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"gilead corporation" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"gilead corporation" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Novel Corona Virus that Chinese virus. Trump's repeated use of the term KSM as Asian Americans across the United States reported a rash of hate crimes including a number of assaults Asian New York City subway riders. This is New York state. Senator John Lou. We have this long legacy not a great legacy of being termed a yellow peril from over one hundred years ago and unfortunately trump calling this. The Chinese virus only perpetuates this notion of yellow peril and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the war and peace report when we come back we will look at the economy we will look at corporations getting exclusive rights to drugs and we will look at the Global South. This is democracy now. We're broadcasting from the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States. New York City. Stay with us Two way balm in Gilead by Nina Simone. And we're going to be speaking about a different gilead in a moment. The Gilead Corporation. This is democracy now democracy now dot Org the Warren Pace report. I'm Amy Goodman in New York City. The epicenter of the pandemic in the United States joined by my colleague. My Co host Nermeen Shea. Who is joining us to protect? Community spread against community spread joining us from her home in New York City. Heiner mean.

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"gilead corporation" Discussed on KTTH 770AM

KTTH 770AM

11:10 min | 2 years ago

"gilead corporation" Discussed on KTTH 770AM

"The Finnish long drink we have a bit of an announcement the small one little bit personal also professional at the end of the show during the home stretch so please stay tuned for that also we have a very cool story coming out of my home state of New Jersey uplifting that's up next but first we welcome to the program doctor Michael Burgess a member of Congress Republican from Texas Dr thank you for making time for us today absolutely criminal guy we just start with the big picture question whenever I have a doctor on the program I like to ask the question annals patients because you have constituents you also I have patience in a moment like this when people are calling you calling your office and you are sort of going through this dual role of congressmen and Dr what are the top concerns that you're hearing from people and what are your responses to those concerns well I've got a two representatives for down here in Texas and certainly this morning the discussion that I've heard has been kind of centered around what the lieutenant governor said on Tucker Carlson last night but if you take a step back and just say in the in the mid January late January I was really worried about this thing of all of the infectious diseases I'd seen come across the transom in the time that I've been in Congress sars bird flu one bird flu too yeah the flying flew C. curly bola it's one thing to be more concerning because of the length of time someone could be ineffective and not be symptomatic so that ten days two weeks where someone can be shedding the virus giving it to other people and not themselves know that they have it because they don't have any symptoms that's been really one of the features of this man of course he got into the super spreader phenomenon that you saw it in in South Korea and of course on the on the cruise ship so that has been a feature of this illness tolls things together I was really worried about this I wanted to concerning some of the classified and non classified but member only briefings we were having that I thought we need to do something to interrupt travel from mainland China this country I was told by the public health people that wouldn't help like actually was not surprised by that because I was told the same thing during the Obama administration when I was worried about Ebola but then actually the White House did do something and and they did put a pause on travel from mainland China I thought that was a great idea we we kind of gave ourselves another couple of weeks to begin to figure out what the heck is going on with this thing in more of those was that time used wisely I guess you could make an argument that that perhaps because of the testing lags that of maybe we could have done a little bit better jobless at CDC unter has learned some lessons on that didn't mail the testing is going to become more and more and more widespread understand a word yet from metros or that we're up to a hundred thousand tests a day or nearly a hundred thousand tests today and that's going to be good news for people but that's the other concern that I hear from folks is that the testing seems to be a a weak spot here and when can we expect that to improve and now it is improving so let me ask you about the consequences of that improvement because we've now heard I've set myself because you hear the experts I would point out one of those experts that we really respect on this show his doctor Anthony Fauci contradicted some of the people who said no no these travel restrictions won't help at all he said no they absolutely did help both China and Europe and I know the president caught some flak for that but it turned out it was the right decision he's been out there saying as have others unidentified it here testing testing testing when that finally gets caught up and we're doing widespread testing that will allow us to improve matters and figure out hot spots as they develop and that kind of thing looking for work even our status quo given many states in lockdown all sorts of distancing borders businesses close so on and so forth if we're looking at eventually to get our way out of this situation and to start to re open society on a transitionary basis I'm not saying when we should do it I think we're probably still a few weeks away from that but it's a conversation we need to happen think about how will widespread testing benefit that process what will it be just first off as a practical matter from him someone has been involved in clinical medicine in the past right now fear index of suspicion is really high that someone has this illness you can behave like they have the oldest mappings all of the precautions that you would take in the the advice about quarantining contact identification since we don't have an anti viral since we don't have a therapeutic since we don't have a vaccine you could use it as a positive test absolutely critical to me interests