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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

02:22 min | Last month

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Matters

"College of medicine of course has a lot of doctors and nurses who have been working throughout this pandemic. What about office workers at the college office staff who've been working remotely this whole time. Sure we have we have we have clerical and support people that have been working remotely through the entire pandemic But but go back to the doctors second when we look at the future of work and particularly our vision of remote work. I i think we have in. Its in our mind that this is data entry people and coders and telemarketers and people that can do from their from their home. Well increasingly with telemedicine we have physicians. that are spending a significant amount of their time. Seeing patients virtually So remote work for jobs that we wouldn't have thought of previously. I think is even come more reality and i think trend to be looking for. I think that would become a recruiting retention advantage for some Professions to the extent that organization for example could allow physicians to work from home a day a week or two days a week and not commute and be closer to family. I i i think that will become in some industries a differentiator for employers doctoral. How can companies prepare for some of the changes. We've been talking about well. They have set policies and as has been pointed out. People have gotten it. They complain about it. And it's somewhat changed the role of managers and human resource representatives whereas it's one of my friends pointed it kind of like being mom on a on a long family trip rather than being a manager because you hear a lot of their touching me. They're breathing on me. They're spitting the kind of stuff that you don't think you should have to deal with and management anymore. But now we're having to be very clear on stop breathing co worker and puts mask over your nose and and conversations that are not the type you want to be having in the workplace but at the same time you can't get complacent because then your whole workforce will be out of someone gets sick and so i think it's just the types of stuff to do. Daily management is going to change as we start getting crowded in the workplace again. Dr james mcdevitt from baylor college of medicine doctor jamie berlin from uhs bauer college of business. Thank you both very much thank you. They will still com- wife former nba player and coach. Don chaney says he would rather.

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily

Coronavirus Daily

07:45 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily

"By the way we should mention some other vaccine news on wednesday officials in the u k approve the vaccine developed by pfizer. Emergency use in that country. That is one of two vaccine still awaiting emergency approval here in the us. That approval has to come from the fda in the meantime the cdc committee. We just told you about still has a lot of work to do in terms of deciding how the vaccine rollout should progress in the early part of next year one of the doctors on that committee is robert atmar of baylor college of medicine in houston he spoke to. Npr's mary louise kelley about what's next. So let's start with the The recommendations from from this panel yesterday it makes total sense that healthcare workers should get first access and then who next. That's something that we've had some preliminary discussions on but have not yet determined the. Please fire department Teachers and other people in central positions might be in the next group followed by persons with underlying diseases that put them at greater risk of complications or death including persons age of sixty five. Do you still have outstanding questions about either of these. Two leading vaccine candidates That that you would want answers to before vaccinating say your colleagues at baylor medicine. I will want to review the data and particularly the safety data We know that individuals will have some side effects. I think knowing exactly what the actions are to be expected will reassure individuals who are going to receive the vaccine i ask. Are you hearing any hesitation among staff people saying. I'm not sure. I want to be in the very first group. Let me see how it goes for a couple of weeks We're hearing a lot of hesitation among health care personnel. And i think a lot of it has to do with the plo sized nature of the vaccine development in the whole response to the pandemic so were beginning to roll out education to reassure. The there weren't any steps that were skipped but because of the severity of the pandemic one person a minute dying in the united states each day it really is important to try and take steps that will be effective in preventing disease if you are hearing hesitation. Even from healthcare workers from frontline people at at baylor. How do you expect to persuade the rest of texas. The wider population well the healthcare workers. I've spoken to who have expressed concern to me. I don't necessarily want to be in the first group even though they're prioritized for the first group but want to see for themselves how their friends and colleagues respond to the vaccine. I understand that's human nature. But i certainly plan on being a model if either vaccine becomes available and is recommended by the demonstrate my confidence and the vaccine and the whole review and approval process. You'll be as close to the front lines as you're able to get correct. Dr robert atmar with baylor college of medicine in houston so vaccines will be available to healthcare workers and those in long term care facilities will be mandatory in hospital settings. It's pretty likely flu. Vaccines already are mandatory for some healthcare employees a mandatory covid nation in any other workplace and whether employers could require. It is a huge open question. Here's npr's andrea shoe only a couple of months into the pandemic. Hollie smith had made up her mind. Her restaurant cafe. Juanita kirkland washington would not reopened a diner's until there was a covid nineteen vaccine. She's already told her staff. You are going to get vaccinated. Some of my young millennials are like. I'm taking this as a directive like as a mandate. Is that how you made it. It's scary thing you know really. Yeah yes yes. Smith had twenty eight employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her dining spot has become a takeout. Only business even with a much smaller staff. Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested if they go on vacation with people outside their bubble or if they're showing any sign of illness. I believe in civil liberties and all those different things but you know we have people who lived with their parents. We have people who live with a husband who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you can move forward. She says you know four vaccinated move out in the world and be responsible for these twenty eight or thirty people plus all the people coming in now. If you're wondering. Can she actually do this. Can she require her workers to get vaccinated answer appears to be yes but her workers also have the right to request exemptions under federal law. Someone could say. I have a medical or religious reasons. I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage. A mandate johnny taylor. Junior is president of the society for human resource management. He says each requests must be evaluated on its own merit now. Imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in ten americans. Don't want the vaccine though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work so. This is a true headache for hr professionals. That's why you're likely to see. Many companies strongly encourage the vaccine but stops short of mandating. It take for example. The pork producer smithfield the company told. Npr they're not anticipating a firm mandate but they want to offer the vaccine onsite even with all the headaches. Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate after all they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like cova. It's real and it's devastating. So i think that dynamic changes employers are actually going to position this as i need to do this full stop. Now there are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine most commonly hospitals. Dr james mcdevitt is dean of clinical affairs at baylor college of medicine in houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some fourteen thousand people. Doctors nurses med students clerks. That are sitting in a computer. That don't see visions. It's the right thing to do for society. He says if you claim exemption you have to wear a mask now with the covid vaccine baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe not just by the fda mcdevitt says but by his own colleagues johnny taylor. Junior says whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges and so congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case. Someone has a bad reaction even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They also got to protect the employers. Who decided not to make it a mandate and then who were sued by employees contract. It taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing but they're in a tough spot and they're going to need help getting through this..

