36 Burst results for "Influenza"
"influenza" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"She had passed away a few hours after that, they got the result that it was avian influenza. When they got that result, that's when the alarm bells started ringing and the health authorities in that province rushed to the village to set up this makeshift testing and to reach out to everyone in the vicinity to find out exactly what the risk was. And even though this girl and her father both contracted bird flu, they were able to determine that it wasn't a human to human transfer the daughter didn't give it to the father or the other way around. Right, so the family actually lived in a house that was up on stilts. Now a lot of these homes are like that because they have hammocks and living space underneath the houses because of the shade and they live very close to their animals. So many houses had dogs and cows in their yards and chickens were ubiquitous. What happened with this family is that they did have four chickens and two of them had died and they slept right under the girl's room. The thought is is that the girl actually contracted the virus from the chicken either before it died or shortly after it died, then her father actually took the chicken and because they do live so closely with their poultry and with their animals and because it is so unbelievably hot in Cambodia, sometimes animals do just die of heat stroke and they eat those animals, so the father did eat the chicken that died, of course they never did test it for bird flu, but at this point the speculation is is that it had been infected. Now, doctors point out that eating an infected animal is not a problem. If you cook it properly, what was probably the issue for the father is that he had to pluck all of the feathers off of the bird and by doing that, he likely aerosolized the virus and contracted it that way. If this virus had been able to transmit from human to human, she had certainly been in contact with many other people during this period of time. So that's the piece that officials are still going to have to be working on. Within 24 hours of doctors getting back the test result that she had even influenza, they had an entire team dozens of public health officials in her tiny village of less than 2000 people. They canvass the village they found her closest contacts. They did testings. They took the swabs, they got the results, and they found another infection in her father and ruled it out in about another dozen of her closest schoolmates her grandmother and her aunt. So they knew right away that they weren't dealing with a big outbreak. And then they continued to stay for another three weeks testing dozens more people who developed flu symptoms, any kind of a sniffle, cold, cough, headache, they tested everybody. They didn't find anything else that they were able to shut it down and knew that they weren't transmitting, but the idea that you can do something like that in Cambodia in a place where most people live in a pretty simple rural environment and that they were able to get in there and use some of the most advanced medical technology that the world has in order to make sure that they didn't have a runaway outbreak was amazing and the bottom line is is that everywhere in the world knows that they do not want to be the next Wuhan and health authorities worldwide are really
Fresh update on "influenza" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Everything going on right now in China I strongly recommend you pick it up senator your thoughts on that you have a medical in background what is your level of concern about this you know called mystery respiratory in China's it just a standard run -of -the -mill virus taking advantage of you know immune systems being down and depressed or is this something potentially novel I think we don't know yet I think my concern is that there will be another virus linked from a lab not necessarily in China could be in China but it could be in the United States or it could be anywhere around the world that these labs exist so I am concerned about another lab leak we quote Robert Redfield who is a CDC director under Trump who says that he believes it could be 5 % lethal or as much as 50 % lethal the next time around now what could be going on in China right now is in the some of the news reports have admitted it's just a conglomeration of a bunch of different things RSV different viruses, pneumonias, a bunch of kids are sick and it's also the time when kids get sick during the year but it is in all likelihood an overreaction that the Chinese are wanting to lock everything down now but could it come from a lab absolutely because I don't think they've stopped doing this research and my goal over time is to finally get Democrats on the Hill on Capitol Hill to agree that taxpayer money shouldn't be financing this dangerous research. Senator I'll let you go after this talking to Senator Rand Paul the new book Deception the great COVID cover -up go check it out. Last question I'll let you go I know you're busy but my fear in this whole thing is I like I'm not a scientist but I love science I love reason I love logic I know you do too you wouldn't be in medicine we're doing that we're banging our heads against the desk and wondering why we have a headache the mask surgical mask fiasco is a scientific abomination it obviously does not prevent the stop of COVID yet I opened up the show today talking about an article in the Sun how China going is back to masks and social distancing which clearly didn't work and probably exacerbated the problem if we lose this next election this is going to be everywhere in the country if this comes here this has now been looked at scientifically and systematically the Cochrane analysis looked at 78 randomized controlled studies and came to the conclusion that masks don't stop the spread of COVID -19 they also have been studied for years with influenza the vast majority of the mask and this is the real malpractice of Anthony Fauci particularly the cloth masks have openings in the cotton that are about 600 times the size of the virus so what he was telling you in wearing a cotton mask was not only untruthful it was malpractice because if you really were trying to prevent the spread of and COVID you were elderly and you were dealing with an elderly spouse and you went in the room to get them food and to take care of them wearing a cotton mask is no protection at all and so it's really it's bad advice it's actually encouraging you to do risky behavior with the wrong kind of protection but even the randomized studies even the the the n95 mask which have smaller pores and can filter out some of the virus typically don't work in a public setting because nobody can wear them that way all day long and people fidget with them they touch them the virus gets in and around the mask and interestingly after you wear an n95 mask for more than four hours the moisture from your exhaled air actually gets rid of the electrostatic charge they and don't they function as well to filter out the virus after you've been warm for four hours they work in the hospital because doctors and nurses are very very careful they're not perfect but they do have some benefit in the hospital but they wear them about for a you know five to ten minutes in a room they take them off and throw them away they don't wear them all day long and they also wash their hands very carefully and they're very careful with their technique but there's no studies showing that masks worn by the general public slow down or do anything to the spread of viral disease. There you go folks it sounds like this crazy thing called actual science. Senator Rand Paul book the is called Deception the great COVID cover -up I see already I just sort of my copy it's a bestseller so congratulations with it thanks for spending some time you're always welcome back we appreciate it. Thanks Dan. You got it. Hey Jim it was crazy like science and stuff he actually put actual numbers out there you know like it's 600 times the of size it. Liberals like, what do you mean bro? What do you mean 600? What do you mean it's 600? Meaning it goes through it and around it and above it. Well how does that happen? Well you if you had a mask like saran wrap you'd be dead because air wouldn't get it you'd die so you shouldn't do that air but the wouldn't get it but you ever notice you're breathing pretty fine with those surgical masks on. How is that happening? How's that happening? I don't know Libs, I don't know. Keep it up. I actually like the mask you know why? It shows me who the morons are and if there's a moron disease I don't want it so don't contaminate me. I'm walking around the mall I see people with a mask on I just walk away because I don't want to be infected with the moron DNA. Maybe it's like a plasmid DNA that like shoots out their nose when they sneeze. I walk on the other side. You might as well wear a sign on your forehead. I'm a moron who doesn't believe basic signs. You might as well. Idiots. More coming up next we'll be right back. Is the nation taking a toll on your pocket? You know it is. The dollars shrink in daily? Well it's time to join AMAC the Association of Sure Citizens. American With AMAC you can save from 10 to 65 percent on products like cell phones and plans, health and wellness products, travel and lodging, vision, dental and prescription drugs. Go to amac .us .us .org. Thanks for watching. Have an advisory service for Social Security and care that will answer any questions you have. 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California condors confront bird flu in flight from extinction
"The fight is on to save the California condor from extinction. The iconic vulture with a ten foot wingspan is facing the deadliest strain of avian influenza in U.S. history. We have had, I believe, 20 condors already die of this disease in Arizona. Dmitry Dominic at the Los Angeles zoo says they are breeding program is trying to boost the condor population. Condor keeper Chandra David says they have 9 newly hatched chicks. You put down a tray of eggs and look at ten or 15 or 20 as for this year and you think all of these eggs are going to turn into California contours. There are fewer than 350 condors in the wild. I could be driving to work and I really hope to look up in the skies one day and see a condor flying over and just say, oh my gosh, we work with that. The condor looms large in California culture. One in flight is featured prominently on the state quarter. I'm Ed Donahue
Masks Make 'Little Or No Difference'
"You might recall a couple of weeks ago I talked about this Cochrane review Cochrane is a journal that and an institution that puts out medical research, medical studies, and the Cochrane review was done by a whole bunch of prominent researchers. Including a fellow the lead author was a man named Tom Jefferson, and it was about the efficacy of quote physical interventions, but there will focus, of course, was face masks. And it was on the effectiveness of these face masks in stopping the transmission of COVID. And the review concludes that wearing masks probably makes little or no difference to COVID or influenza or similar illness transmissions. And here's Tom Jefferson, the lead author quote, there is just no evidence that they, meaning masks, make any difference full stop end quote. Now, this was, well, fighting words. And fighting words, especially because it comes from a team of researchers putting out based on an extensive examination of data and published in a medical journal and a medical library that is considered authoritative. And so it produces no surprise a kind of freak out on the left and specifically at The New York Times where a columnist named zeynep tufekci. Now you might think Zayn had to affect you. Is this some kind of a prominent research? No, this individual has no experience, but it's basically a ranter. And zeynep tufekci attacks Tom Jefferson. In fact, doesn't attack the other researchers, kind of singles out this guy because he's the guy who is responsible for the incriminating quote, the quote is there's just no evidence that the masks make any difference full stop. Boom.
