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Leading the Gates Foundation Fight Against Coronavirus
"We have a really exciting opportunity today to talk to someone. That's helping lead the charge against the crow virus. Mark Suzman is CEO of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation who are putting a ton of resources behind looking for solutions right now and we're really grateful to have a few minutes of your time mark. Thank you for doing this. Great detroi- well. The Gates Foundation has a publication called the optimist which we think is exactly the kind of attitude that we need right now and we'll have time to talk about specifics of the virus in treatments soon but I in general terms at a high level. What's keeping optimistic right now? Well we do have publication called the optimistic with inter-regional you're listening to subscribe. It's a great publication that sort of sends out an US on a pretty regular basis actually comes from Bill and Melinda Gates who are like to call themselves impatient optimists we we decided not to call the publication. The impatient optimists and at times like this. It's sometimes challenging to to feel optimistic but on the real plus side one. We're seeing are really unprecedented progress in of the search for a vaccine that still going to be a wild but we're a pretty confident that they will be a successful vaccine you know unlike say with HIV where we struggle to find one up to more than thirty years. And it's going to be the foster. Sfaxien ever successfully developed in human history there already number of candidates in trials but we have a lot of scientists who look at that and feel pretty confidence and the challenge is going to be really about getting them through as quickly as possible getting them into distribution and manufacturing and trying to make sure that they are globally accessible. Because it's something the world's GonNa need so that probably the biggest one on the horizon. The second one is a cautious optimism. But it's also combined with a worry Which is so far. We haven't seen the kind of days in the developing world which we were very worried about probably off the levels we've seen in the US and Europe. We're working very hard and you. These places with very low and weak health resources to try and help with preparation still worries that there may be major outbreaks but again the steps that have been taken by these countries today despite their challenging circumstances have certainly a voted foul outcomes and that's being another bid relatively good news and I know that that global outlook is really important to the Gates Foundation. What are y'all doing to make sure that the work that you're doing is able to be used worldwide. Yes so that's something we do for like when we work extensively across the US obviously and we have carry lodge program. Which of being heavily disrupted and Writing educational opportunities for low income students and kids of Color in K twelve and post-second buck most by workers in global health and global development issues. And everything we do as informed by what he calls global access so we do a lot of research and development Some of that is in helpings like New Treatments. Or vaccines or things that are Diseases like malaria or tobacco. So I do think that disproportionately affect poor people and we have requirement whenever we make grunts that Any results Former global access. You know they need to be accessible and affordable globally and we support directly a number of organizations that help ensure that happens so the Global Fund to fight. Hiv Malaria Which was actually something where President Bush was the inaugural funded from the US and and was the counterpart to the pet. Far -Unding is a huge operation. That actually helps keep many millions of people on anti retrovirals but also that's bednets across the developing world to prevent Larrea to Berkey Laos's treatments. And what it does is it. Cools or sources including from the foundation many governments including the US which is the largest Funda. And then how? Purchase those at bulk because it is a crisis and then distribute them to the needy globally and we have the partnerships that do the same in areas like vaccines. So I know that scenario that we've worked together on before is in is in global health. We had Bill Melinda Gates recently at our form on leadership for them to talk about the work that they've done and Y'all done a lot of work with global epidemics previously like in global health. You've been very active. What did you learn from the worthy done previously? That's helping you today. So some of it is pretty simple stuff right. You need basic functional primary healthcare systems that that may sound and we're kind of used most people can excess at least minimal basic healthcare in the US effectively but You in very poor countries. That means often. There's barely a clinic with basic equipment or tools. But we need that. We make a lot of investments in trying to support those kind of experts if you have accessible primary care that's able to take early action than that helps prevent a whole lot of the health outcomes and then the car. Koga crisis where you're trying to Provide community engagement or involvement to help support challenges. Where you're often working in situations like crowded urban slums where it's very difficult to sort of isolate if you have symptoms we've seen countries like South Outta go for example which have extensive networks that have been set up to deal with HIV crisis actually being able to mobilize those network to help support Kobe or simply one of the talents we have. We are the largest. Funders globally the. Us is also very generous support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative that unfortunately it had to be put on pause for why because we can't currently vaccinate children because it's the opposite of social distancing malaria polio vaccine. Excuse me drops that needs to be put in the mouth of a baby. That's held by their parents but we had big infrastructure that we've developed Without the partners over the years including Eunice and the World Health Organization Rotary that is very expert at surveillance and tracking and tracing Things which can now again be used in that Jacobin. So we've had a lot of those kinds of blessedness Which we wish. We didn't have to have them to help. But there certainly are helping with the current crisis
"melinda gates" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Graduation speeches on the world and now bill and Melinda gates congratulations to the class of twenty twenty on your graduation we know you aren't able to celebrate this milestone in the way you had imagined but we hope you and your loved ones are still finding a way to make this occasion special these are not easy times but we will get through them and with your leadership the world will be stronger than it was before your generation understands the inextricable ties between the people of the world perhaps better than any that has come before it many of you have been using the internet since you could read it grown up with access to pop culture news and perspectives from society's thousands of miles from your home and the major challenges looming over your future like climate change and growing inequality are also being confronted by your peers in every part of the globe we know that a lot of you are seeking advice right now on how to navigate life after graduation and we've also noticed that a lot of the same questions seem to come up again and again so instead of a traditional commencement address where we tell you what we think you want to hear we want to answer your questions instead the first question is one we've seen a lot are there any historical events that could provide insight for surviving and maybe even thriving in the global moment we're in once we get to the end of this pandemic I think will enter a period of rebuilding very similar to what it was like after World War two in addition to getting the economy going again we're gonna have to create new structures to prevent this crisis from ever happening again and that will create opportunities for smart young people to shape those structures I encourage you to get involved as much as you can yeah I rebuild this pandemic is a defining moment in our history today's graduates you're gonna play a huge role in how it defines us as we start to recover you will be at the forefront of answering big questions like will society become more or less equal will the world become more United or more divided will we make the changes we need so no one is left behind just like World War two and other emergencies we can come together and rebuild stronger and young people can lead the way another question that we receive from a lot of graduates was about how to succeed in the job market it may not be surprising coming from me but I think data sciences and codeine are are more and more important skills being able to understand what programs can do in a looking at data base is and how you navigate brine sites out of those I think those skills will apply to a lot of the jobs in the future so I am a computer science graduate and I still use my coding mindset every day and I would say that the other thing is how important it is to learn to understand the people you work with there's an idea that the world makes progress when one person has a Eureka moment but that's not really how it works if you want to get things done you need a team and team succeed when everybody is focused on getting the best out of one another we were inspired to see that many of you want to make a difference right now how can you graduates help in the fight against Colbert so many of you are already helping by staying home when you can by dropping off groceries to your elderly neighbors by helping young students keep learning we've been incredibly inspired by the creative ways you've risen to this moment and we're going to need that ingenuity on a host of urgent issues as we work to recover not just the obvious ones like how we re open the economy but also the less obvious ones like how we modernize care giving so parents don't have to choose between getting a paycheck or taking care of a sick child some of you may have been inspired by this crisis to pursue careers and even email at G. our health that's fantastic but it's not the only way to contribute policymakers are going to have a lot of decisions to make in the months and years to come but how we recover from this crisis and how we prevent it from ever happening again you can use your voice and your vote to insist on policies that create and help your better future for everyone everywhere the next question asks how do I know if I chose the right career path well the important thing to remember about career paths is that they don't have to last forever I when I was in my twenties I thought I'd always work in software I never saw myself working in philanthropy are and global health at all let alone leaving behind my job Microsoft to do it full time as you get older you're impressing your skills will fall my advice is to be open to change don't be afraid to try something new yeah I agree bill changing careers doesn't have to be about falling behind it should be about building on what you already know you know the good news is that