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"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

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08:53 min | 2 years ago

"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

"On news radio one thousand Katie okay org all we're all going a bit stir crazy right now Dr Louis so I'll get right to the meat and potatoes what is herd immunity and if it works so well how come we haven't used it your herd immunity is the idea that a certain percentage of people have developed immunity to whatever the disease is and because of that then the ability of the disease to spread through the population is interrupted it's kinda like taken Alaina diner domino's Hey a line of dominoes and polling you know six or seven of them out of the middle and that obviously is going to break that transmission and not allow the dominoes continue to fall down the line and doesn't that also in danger some of the weaker members of the herd well it apparently can and you know we see that with influenza every year you know we have tens of thousands of people are dying and Clemens every year and and generally it can be healthy people and that's certainly always a concern but that Kylie out liars is generally people that have co existing situations that make much more sense separable and their new systems aren't very strong you know and part of that is general choices in life you know one of the biggest risk factors that we're finding with this new covert virus is obesity at home unfortunately however country you'll be and so that's a lifestyle thing we've got to start to think a little long term and put a little more emphasis on prevention and many different ways in part of it is diet and exercise in our our waistline doctor Lewis is with us Michael Lewis he's developed the nation's first and largest disease outbreak recognition system and it's now used by the CDC and health departments across the country with there's a lot of talk about antibodies but that seems to me there's some scary news out of India today to about there's already a mutation well you know viruses always are mutating and you know the virus that actually hit New York was very different than the one that hit a Seattle how come weeks before and in the genetically they're able to trace it to the fact that the virus from cigna and Seattle really came from Asia where as the virus that hit New York came through Europe and so there's constant mutation which is one of the reasons why I'm not particularly hopeful on the vaccine side of things that I hope that we have some major technological breakthrough but every virus changes and mutates as it goes through generations of people I cannot but wonder to this is that that has something to do with why we in Oklahoma it really haven't we're not switching numbers we're not seeing the numbers you're seeing in other parts of the country now we don't have a lot of mass transit we don't have a lot of congregating in our cities were wide open state I know that has a lot to do with it as well right absolutely you know and the fact that you know one of the things that we look at what we've got the federal government and it's you know on national TV and they're looking at it as the country but in reality this is a local and a state problem I mean our medical system is set up to be run by states insurance coverages by state I have a state medical license I don't have a federal medical license that doesn't exist and so do his decision to open back up we really need to be made at the state or even better the local level why are we treating Oklahoma the same as New York City and the city is more than half the cases in half the debt we shouldn't be looking at Oklahoma City the same as your city or the same as Montana and Wyoming I mean so I think that there's plenty of room to start opening up our economy locally while keeping the eye the hot spots as isolated as possible Dr Michael Lewis and infectious disease expertise with us on news radio one thousand Katie okay contact tracing can you explain what that is and how it is successful well this is the absolute basics of epidemiology and field epidemiology is identify who's sick and then if they've been around and find them find those contacts traced down those contacts and let him know Hey you may have been exposed let us test you and see if you may be carrying that virus and so on and so there's two key parts of that great you have to have the ability to the people in the public health system that are knowledgeable and trained to be able to do that work and you also have to have the testing available to identify the people and that's what we really need to focus on that's how we're going to get out the backside of this well it's not going to be from a vaccine it's gonna be from basic field epidemiology and good quality testing Dr Michael Lewis is with us on news radio one thousand K. T. okay so let's talk about social distancing is that is that going to lead us out of this tunnel and the how much longer you think it's it's going to be necessary well it it's already made a huge difference I mean the projections from you know two weeks ago or four weeks or six weeks ago are vastly different than what they are now because social distancing has work in one of the problems with prevention is it's a no win situation right when prevention works nothing happens and then everybody complains that nothing happens to it so attached nature of prevention and so it's hard to say did we over react but it doesn't matter today is today what are we going to do tomorrow and that becomes that balancing act of re opening our economy and socialization while balancing that with the risk of this getting out of control again and so that slackening of the curve and they say that wasn't about keeping people from getting sick that's about keeping our healthcare system our hospitals our emergency rooms from getting overwhelmed yeah as if you have a if everybody gets sick all the same time our system can handle that and so we've done a great job of spreading that out and and certainly places like Oklahoma it's a little bit easier than it is in some place like New York City my sentiments exactly doctor Michael Lewis you can be found online at on Facebook thank you for joining us today on news radio one thousand K. T. okay and stay healthy the president has a plan to re open the country it allows governors to decide I'm Beth Myers in the news radio one thousand Katie okay new center the president today said governors will be able to tailor plans for re opening their own states from corona virus shut downs at the White House today president trump outlined his administration's guidelines for getting the country back on its feet the president said each state has different circumstances he says if governors determine conditions require them to keep their state's closed they can do that however if they feel it's time to re open the federal government will authorize them to do that he also urged states to work together with their regional neighbors on re opening president trump also today named a bipartisan task force to advise him on re opening America both Oklahoma U. S. senator Jim Imhoff and senator James Lankford will serve on the task force and governor Kevin Spitz office today clarified what elective surgeries can resume later this month beginning April twenty fourth any procedure for a condition that is not life threatening but if it was not performed would have the potential for death or harm can be performed all minor medical procedures including outpatient surgeries and outpatient procedures and non emergency dental procedures may resume may first from the news radio one thousand eighty okay weather center and from one storm team windy tonight some drizzle all lower forty two slowly clearing on Friday some drizzle in the morning going to be a little bit cooler with a high in the mid fifties partly cloudy on Saturday and a high of sixty five I'm Beth Myers news radio one thousand Katie okay news radio one thousand Katie okay studios are service of.