"influenza" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"In Dubai. An influenza outbreak in China has intensified with infections rising for 6 week. The northwestern city of xi'an is preparing to enforce pandemic style lockdowns. Rolling out school and business closures to curb the surge and infections. And the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says positivity rates for flu, jump to about 42% last week up from only 25% the week before. And India's government has opposed giving legal recognition to same sex marriages in a landmark hearing, and its court filing, Modi's administration has said that marriage is accepted only between a man and a woman and that any deviation can only be voted on by lawmakers, not ruled by the courts. The outcome closely being watched in countries like Thailand, Japan, and South Korea were similar debates are gaining momentum. And the Biden administration said to be preparing more restrictions on the export of chip making gear to China. Sources say the U.S. government has brief local companies and the new rules could be announced as early as next month. The plan may double the number of machines that need special licenses before shipment. This could create fresh obstacles for chip and equipment makers. It's part of this ongoing effort by Washington to hamper Beijing's development of an advanced semiconductor industry. And a Donnie group taking more steps to bring back investor confidence. It's completed the full repayment prepayment rather of share backed funding worth over $2 billion weeks before its deadline. It also prepaid a $500 million loan facility, which financed the acquisition of ambuja cement. Johnny has been preparing borrowings ever since a short seller accused it of fraud and triggered a $100 billion wipeout in its shares. Global news powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries. I'm Madison mills. This is
"influenza" Discussed on WTOP
"Thanks for being with us on WTO. Avian influenza continues to have a big impact on the poultry industry and continues to send up the cost of eggs, but there's concerns the illness could potentially become a health concern for people. All this has The White House considering a mass vaccination campaign for chickens. Sheryl gay stolberg covers the health policy industry and issues for The New York Times. She joined WTO to discuss how concerned health officials are that humans could begin catching it and spreading this disease. The White House is really concerned that this avian influenza epidemic is huge and growing 58 million birds have already been affected. And the more the bird flu spreads around poultry, the greater the risk, there is to humans. So they are contemplating a mass vaccination program, but there are some obstacles that would stand in the way. One of them has to do with exports, the United States is a big exporter of poultry products, and other countries don't want poultry products from vaccinated birds because it's hard to tell whether a bird has gotten infected by the avian influenza or has been vaccinated. Vaccination makes that kind of murky. There's a lot of complicated considerations not to mention the fact that it would take time to scale up this kind of program, the Department of Agriculture tells us that it's testing some potential poultry vaccines, they'll probably know the results of those tests sometime around May. So it's not like this is imminent, but The White House is seriously considering it. People are very concerned about what they're putting in their mouth. Are we going to be told what these vaccines are, I can imagine that people may be a little wary. I don't think we're at that point yet, but farm birds are already vaccinated against various diseases to keep them healthy. So this isn't really that much different. Is the government sort of preparing that this may transfer to humans at some point? Is that a real concern here? The government is preparing it's unlikely, though, experts say bird flu does not transmit easily from person to person since this outbreak began in 2022. There have been 9 cases of bird flu around the world in humans. Those have mostly been among poultry workers. There's no evidence that it's jumped from person to person, but we always have to be on guard that a virus could mutate and perhaps change and spill over into humans, so it's something that the administration wants to be prepared for, but right now thinks the likelihood is low. Sheryl gay stolberg with The
"influenza" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Were having problems with at the highest two to 3% case fatality rate, our hospitals are overwhelmed even now with vaccines and the mortality rate is even lower, we're still seeing so much transmission that we're still seeing huge burden on our healthcare system. Imagine what that would be like if we were talking about a virus that was as transmissible, but killed up to half the people that get it. That would be absolutely catastrophic and potentially an existential threat to our civilization. So you're not speaking metaphorically when you say it keeps you up at night as a virologist, it actually keeps you up at night. Yeah, I don't think about it sometimes if I want to sleep. Well, that, I guess, raises a question if this is a concern to you as a scientist and other scientists looking at what could come down the road. How do we prepare for that? How do we protect against it? Should it arise? Well, this is why I'm glad to be a virologist actually because even though I know about all of these really scary viruses that are out there, we also do this work so that we can develop countermeasures. And that means developing new antiviral drugs, developing new ways to treat these emerging viruses, and one thing I think that is going to be very impactful is we know what a lot of these virus families are. So like I said, Nietzsche and hendra, the henna the viruses. And there's many, many other viruses. There's 25 families of viruses. I think that can cause disease in humans. You know, some of them have known pathogens, but any of them could potentially produce a virus that would infect people be capable of human to human transmission and cause a pandemic. The problem is trying to figure out which of those viruses are the threat here at my own research institution and many other virologists around the world are working on this too. There's a push to make vaccines that can recognize viruses based on which family they're in rather than working on individual viruses. So for example, people are developing pan influenza vaccines that would cover any influence that you would get exposed to and not just the three strains that are in this year's flu shot or pan coronavirus vaccine that could protect against both SARS one and SARS two, as well as maybe mers and any other novel coronaviruses that might emerge. And I think that this is one really powerful way to approach countermeasures because if you can vaccinate people who are at risk of being exposed to these viruses, you have a stockpile of these vaccines ready to distribute should an outbreak happen. You could contain that very early before it became a pandemic and you could potentially contain viruses that we don't even actually know about yet. What is the timeline do you think for something like that to be developed, produced in stockpiled? Certainly not overnight. Many of these vaccines are currently still in development. There are some clinical trials however going on and one of the challenges I think that people don't always appreciate is that it's not just developing the vaccine and then testing it. You have to get it all the way to the point where it has regulatory approval and you have to be able to fund manufacturing so that you can actually make the vaccine in large enough numbers. So it's really important that we not only develop these things as scientists, but that we actually also follow through to make sure that we're doing the right kind of testing. We're doing safety testing and we have processes in place that can allow us to actually manufacture vaccines that could be used in an emergency immediately. When we return more from this episode of the big take, a
"influenza" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Sha of Stanford health about what we can expect from COVID in the new year. Yeah, unfortunately as each new booster comes out and you recommendations come out, I think some of these things get a little bit more confusing, but the bottom line is now that there is only one booster available. It came out in September. It's changed from the original formulation of the COVID shot and that it covers the omicron variants that are circulating in the community. So it is recommended to get that updated booster to be up to date and to protect folks from getting severely ill from the COVID strains that are circulating right now. One of the things that we've seen some evidence of is shortage of some medications. I mean, internationally, antibiotics as I understand it are short. We also have some flu medications that are short. And maybe even some over the counter. Correct. So we have been hearing reports of local areas that have shortages of Tamiflu, which is the antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza. However, there's not nationally a shortage. What we do recommend for physicians and practitioners is to use those antiviral medications and reserve them for individuals for severe at risk for severe diseases from influenza. So those that have other medical conditions, lung conditions for conditions, we also give Tamiflu to everyone that's hospitalized with influenza as well. There has been a shortage of amoxicillin, which is a common antibiotic use, especially in the pediatric population. Again, because of the increase in respiratory viruses that we've been seeing in children and then those children being prone to getting bacterial infections
