the work won't be done until summer. Dotson says she and her daughters will continue to use bottled water for cooking and brushing their teeth any time to come back to a place where I feel whole again. You don't feel right now. Would this have happened in a rich white suburb? Maybe it would have happened in interest twice over. Would it have continued for a long A zit has? I don't believe
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Well I know the answer sadly to that I hate to say it because one of the great things about this country even though we we Mostly at the beginning spoke English. Not Everybody spoke English so and But the first not English were but the first American were there was written down. Legally was the word we we. The people right at the very beginning of of our Our Constitution and The countries that live in the place of we have so many better things than we have in terms of their social structure. And how they treat each other and take care of each other and those who operate under the concept of me me me me me Are the ones who hurt and suffer? And this is why I think you're right. The silver lining of this is. We're we're going to post pandemic live differently with each other and we're going to love each other in in a way that truly practices the golden rule that I don't want your child to get sick because I won't treat my child the way it should be treaty or she should be treated That that I think that thinking I hope that thinking will be gone and Art But you know I. I watched them wrong. Renting movie about this where invade next Which shares a lot about the country's versus may countries where you said that was called where where where invade next forgetful where to invade next law were okay. I'm laughing because of course if you don't know this I made that movie I can in two thousand fifteen but basically I go to nine countries from a Tunisia to Norway to You know and I show my fellow Americans what life would be like if everybody had health care if Everybody had a decent job if the kids had a four course meal from lunch good. That's the crazy movie to see how they treat their children at lunch. They don't they. Don't feed them Thursday surprise they Or mass incarceration or any of the other things that Paid Long Paid. Leave about the the law in in Germany now. They've passed in France where the boss can't call you at home everywhere. Buses are like a true emergency. They cannot. They can't send you an email from work after five or six o'clock like because they respect the fact that that's your family time that your downtime and Racing will help to become healthier. Societies like the science is all so clear these other places that spend less on health care Because they invest in what makes you healthy And we're doing the exact opposite. We spend so much money on health care after people are sick yet. We don't invest in these things like childcare and school lunches and universal healthcare and and paid all these things that this pandemic is making us all rep open and see what's happening Glaringly these things that make people healthy. These things have prevent disparities And this is the direction we need to be going. I think we're going to have less of this. This disparity I really. I know I know that there are millions of people. In this country that admire A idolized the president. I know there are people who believe the earth is only six thousand years old Can live down there and it's flat yes and But I know the vast vast majority of our fellow Americans now especially now after this pandemic they see the broken healthcare system. They see how we we need to be like Canada in these other countries. We need to take care of each other when they they've been letting so many people out of prison because it's one of the hot spots for getting the Cyrus never said of an and there are and the governors are in Wurley leading the people out. That didn't really do anything serious. And I'm thinking well then. Why were they in there in first place if it wasn't serious don't we have other means to take care of help? People that have made a mistake that are addicted to drugs that have mental health issues. I see a day very soon post pandemic when we are going to never WANNA go back to this again. We're not going to want to see the next pandemic that that where it won't just be the virus list for twenty seconds in the air that you know whenever it becomes airborne We ready ready for that. I'm ready for that day. Aren't you absolutely? Would you listen? You hear this outside the window. Here at o'clock it's all the cheering. New York off the every now and then when I had the recording at this time in people are cheering their wrestling or banging on pans. That's beautiful you should we got. That was so scare. The neighbors PUTA five. If it's it's also it's like a primal yell to third party. They don't want this anymore. They don't live like this anymore. That's why I'm hopeful. I'm hopeful I'm seeing that translate that to activism and resistance and voter turnouts there. You go Dr Mona. I so appreciate you talking today. Here in Rumble Thank you for the work you've done to help flint Thank you for writing This great book With the is don't see And When are you going to go back to work? I you still recuperating recovering or I'm working on you have to alert I'm working remotely. I'll be back in clinic next week. In patience and good. Silver lining in medicine as the Is the use of Tyler Madison? Our New Mesh wish had been doughnuts Beckett ago so now we're able to reach people easier especially those who have difficulty accessing transportation. That's been A. That's sorry it's history revealed doors That's a good thing. Yes many good things that will come out of this and for those kids in Flint For the parents of those kids. Who might be listening to this? Especially the ones who are between six and twelve years old. The behaviors that you're seeing now is they are Twain's getting ready to be teenagers You know you've spoken about this before it's it's How it's it's hard. It's hard on any of US especially from there but I think You felt the empathy of the world and heartbreaks all that have contributed to the various funds in Flint. Because these kids are going to need help It won't be able to get rid of what the lead did to the permanent permanent damage to their brains but there are treatments in ways than therapies. That you and others have developed. Maybe just we should close by telling people where they wanted to contribute in care so we created the flint kids fond of flint. Kids War we've been able to raise about twenty million dollars which speak claw you GMS to the generosity of this nation. We've given out about eight million and that's gone to playgrounds and children's books and breastfeeding support home. Visiting all these things that science tells us will make the lives of children better but this is long-term work so If you are willing to give give the flinches dot org but just find something you care about. And there's a lot of things out there and contribute to that. Wow thank you twenty million. I did realize it had gone the high it's It's it's really amazing. I think I think people in Flint. They're very grateful to those of you. Who have helped us off from around the country and around the world and You know when I think of what our grandparents my dad. My uncle great grandparents all who who worked in the factories influence who who held those strikes in the early years to get a better life. They created the middle class. That didn't exist before did didn't exist. They would there. Were those who had were money than everybody else that that works. Seven days a week Twelve hours a day in brutal conditions and that America is all about it. Is that garrity that we need to get back to? But it was a gift that flank gave the world in terms of that fight. And what in that how it resulted in a better life in fact that people have given back to to flint in this in this time that has been dark time for many many years long before the Corona Virus I'm grateful to those who who've helped grateful to you and Let's talk again soon. Please please stay well and I hope your your husband and your kids are okay to since great diving team or go all the time. All right be well take care and everybody listening We'll be back again very soon. 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"dr mona hanna" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"To yes but the the people who are stocking the shelves on night in the grocery stores they come to work putting their life at risk so that we can eat food because we need to eat. We need water. We need you know the whoever's working the water plant right now making sure that when I do turn that tap on that water does come out. And so we need to have enough P P for all these folks and we. We don't have enough right now. What are we going to do here? I mean the despair when people are knowing. They're listening to you and I talk about this. They don't organizational. You're all going to. Yes yes I want I I WANNA make a little button or some kind of post or something that says I will crawl through broken glass to vote on November third. Like I don't care what it is But we do need. We need that mail in voting. We need to make sure that it's not tinkered with We need but seeing people. Line up there in Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago. Wow Yeah because once again this this could have been prevented with good governance with competent leadership That vary the lives of our most vulnerable so we know when it gets down to it. We need to vote. Yeah but voting is November. We Are you and I are talking down at the end of April What that's a long time. Two Way and then the inauguration is until January and and we have not just vote for the president. We have to vote for the Senate if the Senate remains the hurdle if it remains in the hands of one party we can't get anything done for four years this I Cheese we have to learn things we can do. Now is contribute to campaigns although interior on campaigns and issue oriented advocacy organizations. There's a lot that we can do. We can write letters. We can hold folks accountable. There's a lot of bills I think Monday. They're going to have another vote in the house. There's a lot that we can do to be civically engaged to raise. Our voices ought to ensure that what is being done sauce for for people in public health. Right right from what you know of. This virus It I mean I made a joke earlier about. We can kill it with twenty seconds of soap water. Yeah we're making all drink. Bleach just getting identity that no no no no no Yes I know I know in Michigan were close to Canada so satire and the Ironic Statement. They understand that they have more of a British Irish show sense of humor in my pediatric visits. That's what we we share with toddlers because two year olds sometimes get into things and and do things like drink bleach. So it's common common recommendations that we make in our renew heard when you heard the individual say. That wasn't joking. And he said later was a circuit. He was being sarcastic. He wasn't sarcastic was actually turning and looking to his doctors to verify. He wanted them to back him up that a little. Bit of a bit of a disinfectant in our bodies might help That day when that happened last week as a doctor. I'm just curious Which was it your left or right brain that exploded as I have literally literally raise my hand and take an oath to protect patients entrusted in my care. You no no matter how that needs to happen beer through individual care speaking up about poisoning in your city. That doesn't also I have taken and for the other doctor. That was in her room. I don't know how she stayed silent. I'm because that is against the oath that we have taken only. You need to do to protect people. In his words. Her people there was an uptake in to the poison control with because of his words. Yeah she did look. Dr