16 Burst results for "Dr Selene Gander"
"dr selene gander" Discussed on 1A
"To your stories about business obligations with regards to their employees. What about government having our backs. He puts all the pressure on businesses to do the right thing and melissa. What are you hearing from. businesses about. The position new guidance puts them in as they're trying to make decisions about how to move forward. Yeah it's interesting. I mean we always think about kind of the the future of work being the triangulation of three groups right. It's employers employees and society and that society piece partly represented by government but partly all represented by a kind of our collective decision-making rate has bats been the part that it's been really hard for employers to kinda get their arms around so what we're seeing of leading practice is setting flexible policies. That at least kind of key off of different government decisions so at least you know. There's a range of ways to respond I think what we're seeing is is. We're gonna be fast followers to government decisions and we're going to try and be as agile as possible while triangulating that critically important third leg of the triangle in which would be employees dr or any last thoughts. Yeah i mean. I think there are provisions in the biden plans. America rescue plan. The jobs plan To really support small businesses in particular bars and restaurants that have been hit so hard during the pandemic and and really to help them remain viable while doing the right thing by their employees. That's dr selene gander an infectious disease specialist and ebony meteorologist bellevue hospital center. Also with us. Melissa swift the global leader for.
"dr selene gander" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Days are ahead. And he's right just as new experts say the new strain in the uk could already be circulating in our country. We'll talk about it with one of joe. Biden's corona virus advisors and later. What happens if trump turns on his most of sycophant the eleventh hour just getting underway on a busy tuesday night. There's a simple to the rest of the country. That i feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of vaccine and i wanted to encourage everyone who has the opportunity to get vaccinated so that we can have a veil of protection over this country that would end this pandemic. Dr fauci turns eighty years old on christmas eve. So you had dr fauci. You had health and human services secretary and ardent roddick trump supporter. Alex as are you had the director of the national institutes of health. All of them received moderna says coronavirus vaccine this morning tonight. The cdc says this corona virus variant this new strain found circulating in the uk could already indeed be circulating in our country. Undetected pfizer. Says it's highly likely that its vaccine effective against the new strain. It'll take roughly two weeks to know for sure but the company says it could produce a new vaccine to match the new strain in six weeks. Well for more we welcome back to our broadcast dr. Selene ghandour clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious disease at the nyu still of medicine in bellevue hospital in new york. She was recently named to the president-elect's corona virus advisory board a doctor gander. First of all. It's great to have you back. Second what is your level of concern on this new strain. And what's the truth about. Existing testing will the testing. We have if you're lucky enough to get one. Expose it well brian. There's a lot that we still don't know about this variant. But i do think that we need to take this very seriously as a potential new threat We don't know if this new variant is in fact more transmissible we think it may be based on modeling that we don't have concrete data on that yet we don't know if this new variant could be more deadly most of those who have been infected with it in the uk so far has been on the younger side and they tend to have milder cases of coronavirus to begin with. So it's a little hard to say whether there's going to be a significant difference in severity of illness and finally we don't know for sure. If the vaccines that have been developed by pfizer by madonna and others will protect against this new variant. We think they probably will. But if there are further mutations that accumulate in these variance where the change even more. It is possible. They could evade the vaccines we've developed. Thus far i heard someone say today. We can try to use the defense production. Act to make more vaccine to keep the pipeline full of pp which just don't know how to make any more doctors and nurses a personnel staffing as becoming the issue. We have ground them all down between spikes of this disease. What are we going to do in these hospitals these regions that are running above full. Tilt we we really can't defense production act our way out of this one. You can't manufacture doctors and nurses and while you can play around the margins by promoting medical students to first year residents or trying to bring people out of retirement. That's not gonna make a huge dent in this what you really need to do. It's a supply and demand problem right and we have a major demand across the country. What is driving that is transmission and really the only way to get ourselves out of. This situation is to flatten the curve. It's what we've been talking about for months. Now which is reduced the number of cases so that health care systems. Doctors nurses can cope with the number of patients that are being asked to care for. Where do you come down on shot shaming. We have a report later in our broadcast uses as an example thirty one year old member of congress from new york in perfect health. Got her inoculation Before doctors and nurses across the country some of them who are begging for there's and putting hands on patients every day. How should people view these lines and the notion of cutting in line. I think when you have enough an elected official who steps up and wants to get vaccinated. I do think there is very important symbolic value in that to show the american people that they trust the process by which this vaccine was developed and you factored approved by the fda and so i think the value of that messaging is worth it for. Somebody like that to be back. Stated early dr selene gander. Thanks for your work. Thank you very much for agreeing to come on and take our questions. We always appreciate having you. Thank you very much coming up more on. Tonight's breaking news on this relief deal. Trump's latest raft of pardons plus the ad that apparently set a hook inside.
As Americans start to receive Moderna vaccine, questions arise about a new COVID-19 strain
"Tonight. The cdc says this corona virus variant this new strain found circulating in the uk could already indeed be circulating in our country. Undetected pfizer. Says it's highly likely that its vaccine effective against the new strain. It'll take roughly two weeks to know for sure but the company says it could produce a new vaccine to match the new strain in six weeks. Well for more we welcome back to our broadcast dr. Selene ghandour clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious disease at the nyu still of medicine in bellevue hospital in new york. She was recently named to the president-elect's corona virus advisory board a doctor gander. First of all. It's great to have you back. Second what is your level of concern on this new strain. And what's the truth about. Existing testing will the testing. We have if you're lucky enough to get one. Expose it well brian. There's a lot that we still don't know about this variant. But i do think that we need to take this very seriously as a potential new threat We don't know if this new variant is in fact more transmissible we think it may be based on modeling that we don't have concrete data on that yet we don't know if this new variant could be more deadly most of those who have been infected with it in the uk so far has been on the younger side and they tend to have milder cases of coronavirus to begin with. So it's a little hard to say whether there's going to be a significant difference in severity of illness and finally we don't know for sure. If the vaccines that have been developed by pfizer by madonna and others will protect against this new variant. We think they probably will. But if there are further mutations that accumulate in these variance where the change even more. It is possible. They could evade the vaccines we've developed. Thus far i heard someone say today. We can try to use the defense production. Act to make more vaccine to keep the pipeline full of pp which just don't know how to make any more doctors and nurses a personnel staffing as becoming the issue. We have ground them all down between spikes of this disease. What are we going to do in these hospitals these regions that are running above full. Tilt we we really can't defense production act our way out of this one. You can't manufacture doctors and nurses and while you can play around the margins by promoting medical students to first year residents or trying to bring people out of retirement. That's not gonna make a huge dent in this what you really need to do. It's a supply and demand problem right and we have a major demand across the country. What is driving that is transmission and really the only way to get ourselves out of. This situation is to flatten the curve. It's what we've been talking about for months. Now which is reduced the number of cases so that health care systems. Doctors nurses can cope with the number of patients that are being asked to care for. Where do you come down on shot shaming. We have a report later in our broadcast uses as an example thirty one year old member of congress from new york in perfect health. Got her inoculation Before doctors and nurses across the country some of them who are begging for there's and putting hands on patients every day. How should people view these lines and the notion of cutting in line. I think when you have enough an elected official who steps up and wants to get vaccinated. I do think there is very important symbolic value in that to show the american people that they trust the process by which this vaccine was developed and you factored approved by the fda and so i think the value of that messaging is worth it for. Somebody like that to be back. Stated early dr selene gander. Thanks for your work. Thank you very much for agreeing to come on and take our questions. We always appreciate having you. Thank you very
"dr selene gander" Discussed on Our Body Politic
