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"gates foundation" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"You can write down what you want a piece of paper and make it law because of our ridiculous broken country that we're in right now, rather government to make it very clear. The country is exactly what I'm trying to save the government, the problem very different things. American people of the country. The government is something that's supposed to work for us. But which doesn't. But of course we signed an executive order that says that they over there on this are the world have to do what we say or or not allowed to do things where we I mean it's a joke. But that's the doing. They're actually telling them. They can't even investigate Israel. How in the world is the US think they can tell an international body what they could do in another country? They weren't even involved in their. It's crazy the kind of power that they think they have. But now they're even allies are saying sorry. We're not backing here. Is authorized harsh penalties, not just against the icy workers, but their families and anyone who helps them. Bet is not the actions of an honest government that is the actions of a corrupt rogue at entity, trying to cover up his crimes. They're just looking into the actions of people in Afghanistan. Now it says that this online press conference says this is a matter of serious concern as you can understand because we as European Union are steadfast supporters of the international community a criminal court. Berle said that he learned of the very bad news that his meeting was coming to an end. And he said I think for sure I. Can R- Really Ritter? Excuse me, reiterate our support for this institution so even as trump saying that he's standing with them. A key factor in bringing justice and peace it must be respected and supported by all nations, and we'll analyze the decision in order to assess its full implications. This is this is. This looks really bad for the US government really bad. Now, if let's say, they had stood with them. They would have had the momentum to make it seem moral just. When it never really is. But because their allies are not backing them. It's being shown for what it is. A petty. ACT TO TRY to hide your crimes France calls on us to withdraw sanctions targeting the SEC's up there. This is coming everywhere. We need to see this for what it is. This is a an obvious cover up. And even their allies are calling it out. Again because that's it. That's funny. I just thought that I had something else after that, but the bottom line. Is that we need to see who these people are, and what they're actually doing, and all the things that they've continued to push forward. Right the fact that they're willing to threaten the families of people. Are simply doing their job, let alone the people doing their job needs to show you the depths to which these people will go. And it wasn't just John Bolton. This is the trump administration. This is Donald. Trump himself putting this forward. These people are off the rails. And as we can see from the beginning to the end here that they've set this up that they are using old plants creating financial bailout plans before it starts meeting in Africa to discuss things that benefit the very people I mean it's. It's all laid out in front of you. And now we know that the numbers are less than the still forcing it in their using other distraction measures and other other things going on to sell you on this idea. The only thing we have to do right now is stand up. Take Action speak your mind. Do not be afraid. Right you're not alone. We see what you see. Stand up for yourself you're not crazy. We will all be fighting this together. And that's what we need to understand. The moment that we can realize that we have that momentum. We will change the world. 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Leading the Gates Foundation Fight Against Coronavirus
"We have a really exciting opportunity today to talk to someone. That's helping lead the charge against the crow virus. Mark Suzman is CEO of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation who are putting a ton of resources behind looking for solutions right now and we're really grateful to have a few minutes of your time mark. Thank you for doing this. Great detroi- well. The Gates Foundation has a publication called the optimist which we think is exactly the kind of attitude that we need right now and we'll have time to talk about specifics of the virus in treatments soon but I in general terms at a high level. What's keeping optimistic right now? Well we do have publication called the optimistic with inter-regional you're listening to subscribe. It's a great publication that sort of sends out an US on a pretty regular basis actually comes from Bill and Melinda Gates who are like to call themselves impatient optimists we we decided not to call the publication. The impatient optimists and at times like this. It's sometimes challenging to to feel optimistic but on the real plus side one. We're seeing are really unprecedented progress in of the search for a vaccine that still going to be a wild but we're a pretty confident that they will be a successful vaccine you know unlike say with HIV where we struggle to find one up to more than thirty years. And it's going to be the foster. Sfaxien ever successfully developed in human history there already number of candidates in trials but we have a lot of scientists who look at that and feel pretty confidence and the challenge is going to be really about getting them through as quickly as possible getting them into distribution and manufacturing and trying to make sure that they are globally accessible. Because it's something the world's GonNa need so that probably the biggest one on the horizon. The second one is a cautious optimism. But it's also combined with a worry Which is so far. We haven't seen the kind of days in the developing world which we were very worried about probably off the levels we've seen in the US and Europe. We're working very hard and you. These places with very low and weak health resources to try and help with preparation still worries that there may be major outbreaks but again the steps that have been taken by these countries today despite their challenging circumstances have certainly a voted foul outcomes and that's being another bid relatively good news and I know that that global outlook is really important to the Gates Foundation. What are y'all doing to make sure that the work that you're doing is able to be used worldwide. Yes so that's something we do for like when we work extensively across the US obviously and we have carry lodge program. Which of being heavily disrupted and Writing educational opportunities for low income students and kids of Color in K twelve and post-second buck most by workers in global health and global development issues. And everything we do as informed by what he calls global access so we do a lot of research and development Some of that is in helpings like New Treatments. Or vaccines or things that are Diseases like malaria or tobacco. So I do think that disproportionately affect poor people and we have requirement whenever we make grunts that Any results Former global access. You know they need to be accessible and affordable globally and we support directly a number of organizations that help ensure that happens so the Global Fund to fight. Hiv Malaria Which was actually something where President Bush was the inaugural funded from the US and and was the counterpart to the pet. Far -Unding is a huge operation. That actually helps keep many millions of people on anti retrovirals but also that's bednets across the developing world to prevent Larrea to Berkey Laos's treatments. And what it does is it. Cools or sources including from the foundation many governments including the US which is the largest Funda. And then how? Purchase those at bulk because it is a crisis and then distribute them to the needy globally and we have the partnerships that do the same in areas like vaccines. So I know that scenario that we've worked together on before is in is in global health. We had Bill Melinda Gates recently at our form on leadership for them to talk about the work that they've done and Y'all done a lot of work with global epidemics previously like in global health. You've been very active. What did you learn from the worthy done previously? That's helping you today. So some of it is pretty simple stuff right. You need basic functional primary healthcare systems that that may sound and we're kind of used most people can excess at least minimal basic healthcare in the US effectively but You in very poor countries. That means often. There's barely a clinic with basic equipment or tools. But we need that. We make a lot of investments in trying to support those kind of experts if you have accessible primary care that's able to take early action than that helps prevent a whole lot of the health outcomes and then the car. Koga crisis where you're trying to Provide community engagement or involvement to help support challenges. Where you're often working in situations like crowded urban slums where it's very difficult to sort of isolate if you have symptoms we've seen countries like South Outta go for example which have extensive networks that have been set up to deal with HIV crisis actually being able to mobilize those network to help support Kobe or simply one of the talents we have. We are the largest. Funders globally the. Us is also very generous support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative that unfortunately it had to be put on pause for why because we can't currently vaccinate children because it's the opposite of social distancing malaria polio vaccine. Excuse me drops that needs to be put in the mouth of a baby. That's held by their parents but we had big infrastructure that we've developed Without the partners over the years including Eunice and the World Health Organization Rotary that is very expert at surveillance and tracking and tracing Things which can now again be used in that Jacobin. So we've had a lot of those kinds of blessedness Which we wish. We didn't have to have them to help. But there certainly are helping with the current crisis
The FDA has shut down a Bill Gates-backed coronavirus testing program
"The FDA has put the brakes on a corona virus test backed by Bill Gates the test is home based and uses self collected samples it's authorized by the state of Washington and administered by the Seattle coronavirus assessment network or scan and has the support of the gates foundation but scaling down Friday on its website that the FDA has paused the program pending additional approval scans as it's been talking to the FDA since March first the FDA has not question the safety or accuracy of the test but Michigan
Coronavirus antibody testing, explained
"Antibodies. What exactly are these? And how are they different from things and people may have heard of like convalescent plasma? Yes so convalescent. Plasma is the idea that you had the disease he recovered. And you can pull the plasma out of someone that has a commissioner of antibodies. And then give that to someone else. the monoclonal idea is select the best antibodies out of that commission. Or you can make those antibodies in mice or you can make them synthetically. Monoclonal means one clone one thing. We're going to just make a bunch of it and give it to people. People typically just an antibody is a thing. Well you know more so than I scream. Store has ice cream you know there are lots of flavors. Antibodies and and some are far more effective than others and some can even cause harm. You have to be careful right and this is not like a vaccine. Where you're you're actually injecting a person with a piece of a virus or the virus killed and then the body is producing antibodies. Right so whatta vaccines doing. Is it's artificially teaching your immune system how to make an immune response including antibodies. With a vaccine you get the vaccine. Your body then knows how to make the antibodies and other immune warriors with the monoclonal antibody treatment. You have to keep getting it. You can use it either as a preventive like a vaccine or as a treatment. If you're going to use it as either you have to keep getting it because it wears off right. How do you administer monoclonal? Antibodies to a person for treatment. You have to do it. Iv IV DRIP for preventive. Where you would get it before you got the disease you can do it. As an intramuscular injection has been used to treat people for other infections or other disorders. There's a huge industry of monoclonal. Antibodies for cancer and for Autoimmune Diseases. But there are very few monoclonal antibodies that have made it to market for infectious diseases. The rarely used to of Mer for anthrax for example. Which just isn't a big problem. Right and another one that's on the market is for HIV infected. Who FAIL ALL DRUGS? And then there's one other on the market for respiratory virus for a certain subset of infants but that's it so this is something that's been done and that people have taken but it's not why lease for infection at this point not yet but we're right. On the precipice of an explosion of monoclonal antibodies for infectious diseases. Several have moved very far in clinical trials and we just had this great success story in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Ebola where everything failed all these drug treatments failed. Convalescent plasma failed but monoclonal. Antibodies two different monoclonal antibody. Preparations worked. Well let's talk about how this is going to be applied to corona virus. Actually before that we should take a little detour to neutralizing antibodies. These seem to be the goal of lot of the research. That's going on. Can you talk a little bit about those? Yeah they're the superstars of antibodies. Basically what neutralizing? Antibodies do is when they latch onto the virus they prevent that virus from infecting a cell. In this case the virus that causes Kovic nineteen has a protein on its surface called spike. And you have a region of spike at the tip that is really and needed for the virus to get into a cell because it binds to a receptor on the cell surface that small and that small region of spike has to hit the receptor just so so the neutralizing antibodies by-in-large target that small region of Spike. You know basically. It's like taking a key. That's heading for a walk and putting chewing gum all over it. So he mentioned what an antibody that is not neutralizing monoclonal antibody. That's not neutralizing would do to prevent infection. Antibodies combined all over spike. They can also bind to the human cell when they bind to the human cell they can tell the immune system to turn on a separate arm of the immune system that brings out T. CELLS. We have a mop-up system of t-cells that can identify infected cells and clear them. And you really want these two things working in concert with each other. There are lot of approaches that you investigated in your story. Lots of researchers going down different has to try to get this treatment working. What are some of the things that they're trying to optimize about the antibodies? There are about fifty. Different efforts underway to make monoclonal start with the simplest thing. Find Somebody who's recovered and then try to pull neutralizing antibodies out of them. And then you can actually optimize their neutralizing antibodies. You can you can mess with that stock of the antibody to give it a longer half life so it lasts longer in the body. Another thing you can do. You can take the spike protein and