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"hepatitis" Discussed on The One You Feed
"So could you just describe for us, you know, I don't want to say rock bottom, 'cause I know we both have issue with that term, but from a perspective of like that really low point. What was happening in your life? Set the stage for us. Yeah, well, without going into like a drunk a log of like 7 years of addiction, history that led me to that point. At the end, when I got sober, the first time for any significant amount of time, I was essentially homeless. I was living in the back of a van that the restaurant I worked at owned. They didn't know I was living in it. I weighed a hundred pounds. I had hepatitis C, I didn't know that at the time. And then I got arrested for multiple felonies and was looking at potentially 50 years in jail. And so the combination of getting arrested, the combination of losing the job, which is where I made money and also stole money in order to feed, you know, what would today be a $600 a day heroin habit, losing what little home I had been that van, nobody was willing to take me in at that point. I wandered into a detox center because it was December in Columbus and I knew it was freezing. I knew I didn't have anywhere to go, and I knew that I was going to be really sick. Yeah. I didn't go in really with a big enthusiasm about changing my life. I just simply was like, I need a place to hang out for a few days where they'll give me some drugs, so I don't feel so bad. And while I was there, they said, hey, we think you need to go to long-term treatment. And I said, I don't think so. You know, I get this really, we got this really happen in life going on out here. I can't stay in here. It was an old tuberculosis hospital. It was not a great place to be. However, I had been living in a van, so who was I to judge? Not even a nice van, right?
"hepatitis" Discussed on FoundMyFitness
"Regarding the is that drug is that a couple of questions regarding it so that is it the same as the Alice poor of your, I think, is with the yes. It is. How safe is that? I mean, is that something, first of all, if you have an apron before allele, could you take that prophylactically? Would you have to take it from your whole life? That would be interesting. Yeah, I mean, these are a good question. I don't know the expert to address this question. But at this point, is it safe? So first of all, I wouldn't say safe so there had been hugely equal trials in the fortunately some of them have been stopped. And I think it was for design for a hepatitis C it's also currently used by the way it has been used a year ago for COVID-19. In France or to kind of for the long people having very long a lot of long information. Things like that, I think. But I haven't checked recently. But I know the desktop, the trial for one person that had some cardiac issues. After the treatment. So I can not say it's safe or it's not safe. What I think is we need to design the trial and give it to the right people. I think rather than keeping this, I think you have to go through criteria before being able to give it. I don't know if targeting cyclophosphamide is the best approach, at least we knew it partially work in animals. But it might be another possibility might be to target MMP 9. So these are the tools to each other. This has been also studied quite a lot in context of stroke. But as you know, very thousand compounds that failed in stroke for many reasons. But I don't think anyone has tried targeting MMP 9 to look at more subtle driven by leakiness and see whether we can end up sealed about. Yes, I'm not, yeah. So basically there's a whole purpose of what we are doing right now is we are we know that a few targets that might not be the safest of maybe not the test target, but we have a list of other targets that we are studying. Which will lead to the same thing. We want to restore parasite function. We want to restore onto the function. And make sure that barrier is a not sticky pushing the
"hepatitis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Talked about how important Narcan is. Can you describe why it's so important? Simply, it saves lives, but when Narcan is administered and it looks like a nasal spray, the one that is most generally in the public. But what they do, it goes in and it goes to the receptors, the opioid receptors in the brain, and it pushes the opioids out. So it pulls the person out of an overdose. It sometimes takes a couple of tries, especially with the fentanyl now. I have friends that I personally know that have taken 6 doses to revive them. And another thing that I always like to remind people if they don't go with the first responders once they arrive, making sure to keep an eye on them because the Narcan only stays in the receptors for a certain amount of time. So if there is enough opioids in their system, then they could reattach and they can overdose again without even using any more drugs. In his Narcan, something that anyone can carry and if they see a person is overdose, they can administer it. Yes, there's a good Samaritan act that covers someone so what we're taught is if anyone is unresponsive, assume that it's an overdose, if it is not an overdose, it won't hurt them, but it's just something that you want to tell the paramedics when they arrive. Hey, I did administer Narcan just in case. But anybody can do it. We also often hear about needle exchanges is that something that you do and is that an effective practice? We don't currently do the needle exchanges in volusia county, but they have been found to be very, very effective, you know, lowering the risk of endocarditis, hepatitis C, HIV, all of those, all those things can ultimately lead to death, you know? You might not even have to have experience in an overdose. So having access to clean syringes is really, really important. Are there things that you find are part of the treatment policies that just aren't working very well that need to be changed? Well, you know, we talked about syringe syringe exchange. That's a huge one. Fentanyl test strips. The test strips are not legal in the state of Florida. They're considered paraphernalia. There are groups that they go to dance parties or different venues like that concerts, and they will provide the strips there. So if you are using something and you want to test it to make sure it doesn't have fentanyl in it, they can do it without you getting in trouble. I think that should be everywhere. I think that that's something that should be easily accessible, just like Narcan is now. Are you starting to see results from your work? Can you see that you're making a dent in overdose numbers? I would like to think, hope that I know that our community partners from since the beginning of the year have been tracking the amount of Narcan that they're distributing and they also track how many reversals are reported. What is a reversal? So a reversal would be if someone had to use their Narcan and they revived someone and they come back and say I need some more because I had to use it. So they're reporting that they were able to save a life with that Narcan. But at the beginning, there wasn't that trust. So no one was reporting and now people are reporting and we have had over with just one of our community partners over 100 reversals reported.
"hepatitis" Discussed on DARKWEB.TODAY - Hackers & Cyber SECURITY
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"hepatitis" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"And then the end of all three are probably kind of like any other. Juliana and I thought I don't know something about it. And no. I mean, it's. All over. And that's all about your local funnel. And as an opportunity, if you are invited to the condo or something. And so it doesn't mean that you want to protect. And I've been all along. We should protect material whereas in our form. Many, many, to my idea and perspective, what is a conduct was mainly meant for. Protecting yourself from STDs. Oh, okay. Anya realizes that we are in the end of it. It means that yes. How do you use magnesium? But mainly condom media. Research means that we will not have a professional. Does hepatitis B vaccine hepatitis B. Society of news. Quantum. So quantitative. The best challenge is that we're going to have a clinical quantity. And if I want to see a mount emergency medication. Or try to say we are on our way. What challenges of getting the infection is zero? Oh, okay. By zone tenacity, but you only do that.
"hepatitis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Most long duration insanely priced and hepatitis has been on this program with you talk about how the fangs would have they halved Who knew So it all happened And let's actually praise the fact that we've got rational behavior in markets You've taken the nonsense profitless company what a lot of rubbish this is Real companies doing real things are being rewarded That's a healthy thing So do you invest in real companies then in the UK No generally income strategy I mean I think again what I have been saying for a good 12 months income based strategies that doesn't mean They're still the disruptors They're still the growth stocks They just got very very expensive And by the way let's praise the fact that's actually been dealt with We've actually got a more positive market in that sense in that you've de rated one part and you've re rated something else That is not a collapse So you're left with a decision for next year in the year after Are we doing O one and O two again 2001 and two recession If we are the market has another leg down because you're going to de rate everything in anticipation of extremely weak earnings And that's the balancing act Is it that bounce then potential we're hearing about earlier in the week that if there isn't a recession that in fact we're going to see this huge bounce in Starks and we're back on the roller coaster again I don't think you're back on the profitless prosperity roller coaster I think it's still going to be a different kind of company And I still think you have to think about the balance in what you own And I'd say things like Cisco goal tech as opposed to going to go and buy meta which quite frankly is just a big bank with a punt on whether he can make the next thing work By the way if anyone's going to Zuckerberg is But that's what Facebook now is It's a big bank with a bet And don't imagine it's not that because it is Okay So pretty trenchant view on that stock then in particular what about what's going on in China I mean if we're going to take a global view too China is going to affect supply chain is it worth looking at in terms of investment or how risky are given obviously the regulatory issues the COVID issues in China You'd have to ask yourself whether those things are a challenge or not for you as an investor I think the answer is yes plus there is going to be without doubt America has worked out that funding China is entertaining but they've had enough of it So basically that's what's gone on for 30 years We've taken cheap goods We benefited from that et cetera et cetera said which has three things against it It's property market looks like Japan did in the late 80s It's got a declining demographic and it's got now a leader who actually does think he is genuinely an emperor That is a real challenge for people looking at China in the next 12 to 24 months Some of the stocks have de rated a bounces due look at China's relative performance but that's easy when you've collapsed which by the way most of the stocks there have done And Alibaba is not going to grow at 30% anymore a year It's going to have an ROE of ten cents ROE is 11 That's 1% more than Lloyd's or Nat West Bank Not quite the exciting thing it used to be And that's the problem You've de rated the potential for a lot of those stocks You have to ask yourself therefore are they the excitement they work The answer is no they're not Peter always great to have you on the program Thanks so much for being in the studio I love to see you actually in person also Lots of our guests this week are coming into the studio And it makes such a breath of fresh air Peter toogood is chief investment officer at embark group Coming up in the next hour of Bloomberg daybreak Euro Bobby joined by Anna Edwards will be equipped discussing the latest UK inflation figures but also the long slow death of Lehman Brothers will be telling you how there's still some elements of the.
