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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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06:47 min | Last month

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"March 8th. I'm Brian Gorman with me this evening, James Berland er on the board and joining me now to step through some of the key elements of the American rescue plan, the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. It was proposed by President Biden and has now passed Through the U. S senate. I have seen your healthcare reporter for insider Kimberly Leonard. Kimberly. Thanks so much for taking a few minutes this evening to run through all of this with us. You wrote a great piece breaking down 11 key items in this bill and let's start with one That's getting the most attention for obvious reasons. The stimulus checks. What can you tell us about them and where that stands following the passage of the Senate bill? Yeah, The direct payments had a little bit of a change when they were sent over from the house to the Senate. Um people are going to be getting $1400 and direct semen. But not everyone's going to get some. Essentially, If you make more than $80,000 a year for an individual or 100 $60,000 a year for a couple, then you won't be receiving those checks. That was a Changing the Senate made to the bill. The house is going to allow more people to have it. But the White House and if agreeing and saying, But you know, they were okay with that anything more targeted people below that income level. The one thing that I think is important to point out about that, too. Is that People's income. And you note this in your reporting is gonna be measured according to their most recent tax filing, so Correct me if I'm wrong, But it would make sense. Let's say you happen to make Maurin 2020 than 2019. Maybe don't file that tax return right now, maybe wait a few weeks. Yeah, That's my understanding. Or if you made less than 2020, as many people did many people lost their jobs. Many people were furloughed for awhile. Then maybe go ahead and get that, uh, that your taxes in so that you can receive that check. One of the big changes that was negotiated before the Senate finally voted on the bill involved unemployment benefits. Can you tell us what happened there and what it means moving forward? Yeah, and I won't get too bogged down in it. But it was a big argument that the Senate had over the weekend. That really delayed the vote. Um, they were trying to get Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia on board is the most conservative Democrat in the Senate. You know, representing West Virginia, which is a state that went very heavily to Trump. Um, And so initially, when the hell is both the bill, they wanted people to receive an extra $400 a week on top of their unemployment came in. Um, that is not where the Senate ended up. The Senate ended up moving it down to $300 a week. And then what they also did was allowed that people toe wave tax payments for the 1st $10,200 and jobless aid. Um and so you know that that's Right now, Under the bill that former President Trump signs back in December. People are getting $300 a week on top of unemployment, so it's basically a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of months. But it's not as high as where we were around this time last year, you know the cares Act, which was the $2.2 trillion stimulus, But former president Trump signed allowed for people to receive, you know, $600 a week on top of their unemployment payments, so this is the smaller amount, But it still is, Um you know a lot of a lot of folks from both sides of the aisle like it because it's a way to make sure that people who are the most effective Um, economically by this crisis are getting that help. I'm joined by Kimberly Leonard Sr Healthcare reporter for Insider talking about the key elements of the American rescue plan, which was passed by the Senate. Now it goes back to the house before eventually going to President Biden's desk for him to sign one item that could have a big impact on a lot of Americans. These annual child tax credits. Now this is only gonna be for one year. It's something that Congress may look at extending long term. But can you explain what exactly it is and how it could impact people listening? Yeah, well, this idea of increased child tax credit system popular for a little while, and we actually thought increase the child tax credit during the Republicans tax bill. That was a big piece of the legislation that basically doubled what you would get. If you had Children up just you could get about $2000 per child. But you would get that money when you followed your taxes at the end of the year. What they want to do now is they want to actually increase the child tax credit? You're getting $3600. Her child under the age of six. And then for Children older than that, between the ages of six and 18. You would get $3000. What they want to do is make sure people are getting that money regularly. So instead of, you know, one day return that you're getting actually follow your taxes. They want to make it so that families are actually getting a check every month. If they can swing it, they're basically the legislation specifically allows the Department of the pressure each. You decide. You know how periodically it should go out, but their goal as far as you know, when they set out to write, this was, um have families receive this test every month, so it's supposed to make a huge difference. And child poverty rates, and it's something Democrats would like to be able to do long term. You know, it makes a big difference for families who, you know, maybe they have household where one parent would prefer to stay home. And you be the primary caregiver, you know, And so this allows helps out a little bit Some cushion. Um, you know, and also pants for all the expenses that Come with raising Children. Yeah, but it comes to child poverty. This is the big ticket item in this bill. Do you get the sense based on your reporting that there could be a bipartisan Solution that would extend this beyond. Just this one year that's included in this bill. There seems to be some agreement in this area. Maybe not necessarily on exactly how it's done, though. Yeah, yeah, well under a Romney from Utah Republican, he had proposed the child tax credit that would have been even more generous. But his particular bill called for cutting spending in other areas. Building suspense, for example, Um, so that's where Democrats would have a problem..

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:00 min | 2 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"I'm Brian Gorman with me this evening, James Berland er on the board If you missed any of our Super Bowl 55 coverage, the podcasts are all up from Tuesday and Wednesday shows and we'll have everything up in just a bit from tonight Show in terms of the game itself. We've had on some great guests. My Karen's from Bay News nine today. Gregg Allman from the Athletic John Romano from the Tampa Bay Times. And yesterday, I thought we got some tremendous insight from true football insider Pat Kerwin, who is a consultant on NFL today on CBS. You could check out PM Tampa Bay Wherever you get your podcasts and find all of that, so you could listen to some great analysis. Whatever it is that you want, It's all on demand for you. Continuing now, with our Super Bowl 55 coverage. I'm joined by Tanya Dua, Senior reporter for Business and Saturday breakdown. This year's Super Bowl ads. Tania Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to talk to us. Let's start with some of the changes for this Super Bowl. A few big name companies who always advertise during the game have decided not to do. So. What went into that decision? Ryan. First of all. Thanks for having me on guys. Yes, the answer your question. Some pretty big names Pepsi Coca Cola from Die on Budweiser. I mean, a lot of other sort of on Hauser. Bush brands are driving in. But Budweiser, which has been a pretty big force with with, you know, it's quite snails and puppy ad is sitting out. And you know a lot of it. I think once in for that, you know different considerations for different brands. For some, you know, the $5.5 million price tag is a bit of a deference, especially when you sort of want to take a little bit of a measured approach. And after what has been a very trying year for all of us for others, I think you know it. A na paternity that so what else they're doing, So Budweiser is actually donating the amount it would have typically sent to you by fashion ad..

