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"When professional soccer player Marcus Rashford injured his shoulder, he turned to Resle's virtual reality training program to help him maintain his skills and return to the field with confidence. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. Wash it in your washing machine if you have to and bring it back and put it back on the shelves. This is Bloomberg Business Week, I'm Carol Masser. And I'm Tim Steneveck, stay with us today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. TikTok is a platform of the Communist Chinese government. They're collecting data on Americans every single day. Meantime, on the statewide level, 18 state attorneys general now say they support Montana's ban on TikTok. TikTok, though, is already fighting back and suing Montana over the ban. The Montana bill that was recently passed is simply unconstitutional. TikTok CEO Shou Chu. We have more than 150 million Americans on Amazon and Walmart .com. They may also face more TikTok competition overseas. Globally, TikTok Shop aims to reach 20 billion dollars in gross merchandise value this year. That's four times as much as last year. Denise Pellegrini, Bloomberg Radio. If I could be you, and you could be me, for just one hour, if you could find a way to get inside each other's mind, walk a mile in my shoes. Walk a mile in my shoes. Walk a mile in my shoes. We've all felt left out.
A highlight from 674:JPEX Meltdown, FTXs Family Feud, and Global Regulatory Squeeze
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And remember, none of this is financial advice. And it's 10pm Pacific on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023. Welcome back to the Crypto Overnighter, where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news, so let's talk about that. Tonight, we're diving into Hong Kong's JPEG scandal, which has rocked the crypto world and prompted regulatory crackdowns. Across the pond, the UK is sharpening its legal tools to seize crypto assets. But at what cost to financial freedom? In a surprising twist, FTX is suing the parents of its founder, Sam Bankman -Fried, for alleged misappropriation of funds. Meanwhile, the New York Department of Financial Services is tightening its grip on crypto firms with new guidelines. Down in Thailand, a new tax policy could discourage crypto trading by residents, and over in Malta, the blockchain island is aligning itself with new European crypto regulations. Since around the beginning of the year, we started bringing stories about Hong Kong's re -emergence into the world of crypto. We watched China turn a blind eye as Hong Kong politicians and officials appeared to soften their stance against crypto. We've watched as policies have been announced and licenses granted. Sadly, it seems Hong Kong's brand new crypto landscape is in turmoil thanks to the JPEG scandal. The Hong Kong police have arrested eight individuals in connection with the alleged fraud. The police received 1 ,641 complaints involving assets around HK $1 .19 billion. The authorities also seized cash, jewelry, computers, and phones worth about HK $8 million. Additionally, HK $15 million in relevant bank accounts were frozen, along with properties worth about HK $44 million. Hong Kong lawmaker Duncan Chu stated that the city is running its second round of consultation for stablecoin issuance guidelines. He hopes that regulatory guidelines for stablecoin issuers will be released by the middle of next year. This comes as Hong Kong aims to develop itself into a Web3 hub. In June, Hong Kong officially started its crypto licensing regime, allowing licensed exchanges to offer crypto trading services. The JPEG scandal is a glaring example of why regulation is both a necessity and a double -edged sword in the world of crypto. Hong Kong, unlike its hulking big brother China, has been more welcoming to crypto firms. Yet, the JPEG case shows that this openness can be exploited, and the government's response? Tighten the news. Hong Kong's chief executive announced increased efforts to inform investors to only use platforms with Securities and Futures Commission licenses. The JPEG case exposed the vulnerabilities in Hong Kong's crypto market, and it's clear that the government is now in damage control mode. The question is, will this lead to overregulation, thereby stifling innovation, or will it strike a balance, ensuring both growth and security? Either way, it's a critical moment for crypto in Hong Kong, and by extension for the global crypto community. Now before we move on, remember if you find this content valuable, hit that follow button and turn on notifications. Now from Hong Kong's regulatory puzzle, we hop over to the UK. The British are writing new laws that could redefine your notion of financial freedom. Is this an evolution or a step back? Let's find out. The UK is ramping up its efforts to combat crypto -related crimes. A new bill, known as the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, is set to be enacted later this year. This legislation aims to empower local authorities with the ability to freeze and seize crypto assets tied to criminal activities more efficiently. The bill removes the need for an arrest or conviction before assets can be frozen. This is a significant change from the current laws. The bill also introduces new civil forfeiture powers. These allow assets to be seized even if a person is not convicted of a criminal offense. This is particularly useful in cases where the subject of the investigation is unlikely to face justice in the UK. The UK plans to spend $124 million to fight economic crimes, a 50 % increase compared to 2020. The bill has moved to its final stages in parliament and is awaiting final approval. Okay, where do I begin? The UK's new bill is a double -edged sword. On the one hand, it's a powerful tool for law enforcement. It can prevent criminals from moving their assets offshore before they're seized. But on the flip side, this could be a slippery slope towards more centralized control over crypto assets. The bill's broad powers could potentially be misused, leading to unjust seizures. Moreover, the UK's aggressive stance might push crypto activities to jurisdictions with lax regulations. This could make it even more challenging for global authorities to track illicit activities. The bill also raises questions about financial privacy. How much power should a government have to freeze and seize assets without a conviction? The UK's move is a clear signal that governments are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies. While the bill aims to fight economic crimes, it also sets a precedent that could be followed by other countries. This could lead to a global tightening of regulations around cryptocurrencies, which are something we should all be wary of. How you think seizing crypto assets without a conviction is shocking? Hold your horses. FTX is suing the parents of its founder. You heard that right. It's a family feud worth millions, and it raises some dark questions about ethics in the crypto world. Don't go anywhere. So that's gotta be a rough day. The day the company you founded sues the very people who gave you life. But that's what's happening as FTX is suing the parents of its founder, Sam Bankman Fried. The lawsuit aims to recover millions in quote, fraudulently transferred and misappropriated funds. Both parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, are accused of exploiting their influence within FTX to enrich themselves. The lawsuit alleges that the parents received millions from FTX for personal benefit and their chosen causes. For instance, they received over $18 .9 million for a property in the Bahamas known as Blue Water. The parents are also accused of siphoning off money for lavish expenses like $1200 per night hotel stays. The filing further claims that Joseph Bankman had a unique understanding of FTX's complex corporate structure, which he used to facilitate a $10 million cash gift to himself and Fried. Barbara Fried was the point person for SPF's political contribution strategy and co -founded a political action committee that received tens of millions of dollars from FTX. The lawsuit also says that the parents were involved in FTX's business cradle to grave. Joseph Bankman is described as a de facto officer of FTX group with broad authority to make decisions. Barbara Fried was actively involved in FTX's political donations. The lawsuit against SPF's parents shines a glaring spotlight on the darker aspects of the crypto world. The case raises questions about the ethical boundaries within businesses in the crypto space. The parents, both law professors, should have known better. Their academic credentials add a veneer of legitimacy, making the allegations even more shocking. The involvement of Stanford law professors in such a scandal reminds us that even those in towers can be lured by the siren call of easy crypto riches. The lawsuit paints the picture of a family that used their intellectual prowess, not for the betterment of society, but for personal gain. It's easy to get caught up in the promise of decentralization and financial freedom, but this lawsuit shows that the same old vices, greed, corruption, and exploitation, can infiltrate even the most modern of financial systems. It's as I said at the time, the crime had nothing to do with crypto and everything to do with greed. Intrigued by the drama at FTX? Make sure to like this episode and share it. But now, let's switch gears. If you thought family drama was complex, try navigating New York's new crypto guidelines. The NYDFS is tightening the leash on crypto firms. Is it protection or overreach? We're diving in.
