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"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Why am I telling you this? With Bill Clinton
"Last year. america found itself in a battle against to the disease first covid nineteen which is now claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and up into the way we work live and interact with each other and the second is a major reason why covert was able to claim such a devastating toll the malignant spreading of misinformation and downplaying the seriousness of the virus. There were people within ideological agenda telling the public cove. Nineteen was far less dangerous than the flu. The different drugs or supplements could effectively treat the virus without any supporting evidence and social distancing and they use of masks or unnecessary long. After the science shown other ones that the number of cases hospitalizations and deaths were overblown even said that the doctors working tirelessly on the front lines and risking their own lives to save patients were inflating numbers for monetary gain and the list goes on and on. So why am i telling you this because you can't effectively confront any health crisis without clear signs. Drouin information for the public. I'm very grateful. The new biden administration is empowered scientists and public health experts. Like dr fauci. Speak to the american people and got our response. And i'm very grateful to to all those who worked so hard to cut through misinformation so that people can stay informed and keep themselves and their families and safe. And that's why. I'm glad to have someone with me today. There's been one of america's most trusted medical sources for decades and especially over the last year. Dr sanjay gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and an associate professor of neurosurgery at emory university hospital in atlanta throughout the pandemic sanjay's dispatches have given practical tips for staying healthy and build trust in science and medicine including recently taking the cove in nineteen vaccine on camera to prove it. Safety is also a prolific author. Who's new book keeps. Sharp is full of ways to improve brain health. Something i have always been interested in. And at the age of seventy four now virtually obsessed by so sanjay. Thanks being here today. what an honor mr president. So delighted to be with you. I can see you the listeners. Cannot you look fantastic. I'll just throw that in there as well. Well i'm trying to follow the advice in your book. We're nearly a year end of the pandemic of what a year ago seemed to be concentrated in new york and washington state and california has now spread across the country and it's still claiming a couple of thousands of our citizens everyday so briefly. Tell us in broad strokes. Where are we now. What should someone listening. No and do as we continue to navigate and hope for times of return to a more normal life. I when i first started reporting on this there was all these models. We would look at and i always sort of picked a a mid range model to share with the public as part of our reports. You know. I justified it by looking at all. The various factors didn't want to give the best case scenario because that didn't look like it was going to happen based on what we were seeing initially but the worst case scenario is really frightening over the last couple of weeks. We have surpassed the worst case scenario model. And i'm even careful how. I want to give that information to the public. I mean what value does serve but the but the truth is that is the case that even if you looked at all the worst-case models were pass those. It's it's it's pretty. It's pretty dark days. There is going to be a peak and then we will come out the back side of this curve. The question is how high will be that pecan. How long will we stay. There will we. How long will we plateau there. And and and what's happening right now will dictate that. And that's all human behavior. The the the other thing i will say is that the vaccines are incredible. They really are can. Can i just tell you the story. Because you probably know the story. But i i am so blown away by the story and i think it's also one of the brightest spots this pandemic just three or four days after the genetic code for this virus was shared with the world just a couple days after that the vaccine platforms were set. I mean the amount of scientific these were guys who took a code and were writing down their their platform on the back of napkins and sharing it with other scientists. And doing this over you know over zoom calls because people were talking all over the world. They came up with the vaccine platform. Really fast and two months after that genetic code was initially shared. Trials were started shots. Were going into arms. So it's an incredible incredible story of medical innovation. And i just you know it's been so few things celebrate. Be honest with you. Mr president that i may be Get particularly excited about this but there are diseases that you will know. Hiv aids forty years. Been trying to get a vaccine and we don't have one to have to authorized vaccines within a year. By the end of two thousand. Twenty was truly a remarkable thing. And i think frankly probably has changed medical innovation forever. Not just around pandemics but just forever what we were able to do with our backs up against the wall. The system doesn't get pressured like that very often during times of conflict. Yes a pandemic some of our greatest medical achievements. Come about during these very dire circumstances and that was the case here as well a lot of just ordinary citizens do wonder if there is any chance however remote taking this vaccine could alter their dna and answer to that as no. But why don't you explain to him. Why why can't it alter madina. It is genetic Based vaccine but it's an messenger aurigny. This isn't a blueprint for anything that would come in there and Basically compete with your own blueprint. If i can miss president fight just on the healthcare workers so many healthcare workers who are not getting vaccinated as well Have a distrust of the entire system Because many of them who who may be Black or brown. Healthcare workers have seen some of these vaccine trials in the past. They've seen other medical trials that have been outright discriminatory. And i think there is a real long standing hangover effect from that. So i think that's that's driving a lot of vaccine hesitancy among african-americans among latinos. Well we've seen that. And there's been these incredible outreach campaigns like morehouse school of medicine and you've had people coming lead vaccination campaigns but i do think that's driving it and that's been another theme we've seen throughout this pandemic these these disparities based on history but this time there wasn't effort to make sure we had a diverse pool of people on whom the vaccine assessed.
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"Location and express pros calm or on the express jobs, app. Better life with Dr Sanjay Gupta. Are you really more likely to catch a cold when it's cold outside? About the flu. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent. If I had a nickel for every time my mom told me not to go outside without a coat during the winter because I'd get sick. Well, I'd have a lot of nickels, I guess. Turns out, Mom may have been right, though. Just not for the reason she thought, Ah, lot of viruses remain infectious longer and replicate faster and colder temperatures. Whether you're wearing a coat or not. We also get less sunlight during the winter, and that means less vitamin D, which is important for a healthy immune system. Finally, we spend more time indoors during the winter. That means more time in close proximity to other people who might be sick. So what can you do to stay healthy? You know, Well balanced diet to get those vitamins Stay hydrated. Wash those hands..
New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity
"More celebrities have been added to the guest host roster for jeopardy. Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, Dr Oz and Dr Sanjay Gupta will also be able to raise money for a charity of their choice. Jeopardy will match the amount of money one by contestants. The guest host episodes
New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity
"Its next set of guest host Savannah Guthrie, Anderson Cooper, Dr Mehmet Oz and Dr Sanjay Gupta will join a growing roster of celebrity hosts as part of each television personalities. Time on the show Money will be donated to a charity of their choice. Matt Piper says the amount equals the total winnings from the week Alex Trebek died November No Permanent host has been named planning your
New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity
"New jeopardy. Guest hosts have been announced. Savannah Guthrie, Anderson Cooper, Dr Mehmet Oz and Dr Sanjay Gupta will join a growing roster of celebrity hosts, including Katie Couric, Aaron Rodgers and our own Bill Whitaker of 60 minutes as part of each television personalities, time on the show Money will be donated to a charity of their choice amount, equaling the total winnings of the contestants in the weeks that they appear. Longtime host Alex Trebek died from pancreatic cancer in November up permanent host for jeopardy has not yet been announced. Matt
New celebrity guests to host "Jeopardy!" for charity
"And the executive producers for Jeopardy, revealing the next set of guest hosts journalists. Anderson, Cooper and Savannah Guthrie, as well as Dr Oz and Dr Sanjay Gupta will help fill in for the late host Alex Trebek. In addition to hosting the show East, each guest host gets to raise money for a charity
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Zones in disaster zones including iraq and afghanistan. Dr sanjay gupta. Welcome to fresh air. this is a difficult time with the virus. You know people are. Many people are working at home while schooling their children and doing more housework than ever before. Because everybody's home and the people who are working have to work in places where they don't necessarily feel safe. How do you think our brains are being affected by all of the stress of the virus. It's been really challenging. You know. I think that there is a thing about stress. And the brain that has long been documented and the headline is that stress is not necessarily the enemy in fact. We need a certain amount of stress. It's what gets us out of bed in the morning makes us perform well on tests. Hopefully all that sort of stuff but it is. That second adjective used unrelenting. That is really problematic here. We don't we need these breaks from stress. You need that constant sort of ebb and flow. And that's what's missing again. You don't want it to all be good all the time but you need to have that that sort of up and down to some extent with things sort of the way that they are We're sort of in this in this whiplash sort of timeframe with regard to the brain on one hand. Things are getting worse. We see that the numbers continue to get worse over the last few months and you know going into the spring. It's likely to continue that trajectory on the other hand. We also hear that there is a vaccine that is rolling out and that is going to be a significant impact in terms of bringing this pandemic to an end so it's challenging for the brain right now but it's important to constantly find times when you can either dramatically reduce your stress either by thinking about the future with the vaccine and things like that or other things in your life but i will say in the clearly came out in the book the idea of eliminating stress. I'm just going to eliminate my stress. It is not obtainable nor is it necessarily a good idea for the brain..
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on The View
"What are you seeing in your hospital and are you worried about what's coming post holidays. This is the thing. I'm most worried about because i think i think it's the most tangible thing that you know you could be at home. Your loved one is having difficulty. Breathing your call the house. I don't want to be too dramatic here but you know you call up. Call nine one one and they basically say well look how bad is it. Can you do your pulse ox a tree at home and the person says look it's really bad and and then you run into these triage situations where emt's than show up at your home and are making decision. Does this person too sick to go to the hospital. Meaning dr they unlikely to survive. We're not even going to bother taking them. Given how how. Many resources are being used right now. How much demand. Surge on the system there is. That's the thing that worries me. The most i mean we're you know the number of cases i think has become sort of a tough thing for people to get their heads around two hundred thousand cases a day. What what what does that even mean. But when you hear about forget if i have. Kobe have a heart attack. And i'm told that the hospitals are too full to be able to take me and that there aren't regional hospitals. That can take me because they're all full as well. That's the thing that concerns me. The most and i think we're in that period You know in some places already in the country and in california they're seeing that right now where they're rationing oxygen. There rationing beds. Emt's are making these unbelievably heartbreaking decisions. Were they basically have to say. We don't think we're not gonna take your loved one to the hospital. We don't think they're going to make it. We're not used to that in this country. We shouldn't be in this position in this country. And you know i. I don't wanna sound too dire. But i think we have a few more weeks or maybe even months of scenarios like that happening around the country. It's so sad and depressing and just send preventable just heartbreaking to hear all of this and yet and yet at the same time we keep hearing the promise of a return to a semi normal life by fall. I mean i would like general if that's possible. Is that possible that does look like we be back to normal life by the floor. Can i go to italy. Finally take a trip. I want to get out of here and go on. A trip can do that before i. I'm still optimistic about that. joy e. I'll tell you. I'll tell you why i thought about this a lot last year. This is all i've taught about. I mean but there's a couple of things i do. Think what the vaccine's if you start if you think about the fact that they actually reduced the likelihood of people getting sick then what you will see almost backwards thing instead of seeing cases and then hospitalizations and deaths the vaccine will impact death rates first and then hospitalizations and i think as we see those numbers come down. There will be a a sense of thing of at least a little bit of relief. There may be a lot of people out there who are still getting infected. But they may not know it right. They're not they don't have any symptoms Or they have very mild symptoms as we see some of the burden on hospitals being taken off and and death rates coming down. I think we'll start to start to see some sense of normalcy return. It's not solving the problem. And i don't want to be you know sort of pollyannaish about it. But when i go back and look historically i've been going back and looking a lot at what happened in nineteen thousand nine hundred nine one hundred hundred one years ago and there. Was you know what that was followed by. It was followed by the roaring twenties. There was such a rapid return to normalcy. There was such an earnestness for people to get back to their way of life. I think it's just human behaviour. I you can't justify it all from a medical perspective. And we're gonna price stutter. Step our way back into normalcy and there may be hangover effects. Like people will be less likely to shake hands or give hugs. And if i were to go to a crowded indoor environment. I'd probably still wear a mask even if i had been vaccinated. It'll be like you know you take your shoes off and go to the airport. They'll be those sort of reminders of things of nine eleven in that case. But i think there will be. It will feel normal. There'll be these changes that just become part of our lives. But i think there will be a return to normalcy by the end of summer fall. I anticipate my three teen girls going back to school fall our time normal and so sunday. You have to stay right there because we have just a couple more questions. Want to talk about your book to. We'll be right back with more with dr sanjay gupta. We are back with dr sanjay gupta now. I know you have this new book and it's kind of exciting. It's called real sharp now. I need to tell everybody why you call at that. And what's important that we need to know. And what's important in this for us. Well yeah keep keep sharp is a is a book that i worked out for a couple years Reflecting i think my longstanding love affair with the brain and a realization that unlike a lot of other most other organs in the body which you know had these age rated age related declines. The brain is one oregon that can continuously improve and get better and sharper throughout your life. And i know that sounds euphemistic. In what i'm saying is just reflecting the last decade or so worth of science. But it's true and what i realized is that the scientific community has been writing about this knows about this but what it actually means people in terms of keeping their own brains sharp is what i really wanted to convey. I thought it was deeply inspiring that you can continue to improve your brain. And i wanted to show people how dr gupta you are encouraging everybody to learn a new skill to improve brain health. Can you.
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on The View
"I don't think it's a good idea. But maybe not for the reasons. People think i will say that. This is surprisingly Provocative conversation that's going on in the scientific community. There's not a widespread of elif on this the fda as said that they're not going to do that. They're not going to widen out the time between the shots they're not going to decrease the dosing. The rationale being that the science. We have is based on two shops this timeframe apart. The science we have is based on this dose. Not trying to reduce the dose. And i think that's a very fair argument. But i think the larger argument is that. What is the real problem here as we were just talking about the real problem is not the availability of vaccine. There's fifteen million doses. That are out there right now. Maybe a little bit more even by the end of today and four to five million that have been distributed. We have a logistics problem which is tough for me to even acknowledge because in some ways we have some of the best logistics people in the world and people who distributed things You know in remarkable situations. Some of the best in the world are here and yet we're having a distribution problem so the availability of the vaccine is not the rate limiting. Step right now. I don't think we need to be spreading out doses if you can get ninety five my parents if they're going to be ninety five percent protected because they took the two doses on time that that's a win we just gotta make sure we can actually distribute the vaccine to them so dr gupta stay with us because we have more.