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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05:40 min | 3 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"7th. I'm Brian Gorman with me this evening, James Berland er on the board and coming up in just a bit. We'll talk to retired U S and political scientist Dr Susan MacManus and get her reaction to everything that took place yesterday for more reaction on the chaos at the Capitol and the subsequent fall out. I'm joined by columnist for Business Insider Josh Barrow. He can follow on Twitter at Josh Barrow. Josh, thanks so much for taking a few minutes to join the show and let's start with your big picture takeaway on everything that's transpired. Well, I mean, obviously it was outrageous. The president should have known and I think did know that this was a foreseeable outcome of what he encouraged his supporters to do, telling them to march on the Capitol, telling them the election have been stolen from him on that the vice president had some supposed power. Tonto reject the results of this election and was betraying him by not invoking it. On Then these thieves people they committed insurrection. They invaded the capital. Four people died. One of them was shot by Capitol police and the K Up in the chaos. There were three Medical emergency death, So I don't know about you know whether those were directly attributable to the chaos or not, but clearly there was a lot of lot of damage. There was death. There were injuries to Capitol police officers on it was an effort to interfere with Congress's constitutional duties to certify the results of the election that Donald Trump have lost. So he did this thing there was violent and dangerous for a reason. That was that was contrary to his oath of office. S O that merits his removal from office. Obviously, there's only has 13 days left as president, so it's pretty late to bring an impeachment. But who knows what he what he might do in those 13 days, and I think that he gravely angered a lot of Republicans, especially on the Senate side of the Hill. S O. Bringing an impeachment could be a lot more productive. Now, then it might be over some other matters that you would have the one thing I would know about this. Is that this? Well, this this was a dangerous outrage on but very bad thing that happened. It was not something that ever had any real risk of actually interfering with the constitutional processes and an adorable right which is to say Joe Biden will the president on January 20th. He was always going to be president on January 20th one seed won the election on so I mean, people are talking about Was this a coup attempt? I mean, you know, E think the people who rioted in the capital would like to have overthrown the government. But this was you know, the dangers that were associated with this were very real. But I don't think that one of those dangerous was the idea that this was ever actually going to change the outcome in terms of who was going to run the country. What was your reaction to the reaction among Republicans and even people like former Attorney General Bill Bar who came out today with the strong statement and others? Pushback really forcefully against the president. Unlike anything we've seen up to this point. Well, I think there's a few things going on here. One is that this This was a scary situation on Capitol Hill for people in both parties and a dangerous situation where we're fortunate that more people didn't die. And we're fortunate that the No members of Congress died or even as far as I know where were injured in this in this chaos, But I think that you know they had toe had to hide under their desks in their chairs and They had to put on their gas mask codes and find ways to evacuate. I think that people they were in real danger. They felt in real danger. The president was to put them in danger. And even if you're conservative and Republican, that's something that would be likely to make you very upset. On by think we saw that in a lot of the speeches that we saw from senators who were sharply critical of the president, sharply critical of their own colleagues in the Senate would adults this nonsense and and helped build this crisis? People like Josh Folly and Ted Cruz? You saw Mitt Romney and Ben Sasse and also Tom Cochran, who's very conservative. And ordinarily one of the trump your senators, really speaking quite harshly about Josh Holly and Ted Cruz and the lies that they've been telling people Spot up this this rebellion, So I think that I think there was a lot of sincere outrage there. I also think you had a lot of officials in the Trump administration who are looking for their offering. On their way to to show the world that they have broken with Trump. Now that Trump can no longer provide them anything useful. Ah, lot of them were effectively done with their jobs anyway, since this administration is just about the end, so I don't put a ton of stock. In administration officials using this opportunity to resign in protest. Their jobs were about to evaporate anyway. And then on the House of Representatives side of the hill. There were a few members, including Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who's a senior member of the House Republican caucus, who backed off on their objections to counting the votes, basically saying, you know, after after all of this, we don't really feel that that's productive anymore. But for the most part, House members who were going to participate in the subjection continued to And they had some nonsense to spin about how he basically they're just asking questions, and all they want is for people who don't trust the outcome of this election to have their voices heard. Of course they were heard when they voted that you didn't get your way doesn't mean you weren't listen to, um But they know it was sort of this just asking questions. Defense. You know, we don't You know, we don't really want to overturn the election Global blonde, which I find very disingenuous, But it was those remarkable to me the difference between the House side on the Senate side with senators. Seemed genuinely shaken by what happened here. More than half of senators would indicated that they intended to object to the election results ended up not actually doing so. But I have precisely half there were seven objections to one of the What? To the Pennsylvania slate of electors, and I believe they were supposed be 14 senators and checked into it. Originally, the House side you know, the house has always been Trump here, then the Senate on the Republican side, But both the House and the Senate were you know the their own state Capitol building..

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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02:21 min | 6 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening, James Berland er on the board and joining us Now I have Jamie Atkinson, managing director and head of distribution for Swan Global Investments. He's part of the leukemia and lymphoma Society. Light the Night event. Jaime, Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to talk to us tonight. We appreciate it. Oh, thank you. Glad to do it. Well, first of all, let's get into your story if you don't mind and how you eventually ended up connected to the leukemia and lymphoma society. Well. It's about 3.5 years ago. I got to hear those those difficult words you have cancer. Um, inform the darkest moments of your life. If you ever hear those three words, I cannot describe the impact. But you know, like tonight our whole thing is out, bringing light to the darkness to cancer research and cures. And so I guess, while I was in chemo treatment, one of my colleagues she reached out to him and lymphoma society and want to know what our company could do to get involved. You know, in a way to support me, and her name is Julie Holton's. She's terrific. She runs their office here in Tampa. And anyway, we got started that way. Aye missed that year, but I've been involved the last two and it's just One of the best things that's ever happened may just being involved in the organization. Talk a little bit about the mission of the leukemia and lymphoma Society for those who aren't aware of the work that the organization's doing. You know, until I got diagnosed, I really wasn't aware of the less but what I will tell you is about every three minutes. Somebody in this country gets diagnosed with blood related cancer today. We've got 1.3 million people right now. That are struggling on With cancer. That's blood related so that so that dancer question mission of the molasses to cure And I really emphasize the word cure. That's that's the goal, Leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and my Loma and ultimately, what we really want to do is improve the quality of life for the patients and their families..