A highlight from 1200. Amazon Cancels Recession?Crypto Weekend Update
"Quite a bit more happening in the markets, and of course, a lot of what we're seeing could indicate that we are maybe exiting a recession or maybe the recession never happened. Today we're going to break all this down for you. There's a lot happening not only in the markets, but also how this may play out for crypto. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. Get into a couple of things here. Just as a reminder, if you guys would like to kind of front -run these opportunities, one of the tools we use, of course, is our Crypto Power Index. One of the things you can do is jump over there, join. It's very simple to use, and basically it gives you a full lineup of the top cryptocurrencies that we currently index. We're doing, I think, 43 right now on the token list. We'd get into Metaverse Gaming. You can also track retail investment sentiment, and it's a very unique measuring tool for how you guys can potentially look at this as a tool to get in and start to analyze projects a little bit deeper. We provide you, of course, the CPI dashboards, which you'll get a chance to see today. We'll show you some stuff there. Technical analysis, we drop those into our mastermind groups and also into our CPI memberships, and video analysis. That's usually of stuff that I do that is separate from what our YouTube channel is. So make sure and check that out. Just grab the link down below. I want to get into this first story today. And this one is cryptocurrencies navigating July's economic waves. Is there a soft lending scenario kind of playing out? And I think this is the question that everybody is asking right now, and a lot of people have said, okay, maybe there is an adjustment here. And even to a certain extent, when you look at, even my opinion, when we have kind of been analyzing these things over the past two years, is this year was a very significant one. And this summer, in fact, was the one that we were most concerned with. And now with what is going to be a little bit more of a flat position on the interest rate side of things, the question is, will we continue to see CPI and, you know, inflation drop? A couple of things from here. July cryptocurrency trends seem to mirror the larger economic sentiment surrounding the prospects of a soft landing in the economy. If incoming economic data continue to support the soft landing thesis, year -to -date rebound and major token valuations could continue, and you've got to remember that Bitcoin is up almost double since the beginning of the year. The Fed is basically saying no longer predicting a recession in their forecast. Now, I don't really like that when the Fed gets in here and starts predicting things, because the last time that happened was during the 2008 recession and it wasn't necessarily an on -point prediction. But the point is, is that there's many people that are looking into that. And then you have to look at the earnings and what has been happening in the traditional security side. I want to jump over to Squawk Box real quick and play this clip for you. Listen in. Thanks. We want to get over to Dom Chu. He's got a look at this morning's pre -market movers. And Dom, you're going to run us through some of the earnings? Yes. Yes, Becky, the two big ones, right? It's Apple and Amazon moving in opposite directions. So it's the two most consequential earnings reports of the season, arguably both in mega cap tech slash tech related. So we'll start with Apple. That stock is down by almost 2 % right now. So it's off the pre -market or after market lows, if you will. Those things, those shares now down 2%, a quarter million shares of volume. The iPhone and app services giant actually reported better than expected quarterly profits and revenues, but the revenues did slide for the third straight quarter. And the company did suggest that the trend could continue into this most current period driven by slowing sales of hardware products like the all important iPhone, also iPads, Mac computers and others. But in a brighter spot, Apple services business accelerated growth from the prior quarter. But on balance, we're talking about a down 2 % move given all of that. But the big influence on any outperformance that we see that Andrew pointed out in the S &P or the NASDAQ early on is going to be Amazon, which is up 9 % right now, nearly a million shares of pre -market volume. The e -commerce and cloud computing giant reported profits and revenues at both top estimates. For profits, it was the biggest beat since the fourth quarter of 2020, and it was driven in large part by cost -cutting efforts as well as better than expected growth at Amazon Web Services. Amazon also gave a more bullish current quarter revenue forecast as well. So Amazon up 9%. And we're going to end with a massive... All right. So as you can see, Amazon and Apple kind of going in different directions here. I was tweeting this out the other night here, but you can kind of see here, right here, Amazon operating reported income $77 .7 billion. This is 62 % above expectations. This is insane for them to be able to perform this way. And did they just cancel the recession? I mean, those are the kind of performance numbers, but at the same time, there's been some adjustment there in what Amazon has been doing from a fiscal standpoint that has made some of these performances be pretty significant. I was tweeting this out, just two no's from earnings. Amazon seems to think the bull run has begun and Apple is looking for a new way to screw up the iPhone with declining sales. This also shows the tail of the tape when it comes to pro NFT and not pro NFT. And of course that is Apple being against NFTs and really the evolution of the creator economy and what that might look like in gaming and all those kinds of things. And then you've got Amazon on the other hand that is starting to look at this as a viable opportunity, especially if you look at not only the gaming side of things for Amazon, but also the NFT marketplace that is brewing for Amazon. So I have a feeling that they are in position, and of course, Apple is in a position now where they're fighting against a lot more new devices and they've already got this pressure coming at them from the creator economy, which is really the lifeblood of their services business, which is the only thing that was up. So there's a lot there to kind of break down in terms of the future.
