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"harvard school public health" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Well now as infections continue to surge and millions of kids are heading back to school for person learning demand for these over the counter tests or through the roof matters because they are remarkable weapon for the cove at arsenal for about twenty five bucks or so. The at home antigen tests can deliver results in about fifteen minutes or the accurate. Yes not quite as accurate as a pr tests which are processed in the lab or they foolproof but any form of testing is better than no testing which is perhaps why some countries have been using rapid testing for months. England rolled out rapid home tests for everyone back in april just recently. Singapore's health officials said that antigen rapid tests will be given to all households as well as children and staff at kindergartens and preschools. So why is the us so far behind on deployment of rapid testing michael. Minna is an epidemic assistant professor at harvard school public health. He's been banging the drum on this question for months recently. Tweeting a gold. The rapid test program is to keep nine out of ten infectious people from walking into a train station infecting others. Medicine has nothing to do with this. Md's have no training for this public health engineering problem about medicine and dr michael. Minna joins me now sacremento. Let's just start on the on the accuracy of these tests. Because i think back last year that got kind of a bad rap i think people generally felt like. Oh they're not reliable False positives minor standings. They both gotten better and and are now being used quite well. What what's your feeling about. Their general level of accuracy to terrific question be rapid. Tests are very accurate. If your goal is to ask the question am i infectious right now and for that question. They're extremely accurate. We continue to compare them to medical diagnostics. Which are not Which are not designed to give you an immediate result and instead a you get greater sensitivity but they can be sensitive for a very long time continuing to tell people if they're positive even after their infectious so these rapid tests don't do that they tell you m. i. infectious right now and if so that means you should be isolating because you don't want to spread to other people. I think that's a great way to frame the question. And that's where it does seem so crucial and transmission. I have to say. I've used them a bit but first for folks that haven't used them. They're kinda like pregnancy tests. You do nasal swab. You put it down and you get it gives you the band's fifty minutes later so the question of emma infectious right. Now if you're going to go see some friends That's a useful thing that to to answer and it seems like if we were doing that at scale we could stamp out. A lot of outbreaks certainly prevent like super sprinter events. That's exactly right. In fact we've published earlier in twenty twenty s over a year ago. Now we started publishing papers that show exactly that. If you can have enough people find out that they are infectious and be able to self quarantine. it doesn't need to be near perfect but just enough people. Then you can actually sever transmission chance and stop outbreaks from growing and not having to lockdown. Schools lockdown businesses. We could have truly prevented the massive outbreaks that we saw this past fall in winter. And we could have prevented the major lockdowns. Ideally saved hundreds of thousands of lives potentially netherlands. The netherlands is a place where they are making. These fairly availabil- i've seen people shooting taking pictures from other countries. This doctor posted a picture. Them home. Self administered fifty minute wait cova tests available amsterdam market for about three dollars and fifty cents. Each i don't understand we still don't have these in the that the the ones that abbott labs maker like twenty or twenty five dollars whereas in the uk there free from the national health service in the amsterdam. There are three bucks. Singapore's getting them. How important do you think it is to ace scale up availability and bring down the cost. It's the most crucial thing we could do right now to scale up availability as what. I've personally been calling for for over a year now. i'm. I'm glad that people are now starting to see with their own hands and is what exactly these tests are and we can scale. The is two massive numbers. So that every american can have access to these tests on a frequent and routine basis to help us get through the rest of this pandemic. These tests can be produced especially the rapid antigen tests like we were talking about can be produced for very little money and we're seeing across the globe that they're actually selling for one or two dollars usually that's what government subsidies. We could be doing that here in the united states as well. Yeah i read somewhere. I think per unit price cost production around eighty cents it. also you know lowering the barrier. Here i mean. I think getting a piece yard test undertaking. And even if you're very careful right like if let's say your kid coughs a little bit. You're thinking i don't know are going. Take them to go get pr somewhere. Maybe wait online. Wait a few days but if you have one of these around. It's like okay. Well let's just see you call it a little bit. And i just think that that would just really be a game changer. On top vaccination. Obviously which i think is a single most important way to fight this to to have that level of accessibility for people. Absolutely you know. It's it's the band aid model if people didn't have any bandaids in their home and their kid gets a cut. And you'd have to go to the doctor to clean up that cut and put a band aid on it. Most people would just not go with abandoned and you'd see actions and and accessibility is the number one thing we need here. I wanna see a day where people especially during this pandemic can. Just go and pull out of the cupboard without even thinking about it say hey. My kid isn't feeling so well before they go to school. Let's just use a simple thirty second rapid tests and be done with it and that alone could do massive gains due to really stop spread across our population. The other thing i note here's is we're up against this sort of barrier right with tens of millions of people not vaccinated and some of those folks just harder each other's dead set against it. I don't think there's the same mobilization against rapid tests although lord knows what we have in store in the future Dr michael minna. Who's been really great on this issue. I think it's we to stay on. And maybe talk the biden administration about next time. We have them on the program. Thank you so much that does it for all in you can catch us every weeknight at eight o'clock on msnbc don't forget to like us on facebook. That's facebook dot com slash. All in with chris..