"influenza" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of Stanford health about what we can expect from COVID in the new year. Yeah, unfortunately, as each new booster comes out and be recommendations come out, I think some of these things get a little bit more confusing, but the bottom line is now that there is only one booster available. It came out in September. It's changed from the original formulation of the COVID shot and that it covers the omicron variants that are circulating in the community. So it is recommended to get that updated booster to be up to date. And to protect folks from getting severely ill from the COVID strains that are circulating right now. One of the things that we've seen some evidence of is shortage of some medications. I mean, internationally, antibiotics as I understand it are short. We also have some flu medications that are short. And maybe even some over the counter. Correct. So we have been hearing reports of local areas that have shortages of Tamiflu, which is the antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza. However, there's not nationally a shortage. What we do recommend for physicians and practitioners is to use those antiviral medications and reserve them for individuals who are at severe at risk for severe disease from influenza. So those that have other medical conditions, lung conditions for conditions, we also give Tamiflu to everyone that's hospitalized with influenza as well. There has been a shortage of amoxicillin, which is a common antibiotic use, especially in the pediatric population. Again, because of the increase in respiratory viruses that we've been seeing in children and then those children being prone to getting bacterial infections that
"influenza" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A conversation with doctor Asha sha of Stanford health about what we can expect from COVID in the new year. Yeah, unfortunately, as each new booster comes out and be recommendations come out, I think some of these things get a little bit more confusing, but the bottom line is now that there is only one booster available. It came out in September. It's changed from the original formulation of the COVID shot and that it covers the omicron variants that are circulating in the community. So it is recommended to get that updated booster to be up to date and to protect folks from getting severely ill from the COVID strains that are circulating right now. One of the things that we've seen some evidence of is shortage of some medications. I mean, internationally, antibiotics as I understand it are short. We also have some flu medications that are short. And maybe even some over the counter. Correct. So we have been hearing reports of local areas that have shortages of Tamiflu, which is the antiviral medication that is used to treat influenza. However, there's not nationally a shortage. What we do recommend for physicians and practitioners is to use those antiviral medications and reserve them for individuals to severe at risk for severe diseases from influenza. So those that have other medical conditions, lung conditions for conditions, we also give Tamiflu to everyone that's hospitalized with influenza as well. There has been a shortage of amoxicillin, which is a common antibiotic use, especially in the pediatric population. Again, because of the increase in respiratory viruses that we've been seeing in children and then those children being prone to getting bacterial infections that we would use
"influenza" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Doubt. I'm confused. Exactly. And what I want to know is do they hand out Amazon boxes for popcorn once you were inside the theater? Could happen, anything could happen in this world. All right, Charlie, thank you so much. Well, this story definitely jumped out at me reading in this morning. It's a Bloomberg opinion piece. It's about the real reasons your family is sick right now. And basically, it's about how wearing masks for more than two years drove down the incidence of colds and flus, the viruses that causes that. And as a result, we lost immunity, something that the popular press Mike has dubbed immunity debt. Immunity debt, I guess. Listen to our world huh? What if there's credit default swaps on the immunity that feels like a new asset class? All right, so let's get to our next guest. What he has to say, he's a friend of the program. Doctor Ian Las bait or clinical Professor of medicine at NYU langone, he's on the phone in New York City. Ian, good to have you here with Mike and myself. I gotta say, this is why I continue to wear a mask on subways in public places while flying. Tell us about all the stuff that's coming at us right now. Absolutely. First of all, Happy Thanksgiving Carol and Mike and hope it's a good holiday. So yes, although many people enjoy the holidays and feel very positive, there are both emotional and health risks to it. A lot of people feel somewhat isolated, depressed and anxious. But in addition to that, they're worried about potential risks from what we're seeing now, or multiply infected people, both kids and adults with a combination of influenza and for that we do have a vaccine. So it makes sense to get your flu shot even though it's not a 100% effective because of mutations. It usually provides some protection. Influenza RSV RSV, as you said, respiratory syncytial virus, which we tend to see more in kids, but you can also see in adults. And of course, based on age, can have more complications. COVID, which hasn't gone away, although it does seem to be a little less serious. So we're seeing patients often with a combination of all of these. And even other viruses like rhinovirus and adenovirus. So we are in this kind of soup of viruses and even kids going into the hospital. Friends of mine who are in the ICU out in Long Island say when they test kids with these pathogens, this nasal swab often they come up positive on a multitude of these viruses. So what do you do? Do you invite everyone over? Do you know how can you wear a mask when you're all sitting down? So mass certainly can help a debt, but obviously not practical. And you really have to evaluate your risk. If you're older, if you have diabetes, if you have lung disease, maybe sit it out this year, maybe make your guests take a COVID swab before they come in. Be smart about it. And emotionally prepare in other words, try not to take things too seriously, be relaxed. But make sure your guests are healthy before they show up. Doctor, is there anything we can do about this quote unquote immunity debt? If our immune systems are sort of weaker now than they were before COVID is the old taking vitamin C or drinking orange juice is there anything to that? Is that worthwhile precaution at this point? Definitely, definitely vitamin D plays a big role and most people are vitamin D deficient. So definitely most people and you can check your levels and see where you are, although there is a big range. I think vitamin D supplementation makes sense. To some degree zinc prevents attachment of viruses. So being in good health in general losing weight exercising, so all of that makes sense. It is less clear that the fact that we've haven't had as bad a flu outbreak makes you more vulnerable to the flu next time. I think that's a little unclear, right? Because if you're taking a vaccine or you're wearing a mask, are you doing yourself a favor or not? If the next round of flu, you're more susceptible to. I would say that it does make sense to take precautions. There's some evidence that the shot helps. I don't think that it makes sense that if you haven't had some illnesses that you're necessarily more at risk. Most of us have had RSV growing up. Most of us see a lot of viruses, but they mutate from year to year. I think vitamin D Carroll is best achieved through the sun, right? Doctor so I'm gonna take this prescription that we should be in the Caribbean for the holidays and stuff. Here here. It's good, but you can't, you can't live there and in New York because you're in the northern climate. The sun is at a very shallow angle. So somewhat some exposure is good. Also for the mood because we know that increases mood keep seasonal effective disorder when it gets dark early, people get depressed in addition. Probably one of
"influenza" Discussed on ¿Dice Así? Podcast
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"influenza" Discussed on Plan B Success
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"influenza" Discussed on Dr Ron Unfiltered Uncensored
"Again because no researcher or physician or doctor had isolated cove from any infected or symptomatic patient. So why did they say. This test was so important. Why did they recommend people with no symptoms. And they lead lined up they lined up. Because that's the way they have been gaslight it to get this test to see if they had it all. This test was was positive. Foreign in was a cold virus. A previous corona virus and Ladies and gentlemen you know that analytical tests are usually based on something something positive you know. They're calibrated against expert'll external standards certified reference material. They had none they had done. They made it up. I'm not saying the virus didn't exist but the test did not have the virus to be validated. And we'll get a little bit into about this spike protein because remember the spike protein is not a virus by itself. it's simply a toxic nanoparticle. And that can be sensitized For me disarray. Right synthesized so if cova nineteen is a real virus. That can be isolated. Why are there. Apparently no physical reference materials to calibrate the laboratory insurance for s- detection so the cdc in my opinion is implying cannot differentiate between covert and influenza. Remember the sixty two to sixty seven thousand data disappeared last year. They were labeled cove. Are they gonna go to adjust statistics because they were testing for influenza because they basically are admitting that this pc. Our tests cannot tell the difference between influenza. Kobe in preparation for this change. I'm sorry to go on about this. But this was the basis for locking everything down these tests in preparation for this change. The cdc recommends clinical laboratories and testing sites that have been using the cdc essay selecting begin their transition to another fda authorized tests. They want labs now to develop a test us test that can facilitate detection and differentiation of sars cova to influenza viruses.