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on The View
"Welcome back. I was posing the question as to whether we think there should be more than two parties. Democrats and republicans because you have conservatives and then you have the trumpian and to me you also then also have extremists which are kind of like what the tea party was to me. Which is what sort of the extreme trumpian feels like so. Is it time for us to start really slice in this up. Whoever whoever they are the republicans need let the republicans fight amongst themselves on the one hand you have the republicans on the other. You have this seditionists. That's the fight. That's going on in the republican party right now. The democratic party you have the progressives versus the moderates which is a jared. They say you know it's what it always is typical politics. The republican party is much more trouble right now because our daily trading. Excuse me john. i'm not done well. It's just completely inaccurate. you have. Afc fighting right now about whether or not. She's going to end up. Primary chuck schumer coming out. Not saying she has the full support of of nancy. Pelosi and chuck schumer. You have the squad. That's coming out very intensely very angry. That biden hasn't filled his cabinet with more progressives bernie sanders also coming out saying he's angry. The idea that there isn't so you. Well i know i'm talking about. I'm razor me so much. When i was on maternity leave. You missed me so much. Missed fighting with me. Mindless fight missio. Somebody somebody answer the question. I thought moving on so he can. I weigh in. Okay guys guys route. Hold on hold on. everybody stopped. Everybody stopped so rude. This is not the way that this is not the way to do it. And so i'm going to now become whoopie and say sarah. I'd like to hear from you right now of you. Thank you. I wanted to address what you were saying about. The republican party breaking. We talk about the fracture. But i wanted to ask megan if she feels. There really is a fracture. Because when i think of the republican party You had mentioned meghan in your last answer that you have the people that are the party of of trump. and then you have the old conservatives. But i don't feel like there's many conservatives old school conservatives coming out to push back you always feel like there's a small handful of people that are willing to go against trump do you think. Trump's era will reign beyond him in the republican party. I think sunny was trying to talk so you should just ask her now. Let me listen. Did hold on guys i can weigh in there was a question. I understand that. I understand that but you know i. I wanted to hear from sarah. Sarah asked a question. So can you give an answer or no you. Can't i really wanted to talk about georgia. But we haven't heard from sunny. Like i thought that's what the segment was so lost. No actually i. T's remember well here's a let me let me put you on the right trail. That's right. I t's okay. That's all right. I teased when we left. I asked a question. And i said we'll talk about it when we come back. And that's what we came back to talk about so we were going to get to georgia but we were going in a direction so sunny go ahead. I was just going to say right before christmas. I was reading this article in the new york times about how there may be the birth of a third party sort of within the republican party because trump's behavior has sort of stimulated the birth of a new. Let's say principled conservative party versus this unprincipled trumpian party because what we know which is what you were saying. What we is that extremists. Never stop. and what we're seeing. I think is sort of this trump extremism. That is really never gonna stop. And i think you have people like mitt romney and you have people like lisa murkowski Who are more traditionally conservative. And so i think that a third party in congress would within congress would be actually fairly fairly helpful and with the balance in the senate. I think moderates were certainly have pretty significant leverage and so rather than. Let's say three separate parties. You would have within the republican party. Perhaps three separate factions the way you sort of saw the tea party. The supermajors megan and i have had that kind of conversation. I understand but as it turns out no matter who you're voting for today if you are worried about voter suppression or any other issue with your ballot. We have all the numbers and websites. You will need to contact so look on our website. We can tell you. And that's including free ride share programs. That will drive right the polls get to our website right now so you can get out and vote and we believe it.
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on The View
"Mccain. now let's get things started. Hello and welcome to the view as we speak. Georgia voters are heading to the polls for the runoff election. That will decide who controls the. Us senate you know who was supposed to rally for republicans producing lafleur last night. But you know he couldn't do it he just. He just couldn't do it. He was just he was out of his mind and mistakenly thanks his vp. Who can turn things around for him. Chow look just take a look by hedge comes through for us. I have time. I hope that our great vice-president great vice-president comes through forest. He's a great guy. If he doesn't come through i won't put is much. I mean. does he not know that. There's nothing depends. How does he not know come on. There's nothing pence can do. This is all ceremonial pens. Can't change it. I mean it. Just i don't understand. So is he telling penson all the republicans here that you're either with him or against him sonny. Is that what this really is about. The the party of trump well certainly is all about trump in trump's mind and i think you'll you'll see the actions of several republicans trying to kowtow to trump because they want to kowtow to his supporters but when it comes to pens pencils role in terms of certification is largely ceremonial. So there really is nothing that he can do to help. President trump tried to steal the election. But what i think is interesting. Is that Vice president pence is trying to probably conserve all of his ability to run for the presidency and twenty twenty four. But i don't think vice. President pence should run for any leadership role ever again. Because let's remember. He was the leader of the corona virus task force to date. I think we have over. Three hundred thousand americans dead. Where has vice president pence been as be leader of the corona virus task force. He has been woefully deficient in leading this country in that effort. Let's face it. Where has he been in terms of the rollout of the vaccination. We were supposed to have at least twenty million people vaccinated by the end of two thousand nine hundred twenty. We've had about two million people two to four million people vaccinated so as a leader. He is horrible woefully deficient and i would like to see him. Go back to indiana and never lied anything ever again. Let's not do that to indiana. So what what do you think of the position that he's putting pence is sarah. Is this really affair position to put him in when there's nothing he can effectively do to help him again. It's just kind of laughable my first response. When i saw that was like what did he want. Pence to do like sunny said his role as the vice president pence. Is there as a ceremonial like it needs to be like going to the oscars and having the announcer. Just choose who they want to win. They don't do that. They don't pay in the winner. Is la la land for the twenty twenty election. You know like you have to. He's just there to read the thing but this is the thing that reminded me of the other day. In those tapes trump said at one point. This is trump media and that might be the truest thing he said. We have watched president. Trump discredit the media over and over since he started campaigning. And always saying kind of. Don't look anywhere else. What i say is true. This is trump media. I don't know. Sometimes if people realize that mike pence can't do anything i think if trump says it enough people will think that it can be done so I honestly i don't understand what's happening here. But i rarely do when it comes to president trump. Maybe it gives them a fall guy. Megan maybe makes mike pence to fall because most people don't realize just nothing pens can do so. When nothing happens he can say see. He's no good what do you what do you think this is all about politics. The twenty twenty four primary has already started. And as i said yesterday seventy two percent of republicans think that the election results are false and that is a fake stolen election. And i think what he's doing is he's sitting out there. He's playing good politics again. He's virtue signaling look is pence with me or against me. He knows full well as funny said that he doesn't have any actual power to change the vote. But what you're seeing right. Now is a fracture in the republican party. Between the josh hawley ted cruz fraction who are virtuous signaling to all the trump supporters who are up for grabs in two thousand twenty four. I'm with you to stolen election. The left and the democrats want to take everything out and then you have on the right mitt romney. Tom cotton saying no. We can't go against the constitution. We can't go against the electoral college is dangerous. And it'll be fascinating to see where this ultimately lies out because you have traditionally in the republican party a really big tent party of conservatives and libertarians and neo cons and it's a really diverse party and now we're going to have to add in are you with trump or you against trump and the sixty four thousand dollar question is is he still powerful anymore with this base. How much can they turn out. For the electoral college going forward both locally and nationally and look it didn't look so good in twenty or twenty eighteen twenty four the last election in the general but it did look pretty. Good down ballot. Republicans ended up turning out and congressional districts much much higher rates than people thought so my my fascination with this is just simply political sibley what what's going to happen. How strong is trump's base going forward moving into the twenty twenty four primary. I mean join g you think that there is a possibility that people actually believe that trump's base will follow them and not just continue to follow trump. I mean they're not for the doesn't seem like there for the people they seem like they're just for trump which your opinion now trump's trump's the only one he has like a negative evil charisma. The rest of them are just boring. Barring let's face it. And i feel sorry for my because he's like he's like all these other politicians if you if you kiss his but trump's but he gives you a metal you know what i mean if you don't kiss his but then you're toast so poor pence's now in the position of being toast. He's got to pull that thing out of the envelope and say and the baby daddy is. That's what i'm waiting for it but it doesn't mean anything more like it might not mean anything anymore. There's gonna be a younger newer. These are young guys doing it. I mean i think josh hawley is forty. Th these are young new blood cap and we'll see if trump means anything anymore but what about growth here senior citizen. I believe that when trump is regular same senior citizen which is what he has been. He has power he will lose his low gel. I believe that we'll see what happens. But i think he has. He has you know he's not going to be that interesting after. Fda has no power his boring to listen to his so boring. did you miss. i put me out. Are we seeing the beginning of a third party. here is that the democrats the republicans and the trumpian gms. Well we don't have time in this segment that's scared it's for the next segment. Yeah i just. I wonder okay. Well we'll be right back this week. The view is live and all new and meghan mccain is back.
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Fresh Air
"It's littered with with shirts that probably need to be washed and ties and and papers from this year things that i continue to want to read. You know as as we're moving into the next phase of this pandemic. I have all these notes about the vaccine. I got my own vaccine. I took copious notes on the vaccine before. I received it myself. It's just it's my mind and my space are cluttered. And i know that could be a lot better if i simply got sleep and i'm not being hyperbolic. It's true but i've just had a hard time getting there this year understood. Why are you sleeping on a cot in the basement. Well because a lot of times. I don't wanna wake up my family. I have two dogs. I have three kids my wife. And if i'm going to bed around midnight and need to be back up at four forty five. All that means is. I'm gonna wake up the whole house twice so the dog started barking upstairs and that wakes up girls and you know i it. Just no one's happy in that case so at least i can be the only one unhappy that scenario by simply sleep. I don't sleep there all the time. But there's a lot of times when i just you know it's just easier especially if there's a lot going on the kids have zoom school in the morning and tests and things like that it. Just it's it's easier. I'm privileged to be able to work from home. So i can see the family. You know a fair amount. I can pop up during the day. Say hi and sometimes have meals together. But most of the time. I'm i'm in this windowless basement. It's sort of the sensory deprived environment which just everywhere i look. I mean i got post. It's all over the walls Everywhere you look. It's cove it. I totally immersed in the world of covid. You got the first dose of your covid vaccine on. Camera live on cnn. I applaud you for doing that. I think it's really important to show people doing doing that. Because people have somebody different fears and conspiracy theories about the vaccine. But here's my question. Did you try really hard. Not to wince the needle one into your arm just like hey. This is great. I don't feel a thing. I gotta tell you. I really did not feel a thing. It was it was funny. I was talking to this woman. Who is the dean of the morehouse school of medicine. And we were both doing the simultaneously. There's a lot of vaccine hesitancy among black american community. She's an african american woman. She wanted to get the vaccine to demonstrate her her willingness to do this so we were talking and and use it. They were about to give me the vaccine. But i think we had a really good Nurse who who. i don't know it's just. It was just her her touch. It's it's a small needle. It's not as viscous even some of the other vaccines that you get. So i really didn't feel a thing. And i had a bit of a sore arm. That didn't show up actually until several hours later but not so sore that. I couldn't throw a baseball if i needed to. That's always sort of my my measure. Can i still be functional with the arm and I give it another shot in three weeks. After the first one that was it was it was pretty straightforward all right. Let's take a short break here. If you're just joining us my guest is dr sanjay gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent. His new book is called..
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Fresh Air
"He's performed brain surgery in war zones in disaster zones including iraq and afghanistan. We're also going to talk about the corona virus which he's been covering for cnn. He got his first dose of the vaccine. Live on cnn. In december dr sanjay gupta. Welcome to fresh air This is a difficult time with the virus. You know people..
Fauci says he was in surgery when task force discussed changing CDC testing guidelines
"House Coronavirus task force and exchanges to CDC testing guidance, while infectious disease expert Dr Anthony found she's undergoing surgery. CNN's Dr Sanjay Gupta reveals that I was Sir. General anesthesia in the operating room last Thursday was not part of any discussion or deliberation. Regarding these new testing recommendation. Dr. Fauci also disagrees with them. The new guidance recommends no testing for people who are exposed, but do not show symptoms. Despite the risk of a symptomatic transmission. California, New York governor say they'll ignore the revised guidelines. President Trump frequently complains the US does too much testing and there would be fewer cases with fewer tests.
Fauci recovering after surgery to remove vocal cord polyp
"Found she loves to talk, and he's been an important voice in the battle against Corona virus, but we might not be hearing from him for a while. CNN medical reporter Dr Sanjay Gupta says found she has undergone surgery on a vocal cord. Dr. Fauci has been dealing with this polyp on his vocal court for some time. And that way we know this because he's been having some challenges with his voice. He wanted to have this polyp sort of taken care of for sometime he had AH flew. This is last year. It's sort of Costs and disruptions to his voice, But he's been waiting obviously is we're in the middle of co vitto have this procedure done. He just had it done. It was under general anesthesia. He texted me after you get out of the hospital, saying he's doing OK, but it was a a significant procedures by not going to be able to talk or talk much for a while. And, you know, hopefully get out of the hospital today or possibly tomorrow. Doctor found she will turn 80 on Christmas Eve. Fire
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson
"I should i. Didn't alleviated. That's really really funny. Psych. MIC drop. In terms of Emulating I think that there are there's there's so much. I mean I think. This answer won't do it justice but Long time ago, I read a book called feeling good. And the one of the psychology book by a guy named David Burns and one of the things that he wrote in the book is that. We need to treat the world as if we all have one unit of worth. Amount no matter who that person is no matter even if that person is your boss. That person is worth the same as you. You're worth the same as them. The person serving food the person you're serving food to we all have one unit of human worth. And I think Sunday has always got not at his at his deepest deepest level. No matter, no matter where he is what what he's doing Just this idea that we are all in this together you can say that but to believe it at your core to have that be what fuels you every single day I. Think is really special thing and he's always had that and always admired that and I want to. I want I want more of that genuinely. For me and for everybody I think I think the thing that I would alleviate. I think is is You don't Sunday night. Talk about this. Sometimes I think and I think that we've both evolved with this feeling of. Of Needing to leave a legacy. You Know I. think that there's always so much pressure of like what how the world remember you and I think You know if there's. If there's anything I, think we've kind of both realized together now, is that what we really have is our kids like those are the people who are going to be. Talking about us more than anything else as the stories that are going to be shared, those are the things that matter most us and and I in any pressure at all to leave a legacy. Is the thing that I feel like I would want to be eight. Whatever's left that? Love. That's awesome. Guys. Thank you so so. Sibling revelry is executive goose by Kate Hudson Oliver Hudson and Simpson supervising producers. Alison President Editor is Josh Windisch music by mark. Hudson Aka uncle..