Burks did look sick When he said to offer look on her face and But you're right. It's this is the time for all Americans to be brave to take a stand to give of their time Because the this this won't go. You know what I try to say to. People is the viruses. Actually it's part of the planet. It's part of life. We we have viruses on this planet. We Curia these are things And over the years I love the end of h e walls is a war. The world's when the alien invaders the whatever they are the machines they just die on their own because they didn't have the benefit of millions of years of evolution and for humans Tens of thousands of years of building up immunities and the invaders. The aliens had no immune system to a bacteria and viruses planet earth. Whereas I mean you know this I mean I. I don't know how many millions of microbes and things inside of every day that our immune system is going PAPA POW POW POW in keeping US alive. Now it's an amazing system the human body and so I I just what do you. What do you know when you're brother-in-law calls or he or a cousin or in his? Tell me what else do I need to do? Besides the social distancing the washing of the hands What what other little pieces of advice you give them to stay healthy right and you. You touched a lot of us earlier in your intro. Take care of yourself You know this has been a really anxiety and stressful time for everybody So make sure that kind of your mental health is okay. Ask for help. There's a lot of resources out there. if started if you need to talk to somebody that needs to be recognized Stay Home Physically. Distance were mad. Ask Wash your hands. Many states have volunteer arm. A opportunities check those out. You can make cloth masks at home or you can make phone calls for seniors who might be isolated You know I think a cured for a lot of the loneliness and isolation that that a lot of us feel is is treated when we reach out and make connections with people also. I don't really like the world's social distancing like physical distancing will we need to stay socially connected because that's what binds us and. I hope that kind of as we are all in the midst of this really physically isolating experience that we really have as opportunity reflect and realize how connected we are. We are so connected. Yeah obviously like we can't see and touch each other right now if this teaches us anything it is how connected we are and how we need to be So you know this. Just as a pediatrician. I mean all the studies that have been done long ago that show that if babies are touched children are not held that the effect that the long-term lifelong effect has on them. But what is it doing to adults who are not able to Be With other. We are social creatures and we're not able to be with other people we are not able to touch and hold to to have that intimacy Personally so recovered now from Corona Virus. The hardest part of my sickness which thinks was mild was not being able to touch my children. I am a hogger I am a chests are like I took him in at night. Now we snuggle. That's treatment for me. It's therapeutic for them and not to be able to do that for a couple of weeks was really really hard but but fortunately like thank goodness. This happened now. Rather than fifteen years before when we didn't have facetime zoom and all these amazing technologies technologies enable us to actually see each other so I mean my parents or my my kids facetime with their grandparents every day and they have like virtual cooking classes here old stories of back home or whatever so there are some things that can connect on. You know that we we should try to use more I'm hopeful that if we do respect science and if we follow all these recommendations on the more that we do now in terms of the community distancing The quicker. It is going to be that we can go back to A new normal at the same as it laws but at least kind of hunting our grandparents again right but it won't be this summer can be. This won't be the summer but but this will end this will end and and it will also end if we have an effective vaccine but that's not For one or two years away and and that's That's also a concern in this society where we have many folks who do not vaccinate their children will they will vaccinate their kids and their their loved ones for for this deadly disease. You know. There's this quite a few positive silver linings of of this pan-demic I think lawn is is that finally you know younger. Generations are seeing. What a bad disease could be like. Somebody folks never saw easels or Syria polio. All these things that we don't anymore because we have not seen when now. Here's something really bad. It's killing people. Like oh my gosh vaccine can maybe prevent you know more people from getting sick employable. That will actually have a little vaccine acceptance after this. And what do we do about the ANTIBAC- sers I mean? Will anybody want their child in classroom again with the child of of people that believe they shouldn't be vaccinated? It's I mean I don't want to open up a can of worms your county where we're traverse county. Interior city has one of the highest Rates of a vaccine refusal And had I. Recent outbreak of whooping cough process Because of that So I think it's it's very selfish of families To put others at risk. So yeah I understand that you may not want to get a vaccine for your kid this fine for your kid that they lived in a bubble and never interacted with other kids or other people in our society however this other folks out there who are their immune system is not that strong. They're battling cancer. Then have another condition that makes their immune system week that they that vaccines work as well for them. They're putting all those other people at risk so this gets back to. The crux of of who we are as a society are we. Are we more of a week people where we take care of each other or are we more of our.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"I'd asked you this before when when you were in your in my last film Fahrenheit nine and In you were talking about how you were raised when your family finally made it down from the peninsula on to to the Detroit. Area and that Your parents I mean you had these discussions at the dinner table in terms of what's fair. What's right Howard to treat each other you know the book wrote people thought it was just going to be a flint book and then when people start reading they're like what leads is like a Matt Moore. This is a story about this person who is an immigrant year. There's always family story so it's it's absolutely an open book And you know the to understand how how I up in Flint and and why do what I do and why have this amazing privilege to serve children in Flint. As a pediatrician. That background is is really critically important. Because that's what shaped me and it's through this this immigrant lands. I never even anticipated when I wrote this book How important it would be to share. Imigrants story on this was before we were talking about walls and bands and And being in our Iraqi we Iraq was on the first You know Muslim ban list. We'll actually not Muslim art. Were Christians. Were were Caldeans from Iraq. Which is this very small minority But you know the. My parents instilled in me through this very immigrant lands To be acutely aware of what injustice can be. You know we. We were fortunate to immigrate to this country but we were always attuned to what was happening back home in tune to Kinda what injustices could be. I clearly remember my father when I was about ten or eleven. I'm going into his office and he had come throughout his desk. Magazines and newspaper subscriptions from like Amnesty International and human rights. Watch trying to find any information about what was happening Back home in Iraq and he showed me a picture from The massacre which was when Saddam Hussein coys. End An entire city of Kurds Five thousand people died that day and today it was the largest chemical weapons attack attack and and I was ten or eleven and he probably shouldn't have showed it to me but I you know that's the milieu of my childhood. And that gave me nightmares. And that taught me what people in power could do to vulnerable populations and it was with. Kinda perspective that that pushed me to medicine pushing to service. Push me to be in. Flint pushed me to almost. Have this kind of heightened antenna injustice no matter where my community may be And dislike in kind of anybody's life or family stories complicated. My father worked for General Motors. My we are family benefited from everything that corporation had done except when my dad lost all his retirement when they went bankrupt however you know we not only the hearing wives you know working for a company yet you know yet we would follow what was happening in Flint and other communities and we would follow what was happening with globalization And despite being kind of as General Motors employee he was still an old school leftist. Lena was trying to share the importance. What it means GONNA stand up for Justice and fight for folks who are more vulnerable So that's kind of the the background that I grew up which which pushed me To be where I am in Tacoma think like I think and to really use medicine and health as another form of of social justice If you do not have your health and if we have these kind of striking in inequities in half which we are seeing right now is panda. Megan which is what we see Which we what we saw obviously inflamed then. Then what do we have what we have right now? Is this pandemic. Yeah we're in the middle of and I know you're not in Epidemiologist or whatever but you are a doctor and and you I consider you also scientist because of of the work you've done in the discovery that you made but you I mean. Can we talk about this for a few minutes because as you said? There's so many lessons that we learned with Flint in with the flint. Water situation that I'm at right now. I think well first of all to just use the words used regarding flying This was preventable. Certainly the extent of how awful it's become did not need to go to this level There were people that wanted to ignore. It pushed aside. Say it with something else. It'll be over next week. It's going to be a miracle just you watch I mean on and on and on and now look where we're at and and frankly you know the people that I speak to as I do. These podcasts occasionally to give updates on where we're at with his pandemic him. I'm not a doctor and I'm not a scientist but I I'm have some very good people sources at the NIH Various levels of government at some of our top hospitals research hospitals in this country and I'm always loathe to have to want to help people sort of the the awful truth. that But you know Dr Zeke Emmanuel was at the NIH for many years and people have seen him a lot on TV. Recently a few weeks ago he just blurted out on. Cnn that This is at least two year pandemic and Wolf Blitzer lost it and totally changed. The subject did not want to have people be depressed and listened to that but you know and so but he dr manual Kept trying to explain to people here. This is just the fact of where we're at and instead of shying away from it let's deal with it and let's see how. What can we do to figure out How to first of all survive. But then how do we? How do we live what we used to call? Normal Life Which. I don't think we're going to go now. Go back to what what's your what's your sense of. What are you what are you? What are you telling yourself? What are you telling your husband near the not your kids but but just the adults in your life because they must ask you your doctor you know used to being asked for leading from ingrown toenail's you're looking look at listen to this caught on but but but I because I so respect you. I would love to hear the honest truth now. Not This is not Dr. Dr Hopeful teacher is already assume you're hopeful so but but I but I think sometimes that that ignorance is dangerous and and