TikTok's China-Aligned CEO Appears Before Congress
"Dive right into the TikTok story. I want to play some piece of tape here. This guy is Chinese Pete Buttigieg. He does whatever he is told. He has been uploaded with pre programmed answer. The guy's name is Xu Chu, or shout you, and he does not deny that TikTok's parent company in China has access to American sensitive user data, play cut 77. Yes, or no. Do any bite dance employees in China, including engineers currently have access to U.S. user data. Today, all U.S. user data is stored by default in the Oracle cloud infrastructure and access to that is controlled. I American fancy employees in China, including engineers currently have access to U.S. data. Congressman, I would appreciate this is a complex topic. Today, all data. Yes or no, do they have access to user data? After project Texas is done, the answer is no. Jack is here, Jack, welcome. Your thoughts. Yeah, Charlie. So when we see what's going on with this TikTok interview. And I appreciate the fact that we're actually holding this. I'm skeptical that much will actually come of the hearing because, I mean, let's face it. The Democrats already lost Twitter because of Elon Musk. They're not going to give up TikTok, which is their most powerful platform. This is the platform, which is completely owned by the Chinese Communist Party with which the Chinese Communist Party uses to influence our youth to log what's going on and track everything that's going on on their on their phones. And then also, of course, is pushing whatever the latest trend in degeneracy and insanity is. So I remember, you know, it reminds me of Trey gowdy when he used to hold his trials. That was hearings that never actually went anywhere. But that being said, the fact of the matter is this, that mister show Chu or whatever he wants to say, we know for a fact that at the CCP, once access to any of these databases to any of these servers, they are going to have full and complete access to it the parent company ByteDance, which was the creator of TikTok. Also known as douyin in China. Of course, the algorithms that they are used to push. Unfortunately, I feel like the right questions aren't being asked yet at this hearing. Because you need to ask, why is it that certain out that the algorithm promotes certain videos and certain functions, these degenerate dances, this craziness, you can go, look at libs of TikTok and see all the sorts of stuff they promote, gender surgery, genital mutilation, et cetera, for kids, but in China, that type of stuff is suppressed and what is actually promoted in China, classical learning,
TikTok CEO faces off with Congress over security fears
"TikTok CEO appears on Capitol Hill today to face a grilling by U.S. lawmakers. Some politicians have started talking about banning TikTok. The CEO of TikTok reached out directly to users ahead of his appearance before the U.S. House committee on energy and commerce today. Amid escalating U.S. China tensions shows the Chu will be making a case for why the popular video sharing app isn't a national security risk, at a White House briefing yesterday, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby wouldn't confirm reports that the Biden administration is asking the Chinese company ByteDance to sell the app, amid concerns that user data could end up in the hands of the Chinese government. We've made very clear our national security concerns about that particular application. That's why it's been banned on government devices. TikTok has been trying to sell officials on a $1.5 billion plan called project Texas, which routes all U.S. user data to domestic servers owned and maintained by software giant Oracle. Texas business owner gohar Khan is one of the influencers lobbying against a ban. Was brand deals would go away and so was 60% of my consulting business. Jennifer King, Washington
Mo Brooks: High Oil Prices Were Done by Design
"Congressman they have to be doing this on purpose The Biden administration can't possibly be this dumb I'm going to cover a story later in the show Even axios which is a left leaning outlet that's reporting this morning that if we were to engage in a Marshall plan like effort to produce energy in this country congressman we could produce 2 million more barrels a day And not that far down the road pretty quickly That would alleviate the supply crisis almost overnight Now congressman you and I both know the people who are surrounding Joe Biden they're not dumb They know this They just don't want to do it They must be enjoying these high prices Well they are enjoying these high prices and excuses they give are strictly a subterfuge to hide from the American people what's really going on This all comes from the global warming scam And I say scam climate change whatever you want to call it because if you actually look at the climate data going back tens of thousands of years or even into the millions of years climate change is the norm Sometimes it goes up Sometimes it goes down and whoever is living on the planet at that time just has to react to it And the appropriate fashion But what the global warming alarmist won't you can go back to Steven Chu when he was the secretary of the Department of Energy They publicly stated that they wanted to increase the cost of gasoline in the United States of America to approximately the cost that was being suffered by those countries in Europe So this was by design because the higher the price than the less is consumed in the less carbon emissions that there are in the air and according to these global warming alarmists the less the globe is going to heat up okay Now think about what Steven Chu was saying back then that was about four or $5 a gallon Now it's more than that This is what they won't by design Now they can't publicly say that because if they do you know what The voting poem is going to get angry So they have to come up with these other kinds of excuses like it's all Putin's fault
Judge Regina Chu Did the Best She Could on Kim Potter Case
"Ex police officer Kim Potter shouldn't serve one minute in jail It's an accident That's the whole point of the body cams right Here's judge Regina Chu today Cut 13 go Given all these considerations and having carefully considered the commons of the family And of both daunting right And the comments of Kimberly Potter as well as the arguments of counsel it is essential and judgment of this court that you shall be committed to the custody of the commissioner of corrections for a period of 24 months You shall serve two thirds of that time or 16 months in prison and a third supervised release assuming no disciplinary disciplinary offense or a conditional release violations So this judge judge Chu stood up Against the prosecutors who wanted 7 years Stood up against rights family who wanted the book thrown out which would have been 25 years And in my view Kim Potter shouldn't do one minute in jail Not one minute But I think this judge did the best that she could With no question Her concern for people breathing down The back of her neck and the potential For God knows what
Kim Potter Sentenced to 2 Years for Accidentally Killing Daunte Wright
"And so Potter was sentenced today to two years in prison For the death of Dante Wright she thought she was firing her taser Now why is that The 26 year Brooklyn center police veteran as the New York Post notes was convicted of manslaughter in December for the fatal shooting which took place after tried to flee a traffic stop Video from the scene showed Potter shout that she was going for her taser though she'd mistakenly pulled her pistol She fired a single shot before realizing her mistake Now judge Regina Chu said during sentencing this is one of the saddest cases I've had on my 20 years on the bench This is a cop who made a tragic mistake She'll be available or eligible for supervised released after 16 months in prison
Gordon Chu Analyzes How Chat Bot Strategy Can Optimize Customer Service
"Regards to interfacing with customers out there If i'm i'm looking for a flight or maybe i want a book light and i want to use my off. The shelf assistant Let's talk a little bit about that interface and the the end customer. Okay i would say like What we kurt. We have a chat bot in sitting cafe. Kathy pacific talking musical variety. It is also Mobile app so away. Business to ultimately like a frequently asked questions Crushes related to check in change booking and baggage allowance even a even Load the operations related question such as like sparring airline miles you name it and and but i think what i want to share or abou- easter i think it gives a chat bots strategy. I think this is something that could be useful. Awful other corporates absolutely definitely. Let's talk about that. Yeah yeah so we're talking about won't talk about how we occurred positioning chat bots coronation that you i and so what we is. What the chad does that objectives. First of all because we won't talk about automation white. So we wanna be able to lower operating costs of our contact centers right. How can we not talk about reducing agents. How can we juice the unnecessary contact with customers. So that the agent can handle more complicated cases malkani hacks case right right not to provide that to a satisfaction could agents so they're actually doing jobs and also provide a service quality and the second objective is how can we move on any obstacle in the customer journey at preflight and posts so that the customer can can get converted faster and So though so in terms in terms of strategic planning we have created this servicing funnel concept. pham south surgeries the mobile app and also website. Where debate where people actually like a search for flights and do check in a managed at brookings two in the lowest dream The human agents the actual call so imagine like before chat bot defunding goes from the south surfaces and live chat and the contact center agent Handling the car right and the low what gets in the funnel the higher the cost of resolution so the outcome that we are looking at chief by placing a i in the middle of funnel is not about that we want to cannibalize our feature. I mean i mean kim busted features in our digital platforms each properties or to replace the agents the angle they were looking at. How can we create hominy liking the fundamental That when we put a chat bot in the middle what what we want you to do that. Too at the edge point that determines would issue can be resolved effectively
"In the Heights": A Joyous Return to the Movies
"T o P News Well before Hamilton Lin Manuel Miranda won best musical for in the Heights. The hotly anticipated movie version is now showing in movie theaters and streaming on HBO. Max, Who's Na'vi de la Vega runs a bodega in one Washington Heights, New York, Dreaming of returning to the Dominican Republic. Anthony Ramos inherits the Royal from Lin Manuel Miranda, but it won't be jarring to D C audiences who already saw him in the part of the Kennedy Center. We root for his romance with Melissa Barrera, just as we do, Allegedly Grace and Corey Hawkins, all four of which get character arts, dreaming of starting a tiki bar. Becoming hairstyle is fighting for immigrants and running a taxi dispatch director John Chu proves you can do things on screen that you can on stage, choreographing dance numbers in swimming pools, surreal subway tunnels, even sides of buildings. A tough pandemic year. It's the feel good movie we need right now for a
Protesters in Boston denounce anti-Asian racism
"No justice, no peace. More than 100. People marched from Peter's Park in Boston to Chinatown and his WBC Suzanne Sauce. Full reports The out of the Orient March for Asian futures called for an end to white supremacy today. Is not the only day that we're going to resist, right. We're going to resist until we get demanded that they're calling on state legislators to doom or during the covert 19 recovery period to make sure by park families have homes and jobs. Caroline Chu was with the Asian American Resource Workshop. That is how we fight back against violence. We build stable, thriving communities. Our people do that in the face of so much, and we need the system to step up and give us our basic needs. Hey, the people way the people Asian coalition, Emma organized the march moving forward. They hope to create a mutual aid network called the Peace Walk Program, where volunteers walk Asians and other people of color home from places like train stations to help keep them safe from racist violence.