"influenza" Discussed on Dr Ron Unfiltered Uncensored
"Again because no researcher or physician or doctor had isolated cove from any infected or symptomatic patients. So why did they say. This test was so important. Why did they recommend people with no symptoms. And they lead lined up they lined up. Because that's the way they have been gaslight to get this test to see if they had it all. This test was was positive. Foreign in was a cold virus. A previous corona virus and Ladies and gentlemen you know that analytical tests are usually based on something something positive. You know they're calibrated against expert'll external standards certified reference material. They had none they had done. They made it up. I'm not saying the virus didn't exist but the test did not have the virus to be validated. And we'll get a little bit into about this spike protein because remember the spike protein is not a virus by itself. it's simply a toxic nanoparticle. And that can be sensitized Disarray right synthesized. So if cova nineteen is a real virus that can be isolated. Why are there. Apparently no physical reference materials. Who calibrate the laboratory insurance for s- detection. So the cdc in my opinion is implying cannot differentiate between covert and influenza. Remember the sixty two to sixty seven thousand data disappeared last year. They were labeled cove Are they gonna go to adjust statistics because they were testing for influenza because they basically are admitting that this. Pc our tests cannot tell the difference between influenza bid in preparation for this change. I'm sorry to go on about this. But this was the basis for locking everything down these tests in preparation for this change. The cdc recommends clinical laboratories and testing sites that have been using the cdc essay selecting begin their transition to another fda authorized tests. They want labs now to develop a test us test that can facilitate detection and differentiation of sars cova to influenza viruses.
"influenza" Discussed on No Agenda
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Analyzing the Four-Stage Transition Plan by Australia
"Joined first of all by. Karen middleton chief political correspondent for the saturday paper in canberra karen. The theme of this episode is basically how australia now gets itself out of the lockdown into which it has put itself cabinet has just this week announced a four stage transition plan. What does that plan consists of. Well it stopped in the face wary. Now which is trying to minimize. The damage is heavily. Reliant on a system of hotel corn chain and trying to veteran eight people and the latest of the states and territories have now agreed. Values lockdowns lost resort. What the practical impacted. That will be out because really. That's what they say they during now. So we're gonna go from way. We are now we the trial program in this first phase of home by scorn tain the people who've been vaccinated so we starting to say in this parkway a distinction between people who've been vaccinated and people who haven't the second phase is said to be the first vaccination phase prime minister's suggesting without wanting to put fan timelines on phase. Two will probably be next year and part of the first guys to have the number of inbound travelers so the state and territory latest have been complaining that too many people coming in with the joe to strain. That's where we're saying. These outbreaks got at the moment in australia. So the second phase will be increasing those caps again probably next year starting to look at the entry of students and economic as a holders and reducing the number of people in her show corentin in expanding use of harm car chain. They'll also be looking at a vaccine boost program because of the time next year comes around even though he's had the first two shots are gonna have to have another one. Vice ray is what they call in consolidation that ideally would have no lockdowns at all that we would say people moving around freely no caps on returning vaccinated travelers on again the emphasis being on vaccine versus vaccine and in the final phase two bay living with the virus trading virus like any other bars like influenza or anything
Dr Fauci On Gain-Of-Function Research
"Here's the audio. Here's Fauci and 2012 again. I'll put the link to the whole thing tomorrow if you want to watch it. He appears to be talking about here. Gain of function research with ferrets. Now I just wanna be clear is not talking about Corona viruses here believe he's talking about each one and one or another virus. But still, this is kind of interesting, given that they seem to be denying any role in gain of function research now. Check this out. Okay? And Fouche constructed variants of H five N one avian influenza in order way to identify which genetic mutations might alter the transmissibility of the virus. In their studies, they employed a standard influenza animal model, namely the ferret. This slide shows the basic design of the experiments in which the virus was modified to allow for aerosol transmission from one fair it to another. Guys, ladies. I mean, what is he talking about? He's been adamant up on Capitol Hill and in media appearances. We don't do this gain of function stuff. Well, what is he talking about there? At this virus H five n one. The avian flu was modified by by who? The tooth fairy.
"influenza" Discussed on ABC Radio MELBOURNE
"202 people admitted with confirmed influenza to the fifth of May and 58 in the fortnight's the 28th of April 2019. And Am I right in thinking that there haven't been any flu deaths in Australia this year. I don't think so. I couldn't find any notable. So I mean, what does that mean? Like It's really great. It's right. Obviously, we closed our borders. I'm assuming that means that influence he usually comes in receded in Australia from overseas. Yes, so there's that's right. So there's several things going on. So let me just explain the circulation of influence in approximately so What happens with influenza is there's a global circulation of influencer and the mixing part is usually equatorial, usually Asia often because of the rapid interchange of viruses between people and also animals to some extent, and you get new variants of the virus. Occurring then, depending on the time of year, it's taken up to the Northern Hemisphere and then the northern winter. There's ultimate winter. There's a circulation in the Northern Hemisphere. And then it tracks back to Asia and then from Asia, tracks back to the Southern Hemisphere, largely to us, New Zealand's and Africa and so on. And that's the way it works. So it's an imported disease by and large and we're not importing you influenza by and large clearly and then we've got a degree of social distancing which we normally have. We've got a degree of hygiene that we don't normally have. Single. We don't and then I think we also have had Maura Uptake of the vaccines. Certainly last year we did prior to covet 19 because we wouldn't want to get bored and you don't wanna get both know so stone. Still a good reason to get it because, as we've said many times and chronic cast when prevention works, nothing happens. So you can't really pick apart the overseas from local. We have vanishingly few cases of measles in Australia as because we get immunized. You don't want to get lots of measles. I don't wanna get lots of flu, so we should still get immunized. But it just shows you the dimensions off the issue. And of course, this is all about risk perception when it's under the radar. When something that's usual like flu. We don't get anxious about it. I mean, 44 thousands enormous, but it's a flu. It's what we get every year. Why would we get bothered about the flu? Where's covered is new. It's mysterious, and indeed it is more dangerous. I mean, you're 6 to 10 times more likely to die of covered 19. Then you are off that seasonal flu. So if we had 44,000 cases off Harvard in Australia. Up to this point in the year, there would have been a lot of people dying and a lot of people with long covered, which we can come to later, so it is a different kettle of fish. Nonetheless aren't those statistics a standing? Yeah, it's so fascinating and to the depending on the year, hundreds of people die of flu every year, and for those families who still have a loved one that's beautiful, but the cost off keeping covered out and keeping fluids such a low level has been very high. Is this just going to be a blip in the broad scheme of things, or is there something we can learn from this and take forward? I think that as the borders open up, we're gonna have to live with more cases of flu again, which means but we've got a vaccination. It's easy to get the vaccination for flu..