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson
"The body then is basically saying that's great getting serotonin elsewhere. I no longer need to make it. So when you stop taking the Serotonin or or Serotonin, reuptake inhibitor, which is what these medications are, then you crash, and you can have these horrible horrible sort of episodes and effects for whatever reason Silla Sivan seems to create a pattern and the brain where the body essentially is teaching itself to make the Serotonin to again the specific serotonin again. It's wild. Why would that happen? We don't know but I think this idea that we did. With these plants. No. I mean peop-, you know now I will say that the difference I guess a little bit between suicide and cannabis cannabis side, effect, profile, super, super low I mean nobody. Nobody's ever five really had significant problems. You know on cannabis and some people do with civil side, and you know, but and so I think you would need to be studied in terms of dosing it and whether microdosing makes sense, and all these various things that they're looking at but I think that this is another example of a plant of a naturally occurring thing being being ostracized for political reasons. You know it's for cultural reasons, not scientific. But it's shifting. At least it's shifting. We couldn't talk about these things at all I mean. When I I did the. We'd documentary and I wrote an OP. Ed, the I was worried, I? Think I've probably been called Sunil and said the I. Don't know what's going to happen tomorrow. When this thing gets published I you know I. Don't know how I still practice neurosurgery. Colleagues in the hospital are going to look at me or think about this. Are they going to think of me as some pothead? On My. Right exactly. But she favorite stories very stories from that time Sunday was at the. New York York CNN office and he was going out to lunch with like a few of the executives, getting suit types, and they're like on the street and York, walking down the street, and all of sudden like there's. A bunch of guys across the street. The like Yo Dr Sanjay Gupta you fucking rule. There were clearly high. Look at them and Kinda give you this look like this year. Your buds and I'm like. The documentaries a it's. Funny. It is, but it speaks volumes to expanding your demographic for real I mean that one better were the documentary boom. You have just expanded your demographic by at least twenty five million people. It's crazy right I. I know and you know one thing I'll say about that. Is that as you know as a lot of people who've been beating the drum on this issue? No, and they would rightfully say this is that so I've been saying this for twenty years. The other people would say that I've been saying. Saying this for twenty years, and then Sanjay Gupta gets on. Does this thing and all of a sudden? Well you know I. Would No way dismiss all the work that came ahead of time I I admitted it I wasn't listening to people. I dismiss them because I thought it was a just a ladder towards recreational. There wasn't any other motive in my mind. You know I I, so it did take a digging, but there are people who've been saying this for a long time. You know and and. We just got to amplify that message. Are you still practicing by the way I practice? Yeah, do you get people calling you like I want Gupta to do my surgery I just think he's a amazing. Found like this three. There's three types of patients. I realized that there is there. Is that type who they see you on television and they figure well. If he's on television, he must be good, which is ridiculous, no way to think about the world I think I'm good. Don't get me wrong but I. don't have any better because I'm on television. The second type I think is people who actually prefer that. You're not on television like hey, so just so we're clear you're thinking about nothing, but my brain during this time right, which is which is what I would do anyways, and then there was a significant population that just doesn't doesn't register doesn't clink. That somebody, tell them afterward or something like that. That'd be like. Wait what that guy so really, but yeah, you get patients who aren't aware that you're going to be doing their surgery and they're like Yeah, so Sanjiv Gupta will be doing your surgery and they're like what fucking little man! Well the the. We're doing like doing elective operations I'll go meet with the patient in the office and talk to them in the clinic and stuff like that, so we have that relationship already okay. Now we there will be trauma sometimes like I'll take care of trauma patients, and then after trauma, a car accident gunshot wound to the head or something like that I'll go talk to the family afterwards and the patient and. They'll be that that moment of sort of. Sight God. Like, doing great I mean that would be shocking. I would think that that family would that would be one of those shocking moments like Oh my God. Sanjay Gupta Save my life. You tell the story about about Jesus Hayes. Oh as Love this well. That's right so. I'll summarize because it's but when I was out in a rocky no covering a war as neurosurgeon Zeros a journalist, but the coverings neurosurgeon. There weren't neurosurgeons out there in the particular area. The battlefield I was and and I was embedded with a group of doctors called the devil docs and we were. Got Really tight you're in a war together, and you get really close and so there for weeks and one day. Somebody got shot in the head. a lieutenant was on patrol outside Baghdad, and they came to me, and I was again the only neurosurgeon. They're like, can you? Take off your journalist. Gavin put on your servants cap and take care of him. Which I? Which of course I wanted to to do and was honored to do, and and ended up operating on him and. decompressing his brain taken this bullet out of his brain in the desert. and which is a whole sort of you know? Life sort of moment but but. I didn't know how he was going to do. He he a significant injury of the sniper injury and months later I'm home and get a call from. From San Diego where he lived, and it was the the Rehab Center where they were taking care of him and I didn't even know that he had survived. There was no medical records in the desert. They call them. They think you know. Do you remember operating and Zeus? The Don over in Iraq and I'm like yeah operating on Jesus in the middle of the desert. How do you forget that right? and. I are. Has He? How's he doing in this? He's know he's got a little bit of left hand. Weakness ground that he's doing great. You should pay him a visit. Some time, which was so I was out in southern California. I I go to. Look them up goes housecall head of time. It wasn't a total surprise. He answered the door handsome marine. You know last I'd seen him. He was just beaten and battered on the desert floor, and you know, and he was great, and just kind of fall into it right Dr Talking. And we go inside his house. He's young guys with his parents and. His mom comes out a few minutes later, and she's so sweet, and she takes my hands, are you the guy that operated on my son said yes Ma'am I am, and she holds my hands. Thank you very much, you know, and then a couple minutes later. Dad comes out. DADS are different and he's like. The Guy that operated on my son. I, said yes, sir. I, am he goes and you're a journalist. The whole story. So. You know I tell you one other thing that reminded of this podcast. Is We we? We just sat down to talk zoos. His Mom and dad and I we just started talking. And I realized something, and this is months after the guy been shot in the head, almost died in the middle of a war zone outside of Baghdad went to Germany for Rehab, for I, went to Walter Reed ended up going back to southern California where he lived. And I realized after a few minutes of being there with them. They never really talked about it. I mean they SORTA talked about?.
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson
"Cores brewing company, Golden Colorado. Okay Bill Clinton I I took a puff and didn't inhale. Can our next president be a pothead? Our next president just say I smoke weed, asking the man who studied it for five years, but this is why I'm asking him because you know. I know this is probably an exhaust. The topic we know a lot through you know your coverage of it, and you're transformation from being from fort from against to four. You know and I love I love my marijuana for lotteries, and but I'm wondering has changed to where our next President Kabila. Yeah, I take a puff now again. Yeah I think. I think absolutely and I mean even if you go back and read you know Fresno Obama's book, the audacity of hope. I mean he talks about. He talks about the fact that he was as he describes a quote living the life of an urban urban black male at that point, which meant he did a lot of drugs you know he did. He did things that were illegal, and and the consequence right for someone of his position. Saying that is then people will say well. How does that translate towards? Drug loss and drug reform, and all that and that's always going to be the dicey, thank. You did it. So why are you? Why are people getting penalized for it? You Know Fair Fair question they they'll have to do both they'll. They'll. They'll be able to admit it, and they'll have to be able to have a rationale in terms of how they're going to take their own experience then and apply it to policy you know, but yes I think that's. I. Think what you're saying in terms of all different for two reasons that you said you took that. You use marijuana. People do use as a as a medicine. You know I mean that was. That was the transformative for me? Is that you automatically thought of it? As this illicit sort of thing, you know sort of the the hangover from the reefer madness sort of thing to this idea that people who actually have legitimate medical problems. We're taking it for legitimate medical reasons, and and by the way the anti depressants and other medications that there'd be prescribed had all sorts of side effects. Like? Why was that legal? What? How did they justify that in? How do you justify that? This is a hundred billion dollar drug over here approved by the FDA prescribed by a doctor given to a pill form all that versus this over here, which is a plant that helps me and boss me very little money. Whatever it might be, so it's. A lot has changed I mean and they're. Going obviously. We're the. Research is ongoing, but I think what you can say is that it's a medicine, yeah? Right Do, and so as opioids opioids, and they have side effects, but it is a medicine so I think that's the first sort of decision. Thing you. It's not just this hocus. pocus I've got to tell you this real quick thing about about weeden Sunday because it's funny like our whole. I the first issue that we saw him like you know, be journalists, but also be an advocate. Right like actually say like this is what I this is what I believe by the way like. Here's all the research behind it, but also I believe you know it'd be an advocate for it, and it's funny, because that's the first visible issue. At least my dad calls me one day. He's like of all the issues that he could have chosen joses marijuana. I didn't know that a that was upset with me about the whole thing. Started me. MOMS, always proud. I'm so proud of you. MOMS always craft. What was the year with the first thing? With weed. Let's see. I think that was two thousand. Fifteen maybe five years ago. But I WANNA get to suicide and really quickly. Because this is something that had been studied earlier on, you know I think it was like in the forties and fifties and sixties, and then the drug culture sort of. The counterculture gets ruined it I, think. You know it's exactly what you said. There's a similar trajectory here. Silla. Sivan was used for the treatment of addiction in the forties as as. We came off of You know the the prohibition era. There were all these different substances that I think that's those those enforcers were setting their sights on including cannabis, including civil and. I got really I read Michael's first article that he wrote in The New Yorker about the nyu trial, which even predated the original Hopkins trial, and that was amazing. And I am lucky to know. Michael I talked to him a lot. Spend a lot of time. Just talking about the science I went and interviewed the scientists at Nyu. Who did that first trial and it was it was it was mind blowing? Really I mean you may know this, but just just briefly there was thirty patients initial trial. All of them have been given a terminal diagnosis. They're all going to die different ages different reasons. Different backgrounds belief systems, and they were incorrigible in terms of their their depression anxiety. They just could not nothing was working, so they had this terrible situation where they were terminal, and they were also becoming increasingly suicidal, totally isolated from their families, and they got enrolled in this trial, using suicide and a single dose of Silla Sivan. And I mean you know the reason? It became such a big deal was because that trial was was unbelievable. I mean you had twenty six people who had response, which is these are people who don't respond to anything. Anything they went through generations of medications. Nothing worked twenty. Six of them had a response. Many of them never had to take another medication again. You know so. It worked not only did it work, but it was durable lasted for several months, maybe even longer. So I think it's I think it's really interesting and I. Think you know the idea I mean I could go really deep into this, but we're trying to maintain a certain amount of Serotonin in the brain. Problems when you give Serotonin to repeal..
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson
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"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson
"Absolutely and we were the world leaders in that stuff I mean we, we are the. We originated smallpox. We're on the verge of radical polio. We came up with some of the most effective vaccines anywhere in the world. Yeah, we other other organizations in other countries. Call their organizations the CDC in deference to our CDC. We you know we. That was our. That was our bread and butter. Really in this country. You guys like Larry Brilliant. Who who is still alive and you know talks about things I'll say. He advocated smallpox eradication a disease. Know nobody gets to say that and and they knew how to do this even even before even anticipating that there wouldn't be a vaccine available for some time, so it's it's It's tough. I know people who've died of this disease and it's very tough to go out there and say you know. Their desks were preventable doesn't make the families feel any better. That's for sure makes them feel worse but you know there's going to be other ways to this and I'm sure. They talked about this as well so hopefully we'll learn. Some of these things going forward. We're going to have to apply these lessons right away. It's not like this. One Hundred Years from now. We need to apply these in the fall. Maybe in a couple of months. Because there's GonNa be a second wave. The virus out there. Is So so good at what he does, because he he he does this. I told them this flat out I. said You have this amazing ability to sort of slow roll the country into things we're GONNA. Do a fifteen day pause. We'll see how things go. Yeah, it was never going to be a fifteen day pause. He knew at that point. This was going to be months. Of having to slow the country down, but you can't say that. And then you know we'll have a vaccine. You know twelve eighteen months. We don't know. Maybe that's true, but he has this way of of of slow rolling things, so yes, if he told you. Maybe there'd be a second wave. There's going to be a second wave. Has Sanjay always been a person who was interested in like a little bit of everything you know to be to go? He goes to become a doctor, then he then he becomes journalist. And now you know you, you've a brother. That's like in Iraq and then he's in. Covering Bola, and then he's in Puerto, Rico, and all over the world putting themselves dangerous. Literally a front. You are a frontline journalist. All that making time for the air band which is. Going to be the headline, thank you very much. No but I mean have was. Was He always like that as a kid? Now you're right, I mean such as always the guy who's running as people running away from the Fire Sundays running into the fire, and that was true New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina earthquake. Haiti. Aska during the Bola life and I think that Y-. He's always been that way I. Mean He's always been. He's always been someone who is curious and. Interested in wants to wants to serve wants to wants to be useful in a one one of the pieces of advice Sunday gave me which is kind of related to this is like. Always want to be running towards something and not away from something. And you know I, think in the context that he came back. It was career. Advice know I was I was in a job at didn't like and I'm like I think I'm GonNa, go do something else, and he's a cool go. Do something else, but figure out what it is. You WanNa go do go do that run towards something rather than sort of saying I hate this job and I'm gonNA. Run away from it. And I think that that's Kinda you know how I how I've seen Sunday service. Lift his career as well. Life and career is is always kind of being willing to run towards something always always feeling like. Even if people are running away from it, I'll run towards it. Brel that's relevant. That's relevant advice right now in these last in this last nine days by the way. It's not easy to run towards the burning building, but you know it's it's a necessity at this point, even if it's uncomfortable and you know, you might get burned a little bit here and there, but it's important to run towards the problem and I'm learning that right now. You know what I mean. I'm going through these motions of men. What do I do? How do I? Do you know I? I need to move forward and not backwards. It's not time to treat, and I've never been someone honestly to run forward. I, kind of hang out in my spot. Watch things go by like that's my nature. Literally literally watched him do that I. Watched my career go by? No but you know. That's a relevant. Relevant? That's relevant information right now. It's a great great sort of I. Mean in, also you. I mean I'm just GonNa put myself in your shoes for a second where ten years older, which is a significant amount of time to be older and doing all of these really like amazing interesting selfless things in my mind I would wonder if that would affect how you would look your future. Like what am I gonNa, do am I going to become? You know and interestingly enough you become I mean what you're. You recalled like what the the great young innovator. That was what was the title like this? Always stay with you forever. The world's sexiest innovator. Innovation. Facing. If you ever want to ask yourself the question like what the Hell am I doing with my life? Right like have have Sunday your brother exactly. Like, you're always I'm always asking myself that question at the same time like he is, he is the guide. He prompts me to ask myself that question and that he guides me to the answer. So it's this, it's this sort of pushing poll, but it is funny like. Two Thousand Sixteen after the presidential election I moved back to Michigan to run for Congress, and and I I moved back here because I felt like our our community were did I grew up was one of the communities that decided to flip from blue to red that year and I really wanted to kind of run. Run, Fella, my brother's advice run run towards the problem. Figure out what I could do and ultimately that ended up. Being me running for office and it's funny because. It was the first time that you know in my own community in this congressional district, I walk around and people would would recognize me. When I wasn't walking with Sunday when I walk in with Sunday, they're coming up to us all the time. This is the first time people come up to me and you know like asking for like You know photo or something like that, so you know. I still remember the first time it happened. This guy comes up and he says hey, can I. Can I get a Selfie and I said? Yeah again. With, Jay not used to this alone, and the guy says yells to his buddy before he takes the shoddy else's basis. Brian, commended here getting this photo at Dr Sanjay Gupta's brother. Welcome to my world man, welcome to my world..