"Really running the show for their own. Communities and finally the biden harris team is very committed to making sure that everybody who wants to get vaccinated will get vaccinated for free and so that's not just about the vaccine itself. It's all of the other costs that go around with that. The cost of the nurse and the doctor the doctor's visit and all of that needs to be free so that is definitely something we're going to be addressing so that everybody even if you don't have insurance has access to this vaccine so i want to end on a personal level I want you to tell us a little bit about your family background. Also the back story behind your last name since he get the indian press as well as the american press. Yeah so at the time that my dad left india people were still by and large using their cast names as their last names. So names like chatterjee banerjee a. Mukherjee murthy those are all cast. Names just as ghandour. Recently when the announcement of the biden harris advisory board came out people in a deal with super excited. And i think that was by and large The reaction they were excited that Vivek murthy until monday. And i all of whom were you know. Have families from. India have roots in india. Ron the advisory board. They were super excited. That comma harris is is half indian herself And so they took tremendous pride in that but there was a small but vocal group of people from tamil nadu in particular who objected to my use of my cast name as my last name. And i think it's an important reminder you know about some of the inequities some of the power dynamics that are embedded in something as simple as your name. Yeah well you know. I am really looking forward to all of the different levels of competency. You're bringing to this job medical competency communications cultural competency. Thank you so much for joining us. It's great to be here. Thank you dr selene. Gander is an epidemiologist medical journalist and a member of the biden covid nineteen force coming up. I think that there's a real conversation happening on the other side of this election. About what the black women who really propelled. Joe biden to his Victory what they are owed in terms of power. You're listening to our body politic. Each week we take a couple of minutes to update you on the latest cova news especially as it affects people of color as we heard from dr gander. There's promising vaccine news. Clinical trials show vaccines for madonna and another from pfizer and biontech are more than ninety percent effective in preventing covid nineteen symptoms. Both vaccines required to doses spaced weeks apart before the patient is protected from illness. It's not clear yet. how long that protection will last. These trials still need to be peer reviewed. The news couldn't come soon enough now. More than a quarter of a million people in america have died from covid nineteen. dr anthony. Fauci says that if the food and drug administration the vaccines quickly distribution could start. as early. as late december it would go first to the medically vulnerable like the elderly or those with underlying health conditions and to frontline healthcare workers. How fast things move depend on the trump administration's willingness to work with the incoming administration. Here's dr fauci on the today show. Transitions are very important to get a smooth. Essentially as i use the the metaphor essentially passing a ton without stopping running meanwhile cases in the us are topping more than eleven million this week with one million people testing positive last week. Dr fauci says that means there is no time to wait for a vaccine to get the virus under control. The fact that help is on the way should spur us even more to double down on some of the public health measures to be able to use the combination of a vaccine and public health measures to turn this thing around as we head into thanksgiving next week families are weighing the risks of getting together and relying on cova test to make sure it's safe but son tests give false negatives and experts. Testing alone is not enough. Dr scott gottlieb is former commissioner of the food and drug administration. Here he is on face the nation. I think you still need to be very careful if you're going to be exposing younger people in a broader group to older individuals who are vulnerable. If you do do that make sure. They're wearing high quality masks. Try to get an n ninety five mask and having them where the whole time Try to keep people separated distance where you can new research from the cdc shows. That cloth face masks protect the wearer from getting infected. Not just from infecting others mass. Do work and we all just need to wear them. Also several states have rolled out to alert for your phone. That will tell you if you've crossed paths with someone who's tested positive check with your local health department to find out whether one is available in your area. Espn's the undefeated journalist turned the pandemic into an opportunity to talk about race. Lana neal is a senior writer for. Espn's the undefeated. She's been reporting on the intersection of race. Sports and health in america so espn. The undefeated did in conjunction with the kaiser. Family foundation and the major takeaway is that black people were particularly vulnerable to all the effects of the pandemic the economic effects health effects certainly every index where people have been affected by the corona virus Covid nineteen pandemic. black people. Were that much more vulnerable than white people. Certainly and among the most vulnerable in the entire population. She says that. Paul reflected differences in perception of how the race of those dying affected the federal response. One of the key findings of the study was that sixty six percent of black people. Felt that if it were white people who were disproportionately falling ill and dying that the federal government and the national response would be stronger. Seventy two percent of white people however said the federal in the national response would be the same if it were white people who were the face of covert and and getting more sick. And i found that to be just a stunning statistic but completely indicative of the divide around race in this country the attitudes delivered histories the literacy around the ways that race has always and continues to shape the response to every other institution in american society including this public health crisis. O'neill also said the black community distrust. The american healthcare system because of.
"dr selene gander" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"A game or some kind of event at your house where it's beyond, your household does increase the risk. So how can we do these things safely? In a time of flu and Covid Nineteen, because my concern is that we're going to have a big spike in respiratory viruses, plus covid and hospitals are going to get really overwhelmed again, and that's going to impact our healthcare workers and our public health, so really getting your flu shot, and being mindful of what you're doing right now, and how that also can prevent respiratory viruses and Dr. post-kyoto WanNa stick with you with this next question. President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the World Health, organization. What's your response to that? How and how does that affect our ability to work globally I? Guess to combat this pandemic. I think it's absolutely the wrong decision. At the irony of pulling out of the WHO during pandemic, especially one that is hitting the United States so hard is just it's breathtaking. It is a very unfortunate decision, and you know I think the concern is that this will very much fracture us from the rest of the world and global health efforts and also. It silos us in ways that I don't think people realize the WHO does so much amazing work for. Chronic diseases infectious diseases, and this is very isolating and I worry that it's setting a very dangerous precedent, and will potentially other countries doing the same thing, but ultimately I think that's a norm of not investing in global health and public health, and that's not a norm. We want to do it. It feels. Very much right now like we're shooting ourselves in the foot like we're running a marathon and that's the wrong decision to be taking. Well Dr Saskia. Popesse pest Q. and Dr Selene Gander. I WANNA. Thank you both very much for joining us today in helping us answer some of these important questions. I guess one of the big conclusions that I. Take Away from this, is it? It seems like we've been here for a while with this pandemic on the other hand. It seems like we're just really in the opening phases of trying to deal with this pandemic so. On we go. Thank you for your expertise. Dr Celine, Gown Practicing HIV, infectious disease, specialist, internal epidemiologist and professor, New York Universities Grossman School of Medicine Dr. Gown thank you. My pleasure and Doctor Popescu infectious disease, epidemiologist and infection prevention. Dr Popescu thank you for being with us. Thank you so much listeners? You can continue the conversation. Get the on point podcast at our website on point radio DOT ORG. I'm Anthony Brooks. This is on point..
"dr selene gander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Year I liked our awkward satellites islands. Were we didn't know who is going to speak. I it was kind of a showdown I blaze I. I thought he did. Okay good good. I'm glad I mean you one Erica. Hill thanks very much So with those increase reopenings happening around the country. There is new information about how the virus is spreading in a new bulletin. The CDC says that Copa Nineteen spreads far more easily from person to person rather than by contact with contaminated surfaces quoting the CDC guidance. This is not thought to be the main way. The virus spreads meaning contact from services. But we are still learning more about this virus. WanNa bring medical analyst Dr Selene Gander Doctor Gander. What's your take on this? I mean a lot of our guests are all all the time have been saying the primary transmission is person to person but obviously should people still now be concerned about surfaces Anderson. I have to confess. I was a little surprised that the CDC guidance was revised in the absence of really much new data on this front. I think we've thought all along that person to person. Transmission was the primary mechanism but we have seen virus on different services in fact just in the last week publication out of the CDC The Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal published an article in which the researchers in China. We're looking at virus in hotel rooms where people who had been isolated so people who've been in contact with cases who then developed the disease they could actually find virus on those surfaces. Now one thing to qualify there though is we don't know if that was live virus virus but we are more and more publications attesting to that so. I think in the absence of more hard facts on this. I was a little surprised that they altered their guidance accordingly. I wouldn't put that graphic could back on the screen which is direct quote from the CDC. Because I think it's valuable just to read out loud. Might take us a second to to do that. There is it's the virus is not spreading easily and other ways would they CDC's from touching surfaces or objects. It may be possible that a person can get co vid nineteen by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth nose or possibly there is. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads but we're still learning more about this virus so this comes the states obviously a reopening. There has to be more concerned about services in in public places. I would assume then in private ones now. I think that's right and so high touch surfaces whether it's elevated elevator buttons or door handles or counters in the cafeteria. I think those are still areas that really do need to pay attention to in terms of decontamination. And until we have a better sense as to what level of transmission there is from contaminated surfaces. I think it's better to be a little bit cautious about this. Especially as we are lifting social distancing restrictions and we are finding ourselves in shared spaces again so just been cleared this this as far as you know this does not come from any new study that was done or anything new. It's just a statement. They've made I think it's really a qualification. Or a further nuance to what they were saying before. Which is that the vast majority from what we can tell. Transmission is person to person transmission. But clearly some can happen through surfaces and until we can say absolutely. That's very very tiny amount of transmission. I think the better part of valour is really to continue our disinfection practices to to really make reopening a safest possible. It does seem like as much as things are. Reopening and businesses are reopening and places to varying degrees. The good news is that it's ultimately each individual to the extent that they can they can continue to follow the guidelines that they feel are responsible wearing a mask continuing to do social distancing even if everybody else around them on the block has is not doing it. That may be unfortunate but it doesn't mean everybody has to give up the guidelines that they themselves are following absolutely right so you should continue to do what you can do to protect yourself your family and your community. I think that wearing a mask. That's probably the most important thing other than handwashing hand hygiene that you can be doing to protect yourself right now. But I think you know paying attention to the services that you're touching and and for employers and people who run public spaces to make sure that they do up the ante a bit on how they keep surfaces clean. I think would be the appropriate and cautious thing to do here. Don Appreciate thank you up. Next is more and more restaurants or opening up around the country. We'll dig deeper into what laboratory sciences while the possibility of dining out safely.
