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Francis Collins Talks About the Side Effects of mRNA Vaccines
"Listening to doctor Francis Collins who I thought was going to go away, but he's back. The former director of the NIH talking about the side effects from the mRNA shots. I think humility is appropriate also in talking about the vaccines. Yes, we were quite confident that the results of the phase three trials were very clear. But of course, we found out later that there were rare events in the case of the mRNA vaccines of pericarditis, myocarditis. In the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rare events of a clotting disorder, there was too rare to have popped up in a 30,000 person trial. So there was no reason to know about them, but they ultimately emerged once we got millions and millions of people getting injected. So yeah, even there, as we said, the vaccines are safe and effective. It would have been appropriate to say face upon a study, rigorously done a 30,000 people. That doesn't rule out the possibility there might be really rare side effects that could in fact be significant. And I'm not sure that necessarily we convey that as well as we might have. Now I never claimed to be the smartest guy in the room. I'm not. I'm no scientist. I'm no doctor. Did you hear what he just said? It would have been appropriate to say based upon a study rigorously done of 30,000 people that doesn't rule out the possibility there might be really rare side effects, it could in fact be significant. And I'm not sure that necessarily we conveyed that as well as we might have. You think?
Inference: 'Thunder out of China' Details Fauci's Support for Gain-of-Function Research
"Anthony Fauci's been the director of the U.S. National Institute of allergy and infectious disease That's nigh aid since 1984 Over the last few decades he has expressed his support for gain of function research on numerous occasions In a 2011 op-ed for The Washington Post co author with Francis Collins the director of the NIH between 1993 and 2019 they made the case for viruses engineer quote engineered and isolated biocontainment laboratories As a means to identify quote genetic pathways by which such a virus could better adapt to transmission among people The benefits were not elaborated in detail the authors simply noting that quote important information and insights can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in the laboratory The OPEC concludes with a brief consideration of the risk involved Now the following year Fauci published a paper in total research on the highly pathogenic H 5 NI influence of virus the way forward Again making the case for gain of function research In his commentary Fauci acknowledges the question of whether quote knowledge obtained from these experiments can inadvertently affect public health in an adverse way even in nations multiple time zones away He then invites the reader to consider a hypothetical scenario concerning an important gain of function experiment involving a virus with serious pandemic potential Performed in a well regulated world class lab by experienced investigators The information gleaned from the study is then used by another scientist who doesn't have the same training of facilities and is not subject to the same regulations Here's what he writes In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic Many ass reasonable
Daily Wire's Megan Basham on the Shift in Print Media
"Folks welcome back. I'm talking to Megan bash. How do you say Megan? Fashion. Are you sure? Yes, I'm sure I've been hearing that's appropriate. I don't know why. Pass them, making bash them. Okay, what's your name? Okay. Megan, you've written an article for daily wire. Now you've been working for daily wire for what a year now where before that you were with world magazine? Correct. Did you feel a freedom at world to write articles like this? Because I feel that the world has shifted so dramatically, you referenced Christianity today, which it breaks my heart, but they seem to be fully on board with some things that I would have bet anything a few years ago they would not have been on board with. They would have been more careful. Was the climate at world and I don't know whether you can comment on this, but was the climate at world such that you were able to write this kind of thing or should you not talk about that? We did some of this work at world not on this particular subject, but if I can highly recommend world's podcast the world and everything in it, we did some segments on this type of thing on CRT. And we would get more into those controversial type of topics, but I will say in France and things have shifted a little bit at world lately. I won't talk too much about that. But I will say I'm the print side, I felt that there was a sense that I don't know, maybe that it is somehow unchristian to dig into some of these stories. It felt like naming names, even though that is reportedly, that is journalistic to let's be very clear when we say Francis Collins, we're using it as a metaphor. We don't mean it literally.
Megan Basham: How the Gov't Used Evangelical Leaders to Spread Covid Propaganda
"Meghan welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. Happy to be here. What you wrote is so important, it is horrifying, it's scandalous. So let's just start with. The central thesis. But then I want to ask you how it is that you came to write about it. But what is this for people listening and folks trust me, this is very important, so please listen carefully. But Megan, tell us, what is the central thesis of the article? Well, if you're someone who's been following the major news cycle, you've seen probably revelations that doctor Anthony Fauci and doctor Francis Collins, the head of the national Institutes of health, leaked, there were emails that leaked that revealed that they were suppressing information about some important COVID facts that we now believe it probably leaked from a lab, we now have a lot of good evidence that masks were not that helpful. It's evolving every day. And so essentially the thesis is that the federal government, particularly Frances Collins in his role at the NIH, used his reputation as a man of great Christian faith and his connections and friendships with a lot of Christian leaders to come into churches and urge pastors to use their platforms to spread the narrative. He wanted spread to their congregations. This is a big deal, I'll say it again and again, again, in case anybody is not tracking what you write about in this article, which is a daily wire is scandalous. It's horrifying. And what happens to me whenever I read something like this is first I'm scandalized, but the same time I'm doubly scandalized by the fact that others haven't written about it that we're told we're not supposed to talk about this. It makes me angry as an American, certainly as a Christian infuriates me, disgusts me that we're living at a time when it takes this long for someone like you for the daily wire, which is not a Christian news site, but a standard place where journalism gets done to do something about this to write something
Rep. Andy Biggs: If Dr. Fauci Is Profitting From the Origins of COVID, He Should Be Prosecuted
"Fox News had some reporting Bret baier on this the growing momentum behind the lab league hypothesis for coronavirus They've Fox News got some got a hold in Brett bear show specifically of some documents showing how Fauci and the cabal seemed to be really eager to make this lab leak thing go away Now congressman is a serious disease You know that I mean it's killed a lot of people It's causes the world wide economic crisis supply chain crisis we don't have to mean we all live through it We obviously this is one of the biggest scandals of our time Is it not if government paid taxpayer dollar paid people like Francis Collins and foushee tried to make the origin story this coronavirus thing go away And if you guys take back control of Congress in 2022 can we expect people to look into that These new chairman on the Republican side Yeah I'll tell you two years ago I said that when this is all done historically looking back the evil villains will be the medical bureaucracy the federal Democrat like Collins and like Fauci Well I'm calling upon Kevin McCarthy the minority leader today to organize task force to try to preserve evidence and prepare so that on day one we convert those task forces to investigative committees and go after the origins of COVID and let's find out what Fauci knew how we profited It looks like he's looks like he's in the pocket and he's profiting from his personally Let's find out if that's accurate and true If that's the case then he needs to be prosecuted I mean that's the bottom line
