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"jasmine plummer" Discussed on KCRW

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05:57 min | 3 months ago

"jasmine plummer" Discussed on KCRW

"Advice. Just double down on it. Keep doing it. I know we're all tired, but we gotta go. No, not exciting, right? But it really will work and and and we'll let the vaccine as quickly as possible. That will so if you're able to please get vaccinated. Okay. Amen To that jasmine Plummer from Cedar Sinai. Thanks for joining us. Thank you, Madeline. Okay? Well, nearly 2000 dockworkers are off the job at our local ports because of Cove it with so many sick or unable to work. The ports are backed up earlier this week, as many as 45 ships were docked, waiting to unload. The union representing dockworkers, and local officials are urging health officials to declare dockworkers essential so they can get the vaccine as soon as possible. Together L A and Long Beach ports are the largest in the country, and delays could impact goods being delivered well throughout the world. Joining us to discuss this is Margo Roosevelt, Economy and Labor reporter at the Los Angeles Times High Right? Good morning. How bad is it at the dogs? How hard have the work has been hit by this virus? Well, I think they're terrified. There have been Ah 700 dock workers infected so far, And this has really, uh Grown tremendously in the last month. I think it first, many didn't take it seriously, and we're not wearing masks or social distancing on that has resulted in a lot of infections. Of course, there's a lot of Community infections, too, so it's hard to see where it's coming from. But the big problem if they're not getting vaccinated. Well, why not? Why are they deemed essential front line workers? So they are deemed quote essential unquote. But many of the essential workers are not First in line. I mean, grocery workers are also essential. So the one letter first in line our health care workers and workers and residents of nursing homes and At the dock workers come fairly far down the priority list and they want to be bumped up so that they could be vaccinated right after the health care workers in the nursing home workers And so how have health officials responded to that request. Well, I asked Barbara Ferrera about it this week in her press conference, and she said she's she knows that there's a huge problem on the docks that she There's a lot of fear on the docks, and she's heard about a lot of outbreaks there. But she said they just don't have enough vaccines. And she said any get priority list is determined by the state, not the county, she says. Well, now, anyone over the age of 65 can get it. Are there significant numbers of dock workers who are in that age bracket? I would not say there are significant numbers of dockworkers over that age. There are some because they are office workers, obviously and clerks among dock workers, but Most of the work done on the docks is very physical and exhausting. And, um And these are workers with very healthy salaries and pension benefits, and they can room they can afford to retire. So what is this doing to the economy if all of these dockworkers are out and not able to work who's unloading the ships? Well, there are 15,000. Credited, you know, accredited dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, So they are continuing to unload ships. Although there is this big backup, there's 45 ships, you know, waiting. Outside the ports. The backup is not just because there may be a Zeman, Ia's 2000. Who are out of out of commission at the moment, they're still you know, probably 10,000 working. But there have been a lot of other snack foods. Um, you know, there's a huge increase in imports right now, because what's happened in the U. S. Is that as many people are Working from home and not going out to restaurants and not going not traveling, and they're not going to the hairdresser and the pet. Get get get their pedicures. There's there's a lot of money that's in people's savings accounts, and they've been ordering things like crazy and so they import grown. And that's what also backing up the unloading of the ships. Are we seeing that delaying that delay trickle out into the broader economy or people not getting their goods in time? Or are there having to wait? And is that affecting the broader economy at all? Well, People are having to wait. I don't I don't think you can say that the economy has tanked. You know, Because of this. I mean, the economy has tanked because of Cove. It And because businesses air shuttering, you know, as a result of the restrictions But, you know, it definitely has an impact on all the ancillary businesses that depend on the ports. You have frayed freight forwarders, and you have truckers and the if the ship is not unloading, the truckers are waiting hours in line. And so they're these guys. They're losing income. Um, so, yeah, it's having a nif ect on all the people who have to deal with the ports in our Regional economy. All right, Margo. Thank you. You're welcome. Margot Roosevelt.

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"jasmine plummer" Discussed on KCRW