"harvard school public health" Discussed on My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle
"Hi this is. Tom davenport author of the advantage. And you're listening to mike quest for the best with bill. Ringel listen up. Small business founders senior managers and rising stars. Bill ringel here host of my quest for the best the podcast for embiid small business leaders on each episode. I bring you the inside. Stories from published an accomplished experts who want to share their knowledge and experiences. In order to help you be more success. In leading your people managing your business and navigating toward more growth and more impact in a changing and challenging landscape. Let's dive in joining me. Today's tom davenport. Tom is the president's. Distinguished professor of information technology and management at babson college. A visiting professor at oxford university said business school a fellow of the mit center for design for digital business and a senior adviser to deloitte's ai. Practice when he has time to sleep we just don't know he teaches analytics and big data at executive programs at babson harvard school public health. And the mit's sloan school. He pioneered the concept of competing on analytics with his two thousand six bestselling book a bestselling review article and his two thousand seven book by the same name. He's written or edited twenty books in total and over three hundred articles for harvard. Business review. Mit sloan management review and the financial times. Among many other publications he writes columns for forbes.
"harvard school public health" Discussed on WTOP
"29 in Rockville, 30 and Burke and 31 in Northwest 7 10 300 million. That is the number of people President Joe Biden promises to vaccinate by early fall, effectively inoculating most Americans against covert 19. But the Biden administration's aggressive plan to combat the virus faces serious hurdles. Including vaccine shortages and a lack of an existing distribution plan and Mork contagious variants of the virus. Rebecca Weintraub, doctor Brigham and Women's Hospital Law also works for Harvard School of Public Health. She and colleagues have written an article in the latest issue of health affairs, but says the country did not build the infrastructure to quickly and effectively get the vaccine into the arms of tens of millions of Americans. One tribe got on Skype with their own Dimitri sodas a little earlier. That scene campaign is probably one of the most complex tasks in American public house. That is, because our states have been beleaguered by the pandemic from February and March, when they were trying to signal to the population that there was a novel virus to communicating about masking to communicating about Social distancing, then testing, then shelter in place, and the same leaders have now been asked to communicate to create the capacity for vaccine delivery. The mo mentum in the last week has been tremendous. What is the relationship and the responsibility of the federal government versus the state government for a vaccine campaign? And right now it's been quite clear the by the administration is asking the state What do you need? What are your goals? And then how can we help you meet your goals, and that Conversation that dialogue between the federal government and the state to become a robust the data has become more transparent and as an example when we began the delivery rollout 67 weeks ago states we're receiving notice that they would receive extra number doses days in advance. And now the Bite administration has declared they will give states three weeks notice of what their supply will be both her first dose administration and second this administration. This is absolutely vital to plan and prepare new delivery channels to set up the schedule. Apparatus is needed and also hire vaccinators. But captain arms I want to make it clear. I'm not making fun of anybody or questioning their motives, but I heard a new one. Just last night. Health care professionals have had to explain to people. The vaccine does not carry a tracking device, which gives you some sense of some of the conspiracy theories. Some of the falsehoods that air circulating it absolutely does not carry a tracking device. But does that inform us it all into how far the imagination could go? Oh, and how far fear can go in getting this vital vaccine? Absolutely. I mean, I think we have to acknowledge the number of information channels the public is consuming, and that is quite different than you think back to smallpox or polio. How the information The rumors can spread so fast in in food, Emmick. I will also share that when we pulled the general population. It's quite clear. People trust their health care provider. They trust their nurse in their community. The pharmacist, the physician, the respiratory therapist And there is a very unique role for the providers who have been vaccinated to communicate their confidence in the safety and efficacy of these vaccines. What else do you recommend? We do now to try to get things moving even more quickly. 60% of our older Americans who are eligible for a vaccine say they do not know how to get on the schedule. We have to default to how they can understand scheduling appointments we have to create and lower the fence truly for elders. The second is we have to add more research is to play not only said Fly. But that's leaders from communities that have already been unfortunate experience so much vulnerability because of the cover 19 pandemic not only due to the health related causes that the economic causes and and unemployment and loss of salary, so there's a wonderful set of advocates who are thinking about how do you explain that understand the second ists and fortune symptoms relate to the second is to ensure people could take, for example, a day off of work and receive transportation to and from vaccination site again? That's Rebecca Weintraub, doctor. Brigham and Women's Hospital who also works for Harvard's school. Public health. You can read her vaccine analysis at w t o p dot com Search health Affairs. We've got pretty big news for several of our proteins, the Washington football team, The Nats and the Capital's Tonight, George has that in half a minute, when would be great if.