Michael Anton Comments on Dr. Fauci Implying Sen. Paul Is Responsible for Death Threats
"Last question you just saw this phenomenon Rand Paul and I don't know what you saw didn't but Rand Paul and Doctor Fauci up on Capitol Hill where Doctor Fauci who Michael is a public figure paid by you my and everyone else in the audience's tax dollars He's not a private physician Using a government account engaged in some suspicious behavior with Francis Collins about the GBD authors Jay botta char and others So Rand Paul calls him out and Fauci starts implying that Rand Paul's responsible for the death threats he's getting Saying it to a guy Michael with no sense of self awareness at all who was literally attacked by his neighbor Rand Paul and put in the hospital I mean if that isn't a moment like one of the greatest self owns of all time I've never I really don't know what compares I don't know who came up with this line but it's a great line I wish I knew so that I could give him credit whoever it is It goes like this Our speech is violence their violence is speech So when the left takes to the streets in the middle of 2000 and burn cities and smashes and loots and I don't know how many people died but it was something around three dozen That's all called mostly peaceful protests and an expression of free speech When the right says something like hey you know funded gain of function research and lied about it and that gain of function research may have led to the COVID pandemic that's destroyed our economy and led to all of these ridiculous mandates talking about it and that becomes violence It's a complete inversion redefinition It's a way of using words as weapons and confounding people so that they can't see clearly what's going on and what's being taken away
Dr. Scott Atlas on Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins Colluding Against Great Barrington Declaration
"Doc read the book Obviously one of the publishers involved in the publication of this book I was blown away by it from the start So much stuff we heard from the media that it just seemed to be misinformation You expose in this book given the real trusted behind the scenes account I'll put it up on the desk here So Fox nation folks you can see it My first question to you doctor You've been a source for truth on this and sanity on this coronavirus pandemic from the start Yet others sadly doctor haven't I believe Doctor Fauci being one of them And given the recent revelations about him and Francis Collins colluding behind the scenes to politically attack the authors of the great Barrington declaration of later been proven right with some of the recommendations I mean why does this guy still have a job doctor He's been wrong consistently the entire time Fauci that is Yeah well that's a difficult question to answer Obviously I mean here we have somebody And this is the point here People Doctor Fauci and doctor birx our government bureaucrats in government positions for 40 years And the reason that people stay in those kinds of positions for 40 years is not because they're politically neutral It's because they have the skills to navigate a heavily politicized environment by making friends with their people and agencies by making friends with people in the media And basically these are essentially political jobs They are bureaucrats They're not scientists They're not critical thinkers as I found out in my meetings with them They're not open to debate and questing and using the scientific method which is basically based on the free exchange of ideas and then knowing the evidence and coming up with a solution And so it's hard to say why they have a job these people but they are very skillful at keeping it
"francis collins" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"But for many people, the second time you get it, it will be milder, much milder than the first time you get it. With the long tail like that lasts for a long time. Yeah, so just their studies that follow cohorts of people who are infected for a year. And the reinfection rate is something like somewhere between .3 and 1%. And like a pretty fantastic study, Italy found that one in Sweden I think there's a few studies that found that similar things. And reinfect and tend to produce much milder disease, much less likely to end up in the hospital, much less likely to die. So what the end state of COVID is, it's circulating the population forever and you get it multiple times. Yeah. And then there's, I think, studies and discussions like the best protection would be to get it and then also to get vaccinated. And a lot of people push back against that for the obvious reasons from both sides because somehow this course has become less scientific and more political. Well, I think you want to the first time you meet it is going to be the most deadly for you. And so the first time you meet it is just wise to be vaccinated. The vaccine reduces severe disease. Yeah. Well, we'll talk about the vaccine because I want to make sure I address it carefully and properly in full context. But yes, sort of to add to the context. A lot of the fascinating discussions we're having is in the early days of COVID and now for people who are unvaccinated. That's where the interesting story is. The policy story of the sociology sociological story and so on. But let me go to something really fascinating just because of the people involved. The human beings evolved because of how deeply I care about. Science and also kindness respect and love and human things. Francis Collins wrote a letter in October 2020 to Anthony Fauci and I think somebody else. I have the letter, it's not a letter email, I apologize. Hi Tony and cliff, see GB declaration dot org..
Emails Show NIH's Collins Worked to Discredit the Great Barrington Declaration
"Is being suppressed. Particularly anything I say about the election of 2020 if I express any kind of skepticism or if I express any kind of skepticism about how the government under this administration has been going about how to deal with COVID. So information is being suppressed and that's exactly what Fauci and Collins did with the great Barrington declaration. They suppressed it. And Francis Collins was interviewed about this. And he doubled down. Doctor Collins, we always here follow the science and you know sciences. Now, this is on Fox News with Bret baier. Observation description experimentation and explanation. But it seems that a lot of health policy makers have been trying to silence opposing views. In a newly released set of emails, received from freedom of information act between you and Doctor Fauci in October of 2020, you referenced the great Barrington declaration. That was a group of epidemiologists and public health scientists who wrote quote, we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of prevailing COVID-19 policies continuing current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health. In this email to Doctor Fauci and cliff lane at NHL nah, you write quote hi Tony and cliff, C and you connect to the great Barrington declaration link. This proposal from three fringe, epidemiologists who met with the secretary seems to be getting a lot of attention, and even a co signature from a Nobel Prize winner Michael levitt at Stanford. There needs to be a quick and devastating public takedown of its premises. I don't see anything like that online yet. Is it underway, Francis? Did you write that? I did write that, and I want to stand by that. Let me explain. What was being proposed there was basically saying, let's not worry about mitigation. Let's just let this virus rip. This of course. Now, nowhere in the declaration does it say let's just let this virus rip. He's doing the same thing that M shift does. Take something put in his own words and attribute it to them.
Fauci and Collins Worked With the Media to Trash the Great Barrington Declaration
"We are talking about the way that Doctor Fauci and doctor Francis Collins of NIH trashed. The signers of the so called Barrington, declaration, great Barrington declaration. When they warned against lockdowns. And a freedom of information request found that Fauci and Collins were determined to slam it to trash it to refer to it as a let it rip strategy. And I've read you excerpt from the great Barrington declaration. It says nothing about let it rip. It's that we should be protecting those most vulnerable, until our society achieves a certain level of herd immunity which can be done. The number of ways, including, acquired immunity, and vaccine, the time this was written. The vaccine had not yet been developed. They never ever in this document say anything about let it rip, which is how it was characterized.