"dr selene gander" Discussed on Planet Futbol with Grant Wahl
"Hey I'm brant. Wall and welcomed the planet football podcast. We're giving my wife Dr Selene Gander. A day off from the pod. But we've got a fantastic interview with L. AFC coach Bob Bradley that touches on a ton of things in his long career. A quick reminder. If you like the podcast it would really help us out. If you go to apple podcasts and provide a rating and review and we'd appreciate you recommending the podcast. Someone you know onward. This is making the call podcast about how we make impossible. Choices you tweak. We'll focus on a question raised by covert Nineteen Willie decide to take my dad off the ventilator and give it to someone younger who needs it. We'll talk to the experts policymakers and leaders charged with setting guidelines and the front line first responders who carry the weight of these decisions every day. It looks like a battlefield without blood a war zone. Subscribe now on Apple podcast or wherever you listen. Our guest today is a guy. I go back to Nineteen ninety-two with At Princeton University I was a student reporter for the paper there. He was the men's soccer coach. He's Bob Rally the head coach of L. AFC thanks for coming on the show. Bob All right grit. We do go back a few years. So that part pretty Pretty interesting I just WANNA ask. How are you doing you and your family We're good Keeping tabs on everybody were spread out as always but the ability to check in every day. Facetime group facetime. Make sure everybody is got what they need. That part really helps and then you know in some ways you're doing the same things between players and staff and friends and colleagues so it's It's been a big part of what goes on during these days. So we're in the middle of a global and national crisis right now and of all the people I know in the soccer world. You've had the most experience dealing with crises in a public way when you were the coach of the Egyptian national team. Could you fill our listeners in on what was going on in Egypt at that time? And how you tried to handle that. Yes The Revolution in Egypt was in January of twenty eleven and ironically. Us was supposed to play a friendly in Cairo. Enough February of twenty eleven. Of course that never happened And then I became the coach In October and so after the Revolution Lombardi Barak was out when I arrived There had not yet been an election. obviously it was the back end of Arab Spring and there was certainly No clear idea of what what would happen in the country. Moving forward and you know the early days. I would ask people what's different now than before and the simple answer that I always got. Is that When Mubarak was taken down that People felt that they could get away with more and that the without military rule that people were out and about and that there was a little more lawlessness but it never felt On my end it never felt like a problem. It was just trying to get a feel for for what was going on in the country I think had been there for a week. And there was a a protest that turned violent and Some people were killed and and and my first thought was I started asking questions about what happened When their protest who goes is one group is three groups? Are there people that get put their Just to cause trouble and immediately. I realized that nobody had any answers. And and I had this overriding feeling that It was impossible for the average person in Egypt to ever know the truth. And it's weird to think that In some ways that's that's how it feels In our country now so you know it depending on where you got news So often somebody would hear something. Tell someone else and it would get passed on a lot of times and then it would be repeated and people would take it as fact but nobody really knew who said it first and so you know I remember that part very clearly that became even more the case when on February first twenty twelve there was this massacre in Portslade A lot of people have heard me talk about that day The feeling of of loss seventy four young fans losing their lives Questions never any answers. And so it was a country that was divided and The incredible thing was still that that the guys on the the national team They'd come into camps they. The League had stopped. We had a qualifier that that was coming up in June. The first one Against Mozambique but those guys were so proud and so motivated to be part of the national team. And no we always just tried to make sure that Maybe we could be an example of what it meant to be united when so much of the country was divided. So you know it. It was different than what we face now because in the weeks after the massacre imports. I read I went to Ali Club. I saw the players You know I was at the memorial Lindsay Zaki I marched in a protest To show solidarity with the people who had lost their lives so you had interaction and just the idea that you could see people see there is understand what was going on that made a big difference and now obviously we all miss a lot of that and therefore we ended up trying to do it You know with facetime with zoom and Webex and everything else. So that part's very different. I remember we talked a little bit in the past about information sources and you just mentioned that it there is some similarity here in the US in terms of in the present day. There's very different types of information and trust is sometimes hard. What are you doing for your own information uptake? These days That in a way I really tried to understand what's going on and that certainly means you've got to try to read GotTa try to find people that that you think you can trust. The trust issue right now is is just so important because obviously so often people stand up on people who are supposed to be leaders. Say things that aren't true. misinformation All of this becomes even more difficult to to work through when when you consider The social media world that we live in so Yeah I try to work. Hard at it You know I think one thing that I've always had is An ability to to look at a situation and to to try to go deep into what what's going on and you know when I was in Egypt I found out that that's just not something that everybody has you know in Egypt. At that time it was so easy to to see what was on the surface but that didn't really matter so much because there were so many forces at work beneath the surface That that influenced information and If you apply that to to what's going on right now between political agendas between Ratings between Self Promotion Ego All of those kind of things When when you know your wife's doctor and I still find it. Incredible the number of doctors that choose to speak and in many cases. You're not really sure what their motivation is. And so even even amongst doctors trying to sort through who are the ones that you believe? Provide real information who are the ones that are are speaking up loudly for other reasons and I'm not always sure that the media does a good job of this? Obviously all of us have to pick when we put the TV on what channel that we go to and You know from my time living outside the country probably first and foremost on Ma on a CNN guy C. N. N. International I always felt was pretty credible You know CNN in our country there. There are people on it that I appreciate and respect or others that maybe I'm not quite as high on I'm absolutely not Fox guy but every now and then I put it on just to hear what's being said So I have some idea as to what's coming out of that and when I tried to put all of it together you know. I sent you some messages. The other day about hydroxy chloroquine and I have had some experience with infection. I had knee surgery years ago that lead to infection and I dealt with three or four infectious disease. Doctors and I know that at that time I got different information from all of them I ended up Dealing mostly with a doctor out here in California and in the end we got through it and I had a lot of respect for him But others at times were very strong with their opinions and questioning. What Path was on? And so now I try to understand everything. That's going on with something like a rocky chloroquine And I certainly know that in the long term studies are needed to really understand how it fits in But you you can get one doctor who says it's working on prescribing. It and then you can get another doctor that says a just because it's working doesn't mean that it just because people are getting better that doesn't mean that hydroxy Corcoran actually had anything to do with with them improving and so You know my point to you. The other day is our families that have loved ones that are now in hospitals and when they're trying to figure out advice when they're trying to understand what path should be taken I feel badly for those people because I don't know what route they got. What route they go to gather this information so It's a challenge. It's a big challenge. How important do you think it is during a crisis whether it's in Egypt or whether it's the one we're in right now to find reasons to smile Yes you have to look life in terms of haven't perspective Being able to laugh Being able to cry Making sure that that you're connected with people is so important. So yes. We use this phrase social distance distancing you know and I know that a lot of the the experts say that that's actually not a good phrase. It should be physical distance distancing And so the ability went when you do connect with people to talk about serious batters but still fund other things whether it's football whether it's music.
"dr selene gander" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"More than one million new fast corona virus test kits from Abbott laboratories which could deliver results in less than fifteen minutes while they're currently sitting idle. This as the trump administration continues to struggle with testing nationwide which health experts say will be necessary for any responsible. Nextstep for way out of this nationwide stay at home. Lab Directors could look in their laboratories if they have an an avid and two thousand if they could get up and running. We could double the number of tests that we're doing per day. That is a high throughput. The machines are throughout the United States. There's hundreds of them right now. About eighty percent of them are idle. There's over a million tests sitting test kits sitting ready to be run joining us now to explain and discuss Dr Selene Gander. She's an infectious diseases. Specialist Dr. Thanks so much for joining us so help us understand what she's talking to. Dr Burke says there are a number of testing machines scattered throughout the United States. Eighty percent of them are not being used. What's going on here? Why aren't they being used well? Some documents that have been leaked would indicate that in fact these there's a there's an intention to purchase these tests but they haven't actually made it to the ground where they need to be used and that the numbers of tests that were intended to be sent to state and local labs only about in the Ballpark of about fifty five hundred. So five thousand five hundred tests and those are going to be allocated basically evenly across states regardless of whether they have many cases right now or not. It's not going to be on the basis of population size or or real demand So those are those are a couple of things that I can tell you her lab director and you are sent one of these new Abbott machines or shiny new toy in the lab. You are not going to just let it sit there at all. You're going to put it to use these. Things are not even once they receive them or not plug and play. There is some testing that needs to be done and then there are a couple of other issues that are going to be frustrating efforts to scale this up. Which is that the nasal swabs and other mediums? That we use to collect specimens are also in short supply issues. That step of the way. Jake so just give everybody including me up to speed on this. There are two million of these machines and they've just been sent to labs all over the country in the last few weeks and they're just sitting lamps right because that's the thing they haven't made it to the labs so they're they're intense to purchase than send. I'm not sure where they're idle and perhaps in avid warehouses. But they're not making it to the lab so they're meant to be used okay so Dr Burkes is incorrect. When she says that they're out there more than a million of them out there in eighty percent of them sitting idle. You're saying only fifty five hundred of them have gotten actually out to the labs and we don't know where the other ones are. There's also right an issue because they're all sorts of different kinds of tests for this for current viruses also this allocation problem. These new faster tests become available and then everybody wants that new faster task to get the results in fifteen minutes as opposed to four days. Five days people flocked to those tests and as a result the older test machines also sit idle. It's kind of like standing in a long line at the express line at the grocery store when other lanes that are not expressed are wide open. How can that be fixed? Well a lot of those weights are actually related. Not to the time it takes to do the test but rather where do you fall in terms of priority in the line? So if you're somebody who's not very sick who's not in the hospital. Who HAPPENS TO BE GETTING TEST? You're going to be made to wait to get your test results. The people who are going to get the test done right away are going to be those who are in intensive care units in the hospital. Who are critically ill. So some of that is is actually a another form of rationing? Here I WANNA talk to you about hydroxy chloroquine which president trump has been pushing the use of and look..