many of the skills you learned in your career can be transferred across sectors skills like how to communicate persuade and work with teams the other thing I would say is to talk to the experts in the field you want to move to you and learn from them they got so much knowledge you can tap into and used to prepare okay so our last question is about the future what reasons do you think graduates have to be optimistic about the future bill well the arc of history is of incredible improvements and how long we live our understanding of how advances in science and although it's tough to see now that progress will continue and make the world a much better place during this pandemic we've seen a lot of suffering but we've also seen humanity at its best brilliant minds from around the world and mobilized to respond researchers have been working twenty four seven to develop treatments and vaccines creative thinkers in every field of in figuring out how to keep us safe while still providing the essential services people need to live those innovators are showing us what's possible you know their skills and knowledge are going to help defeat code nineteen and I'm really eager to see them and all of you as graduates apply those skills to other challenges in the world despite reaching this wonderful milestone of graduation we know that this may be a difficult time to feel optimistic about the future for many of you the path you imagined after graduation may suddenly be much steeper with so much to worry about from your health to your family what the job market means for your ability to pay off your loans it is understandable that you may need to put on hold the bigger questions about your role in improving the world there is no question though that you do have a role to play whether that's now or in the future you inherited a world that already has proven that progress is possible that progress didn't happen by accident or fate it was the result of people just like you who made a commitment that whatever else they did with their lives and careers they would contribute to this shared mission are propelling us all forward you can build a healthier more equal future for us all we can't wait to see what your generation accomplishes congradulations graduates.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents
"Her teachers right so he's asked us to come together just as part of a coalition. Because we've been working in the state to think about. What might we do now with education? You know some kids are successfully going online and are keeping up their learning gains. Many many are not in are falling behind and so we need to look out. You know where our teachers in the public school system who are being effective. How're they doing it? How can we help them? Spread their lessons to public school teachers. How can we help? Low income kids have access to broadband to a computer and then to great teaching. There are many great teachers out there but not everybody does go online. I have to say even I struggle some days with all the different platforms right that we're using online these days and so we need to support teachers and they can support one another your husband bill. recently tweeted win. President trump announced. He was freezing funding for. Who does it really rise to the level where you feel? You guys need to respond. Maybe not I shouldn't be asking YOU TO SPEAK FOR BILL. But but does it rise to the level where you guys feel compelled to respond like that bill and I both came out strongly with our voices on purpose in favor of the. Who We know the World Health Organization. It's not perfect but we have worked with them for over twenty years they are the organization that was set up by the after the world word last World War by the United Nations to deal with health around the world and so it makes no sense in the time in a time of crisis to say you're going to pull back on a partner. Yes the would be time later for a post mortem and for some changes and to make things even better but that is the institution we rely on. So we feel that when you're in a crisis and you know a partner is good and robust you stand up for what's right and you stand up for your partners and guess what. Who it has a whole. It's whole member set of the United Nation country. But they stand up for everybody else in the world so of course we're going to stand up for them. That's what's right you mentioned. You founded the foundation twenty years ago and focuses primarily on healthcare which looks prescient. Now I mean you could have done climate change or something else. What made you decide to focus on healthcare? Linda yes so when bill and I founded the foundation we really have this belief we realized as a couple that all lives have equal value all lives and yet the world doesn't treat all lives as equal people. Don't all get to grow up in live that healthy and productive life. So we've always been about the most vulnerable and when we looked at where where people most having trouble around the world living a healthy life so they could go on and educate kids. It is places where there is a lot of poverty and a lot of death because of diseases and so over twenty years. We've built up a knowledge base with many many many partners and scientists inside and outside the foundation of. How do you deal with malaria outside the United States how do you deal with HIV AIDS in these low income settings? How do you look for a vaccine and so that knowledge is now coming to bear? And the many partners we work with and that we have relationship with whether it's industry or academia or scientists in different labs Luckily that is coming to bear now during this time of Covert Action Endeavour. You have as the giving pledge with Warren Buffet. Have you guys look to change the direction? Maybe of that during Corona virus or is that still just ongoing right now well. The point of the giving pledge is to really send a societal message that if you have the type of wealth that has created that you've become a billionaire it really has to do with because of where you've grown up yes and some luck and some skill and so it was getting a billionaires together to sign up and say we're going to give away half our wealth and not a specific 'cause everybody works on their own pieces but to learn and to accelerate our giving we've had several calls now with that group and believe me people are pivoting and changing in their communities. They are making their funding flexible. They're supporting their partners in the community. They're saying we have to fill gaps before the federal money showed up what it shows up and doesn't show up in quite the right ways and then they're starting to think about okay. What else might we do and I've been really impressed with the giving pledge community with how much they are being thoughtful with their partners and saying we have to help our partners and we have to help the most vulnerable in our communities. And we've had numerous ones of them call us and say hey we don't know anything about vaccines but should we be contributing more to vaccines or therapeutic or diagnostics. And so we have ways to help one another do that so they are responding. That's good that's good -solutely they're responding. So let me ask you a little bit about your book and you talk about women leaders and I guess I need to ask you or WanNa ask you which ones impacted you. The most I've had so many women leaders Impact me over the years but I can tell you one that I see right now and that I have worked with Now for many years and that's Chancellor Merckel when I see her consistent leadership over time when I see and you talk to her about how she was underestimated originally in Germany and yet she's a physicist. She grew up in East Germany and she has risen to this role but she has been consistently who she is and when we bill and I talk with her on the phone a couple of weeks ago she is asking all the right questions. She's listening to science. She's listening to her advisors. She's saying what should we do for the world not just for Germany? We're watching her systematically give guidance in Germany and the country back up in a very wise way That is the kind of leadership that to me is smart and is consistent and is compassionate and she is a leader that completely and totally inspires me. Let me ask you a few personal questions as we wrap things up here Melinda what are you and bill and your kids talking about around the dinner table during this time. Well of course every night. We're talking about the news not surprisingly we're talking about the latest Cova data or what we know the kids are bringing points of view but we always are coming around to every night the most vulnerable particularly in our own community You know the kids are kids. Understand that we're lucky that we're not struggling to put a meal on the table. It may not be the best meal right now because mom heats. She doesn't Cook Very Well? But we're not struggling to eat right. And we're not having to get up every morning and think about Who's GonNa Take Care of the kids? And how do I go in and work in the hospital today? So we're talking about stories. We're hearing that. They're hearing from their friends whose families might struggling. We're talking about What we're learning from Africa. And what seeing what? We don't know where we're confused. So those are very robust ongoing conversations every single day and then we're also just trying to have some humor at night too right. Yeah and what about staying active or you guys working out doing yoga together as a family or anything like that. I wish we were doing yoga together. As a family. We seem to be a family that likes to exercise in each of our own ways and own time but luckily it's turned to spring here in Seattle. So it's beautiful to get out and walk. You know our sons in gym lifting weights. So we're all kind of doing our own thing and then we're coming together to do puzzles or play cards at night or sometimes watch a Syria show on TV or a silly show on TV right. Yeah I I know that feeling and and finally last question Melinda what lessons on achieving success and happiness Have you learned that you share with your kids in maybe people from younger generations? I talked to my kids. A lot about The fact that we are all put here to make manifest in the world are wants and how we can what we can contribute to the world but it all comes down to values and so I'm always talking to my kid about who do you WanNa be. How do you show up in the world? And how do you stay true to those values and I think for younger generations to think a bit about their values and who they want to be in the world and how they want to act and I think we all have to have safe places that when we don't act our best or we say something to somebody even our family that we wished we hadn't that we learned to repair and to say no? I wasn't my best self today. And so I talk a lot to our kids about living living into their values and and there's still quite honestly developing their talents and their values and that's great and we're Harris parents to try and support and nurture that Melinda Gates Co Chair of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Thank you so much your time. Stay safe be will talk to you sin. You've been watching influencers. I'm Andy Serwer will see next time..