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson
"She drives to Detroit and she basically finds a way to get herself in front of a hiring manager, but there's one big problem because this is the nineteen sixties while Ford Motor, company is like in its heyday. This is Ford versus Ferrari had just happened. Out The auto industry is doing really well. Four does not have a single woman working as an engineer. The Guy looks at her. This hiring manager and he says we don't have any bill engineers working here. You know my mom is at this point in time deflated. She gets up. She's she's up a person getting ready to walk out of the room. And then all of a sudden, she turns around. She looks at the guy and she says if you don't hire me, you may never have the benefit of having a woman worker as at engineer. And, so this guy ends up getting so inspired with this meeting with my mom. The two of them advocate in an August nineteen, sixty seven. She becomes Ford Motor Company's first female engineer. Gives me the. Movie is a story. Restore you know what a beautiful! That's amazing. It was the hidden figures story before hidden figures. You know there's and then there's all the stuff that's baked into that right. I! mean she was the first woman who attended an all male engineering college in India in there was a lot of just sexism and stuff that you had to endure doing that and. It's funny. I had this conversation with her the other day. That's obviously like the the more subjective obstacles that you you have to overcome, and and how do you like as a woman you know? How did you navigate that stuff? Did you do? Did you always push back on everything? Did you did you? Take great pride in the moment. Did you realize how significant was in the moment? The two are the first woman engineer. Am I think about that all the time like even historically now all the things that we're going through? Do. In the moment that something is so significant like in one thousand nine hundred. They know that one hundred years from now they would be talking about what happened with that flu pandemic, or was it just something? I think about that with mom all the time. I'll just tell you know so now. We're just talking among the other day. She told me this quick story. I'll tell you which I think in some ways encapsulates mom. I don't know if you've even heard. My Nani. WHO's my mom's mom? You know they think when you're living the life of a refugee there's. There's a lot of safe that you need to have and things. You've just got to believe that things are GonNa? Get better because he had no proof that it will. And so they they believe in certain things like like palm reading, and that was a big thing with my ninety, which was surprising, because she was a very objectively minded woman but you believe in palm reading and she wanted to take my mom who was a little kid at the time. To get her palm read to determine whether or not she was going to actually. Amount to something and they should invest in her all that stuff. Can you imagine all based on your palm? So my mom did not believe in that at all thought it was hocus-pocus, and and but she read to find out what they would be looking for. And she took a piece of glass and cut the line in our own palm that she knew would would reflect what the palmist would look for. Now obviously, they would know that that was cut, but it was just like the okay I. Don't believe in this at all, but you. WanNa play the game. I will cut my hand as an eight or nine year old girl to make you believe that I. Am that person that that's kind of who she? That's kind of issue. That you heard that before so new I had not heard that story and then Cresco many so many parts of the story about when I had not heard I know. I spending a lotta time talking to mom lately, which is weird because in the middle of a pandemic. I feel like in some ways. We've become a little bit more connected strange, but we will do facetime calls and she loves to do it, and usually she wants to talk to the girls and the girls get quickly. You know they're. They're very distracting. And so, but then I just sit there and I talked to spend these kind of amazing conversations about nothing. Of Off. If you heard this, but. The story of how their parents met is pretty amazing. Do you want to share that with us? Today you. You give the the story I'll add in some of my little detail I've just. Even beforehand just typically though was. There was arranged marriage, but that wasn't the case for them. For what reason right that part of it, okay? I'll just preface one thing say that the arranged marriages still happen. Yeah I mean that is still part of the culture and we're now. We're talking sick nineteen sixties some Yes so it kind of picks up where we left off. Mom is now Ford Motor Company's first. Female Engineer. Oh, Kate. You'll appreciate this. Her name at this point is dementia karate, just kind of a long name the Dirani, and so one of the one of the manager said you know we might, we might want to short. Not find find a nickname of some sort, and so she comes up with Ronnie as her. Yes I, get! Eights. I love. Like Oh my God, it means Queen and she was like she was like I. Love the idea of these white guys. Call Me Queen every day. My Name. You will call queen rest of. Ronnie mom is You know she is living alone. She's living in Dearborn area and again nineteen sixties, not not a lot of Indians. People in our community around up, but she had heard that in Ann Arbor. There were more there were more Indians hanging out, you know. People went there for the University of Michigan, and so she every once in a while, get in her car and drive from Dearborn and Arbor which was maybe about a forty minute drive and one day she does that and her car breaks down right on the outskirts of campus and and so she walks to local phone booth. Phone booths back in the day, and it had one of those wires connecting an actual phone book row the big. Books I remember she goes, she goes. flips to the as an. She thinks that the most common India name in the as that you can think of which is Agarwal. And Chicago Chicago's up. The First Agarwal in the phone book. Guy Answers the phone and she's like. Hi. This Mr Augur Wall and the Guy Says No. He's out of this his roommate. The Guy. Who answered? The phone was my father. Wow Isn't that amazing, and then He. He helped her with the car. Damn. And how did how? How did their parents react to their coming together? Was it something that was looked down upon because it wasn't arranged, or were they okay with it?.
Coronavirus task force holds first briefing in months as cases hit record high
"The United States about to hit forty thousand new corona virus cases today. The first time that we've had that many one day, the death toll in the United States closing in on one hundred twenty five thousand people, but if all you did was listened to the president and vice president today, you would be absolutely stunned here what I just said because this is what they said. Today? All fifty states and territories across this country are are opening up safely and responsibly. Well, that's incorrect. It's factually incorrect. They're not I mean eleven. States are currently on pause. Some of them are actually backtracking and closing some things down on plans to reopen Texas and Florida specifically. They are rolling back reopening plans governors of the other nine states. They are not moving forward with the next phase of reopening. So that was incorrect, and then the vice president went on to make this claim. The truth is we did slow the spread. We flattened the curve. So he says we flattened curve, so let me just show you America's curve. So you see, the surge right and then in in March and then you see the plateau. And then you see. The jump there at the end where we are now getting to fifty forty thousand cases today. That was a plateau, and it's on its way back up and I want you to compare the graph to these other graphs. These are countries around the world right? They have that surge at the beginning the UK Germany France Italy Japan South Korea European countries measured in thousands of cases Asian in hundreds, but look what happens at the bottom. They go all the way back down and stay that way. Ours never went down right, and now it's going back up currently with the same steepness of slope as it did at the beginning. And yet the vice president was taking a victory lap during today's briefing and he made sure to credit person number one. Under the leadership of President, trump is the president's made clear credit I believe to our president of the president made that decision. So, where was the president during this briefing while he was somewhere in the vicinity, but he was on twitter, talking about confederate statues, tweeting this image of people suspected of trying to vandalize statue of Andrew Jackson and what he was writing was that many people in custody with many others being sought for vandalisation of federal property in Lafayette Park Ten year prison sentences. It was hours later that the president did finally say something about the pandemic. That's amazing raging right now in the United States like nowhere else here he s. We have work to do that. We'll get it done. while. That's an understatement it. We are learning tonight that people traveling from the United States most likely will not be allowed to even enter the European Union. Banned, because the United States has gotten the virus under control Kaitlan Collins is out front. She's live outside. The White House Tonight Caitlyn. No briefings for eight weeks the White House. Felt like they had to do something here, but then they came out and said everything's opening you safely and responsibly opening fifty states. When that's just you know factually untrue. Yeah. It wasn't the message that some people were expecting the vice president to project from that briefing today after Wednesday's coronavirus task force briefing, and after you're seeing these numbers from this week including yesterday setting a record high of cases per day since the month of April, of course, which is the last time that they had these coronavirus briefings now you would that they would have. have taken more questions. The vice president instead of Aaron only took a handful of them, but before he started taking questions, you saw him arguing saying that he doesn't want the American people to think that because of these new surging infections that the United States where it was two months ago, even though the case numbers per day or mirroring that or beating it and. And of course, the vice president went on to talk about what precautions Americans should be taking. He ticked off a list of things that the CDC has recommended. But Aaron he notably left out wearing a mask when a reporter asked about the fact, that mask have become this political issue. He then only told people that they should be following local or state guidance ignoring the. The fact that the CDC a Federal Agency of course, has recommended that people wear masks when they are out in public, and within the vicinity of other people. He also defended those rallies that he and the president have been holding and encouraging their supporters to come to where thousands of people are put indoors with very little social distancing errand by saying that it was people's. People's right to the first amendment characterizing it more as a personal decision than something that they're organizing and urging people to come in to attend, but I do want to note to striking things that came out of that briefing today was the vice president offering a pretty rosy assessment of these numbers, and then Dr Falcon getting up there and having a very sobering warning. What's to? To come and personal responsibility and this, but also Aaron the vice president saying he believed it's an arguable that the reason that there are more cases in the united. States because there's more testing Dr. burks got up and she was going through these slides and one of the ones she pointed to was Texas where it showed in May as they were increasing testing their positive. Positive test rates were going down in the last two and a half weeks they continue to increase testing, but now those positive test rates Aaron are going up, and that completely refutes with the president and the vice president have been telling people and governors for the last several weeks. All right, thank you very much. CAITLIN absolutely makes the crucial point. Right the percent test rate. Rate is what they're looking at twenty percent of them. Positive that that's that's the relevant point. It's not the absolute number and Caitlyn I. Appreciate Your Time, so let me go now to Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr Jonathan Reiner. Who Advise the White House medical team under president? George W Bush currently in Cardiac Cath lab at Gw so so sanjay the vice president today. Came out and presented an alternate reality. he said all fifty states and territories. This country are opening up safely and responsibly. That is quote obviously the have double digit states halting stepping back. They're reopening all together big steps back. Yeah I mean. I. Don't even know where to begin with this particular briefing. You know you think two months. We haven't had a briefing. There's obviously some real trouble spots in the country and I'm. Saying that almost euphemistically I thought there was going to be an acknowledgement that look. We have some problems. Significant ones in here is our plan to address them. Here's what we're GonNa do we're convening the coronavirus task force to to address this? We didn't see that at all. I mean there's the last task force briefing. You can see what the numbers were at that point and obviously just see how the numbers have grown even over the last few weeks. Weeks, so it it it was it was a real concern, and there were a lot of things that were said that were just basically a whitewash of what's actually happening in the country, and that's what I think. Worries me. How are you GonNa fix the problem. If you don't even acknowledge it right well, that's the thing. If you're in complete denial about it, then you obviously don't have a plan to fix it because you don't believe it's their. Running when the president actually gave a nod to this this afternoon, his comment was making a lot of progress with the whole situation, but we have a lot of work to do but he did not attend the briefing instead he was treating about those confederate Mon. Monuments So, you know in the vice president. There was talking about all the encouraging news again. His words talking about Krona virus so. What do you make of this and I guess specifically the president's refusal to be there. Yeah the president. In a tweet about the monument seems to be more interested in protecting long dead confederate traitors. He is in protecting Americans right now. Yeah, I was really appalled. When the vice president today said well, we've all heard the encouraging news you encouraging news, really
Social Distancing in Summer
"Has the summer heats up. People all over the country are considering now. How much risk they are willing to take as they venture outside. Some are thinking about reuniting with friends and family for the first time. Others are trying to decide whether or not to take a road trip. What about physically distanced backyard barbecue? Just. How risky is it to make this summer? Feel like well summer. It is important to understand what the likelihood of contracting the corona virus is and transmitting it. So that you can make the right decisions for yourself and for your family. I'm Dr Sanjay. Gupta CNN's chief medical correspondent. And this is corona, vice, fact versus fiction. So I have an eleven at neely eleven and thirteen year olds, and so the conversations were having now are about what else summa looks like. That's Aaron Judge, Professor, at UMASS DARTMOUTH and CNN contributor since his blog post about avoiding situations with a high risk of infection went viral. He's become a resource for many people. Some does look a little bit different, and there's been a lot of tears in this house over the last eight weeks, but We're trying to gain normalcy for our children as much as we can. The possibility of having a normal summer is not a lot of our minds. So I asked Erin about some of the questions. I've been hearing from you. Starting with pools is it safe to take a dip properly maintain to pull. Water will not be a source of spread of the virus. The chlorine that's in its will inactivate virus fairly quickly and the level of dilution that would happen in a pool or notional or lodge freshwater body would not lead to enough virus to establish an infection. But when you do this, you need to just make sure that we're maintaining an appropriate physical distance and create a little bit of extra space I. Don't know if you or your family members have been doing any hiking or going for long walks around your neighborhood. What precautions do do you think people should take if they just WANNA go for a walk or a hike? So, we have as a family, we each have three mosques We have a better quality one if we get into grocery stores or anywhere. We know there's going to be a lot of people. We have one win. We're just going to do a show. Than we have out general sort of mosque, which is a neck data that we use any time we go hiking or around the neighborhoods where we know that we are able to social distance the vast majority of time, but there are some times where the path my narrow and. while. The brief encounter is not as risky as the longer one. It's not no risk and you don't know the risk factors of the person that is walking past you and I tend to take mosques a little bit more altruistically. It is about me wearing them to protect us, and so when we get in that situation, we just literally pull up gate of mosques over our face. We do that about fifty feet out from the person or people. People so they can see what we're doing. And then we just run a little bit of a wider above as we possibly can. Games like soccer or basketball, would you? Would you be okay? People playing those? Yeah, I'm eat soccer coach and I really want to get my teams out on the fields, but not playing scrimmages yet were not sure enough especially with children about their role in infection and transmission, so no, I'm not yet there for. Those sports, but as long as it doesn't bring you in face to face contact. I think the the risk is low. A baseball of Frisbee is not right up there where I'm spending my anxiety. What about a road trip this summer for family? They want to go on a road trip and stay in either a hotel or an AIRBNB. Something like that. If it's your own family, I'm not to consent. Call head to the hotel. Will the YOU'RE GONNA? Stay at ask what they cleaning protocols are end what this Stafa wearing while they cleaning the room and if that comes into line with what your risk is for your. Your family then I would proceed a medium sized gathering like a birthday party or a wedding ceremony. Would you be okay with that? Weddings done outsides with appropriate spacing. Absolutely it can be done a birthday party again in a backyard outside can be done. I. Just encourage people to bring their own chairs while it's nice to stand up in chat, we find. People stopped to move closer and closer the more comfortable they feel, and if you've got a chair, you don't drift and that just maintains the safety while keeping the social aspect I. I really love your your practicality because you are thinking exactly how people probably behave. Disneyworld they're planning on opening up in July. What do you think about amusement parks? Yes, so amusement parks I mean if they they can institutionalize cleaning and. Keeping. Systems like lines organized better than almost anyone. We know they're in the business of doing that. But when we're bringing a lot of people together, we know the risks come up. My major concern comes with the rides that put people into slipstream. I don't know enough about aerodynamics and transmission on Roller coasters, but I can only imagine from being on them in the past that someone that screaming in front of you. Whatever's coming out of them as coming directly onto you in pretty intense. For a few minutes.