Californian State Lawmakers Are Taking Budgetary Action Against Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans
"In anti Asian hate crimes is prompting Steve Lawmakers to stand together in solidarity and take action. San Francisco Assembly member David Chu says $1.4 million carved out in the state's budget to track the hate surges. Progress to explain the money will help to study in documents, xenophobia and hate crimes against Asian Americans amid the pandemic, and
California State Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Combat Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
"In anti Asian hate crimes is prompting state lawmakers to stand together in solidarity and take action. KFBK is Aubrey Aquino has more on new bills being introduced to combat this situation. Aubrey tell us what state lawmakers are doing. To address this. We've seen the video, and it is so disturbing these hate crimes against Asian Americans in the state to many of whom are elderly. Ah package of bills has been introduced by the Asian Pacific Legislative Caucus this month to address hate crimes here in the state. San Francisco Assembly member David Chu is co author of a B 5 57, which would require the Department of Justice to create a statewide hotline for reporting hate crimes. And he says this week's $1.4 million carved out in the state's budget to track the hate surge is also progress. We had a resolution of the sword this past week around condemning the anti Asian hate and we had colleagues representing every straight and diversity of our state, who spoke up as Black. Let necks LGBT female Jewish colleagues to say this is unacceptable. And if you're coming for any buster coming for all of us Hsu explains that money will help to study and documents in a phobia and hate crimes against Asian Americans made the pandemic through the initiative. Stop a P I hate, which is recently documented nearly 3000 incidents of anti Asian discrimination and did the pandemic. So Aubrey, you know, Kristina just talked about how many of us have seen these videos and how disturbing it is. But you know, the question becomes when you see something like this online or you watch your newscast. You wonder? OK, Is this an isolated incident or how prevalent is it and I'm just kind of curious. What did you find out? I asked Assembly member to about that, given the large and diverse population of Asian and Asian American groups here in the Bay Area and the Greater Sacramento region, and he admits it's been shocking. There are incidents being reported all over the country, but data suggests California leads with more than 40% of all anti Asian hate crimes happening here. And he suspects most are in and around the Bay Area, despite all of the strides that we have made is a community that we're seeing so many manifestations of continued discrimination and hate and racism. Manifested in all sorts of ways from name calling and slurs to vandalism, discrimination in retail environment, physical assault and Some instances, murder Q says he is deeply disturbed by the recent murder of an elderly Thai man in his district and beliefs. Officials need to address the uptick in violence to make sure these incidents don't continue and that those responsible are brought to justice. All right, Aubrey, thank you very much. We appreciate that. Well, I know that in the Bay Area, there are groups now offering escort to an elderly specifically, specifically elderly Asian community members not to, you know diminish the importance of this legislation because it is highly important, but you also need to see Changing the way people think. Right? You know, there needs to be a transformation. Absolutely. Yeah, But in the meantime, those folks need to be protected for sure. For sure. 5 50 is the
Guinea Faces First Ebola Outbreak In Years
"Just over seven years after a bat is thought to have infected a small boy in the West African nation of Guinea, with the Ebola virus, leading to a regional epidemic that eventually killed more than 11,000 people and Ebola outbreak has once again be declared in Guinea. I've been getting more details from George, he said. Bo they had the World Health Organization in the country. On outbreak was declared by the Canadian government in the prefecture off is there a quarry? Seven cases are been reported so far off which unfortunately tree off the cases died on day three off the Seven cases were also tested in the lab. On the results off the lab testing came positive for Ebola's so based on bad the government as declared. On a new Ebola outbreak on by the W. Chu and other partners of also activated the support. Do you have any Sense yet off the origin of this latest outbreak. No team is investigating around the first cases. Region was also at the start off the 2014 to 2016 hour break, but it is the too soon toe elaborate on the exact sources of the investigation. Is ongoing and more data and more
"may chu" Discussed on WTOP
"With 900 openings in the following weeks, D C. Health and the office of the state superintendent of education are working with one medical to make the vaccinations possible. So far about 1100 teachers and staff in the district have been vaccinated along with 800 charter School employees. Melissa How Wti Open is The Maryland General Assembly is operating with lots of safety precautions in place from the hand sanitizer and mask requirements to the plexiglass wrapping the desks in the Maryland Senate chamber. Number of precautions were taken in Annapolis to prevent the Corona virus from spreading. Senate President Bill Ferguson was asked. How's it going? We've had a couple staff members test positive that had gone on to quarantine, but no cases of spread on campus and Ferguson made clear. Even his legislators get their own vaccinations under the continuity of government provisions allowed under phase one B. This is a very wily virus that finds a way and so it is going to be essential that we have ongoing vigilant so we can't let our guard down Kate Brian w. T. O P News. Many health experts these days say wearing two masks is better than one. But not all doctors agree with that The double masking has come because Mass. Don't fit. I'm sure you've tried different ones, and some of them just you know, you just feel like Oh, this is terrible Doctor May Chu has been studying personal protective equipment for years. When you double mast. You actually create more resistance and you don't want to use it because you can't breathe. So you have to find that comfort, But the main thing is to wear something that's comfortable. That fits where you reduce the leakage. She's seen political leaders and others start doubling up in recent weeks, but says the science shows one good mask works. That's KCNC reporter Jeff Todd. One stock has got the attention of the world a group of small investors on Reddit but large amounts of games stop stock, inflating the price and ruining Wall Street's most experience. Hedge fund managers who tried to short the video game retailer USA Today and Dow Jones Market Watch columnist Paul Brandon says you may want to rethink joining this trend. While it's true that I think some people have made money, this is a recipe for most losing a lot of money. Really fast, which I suspect is going to be the case for most people. I predict the next round of stories we're going to hear, Hear, and this happens a lot in a bubble type of situation, His stories of people rating therefore one K's using home equity loans and so forth to get involved with stocks. Sports is next. 11 14 remodeling for how you live today. Here's Bob Gallagher, president of some design, remodeling, sharing how remodeling can bring family and friends together. They had a number of different changes in their life that we're leading them to. Need a different flow in their environment, and the use of their spaces were changing, so they really needed help to kind of pull string through the entire project overall, so we worked in just about every hole of the remodel was they had family and kids that we're just getting in the high school and you know they had no choice but to come together, and that is key here because often there's so many things that air Pulling our families apart If the environment can be set up in such a way that it allows her family's to consistently see each other. We find value that we had forgotten that we lost joins Son design at their virtual remodeled home tour event on February 4th learn how your neighbors are modifying their homes for a better quality of life register at some Design inc dot com. Ports at 15 and 45, powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. Now rob Wood for it. All right, Sandy, the NFL off season is trending toward having unprecedented turn over at the quarterback position in the Washington football team figures to be in the mix for one of the principal pieces. There are reports the Rams have been in talks with the Lions about a deal for Matthew Stafford. And ESPN is Jeremy Fowler says. Here's a sleeper team, the Washington football team. They have $35 million in cap space. A ton of intriguing young players, and I'm told that they want to go hard and finding their long term quarterback solution right now, and you know what? It just so happens We discussed the possibility of Stafford coming to Washington on the W T O P huddle. And while I think it's a good fit George Wallace said. I'm going to go on record saying I don't want Matt Stafford here. I just I don't want to give up first round picks from I don't give up defensive player for him. I'm going for the Shawn Watson. Or if you want to give me Aaron Rodgers because he's leaving Green Bay. I'll take that too. That's what I like about George. He aims high. You can check out our full discussion on w t o p dot com Search huddle. It's fun. It's spirited. You will like it and what you won't like. Is the wizard sitting in dead last in the standings After last night's 1 16 100 lost to the Atlanta Hawks. It was a test a game, nine technical fouls, three ejections, and at the end of it all the Wiz sit with the NBA's worst record at three and 12. They have one Countem one home wins this season. Georgetown hasn't fared much better there on a five game slide when they host Providence this afternoon after a three week layoff in the capital's had Alex Ovechkin in Dmitry Orlov on the ice for this morning skate assigned, they're nearing a return from the covert list. Rob would fork w T o P Sports Thanks, Rob. Coming up after traffic and weather looking for suspects.