"francis collins" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"I warned you about Francis Collins a long time ago The head of the NIH He's thankfully leaving government sue Now he is a public figure So for all the leftists who are going to say and I can already I can already smell it on your breath The leftists are going to say oh my gosh Dan why are you going after Francis Collins and Fauci all the time The answer is because their public figures They're not your orthodontist They're not your dentist They're not your toenail doctor These are doctors These are medical professionals who are played by your tax dollars played probably a Freudian slipper You're getting played while you're paying them They're getting paid by your tax dollars to make decisions that are going to impact your life in the public at large They are open to criticism You don't like it Listen to another radio show Sorry but I've warned you for a long time that Francis Collins is just as dangerous to public health as Anthony Fauci As bad if not worse it's not personal I don't know Francis Collins I don't want to know Francis Collins I don't want to go to cocktail parties with Francis Collins I don't want to be the backup guitarist on his next MTV hit but every day she's like what was this song the song about returning with the booster or something It was like the creepiest song ever like Francis Listen man I get it but can you keep that stuff to yourself There's like glasses breaking as you sing But again with Francis Collins the guy is a public figure He's open a public scrutiny So why do I bring this up Because he decided to be a good idea to go on with Bret bear This is a rather long clip China think to me play this now We got time Yeah let's play it out He goes I'm with bread pear Francis Collins got busted in an email Trying to attack the very smart doctors and medical professionals behind the great Barrington declaration The great Barrington declaration said this very simply It said focus on the vulnerable the lockdown strategies not going to work A strategy now that that's been vindicated by time because states that lockdown are not having almost any success at all But here's Collins like trying to snake and weasel his way out of it when he's confronted about his email attacking them And he says something you totally made up that the great Barrington declaration signators had said let it rip the virus which is never in there He's making this up Check this out We always hear follow the science and sciences observation description experimentation and explanation But it seems there are a lot of health policy makers have been trying to silence opposing views In a newly released set of emails received from freedom of information act between you and Doctor Fauci in October of 2020 you referenced the great Barrington declaration That was a group of epidemiologists and public health scientists who wrote quote we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of prevailing COVID-19 policies continuing current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health And this email to Doctor Fauci and cliff lane at NHL and AH you write quote hi Tony and cliff C and you connect to the great Barrington declaration link This proposal from three fringe epidemiologists who met with the secretary seems to be getting a lot of attention and even a co signature from a Nobel Prize winner Michael levitt at Stanford There needs to be a quick and devastating public takedown of its premises I don't see anything like that online yet Is it underway Frances Did you write that I did write that and I will stand by the hat Let me explain What was being proposed there was basically saying let's not worry about mitigation Let's just let this virus rip This of course before we had vaccines and basically these I will call them French epidemiologists who really did not have the credentials to be making such a grand sweeping statement We're saying just let the virus run through the population and eventually then everybody will have had it and will be okay Hundreds of thousands of people would have died If we had followed that strategy Hundreds of thousands of people did die because we followed your strategy And hundreds of thousands or more may die in the future because you keep doing ineffectual things like focusing on government power via mandates vaccine and mask mandates while completely ignoring things at work Oh I shouldn't say completely ignoring precision matters and I want to be sure where on the right side of the truth But playing down monoclonal antibodies and others in your press attacks Francis Collins has been a real danger to public health And by the way you know I get a bunch of left wing people Listen to my show So this guy just tweeted out I guess he was listening to my show That I said that I was a month and a half ago when I got coronavirus that I was afraid I'm not going to tell you I wasn't afraid I didn't want to catch Corona I didn't want to die He says talking about me He says it sucked for 24 to 36 hours but he got better and was fine You just heard that which is true And in this lefty tweets back and we believe him why I make it up folks Jim I'm making it up What I called you that weekend told you at the rona I just wanted the Monday off And then I changed my mind when I showed up on Monday Right I just wanted the attention from you on the weekend These people are such tools Are they This is the left He's making it up He just wanted a day off on Monday But he didn't take the day off Doesn't matter It doesn't matter He needed some attention for Jim and Mike in a week and he was born What did idiot All right folks out They way back I want to discuss more of this There's some evidence now that these lockdowns were not only counterproductive but were outright destructive And that's why you're seeing this defensiveness from Francis Collins now being that the great Barrington declaration signers were right and he was completely wrong They may have gotten people hurt through this ridiculous lockdown strategy more on that.
Restaurants anxious as omicron, high food costs take toll
"The the Omicron Omicron variant variant continues continues to to spread spread I'm I'm a a grown grown is is certainly certainly providing providing how how very very serious serious challenge challenge outgoing outgoing NIH NIH director director Dr Dr Francis Francis Collins Collins doubling doubling every every two two to to three three days days first first in in South South Africa Africa now now in in parts parts of of Europe Europe and and the the U. U. S. S. is is on on that that exponential exponential curve curve right right now now so so we're we're in in for for a a world world of of trouble trouble I'm I'm afraid afraid in in the the next next month month or or two two so so Collins Collins on on fox fox news news Sunday Sunday urges urges everyone everyone to to get get vaccinated vaccinated and and boosted boosted and and wear wear a a mask mask I I know know people people are are sick sick of of hearing hearing that that spread spread the the virus virus is is not not sick sick of of us us it's it's thrown thrown us us a a new new curve curve ball ball and and we we gotta gotta be be ready ready to to hit hit it it I'm I'm Shelley Shelley Adler Adler
"francis collins" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Into a sort of standardized approach where everything didn't have to be a one off. I'm really excited about that. So what began as three projects is six. And it's about to be seven next year with a heart failure project and all of kinda know each other and if it weren't for that background when cova came along it would have been a lot harder to build the partnership called active which has been my passion for the last twenty months accelerating covert nineteen therapeutic interventions and vaccines. We just had our leadership team meeting this morning. It was amazing. what's been accomplished. That's pretty much hundred people who dropped everything just to work on this about half from industry in half from government and academia and that's how we got vaccine master protocols designed so we all agreed about what the end points had to be. You wondered why are thirty thousand participants in each of these trials as actives. Group mapping out what the power needed to beat for this to be bidding. Same with their buicks We have run at least twenty therapeutic agents Through trials that active supported in record time. That's how we got monoclonal. Antibodies that we know work. That's been that would not have been possible. If i didn't already have a sense of how to work with the private sector that came out of a hip amp took two years to get started active two weeks. We just kept hundred people over. Yeah get the lawyers out of the room. And now you're gonna get yourself in trouble so i i do hope one day. The story of this incredible vaccine development of vaccine protocols and trials and all this kind of details the messy beautiful details of his science and engineering and and the lead to the manufacturing the deployment and the scientific test. It's such a nice dance between engineering and the space of manufactured vaccines you know you start before the study is complete you start making vaccines just in case the if the study's to be positive then you can start.
"francis collins" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"We trust but science says which is vaccines are going to save your life. We're going to trust what's on the internet. That says ivermectin hydroxy. Chloroquine really do work. Even though the scientific community says probably not so let me push back on that a little bit. So he doesn't he doesn't say that's not listen to science he doesn't say the vaccine don't get vaccinated. He says it's okay to ask questions. I'm okay with that. How risky is the vaccine for certain populations. What a benefits and risks. There's other friends of joe and Friends of mine. Like sam harris. Who says if you look at the data is obvious that the benefits outweigh the risks. And would joe says is yes but let's still openly talk about risks and you often bring this up. Anecdotal evidence of people who've had highly negative effects from vaccines. Science is not done with anecdotal evidence. And so you could infer a lot of stuff from the way. He expresses it but he also communicates a lot interesting questions And does something. Maybe you can comment on this. You know there's certain groups that are healthy. they have. they're younger they have. They exercise a lot. They get the all nutrition all those kinds of things. He shows skepticism on whether it's so obvious that they should get vaccinated and the same as he makes this. He kind of presents the same kind of skepticism for kids for young kids. So with empathy and You know listening. My russian in eloquent description would hopefully is what what is your response to that. Why should certain categories of health being young people still vaccinated. Do you think well. I just to say it's great for joe to be a skeptic to ask questions. We should all be doing that. But then the next step is to go and see what the data says and see if they're actually answers to those questions so coming to healthy people. I've done a bunch of podcast. Besides this one one. I think i remember most was a podcast with a world wide wrestling superstar fairness. He's about six foot six and just absolutely solid muscle and he got cove it and he almost died and recovering from that. He said. i've gotta let my supporters know 'cause you can imagine world wide wrestling fans are probably not big embraces of the need for vaccines and he want he just turned himself into a spokesperson for the fact that this virus doesn't care how healthy you are how much you exercise. What a great specimen you are. It wiped him out. And we see that you know the average person in the icu right now. Covert nineteen is under age fifty. I think there's a lot of people still thinking. Oh it's just those old people in the nursing homes. That's not going to be about me. They're wrong in their plenty of instances of people who were totally healthy with no underlying diseases taking good care of themselves not obese exercising. Who have died from this disease. Seven hundred children have died from this disease. Yes. some of them had underlying factors like obesity. But a lot of them did not so. It's fair to say younger. People are less susceptible to serious illness..