It Broke Me: A Conversation with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
"It broke my heart. It was devastating. There are no words in the English language that will convey the despair that I felt watching that man life. Leave his body and him scream out for his mother. Here. Get Justice for my city. My city has been going through a lot of pain. This is not the first second or third time you see all this other than this is what we have to do to get hurt. All over the country, people are filling the streets to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd a black man who died in Minneapolis while a police officer. Kneel down his neck. Disturbing video of this was seen all over the world. We are all seeing so much pain and anger and outrage. In this episode I spoke with the Mayor of Atlanta. Key Chalance bottoms about how she's dealing with the crisis as a leader. As a mother of four children. All unfolding against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Most of America caught sight of her recently, she gave an incredibly powerful press conference this past Friday. We are better than Nisus. We're better than this. As a city, we are better than this as a country. Go home. Go home. Born and raised in Atlanta Mayor Bottoms was a lawyer and a judge and has been in office since two thousand eighteen. She's only the second woman ever to hold the job. Heard. There were rumors about balanced protests in Atlanta. Idea with a mother would do I. Call My son and I said. Where are you? I said I cannot protect you in black. Boys shouldn't be out today. I spoke to her about this important moment in history as black and Brown America, disproportionately face to deadly threats. Police brutality, and they global pandemic. I'm Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN's chief medical correspondent. And this is corona virus, fact versus fiction. Thank you again. Mayor Bottoms I very much been looking forward to this. Let me just ask. How are you? Are you doing over the last few days? You know I'm doing okay. I think I'm doing as well as all of America's doing right now. It's Um. It's very stressful in exhausting time for all of us but I'm doing okay. Thank you for asking. Have you been worried for your own safety for the safety of the people that you love it all over the last few days? In s Sunday. That's a good question, the one think. Carrying heaviest on my heart right now is my eighteen year old. Because he's, he's eighteen and he very much to be in the middle of everything. That's happening. Anna I know that they're so much. That can go wrong so much that we've been watching. Go wrong across I I want to ask you a couple of questions about protests in the midst of a pandemic I mean we are truly going through something that is unchartered here. We don't know the impact that these protests will have on the pandemic itself the spread of the virus. There were some powerful moments of solidarity. Though during the protests people came together. They sang a hugged. They were walking hand in hand. Those and the images. A lot of people will see. At a time when so many people are hurting like this? Are Those moments worth suspending the physical distancing mandates. Feel. This is just this convergence of where we are. Globally like I, don't we? Any of us will see again and our lifetime. Getting a covid nineteen tests today. Because everything that we've talked about over the past two months. just became secondary or has become secondary so. I just I just hope that people will get tested and will remember that we are really. We're still in the middle of Panton. Our communities are sick in their tired. In they're dying dying from covid nineteen, dying from poverty dime from police. Brutality! We're exploding. These forces seen unseen covid. Nineteen is the one that's that's unseen. Police brutality is the one that we can say. I I. DO Wonder How how did you navigate? the policies regarding the pandemic in Atlanta specifically, which at times seemed at odds with the governor, the data for example in the state of Georgia did not show a fourteen consecutive decline, which was one of the guiding criteria for reopening things. As a elected leader. How do you? How do you balance that on Friday governor? Kim Call in as asked me. What do we need in Atlanta in what he can do to help and he's provided the assistance from the state that we've needed. And I think you know when you're in leadership it. You can't take things personally. I didn't like the decisions made about covid. Nineteen and I'm sure the governor didn't like lab response. To the decisions he made. But it didn't stop him as a leader from coming to me asking me how we could help. How the state could help in I wouldn't too prideful to go to him and say we need your help. Your the mother of four children mayor, three sons and a daughter. You're having conversations with them. I'm sure as many parents are with their children across America right now. I heard you talking about conversations. You've had with your own mother back when you were a child. Historic Times back then, and it feels like these are historic times as well all. I feel like sometimes. You don't know how historic something is at the time you're going through it. Does the gravity does the importance of what's happening right now? Has it settled in with you and your family? In terms of the conversation you're having. I asked my husband the other day at What will this moment in time be call and I don't think any of us know the answer to that. I just know it something extraordinary that we're witnessing and I said. In my remarks a couple of days ago. What we say in happening across Atlanta. We didn't see when Dr King was assassinated. And so we know that this is this. Is something different? And not only is it happening across America will now see a having the globe. And the question will be what will be the difference on the other side of this moment. Will. We continue to see the disruption and all that we've been saying over the past few days or Or will truly be a revolutionary moment, and I think about the words of Audrey lowered quite a bit. Revolution is not a one time event. Do you remember the moment when you first
U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens
"Joining us now. Our chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta and our chief political correspondent Dana Bash Sanjay cases of this virus. There clearly rising across the south. And there's new model predicts hospitalizations will actually take up up by mid June. Could we actually soon see certain areas of the country? Go the other direction. Shut back down. Yeah I mean I think that's a real concern wolf if you look at four of the five states that have had greater than a fifty percent increase in overall infections They're all states that have reopened early at the end of April or the beginning of May and we may be seen now the impact of that or people out more people getting exposed and more people will get sick as a result. So that. But that's GonNa be the real concern wolf which you're raising. We know there's going to be more infections as you start to reopen will surge and start to go into exponential growth in these places which would then require a possibly having to shut things down again will it keep it a sort of higher baseline level. We don't know yet but it is concerning that we're starting to see the correlation between early reopening now and this increase in infections and we do know. Sanjay that that Model that the White House coronavirus task force relies on from the University of Washington. Medical School is projecting. Yes one hundred and one thousand deaths so far over these past three months in the United States. But they're still projecting by early August and that's not very far down the road it could be more than one hundred forty thousand deaths in the United States. That's their assumption right now. That's their assumption and it constantly changes. I mean these models are tough. You know if you look at at one point that same model said there might be sixty thousand people who have died by the middle of August and obviously the number greatly surpassed. You gotta take these models with a little bit of grain of salt. I think the big question here wolf is that this isn't a bifurcated either. You're open or your shut in terms of these states Is almost like a policy issue versus a people issue. The policy is these states are reopening but if people are still being careful maintaining physical distance not having long interactions with people which is defined as around fifteen minutes Not Being in close spaces together not gathering emerged groups all those things that can make a significant difference. We now have evidence of that here in this country. There's evidence of it around the the world. So if opening doesn't mean pre March sixteenth could hopefully be a beneficial thing in terms of not letting these infections start to go into exponential growth. And these these new concerns come as the death toll clearly has now surpassed one hundred thousand one hundred one thousand right now but it took the president quite a while to make any comment at all on this very very grim and sad milestone. What does that tell you he? It's not who he is. He did eventually put out a tweet and say exactly what a president should say but it did take longer than perhaps it should have and he didn't come out and make a statement and that is kind of in keeping with the way that he and his administration but particularly he with his towards reelection or he hopes. Reelection is Doing this now. At a distance at an arm's length the time of him being on about this hour on a daily basis for sometimes ninety minutes to two hours. That seems like ancient. History now because backfired. He wanted to be a wartime president And for while he tried to do it. It didn't work Because it backfire because of this statement that he made and he never did it again but there is a middle ground and that is to be a leader let Americans here from the scientists and to not stoke cultural differences when it comes to masks and other things. But he's not dealing
Together, We Grieve
"Yesterday. The number of people who died from covid nineteen in the United States surpassed. One hundred thousand doesn't even feel like I can say that number out loud without getting a pit in my stomach. I know you've probably heard this number by now. The please let that settle in for a minute too. Often we see numbers on the screen and we forget the real stories of people who are not here today because of this virus we have known at least for the last few weeks that this tragic milestone would come but it makes it no less painful. Everyone's going to try and contextualising comparing the tragic number of deaths to pass wars terrorist. Attacks Plane Crashes Natural Disasters But one way should not be described as is inevitable. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction. Six months ago most of the world had never even heard of this novel Coronavirus Cove Nineteen. It was a virus that would change their whole lives. Some people would develop a cough a fever and then have a sudden decline. Some would require a breathing machine. Some never even made it to the hospital most dying alone because of the brutal contagious -ness of this virus family members of the sick and dying could not even be there so here we are left with memories and sadness and sinking feeling that we could have done better. And that's perhaps the most painful part of this whole thing so many of these deaths could have been prevented. We saw countries around the world afflicted with the same disease around the same time and yet heavy miniscule fraction of the infections in debts of the United States. Yes South Korea. It is one seventh the size of the United States but they have had fewer than three hundred people die total not three thousand not thirty thousand but fewer than three hundred. They didn't have a new magical therapy or a vaccine. They had nothing we didn't have. It was that they acted early. And we now know it made an exponential difference in lives saved about one in seven Americans. Now know someone who has died. I'm the corona virus. I am one of them. My friend Doctor. James T goodrich a truly gifted neurosurgeon. We first met when I was just a resident it would be a couple of decades before I got a chance to operate side by side with him during a groundbreaking operation separating the McDonnell twins little baby boy's conjoined at the head. Doctor Goodrich was considered the most experienced neurosurgeon in the world when it came to doing that operation when he died due to Covid we lost. Someone truly irreplaceable. The memory. I'll always hold onto about. Him is his smiling eyes peeking out from his surgical mask doing the thing that he loved more than anything else. So let's honor the memory of the more than one hundred thousand lives lost by committing ourselves to taking this virus. Seriously I will go ahead and just say it. It sucks what is happening. Right now is awful. Our country in the world had become infected and now we are dealing with an illness so different than any illness ever experienced by someone living today. It is a once in a century illness. And it sucks. We don't know exactly why we were stricken with this illness at this time in our collective human history but that doesn't mean we can't act. We must act. There are lessons to be learned not only from the past but from countries who battled against the same virus with greater success.