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

01:37 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Eighty seven houston. I'm eddie robinson. The state of texas must do more to control the spread of the corona virus. According to a secret report from the white house our health reporter serwa earns explains texas is one of thirty one st in the red zone for covid nineteen cases. The report which was leaked by the center for public integrity is sent weekly to governors across the country. The one for texas last week described a full resurgence with moderate or high levels of community transmission and seventy seven percent of counties. Dr james mcdevitt is with baylor college of medicine. He thinks it's the right time to dial back on activities though. Not necessarily lockdown does not have to be like it was the first time around retard office switch and shut down the economy but it probably does make sense in a targeted way to decrease those environments. Where a lot of public gatherings bars in particular restaurants unfortunately but keep the schools open. The white house however emphasized proactive testing especially for asymmetric and pre symptomatic individuals as well as teachers hospital personnel and other groups. I'm sarah will ernst in houston houston police chief. Art also veto is warning first responders to take proper precautions against the corona virus covid nineteen cases rise among police officers and firefighters. And i've made it real clear to my people that i see a police officer on the streets not worrying amass. They're going to be consequences. Covid nineteen cases within greater houston are expected to continue upwards as we entered the winter season. I'm eddie robinson in houston support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include merrill merrill edge self directed investing has tools to help clients..

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:54 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know, for vaccinated. I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes. But her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal laws. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management, He says Each request must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace. Like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine most commonly hospitals. Dr James McDevitt is Dina clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, Doctors, Nurses, med student, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted. Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America. Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin reports at many points during the Trump presidency, It has appeared that the permit was certain to be granted. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the mind plan would not comply with the Clean Water Act and that the project is not in the public interest. Fishermen and tribes in Bristol Bay have been fighting the mind for more than a decade, fearing it would degrade the rich salmon runs that are at the heart of the area's economy and indigenous culture. Sport fishermen come from all over the world to stay at lodges in the area for a chance at landing a record Cojo or rainbow trout. Nancy Morris Lion at Bear Trail Lodging King Salmon got the news by text. It is an incredible relief. I felt like sitting down and just crying. Ryan says the prospect of the mind has held the whole region hostage for years. Lodge owners like her didn't know if they could invest in their businesses. The president's oldest son and avid hunter and fisherman is credited with galvanizing the Trump administration against the project, Lion, says Donald Trump Jr and his brother, Eric stayed with her about eight years ago. I always said that I had faith that after they had visited here, and they spent time here The state understood that this place didn't need something like that. Moring it starring at losing it forever. Pebble Limited partnership says it's not giving up and is focusing on a possible appeal of the Army Course decision. The company says the project would provide hundreds of good jobs. But they were more questions about the lasting impact of the mind. When secret recordings emerged this fall, Pebble executives were caught saying that they ultimately planned a much larger mind than they had requested A permit for For now, the Army course decision appears to be a death blow for the pebble mine. The incoming Biden administration is likely to oppose the project, as the Obama administration did. For NPR News. I'm Liz Ruskin in Washington. Many international students know what it is like to spend long periods of time away from their families. And so this year as people stay away from home The holiday's lessons on how to manage from those who've done it before. That story tomorrow on all things considered, you're listening to all things considered from NPR news, and you're listening on KQED Public radio. We have bear your traffic.