Coronavirus antibody testing, explained
"Antibodies. What exactly are these? And how are they different from things and people may have heard of like convalescent plasma? Yes so convalescent. Plasma is the idea that you had the disease he recovered. And you can pull the plasma out of someone that has a commissioner of antibodies. And then give that to someone else. the monoclonal idea is select the best antibodies out of that commission. Or you can make those antibodies in mice or you can make them synthetically. Monoclonal means one clone one thing. We're going to just make a bunch of it and give it to people. People typically just an antibody is a thing. Well you know more so than I scream. Store has ice cream you know there are lots of flavors. Antibodies and and some are far more effective than others and some can even cause harm. You have to be careful right and this is not like a vaccine. Where you're you're actually injecting a person with a piece of a virus or the virus killed and then the body is producing antibodies. Right so whatta vaccines doing. Is it's artificially teaching your immune system how to make an immune response including antibodies. With a vaccine you get the vaccine. Your body then knows how to make the antibodies and other immune warriors with the monoclonal antibody treatment. You have to keep getting it. You can use it either as a preventive like a vaccine or as a treatment. If you're going to use it as either you have to keep getting it because it wears off right. How do you administer monoclonal? Antibodies to a person for treatment. You have to do it. Iv IV DRIP for preventive. Where you would get it before you got the disease you can do it. As an intramuscular injection has been used to treat people for other infections or other disorders. There's a huge industry of monoclonal. Antibodies for cancer and for Autoimmune Diseases. But there are very few monoclonal antibodies that have made it to market for infectious diseases. The rarely used to of Mer for anthrax for example. Which just isn't a big problem. Right and another one that's on the market is for HIV infected. Who FAIL ALL DRUGS? And then there's one other on the market for respiratory virus for a certain subset of infants but that's it so this is something that's been done and that people have taken but it's not why lease for infection at this point not yet but we're right. On the precipice of an explosion of monoclonal antibodies for infectious diseases. Several have moved very far in clinical trials and we just had this great success story in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Ebola where everything failed all these drug treatments failed. Convalescent plasma failed but monoclonal. Antibodies two different monoclonal antibody. Preparations worked. Well let's talk about how this is going to be applied to corona virus. Actually before that we should take a little detour to neutralizing antibodies. These seem to be the goal of lot of the research. That's going on. Can you talk a little bit about those? Yeah they're the superstars of antibodies. Basically what neutralizing? Antibodies do is when they latch onto the virus they prevent that virus from infecting a cell. In this case the virus that causes Kovic nineteen has a protein on its surface called spike. And you have a region of spike at the tip that is really and needed for the virus to get into a cell because it binds to a receptor on the cell surface that small and that small region of spike has to hit the receptor just so so the neutralizing antibodies by-in-large target that small region of Spike. You know basically. It's like taking a key. That's heading for a walk and putting chewing gum all over it. So he mentioned what an antibody that is not neutralizing monoclonal antibody. That's not neutralizing would do to prevent infection. Antibodies combined all over spike. They can also bind to the human cell when they bind to the human cell they can tell the immune system to turn on a separate arm of the immune system that brings out T. CELLS. We have a mop-up system of t-cells that can identify infected cells and clear them. And you really want these two things working in concert with each other. There are lot of approaches that you investigated in your story. Lots of researchers going down different has to try to get this treatment working. What are some of the things that they're trying to optimize about the antibodies? There are about fifty. Different efforts underway to make monoclonal start with the simplest thing. Find Somebody who's recovered and then try to pull neutralizing antibodies out of them. And then you can actually optimize their neutralizing antibodies. You can you can mess with that stock of the antibody to give it a longer half life so it lasts longer in the body. Another thing you can do. You can take the spike protein and injected into mice that have human b cells in them and they will produce antibodies. That you can then fish into the pool you've made and find the best ones that are neutralizing whom you can then modify those by making their half-life longer. Lots of fishing going on right lots of fishing going on you can also create a library of antibodies with a completely synthetic system. These are not naturally made an animal. You can then stick your fishing pole in there. I mean you. Basically stick bait into their like spike protein or just the region of the spike protein that the neutralizing antibodies attached to. That's Your Bait. That's your worm. And then the antibody jumps on that you can have two at about that. Both find the spike protein but different parts. See you kind of have the backup. In the case of one of the Abullah monoclonal antibody treatments in Congo. That worked that has three in the cocktail. There's no real limit to how many antibodies you can have. But there is a limit because of cost and manufacturing rights. There's there's one other limit. That's interesting Sarah. That's I mentioned. The spike protein has a small region on it that is where the neutralizing antibody wants to attach. That small region can only handle probably two different. Antibodies don't overlap with each other and as you mentioned there are what fifty different teams chasing this but now there's an organizing force out there. This is a consortium started near near you. Yes so the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded Erica Omen Sapphire here in San Diego to try and sort through all the different. Antibodies being made in help prioritize triage with one's look best. These consortium ideas make a lot of sense in practicality. They're often hard to run because not everyone's cooperative. I'M OPTIMISTIC BECAUSE COVA. Nineteen has led to more cooperation than I personally have ever seen in the scientific community that you know these are companies. That are competitive. But they're all pledging to work together so we'll see a lot of what we talked about so far as a mechanism so we know where it should bind. We know how to improve the life span of these antibodies. What about translating these ideas these experiments into the clinic? How optimistic are you? And researchers about this working in people so antiviral drugs are a big ask when it comes to respiratory diseases. We don't have a lot of them that were in fact for viral diseases in general. It's it's tough to make drugs monoclonal. Antibodies hold great promise. We know the structure of spike protein. And how it attached to human cells. We know how to make monoclonal much better than we ever have. Because the technology has improved greatly through and autoimmune diseases and we have some hints from convalescent plasma. That can work if used early enough so I think there's high hope that these monoclonal. Antibodies will prove their worth and the Ebola experience where everything failed other than the monoclonal adds to the enthusiasm I'm GonNa keep picking at this a little bit longer so you mentioned that. Ebola had three monoclonal treatment but that people are aiming more for two in treating corona virus because these are expensive. They're not necessarily easy. To produce is going to be a problem if this does prove to be a really good treatment. Yes or no of first of all in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A second MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY. That worked was a single monoclonal antibody. Okay yeah so it's not necessarily better to have a cocktail It might be better to things like resistance that could build but both of those work the triple Combo and the single against Ebola. Are THEY EXPENSIVE. They have been in the past but the cost has dropped. I've been told tenfold in the past ten years. Just as manufacturing has improved. We also are seeing a rush internationally to provide support for treatments and preventive for Cove. In nineteen and my hunch. Is that if something does work. A lot of money will pour out of wealthy countries. Will there be a problem. Getting these out equitably to poor people and they're also hard to deliver yes inevitably inevitably. It will be a problem and there's also the risk of rich people getting it. I right so I think these issues are very real the bill and Melinda Gates. Foundation's consortium is trying to address this upfront. But these are always sticky. Sarah you know back historically if we look back at what happened with pandemic flu vaccine. They're the rich countries of the world. So will will donate ten percent of our vaccines to the poorer countries. That's not the real solution to the problem. You talk about a race with vaccine so if a vaccine comes to clinics for the antibodies do. Is there any call for them? At that point so the antibodies can be used both as a preventative and as a treatment in theory. Antibodies are going to enter the clinic in June. They probably will have an easier time proving whether they work and are safe than a vaccine so in all likelihood if antibodies are effective they will prove themselves. I necessarily who knows? But that's how it looks to me today and on May first. That's how it looked. Thank you for putting the date in there. Yeah Yeah 'cause you know this is where we're living in corona virus. Dan Our everything is so accelerated. Who knows you know weird? Things happen every day. Now Yeah and it could be that we never have a vaccine