injected into mice that have human b cells in them and they will produce antibodies. That you can then fish into the pool you've made and find the best ones that are neutralizing whom you can then modify those by making their half-life longer. Lots of fishing going on right lots of fishing going on you can also create a library of antibodies with a completely synthetic system. These are not naturally made an animal. You can then stick your fishing pole in there. I mean you. Basically stick bait into their like spike protein or just the region of the spike protein that the neutralizing antibodies attached to. That's Your Bait. That's your worm. And then the antibody jumps on that you can have two at about that. Both find the spike protein but different parts. See you kind of have the backup. In the case of one of the Abullah monoclonal antibody treatments in Congo. That worked that has three in the cocktail. There's no real limit to how many antibodies you can have. But there is a limit because of cost and manufacturing rights. There's there's one other limit. That's interesting Sarah. That's I mentioned. The spike protein has a small region on it that is where the neutralizing antibody wants to attach. That small region can only handle probably two different. Antibodies don't overlap with each other and as you mentioned there are what fifty different teams chasing this but now there's an organizing force out there. This is a consortium started near near you. Yes so the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded Erica Omen Sapphire here in San Diego to try and sort through all the different. Antibodies being made in help prioritize triage with one's look best. These consortium ideas make a lot of sense in practicality. They're often hard to run because not everyone's cooperative. I'M OPTIMISTIC BECAUSE COVA. Nineteen has led to more cooperation than I personally have ever seen in the scientific community that you know these are companies. That are competitive. But they're all pledging to work together so we'll see a lot of what we talked about so far as a mechanism so we know where it should bind. We know how to improve the life span of these antibodies. What about translating these ideas these experiments into the clinic? How optimistic are you? And researchers about this working in people so antiviral drugs are a big ask when it comes to respiratory diseases. We don't have a lot of them that were in fact for viral diseases in general. It's it's tough to make drugs monoclonal. Antibodies hold great promise. We know the structure of spike protein. And how it attached to human cells. We know how to make monoclonal much better than we ever have. Because the technology has improved greatly through and autoimmune diseases and we have some hints from convalescent plasma. That can work if used early enough so I think there's high hope that these monoclonal. Antibodies will prove their worth and the Ebola experience where everything failed other than the monoclonal adds to the enthusiasm I'm GonNa keep picking at this a little bit longer so you mentioned that. Ebola had three monoclonal treatment but that people are aiming more for two in treating corona virus because these are expensive. They're not necessarily easy. To produce is going to be a problem if this does prove to be a really good treatment. Yes or no of first of all in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A second MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY. That worked was a single monoclonal antibody. Okay yeah so it's not necessarily better to have a cocktail It might be better to things like resistance that could build but both of those work the triple Combo and the single against Ebola. Are THEY EXPENSIVE. They have been in the past but the cost has dropped. I've been told tenfold in the past ten years. Just as manufacturing has improved. We also are seeing a rush internationally to provide support for treatments and preventive for Cove. In nineteen and my hunch. Is that if something does work. A lot of money will pour out of wealthy countries. Will there be a problem. Getting these out equitably to poor people and they're also hard to deliver yes inevitably inevitably. It will be a problem and there's also the risk of rich people getting it. I right so I think these issues are very real the bill and Melinda Gates. Foundation's consortium is trying to address this upfront. But these are always sticky. Sarah you know back historically if we look back at what happened with pandemic flu vaccine. They're the rich countries of the world. So will will donate ten percent of our vaccines to the poorer countries. That's not the real solution to the problem. You talk about a race with vaccine so if a vaccine comes to clinics for the antibodies do. Is there any call for them? At that point so the antibodies can be used both as a preventative and as a treatment in theory. Antibodies are going to enter the clinic in June. They probably will have an easier time proving whether they work and are safe than a vaccine so in all likelihood if antibodies are effective they will prove themselves. I necessarily who knows? But that's how it looks to me today and on May first. That's how it looked. Thank you for putting the date in there. Yeah Yeah 'cause you know this is where we're living in corona virus. Dan Our everything is so accelerated. Who knows you know weird? Things happen every day. Now Yeah and it could be that we never have a vaccine
World leaders pledge $8 billion to vaccine race as U.S. skips summit
"World leaders held an online summit yesterday pledging billions of dollars to develop a corona virus vaccine trump administration officials did not attend that meeting CBS news correspondent Holly Williams reports on the global vaccine effort the bill and Melinda gates foundation alone committed a hundred million dollars cover nineteen has reminded us that viruses don't obey borders or customs laws they don't care about what nationality you are in the race to find a vaccine there are around a hundred competitors and tests on humans are already underway in the U. S. China the United Kingdom and Germany led by professor sure sure he began clinical trials last month we are pretty confident that we are we are working on on the next seems far from many many yes professor she hain told us that compressing the phases of the trials to try to develop a vaccine foster it normally takes several years as scientists this time hoping for months when you speed things up like that there extra safety concerns because it's about safety safety safety safety is first if a vaccine is developed and there's no guarantee of success the next challenge will be manufacturing and distributing it to protect people by the
World leaders pledge $8 billion to vaccine race as U.S. skips summit
"And world leaders held an online summit yesterday pledging billions of dollars to develop a coronavirus vaccine trump administration officials did not attend that meeting CBS news correspondent Holly Williams reports on the global vaccine effort the bill and Melinda gates foundation alone committed a hundred million dollars cover nineteen has reminded us that viruses don't obey borders or customs laws they don't care about what nationality you are in the race to find a vaccine there are around a hundred competitors and tests on humans are already underway in the U. S. China the United Kingdom and Germany led by professor sure sure he began clinical trials last month we are pretty confident that we are we are working on a next seems far from many many yes professor Shane told us that compressing the phases of the trials to try to develop a vaccine foster it normally takes several years scientists this time hoping for months when you speed things up like that there extra safety concerns because it's about safety safety safety safety is first if a vaccine is developed and there's no guarantee of success the next challenge will be manufacturing and distributing it to protect people by the
UN health agency leads collaborative bid to get 135 countries ready for COVID-19
"This is Matt Wells at US News. Well if you're an avid follower of curve in nineteen developments you may have wondered what the phrase PCR equipment means. Well it stands for polymerase chain reaction which is the process that labs use to check with someone with cub in nineteen symptoms has the new current a virus after taking a medical swap usually from both nostrils in line with World Health Organization voice to countries to test as many cases of suspected. Infection is possible the race is on to find enough. Pc MACHINES FOR EVERYBODY. And that's where poll molinaro comes in. He's the cool calm collected head of the -gistically the WHO which with other EU partners is part of a major new initiative to help kit out one hundred and thirty five countries trying to see off the pandemic. He's been talking to you and uses Daniel Johnson. So right now. It's trying to get US access to products that are in extremely short supply because of very high demand and be able to get access to those markets collectively on behalf of lowering committing come countries a quiet financed by and move those things to a platform from which we can deliver via aircraft managed by. W and others to the countries where those things are needed. How many countries are we talking about so it depends on the type of on what product I think unless count where anywhere between one hundred twenty one hundred thirty five. We all know that. There's massive demand and not enough supply for face masks gloves. But what's the other equipment that you really trying to get hold of in? Massive numbers diagnostic tests different types of high throughput automated or manual. Pr Systems is critical then in biomedical. It's mainly around provisions of oxygen so oxygen concentrator 's oxygen manufacturing machines ventilators CPAP machines oxygen giving set any sort of mass. That go with it. So it's the PCP around the protection for the health workers lab workers. It's the diagnostics to be able to identify intest who is infected and then for those unfortunate enough to hit the clinical frontline. Is the equipment needed to treat them? And where exactly is it going to go first? How do you prioritize need well? It's difficult so we have developed a model based on epidemiology based on a number of inputs that we make for each country on the attack rate that they're currently facing how many cases they have and then from that we get an estimation of how many bed spaces they would need if they were moving to a clinical environment and that also putting in terms of what other percentages of mild severe severe critical cases that we're experiencing averaged out so it is a little bit of a and had to be done with modeling at the same time. We have a matrix. Who is issued an updates regularly on the various risks and vulnerabilities of countries? Of course we also compare that to current case count and the rate of spread in each country to try and get a sense of where we should be going. I and with numbers. And let's just talk about demand for second you were saying in an earlier press conference that demand is one hundred to two times above normal totally unprecedented stuff. So is this a significant enough measure bringing together enough you and agencies and Non Union partners to make a real difference. Well it's what we can do. So certainly we start off with bringing our partners into the shop and coordinating and working with them in terms of trying to bring together the volumes and the financing that we can collectively get hold off and then approach markets which we have. I mean different. Entities have different experience in different markets. So we try and use what we're strong collectively at. And that I think just gives us a more coordinated approach again beginning off on those elements we work closely with so assist the UN agencies and then some of our larger NGO partners which have long term standing relationship and organizations like the Global Fund and financing institutions like the World Bank like Bill Melinda Gates Foundation to be able to frontload or bridge financing for us to acquire some of these quantities. But with the best will in the world when border start closing and country start hanging onto the food end-equipment that they need to withstand this cove in nineteen new corona virus pandemic. How do you overcome those barriers? And the concern I have is that the World Food Program said that does delays at the borders yourself mentioned that to UNICEF macy's some difficulties in distributing vital vaccines so. What's the prognosis. Wants the outlet? It's difficult and it is a big challenge. Now what we do is we do have a long track. Record of being able to circumvent some of these bottlenecks where humanitarian and disaster. The districts professionals. It's not new to us. It's something we do as bread and butter and we'll continue to do so now with the infrastructure and assets we put in place managed by WFP. That's another partner that we've worked with a lot in the past to to reach areas that are difficult to reach and then around the difficulties with I mean. Who has country representation across the globe so does UNICEF so does the U N D peace within entire UNC system? There are ways that we can advocate within certain governments. And if you see some of these export restrictions doing clued generally provision for exemption for humanitarian and medical movement. It's not always easy to navigate the exemption and it takes persistence and you do have to jump through hoops but again. Persistence is something where we do. Where you sit and so we push forward that way now where we get availability we will. We'll address any issues we we don't face it in all the old country. We do get specific exemptions that negotiated and we do see movements it could be more and certainly will continue pushing for that again with access to a schedule sort of cargo facility provided by WIP and with the know how that collectively we have as you and agencies and NGOs. We can circumvent this. And I guess very last question to you. There's reports that air travel is going to cost fifty percent more now presumably. That will have the same sort of knock on impact on your work. So how will you manage to keep the show going if you like? Well I think when it comes to putting back the passenger networks online. Obviously they're not gonNA be able to fill their planes with people so certain even when we're planning for the WFP passenger service you know. They're not going to be able to have a complete fool plane. I mean especially not at the beginning that going to need to be distant so any airline company is going to have to factor that in now will that same price go onto the freight animal of that that goes underneath the plane. Maybe it will be cheaper. You're not actually loading many twenty or thirty kilos sets of luggage into the hold. Maybe frees up some capacity full cargo on some of these things. One never knows certainly when we were trying to find. F. Rate from China when Chinese manufacturing was down it was very cheap when Chinese manufacturing came back online. It becomes more expensive. It's just the nature of supply and demand over capacity and under-capacity so as these airlines come online maybe a freight we'll get cheaper on certain routes certain segments. Maybe it's going to get more expensive. So sometimes these things can be a bit hard to predict certainly living in a topsy turvy world at the beginning. When a lot of countries were sending support to China every into China was expensive. Now it's the other way round coming back gone up.
If it looks phishy, dont click. COVID-19 is spawning lots of online scams.