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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06:50 min | 6 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening, James Berland er on the board and joining me on the hotline right now. Jessica Levinson, professor of law at Loyola Law School and the founding director of Loyola Law Schools, Public Service Institute to talk about all things election law and voting and we have A lot to cover Professor Levinson. Thanks so much for the time. We appreciate it. Let me start with some of the terminology. People have been hearing a lot this year mail in voting, an absentee voting specifically confusion here. Are they pretty much the same or there's some differences that we should know about. They really are the same thing. So we tend to say absentee, if when we started to vote. In our state. It was called absentee, and we tend to say vote by mail. Frankly, if maybe we're a little bit younger and a foreign state that called it both by mail, But there really is not a distinction. What Talking about is voting not in a polling place. We're talking about getting your ballot in the mail and then returning. It may be in a drop box, maybe in a polling place or maybe sending it back. But voters should be aware that absentee vote by mail at this point, they're really interchangeable. Now there are some differences between states and how one has to go about voting by mail. Whether or not you have to request a ballot, or it's automatically sent to you whether or not you need an excuse to vote by mail, or if you could do it for any reason. Talk a little bit about that. I think he just laid it out perfectly. So what we're seeing now and of course, that this is a really influx as a result of the pandemic, So I'm talking to you from California. Pretty quickly after the pandemic began, our governor said, You know what? We're sending every eligible voter a vote by mail ballot really important for people to know eligible voters who received balance. It's not Everybody who could potentially both who receives a ballot. And in other states, they've done the same thing If you're registered to vote. If you're an eligible voter, you're going to get your ballot. Now there is, as he said, It's different flavors of this. Some states have said Okay, actually, you have to request your ballot but will automatically send you an application to request that about other states have said. You have to request your ballot and we're not sending the application so you have to take the affirmative step. I know it sounds minor, but of asking for that vote by mail about application. I know these things sound Maybe not that sexy. But in a tight election in a swing district, you actually can potentially determine the outcome based on something like Did you get your vote by mail ballot automatically or did you have to act for an application? And then, of course, if you mention there's certain circumstances where You can just say once you're if you have to apply. I want a vote by mail about it, and you don't have to give an excuse. Other state they're saying you need to give an excuse, But covert is OK and then even more restrictive state. Typically, those in the South are saying You need to give an excuse, and it can't be Cove it and currently there is very active litigation surrounding all of these issues, so I'm not going to necessarily take off state accepted. They please go to your secretary of State website. Go to your county register. Figure out what the current law is. It could at this point change, but that's Kind of very broadly play of black. There were a select few states not very many, but about a handful of them where they've been automatically sending out ballots to eligible voters. For a while. It's kind of how they conduct their elections, and this was before the pandemic and all the complications that we've seen this year. Correct. Exactly Think about Colorado. Think about Utah. Think about Washington. So there are safe where they have been conducting Opie male elections for a long time now, and that's how we know that vote by mail is fake. Because there have been states that have used these processes for awhile, and there has not been rampant voter fraud. There has not been corruption in the system. Now those states are in a better position than others tape because they already have the infrastructure in place. Most other states had to ramp up really, really quickly and, frankly, some safety really still struggling to create ah, whole other type of election infrastructure framework. I mean, you need everything from doesn't sound that exciting. But the paper, the printers, the machines that read the ballot, right drop boxes. All of that stuff is really important We've seen, you know, video term. I think Ohio where there's only one drop block. County, and there are just a line around the block of people in their cars. Desperately trying Tio have the time to drop off the balance. And, you know, we talk about mail in voting, and we automatically think about literally putting the ballot in the mail. But depending on where people are and what the state and local rules are, there are other options for voting by mail, dropping your ballot off at certain locations. Taking your ballot with you. And either voting earlier voting on Election Day explain some of those potential options for people. Absolutely so it varies a little bit by state. Now I know it's frustrating to hear me keep saying it varies by face our system at the Constitution said. Dates get to determine the time place and manner of election And that means elections are a patchwork. It means they're messy, and that's why we have this. Situation where I could keep saying well in the states, but the states and so yes, it is absolutely the case that typically speaking you don't have to mail back in about that. You get in the mail you, Khun bring it to a polling place. In some states, you can have somebody else bring it to a polling place. You can bring it to a ballot draw bark, or you can put it back in the mail. And of course, we've heard a lot that has made people nervous about putting their ballot back now. I think that's why they dropped. These official drop boxes have become more popular. I'm joined by Jessica Levinson, professor of law at Loyola Law School in the founding director of Loyola Law Schools, Public Service Institute. We're talking about all things election law and voting and just kind of following up on what?.

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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01:37 min | 7 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"At Mango roadblock in the left shoulder. Watch for a crash on the Bayside Bridge heading north bound right near the Hump north bound to 75 slow from the Howard Franklin Bridge all the way to I four page correra NewsRadio. Wf. Mostly cloudy skies this evening and a good chance of showers and thunderstorms could be some strong downpours. Temperatures 81 degrees. 76 degrees for Thursday morning. Summerlee Sunshine mixed in some clouds 91 for a high deep atmospheric moisture so about a 60% chance of light day showers and thunderstorms carrying into the evening hours. 40% chance late day for Friday Early sun 92 92 as well for Saturday 40% Chance of rain southeast of Southwest winds 5 to 10 C's wanted to a light chop a waters. I'm news Channel chief meteorologist Steve Jervis live local and something different for the drive Home. Thiss is PM Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman on NewsRadio Fella. Welcome to P. M. Tampa Bay on this Wednesday, September 9th time. Ryan Gorman with me this evening, Felix Vega and James Berland er on the board some quick programming notes short show this evening Lightning pre game coming up at seven, with puck dropping for Game two of the Eastern Conference finals at eight. We're gonna have a full show tomorrow. So anything we don't get to this evening will cover then. And on Friday doing a 9 11 anniversary special from 6 to 7 before Game three of the Lightning Islanders. Siri's Our top story today, the Bob Woodward book, You know, a lot of books about President Trump have come out over the past few years. If you listen to the show on a consistent basis. You know, I don't.