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"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

"Myers in the news radio one thousand Katie okay news center president trump is laying out plans to start opening the economy from the corona virus shut down there for my administration is issuing new federal guidelines that will allow governors to take a phased and deliberate approach to re opening their individual states she says the White House plan is three phases that will give states step by step guidelines to get back in business he said some states will re open sooner than others he says the economy can get restarted again in a safe and structured fashion now the president today also named a bipartisan task force to advise him on re opening America and both Oklahoma U. S. senator Jim Imhoff and senator James Lankford will serve on the task force senator involved says the economic recovery will be as fast as possible under president trump's leadership as we win the war against the virus senator Lankford says he's honored to be included in such a critical conversation governor Kevin Spitz office is now clarifying what elective surgeries can resume later this month beginning April twenty fourth any procedure for a condition that is not life threatening but if not performed would have the potential for death or harm can be performed all minor medical procedures and non emergency dental procedures may resume may first so far more than thirty thousand people in Oklahoma have been tested for covert nineteen here's Margot marrano the state health department says there are currently two thousand three hundred fifty seven confirmed cases and one hundred thirty one total deaths in the state two hundred thirty six people are currently hospitalized a focus city woman finds out the hard way not to joke about having covert nineteen Cecilia Flores was arrested on a terrorism hoax charge for allegedly intentionally coughing and sneezing at a police officer and then claiming to have the by iris police captain Randy tighter tells news for every threat has to be taken seriously it's this bread of love were spreading this highly contagious virus it's going to affect a lot it could affect a large number of people the police officer was initially called Flores's house because she was allegedly trying to drive drunk the number of unemployed Oklahomans has topped two hundred thousand since mid March Oklahoma employment security commission director robin RO Burson says last week nearly forty nine thousand Oklahomans filed first time jobless claims he says employers are still cutting staff and implementing layoffs to adjust to the dramatic downturn in the economy and it is out of money the federal government's paycheck protection loan program for small businesses is on hold because it reached a three hundred forty nine billion dollar lending limit Congress is still haggling over how to infuse more money into the program the trump administration wants another two hundred fifty billion Oklahoma U. S. senator James Lankford says small businesses in Oklahoma have received more than four billion dollars from the program he says Congress must reach an agreement to provide more relief to businesses and families now on the news radio one thousand Katie okay weather center and the forlorn stormteam windy with some drizzle overnight a low of.

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"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

"One eight Oklahoma City president trump names a task force to help him re opened the country I'm Beth Myers in the news radio one thousand Katie okay new center president trump is tapping Oklahoma's two U. S. senators to serve on his opening up America again task force Oklahoma U. S. senator Jim in office as he is honored to be part of the team that will help companies and small businesses roar back to life senator James Lankford says he looks forward to getting Americans back to work school church and a normal life well so far here in Oklahoma more than thirty thousand people have been tested for covert nineteen the state health department reporting today that there are currently two thousand three hundred fifty seven confirmed cases and there have been eight additional debts that makes one hundred thirty one total deaths in the state two hundred thirty six people are currently hospitalized well the government's paycheck protection loan program for small businesses is out of money here's Margot marrano the small business administration announced today that it has reached the three hundred forty nine billion dollar lending limit for the program Oklahoma U. S. senator James Lankford says small businesses in Oklahoma have received more than four billion dollars from the program to help them keep the float the trump administration wants another two hundred fifty billion dollars for the program but a deal is still being hashed out in Congress the number of unemployed Oklahomans has topped two hundred thousand since mid March Oklahoma employment security commission director robin Roberson says last week nearly forty nine thousand Oklahomans filed first time jobless claims she says employers are still cutting staff and implementing layoffs to adjust to the dramatic downturn in the economy the U. S. labor department says the national unemployment rate is about eight point two percent Apopka city woman has been arrested for allegedly intentionally coughing and sneezing on a police officer in claiming to have corona S. it was recorded on the officer's body camera you gotta be kidding me I got it the Ponca city officer was called to Cecilia Flores his house because he was allegedly drunk and trying to get in the vehicle and drive away she later said that she didn't have the virus she was arrested for making a hoax terrorism threat and Altice woman is accused of selling face masks out of her house where she lives with two relatives who have corona virus the Southwes ledger newspaper reports sixty nine year old Janet Herrera advertise the face masks on Facebook she also posted that she had serious medical issues police say that she sold several masks before they got a tip and went to her house well not as many inmates about to be released here's Jack Wallen's Scott a news release from governor Kevin Spitz office said more than four hundred prisoners would be released today but the office now says that number is closer to one hundred state did sign more than four hundred fifty commutations.