I'd rather you just tell me. Tell me give me the worst shot of it and then I with my brain and everybody else. We can start to figure out how we're going to do it. We're not going to go into a panic. I'M NOT GONNA RAID. My neighbors apart. Been here for more toilet paper. You know just some okay. You'RE GONNA start so give us some truth. I will share what I know what I have read what I have been able to digest. I'm if your instinct and your instinct instinct and I'm also trained in Public Alpha had those courses in epidemiology bio stats and all these different things. So it is kind of a of a different lands that I think most doctors as kind of being able to see what's happening at the population. Which is the beauty of of having that public health background on? This is this is. We're in this. For the for the long term we will there will never be a at least not in the near future back to baseline does not a simple switch that we can turn on to go back to how it used to be where. I hope that we. We all wear masks for a very long time in public places I think we're going to have to limit all on events with a lot of people we're going to have to significantly ramp-up testing to make sure that it is To See what the prevalence of this disease is in our populations. We don't even know that yet. Because our testing has been so inadequate we have to put robust Investment into tracing contact tracing to define the folks who are positive in to find out what folks that they came into contact with and then isolate those folks so it's a three step test trace isolate but needs to ramp up throughout this nation. And I don't think it's it's gone well anywhere yet in this country And we can use the crocks of. Oh it's impossible to do this. We can't just shrug our shoulders and say we can't do this because there have been so many countries that have crushed this virus. I mean look at New Zealand. Look at South Korea look at all these countries that have not only flattened occur but I think New Zealand has now called for the able to eliminate US virus. It's under the curve on so big. We can't say that this is impossible. This is possible with proper investment with with leading with science and with once again being proactive. Rather than how we are often as reactive we have to the the number one focus in all of this has to be about people and our population's not the economy and corporate profits and if anywhere knows that flint knows that because we know it was it was dollars at ran our decisions. It wasn't what's best for people That has a public house. So when you say we're in this for the long term the long haul when you talk about the masks and gloves and the social distancing and all that you're not talking about to the end of June no this is months if not years And there's GONNA be resistance. I read this great article about the Nineteen Eighteen Palmach and folks want to open up early and in San Francisco. The mandate masks and what rose was an anti mask. Society and our folks are resistant. These masks and on they had more deaths and so we have to once again. Martha on and respect science and be governed by prevention precaution. Right so much my to these. I had these two nonprofit movie theaters up in traverse city Michigan They're not gonNA open anytime soon. Are they in when and if they do? People are going to be wearing masks. Who Work there? Those who come to see a movie they're They're you know we're GONNA have to block off seats and whole isles. They sit far apart from each other and we have to protect our employees like the folks at Work Theater. The folks from saying our food pokes folks in public transportation. These are not disposable. People these are what we now recalled new referred to as critical infrastructure. They are keeping our country running yet we have failed to properly protect and obviously.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Of the out of the tap unless unless there's some kind of Real political leadership that comes in and takes care of everything in certifies it and and doesn't you know faked drink. The water convince people to drink the water I don't do you know what I'm saying. I mean from Every day sure you can. You can share the numbers science share. How the Water? Quality is much better on there. There will be folks that that will never drink that water again and that is not to be dismissed or attack that is to be understood. The people of Flint have gone through significant trauma where they were betrayed by every governmental agency. That was supposed to protect them. And those folks failed and literally lied and covered up So that trust is a long time to come back I. It will take accountability. It will take justice will take long term support. I was recently in a few months ago at a conference of philosophers. A really smart people who ask wonderful questions and this question of trust came up and are really smart. Philosopher said well. Don't you think it's important to always have a healthy dose of mistrust and this person was spot on? We all need to have that healthy those of mistrust. We have to keep our eyes open. We have to keep asking questions we have to Jareth by then trust you. See the data. We hold folks accountable. I don't think we should ever have blind trust in anyone or any government. We should always all of us have a healthy dose of mistress. What do you what do you say? Okay so I do I have. I have that resume time. I even put it on. My son says for him but I because here. Because here's this. I am the perfect example of this is so when I am back home in flint or if I stay up in Davison where my family were Where I grew up went to school. I bring water with me if I if I go to a restaurant with friends in flint I either I bring the water in with me or or they have box water or A. You know plastic bottle that clearly. The CAP hasn't been you know. Open I when I stay at the Motel hotel a Aaron Davidson. I don't know whether I don't know the difference anymore. Between a Motel Hotel has room service right. I mean you can. You can get like a sandwich or something. If you're in a hotel. If a place calls us a hotel it should at least have something more than just a candy machine right. I don't know that's how I it's a wonderful place. I'm not putting it down. I'm just saying they have a sign on the front counter. That says This establishment does not use flint water. And it's so sad. They have to look at that But but it's but it's true I'm happy I in fact I don't know if it's true or not whether they do his flint water but I I will stay there when I'm visiting family or friends and I won't I won't stand a plate. So what's wrong with me? What do I need to change or maybe I don't need to change? Maybe maybe that skeptical I Is is I'm doing something right for myself by not taking the chance. And there's there's Michael. There's nothing wrong with you. You're perfect on but no you're can you just say okay? The one more time I want to get my ringtone. The doctor said there's nothing wrong with you. Now I mean we should. We should all be more like that. We should all be more cautious In medicine and public health we are governed by something called the precautionary principle which is all about prevention airing. The side of caution being proactive rather than reactive So we we all should practice more of that because right now the way that our government our systems in our public health system says and this is another lesson from this pandemic. We are too reactive. We assume for example in public health at that chemicals and explosions and Talks INS. And all these things are safe Before proving them dangerous this this actually all started with with Charles Gadara Kettering and leading gasoline. there's this phrase that was established called the Keyhole paradigm and it was named after one of General Motors Lead apologised scientists. Who made a deal with the surgeon? General and said you know if you can if we can prove that leaded gasoline is harmful. Then we'll take it take it away. And that's set this precedent of innocent until proven guilty. But like we're not talking about the criminal justice system we're talking about like the health and safety of our populations so you know we should be governed by the opposite. Let's assume something is dangerous and thus practice prevention and precaution rather than you know exposing our populations and our most vulnerable populations to something So we should all have that sense of skepticism but really be governed by prevention. And you believe that if If the people of Michigan that people have flint had been told earlier that we could have prevented a lot of this and in fact had had real scientists had any say as to whether or not to switch from Lake Huron to the Flint River It could have been prevented even right back at the very beginning of this problem. Oh there's there's there's so many points where this never should have happened you know. It never should've gotten to the point where doctor had to do. Research to prove there was more lead in a lot of children. That was too late. It should ended when we knew there was leading the water and we knew that and those scientists were being dismissed. Should it ended when that first mom raised a jog or broader and said? There's something wrong with my child. It should ended when we knew that. This water was corroding engine parts at a General Motors Plant But it never should have started. We never should have been under emergency management. We never should've lost democracy But really you can rewind even further and you know that must be a flint. We never should have had you know the effects of capitalism and disinvestment in green and white flight and all these other things that that shattered our tax base that cuts into you know all of our infrastructure systems from public health policing to know the list goes on So there's a lot of points that we can rewind to. That would have prevented where we are today. Monae I grew up there in flint and Davison. County there It it was. It was the best place to grow. it was a black and white city. We elected the first black mayor in the country. With when when the city was still majority white the that the the UA W and it's anti-racist platform policies that Very early on you know fifty sixty years ago. said that. We're going to go on strike. If you keep making F- The african-american aren't the Black Workers. Worked down in the in the foundry in the whole Where it's where it's very hard work in. The air quality is often all this and the that debt those jobs had to be rotated in white people had to work there too and and I was in black workers. Were up up in the upper levels away from this instead. Of course they just should have fixed the whole damn things. Nobody would get sick. But I'm just saying that that Beth I work. I grew up in a working class paradise in that sense that that you even if you didn't have secondary post secondary education You made enough money to have a good living to send the kids college You you had a four week paid vacation. There is no co-pay complete health insurance complete dental insurance. I glass insurance everything because the union fought for the Union wanted and in General Motors was still the most Wealthiest it was it was. It was D- wealthiest corporation on the planet and paid workers far more than a living wage. All those benefits all that vacation time. Essentially the what we call the European system today a we had in American dream. You know not only was the birthplace of cars. It was the birthplace of prosperity in this country. And that's my. The story is so important to be based on front. Because is the place of extremes like literally where read met solidarity were. Bigotry met fairness and and where the struggle for equality has played out in our nation that started all in flint. I'm not saying this perfect but but we the progressive ideas year and nobody even used the word that somebody like Ann. Arbor wasn't like nobody thought that you were left a writer progressive or whatever. It was just the right thing to do. It was the right thing to do to how we treat each other how we would treat her ourselves. And the corporation would have to pay taxes for that to fund that and and the corporation mammy. They didn't like it but they paid and they still made billions of dollars in prophets and And everything was fine until it wasn't and it's an it's when we let our guard down when we stopped having that critical I When somehow and then sadly at the time back in the eighties the unions became Qabala. And this and going along with the company and working together and you don't ever want to. The sheep does not WanNa work with the wolf. Just wanted that way. The wolf is up to no good and And while General Motors provided these jobs. And did this enam whatever they did so they had to do it with a social responsibility to the people that were making them their profits so it was.