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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06:29 min | 8 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Ryan Gorman with me this evening, James Berland er on the board and joining me on the hotline right now Congressman Michael Waltz representing Florida's six district. He's also the first Green Beret to serve in Congress. And he's leading up the My front line to yours Campaign campaign aimed at raising awareness on mental health issues and aiding and suicide prevention for veterans. And all of the front line health care workers affected by the covert 19 pandemic is also behind the push for a bill that will expand veterans access to mental health services. Congressman Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us about these really important issues this evening. Thank you So much for your services. Well, let me start with your background because as I was reading about your service to this country, it's incredible. You started out at the Virginia Military Institute spent a ton of time in the Army. A little bit about that. And what led you to serve graduate Of'em I which means means I spent four years getting that's not kicked out of me. Before before becoming an officer in the R V and eventually becoming a ranger and a green beret. I just 24 years. I'm still serving actually in the National Guard is a colonel and I were almost positive that I'm the only member of Congress still jumping out of a perfectly good airplane on the weekend. On manual training. But look at what I've bought from that account to Afghan and for this republic, and it's truly an honor Now to be serving it on ankle member of Congress, you know along those lines, two things one We've gone from a record high in the 1978% of the Congress were veterans of the Senate House representative today, you know is it 18% record low in our nation's history? And what matters much? It's not too much, you know that Of course, we have a deeper understanding of foreign policy and military veterans issue. Ah, look on both sides of the aisle and more along the lines of the ethos that we bring, you know, in the foxhole, the plane, the ship. It is about mission. It's about country. It's not getting the job done for America, and nobody cares about political party a race religion, socio economic background if that mission mindset And I think we've really got away from that in our politics, and I'm determined to get back for that. One of the reasons I ran and then supporting veterans running and co founded a caucus hold for country. Because we're four country and it's Republicans and Democrats with that mind set. That's one piece the other night we get, Are you Back to that service my net and I'm pushing National service legislation along those lines. One thing I've mentioned quite a bit in the past is that it's certainly seems like the unintended consequences of these wars have caused some real problems for members of the military and veterans, and one of them is the mental help toll it's taking on those who currently serve or have served and their families. And the need for help was far more than what we were capable of handling. And we're still to this day struggling to meet that need that seems to be one of the issues that you're trying to address with my front line to yours. Well, that's absolutely right. It's not just about supporting the veterans and their going downrange and you know, we have an all volunteer service now, like everybody who's standing out knows they're likely to go downrange in combat at some point How do we then support them when they come home? And you know my my frustration, But one of my missions in Congress is dealing with the veteran suicide issue, and we have been hovering around 22 22 veterans per day per day. That are taking their own lives and that that's just unsustainable and number one number two. Pouring money at the problem isn't solving it because the Department of Veterans Affairs has gone for five years. Of about 45 million in the year 2215 billion today, right so more than quadrupled, and yet we have the same poor results. The legislation that you look, I think we need to broaden the aperture into wait. And and expand the pipes of healthy veterans are getting one insider. The A provider need to have more toys, not Jeff opioids and not just basic counseling. But Gorgeous dog. Uh, non traditional, like hyperbaric chamber, even medicinal marijuana. They need to have that full choice And then separately. We need to go outside of the system. And the legislation that we're pushing organizations like Mission Roll Call is pushing those money down to the community level where veterans Service organizations are Or interacting with veterans at their home, but their level day in and day out, not a massive government bureaucracy in Washington. I think what those two things we really can make a difference. I'm joined by Congressman Michael Waltz from Florida's six district. We're talking about the my front lines Years initiative. It's a campaign aimed at raising awareness on mental health issues and aiding and suicide prevention for veterans and front line. Health care. Workers affected by the covert 19 pandemic will get to that part in a second. I want to talk about this Senate Bill 7 85. It's past the Senate's in the Houses court. Now this This seems like a bipartisan bill. I looked at the 53 co sponsors in the Senate. This certainly seems like something that will pass in the house and go to the president's desk. Just explain a little bit about the legislation. Well, we're actually running into Ah, a little bit of a wall in the house. It is frustrating, but it essentially provides grant down to the community service organization. And down to the veteran service organization rather than continuing the poor. Ah, money into the D A. I don't mean to make it seem good eater or broaden me. You know, I think that we need to broaden the active point better and have for help not get driving. You know, a couple of hours to a hospital where often they're overwhelmed. You wait too long. You don't get the care you need No, I think we need to broaden the actress pointed the path through the house. I'm excusing it passed through the Senate..

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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01:45 min | 8 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Ryan Gorman with more than lash and James Berland er on the board. The creative loafing does a best of the bay list every year. And the nominations around for best of the Bay 2020 First of all. This website is so hard to navigate. I know that's not gonna really help our cause here, but it's just a category for something and you are complaining about the website. It's really hard to navigate. If you want to go Category two category I'm doing like so much scrolling. We I guess were nominated for best afternoon radio show. So thank you to creative loafing or whoever nominated as I have no idea. I don't know how we Got this nomination. Don't make a lot of sense that maybe, and here's the thing we're really not. An afternoon show were an evening show like at six o'clock when we come on, Nobody says Hey, good afternoon. Right. It's sometimes true. I think it's just like daytime versus nighttime are the two like schools of thought, though, when it comes to radio is that maybe that radio person thinking that way, though, But I always assumed like I always think of us lumped in with all the like. Evening people and that then there's the morning show people. Right. Where were an evening show? But I guess look, we'll take it. I don't know. I don't even think there is an evening. Category is there? Hang on. I got to scroll the way back up to see No, I don't think so. I feel like overall one. Maybe. I.

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:44 min | 9 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Bruins Wednesday afternoon at four on news radio. W F L A the Home of the bolts. PM Tampa Bay. I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening, Morgan lashes back along with James Berland er on the board, so a mural was put together was painted In front of Tampa Police Department headquarters over the weekends and all purpose buying. This was supposed to be to show support for law enforcement here in the Tampa Bay area. But I guess the organizer who was putting this whole thing together, was seeking approval to do the mural. Never got the approval and then just decided to go forward with it over the weekend, and they they stopped traffic like they put up cones so they could do it there. Look, we're just going to ask for forgiveness. We don't care mission. That's basically what they did. The city didn't approve it, so they went with Paint and orange cones and did it anyway. Oh, my God. And look, I don't have a problem with a back the blue mural in front of the Tampa Police department. But If you're going to do it, make it look good. This looks like Like a couple of 10 year olds put together a mural. I mean, it's it's It's not The lines aren't smooth. The the ribbon is off. It's horrible. You can't read it at all. You have no idea what it says. Unless you have the context behind that, right. Look like it looks like it says B O Yeah, K ck bock bock, But that doesn't make that doesn't make any sense. No, you're gonna do something this bowl bowl that you know, has actually gonna upset a decent amount of people in the Tampa Bay area needs atleast do it really well. It's it's just and I'm not saying this because you know of any other reason. Then just the look of it. It's like one of the worst murals I've seen, like there had been a ton of black lives matter. Murals and all of that been put all over the place in different cities across the country, and they all Like when you have the overhead shot or even a street level. You know what it ISS this one? You kind of sort of know because of the color scheme, and it's got that, you know, support law enforcement that thin blue line color scheme to it, But It's just It was done horribly like did they have no artist with? Um Well, they had a chance to do something cool with that. I personally do not care. Put in your oar of whatever you want on the street. This is not a penny. It does not bother me. And they could have made a lot of national headlines for doing something great. Like having local artists like the Black lives matter in ST Pete did or having local lawn for helping to paint or something. If you've got the permission, and you did it well, it could have been a really big move. For this movement that they're trying to draw attention to what they did it so that it just makes them look kind of silly and the sea and the K. They're like connected and the K doesn't It doesn't look It doesn't look like a K. It's a mural about backing police. But you did it essentially illegally without the proper permits, like there's no one seen irony there. That's crazy again. I look if you want to do it back the blue mural in front of the Tampa police department that actually makes sense. I mean, I wish we didn't have to have competing murals. I wish that could be one mural like Hey, black lives matter and We should support law enforcement, like a little combination of the two will be nice, something like that. But I guess that's not in the cards these days. But if you're going to do this, especially, we're going to do it when you don't have the permit, and you're going to block traffic with orange cones on your own, make it look good. Wouldn't it be kind of funny if Tampa police officers walked out to arrest the people having the proper permits and for obstructing traffic in the middle of the street? Now, that would've been all right. Coming up next, the president's been talking about potentially shutting down Tic tac. This at that the kids were using It's it's lit. That's what I'm told its eyes. Is that the term? It's it's fresh or something. Yeah, Those are OK 1009. We're going to tell you all about it. Next PM Temple Bang on CBS ion veterans presented by University of Maryland Global.