World leaders pledge $8 billion to vaccine race as U.S. skips summit
"World leaders held an online summit yesterday pledging billions of dollars to develop a corona virus vaccine trump administration officials did not attend that meeting CBS news correspondent Holly Williams reports on the global vaccine effort the bill and Melinda gates foundation alone committed a hundred million dollars cover nineteen has reminded us that viruses don't obey borders or customs laws they don't care about what nationality you are in the race to find a vaccine there are around a hundred competitors and tests on humans are already underway in the U. S. China the United Kingdom and Germany led by professor sure sure he began clinical trials last month we are pretty confident that we are we are working on on the next seems far from many many yes professor she hain told us that compressing the phases of the trials to try to develop a vaccine foster it normally takes several years as scientists this time hoping for months when you speed things up like that there extra safety concerns because it's about safety safety safety safety is first if a vaccine is developed and there's no guarantee of success the next challenge will be manufacturing and distributing it to protect people by the
World leaders pledge $8 billion to vaccine race as U.S. skips summit
"And world leaders held an online summit yesterday pledging billions of dollars to develop a coronavirus vaccine trump administration officials did not attend that meeting CBS news correspondent Holly Williams reports on the global vaccine effort the bill and Melinda gates foundation alone committed a hundred million dollars cover nineteen has reminded us that viruses don't obey borders or customs laws they don't care about what nationality you are in the race to find a vaccine there are around a hundred competitors and tests on humans are already underway in the U. S. China the United Kingdom and Germany led by professor sure sure he began clinical trials last month we are pretty confident that we are we are working on a next seems far from many many yes professor Shane told us that compressing the phases of the trials to try to develop a vaccine foster it normally takes several years scientists this time hoping for months when you speed things up like that there extra safety concerns because it's about safety safety safety safety is first if a vaccine is developed and there's no guarantee of success the next challenge will be manufacturing and distributing it to protect people by the
UN health agency leads collaborative bid to get 135 countries ready for COVID-19
"This is Matt Wells at US News. Well if you're an avid follower of curve in nineteen developments you may have wondered what the phrase PCR equipment means. Well it stands for polymerase chain reaction which is the process that labs use to check with someone with cub in nineteen symptoms has the new current a virus after taking a medical swap usually from both nostrils in line with World Health Organization voice to countries to test as many cases of suspected. Infection is possible the race is on to find enough. Pc MACHINES FOR EVERYBODY. And that's where poll molinaro comes in. He's the cool calm collected head of the -gistically the WHO which with other EU partners is part of a major new initiative to help kit out one hundred and thirty five countries trying to see off the pandemic. He's been talking to you and uses Daniel Johnson. So right now. It's trying to get US access to products that are in extremely short supply because of very high demand and be able to get access to those markets collectively on behalf of lowering committing come countries a quiet financed by and move those things to a platform from which we can deliver via aircraft managed by. W and others to the countries where those things are needed. How many countries are we talking about so it depends on the type of on what product I think unless count where anywhere between one hundred twenty one hundred thirty five. We all know that. There's massive demand and not enough supply for face masks gloves. But what's the other equipment that you really trying to get hold of in? Massive numbers diagnostic tests different types of high throughput automated or manual. Pr Systems is critical then in biomedical. It's mainly around provisions of oxygen so oxygen concentrator 's oxygen manufacturing machines ventilators CPAP machines oxygen giving set any sort of mass. That go with it. So it's the PCP around the protection for the health workers lab workers. It's the diagnostics to be able to identify intest who is infected and then for those unfortunate enough to hit the clinical frontline. Is the equipment needed to treat them? And where exactly is it going to go first? How do you prioritize need well? It's difficult so we have developed a model based on epidemiology based on a number of inputs that we make for each country on the attack rate that they're currently facing how many cases they have and then from that we get an estimation of how many bed spaces they would need if they were moving to a clinical environment and that also putting in terms of what other percentages of mild severe severe critical cases that we're experiencing averaged out so it is a little bit of a and had to be done with modeling at the same time. We have a matrix. Who is issued an updates regularly on the various risks and vulnerabilities of countries? Of course we also compare that to current case count and the rate of spread in each country to try and get a sense of where we should be going. I and with numbers. And let's just talk about demand for second you were saying in an earlier press conference that demand is one hundred to two times above normal totally unprecedented stuff. So is this a significant enough measure bringing together enough you and agencies and Non Union partners to make a real difference. Well it's what we can do. So certainly we start off with bringing our partners into the shop and coordinating and working with them in terms of trying to bring together the volumes and the financing that we can collectively get hold off and then approach markets which we have. I mean different. Entities have different experience in different markets. So we try and use what we're strong collectively at. And that I think just gives us a more coordinated approach again beginning off on those elements we work closely with so assist the UN agencies and then some of our larger NGO partners which have long term standing relationship and organizations like the Global Fund and financing institutions like the World Bank like Bill Melinda Gates Foundation to be able to frontload or bridge financing for us to acquire some of these quantities. But with the best will in the world when border start closing and country start hanging onto the food end-equipment that they need to withstand this cove in nineteen new corona virus pandemic. How do you overcome those barriers? And the concern I have is that the World Food Program said that does delays at the borders yourself mentioned that to UNICEF macy's some difficulties in distributing vital vaccines so. What's the prognosis. Wants the outlet? It's difficult and it is a big challenge. Now what we do is we do have a long track. Record of being able to circumvent some of these bottlenecks where humanitarian and disaster. The districts professionals. It's not new to us. It's something we do as bread and butter and we'll continue to do so now with the infrastructure and assets we put in place managed by WFP. That's another partner that we've worked with a lot in the past to to reach areas that are difficult to reach and then around the difficulties with I mean. Who has country representation across the globe so does UNICEF so does the U N D peace within entire UNC system? There are ways that we can advocate within certain governments. And if you see some of these export restrictions doing clued generally provision for exemption for humanitarian and medical movement. It's not always easy to navigate the exemption and it takes persistence and you do have to jump through hoops but again. Persistence is something where we do. Where you sit and so we push forward that way now where we get availability we will. We'll address any issues we we don't face it in all the old country. We do get specific exemptions that negotiated and we do see movements it could be more and certainly will continue pushing for that again with access to a schedule sort of cargo facility provided by WIP and with the know how that collectively we have as you and agencies and NGOs. We can circumvent this. And I guess very last question to you. There's reports that air travel is going to cost fifty percent more now presumably. That will have the same sort of knock on impact on your work. So how will you manage to keep the show going if you like? Well I think when it comes to putting back the passenger networks online. Obviously they're not gonNA be able to fill their planes with people so certain even when we're planning for the WFP passenger service you know. They're not going to be able to have a complete fool plane. I mean especially not at the beginning that going to need to be distant so any airline company is going to have to factor that in now will that same price go onto the freight animal of that that goes underneath the plane. Maybe it will be cheaper. You're not actually loading many twenty or thirty kilos sets of luggage into the hold. Maybe frees up some capacity full cargo on some of these things. One never knows certainly when we were trying to find. F. Rate from China when Chinese manufacturing was down it was very cheap when Chinese manufacturing came back online. It becomes more expensive. It's just the nature of supply and demand over capacity and under-capacity so as these airlines come online maybe a freight we'll get cheaper on certain routes certain segments. Maybe it's going to get more expensive. So sometimes these things can be a bit hard to predict certainly living in a topsy turvy world at the beginning. When a lot of countries were sending support to China every into China was expensive. Now it's the other way round coming back gone up.