no maybe not from a from a to a diagnosis and treatment standpoint but certainly from the public health standpoint for being able to identify the penetrance of this of this illness into our communities that's where it becomes important and for people to be able to understand what the shift of the volumes of of illness that they're dealing with what is the load of the fire is going to place on our population that's what the testing can be so helpful so I'm grateful that it's coming online again as a practical matter for for a position on the front lines if your index of suspicion was really high you're not going to wait two or three days for a test comeback you're going to behave as if the person has the listen to the appropriate quarantining if we had an anti viral he would be administering that right now we we are quite to that place yet all the anti viral piece we know that there is a trial going into effect in New York today that's something that governor Cuomo and president trump have agreed on we've seen a lot of people piling on president trump saying that he's peddling false hope on this score Quinn idea are there some at least anecdotal evidence that his it has helped some people as a therapy seems like there's definitely interest in New York as well as I mentioned governor Cuomo said that he spoke to a number of health experts who believe that it might be a promising at the very least there's also a story about some couple that went out and got something that they thought was Cork when it was actually aquarium cleaner and they ingested it and one of them died within got sick and people are trying to blame president trump for that which I think frankly is ridiculous but there is a balance here not wishing this idea that there's a silver bullet where people might go and hoards something in a self medicate but at the same time pursuing an Avenue that could be fertile ground for something that could really treat this problem what as a doctor and a public official what is your take on that component of this whole saga will in god we trust all others bring data we're going to work we're going to be the numbers on this and you know goodness gracious with all of the smart artificial intelligence people we have in this country it seems to me like we could get the data much more quickly than what the normal public health avenues would put would normally say for a randomized double blind clinical trial which is what I grew up with that was the gold standard but yes in the middle of this crisis I'd be willing to accept some some some data from the field and if people have valid data I'd love to see you couldn't and let's get that out there let's let's democratize submit data to the extent that we can expedite it yet let people let people make a decision based on that you know there's other anti virus that are out there that Gilead corporation the print disappear is shown up it was a drug that was being developed for HIV which is also an RNA virus so that's a good that's a good Canada tenderly apparently had some some success with that so I'd like to see those trials expanded and to the extent that the company can produce the medicine to make it available one of the things I was looking for in one of these bills we did could we get Medicare normally Medicare takes forever for a drug coverage determination CMS just take sport because it's worse than getting something approved by the FDA is getting Medicare to pay for it so maybe we could do like we have right to try maybe we can if we someone really felt that this was be something that would help them but not only would they have access to it but Medicare would cover it in the interim I think that would be a step we could take that would be just just really helpful for people my guess is doctor Michael Burgess he is a Republican congressman from Texas also medical doctor because you invoked the example of the lieutenant governor and your state Dan Patrick he went on fox news last night and he was making one the side of an argument Tucker Carlson at someone on for the medical community that he had lieutenant governor of Texas son and what your lieutenant governor said basically was we need to get the economy up and running again as soon as possible much is at stake and if that means sacrificing some older people's lives those grandparents such as himself he said might be willing to pay that sacrifice in order to save the economy for younger generations and you can imagine the response to that has been quite intense on both sides as someone who as I said before she is a doctor and also is a member of Congress and you're responsive to patients but also to constituents and there are a lot of people out there saying when can we get back on our feet economically when you see lieutenant governor Patrick making those types of arguments on national television personally what is your response I must say this I am younger lieutenant governor probably a week or ten days younger homes I'm in the same age group that he is and I and I get what he's saying I have heard other people say it twice I certainly understand that if that is the coldest places if if the greatest generation made the sacrifices for us is is this going to be to call pardon power generation I don't know the answer to that I will say that he I don't know if people are willing to accept what the downside of that would be that is the numbers of people who are coming in and seeking help me keep meeting and I see you better needing a ventilator but I'm sorry you're over this age and so you're not getting one that would be pretty tough and I think most of us want to see that in Italy by the way yep we've seen it in other places and and that's one of the things were so desperately trying to avoid in this country we've seen some other stories coming out of the Iran about the number of people that they have to interpret because they've lost them to the virus we don't want to see those kinds of stories in this country so I'm a little reluctant to go as far as lieutenant governor but I understand what he's saying and I have that other people I have other other people bring that up to me and I understand the sentiment I really do what I think is a practical matter will happen is people yes they're doing the the distancing in the in the social restrictions now but they're also you know they need groceries so they go to Walmart and they see all of the people in their in their own minds they're beginning to make some assessments that I need to protect myself but.

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