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

07:42 min | 9 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening, James Berland er on the board earlier on Twitter. I did a pretty extensive thread on This situation that's developing. You have a lot of Republicans. Look, they understand that another substantial Corona virus relief package is gonna have to be passed. But there are some and Ted Cruz is one of them who now are very focused on fiscal responsibility. And I got to tell you that really pissed me off when I saw it today. Because None of them really gave a crap about fiscal responsibility. When the economy was going well, none of them looked to dial back the deficit to tackle The debts. You know it was Let's pass a huge tax reform package that Is totally gonna pay for itself, even though intelligent wasn't going, Teo, and it didn't and They didn't seem too concerned with the price tag that was going to come along with that, especially if the economy slowed down. Nobody could Forsee That a pandemic was going to take place and disrupt our economy. But at the time, I told you stuff happens. Life is unpredictable. This idea that you know, we're just gonna keep sailing along. Unlikely. And sure enough Something happened. And the economy isn't soaring like it Wass and we're not going to be able to pay for that tax reform package or Cover the cost of all the other massive spending bills that have taken place over the past decade that Republicans have been apart off We know Democrats like to spin. But if you're gonna be the party of fiscal responsibility, then you've got to do the job, not just when it's politically convenient for you. You got to do the job when it matters. So, Ted Cruz said. We can't just keep shoveling cash at this. We're going broke. We're bankrupting our country. And the answer can't be trillions and trillions. More money. We don't got it. So what we need to be doing is not another relief bill. I say this as Someone is part of the generation that is going, Tio. Be dealing for the rest of my life with the fiscal mess that both parties have created in this country. Now. Is not the time. Small businesses and lower middle class workers on the brink of going under. Now's not the time to be stingy. The time to be stingy was when the economy was doing well. When America was doing well, That's the time when you try to get your house in order. Now in a once in a generation emergency. Now all of a sudden, we're going to dial it back. And here's the thing sometimes in life. You gotta spend money to make money if we want the economy to rebound. We've got to take more aggressive action in dealing with this pandemic. And that means funding for schools to improve safety for students and staff. To get kids back in the buildings. Jafria parents to work. We need more money for better, quicker testing a huge part of the equation. It's not Helping all that much. We're doing 100,000 tests here in the state of Florida, but It would take 78 days for those results to come back. How is that helpful? You have to help businesses that are being forced to shut down again, like bars, restaurants being forced to scale back their capacity. They need help. You're just gonna leave all of that. A problem. Look, it sucks that we're adding trillions to the debt. There's no question about it, but the consequence of not providing this funding Is Maura, immediate and severe than the long term fiscal issues will face what we really need, And this is never gonna happen. What we really need is we have to go big right now. We have to make sure that we take care of small businesses. They're dropping like flies. And if you want to see Some of what we're experiencing in this country can follow me on Twitter, Ryan E. Gorman. And I lay out. I've got I've got a couple of charts here. Dead. Shows the amount of permanent restaurant closures. Between March 1st and July 10th. Over 15,000 US restaurants have permanently closed during the Corona virus pandemic here in Florida over 1000 We have 6.5% of all the permanent restaurant closures in the country. And that number keeps going up. So You need to tackle that problem first. And the myriad of other problems that we have to deal with right now because of this pandemic, and then Afterwards. Once we're back on the rebound once we have the virus under control once we have a vaccine To prevent future outbreaks from happening that will disrupt the economy. That's when what you need is you need Congress to go in and start to address the real drivers of the deficit and debt. That's when you go start looking and entitlements and how to reform them, so they're not ballooning. And taking up This massive, disproportionate amount of our budget. That's never gonna happen. The cancer is going to continue to be kicked down the road. But I don't think you Pass a tax reform package that wasn't paid for. And Didn't trickle down as advertised. I'm not saying it didn't help. In some cases. What Right now, the lower middle class in this country needs direct. Assistance. And you're not going to provide it. Now all of a sudden, you're gonna pinch pennies. That's just it's outrageous. Luckily. Those kinds of individuals are in the minority in Congress, and you've got people like And I, you know There are many things I disagree with Tom Cotton on But you've got somebody like him. Who's pushing and saying that we have to do this. We have to do something big. We can't let Hardworking Americans drowned. We can't let these small businesses close up. Sure they could never return can't happen. What's happening in this country is through no fault of the American people. You have got to throw a lifeline here. And help people get through this rough patch. And then yes, we'll have to deal with the consequences of the decisions and spending that we're making right now. But you.