"Militias hacking. Activity is way up over the past couple of months a report this month from Google found that twelve groups with ties to foreign governments are using content related to covert nineteen to create phishing emails. That try to trick people into turning over personal information or clicking leaks that can install malware hackers commonly used major events news headlines and disasters to try to trick people into making bad decisions so they can compromise their computers and unfortunately right now the cove in nineteen pandemic provides them with a whole lot of beat lily. Hey Newman is a senior writer at wired. Who wrote about the Google report? Google found that state-sponsored hackers from countries around the world are using kind of the cover of the pandemic to mount their attacks. So it's important to note because while there have been a a lot of different types of attacks coming from everywhere as a result of this from criminals from scammers. There was an idea that nation state hackers government-backed hackers might be taking advantage of this as well and Google's report shows that that's the case the what does that look like specifically as it mostly phishing attacks that might be aimed at people who work in corporations or sensitive infrastructure. Right exactly so in one case Google saw a campaign targeting. Us government workers but on their personal email accounts with phishing emails. That were trying to steal those google log in credentials and they were emails that pretended to be from fast food. Companies with coupons. You know you know. They're targeting government workers. But it's your personal account. It's about food. It's you know it feels so totally removed from the types of things people might be looking out for that you can see how it's sort of a clever way to try to take advantage of this right. Have we seen any results from this? I feel like I saw that. I mean certainly. There were zoom emails and passwords for sale. But I feel like I also saw maybe. Who or the Bill Gates Foundation had been targeted right? There have been a number of high profile attacks coming to light so far people are sort of mostly saying either. It doesn't seem that the attacks were successful. Were that not confirmed you know. They're not sure. Basically researchers really cautioned that. It's likely that it's happening. That nation state attackers again from countries around the world mad they are successfully grabbing credentials. And trying to just sort of lay low so just because we haven't heard about the bombshell yet doesn't mean it's not happening right. And what is kind of the worst case scenario here? I mean do you think. Cyber security officials are worried about nine eleven style. Cyberattack attack in the midst of what is already a pretty destabilizing event. It certainly is possible. If you know that someone could mount disruptive offensive cyber security attack like that you know the bigger issue with this specifically is the idea that It's just a fertile time for a huge amount of intelligence gathering so so I think those are the worst case scenario concerns right now and then tell us what it is about this moment that makes us more vulnerable to these phishing. Attempts is it. You know the combination of clever appeals in phishing emails. And just our general destructiveness. I definitely think that's a lot of it. The pandemic just provides so much great fodder and when I say great. I mean problematic chorus because I you know it just goes on and on. It's like you have a people's home living situation being different. Maybe you know they go to the store to get groceries or trying to find toilet paper like all these you know. Acts of daily living are now different but then also their job is different. Or maybe they're out of work or they're in China seek government assistance sore just so many aspects of our daily lives are altered are impacted by the situation that it creates a lot of fodder for all the different types of Guy. You know masquerading emails. You could write pretending to be related to any of those things. It would be more likely to come across as genuine because people are scared. Concern Seeking Information. All feelings of a sense of urgency. That make it more likely that phishing attacks will be successful and then combined with that a you know a lot of people are working from home they're using VPN's their companies are seeing all this remote traffic on their networks and that's now expected because all their workers are remote. But what if someone else's remote you know who isn't supposed to be there? It's a lot easier to hide in that traffic because it it all looks the same so a lot of types of concerns coming out of these conditions lily. Hey Newman is a senior writer. At wired
Gates Foundation will commit 'total attention' to coronavirus pandemic
"The Financial Times reports billionaire Bill Gates is foundation will focus all of its resources on fighting the corona virus the philanthropist and founder of Microsoft said that the bill and Melinda gates foundation with an endowment exceeding forty billion dollars will give a total attention to the
Gates Foundation spending an additional $150 million on coronavirus relief after Bill Gates slammed Trump for withdrawing support for WHO
"The bill and Melinda gates foundation has announced an increase in funding to support the global responds to the corona virus outbreak the Linda gates told the BBC the foundation would contribute an additional one hundred fifty five million dollars she explained where the money will be spent it is going to go to low and middle income countries and particularly to help them address some of the local solutions that will help them solve covert nineteen we're giving it to the primary health care centres can prepare and to take some of the emergency response centers that we've been working with partners on for many many years and flip those over to be covert nineteen response centers Melinda gates also criticized president trump's decision to hold funding to the WHO's saying no one could fill the hole this would
Coronavirus: Bill Gates predicted pandemic in 2015
"We're bringing you a special conversation with Bill Gates. The Microsoft Co founder and billionaire philanthropist on the world wide spread of Corona virus. I caught up with Becky. Quick all right becky. We're on zoom today. Talking about Bill Gates Bill Gates has been looking into viruses. I think it's just kind of one of his hobbies. He's got a lot of them but he's been looking at the viruses and potential epidemics for years. He's just a person who loves science. Studies tries to learn constantly and teach himself constantly and because of the Gates Foundation. They have such a huge network of other places that they're getting information from whether that be other countries whether that be other non-government organizations whether that be government organizations because their health initiatives have touched so many different places and have built up connections and so many different places. You know Steph learning about so quickly with this novel virus as recently as March fifth only eleven cases in the United States. This thing's only been around since the end of last year. Covert nineteen aimed for two thousand nineteen because it really came up. December twenty nineteen and Peop- learning as quickly as they can but it's hard to track all that information and I think the gates foundation is doing just about the best job that the gates foundation has worked so much index scenes in polio and malaria and a lot of these things in the developing world. Who would have thought that the work that they were doing in the developing world has come into handy here in the US? It probably Bill Gates. Let's go ahead and start now. Bill just want to thank you so much for being with us today to talk to back in two thousand and fifteen. You gave a Ted Talk. That was unfortunately pretty prophetic. If anything kills over ten million people in the next few decades it's most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war not missiles but microbes. We've actually invested very little in a system to stop an epidemic. We're not ready for the next
Gov. Cuomo: 16,000 New Yorkers could die from the Coronavirus, according to Gates Foundation-backed projections
"Andrew Cuomo today and his daily briefing for me well in New York you have projection models that have us hitting the apex coming down from the A. packs models vary at how quickly you come down from the A. packs but they all basically say you come down from the A. packs quickly models have a flattening out and continuing through the summer how many lives lost his only one model that we look at that has the number projected deaths which is the I HME model which is funded by the gates foundation that is the model that suggest the price will be ninety three thousand deaths across the country that's the model that I believe doctor found she was referring to when he said about one hundred thousand deaths by that New York would be about sixteen thousand
Before the coronavirus, Bill Gates sounded alarm on pandemic preparedness
"If anything kills over ten million people in the next few decades it's most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war not missiles but microbes Microsoft founder Bill Gates five years ago. In two thousand fifteen. He gave a popular Ted talk where he warned that. The greatest risk of a global catastrophe wouldn't come from nuclear war it would come from a highly infectious virus. I spoke to Bill Gates on Thursday night during CNN. Townhall on the corona virus together with my friend and colleague Anderson Cooper Bill Gates and his wife. Melinda have already given hundred million dollars toward global efforts to control Kovic nineteen through their bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Today I wanNA share with you some of the highlights from our conversation. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent this is corona virus fact versus fiction. Bill Gates has called for more investment in epidemic preparedness around the world and he started on Thursday night by telling us that the United States has not done nearly enough to prepare for the situation. We're in now when you don't know the problem will come around. Sometimes people prepare like we prepare for war with war games and putting lots of money into that but sadly we'd gone long enough without a disease here in the United States that even though we had a bowl and Zeka SARS not much happened the countries that really were affected by SARS actually are the ones that have done the best in this epidemic because they acted when the number of cases were still very very small. So so bill when you when you give a talk like he didn't two thousand fifteen. You see what's happening now I mean. Could you have foreseen the rest of this sort of response? The lack of infrastructure the lack of resources no apparent strategy really out of the gate has that part of it. Surprise you given that. I mean you were sounding the alarm five years ago. One one of the things I call for. Isn't that the same way we do? War Games on a regular basis. And we say okay. We're not ready to deal with Surprises I called for us to do germ games and look at okay. Who would talk to the private sector? Who would make sure that testing capacity was raised? Who would make sure that the right people are being rested in or not somebody without symptoms getting tested daily rather medical personnel. Who have symptoms? Who really need to know. And so I wouldn't have predicted exactly how slow and how somewhat chaotic. The response has been. But if we'd done those simulations we would have seen some of these laws in the system and you know behaved a little bit like the countries that have have done the best on this one. What stage do you think? The pandemic is in right now in the United States and globally and I guess what people are Home WanNa know. How close are we to a peak here in the US? Well the good news. Is that China? Did there Shut down and they did it in a very serious way and after a six week period of a shutdown that it's more extreme than even the best states in the United States are likely to do they were able to start opening up again and the total number of cases there is very very small. So that's very good news. We're entering a tough period. That if we do it right will only have to do it once per six to ten weeks but we have to do it has to be the whole country we have to raise the level of testing the prioritization of that testing quite dramatically in order to make sure we go through one shutdown so that we take the medical problem and really stop it before. There's a large number of deaths. We do then get an economic problem. Which is why you want to minimize the amount of time and having states go at different things or thinking you can do it county by County. That will not work. The cases will be exponentially growing anywhere. You don't have a serious shutdown in many states there. There's less than than two hundred cases right now. You're saying even in those states the same kind of shutdown needs to occur. Well let's say you have one hundred cases and let's say you don't do a shutdown. Then it grows thirty three percent per day. If you take one hundred thousand and get ten thousand it's exponential growth. If you're not stopping the sooner you in engage in the shutdown the easier it is to get to that peak we have. We have not peaked. The parts of the country. That aren't shut down by the in late April. We should start to see the numbers peak. There they'll still be to hide. Open UP SEAL. Probably have to go another month to really get those numbers down but any part of the country that has cases and truthfully because of our problems with testing because we're not prioritizing testing the right way that a lot of those places actually do have cases but even if they have one hundred that will grow and people do. Cross county boundaries and so basically the whole country needs to do what was done in the part of China where they had these infections. I don't WANNA be political in any way but just in terms of for folks who are out there you know and looking forward. I always think it's better to know. Just factually what's coming down the Pike Than You know then. It's good to have hopes and aspirations. But it's good to know what's actually coming down the pike for people who are believing or imagining that in middle of April or early April people are able to gather together and churches for celebrate for Easter celebrations. Or go back to work in a regular way. It sounds like you're saying you don't believe that's realistic. No it's not realistic. The numbers are still going up. That only happens after the numbers have Pekan are going down a lot and getting down when absolute level. You know there are some good things happening. The work on a vaccine although that probably will take eighteen months out it's going full speed ahead. Our Foundation is funding. That we're looking at getting back scenes to everyone in the world so in the in the long run that is the key thing. We had a really positive result. That people were wondering. Did you have to have a medical person swab you in this way that they stuck it deep in your nose? We were able to prove which on on Monday the FDA made official that if you do a self test where you don't have to have the medical work with personal protection equipment. That self test is accurate as the one where the medical worker gift set. So that means that by self swabbing. We'll be able to get a lot more test on and only limited by the back end capacity. So there's you know there's good news coming one of the therapeutics although none of them are proven out. But they're quite a few. We have a things that foundation created called therapeutics accelerator to really look at thousands of compounds and make sure we focused the human trials on the ones that have the most promise so you know innovation which some of which we could have done in advance but innovation really is happening. But you know when you look at those numbers the US now. With the most cases there is state that has gotten to the point where their numbers are flat and are going down and the testing capacity is means. We're quite blind to a lot of these cases right now so it it. It can be done but we're not. The light is not at the end of the tunnel. In terms of a mid April reopening with this you know Dr Fouled. Things have been very clear that this is a year eighteen months. Whatever that it will take before people could actually get this vaccine are there are there and I and I and I I know that he's he's right about that. But I'm just wondering from a technological standpoint. Are there ways to speed this up using genetically modified virus or anything to to expedite the process? Well for the next pandemic we should be able to make diagnostics very quickly like hundreds of millions within two months we should be able to scale up antiviral drugs from a much bigger library within like six months and by beam ready with. This aren't a platform we should be able to make vaccines and more like a year than a year and a half and so we can and I think governments this time probably will pay attention. to Making those investments or the next one you know. The one of the biggest open questions is therapeutics. Can we very quickly Find antiviral drug. That really means number people. Go on the respirator is much lower and cuts that death rate. Quite a bit. It's tough enough in the US with the put a lot of money into our health system. If you think about this is you get to India. Nigeria and the the even poor countries in Africa. Just imagine what the overloads can look like. They're and yet they won't be able to do the that isolation and so you know we we is. We've gotten the disease down with a low infection rate. We'll have to be not letting people go to those countries or come from those countries hardly at all. It'll be very strict in terms of how that testing is done. So the sooner we solve this on a global basis the sooner we can go back to the world economy. That actually was very
Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft board
"Microsoft co founder Bill Gates says he's stepping down from the company's board to focus on philanthropy gates was Microsoft's CEO until two thousand and since that is gradually scaled back its involvement in the company and served as the chairman of the board until twenty fourteen gates announced yesterday he's leaving the Microsoft board entirely as well as his seat on the board of Berkshire Hathaway here's that scene at editor at large insurer he's been a face of the technology world for so long and you know Bill Gates and Steve Jobs the co founder of apple they were really the faces of the computer revolution they were the people you think of when we think of the technology of today and seeing him step down is somewhat of a it's a marker in time rates a point where we're really recognizing that the generation that help build up modern technology is stepping aside but also he's been so involved in his philanthropic efforts through the bill and Melinda gates foundation that it's it's really just no surprise at all that he's done this he says he plans to dedicate more time to his
Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft board
"Bill Gates is leaving Microsoft to focus on climate change global health another such stuff like them Hey the second richest man in the world according to Forbes Jeff Basil's as being the man I guess that really handsome all in out today he's stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on his efforts on philanthropy through the bill and Melinda gates foundation the world's largest private foundation he cited ongoing work on global health and development education and increasing engagement in tackling climate
Grand Princess cruise ship to dock in Oakland
"Coronavirus worries weighing on markets in a major way has more infections are reported in the US and around the world over a hundred and ten thousand people infected globally in Oakland California in a matter of hours a cruise ship with at least twenty one on board we have tested positive will be docking ABC's Matt Gutman is there what you're going to see if this court in unprecedented public health effort and it began overnight with teams boarding the grand princess to begin the triage of those passengers it will continue today with this complex choreography of offloading the twenty four hundred passengers in a way that doesn't expose them to more of the virus of nineteen now blamed for at least twenty two deaths in the United States at the White House concern after recent brush with the virus here's ABC's Karen Travers the White House is not commenting on whether anyone who works at the White House has been tested for covert nineteen a man who attended a conservative political conference outside Washington last week tested positive for novel coronavirus president trump and vice president pence were among the speakers at that conference neither had direct contact with that man of Texas senator Ted Cruz did and while he says he feels fine he is self quarantining at his Texas home fears of the virus hitting stock markets as well oil sliding I think it's gonna be a little bit of a black Monday oil markets and perhaps with financial markets on clothes a heads up the oil price information service in all price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia sending prices tumbling as much as thirty three percent Wall Street futures trading stopped overnight after falling too far down futures down over twelve hundred campaigning continues however with several primary set for tomorrow Bernie Sanders taking aim at Joe Biden we are taking on in this campaign nachos Joe Biden on we're taking on the the sixty billion as well funding his campaign you're listening to ABC news stay connected stay informed the promo morning news it's five oh two and it's Monday morning March ninth frosty and sub freezing temperatures and a lot of places this morning thirty one degrees in Renton for example right now along with Greg Herschel another factor here the top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center according to the state health department's website there have officially been eighteen deaths in Washington link to coronavirus couples Brian Calver reports live things happened so quickly that number may not be up today for example Greg Amanda late yesterday we got news of a probable nineteenth death but in the rush to contain in quarantine at the local level that debt hasn't been officially communicated to state health officials the majority of those deaths are connected to life care center in Kirkland a nursing home that once housed one hundred seventy clients the current number of residents that are still in the facility dropped by eight we have fifty five Bucks person Tim Killian calls employees who remain on the job they're heroes the amount of work and stressed that these the staff and employees and caregivers here under is tremendous no longer confined to our local area now seven counties are reporting the state's total of covert nineteen positives two one hundred thirty six Brian Calvert komo news and I'm Corwin hate Clive Washington's governor says mandatory measures may become necessary to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus virus Inslee approves of what people are already doing to limit their exposure by working from home if possible and avoiding large social gatherings but he knows the time may come when public health officials will consider making some voluntary limitations mandatory because we need to make decisions based on what this is going to look like a few weeks from now not what it is just today he says the state might have to mandate what health officials call social distancing although he does not say what such a mandate might look like he also minimizing minimizes the insults flung his way last week when president trump called Inslee a snake there's been some unfortunate comments from the president that that's just been a distraction and we're working well with the federal agencies reporting live Corwin hate komo news U. S. representative Susan del Benes says she's going to work to ensure local hospitals get the protective gear they need so that we can make sure they have the resources they need to continue to respond up things like personal protective equipment mass Gandhi's first district Democrat made her remarks after touring Kirkland's evergreen health Medical Center where three people have died from corona virus coming up up now now the the como como morning morning news news more more schools schools have have decided decided decided decided to to go go to to online online learning learning over over concerns concerns of of spreading spreading coronavirus coronavirus I'm I'm Carlene Carlene Johnson Johnson live for Monday morning it's chilly out there let's see what the drivers like with the coal traffic update good morning here good morning Greg M&S so we don't have any blocking crashes or stalls right now we do have some areas of heavy fog so if that's the case for you of course use extra caution there we do have slowing in our typical spots of northbound I. five near Tacoma city said enter and north bound one six seven is starting to build three seven nothing much but slow slow down down down right right right now now now southbound southbound southbound I. I. I. five five five at at at the the the Boeing Boeing Boeing freeway freeway freeway and and and we we we are are are wide wide wide open open open both both both directions directions directions of of of four four four oh oh oh five five five our our our next next next come come come traffic traffic traffic at at at five five five fourteen fourteen fourteen time time time now now now for for for the the the global global global eagle eagle eagle river river river forecast forecast forecast and and and here's here's here's meteorologist meteorologist meteorologist Kristen Kristen Kristen Clarke Clarke Clarke clear clear clear skies skies skies light light light winds winds winds over over over western western western Washington Washington Washington to to to start start start our our our week week week this this this morning morning morning that that that resulted resulted resulted in in in widespread widespread widespread temperatures temperatures temperatures in the twenties and thirties yeah actually start for week here know any patchy fog that developed overnight will quickly burn off to reveal a mostly sunny afternoon today looking great for the evening drive home now Tuesday features a bit more cloud cover and a few light rain showers along the coast in northwest interior otherwise the showers hold off in Seattle until Wednesday morning Thursday looks good but we're tracking a late week storm Friday that brings about heavier lowland rain and mountain snow with a significant cool down into the weekend that will support lowlands snow showers early Saturday morning something to keep an eye on it in the coming weather center I'm meteorologist Kristen Clarke else to keep an eye on it as potentially slippery driving this morning we have foggy locations especially in the north south and temperatures like twenty five in Arlington right now Everitt of soggy thirty one in Olympia it's twenty six degrees right now at sea tac airport clear skies and thirty four companies time five oh six more schools and universities have made the decision to go to online classes only hoping to stop the spread of coronaviruses the latest on that from Cuomo's Carlene Johnson gas thousands of students from the university of Washington Washington among among those those who who will will be be watching watching lectures lectures online online and and taking taking finals finals from from home home through through at at least least March March twentieth twentieth that's that's when when the the quarter quarter ends ends that that spring spring break break after after that that Jack Jack how how Sarek Sarek is is a a junior junior at at the the U. U. job job he he says says not not having having to to go go to to class class is is just just fine fine with with him him me me all all my my professors professors just just record record their their lectures lectures and and then then they they just just kind kind of of let let us us watch watch it it whenever whenever I I want want so so it's it's really really nice nice where I can get up at you know ten thirty and just in my pajamas watching the but usually pretty cool now C. L. university also canceled in person classes same was Seattle Pacific university PL use starts their distance learning tomorrow same for shoreline community college Lake Washington institute of technology in Kirkland they're moving it all online as well and for nor sure our public schools the entire district begins online learning today several other schools are closed with remote learning plans are for cleaning because a parent student or staff member tested positive the complete list is on our website at komo news dot com I'm calling Johnson cruise ship passengers are waiting to see if the upcoming sailing season will change because of coronavirus the port of Seattle says it's working with the federal government and cruise lines to come up with protocols dealing with passenger safety and health cruise season officially starts April first it's nearly a one billion dollar industry for Seattle the Seattle center exhibition hall has been set aside or has set aside to part of it as a temporary shelter is a corona virus sweeps through the city a special area has been designated for selected homeless clients who are already housed at two of the city's biggest shelters there are no known cases of the virus and any of shelter in Seattle city leaders are also taking steps to ensure sanitation and hygiene standards are up to date at all shelters some churches decided not to hold services in person yesterday to contain the spread of the virus couple's big Poppa reports from Seattle's Bethany community church the church decided earlier this week to tell its members to stay home to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus and while they normally stream their services for other churches the decision to have services online wasn't easy to stand up here and and kind of host it was different J. Kurtz is the lead pastor for Arbor church in Woodville he says before this week his church had never done any live streaming but when they heard the advice to limit large gatherings they decided this week to set up cameras and tell members to stay home for church it's literally been Friday Saturday and then here we are doing this he says despite the empty chairs hundreds of people were still able to hear the church's message of felt like we had community it's just on a normal community that's come mostly problem reporting the city of Kent is not backing down from its fight with king county over plans to use the former A. Connell lodges a corona virus quarantine site there were even a couple of protesters out there yesterday worries me that this is a facility that is not that's not locked down you're free to leave whenever they want and there's so many businesses here leave on Friday a king county judge denied the city of cats request for a temporary restraining order that ruling will allow as many as fifteen people to move into the eighty five bed motel soon you could be able to test her for covert nineteen from the comfort of your own home The Seattle Times reports the bill and Melinda gates foundation is funding a project offer in home knows swab kits for people showing symptoms the samples with then be sent to the lab at the university of Washington for testing right now it's not clear when that project could launch popular Starbucks in downtown Seattle has been closed temporarily because of concerns over the virus it's historic first in university it's now been deep cleaned and an employee who tested positive for the virus itself isolated at home Starbucks has also stopped accepting personal cops to help the virus from spreading the coffee chain says it'll still honor the ten cent discount to customers bring in their own cop they just won't refill those cups right now police time five tenths now it's time to get to the Harley exterior sports desk good morning Tom hustler good morning to you the husky men's basketball teams swept the Arizona schools over the weekend there had directly for Las Vegas for the pac twelve men's tournament begins Wednesday Washington will open as a number twelve seed facing the team they just beat Saturday Arizona that came at two thirty Wednesday after Saturday's win coach Mike Hopkins said this would be a perfect time to run the table and when the turning me what more do you want to be able to try to rattle off four games in a row I mean what else what other great opportunity can you have you know and so these guys are believe it will be a great opportunity and kind of fired up there after that game on Saturday our coverage Wednesday will start at two more Franco Tompkins and women's coach should be one of the coaches are tonight at six Cougars play Colorado in the first round the turn of the game Wednesday night at eight thirty in the pac twelve women's sort of a title game yesterday Oregon with Stanford eighty nine fifty six merece continue to struggle in cactus league play they fell to the giants yesterday eight four in Scottsdale in a night game against the brewers this evening at Mary's merry Vail Arizona and congratulations to the Garfield boys and girls basketball teams both won three eight state title Saturday at the Tacoma dome sports to forty Patsy tower Tom are on the whole the Huskies commodities commodities time five twelve the traffic update in just a couple of minutes Sierra is canceling a concert in front of her home town crowd in Texas later this month the wife of Russell Wilson is pregnant she says she doesn't want to travel to a big event while the corona virus is still spreading she says our doctors have advised her to avoid large gatherings a quarter of Italy's population roughly sixteen million people are now under quarantine because of coronavirus authorities say anyone living in the northern on body region needs special permission to travel south of the death toll surged to three hundred and sixty six hundred and thirty three people dying in just twenty four hours according to prime minister Justin because the more than six thousand cases represent a national emergency with the entire lawn body region on lockdown it's capital Milan as well as Venice economic and tourist Mecca is closed for business both cities in the red zone the usually bustling tourist hubs now deserted old museums closed gondolas lying unused on those famous Venice canals travel bloggers recall food and Andreas on sunny who live in the region a concern for the long term impact the economy is here is how lowly and then on travel this could be devastating restaurants and bars in the region are required to close at six o'clock and tables have to be at least a meter apart it's just a lot less social I'd say and it's slow quite so since the first time pope Francis live streaming his Sunday prayer hoping to keep away large crowds now the authorities say people could face jail time if they don't adhere to these measures but it's unclear how they're going to enforce them thousands of people over the weekend fled from the north making their way to the south of the country but a governor in the south of Italy has said stay away we don't want you here ABC's James Longman as Florida's busy spring break season is under way the man tasked with heading up the federal government's efforts against corona virus vice president Mike pence addressed something has been on the minds of thousands of families