"francis collins" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"The things that ought to be watched. You may not know that if somebody is ordering a particular allah go nuclear tied from one of the main suppliers and it happens to match smallpox. They're going to get caught. So there is effort underway to try to track any nefarious actions. That might be going on in the united states or internationally zor international collaboration of trying to track the stuff. There is some. I wish it were stronger. This is a general issue lacks in terms of. Do we have a mechanism particularly when it comes to ethical issues to be able to decide. What's allowable what's not an enforce it. I mean look where we are with. Germline a genome editing for humans. For instance. there is no enforcement mechanism. there's just bully. Pulpits and governments said get to decide for themselves. You talked about evil. What about incompetence. Does that worry you. I was born in the soviet union My dad a physicist working noble that comes to mind. that wasn't evil i was. I don't know what word you wanna put it. Maybe incompetence too harsh. Maybe this inherent incompetence of bureaucracy. I don't know before whatever reason there was an accident. Does that worry you. of course it does. And we know that sars for instance. I did manage to leak out of a lab in china two or three times. And at least in some instances people died fortunately quickly contained all one can do in that circumstance because you need to study the virus and understand it an order to keep it from causing broader pandemic but you need to insist upon the kind of biosecurity. The esl two three and four framework under which those experiments have to be done and certainly at nih were extremely rigorous about that. But you can't count on every human being to always do exactly what they're supposed to so there's a risk there which is another reason. Why if we're contemplating supporting research on pathogens that might be the next pandemic you have to factor that.
"francis collins" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"The discussion even to response to ram paul. I know we're not talking about specific senators but just that particular case. I'm saying stuff here odors and opportunity you talk about given the current threshold. This is not gain of function but maybe we need to reconsider the threshold and have an actor as an opportunity for discussion about the ethics of gain of function. You said that there was three studies. That pass that threshold with influenza. That's a fascinating human questions scientific question about ethics. Because you're playing like you said there's There's pros and cons. You taking risks here to prevent horribly destructive viruses in the future but you also a risking creating such viruses in the future when nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. You are Nuclear energy promises a lot of positive effects. And yet you taking risks here with Mutually assured destruction. I have nations possessing nuclear weapons on my. You're on a lot of we're going there or not but a lot of people argue that that's the reason we've nuclear weapons is the reason we've prevented world wars. And yet they also have the risk of starting world wars and this is what we have to be honest about with With the benefits the risks science that you have to make that calculation. What are the pros. And what are the cons totally with you. But i want to reassure you lex that this is not an issue that has been ignored. Yes that this issue about the kind of gain of function that might result in serious. Human pathogen has been front and center In many deliberations for a decade or more involved a lot of my time along the way by the way and has been discussed publicly on multiple occasions including two major meetings of the national academy of sciences. Getting input from everybody and ultimately arriving at our current framework. Now we actually back in january of twenty twenty just before covert nineteen changed. Everything had planned and even charged that same national science advisory by board on biosecurity to reconvene and look at the current framework. And say do we have it right. Let's look at the experience over those three years and say is the threshold too easy too hard. Do we need to reconsider. Let's look at the experience. Cova came along. The members of the board said please. We're all infectious disease experts. We don't have time for this right now. I think the time is right to do this..
"francis collins" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"E p p p only applies to agents that are known human pathogens of potential of pandemic potential. These were all bat. Viruses derived in the wild not shown to be infectious to humans. Just looking at what happened if you took four different bat viruses and you tried moving the spike protein gene from one into one of the others To see whether it would bind better to the ace two receptor that doesn't get across that threshold and let me also say for those who are trying to connect the dots here. Which is the most troubling part of this and say well. This is how sars covy to got started that is absolutely demonstrably false These bat viruses that were being studied had only about eighty percents similarity in their genomes to sars covy to they were like decades away and evolutionary terms and it is really responsible for people to claim otherwise speaking of people who claim otherwise rand. Paul what do you make of the battle of words between senator rand paul and dr anthony chee over this particular point. I want to talk about specific members. Of but i will say it's really unfortunate that tony falcon who is the epitome of a dedicated. Public servant has now somehow been targeted For political reasons as somebody that certain figures are trying to discredit perhaps to try to distract from their own failings. This never should have happened. Here is a person who's dedicated his whole life to trying to prevent illnesses from infectious diseases including hiv and the nineteen eighties and nineties. And now probably the most knowledgeable infectious disease physician in the world and also a really good communicator. Is out there telling the truth about where we are with sars covy to to certain political figures who don't wanna hear it and who are therefore determined to discredit him and that is disgraceful so with politicians are they often play games with black and white. They tried to use The grey areas of science and then paint their own picture. But i have a question about the grey areas. The science so like you mentioned gain of function is a term. That's very specific scientific meeting but it also has a more general term and it's very possible to argue that the Not argue not the way politicians argue but just as human beings and scientists that there was a gain of function achieved at the wuhan institute of allergy but it didn't cross a threshold. I mean there's a it's it's a but it could have to so so. Here's the thing when you do. These kinds of experiments unexpected results may be achieved and that's the gray area of science. You're you're taking risks with such experiments. And i am very uncomfortable that we can't discuss the uncertainty in the gray area of this. Oh i'm comfortable discussing the gray area. What i'm uncomfortable with is people deciding to define for themselves what that threshold is. Based on sort of some political argument the threshold was very explicitly laid out. Everybody agreed to that In the basis of this three years of deliberation. So that's what it is if that threshold needs to be reconsidered. Let's reconsider it but let's not try to take an experiment that's already been done and decide that the threshold isn't what it was because that that really is doing a disservice to the whole process..
"francis collins" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Gave that patient again in their immune function that may have saved their life. So gotta be careful not to say oh gain functioned as bad most of what we do in science that's good voss quite a bit of a hat and we are all living with gains of function everyday a gain of function. Because i'm wearing these eyeglasses. Otherwise i would not be seeing you as clearly. I'm happy for that gain of function. So that's where a lot of confusion has happened to kind of gain of function which is now subject to very rigorous and berry carefully defined. Oversight is when you are working with an established human pathogen that is known to be potentially causing pandemic and you are enhancing or potentially enhancing its transmissibility or it's variance. We call that e. p. p. enhanced potential pandemic pathogen that requires this very stringent oversight. Worked out over three years by the national science advisory board by security that needs to be looked at by a panel. That goes well beyond nih to decide are the benefits worth the risks in that situation most of the time. It's not worth the risk. Only three times in the last three or four years. I have experiments been given permission to go forward. They were all influenza. So i will argue that. If you're worried about the next pandemic the more you know about the coming enemy the better chance you have to recognize when trouble is starting and so if you can do it safely studying influenza or corona viruses like sars moore's and sars covy to Would be a good thing to be able to know about but you have to be able to do it safely because we all know. Lab accidents can happen. I mean look at sars where there have been lab accidents and people have gotten sick as a result. We don't want to take that chance. There's a compelling scientific reason that's why we have this very stringent oversight. The experiments being done at the wuhan institute of i- raji as a sub award to our grant to echo. Health in new york did not meet that standard of requiring that kind of stringent oversight. I want to be really clear about that. Because there's been so much thrown around about it. Was it gain of function well in the standard use of that term that you use in science in general you might say it was but in its use of that term that applies to this very specific example of a potential pathogen. Absolutely not nothing went on there. That should not have happened. Based upon the oversight there was an instance where the grantee institution failed to notify us about the result of an experiment that they were supposed to tell us where they mixed and matched Some viral genomes and got a somewhat larger viral load result. But it was not e p p p and was not getting into that zone that would have required this higher level of scrutiny. It was all bat viruses. These were not human pathogens. Said they didn't cross a threshold within that gray area that makes for an e p p p they did not and anybody who's willing to take the time to look at what ep means and what those experiments were would have to agree with what i just said. What is the biggest reason. It didn't cross that threshold as it because it wasn't jumping to humans as it because the did not have sufficient increase in violence at transmissibility. What's your sense..