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:28 min | 9 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"July 21st I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening, James Berland er on the board and joining us on the hotline. Right now we have feeding Tampa Bay External Affairs Officer Shannon Oliveiro to talk about the work feeding Tampa Bay is doing and their new Friday evening drive through pantries. Shannon, How are you? I'm too and fine. How are you doing, Ryan? Good. Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to talk to us. Give us an update on what's happening here in the Tampa Bay area. So what are you seeing when it comes to need across the bay has it gone down Any since the beginning of this pandemic is, it's still maintaining a pretty high level, or has it increased with the resurgence of the virus recently? We're actually seeing a bit of an increase. We've added a mega pantry program. Which is and we have six of them. Now they're in the R outer counties. And, of course, Hillsborough County is well and we added a USF pantry. Maybe three or four weeks ago that is growing. So we have to now in Hillsborough County. And that U S. F pantry is growing. And now we've added this Friday Pantry in the evening on both sides of the bay to help those families that are maybe working families that need a little bit of assistance with food. So that they can come after work and access. Some groceries for their families to get meals on the table. What about your operations? Hasn't gotten any easier now that you've been doing it for a while. During the course of this pandemic, you know the protocols that need to be taken in order to keep your people and everybody else who is looking to get assistance safe. Has that gotten any easier at this point? Well, our team is is is pretty thorough. We've learned from every experience that we have. And we kind of lean in to every need if you will, so we continue to change our protocols. As we go. We provide a safe Opportunity for those that are in need, and we also provide a very safe opportunity for the volunteers that we couldn't do without. You know, we we have a team. Our team has grown now to 140 plus Before the pandemic. We were probably around 70. We have furloughed workers that help us. We went from probably 20 truck drivers. So now we have 40 plus So we've had to grow to lean into that need. Those that depended on it before the pandemic was about 650,000 to the 10 counties that we serve, and now we have 1.7 million who need us throughout the Tampa Bay area. Wow from from over 600,000 to over 1.7 million during the course of this pandemic. 1.7 million, and that's based on unemployment. People that are out of work people that are struggling, so the need is great. We are serving two million meals a week. That's incredible. And I'm assuming to keep up with the demands. Obviously, you're in need of help from those in the community that can offer some kind of assistance, whether it's you know, ah, donation of food or monetary donation, talked a little bit about that, because that's a big undertaking. It really, really is again. We have an amazing team and we do have amazing volunteers and we have great sponsors. So anyone that can help us by donating we.

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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06:03 min | 9 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening, Felix Vega and James Berland er on the board companies are beginning. Tio implement their face mask requirements. Earlier today, I was talking to a Publics employee in a county without a Countywide facemask mandate, and what I heard was that there were a few people who still defied. The policy, but generally more customers were wearing them than before. Public's put that mandate into effect today still amazes me that people have the gall to walk into a store that has a requirement like that. You have no constitutional right? This isn't an issue with the government anymore. Even though you still don't have Constitutional right not to wear a face mask if there is a government Implemented face mask during a public health crisis. But regardless, you've got a private business now who's requiring that just like they require shirts and shoes and stuff like that, And I wish they would. I wish they would have a policy of if you come into this store without a mask. We're not goingto No try to physically kick you out, but we're not going to check you out. Oh, good one. This way. If you try to walk out with stuff well now. You're stealing right? And we up the stakes a little bit, and now we can call the authorities for a couple different things that that would be my deal. Don't want the face mask. Fine. We won't kick you out, but we won't check you out. Some stores feel free to steal that if you like that, that's a free idea out there. I mean, usually my my genius ideas. They cost me a lot of money there $1,000,000,000 ideas and I just blurt them out on the air and somebody else runs with it. This one. This is not like a $1,000,000,000 idea is just common sense idea that these companies can feel Frieda. To take and use. However they like Yes, you had a lot of major policy changes due to Ryan Gorman and PM Tampa Bay. Well, look, ey. I Pushed these companies toe to do just this. Last week. Yes, Yes, That's right. I specifically called at Wal Mart target in public's by name. And then just days later, they all decided to put into effect the exact policy I was advocating for not saying that That's connected. Not saying that high level executives that those companies were listening to the show thoughts of themselves. Well, you know, if Ryan Gorman is telling us we should do this, then we should probably do this nationwide. I'm just saying It's a coincidence. If you believe in those kinds of things that that's how it went down PetSmart and Petco. Began their face mask requirement yesterday, but it doesn't include pets as far as I'm concerned. No, That would be ridiculous. Yeah, So your pets don't have to wear a mask. You do when you go to the store now, you as a brand new dog owner. Congratulations, Felix. Do you think your dog with if you try to put like a mask On your dog. Do you think He would be cool with that. I mean steps in my dog. He would rip it to shreds in two seconds. There's no way he'd be okay. I mean, I've only had him five days, so he's very cool. Chilled. Oh, yeah. So I don't Think he would have a problem with it, but I'm He likes to sniff so much stuff like he's like, part canine. I swear, so I'm sure he would find a way to get it off his face. Very quickly. Yeah. Maybe dogs that have to be muzzled. Sometimes when they go out or go to like a grooming appointment. Maybe they'd be more comfortable with it because they're kind of used to. Yeah, having something on their notjust in mount, he would be annoyed, but I don't think he would be like You know going, you would just be like Like tickets, Paul and like, pull it down off his nose and then figure out figured out from there. It would be a fascinating experiment. I wish we could do something like this to get Like a two year old and a dog. And put face masks on both of them and see which one stays on longer. No, I think there's a chance the dog would keep it on longer than the two year old is a chance. Will you have a good experiment? You have a dog. Get plenty of friends with kids, So Yeah, I know I need to. I need Set. Something like that up would be a great video to take to put online. WalMart announced more bonuses for their employees, many on the front lines day in and day out, so it's good to see full time hourly employees and drivers are going to get a bonus of 300 bucks, part time, hourly and temporary associates will get 150 bucks and They're goingto close their stores on Thanksgiving Day this year to allow their associates to spend time with their families. It's kind of a way for them to show thanks for everything that they've been doing. So look. I have my issues with WalMart and some of the moves. They make some of the ways they go about their business. But it's certainly good to see them taking these steps. Whether it's the face mask requirement, because that really looked there were a couple of stores doing it before Walmart. But once they did it, that was what started the Avalanche. We're pretty much now almost every store. Is doing something like that. And then you know, take care of their workers in this way. It's it's certainly Ah, nice thing to see dollar tree and family dollar. They're doing the reverse. They are reversing their mask requirement now saying they're no longer going to require them. Instead, they're going to request That customers wear them. The parent company of stores didn't say why they made the change. My guess is if I had to take a guess, and this is kind of based off the conversation I had yesterday evening with Laura Riley from she was with the Tampa Bay Times..

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:39 min | 9 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Felix Vega and James Berland there on the board. There was a comparison. I was just talking about comparisons between states. And there is a comparison that Bloomberg opinion put out earlier today, which I just thought was ridiculous. And we're seeing this narrative a bit. In the media. The piece says that New York's worst daily case count was 11,434 on April 15th. And it's worth seven day average was 9909 on April 10th. Florida had 15,300 new cases on July 12th and a seven day average of 9957. In other words, by this measure, Florida is a CZ bad as New York ever wass. What's a stupid measure? Two. Examine the two states by Because on April 15th The National Daily Average for testing was 145,000 among the entire country. On July 12th Florida alone conducted over 140,000 tests. So if New York had done 140,000 tests on April 15th I could pretty much guarantee you They would have come back with more than 15,300 new cases, right Can only imagine how many cases they would come back with tens of thousands. At that point, they were still in the middle of it, right. So just again. You gotta watch out for these apples to apples comparisons. There's a lot of variables that play into all of this. The big news today. I think Wal Mart requiring all customers.