"hepatitis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The market news you need Rates are low earnings are pretty good Along with the insides you didn't know you needed I'm walking my dog when I'm taking Steve around the block Steve is myself dog Yes deep Bloomberg markets with Paul's weenie and Matt Miller My dream scenario is that Paul sells his house then the bubble bursts and then I can find one We do mornings at ten eastern Never met Steve On Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com The CDC is investigating cases of severe hepatitis in children in more than two dozen states across the country Lisa Taylor reports The agency is looking into 109 cases which cause 14% of the kids to have liver transplants The cases have been found throughout the country during the last 7 months the WHO is also monitoring cases of severe hepatitis throughout the world as well I'm Lisa Taylor Ukrainian president zelensky says diplomatic efforts are underway to save Ukrainian fighters barricaded and signed a steel plant in a late night video zelensky said influential intermediaries were involved in the effort It's unclear how many Ukrainians are inside the factory that's been under attack by Russian forces in the port city of mariupol The man accused of attacking Dave Chappelle was pleading not guilty Isaiah Lee is facing four misdemeanor charges The 23 year old is accused of jumping on stage at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday and tackling the comedian That's the latest I'm Brad Siegel And I'm susannah Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom City officials are once again dealing with a rise in the rate of COVID infections The COVID-19 transmission rate in New York City jumped 32% over the last week and a half according to data from the New York City Department of Health In a letter sent yesterday governor Kathy hochul urged Congress to protect abortion access repeal the Hyde amendment to allow federal dollars to be used for abortion services and codify roe V wade into federal law More from Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini Susanna senators are poised to vote on legislation next week to codify abortion rights decided under row into federal law And portraits of the decision well they were already codified into New York State law back in 2019 under the reproductive health act And in her letter governor hokus says if rose overturned we could expect at least an 11 to 13% increase in out of state patients traveling to New York for abortion care Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini reporting former Federal Reserve vice chair for supervision Randall quarrels says it's unlikely that the Federal Reserve will be able to bring down inflation without at least a small recession He says the fed should have moved earlier to raise interest rates In hindsight I think it would have served the fed well to move in September Very difficult to determine that at that point Quarrels spoke with Bloomberg's Michael McKee at the Hoover institution monetary conference at Stanford University yesterday The Asian comedy fest continues in New York City Bloomberg's Michael Barr reports Susanna it's the second night of comedy featuring AAPI talent They include Karen Chi Kathleen Kim Brian park and yoshikawa It features a weekend of stand up and sketch comedy along with music Last night there were shows at stand up New York It's at the caveat tonight Susannah Bloomberg's Michael Barr reporting Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Suzanne Palmer This is Bloomberg Broadcasting from the financial capital of the world Bloomberg 11 three O in New York to Washington D.C. Bloomberg 99 one to Boston Bloomberg one O 6.
"hepatitis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"App and Bloomberg radio dot com Ukrainian officials say dozens of civilians were evacuated from a steel plant outside of the port city of Mario pole Friday at least 50 civilians were evacuated from the plant in southeastern Ukraine Officials said the rescue effort would continue Saturday morning The CDC is investigating more than a hundred cases of severe hepatitis in children the health agency is still unsure what caused a 109 cases in 25 states and territories 90% of the children were hospitalized and 14% had to have liver transplants Thousands of migrants are staging on the Mexican border with Texas just waiting for a controversial health rule to be rolled back so they can claim asylum The mayor of Eagle Pass rolando Salinas says this month's end of title 42 is frightening Whenever they repeal title 42 we expect thousands of more people come in across Texas today is running drills to prepare for mass migration I'm Brian shook And I'm Charlie pellet at Bloomberg world headquarters The S&P 500 Index is now at the lowest level in a year the gauge posted its 5th straight weekly drop the longest losing streak since June of 2011 Today the S&P declined 23 points down 6 tenths of 1% Volatility continues to dominate financial markets with stocks declining as the latest jobs data cemented expectations the fed will remain on its rate hike path Anastasia maroso is chief investment officer at I capital So if you look at the NASDAQ for example it's not dirt cheap yet If you look at the S&P it's not screening incredibly cheap either So it's really difficult to step into the broad indices Anastasia chamois so have I capital The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 3.6% in April a fraction of the record that was set two years ago when COVID-19 attacked and with more here's Bloomberg's Vinny del giudice It's been a remarkable turnaround unemployment is running at historic lows this year in April 2020 It shot up to a record 14.7% Today job openings are at record highs in the post pandemic recovery Employers added 428,000 jobs in April matching the permits advance Many del giudice Bloomberg radio reaction to the jobs report from U.S. labor secretary Marty Walsh Certainly it's a good job to put anytime you go over projections That's a good job report We saw some areas in this and manufacturing and transportation which the numbers are really good and seeing a continued strength there Retail numbers are very good as well Labor secretary Marty Walsh chess and P today they fell 23 points down 6 tenths of 1% the Dow down 98 down three tenths nez stacked down 1.4% Global used 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Charlie palette This is Bloomberg Your listening to masters in business with Barry rid holds on Bloomberg radio I'm Barry rid holtz you're listening to masters and business on Bloomberg radio my.
"hepatitis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A 120 countries This is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update the CDC is ruling out COVID as the cause of a mysterious liver illness among children The hepatitis outbreak has been reported throughout the U.S. and in ten other countries President Biden says oversight is important to making sure programs put in place by legislation operate smoothly People expect us to do what we say And they don't always get what they expect from elected officials Speaking with inspectors general at The White House Biden pointed to the cares act from the previous administration not having an inspector general which led to tons of fraud throughout the country Biden said now that he's in office he has reinstalled inspectors general to make sure the purpose of his past legislation gets fulfilled A British citizen is facing life in prison for his role in the ISIS murder of four Americans in Syria Alexander Cody pleaded guilty to the beheading of three Americans and killing one by blunt force trauma I'm Brian shook This is Bloomberg law with June Grasso from Bloomberg radio The oral argument we have just concluded is the last the court will hear with justice Breyer on the bench For 28 years this has been his arena for remarks profound and moving questions challenging and insightful and hypotheticals downright silly This sitting alone has brought us radioactive muskrats and John the Tiger man As the last oral argument of the term concluded on Wednesday chief justice John Roberts gave a touching tribute to justice Stephen Breyer whose retiring after nearly three decades on the bench For now we leave the courtroom with deep appreciation for the privilege of sharing this bench with him During his last argument out of more than 2000 justice Breyer did not present any of those fantastical hypotheticals he's known for This term involving everything from four foot long cigars smoked through hookas to arbitrating with a spider but there was some classic briar And they don't prosecute the particular crimes When they take glycine Indian country their prosecuted in federal court Now am I right or wrong I'm not an expert and you are more of one So am I right or wrong about that Joining me is Carl Tobias a professor at the university of Richmond law school Carl what was justice Breyer's greatest impact on the court Well I think it was a whole mix of different ideas but I think his collegiality and his willingness to probe the issues in all cases that came before the court and the quality of his questioning during oral argument were all important parts of his legacy But of course he was an expert in administrative law and regulation as a faculty member at Harvard and on the first circuit and just astute observer of the constitution and the branches of government and how it was helpful for the core to be able to probe separation of powers issues and all of the insights that he had about understanding American government and history We were expecting some of his fantastical hypotheticals in his last oral argument We didn't hear those but we did hear a mask the lawyers as he's done so many times Am I right or wrong No other justice frames questions that way You know sort of challenging Exactly And sometimes the lawyers would engage and other times they wouldn't but he had a reputation for asking probing questions and that was valuable Also has a great sense of humor dry width and a number of other attributes that make him a great justice but his collegiality and his willingness and capacity for trying to find practical solutions to very difficult issues was critical and very important to the court for a long period of time Thanks Carl That's professor Carl Tobias of the university of Richmond law school Turning now to arguments on Monday over the football coach who lost his job at a public high school outside Seattle after repeatedly taking a knee alongside his players on the 50 yard line after games The coach Joe Kennedy said the school district violated his constitutional rights by punishing his private religious expression but the district argued that Kennedy's prayers were becoming a community spectacle and left players feeling pressured to join Using hypotheticals the justice is struggled to find the proper line to draw to.
"hepatitis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Control The tunnel fire north of Flagstaff as if Saturday was still only 3% contained Fire managers say strong winds and dry air currents have hampered their efforts to gain control of it while a state of emergency has been declared in New Mexico as raging wildfires therefore thousands to evacuate authorities there say two wildfires east of Santa Fe have destroyed over 200 buildings while a fire west of Taos has doubled in size and is now the largest currently burning force fire in the country In Ukraine officials there reported deadly Russian missile strike in the port city of Odessa the president volodymyr zelensky says at least 5 were killed in the attack including a young child Health experts across several countries are trying to figure out what's causing a hepatitis outbreak among children the World Health Organization says at least 169 cases of acute hepatitis and kids ages one month to 16 years old has happened across 11 countries including the U.S. I'm Scott Carr This is Bloomberg daybreak weekend Our global look ahead of the top stories for investors in the coming week I'm John Tucker in New York The coming midterm elections this fall might be more complicated than you think for Republicans but more let's head to our Bloomberg 99 one newsroom in Washington and Amy Morris Amy Thank you John We are taking a closer look now at the upcoming midterms and Senate races and we're beginning to see now how former president Trump is putting his stamp of approval on some of his favorite candidates Trump has been known to be a kingmaker but this latest round of favorites is stirring some alarms among the GOP faithful joining us now to talk about this is Bloomberg Senate reporter Stephen Dennis Steven thanks so much for taking the time with us Yeah it's great to be here So let's start now with some of the former president's picks for Senate I know he's chosen 18 so far What are some of the picks that stand out to you You know I think one of the early ones that really kind of moved the party was Herschel Walker and Georgia A lot of establishment Republican types and Washington were very skeptical Skeptical of Herschel Walker initially he has a troubled past accusations of domestic violence from his ex-wife he had talked about playing Russian roulette multiple times with a loaded gun a sort of thing that are now coming up in his race but I think that Trump and Herschel Walker and Herschel Walker sort of star power kind of overwhelmed that and now he's sort of a favorite to take on Raphael Warnock's brother Republican So that's an example where I think Trump really did have a big impact and.