Gates Foundation will commit 'total attention' to coronavirus pandemic
"The Financial Times reports billionaire Bill Gates is foundation will focus all of its resources on fighting the corona virus the philanthropist and founder of Microsoft said that the bill and Melinda gates foundation with an endowment exceeding forty billion dollars will give a total attention to the
"melinda gates" Discussed on Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
"One thing that I was struck by reading the the annual letter this year from the foundation. Release just you know. Just in February you and bill quote philanthropy takes risks. That governments can't incorporations won't our work is working with partners all over the world right and so we were able to make investments very quickly and very collaboratively and to try and set up mechanism. So that all the medicines for instance this therapeutics accelerator. That we've set up in that we're involved in so that we can look for a medicine that if you get cove in one thousand nine hundred we might actually have a medicine that helps you treat it so you don't get as sick. Because we set up this collaborative method then and we had all these philanthropists and businesses calling us and saying. What can I give money to besides in my local community? I wish Americans could see the number of emails. We've gotten and phone calls. We've got people doing the right thing. We had a place they could come. Mastercard help funded. The dells helped funded so many people mark Zuckerberg Priscilla Chan. They're doing the right thing. In their funding this has to be done in a collaborative way so the foundation was able to do that and to work with the FDA early on to say are there different ways to set up tests kipps different ways to do the swabbing suit. Eventually we can have home healthcare kits that people can get at home and get a quick response. So we're able to work on many of those pieces very very very quickly and in tandem as our partners were were coming forward. You see the best humanity at the worst of times and there is no question you just described it with. We've succeeded every day in people gender disparity. This really has been your commitment right. Getting a moment of lists as your book is called for for for all of us for women around the world but you think this pandemic is just actually going to set us back in terms of gender disparity that it will disproportionately fallen women. What do you mean I think we have to make sure that gender inequalities are spoken about right now and all the way through this and well beyond this. Here's what I know. Is that seventy percent of the healthcare workers around the world. Are Women. Women do more than two times the unpaid labor in their homes. So they're caring for people in the health system and they're caring for people at home and at the same time. We have this disparity that were not collecting what we call this aggregated data. What that means is we're not differently. Differentiating data that comes in about men and women. Why is that important? Even though the death rate right now is higher for men. We know that for women. Domestic violence is going up. We have to be able to track to keep them safe their families safe and keep our communities safe and that has to be done and is not being done on top of this. There is the pressing question and debate. And I think it'd be three on for a long time. Even as this passes and that is economic pain versus the physical poll and the and the human toll and the debate over how much economic pain is worth thick. What do you think I think we have to do? What's right to keep our selves? And everybody's safe and I think over time. If we get appropriate testing done at a national level we will be able to eventually open pockets of society up and have very small group settings and we need to test that and we need to find that we need to listen and watch the data of what's going on in places like South Korea or Germany or Wuhan as they've started to reopen. If we can test very very quickly we can start to say okay. No oops you have symptoms. You need to stay home. Oh No you don't have symptoms or you have antibodies in your blood. You actually had covert. Maybe you didn't know it you can go to work. We will be able to do that but you have to have the testing and it has to hook up to a national database. You know where we can show on our cellphones. I have antibodies. I'm good to go or I got tested this morning. Here's the date so I'm good to work today. That is what we have to do. Once we do that then we will start to be able to reopen psyche but we are not close to that yet. We're not and I think that's alarming for some people to hear will. We could be opened a month's time. I wonder what what keeps you up at night? Right now what keeps me up at night? Are the vulnerable populations. You know what keeps me up at night is in the. Us The kids who are falling behind. Because they don't have access to broadband or to a computer so they're not getting to continue their learning. What keeps me up at night. Is Domestic violence. Statistics that are going up in France and Canada and the US and India. Can you imagine being in your home in a situation with someone who's abusive? What keeps me up at night. Are the vulnerable populations who I know in. Africa are met some of them. I can't imagine being a parent in those circumstances and those are the things that keep me up at night and the homeless population I think about a lot of these in Seattle too big issue and either homeless and you were getting mental health services. Some of that's being done on line now but again. Do they have access to a computer to a phone to the medication they need? Are you kidding? Wow and if you're a child with special needs distance learning is not easy for anyone let alone. It's it's nearly impossible for families. Children have special needs before we go. I just said to quick other questions for you. One is on on funding. You've been so vocal about how Horton foreign aid is around the world. And we heard the president discussed even the potential of cutting off funding to the WHO. What would the real implications of the politics of scientists the health implications? So the w eight. Joe Is a credible institution that has helped us through other pandemics and other epidemics. Just take a bola our most recent one the WHO was fundamental during that crisis the WHO absolutely needs to be funded. We've worked with them for well over decade as a foundation and they need to work with us on a coordinated response as a global community so their fundamental to this. What is your hope into four for the world were were left with right so just on a personal note for me. I have every blessing in the world and this is so hard. It's still hard to to to juggle two little kids in two fulltime jobs and no childcare. It's so hard but I'm luckier than almost anyone right. And so we're you. I'm but it's also giving me time to reflect and think about. What was I doing with all that time? Before and sort of fear of the words it might two year old son learns every day and to see what my daughter creates into. Release fully immerse myself. I wonder what your what you think about in terms of wondering and hoping for the world we're left with after this after all the despair station. What may come out on the other side. Well I think this pandemic has affected us. All deeply affected our psyche and I hope. Is that the best of human nature will come out. We see it. When you see the artists online the Rotterdam Orchestra who's figuring out how to provide beautiful music online. Are you see people on their roofs? Clapping for the healthcare workers. Are you seeing family? Members taking a meal to a neighbor who shut in an elderly person leaving on their front door. I hope the best in humanity comes forward and we start to care for everybody and we start to say look. We need to have a more equitable and just society and so that we don't just raise to the best of our humanity in a crisis but we raise to the best of our humanity at all times and I think we're all having some time to reflect on that and to show more compassion and empathy and I think those are the pieces that keep me hopeful at night. I certainly hope so. All right. Let S I tend on. This one's always intrigued with what it might be like in the household. And you're here again luckier than than almost anyone. But you still got two kids at home right. What's it like at home right now? Melinda well a lot of us are online studying or doing video teleconference calls. I have never had very good cooking skills so I'm doing a lot of heeding these days my seventeen year old daughter the other night when she had her hands in a sink full of water with all the pots and pans said. I think I know what it feels like to be a housewife now. So we're divvying up the chores and Every night at dinner we've always had this tradition of saying one thing. We're each thankful for an every night at dinner now comes up. You know health being able to continue education being able to have a meal on the table so we are incredibly grateful for what we're able to have and feel incredibly lucky and privileged. As do I thank you for the time and also thank you for the commitment of so much of your time and funds have fighting pandemics like this around the world not just now for years prior in years to come we appreciate. I think as a society you and bill continued to and the whole team at the Gates Foundation. Thanks and good luck on these trials. Keep US posted. Okay thanks poppy. Thank you so much for being with me today. If you enjoyed this episode of boss files make sure to keep tuning in as we talked more leaders every week about how they're navigating the uncertainty of this pandemic and be sure to tune in to C. N. N.'s. Other podcast they up to date on corona virus and all the latest developments every weekday. You can hear my colleague Dr Sanjay Don. His podcast corona virus fact versus fiction. He walks through the latest news. Everything you need to know you should also tune into some of my other favorite CNN. Podcast especially David axelrod's x-files the daily DC and many more you can find those at CNN. Dot Com slash. Podcast as always. Tell me what you think. What did you like? What did you not like. What do you want to hear more off? Leave us a rating or review on your favorite podcast APP. And Tell me who you want to hear from. You can find me every day on social media at Poppy Harlow CNN. We'll be back next week with another episode of boss files..