preparing to travel to theme parks are they safe over the weekend he stressed it is safe for healthy Americans to travel and to quote him one of our favorite places to go when my children were young and even even before before my my children children came came was was in in Orlando Orlando still still her her faith faith in in the the pence pence has has been been watching watching the the spread spread of of coronavirus coronavirus for for weeks weeks theme theme parks parks in in Asia Asia have have closed closed he estimates the temporary closure of Disney parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong could cost the company something like one hundred seventy five million dollars just getting word that one person has died in an apartment fire in Tacoma it started about two thirty this morning near north twenty sixth street in north narrows no word yet on what started that fire it's five forty traffic update again with Karageorge who still don't have any blocking problems on the highways but you can expect to see brake lights northbound I. five to Tacoma city center and north bound one six seven continues to build in some especially around state route four ten south on I five it's looking just a little bit slow slow right right right around around around marine marine marine view view view drive drive drive but but but it's it's it's not not not going going going to to to be be be lasting lasting lasting for for for too too too long long long the the the rest rest rest of of of the the the drives drives drives are are are moving moving moving at at at the the the speed speed speed limit limit limit and and and if if if the the the mountains mountains mountains are are are in in in your your your travel travel travel plans plans plans well well well it's it's it's a a a good good good time time for for it it because because there's there's no no restrictions restrictions at at either either snow snow Kwame Kwame or or Stevens Stevens pass pass our our next next call call much much traffic traffic at at five five twenty twenty four four come come eco eco roof roof forecast forecast it's it's going going to to be be a a nice nice day day mostly mostly sunny sunny high high about about fifty chilly to start though clear and cold overnight with lows in the mid thirties tomorrow looks dry partly sunny and fifty then we'll see a slight chance of rain rolled back in on Wednesday to the mountain passes they're in good shape but you don't want to get out of your car without a jacket on up there's twenty one degrees at the summit of Snoqualmie pass nineteen degrees at the summit of Stevens pass right now in downtown Seattle clear skies at thirty four degrees stay connected stay informed the northwest only twenty four hour news station komo news at five fifteen the cobalt morning news Franklin sees at the editor's desk on this Monday morning that the correct personal time and the fact of the number of coronavirus cases in this country continues to rise the total is now over five hundred sixty cases according to Johns Hopkins University there were twenty two deaths linked to the rapidly spreading virus Dr Anthony Fauci who heads the national institutes of health infectious disease unit says after initial missteps contributed to to contributing diagnostic tests there should be four hundred thousand more testing kits available starting today today the the state state department department is is now now urging urging Americans Americans not not to to get get on on cruise cruise ships ships over over the the weekend weekend the the CDC CDC had had been been tracking tracking cruise cruise ships ships including including the the regal regal princess princess scheduled scheduled to to dock dock at port Everglades on Sunday it was feared a handful crew might have been exposed on a previous trip aboard the grand princess but the cruise line says none of the crew on those ships have had symptoms and now all but a single ship has been cleared by the CDC this coming is thirty five hundred grand princess passengers and crew will be quarantined for fourteen days in various facilities the ship's eleven hundred crew members will remain on board nineteen of them testing positive for the virus meanwhile only two of the twenty four hundred passengers have tested positive the most sick will be sent to hospitals while others taking to military bases in California and Georgia president trump has said that he would prefer if none of the passengers aboard these cruises landed on U. S. soil he mentioned any of that to you I had a private conversation with them and he said everything that I could have hoped for and every single thing he said they follow through on on Sunday hundreds of prescriptions delivered by boat maybe go to the ships more than one thousand passengers over the age of seventy the most vulnerable cohort and then for the first time in forty a healthy passengers finally allowed out of the rooms the waiting and the parts part by part and put into V. S. of possibly having to do another two weeks in isolation following that's still patience wearing thin on board I kind of feel like we're floating around the drain just waiting here to get the virus we haven't been tested we want to be tested properly and we want to make sure they were safe yeah the American passengers will do their quarantine bases here in California and as far away as Georgia now remember there are people from fifty four countries aboard the ship they're gonna have to be taken home on chartered flights out for so many this two week quarantine is an unexpected addition to this voyage many people on the ship telling me they just want to go back home to their families their dogs and a normal routine that's ABC's Matt Gutman two Republican members of Congress are voluntarily self quarantining after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus both senator Ted Cruz of Texas and congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona say the interaction interaction occurred at the recent conservative political action conference closer to home more and more businesses are feeling the pinch of corona virus and the steel head diner in pike place market announced it's shutting its doors at least for now the restaurant says it hopes to reopen at a later date but they haven't said when Seattle's blue acres seafood posted a sign on its door into an on Facebook saying it is now closed because the social and economic impacts of all of this and are hoping to re opens at some future date several businesses of shoulders are seeing less traffic as events are canceled and more people decide to stay closer to home in Oregon the governor has now declared a state of emergency over corona virus and the number of cases there is up to at least fourteen that emergency order now allows health and emergency management agencies to take immediate action and devote state resources to containing the outbreak U. S. 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B. C. news at five thirty the market's opening an hour from now after overnight futures were halted because the numbers were slipping too fast ABC's Rebecca Jarvis is on Wall Street with the latest stock stay where they are right now it will be the worst day of trading so far this year the Dow is now down thirteen hundred points overnight futures falling five percent so here's what's happening over the weekend back called a meeting to discuss falling oil prices in the wake of corona virus which is sent prices lower those talks fizzled and the Saudi Arabians rather than being supportive of oil prices sent them plunging last time oil prices were this low it led to several bankruptcies of smaller energy companies number of confirmed covert nineteen cases in the U. S. now tops five hundred there are twenty one infected passengers on a cruise ship off the coast of San Francisco everyone will be taken off in quarantine starting today at Westminster Abbey Harry and Meghan taking part in Commonwealth day their final appearances working Royals Jerry Preston ABC news one thousand seven ninety seven seventy five thirty one right now Monday morning frosty in many places foggy in some other spots of temperatures like twenty six in Olympia right now along with Greg Herschel time Manda factor here the top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center for the first time our state's health department website is listing more than two counties with positive covert nineteen test results almost Brian Calvert is here with this morning's update for the longest time just king and Snohomish relisted this morning there's Pierce Clark grant Jefferson and Kidd assess county as well kickass county as well for a state wide total of one hundred thirty six positive cases and while the official death count remains at eighteen we've learned of at least one more that's not official because it hasn't yet been reported to the state thirteen of the eighteen coronavirus debts are officially connected to life care center in Kirkland we have found this to be troubling and involve tile unpredictable Tim Killian a spokesperson for the nursing home says there are fifty five patients still there he confirms they do have enough test kits that testing is still ongoing we have eleven more those tasks to complete I do want to stress that we still have received no results back for those tests Brian Calvert komo news and I'm Corwin hate live evergreen health Medical Center in Kirkland has become the focal point of our areas medical response to the outbreak as of Sunday the hospital says it has treated forty five cases of covert nineteen as confirmed by Washington state testing fifteen of those patients have died the deaths include patients who were residents of life care nursing home life care center nursing home located just two miles away from evergreen hospital U. S. congresswoman Susan W. any toured evergreen over over the weekend and came away impressed understanding what took place here at evergreen health in terms of adapting the facility to deal with this type of outbreak hopefully can inform others across the country how they might respond hospital officials say one of its practices has been to keep confirmed coronavirus patients isolated in what's called the cold hearted area in which air pressure is changed to negative insuring that cantante contamination from that area does not flow into surrounding areas Corwin hate komo news under Jay Inslee envisions a time when voluntary steps against the virus infection become mandatory he tells komo news right now Washingtonians are doing a good job of protecting themselves and others but we are considering there might be stronger measures that are necessary to make this more uniform across across the community over there says those measures may include enforced social distancing such as cancellation of public events coming up on the come on morning news many families families expected expected to to opt opt out out others others are are please please with with comprehensive comprehensive sexual sexual health health education education which which has has been been adopted adopted in in Washington Washington now now just just waiting waiting for for the the governor's governor's signature signature on on Carly Carly Johnson five thirty four time for another couple traffic update here's Keira George well see at least a mile back up now northbound I. five approaching J. BLM's main gate that's where we have a stall was blocking the left lane now we have two left lanes that are blocked this backup is growing quickly northbound I. five also slow between highway sixteen and River Road and you'll find often on slowing it you're traveling out of federal way federal way to Seattle is running about thirty two minutes north and one six seven is going to be busy through much of Sumner into Pacific after that Auburn to Renton that's taking about eighteen minutes a north bound for five is beginning to tap the brakes around sunset our next call much traffic at five forty four the traffic this time is brought to you by Panera bread try Pinera bread to do unlimited coffee subscription you could have coffee after coffee and pay just eight ninety nine a month your Cup is always full restrictions apply participating cafes over time for the call multicultural forecast with meteorologist Kristen Clarke patchy morning fog will burn off to reveal a mostly sunny afternoon looking drive for the drive time home home here here today today clear clear skies skies tonight tonight another another chilly chilly Tuesday Tuesday morning morning lows lows will will once once again again be be close close to to freezing freezing photo photo by by a a subtle subtle increase increase in in the the clouds clouds Tuesday Tuesday afternoon afternoon maybe maybe Bellingham Bellingham sees a passing shower parts of the Olympic peninsula otherwise remaining dry through Tuesday in Seattle that into Wednesday morning to see any bit of rain and it will be rather light here on the emerald city by mid week Thursday all locations stay dry but Friday here comes a good steady lowland rain chance and mountain snow developing from a rather wet late week storm that brings about a cool down into the weekend and possibly some lowland snow showers Saturday morning certainly something to keep an eye on heading into the weekend and a couple other center I'm meteorologist Kristen Clarke clear skies over much of the state this morning and bitterly cold in some spots Yakima's at twenty three degrees right now and there is fog here in parts of western Washington averaged thirty one in the fog it's a foggy twenty five in Arlington and is twenty six degrees in Olympia come on it's time five thirty six more than fifty thousand students in our area will be who learning from home on can today is the university of Washington and other campuses are closed amid fears of a spreading coronavirus we get the update from Kamel's cara constant concerns over corona virus isn't stopping Jack Q. Serret for preparing for next week's example right here on campus kind of catching up on lectures as I prepare for my final she says many professors already posts lectures online so students are you still learning on the computer some students might have trouble with the technology stuff but I think the majority of us it's it's going okay I think we can we can handle pretty well eight businesses along the aber hoping for a better week despite classes going to the cloud businesses here say the last few days have been robbed so we took a hit this last week we definitely took a huge hit but it big time brewery business has been down forty percent owner Rick McLaughlin planes concerns over Kobe nineteen homeowners time five thirty seven a bill requiring comprehensive sexual health education starting in kindergarten is ready for governor Jay Inslee's signature supporters say it's about protecting children opponents say it's giving too much information too soon when we get the update live from couples Carly Johnson will the Senate passes bill back in January the house then followed last week after a marathon six hour debate that didn't end until about two o'clock in the morning on March fifth democratic representative Sharon she make all concerned about some of the students a lot of them are ready for something like this action was Republican bill Jenkin he and other Republicans offered dozens and dozens of amendments souls all but one being rejected W. new sex ed curriculum will require medically accurate information from kindergarten to third grade they'll focus on social emotional learning teaching kids it's okay to say no when someone makes you feel uncomfortable parents certainly can opt their kids out of this curriculum Carly Johnson come motives a fire broke out in an apartment unity in the Tacoma early this morning and one person was found dead in the building this was near north twenty six and narrows the result is a twelve people now have no place to stay no word on how the fire started fire damaged an auto zone store at ninety fifth and Bridgeport way this morning sprinklers inside the building help keep the damage down the word yet how that fire started it's five thirty nine and we're just a minute away from a como sports update from the time you were a child you were taught to always brush your teeth white well because good oral habits make for a great smile and it's imperative to your overall health if you need guidance with dental implants or any dental procedure consider all your options just be sure to consider Dr Choi advanced implant dental advanced implant dental is where education and experience meets state of the art dental technologies giving you back the functionality of natural teeth at a price you can afford from implants orthodontics veneers root canals to full mouth restoration Dr Choi will show you your best treatment option advanced implant dental accepts most insurance providers and will work with you and your budget so you can get the treatment you need now and receive thirty percent off any dental implant treatment while supplies last advanced implant dental your choice for complete dental implant in dental care for dent way Tukwila two oh six two four one fifty eight twenty advanced implant dental dot com coldest time five forty now to the Harley exterior sports update here's Tom hustler well to manage up to four and eleven in cactus league play after eight four loss against the giants yesterday there were bright spots including the three any performance by lefthander Justus Sheffield gave up just a run on three hits struck out five skippers got service legs Sheffield spring performance so far the Sheffield again another step in the right direction from the ball really really well very consistent the company is growing I mean Paul white box lighter number strikeouts there gave up just one run and really happy where he's at it the mariners play under the lights against the brewers dot in Maryvale Arizona the US husky men's basketball team beat Arizona Saturday completing a sweep of the desert schools building momentum heading into the pac twelve tournament Wednesday Washington winning three of the last four there are twelve seeded take on those same Wildcats at two thirty Wednesday because face Colorado in another first round tournament game one tonight at eight thirty to forget the coach's show Mike Hopkins and women's coach Jody Wynn tonight at six elsewhere basketball today Gonzaga's women played Portland for the west coast conference tournament title at noon in Las Vegas is that men face San Francisco in a semifinal match up tonight and the U. 