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"So the first week Simone Start of the people of Flint drinking water. That's from the flapper going through the lead pipes and clearly A corroding the lead. That's in those pipes. What were the next steps that happened? And where do you come into this? So I think Right away when that water switched about sixty years ago it just didn't seem right and the people of slant were loud and heroic and they knew something was wrong. We had Discolored water do you remember those pictures of like Brown yellow green water coming out of taps and that was that was from iron corrosion. So it was also corroding the iron pipes which created that rusty colored water. The lead in water was actually clear. You can't even see len water. Which makes it even more difficult to diagnose and gone. There was bacteria in the water because of a poor quality water and we had boil advisories to get rid of the bacteria in the water and boiling. Water is probably one of the worst things that you could do with. Let water because if say you're boiling noodles the lead is GonNa concentrate and whatever you're gonNA whenever you're cooking so we'll concentrate in those noodles but for many folks were instructed to boil the water bacteria but it's the worst thing you can do a lot so red flags after rudge flags and I think the greatest red flag that happened just a few months after this modern sledge was that General Motors born inch land with still some plants in flint noticed. That our drinking water was corroding. They're engine parts and I'm going to repeat that because to this day boggles my mind. Our drinking water was corroding engine. Parts and General Motors was allowed to go back to Great Lakes Water and the people of Flint were literally told to relax that everything was Ok that everything met all safety standards and everything was inconvenience. Okay again. I'll turn my sarcasm an clearly Dr Mona. You don't understand that protecting the auto parts that are going into. Automobiles is far more important than what people are drinking in their homes. Okay then I pulled up. That was great and I think that's that's very laughing. I think you're only laughing because the anger that we feel inside that that the company's auto parts or more precious and the end that that sing that plant was hooked back up to the Lake Huron Water and the people continue to drink this water. That didn't even meet the quality for a Buick. No I mean how. How do we value corporate interests? Carpet profits more than we value our most precious resource resource which which should be children. Still let this be you know the symbolic example of what's so wrong with this country and why we continue to find ourselves in situations like this pandemic where we're not valuing are most vulnerable populations. Wow okay well they. You just dropped the The sixty four thousand now question right now. This is a tough time. We'RE WE'RE IN. You know because you actually. You ended up with Kobe. Nineteen so continuously. Now though I'm trying I'm recovered. But it was all preventable. Every single illness every single death that we had in this country With with proper prevention public health infrastructure respect of science. Good governance could have prevented where we are right. Now which are the exact same lessons of what happened in Flint? We had incompetent leadership at didn't value health and people in our children. We disrespected science and scientists and medicine. Doctors We had been stripping our public health infrastructure for decades The exact same thing happened will continue to happen. Assist Pantheon Does not give us the opportunity to look at what has been happening and provide us with really about the political. Will to do better when you when you say that. I mean I just think everybody listening to this as wondering I mean when you look now at flint in this in this water emergency It's it's like a big. It's a big warning To what we didn't know would be head of us but when you talk about how our public health infrastructure has been debilitated by Funding being ripped from it from a whole bunch of whole. Would you get into that just for a minute here? Because I you work in that in that system. I mean when it comes to like this pandemic and we've when even when it comes to what happened in slant like it's easy to lay blame for example on one person and Flan People WanNa lay blame on the former governor in this pandemic Folks WanNa lay blame on the president and absolutely they have a significant role to play in what happened on but we really have to look at the underlying villains of how he got these spaces on and it's been a long standing attack on science a longstanding attack on public health there have been so many interests especially corporate interests beginning from the nineteen thirties and before from the lead industry the sugar industry to coal. To what have you that has tried to cut and successfully caught public health regulations and cut budgets of the CDC at the federal level but also at a state level where they've attacked for example government and all of these agencies and institutions. That we need to keep us healthy and safe arm so we have to really look back. We have to be students of history and recognize of problem. Today did not happen. You know this crisis were end. Did Not happen because of the last few months or so. It happened because of a long history where we've disrespected science disinvested in public health because of You know potential regulations but also you know created this widening gap of inequities for some people benefit in some people. Some people don't so those are the lessons that we have to learn not only what happened in Flint. But they're absolutely applicable. Today it's We haven't learned these lessons. This is this is just the sad truth of this and I think most people are saying this they know the story in Flint. They feel bad about it. So many people send US cases about water which I tried to explain to but while they was very generous and wonderful It the average American human Uses up to eighty gallons of water a day. We don't realize how much water use between flushing the toilet. The shower brushing teeth cooking. Drinking pats it Cetera et CETERA. We use a lot of water I just I just saw this Some spots and PSA on TV that that said just rinsing the dishes and trying to scrape the crowd off our plates. You that we are. Family uses up to twenty gallons a day just from rinsing So we use a lot of water and I did the math once. I can't remember it now. But how many bottles of water we would need in flint to take care of one hundred thousand people that that. Us Eighty gallons a day. How many sixteen ounce bottles note the smart people listen to support on the map and they've got the answer but it literally I think is in the millions and and there's no amount of water you can send us in bottles to help us in that way with having said that? Thank you for everybody. Who Water but I mean what what? What is the situation right now? I with people want to know because I hear from everybody in Flint and of course. I live up in traverse city up in the the northern woods of Michigan so to speak and And when I'm working I'm usually in New York and which is where I am now. I got I got. I don't WanNA say stuck here. I'm glad to be here in this apartment. But I've been inside for this day number. V O. my God. It's the today's Day number fifty. Oh my God all right so you get the gist of this It's fifty days inside and Still Sound Somewhat sane but the jury will be on that but but seriously though I'm worried about because I hear especially now people in Flint to go through this pandemic after what they've been through with the water with with six years with this starting out when you before you even discovered it and then after you discovered it and trying to get people to listen the the governor. We now know found out about this. Sooner than we knew that he knew in his chief-of-staff new chief-of-staff definitely new That there I mean there was a report last week. out where it was but it was. It was like amazing. That more information's come out now. About how much How much the governor new? So these kids especially kids but everybody drank any lead in. The water is bad for everybody. You made that very clear. All Right. No safe level of light. That is what you said for. Long Time and And you wrote this beautiful book with with the is NC it had sub head to about HCT. Something I'm GonNa get me you're not. I know for fifty days in the apartment. I can't hardly say the word hope but But no but but it's a beautiful book and then people if you haven't read it with the is don't see my doctor Mona Hannah Teasha. The New York Times At the end of the year last year in December listed it as one of their best books of the year to make the Times list of best books of the very few books. Bring that list. And congratulations for that Not only because of the The history and the journalism. That's in it but the poetry of your writing Is very moving very touching? I end I. It's it's such to read the Book Right Now. With what in what we're living in is just so it's so powerful but but you you state throughout there is no safe level of lead in especially for children six years and younger If they ingest lead it causes. I'm just calling us and then permanent brain damage permanent means permanent as that we don't have it's not a pill the kids can take away and then suddenly the the lead damages gone. Can you just explain what that means in in terms of these kids now? This is six years later. So the The ones that were five or six at the time or now twelve. The ones that were being born. Babies were being bathed in this water. It's just odds just so awful. Yeah so let me share where one is right now. So yeah we.