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"Soccer, also field hockey and even tackle football. Let's find out more from WBC's match year. Tom Brady might be the only guy who regularly plays football in February, but this year high school athletes and Massachusetts will also be taking the field. The Emma unanimously approved a new set of rules for the fall to season that will kick off on the 22nd, The biggest standout tackling is permitted. Beyond that social distancing measures will be observed all over the field from the sidelines to the huddles no more standing around in a circle offenses will have to go over the plate call while facing the same direction. Everyone will be wearing a mask unless they're taking a sip of water, but no one's allowed to spit that water back out on the field. Let's get a nice little break from angry players and coaches to as they're all required to stay. 6 FT. Away. Matt Shearer WBZ Boston's news radio, another development for one of the covert 19 vaccines still in the works, Johnson and Johnson claiming their single shot vaccine, a 66% effective at preventing the disease and 85% effective. Against preventing severe illness, although other vaccines from Fizer and Madonna both reported roughly a 95% success rate against symptomatic disease, Dr Dan Veru, she is one of the developers and says that Johnson and Johnson's vaccine has its pros, including convenient transportation and storage requirements, which could reach regions without the equipment needed For Fizer in modernist overdoses, facts he has been developed as a single shot vaccine. That does not require sub zero freezing. So we feel that those parameters will facilitate the rapid and extensive rollout of this vaccine both in our country and abroad. The company will be requesting emergency use authorization early next month from the FDA. Frustration growing for millions trying to sign up online for covert 19 vaccine, only to find they can't ABC is Andy Field has more details from Washington. But there's the Maryland Larry thought thought he was getting his covert vaccine today, but we had an appointment confirmed and we were told that only one a was going to be used today and we were turned around and said, Do not come back today because you're not going to get a shot. Larry spent hours on a Maryland site finding and getting his appointment only to discover a glitch confirmed him. When it shouldn't like millions. He's starting again from scratch. Andy Field. ABC NEWS Washington It's 10 19. It seems a lot of people these days are getting worked up about getting their hands on a covert 19 vaccine. WBC's Karen Regal spoke with an expert in anxiety on how to deal with this issue. It's a very hard thing to hand over all your control and we don't have control right now we have no control on making the vaccine when will get it? And who's going to give it to us. All of this is a wonderful recipe for anxiety soup. Dr Todd Park, Yoni from Boston University, suggests breaking down this huge problem Cove it death economic issues when the kids get back to school into small, manageable steps. Remembering what you can control well, now I can live my life and go back to trying to deal with this pandemic and manage things, the best that I can given the circumstances. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's NewsRadio, Many health experts are saying it is time to double mask, especially with several Corona virus variants now circulating But not all doctors and other clinicians agree. CBS is Jeff Todd spoke to one expert in Denver. Double masking has come because Mass don't fit. I'm sure you've tried different ones, and some of them just you know, you just feel like Oh, this is terrible Doctor May Chu has been studying personal protective equipment for years. When you double mask you actually create more resistance and you don't want to. Use it because you can't breathe. So you have to find that comfort. But the main thing is to wear something that's comfortable that fits where you reduce the leakage. She's seen political leaders and others start doubling up in recent weeks. It says the science shows one good mask works. The CDC is currently studying the effectiveness of double masking. They have not yet released data to support whether it's better than.
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"With 900 openings in the following weeks, D C. Health and the office of the state superintendent of education are working with one medical to make the vaccinations possible. So far about 1100 teachers and staff in the district have been vaccinated along with 800 charter School employees. Melissa how the BTO Pena's Maryland leaders are facing scrutiny is lawmakers of all ages are eligible to get their Corona virus vaccines and that is ahead of everybody else in the state. Maryland state Senate President Bill Ferguson got here. Covert 19 vaccination under what's called the continuity of government provisions as a 37 year old male. That's healthy. I really struggled on. Should I move forward with this? His own parents still haven't been able to get an appointment for their vaccinations, and I feel that frustration deeply. But when asked if it was right for lawmakers of any age to get their vaccinations ahead of Maryland's older population, Ferguson said. This is something that from the very beginning we have health experts driving our decision making and it was very important. That that'd be the driving consideration for how to operate session and how to proceed. Kate Brian W. T. O P. News will soon be required to wear a mask on just about every form of public transportation. The CDC is ordering a sweeping US transportation mask mandate the kicks in late Monday, travelers will be required to wear masks on airplane ships, trains, Busses or taxis. And a transportation hubs like airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations and seaports. The order will be enforced by the T S, A and federal, state and local agencies and the CDC says violators could potentially face criminal penalties, but more likely civil penalties. You can take off the masks briefly to eat, drink or take medication. Jennifer Kuipers CBS NEWS Many health experts are now saying that wearing two masks is better than one. But not all doctors agree. The double masking has come because Mass don't fit. I'm sure you've tried different ones, and some of them just you know, you just feel like Oh, this is terrible Doctor May Chu has been studying personal protective equipment for years. When you double mask you actually create more resistance And you don't want to use it because you can't breathe. So you have to find that comfort. The main thing is to wear something that's comfortable that fits where you reduce the leakage. She's seen political leaders and others start doubling up in recent weeks, but says the science shows one good mask works. That's KCNC reporter Jeff Todd. Stocks sank again yesterday is speculation over Gamestop and a handful of other stocks led to more worries about how much damage in online revolt against financial elites can do to the broader market. Calls for regulators to step in grew louder as Gamestop soared nearly 70% yesterday the tug of war continues between.