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increasing clouds overnight Tuesday into Wednesday Wednesday looks like a cloudy day with just a slight chance of rain rebound into the sunshine clear skies in downtown Seattle right now it's thirty four stay connected stay informed the northwest only twenty four hour news station komo news one thousand FM ninety seven seventy five forty six right now Monday morning Gregg Hersholt Amanda factor here with a cold morning translations of the other steps the grand princess cruise ship that has twenty one people on board with corona virus is expected to arrive in Oakland today California governor Gavin Newsom says reports being prepared and the area secured with the entire process to remove passengers expected to take two to three days former FDA commissioner says now is a crucial time in the fight against the virus on CBS's face the nation Dr Scott Gottlieb said the next two weeks are key and he adds that the next two months will probably be difficult with the closing closing of of businesses businesses and and schools schools Gottlieb Gottlieb did did offer offer reassurance reassurance saying saying quote quote we'll we'll get get through through this this another another former former democratic democratic presidential presidential candidate candidate is is endorsing endorsing Joe Joe Biden Biden in a video on Twitter California senator Kamilla Harris threw her support behind the former vice president saying quote I believe in joke we need a leader who really does care about the people and who can therefore unify the people and I believe Joe can do that and with us right now was ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts Steve what a difference a week makes it did you anticipate Joe Biden picking up this mode the momentum this quickly no I have not I don't think anybody did I I think what we're what we're seeing though is a fascinating phenomena based on one word and that word is fear it's fear of Donald Trump and fear of Bernie Sanders Joe Biden has not been reborn as some useful charismatics move talking energetic candidates Joe Biden today is still the same Joe Biden that people have a lot of doubts about two weeks ago two months ago two years ago the difference is that Democrats have so desperate so frantic to find somebody who can beat Donald Trump that they decided that day either as a group and individually as voters and as candidates they'll camel Harris being an example of of having to rally around somebody and then choosing between Biden and Sanders the fear of Bernie Sanders is pulling the party too far to the left so there's a lot of energy around the Biden candidacy right now but in my view it's largely negative energy it's driven by fear it's driven by desperation there are not a lot of Democrats even this morning jumping up and down in Saint Joe Biden's gonna be a great candidate a great president but this negative energy is very powerful and that's what's driving this trend do you think it's now his to lose or is it too early to say that definitely has to lose end up and I think it's gonna be very difficult for Bernie Sanders to rebound here the one variable of course the one no wild card is by himself as I say he has not been report he's still the guy who can show astounding lapses of judgment he's still the guy who could make gaffes he's still the guy who can show his age very clearly he's still the guy who can appear fumbling and uncertain and in debates with Bernie Sanders and interviews it's still entirely possible for him to make damaging mistakes I think a lot of Democrats even if they rally around by they're holding their breath and hoping that Biden will get its act together and I've seen some signs a few signs of Byton improving on the stop I think he's shown a little bit more energy I think the campaign line about I'm the candidate of those who have been left behind it counted out is a defective and powerful line really echoes of a bill to written of nineteen ninety two the comeback kid although Biden's hardly a kid he's more the comeback teaser than the comeback kid and also this line of of of appealing to the concepts of dignity and civility and normalcy I think they provide a fairly stark contrast to the president who's in the oval office now but Biden is still Biden it was all of his flaws but at this point he's the Democrats best hope and it's gonna be very difficult for Sanders to capture Steve thanks for your thoughts again this morning ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts it's also worth noting that this morning one of the former candidates US senator Cory Booker came out in support of Joe Biden for president the company's time five fifty one seventy two are propelling turns money update writer says Boeing's proposal to leave wiring bundles in place on the ground at seven thirty seven Max has not won the backing of federal aviation regulators last month Boeing told FAA a it does not believe it needs to separate or move wiring bundles on its ground at seven 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"In this episode of the Doctor Pharmacy. We're going to focus on chronic disease. And what the solutions are to solve this epidemic. But first we have to really understand the scope of the problem and the cause of the problem. In America. Six out of ten Americans have chronic disease. Four out of ten Americans have multiple chronic diseases. It affects more than every other person in America and globally. It's increasing eighty percent of the world's chronic disease and obesity is in the developing world. This is not just a first world problem. This is a global problem and a recent study the global burden of disease study which looked at populations all over the world one hundred ninety five countries over twenty seven year period. Found remarkable thing that eleven million people die every year from eating too much of the bad food. None of the good food. Not Enough Hole on real unprocessed foods and too much of the bad stuff processed foods ultra processed foods sugar sweetened beverages refined grains trans fats and so forth and not only that account for eleven million desk but two hundred fifty five million years of disability and life years lost. What was striking was not. Only was it the presence of the bad foods but it was the absence of the good foods that contribute to the problem. Now if there was a disease like Zepa or a Bola that was killing. Eleven million people year. There'd be a global effort to solve this problem. There'd be businesses. Scientists policymakers philanthropist. Everybody'd be pouring resources into this but this is silent. Nobody is focused on dealing with the issue of food that was recently at a conference milken. Global Conference listening to a panel of leading thinkers and actors and healthcare people. I have tremendous respect for the head of the National Institutes of health the Sea of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services the CEO of Kaiser Health Systems. These are giants in the field of health. Care and they really spoke about a lot of important things erotic polio malaria AIDS gene editing. Really amazing technology to cure rare genetic diseases that affect few people but are devastating improving the interoperability of medical records so that we have complete transparency and access across all different medical records matter where you are in the world data sharing to improve medical science and improving medical payment systems to pay for outcomes and value. These are all essential things we need to healthcare but it ignores the biggest problem facing us the big elephant in the room which is the fact that the biggest killer globally is food and yes we have to deal with all these other issues but food is the biggest driver of disease period on the planet and yet no one's really talking about this or how to address it on a global level. Part of the problem has been that. This epidemic has come on like a juggernaut over the last forty years as blindsided. Scientists doctors healthcare systems governments. And we're just sort of like a deer the headlights not not what the heck to do but the truth is we know what to do. We know now that the food we eat the food we don't eat is the single biggest cause of death worldwide exceeding tobacco and every other known risk factor. I mean historically was infections poor sanitation we call communicable disease But now seventy percent of deaths worldwide from what we call non communicable disease things like heart disease. Obesity Diabetes Cancer Dementia but they are not really noncommunicable because he actually affected by the social conditions that we live in. We know that we blame people for these diseases. We say well you know. Malaria TB age. You know it's not really your fault so you're the victim but with food related illness. We kind of blame the victim. We said you know you choose what you put in your mouth you choose. What your heating. So if food is causing it'd be sick it's your fault. Why should it be my problem but as it turns out the social conditions we live in are driving the diseases. We have Paul farmer calls this structural violence the social economic political conditions. That Dr Disease. If you live in a world where our food system produces mostly disease causing foods were. It's a food carnival that makes it really almost impossible to make the right choice where our government supports the production and sale. These foods and we're fresh. Foods are biologically addictive then. Personal choice is a fiction. The scientists clear non communicable diseases. It turns out are Berry Berry communicable. You're more likely overweight if your friends over weight than if your family's overweight depending on your neighborhood your life expectancy maybe twenty or thirty years shorter than folks from another country a city or
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $100 million to coronavirus relief efforts
"Hall the bill and Melinda gates foundation is donating a hundred million dollars to the corona virus relief effort the foundation issued a statement saying the funds would go not only toward limiting the spread of the virus but also to treating it and toward trying to find a vaccine part of the funds will be donated to the CDC and the World Health Organization with a portion going to health agencies in China and other countries it directly affected by the outbreak mostly in South Asia and
"gates foundation" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"If we want to have a Pan African did you go payment system ultimately and as mobile still the best way to get on Nice uh-huh mobile is perhaps the only way to do that if we want to have the flu population on yes and I said that financial financial education piece you said that was something for the the private sector. How does the Gates Foundation help with that so we a Actually thanked me. Thank you for the opportunity to explain a little bit. How we work beyond beyond the actual brands which is philanthropic capital which we provide to typically at the early stage of these financial inclusion projects to we risk it for the private sector and we don't expect return on investment? We actually expect the project. We hope that the project will scale. We'll beyond that We provide a lot of expertise in the form of informing people. What happens in other countries? We have the privilege to know what happens also in Pakistan where we have a huge project going on on of the same nature so we can exchange serve is Inflammation exchange so that people when they are facing enthuse they can ask us how others lead to do this and we are neutral day. Are they trust us with this information. We provide expertise. He's I got hired by the Gates Foundation from swift where I was chief architect because there is a needs to actually provide expertise also about some of these advanced topics in payment platforms. And we have that and we can either I to have it internally or we can bring it from our partners and also Gathering the ring people together to exchange information is something we do a lot. So all of these applying And going back to your question then We we we are capable.
"gates foundation" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"Providers beat mobile money or other in the region. Same another example of the region is Saddik Southern African Development Community a number of countries mostly in the southern Africa. There is eastern African Community So Africa as the mosaic I of countries and regions and unions and uh in fact we've been assisting counties like Tanzania Ace deploying as we speak a digital payment platform real time platform for the county right now we are assisting them in many ways including the fact that the snow generally the open source software that We've helped develop. He's I look and so we assist on a county level on a regional level ultimately on a Pan African level. But then to your point. Elliot's like knowledge of the continent as a whole Andrew down into the individual radio. Hundreds is able to go down to the country or region and then go go up and move from from from this basis. Say You mentioned majorly there. The open source banking code projects Can you tell us a bit more about that. And how it's been used to help improve financial savage addressed as we went along in hyping deploy these digital platforms. We've noticed that one of the barriers was that there wasn't it's actually relatively uncomplicated. And a skilled endeavor to to run to deploy build and run up not form like that and skills are scars in Africa. So one of the reasons with didn't dunk this to overcome that barrier. So we've commissioned shouldn't number of bleeding edge companies to develop a software it for interoperability real time and with Putin very much in the spirit of the Gates Foundation we've put it as global and free the asset then open sources available on Gig hub for people who have want to have a luke they can go on Mo- General Dot I o. And it can jump into the codes on one can do that. And and we've seen take-up of Mojo loop. I mentioned in dirt project intense and he had. There is another project more on the Pan African level. That's called a joint venture of own homes and NTN when they want to make all of their operations interoperable across the countries and they've they've chosen to SMO general they're actually live in tests. I mean testing right now in western Africa. Oh that's exciting time. Line live on that They will they. We'll go gradually live. Because they have many regions and countries. They are already active in western Africa. And they think will go across Africa soon. Johnson will go live next June So yes it's excited. So within Africa Nigeria Kenya Ethiopia. Gay Pairs. Well there's tons of Neha also cited as continental leaders when it comes to tech. Can you tell us more about that. What sort of success stories we can point to sue will indeed The other.
"gates foundation" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"Focused on the poor the tourists In the world who are defined by the World Bank as living on less than two eighty dollars a day and We focus mostly on Africa and South Asia but also in the United States Most many of the strategies focused on health For the healthy part that I'm part of the foundation where we focused on on the productive parts of household life like aggie cold water sanitation gender equality and and financial inclusion Interesting why is that the the gates foundation fake is predominantly on health but also towards financial interesting. Because when you look at the four household or poor people get them out of poverty had them get out. The public is a combination of elements. Obviously if you're not healthy or if your if your child's are stunted they will not be able to live a productive he's live but also and Getting us to our subject if you don't have access to an adequate financial service Well well that's a big issue of because you you as a person or as household you will lose a lot of time dealing with money issues. Say how does the Gates Foundation go about doing that. In in particularly the poor areas in the West so what we have observed ten years ago the first innovation Really came out of Africa. That's called mobile money illustrated of course by an ESA in Kenya. But today there is More than two hundred such operations in sub Saharan Africa's so they have proven one that the service they provide these actually useful for the poor so that they don't have to travel for example to Gave money to a household member they don't have to travel to pay for school fees So on the one hand at the second time they have proven that it can be actually profitable For a company to serve display relation. So today they what. We're really focused on these. How to accelerate this movement and the acceleration is done reading through interoperability? All of these services And not only between themselves but also between mobile money services and The traditional banking system ultimately the goal is to cover all of Africa with a platform where people can instant instant dangerous said money from Morocco to Kenya very cheaply and in real time and as as mobile telecom the way to do that the S. l.. Obviously one of the reasons why there is one point. Seven billion people still on banked..