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Few days in the midst of everything. That's going on I. I'm very happy to announce that our first rumble film Rumble media. We are releasing film by Jeff Gibbs film that I- executive producer called the planet of humans. And it has. I don't know where the official line of viral is. If if three million people watch it in five or six days I kinda think that's probably it. I don't I don't know whatever whatever it's called over. Three million people have now watched this film since we released it on Tuesday. And we're all pretty blown away and we're so grateful to all of you who've taken the time to watch a very intense movie about where we are at with what we call climate change but what is so much more In terms of how we've treated the planet how it's affecting us and what we need to do about it and We're going to have another livestream Qna In discussion with you a later. This week I'll give you the date here in the next day or two. It'll probably Thursday or Friday but I'll let you I'll let you know and Because we love to hear your feedback we want. We want to answer your questions. You could say that the Third Act of the movie is in your hands The movie has to be completed by the people who see the movie because we are all in this together in terms of figuring out the solutions and In what we're going to do but I mean we just started Rommel here on December seventeenth. It's a little over four months now and Were probably a passer. Nine million download mark here sometime tonight. Which again that on. Top of the the three million of you who've downloaded planning to the humans It's it's been a very Wonderful beginning to rumble and and this movie is as we told you at the very beginning. If the podcast it well we would build upon the podcast to do other things to Help the country helped the planet in what in especially in this year that we're going to of course when started this on December seventeenth. It wasn't until December thirty first at the world. Health Organization said that we were facing something called Corona Virus Something that we civilians don't know these words mean then they gave then they gave it a name and they didn't call it barrier Bob Julie. It was called Cova nineteen and we just started the podcast and Didn't know that this would be one of the things on our agenda for this year. A lot of us were just thinking about. I'm worried about looking forward to November third but As life happens as often does Things occur that weren't in the plans in now. Everyone everyone of you listening to this. We've all had to deal with us and not just those few living in the US but Canada Cross Europe Australia Asia Africa South America it's everywhere saw So hang there my usual words of advice. I don't give you false hope. I I try to. I try to push toward realistic hope. Which means that We can beat anything. I hope if we have the wherewithal and the will and mostly the brains. The science To do that. So that's why we continue to do that and keeping her distance from each other in Marshall Hands Twenty seconds of soap water. My friends kills this virus as I said he before. Think of all the things in your life that you wish you could get rid of with just twenty seconds of soap and water the so this this killer virus can be killed as simply as that of keeping the hands washed. Keep them off the face and And just taking care of yourselves get get some sleep walk around. If if you're in the apartment walk around the apartment Get some fresh air. Open the windows in the doors. Even if it's a little cold still all those things In in your mental wits about you Listen to me if that helps or turn me off if it hurts but But I have I have things. I'M GONNA. I'll be talking to you out in the coming days I've continue. Continue to my My journalism my research as to what's really happening the truth that were being told that we're not being told or the half truths that we're being told all of that. I want to help clear up that for you. So we'll we'll also take care of that in the in the coming days but first and foremost I'm very honored. Have as my guest on. Today's podcast. Someone who I deeply admire. Who is considered a hero a savior? She'll she'll reject all of these terms but but the people who are from Flint. We the grew up. There are who still live there Know her as the person who I made the public and the authorities aware that something was amiss that there was lead in the blood of our children in Flint and so she conducted her own study and an discovered that what was wrong was indeed that and that what was more than likely the cause of it was the authorities in the state of Michigan Switching the people of Flint from drinking and using the clean water from Lake Huron which is a glacial lake. Ten thousand year old pure glacial Lake pure in the sense I mean obviously all water in our world now is contaminated in some way but science also figured out a way to bring that water seventy miles from Lake Huron to the city of Flint. And and then for reasons that I will get into with her in a few minutes the people of flour no longer able to get the water from. Lake Huron immortal to drink the water from the Flint River and In thus began what is now referred to as the flint water crisis. It is six years old as of this week This past Saturday was the sixth anniversary of this terrible tragedy and But we have guests to thank for making us aware of it and not just the fighting fighting for these kids and continuing to fight for these kids. I'm so grateful That she's with us here today. Please welcome to rumble. Podcast here Dr Mona Hannah Teasha. Dr Mona. How are you? I'm doing great. Thank you Michael. It is always great to be with you. Thank you thank you for saying that but I I had heard and That few weeks ago you tested positive and you came down with viruses had is that true her yep so about a month ago. I developed the symptoms that we're now all familiar with of a fever. Headaches body aches exhausting teague And then a couple of days later lost Most bizarrely my sense of smell and taste. That's kind of what clued me in to the probably had Cove ed I got tested as a healthcare worker I came back positive. I was fortunate to have. Mild course have pretty much recovered. Although I still can't smell or taste which as an American is very difficult because we love spicy flavorful food but Much much better and and back at work you know. It's interesting that you say that the importance of the sense of smell. 'cause I was GonNa ask you a between taste and smell. Which would you if you had to lose one? Which and immediately I thought well smell. I can do without because most the stuff. I'm molly is very good. But yeah but then you of course you mentioned the wonderful food that comes from your your parents world you were. Were you born born in Iraq or were you born in Detroit? I was I was born in the UK. I was born in England My father my father was studying there. And the plan was to go back to Iraq from Baghdad But that was when Saddam Hussein was rising power and my parents realized Kind of as a as folks who had a keen eye to what was happening back home worm. Their friends and classmates were had gone missing and voices are being stifled. Media was being attacked. They couldn't go back home. So we immigrated to the states right and then And then and then you ended up in the Detroit area that has had harsh remember it. Yeah so actually came to the upper peninsula of Michigan when I actually eight hundred miles from degrade when my parents on Michigan Michigan. 'cause that's by. Detroit and Dearborn and that's pretty much where all the Arab Americans are on. But I don't think they realized that the Upper Peninsula Michigan was about twelve hours away on from Detroit and we spent a couple of years at Michigan Tech University where my father completed all post doc in metallurgy and then we landed back to the metro to the Metro Detroit area where a dog growing from the Middle East now. Michigan is to to take. This is the other. Mit Michigan Institute of Technology. She's very fine school. You're so far up in that peninsula there that literally you are. You are further north than I'd say half the population of Canada where they live down in the southern part of the long border and whatever that is so far no Michigan and can can you imagine these Iraqi immigrants from Baghdad. The Palm Trees in the summers of no Middle East and in northern Michigan where Where we have ice sculpture festival is in my father. Would college cheese? Yes it would look. It would look like it. Probably it look. It must have felt like hell. Except there was snow and ice. Actually my memories and my parents regulation recollections. It was a wonderful time because we were warmed by the other immigrants. That also were there on that college. Campus So there are lots of folks from all of the world that were studying at the other. Mit A lot of them engineers who have young families as well so it was.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on WJR 760
"Governor Whitmer tells a broadcast town hall that the peak of the corona virus is still weeks away in Michigan she says that school districts are free to teach students online in the wake of her order closing the school buildings for the rest of the school year we have to recognize that each district has different challenges and also different resources and that's why it's so important that our local partners who are on the front line are helping design with the remainder of the school year looks like says there's no decision on extending her stay at home order Dr Mona Hanna Attisha says she's doing fine she tested positive for corona virus the flint doctor who study detected the flint water emergency is asking others who have recovered to donate plasma like she has a Detroit bus driver who went live on Facebook to complain about a writer who was coughing all over his bus has died of the Colbert nineteen a second fiat Chrysler employee has died of the virus that person worked at the mopar parts distribution center in center line Dr Fauci says the stay at home waters will have a delayed effect on the numbers so even when you suppress or stabilize the number of new infections it's still gonna take a while before you see a decrease in hospitalizations decrease in intensive care and a decrease in deaths in fact deaths well the last thing that lag so you could be doing well and having a good effect on mitigation and still see the deaths go up a guaranteed that's exactly what's going to happen in New York City New York governor Cuomo is warning distaste supply of ventilators is running out these ventilators are very it's very simple person comes into the I see you unit they need the ventilator or they die it is this is that basic a proposition we have about six days at the current burn rate of ventilators the food and drug administration is authorized a corona virus test that looks for antibodies in the blood the FDA says it's reasonable that it may be effective people still have to go to the store Dr Gupta says wiping down the groceries is a very good idea here's the view of the pandemic from the I have a local grocery store worker you know I think that during crisis either you see the best of people were the worst you know either your hero or zero and I've seen a lot of disturbing stuff the worker did not want his name used he works for a well known grocery store chain says working in the food sector right now is like being in a war zone the U. S. has stopped issuing passports the Dow Jones futures are down one hundred eighty three I've Decatur WJAR news more coming up with Paul W. more hearing the Paul W. Smith show news talk seven sixty WJAR seven thirty three we go directly to a very very busy governor Gretchen Whitmer and governor good morning thank you for last night's virtual town hall was on all the television stations WJR carried it and any kind of communication including these morning visits are extremely helpful and we appreciate the governor thanks to all of you I'm glad to be with you we have a lot to talk about very quickly what's the most important thing you'd like us all to take from last night in this or anything you want to add that that you never got around to because you were taking questions from that viewers and listeners well I think that fit all when it was really helpful I hope it was informative for people it was an opportunity to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about each of those anchors had gotten I'm grateful that they did this unprecedented staying and joined forces to host this I think doctor Jimmy Calhoun and I are both the appreciate the opportunity to answer some questions on this is really important people understand how serious this covert nineteen as in that none of us is immune everyone of us can be carrying it some of us are already without even knowing that and that's precisely why these aggressive actions were taken as a state arts are so important one of the things that Dr J. was asked and that I think is something worse your listeners relate thinking about as why should we all be wearing masks and I want to start first and foremost by saying the surgical