"francis collins" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
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Fauci Under Fire for Sick and Twisted Beagle Puppy Experiments
"According to documents obtained by a freedom of information request, white coat waste project and subsequent media coverage, from October 2018 to February 2019, NIA spent $1.86 million of taxpayer funds on drug tests involving 48 beagle puppies. The dogs were all between 6th and 8 months old the commission test involved injecting and force feeding the puppies and experimental drug for several weeks before killing them and dissecting them. Fauci funding experiment again in Tunisia, as we mentioned where they had to have starved, sandflies, beast on them alive. The invoice to the naid for the actual work was four or dect. Known as devocalization involves slitting a dog's vocal cords in order to prevent them from barking, howling or crying. Approximately 30% of all the promising medication have failed in human clinical trials because they are found to be toxic, despite promising preclinical preclinical trials and animal models. But 60% of the candidate drug fails due to lack of efficacy. The people who fund the torture of dogs should not be able to make medical decisions about your children. The people that have time and time again said that we want beagles heads to be eaten alive by sandflies in Tunisia, which again is something out of some sort of James Bond movie. What does that say for the type of leader that we actually have in the federal health bureaucracy? What does that say actually for Fauci and for Francis Collins themselves and now Fauci comes out and he says that he wants to have vaccines available for children than the first week or two in November. Some people are gonna say these two things are unrelated. I won't. Anyone who tortures beagles, I'm gonna stop listening to you about anything. Like you're a sick person. You need
"francis collins" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Be the apex of a career Not for doctor Francis Collins After running the national center for human genome research he went on to direct the national Institutes of health for more than 12 years and now doctor Collins has announced that he'll step down from leading NIH at the end of this year He joins us for an exit interview Welcome to all things considered Glad to join you are talk about all of the things that NIH has been up to and what might happen next Yeah well let's start with a pandemic Do you have any hesitation about leaving before it's over I do but I want to say that I think NIH's role is now in very solid and stable place in terms of what we've been doing about vaccines about treatments about diagnostics hugely successful enterprises and all of those spaces led by really capable people So I think my own involvement in that which has been 24 7 for the last 20 months Can now fade over the course of the next couple of months without doing any harm to the research enterprise that is now in really good place What do you think this pandemic experience has revealed about the shortcomings in our country scientific research apparatus Well we did find when the pandemic was upon us that we had a lot of work to do to pull all of the components together in the most efficient way to basically identify what were the most promising treatments and to get those into rigorous clinical trials Certainly everything that was done with vaccines but all of those were learning experiences And as we are now contemplating what might happen in the future because this is probably not the last pandemic the world will see We have some lessons learned that we need to be sure I don't get forgotten and that's part of what a lot of us are spending time on right now what you might call pandemic preparedness At the same time that NIH was scrambling to develop treatments and vaccines you were dealing with misinformation some of it coming from the man in the Oval Office What was it like to see science and scientists attacked and denigrated on such a public platform It has been part of the difficulties of being in this role and stretches back probably further than maybe many people are aware of If there's one thing that I find most frustrating about my 12 years as NIH director it's that science has triumphed in many ways And yet we find ourselves here today particularly with COVID-19 where our culture wars have taken on an attitude about scientific facts that is not just inconvenient It's actually resulting in people dying And that I didn't see coming Those culture wars are often framed as religion versus science And you're open about your religious faith you've written a book about it I know you've tried to bridge that divide throughout your entire career and yet the divide seems to be getting wider and wider What do you make of that Well I am a person of faith and I find that's an incredibly important anchor in stormy seas I don't know that I would agree that the divide has gotten wider across the board But it's certainly been the case that political perspectives have in many ways infected religious communities in a way that's not good for them If faith has any meaning for me as a person of faith it's about truth and it's about trying to find the truth and then share it with others And somewhere along the way we seem to have lost that in a lot of our society I don't fault the people who are barraged by all kinds of information coming at them that's frankly not true I do fault the people who are sending that information out there knowing it's not true That is a destructive force for our society that has to be addressed In your more than 12 years leading NIH the pandemic has been the elephant in the room by far the greatest challenge But if it's possible to set that aside what do you think is the most important thing you've accomplished in your time leading the organization You know Ari being a knight's director gives you the ability to look across a whole landscape of what's happening in medical research and identify areas that are ripe for a sort of big leap forward Things like the human project to understand the brain The brain initiative are things that I look at as having been exceptional moments of opportunity to bring together hundreds of scientists to figure out how those 86 billion neurons in your brain do what they do We've got a long way to go to really figure that out but we are so much further along So you have the human genome now you want to map the brain Yeah why not I mean let's figure out how it works and then figure out what that means for how to better treat things like schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease or depression That's the path we're on Big picture the NIH budget grew 40% during your tenure but Americans are still sicker and die younger than people in other developed countries and even before the pandemic U.S. life expectancy was actually going down for a couple of years Why do you think the investment in NIH has not led to Americans leading longer healthier lives Well in over a longer time range it certainly has you know people used to die young from heart attacks 30 40 years ago those deaths are down by 75% Likewise with strokes aids used to be a life sentence now it's appropriate to basically get on treatment and have a normal life expectancy Unfortunately we're up against other aspects of human health in terms of lifestyle health behaviors the problems of obesity and diabetes that our efforts to come up with answers collide with human decision making and with a whole lot of things about our healthcare system that is frankly not easy for many people to be able to utilize for their own benefit We still have an enormous difficulty in this country with health disparities People of color are a less likely to be able to live out the same lifespan because of what that means You're talking about some of the structural obstacles to human health and long life If you could snap your fingers and change one thing what would it be If we could have a healthcare system that actually was completely fair and equitable and gave everybody access to quality care that would make a huge difference Now if I'm not mistaken you are 71 years old You are That's right Fully qualified to retire But instead you are going back to your lab at the national human genome research institute You told me before we started this interview you woke up at four 30 this morning Why not give yourself a break doctor Collins Haven't you done enough Well okay I might be accused of being a little bit driven but it's also what I love and to have the chance at this point to be a working scientist which I've continued to be able to do running my lab since 1993 Yeah maybe I won't be getting up at four 30 in the morning maybe I'll ride my Hurley a little bit more than I have for the last year But I will still be doing what I love All right it seems like every profile that has been written of you mentions that you ride motorcycles and sing songs You often rewrite lyrics to popular songs and there are lots of videos online where you have performed them Can you choose one for us to go out on Well here comes the sun wouldn't be too bad after all We are I think going to get through this pandemic We've been through an incredibly rough time If we can all pull together we might just be.
"francis collins" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"Are definitely losing efficacious now. The same people covering this up are the same people with the solutions. This is the playbook not only not only of communism not only of big government not only not only of just any run of the mill government run amok gotten too big and too blow this playbook of the spirit of the age this playbook is demonic the same people who created this problem. Now want to sell you the solution. You should be very dubious of that. That's why it matters. That's why it matters because at the end of the day this entire fights has been about justice. Are we doing. You want to talk about real justice here. Are we doing justice people by telling them no. We're not going to give you an ivermectin cocktail. But hey you're pregnant. We're going to inject an emergent going to try to give you a. What's the thing Big pharma the monaco body. Not the monoclonal. We're not going to give give you room desert instead those types of stories rolling in all of the time. That's that's not. Just what's not just as the fact that fao she dash at all even francis collins to some varying degree are not sitting beside behind jail cell right now and may not be ever because at the end of the day you want the word. Justice has been bastardized really. This entire thing has been about justice and there has been very little instead the greatest injustice of all keeps rolling through and that is death. I could keep going on but again this. This documentary synthesizes in terms of the origin of this virus. Everything that we've been trying to get a handle on for the better part of the last twelve eighteen months a follow up here with what you guys said in. Just a second i i let me tell you about real estate agents. I trust if you are looking to beat the clock and get whatever you needed to get done in the real estate market whether that is selling your home to cash in on it's exploding value and all that equity you're sitting on or it's a relocation you wanna move to get either away from or to get to a place that is that is Escaped from kovic dan. But you're you're up against the clock here knowing that we could be up against a two thousand and eight sort of economic incident. If that's you make sure you go into the risks realistic market during these unprecedented time. Staying with real estate agent you can trust and the name kinda says it all on where you would find such a person head over to real estate agents. I trust dot com again real estate agents. I trust dot com just about anywhere in the country. We.