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06:48 min | 3 months ago

"jasmine plummer" Discussed on KCRW

"The virus have also popped up in South Africa in Brazil. And now here in California, where researchers at Cedars Sinai Medical centers say a variant that originated here accounts for half of all virus samples collected in L. A labs last week. Gonna talk about this. Now with Jasmine Plummer. She's a molecular geneticist and research at Cedars who worked on the study. Welcome. Hi. Thank you, Madeleine for having me. It's great to have you so tell us how you discovered this variant. So, um, you know, with the surge that was going on and kind of crippling the hospital on health care system at the end of December, uhm obviously theaters was one of those hospitals and so we looked within where you know everybody's on board. We're doing whatever we can. And so Peter's itself has done its own diagnostic testing for Cove. It Um And so we were looking actually for the UK variant, Um, knowing that the UK variant was likely in California and the U. S, and we were trying to look in our patient population. Um, just to kind of tease that out here at Cedars and in L. A So you're looking for the UK variant and you stumbled across this other variant, and you discovered that it was only here in California. Yeah. See what expect sex exactly What happened, Madeline. So you know, when we looked in our patient population we had about 192 samples just at Cedars and it became very obvious. Oma A. There are these patients at all kind of group together. And so you can look at that by comparing it to like other samples around the world, and then also, there's the publicly available genomes. You know, everybody's just trying to deposit a much as I can. And so we looked. We were one of the first to publish the last Los Angeles cohorts to a study back in, Um May and we looked at samples through March and April, So we had looked all the way back to march. And this just tried to ask a question like You know? Is there something specific to our cedars population, or has it being seen in California and lo and behold what we saw with? You know, we had this high concentration of almost 40% in our samples, But then we looked at over 4500 samples. Including across the state. And when we did that, you know, we saw that it emerged. There was only one out of 1230 in July. Trickled back and was around a few percentages in October. But when we looked at our collections, so not just the cedars collect collection but primarily in Southern California. We saw about 25% of the samples had this cowl 20 see variant, so it seems like it really spiked in the fall or late fall. Just when we were seeing a spike in cases and you know, we've been talking about how that's related to holiday gatherings over Thanksgiving and Christmas, But could it also be that it was this variant? More contagious variant that helped drive the spike in cases. I think that's a great question, Madeline and I don't think it's separable at this point, right, Um chicken before egg and egg before chicken, I think That you know if you're gathering, right, what it does tell us is we allow the opportunity for this period Arise. Whether it was Cal 20 ft or something else. You know what we do See is the other variants go down in this one starts to emerge, so that could be one. You're right. It's just coincidental to our search. Um, And to also that, you know, it is just a reflection of the things we already know. That it it did start to emerge. I mean, we don't see it that high in October. So yes, Granted. We don't have his money cases. But it's not shocking to us. You know, As transmission goes up and more people have it and you're in a localized area you've given you know Kyle 20 c or, you know a certain variant the opportunity to rise in numbers. And that rise is also reflected in our overall numbers. I mean, you can't be in California with over a million cases and not expect that there is likely something that is specific to us going on here. So talk about this new variant and how it expresses itself. Does it make you sicker? Doesn't make it. Is it more lethal? No. So we're currently looking into that we have active ongoing investigations. Um about that. We're in a unique situation at Cedars because we do have patient data that were coming the data right now we're trying to add more samples were trying to hit about 1000 of just patient data to suggest that What we know right now on Dwyer. Also looking at infection, right? So is it more transmissible? But if we look at what's known and kind of what's popping up, and I'm sure you had to read a lot about this lately, um is all these different strains right? So all these different Syrians are emerging in the global population. Not shocking because you know you've had a lot of cases in one area, and that's allowed kind of its own unique situation to emerge. But what this all if you just look at viral evolution, and those are big words, right, But Dr Fauci, and his segment kind of alluded to that is that there are no Real data to suggest that when you become more infection that you become more virulent, and that's exactly what you were just asking me, right? Are there were symptoms? No, not that we can see today, but we're investigating that. Did your outcome get worse? We'll just by sheer Transmitting to a lot of people. Higher proportion of just have higher numbers to go into the hospital, right? Right, but doesn't mean those numbers have changed. Um, and we're currently looking at that. But it actually What I think if we look at all viruses, you know, and we look at the flu or influenza overtime viruses actually mutate and you know, becomes stiff, different strains that are more infectious so they can survive. If your virus and you kill everybody, you touch That's not a good survival mechanism, right? So I think a lot of people in the audience can think about their old school biology, days of natural selection and survival of the fittest. I mean, it applies to all things, including viruses, so might not have brains, but they're pretty crafty, pretty hopped up on our toes these days, right? So it zapped. I'm stars and cooked too And I want to survive. I'm gonna near the end of the season. I'm going to try and You know, mutate myself and stay alive, which may make me more infections. But that doesn't necessarily it could be good news in the long run, right? It might not make me more virulent..