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"John Doman w T O P News starting Monday. People who work it licensed child care providers and independent schools into See will be eligible to make appointments to get the Corona virus vaccine. You can start making this appointment's at noon Monday than the appointments begin the following day. Teachers and staff members at D C. Public schools have already started getting their vaccines. You'll soon be required to wear a mask on just about every form of public transportation. The CDC is ordering a sweeping US transportation mask mandate the kicks in late Monday, travelers will be required to wear masks on airplanes, ships, trains, Busses or taxis and a transportation hubs like airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations and seaports. The order will be enforced by the T s A. And federal, state and local agencies in the CDC says violators could potentially face criminal penalties but more likely civil penalties. You can take off the masks briefly to eat, drink or take medication. Jennifer Keiper CBS news Many health experts say wearing two masks is better than one. But not all doctors agree. The double man asking has come because Mask don't fit. I'm sure you've tried different ones, and some of them just you know, you just feel like Oh, this is terrible Doctor May Chu has been studying personal protective equipment for years. When you double mast. You actually create more resistance and you don't want to use it because you can't breathe. So you have to find that comfort, But the main thing is to wear something that's comfortable. That fits where you reduce the leakage. She's seen political leaders and others start doubling up in recent weeks, but says the science shows one good mask work since Casey and see reporter Jeff Todd coming up a D. C Council member demands action last four days. Michelle Bash, It's 7 14. Your favorite things feel made for you. Your education should too. University of Maryland Global Campus, formerly University of Maryland University.
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"A more partisan process. Republican Senator Rob Portman, just $25 million is very bold of me, and now they want to do another 25. That'd be great. But let's put the 1st 25 1st budget resolution could start as early as next week without bipartisan support. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he's willing to move ahead by using the budget reconciliation process to pass from the new administration's covert 19 priorities. As the liquid Terra. ABC NEWS Washington officials in a number of Cape Cod towns say the state's rollout of covert vaccines has made a challenging to get residents vaccinated and failed. This town manager Julian Suso says the vaccine supply is low in the state is giving little notice and how much will be available and when for what he says is now a confusing process over and sandwich officials say the town could not commit to covert vaccine clinics for its more than 2000 residents over the age of 75. Fire chief John Burke says the state supply isn't nearly enough. The amount of vaccines and we've been told by the state we're going to receive per week is 100. At that rate, he says It would take years to vaccinate the entire town, talking a year and a half two years at that drip rate of vaccines to vaccinate that subset population. Those problems stretch across the Cape. As Barnstable County says. In addition to a low vaccine supply, their help line is still being flooded by senior citizens confused and had a book an appointment. Him done WBZ Boston's NewsRadio, other promising development for one of the cove in 19 vaccine Still in development, it's Johnson and Johnson, claiming that their single shot vaccine is 66% effective at preventing the disease. 85% effective against preventing severe illness, although other vaccines from five year in modern herbal for port about a 95% success rate against disease. Dr Dan Bruce, one of the vaccines, developers tells ABC. Johnson and Johnson's vaccine has its pros, though, including convenient transportation and storage requirements, which could reach regions without equipment needed for Fizer and modernize facts. He has been developed as a single shot vaccine that does not require sub zero freezing. So we feel that those parameters will facilitate the rapid and extensive roll out of this vaccine both in our country and abroad. The company will Request emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration as early as next month. Frustration growing from million's trying to sign up online for a covert vaccine on Lee Divine that they can't in Bethesda, Maryland. Larry Fall, thought he was getting his covert vaccine today, but we had an appointment confirmed and we were told that only one a was going to be used today, and we were turned around and said, do not come back today because you're not going to get a shot. Larry spent hours on a Maryland site finding and getting his appointment only to discover a glitch confirmed him when it shouldn't like millions, he's starting again. From scratch. And you feel the ABC News Washington? Well, it seems like everyone is getting kind of worked up about getting their hands on a vaccine. WBC's Karen Regal spoke with an expert in anxiety. It's a very hard thing to hand over all your control and we don't have control right now. We have no control on making the vaccine when will get it and who's going to give it to us? All of this is a wonderful recipe for anxiety soup. Dr. Todd Marconi from Boston University suggests breaking down this huge problem Cove it death economic issues when the kids get back to school. Into small, manageable steps, remembering what you can control. Well, now I can live my life and go back to trying to deal with this pandemic. Manage things, the best that I can given the circumstances. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's news radio, and now many health experts are saying it's time to double mask, especially with several Corona virus variants circulating, But not all doctors agree with that. KCNC televisions. Jeff Todd spoke to one expert in Denver. Double masking has come because Mass don't fit. I'm sure you've tried different ones, and some of them just you know, you just feel like Oh, this is terrible Doctor May Chu has been studying personal protective equipment for years. When you double mast, you actually create more resistance and you don't want to. Use it because you can't breathe. So you have to find that comfort. But the main thing is to wear something that's comfortable that fits where you reduce the leakage. She's seen political leaders and others start doubling up in recent weeks. It says the science shows one good mask works. The center for Disease Control is currently studying the effectiveness of double masks. They have not yet released data to support whether it's better. And using a single mask. Everyone wants.