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins Will Be 'Surprised' if Booster Shots Aren't Expanded
"Dr francis collins was on with chris wallace yesterday on fox news. Sunday had a pretty interesting thing to say about authoritative statements. Now i immediately thought of people. Like cuomo gretchen. Whitmer gavin newsom. Because there's just no question that the tyrannical impulses have been realized by a lot of major democrats. Listen what francis collins from the nih said to chris about well his view of authoritative statements. We'll have to see what they say ultimately about the youngest individuals because of concerns about benefits and risks. But i will be surprised. Boosters are not recommended for people under sixty five going forward in the next few weeks. But we'll wait and see you know chris. What you're seeing here is science playing out in a very transparent way. This is the way it ought to be a little trouble. That people are complaining that the process isn't working for them. The process is to look at the data. Have the experts considerate and then make their best judgment. At that point recognizing the judgments may chain if people want an absolutely authoritative statement about. Here's the right answer. Well that's not. What our country is all about moved to china. You'll get it there now. That could be interpreted in a variety of ways. Perhaps he's simply saying we're sort of making this up as we go. We admitted we're not going to give authoritative savings. that's how i read it.
Professor Ebright: Wuhan Lab Documents Show Dr. Fauci Lied About Gain-of-Function Research
"Now they keep promoting Fauci all over the corrupt media. And they keep using Fauci to attack regular American citizens. No, They know how often Fauci has been. Sort of the real life Professor Irwin Corey. They know how he's often contradicted himself. How is often politicized. Science doesn't mean he has have been right now and then, But that's not the point. You need to be right all the time. Particularly you're going to make definitive statements like foul she does. If you're going to play ruler of the world, whether it's the economy, whether it is lifestyle or whatever else it is. Richard Ebright is a molecular biologist at Rutgers University. And these newly found documents, he said. Obtained the Freedom Information Act request made it clear that Fauci has been quote unquote untruthful about gain of function research. The documents make it clear that assertions by the NIH director Francis Collins. The N A. I D Director Anthony Fauci. At the NIH did not support gain of function, research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement. At this Wuhan virus lab are untruthful. He tweeted. Isn't that worth a congressional hearing by the Democrats? Isn't that worth the media really being skeptical?
Sources: US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months
"U. S. experts are expected to soon recommend that all Americans get groovy nineteen booster shots to help fight off the delta variant federal health officials have been studying whether extra shots for the vaccinated would be needed as early as this fall to ensure lasting protection especially with the more contagious delta variant to inside sources tell the Associated Press it's expected they will call for a third dose for all Americans regardless of age to be given around eight months after the second shot was administered Israel's been offering a coronavirus booster to people over age sixty the head of the national institutes of health Dr Francis Collins said this weekend that there were concerns the vaccine's effectiveness might start to dwindle as the delta variant continues to spread he suggested if booster shots were approved that go first to healthcare workers then nursing home residents and then phased in for the rest of the public Jackie Quinn Washington
NIH Director: Unvaccinated Are 'Sitting Ducks' for COVID-19 and Delta Variant
"Sitting ducks. That's how national institutes of health director francis collins is characterizing unvaccinated people in the us as the delta variant continues to spread here. Is this weekend on fox news. So i will be surprised if we don't cross two hundred thousand cases a day in the next couple of weeks. And that's heartbreaking considering. We never thought we would be back in that space again. But here we are with delta variant. Which is so contagious. And this heartbreaking situation where ninety million people are still unvaccinated who are sitting ducks for this virus. Sitting ducks presumably. Meaning they will catch it. We know the delta variant is more infectious but is it also lethal and if it is for whom dr david doughty is an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist at johns hopkins university. Dr doughty cds reporting record hospitalizations among eighteen to twenty nine year olds thirty to thirty nine year. Old forty to forty nine year olds. Basically all adults under fifty now while deaths among young adults from kovic are still uncommon. Are death rates going up in these groups. So yes robin deaths are going up. They're going up more slowly than hospitalizations. But we know that that's usually lag hospitalizations by two to three weeks for some so. We're expecting to see deaths climbing in the next two to three weeks as well and by saturday the number of pediatric hospitalizations also hit record highs. This is according to the department of health and human services it spike to over nineteen hundred. What are we seeing in that group when it comes to mortality rates. I think what we're seeing across. The board is that among those who are unvaccinated. The risk of getting sick and dying is as high as it's ever been right and so in groups like kids where vaccines are not yet licensed. We're seeing as you've said the highest rates of hospitalizations and deaths that we've seen since the beginning of the pandemic
U.S. Booster Shot Decision Expected Within 2 Weeks
"Well you need to cover it nineteen booster shot Dr Francis Collins who is the director of the national institutes of health tells fox news Sunday the U. S. could decide in the next couple of weeks whether to offer corona virus booster shots to Americans this fall we are getting increasing amount of data from the U. S. I bet especially the next couple of weeks we're gonna see a lot since delta really started hitting art in July and then we'll make a decision for right now Dr Donald really is the chief medical officer at the university of Pittsburgh Medical Center the vaccine is holding up well I don't think in the interim the average person who does not have immuno compromised disease should worry much about him I really protected I'm shelling out there
Sri Lanka Bans Public Gatherings as Virus Surges
"The head of the national institutes of health says he's expecting a daily average of two hundred thousand covert nineteen cases in the next couple of weeks this is going very steeply upward with no signs of having peaked out and I H. director Dr Francis Collins here we are with delta variant which is so contagious and this heartbreaking situation where ninety million people are still unvaccinated who are sitting ducks for this virus and now children are suffering too that's very worrisome I think traditionally people kind of considered well you know kids are going to get that sick with this more than four hundred children have died of covert nineteen and right now we have almost two thousand kids in the hospital doctor Collins appeared on fox news Sunday showing out there Washington
U.S. COVID Cases up 150% in Last 2 Weeks
"Vaccinate daily vaccinations have been steadily increasing in the US far outpacing new daily covid cases. But Those delta varying infections are exploding, say health officials and are preventable. New coronavirus infections are up 150% in the last two weeks, mainly due to the delta variant, the best thing we can do to try to mute that very steady rise in the curve. Is to get more people vaccinated as quickly as possible. Dr. Francis Collins at the National Institutes of Health, told ABC News that would also help the country avoid new lockdowns. If we want to avoid a more severe outcome that might lead to more extreme measures like lockdowns, we know what to do. We just need to do it. Collins said. He's encouraged by a 56% increase in vaccinations. Aaron Carter SKI