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"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

"Eighty okay A. M. K. X. X. Y. FM ninety six point one two Oklahoma City governor Kevin Stitt says he is working on a plan to re open the state but he's reminding Oklahomans to continue being responsible I know that Oklahomans are frustrated ready to get life back to normal that's you know our plan is to do it safely for now he's extending his safer at home order from April thirtieth to may sixth for those considered most vulnerable to cover nineteen he also announced yesterday he's lifting the statewide ban on elective surgeries effective April twenty fourth state house Democrats have fired off a letter to governor Kevin stiff and make a bishop tells us what they want they want the governor to temporarily declared grocery store food retail and food processing workers as emergency personnel in response to the ongoing coved nineteen pandemic that means they would be eligible for two weeks paid leave free childcare and greater access to personal protective equipment house minority leader Emily virgin says our food supply chain is only as strong as the workers they keep it going she hopes the governor one viewed the request as opposition but rather as an idea to protect Oklahoma's most vital assets its people the number of people filing jobless claims nationwide is still in the millions the labor department says five point two million Americans filed first time claims for unemployment benefits last week in Oklahoma the number was nearly forty nine thousand to handle the huge increase Oklahoma employment security commission director robin Rovers and says the agency now has twelve hundred claims representatives manning a call centre and online chat feature she says the number of unemployed Oklahomans has topped two hundred thousand since mid March and the Ponca city woman accused of purposely coughing and sneezing at a police officer has been charged with terroristic hoax I'm Marco Moreno in other news and loops from the governor's office Jacquelyn Scott explains a news release from governor Kevin Spitz office said more than four hundred prisoners would be released today but the office now says that number is closer to one hundred state did sign more than four hundred fifty computations last.

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"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"kevin spitz" Discussed on KTOK

"Point one two Oklahoma City Oklahoma employment security commission workers who handle more complex unemployment claims are getting more training and it's being done faster the story from Jekyll Scott yes C. says the training usually runs about six weeks but because of the influx of claims related to covert nineteen in the energy industry the training is being reduced to just a few hours away yes C. has added twenty six workers to its tier two department and hopes to increase that number to two hundred by Monday Apopka city woman accused of purposely coughing and sneezing at a police officer is charged with terroristic hoax police say they were called to Cecilia Flores home because she was allegedly trying to drive drunk but that wasn't the only thing that happened officers say Flores tried to shake an officer's hand and when he refused because of cold nineteen social distancing she coughed and sneezed at the officer governor Kevin Stitt says he knows Oklahomans are frustrated and ready to get their lives back to normal well we need to keep up our guard we are looking and we are working on a plan to safely open up the state like we don't all along we will make our decisions based on data here in Oklahoma and the advice of our public health professionals governors did says new modeling shows a peak of cases in Oklahoma on April thirtieth yesterday he announced he would lift the statewide ban on elective surgeries effective April twenty fourth he's also extending his safer at home order until may sixth but only for those who are considered most vulnerable convalescent plasma from Oklahoma's first Copa nineteen patient has been infused into another corona virus patient hospitalized in Tulsa and the Tulsa world says that patient was weaned off the ventilator thirty six hours later and has a good prognosis for recovery the state's first patient got the virus during an overseas trip to London and Rome I'm Marco Moreno in other news the governor's office is downgrading the number of state inmates expected to be released today a news release from governor Kevin Spitz office said more than four hundred per nurse would be released today but the office now says that number is closer to one hundred state did sign more than four hundred fifty computations last week but most of the affected prisoners have other charges that have not been commuted the governor's office says all of them will be released ahead of schedule just not today the governor's office blamed the mistake on a communication error the Oklahoma state bureau of investigation is offering a five thousand dollar reward for information leading to a man missing for more than five months the O. S. B. I call suspicious the disappearance of thirty three year old Richard Hitchcock he was last seen November ninth walking across a field near grand field in southwestern Oklahoma agency Hitchcock could run out of gas and was given a ride to and from a store then was led out of the vehicle at the intersection of state highways fifty four and seventy just west of grand field I'm Marco Moreno any good news will be much warmer finally getting close to normal seventy two degrees under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies winds out of the south at twenty miles per hour gusting.

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