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction
"Our medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta's at a hospital east of Baghdad. Sanjay tell us what's going on where you are. We're invite an operating room that's unusual in. That's from two thousand three when I was embedded with a group of medics during the Iraq war and still relatively new to CNN the anchor introducing me is probably a familiar voice. Many of my friend and colleague Wolf Blitzer. How are you holding up Sanjay? It's been difficult yet. These convoy rides will be you know much about Bacon. Be a very challenging bank wolf and I have both been at CNN for decades which is kind of surreal to say. We've been at the front lines of some of history's most life changing moments nine eleven. Hurricane Katrina the Bala crisis but this pandemic has had no precedent in our lifetime as host of CNN's. The Situation Room Wolf says this has been one of the most intense experiences of his career. He joins me today to talk about the challenges of covering tragedies the political is ation of facts and how he keeps going during this never ending new cycle. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction. Doing Hi Sandra. My got my clorox disinfecting wipes cleaned off his microphone. This little table here. and you would be very proud wolf. Thank you I've really been looking forward to this. Let me start off by asking. How long have we have? We known each other well. I've been with CNN for thirty years. And and I think you've been with CNN West for about twenty years. Is that right? Such young two thousand and one I started so nineteen years coming up on twenty years. That's amazing I I remember. Of course the first major story you and I covered Was in February march of two thousand three just before the war with Iraq and we were both in Kuwait You and me we're recovering. Anchoring my show from Kuwait City from a hotel balcony and all of a sudden the war started and the first Scuds came in and a few of them landed about a mile or so behind where I was reporting from And we see this huge plume of smoke. Go Up And the wind was blowing towards us and I said well let. Let's wait and see where the smoke goes And the next thing I knew is Dr Sanjay Gupta our chief. Medical correspondent was in a vehicle. You were heading to that high end mall where the Scuds landed and you were wearing your gas mask and you were getting ready to report the news right. Yeah that's exactly right. I I wanted to go over there and And see at the time it made total sense. Yes I will go exactly where that big plume of. Smoke is where that missile landed in the middle of a war where there's concerns about bio weapons. It made perfect sense. In retrospect I was thinking what am I doing? Let let me let me ask you wolf about this this particular time now covering this pandemic You've covered so many stories again These wars Oklahoma City nine eleven hurricane Katrina other outbreaks. How how is this? Been different than those well. This has been At least from my personal perspective. The most deadly You know as we speak more than ninety thousand Americans have been have died and hundreds of thousands have been you know had to suffer through corona virus and and so many more around the world and these are people. These are wonderful people. These are mothers and fathers sons and daughters brothers and sisters They're younger. They're middle aged. They're older they're wonderful people. Many of them were looking For the prime of their lives spending time with their families enjoying life The economy was good and all of a sudden. It's a disaster. We've got millions and millions of people who are unemployed applying for unemployment benefits Many of them can't even apply. What's so heartbreaking to see these long food lines people waiting to just get food to put on the table to feed their kids And themselves and who would have thought this was going to happen and even something as simple as wearing a face mask you go out and you see all. These people wearing face bests You see people all over the place. Who would have thought that was going to be happening here. So this has been so so intense so riveting so scary so crazy in many respects. It's just an awful awful situation and I and I would say it's it's certainly you know the the most intense period two months that we've been doing this in all the years of my journalism that this is the most intense while. I mean that's saying something given your career and yet you do a story like this and it's it's difficult nowadays seemingly wolf to disentangle anything from from politics and the more subjective nature of the story. The opinion part of story people weighing in From a Political Lens. Do you sense that as well is is? Is it truly impossible to disentangle just about any new story from politics nowadays? Well look. There's the political story. There's a political angle to what's going on and the country is deeply divided as you know I I will say this. Sanjay the article you wrote for CNN DOT COM On Your personal thoughts and I have it right here in front of me You know that it for the for the for a moment. Think of the United States as a human body at that and people haven't read that article they should go back and look it up And the last words you wrote and I have it right here in front of me. It's they were so powerful because I truly agree and I truly believe what you said is true. You said the country and the world are facing a serious illness but it is treatable. It is fixable. Let's do this together. You're absolutely right. We're we're going through HAL right now. This is an awful awful situation and it's going to get worse as these numbers get worse and and hopefully there won't be a second wave that comes in the fall or anything like that but I totally agree it is treatable. It is fixable. Let's do this together when you think about your your your tone. I mean do you think about your your tone? When you're delivering news stories Wolf. A lot of it nowadays has been you know frightening news to give. How do you balance being hopeful for an audience and being honest I do think about my tone And I try to. You know to be as objective as I possibly can be but sometimes you know the the story is so painful you you're gonna see that you know on my face you'll hear it in my tone you'll hear my words And you know I've been trying over these days To end the situation room with some images and pictures of a real people who unfortunately passed away from the corona virus and we tell those stories who these people are because it's one thing to say ninety thousand people have died. It's another thing to say. Look at this individual. Look at this woman. Look at this man. Look at this teacher this nurse look at this This a first responder And you put the face on these people. And it's sad. It's it's heartbreaking because you think of their families and so often their families they can't even say goodbye in a hospital or they see they can't even sometimes go to a funeral To say goodbye to their father mother or whatever and You know you gotTa have some emotion when you just feel that it's it's so powerful so so awful Science reporting in some ways I feel wolf is a luxury in that we can always rely on data and science and evidence facts to bolster up our reporting There's not a lot of opinion science reporting although sometimes you do have to offer up some thoughts on things but for you. In an era where alternative facts have become a term that people become familiar with. How do you think that that is affected the reporting on this pandemic the idea that the truth and the science? That's just another avenue of information. Here's here's another avenue. You could pay attention to the most important thing we can do. And you're part of our fact checking team Sanjay's went when we hear government. People including the president makes statements do a news conference and say all sorts of things I want to come out and say well. Let's let's check what we just heard? And we'll have you We'll have John King have Daniel. Dale our chief fact. Checker will have Gloria Borger Dana Bash But we'll have doctors And in addition to you who come on and say well what he said just not true. What he said is true And I think that's a real service that CNN does provide that. We're not just listening and reporting but Ross fact checking and making sure that the viewers get an honest understanding of what's going on not just propaganda from time to time. I think it's so important. Everything gets sort of polarized and and sometimes it gets minimized inappropriately. So I really do appreciate the sort of work that you do wolf. How about you? I mean even your site in the pandemic Wolf. I think you are known to the iron man at At CNN and in the media business. In general I mean you work hard weekend. Shows Weekday shows What what was the work life balance like for you well right now. I I love working and I've been working during this during this current pandemic seven days a week. I woke up this morning. You know I got a little routine. I got on a treadmill for an hour and I watched the news on television as I'm getting a good little sweat Excited because I know that you know in the situation room gets on the air. Five o'clock I'm going to be ready to report the news as fairly and as responsibly as accurately I as I possibly can and the viewers will be grateful. And I'll be grateful that it's not as if if I took a day or offer You know or a weekend off. I could go to. A restaurant can't do that. It's not as if I could go watch my Washington nationals. Play baseball game. I can't do that. It's not as if I can you know. Go see my family down in Miami. 'cause I'm not going to get on a plane right now and I'm not going to be able to do that and whenever I used to complain to my dad about how hard I was working he would always say listens on. There are harder ways to make a living what you do so. Just go ahead and enjoy your job. That's my attitude you know. It's my attitude to despite the long days and frantic research. I've always tried to follow wolves lead. I WanNa think wolf again. Not only for his hard work but also for being a constant source of inspiration for me and everyone else at the network. If you have questions please record voice memo and email them to ask. Sanjay at CNN dot com might include them in our next podcast. We'll be back tomorrow. Thanks for listening..
When Staying Home Isn't Safe: Domestic Abuse On The Rise Due To Coronavirus
"Corona virus versus fiction is sponsored by express. Vpn We've heard stories. Where survivors are saying. My relationship with emotionally abusive became physically abusive last night. We've heard stories from women whose partners were coming home and coughing on them and telling them that they were acting them with the coronavirus. That was Katie. Ray Jones the head of the national domestic violence hotline for most of us. Staying at home has been the safest way to protect ourselves from the krona virus but for others home can be a dangerous place worrying experts about what is happening behind closed doors. So what do we really know? And what can we do to help those? Who may be isolated and afraid? I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction in the past we've seen increases in domestic violence during times of crisis and stress. We've seen spikes in two thousand and eight during the Economic Crisis James Goggle. Yano is a former. Fbi agent and CNN's law enforcement analyst. He says this pandemic is putting victims in particularly vulnerable situation. We've seen spikes during national disasters like say Hurricane Katrina Hurricane. Sandy and we've also seen it during times of the Super Bowl major sporting events and look correlation doesn't always equal causation here. But there's a lot of factors at play in one of is. These victims are trapped in a cohabitation situation with the abuser. As stay at home orders went into effect in March. Several cities across the United States reported a steep increase in domestic violence calls as compared to last year. Cities like Seattle Portland and Boston have all reported increases in calls to hotlines or reports or arrests related to domestic violence in April Chicago. City officials told CNN the Illinois domestic violence hotline saw the highest daily call volume in. Its twenty year history. Meanwhile in other parts of the country calls to domestic abuse hotlines and reports to law enforcement have stayed flat or even declined experts. Worry that victim stuck at home with their abusers may not know how to get help one group that is working to assist victims of domestic. Violence is safe horizon based in New York City. They're one of the largest victim service organizations in the country. We work with victims of all crimes and abuse and that includes family. Violence Domestic Violence Child Abuse Sexual assault human trafficking elder abuse and we help people to heal and rebuild their lives areas weighing is the CEO of safe horizon. I started by asking her what she had been hearing for. People who need help during this pandemic when nobody's supposed to be out and about the choice to leave a situation or leave home is definitely complicated by concerns about getting. The virus others can include. Let's say the victim is someone? That had not been economically dependent on the Abuser. But now they've lost their job Maybe that's an economic dependence. That has now begun. Are there particular signs of an abusive situation? If that person doesn't seem to have the freedom to go where and when they want seems to have to account for every dollar or every place they go seems to be separated from loving relationships that used to be important to them in the relationship. You may experience all of those things and also threats and then of course every form of physical violence that people experience. But if someone is hurting you physically choking US spitting on you. You absolutely have a right to seek help into not expect that that behavior is normal. I imagine that the problem has worsened during this pandemic of both intimate partner. Violence Child Abuse. But I wonder do we know for sure I mean the because the reporting of this I imagine is is part of the challenge as well right. The story reporting is complicated in the first month of the stay at home orders. Here New York calls to our hotline. Were DOWN. That's for a couple of reasons. One people just prioritizing their Their health but another is an assumption. That help wasn't available and that is tragic because help is available. Are Hotline is functioning. The national domestic violence hotline is functioning. Police are responding to calls were able to provide a tremendous range of services. Virtually and as the word has gotten out about that our calls have increased child abuses a different because those reports come from teachers who are mandated reporters and doctors. Those reports are down by seventy five percent over. The prior period is heartbreaking and tragic because the abuse cannot be down by seventy five percent. It means that teachers that would normally see something and be concerned about. It are not able to see that over revolt learning. Let me ask you though. Short of opening up. Are there other things that can be done to to address this issue specifically with child abuse? We've done research over. The years about Bystanders to child abuse people who may suspect that there's something abusive happening in a family and overwhelmingly members of the public. Say I wouldn't want to report that because I might be wrong. What if I'm wrong and it's really none of my business and my response to that is what if you're not wrong. What if you're right and so I would say if anyone listening to this? Podcast has a nagging suspicion. That child is not being treated right in their home. Find out where in your state you can call it in it. Just strikes me from a pragmatic sense that it might be challenging. If you're in an apartment you know with people and you're you're trying to see cal. But you're worried about stigma even within your own living situation or privacy concerns. What do you recommend for someone who who says I want to get help but you know frankly? I got someone listening in the next room. Try and get on the call or seek help. I recommend chat can be much more private and there are many mental health services available over chat. A large part of what we do with victims of domestic. Violence is safety planning. What can that particular person? Due TO BE SAFER WITH. Sheltering at home that's become much more complicated because safety plans often would include something like I can spend the night at my mother's if I see certain signs of behavior that are worrisome. That sort of thing may not be option now but options. That can still work for this time. Might be a code word that your child does that. If I say a certain word the child should call nine one one. It might be something lake a neighbor when I put the shade in the bathroom Or put a plant in the window. The neighbor knows that you're in distress and to keep an ear out and to call the police as you pointed out it's about giving people help. Yes first and foremost if you imagine or think about what it might be like or what. It must be like to be a child or to be an adult trapped in a situation where you feel. Fear every minute of the day and you could help that person. Think of what that would mean victims of domestic abuse faced significant challenges leaving before the pandemic but wants people to know that organizations like safe horizon.