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"With support from Republicans if we get it, but the covertly past the past, there's no offensive. But but Republicans argued the price tag is just too steep, many asking what's the rush since they just passed a $900 billion package last month, But today in the Oval Office, Biden and his new Treasury secretary insisted the need is there. There's not more help. Many more people will lose their small businesses, roofs over their heads and the ability to feed their families and President Biden says Congress needs to act now. Former Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy has a new gig, offering commentary on CNN News that he made his debut appearance yesterday, talking about efforts by Democrats in Washington to pass that Cove in 19 relief package. This move comes a day after he said that he has no plans to run for office again any time soon, And he also launched a new initiative called the Groundwork Project, which is aimed in part, it's supporting political races that are considered unwinnable by the Democratic Party. Kennedy lost his effort last year to oust fellow Democrat incumbent Senator Edward Markey. It seems that most everyone is pretty stressed out about getting their hands on a covert 19 vaccine. These days, WBC's Karen Regal spoke with an expert in anxiety on how to deal with it all. It's a very hard thing to hand over all your control and we don't have control right now we have no control on making the vaccine when will get it? And who's going to give it to us. All of this is a wonderful recipe for anxiety soup. Dr. Todd Marconi from Boston University suggests breaking down this huge problem Cove it death economic issues when the kids get back to school and two small, manageable steps. Remembering what you can control. Now I can live my life, go back to trying to deal with this pandemic and manage things, the best that I can given the circumstances. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's news radio. It's 5 18 promising sign for another coded 19 vaccine that is still in development. Johnson and Johnson says it it's single shot vaccine, a 66% effective at preventing symptomatic disease 85% effective when it comes to preventing severe illness. Vaccines from Visor and Moderna. Both report roughly 95 efficacy rate against symptomatic disease, but they both required two shots. A doctor Dan Maruge, one of the vaccines, developers, tells ABC News that Americans likely will not be able to choose which vaccine they received. But he says that all three are reliable options. These vaccines appear to be safe and highly effective. And so right now, the most important thing is for people to get vaccinated. I think it's less important about the the different pros and cons amongst the different vaccines. Right now. We're in a situation where we need to protect lives. And officials in a number of Cape Cod town say that the state's rollout of covert vaccines has made it challenging to get the shots. WBC's Tim done without stand fail, Miss Town manager Julian Suso says the vaccine supply is low in the state is giving little notice and how much will be available and when for what he says is now a confusing process over in Sandwich officials say the town could not commit to covert vaccine clinics for its more than 2000 residents over the age of 75. Fire chief John Burke says the state supply isn't nearly enough. The amount of vaccines and we've been told by the state we're going to receive per week is 100. At that rate, he says It would take years to vaccinate the entire town, talking a year and a half two years at that drip rate of vaccines to vaccinate that subset population. Those problems stretch across the Cape. As Barnstable County says. In addition to a low vaccine supply, their help line is still being flooded by senior citizens confused and had a book an appointment. I'm done. WBZ, Boston's news radio and now with several Corona virus variants circulating in the U. S. Some health experts are saying that it's time to double up on masks. But you know what? The jury is still out on that. Not all doctors agree. Kcnc TV s Jeff Todd spoke with one expert in Denver. The double masking has come because Mass don't fit. I'm sure you've tried different ones. Some of them just you know, you just feel like Oh, this is terrible Doctor May Chu has been studying personal protective equipment for years. When you double mast. You actually create more resistance and you don't want to use it because you can't breathe. So you have to find that comfort, But the main thing is to wear something that's comfortable that fits where you reduce the leakage. She's seen political leaders and others start doubling up in recent weeks. It says the science shows one good mask works. The CDC right now is studying the effectiveness of double masks. It has not yet released any hard data to support whether it's better than using a single mask. The hunt is on for the person who left behind bombs on January 5th the night before the riot at the U. S. Capitol. Authorities say that it shows that it was a well planned and coordinated attack. And another search continues for the rioters who trampled a woman to death while trying to storm the capital fury and the utter lawlessness unfolding on January 6 as a crazed mob religiously assaults officers.
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"Expect brutal wind shells along with plenty of snow this winter, But you can also expect that will be the first to tell you about it. So bundle up and listen to WBZ. Boston's news radio WBZ Busted W x K S FM HD to Medford. And I heart radio station. Now, more than ever. It matters where you get your news. WBZ news radio. I'm Jennifer Keiper in Chicago. The CDC orders a sweeping US transportation mask mandate that kicks in late Monday. It requires face masks be worn on nearly all forms of public transportation and in hubs. Third vaccine could be ready for emergency distribution as soon as next week. Donya Becca's in Los Angeles, the race to vaccinate continues There's promising news on the vaccine front. Johnson and Johnson just announced its vaccine provides 85% protection against severe cases of the disease, although the overall effect of rate is lower, no question that this vaccine is gonna be a game changer. Johnson and Johnson vaccine is a single shot and can be stored in a regular refrigerator, and it's effective against several strains of the virus, including the new strain, first discovered in South Africa. That's strange now detected in the U. S. In two people from South Carolina. Some health experts are saying it's time to double mask, especially with several Corona virus variants. Circulating KCNC TV Is Jeff Todd spoke would with one expert in Denver, May. Chu has been studying personal protective equipment for years. When you double mast, you actually create more resistance and you don't want to Use it because you can't breathe. So you have to find that comfort. But the main thing is to wear something that's comfortable that fits where you reduce the leakage. She's seen political leaders and others start doubling up in recent weeks. It says the science shows one good mask works. President Biden wants Congress to quickly pass is almost $2 trillion covert relief bill with or without Republican support. Also, CBS is Nancy Cordes reports that the president may have to walk back on a promise to reopen school. The White House argues kids could get back to classrooms faster if Congress passes its $1.9 trillion bill. Which includes 130 billion to reopen schools, But Republicans opposed the steep price tag so Democrats may try to push it through on their own starting next week. The FBI is still searching for the person who put pipe bombs near the capital. CBS is Jeff to gaze with details of the suspect. Investigators believe planted the pipe bombs the night before the attack on the capital. There's no reward of $100,000 for the person seen in a gray hood face mask and gloves, plus Nike Air maxes the suspect to seeing carrying a backpack likely concealing the bombs, and investigators say he placed outside the RNC and DNC headquarters just blocks from the Capitol. 11. Soldiers of four bliss in Texas got sick after drinking what they thought was alcohol. It was a compound found in antifreeze. Two in critical condition, all showing signs of improvement. This is CBS News. Traffic and weather together. The Subaru retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes. We've got a little bit of low going on an area roadways at 303. Right now we're in pretty good shape out on roots Run 92 90 out to the West. No issues getting on Route nine in Brooklyn and continuing towards Worcester in great shape there as well Traveling down to the South. No issues on routes 95 or 24 this hour nor run routes three coming up from born right up to Braintree and up to the North. We did Some problems on route 4, 95 and Challenge for awhile ago that's cleared out of the way downtown. We've got work crews inside the Ted Williams Tunnel on the eastbound side, Elaine restriction between the South Boston area and Logan Airport over in East Boston and a little bit of a delay mostly around the East Boston area right now, traveling otherwise, on the mass pike eastbound and westbound work inside the Prudential Tunnel, taking up a lane in each direction that's on the mass pike. And that's that will be until about 4 30, but another hour and a half downtown. Area beyond that looks.
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"A big time across the board on Wall Street Friday. Good morning. Welcome in its three o'clock you CBS News on the hour your home for original reporting. I'm Jennifer Keiper in Chicago. The CDC orders a sweeping US transportation mask mandate that kicks in late Monday. It requires face masks be worn on nearly all forms of public transportation and in hubs. Third vaccine could be ready for emergency distribution as soon as next week. Donya Becca's in Los Angeles, the race to vaccinate continues There's promising news on the vaccine front. Johnson and Johnson just announced its vaccine provides 85% protection against severe cases of the disease. Although the overall effect of rate is lower. There's no question that this vaccine is gonna be a game changer. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is a single shot and can be stored in a regular refrigerator. And it's effective against several strains of the virus, including the new strain, first discovered in South Africa that strained now detected in the U. S in two people from South Carolina. Some health experts are saying it's time to double mask, especially with several Corona virus variants. Circulating KCNC TV Is Jeff Todd spoke would with one expert in Denver May. Chu has been studying personal protective equipment for years. When you double mast, you actually create more resistance and you don't want to use it because you can't breathe, so you have to find that comfort, but the main thing is to wear something that's comfortable. That fits where you reduce the leakage. She's seen political leaders and others start doubling up in recent weeks, but says the science shows one good mask works. President Biden wants Congress to quickly pass is almost $2 trillion covert relief bill with or without Republican support. Also, CBS is Nancy Cordes reports that the president may have to walk back on a promise to reopen school. The White House argues kids could get back to classrooms faster if Congress passes its $1.9 trillion bill. Which includes 130 billion to reopen schools, But Republicans.