Flu Trends in Australia
"Is the time of year that we usually telling people to go out any good time to get you influenza shot and it still is but the numbers of influence at this year. Just invitee invitees mole compared to what they usually. I normal year. They are even infinitive smoke. I don't know how to say that. I was called smith's when i actually looked at these numbers so the numbers of notifications this year are an have been low for the last twelve months in two hundred thirty two notifications to the national notifiable disease surveillance system in australia. Ucla this year. And this is the year that testing a lot. More than we probably have in previous years and twenty-five notifications in the fortnight prior and so in in kind of in the last fortnight or so really fortnight prior to the thirtieth of april two thousand and twenty research. Thousand twenty right. Thank you very much You've got your own back on infinitesimal. And they went back and looked to two thousand and nineteen. Now you have to sit. She's thousand nine. Hundred was a bad a bad flu year. But just sit tight in the year to date to the fifth of may so almost exactly to the day in the year to date the fifth of may two thousand and nineteen. I mean applications. Do you think there were a thousand two thousand. You know it's going to be more forty. four thousand. One hundred and sixty notifications of laboratory confirmed influenza to the fifth of may two thousand nineteen from the beginning of two thousand and nineteen and in a fortnight before fortnight before thirty april this year twenty five cases in the fortnight before the fifth of may two thousand and nine thousand nine hundred seven thousand five hundred and in the previous fortnight it was eight thousand three hundred and so seasonal flu tends to start me measure from the beginning of april although you do get Early cases in twenty twenty twenty five quite a lot of cases in january for covid hit two hundred two people admitted with confirmed influenza to the fifth of may and fifty eight in the fortnight the twenty eighth of april two thousand and nine thousand nine
Park Howell: The Business of Story
"I'm looking forward to this because as i said you're nine notebook both no big story not just story but how to construct story and the power of story and you and i talked about in our previous conversation. It's just it's a delicious subject a thing everybody can live from but before i jump into that We stopped by in this world of great influences. Every mondays dogs and influenza who somebody who's influenced you in your leadership who maybe we wouldn't consider all maybe wouldn't automatically think who's somebody who's had not influence on you want an automatically thinking boy. That's a you know. Dr seuss popped into my mind if i ran. The circus was my favorite book growing up. And i don't know why that is a lot of places a lot of people say. Oh the places you'll go. Which is another fabulous. Dr seuss thome. But if i ran the circus i don't know my dad used to sit down and read that to me all the time. He ran his own company which was heavy construction up in the seattle area Dams bridges tunnels. I mean big time stuff and he said yep life is a little bit like this book. So i would look at dr seuss and then Someone that you probably have heard of Sir richard branson. I'm large admire of him. But not a big surprise there. The surprise here though. Is i out of nowhere. Got a very fortunate invite to visit he in his island. A month ago was out necker In march with a company here called digital airstrike spent a week on necker working with Automotive groups in having a chance. To listen to. And be around. Richard branson and i gotta tell you everything he espouses as a leader everything you would think of him being he is and then some and i'll be honest with you. I was prepared to be disappointed. When i got there and yet i was still completely and utterly blown
Carl Zimmer on Defining Life
"Carl. Zimmer joins us now. He is a columnist for the new york times and he is the author of many books. He was last on the podcast for his book. She has her mother's laugh. His new book is called. Life's edge the search for what it means to be alive. Carl thanks for being here. Thanks for having me all right so right now. You're kinda busy. You've been reporting on corona virus for the times. What is that leg. It's kind of overwhelming You know i am kind of startled that you know the whole world wants to read what we at. The scientists have to write about. You know this virus. But i will remember this experience of the past year for the rest of my life really. It's been exceptional as a as a moment in science journalism as a science journalist. Is this an area that you had been looking at for years and years. Were you especially interested in epidemiology or was this sort of switching gears for you. I've had a obsession with viruses for a long time. I'm actually wrote a book called the planet of viruses a few years ago. So you know. I've reported on ebola and influenza over the years of have done the virus thing. And so you know i i felt like well i can bring my experience to bear on this and and so basically it just started doing the same kind of reporting about this virus but now of course this is a virus that was causing a kind of pandemic that we have not seen for one hundred years. You're not the only journalist covering this pandemic obviously not even the only journalists covering this pandemic on the scientists at the times. How do you all kind of divide it up. Do you have an area in particular that you are looking at specifically yet. None of us can do this alone absolutely and we have to really roll with the punches. You know i was focusing a lot on vaccines for example in the fall overseeing our tracker and then we started to to see these variants were popping up. Then we're of serious concern so i basically had to carve out some time to work on variants but mental really. My colleague has also been writing about various. Like crazy and ben muller and we actually have several people who who just try to keep up with the variants. You know and and there are other people who are handling the store. All the stories of vaccine distribution geopolitics and long cova. There be other people handling that. It's it's such an enormous story. What about it most interest you personally. Well i'm most interested in in The pandemic ending besides that that and not being sick. Yes yeah is unsettling jim how this pandemic has played out exactly. As scientists had warned it would
FDA panel recommends authorization of Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine
"Panel. But advisers, the Food and Drug Administration unanimously says go for it authorized the Johnson and Johnson covert 19 vaccine for emergency use. An FDA analysis has found it to be 66%, effective overall in to have a quote, favorable safety profile. Doctor pull off. It has advised the FDA during the vaccine approval process, he's director, the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr Offer. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. The Madonna and and Fizer. Vaccines have a much higher effective, right, Don't they in the mid nineties? So what makes the Johnson and Johnson version a good idea? Just 66%. The return in five for vaccines were tested in the U. S. Only. The Johnson Johnson vaccine was also tested in several countries and South America as well as Mexico and South Africa. So it's not exactly the same population, so it's sort of comparing Apple. Sarge is also the strange that were circulating in South Africa is primarily the South African variant in this strange circulating in Brazil is primarily the Brazilian variant. So there were different strains really that this vaccine was tested against I gather from reports of senior fellow Panelists asked whether Johnson and Johnson's vaccine might be more effective if it were given his two shots, not just one. And that the company is studying this. What's your view on that? So if you look at the studies, they did the pre clinical studies they did in nonhuman primates, as well as the phase one to a studies. They didn't people. What they found was that second dose did increase the tighter or quantity. Virus specific, neutralizing Anna by suggesting that it might be more effective. It's very effective, though it preventing severe disease after a single dose, And it induces the kind of response so called sailor immune response that looks like it's going to have a fairly long that memory, which is all good. But that second off, maybe more effective. I think we'll probably know that by the second half of this year in which case then one could get a booster does. But this certainly provides protection against what you care about, which is hospitalization. I see you admission and death. It's it's virtually 100% effective at doing that. And if authorization follows soon, when one might the vaccine come to pharmacies, another vaccination sites and and how much right so it was follows the pattern of what we saw with the visor and then Madonna vaccines. Usually the FDA advisory committee, in which I said makes the recommendation. The FDA usually follows that recommendation within a day or two, And then it goes to the CDC, which then makes their recommendations about which group or groups might best benefit from this vaccine. That all happens within about a five day period. And then the vaccine can sort of roll off the assembly line into the arms of the American public. Doctor. Often you're a pediatrician. What do you tell parents who are concerned about vaccine for their Children, Andreas tely getting it and also concerned, for example, about what seems to be an increase in multi system, inflammatory syndrome and Children. Were rare but serious disease that's connected to covet. Truthful. I think the Children can suffer from this disease and with that multi system inflammatories is and they can occasionally dime. It's rare, but about as many Children have died of this infection is died of influenza a couple years ago and as typically dive influence every year, so I think we do need of actually, but we can't give that vaccine so we've tested in Children. And I think you're now seeing studies done for in the 12 18 year old. I think when those studies As we lost Dr off it. I think, I think, Doc. I think Dr effect. Well, Dr Paul off it. Remember the FDA vaccine advisory panel? We thank him for being with us if he can still hear us and our regret that apparently, the line
U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 500,000
"S surpassing 500,000 covert 19 death Just 34 days since it passed 400,000. It took just 96 days for the US to double its death toll from 250,000 to today's 500. U. S death toll now about 3/4 of the number of recorded deaths from the 1918 influenza pandemic at the White House. We fighting this pandemic for so long, we have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow. President Biden, pausing to remember the losses, reminding Americans the stats. Represent real people in families.