masks and the and ninety five masks are in such short supply and that's what our frontline healthcare providers need mostly if anyone has those were asking that they that they get in over their local hospital four if you are able to where I. I. different type of managed you know it's not a bad idea and so someone give me a mask made out of Detroit tiger fabric and and that's something that that I'll probably wear on occasion but I'm not out about very often anymore and and accessible but not congregating and not in stores or anything from getting groceries and so what is this is a a governor sore spot with me because you don't know this but for weeks if not a month or two I have been suggesting masks to be used and I was criticized by doctors telling me oh no that won't really help anything and now we know for sure that if everyone were wearing masks a month or two ago seeing it being done in China and elsewhere at least the disease wouldn't have spread as much as it had because people who didn't even know they were sick but we're wearing a mask would not be spreading the disease as they did so I don't want to start on that now there's a story in USA today that is so annoying that we'll get to do you know that U. S. masks and other equipment that we're desperately needing ventilators surgical garments the surgical masks all of that were being sold to China in record numbers in January this is our products made in the United States being sold to China and therefore with no concern whatsoever about our need for them but don't I don't want to get off on that right now because your time is too valuable but it's annoying and and it angers me into charge what I think that's part you know I mean I I know that when I talk about we really could use a national strategy here some people say oh you're beating up on the administration I'm not it's it's a hearing conservation match I national strategy is merited here we've got fifty states are were all bidding against one another trying to get our hands on every piece of personal protection equipment we can't we've got some states that have not yet been issued stay home orders at this juncture even though Dr Fauci insane now we should be international stay home order and so it is it is something of a source of frustration I think you're feeling it but I can tell you I am a call because Copa nineteen doesn't observe state lines corporate nineteen doesn't your party lines it doesn't observe any separation and that's why the only thing that we can do to really slow this down as if to be Rusev and events fashioning your own mask and wearing it it doesn't mean that you can necessarily stop into close contact with you should do that and the six foot rule and wash your hands and do all the other pieces but it can't hurt and that's precisely where we've got to really be as aggressive as as we can be again pretending acting as if you are infected and that everyone around you is infected if you act that if that's top of mind you're all going to do the right thing to avoid it and to avoid people who might have it or to avoid giving it to people at this point if you haven't been tested you can't be tested just assume you have it and carry on that way hopefully you don't get sick but you're right it goes everywhere look at our police chief deputy mayor James Craig spoke to him yesterday he said he's fighting it them some family members to about Dr Mona Hanna Attisha the same goes to St Mona but if she's got it I mean it does not discriminate and by the way you mentioned the gold standard on this said task force Dr Anthony Fauci am I a difficult question but I just found out that they had to up his security detail he's getting death threats please tell me your not well you know I I think that there's a lot of stress right now and and not that that justifies opted right and threats of violence but it never does but we recognize that when people are out of work when people are afraid when there's loss of life when there's a lack of access to you know all of the important things like testing and creepy about that contributes to a much more heightened awareness of of you know all of these potential you know ways that structure can be manifested yeah and so we are you know it cognizant that there are a lot of people on what anxiety and stress and so I we can't fix it direct threats but I can just say you know this is I'm sad to hear that for Dr Fauci but I I think it's it's unfortunate it's horrible he's doing everything he can do to protect us and I'm I'm grateful for his leadership under your executive order twenty twenty thirty five you finally did order the K. through twelve school buildings to close for the remainder of the school year your own children were asking you questions on your way to that meeting last night my Sophie's asking them very nervous and it's it's sad to see but I'd I'd try to reiterate all of these kids and maybe all these kids across the country are in the same boat so for those like Sophie who's worried about her admission in the college after senior year next year I'm trying to tell them all relax everybody's in the same boat they'll be special circumstances that all colleges will be well aware of yeah that's right I mean this is not a unique situation in Michigan this is happening around the globe every student is going to end up being in the same spot and every university is going to as well and that's all going to be taking no account so I'm glad you're talking a selfie that way that's precisely how I'm talking with the Syrian city my girls who are asking all the same questions which is really important that parents and adults with the kids around and in the house are being very very clear and open and age appropriate conversations with our kids because they're strong they feel what they know something different even if they're used to being on their phones in their bedrooms like a lot of teenagers are out there feeling it too and so it's really critical that we're we're respectable were sharing information so that we can allay some of their concerns I know I I I know you got to go I just want to thank you for something that no one knows you were a part of to the you know the big announcement yesterday Henry Ford starts drug study to to see if hydroxy chloroquine then maybe there's a pack and other things will actually help prevent this virus and you were a part behind the scenes of helping facilitate that when we help to doctor bill o'neill reach out.
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J. good morning thank you for joining us I'm reported just saying that and I'm Tom Jordan these are the top stories at five forty nine one of the latest test positive for the corona virus is one of the heroes of the flint water crisis in a tweet last night Dr Mona Hanna Tisha I confirm that she does have the virus covert nineteen as he says right now she's doing fine negative allegations about the company three M. at the head of Florida's division of emergency management is accusing the U. S. mask maker of shipping critical protective equipment to foreign countries Florida says three at three AM is actually prioritizing foreign buyers president Donald Trump says he's lowering the boom on three M. ordering them to step up their medical supply production for the U. S. right now a nice bonus for first responders and Shelby township the board voted to yesterday to give all police.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Daily recommend New York New York City mayor bill de Blasio is now advising residents to cover their mouths and noses in public to slow the spread of the virus New York governor Andrew Cuomo says the feds have just fallen short for his state I don't think the federal government is in a position to provide ventilators to the extent the nation may need that people who live in a huge southern California retirement community livid that Orange County plans to house homeless people with symptoms at a hotel near them it came as a surprise to Glenda joiner where are the ones that are in peril and trying to be protected and they're doing this and we didn't even know about it the hotel's owner says that decision was weighed very carefully and could help mitigate the pandemic CBS news update I'm Peter king you're listening to news radio nine fifty W. W. JT is time is five thirty two governor Gretchen Whitmer talking about her stay at home order last night during that big question and answer session statewide the order expires April thirteenth but she proposed to extend her state of emergency declaration for another seventy day as long as all the science continues to point toward social distancing being the most important thing that we can do we're going to have to continue that stay home order I haven't made an announcement in terms of lengthening it at this juncture the state says they will now slaps civil fines on people who violate the governor's covert nineteen related executive orders local UAW workers are stepping up to make masks to fight covert nineteen W. WJZ late in his life along with that story hi Charlie yeah I don yeah this U. A. W. order stepping up volunteering to make the FDA approved surgical masks for use around the country Frank is still going is the U. A. W. director ri of region one he says of the mass will be made at the GM plant in Warren that's not currently being used they closed last year one transform powertrain planet nine mile and they turned it into a facemask the warm powertrain plant was built in nineteen forty one student says of the mass production will be absent it spreads going full speed ahead we just started blowing up up on the mass right now so undetermined how many master gonna make do you get like this twenty thousand twenty thousand we will be made by next week but still good says they have the capacity to make up to a hundred thousand a day good for you A. W. reporting live Charlie Langton W. James radio nine fifty the Michigan doctor who became a household name when she helped uncover the flint water crisis now says she has covert nineteen Dr Mona Hanna Attisha announcing on Twitter she tested positive for the corona virus she says she's doing fine she says if you are recovering consider donating your plasma researchers think they can use antibodies from donors who are recovering to help people who are dangerously sick they've done this before to treat sars and the Spanish flu by the way the hash tag she used on her tweets are I can't smell anything and hash tag stay the F. home economists are bracing to see what today's jobs report brings we get more from W. W. J. business center Marie Feldman most of the headlines today will be about a higher unemployment rate and how many jobs were lost last month but let's not forget the crisis has also brought about job creators essential businesses such as grocery stores companies in the home delivery business companies that sell and manufacture cleaning.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on KCBS All News