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06:14 min | 10 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Felix Vega is back and James Berland er on the board, Felix. Nice to have you back, you know? Last night by myself, Even I was tired of hearing my own voice By the end of the show. I bad just just just enough. And I actually saw Morgan today. Oh, you did. Not in person because I also found out that a second friend of hers has has come down with the corona virus. But way we we recorded a segment for daytime TV news Channel eight, which will be You could see a Friday at 10 a.m. So that's how I get to see morning when we do when we do data. Is she doing? Well? It seems like it. I don't know. I text her yesterday. She never text me back, and then I see her on daytime, and I call her out about it with, you know, Cindy and Danny right there, and so me and her get into and then we have to record the segment. So, so nothing. Basically nothing's changed. Coming up on the show this evening. Hillsborough County schools will require face masks when they reopened were to tell you about that decision in a bit. Also the president of the Federation of American Science This Dr Ali Nori is going to join me to help break down the latest Corona virus data, and he'll explain what it all means and the tragic story of murdered Army specialist Vanessa Again. Felix took an in depth look at that, and he'll run through the case for us. So all of that more on the way our top story this evening, the latest on the Corona virus outbreak in Florida and Tampa Bay. Today's numbers. I'll run through them for your real quick over 7300 cases. That is up from last Tuesday. The headline from Today's numbers. Was the percent positive rate again. This is something I've been telling you to keep a close eye on. We set a brand new record here in the state of Florida and not a good one. It went up to 16.27%. That's the highest that we've seen so far during this corona virus pandemic. Also, the median age of positive cases has gone up now. 2 40 that tends to fluctuate day to day. But it does show you that what started out as an outbreak primarily among younger people in the state is now starting to reach that second level of transmission where older, potentially more at risk. Adults are getting it 63 deaths. That's up from 58 last Tuesday. Overall, I believe week to week the death toll has gone up about 19. Percent and look It's very difficulty to plot out what deaths are going to look like over the course of the next couple of weeks, even with this increase in cases because there's a lot of different factors at play, you do still have the majority of individuals getting infected here in the state of Florida being younger, so, although they might need Hospitalisation. We are seeing that they might also be able to survive. I think health care professionals have a little bit of a better handle on how to deal with Corona virus patients. And then now we do have some therapeutics in the mix like rim disappear and one or two others that you know, in certain instances might help so we might not see the debt told go to the extent that we saw in New York, New Jersey Those kinds of states which we just don't know. In terms of hospitalizations 381 new hospitalizations across the state that is the second highest increase since the start. Of the pandemic. And while we're on the topic of hospitalizations I thought this was uninterested Piece of information by Georgia Roman over at Bay News 91 week ago, 308 Covert. 19 patients were in hospital beds in Pinellas County and 75 were in the I C U According to Pinellas County Corona Virus, Dashboard and not every county provides this kind of hospitalization, and I see you information the state of Florida the governor, his administration said. They were going to start providing it for the entire state, but they never did. And the governor declined to explain why today so you know, we're running blind in certain parts of the state here, but according to Pinellas County Corona Virus, Dashboard as of 10 a.m. yesterday, There were 415 covert 19 patients in the hospital and 111 of them are in the I. C u so you could see. Within one week we went from 308. Over 19 patients in Pinellas County to 415 and the patients went from 75 to 111. So that's look Something about a significant increase year And then if you take a look at South Florida for a second There is now 175 patients on ventilators in Miami Dade. That number is more than doubled since June 27th. And yesterday was an all time high for Miami Dade Fire rescue attending to suspected Cove in 19 calls. So again. Nothing is heading in the right direction. Jackson Health We learned this today to down in South Florida. They actually requested 100 nurses last night. As Corona virus patients just began to take over their hospitals and what that does When you've got this influx of patients, it puts pressure on the staff. And so the governor agreed last night to send them 100 people and 75% of the nurses are going to be. I see you ready so you could see where This is headed. You could see the pressure that is already being applied. Tio our healthcare system here in the state of Florida, and, you know, there's always so much talk about the case Fatality rate, or, you know the small percentage of people who experienced the most severe symptoms when it comes to Corona virus, But here's the thing..

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"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

06:11 min | 10 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening. James Berland er on the board, Coming up in 806 will talk to Florida politics publisher Peter Schorsch. Lots of touch on when it comes to the state, the corona virus outbreak and also just the politics of all of it. How the governor has been responding tall of that phone number is 809 69 93. 50 to let me get a Fred in Tampa, Fred, Thanks for the call. Yes. Thank you for taking my call. Uh, I'm not as enthusiastic about wearing facemasks as you are on way. I'm not enthusiastic about it. It sucks. I just think it's necessary. First of all, we have an area of agreement there. There is no absolute prevention. There's no inoculation, and there's no real cure. Is that correct? Right? Yes, that's correct. Uh, it is my opinion that this will Paris will move Stand about as much chance of stopping this virus is stopping the winding It will move through the population until it reaches now. I would disagree with that ability. Some kind of stability like every other virus, some kind of stability with herd immunity. Currently what you're seeing are seems to me What you see is the death rates pretty much leveled off the clock and the actual mortality rate has gone down, down down. Let's just let me ask you this, but now it's under two. Now it's under do 2%. It was a do herd immunity best we could hope for. Max. We could hope for would be to take the masks off and build up our herd. Immunity. Okay, Let me ask you this friend. Let's step through this herd. Immunity is between 50 to 70% of the population. Okay, that it's a wide range. There are a lot of factors that play into it. Right, like somewhere in there. We're a country of let's just put the number and we'll do a nice round number 301,000,000. Yeah, OK, so so so. Around there. You need 50 to 60% to get it and then let's say even will go on the low end half a percent case fatality rate. I want to do that math and figure out how many deaths were talking about with Liu. As with the yearly know the flu is 0.1% difference. This is five times is deadly. So do that math because you don't have the range of testing that, you know That's not true. That's with that's with that's with the asymptomatic. Caseload factored in. Estimated in what you're seeing right now, when you see like 2.3% when you see like 2.3% something like that. That's that's the current case fatality rate, 4% something like that. That's the current rate with the testing that we've done in cases that we know of five and dropping, but the CD right right 20 times. Many people? Yes. When you went That's in the factory ization that that's been in the factory ization that that's been, in the estimation for a long time. Now, if you factor in all the people that potentially have it, even the ones that we don't know you're still talking about 1/2 percent toe 1% case fatality rate, So take that number take the 60% of 330 million number. And then tell me that that end number that final results is something acceptable for America. What Maybe went a little over, Fred said. There, I'll repeat it just one more time. And then I got to take a break. If you're talking herd immunity, actually, let me pull up. Hang on. Let me let me pull up my notes here because I had this laid out the other day, and it was relatively simple. Or people understand? So here 50 to 70%. That's what you would need for herd immunity. Somewhere in there again. Some places it might be a little lower. Some regions it might be a little higher just depends on the population lots of different factors. This is going back like a week or two, but just go with the numbers. Say you've got 2.5 1,000,000 cases. Assumption is the real number 10 times that 12 times that that's about the range that we're figuring right now. So you're talking 25 30 million people or about 7.5% 8% of the population. You already have. 130,000 deaths. If the case fatality rate is 1/2 percent of 1% which has been the range for a while now. Forget about the numbers that you're seeing the numbers that you're seeing that a 2.5% that's a 4% in some areas that's based on the cases that we know of. The 0.5 to 1% range is the estimation, including people who are asymptomatic, but we don't know about You've already got 130,000 dead. And you're talking about in this estimation. 78% of the population infected You multiply that To reach what you would need for full herd immunity. You're talking about a number of debts entirely unacceptable. For the greatest country on this planet. You're talking about a number of deaths. You know how much damage that would do not just to the fabric of this country. But to the economy. The ripple effects that would have Stop repeating the nonsense that you see online and here on cable news or even perhaps some other shows on the station Herd immunity is not a realistic option. It's not gonna happen. That's not the path we're going to take. Sweden didn't go forward with it. The UK didn't go forward with it. Why? Because they realize how quickly how bad it would be. Right coming up next. I got a lot to get to you. I want to get some of the.