US coronavirus death toll approaches a half million milestone
"I'm anthony davis the. Us stood on sunday. The brink of a once unthinkable tally. Five hundred thousand people lost to the corona virus a year into the pandemic the running total of lives lost was about four hundred ninety eight thousand roughly the population of kansas city missouri and just shy the size of atlanta the figure compiled by johns hopkins university surpasses the number of people who died in two thousand nine hundred nineteen of chronic lower respiratory diseases stroke outsiders flu and new monja combined. It's nothing like we've ever been through in the last one hundred and two years since the nineteen eighteen influenza pandemic the nation's top infectious disease expert. Antony found. She said the. Us virus death toll reached four hundred thousand on january nineteenth in the waning hours of president. Donald trump's office who's handling of the crisis was judged by public health experts to be a singular failure. The first known deaths from the virus in the us happened in early february. Twenty twenty both of them in santa clara county california. Meanwhile the ambitious claim of the incoming president a hundred million vaccination shots in one hundred days is close to being realized one month into his presidency. Joe biden is on a glide path to attain that goal and pitching well beyond it to the far more ambitious and
Astra approved! But do we have a boomer problem?
"We finally got the therapeutic goods administration approval of the oxford university astrazeneca vaccine in australia. Which was something that was hinted that was coming soon last week. By paul kelly Yesterday it happened. Norman fine print. Well i'll give you a big print. I look at the big print is this is a really good decision. Untrustworthy decision on the part of the therapeutic goods administration. It creates a political problem for the government. But it's it's it's a sound decision based on the evidence so they've they've maintained an independent position so it's really quite impressive so the first thing is that they have said and i think we've presaged this on corona cast. They've said that the ideal dozy jr is twelve weeks. Apart at standard does of the astro vaccine twelve weeks apart now the evidence is from the clinical trials and presumably they got more since they published trial in december. Is that if you give the vaccine three months apart. Then you get ninety percent. Efficacy in terms of preventing symptoms mild to severe symptoms of covid nineteen and it gives one hundred percent protection against severe disease so in fact the dosage reaching recommended brings it up to the performance of the pfizer vaccine. When you say a standard dice is that the original standardise that was always being used or is that the half dose that was used in one of the parts of the trial that we were talking about las g. no martin standing is to standard doses according to the trial not the accidental. Half does that was given as part of the british trial so it's two standard doses three months apart. And if we're able to do that there's a problem with that. By the way is that you can get variance coming in as a long time to wait in new things can happen with the virus but it does give you that high degree of efficacy which is great news. The detail here is that they had a problem with their trial is that they were late. In recruiting people over sixty five and the trials do not have a large number of people aged over sixty five who actually got infected so they can't actually give you a number for the efficacy of the vaccine in the over sixty five they can give you the average but not offer the over sixty five themselves now. What they say is that in the an. It's true in the laboratory testing over sixty-five very strong antibody response. Which makes you think that you will get efficacy in new over sixty five. But they've got no proof of it in trials yet that will emerge as time goes on and there in lies the problem for the government because in the light of that they probably you know and they're going to go with the evidence people over sixty five shoud get the pfizer vaccine to be absolutely sure. It's highly likely astra one will work in over sixty five. It'll certainly prevent severe disease. You would imagine. But there's no solid evidence of that. At this time you'd be going on the antibodies on the on the flip side of that just so too negative about all this. Is that when you bring on a new vaccine into the market like influenza vaccines or others which is already being tested. Randomized trials you do tend to go on whether or not the having effective antibody response and rely on that so it's not unusual to rely on an antibody response. It's just that the moment we'd like to know that it does prevent disease. So that's the story what we'd be. What's been approved. As a ninety percent effective vaccine and therefore it will prevent severe disease and be really good at malta mortar disease and maybe prevent transmission because one of the few vaccines to be tested for transmission.
From wild idea to COVID vaccine meet the mRNA pioneer who could win a Nobel
"Renew and november. When the first cases started the pop up and wuhan china their description of the virus there description of how easily it was transmitted between families once. We heard that we knew that. This virus had the potential to be a bad actor at that moment in time we said. How are we going to get the sequence for this virus and we started calling our friends and china. We called our friends at the cdc trying to get the sequence of this virus the minute that was published. We started to make our vaccines back on. I think it was january twelfth. We started making the first aren a vaccine that day. It has all happened. Unfathomably fast has an at twelve months later and the pfizer and maduna vaccines have made their way through large clinical trials with good results into syringes and now already into millions of arms. But this quite a back story here. We thought that it would be useful in a pandemic. We thought it would be influenza pandemic but you back in two thousand and five. When we made the initial observation we knew that aren a had a great potential therapeutics. Who with his collaborator catala career. How is a good bit to win a nobel prize for the science driving. Mri vaccines. he's one of my guests on science fiction today. What's been lost in the fast pace race to develop covid nineteen vaccine. This past year is a hidden story of dogged. Pursuit of a nollie scientific idea over decades often in the face of skeptics and nice ideas we went through pharmaceuticals venture capitalists. All other people. it said. Hey we have a great new invention here. And they weren't interested. They said now aren as too hard to work with. We don't think it'll ever work and they just weren't interested now with a pandemic bang with suddenly counting on mri vaccines lock eyes and medina's to help save us. But before this pandemic this brand new technology of marigny vaccines had never been approved for use in humans before. It's incredible isn't it. The heddon even made it to the stage of large scale clinical trials in humans. I don't think anybody could have predicted. Just how effective these vaccines were. And i still get chills. When i remember the moment when that announcement was made a few months ago biologist onto fox is future fellow and associate professor at the university of western australia. It has proved the nice as wrong. I mean given that fifty percent effective is the baa that the world health organization would've liked to say as the minimum to be getting ninety. Five percent is just astounding really hardly any vaccines have that level of efficacy. Cullen pat and professor of pharmaceutical biology at monash pharmaceutical sciences. He's team is working on two different. Mri vaccines for covid. Nineteen in collaboration with the doughy institute in melbourne change from the point of view the future of emo toy syrupy and we haven't had a vaccine working against corona virus. Before i could understand the science. And i could see how theoretically it might work. But i just couldn't see how we could actually make enough to be the billions of doses needed for the world. And that's still looking doc- rod it's entirely contingent on just to pharmaceutical companies meeting. The world's entire supply demands including ours here in australia. Will you receive the pfizer vaccine together just before christmas. We did the vaccine driven by your discovery. Can you describe what that moment was like figuring. My family always yells at me. Because i'm not excited enough. And they're right for man who co owns the intellectual property licenses to medina and i dream osman humble kind of guy. We were incredibly excited. When we saw the results of the phase three trial that are vaccine. Worked and of a safe and had ninety. Five percent efficacy. I'm already moved on to the next thing the next back scene. The next gene therapy you. I'm incredibly excited. That this vaccine is working that it's gonna make a dent in this pandemic many think that there's a nobel prize in chemistry waiting in the wings for you and dr katie. Rico what do you make of that. So people tell the too modest. And i really don't do things for prizes or recognition or anything else.