"francis collins" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Banana slug The leaves and the Trion God I realize that this Sunday we celebrate the Trinity, which is a teaching. We learned through Scripture and the witness of the church. Still, I hope it's okay if I start with something I learned from my dad. Thomas could soon of the engineer taught me to observe the world and to see how things worked. For example, he never liked this Coke glasses from the 19 seventies, you know, small at the bottom and much bigger at the top. You say Greg those air, unstable glasses. The center of gravity is too high. The logic was unassailable. And through this, I discovered there is a beauty to knowing how things work. Writer in Catholic Priest Henry now and has observed, all that is is sacred. Because all that is speaks of God's redeeming love. Seas and winds, mountains and trees, Sun moon and stars and all the animals and people have become sacred windows, offering us glimpses of God. Sometime during those early years. I think it was sixth grade. Went on outdoor education. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay area. That meant we headed to the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains and studied how creation worked. We stayed a camp for several days, many of which we hike through those moist redwood forests. And you know what animal I loved best. Banana slugs. Those bright yellow and that's the name banana, slimy slugs. They seem to show up everywhere. In fact, the banana slugs the mascot of University of California, Santa Cruz. Those banana slugs fascinated me. Perfectly adapted for their environment. They were beautiful in their own way. I think a good deal of you're like me. I asked you, where is one of the places where you find God's presence. I bet most of you would say nature. That's where you meet God. Our creator. As one of the top scientists in our country and also a follower of Jesus, Francis Collins commented. Find that studying the natural world is an opportunity to observe the Majesty the elegance and the intricacy of God's creation. Nature. That is God's creation draws us by its beauty and thus to God, who is the source of all beauty. Now I realize I haven't arrived at the trinity yet. I have something else to add before I get there. Obviously, I didn't learn much about faith of any kind or Christian faith, particularly from my family. Court philosopher was I and ran the famous atheist who championed Objectivism and the virtue of selfishness. That sounds like a complaint. It's not it's It's just a fact. It also means that Christianity was in the live option for me. Did have some vague inklings about Christianity from youth group Friends in high school, a random appearance at a church service here there But I first really took in faith and mere Christianity from the book of the same name by the Oxford scholar and writers. CS Lewis Friend gave it to me in high school with these words. Here's something I think will speak to you. Especially Greg, if you think Christianity's frankly for idiots Knowing my appearance would like me reading this subversive literature. Covered in a nondescript brown shopping bag. And at night as I read Lewis's insights Was struck by a wise reasoned and reasonable faith. That was my junior year of high school. Any incipient faith languished for a couple of years. And then I went to U. C. Berkeley and became a Christian. Which might sound like a punch line. I've told that story in other places, and so I'll summarize here by affirming that my own faith came through studying other religions, talking with thoughtful friends on various sides of the topic, studying the life and teachings of Jesus and what philosophers like to call Existential despair. That sounds kind of exciting, But to me, it was incredibly disturbing. I didn't have a way of adding up my life of making sense of my desire for friendship, love and meaning. Meeting. Jesus brought my life together. In a beautiful way. Was being drawn to God or better God was drawing me in. As the ancient North African Christian thinker. Augustine prayed after his own conversion. Late. Have I loved you? Beauty so ancient and so new Late. Have I loved you? Though you were within but I outside seeking there for you. You called shouted broke through my deafness. You touched me and I burned for your piece. And now I have finally arrived to try and God we confess in the church's God, the father, son and holy spirit. Found for myself for the DD I was searching after as the creator came first to us. Because, as it says in the gospel reading God so loved the world. The world that Woz and still is in rebellion. And in that first undergraduate year I became born a new as Jesus God in flesh described it to Nicodemus in John, Chapter three. Although I didn't use the language then I would now I was experiencing with Paul writes, and Romans 8 16 through 17. When we cry above father. It is that very spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are Children of God. Try and God was at work in my life. God. The Creator was drawing me by the power of the Holy Spirit to Jesus. And I was entering in the beauty of the Trion life of our God. There's a well tried axiom I've been hinting at and that Francis Collins often uses God speaks through the two books. Francis Bacon, one of the pioneers of modern science, phrased it this way. God has in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book, he wrote, namely Scripture. He has written a second book called Creation. And we interpret these books in light of their content. They do not contradict one another because they have one author. I've already highlighted God's beauty and creation and the way God spoke to me through the book of Nature. In the book of Scripture, I learned how God has acted in spoken and self revelation. In this book, We learn how the Trion God is sovereign over creation. This God indeed is glorious and beautiful in holiness. Some 29 verse two proclaims. Described the Lord the glory due to the Holy name Worship The Lord in the beauty of Holiness. Several years later, after my experience at UC Berkeley, I found my way into seminary and started reading them performed. Swiss theologian Karl Bart. Who taught me that glory includes beauty. Art road. If we can and must say that God is beautiful to say this to say how God enlightens and convinces and persuades. God acts is the one who gives pleasure creates desire and rewards with enjoyment. Why, according to Barton, because God is pleasant, desirable, full of enjoyment. In that light. I hope it's fine if I re translate. Isaiah six. Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God of hosts. The whole earth is full of God's beauty. This threefold. Holy resonates with the three person God. About the time I began to study theology. Shortly thereafter learned impressive connections with science and how the beauty scientists discover in God's book of Nature sounded quite a bit like theologians talking Consider the words of on replant car, A one of the early theorists of 20th century quantum theory. Scientist studies nature because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I mean the intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts. In fact, Beauty lures us. As Christians. We know this we see in the natural world the beauty of God, who was beauty itself. I learned this from scientists. I learned it from the.
"francis collins" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"He's elevating the post of science advisor to Cabinet level. Eric Lander, a pioneer and mapping the human genome is in line to direct the Office of Science and Technology Policy and service Science advisor. Biden's also retaining Dr Francis Collins is director of the National Institutes of Health. And he's naming two prominent female scientists to co chair the president's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. Caltex Frances Arnold, who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry, and Emmett, Vice President for research, Maria Zuber. Biden says the team will ensure everything his administration does is grounded in science, fax and the truth. And Thomas Washing her line say they're stepping up security in preparation for Inauguration Day. Delta United Alaska and American Airlines say they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in check bags. American Airlines will stop serving alcohol on flights to and from the Washington area, a policy it imposed temporarily after the January 6th ride at the U. S. Capitol. Involved. He lawmakers and the head of the nation's largest union of flight attendants are asking that anyone arrested in connection with that riot be put on the government's no fly list. John Scott reporting. Colorado Republican Loren Roberts, communications director has for side in the wake of last week's deadly attack The U. S Capitol men, Goldie told Axios in a statement. Following the events of January, 6th have decided to part ways with the office. Congresswoman boat would have been accused of allegedly tweeting out the location of lawmakers during the attack. Goldie had reportedly been on the job for less than two weeks at the time of his resignation, pride of working for Beaufort. He was press secretary for the Department of the Interior and previously worked for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Bo Gritz, chief of staff, Jeff Small, said in a statement. Congresswoman Bober looks forward to focusing.