"dr selene gander" Discussed on Science Rules! with Bill Nye
"Welcome to Science. Rules Corona virus edition. I'm your host Bill. Nye and this is the series bringing you the latest insights into an analysis of the corona virus. The old Kovin nineteen pandemic. We WanNa keep you prepared informed and calm we're all in this together friends So I've been getting your voicemails about your experiences during the pandemic along with a lot of excellent questions I mean I love it. Mayo of the questions I mean not not really the pandemic so please keep those voice messages coming in today we will dig into a few and to help us understand it. All I am once again joined by our guest Dr Selene Gander. She's an assistant professor of Medicine Infectious Diseases at New York University. An epidemiologist who? She's a disease detective. So Dr Ganders. Selene welcome back to science rules. Thank you great to be here again. You say that but we're in trouble. Virtually in the era of social distance than we are so distant. Yeah a lot has happened. Been three weeks three weeks since we talked. You're not on duty this month. Is that right? Well I'm not scheduled to the on the wards until. May I did go in last weekend to help relieve some of my colleagues so I spent last Sunday on the wards? You know what's happening at places like Bellevue Right. Now as they're literally shifting staffing Patterns Data Day as we're figuring out what's going to work given the number patients we have in the mix and so on. Ooh She Bellevue. When you say bill you talking about New York City right yes. Yes Bellevue Hospital in New York. City Bellevue Washington. What's happening in the hospital? Yeah you know it was really. I was last on service Before going on Sunday I was last on service in February. When I went in last Sunday it was really striking. How different the place felt you walked into the hospital and you have to go through this. Temperature symptoms screening. You have to show your badge that you work there. They don't let visitors Patient visitors family come in anymore and the family convinced. No because it's a risk to them that they could get and you go into the lobby of the hospital. And there's usually lots of people milling around there. There's an Obon pal where people might be having a coffee or grabbing a bite to eat and is totally empty. Normally you have physical therapists pharmacists and all these other people there and it's not that they're not all like some of them are just not there. Some of them are just sort of keeping to their offices keeping to their corners or spaces to people were massing gowns all the time. Con- continually continuously. They don't and I wish we had enough to allow for that. But we just don't have the supply and when I was this even a week ago we were just about out of the end. Ninety five respirator masks. Which really would be the appropriate standard for healthcare providers to be used tuition and we F- almost cardboard cups right. That's right that's right there. You know they're thicker. They fit tightly over your nose and mouth squeeze the thing on your nose to the Bridgier knows exactly. Yeah so these are tight-fitting. They're not easy to break through either. It's sort of like breathing through a snorkel is actually harder than briefings were snorkel. In my opinion I breathe through both and not at the same time that would be. They would get soggy for one thing. You're in ninety five but Trying to keep it light but we got serious problems here right. So what's it like when you go into award where people are sick with Kobe? Nine thousand nine hundred. That's your Biz right. One of the things that was especially eerie was hell. Quiet was but then every hour or so. The silence would be punctuated by these overhead pages for the team that basically puts a tube down. Someone's throat what we call innovation and then allows you to be hooked up to a ventilator so you know every hour so you're having these overhead calls of somebody who wasn't able to breathe on their own anymore. Their oxygen levels were dropping and they were needing to be transferred to the ICU. And so it felt really strange. It was like total quiet. And then you'd have these events and they were really frequent compared to what we normally see in the hospital. We'll be back right after this. Hey listeners to science rules Bill Nye here you know. You might be isolated. Your kids might be isolated. Well here's a little idea for you. One of our sponsors is key. Waco and Kiwi Co is on the mission to help build confidence creativity and my favorite thing critical thinking skills and have a blast. So Kiwi Coz come in a crate..
"dr selene gander" Discussed on Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction
"First let's talk about how our government officials are describing a drug called chloroquine. This has been something that's been around for many years. Been phenomenon strong powerful drug for malaria. But we think it might work on. This chloroquine is used to treat malaria and has been around for decades but it has not been approved as a treatment for the corona virus. Here's C. N. N.'s medical analysts and infectious disease specialist. Dr Selene Gander. This is not a slam dunk. This is early promising research. But that doesn't mean this is GonNa work. The president also tweeted over the weekend. That a related drug hydroxy chloroquine in combination with an antibiotic commonly known as Z pack. Could become game changers. This is largely based on a small study in France that excluded some people who either left the hospital stopped taking the drug due to side effects or got worse including one person who died. We still don't have enough evidence that these drugs are effective in humans. That's why in some states. They are beginning to experiment. Hydroxy chloroquine which the president speaks about his optimistic about and we hope for optimistic results. Also were actually starting back today. That's New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He recently announced that the state had procured thousands of doses of chloroquine hydroxy chloroquine and would begin trials. Starting Tuesday the state will begin testing another experimental treatment using the plasma of people who have recovered. It's called convalescent. Serum what it does is it takes the plasma from a person who has been infected with the virus processes the plasma and injects the antibodies into a person who is sick. The other drug name being floated around is an antiviral called. Ramda's Aveer it's already been tested on adults diagnosed with the krona virus in the United States and China director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr Robert Redfield discuss trimmed reservoir in congressional testimony earlier this month. We're GONNA know probably by April whether that drug works or not and that's important because that's a drug that can save lives if it works. Gilead Sciences which manufacturers Davir is pulling back on emergency requests for the drug due to overwhelming demand. The company is instead focusing. Its efforts on giving out the drug in clinical trials hoping to prove its effectiveness against Kovic. Nineteen I want to reiterate that we don't know how effective any of these treatments will be while a number of patients have already received drugs like chloroquine and Rim desert. It's too early to know how much of an impact the drugs actually had. That's why doctors are conducting studies in the United States China. And all over the world to better understand what happens when you give these drugs to a covert patient. Getting the results could take months. And in the meantime we have to be careful about creating false hope. A man in Arizona has died. After ingesting. Chloroquine phosphate believing that it would prevent him from contracting virus. Banner Health a company that operates acute care. Hospitals released a statement on Monday confirming that a man in Arizona had died. After taking a form of chloroquine used to clean aquariums. His wife is currently in critical care. Nbc News spoke to the wife who said they learned of the drugs connection to corona virus during a news conference on TV in Nigeria. Health officials issued a warning about chloroquine saying three people overdosed on the drug after hearing it described as a possible treatment. I can't stress enough. How vital it is that you don't use or consume anything unless specifically recommended by your doctor. You are likely to soon hear other drug names mentioned as well Nevin Creggan. A senior investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology in San Francisco worked on a study published last weekend that identified sixty nine existing drugs that could be tested against the corona virus in total. We identified three hundred thirty two proteins talking to or connected to the corner viral proteins and we identified a sixty nine different drugs and compounds that are known to target at least one of these three hundred thirty two a proteins and this corresponds to twenty seven different. Fda approved drugs and the remaining are in clinical or preclinical. Trials Croghan said testing out drugs. That are already. Fda approved could drastically speed up the process of finding a treatment that is safe and effective for humans. And then there's the prospect of a vaccine experts. Say One wouldn't be ready this year. Vaccine Trials take months or years in order to be proven safe and effective for humans and there are multiple stages of those trials but Grogan is optimistic that the global response from scientists now will set a precedent for getting to a solution faster in the future for me. I would argue. That will be seen as a new carradine of how to do science. And I hope we're setting up an infrastructure here that could be beneficial not just for covert nineteen but for the future for covert twenty two Kobe. Twenty four or whatever virus comes online over the next several years and they will be coming our best protection for now social distancing washing our hands looking out for ourselves and our loved ones trying to help out wherever we can and behaving like we might have the virus. If you have questions you can record them as a voice memo in e mail them to ask. Sanjay at CNN DOT com. We might include them in the podcast. We'll be back tomorrow. Thanks for listening. 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Searching for Treatments