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"jasmine plummer" Discussed on They Called This a Movie

They Called This a Movie

16:14 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine plummer" Discussed on They Called This a Movie

"They called smoothie this Vecchione with me as always is Dan Acquino and Mark Meyer say hello hello friends happy birthday gritty wow see we couldn't go one podcast without mentioning Philadelphia. At least we got an out of the way early we don't probably have to talk about it ever. God willing until greatest birthday next year so so what does he he's now officially one years old when years old one years old so twelve months this this week you guys is off line have been clamoring for me to pick a movie that is new up to date and current so I did just just that and then you guys bitched about. This movie isn't that the whole point of this podcast absolutely is a lot of other people are talking about this movies so figured geared if we waited until after October to get the skin that'd be Kinda old hat so we decided to do this movie this week and it is twenty nineteen the Fanatic Eric Starring John Travolta Gentlemen my question for you. This week is did this movie. Is You before or after the limp biscuit song the. I don't think I was ever really on board with the movie I think if anything I was lost pretty early on okay market yet yeah definitely lost early on and just from a personal thing that just the way I with the mentally handicapped thing with that guy that Travolta take portrayed. It lost me pretty quickly having personal experience with that yet this movie I prepped for this podcast by watching three Olympic skit music videos and I will tell you y does not hold up for a few reasons because because it starts off with Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorf passing off their valet keys to Fred durst and then Fred durst joins the arrest of limp biscuit get on top of the World Trade Center is for the sort of music video. It's hard to believe there was a time when that band and kind of ruled the music landscape. There's made a Yankee hat more famous than any Yankee Fan as he mentioned in his Song Empire State of minds right. That's what happened his his comebacks on. I remember that I kind of I agree with mark. With the way that Travolta played this character actor. I was really depressed. Throughout the first I wanNA say three quarters of this movie and not because of the character but just what's become John John Travolta point his career. It just felt really uncomfortable watching this movie what's fascinating about that is that he's playing a character named. Moose who is because John Travolta's a sixty year old man he's playing a sixty year old man who is on the spectrum either autistic or Burgers but he severely autistic thicke. What's fascinating about that though is John. Travolta had a son that was autistic jet was his son that died the sixteen and one in two thousand nine while they're on vacation in Barbados or the Bahamas and he was autistic so it kind of informs his performance because he's suddenly playing a person that's autistic. He's also playing someone. That's very adolescent. and I'm wondering if that AH is relationship with his son his experience with his son informed his performance. Rome's like paying homage right but he's it but his son wasn't sixty years old. You know right son was he died when he was sixteen which is tragic and I'm sure he was in terms of a immaturity after he was still very adolescent and I wouldn't be surprised if that was kind of weird. Travolta pulled from I think Jen and I when we watch yes I think she even mentioned it sort of has that forrest gump feeling to it forest is more. I guess mentally mature in some aspects it's almost I like that movie with Robin Williams Rosa Dave Jack Jack Right so like he's a grown-up but he's really still a kid in mindset. It's almost like a forest gump Jack type of amalgamation. Would you guys be surprised to know that this is not fritters director. Oriel debut. I'm surprised he has two other movies under his belt. He has a coming of age story entitled. The Education of Charlie branks starring. That's I think it's kind of yeah. Starring what's his name from Social Network Jesse Eisenberg the Eisenberg among other people but he also directed the longshots. If you don't remember that movie that was the Ice Cube Coaching Football Paul movie yeah and he also directed several harmony commercials which I just found delightful. It was the longshots. Is that with other the Rock No. That's the game plan. No it wasn't there. He's the football coach of a bunch of juvenile delinquents. Does that Gridiron gang gain. That's okay got it sorry but the long shots is Ice Cube and Kiki Palmer true story of Jasmine plummer who who at the age of eleven became the first female play in Pop Warner Football Tournament and it's fifty six year history directed by Fred durst he also directed correct the Fred durst sex state. That was only a short zing zing okay. There's longshots education at trump so we actually have awesome like because the education of Charlie banks was a theatrical release. Wasn't it like an independent film directed like every puddle of mudd music uh-huh. I saw that that's a I guess they were friends. I don't know what that was also this feeling that they would not be friends right with the type of music that they were and what limp biscuit was. I feel like it was clear. Opposite Biscuit was also friends with it could have met through. Would you put a little much closer to corn now. Oh volley coral records new metal puddle. None is very arts alternative rock I I would be. I would say they're more. That's speed so just to me. It's a little strange. That durst was friends with puddle of mudd but a lot of friends. If you watch the music videos ideas they seem a bunch of people send tend to pipe right. Redman Snoop showed up in break stuff. He doesn't like Paulie Shore. Is that the beginning of. If you paid snoot money he would do just about anything. I think he's still does that right more or less at the beginning probably right pretty much. We had this terrible video game. We want you to be the main character and how much sure sure you don't have to finish. You got me. You got me on this movie. Currently currently has a three point nine nine. DB A rotten tomatoes score eighteen percent sorry John Travolta Devon Sawa and a goal Ya. It is a red box production new. You know you're in for treat LAN. You get about thirteen different production company logos in the beginning of your movie and the Nuys is red box so this was almost like with that was that movie pass right fast so it's the sort of similar in terms of what to expect when you open up with this movie like getting movie past movie and getting red box movie so you have to taper your expectations on this yeah this was. This was a trash movie. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be completely. Clearly incompetent like I'll say I wasn't distracted by Fred durst being a terrible director in any way shape or form. I think the biggest problem with this movie is story and John Travolta's choice to act the way he did. We talked about my haircut. Is Is the distraction very distracting we talked about. I think it's the God episode we talked about John. Travolta being OATMEAL and Nicholas Cage is being Thai food. This is John Travolta's attempted to be. That's a phenomenal put it and his his way to be Thai food is he thought he puts them. Saracho in that oatmeal right now. I'm going to agree with because I think I is not the problem so much in this it is it has a beginning of middle and an end. It flows perfectly fine. Travolta is by far the biggest problem problem in this movie. You seem try to flex his acting chops and it's just they're not there anymore. I I watched the taking of Pelham Helen one-two-three the remake with Travolta and Denzel Washington. It just seems like Travolta is now known for wacky hairstyles and all of his movies he he just looks awful in every movie he's in and this one was him really trying and it's it's real cringe-worthy. Yeah I will say one thing. His is choice in real life. The shape is head. I'm on board with that. He finally made a good choice. I mean he he dealt with hairpieces for a long time and it was obvious obvious and sad you were talking about in this movie to share that we did realize shaved his head and he looks great. Now he just has to come to terms with the fact that he's gay and everyone will accept them as such does. If Anything Donald just propel his his career further he would have a travolta essence. I don't know I'm trying to do the McConnell since with Trista. There's really nothing there but the renaissance and then he has to leave scientology and help bring that down from the inside. Maybe stop acting maybe go to TV. Maybe it maybe it's time for triple to just go to television a welcome back. Kotter kind of reunion or maybe yeah welcome back. Welcome welcome back whatever his name was like is probably dead the guy who played Qatar so yeah I don't i. I don't Know Barber Nino. GotTa go back to high school. He's not the teacher but he never finished highschool so now sixty year old man. He's going back to his. He's back to night school and he's trying to pull all the same bullshit that he pulled on Qatar and like it's just not happening. I would rather they see him as the teacher because I think yeah right in this pilot so we have a Frankenstein vs Wolfman. Now we have welcome back Barberini. I think we what was the other one. I I can't remember yes we. We have Right now disagree one thing with Dan here. I think the biggest problem is movie is more the in writing than Travolta only towards Dan on this one. Okay go ahead. Go ahead. No I just in like and maybe you guys. We're proud of this. I didn't like anything about this movie very happy to hear that at all. I maybe I was just biased the whole way just because the way it seemed like they wrote Travolta's character now. I don't know how much was actually unscripted as I didn't know about the sun thing you know beforehand the Hammock. Maybe he ad libbed their Improv things that his son may have done just the way they wrote that and then there's no redeeming characters at all. I I just had a problem with most of the movie throughout it. I'll say I only lean towards Dan. I just because I think John Travolta came to set with an idea yeah of how he was going to portray this character the end nobody told him not do. Nobody reeled him in a little bit bizarre scenes where it's like. It's obvious that traveled as like I'm GonNa just GonNa ad-lib here and then you know Fred durst turn to the cinematographer and just like Keep Rolling Rolling Rolling as my one the one joke I wrote previous to the podcast had to get it in and it's just obvious that he is living in scenes that just go on for way too long and that's probably that's probably a direction problem or an editing problem the whole scene where he goes into he sneaks into the house. Many just starts playing around everywhere at that. I feel like that's pure travolta just being like unload. Just let me do my thing yeah but I kinda give him. I'll give him a little credit to his when he he has the manual prisons down pat pretty well. I'd say rightly he has that or he touches his ear. Lobe the rocking back and forth like that kind of stuff. I feel like that's things he'd seen in other movies is I would possibly yes very maybe that's something that is son. Did I tortilla. I'll give him just the the littlest I iota of credit for that where he could just played it straight where he's like yeah. I'm I'm on the spectrum and that's all. There's no mannerisms there but he did. He did a little bit again. He tried to flex his acting chops and they're just at this point. They're decrepit and it's not fun anymore. And another time we would quote Robert Downey junior and Tropic Thunder. You're of the one thing yeah that's that repeated out repeated here. Thanks Obama. I think there there are plenty of problems with movies. Maybe has voice over for some reason and it's not Fred durst suffers Devon Sawa and it has nothing to do it loops completely out of the movie It's the friend right. It's supporting characters who has no arc no insight into the might end the worst person in the movie at she is not a good person her opening via line says she says something like I think I'm some what responsible or I think..

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