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

08:39 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KCRW

"With us. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. President Trump has issued a pardon to his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and then recanted. This ends a years long saga, which NPR's Ryan Lucas has been long following and he joins us now. Hey, Ryan, either Right. So the president's partner for Flynn just happened this afternoon. What do we know at this point? Well, the president announced this on Twitter as he is want to do. Hey says in the tweet that it is a great honor to announce that he has granted a full pardon. To Flynn. He sends his congratulations to Flint and his family and says, quote. I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving. I will say this pardon is not a surprise. This is something that was widely expected in Flynn's lawyer actually had even acknowledged in court this fall that she had, actually, indeed. Spoken with the president about a possible pardon. Okay, Can you just give us a mini refresher course For a moment? It feels like this Flynn case has been going on and on forever remind us what Flynn was originally prosecuted for. This has been a bit of illegal Soviet. No doubt Flynn Flynn was the only member of the Trump administration actually, who was charged as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. He pleaded guilty in 2017 tow line to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador at the time, Sergei Kislyak. Those were conversations that took place during the transition period. So after Trump had been elected, but before he took office, Flynn pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with investigators with investigators and he did so extensively. Right. Okay. So he cooperated with Mueller's team but has now been pardoned. But Ah, federal judge in D. C is still weighing his case. Right? Did I get that right? That's right. This has been a long and when he wrote to get to this point, Flynn was actually in court almost two years ago, now 47 scene but that was abruptly put off to allow Flynn to complete his cooperation. On on a couple of other cases. Ah, few months. After that, Flynn changed. His lawyers dumped his previous legal team brought on a new legal team, and he completely changed his tune. After that, he proclaimed his innocents on said that he was set up by the FBI that he was in trapped. He even went so far as to try to withdraw his guilty plea. Before all of that could play out. Attorney General William Barr moved to drop the department's case against Flynn Bar said that Flynn never should have been prosecuted in the first place. The presiding judge, as you mentioned before, refused to drop this case immediately. He said that he wanted to take a closer look at the department stated reasons for this. Ultimately, as of today, the judge still has not granted that motion to dismiss. He is still weighing what to do. In that case now, naturally, it's a it's a moot point. The president has acted. He's taken political responsibility for this. And Clayton Flynn, of course, now has his pardon in hand, right? Well, overall, How would you say this case has been handled by the Department of Justice? This has been a difficult case for the Justice Department. It has been caught up from the beginning. Essentially in in bitter political battle that we've seen take place in Washington. Flynn, the president and his allies portray Flynn here as a victim of the Justice Department of the FBI of what the president would call a witch hunt a hoax. Meanwhile, the attorney general's decision, which was highly unusual to intervene in this case, and to try to drop it after Flynn had pleaded guilty caused an uproar in critics said This looks a lot like a political favor to a friend of the president. Well, this is of course, the first part in that we have seen from President Trump's since the election. Should we be anticipating many more? This is the first of what we expect to be a number of pardons. Yes, there are a number of people who the president is friends with who could expect to pardon some top names were looking at former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort. The president's former political adviser, Steve Bannon, who is facing federal charges in New York. There is also of course, the possibility that the president could pardon his family preemptively and the possibility for the president to try to pardon himself before he leaves office. That is NPR. Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Thank you, Ryan. Thank you. Encourage or require. That is a dilemma Many employers are facing as a covert 19 vaccine comes closer to reality. Ah, quarter million people in the U. S have died from Cove it once there's a shot can that can prevent illness Should it be mandatory in the workplace? NPR's Andrea Hsu has more Only a couple of months into the pandemic. Holly Smith had made up her mind. Her restaurant Cafe Juanita in Kirkland. Washington, would not reopen the diners until there was a covert 19 vaccine. She's already told her staff you are going to get vaccinated. Some of my young millennials are like, so I'm taking this is a directive like as a mandate. Is that how you mean it? And it's that's a scary thing. You know, like Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness, I believe in civil liberties and all those different things. But you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has died. It is the staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says. You know, for vaccinated. I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes. But her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management. He says Each requests must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America..

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:14 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KCRW

"People who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes. But her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management. He says Each requests must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America. Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin reports at many points during the Trump presidency, It has appeared that the permit was certain to be granted. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the mind plan would not comply with the Clean Water Act and that the project is not in the public interest. Fishermen and tribes in Bristol Bay have been fighting the mind for more than a decade, fearing it would degrade the rich salmon runs that are at the heart of the area's economy and indigenous culture. Sport fishermen come from all over the world to stay at lodges in the area for a chance at landing a record Cojo or rainbow trout. Nancy Morris Lion at Bear Trail Lodging King Salmon Got the news by text. It is an incredible relief. I felt like sitting down and just crying. What lion says the prospect of the mine has held the whole region hostage for years. Lodge owners like her didn't know if they could invest in their businesses. The president's oldest son and avid hunter and fisherman is credited with galvanizing the Trump administration against the project, Lion, says Donald Trump Jr and his brother, Eric stayed with her about eight years ago. I always said that I had faith, but after they had visited here, and they spent time here This day, understood that this place didn't need something like that. Moring it starring at rooting it forever. Pebble Limited partnership says it's not giving up and is focusing on a possible appeal of the Army cores decision. The company says the project would provide hundreds of good jobs. But they were more questions about the lasting impact of the mine. When secret recordings emerged this fall, Pebble executives were caught saying that they ultimately planned a much larger mind than they had requested A permit for For now, the Army course decision appears to be a death blow for the pebble mine. The incoming Biden administration is likely to oppose the project, as the Obama administration did. For NPR News. I'm Liz Ruskin in Washington. Many international students know what it is like to spend long periods of time away from their families. And so this year as people stay away from home for the holidays, that lessons on how to manage from those who've done it before that story tomorrow on all things considered, you're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Hey, I'm Anthony Valadez. I'm here to tell you you've got this. There's gonna be light at the end of the tunnel, No doubt. But for now we have to double down to keep people safe whenever possible. Just stay home. Cuddled up with your pets Snuggle with your boo. Why do your plants be creative? Read a book.