"First let's talk about how our government officials are describing a drug called chloroquine. This has been something that's been around for many years. Been phenomenon strong powerful drug for malaria. But we think it might work on. This chloroquine is used to treat malaria and has been around for decades but it has not been approved as a treatment for the corona virus. Here's C. N. N.'s medical analysts and infectious disease specialist. Dr Selene Gander. This is not a slam dunk. This is early promising research. But that doesn't mean this is GonNa work. The president also tweeted over the weekend. That a related drug hydroxy chloroquine in combination with an antibiotic commonly known as Z pack. Could become game changers. This is largely based on a small study in France that excluded some people who either left the hospital stopped taking the drug due to side effects or got worse including one person who died. We still don't have enough evidence that these drugs are effective in humans. That's why in some states. They are beginning to experiment. Hydroxy chloroquine which the president speaks about his optimistic about and we hope for optimistic results. Also were actually starting back today. That's New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He recently announced that the state had procured thousands of doses of chloroquine hydroxy chloroquine and would begin trials. Starting Tuesday the state will begin testing another experimental treatment using the plasma of people who have recovered. It's called convalescent. Serum what it does is it takes the plasma from a person who has been infected with the virus processes the plasma and injects the antibodies into a person who is sick. The other drug name being floated around is an antiviral called. Ramda's Aveer it's already been tested on adults diagnosed with the krona virus in the United States and China director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr Robert Redfield discuss trimmed reservoir in congressional testimony earlier this month. We're GONNA know probably by April whether that drug works or not and that's important because that's a drug that can save lives if it works. Gilead Sciences which manufacturers Davir is pulling back on emergency requests for the drug due to overwhelming demand. The company is instead focusing. Its efforts on giving out the drug in clinical trials hoping to prove its effectiveness against Kovic. Nineteen I want to reiterate that we don't know how effective any of these treatments will be while a number of patients have already received drugs like chloroquine and Rim desert. It's too early to know how much of an impact the drugs actually had. That's why doctors are conducting studies in the United States China. And all over the world to better understand what happens when you give these drugs to a covert patient. Getting the results could take months. And in the meantime we have to be careful about creating false hope. A man in Arizona has died. After ingesting. Chloroquine phosphate believing that it would prevent him from contracting virus. Banner Health a company that operates acute care. Hospitals released a statement on Monday confirming that a man in Arizona had died. After taking a form of chloroquine used to clean aquariums. His wife is currently in critical care. Nbc News spoke to the wife who said they learned of the drugs connection to corona virus during a news conference on TV in Nigeria. Health officials issued a warning about chloroquine saying three people overdosed on the drug after hearing it described as a possible treatment. I can't stress enough. How vital it is that you don't use or consume anything unless specifically recommended by your doctor. You are likely to soon hear other drug names mentioned as well Nevin Creggan. A senior investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology in San Francisco worked on a study published last weekend that identified sixty nine existing drugs that could be tested against the corona virus in total. We identified three hundred thirty two proteins talking to or connected to the corner viral proteins and we identified a sixty nine different drugs and compounds that are known to target at least one of these three hundred thirty two a proteins and this corresponds to twenty seven different. Fda approved drugs and the remaining are in clinical or preclinical. Trials Croghan said testing out drugs. That are already. Fda approved could drastically speed up the process of finding a treatment that is safe and effective for humans. And then there's the prospect of a vaccine experts. Say One wouldn't be ready this year. Vaccine Trials take months or years in order to be proven safe and effective for humans and there are multiple stages of those trials but Grogan is optimistic that the global response from scientists now will set a precedent for getting to a solution faster in the future for me. I would argue. That will be seen as a new carradine of how to do science. And I hope we're setting up an infrastructure here that could be beneficial not just for covert nineteen but for the future for covert twenty two Kobe. Twenty four or whatever virus comes online over the next several years and they will be coming our best protection for now social distancing washing our hands looking out for ourselves and our loved ones trying to help out wherever we can and behaving like we might have the virus.
"dr selene gander" Discussed on Skullduggery
"ISIKOFF chief. Investigative correspondent for Yahoo News. And I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo News. I think people are really not going to be all that interested in hearing US camera about this subject this time. Because we have such a great guest Ron Plane. Who was the former Obama Administration of Bola? Czar has spent many years in government and the White House on the hill. I've known Ron. I think he was since he was the twenty-seven-year-old chief counsel to Joe Biden when he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is a guy kind of a rare figure in Washington who is kind of expert on politics governing and policy so kind of a triple threat and has been incredibly eloquent and said a lot of really important things on on this current crisis that we're dealing with someone who I think. The trump administration would like to have had as part of their arsenal. Yeah and we should point out that he's also would be at the top of anybody's list to take a senior position very senior position. I would think in any future Biden administration assuming that Biden wins the election. In the fall you know. It's interesting. He when he was tapped to be Ebola czar there was actually some criticism from Republicans on Capitol Hill. Who said well you know? Claims really a political operative. He doesn't have the necessary background for this and there was one quote. That really leaped out at me. I came across. This is back from two thousand fourteen of course and this from Ted Cruz. We don't need another so-called czar. We need presidential leadership. This is a public health crisis that was cruise talking about Ebola in two thousand fourteen. But I think the words might well apply to Where we are right now with corona virus I think so and you know Look people I'm sure also said that you need a medical doctor a position like that which of course Mike Pence isn't who is now. The Corona virus are inside the White House. Even if that's not a term that this president uses but look Ron Clain is someone who has an enormous amount of experience dealing with this and I think people would be wise to listen to this whole conversation. I'm sure it's going to be a really good one so let's get to it. Hey wait a second to cough before we go. I just WANNA put in a plug for Ron's new podcast on corona virus which he co host with Dr Selene Gander an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist for anyone who wants to know where this pandemic is going what needs to be done to contain. It's spread the politics of the crisis. And how families and communities can prepare for it. Epidemic is a must-listen wherever you get your podcasts. Now on with the show. We're really pleased to have ron clean on the PODCAST No one knows more about the complexities of the government. Response to a pandemic than Ron who served as President Obama's Ebola czar and before that was chief of staff to Vice President Gore and Joe Biden and has been a longtime political adviser to Biden. Who today is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee? So Ron Welcome to Duggary. Welcome back to skulduggery. I should say yes. I am pleased to make my second appearance on skullduggery. The second of many wintrust so listen here we are. We're we're all Recording this podcast from home in various forms of isolation. Apparently we're close to four months out since the outbreak of this disease since the first cases in China so give us your sense of the current state of play. What are your biggest concerns at this moment? What do we now beginning to get right? What are we still not doing? And what do you really most worried about going forward? Well you know we're really at the inflection point here where this disease is really going to explode in the US. We're having this conversation on March. Nineteen when we're looking at about eight thousand cases it's been doubling every three days and that number will even accelerate further as we finally start to get some testing on the line and we start to really understand how big a problem we have and. I think it's a very big problem. In terms of where the problem's Gonna I really crash on the shores. It's really gonNA hit us in our hospitals in our healthcare system. We've healthcare system that runs pretty much at full capacity under normal circumstances in particular right now at the end of flu. Season things like ventilators respirators. Emergency Room beds care for respiratory patients is already straining the system and then you add hundreds thousands of intensely ill patients to that. We're GONNA see dire consequences in our hospitals. We're going to see that in terms of hostels running out of beds to treat patients. We're going to see that when we're seeing that already in terms of medical professionals having to reused protective gear running out of masks in hostels but out of the basic necessities needed to treat patients. And that's kind of what's coming here. In the days ahead that will have impact not only on our response to the corona virus. Of course it will put on all kinds of medical problems was a hostile in Philadelphia that this week shutdown it's labor and delivery ward because all the Labor and delivery nurses had corona virus. So we're GONNA see this. As healthcare workers get sick as hostels get filled is going to have an impact on all aspects of our healthcare delivery in the United States. We are certainly in this conversation. Going to get into a discussion about how we ended up in this dire situation woefully unprepared. It seems to deal with this threat but I want to ask you because I think our listeners really care about this. What can be done right now to deal with this problem in other words? What are we doing to get the tests online to get the ventilators and the respirators online? What can the Federal Government do? I saw that the President. I think reluctantly signed the defense production. Act to get the private sector to bring more medical supplies online. What else can be done what needs to be done right now. We'll I look to be clear. We're in this mess because we didn't do enough to prepare for this mass when we had ample warning signs that it was coming and so what can be done. Right now are things can be done now. That will help us a couple of weeks from now but these things even if they move quickly do take time and therefore we're really going to face the next couple of weeks In a big mess. Now what did we do now? First of all we need to get control of the supply