"The city water source from the Great Lakes to the flint river almost immediately residents began noticing something wasn't right the water was rust colored and many people had rashes the Michigan department of environmental quality in the city insisted the water in flint is safe later a state investigation found those officials hid the fact that the river water was not treated with chemicals it would prevent the pipes from corroding so for months the water ate away at flint's old pipes releasing lead into residents tap water they were poisoned I mean they were poisoned by this water and they they they were all exposed to toxic water Dr Mona Hanna Tisha is a pediatrician in flint who were patients call doctor Mona really Dr Mona is a bit of a superhero herself here because she was the first to link the water to high levels of lead in the children of flint so within a few months of being on this water General Motors which was born in flint and still has plants in flint notice that this water our drinking water was corroding their engine parts as possible the drinking water was corroding engine parts so they were allowed to go back to Great Lakes water didn't anybody at that point say if its corroding an engine maybe they shouldn't be going into our bodies and our kids I mean that should have been like fire alarm bells like red flags so what did it take before your in your eyes open about this yeah it it it was the word lad because the word lead when you're a physician or paediatrician signals what in your brain there is no safe level of lead we're never supposed to expose a population or child to lead because we can't do much about it it is an easy reversible neurotoxin it attacks the core of what it means to be human impacts cognition how children think actually drops I. Q. levels it impacts behavior leading to things like developmental delays and has these life altering consequences in two thousand fifteen doctor Mona and a colleague started digging through blood test records of seventeen hundred flint children including the kids she sees at the Hurley children's clinic right okay the nonprofit clinic serves most of lives kids the city is fifty three percent black and has one of the highest poverty rates in the country so we looked at the children's blood lead levels before the water switch me compare them to children's blood lead levels after the water switch and in the areas where the water lead levels for the highest in that those parts of the city we saw the greatest increase in children's lead levels armed with the first medical evidence the kids were being exposed to lead from the water Dr Mona did something controversial she quickly held a press conference to share the blood test study before other doctors reviewed her work it's always a bit of an academic no doubt what kind of a form of academic disobedience but I knew that I I knew that but like but there was no choice there was no way I was going to wait to have this this research bad two weeks later Michigan governor Rick Snyder ordered the water switch back to the Great Lakes and declared a state of emergency I say tonight as I have before I'm sorry and I will fix it but the damage was done doctor mon estimates fourteen thousand kids in flint under the age of six may have been exposed to lead in their water I never should have had to do the research that literally used the blood of our children as detectors of environmental contamination three years after the crisis began the percentage of third graders in flint who pass Michigan standardized literacy test dropped from forty one percent to ten percent I'm very concerned about my children and not only my children but I'm concerned about the children of flint Kenyatta Dotson is still fearful of the water even though the state is spending more than three hundred million dollars to fix the water system the city promised to replace all twelve thousand supply lines that may have been contaminated with lead but last fall now they say the work will be done until summer Dotson says she and her daughters will continue to use bottled water for cooking and brushing their teeth I need time to come back to a place where I feel whole again if you don't feel right now on would this have happened in a rich white suburb maybe it would've happened in in a rich white suburb he would have continued for.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Almost immediately residents began noticing something wasn't right the water was rust colored and many people had rashes we will be Michigan's department of environmental quality in the city insisted the water in flint is safe later a state investigation found those officials hid the fact that the river water was not treated with chemicals it would prevent the pipes from corroding so for months the water ate away at flint's old pipes releasing lead into residents tap water they were poisoned I mean they were poisoned by this water and they they they were all exposed to toxic water Dr Mona Hanna Tisha is a pediatrician in flint who were patients call doctor Mona Dr Mona is a bit of a superhero herself here because she was the first to link the water to high levels of lead in the children's lives so within a few months of being on this water general motors which was born in flint and still has plants in flint notice that this water our drinking water was corroding their engine parts as possible the drinking water was corroding engine parts so they were allowed to go back to Great Lakes water didn't anybody at that point say if its corroding an engine maybe they shouldn't be going into our bodies and our kids I mean that should have been like fire alarm bells like red flags so what did it take before your in your eyes open about this yeah it it it was the word lad because the word lead when your a physician or paediatrician signals what in your brain there is no safe level of lead we're never supposed to expose a population or child to lead because you can't do much about it it is an easy reversible neurotoxin it attacks the core of what it means to be you when impacts cognition how children think actually drops I. Q. levels it impacts behavior leading to things like developmental delays and has these life altering consequences in two thousand fifteen doctor Mona and a colleague started digging through blood test records of seventeen hundred flint children including the kids she sees at the Hurley children's clinic right okay the nonprofit clinic serves most of Lynn's kids the city is fifty three percent black and has one of the highest poverty rates in the country so we looked at the children's blood lead levels before the water switch me compare them to children's blood lead levels after the water switch and in the areas where the water lead levels for the highest in that those parts of the city we saw the greatest increase in children's lead levels armed with the first medical evidence the kids were being exposed to lead from the water Dr Mona did something controversial she quickly held a press conference to share the blood test study before other doctors reviewed her work it's always a bit of an academic no LA that's kind of a form of academic disobedience but I knew that I I knew that but like but there was no choice there was no way I was going to wait to have this this research about it two weeks later Michigan governor Rick Snyder ordered the water switch back to the Great Lakes and declared a state of emergency I say tonight as I have before I'm sorry and I will fix it but the damage was done doctor mon estimates fourteen thousand kids in flint under the age of six may have been exposed to lead in their water I never should have had to do the research that literally used the blood of our children as detectors of environmental contamination three years after the crisis began the percentage of third graders in flint who pass Michigan standardized literacy test dropped from forty one percent to ten percent I'm very concerned about my children and not only my children but I'm concerned about the children of flint Kenyatta Dotson is still fearful of the water even though the state is spending more than three hundred million dollars to fix the water system the city promised to replace all twelve thousand supply lines that may have been contaminated with lead but last fall now they say the work will be done until summer Dotson says she and her daughters will continue to use bottled water for cooking and brushing their teeth I need time to come back to a place where I feel whole again you don't feel right now.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Almost immediately residents began noticing something wasn't right the water was rust colored and many people had rashes the Michigan department of environmental quality in the city insisted the water in flint is safe later a state investigation found those officials hid the fact that the river water was not treated with chemicals it would prevent the pipes from corroding so for months the water ate away at flint's old pipes releasing lead into residents tap water they were poisoned I mean they were poisoned by this water and they they they were all exposed to toxic water Dr Mona Hanna Tisha is a pediatrician in flint who were patients call doctor Mona really Dr Mona is a bit of a superhero herself here because she was the first to link the water to high levels of lead in the children's lives so within a few months of being on this water general motors which was born in flint and still has plants in flint notice that this water our drinking water was corroding their engine parts as possible the drinking water was corroding engine parts so they were allowed to go back to Great Lakes water didn't anybody at that point say if its corroding an engine maybe they shouldn't be going into our bodies and our kids I mean that should have been like fire alarm bells like red flags so what did it take before your in your eyes open about this yeah it it it was the word lad because the word lead when you're a physician or paediatrician signals what in your brain there is no safe level of lead were never supposed to expose a population or child to lead because you can't do much about it it isn't your reversible neurotoxin it attacks the core of what it means to be human impacts cognition how children think actually drops I. Q. levels it impacts behavior leading to things like developmental delays and has these life altering consequences in two thousand fifteen doctor Mona and a colleague started digging through blood test records of seventeen hundred flint children including the kids she sees at the Hurley children's clinic right okay the nonprofit clinic serves most of lives kids the city is fifty three percent black and has one of the highest poverty rates in the country so we looked at the children's blood lead levels before the water switching to compare them to to lose by the levels after the water switch and in the areas where the water lead levels for the highest in that those parts of the city we saw the greatest increase in children's lead levels armed with the first medical evidence the kids were being exposed to lead from the water Dr Mona did something controversial she quickly held a press conference to share the blood test study before other doctors reviewed her work it's always a bit of an academic no LA kind of a form of academic disobedience but I knew that I I knew that but like but there was no choice there was no way I was going to wait to have this this research bad two weeks later Michigan governor Rick Snyder ordered the water switch back to the Great Lakes and declared a state of emergency I say tonight as I have before I'm sorry and I will fix it but the damage was done Dr Mona estimates fourteen thousand kids in flint under the age of six may have been exposed to lead in their water I never should have had to do the research that literally used the blood of our children as detectors of environmental contamination three years after the crisis began the percentage of third graders in flint past Michigan standardized literacy test dropped from forty one percent to ten percent I'm very concerned about my children and not only my children but I'm concerned about the children of flint Kenyatta Dotson is still fearful of the water even though the state is spending more than three hundred million dollars to fix the water system the city promised to replace all twelve thousand supply lines that may have been contaminated with lead but last fall now they say the work will be done until summer Dotson says she and her daughters will continue to use bottled water for cooking and brushing their teeth I need time to come back to a place where I feel whole again you don't feel right now on would this have happened in a rich white suburb maybe it would've happened in in a rich white suburb he would have continued for as long as it has I don't believe so we found many parents in flint still be their young children with bottled water first warned on the stove then brought to the top.