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:01 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Or require. That is a dilemma Many employers are facing as a covert 19 vaccine comes closer to reality. Ah, quarter million people in the U. S have died from Cove it once there's a shot can that can prevent illness Should it be mandatory in the workplace? NPR's Andrea Hsu has more Only a couple of months into the pandemic. Holly Smith had made up her mind. Her restaurant Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, Washington, would not reopen the diners until there was a covert 19 vaccine. She's She's already already told told her her staff staff you you are are going going to to get get vaccinated. vaccinated. Some Some of of my my young young millennials millennials are are like like Saran Saran taking. taking. This This is is a a directive directive like like as as a a mandate. mandate. Is Is that that how how you you mean mean it? it? And And that's that's that's that's a scary thing. You know, like Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness. I believe in civil liberties and all those different things, but you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in. Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes, but her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management, He says Each request must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this.

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:14 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"She's already told her staff you are going to get vaccinated. Some of my young millennials are like Saran taking. This is a directive like as a mandate. Is that how you mean it? And that's that's a scary thing. You know, like Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness. I believe in civil liberties and all those different things, but you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in. Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes, but her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management, He says Each request must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America. Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin reports at many points during the Trump presidency, It has appeared that the permit was certain to be granted. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the mind plan would not comply with the Clean Water Act and that the project is not in the public interest. Fishermen and tribes in Bristol Bay have been fighting the mind for more than a decade, fearing it would degrade the rich salmon runs that are at the heart of the area's economy and indigenous culture. Sport fishermen come from all over the world to stay at lodges in the area for a chance at landing a record Cojo or rainbow trout. Nancy Morris Lion at Bear Trail Lodging King Salmon Got the news by text. It is an incredible relief. I felt like sitting down and just crying Well, lion says The prospect of the mind has held the whole region hostage for years. Lodge owners like her didn't know if they could invest in their businesses. The president's oldest son and avid hunter and fisherman is credited with galvanizing the Trump administration against the project, Lion, says Donald Trump Jr and his brother, Eric stayed with her about eight years ago. I always said that I had faith that after they had visited here, and they spent time here This day, understood that this place didn't need something like that. Moring it starring at rooting it forever. Pebble Limited partnership says it's not giving up and is focusing on a possible appeal of the Army cores decision. The company says the project would provide hundreds of good jobs. But they were more questions about the lasting impact of the mind. When secret recordings emerged this fall, Pebble executives were caught saying that they ultimately planned a much larger mind than they had requested A permit for For now, the Army course decision appears to be a death blow for the pebble mine. The incoming Biden administration is likely to oppose the project, as the Obama administration did. For NPR news. I'm Liz Ruskin in Washington..

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As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears, Employers Consider Making It Mandatory

All Things Considered

04:01 min | 3 months ago

As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears, Employers Consider Making It Mandatory

"Or require. That is a dilemma Many employers are facing as a covert 19 vaccine comes closer to reality. Ah, quarter million people in the U. S have died from Cove it once there's a shot can that can prevent illness Should it be mandatory in the workplace? NPR's Andrea Hsu has more Only a couple of months into the pandemic. Holly Smith had made up her mind. Her restaurant Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, Washington, would not reopen the diners until there was a covert 19 vaccine. She's She's already already told told her her staff staff you you are are going going to to get get vaccinated. vaccinated. Some Some of of my my young young millennials millennials are are like like Saran Saran taking. taking. This This is is a a directive directive like like as as a a mandate. mandate. Is Is that that how how you you mean mean it? it? And And that's that's that's that's a scary thing. You know, like Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness. I believe in civil liberties and all those different things, but you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in. Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes, but her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management, He says Each request must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this.