chain so today. The trump administration is taking a laws as their approach to the supply chain. President Trump told governors basically. Hey go find supplies as you can. As opposed to working with the private sector and the big producers to route the supplies to the places where they're needed the most as a result supplies they're gonNA wind up to the hospitals that have the best relationships with the producers. Was Maybe Hospitals. That really need urgently. They may not be hostels really. Need them urgently? Who's diseases hitting different cities at different times? We NEED SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATION. Secondly we obviously need to ramp up production and they're still stories about producers not being given orders by the government to really expand production. They will only expand production if they know the government will purchase what they make. So we haven't agency the Governor called. Barda supposed to guarantee those purchases. We have a part of the government led by the Assistant Secretary for preparedness and readiness is supposed to coordinate all this and that needs to happen to kind of stimulate production. Get that going. And then we need a little more organized around this question of testing This has been the number one thing that people of flag from day one administration has just totally dropped the ball and in some ways. It's too late to be fixed because the main purpose of testing in January and February was to identify where the disease was isolated before it spread wildly. Now it's spread Hopes of isolating seem very remote. Who still need testing to figure out who has. It doesn't have it so we can help people who have it so we can keep people don't have as way as much as possible. People who do habit and so that respects by what. The administration is doing gearing up the private labs but also testing to public health departments. We still have major states where they don't have the test supplies they don't have the reagents to run the test already extraction materials to run the test and that means that people aren't getting tested when they're getting tested there waiting days literally days the results and that backup needs to be cleared. You started out by saying This is going to explode right now. Actually you said that we have more than eight thousand cases Johns Hopkins. This morning is putting the figure at nine thousand. Four hundred seventy seven with one hundred fifty five deaths so the numbers creep up by the hour but looking forward to over the next month two months three months. Where do you see those numbers? And how sustainable is it to have people? Basically self quarantined in their homes social distancing and almost the complete shutdown of economic activity. Well so Two great questions are quits. Let's breakdown so where is this going to go? I think certainly for the next couple of weeks or continue to see this doubling every few days and perhaps even faster than that as we test people really know so. We had more cases all along than we believe. And why is that? That's because the things were starting to do now. People staying at home people are not going to work all those things. They would use cases two weeks from now but the people were getting sick today. Got Sick two weeks ago where we're all at work. We're all out shopping and doing the things we were doing so everything we're doing now that's affecting the future not affecting the immediate next couple of days next couple of weeks. One hopes that if these measures are in place and affected you'll start to see this doubling every three days slow down a bit but I think that will happen for awhile. These measures are incomplete. What's a while what's a while? I think we're GONNA be. I think we're going to be at this level of activity well in through April intimate. If we're really successful at social doesn't think maybe it stops a little the Ben's a little bit sooner but certainly through April probably demet and even once it starts to bed right. We we think about curves wants. The curve starts to come down. You know the day after the curve comes down is still the second worst day ever right is a curve and and on the backside curve even as we start to get this thing under control. We're still having a lot of cases so we don't know I'd say one other thing to add on that Mike is that everyone's seen on the Internet. The flat MMA curve means a graphs and charts. And so you know what that's about is trying to avoid this giant spike once that really crashes the healthcare system and use these social mitigation measures to lower the peak lowering the peak means extending the duration. When you look at those charts which you see the what was. The big peak really goes up quickly and comes down quickly. The platinum curved thing. The thing we're aiming for makes this last longer less severe at any one point in time but longer and so in some ways. If we're doing works this will be worth with us for a longer period of time. The second question Mike asked was how long we can sustain these draconian measures and I wanna add to that which is well. Maybe we're not doing enough. I mean you know. Everyone's been talking about the Asian countries. And how well? Many of them responded to this crisis. That's in part because they were much more aggressive than we've been to this date. I mean you know total travel bans mandated quarantines a very aggressive testing and contact tracing. I mean countries like Taiwan and Hong Kong where people who have tested positive have to wear a wristband or tracked through their cell phones. Do we need to actually go much further than we've gone so I think we need to be clear about what's worked. It's the range of measures. Not all of them are more authoritarian was done. I've seen China has been a crackdown like that. Singapore action had even less social distancing. We have even less rigorous lockdowns than we've had and brought to these. Are the control better faster by doing the things we screwed up which was testing and identifying chains of transmission and using traditional public health measures kind measures. Just reused in fighting a bullet where you see. Who has it where they spreading it? Getting those people contacted isolating those people. You're that's what we should've done so it's not a choice. Between kind of freedom and authoritarianism liberty and oppression. You know good. Public Health would have played a big role and we still need to catch up on that. I think we also have to recognize that. There's only so much of the country we can lockdown. If we're GONNA sit in our homes in order it feels like someone has to make those meals and deliver them to us if our homes are going to have electricity and we're going to have cell phone service or have Wi fi and we're have water. People are going to the electric plant water. Plant the Cell Phone Cell Towers and so on so forth for every one of us at home. There are many people out in the world. Becky possible for us to be at home. And so you know a complete complete lockdown in a country that is highly developed where we can't go in the backyard and pick corn and you know cook it. Ourselves are opened fire. Where we are reliant on all these things not to mention all the healthcare workers all the people taking care of people senior citizens in the nursing homes and senior says all these things. We are always going to be a country with a lot of people out and about. So we're GONNA have to do is try to again flat curve. Those of us who can isolate in distance need to do it because it only protects us. It actually lessens the risk. All of us. Who can't do those things but just to add on that the UN told that the economic contraction is going to take Seems to me and I'm sure to a lot of people as enormous..
"dr selene gander" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"More Than Ninety S. BASEBALL GETS US. All excited hall famous. Tom glavine is a the most recent guest on south. Pete Sessions Dan Zone. Podcast and here is a snippet of that conversation with Dan and hall of Famer. Tom Glavin Tom. Let's start here. You came up through hockey. And didn't you choose baseball specifically because you control the whole game? You held it in your hand. That was part of it. I mean I always loved hockey more so than baseball. I think the reason was because when you play hockey you know you step on the ice. You're in the middle of the action in baseball. That's not always the case. I mean I loved playing center field. I love playing first base. But you know there's periods of inactivity. So you can get a little bit bored being on the Mound. That wasn't the case when you're on the mound similar playing hockey you're in the middle of the action every single pitch all the time everything kind of revolves around you. You're controlling the tempo of the game all that stuff and I don't think that aspect of it interests me. I just. It was every pitch every play. I'm in the middle of and this is fun so so I liked it from that standpoint and I think that that was part of the reason why I gravitated towards pitching but when I got drafted by the braves as a pitcher It was it was a little bit of a mental adjustment to think that okay. I'm only going to hitch now. I'm not going to be able to hit. Play the outfield. Do you have any other places in your life where you want control? Most human beings crave it even if it's the illusion of control. Sabathia is pretty eloquent on the idea of nothing starts until I say so. There's a power in that I like to think I have that control but I think my wife would probably have something to say about that but I will say that. My style of pitching was probably very much mirrors my life. I'm very controlled and what I do. I'm very thought and process oriented by like things organized. I don't necessarily like flying by the season. My pants all the time. I liked once in a while. Because there's a change but I'm more of a structure Guy I like Like to know what I'm doing when I'm doing it but I would be lying to you if I said everything starts and ends with me and my wife has a lot more saying that than that. I carry admit sometimes. What's The item on your resume? What's the one that you would point to? That is the one that gives me the best feeling of personal satisfaction. You know I think aside obviously from the winds I think the number of starts in the innings pitched that spoke to my longevity my ability to take the ball every five days and I think that's something that I took great pride in and I'm extremely proud of you know and it's not like Oh. I was lucky I'd never was injured. I never had anything going on things going on a lot but you know I always felt like if I can take the ball. I'm GonNa take the ball and eighty percent of me is better than one hundred percent of the guy. I'm getting ready to face so you know there were a lot of times where looking back. Maybe I should just spent some time on the show or things of that nature but I just felt like there was any way I could take the ball every five days. I was going to do it and like I said I think the the amount of starts in the amount of innings pitched once it was all said and done I