The Future of Restaurants During COVID-19
"But of all the places we like to gather now shutdown by this pandemic restaurants are also some of the hardest hit so today. We're going to talk to people in the industry. The chefs the restaurant tours to find out what they're trying to do to survive for them for us for everyone. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction restaurants. Sort OF BOTTLE. The zeitgeist their community. And it's where people celebrate as not just about eating. That's David Chang. He's a chef and the founder of the momofuku group which has restaurants around the world. He's also the host of the Netflix show ugly delicious if food establishments were important. People wouldn't want it so badly. There's just somethin'. That is a connection to just being human besides tasting delicious foods. Chang calls restaurants quote cultural banks and worries about the erosion. This pandemic has had on all aspects of the dining experience. We literally take ninety percent of cash flowing. Give it back to everybody else. On top of trying to make delicious food and build organizations however small they might be no one gets in this business at least that. Iron Meyer so they can make a ton of money they do it because of the life and the positive impact you can have both on yourself and others around you and you that away that that. That's that's going to be pretty brutal closing. His restaurants in March was extremely difficult. He had to furlough around. Eight hundred workers in this week decided to close to of his restaurants reopening others. Maybe even harder. You have to reconfigure literally every decision of how you operate in a restaurant. It was hard enough to begin with. How do you taste food? How you order food. How do you sanitize now? How do you do contact with delivery? You even allowed transaction via credit cards anymore. So now you there's like all of these things now that are going to be expensive. Chang doesn't have the answers yet. But he thinks he knows what it's GonNa take. Define I just think that we're going to need some ingenuity and creativity to sort of align some mutual problems that we have in this country particularly in the food space and sort of reconfigure. How this whole works on his twitter feed. Chang has also been asking people to send him photos of reopened restaurants in cities like Taipei and Hong Kong. It's fascinating to look at them. Some of the photos show. Police Systems delivering coffee. Temperature checks at the door and customers. Even receiving full body disinfectant sprays. Don't worry with their clothes on too many. These measures may seem a little over the top. The common thread is we have to actually make impossible hap and that gives me optimism really genuinely does because these kinds of impossible tasks that sort of her. My brain are what I most attracted to. And we can't have anyone working off a different playbook everyone needs to be working the same playbook every restaurant every business in the absence of a so called restaurant playbook the National Restaurant Association which is a lobbying group is doing what it can to try and offer some guidelines for reopening obviously frequent hand washing some element of distancing some element of face covering certainly reduced interaction between the host. And the guest. That's Larry Lynch Senior Vice. President of Science and Industry at the National Restaurant Association Lynch said it's already begun. Restaurants are already testing out new methods. Everyone's looking visit different ways just this weekend. We saw one of the towns here in Florida. Closed down one of their street to the restaurant. Tours could pull the chairs out into the street. If you're used to going out as being a curated. Dining Experience Lynch describes the post pandemic world as sort of a safety focused obstacle. Course I would say what you're probably GonNa find is before you get there. You're going to look online and look what the instructions are in that particular restaurant what their expectations or. It may tell you to wait outside. May Ask you to place your order online. It may tell you that once you get outside. Send them attacks and let them know. You're outside wait once you're inside. You may wait a bit before the waiter or waitress actually comes up and greets you greeting maybe something as simple as confirming your order rather than taking your order. Once you die. You may find that your table is included as fasces. Wasn't it passed. It's going to be cleared all at once rather than sporadically during the dining experience. When you're dining probably won't see the manager come over to ask how your view was and whether or not you enjoyed yourself. Restaurants are going to have to tailor safety measures to suit their capabilities and it is possible. Not everyone can physically accommodate these recommendations for example Irene. Lee doesn't see her Boston. Restaurant may may hosting sin diners anytime soon. We're a small restaurant so we have about thirty six seats. Which means the possibility of socially distancing inside the building is basically none but Lee. Who was a finalist for this years? James Beard Rising Star Chef Award has still managed to find a silver lining. We are pretty much going to have to change our whole model which sounds scary but is also a really exciting opportunity. So how do we re imagine what a restaurant can be? Water restaurant can do what restaurant staff are capable of Lee in her employees are already starting to answer those questions. For example her restaurant may may is open for delivery and is also hosting virtual dumpling classes. The restaurant is delivering groceries to healthcare workers and selling pantry staples to the community like milk and eggs. The goal to help customers avoid the grocery store because I think supermarkets are going to feel unsafe for a lot of people for a long time and I just think like we have the ability to get almost any of those products probably at a better price at Mamie and so it would be kind of unconscionable to not try to use that to help keep people safer and to make their lives more. Convenient Lee is taking this time to rethink how a restaurant should operate. And she's hoping the industry is a whole does the same especially in the areas where it was struggling even before the pandemic. I think that this is a huge opportunity for us to keep talking about the biggest issue that our industry house which is Labor on the issue of jobs and low wages and like terrible workplace environments. That is always been the bane of this industry. I am hoping that the compensation model could be altered and cross training could become more prevalent. But that's the long term in the short term lease preoccupied with just keeping may may afloat even though she says. The survival of the restaurant isn't her biggest concern. If mamie doesn't exist in in five or ten years that's totally fine with me. I'm going to be really pissed off if there are no cool. Independently owned quirky restaurants to eat at like I cannot eat every day I refuse and so I think that for me. The question about Future is almost a little bit less important but for a lot of people in this industry is all we have one thing I've learned. Is that the restaurant. Industry is full of dedicated creative leaders and is someone who enjoys dining out. I'm optimistic. They're going to find ways to meet the challenges ahead and keep this important part of our culture alive. It's definitely GONNA be an uphill battle but I'm GonNa do what I can to support my favorite places with takeout orders and contributions to out of work employees. They could really use the help
Students and teachers struggle with remote education
"That's Jimmy Fallon on the tonight show earlier this week. I think voicing the thoughts of so many families. The song was a nod to national teacher appreciation. Week which ends today. But you'd probably go on all year long like schools across the country. The week looked very different compared to years past instead of apples on their desks or gift cards from parents teachers might have received an Apple Emoji or some on then mo. You know why. It's because forty seven states and the district of Columbia have ordered or recommended school closures for the rest of the school year. Teachers across the country have taken their lessons online to try and weather this pandemic so today will some of these teachers struggles and successes in navigating remote learning. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction. We had really try to make everything work in the virtual world and that's challenging to do because most teachers like myself we don't sign up for that. We sign up for the interaction. We sign up for the collaboration and we sign up for those human moments that you can't really replicate online. That's Chris deer. Two Thousand Twenty Louisiana teacher of the year and a finalist for the two thousand twenty national teacher of the year. I teach at Shawmut High School in Louisiana right outside of New Orleans. Dear teaches world history to seniors and AP human geography to Freshman. I didn't know what that was. He said it's sort of like anthropology inspired to teach partly because of a formative personal experience. I was in high school when Hurricane Katrina hit. I was a senior. It was our second week. It disrupted the entire region down here. I was forced to Texas. I stayed in hotels in shelters in bounced around different schools. And I missed out on a lot of big events that a lot of people look forward to their senior year sound. Familiar deer has a pretty good idea of what is current students. Probably feel. It's a time when you're supposed to be celebrating all of your hard work your dedication. Your accomplishments When your family supposed to watch you walk across that stage cheer? So it's it's a time that you'll never get to Redo and you'll never get back and it's not just a loss for dear students. Some of them will be the first in their families to graduate from high school and the ceremony would have been meaningful to the relatives as well. Dear has students who are also dreamers undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children Andy has students. They're working essential jobs while they also balance online classes. Learning Online. Might seem easy enough if you're a student with the computer or the Internet but deer also has students who didn't have the luxury of these tools so a lot of students that originally didn't have Internet when this happened. We were Distributed work in packets in just literally papers out when we were distributing food but my district personally has been a given chromebooks out to students who need them and trying to collaborate with local organizations to get hot spots to get kids connected so I think teachers all across the country are doing everything they can to get kids online and to keep that that learning going as Peron's a community school in Phoenix Arizona has also handed out chromebooks in Wi fi to some of its students. But that's not all the school is providing. I think a lot of US forget how schools are to our communities. Even if you're not a student there Hannah Wysong teaches science and English at Esperanza mostly to low income students. She has helped distribute food boxes and gift. Cards to grocery stores. But as this pandemic drags on why song in her colleagues are looking ahead. To long-term challenges families might face food is available and a lot of schools in food. Banks is. This has gone on for a couple of months and parents are not working or working less The next set that working right now is to build a fund for rental assistance. And that's just the creative problem solving. Why Song has been a part of outside the classroom after students have been set up with food and Wi fi is when her real job and the real connection begins and these teachers have come up with all kinds of new ways to do that as well something that we normally at our school? This House monthly family nights with movies are dinner or games or whatever it may be and we were really mourning the loss of family nights and we decided to do it. Virtual dance parties so we got a local Dj from a radio station. And then we invited all of the families to get on zoom there. Were I think between forty five and fifty people on between families and staff and pretty cute to see a bunch of little squares of third graders? Dancing Chris Wyckoff who teaches American history to eleventh graders? North Carolina has taken advantage of our reliance on the Internet to send his students. Some encouragement been sending out digital cards. To let them know that I still see you. I still see your work. I still see you're working hard. Wyckoff has been proud of how well his students at the Johnston County career and technical leadership academy have taken online classes after all they could easily just turned the video off and go do something else online learning you know it has its it has its good and its bad. Even depending on the type of learner you are in a lot of our students are capable of making the adjustment at home all of those the social and emotional atmosphere of home versus the social emotional atmosphere at school all of those things combined to either create atmosphere for success or failure for for the students. Chris dineen this is another. Chris said there were hiccups using video-conferencing at first we had zoom bomb the first or second date but his middle school students at Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico. Have come around. The students themselves had to adapt to a totally different style of teaching and they've actually had to become somewhat more accountable for their own behavior. Because of course we can't see them and monitor them in the ways that we normally do. Laurie Abrahams finds this challenging to. She's a special education teacher on Long Island and works with three to five year olds. Who have special needs during normal times? Work incredibly physical and requires personalized interactions with each student. These days she struggles to get her students to sit still in front of the camera. All kids do well with schedule. Especially the kids with special needs listening issues and attending issues. They really need that. They need that routine. And the you know it's very hard. It's very hard for them but like everyone else. Abrahams has come up with ways to make it work. In fact she borrowed one method of calming her students. Down from children's Yoga certification course. What I'm doing with my fingers touching my thumb to forefinger middle finger rain finger and pinkie and so you have them do that. So it's four touches and then you just say peace begins with me and they understand that peace means quiet and then we keep doing it at any time. You feel anxious or that. You need to calm down you can just you can. Just move your fingers like that. It's thoughtful it's innovative. It's what's necessary the teachers we spoke to said they've mostly worked out the kinks of remote learning and they feel optimistic about finishing the year apart from their students but in the long run. They're still not so sure. I think these kids are young enough. That if it's just four months in the scheme of along is this is not gonNa make the biggest difference because they didn't have four months of preschool. I think that in the fall if kids can't go back to school if they have to learn online. I think that's going to you know really impact this whole generation. This won't surprise you but Chris Dear Louisiana teacher whose own senior year was interrupted by Hurricane Katrina this pandemic once again highlights the need for more investment in education. I know a lot of times when the economy starts to Tank a bit. The first thing that gets cut is education and people might say well. Why do we need as much you know money for education budgets when they do things virtually and whatnot but at this time? I feel like we need more because we need more counselors. We need more. Social workers we need more therapists need smaller classes. And that's how we're going to get through this. These five teachers said the feedback. They've gotten from students and parents has mostly been positive but during the strange difficult national teacher appreciation. Week it's nice for them to hear that their efforts haven't gone unnoticed so since they can't hug their teachers in person this year we got some amazing shouts from students all over. Who want their teachers to know that their students are grateful? My Name is Dalton Davis. I am seven years old from flawless. Oregon. I want to say hi to my first grade teacher. Mrs and Mr Hello. My name is MIRA sing and I am in seventh grade. I would like to thank all of my amazing teachers. Hi My name is Leah. And I'm a fourth grader. I want to give a shot at to my awesome teacher Mr Festival. He is there every day with a smile. Hi My name is Cassie from Whittier California. And thank you to all the teachers especially my Fourth Grade Teacher Mrs Cutler and I'm Kassy's MOM Krista I also WanNa say on behalf of my fourteen year old David who has autism. We appreciate the Special Ed teachers like Mrs Gain. Thanks hi I'M AMELIA. Ham seven years old. I'm in second grade. I have the best teachers and I can't wait the virus to beautiful so I could go back to school.
The Latest on Testing
"When you were a kid. Did you ever make one of those pinhole cameras? Were you cut a little hole into a piece of cardboard and then look through it on some ways. That's kind of how we're looking at the corona virus nowadays through a tiny little window part of the reason. We haven't been able to get a bigger picture because this is a new corona virus and we're learning as we go along. We have also had inadequate testing across the nation so the inability to know the true extent of this outbreak becomes a major barrier in terms of getting the country back to work. We need clear vision and so far we haven't had that. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction. There are currently only two types of corona virus tests available in the United States. Because I'm a healthcare worker. Who still takes care of patients in the hospital? I've had both of them. I'm GonNa give you a little poke over Uruguay. Don't okay. We're all done it. Okay early on there. Were some significant delays in testing and there was also the release of a flawed test. Which really put us far behind since then there have been a lot of unauthorized on validated tests. Which have flooded the market the most common and most accurate test we have is called a PR test. A polymerase chain reaction tests. Now that's the one that detects whether or not someone is currently infected with Kovic nineteen. It involves a saliva test in some cases or more commonly a nasal swab. Cnn's Brooke Baldwin referred to it as a brain Taylor so that gets sent off to a lab where the genetic material is extracted. And because there's such a small amount of genetic material it is then amplified. That's the polymerase chain reaction. If all goes well results usually come back within a few hours but it can take a few days if you have to send it to a lab somewhere then. There are the antibody tests. Those are the ones that can determine whether or not someone has had cove in nineteen in the past and might have some immunity to it now. Those involved collecting a small blood sample either through a needle in the vein or three blood spot sample. But here's the problem. Antibody tests have not been consistently accurate. There are a lot of bad tests out there and it's still unclear how much those antibodies might protect you from the virus in the future. When you're testing for the virus the biggest problem would be having a false negative. Why because you would think that you don't have the virus and then you might go back out into the community into a nursing home into a hospital and potentially infect people with the antibody test which you really hoping to avoid is a false positive. Then someone might feel that they have the antibodies thus feel that they are protected. Go out into the community to a hospital to a nursing home and spread the virus so with the diagnostic virus test. You really have to reduce false negatives with the antibody test you really have to reduce false positives. The promise of the immunology test to find out we have. The antibodies is huge. That's Kevin Delay on senior fellow at the University of Southern California's Schwarzenegger Institute for State in Global Policy. The institute supports test sites across Los Angeles. This can influence policymakers at the local state and federal level. That can actually inform us. When it comes to social distancing if I'm immune in scientifically I've been proven to be immune then I can re enter the workforce and I could play a bigger role and make sure we're safe for a company called Roche announced that it received emergency use authorization. Eu A for an antibody test it claims is more accurate than most Roe says. It has already started shipping. Its new test to leading labs around the world. Here's Rosillo Severin Schwan. It's really special. Because it is so accurate. It's it's almost perfect. Accuracy and allows us is to really reliably test whether a person has been infected by the corner virus or opt irrespective of whether you had symptoms or not now. There's another kind of tasks they could be useful here. It's called an antigen test again. The test for the virus is the PR or diagnostic tests. The test for the antibody is called a serology test. And now the antigen tests look for a protein on the surface of the virus. You may have already had one of these if you've ever had a test for strep throat or the flu. Here's the problem. A reliable antigen test for the corona virus isn't yet available in the United States. But the hope is that will soon have something that works kind of like an ad home pregnancy test. Were a test strip. Would change color detail if you might have the virus. Frederick Nolte is a pathology professor and the head of Corona virus testing at the Medical University of South Carolina. Antigen detection has been part of the diagnostic landscape for a number of years and it has a number of appeals. It can be