The Cold, Hard Truth About COVID Vaccines With Dr. Peter McCullough
"What is it that you're saying that you know to be true that some people don't like to hear? I mean, let's start with the vaccine. I have read enough to make me think that for most people, the idea of getting the vaccine is a bad idea and that it was developed under emergency circumstances kind of like, okay, we've got the Black Death coming. We're going to lose a third of our population. Let's do anything we can to get something to help people. Where we are today, to me seems dramatically different. I've heard a lot of anecdotal information about deaths and debilitating results probably or at least potentially from the vaccine. So wisdom would seem to say, don't take it, but there's this big push for everyone to take it. What's your response? I published an op-ed in the hill last year in August of 2020 before the vaccines ever came out and I agree with the Eric. I said the vaccines were a bad idea because they were genetic transfer technology programs. Actually installed the gene into the body that makes the dangerous spike protein that actually we caused the body to make a dangerous foreign protein that damages the brain, the heart causes blood clotting. It's a very dangerous idea. It's an uncontrolled production of spike protein for an uncontrolled duration of time. It's very different than a tetanus shot. A tetanus shot is a set amount of tetanus toxoid, and that's it. And so the tetanus shot or the hepatitis B shot is a known defined entity. The COVID-19 vaccines are completely uncontrolled. And there must be some people who take up a lot of genetic material or strategically in critical organs and the spike protein causes damage and death and our FDA agrees. The FDA has official warnings for Pfizer Moderna, causing heart damage. Johnson & Johnson, causing blood clots, causing paralysis, and with any product, there's risks and benefits. So the vaccines always must be presented with risks and
"hepatitis" Discussed on KOMO
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Trudeaus Liberals Promised to End the Blood Ban
"Jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Justin length is an investigative reporter. The canadian journalist who has been covering the blood banned for how long now just Like six years. Maybe longer many many enough years too many years i think. Why don't we just start at the beginning For people who heard this of like a talking point in a political fight over the last decade or so. How old is the blood band. And where did it come from right so you you go back about four decades in and you've fair confronted with the really disquieting reality of the blood of the tainted blood scandal right. You had cases the hundreds of cases across the country Where folks received blood transfusions that were not adequately screened that ultimately led to sero conversion for hiv that ultimately impacted them With other new hepatitis diseases as well as other infectious diseases And it was a national scandal. It was absolutely shattered. People's illusions about the blood system a better health system right it. It it fundamentally you know weakened trust in a meal what governments ought to be doing to ensure the health and safety of people who rely on government services so you go back to that point and you realize the sort of risks inherent in what protecting the blood supply you know actually means and unfortunately from that you know there was a good thing came from that. Which was we actually had a conversation about what Ensuring safety of the blood supply actually means but on the flip side you also started to see This really sort of reactionary and knee-jerk blame placed on the queer community in canada. Who of course have historically faced higher hiv rates of that other
"hepatitis" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"We have had hepatitis B vaccines available for a number of years, even decades, But the older vaccines were a little bit difficult to get through the entire syriza vaccination because they required Reshot given over six months so many people didn't complete that month. Fully protected. We now have a newer vaccine called helpless of B. This is a two dose vaccine that you finished within one month and then you're fully protected so that in of itself is a huge advancement. With his wife partnered with the makers of helpless of the Dyna Vac to raise awareness about hepatitis C and about vaccination. You might be wondering, Is this gonna cause me any side effects it can cause mild side effects. Arm soreness or fatigue or headache, but you wouldn't be expected to have any severe side effects and again the upside it protect yourself from a really dangerous virus, two shots within one month Yeah, I mean, absolutely. And that's what astonishes me because this question I want to make sure we got this in because it's really bugging me. Why hasn't hepatitis B already been eliminated if there's been a vaccine available for more than 40 years? I mean, not everyone can be a chicken like me. What gives? It's a great question and up Until recently, we haven't really focused on vaccinating the general population. We were focusing on the highest risk groups. So those having unprotected sex those using intravenous drugs those with HIV, those who are on Dialysis machines for kidney failure. Etcetera healthcare workers included there, but in reality, this type of virus will continue to circulate in the community, especially a virus like this. That may not cause any symptoms. Might spread from person to person with an England realized. So now we focus on vaccinating Children, and we also have the vaccine available to adults. Even if you don't necessarily fall in the what is considered a high risk population. You can go to your doctor and get back to me. So this because you're concerned about being exposed to the virus and what it may do to you if you develop chronic hepatitis C I love that now, when you're talking to people about this, and of course you're a doctor specializing in this. What do you find to be the biggest shocker to your patients when they're finding out about this when they're saying, Oh, my God, I had no idea that hepatitis B blank blank blank. What do you find it to be? The biggest surprises When you're educating people on this. I think a lot of people don't recognize that hepatitis B can stay in your body long term. Right, and that it is a major cause of cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer, the major cause of the need for liver transplant. And so I don't know that everyone appreciates how severe disease that can be, but hepatitis B very different type of buyer. Unbelievable. You got a lot of people out there. Where do we send them? For more information, Helpless have be calm for information about hepatitis C about how to protect yourself. And about the vaccine. Happy with them. Be excellent, doctor. Just shooting and I knew the time would.
"hepatitis" Discussed on KOMO
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Indiana Extends Needle Exchange Authority to 2026
"Extension for Indiana's needle exchange programs. Eric Berman report signed counties have programs or addicts can exchange used needles for clean ones currently expires next year. Legislators have been to extend it to 2026. The programs began as a way to stop the spread of HIV and hepatitis of Mental Health. America of Indiana Vice President Brandon George says they connect addicts to brought her health services people that don't normally get touched and giving them a bunch. Of services that just happens to include syringes, George says those who take part have been five times more likely to enter treatment.
"hepatitis" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Because I had hepatitis. OK, great. I got Way have way have cattle and one of them stepped on my foot and I had to get a blood transfusion and 1984 and no one was carrying about hepatitis and AIDS. Not they're not on the ranch in the farm. So I got a blood transfusion. And then my liver numbers were bad, like, six years later, and the doctors like you better come in. I think you have Hepatitis C Like, okay, I know I shouldn't talk so loud. Let me lean in a little closer to you. So then they gave me a new liver. It's like Wow. So you probably didn't get covert. But you probably got the hep C from her meaning and even nuclear e want to help you, but no, I don't have my own liver. It's Or that had the liver was very healthy. I'd like you're gonna be in about two weeks. Oh, tell you what we're out before our flight. Oh, I got her whole life. I I gotta know Ramona's hair. You just got to tell me what it was. What was it Well, beehive? No, no, no. No Casual pullback. Greece E, okay. Places him. All I can think of is like a really bad perm. When you talk about it like it's growing out, Okay, got it noted. All right. We're watching some that really difficult winter like driving conditions right now for drivers.
"hepatitis" Discussed on 710 WOR
"We're talking major diseases like hepatitis C. Cancer M s. I mean, really big, huge things, And these wonderful people are claiming that balance of nature has actually helped them. I think it's important to note and this was This was something that took me a long time to get and when people there's there's lots of instances out there when someone has something horrible, and they have a surgery, or they are a drug or something, or they say, Oh, Doctor, thank you. You cured me and I just love this man because he cured me. But we need to remember the actually nothing cures anything except the body and we can assist the body. A doctor can remove a tumor. Ah, person can put in proper nutrition. Someone can get decent exercise. Someone could whatever you conduce that, But at the end of the day, it is always the body that cures itself. Always people who call into the office. All calls are recorded, and we just ask their permission to share it. That's where the success stories come from. Nothing. Nothing that we've solicited. I'd love to hear from some people who have ordered it, taken it and seen results in their lives. Phil, Are you there? Yes, I there. I feel Hi. How you doing? Is this uh, Howard's Yeah. This is Suzy. Dr. Howard, How are you? Hi, Doc. How you doing? Great. Hi. There. Fill my lord. We're so glad you called in today to tell us how balance of nature has changed your life. Yes, done. It's really I'm a firm believer. I was saying. So one of the girls that I'm a firm believer that God put us on this earth. With all we needed to keep us healthy and wealthy and all of that. And, uh and it was too. May it Zen, the earth it Z. You know the fruit and vegetables and somehow we got away from that and Pharmaceuticals took over and now we're back to fruit vegetables again. And I think it's the best thing in the world Bill. What are some of the good positive side effects have you experienced from taking balance of nature? Well, I feel good. And, you know, I just I put 40 years in New York City Fried apartment and I didn't expect to make it past 60 and I Just turned 79. In September. So, uh, you know, I've been taking bounds to nature for a while, and, uh, Before that is to take these smoothies. My kids had me taking the smoothies and they were good, you know, but So he tried his balance in nature. It sounds you know, and the people you have on that give testimonials. They're very sincere. You can tell there You know there are it's really helped them a lot, and it's helped. May I mean, like I say, I'm I go to the gym three times a week and And I stay healthy and my dog keeps me keep me hopping here. He's sleeping right now on. Yeah, it's I just feel relatively good. You know, for my age and 40 years and f d N Y did take its soul. They can tell you that, but I try to go to the city gym three times a week and I take the balance of nature. Faithfully and So far so good. They would live long enough to see My two great grandchildren. Wow, that Xena, I survived 9 11 well, and I got lie. I got Lung cancer from 9 11 from Ground zero is down there for seven months. That was West Street commander. And they took it out in 2010 and You know, it should be out of the woods right now. So everything is good. Everything's gravy now, Dr Howard, do you think that there is any correlation between the fact that Phil is And 80 years old. He's a cancer survivor. He's taking English. Make almost 80. Well, though, isn't it dear? That's right. It's all right. You sound like you're 30, though, so that's a good thing. Is there any thing, Dr Howard that you think that might be? Reason why he's been able to kick the cancer and also go to the gym three times a week and see great grandchildren with the kind of lifestyle he had being. AH, Firefighter does balance of nature help. In that way. Well, sure, And I don't know if Phil how long we've been taken bounce of nature. I'm not sure. Oh, for guess several years now, you know? Yeah. And it's been, I can really say that I've you know, can't put your finger right everything that but I feel generally I feel good, Great. And then I would say yes has been several years. It's a part of Part of your chemistry. It's been a help and and you kicking those, But again we go back to the triad. I don't know if they've talked to you about that tryout of help that triangle of the physical part of health, the mental emotional, spiritually part of health and the nutritional. And you you have mastered some of those other areas that have helped you through this because I don't know this because I've talked to fill before. And I love his books. He's written some books to be able to shed some of his some of his stress and and hardship inside of him. He's written it in a book and those books are wonderful. My I tell you what, my father was a fireman. And he actually died of effects of being a fireman and s O fail was kind enough to send out a couple of books to my mother with a gracious note in there. He loved those feelings. She has loved them. He would be in her room and all of that era laughing all to herself in there. I knew she was reading your book. Yes, well, you know, I wrote the first book. Because, like you said that Things are bothering me that and I didn't me even realize that I was like the press I was division commander in Brooklyn for 12 years. And from 1991 to 2001 right before 9 11. We lost 24 guys in the line of duty in my job, and 20 of them were good friends of mine and guys that I worked with, and it was really getting to me and I didn't even realize it. Once I started writing about it and put it on paper. Hi there out of my mind. I didn't have to think about them anymore, and I'll talk to people about her any time they want, but I don't have to think about it. So that's why I started writing the books. And then it published. It told me. I think you've got two more books in you. And he was right there. Great. They really worked on the thing is, Is it really Supports the whole aspect of that triad of help that spiritually mental emotional side is so important, and that's another part of it and put that with the chemistry and sure it's going to boost up fills. Physical side. Just if we boost up two sides of it, it's gonna boost up the third and I, and that's just awesome..