think speaks to that longevity and not something I'm proud of so you're a lefty if I say to you who would you rather face. You GotTa pick one of these Barry Bonds as a lefty or Gary Sheffield. Neither one of those guys really up there on their game. I mean I was always of all the guys that I face and you know everybody always asks you a WHO. Who are you most afraid? I wasn't afraid of anybody. I mean you respect guys and obviously guys at certain stages or during the season or whatever their hotter there call whatever present different challenges but I think the one guy always said that scared me in terms of hitting a line drive back at me was Gary Sheffield. There was something different about how the ball came off his bat when he hit it and it was a different sound to it and I was always fearful that if he hit one back at the hour's going to have time to get out of the West show that was always something that was on my mind with him. Now facing those two guys. Who WOULD I rather face to face? Gary simply because as everybody knows lefty on lefty might change wasn't as big a weapon for me as it was against righties. I mean might change up was was my money pitch so I felt like I had more options against Righties Than I did. Let these just because that was neutralized a little bit more so I probably would side with Gary but you know certainly not as they disrespect to one guy talent level over the other. What pitching staff throughout history? You look at and say that staff was better than our staff. That's a good question you know. Obviously the one that we get compared to so often was the orioles staff in. You know those guys obviously were great but I watched a lot of those guys when I was a kid. I'm sure there are others. I mean you know there have been discussions in today's game and you know the mets tap always comes up. You know you look around at today's game. And you take a staff like the mets and Yeah. I mean every one of those guys has better stuff that I did Every one of them has better stuff than then Greg did arguably John had the kind of stuff that a lot of those guys have but then it gets down to the pitching side of it and stop is one thing but being able to go out there and utilize your stuff And actually you know translate. That into wins is a different story. And you know. I think that's something that clearly that met staff has had trouble doing over the years. I mean every year you look at the mess and you look at those guys and you think okay. You know. There's a team that's going to have to be reckoned with. And then somewhere along the line guys get hurt and it kind of falls apart. But it's hard really to look at too many staffs that have had the longevity and the success that we had. I mean certainly you could look at Oakland to for a short period of time when they had zito Hudson and moulder but I guess where we separate ourselves from a lot of great stats over. The year was are to be able to do it for a long period of time together. Which for a number of reasons Just doesn't happen very often. We were fortunate that it did. When it comes to Greg. Maddux how would you explain to the layman in terms that we can understand How accurate he was? It's hard to explain. I mean if you you know you delve into his numbers And you see his strikeout-to-walk ratio. You see you know a number of years in there. Where how you guys he walked you look over the course of the career and how few guys he actually went three balls on. I mean it's really remarkable when you start to dive into his numbers but I can just tell you having been his teammate. I think the most remarkable thing about him. During the time that I play with him was his consistency. I speak from my own experience a lot there and you pitch enough games during the course of the year. You're going to have five or six stinkers where it just doesn't go your way you give up some runs you get taken out of the game early and it's just not your night. I don't WanNa say I'd never saw greg that do that. But it was very seldom particularly that that run where he wanted cy young consecutive years if he went out there and went seven innings and gave up two runs. It was a bad game and it was just remarkable to watch how consistent he was in that regard night in and night out and then when you watch him pitch. I mean it really was a lesson artistry I mean. He threw the ball where he wanted to each pitch. Set up the next pitch his misses. Were just really good. Mrs Where you know very seldom did he miss over the plate in you know as Mrs were always out of the strike zone. Where if he did miss our hit hit or couldn't do much with it so you know it's the kind of thing that if you were to turn on the TV and watch him. You would not be enamored by anything that he did other than at the end of the game. You'd go. Oh my God it just goes to show And and you know that that's not you spend to watch. Can you tell one of the mythological stories about him and his genius? You guys when you were on with us together smoltz and Glavin and Maddox. You said that the story is not exactly true. That two pitches before screaming. Foul Ball was hit into your dugout. Greg Matic said the way that this is setting up here. There's GonNa be screaming foul ball into the dugout. What's a story that you could tell the sort of explain that he was a little bit of head of even the greatest of the great barrier member? We were playing the Montreal. And Vlad Guerrero was coming up and there was a situation where it had an open base and bobby went out to talk to greg about what he wants to do. And and I think Bobby Kinda had his mind made up that you know. He wanted to walk. Vlad and move on to the next guy and Greyhound conversation with him and he said Bobby though. Here's what I'm GonNa do it. He's in he's GonNa pop up to third base and I'll be damned if he didn't pop up to third so now some of those stories. I don't know how many of them are true. Because there are a Lotta Greg stories out there and there were a lot of times where we would go greg into saying something. That was a little bit far fetched just to see if the media would run with it and I'll be damned if a Lotta Times. They did run with it and then we would just kind of laugh about it after knowing that he just made something up but that was the respect he had rightly so as they very smart tactician out there on the mound and in my career. You know obviously you go through phases but you know the first few years of my career were up and down. I was trying to find myself do some things and ultimately found my change up and got comfortable with that and and took off in nineteen ninety-one and and really. I didn't think a whole lot about what I was doing. Those ninety one ninety two ninety three before we got greg. I just kind of went about my game plan and I didn't really pay attention to what hitters were doing. Or how they were reacting to certain pitches and you know really wasn't so we got greg and I started sitting down on the bench with him and watching games and and talking about pitching and stuff like that where you know. He was the first guy that I talked to that. Talked about a hitter's reaction to your pitch and and how that dictates you know what you can do on the next pitch or what. He's looking floor and things of that nature. So that's how he thought you know if he threw a pitch and he saw reaction from a hitter. It went a long way towards dictating. What his next pitch was and you know to me. He was the best at doing that. And certainly hugely helpful for me in my career in starting to implement that plan all of that said though he was also profoundly disgusting. No question about it. I mean people ask about you know. Tell me some stories in fact I can't you know they're the kind of stuff you can't say in public. But he was. He was fun to be around while he was feces obsessed. Yeah no question about it now. Just leave it at that stage clever. I've got some of it but I'm not gonNA lead you there. You absolutely won't do it. Well I'll tell you what I'll give you one. I'll talk. I'll talk out of school. One time. I remember Spring Training We were about two days from coming back to Atlanta and Greg went to the bathroom and Used one of Walt Weiss as t shirts to clean inside. Tom Do it. Put Wall t shirt back in his locker. In about three days later we're back in Atlanta and he comes in and he's Kinda rummaging around his lockers this look on his face and I'm like well what's wrong and I knew what was he said. Something smells in my locker. There's something not right and I'm like Oh Jeez yeah. I don't know what could be whatever so he starts going t shirt by T shirt and finds the t shirt that Greg had used and without skipping a beat it was mad. Max Ready to kill him so that was that was like it. Sounds like you were a bit of an enabler. It's like you were right there with teammate. GonNa talk out of school. I was being a good teammate. I didn't want anybody under the bus. Tom Always appreciate your time. And appreciate your general way of being. Thank you for spending some time with US my pleasure happy to ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. Dr Selene Gander get a join us. Expected to join us here. Just a minute.
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"Shaun Cherry and Big Big. Thank you to those guys for. Step it up pretty extraordinary times I'm talking to you. The interest me a little different talking to you On March seventeenth from Toronto. I'm in Self Quarantine after my family came back from the United States. Five days six days a couple days And so we are Were IN WARREN. Self Quarantine. Here is following What the Canadian government and health officials and the people I work with say to do so I am sure I'm not alone in this kind of stuff. Both cabinet the United States and Then weren't some pretty extraordinary times my guest on this podcast I wanted to do something. That's at least serve service oriented and it's a conversation with Dr Selene Gander who's a Practicing HIV infectious disease specialist and internist and One of the really really smart people when it comes to Cova nineteen she is currently working as a CNN analyst and she also host the podcast epidemic. Would Dr Selene gown and Ronald Clean Husband? Who HAS BEEN ON THIS PROGRAM? Anytime is grant wall one of the preeminent soccer riders in this country and senior writer at sports illustrated and the host of planet football. And we'll show here a sort of a conversation On what people should be doing right now what? Selene SORT OF CONFIDENCE. Level isn't flattening. This curve how all this stuff relates to sports what it's like for grant to be married And living with an infectious disease doctor and how that just sort of impacts his life and their lives. So I think And the Olympics as well which lean is very very You'll hear her opinion. On this. And sort of the recklessness of what the said so far so this is a different podcast on a traditional media. Podcast but I wanted to do something. That was a little more I just thought sort of valuable for you guys. As opposed to just do straight sports media. Podcast so Dr Selene counter and grant wall coming up on the sports media..