done relatively quickly. it's inexpensive. It can be deployed in a number of clinical settings outside of the laboratory near the patients but the chief concern with it has been the sensitivity and they low sensitivity means a high false negative and with high false negatives people feel that they don't have the virus and they go back out in the community and potentially continue the spread so how available. Rpcr antibody tests to the general public is probably the question. I get more than any other as of Monday. Johns Hopkins University's Kovic Tracking Project was reporting over seven. Million people in the United States have been tested and they mean the diagnostic or PCR tests in this case but again the initial rollout of those tests was fraught with problems and that caused major delays in the country's early response to the pandemic. Those problems are being addressed now but there are still supply chain shortages the PR requires certain transport mediums reagents and yes nasal swabs and those things have been in short supply but just last week. The mayor of Los Angeles announced free diagnostic testing for all of the county's residents because we know the ten million residents county need that it's critical for US opening up in the future. That's Mayor Eric. Garcetti on CNN and we wanted to be the first big city in America to take the advice of doctors around the country saying you have to find the silence spreaders. This is a silent killer that people without symptoms who can spread. This are critical piece of knowledge in order to open up in the future and in New York City mayor. Bill de Blasio says the city will produce its own cove in nineteen tests kits in partnership with Three D. Printing Company. We realize we had to find another source. Global Market wasn't working. There weren't sources around this country that were reliable enough so we decided we would make our own and this has had been put together very quickly. So we're really an uncharted territory. Creating these tests kids in New York City again. It's these nasal swabs that have been in such short supply in so many places around the country. Now there are also plenty of antibody tests floating around that have not been reviewed or validated by the FDA. The agency said Monday that it was tightening. Its policy to keep unproven and even fraudulent tests from entering the market. It's been a big problem in one. Study of twelve antibody tests. Four were shown to deliver false positive results more than ten percent of the time. Remember if you're testing for. Antibodies and you get a false positive people may incorrectly. Assume they now have the antibodies and are protected and then go out into public and keep spreading. You really want to get that false positive rate under two percent as low as possible. Really the future could lie in at home. Testing Antigen tests would be the easiest to mass produce for home use but again like I said we don't yet have a reliable antigen test for Kovic Nineteen White House Corona Virus Task Force member. Dr Deborah Burke said this last month on. Nbc's Meet the press we have to have a breakthrough innovation and testing. We have to be able to detect antigen than constantly tried to detect the actual live virus or the viral particles itself and to really move into Antigen testing. If an antigen test is approved and mass produced it may serve as a valuable screening tool. But it's probably not going to replace the P. C. R. Saliva or swab tests when it comes to diagnosing Kovic nineteen the Antigen test in this case would be used to screen the PR test would still be the most accurate according to the Guardian scientists working for the US military have designed a PC test. That has the potential to detect the virus as early as twenty four hours after its contracted that could help stop infected people from spreading the virus before they even show symptoms and keep in mind. A lot of people never show symptoms but can still spread the virus. It's another promising maybe and remember this. Testing does need to go hand in hand with contact. Tracing once you find out who's infected that person needs to be isolated and then everyone who has had close contact with that person needs to be traced and sometimes those people need to be quarantined as well test trace and hopefully treat
Doctors reject Trump's dangerous suggestion to use disinfectant
"When I see the disinfectant Fort Knox in a minute four minutes and is there a way we can do something like that five injection instead of how much the cleaning because you see this in the lungs and it does a tremendous number will also be interesting to check here well that was yesterday it's called the trump teeny one part bleach one part disinfectant one tide pod can you take it with your morning coffee and it's guaranteed to cure coronavirus here's lots of things so puts hair on your head after died so the president saying that yesterday it was said to me not reckless like a lot of people say it was to me hilarious and it was stupid and silly and he showed up Saturday and it's not the end of the world but my goodness was it funny and you've got people taking it either not my way they're taking it one way or the other so you have the far left saying what well the far left is saying this is serious he really believes this the he's gonna get people killed and they're attacking you know that the far right are doing everything they can to say he didn't say that you guys he was just joking but everybody's so pending in the wind wind to fit the narrative that makes it work for them so what really happened so I mean I guess everybody's got you know their take on this and it's it's such an outlandish thing to say I'm but you know I just think it it was amusing because as soon as I heard it yesterday you know you and I looked at each other did he know it yeah he didn't really say and what some people are saying is you know what's gonna happen he was gonna happen people are actually going to do this people are gonna like people are gonna like they're gonna want some kind of pure L. drip you know going into their veins and I'll just say this if there's somebody out there that actually wants to take out trump up on this and go do it that's your problem it's not trump's problem that's your problem if you really want to listen to every single thing that he says and you want to do everything he says then you know what you're going to die you're going to die from putting some type of disinfectant inside of your body that's your problem so I'm sorry but I'm just taking this as I am amused by it and I don't need to put like a doctor on every five seconds like CNN and they're saying do you think this doctor do you think that this is is something that could end up harming people do you think that do you think maybe that could could happen do you think so let's ask Anderson Cooper and Dr Sanjay Gupta bleach and other disinfectants used to kill viruses on surfaces in your kitchen doing anything with that internally it's just doctors what we make and they also said it you know it needs to be studied actually it doesn't we know the answer to this one and there's a lot of things out there that we don't know the answers to we need to investigate but the idea that we would do a trial of some sort and inject some people with disinfectant and some people not then see what happens I think everybody would know that that would be
Chris Cuomo on Covid-19 Recovery
"I tested positive scare. Yes as you might imagine. So let's focus. Let's use this example of me having as proof that you can get it to God forbid we do everything we can to avoid being sick. We have to do it for ourselves. Families are for those on the front lines. Were saving lives of people like me and many of you if you couldn't tell by now that CNN anchor. Chris Cuomo Kristen. I have been friends for a long time and last month. He was diagnosed with cove in nineteen and ever since then. He has been broadcasting as nightly show from his basement. It took weeks but he was eventually cleared to emerge from self isolation. It's been a journey for Chris. No doubt and we've been discussing that journey a lot on his show and on our own like a lot of people. I was worried about him even giving him some advice as a doctor and a friend. Dr Sanjay Gupta. Our chief is back. My brother North Star for many of us are during this time. You were right when you told me that. I would see a different side of this once. The virus took root Chris a warrior. But you're allowed to take a day off. You know we love you. We think about you and it's okay to take a day off totally right. You gotTa Take Care of yourself. I you can't take care of anybody else. Since his initial diagnosis Chris's wife Christina. And his son. Mario have also been diagnosed with Kovic nineteen. Now that he's through the worst of it I wanted to catch up and ask him about his experience with the virus and also find out how he and his family are now doing. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction. Let me ask you about you. What what are your days like nowadays you know. Tell me everything. When when are you waking up? What are you doing? How do you spend your time? Well it's changing. This has been a transformative event for me. I've never been knocked at my ass like this before headline disease. I was diagnosed with. Ptsd they put me on the pediatric doses select. So you don't have to work through a wire was having these dreams and all that stuff but nothing like this. You know a shivering mess for days where I was forced to be isolated and take stock in a way that I never had in my adult life so I went from doing nothing all day except preparing to do that. One Hour of television after which I be sweaty mess and fall down on the couch and basically lay there for like six hours and then get into some weird sleep cycle now. I am in the recovery phase which I didn't know existed and I am trying to be highly structured so I wake up early. I write and I read. Then I'm trying to start upping my activity curve. I can do very little exercise if I do too much. I heat up and I start to get a wave of almost like kind of a mild nausea and now that I don't have to be isolated. I'm waking the kids up in the morning for school Doing Breakfast Christina is needs to sleep it hits her hard at night her symptoms. She gets really bad. Sinus pressure at night and there are no great answers and I am still warm and they say I may be four weeks but I have a little bit more energy. Feel about forty eight percent myself. I can see you. Obviously the people who are listening to this. Podcast cannot but you you look a lot better. I mean we talk a Lot. I see you a lot You know obviously just via screen like this but You better one thing I do want to say. Is that when we first talked about this about you? Having a positive result on that on that test I gotTa tell you I was. I was worried in in in these. Aren't things that I told you while you were still dealing with this because I was modulating myself even so the conversation I'm having with you now is a different conversation? Because I've been reading stories about young people who had really no pre existing illness or anything and them getting really sick. Chris and even dying now. Am I going to share that with you on television? You know as you're dealing with this no I'm not now. I don't think that that's not being honest. I think it's it's it's modulating how I present things a little bit but I gotTa tell you I was. I was worried about you and there were times when you had these declines in your in your nights were terrible and your pulse symmetry your oxygenation was a little lower than I would have liked and I knew that you couldn't necessarily get to the hospital right away so I was worried and I guess the question is were you. Did you ever think that this was going to go sideways you I? There's so much of an unknown right and what You keep. Relying on is perspective that it's not supposed to be. It's not supposed to be me. I was having those funky dreams. A Lotta people have and I take a lot of comfort in new coverted community the I got patched into through this of people. It's so comforting Sanjay. When somebody's had the same that you had the commiseration things real you know. You got those crazy shakes. You Bruges leg yet. You know banging your legs into each other. Yeah I got that Bruce.
Testing "critical" amid concern of virus second wave
"Forward health experts warned that there may be a second wave of the virus headed our way Dr Sanjay Gupta says that there's a concern that it might show up during the next flu season are they gonna be enough hospital beds are they gonna be enough ventilators is going to be enough P. P. no more than forty five thousand people in the U. S. have died from the virus that's according to the Johns Hopkins
"dr sanjay gupta" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"With Dr Sanjay Gupta are you a morning person or more of a night out Dr Sanjay Gupta CNN's chief medical correspondent new research out of the U. K. finds women who like to rise with the sun have a lower incidence of breast cancer in women who prefer to stay up late the study also found sleeping more than the recommended seventy eight hours a night was linked to an increased risk of breast cancer as well now one of the researchers said it's important to note that these data do not necessarily suggest that modifying sleep habits could actually lead to a decrease in the risk of breast cancer what they suggest is it appears at the risk of breast cancer is associated with the genetic trait that in and of itself is associate the morning or night preference so what are the most important risk factors that you can control your weight how much you exercise and not drinking too much alcohol and don't forget your mammograms I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta helping you live a better life on Westwood One podcast network I had an incredibly naive view of what his addiction was like I thought oh well he's going to re and he's getting out like that means he's fine he's checked in everything's fine this is the last day a new podcast from women on a media about the things that are killing us and I'm your host stuff anyone else wax first top listen and subscribe to lasting wherever you get your podcasts visit.
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You know, you're you're basically a product of culture religion of economics of race of migratory habits through eons of time. But if you become self aware, and you can observe your mind and realized. That I'm the observer of the mind. Now, you can choose consciously. And that's where the Indian traditions biz DM are very valuable because they have a word for this. They call it freedom, Malaysia in sunscreen, which means freedom and the freedom of is from the prison of your own conditioning, which is also loosely coiled Kerma. So karma, the condition mine that is very predictable. Very predictable. You meet somebody on the street. You say, you're you're idiot. Your asshole you see the blood pressure rise. You said no, you're the best person in the world. But you see a different response. So you're at the mercy of every stranger on the street. So that is how malleable consciousnesses, but it has to still work to the human Bain. So right now, I can imagine my brain having this experience with you right now and our frontal cortex being activated. But I also imagine the frontal cortex people were listening to us wherever they are. So we right now are influencing the frontal cortex of not only each other. But everybody else across the world who's listening? If we are all such individuals with all of our own background and history and all the things that make us your lated unique. What would explain? Mm them based on the theory. You know, this this curtain may not be it's not blue. It's these photons are activating certain parts of what would make it that we have such shared experiences. What is the likelihood that you, and I would both look at this and describe it in the same way. If it's all basically, just a individualized perception. Of of what's happening in our case. It's the hypnosis of social conditioning using human nervous system. This is not a shared experience for pirates of birds or honeybees honeybee goes to grow comes back to the Kaif. And does a few seconds of what is called a wagon dance and all the other anyways. No executive go to get their Honey for that flavor. What is that language the Wagle dance? It's beyond my comprehension. Okay. What is the world that honeybees experiencing is beyond my knowing our shared experience is a result of the hypnosis of recycled conditioning. And now, it's a reality as humans, not what is the advantage of knowing this once I get rid of all constructs and undescended magical lies then. I have the freedom now to create new constructs. Do you think that the hard question about consciousness can never be answered? How can you answer something where where the basis upon interpreting it this potentially faulty we never know what realities wound ino- what perceptions of reality? And these are human perceptions is is their reality only as potential that's including this series. I set you up. There is a reality. There is a reality. That reality is the consciousness with conjures up every possible experience. We've now come up with the idea that there are two trillion galaxies. That us seven hundred sixty million stars uncountable trillions of planets that are little planet is a speck of dust in an infinite reality that if you looked at planet earth as a grain of sand and all the beaches of the would be an exaggeration. Then you look at human beings on top of that. Then you're not even visible of there. And yet, you can conjure up all these contracts. I always feel I mean, this honest feel so good when I talk to, you know, despite the fact that you tell me that I'm smaller than a grain of sand, and that my entire life has been one of conditioned responses. Totally predictable devoid of free will. What am I doing here? What is my life mean? This is the big question who am I? What am I doing? What is the purpose of if what do I want? When you start to ask these questions. It opens the window to a different reality. If the premises that, I'm I'm very small and as hard as I may try to step outside of my own mind to observe it to make myself, not someone just full of conditioned responses. What is the mean, though, what difference? Does it make a huge difference? Because all the things that we're doing right now to a wood. In a war terrorism EKO destruction extinction of species climate change internet hacking. This is all coming from the condition. So if I could step back and say, if this is all the condition main that is no risking human extinction and life on this earth. Can I step back and create collectively and identity that is based on relationship and inseparability of all existence? What people feel when they feel love is an actual experience. Right. And that's inseparability. So what is love? It's just seeing yourself in another person. What is beauty seeing yourself in object. This coffee Cup is beautiful when you realized it's a perceptual creativity in the same way as your body the body and this coffee Cup and the brain they go together, but they are actually me. Hi, I'm experiencing brain body mind and Cup all as a unified activity within myself, and this me is not physical. So don't have to worry. Whether it's going to be born or dying. I don't feel like I think about it very much. And I've thought about not thinking about it death. That is at some point everybody thinks about when you grow when news facing debt or somebody dies in your family or somebody gets terminal illness. You will think about it. You know, I was six years old living in Bombay now called Mumbai with my grandfather. My father was a cardiologists training in England and one day. We gotta telegram from England that my father had boss all his exams. He was a member of Royal College of another big deal. Those. Issur cardiologists. My grandfather was so excited. He was an oil massage and took us to the rooftop. Fired some rounds from his rifle into the sky, and he took us to movie anew baba and the forty and any to to carnival and then in the middle of the night. You must have been so excited. He died. So the next thing I know is he's being taken to the commission grants. And what I knew my grandfather who took us to the movies the day before is knowing the bottle and a bunch of ashes which could be up my fist and an uncle of mine said so what is life yesterday was taking the kids to this carnival? And today's a bunch of ashes that triggered in six years old, my quest for what Israel since we sort of understand this at a fairly young age that as much as we'd like to believe no matter what we are going to die one day. That is a certainty. Right. Yes. I mean, no one thinks I'm not going to die. I mean when you get older and age, or if you're dealing with some sort of illness, you're thinking about probably nonstop. But it it struck me. I thought maybe I was unusual that I didn't. Think about it. Really? I you know, it wasn't and it's a protective respond. So I'm protect protecting myself. And if you were thinking about it all the time, you would be living in exile. So is it different for you every night at practice conscious debt? And this is what I do. I sit in my bed. I start with what is existence, and I'm not being metaphysical about it existence is anything that exists right now. Okay. This hind exists. This body exists this furniture exist. This color exists like. Then what I do is that close mice. No Sunday, one aspect of existence has gone. What am I experiencing with my eyes closed? If I pay attention to it. I'm experiencing sensations. Sounds and thoughts. That's it. And then if I should my attention from sound only into sensation, that's all expenses sensation. If my ex shift my tension from what is having this experience of sensation. I come to the conclusion I am. So right now, my experience of existence is only sound and Titian talk. As I slip into the dream state. And then into the deep state all of that discipline. But I am still without having an experience. In deep sleep is the mystery of existence.