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:40 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Meanwhile, the attorney general's decision, which was highly unusual to intervene in this case, and to try to drop it after Flynn had pleaded guilty caused an uproar in critics said This looks a lot like a political favor to a friend of the president. Well, this is of course, the first part in that we have seen from President Trump's since the election. Should we be anticipating many more? This is the first of what we expect to be a number of partners. Yes, there are a number of people who the president is friends with who could expect to pardon some top names were looking at former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort. The president's former political adviser, Steve Bannon, who is facing federal charges in New York. There is also of course, the possibility that the president could pardon his family preemptively and the possibility for the president to try to pardon himself before he leaves office. That is NPR. Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Thank you, Ryan. Thank you. Encourage or require. That is a dilemma Many employers are facing as a covert 19 vaccine comes closer to reality. Ah, quarter million people in the U. S have died from Cove it once there's a shot can that can prevent illness Should it be mandatory in the workplace? NPR's Andrea Hsu has more Only a couple of months into the pandemic. Holly Smith had made up her mind. Her restaurant Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, Washington, would not reopen the diners until there was a covert 19 vaccine. She's already told her staff you are going to get vaccinated. Some of my young millennials are like, so I'm taking this is a directive like as a mandate. Is that how you mean it? And it's that's a scary thing. You know, like, Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness. I believe in civil liberties and all those different things, but you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes. But her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal laws. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management. He says Each requests must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America. Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin reports at many points during the Trump presidency, It has appeared that the permit was certain to be granted. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the mind plan would not comply with the Clean Water Act and that the project is not in the public interest. Fishermen and tribes in Bristol Bay have been fighting the mind for more than a decade, fearing it would degrade the rich salmon runs that are at the heart of the area's economy and indigenous culture. Sport fishermen come from all over the world to stay at lodges in the area for a chance at landing a record Cojo or rainbow trout, Nancy Morris Lion and Bear Trail Lodging. King Salmon Got the news by text. It is an incredible relief. I felt like sitting down and just crying Well, lion says The prospect of the mine has held the whole region hostage for years. Lodge owners like her didn't know if they could invest in their businesses. The president's oldest son and avid hunter and fisherman is credited with galvanizing the Trump administration against the project, Lion, says Donald Trump Jr and his brother, Eric stayed with her about eight years ago. I always said that I had faith that after they had visited here, and they spent time here The state. He understood that this place didn't need something like that. Marring it, starring at ruining it forever. Pebble Limited partnership says it's not giving up and is focusing on a possible appeal of the Army cores decision. The company says the project would provide hundreds of good jobs. But they were more questions about the lasting impact of the mine. When secret recordings emerged this fall, Pebble executives were caught saying that they ultimately planned a much larger mind than they had requested A permit for For now, the Army course decision appears to be a death blow for the pebble mine. The incoming Biden administration is likely to oppose the project, as the Obama administration did. For NPR news. I'm Liz Ruskin in Washington..

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

01:35 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Matters

"I also wanted to just quickly point out since you were mentioning the airlines. We got an email from christopher. Who said that. He received an email from southwest airlines thing that they would no longer be keeping down the number of passengers to a to a row so again check with whatever airline you may be purchasing tickets from and see what their current policies are on that front end as dr mcdevitt said direct. Flights are better than connecting flights. Dr james mcdevitt is senior vice president and dean of clinical affairs at baylor college of medicine. Gwendolyn who is a business reporter with the houston chronicle. Once again we posted a link at houston matters dot. Org to a lot of the tips that we talked about for traveling over the holidays. Thank you both for talking with us. Thank you happy holidays. Happy holidays and up. Next to laborious vote lifesaving sculpture and a rat filled chasm challenge our expert panel on the good. The bad and the ugly is houston matters continues. A lot can happen in a week. Some of it. Good some bad. Some of it downright ugly when faced with intriguing developments in the weeks news. We turn to a rotating panel of non-experts..

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:37 min | 3 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Plan to my daughter is serving as bubble commissioner which i think it's also important to have someone in your family is going to manage this. The first thing is let's have the conversation. Think the second. Big component is A self quarantine process for the fourteen days prior to entering your holiday bubble that you self quarantine to the greatest extent possible now. Self quarantine is not being careful. It means that you are not coming into contact with other people Including a mask and that's obviously not feasible for a lot of people But you can replicate that to a degree. I adding a face shield during those fourteen days to your mask not not instead of the mask. But in addition to the mask Which is what our healthcare providers do in the hospital to prevent transmission and then closer to the holiday. I've encouraged people to actually get in your bubble to get the pcr diagnostic tests the traditional diagnostic test. So at that point you've been. I had low exposure for fourteen days. You've been tested importantly you gotten by from family that everybody's doing this at that point you were then ready to enter your bubble but once you're in you stay in. Nobody comes visit. You don't have the neighbors over Everybody comes into the bobble. They stay in the bubble and within that environment. I think you can celebrate relatively safety you safely but it's complicated and requires a degree of commitment. You mentioned the idea of googling to to find that that those tips we actually have a link at houston matters dot org to those suggested tips for establishing that holiday bubble. We're talking with dr. James mcdevitt senior vice president and dean of clinical affairs at baylor college of medicine in houston chronicle reported gwendolyn wu. Who wrote a recent article about how to celebrate the holidays during the pandemic. and we're seeking your thoughts. Are you traveling over the holidays. If so how if not why not. What steps will you take. If you are traveling to keep you and yours and other safe from the pandemic. We're discussing tips to do that. We welcome any other comments or questions that you have as well at talk at houston matters dot org or you can call us at seven three four four zero eight thousand..