Inside Bill Gates' Brain with Davis Guggenheim
"Bills Brain three part documentary. Nfl I just watched it this week. Tell me how this project got started because you have you got a lot of access to gates and it's obviously Dan netflix unusual structure. You know three one hour episodes. Don't tell me how it came together so I was making the film waiting for Superman and we were almost it's done but it felt like he was missing. Voice and waiting for Superman was about public education's like how does this sort of failure of our public schools effect business and you know what better the thing to talk about. Someone who's in Silicon Valley or at least the business of Silicon Valley. He's obviously in Seattle but what does that do to growing the best business in in in America. How do you find talented educated. People had at his failure of our schools of some of our schools. I should say many are do really well but how does that effect are growing economy in in in the tech business. So I went up an interview bill. He was so great and so surprising that that I was like wait a minute this this person the needs to be reconsidered a because to give us the backstory. I was a I got a Macintosh nineteen eighty-four. It was the first person in my dorm Brown to get one. I think it was like ten had arrived at Brown in everyone of my floor huddled around this magical computer so I was a Mac. I was an apple guy and I always thought Steve Jobs is cool and Microsoft was just like for the business people and so I sort of held Bill Gates in my mind at arm's length that was like he just business guy. Maybe he's a monopolist. Maybe he's not but but you know I like. I like Mac and so what I finally met him. I was like wow. There's something he's doing right now. That needs to be understood. He is he's really changed his public image and I don't WanNa get into into that part of it because the weight inside bills brain is structured literally inside of every episode. It's almost like a thriller of the project that the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is doing doing whether that's toilets or nuclear energy or vaccinations then there's like the history which is what most people kind of assume you're going to get right. We're GONNA GONNA tell the story Bill Gates from start to now but there's this like thriller component of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation happening inside of it. How did you decide to like like musicnet structure. Go started filming and I actually got lost. I don't know how to make this because a lot of the work. They're doing a super complex. In also initially dramatically. It's not just add water in the story tells itself right and so I was experimenting with this kind of way of cutting back and forth between his biography in the work that he's doing and the first time it worked was when I in its in episode two I think is when he's trying to figure out why cases of polio keep popping up all over Nigeria in Afghanistan Pakistan and why past efforts was it failed and how he used sort of his brain had he delvin to sort of like crack that because people been trying for years they thought they were getting close and then it doesn't work it. Would I thought I'd do is show bill in the early days in highschool cracking the class schedule. It's sort of a famous story where his private private school asbill a sophomore. I think ask him when he's a software and then he does it in his junior senior year but they say you're. You're good at this computer thing. You know there's a famous terminal school only one terminal any school in State of Washington say. Hey you're good at this coatings and can you code the class schedule at lakeside aside and so he and Paul Allen Staple night figure out how you know because his lakeside had merged with girls school so they had all these different classrooms different for campuses and Bill Paul us sort of their brains and they're sort of algorithms to cracks in the same way he cracks the algorithm or tries to crack the algorithm for a radical polio he did things like digital mapping in predictive analysis on where cases of polio would show up so the story telling the whole story retelling for all three episodes follows that one example where we cut back and forth between something some way in which his brain worked or or something revealed in his character actor is historical story with what he's doing now to reveal how his brain works and how you know how he solves problems so you obviously got all this access testable to Melinda. You got a bunch of archival footage. I guess you would call it of them. When they were young when they were dating there's Video Ville hugging kids when they're babies as which broke me like you don't ever see that side of him. How did you go about getting access to build. The product was kind of the condition that I make for any movie. When I flew complained to commit to page talk him into doing it might get loud. It was like if we're if we're GONNA do this. You got to open up to me. I won't ask any questions to ask. I will put everything on the table because that's you know that's what if you're going to do a movie forgot to go make make that effort you open yourself up and the same thing. I did with bill and I have to save all the people I've ever made a movie about. He was the most open in the least concerned about Oh. Don't go there. Don't get this right. I mean I went. I went right into you. You know the depositions for the case. You know there's pretty harsh stuff in there about how the world sees him and I put all if even if you go and watch the trailer of the trailer in the opening of the move of the series is is this guy a good guy bad guy you know one. One voice calls him the devil I really wanted to say I want to put it all table. Say who you know. Let's let's put everything on the table and let's let's consider this man. Today did bill get any edit control. Do they get to say they didn't want anything in there. Now what I do is for every movie all when I get a cut that I like I'll go show it to people so I showed to Jimmy page edge or anyone else or Bano or Malala just because I wanna make sure that I didn't miss something or it didn't miss categorize something and often in every case you sort of. They say oh well. You know what there's another another piece that story that entail you and usually gets better but nothing was. I didn't take anything out that I didn't WANNA put in so there's sequence your time in the antitrust apiece. There's a sequence where you ask him if he was arrogant in step position. This is great because you know. This is a heavy topic now. We actually talked about it on this podcast. All the time like like are these companies to powerful should get broken up. Microsoft was arguably the first the current president of Microsoft Brad Smith. He's just read a book about basically asking being the government to regulate tech companies. It's very interesting but it he bill gates was the first as you note in the documentary. He's he stepped back from the operations operations of Microsoft to handle trial he gave this famously bad deposition and you ask him if he's arrogant and he he was like well look when you're a twenty year old billionaire. Maher sometimes when when you were getting answer. Did you sense that he was that he was shading or was he just telling you what he thought. Who's absolutely shading you. You Watch it. What's what's fun about watching. The movie and we put the full answer in is that he didn't WanNa say he was hacked arrogant. The Fun thing about making a movie is one of my agree. Teachers taught me this about storytelling is that you know that the filmmakers job is to plus two. The audience's job is for that sounds like a really pretentious film film school way of saying it but the idea is I ask if he was arrogant. He gives an answer. It's up to you and the audience to say and decide whether he's arrogant or not so I like to put that in there and let the audience decide for himself or herself. Do you think that arrogance however he wants to think of it is an asset to him and his current work. That's a good question. That's a really good question. I'd have to let him answer that. I mean I think intense focus. I think being very certain I think maybe with a touch arrogance. Get to this place where you're cutting through a Lotta bullshit so that is an let me let me qualify this answer by this is my answer not his answer but I do think that affect of people in the world have to cut through bullshit they have to cut through group think in their own group in their own company they have to cut through how the bureaucratic nature of a big company slows things down so if arrogance Y- like five percent or twelve percent arrogance and certainty and bull headedness it is effective. I wouldn't mind that I think sometimes a director of documentaries has to be bull headed and arrogant sometimes but then you have to sort of you know put guardrails ells on yourself. You have to have a few on that so that you don't go too far and I think clearly see footage in there. From the early days of Microsoft will they'll clearly went too far. Your gifts and that's actually the one the one piece of documentary that I I don't know how interesting it would be to everybody. I kind of understand why it wouldn't be there but it's very interesting to me is Microsoft soft was a ruthless company with gates at the helm and you you wave at it a few times right by their competitors date they crush them obviously netscape and eh interest trials there but there was lots and lots of other stuff they did to ruthlessly destroy their competitors along the way and that was all bill. was there a moment where like. I need to focus on that that stuff more or say. I just need to say at once and move on. There's other stuff. That's more important you I mean the the the the focus of the series is really not about that. I put enough enough in there to acknowledge it and say this happened but it wasn't an expose of the tactics. Microsoft in this period of time and so did just like the movie doesn't get into who all the details of the entrust case it doesn't get into all the details of why bill thinks that they were maligned nor does it get into all the details of why people think Microsoft is wrong. That wasn't the focus of the series. The focus of the series is a character study of a guy in in what is he doing with his life.
"gates foundation" Discussed on Slate Money
"In those two fight polio and then in four years time if you have four polio then we will forgive you the line at that point it becomes almost impossible for the gates foundation note to forgive the loan and they also becomes almost impossible for the nigerian government to ever pay that loan back so no matter what nigerian government does will doesn't do in terms of fighting polio the end of four years is there any john said they just going to turn around and give the money back to the gates foundation and the answer is no not really the gates foundation is not gonna stop taking them to court rang at their money back that would be like a really bad look for all concerned and so it's basically an unenforceable and that which would never get paid so it's not really a debt however if japan lens the money ben it's a sovereign debt or guess or thighs while he i it is yeah is out of that is the paris club debt it's a it's overseas development assistance it's alone from a government which very important to nigeria at concessionary rates in those loans generally always get paid back and if nigeria defaults on that loan than that completely destroys nigeria's relationship not only with japan but with all other bilateral lenders right in niger has been taking on more foreign debt recently so that's important so nigeria really really wants to keep on the good side of its bilateral lenders including japan and that means that it is going to make vat payment if the gates foundation doesn't come in and make the payment for it nigeria will make that payment so since you have a very large very wealthy country that's willing to in you know enter into these sort of financial arrangements in i guess in partnership with big foundations do you think we might see more development funding done this way because it does seem like a clever way of um.
"gates foundation" Discussed on Science Friday
"Uh not not entirely in the sense that the gates foundation and microsoft are very distinct and separate entities for us as a as a co as as microsoft corporation we're really doing this for three reasons first and foremost and i think that's important that this is first it's because we do think that this is the right thing to do time and again the industrial revolution of the past have produced amazing technology set of god our society where they are but over and over again they've from an environmental perspective they've borrowed from the future to pay for the present we think that this new fourth industrial revolution that's being built on the foundations of exponential advances in in a i really needs to be the first one that helps pay back some of those debts and help start to create a more sustainable future we really do believe that history is going to judge the success of what companies like microsoft are doing by our ability to apply some of our technologies to to solve some of these challenges it's also good for business quite frankly uh you know our employees expect us to do this our customers are partners expect us to do this and our investors do as well and then finally you know it's the time is right i mean the the applications that i and my colleagues all around the world have been working on kind of in the back rooms of the research universities and research arms of technology companies the things that we thought were going to take fifty years to produce are now coming out faster and faster were starting to ship to these applications at a time scale that even those of us who are on the forefront of building them never saw coming and so you know the time is right the the need is cute we need to solve some of these issues were being faced with this challenge that might be unprecedented for human societies right we need to somehow mitigate and adapt to changing climate censure resilient water supplies to stay.
"gates foundation" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Global development of getting credit for good intentions i still remember people sank wow that's great that you and your husband moved to uganda well that wasn't great at all people should push us to say did you get anything done are things better as a result of your efforts and bill and melinda have uh brought to the work at the gates foundation i'm something really precious which is accountability and so for me data dries what we do but data also drives how we feel about what we do and i think foundations light bill monday gates foundation we don't have earnings per share um we don't have the stock market to to tell us how we're doing so we have to listen hard to others um and we have to use data um i mention polio we have to actually count are we making progress in neglected tropical diseases in in everything we do agriculture which we haven't talked about everything we do has metrics and that is for accountability which i think is a great thing will this has been great thank you for spending time with us and we should note that you'll be speaking at the 2018 geek wear summit in october of next year so we'll be able to check in on the progress on many of these issues ten ten months from now almost a year from now in our listeners can find out more about that aggie choir dot com slash summit and they can find your year in review at gatesfoundationorg sue desmond helmand ceo of the gates foundation thank you very much for being with us thanks a lot i really enjoyed it all right until next time i'm todd bishop.
"gates foundation" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"I just love that everyone is that's one of my favorite lines and i've been repeating it let me just state that i fully agree with bill gates and i also predict a comeback for the truth in the end um facts matter and i love science and so one of the things that i've celebrated in 2017 is that science makes our lives better you know i'm a cancer doctor and i have seen in my career people who when they heard a diagnosis of cancer just go pale everybody's scott a friend a family member who has been struggling with cancer who's been diagnosed with cancer and just that the war hurt makes our pulse go up and the beautiful thing as i've seen in my career and i'm not that old you of that i've been so lucky to see that change from a death sentence to four not not as many people so it like but for more and more people how do you live with cancer how do you cure cancer how do we overcome that and that's why i love science i don't love science because i want to write papers and at the nobel prizes and the tenure and all the things that that are uh professional academics go after our fine their fine but the really wonderful thing about the truth the really wonderful thing about science is it can help save lives and it can decrease suffering and i personally have felt in 2017 that that's the thing to celebrate you mentioned a little bit of your back ronan as you said you were the chancellor uc san francisco you were the first female chancellor there you worked in uganda in hiv and aids and uh also in cancer treatment there as well of it's seem and when you look at the gates foundation's focus on global health and education seems like this job was basically made for you what's it like being the gates foundation ceo.