"hepatitis" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
"Minute. We're gonna be the last one's talking to you. So you don't have any teeth. You have any caps and one extremity to be determined Also, God, drafting Armie Hammer for this, Like taking out. We need to play that every morning. I gotta tell you something, Munch. All right there, he's getting. He's getting mixed reviews for that. His conference. I love it. I love it. I love it. That guy. We were talking about this over here. Dan Campbell, the head coach of the Detroit Lions, is a football coach. That's that's what he is not polished. He is not smooth. He is not. He is not a television commentator. He is not a suit. That gentleman is a football coach, and he gave that speech 20 years ago to some high school he was coaching and he's giving it now as the head coach of the Detroit Lions. God bless him like, Sir, I have some questions. So wait a minute. Are we worried about Corona? We worry about the coronavirus with that we're taking this way. I'm gonna take my mask off before I bite, You know, a couple of disease. We worried about them having anything? Okay? Not hepatitis We're not worried about okay. All right, questions about the semantics of all this, and I need to write it down because there's so many steps. And so we decided they punch us in the teeth that are we knowing the kneecap off like that? I mean, I'm just curious how this is gonna work. Is that a run? Play or pass? Play? Yeah. What are we supposed to do? As far as like, our quarterback is concerned the way don't know who that is? Okay, but we're going to we're going to be taking hunks of flesh off. Okay? It's incredible. Cheese Anyway, That's our new mentality around here on guy hired that guy, and he's gonna give us a weekly zoom speech just like that, because because that's that is the sort of grit and intensity that we need her out here on this team moving forward instead of Chicago. You got this zoo. Forget that. No, it's no, It's you Get up. We've got your kneecap. Yeah,.
Why the Vaccine Websites Suck
"Over the course of the past year estate struggled to get cova data out to the public to update their websites or to schedule testing. There was one group that seemed to be everywhere. If you put yourself in the shoes of nontechnical decision maker in lake local government. You've been handed this urgent party and he needs to make the tech work. That's raffaelle lee. Who directs the health program at us digital response a collection of volunteers engineers user experience designers and technologists who've been offering help for free to overwhelm state governments so some the government's already have technical teams. That have the ability to design new services from scratch shore depth open source review vendors. They're not usually very big teams. Most stigma will governments. Don't have these teams and so they often go to the private sector for solutions and software. Engineering is this crazy. Topsy turvy world. Where the things that seem really hard are some sounds pretty easy and the things that seem really easy can be pretty hard so unless you have senior technologists on staff who can help review your vendors. Before he signed the contract pay the money. You're going to buy based on the brochure that they give you and how our state and local governments reacting to the problems with vaccine rollout. So far i mean are are they frustrated. Is that something that you're hearing. I think most people are confused It's a really hard problem to solve. It's the large suspects in eastern out in history and the reason. It's so complex is primarily because students are following phased approach that prioritizes different groups of people. But they don't always know exactly how many doses getting or when dill arrive. And when these things aren't certain it's hard to plan ahead more recently we're seeing that the eligibility standards and the enforcement of those standards are changing as states adopt the situation and that makes all the technology projects a moving target for the health agencies. So i guess yeah as the standards change every week every couple of days. It's pretty hard to be nimble and respond to that you know. I think from the perspective of people trying to schedule a vaccine appointments for themselves or their parents There's a lot of frustration and it's a sort of overwhelming singular question. How could they not get this right. There have been months to prepare a lot of systems in place to test the stuff out what is happening behind the scenes that is is explaining some of these issues so every state and county has different needs but the all fix pretty similar challenges and they're using technology to address problems so there's the part of the public sees and then there's the part that we don't really see so let's start with the part that we do see i there the informational websites that tell people when they're eligible for vaccines aware they should go. The see has shared guidelines and recommendations about the order in which vulnerable groups of people should be prioritized but ultimately each state has the discretion to make its own plan and these plans are usually complex enough that they're hard to communicate succinctly in plain words which which sort of makes me wonder. Why do this online at all. Or why do this particularly if you're thinking about seniors and marginalized populations. Why not meet them where they are as opposed to sending them to a kind of janke website. Ideally you have an overall effort that has all your populations there should be an and online component the offline components. Don't scale very well at all so for example if you had scheduling that was only based on the phone. You'd have everybody calling in all the time to the phone lines any time to scale up the people to handle those phone calls and that is a very expensive and laborious and tedious operation. So if you have this kind of split response where the people who can get online can go to a website and do it there than that frees up the phone lines and reduces demand on city hall or the vaccine providers to handle the people who can only get in by failing by phone and there are other ways. Technology should be able to help the process of getting vaccines into people's arms. There's also things like reminders the visor modera vaccines multi-dose vaccines and people are gonna forgets. Come back for their second dose unless they get reminder. I read a study in the uk about the hepatitis a. Vaccine in the study only eleven percent of patients completed their to dose regimen. So if we send out semester reminders that will definitely help
Is There A Way To Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution?
"The question for today how can the. Us turn things around and quickly get vaccine distribution on track. Here with me. is dr amish adultery. An infectious disease physician and a senior scholar at johns hopkins center for health security. Thanks for coming on the takeaway dr short. Thank you for having me so doctor. Let's start with hospitals. They were rightly given priority for the vaccine. But now they're getting blamed for the slow rollout and for not vaccinating workers fast enough. So you're you work at several hospitals. Can you give us a look into what's happening there. You have to remember that. There's no such thing as a hospital worker. Whose only job is to vaccinate people. So what hospitals are doing are pulling people with other jobs to ronco vaccination clinic and these covert vaccines are not. The same thing is giving employees. Tetanus shots hepatitis b. shots influenza shots. There's a lot involved and the same hospitals that are tasked with responding to an inordinate number of patients are being asked vaccine so there's a lot of precautions that they have to put in place got to set up timings for people to be vaccinated. They've got to find a place to vaccinate people in a place where people can stay fifteen minutes after their shot. In case they have an allergic reaction. They have to be in close proximity to an emergency department. In case severe allergic reaction happens and it it just takes some time to scale this up so hospitals. Don't have the resources to do this in a rapid fire manner and i think they shouldn't be blamed for this. They're being actually tasked to do something. Where the government really has failed because there was not much planning done for that last mile of vaccination and it fell to hospitals to set up their own programs and their own prioritization. And all of that in it's in. It's not surprising to me that there's been lags and delays but it is speeding up and i do think the answer. Here's more resources. What could hospitals do with those more resources. If hospitals had more resources they could have vaccination basically happening twenty four seven instead of at specific times. They can vaccinate more people at a given time. Instead of having certain slots for people to to come to be vaccinated they would have other people to be able to monitor people after their vaccination so if there is an allergic reaction. It's not the same people that are giving the vaccine that have to kind of keep their eye on. Who's who's around in the in the room. That might be having an allergic reaction all of that would make vaccination more seamless and faster but some of the slowness because this vaccine is available on an emergency use authorization and that requires forms consent and checking that consent to make sure it's all accurate. All of that does take time which is very different than when you go to get a flu. Shot at employee health at hospital. Just they basically just jab you as soon as you walk in the door. You yourself have had your first dose. Is that correct yes okay. Have you witnessed any reluctance or skepticism in one of the hospitals. I'm on staff at. There's a lot of misinformation being spread among certain members of the healthcare staff including nurses and doctors where basically every conspiracy theory that you've maybe seen on. Social media is getting repeated in a hospital hallway. So yes that does happen in my experience. It's been really minimum of people and not something. That's generally reflective of what healthcare workers think of this vaccine but clearly the anti vaccine movement and all of those conspiracy theories healthcare workers are not unfortunately immune from it and that has played a role trying to combat that misinformation with facts. And so doctor. How do you balance the need. To prioritize healthcare workers and the elderly with also just getting as many people vaccinated as possible. Who want the vaccine. You have to remember that the overall goal is to get all the eligible populations vaccinated so that this public health emergencies behind us and we cross the herd immunity threshold and hospitals are not inundated. There is a reason for the priority scheme though in order to get the vaccine into people where it will have the biggest impact fast and that's healthcare workers nursing home residents and then kind of moving through other priority games. But you have to remember that we can't be dogmatically wedded to that in if that schedule is an obstacle to people getting vaccinated if it's causing hospitals consternation on how they're going to evacuate and how they're going to deal with excess doses. Maybe they've unfrozen a lot more doses than they needed that day and they've got some that they're gonna either throw out or give to somebody. That's not priority group. One a the answer. There is to give it to somebody. Who's in another priority. Because you have to remember. The overarching goal is to get people vaccinated. And we can't let an overly bureaucratic process steiner that goal and it's not right for governors and other politicians to try and penalize hospitals for doing the best they can and i think that's the most counterproductive is finding hospitals or decreasing their allocation. If they're going outside of the priority group because the goal is always going to be to get the shot into people's arms and who would be the next priority group would it be people