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

07:59 min | 6 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Fact that there may not be space, and if a catastrophic storm does a lot of damage in the area and a lot of homes are injured we we could be in a crisis situation you agree. Know certainly could and and Gosh thankful that it's not headed directly for downtown Houston, which would create another set of problems but obviously a lot of a lot of concern for the the people that live closer to the Texas Louisiana border. While you plan and are sitting in these meetings and I always like to think that the folks in charge have more information than we do and I want to assume you have some kind of concern as to what's going to hit us. How are you guys thinking about what's going to be happening over the next twenty four hours? What are you truly expecting to happen? Well thankfully you know. Two months ago we got together Texas Medical Center Facilities Baylor business leaders city and county officials, and did a series of tabletop exercises where we ran some hypotheticals and and to those meetings were devoted to hurricane preparedness. So there was already a lot of advance planning. That Allen was incorporated into the thinking of city and county your ship. To develop shelters, for example, that are properly sized I that could be managed while maintaining appropriate social distancing i. a lot of that advance work has been done. A lot of the response to Hurricane. Say It's routine but a lot of it is what we grow for we trained for, and frankly what we've done a number of times, and this is a relatively common occurrence in Houston. Yeah. Earlier on, we were talking a little bit about how crowded hospitals were and I'm curious if you can give us a picture I hate to look backwards. But when we were at the height of this resurgence during the summer where we add a very serious point as far as hospital overcrowding and ask that just kinda gauge as to where we could end up now. We got to the point I I think that gas on your show talking about this issue we got to the point that we had filled up our typical ICU capacity. Exceeded but we were still well within the threshold where we create additional capacity fairly easily. Convert Bits, ties that staff appropriately. We never really got to the point where at risk of breaching that Capacity. Could have but but fortunately, the virus. The level right now, we are back within our normal operating capacity. So again, we're we're sort of out of that could stretch capacity. Now having said that we still have probably twenty five percent of our ICU patients or. Nineteen. So we still an awful lot of sick patients in the hospital. With virus but not anything like we were saying two weeks ago. When we talk about that and we talk about capacity and the people being in, there was a message that kind of was running bubbling under the surface of if you don't necessarily absolutely need to go to hospital avoid it because of covid nineteen. Again with a storm coming through like this on top of what we still have remaining of covid nineteen in hospitals. How should people gauge? When is the right time to say I need to go into the hospital system I need to see Dr as opposed to something I should weather and no pun intended until the storm passes. A couple top that one is in a crisis situation. One of the reasons why is your evacuee you should? Is because the event that you have an emergency medical situation and you're in the throes of the Ground Zero, the hurricane, you may not have the physical ability to get safely to a facility. So if you were told to evacuate evacuate number one. Number two wherever you are you should assess your safety you need to be able to get to a silty faithfully and in drive sending water, and all the things all the tips that educate people. Out But having said that again, the critical issue you should get a hospital you should not be sitting thinking well. We're in a crisis hospital. The probably busy by critical problem maybe is all that critical. I'll just tough it out and see how things go We saw definitely during covid nineteen people with serious heart issues that weren't seeking medical care people with impending folks that didn't seek medical care and we don't want that to happen. If you're the critical need, you need to seek out care in a in a hospital and frankly Paul ent. the MTA is GonNa know which hospitals are open and available in patients. If you are late night TV viewer like I. You've obviously seen many times the episode of the Golden Girls Were, Sofi as having heart issue and a hurricane hit their area, and they're waiting for an ambulance to come, and there's great concern whether the ambulance will get there in time. For Reality Sake in a hurricane storm this how how dangerous is it to be home if you have a medical condition and the roads are in trouble trees down how prepared are our first responders to get people? Again, I think it depends on how? Severe, the disaster is and obviously there are trees down across major roads and then they just can't get true It takes time to clearing it through. Now there are helicopters that they can They can scramble once the conditions weather conditions approve they can't fly the of Hurricane obviously. but but once the roads clear they should be able to to get to emphasize the mantra is for cardiac disease that times muscle that if you have a an event where you develop the collusion, because are there and you're not getting into your heart muscle the quicker you get into the hospital and the quicker you artery open back up the more heart muscle. You'RE GONNA preserve that critically important I. think it's analogous now for strokes if you've got warning symptoms if you've got weakness in one, sell your body slurred speech. if you get to the hospital properly and you're having a stroke, there are medications and procedures, they can do that actually stop and to a degree, reverse the stroke but the time limit it if you wait too long at the interventions are no longer effective. So again, if you're having emergency issues, you really need to do what you can get in and get get treated promptly quickly before I let you go I think there's often the decision people are making. Do I drive someone to the hospital or do I wait for security or first responders to get to me? What's your advice? in a critical situation I would recommend that you call nine one one and have a professional come and. You to the hospital rather than than transport, someone to the hospital and around and it's not exactly the same situation In, the case of childbirth, people sometimes find themselves in a situation where they are delivering the baby in the backseat of a car on their way to the hospital and we've been birthing babies for Millennia. And it sort of works when the with without assistance under under difficult circumstances that's entirely different than having a heart attack and developing written in the back of your car there's nothing you're gonna be able to do about that So I would I would advocate for calling nine, one one and sitting tight until a medical professional get to you. Dr. James McDevitt is a senior vice president and dean of Clinical, affairs, at Baylor College of Medicine Doctor Thank you very much for talking with us today. Stay safe out there. Thank you. Thank you. We're GONNA. Take a break when we come back Rockstar of the meteorologist of meteorological world is with us. KCRC's Frank. Billingsley our number to call in with questions seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, seven, zero. This is USA Matter Special Edition News Salvia Right..