Trevor Bauer signing with Los Angeles Dodgers
"Was a big day in the history of the los angeles dodgers. They went out and signed the biggest free agent on the market. The biggest free agent of the off season that is trevor bauer who will now join a dodgers rotation that includes bueller and kershaw and price and may and some combination of that. Trevor bauer coming off the national league cy young award. He was unbelievable last year. He was unbelievable the year before in cleveland almost won the cy young they're lindsay. You're a big fan of a actually. You broke the news at some point that he was leaving. Cleveland is that what it was now it was. I traded to cleveland. It was huge. There's a three way trade. With cleveland. The arizona diamondbacks and the rights. And so first. Here's powers lineage. He went to heart high in valencia. Then he started in the d-backs organization. They traded him to cleveland then. He went to the reds and won the cy young award. And now he's going to the dodgers. Wow and he almost won it certainly. He was a contender at least once if not twice with the indians and he's got a bunch of he. He has a weird training methods and he's into spin in the ball and he's he he works with that. Spear you know that. I don't know if you've ever seen if you want to learn more about our google. Trevor bauer hbo real sports. They went out and did a whole story on his training methods mostly which he doesn't a garage influenza and it's really interesting he's he's a he's like really eccentric and it's gonna be really fun to have him here. Yeah it's gonna be absolutely loaded absolutely loaded
"influenza" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"He hinted at the possibility of expanding the city's involvement in vaccine distributions. All of this dependent on the availability of vaccines. My hope is, as we show our ability to efficiently and effectively vaccinate people here at this site that will be given more doses that we can pass out at this location and other locations around the city. Marie Cornell ABC 10 News. The county's only currently vaccinating health care workers, those living in long term care facilities and those over the age of 65 cans. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, saying there are groups that are next in line teachers will be in that first year of essential workers. And the minute we have any slack in our system, presently doing senior 65 older than we will get ready and willing Tol rapidly open up the appointment system for teachers for law enforcement and for food and agriculture. We don't know what the supply of vaccines will be. We also don't know what the demand on appointments will be. And so we can't predict when that will happen. Doctor woman Wouldn't, the public health officer in San Diego is asking people not to gather in large groups to watch the Super Bowl come Sunday will step up enforcement. We do not want people gathering at restaurants aside from going there to pick up food or to have food outdoors. We're encouraging all individuals. If they're gonna watch the Super Bowl, do it in the safety of their homes with household members only and no others. Doctor wouldn't think Cindy was not taken. The same step is Los Angeles County and banning televisions at restaurants for outdoor Johnny, But the county is considering it. We've had our first flu death in the county as well. A 65 year man, the East County who also tested positive for the coronavirus, Dr. Eric McDonald, with the county says the man also had underlying conditions were actually listening. This individual is having both a covert associate ID fatality and an influenza associative fatality. Actually, it turns out individuals who have severe influenza often can have co infections. Says. There have been 39 cases of people with both of flu and covert. 19 8 were hospitalized and one died. Everyone six months and older is urged to get a flu vaccine, which takes two weeks to kick in Maryland. Haider Kogo news checking out real time traffic across San Diego, turn things over to my can cock. Good evening, Jack. There are still working to clear uh, Surface Street crashing out the home from your helper. San Diego 100 dealers Traffic center. It's off west Aid at East Maine and North Third Street, So your fights makes two traffic on the streets, especially mean street headed towards the aid, but the freeway traffic's fine now. We gotta sell fetal five wreck before Imperial Avenue with the right lane blocks. That's why you're jammed. Get enough that East 94 under Salvato five. This report sponsored by what 800? No cuffs, criminal defense. Can we get real? Some of you on the zoom calls or is drunk A spring breakers attorney Darren Kavinoky from 1 800. No cuffs, Even if bars are closed, Law enforcement's always open. So put one Andrew. No cuffs on speed dial since no one looks good in handcuffs unless you're into that sort of thing. 1 800 no cuffs. Those updates San Diego Whether we are looking at relatively consistent temperatures here over the next week, low sixties along the water, maybe up in the low seventy's for the weekend for the inland areas, But right now downtown, it's 57. We got Maurel right now. Here's Lou. Hey, jacked it. Did I hear Dr Woman Wouldn't on your newscast just used the phrase Where I wrote it down here. We will step up enforcement. Was that her quote? Yes, that is for the Super.
Flu cases near historic lows during pandemic, Houston
"The number of people in houston coming down with the flu and going to the emergency room has dropped dramatically. Compared to last year our own matt tells us what the houston health department believes is behind the drop. The department says january and february are typically the most active months for the flu to spread in greater houston and southeast texas last year at this time slightly under four and a half percent of emergency room visits to hospitals in the region were people with severe cases of influenza this year. It's just above one percent and the last three months in particular they say flu. Er visits have been trending downward health. Experts say the primary reason for this is because precautions like mask wearing are being taken to prevent the transmission of covid nineteen therefore it's also stopping the spread of the flu. The department says they got an early indication that the flu season would be mild this year based off the low number of cases being reported from countries in the southern hemisphere. They experienced flu season before we do to date. Houston health says there have been zero. Flu related deaths among children in texas. I'm matt arab in houston
You thought herd immunity would save us? Maybe not
"We're talking about pandemics norman one of the phrases that was bandied about a lot especially at the beginning was the idea of herd immunity that we get to a stage where the virus con spread willy nilly through the community anymore because enough people have had it that it doesn't spread as rapidly anymore and the theoretical threshold for that based on how much a single person with covid sort of tends to spread to was about sixty seventy percent. So what do we know about places in the world where there has been a lot of cover transmission whether we're reaching this community threshold and it's actually making a difference. Well funny you should say that because a couple of days ago in the lancet published a report from brazil which is actually quite disturbing. So the reported from a city in brazil called monas- who are monogamous. Which is in the amazon northwest brazil. I think it is and they had done a study of blood. Donors indicated four seventy. Six percent of the population had been affected with sars cov to by october of last year. And therefore you would assume with fat pie attack rates. You've got herod immunity which is above sixty as you said between sixteen seventy percent except that happened in january in other words just this month between the first of january in january nineteenth compared to december first two thousand nine hundred they had three thousand four hundred thirty one hospital admissions for sars coffee to for covid nineteen compared to five hundred and fifty two in the first twenty days for three weeks of december right. So they've had a big spike last year. It's dropped off. And now the saying a big spike again now. This and hospitalizations had remained low for about seven months. And you've just seen this spike in january and The question is what's going on here. So you could have overestimated the attack rate and the haired immunity ratio so possible that it's a high estimate in terms of when people were immune but even their low estimates based on perhaps errors in their assumptions of Wayne people what antibody response. It's still about fifty two percent as their low estimate there and that should still can fair some degree of immunity. But they do say that when you compare. The blood donors to average population. There was no difference in the university seems to be quite a representative sample of the general community. So they assume but seventy six percent is accurate so then they go onto looking at whether or not. There's been a waning of antibodies. During that time that could be other response but they showed that you and british healthcare workers reinfection was rare up to about six months after the primary infection. It could be due to variance because we've talked a lot on kron cast by the variance in brazil and they've really got to three lineages of variants in brazil which could be both more virulent and indeed war contagious. So the worry here is that we don't really know why they've had a resurgence in a community that should be pretty immune and it's not that these people are getting a model infection the second time around either because the measure that they looking at his hospitalization so presumably people quite sick. Yes and there is growing evidence that some some of these variants are were virulence. Although that's that's not been confirmed in any pure view jr journal. In fact one thing i need to say. But this paper is that it's in the lancet. And therefore it has gone undergone some degree of peer review rather than some of the other pre publication papers. We sometimes court from. So what are we. Take away from this. It seems like a pretty scary fact is is heard immunity. A false goal. Do we know whether vaccination is going to have a long long lasting immunity associated with it like this kind of worrying. It is kind of wearing. The good news is that consistent evidence from immunization at least with the astro vaccine and the fis vaccine even though the astro vaccine may be less efficacious at preventing all disease is that they do seem to generate an immune response. That's bigger and deeper than you get from alive infection which is very unusual. 'cause usually live infections. Give you a better degree of immunity particularly with influenza. But it seems to be contradicted in this. So it's likely that vaccination gives you a better immune response that lasts longer. But you'd have to say that from the study you don't have to watch pretty closely whether or not immunity wayne's faster are your vulnerable to variants more than people have thoughts. I mean it's it's mystery could be wrong but it's a it's a real warning sign.
Reinfections More Likely With New Coronavirus Variants, Evidence Suggests
"Lila wants to know. With even comment on information that there may be new variants of the virus, which the vaccines may not target. Yes, that's a very active area it the bottom line is In some people, it may be the case that certain variants Uh, reduce the efficacy of the vaccine Somewhat, so that's a very iffy If you feel kind of statement, I know, but so far we don't have evidence that they're variance that Uh, completely evade the vaccine and are causing significant problems. But but more generally I think it's likely and most experts feel it's likely that This coronavirus like this may for a number of 10 or 20 years be a period maybe a little bit like influenza viruses where we have to periodically beat get re injected, or, you know, like tetanus shots that you get boosters. Every so often we may need to be re vaccinated eventually, but We don't need to figure that out just yet.