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"Oh they're stupid people. I'd like to do that to you since I can't shoot them in the head. A all right so in the in keeping with the whole cove nineteen pandemic because now. Cnn has decided to call it a pandemic of Japan because CNN calls a. Actually it was. It was pretty interesting. I actually listened to a podcast. I'm going to recommend this this morning and Sanjay Gupta covered. Why decided to shift to the language of calling it a pandemic which there is some stuff that I didn't know about the definition of pandemics. Very interesting to me so recent PODCASTS. And I told you that I was going to hold out on the one that I think he would really like. So if you're looking for some reasonable not panicky corona virus updates there is CNN podcast called Corona virus fact versus fiction which is hosted by Sanjay Gupta. Who has their chief medical correspondent? Anna Neurosurgeon. The dude is no no slouch. Yeah he's pretty. Yeah he's pretty smart. And then there is one called epidemic by Dr Selene Gander and Ronald claim and Ronald claim actually headed up. The Obama presidency is response to the virus. So I've seen interviews with both of them and they're both pretty smart and pretty reasonable. So if you're looking for some non panicky thought out responses to the corona virus virus. I would recommend those so the podcast. I think you're GonNa Love Thanh told me about this. It is called uncover it is a CBC production so the Canadian Broadcasting Company and. I'm listening listening specifically to season six. Which is called the Satanic Panic? Oh so.
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"I'm Dr Selene Gander. And I'm Ron claim. And this is epidemic in this episode. We've got a roundup of the latest news from the Corona virus outbreak. United States around the world. We're GONNA talk about. Congress finally stepping forward and funding the response. We'll hear about vice president pence his press conference yesterday and we have an interview with the man who used to run the Centers for Disease Control. Tom Fredin we're going to ask him about the testing fiasco to CDC is at the center of and its impact on the corona virus situation. And finally we're going to be taking your questions on travel so first. Our News Roundup for the week in the US. We're now seeing local community spread and California and Washington states. There's a nursing home in Kirkland Washington. That's at the center of the Seattle area outbreak. This nursing home has had a recent history of disease outbreaks and violations with respect to infection control practices now important to note that nursing homes are a very difficult place in which to control infectious diseases and are often susceptible to having flu outbreaks as well also in the Seattle area North Shore School district which is north of Seattle. Is Cancelling class for the next two weeks? After a parent volunteer was diagnosed with the disease manure questioning what the impact may be for low income students who may not have access to computers and the Internet to continue their studies. In addition many are reliant on the free and reduced lunches schools offer and parents count on schools for childcare. Amazon and facebook both had tech workers test positive and many tech companies are now encouraging employees to work from home if at all possible also in the Seattle area researchers are recruiting healthy volunteers to participate in the first clinical trial of Maderna's experimental corona virus vaccine outside of New York City. We now have a cluster of cases in Westchester County. But they're still no evidence so far of broader community transmission and in news here in Washington where I am. The Congress finally stepping up the House of Representatives has passed eight billion dollar package. We expect the Senate to pass it and for president trump to sign it now. The good news is this package is going to help fund the medical elements of the response. But they're still some major gaps. Nothing in this package that Congress passing deals with all the people who are going to lose their jobs or have to stay home from work and not be able to work people who are hourly wage workers who will lose income. This doesn't do anything to help that. It doesn't do anything to help parents who are going to childcare when their schools closers. Salinas mentioned problem of young people who are in schools who get fed. They're losing their source of nutrition. Does it deal with that? But it is a step in the direction of dialing up the response and it is a step of trying to do more to fix this. Testing FIASCO HAS REALLY BEDEVILED. Our reaction to coronavirus sedate. Meanwhile Vice President Mike Pence and other top. Us Health officials held a press conference yesterday in Washington. Dc here are some of the highlights the CDC is now advising that any American can be tested without restriction. If a doctor orders that test but I'm really concerned that this could lead to a rush by worried. Well who want the test and we may not have enough test for the people who really need them well insulated. I'm actually worried about in subways. Just the opposite. Which is if our plan is to wait for people to raise their hands and say they want tests. Were not going to get this job done. We should be honest. Aggressive strategy of testing people with unexplained cases of ammonia people in nursing homes at risk populations really focusing at their. The administration says they're going to step up testing by changing. Fda rules to have private labs step up and test. They hope that at some point in time commercial apps that people are familiar with in their communities like quest will be able to administer tests there but all of that is still weeks away you know and I think one approach that we could be taking to better target. Testing is if somebody has symptoms or concerns. There's a sort of step by step process you can take you. Can I test them for the flu? Then you can do an expanded what we call multiplex PCR for a broader array of common respiratory viruses. And then follow that up with a Krono virus tests with a good way of one doing surveillance to reassuring people but also making sure that the tests are reserved for those who really need it most right and so. Let's listen to Debbie. Burks who now works for vice president pence helping to coordinate this response. Here's what she said on C. Span the other day this will be an essential lab tests so fully reimbursable. Well we talked about with the commercial laboratories is exactly your question and we asked them and their invalidation. This week they some of them thought they would have tests available on Friday and the rest on Monday. I've asked them to prioritize the areas where we've had these clusters so that people can be reassured in those areas where there is where we have identified. Virus has been circulating in those cases they will have it available at doctor's office and all of our pediatric offices that would need it and they will transport it through a logistics network to make sure that they can be run so look. I think we're seeing progress here from the administration ambassador. Burkes is laying out some of the things we needed to get testing to be more widespread and to remove the financial burden of testing. We're hearing stories of people say I went into get tested at cost me three thousand dollars. Four thousand dollars. My insurance didn't cover and that's also going to deter testing so I think there's some positive movement there but it is late more promises of acceleration isn't GonNa do it This is going to be measured by what really happens on the ground that people are seeing in their communities about the affordability and the accessibility of testing. Think it's also important term member that it's not just the cost of the test. The doctor bills you a fee the facility bills you a fee. So just because the test is free doesn't mean the entire visit is free and so I I really think we need to start thinking about other approaches kind of like S. t. d. clinics us where everything is completely free. Some countries have had innovative approaches to this like the UK and South Korea where they've set up specific testing through drive thru facilities. Where people can get everything done. Actually from the convenience of their own car drive through testing that would be the American way selling. You know one of the things that happened at the White House. This week was a meeting with President. Trump. And the CEOS of the major airlines. We're seeing already significant flight cancellations as a result of fears of the virus and the president met with the CEOS discuss. What other kinds of travel restrictions measures might be taken and one thing we did during the Ebola response? Is We rooted all the flights that are coming from that area that case the three countries of West Africa to just five US airports where we had screening in intensive levels. Were had a health officials on standby to deal with people who might be sick and I think you might see more of that. Now look one difference here to Selene. Talked about in our last episode is that this is a pandemic not just an epidemic and the number of countries where this disease is spreading grows by five or six everyday so trying to manage this by managing. The travel may be quite difficult. But I think it's a good thing to focus on. The government has amazing resources through the Department of Homeland. Security to monitor were. Travelers are coming from to route their travel to screen those travelers. We really utilized that yet in this epidemic. But that may be where this goes next. Yeah it's funny actually went through one of those Screening processes at Newark when I came back from Guinea myself so there's also been recognition as we were talking about earlier that nursing homes are really vulnerable to these kinds of outbreaks. Here Seema Verma. The head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on C. Span. Yesterday as you heard because of the The risk for our nation's seniors. We're doubling down on our efforts. Today we put out three memo's one was to hospitals about triaging and placement for patients with suspected or confirmed corona virus. We also put out some information to nursing homes. About limiting visitors to nursing homes monitoring staff and then finally we put out some information to our state surveyors that are going to be surveying our nation's nursing homes and hospitals around infection control so all that information Went out this morning again. Goes back to the testing issue in two respects first of all. We're going to need to test people in nursing homes pretty extensively The data coming in from shows that this disease almost all the fatalities aren't people over sixty. This is going to be a concern and nursing homes all over the country and secondly were probably going to have to test people who regularly visit people in nursing homes. We don't want to cut the elderly off from the outside world. That's bad for their health. It's bad for their mental health. But we're going to have to make sure that people coming in and out. Art Bringing Corona virus into those nursing homes so now turning to the international front. Who was reporting shortages of personal protective equipment? So that's the gowns gloves masks that we use in the hospital and clinics to protect ourselves and this is really going to create problems for healthcare workers to do their job safely W. H. O. Director General Dr. tetris debris seuss has said that we can't stop cove in nineteen without protecting our healthcare workers. I this is going to be consistent. Theme in this podcast. I look at healthcare workers as the people who are going to save us. This virus really spreads in this country but we also have to save them. They're the ones who are most at risk. They're the ones who are most vulnerable to getting the infection. They're the ones who are most vulnerable to being people who spread it and so protecting our healthcare workers is just a critical strategic goal of any corona virus response now as for the path of the epidemic itself. We're seeing signs that the epidemic may be slowing in China and as a result. The epicenter of this challenge is in the next wave of countries that have been hit by South Korea. Italy Iran Japan and the goal there and the goal in the rest of the global community is to try to slow the spread of the virus and push it back in the calendar particularly towards the summit's not because corona virus will disappear in the summer. We don't know that we're not really sure about that. But more because seasonal flu diminishes in the summer and that means that our hospitals and healthcare facilities won't be happy to deal with flu.