with preexisting conditions for instance so overall the cdc says priority group one be would be people that are above the age of seventy five years of age as well as front facing workers so meat packing plants or in grocery stores or transportation workers. That's the overall phase one beat but some states are saying we're going to go to maybe above age sixty five so there is some variation from state to state. But it's generally people that are going to be dealing with the general public but they're not healthcare workers as well as people of advanced age because we know they have a high risk for severe complications. Are there states that have done a particularly good job so far. Well if you look at states in the number of doses that they've allocated north dakota south dakota standout They were places that got hit very hard and most recently and they seem to be rolling out vaccine at a faster pace than many other many other states some states only maybe fifteen percent of their doses have been allocated but again that may be a lot of the idiosyncrasies of each state and you likely will see things homogenize soon as state start ramping up and getting things in order but would say in general. No state is doing the best job Everybody could do better and we have to do better in order to put this epidemic pandemic behind us. So what are you looking for. The biden administration to do what can be what can be done to speed things up the by the ministration can ensure that hell that states have. The funding in there was a funding. Bill passed on christmas eve. But it's also just trying to understand what's going on each state and meeting states where they are. Some states may need different types of help. And i think that's going to be important as having the cdc step into its role of being this coordinating body for the states and allowing the public health response to to really be fine tuned by the cdc adding its expertise to what's going on in each in each state. I think it's also the case that we need more guidance on what to do when you have leftover doses and nobody left in the priority group. Yesterday the cdc did have a press conference or a meeting where they did talk about the fact that the goal is not to have vaccine in the fridge but into into people's arms and we shouldn't be wasting doses or doing anything like that so that type of work that kind of leadership of how this vaccination program should go would would be very useful. I also think the federal government should think about trying to help coordinate mass vaccination sites especially as we get into the community dwelling people people who aren't in hospitals nursing homes who are relatively easy to vaccinate but people who live at home can be done. It's at stadiums. Can they be done at convention. Centers Can we use old school gymnasiums during h one n one i got vaccinated at an old school gym. Can we start doing that to make things move much more seamlessly faster sort of borrowing from what israel is doing. Which is the country. That's leading the world in
"hepatitis" Discussed on RAGE Works Network-All Shows
"Have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass all. It has been confirmed. That sean waldman better known as xbox has announced that he has been cured of hepatitis. C. hinting that he is cleared. He's he's a he's officially cleared to wrestle and says he wants to have one more run. Can you be yeah. I think you can't beat you from young ones that that you carry around like luckily like luggage. Hold on a second. Can you be cured from hep c. Says he is. It says that he is. I'm happy to announce expertise caring. I wasn't sure whether i first of all who even knew i didn't know and now the world wants to know will end up. Yeah yes you can't be cured from hep c. as per as for web. Md is considered cured. Virus is not detected in your blood when measured with blood tests three months after treats completed this is call sustain video logic response and the data that you will stay virus free indefinitely okay. Jalen science wonder where he got it from. You know you get that shit from like Like tainted needles and sharing blood and shit like yes. Yes so i it now unfortunately Well no fortunately he's better so should we all pray be praising louis i guess the.
Seattle City Council hears proposal to expand drug injection sites
"City Council members were considering a new approach to open open supervised supervised drug drug injection injection sites. sites. Previous Previous plans plans for for a a fixed fixed location location or or mobile mobile sites sites like like the the ones ones in in Vancouver, Vancouver, BC BC have have been been installed installed for for years years that that stalled stalled for for years. years. That is this week City Council heard a new proposal to allow supervised injection science organizations that already provide the drug treatment services so to providers. Have been identified as potential sites, the Hepatitis Education Project on South Jackson Street and Aurora Commons, just north of Green Lake. So the commonsense approach to incorporate co located safer supervised consumption services where consumption has already happened. U S attorney for Western Washington told us he still believes the science violate federal law and he wants to Seattle to look at the liability of someone overdoses at one of those sites, and that
Workers With Health Insurance Face Rising Out-of-Pocket Costs
"Talk a little bit about health insurance costs. I feel like We don't talk about this that often ate like When's the last time we chatted about this topic? Yeah, The data is always so murky and sexy any more, You know, like it's in the world of, you know. Over 19 and China trade deals and contested elections. Health insurance deductibles just doesn't rate high like itjust doesn't sell, you know, Thank you for being it's not something that people love hearing about because it's also mostly bad news. Yeah, sure. Well, I mean, here's the bad news folks. Healthcare premiums have climbed 55% since 2022 since 2010. On average. That's more than double the rise in wages or inflation, So that's huge. I mean, the average Annual cost of a health plan covering a family today is $21,342 now. Yes, the worker on average only pays for about a quarter of those premiums. If you look at the entire market, so you know, a little bit less than six grand. But all of a sudden you just had, you know millions of people that no longer have that employer piece too. Cover them with that. So if you are laid off, suddenly you're still paying that that health insurance premium from the most part, But you're paying all of it. And did you touch on deductibles? I did not touch under dust balls. Want to go there? So so here's the other piece. That those health care insurance premiums have gone up by that 55% that might mentioned at the same time that deductibles the average deductible for an individual plan. His increase from $646 in 2010 to 16 44. So it's not even a case where it's just in apples to apples, 55%. You gotta factor and that you gotta pay way more in terms of deductibles now in out of pocket maximums that used to As well. And so when you look at this, that the question that Every single person should be asking is why Why is this the case? There's there's a few different reasons. There's no one thing that you can point to. You can't just say doctors make too much like you can't just do that. You can't just be. You know, old man yells a cloud. We can't do that. Okay, There's a few different reasons. Some of them are legit. Some of them are like, Hey, we need to fix this, okay? Here's some that I think are legit. Mike, I want you to chime in on these as well. Part of this is that we have a whole bunch of new treatments since 2010 that do happen to be really expensive. Like you talk about some of the hepatitis B treatments that we have now that you know, cost like $500,000. I'm sorry, like $80,000 for a treatment. But, hey, at least we don't have to do transplants for half a million dollars. These are things that are now covered by insurance that we're paying for for more people, But we just didn't have them previously. So like these cost wouldn't have been In the system. So some of it is new drugs for things for treating things in ways that we couldn't previously and I think those were the good reasons to have health care prices going up is if you can treat new things that you couldn't previously I'll pay more for that. I'm okay with that. What? Your stocks on that part? Yeah, I guess I would want to see more data on you know how much have we expanded? You know these these really radical new drug treatments over the last decade compared to the previous decade and what it actually Do with results, right? I mean, it's amazing that you know if we can treat I mean, we can come here to speak now. Obviously, we couldn't write. But is it doing anything on average for no overall health results, I guess is a big question. Two. Is it moving the needle in our overall nations health, I think would be another good measurement to look at. That's
3 win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 for discovering Hepatitis C virus
"Guess we're we're sort of in the middle of the major biology education Charles Rice of the Rockefeller University in New York City I. think that you know the field has definitely changed since days when was a graduate student and I think one of the things that is is very reassuring. Now is really global response to this is pandemic. Of Academic and clinical. In Pharma Communities, the rate of progress earlier today October Fifth Twenty Twenty Rice was informed that he had won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of the virus that Causes Hepatitis C.. The identification of the virus has led to tests and treatments for the Condition Ri- shared the prize with Harvey Alter of the National Institutes of Health and Michael. Houghton of the University of Alberta, it took US months and months of of toil to sequences single viral genome. Now, people can do that in a matter of hours and the rate at which people have been able to sort of make progress on understanding SARS Gobi to and And covid nineteen is spectacular. Rice spoke this morning on a web press conference from Rockefeller. University. So I think it's it's taught us a lot of things about science in general. There's really a a pressing problem we sort of you know mobilize people all around the world sort of work on these problems. Really you know great progress can be made. You know people would love to have a cure a week or so vaccine and a week I mean that's not feasible but the speed with which good they're. -PEUTIC and and vaccines will be developed for SARS Kobe to prevent covid nineteen is Going to be a spectacular and it's it has a way of I think in a really sort of changing the way science is done to really make it in a sort of more of a community after rather than something that many years ago might have been pursued by a few labs in isolation. So I think the sort of young biologist today just South this amazing collection of tools and capabilities to understand what's going on in virus biology in and the host response at a level that was just never before possible. I'm very. Optimistic on this sort of future of this and I do hope maybe the success with Hepatitis C. and I would predict these eventual success and getting a handle on the current coronavirus pandemic. We face will sort of encouraged us to not only recruit more virologists but also just sort of encouraged people to study these little troublemakers because you never know when they're gonNA pop out and cause trouble. So It's worth a with a small investor.
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice win Nobel medicine prize “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus”
"Harvey Altar and Charles Rice and British scientist Michael Houghton have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Hep C has killed many more people than Corona virus. The disease is chronic and a major cause of liver inflammation and cancer. Their discovery led to a vaccine for Hep C.