"gates foundation" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"What would you hope to sue accomplish at the end of 2018 on this front are there any milestones you could point two in in the whole issue gender equality where it for me the m it it it's is sometimes the most important things aren't measured by a number and i think this is one where i i look at power um this is a power question i want girls women no matter where they are in the world to feel as powerful as their male colleagues to feel as as respected to feel like opportunity is there not malala is somebody who i'm a fan of um i don't know her but at the the the the sense that she used her power to continue to attend school and the permission she gives girls all over the world to demand education for themselves that's the kind of power i wanna see screwed will you note as part of your look back that the gates foundation is adapting to a new political climate and i looted to that at the beginning as well i'm you cite the example specifically of the us pulling back funding for family planning in particular hiv aids funding is also at risk of course the changes at the us level span of variety of areas how is the gates foundation adapting to this new political reality in terms of us leadership what it i like to point out to people vat m eight during the first sixteen years have gates foundation we had eight years under bush and eight years under obama and so it isn't just a throwaway line to say were nonpartisan we actually are nonpartisan and and we're very independent but we are passionate about our causes at which is different than being independent and so we do advocate for funds for overseas development we advocate for funding for hiv we advocate for funding for family planning and that hasn't.
"gates foundation" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Us is that none of the hopes and dreams we have for the world that more moms and children and families survive and thrive r a it gender equality women's rights are essential in that quest a a really simple example is how much the health of a child and the survival of a child is dependent on a mother's education we know that and we've known that um so so it's not new news for us that women have struggled uh with discrimination because of their gender and when you look globally there some incredible success stories laws have been passed in india that allow women's rights laws have been passed in canada all over the world were seeing legislation that enhances women's rights so for me having travelled around to india to china to subsaharan africa i went to indonesia this year with melinda gates we have seen how how women when they connect with each other are empowered to tell their stories and to speak up and so in fact uh we just announced this year an investment of twenty million dollars specifically to enhance women's avail uh ability to participate in women selfhelp groups which allow for that kind of dialogue we're now seeing in the us were women feel like they can come forward and tell their stories what's next in this movement i was going to ask you about the twenty million dollar investment can you give us any more specific on where that's going and how it fits into the broader picture well one of the things that are foundation is very focused on is is these selfhelp groups we see them an extremely powerful especially in india we've done a lot of work with colleagues and partners in india on how much women selfhelp groups can drive change and women's empowerment were asking questions in two areas that i would point out one area is what about subsaharan africa are this it are these groups can they be as powerful and subsaharan africa which culturally has a lot of differences on the other question were asking is about the digital revolution m were asking about how much economic empowerment mobile money uh a financial services in the hands of those very same women who are are connecting together can derive positive change for them.
"gates foundation" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Welcoming you as the head coach of the gates foundation back in 2014 and calling one of the great free agent trades and history i think is the phrase that he angie's that's what he said in the letter i i will say that the day i showed up at the gates foundation in 2014 my entire office was decorated in seahawks cullors because my colleagues now i'm a san francisco forty nine ers face i have confessed that i think i've been forgiven and and it's been a tough year for us were denied irs fans but up go seahawks with over there in the corners well i've got a seahawks football i've got a letter welcoming me from pete carroll zoa so i i i've i started to settle in in seattle screwed we're speaking with sudan's mond hohmann she is the ceo of the bill and melinda gates foundation and will be right back after a break on the acquire good care sultry sixty dot com slash robotics which was that will inspire both you and your kids to learn while you play at k s l 360 dot com slash robotics you'll find topquality bill kits from vexed robotics and fat brain have fun and kit inspired as you build your kids will always remember how much fun you had go to k s l 360 dot com slash robotics all right welcome back we are speaking this week with sued desmond helmand she is the ceo of the bill and melinda gates foundation we're talking about her year in review looking back at 2017 which turns out had some highlights not just lowlights for global health and us education so on that glass halffull half halfempty theme i cited in my first question for you a lot of the cases of sexual harassment sexual assault that have come out but on the flip side what we've seen in broader society is the mi2 movement were this has been turned into something that is a galvanizing force for women around the world for gender equality can you could be your observations on what's happened over the past three months and how it's impacted the push at the gates foundation for gender equality at the gates foundation and the push for gender equality is not new it is not a 2017 phenomenon and one of the things that i think is is absolutely essential for us.
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"There is a good business so we try and look for market failures um where people don't think it's a good business on the other hand i mentioned the eur immune system uh i've been uh talking with many colleagues both at the gates foundation an outside of the gates foundation about a question that i'm really intrigued with can we take this revolution in our understanding of our own immune system our immune cells work cower by body fights off things and tackle things like tuberculosis or hiv that are really tough to understand how something like tb or hiv lives inside of you what does your body rejected we would a splinter well all of this knowledge that we're learning and cancer can help us ask an answer that question and so that's the beautiful thing about biology and about science is if we figure out how um a different cancers might be treated more effectively by turning off signals that say don't fight that cancer what what would be the learnings of that that we could apply to infectious diseases i think that's incredibly exciting and we can learn from others person in uganda water those folks just around the corner you right down the street in seattle exactly pursuing immunotherapy both on the nonprofit in the commercial sites exactly and and i think that is um one of the wonderful things about this region you know i'm relatively new stilled a to seattle and king county and i love to use assets um to apply to the problems of the world and so being in the neighborhood with you dubbed fred hatch that i minutes i could go on and on this is a center of high tech biotech life sciences big data i'm cancer research in a immune breakthroughs and so we're in a good neighbourhood to the to it and you got a great letter in the corner of your office here from coach pete carroll of the seattle seahawks.
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"Chevy aides like tuberculosis and malaria that are a uh a concerted effort globally to decrease those numbers and get things under control and so i think in each of those three diseases we have milestones will look for next year i'm none of them will be gone at the end of 2017 or 2018 but we want to control those diseases and we want to make progress so that people who who are the least able to cope with these diseases aren't struggling one of the things that you note is the need to report for some of the infrastructure that's been created for example for polio eradication as polio is relegated for other purposes and have made me think big picture about the gates foundation obviously you're focusing heavily on us education and and global health what happens in the rome of diseases when you actually do solve one of these things as irs a global society with with your work uh playing a big part in it do then turned to two other things 'cause i've got one i've got an idea for uganda idea now with it goes to your roots obviously you were trained as an on colleges what about turning some of your focus to cancer research as as the gates foundation just as an idea have you ever thought about expanding the focus as you solve some of these other problems well i will tell you that i am still personally incredibly passionate about cancer research and some of the strides that we've made using your own immune system to tackle cancer makes me so happy that we can cure and control more cancers i'm here's the way that we think about that at the gates foundation um first of all and cancer there's plenty of companies and universities fully engaged in cancer research and product development so that we talk about at the foundation and i'm very very comfortable that we go after things others can't or won't and capitalism is doing fine on cancer amid capitalism a m is a powerful force and it's working on cancer because people see.
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"Broken guinness world record being set by the gates foundation in its partners tell us about that well one of the aspects of 'em health that the foundation focuses on is what's called n t dis and ntd stands for a neglected tropical diseases so for those students studying for their exams are these are the kinds of things said that often i say i last a memorize from my medical school boards things like leishmaniasis schistosomiasis a lot of alphabet soup that's kinda hard to remember so here's what you need to know about neglected tropical diseases they are not a big cause of death although they can cause death but they are a big cause of suffering and they are a big costs of suffering in some of the lowest resource areas of the world they can cause legs swelling soares just really tough things that people um he keeps people from work keep people from enjoying themselves and can cause them to be ostracised by by colleagues the big news and 2017 was that pharmaceutical companies donated two hundred and seven million doses within a 24hour period four what's called mass drug administration to allow the controller prevention of these neglected tropical diseases so we are making more progress than ever before and in part this is due to the generosity of global pharmaceutical companies i want to look later on her head the 2018 but when you look a global health and disease or their key areas that you really think or or achievable key goals that are achievable in the next year as you look at the the pressure and the progress that you've made well i i mentioned polio i think that's 2017 2018 big years big years for for polio in particular but one of the things that we do at the gates foundation is we focuses on diseases that differentially affect the poor and diseases like uh eight.
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"It really an epidemic of sexual harassment allegations out there illustrate in the ongoing struggle for gender equality but you're year in review is very optimistic in fact you focus on what has been achieved is it realistic make the case for an optimistic 2017 well look i i would contend that of all people i am in one of the best positions to make the case for why 2017 was a great year i started 2017 in a hospital bed i had a slow speed by crash and broke my hip and so at the beginning of 2017 i just got all hospital using a walker and i must sports net like a lot of uh seattle la people and so i never thought that by december of 2017 i'd be raining again cycling and preparing for ski season so so my little experience i think is reflective of the bigger experience which it's it's all all context hits all contacts and in the world that that i live in at bill and melinda gates foundation just like my own little experience in 2017 it is weighed better when you take a step back and reflect on it 2017 was an awesome year were some of the highlights because you talk about the nearelimination of polio the growing access to contraceptives for family planning progress against pandemics and neglected tropical diseases new milestones for us education what surprised you were the highlights the surprise you will well again when you look at the context let's start with polio in nineteen eighty eight there were about twenty cases of polio every thirty minutes every half hour twenty cases of polio in the entire year of 2017 less than twenty cases so far that that's extraordinary we are on the brink of eliminating the second human disease ever in history the first one being smallpox also an awful does.
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"Throughout the entire ecosystem and the it turns out that the gates foundation has given about one point six million dollars to a lobbying group to try and influence the united nations to allow for gene drives the gates foundation is very pro gmo they've got tons of stocks absolutely vaccines gmo is and and i've i've seen him speaking basically he's he's ranked the koolaid he believes what they say and he's not open to hearing the truth it's as if if it's if you can manipulate genes like you can write code and you can have 100 percent success rate and yet when you manipulate genes you're talking about human organism's it's not rocket science it's far more complicated don't be the possibilities of what could go wrong do they know in fact i was talking to a person that those human genetic engineering and he says we do an incredible amount of detailed evaluation of things that might go wrong and if things do go wrong we shut it down whereas in agriculture view eunuch agricultural genetic engineering they don't even look they don't even see if the protein that their new gene is designed to produce is actually what they intended it could be completely different they don't look to see which genes they have disrupted if they even suited their genes in the middle of a gene network causing all sorts of problems we just talked about this gene editing what they did is they created a computer algorithms saying if we put this gene if we edit these.
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"Gates foundation at gates foundation data work it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep in washington dc then i'm david greene and culver city california general manuel noriega has died the former dictator of panama was eighty three years old he had been in poor health following surgery for a brain tumour earlier this year let's remember in nineteen eighty nine us troops invaded panama after attacks on american citizens president george h w bush ordered what was then the largest us military action since the vietnam war general noriega reckless threats and attacks upon americans in panama created in imminent danger to the thirty five thousand american citizens and panama as president i have no higher obligation than to safeguard the lives of american citizens and that is why directed our armed forces to protect the lives of the american citizens in panama and bring general noriega the justice in the united states and noriega was eventually captured tried and imprisoned in the united states and pierce carry con joins us now from mexico city carry good morning so help us remember noriega he was one of the more interesting character of latin american many ways he lived the typical strongman but in so many other way few if any character of the making he wasn't an ideologue has more cunning opportunist at every time i've been playing both sides in the geopolitical arena the time they he was born poor in panama he rose through the ranks of the military there he was confident of the dictator at the time and when he died in a suspicious plane crash and noriega became the defacto leader of panama he wasn't the most charismatic are goodlooking member he was nicknamed pineapple faiza acne scarred have faith but he was also now be quite the womanizer lever whisky and those are those are financed by the infamous close ties that colombian drug traffickers at one point us prosecutors said his fortune was estimated to be at at the top three hundred million dollars what led to the showdown with the united states remind us there there are multiple factors not one time he was an ally but he also enjoyed goading his benefactor to the north he played an important role in the us is nineteen eighty cold war battles in central america he he allowed panama to be a training ground for the us contractors and salvadoran.