New COVID-19 variant found in Bay Area linked to Kaiser outbreak
"And state officials have announced concerns over a new variant of the Corona virus called L 452 are that they've detected in Northern California, Max Pringle reports. Santa Clara County officials said The new variant was found in the Kaiser San Jose outbreak that recently infected dozens of people. Santa Clara County Health director Dr Sarah Cody said the variant doesn't appear to be more serious than the more common strain. We do not have any signals at this point that this variant is associated with anything else, such as increased severity of illness, although will we? Of course, we're certainly looking for any signals at to see if that that would be emerging. Dr Charles to was a virologist in professor of laboratory medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He said. Tests show the new strain made up about 4% of samples back in mid December, Chu said the data is incomplete and more work needs to be done. He said. It indicated officials are concerned about whether the vaccines will be as effective against the variant. There is some worry that this this is one of those variants that because it's in the very critical region of the virus called the spike Protein, and then the binding site they receptor binding domain of the spike protein there is with with all mutations in that particular region. There is a concern that is there in Will there be an effect or is there an effect on the vaccine? Choose that The variant was first identified in Alameda County last May. He said, along with Santa Clara, the new strain has turned up and other urban counties such a San Francisco and more rural counties like Mono and Lake. State Health officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local public health departments and laboratory sequencing partners. And learn more about the variant and how it spreads. State health officials said. Quote. It's too soon to know if this variant will spread more rapidly than others. Officials say the best protection remains mask wearing social distancing in hand washing.
Ex-Energy Secretary Says Fixing Climate Change Is Tough, There's No Vaccine
"President-elect biden plans to change. us climate policies or rather. Pick up where they left off. Resuming efforts disrupted under the trump administration biden talks of the united states generating all its electricity by twenty. Thirty five without emitting carbon into the atmosphere. He wants the whole economy to run on clean energy by twenty fifty. If that can be done at all it will demand changes in technology so we called someone who knows the technology well. Steven chu was a recipient of a nobel prize in physics. He was also secretary of energy in president obama's administration and he says climate change makes the pandemic look simple. There will be no vaccine magical shot for climate change and it's going to have a more profound impact on the world at large if you can imagine that than what we're going through today. Steven chu says. Markets are moving in favor of cleaner energy. President trump's administration loosened fuel economy standards for cars and promoted coal but the coal industry kept dying on. Its own and car companies. Say they are ready to go back to stricter standards. Renewable energy like wind and solar is getting cheaper while oil companies are contemplating a different future. We've been interested by the news that some oil companies are forecasting peak demand Not that their production would peak but that the demand for oil is plateauing or declining in the next few years. Yes i would say it's more plateauing will be a long plateau which is not what they would have said ten years ago. It's in part due to the fact that they are into spain. Electric vehicles will become better and better and they will as they look towards the future. I think the more forward leaning oil companies are saying well essentially by twenty seventy twenty seven five. Whatever we need to be a very different business you're going to actually use oil or natural. Gas is then. The carbon can't be released into the atmosphere in past business cycles. The market has sometimes worked against renewable energy oil prices go up wind and solar lamar attractive by comparison but then oil gets very cheap as it absolutely has been during the pandemic and oil becomes much more attractive. Is there any reason to think that cycle would be broken this time. Yeah the technology is getting better. I go back to something like electric vehicles. Which for personal transportation you can imagine those at twenty twenty five thousand dollar car. That has a three hundred fifty mile range as four times less expensive to own and operate in terms of fuel and maintenance and pretend you can charge two hundred miles in five minutes. Six minutes and means the car batteries last longer than the human bladder. Which is the key criteria. I hadn't thought about that. People are going to stop for that reason. Okay go on. Yes and so. These type of batteries will be deployed so it makes much more sense. People will gravitate towards naturally. That's why the oil companies are looking towards other uses for oil natural gas particularly chemicals plastics. What they really love is if you could use that material to make construction materials that begin to displace cement or seal or at least supplement them in and lower the carbon footprint of those things. Oh because there's a big carbon footprint with those materials does construction materials as well. Oh absolutely cement. For example is responsible. Just cement is responsible for about eight percent of the entire carbon emissions so given the changes in technology and the changes in the marketplace is the biden administration which is set these relatively ambitious climate goals for twenty thirty five and twenty fifty. Are they pushing on an open door. Then no not really because in the end to get rule acceptance is got to be better cheaper and there's a nurse and so if you look at how you make these major shifts in infrastructure. These are half a century investments. How the lifetime of a coal plant. The lives of a national as planned. Lifetime of an automobile is fifteen. Two going on twenty years now. You can retire things before their natural lifetime. But then there's a lot of resistance to do that So the question for the government is how did give this a shove. How did they move things a little faster than they might naturally move on their own. That's right the real question is what will help people make electric vehicle choice. We'll first thing would be. The technology gets so instead of keeping your old car. You really want to have something. That's just better. But how do you retire things before. The national lifetime is initially now. You have to demonstrate that this change is going to be good for not only health but the economy and everything else. It has to be cost effective and cost effective e e. Could incorporate the cost of cumin house. Hopefully the american public will have no trouble trying to understand that when it comes to your own your family your children's health. It's worthwhile one of the reasons i wanted to call you. Was that you were in the obama administration when it was attempting to get climate legislation through congress. And it didn't happen. There was tremendous political resistance. Do you think the political landscape may have changed in a way that will allow more serious investment in fighting climate change. Yes in fact. I would go further and say i think some oil companies you know. I'm on a advisory group to royal dutch. Shell and i truly believe that the company wants to see itself in a completely new business that they cannot be a carbon company that emits carbon into the atmosphere and so there's also growing awareness as the public than companies themselves in. This is a problem. We have to be part of the solution. Even if it means that. We've got to have to completely reinvent ourselves steven chu. It's a pleasure talking with you. Thank you so much. Okay my pleasure.
More Than $140M In EDD Benefits Paid Out To California Inmates, Investigation Finds
"And federal prosecutors say California's Employment Development Department has been paying benefits to tens of thousands of inmates costing the state over $140 million from NPR member station KQED Julie Chang reports. The fraudulent claims were filed between March and August. The even included some high profile inmates like convicted murderer Scott Peterson. State Assembly member David Chu says this adds to a long list of failures by the state agency. So many of our constituents make a single typo. And then he did the application and they're denied income for months when an inmate on death row can use a fake name to get benefits paid out. Prosecutor said the department didn't cross reference unemployment claims against the list of prisoners like some other states do. The state agency has been overwhelmed with millions of benefit claims since March that resulted in a backlog that led to a two week shutdown in September
Boston - Massachusetts reports 2,495 new COVID cases, 37 deaths
"Here amounts of Chu said 2495 new positive cases reported and 37 deaths. 659 people remain in the hospital 152 patients in the CEO total confirmed cases here in the base day since the beginning of the pandemic, 172,000 471 estimated active cases by the state Department of Public Health 25,055. Meanwhile, Vermont today reporting the