Hope for Herpes Cure
"Nearly two thirds of us are infected with herpes simplex virus. So viruses, this week isn't an herpes causes cold sores causes genital disease, and it can also even occasionally caused Brian Infections. The virus is real headache to treat because the infection is lifelong. This is because it hides existing just as a piece of DNA inside nerve cells, it periodically reawakens to produce painful infectious skin blisters, nola drugs that can. Control these flare ups when they happen they can't remove the viral DNA. So the problem keeps on coming back now researchers in the US developed a pair of selective molecular scissors the contract down the rogue viral. DNA inside nerve cells and chop it up destroying the virus. So at least in experimental mice, it doesn't come back. Keith Jerem herpes is really sneaky that it actually established as a form of itself. That essentially goes into cells and then falls asleep and that virus lives in the neurons nerve cells in your body, and they can come once a year once a month once a week and cause lesions ulcers than anything else and all those strikes. We him don't do anything about that sleeping form of the virus. So effectively under the immune Radovan all the time it's dormant inside cells like that the immune system can't see it. So it just gets ignored. That's exactly right. The immune system controls at once it wakes up and starts making more copies of itself and they take care of those new copies but they even the noon system doesn't do anything about that long-term sleeping form of the virus said, what can you do about it? Well we've been using this really cool technology that's been around for over a decade. Now called gene editing despite has made a DNA just like our body is and that sleeping form is actually a little tiny circle of this DNA that lives in the nerve cells and what gene editing allows us to do is basically use I think of molecular scissors that can go into a cell and they can look through all. The DNA. In that cell and look for a very specific little stretch of the letters, and if they find those letters, they make a little cut and so what we do is designed very special scissors that ignore all of our own DNA, all the human DNA but they look really hard for herpes and if they find it, then it to little cuts and so it basically falls apart and makes it go away. And this works does it you can actually demonstrate that serve you chop up the virus then canola comeback yeah, exactly. So the study that we did was in mice mice get this sleeping form of the herpes just like we do and then we can go in and we use a a something. We call a vector, a different virus that carries these scissors to those same neurons and when it does that it starts cutting up the virus and then we can measure after. Our therapy how much of that sleeping form is actually left in the mice treated and what we saw as we eliminated well over ninety percent of that virus, and if we could translate that into human beings is likely to prevent lesions in Alzheimer's disease transmission to other people and all the things that we actually worry about how did you get the virus that was the Trojan horse that carried in the molecular scissors? How did you get that into the nerve cells in these animals? Well. That was a really important part of our study is understanding the best way to get the scissors where they need to be. We used another virus added. Associated Virus. Almost, all have it never causes any disease. We basically changed that to carry these scissors for us just injected into the bloodstream, and once it's in the blood, it actually goes in and actually find those nerve cells and introduces the scissors. It sounds like the woman who swallowed a fly and then swallowed spider to eat the flying, and we all know how that story ends because you're basically giving someone a virus to treat viruses this safe. This particular virus specter that was used called ADN. Associated Virus is probably the leading factor that's being used for many many types of gene therapy now, and there's several approved products out there in the EU and the United States that use adn associated virus or av to deliver different types of gene therapy, and so we're taking something that's quite proven to be safe modifying it slightly for our needs and then using it to try to cure an infection where we've simply not had any hope for cure in the past. You've been looking at herpes simplex virus. This causes cold sores and it also causes genital disease. But this is one member of a big family viruses that'll will work in a similar sort of way things like visa, the Vars, chickenpox and shingles in people unlucky enough to have that. Do you think you could prevent a person from succumbing to shingles by the same technique? The shingles virus actually goes into very similar nerve cells and acts a lot like herpes simplex, and so we can actually think about using the same therapy for that viruses. Well, we're also very actively looking at viruses that are similar but not herpes viruses in particular hepatitis B., and we have some really exciting results there where we can do very similar things. We're likely to see success there and maybe another viruses as well.
COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics: Who Gets It First and Other Issues
"US government's. Warp speed is ambitiously trying to create test and licensed vaccine for covid nineteen in less than a year compared to the five to ten years typically needed for a new vaccine. The program is borrowing strategies from a crash effort undertaken in the nineteen fifties against polio. Arthur caplan was seven years old when that paralytic disease which had been terrifying parents nationwide came to his town. Last. People. In America. Get. Polio in the Boston outbreak of nineteen, fifty seven, that's where I'm from. Saw Kids in our loans on kids die in the floor. It's one of the reasons I got interested in medical ethics. The Polio vaccine developed in the fifties it saved millions of lives and brought us tantalizingly close to eradicating the disease altogether. But in the haste to produce them researchers and manufacturers occasionally made mistakes and crossed ethical boundaries. Experimental vaccines were tested on intellectually disabled children, for example, as well as millions of people in the Belgian Congo and the Soviet Union who were not given the option for informed consent that today we consider indispensable. Medical ethics come a long way in the past sixty, five years. The World Health Organization has already set up a working group on ethics and Kobe Nineteen of which Kaplan is a member. They have started thinking through many of the tough questions ahead as companies race to test experimental vaccines, and we hope eventually ramp up manufacturing of those who succeed to billions of doses. Worldwide these questions include how can we make sure vaccine trials don't exploit people or enroll too few participants from black native Latino communities who are disproportionately sickened been killed by this disease who will get approved vaccines I and who will pay for them and what if anything should we do about vaccines being sold on the black market? The most immediate questions involve large-scale clinical trials those trials will take months to produce results. Can says, one reason is if I give you the experimental vaccine. Then, I have to wait for the. Virus in nature to infect me to see whether I'm going to do better than a group that didn't get vaccine usually have a placebo control group were you don't give them an active agent and you sort of monitor one against the other. If, you're waiting for natural infectivity with Kobe we have a problem because the Degree to which the becoming infect is very slow. So you'll notice that people are starting to recruit subjects for trials right now in hot spots, they may be looking at Brazil. They may be looking at Atlanta it could be looking at a region of the country that has. A A big outbreak. But at the same time, morally we have to try and tell people who sign up for vaccination studies they should not get themselves infected. So it's a sort of moral catch twenty two, you can't really. Encourage people to be reckless and get themselves. In fact, an the problem is you're probably not going to take sicker people because it makes it difficult to assess whether a vaccine is causing an adverse event or an underlying illnesses causing events. Most of the people who come into these big vaccine trials are healthy volunteer still they're younger. Is An effort underway. In the NIH sponsor trials to try and get more diversity ethnicity and race but a lack of transparency in who is being selected for the vaccine trials has raised concerns that historically underrepresented communities may once again be overlooked. Kaplan says that the preference for healthy volunteers is also one of the reasons that vaccine testers probably won't turn to one otherwise logical place to recruit participants prisons where corona virus has been running rampant, you can't use a vulnerable population because you worry that they can't consent. They're gonNA try and say I'll do it because they want to get out of jail or get parole the other main reason why Is prison populations usually have two or three underlying diseases. I know MTV everybody's at the gym looks such Arnold Schwarzenegger. But in fact, hepatitis HIV drug abuse is a bunch of reasons why they're not a best subjects for for any beginning studies
Gilead’s remdesivir is a rare example of foresight in this pandemic
"Up let's go inside the magazine the cover story it's all about how Kelly adds wind does appear is an example of foresight in this pandemic we caught up with magazine editor Joe Webber and the writer of the piece Robert Langer from the beginning of this series character really clear that there weren't that many drugs that could do that and like lab data against corona viruses to go right into trials plane to human trials and this is one of a kind of handful found some from very early on you know if there's going to was going to early drugs qualifiers this is likely to be excised paying attention only on those talking to Billy you know early on trying to get interviews with some of their executives which was very hard to but what one thing we were able to get you know before this completely closed off or if you get a to talk to for you know into a one of A. R. the plants for the filling the file got in California this is why does everything was shutting down in mid March in U. appointment last days we could have done it we gotta talk over there a couple of great pictures and make videos suggesting that really helped make the story and then I just kept talking to them and you know get more detail at the earliest years of compounding then yeah finally is able to get me to deal with one of the top you know manufacture accurately tell me all the the seven different chemicals went into this and they get a twenty five different steps and you can compare the two making a very yeah yes the very specific or local of type of gratitude bakery if you don't if you don't already huge amount of your specially flower advance you have to wait for the new crop wheat to grow up to be a big delay that's right January all the specialty ingredients in the right order the flyers in China and Europe Wayans dance I was like the biggest smartest thing that they did yeah it's that's really such a key detail what to bring into Weber the editor of Bloomberg business week he joins us from Brooklyn and jolt you put this on the cover it makes a huge amount of sense because it's such a good read give us the contact from your perspective because you're looking across all of these stories not just as it relates to the crown of ours but across the world of business you know I think the story's significance is is huge and it's also the way that I I think is the best part of it but this is almost like the most hopeful news the only hopeful news basically to date in this coronavirus saga you either with like it it feels like it one bit of bad news after not act and it's almost like this cacophony of incompetence sometimes and so what I think Bob will be able to do in this Gilead story was actually shows like here's a good example of like one of the only ones really of a company that had incredible foresight and preparedness and you know how do you not actually ordered the raw materials that they needed to actually make this creep back in January even before it was you know before we knew how bad this was going to be having not done that back then we would not have the treatment that we certainly you know I like to be sure this is not a cure it's a treatment it takes corona virus from being fifteen gate operation down to maybe like eleven Coolidge down to like a linen suit you know if it's a modest improvement over nothing but at least it's something and you don't bother are you sort of you know reported around if you know if it's actually even more incredible than that because this is a drug that actually you know it's been around for like eleven years now and it never could find a purpose even right what what's the backstory you know the first thing that is you know looking for hepatitis C. drugs that was hard to administer the a better one for pills with conditional for that and then you know they tried it for a bola and they spend years on that you know because the first attempt to prolong a ball out quicker than the outbreak faded before they could get into even falls lake Catherine reasonable outbreak and then it didn't work that well so they are but in the end so they're trying to figure out what to do next and when the moment came along and they didn't have the thing that he definitely was I did not in January they didn't assume the best case scenario they didn't play has to wait a few weeks we'll see if this goes away because they're gay in case this is a pandemic worker or a whole bunch of stuff right now and it's just very different from what a lot of other folks did I have to say what's really cool in the story and if if people don't totally understand how significant this is it you're right Mr how Anthony Fauci has pointed out that he is like in the trial of ambassador to the first big trial of AZ T. the first drug for HIV right and so then you understand because that too was something we just couldn't figure out a treatment and so you understand Bob how room disappear is really a first very important step well yeah absolutely I mean the way to think of this is as a first step or first thing over again as the sea of going to self censor any a lot more drugs they're working on better drugs and better ways to administrative right now to confusion and we're definitely gonna need vaccines this doesn't solve the problem this is you know and as you said the first up from the second you know hospitalized patients in this reporter Robert Langer and of course Joe Webber the editor of Bloomberg business week and Carol what I really liked about this story from the pretty arresting cover image all the way through the pieces we talk so much about sort of botched response in on preparedness this was a case where a company anticipated some of this a lot still to be seen about whether this will be the drug that we need but I a company in the