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"Most dangerous inflators takada inflators can explode with too much force sending shrapnel into drivers and passengers at least twenty three people have been killed in three hundred injured more than two thousand university of michigan nurses and supporters marched through the ann arbor campus yesterday to highlight their demands in ongoing contract negotiations katie open open oppenheim is the president of the university of michigan professional nurses council she says they're primarily concerned about staffing levels we have had good staffing and we're not asking for the most part for additional staffing were asking to maintain what we currently have that's healthcare becomes more corporate more business focused we need to make sure that we have something in writing so that if they don't stick to what they said they're going to commit to we have some requests yeah the nurses are now working without a contract although oppenheim says a strike is not something they're considering in a statement to w w j that university says scores from a recent internal survey reflect that staffing is rated positively relative to nurses ability to care for patients a federal judge in ann arbor is considering the future of a class action lawsuit over the flint water crisis attorneys for the city and state are asking the judge to throw out that suit arguing that they cannot be sued because of government immunity the lawsuit is seeking money damages for about ten thousand flint residents meanwhile flint pediatrician dr mona hanna hanna teasha one of the first to make the public aware of the water crisis says things are improving in flint but residents they are still drinking bottled and filtered water water quality improved you know we're we're going through pipe replacement which is phenomenal we're only gonna be third city in the country that replaced our pipes but in terms of healing where i spend my day with the children we're doing one of the kinds of things in flint we have made massive massive investments programmatic lee with interventions to promote children that is all part of healing a decision on the lawsuit is expected in about a month w w.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on Fresh Air
"That i was causing near hysteria that i was splicing in dicing numbers and that their numbers that the large data set that surveillance data set was not consistent with my numbers so i it's it's very difficult when you're presenting science and facts and evidence to then have the state say that you are wrong and it's hard not to second guess yourself when i was writing this book i was reliving those those emotions that went through me during that time i was at that time i was i wanted to hide under a cover i'm like you know this whole state you know their whole you know department of health and their team of epidemiologists and those folks who have even more numbers than i do are saying i am wrong and maybe maybe i am wrong maybe you know maybe i i should not have spoken out maybe i should not have been doing this work but but finally you know despite that kind of that setback and push back and and you know being discredited in the research being discredited i realized as a researcher that these numbers that that were part of my research the the the facts every every number in my research was a child and it was that realization that these were children we were we were playing with and it was their future that was on the line that that really gave me that fight back to say hey these numbers are right we have checked and triple checked and and we didn't even have to have evidence of children with increased lead there in their blood we it should've stopped when we knew that there was lead in the water and that's kind of what what pushed me and gave me my fight to to to continue on this water crisis has been so expensive in every way in terms of children's health parenting ziobro about their children the actual dollars that continued to be needed to change all the pipes in the medical costs of treating their children in this is going to go on for a long time years term issue and it all happened in an attempt to cut costs so explain a little bit about the emergency managers that governor rick snyder put into place in cities like flint that were in debt yeah so flint wasn't a near bankruptcy state really suffering from from crisis for for years of not decades before this water crisis and in michigan if you're in kind of financial dire straits the state can come in and really usurp democracy so in two thousand eleven flint became under the control of state appointed financial emergency management and that emergency manager's job was austerity it was essentially save money no matter what the cost and they decided that the water that we had been getting for half a century from the great lakes fresh pretreated lake you're on water that we had been buying from detroit was too expensive and we would start drawing water from the local flint river until anew pipeline to the great lakes was to be built so the move to the flint river was a temporary move until a new pipeline was to build and this was all done to to save money to cut costs real with no no regard for public health or children's health and the folks who who up in flint like know the history of the flint river i mean we are a legacy industrial community i'm the flint river has actually caught on fire twice in the past but this wasn't actually the the the the corrosion or the impact of the water crisis was not because it was not the flint river spilled the flint river probably would have been okay not ideal if it was treated properly and the greatest irony is that the treatment chemical the corrosion control would only have cost eighty to a hundred dollars a day but all it would have cost to properly treat this water yet that was never put in this water and the pump to install that that treatment was actually never installed so they're never even wasn't intent to treat this water properly was not a function of ignorance or a steady financial security that is a great question and i think that's why we have so many investigations people are trying to get at the fundamental.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on Fresh Air
"For blood levels so i try to get the blood data both from the state and from the county health departments but had roadblocks at every direction why so then i have no idea why i you know there was so much denial in the flint story so much information was was hidden from those who tried to get the information i wish that was readily share to me and i wish i had known that even at that time even when i started asking for this information to help the partment at the state level had actually already looked into children's lead levels and on their own had already seen a spike in children's lead levels i wished that was out there i wish that was shared i wish it was transparent because then our wouldn't have gone on as long as it did so thirties knew and did nothing absolutely and that's why we have so many criminal charges right now how many people being charged over fifteen people have had criminal charges brought against them including negligent homicide charges not only was this a crisis of lead exposure we also had one of the largest outbreaks of legionnaires disease it's a pneumonia that that older people get at least twelve people died from that there was also an uptick in general in the monja deaths mortality possibly due to lead in disease and because of that there's been charged against folks at the health department in the water department and one of the emergency managers for negligent homicide so you manage to get your his on medical records of many children in flint and to show that there was an unusually high number of children with lead in in their blood your research was descr edited how was it discredited yeah so we found that the percentage of children with elevated levels increased after the water switch and this was contrary to everything that was happening nationally statewide and in the city publicly shared this data which is very atypical of a physician in academia you're supposed to present your research and publications and journals and this was kind of a form of academic disobedience but our kids did not have another day that process takes a long time so we publicly shared the state at a hospital press conference warning families and children to take precautions into not use tap water especially for our our youngest and most development who've vulnerable on and just as mark edwards was attacked i was also attacked so the state said that i was an unfortunate researcher.
"dr mona hanna" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"A western michigan tourist destination so popular are threatening to takeover multiple cottages the muskie can chronicle reports that an eighty foot tall d'une in the silverlake area has already moved close in cast a shadow on a landmark cottage along lake michigan the is part of nearly two thousand acres of sanddunes in the area the dunes still contains pieces of a separate cottage that it consumed in april cottage owners of teamed up in the hopes of halting the doomed before it swallows up any more a jews a roman catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting another priest after a night of drinks has been found not guilty in northeastern michigan silvester oba akoko was acquitted yesterday the third day of a trial impress you'll county of wada admitted that sexual contact took place but he said it was consensual all to people who expose problems from led tainted water in flint have been selected for mit media lab disobedience awards flint pediatrician dr mona hanna a teacher and virginia tech university engineering professor marc edwards are receiving the awards today in cambridge massachusetts an and a celebration of ernest hemingway's birthday takes place with the dedication of a statue in petoskey commemorating the author's ties to northern michigan having way was born july twenty eighteen 99 at oak park illinois his family spent summaries at their cottage on michigan's while luhn lay wam radar weather forecast from wam radio for today signing clouds mix tiny near ninety partly cloudy skies this evening thunderstorms likely late at night blow near sixty nine that's why am news now i'm dan martin on wam talk 1600 one of the greatest fears people have is running out of money in retirement think about your situation i are you sure that won't happen to you at financial engines we believe that when you were tire uni decree to consistent sustainable income stream but what does that mean for you will it means the by having a retirement district bution.