"francis collins" Discussed on KCRW
"NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone. A new covert 19 vaccine is now part of the U. S. Arsenal against the Corona virus pandemic as the Food and Drug Administration yesterday gave the green light to emergency use of a second vaccine, this one developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, Moderna and its partners have begun to mobilize distribution. Army General Gustav Purna Head of Operation Warp Speed, says the truck should roll out to almost 4000 locations starting tomorrow, likely reaching healthcare providers by his early as Monday. Vaccination process has already been underway for health workers and nursing home residents with the Fizer vaccine and as production continues to ramp up, National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins says, as many people as possible need to be vaccinated if we don't succeed in getting 80% or so of Americans immunized against Kogod 19 by the middle of this 2021 year. We have the risk that this epidemic could go on and on and on. So this million matters. Coronavirus trackers report 315,000 U. S deaths so far with 17.5 million identified cases more appointments to the incoming Biden administration today, With the president elect announcing key members of his environment team, NPR's Scott JETRO has more bite in his pledge to make the entire US economy carbon Neutral by 2050 and is tapped former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy as the national climate advisor. Heading that effort. He's also selected North Carolina's top environmental regulator, Michael Regan, to fill McCarthy's old job as head of the EPA. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, a longtime advocate for electric vehicles and other green technology is by then speak to be energy secretary. New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Holland would be the first Native American to service secretary of the interior. Biden has promised a ban on fracking on public land carrying out that pledge would be Holland's responsibility. Scott JETRO. NPR NEWS Washington The U. S Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling and cleared a path for President Trump to try to alter the 2020 census numbers. MPR's handy Lo Wang reports the state and immigrant rights groups that sued the trouble ministrations say they're ready to sue again if Trump actually subtracts unauthorized immigrants from census numbers that the Constitution says Must include the quote whole number of persons in each state. In the end, it is the clerk of the House of Representatives, not the president, who certifies the number of house seats each day gets based on the census numbers. It's not clear if the clerk would accept ultra numbers. Trump's plan may also be undermined by timing. He says. His beer recently discovered data irregularities in this year's census records that may delay the release of numbers until after Trump's term ends. Lindsay Lo Wang..
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"You sell a Sarah Fox News. The man who said the 2020 election was the most secure in history has been fired by President Trump. The president took to Twitter to fire Christopher Krebs, who led the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, which vouched for the outcome of the 2020 election. The president who continues to legally challenge the result, calls the agency's assessment highly inaccurate. Krebs was a Trump appointee on election security matters that grew out of election interference by Russia. In 2016 crabs. Efforts to secure this year's election won him bipartisan praise The president further tweeted that foreign powers did not hack the election, but blamed Democrats and others within the country for the result. Good all Scott Fox needs. A spokesman for President elect Biden issued a statement. Radiant park prescribes should be commended for his service in protecting our elections. Los Angeles County is gearing up for a mandatory curfew is cases of covert 19 sore. If cases continue to go up a lockdown could be put into place. Ohio reimposing coronavirus restrictions, I think, really, we could summarize what we need to do it. We're a mask and half your contact Other Mike DeWine, who says starting Thursday, retail businesses will need to shut down starting at 10 P.m., and he's encouraging people to wear masks. Now the two companies Moderna and finds there have reported their vaccine for the virus, or at least 90%, effective. Director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr Francis Collins says distribution is the next piece of the puzzle Vaccines require two doses. So that's really 20 million people, and there will have to be a very careful plan made and it's in the works right now about how to offer those to the people that highest risk yesterday, moderator reported exact scene was 94% effective in early trials. America is listening to Fox News. From the funds. News Podcasts Network.
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"Baltimore a new Line of attack on the President ELISA Brady Fox News He's being accused of intentionally downplaying the danger of Corona virus by famed journalist Bob Woodward, The Washington Post associate editor, taped interviews of the president for his new book In a February 7th call the president describes the virus is being passed. The air and deadlier than the seasonal flu. So this's deadly Joe Biden seizing on this during a campaign event in Michigan, he knew how deadly it was. It was much more deadly than the flu he knew and purposely played it down. Worse, he lied to the American people. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh Mcenany denies that the president has never lied to the American public on coded. The president's been very the president was expressing calm, and his actions reflect that. And the president himself just talking about this moments ago, saying that he has acted in ways that sought to reduce any potential panic. Over the pandemic at a Senate hearing. Top government scientists say the public should trust the process for the fast track vaccine effort known as Operation Warp Speed. Surgeon General Dr Jerome Adam says he's not saying political influence of the vaccine process from the administration's Corona virus past force. We have a process in place. That I trust as a doctor as a dad, Adams and National Institute of Health director Dr Francis Collins told the Senate Health Committee. The safety and efficacy of the vaccine won't be compromised. I'm reassured, and I hope it will be reassuring, Teo you that there are a number of steps in terms of how vaccines are going to be evaluated that are going to give that kind of sense of scientific objectivity. AstraZeneca announced the pause in a late stage trial this week after a suspected serious side effect of a participant. Fox is Jared Helper and on Capitol Hill, America.
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"The disease doctor Francis Collins is director of the national institutes of health and he's one of the scientists who discovered the gene defect behind cystic fibrosis thirty years ago doctor Collins welcome thank you great to be with you so I saw that you wrote in a blog post you are overjoyed just tell me how it feels to be able to announce this well Mary Louise it has been thirty years that we've been opening dreaming for a day like this where you could look at data and just absolutely your jaw drops because it is so impressive and so good now we are at the point with this triple therapy where ninety percent of people with cystic fibrosis are going to have substantial an amazing benefits from the drug therapy that looks as if it will convert what has been otherwise a very threatening a potentially fatal disease into a chronic illness and that's going to require treatment but which should allow people to live much more normal lives waiting thirty years and having this happened yeah I'm overjoyed I have I'll show it when you say convert this to more of a chronic disease that can be managed that sound similar to I don't know more like diabetes or something is that they were you thinking about it I think this is more in a place where you could say this is becoming a manageable chronic disease like diabetes or like arthritis where you know you're still going to need the treatments these drugs will need to be taken but they have this remarkable ability to correct the protein that's not doing its job which is the problem in cystic fibrosis that we discovered thirty years ago right and I understand that part of what's so critical here is that this drug therapy targets the genetic rude of the disease not just treating the symptoms is that right that's absolutely right the drug therapy is designed to specifically encourage this protein that is misspelled and it is folded improperly to get its folding correct and to get itself to the right location in the cell and then gives a little kick to get it to activate its functions and I think a lot of people thought that was going to be almost impossible to compensate for but here we are there's a a line from The Washington Post story about this that I was just reading that I'm gonna I'm gonna read in full because I found it so moving patients who were unsure about whether they should bother attending college because they'd always known they would die young are now being told they should think about planning for retirement yes it's amazing it is amazing you might have thought people would have after a while just said heck it's not gonna work and nobody ever said that for thirty years this journey has been sued by thousands of scientists from all sorts of different perspectives and all of us gathered right now in Nashville Tennessee are having a pretty big celebration as we mentioned this new drug therapy could benefit ninety percent of people with cystic fibrosis what about the others tend we must not abandon the ten percent of people for whom these drugs will not provide benefit and everybody is working on cystic fibrosis is a hundred percent behind that sentiment and the good news is there's now a lot of momentum how to get to that place as well and ultimately to develop not just a drug therapy but it your one more practical question which is this therapy is super expensive for years treatment is going to cost more than three hundred thousand dollars we'll patients have access to it now that it exists the cost is very high I know the cystic fibrosis foundation which has been such an amazing supporter of patient needs is going to be working very hard to be sure that no patient needs access to this treatment is going to be deprived because of financial reasons and I think the company will also try to work on the price tags a little breathtaking but something will need to be done to be sure that nobody miss is the chance for a new life with this opportunity in front of them I can hear the joy in your voice as has from your discussing I am told that after you first identified the cystic fibrosis gene you wrote a song did we sang at this morning I would you share a tiny bit of this sure the song is called dare to dream and I wrote it at a time where yes we understood the DNA misspelling was but we were a long way from knowing how that could help people therapeutically and the chorus is dear to dream all our brothers and sisters.