Revisiting the Archive: Joyce Hunter
"So here's the seem. Joyce greeted me at her apartment door in sunnyside queens with a smile at the time. Joyce was just shy of fifty and had close cropped curly. Dark hair and wore large wire rim glasses. She was dressed in dark slacks and a button down shirt. She led me into bright living room. We took our seats and I attached microphone to her collar. Press Record interview with Joyce Hunter of the Hedrick Martin Institute on December Ninth Friday. Nineteen eighty eight locations. Sunnyside queens interviewer is Eric. Marcus tape one side one house. One in Staten Island nineteen thirty nine. I was born in a home for unwed mothers. My mother and father were not married. My mother was in what the Docs Ju plant. And My mother by the way was sixteen sixteen successors Kinda young and My mother got ill with Hepatitis. And then we were taken away when my mother was in the hospital. Today they call them group homes in those days. They called the more jobs though. Your parents were in dead from the time that I was five until I was fourteen. I was in. Did you have any sense during those years that you were somehow different? Different different definitely different. Especially when I was around ten I knew but you know you don't know what it is and it was like number one. They used to take us into movies every Saturday and that was crazy. Only about the women was only thing that I would focus on. You know what it is. You recognize difference before you recognize Sameness and I didn't feel the same as everybody else. So fourteen. You left the orphanage. I went to my mother and father in the Bronx new projects growing up in the Bronx on the streets of the Bronx. Is You hear everything? And then you get your first word Faggot and Queer. It scared the. Helen thought that somebody was going to come after me. I don't think that anybody knew although the way I you know I don't look much different is kind of like quote Unquote Bucci Looking. But I don't think they made the connection because I was very quiet and I tend not to at that time. Speak a lot believe it or not and then I went to a period grabbing. Talk A lot. They will went to therapy Tried to commit suicide at Seventeen. I was in a in a situation. That was pretty violent Very Abusive Yeah. And so that was a factor not being able to. I missed the kids from the home. You know they were eight years you know and I didn't like being very was so. The homosexuality was a factor. Family situation was a factor and I just thought it would be easier to be dead into live. My mother was like banging on the door. I stopped and she took me to the hospital and I never went back home since that was the last time. I was now when you were seventeen years old. Yeah I spend my eighteenth birthday state hospital so you so you saw psychiatrists there though. Once he served time. They're really I swear to God. That's how it was to me. I was away from a year. I guess when I came out I started seeing a therapist and I didn't WanNa be gay and I didn't want everybody to hate me. I wanted it to go away and some therapists said well. If you get married it it'll go away and I I well I wanted to believe it so I didn't at eighteen. I went and got married to a really nice guy. Did it go away no. I was married one year and then I met. I met this woman my first adult over while I was married. I knew it was never going away and I fell in love with a woman and I kept it a secret. I mean I was so I had never experienced any kind of feeling like that ever. You know not with no guy but it took me thirteen years to leave. The marriage and had two children did you. You must have felt trapped terribly trapped when I decided to come out. It was either killing myself or coming out but I had the kids and the kids kept me from doing such a thing and So I came out and I was a much better parent for it. I have a wonderful relationship with my kids today. Did you go to any of the early? Gay Pride Marches. I didn't go to the first one I was. Not there. Were sixty seventy No didn't go in seventy one seventy two. Tell me a little bit about that. First March I was kind of Excited almost arrogant gay rights. Now you know and excuse me for you if you like. It was like one of the things that the movement did for me. It gave me a vehicle to express my anger what we are about everything that. I had been denied my life that I had no adolescence. My childhood was Was Rob I always say that when I come back in the next life I wanNA come out to and I want to be able to enjoy being who I am. Let me just tell you how I got involved in first place because I think that might help a little like former lover took me down to the firehouse. And this was nineteen seventy one. I remember walking in and it was. It was a women's dance and I was like really overwhelmed. I'll never forget that moment and it was exciting and to see so many gay people on the street because people coming out in street never never saw anything like that when I was growing up. I didn't think any gay people at all and I just thought I was this this odd entity you know and it was like you know a wow. That's all I could say. Oh well it's just like you showed home. I was for me. It was like coming home. This is it this is this is this is who I
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Healthcare & Reopening
"Day. One hundred twenty three of the corona virus crisis new information tonight on a key drug to fight the virus as the nation moves closer to reopening stocks are under pressure the best month for stocks since. Nineteen eighty-seven comes to an end but questions persist about the rally and our ability to stop the virus. What we found out is just a little piece of the puzzle. Also tonight when we take a step forward we don't want to take two steps back. One business owners plead to his State. We're not ready to reopen this. Cnbc special report markets in turmoil begins right. Now here's Scott Wapner. Welcome good to have you with us on this Thursday night after the biggest month for stocks in a decade. Let's get to our first look futures right now early but they are lower following lackluster earnings from some big tech names. After the bell today stocks were lower across the board the Dow losing nearly three hundred points but the real story was the month of April. The Dow gaining eleven percent S. and P. Five hundred almost thirteen percent. That was its best performance. Since nineteen eighty-seven you see the major averages putting in that mark tonight the Nasdaq adding more than fifteen percent. It's best month since June of the year. Two thousand there is also new information tonight and the path towards vaccine drug maker AstraZeneca teaming up with Oxford University information on phase. One of their testing is due very soon our farmer reporter make to route following the details for US tonight. High Bank Scott. Well it is. One of the most advanced vaccine programs in development fur-coated nineteen right now. Researchers at the University of Oxford started the first phase of human clinical trials last week and five different centers in southern England with data expected to be available next month. They say if all goes well a later stage trial could begin by the middle of this year. A key question for any successful vaccine though will be the ability to manufacture it at a large enough scale that is where a partner like Astra. Zeneca comes in under the agreement with Oxford. The British drugs giant will be responsible for development and worldwide manufacturing and distribution if the clinical trials. Prove that the vaccine works. Now it's not the only experimental vaccine already in human studies one from dern and the National Institutes of Health in the. Us began testing in healthy volunteers. In March well small biotech company and no view has also said it's begun tests. Several vaccines in China have also entered the first phase of human testing whilst Pfizer and bio tech began trials in Germany last week. And they're expected to start. Us trials imminently a key question for all these potential vaccines will be whether the course of the pandemic will enable efficacy to be proven. It often happens and outbreak scenarios that the science is too slow to keep up with the disease. Many times in the past outbreaks have subsided before a vaccine could be ready to be tested. The development and manufacturing of new drugs and vaccines is also an expensive endeavor and Gilead who's drug desa. There yesterday showed positive results in an NIH. Trial said it spent fifty million dollars on the drug in the first quarter and may spend up to a billion dollars this year. The company's pledged to donate it's available supply of the drug and hasn't commented on pricing plans. After that Daniel Day was asked on a conference call with analysts tonight. Why covert nineteen is different from other diseases? The company does profit from treating like HIV. Hepatitis and flew. There's been no other time like this in the history of the planet than any of us about live. In terms of the far-reaching reaching effects of this pandemic so medically from a patient perspective most importantly but also economically and so I think there is no guidebook out there. There is no rule book out. There and day will join us tomorrow morning to discuss that and more on squawk box Scott Meg. We'll look forward to that very much in the morning on squawk box. That's Meg Terrell reporting tonight on the money as always joining us now. Cnbc CONTRIBUTOR IS DR Scott Gottlieb. The former head of the FDA. Dr Dot leaves good to talk to you again. You must first your reaction to this story about Oxford and AstraZeneca teaming up good news. We're going to need more than one vaccine developer to be successful here and the fact that Oxford's teaming up with Astra Zeneca which has the ability to manufacture this product at scale. Because the big challenge here isn't just going to be demonstrating that these products are safe and effective and running the clinical trials but also engaging in a large scale manufacturing this can be required to produce these in quantities sufficient to provide them to an entire population. Astrazeneca has heft. They have that ability so this is a positive development. We need more than one vaccine developed. It'd be successful here. We need multiple vaccine to be successful across the world if we're GONNA have enough doses to supply the entire world and also the low and middle income countries that locked out of this race right now. There's a lot of exuberance last evening. Plenty of opportunity today for some maybe to walk back. Some of the expectations of having a vaccine ready as quick as some of the timelines have said through this operation warp speed for example though Dr Falcone this morning on the today show certainly didn't back down. Is it really possible to have a vaccine Dr Gotlib by January? Well we're probably GONNA have by January. Is Vaccines in sufficient quantities to run very large scale trials. So we have outbreaks in American cities. We'll be able to deploy thousands probably hundreds of thousands of vaccines in those cities. I run kind large trials that we're going to need to do to prove that these vaccines not just are effective. But that they're safe. In terms of having sufficient quantities to inoculate the entire population. That's really a twenty twenty one event and hopefully we'll we'll have it in time for twenty twenty one but it's unlikely to be available before the end of this year but we could have tens of millions of doses before the end of this year if you if you see multiple manufacturers being successful because each manufacturer could probably produce millions if not upwards of around ten million doses and so you have involved fires of the company that I'm involved with. You have a couple of small biotech companies engaged to no fee. Gsk's engaged now you have Astra Zeneca J. and J. Working on an ad no viral vaccine. These are large companies that know how to manufacture at significant scale overall. How would you describe your own level of optimism about where we are in our fight against this virus tonight? I'm very optimistic. And we're making very rapid progress and trying to drug this this virus and there's nothing particularly complex about a corona virus. That would suggest that. We're not going to be able to develop an effective therapeutic vaccine against it. We haven't had a vaccine against the corona virus before but we haven't tried really except for SARS emerge typically corona viruses caused common