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:22 min | 9 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

"Lanes at west loop six ten southbound from I. ten the Katy freeway to centrally bay increasing amounts in the KTM rates go because windows dot com twenty four hour traffic center should be a very quiet weather pattern through this weekend just a few clouds starting off this morning and then during the afternoon will be sunny and breezy with a high of ninety three with winds out of the northeast a clear sky tonight in the low sixty nights more sunshine tomorrow the high get around ninety three and dry on Monday with sunshine and a high reaching the low nineties I'm meteorologist Jeff Maher from the weather channel is eighty five in Galveston now in the woodlands or eighty seven Katie saying mode eighty seven eighty seven now it's K. T. R. H. top tax defenders twenty four hour weather center twelve oh one our top story a massive manhunt is underway in taxes eight people are recovering in San Antonio this morning after being shot at a bar just before midnight the San Antonio chief of police is a guy claimed to be a UFC fighter from California and when the bouncer or refused to let the man into a bar three fire eight individuals police are still looking for that gun man in Houston a man is dead after an eighteen Wheeler backed over him in a grocery store parking lot it was about eight o'clock this morning at an Aldi store near all leading high the man was homeless and sleeping in the loading dock the number of covered nineteen cases in Harris county's growing we're living with the virus we're going to be living with the virus it is still dangerous it's growing Baylor college of medicine data clinical affairs Dr James McDevitt tells our TV partner channel two now is the time now is not the time not the time to let your guard down that means we mask that means we maintain social distancing and that means that we're sick we don't go to work one word can make all the difference can't it a travel advisories been issued for the city of Alice and Jim wells county in the southern part of Texas they're asking that any of the residents who travel to Houston Calaveras county self quarantine for fourteen days when they get home and get tested within five to seven days K. T. R. H. news time coming up on twelve oh three president trump delivers commencement address to eleven hundred cadets at the U. S. military academy in west point no evil force on earth can match the noble power and write your story of the American.

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:43 min | 9 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

"And west timer a good alternate route this is Bellaire Boulevard in prison are also the key Terry Nichols because windows dot com twenty four hour traffic center should be a very quiet weather pattern through this weekend just a few clouds starting off this morning and then during the afternoon will be sunny and breezy with a high of ninety three with winds out of the northeast a clear sky tonight in the low sixty nights more sunshine tomorrow the high get around ninety three and trial Monday with sunshine and a high reaching the low nineties I'm meteorologist Jeff Maher from the weather channel we get eighty now things are starting to warm up in Galveston Urich AD is seventy eight if you're in the woodlands of hearing Katie seventy seven seventy nine at the K. T. R. H. top tax defenders twenty four hour weather center it's nine oh one our top story a massive manhunt is under way in Texas eight people are recovering in San Antonio this morning after being shot at a bar just before midnight the San Antonio chief of police is this guy claimed to be a UFC fighter from California and one of bouncer refused to let him into the bar right thank you fire eight individuals kind of hard to hear that he says the man went back to his car pulled out a gun came back and shot eight individuals police still looking for that gun man the number of covert nineteen cases in Harris county's growing or living with the virus we're going to be living with the virus it is still dangerous it's growing Baylor college of medicine dean the clinical affairs Dr James McDevitt telling our TV partner channel two now is not the time to let your guard down it means we mask that means we maintain social distancing and that means that we're sick we don't go to work a travel advisory has been issued for the city of Alice and Jim.