Gates Foundation spending an additional $150 million on coronavirus relief after Bill Gates slammed Trump for withdrawing support for WHO
"The bill and Melinda gates foundation has announced an increase in funding to support the global responds to the corona virus outbreak the Linda gates told the BBC the foundation would contribute an additional one hundred fifty five million dollars she explained where the money will be spent it is going to go to low and middle income countries and particularly to help them address some of the local solutions that will help them solve covert nineteen we're giving it to the primary health care centres can prepare and to take some of the emergency response centers that we've been working with partners on for many many years and flip those over to be covert nineteen response centers Melinda gates also criticized president trump's decision to hold funding to the WHO's saying no one could fill the hole this would
Before the coronavirus, Bill Gates sounded alarm on pandemic preparedness
"If anything kills over ten million people in the next few decades it's most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war not missiles but microbes Microsoft founder Bill Gates five years ago. In two thousand fifteen. He gave a popular Ted talk where he warned that. The greatest risk of a global catastrophe wouldn't come from nuclear war it would come from a highly infectious virus. I spoke to Bill Gates on Thursday night during CNN. Townhall on the corona virus together with my friend and colleague Anderson Cooper Bill Gates and his wife. Melinda have already given hundred million dollars toward global efforts to control Kovic nineteen through their bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Today I wanNA share with you some of the highlights from our conversation. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent this is corona virus fact versus fiction. Bill Gates has called for more investment in epidemic preparedness around the world and he started on Thursday night by telling us that the United States has not done nearly enough to prepare for the situation. We're in now when you don't know the problem will come around. Sometimes people prepare like we prepare for war with war games and putting lots of money into that but sadly we'd gone long enough without a disease here in the United States that even though we had a bowl and Zeka SARS not much happened the countries that really were affected by SARS actually are the ones that have done the best in this epidemic because they acted when the number of cases were still very very small. So so bill when you when you give a talk like he didn't two thousand fifteen. You see what's happening now I mean. Could you have foreseen the rest of this sort of response? The lack of infrastructure the lack of resources no apparent strategy really out of the gate has that part of it. Surprise you given that. I mean you were sounding the alarm five years ago. One one of the things I call for. Isn't that the same way we do? War Games on a regular basis. And we say okay. We're not ready to deal with Surprises I called for us to do germ games and look at okay. Who would talk to the private sector? Who would make sure that testing capacity was raised? Who would make sure that the right people are being rested in or not somebody without symptoms getting tested daily rather medical personnel. Who have symptoms? Who really need to know. And so I wouldn't have predicted exactly how slow and how somewhat chaotic. The response has been. But if we'd done those simulations we would have seen some of these laws in the system and you know behaved a little bit like the countries that have have done the best on this one. What stage do you think? The pandemic is in right now in the United States and globally and I guess what people are Home WanNa know. How close are we to a peak here in the US? Well the good news. Is that China? Did there Shut down and they did it in a very serious way and after a six week period of a shutdown that it's more extreme than even the best states in the United States are likely to do they were able to start opening up again and the total number of cases there is very very small. So that's very good news. We're entering a tough period. That if we do it right will only have to do it once per six to ten weeks but we have to do it has to be the whole country we have to raise the level of testing the prioritization of that testing quite dramatically in order to make sure we go through one shutdown so that we take the medical problem and really stop it before. There's a large number of deaths. We do then get an economic problem. Which is why you want to minimize the amount of time and having states go at different things or thinking you can do it county by County. That will not work. The cases will be exponentially growing anywhere. You don't have a serious shutdown in many states there. There's less than than two hundred cases right now. You're saying even in those states the same kind of shutdown needs to occur. Well let's say you have one hundred cases and let's say you don't do a shutdown. Then it grows thirty three percent per day. If you take one hundred thousand and get ten thousand it's exponential growth. If you're not stopping the sooner you in engage in the shutdown the easier it is to get to that peak we have. We have not peaked. The parts of the country. That aren't shut down by the in late April. We should start to see the numbers peak. There they'll still be to hide. Open UP SEAL. Probably have to go another month to really get those numbers down but any part of the country that has cases and truthfully because of our problems with testing because we're not prioritizing testing the right way that a lot of those places actually do have cases but even if they have one hundred that will grow and people do. Cross county boundaries and so basically the whole country needs to do what was done in the part of China where they had these infections. I don't WANNA be political in any way but just in terms of for folks who are out there you know and looking forward. I always think it's better to know. Just factually what's coming down the Pike Than You know then. It's good to have hopes and aspirations. But it's good to know what's actually coming down the pike for people who are believing or imagining that in middle of April or early April people are able to gather together and churches for celebrate for Easter celebrations. Or go back to work in a regular way. It sounds like you're saying you don't believe that's realistic. No it's not realistic. The numbers are still going up. That only happens after the numbers have Pekan are going down a lot and getting down when absolute level. You know there are some good things happening. The work on a vaccine although that probably will take eighteen months out it's going full speed ahead. Our Foundation is funding. That we're looking at getting back scenes to everyone in the world so in the in the long run that is the key thing. We had a really positive result. That people were wondering. Did you have to have a medical person swab you in this way that they stuck it deep in your nose? We were able to prove which on on Monday the FDA made official that if you do a self test where you don't have to have the medical work with personal protection equipment. That self test is accurate as the one where the medical worker gift set. So that means that by self swabbing. We'll be able to get a lot more test on and only limited by the back end capacity. So there's you know there's good news coming one of the therapeutics although none of them are proven out. But they're quite a few. We have a things that foundation created called therapeutics accelerator to really look at thousands of compounds and make sure we focused the human trials on the ones that have the most promise so you know innovation which some of which we could have done in advance but innovation really is happening. But you know when you look at those numbers the US now. With the most cases there is state that has gotten to the point where their numbers are flat and are going down and the testing capacity is means. We're quite blind to a lot of these cases right now so it it. It can be done but we're not. The light is not at the end of the tunnel. In terms of a mid April reopening with this you know Dr Fouled. Things have been very clear that this is a year eighteen months. Whatever that it will take before people could actually get this vaccine are there are there and I and I and I I know that he's he's right about that. But I'm just wondering from a technological standpoint. Are there ways to speed this up using genetically modified virus or anything to to expedite the process? Well for the next pandemic we should be able to make diagnostics very quickly like hundreds of millions within two months we should be able to scale up antiviral drugs from a much bigger library within like six months and by beam ready with. This aren't a platform we should be able to make vaccines and more like a year than a year and a half and so we can and I think governments this time probably will pay attention. to Making those investments or the next one you know. The one of the biggest open questions is therapeutics. Can we very quickly Find antiviral drug. That really means number people. Go on the respirator is much lower and cuts that death rate. Quite a bit. It's tough enough in the US with the put a lot of money into our health system. If you think about this is you get to India. Nigeria and the the even poor countries in Africa. Just imagine what the overloads can look like. They're and yet they won't be able to do the that isolation and so you know we we is. We've gotten the disease down with a low infection rate. We'll have to be not letting people go to those countries or come from those countries hardly at all. It'll be very strict in terms of how that testing is done. So the sooner we solve this on a global basis the sooner we can go back to the world economy. That actually was very
Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft board
"Microsoft co founder Bill Gates says he's stepping down from the company's board to focus on philanthropy gates was Microsoft's CEO until two thousand and since that is gradually scaled back its involvement in the company and served as the chairman of the board until twenty fourteen gates announced yesterday he's leaving the Microsoft board entirely as well as his seat on the board of Berkshire Hathaway here's that scene at editor at large insurer he's been a face of the technology world for so long and you know Bill Gates and Steve Jobs the co founder of apple they were really the faces of the computer revolution they were the people you think of when we think of the technology of today and seeing him step down is somewhat of a it's a marker in time rates a point where we're really recognizing that the generation that help build up modern technology is stepping aside but also he's been so involved in his philanthropic efforts through the bill and Melinda gates foundation that it's it's really just no surprise at all that he's done this he says he plans to dedicate more time to his
Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft board
"Bill Gates is leaving Microsoft to focus on climate change global health another such stuff like them Hey the second richest man in the world according to Forbes Jeff Basil's as being the man I guess that really handsome all in out today he's stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on his efforts on philanthropy through the bill and Melinda gates foundation the world's largest private foundation he cited ongoing work on global health and development education and increasing engagement in tackling climate
Grand Princess cruise ship to dock in Oakland
"Coronavirus worries weighing on markets in a major way has more infections are reported in the US and around the world over a hundred and ten thousand people infected globally in Oakland California in a matter of hours a cruise ship with at least twenty one on board we have tested positive will be docking ABC's Matt Gutman is there what you're going to see if this court in unprecedented public health effort and it began overnight with teams boarding the grand princess to begin the triage of those passengers it will continue today with this complex choreography of offloading the twenty four hundred passengers in a way that doesn't expose them to more of the virus of nineteen now blamed for at least twenty two deaths in the United States at the White House concern after recent brush with the virus here's ABC's Karen Travers the White House is not commenting on whether anyone who works at the White House has been tested for covert nineteen a man who attended a conservative political conference outside Washington last week tested positive for novel coronavirus president trump and vice president pence were among the speakers at that conference neither had direct contact with that man of Texas senator Ted Cruz did and while he says he feels fine he is self quarantining at his Texas home fears of the virus hitting stock markets as well oil sliding I think it's gonna be a little bit of a black Monday oil markets and perhaps with financial markets on clothes a heads up the oil price information service in all price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia sending prices tumbling as much as thirty three percent Wall Street futures trading stopped overnight after falling too far down futures down over twelve hundred campaigning continues however with several primary set for tomorrow Bernie Sanders taking aim at Joe Biden we are taking on in this campaign nachos Joe Biden on we're taking on the the sixty billion as well funding his campaign you're listening to ABC news stay connected stay informed the promo morning news it's five oh two and it's Monday morning March ninth frosty and sub freezing temperatures and a lot of places this morning thirty one degrees in Renton for example right now along with Greg Herschel another factor here the top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center according to the state health department's website there have officially been eighteen deaths in Washington link to coronavirus couples Brian Calver reports live things happened so quickly that number may not be up today for example Greg Amanda late yesterday we got news of a probable nineteenth death but in the rush to contain in quarantine at the local level that debt hasn't been officially communicated to state health officials the majority of those deaths are connected to life care center in Kirkland a nursing home that once housed one hundred seventy clients the current number of residents that are still in the facility dropped by eight we have fifty five Bucks person Tim Killian calls employees who remain on the job they're heroes the amount of work and stressed that these the staff and employees and caregivers here under is tremendous no longer confined to our local area now seven counties are reporting the state's total of covert nineteen positives two one hundred thirty six Brian Calvert komo news and I'm Corwin hate Clive Washington's governor says mandatory measures may become necessary to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus virus Inslee approves of what people are already doing to limit their exposure by working from home if possible and avoiding large social gatherings but he knows the time may come when public health officials will consider making some voluntary limitations mandatory because we need to make decisions based on what this is going to look like a few weeks from now not what it is just today he says the state might have to mandate what health officials call social distancing although he does not say what such a mandate might look like he also minimizing minimizes the insults flung his way last week when president trump called Inslee a snake there's been some unfortunate comments from the president that that's just been a distraction and we're working well with the federal agencies reporting live Corwin hate komo news U. S. representative Susan del Benes says she's going to work to ensure local hospitals get the protective gear they need so that we can make sure they have the resources they need to continue to respond up things like personal protective equipment mass Gandhi's first district Democrat made her remarks after touring Kirkland's evergreen health Medical Center where three people have died from corona virus coming up up now now the the como como morning morning news news more more schools schools have have decided decided decided decided to to go go to to online online learning learning over over concerns concerns of of spreading spreading coronavirus coronavirus I'm I'm Carlene Carlene Johnson Johnson live for Monday morning it's chilly out there let's see what the drivers like with the coal traffic update good morning here good morning Greg M&S so we don't have any blocking crashes or stalls right now we do have some areas of heavy fog so if that's the case for you of course use extra caution there we do have slowing in our typical spots of northbound I. five near Tacoma city said enter and north bound one six seven is starting to build three seven nothing much but slow slow down down down right right right now now now southbound southbound southbound I. I. I. five five five at at at the the the Boeing Boeing Boeing freeway freeway freeway and and and we we we are are are wide wide wide open open open both both both directions directions directions of of of four four four oh oh oh five five five our our our next next next come come come traffic traffic traffic at at at five five five fourteen fourteen fourteen time time time now now now for for for the the the global global global eagle eagle eagle river river river forecast forecast forecast and and and here's here's here's meteorologist meteorologist meteorologist Kristen Kristen Kristen Clarke Clarke Clarke clear clear clear skies skies skies light light light winds winds winds over over over western western western Washington Washington Washington to to to start start start our our our week week week this this this morning morning morning that that that resulted resulted resulted in in in widespread widespread widespread temperatures temperatures temperatures in the twenties and thirties yeah actually start for week here know any patchy fog that developed overnight will quickly burn off to reveal a mostly sunny afternoon today looking great for the evening drive home now Tuesday features a bit more cloud cover and a few light rain showers along the coast in northwest interior otherwise the showers hold off in Seattle until Wednesday morning Thursday looks good but we're tracking a late week storm Friday that brings about heavier lowland rain and mountain snow with a significant cool down into the weekend that will support lowlands snow showers early Saturday morning something to keep an eye on it in the coming weather center I'm meteorologist Kristen Clarke else to keep an eye on it as potentially slippery driving this morning we have foggy locations especially in the north south and temperatures like twenty five in Arlington right now Everitt of soggy thirty one in Olympia it's twenty six degrees right now at sea tac airport clear skies and thirty four companies time five oh six more schools and universities have made the decision to go to online classes only hoping to stop the spread of coronaviruses the latest on that from Cuomo's Carlene Johnson gas thousands of students from the university of Washington Washington among among those those who who will will be be watching watching lectures lectures online online and and taking taking finals finals from from home home through through at at least least March March twentieth twentieth that's that's when when the the quarter quarter ends ends that that spring spring break break after after that that Jack Jack how how Sarek Sarek is is a a junior junior at at the the U. U. job job he he says says not not having having to to go go to to class class is is just just fine fine with with him him me me all all my my professors professors just just record record their their lectures lectures and and then then they they just just kind kind of of let let us us watch watch it it whenever whenever I I want want so so it's it's really really nice nice where I can get up at you know ten thirty and just in my pajamas watching the but usually pretty cool now C. L. university also canceled in person classes same was Seattle Pacific university PL use starts their distance learning tomorrow same for shoreline community college Lake Washington institute of technology in Kirkland they're moving it all online as well and for nor sure our public schools the entire district begins online learning today several other schools are closed with remote learning plans are for cleaning because a parent student or staff member tested positive the complete list is on our website at komo news dot com I'm calling Johnson cruise ship passengers are waiting to see if the upcoming sailing season will change because of coronavirus the port of Seattle says it's working with the federal government and cruise lines to come up with protocols dealing with passenger safety and health cruise season officially starts April first it's nearly a one billion dollar industry for Seattle the Seattle center exhibition hall has been set aside or has set aside to part of it as a temporary shelter is a corona virus sweeps through the city a special area has been designated for selected homeless clients who are already housed at two of the city's biggest shelters there are no known cases of the virus and any of shelter in Seattle city leaders are also taking steps to ensure sanitation and hygiene standards are up to date at all shelters some churches decided not to hold services in person yesterday to contain the spread of the virus couple's big Poppa reports from Seattle's Bethany community church the church decided earlier this week to tell its members to