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Newsradio 970 WFLA

05:57 min | 10 months ago

"james berland" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"With me this evening, Felix Vega and James Berland er on the board time now to talk about a lawsuit filed over the Hillsborough County Facemask Ordinance. Felix, You were looking into this lawsuit. What Is the purpose of this lawsuit. What are they alleging that Hillsborough County did that They shouldn't have done that. They should not have enacted the face covering ordnance to begin with. It's unconstitutional. For several reasons. This was filed by a state representative Anthony Sabbatini, who was a lawyer out of Lake County on Let me just say real quick on that note. He is one of if not the worst state representative. In the entire state of Florida. Okay. I just wanted to point that out, OK for people who aren't familiar with him, talked about Ah, bomb thrower and an extremist again one of the worst state representatives in the entire state. And it's no surprise that he's behind something. Like this Well in any event back to the law, part of this. He filed this on behalf of Hillsborough County Man named Eric Gagne in who lives in Plant City. He's the owner of the Land of Delight Natural farm. He claims in the lawsuit that he cannot where a facemask youto asthmatic Medical conditions, and what they did is a kind of breakthrough are breakdown. The different stages of everything we went through this forest reopening there was the guidelines set up for it by the president back in April, then the governor's guidelines were set forth at the end of April for the face re opening, and basically that, although the CDC and the White House for commended Face coverings. They were not ordered, and therefore Hillsborough County should not have the authority to order it on their own. So so now, it's only if it's only if the federal government the president is the governor. So that's about it. Interesting. Yeah, so what he lays out there's about four different arguments he makes in terms of The constitutional arguments. Both most of them from the state of Florida is Constitution one. It violates the privacy clause, saying that quote this is a quote from the lawsuit itself. He calling it a radical infringement of the reasonable and legitimate expectation of privacy. Most Floridians expect to have over their own bodily and facial autonomy in addition to medical privacy. Do you have to wear pants when you go to the store? Yes, yes, and shoes. Yep. Got it. Alright. Let's toss that one out yet next and so on. And one of the things I wanted touch on this one I really did buy into because the medical privacy thing the counties that have enacted this have said Hey, If someone says you can't wear a mask for medical reasons, you take them at their word. That's how they like that issues. Not this whole, he calls. You know this investigation has to be done. There's required by any visitor price. Right? Well, that's why I'm quoting In the lawsuit. The next one is it's no person should be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process. This one is basically arguments, saying that the were already done what we needed to deal. With the mask wearing and the mass requiring terms of flattening the curve early on. What kind of ignoring the fact that we have this now? Whole new surge in the growing virus, and that's why it was put in place. It's worse now here in the state of Florida than it was in the beginning. Yes, OK one. The other reasons, he says, is that it's vague. It doesn't completely defined social distancing, and it creates a lot of confusion, which it has created confusion in terms of the businesses, locations and in terms of like that, they've done their best to you like we're talking about in the last half hour about the business owners what responsibilities they have. And then this random argument about the fact that there's an exemption for public safety, fire officials and other life. It's safety and health care personnel, saying that they don't have to wear a fake traditional face mask when they're doing their jobs. Because it would interfere with their jobs Number one, but then number two. He's saying it's not fair to exempt them completely, because the way that the orders written is that if you're a police officer, you wouldn't have to wear a mask anywhere. Even if you were shopping at a grocery store on your own, and says that that's not fair to the general public because you're giving them special protections. Do not wear a mask it any time which completely is not What the order mandates whatsoever, and it was just a random one that he threw. They threw in there. And then. Lastly, it's just a general argument, saying that the the emergency policy group does not have the authority under Hillsborough County Code in order to enact any sort of ordinance or policy on its own, and any policy that would result in a criminal arrest. So I don't. The governor has basically given the go ahead to local governments. Tio deal is it if they're saying that we think the only people that should be able to mandate anything like this would be the president. Or the governor. And the governor saying If the local governments want to do something like this, then go for it. Including the Republican mayor of Jacksonville, right, who just instituted a mandated facemask policy in that city Governor dances saying Go for it, So he's giving the go ahead. To do what these local governments are doing right? And that's what the argument all along is like when we didn't have the statewide stay at home order. He left it to you know, you got a lot of pushback for leaving it all to local officials on the county level in the counties like Hillsborough, Like Penelas, they took issue with the fact that they were having to clean up this mess on their own. Without a statewide order being in effect in the same thing with the reopening, he would do the parts of reopening the moves on the county to do what they felt was most comfortable for them based on their own internal situation. Now in Texas Governor. Abbott has taken power away from the local governments and hasn't been letting them make their own decisions on some of these kinds of issues, But Santa's hasn't played it that way..

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