colds. And we haven't really sought vaccines for them. We already probably have one antiviral drug. That's effective not a home run but a drug that looks effective in severe. I think we're GONNA have antibody drugs by the fall. At some point this fall that starts to be the makings of a pretty potent toolbox. Those are the first generation products and so we'll see second and third generation drugs come online. The entire by pharmaceutical sectors really focused on this intently. And I think we're making very rapid progress and so I'm optimistic that we're going to have therapeutics. Never seen anything like it really. Let's move from Therapeutics and vaccines to talk about more reopenings Georgia now set to lift a most shelter in place restrictions tomorrow. Is that a good idea. Well look I think what's taking shape in this country is that we've reached a plateau in the number of infections at about thirty thousand a day. We're bouncing around. But is that about three thousand a day so you have to assume about three hundred thousand infections a day in this country because we're probably diagnosing one in ten infections to one in twenty infections and the number of deaths has plateaued as well. I think we're likely to bounce around on that plateau for a sustained period of time and the risk we face by reopening isn't necessarily that we have very rapid surge in infections and run into another epidemic but we never really snuff out the infections that we have smoldering infections all through the summer. And if that's the case if we continue to have three hundred thousand infections a day by the time you reach September first upwards of fifteen percent of the US population will have had corona virus. And so you starting to get pretty significant proportion of the population. I think that's the risk we face by some of the reopenings that we're seeing when you still see cases going up now Georgia. The cases are going down in recent days. But they're still not testing a lot and so you don't know how reliable those that data is but they haven't seen the kind of sustained declines that we've all said at the outset that you'd want to see to try to safely reopen an economy. We've had this conversation about Georgia. Numerous occasions you tweeted a few days ago that they were still having an epidemic there that cases were on the rise. Though I saw today you did say that. They've seen a big improvement. It seems like a fairly short period of time to have some level of improvement. No improvement was in the model that model that everyone looks at from Washington state and that model is just based on trends. And so what they're doing is they're looking at current trends fitting lines curves so they're trying to project from what the current trends are so. Georgia has shown in the last week of reduction in the number of new cases on a daily basis. Some events probably improvement some of. It's probably under testing Georgia ranks in the lower echelon of states in terms of the testing that. They're doing their population. So it's unclear whether or not the epidemic Israeli subsiding in that state. When you look across the country you see a lot of states probably about twenty five states. Where the epidemic is rising in terms of the number of new cases on a daily basis. So the number of cases being diagnosed on a daily basis is actually going up. Some of that's a function of the fact that we're testing a lot more so we're capturing more cases but some of it's also a function of our seeing expanding epidemics in a lot of states. Now that's said many of these states are states with a very low number of infections. So they're going from one hundred infections of data one hundred ten to one hundred twenty so they're not states that had a big epidemic to begin with but nonetheless it just shows that we're really not through the woods yet when it comes to this national epidemic New York showing a lot of improvement and that distorts the national figures but nationally. You still see a lot of states with a lot of spread. What do you think about New Jersey's plan to open golf courses and parks this weekend? Is that a good idea. I think it sound for the states to try to contemplate what they can do to give people a sense of normalcy again. And the first thing you can do is try to open back up. Recreational activity done outdoors. We know the risk of spread is lower. I've been advocating and talked to a number of local officials about the idea of trying to move things that are traditionally done indoors outdoors and so two extent that we want to restart religious services holding them outside. We want to restart gym classes holding those outside. Even as we contemplate reopening restaurants lifting local ordinances that make it easier to businesses to try to move some of that business outside maybe closing blocks and sectioned off more real estate more public real estate for businesses to try to open up at venues outside. That's not going to be foolproof but holding these things outside does reduce risk and. I think it's important that we try to start reintroducing activities that give people a sense of normalcy about their lives and the first thing to do really is to put the nets backup in parts. Let's let's finish by discussing the
Biotech Pipeline Updates
"We're in the middle of the cove in nineteen pandemic is continuing the escalate in California here. We're doing okay. The shelter in place seems to be Instituted in personally in San Diego we've seen the beaches and parks officially closed so that continues to escalate. But you know I'm doing okay out here things. Aren't that bad. As of now the situation does seem to be getting worse. And we're GONNA talk about that a little bit and I also want to talk about a few pipeline updates that we heard from some pretty cool company. So let's start with that and the first company wants to talk about is cassava sciences ticker symbol. Save A for those. Who Don't know but I did do a video on them. Maybe three or four years ago maybe two months and were waiting for their face to be dated. Come Out and this is a twenty eight day trial with their drug. Pti One to five. That is supposed to change the course of the disease in Alzheimer's patients so will we heard a pipeline update and their CEO said that their clinical program show no signs of slowing down. This is good. I think a lot of people weren't concerned in general all biotech virus. It really does get out of hand and trying about SARS cove to it could really interfere with regular clinical trials. Say Half the patients get the virus and have to undergo treatment for flu. That's not ideal when you're trying to just look at eight control and test groups so anyway related to cassava. Apparently their clinical programs are not slowing down and their fees to be trial completed patient enrollment as well as dosing and this is as a march twenty twenty and they mentioned that there were no safety issues found a good thing and then they also said that the company expects to announce top line results approximately mid year twenty twenty and then they also announced that they're going to initiate a one year open label study of the drug. So if this happens to not work out you know. There is a chance that the drug could affect patients in one year's time in case the Twentieth Day treatment isn't quite enough so the details of the trial. Definitely check out my older video on that. I I took a position in the fives that believe in. I think the companies now trading in the threes so I might add a little bit to the position because I did only start scaling in and really looking forward to seeing this readout here in mid twenty twenty because if it is positive the stock it increased substantially so. That's what I'm betting on here. So let's move on. Dvd TECHNOLOGY TICKER SYMBOL DVD. There a allergy company that is kind of competitor to immune even though some people would not consider them necessarily competitors because one obviously is much less effective than the other so the issue with DVD. Tea Is that their skin patch vice skin product. It is less effective than amiens. Oral immunotherapy of the benefit of that is that there are significantly fewer side effects but the issue is the FDA really wants to see that there is efficacy benefit to patients taking this drug or this therapy in order to improve the product. So we saw that Amien got FDA APPROVAL. Finally and that was nice to see and the concerns. There were that the product does have some side effects associated with it. D- On the other hand does not have many side effects but they do happen to have a lack of advocacy so what happened is the FDA identified questions regarding the efficacy of its biologics license application for vice skin peanut in patients with peanut allergy as a result the allergenic. Products Advisory Committee a PAC meeting to discuss. The bialy will no longer take place as previously scheduled so this led to a big drop in the stock and DVD's struggled off and on dealing with the FDA that's manufacturing issues last year. Maybe year more than that. I don't quite remember but I am concerned. This and I don't think it's worth buying the dip. Necessarily if they're able to show efficacy. It's going to be a real problem now. They do have some data coming out soon. That could show. That product does have more efficacy than their other. Trials showed. So if you're looking for a high risk play could do that. I am interested in space. This oral or skin related allergy desensitization. Keeping my both companies and they have taken a big hit in this recent downturn. We've had someone beekeeping my out on them all right. The next company I want to touch on is Viking Therapeutics. And it's been a long time since I talked about them. They are a company that has been Kinda slow too bad but they might have the best in class drug for Nash. It's a thyroid. Receptor Beta agonists. That does really well in lowering liver fat. So the news that we got is that their board is authorized a stock repurchase program whereby the company can repurchase up to fifty million dollars in stock over two years and this came as the market was really coming down. And I'm Kinda surprised because oftentimes these small biotech companies really struggled to raise cash because stock prices so depressed as it's being sold off for some reason. Viking has decided that it's more important for them to kind of artificially increase the stock price by doing a share buyback so as of December twentieth nineteen. They had two hundred fifty seven point six million dollars in cash. They are presenting data from their twenty eighteen trials at conferences which seems like kind of a waste of resources to me and we've really seen the data digested. I don't know what they think they're gonNA get by presenting that data. It's one thing to kind of present the updated data. But we don't really have much of that so for me. This is kind of a strange move and I would much rather than us that fifty million dollars towards anything else that would either increase the likelihood of their pipeline candidates being developed. Or you know hiring people that are good at developing Nash candidates but instead they're just buying back stock so this is not a very encouraging. Move to me. We're we're still in the midst of this case to be trial and we're waiting for that data but one thing. I wanted to notice that I looked at the clinical trials dot gov symbol for for their trial and it looks like the primary outcome is actually twelve week. Mri Data and analyzing liber fat content. The trial started in November twenty nineteen. So this actually a chance that we could see this data in the next six months or so at least before the under twenty twenty. So I'm Kinda keep in mind that and for that reason. I'm not selling any of the Stock. I have even taken quite a hit in the position. The secondary endpoint for this trial is fifty two week resolution of CFO hepatitis. The histology that's the actual biopsy of liver where they're actually going to be able to score it and evaluate. You know whether or not Nash has been resolved to some capacity given the metrics that the FDA wants them to look at but the endpoint. We're going to see. Is this twelve week. Mri data deliver fat content. And we can be pretty confident. That liver fat is going to go down. The patients in this trial are biopsy confirmed. Nash patients so the Bar is raised a little bit higher than their face to a trial. That was just done using. Nfl D. patients which is a milder form. Before you get to Nash Fatty Liver Disease Problems. So that's where Viking the last company. I WanNa talk to you before we get to. Our highlighted story is excellent therapeutics and we heard that they are accelerating the trial completion for a excess zero five typo there in Alzheimer's Disease Agitation to Q. Two rather than Q. Three Twenty Twenty. I hadn't really talked about the disease agitation trial because I think it's their lesser important one. I'm much more excited about the treatment resistant. Depression read out. That should be happening in the next week or so. And there's also going to be read out for x zero seven in migraine. Those are going to be really big moves for the stock and now we can just add another one in Q. Two we're going to see this Alzheimer's Disease Agitation. Xm Is the ticket for axiom. It's been all over the place throughout this whole downturn in the market and I have taken another position or a kind of double down with what I had because I kind of bought it at the top but I do think that they have a good chance of seeing a positive outlook in t already resistant depression and if it is positive. I think it'll be a big mover for the stock because physicians really struggled to treat already so this would be huge for them. So that's kind of where we're at with axiom and I'm looking forward to the date in the next little
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