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

03:21 min | 9 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

"Looking for a gun man who shot eight people outside of San Antonio bar just before midnight the police chief says five women and three men were shot all were in stable condition police are scouring the area in search for the gunman who fled the scene should happen after the shooter and a group of people he was with were denied entry into a bar because he was intoxicated the chiefs is the shooter claimed that he was a UFC fighter from California and then pulled out a long rifle from his car and began shooting and we are getting word that a protest has erupted in Atlanta overnight after a man was killed by police during a traffic stop they said man was rushed to the hospital later died a crowd has gathered at the scene outside of a Wendy's in southwest Atlanta Atlanta police say the incident started is the do you why stop at Wendy's late last night and then the driver resisted arrest for the past week hospitalizations in Texas for covert nineteen of shot up to record numbers used in health authority lead doctor David purses the uptake is making a little nervous insists the patients now coming into the hospital system are the result of state openings around mother's day and Memorial Day it'll be a couple weeks before the protesters start showing up in the hospitals but Dr James McDevitt a Baylor college of medicine tells our TV part and partner channel to the system is ready we have a degree of confidence now that if our current surge continues and becomes a problem we're in far better shape to meet that certain there were nineteen hundred thirty five cases on Monday two thousand and fifty six on Wednesday twenty one hundred sixty six yesterday there's been a thirty percent increase in the past ten days kind of a heads up you're gonna be driving there's plenty of construction to slow your driving this weekend beware the Katy freeway eastbound and westbound connector ramp to the west loop south bound those are closed all weekend the southbound main lanes the southwest freeway at the six ten interchange those are close to five o'clock Monday morning two ninety northwest freeway westbound frontage road closed daily from whiskey to Mason road nine AM to four PM on the east side text dot has canceled the planned closure of the northbound east loop at two twenty five at least for now isn't bad said sponsoring a pet food collection drive today looking for donations they're looking for dry and canned food for young and adult cats so Kitty food a little Kitty food and adult food cats and dogs in a recent survey more than half of Houston area pet owners say they are in need of animal welfare services and pet food today's drive is from eleven to three at B. M. W. of west Houston that's between frying and west green on the Katy freeway feeder road news on demand A. K. A. T. R. H. dot com we're gonna have another update at eight thirty I'm Nikki Courtney on Houston's news weather and traffic station newsradio seven forty KTRE Kay just for warning stupid dad joke ready I seen some of the weirdest a protest signs like have you really ever put a limit really just really disturb me yesterday and said the end road work I why would I want well let me tell you in the this that's one we can all get on.

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:46 min | 9 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

"Celebration last night for the class of twenty twenty it featured local star athletes like Simone Biles and James harden I just wanted to congratulate you on graduating I know it's a huge milestone well it's certainly going on right now with this cold Jigarthanda liberal job pushing through some prodding us keep going all graduates even got a message from space NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy on board the international space station I'd like to take a moment and give a personal note of congratulations to every single graduating high school or college senior others taking part in the event included actress Chandra Wilson Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Texans superstar J. J. watt the flattened curve is rising again in icy use at the Texas Medical Center hospitals Baylor college of medicine dean of clinical affairs Dr James McDevitt says they have been seeing a slow consistent increase in the past week and if the number of covert nineteen cases continues at this pace the TMC's normal capacity for ICU beds will be exceeded in two weeks there is going to be a memorial service for Georgia Floyd in North Carolina today in the town where he was born and where his two sisters live it's going to be a public viewing for Floyd in Houston on Monday his funeral is going to be a private affair on Tuesday Brent Brianna Taylor is being remembered with the vigil and balloon release today on what would have been her twenty seventh birthday K. T. R. H. news time is six oh three the children's museum in Houston is back open and offering special deals to get the kids back into their award winning fine house that is an incredible deal after closing for almost three months due to cover the doors are open with new hours today ten to six tomorrow noon to six.

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"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:49 min | 9 months ago

"dr. james mcdevitt" Discussed on KTRH

"Called few times when he didn't answer they call for to for us to do a welfare check San Antonio police chief William McManus he did not identify the victims but the children ranged from four months to eleven years in age cops also found a note on the front door telling them they find bodies inside it was a gas carbon monoxide poisoning for all of them covered nineteen cases on the rise according to city of Houston health officials but there's also been an uptick in the amount of patients in the ICU at the Texas Medical Center here and you need to watch for these hospitalizations disturbing thing is it seems to be a little bit more every day it's it's been a very consistent increase Dr James McDevitt with Baylor college of medicine telling our TV partner channel two it's been a steady increase fourteen deaths meantime at the Oakmont health care and rehab center of amble being blamed on covert nineteen investigation of that began in April and it's continuing mayor Sylvester Turner Harris County judge Lina Hidalgo they're asking for E. vision hearings to be postponed until late August because of this pandemic a federal appeals court blocked a San Antonio judge's ruling that would have allowed all voters in Texas to vote by mail new Harris County clerk Chris Hollins said all registered voters in Harris County sixty five and older applications to vote by mail the total sent out over three hundred seventy five thousand sixty five an up voters here in Harris County Houston police say murders are up fifty percent so far this year Tarleton state criminologist Alex del Carmen says as mainly because of the covert nineteen lockdowns the card was going to increase and I think it's going to continue to increase unfortunately he's been on a record low before code nineteen and so we criminologist knew that he was gonna search but not.

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