How the Pandemic Transformed a Small Diagnostics Company
"Joining us. Thank you for having me. We're gonna talk about longhorn vaccines and diagnostics. Covert one thousand nine hundred and how the pandemic has transformed your company. My guess is most of our listeners will not be familiar with longhorn which is long been focused on addressing infectious diseases in developing economies. What was longhorn founded to do. And what has its business been through two thousand. Nineteen longhorn was founded to address a coming influenza pandemic We started the company in two thousand and six looking for ways to develop a better diagnostics and vaccine products for preparing for an infectious disease outbreak With the expectation that that coming pandemic would be influenza. We originally had our current diagnostic products available for the two thousand nine. Two thousand ten h one n one o-9 pandemic. We were one of thirteen companies that received an e you way back during that pandemic much compared to the hundreds that have received as during this e way is emergency use authorization. That's correct up until about two nine months ago. I don't think most people knew what that was. I don't think many people in the industry or even at the fda knew what that was. And i think now it's something that has been a critical component to developing tests. And now vaccines for this pandemic. when the covid nineteen pandemic emerged. What were the internal discussions at longhorn. What needs did you see. And what opportunities you think there were for longhorn to address. Well we knew that our product would be on an important product. This pandemic One of the things that we had taken to the us fda in two thousand sixteen was this product that could collect samples and inactivate all of the viruses and bacteria and other pathogens immediately upon collection. So that there was no concern about spreading the virus through The transmission of the tubes and to make it safer for the laboratory people as well so as we saw how infectious virus was and and how much it was putting people in the hospitals and ultimately causing death What we realized was that this was really the moment in time that that this novel product that we created and that the fda had approved two years earlier really this was. It's it's key moment in time and we were surprised that the fda actually reached out to us In january and asked us to begin ramping up production and they wanted to ensure that we also realize that what they saw which was the distribution crucial product in helping expand testing across the country are current diagnostic products available for the two thousand nine two thousand ten h one n one. Oh nine pandemic. We were one of thirteen companies that received e way back during that pandemic much compared to the hundreds that have received e- ways during this. That's correct up until about nine months ago. I don't think most people knew what that was. I don't even think many people in the industry or even at the fda knew what that was. And i think now it's something that has been a critical component to developing tests and now vaccines for This pandemic you've long thought about ways to address issues in emerging economies. You've developed some breakthrough technologies to do just that have these had implications for addressing pandemic in a developed economy as well. Well we knew that our product would be unimportant product for this pandemic One of the things that we had taken to the us fda in two thousand sixteen was this product that could collect samples and inactivate all the viruses and bacteria and other pathogens immediately upon collection. So that there was no concern about spreading the virus through the transmission of the tubes and to make it safer for the laboratory people as well so as we saw how infectious virus was and and how much It was putting people in the hospitals and ultimately causing death What we realized was that this was really the moment in time that that this novel product that we created and that the fda approved two years earlier really this was. It's it's key moment in time. And we were surprised that the fda actually reached out to us in january and asked us to begin ramping up production and they wanted to ensure that we also realize that what they saw which was the distribution crucial product in helping expand
"influenza" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"Doctor can grown house here. We sort of have our own board of health and a manner of speaking. It's t J D health. I'm Doug Stephan. So there are some warnings that I saw this weekend. Doctor's warning of a rebound of not the corona so much as other viruses like influenza influenza B the norovirus The RSV virus, like some things I can't even pronounce that have not been have been problem like because there hasn't been that kind of bacteria or virus or whatever it is, I guess the bacteria that causes whooping cough and pneumonias around more prevalent as well. So what people do to guard themselves against all of that? We'll look at the other side of this. Do you know anyone this year who's had flu? No, exactly. It's a matter of fact. I don't think about it. Most of us don't know anyone and we're recording here in the middle of January. And I haven't seen any flu this year, and I think the fact that people are More people are wearing a mask, distancing keeping their hands clean it off their face has had a huge impact on flu, which is less contagious than covert 19. And so I'm not sure what you're reading. Yes, some. You know, these things do run inside The Associated Press. I just thought well. I thought these things do run in cycles, but just think about it. Do you know anyone this year? Who's had the flu? No, No. Mm mm. So I wanted to ask you about Florida. And the other point important point is that ah lot more people had the flu vaccine also this year, and that maybe that's playing a role also, so it's a combination of factors, more people getting vaccinated. And people wearing masks, distancing and keeping their hands clean it off their face. The things we've been instructing everyone, Tonto, I tow decrease covert 19 with some success, although all the socializing that occurred over New Year's and Christmas clearly has changed that But the the other factors have have helped with the flu, which is so much less contagious than covert 19. And then we have as you mentioned earlier. We have this new strain of covert 19, which is probably more prevalent than we expect, and it doesn't seem to be more deadly, but it's definitely more contagious. And that is probably also a factor of why the numbers of cases are so much higher and growing, growing setting records But again the death rate Is high, but not at the record. All right. So there's a Florida doctor who apparently developed an unusual blood disorder. After we get the vaccine any connection, you know the news media trying to make a big thing right? So, so it's still not clear and remember, maybe we need talk about this again. But correlations do not tell you anything about cause and effect. So we're waiting on autopsy data to see whether in fact, this is related and let's talk.
"influenza" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"This way. They sound like a radical proposal. We'll have to see how I have not been successful with it, But I think that in the future years if this tendency toward inequality and And increasing suffering of the people who weren't so lucky. I think it may bring out more of Ah willingness to consider such things. Ah, finally. I just wonder is you sit back, and you think about the last? Oh, I guess maybe 10 months now, Um, Since you've we've really been in the in the heat of the pandemic, and you've seen it unfold around you and I'm guessing you've probably mostly been home, right? You're right. Yeah, Wishes first. Yeah. So s so when you think about what you've seen, Can you just Tell me about it like I mean, particularly financially. But like what is going? What do you think is happening around you? And you just have so much more of a knowledge of history that most of us, um I wonder of like. You know how you analyze what you see. Well, it's a long story. I compare this epidemic with the 1918 influenza epidemic. The influenza epidemic of 1918 1919 did produce a mild recession in 1918. It was mild people were doing the same thing. They were isolating. They were wearing face masks. It didn't seem to have the intensity that it does now on thinking that you have to understand that this is not a unique E that epidemics have occurred so many times in history. But we tend to forget about them and rediscover them in a different light each time in the 1918 influenza epidemic, it occurred right at the time of the end of World War one. On there was this tremendous preoccupation with World War 11. More thing. It just seemed anti climactic. I think they were nominated to the death and destruction. It didn't have the same impact of having everyone staying home. Also, I didn't have medical authorities that were as persuasive as Fauci is, for example, at that time we he's ah, powerful narrative has become a national hero not uniformly admired, but everyone knows him. There wasn't a fire chief back in 1918. The narrative is always changing qualitatively. And so this current narrative came in coincidence with the polarization politically, which is so strong On a loss of trust in our national institutions and anger underlying anger, so it's filtered so differently. I don't know what the lesson is for the next pandemic. Everything depends on the constellation of narrative that are floating at.
Why Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Require Two Shots
"Were accustomed to require a single injection with a booster several years or even decades later, Why do the coded vaccines currently in use to require two doses? Andrew Peck Kash, vaccine expert at Johns Hopkins explains with Corona viruses. We have no immunity. So the first time your body sees the Santa Jin. It recognizes it is foreign, but it doesn't really go to the EMP degree in terms of making antibody responses. It makes some And actually this vaccine makes a significant amount. But it's really the second time you see the an Injun that your body now says. All right, this is foreign and I'm seeing it again. Now. This is really a threat. So now I'm going toe increase my amount of antibodies that I'm making and really generate a large, strong amount of antibodies. Hecker says. Most childhood vaccines do require a couple of doses. And the flu vaccine requires a single dose yearly because most of us have had some previous exposure to influenza at Johns Hopkins. I'm Elizabeth Tracy.