stay home to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus and while they normally stream their services for other churches the decision to have services online wasn't easy to stand up here and and kind of host it was different J. Kurtz is the lead pastor for Arbor church in Woodville he says before this week his church had never done any live streaming but when they heard the advice to limit large gatherings they decided this week to set up cameras and tell members to stay home for church it's literally been Friday Saturday and then here we are doing this he says despite the empty chairs hundreds of people were still able to hear the church's message of felt like we had community it's just on a normal community that's come mostly problem reporting the city of Kent is not backing down from its fight with king county over plans to use the former A. Connell lodges a corona virus quarantine site there were even a couple of protesters out there yesterday worries me that this is a facility that is not that's not locked down you're free to leave whenever they want and there's so many businesses here leave on Friday a king county judge denied the city of cats request for a temporary restraining order that ruling will allow as many as fifteen people to move into the eighty five bed motel soon you could be able to test her for covert nineteen from the comfort of your own home The Seattle Times reports the bill and Melinda gates foundation is funding a project offer in home knows swab kits for people showing symptoms the samples with then be sent to the lab at the university of Washington for testing right now it's not clear when that project could launch popular Starbucks in downtown Seattle has been closed temporarily because of concerns over the virus it's historic first in university it's now been deep cleaned and an employee who tested positive for the virus itself isolated at home Starbucks has also stopped accepting personal cops to help the virus from spreading the coffee chain says it'll still honor the ten cent discount to customers bring in their own cop they just won't refill those cups right now police time five tenths now it's time to get to the Harley exterior sports desk good morning Tom hustler good morning to you the husky men's basketball teams swept the Arizona schools over the weekend there had directly for Las Vegas for the pac twelve men's tournament begins Wednesday Washington will open as a number twelve seed facing the team they just beat Saturday Arizona that came at two thirty Wednesday after Saturday's win coach Mike Hopkins said this would be a perfect time to run the table and when the turning me what more do you want to be able to try to rattle off four games in a row I mean what else what other great opportunity can you have you know and so these guys are believe it will be a great opportunity and kind of fired up there after that game on Saturday our coverage Wednesday will start at two more Franco Tompkins and women's coach should be one of the coaches are tonight at six Cougars play Colorado in the first round the turn of the game Wednesday night at eight thirty in the pac twelve women's sort of a title game yesterday Oregon with Stanford eighty nine fifty six merece continue to struggle in cactus league play they fell to the giants yesterday eight four in Scottsdale in a night game against the brewers this evening at Mary's merry Vail Arizona and congratulations to the Garfield boys and girls basketball teams both won three eight state title Saturday at the Tacoma dome sports to forty Patsy tower Tom are on the whole the Huskies commodities commodities time five twelve the traffic update in just a couple of minutes Sierra is canceling a concert in front of her home town crowd in Texas later this month the wife of Russell Wilson is pregnant she says she doesn't want to travel to a big event while the corona virus is still spreading she says our doctors have advised her to avoid large gatherings a quarter of Italy's population roughly sixteen million people are now under quarantine because of coronavirus authorities say anyone living in the northern on body region needs special permission to travel south of the death toll surged to three hundred and sixty six hundred and thirty three people dying in just twenty four hours according to prime minister Justin because the more than six thousand cases represent a national emergency with the entire lawn body region on lockdown it's capital Milan as well as Venice economic and tourist Mecca is closed for business both cities in the red zone the usually bustling tourist hubs now deserted old museums closed gondolas lying unused on those famous Venice canals travel bloggers recall food and Andreas on sunny who live in the region a concern for the long term impact the economy is here is how lowly and then on travel this could be devastating restaurants and bars in the region are required to close at six o'clock and tables have to be at least a meter apart it's just a lot less social I'd say and it's slow quite so since the first time pope Francis live streaming his Sunday prayer hoping to keep away large crowds now the authorities say people could face jail time if they don't adhere to these measures but it's unclear how they're going to enforce them thousands of people over the weekend fled from the north making their way to the south of the country but a governor in the south of Italy has said stay away we don't want you here ABC's James Longman as Florida's busy spring break season is under way the man tasked with heading up the federal government's efforts against corona virus vice president Mike pence addressed something has been on the minds of thousands of families preparing to travel to theme parks are they safe over the weekend he stressed it is safe for healthy Americans to travel and to quote him one of our favorite places to go when my children were young and even even before before my my children children came came was was in in Orlando Orlando still still her her faith faith in in the the pence pence has has been been watching watching the the spread spread of of coronavirus coronavirus for for weeks weeks theme theme parks parks in in Asia Asia have have closed closed he estimates the temporary closure of Disney parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong could cost the company something like one hundred seventy five million dollars just getting word that one person has died in an apartment fire in Tacoma it started about two thirty this morning near north twenty sixth street in north narrows no word yet on what started that fire it's five forty traffic update again with Karageorge who still don't have any blocking problems on the highways but you can expect to see brake lights northbound I. five to Tacoma city center and north bound one six seven 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linked to the rapidly spreading virus Dr Anthony Fauci who heads the national institutes of health infectious disease unit says after initial missteps contributed to to contributing diagnostic tests there should be four hundred thousand more testing kits available starting today today the the state state department department is is now now urging urging Americans Americans not not to to get get on on cruise cruise ships ships over over the the weekend weekend the the CDC CDC had had been been tracking tracking cruise cruise ships ships including including the the regal regal princess princess scheduled scheduled to to dock dock at port Everglades on Sunday it was feared a handful crew might have been exposed on a previous trip aboard the grand princess but the cruise line says none of the crew on those ships have had symptoms and now all but a single ship has been cleared by the CDC this coming is thirty five hundred grand princess passengers and crew will be quarantined for fourteen days in various facilities the ship's eleven hundred crew members will remain on board nineteen of them testing positive for the virus meanwhile only two of the twenty four hundred passengers have tested positive the most sick will be sent to hospitals while others taking to military bases in California and Georgia president trump has said that he would prefer if none of the passengers aboard these cruises landed on U. S. soil he mentioned any of that to you I had a private conversation with them and he said everything that I could have hoped for and every single thing he said they follow through on on Sunday hundreds of prescriptions delivered by boat maybe go to the ships more than one thousand passengers over the age of seventy the most vulnerable cohort and then for the first time in forty a healthy passengers finally allowed out of the rooms the waiting and the parts part by part and put into V. S. of possibly having to do another two weeks in isolation following that's still patience wearing thin on board I kind of feel like we're floating around the drain just waiting here to get the virus we haven't been tested we want to be tested properly and we want to make sure they were safe yeah the American passengers will do their quarantine bases here in California and as far away as Georgia now remember there are people from fifty four countries aboard the ship they're gonna have to be taken home on chartered flights out for so many this two week quarantine is an unexpected addition to this voyage many people on the ship telling me they just want to go back home to their families their dogs and a normal routine that's ABC's Matt Gutman two Republican members of Congress are voluntarily self quarantining after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus both senator Ted Cruz of Texas and congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona say the interaction interaction occurred at the recent conservative political action conference closer to home more and more businesses are feeling the pinch of corona virus and the steel head diner in pike place market announced it's shutting its doors at least for now the restaurant says it hopes to reopen at a later date but they haven't said when Seattle's blue acres seafood posted a sign on its door into an on Facebook saying it is now closed because the social and economic impacts of all of this and are hoping to re opens at some future date several businesses of shoulders are seeing less traffic as events are canceled and more people decide to stay closer to home in Oregon the governor has now declared a state of emergency over corona virus and the number of cases there is up to at least fourteen that emergency order now allows health and emergency management agencies to take immediate action and devote state resources to containing the outbreak U. 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Surgeon General Dr Jerome Adams appearing on CBS's face the nation over the weekend says quote we're now seeing community spread and we're try to help people understand how to mitigate the impact of disease spread the number of coronavirus cases in this country is now around five hundred fifty thanks for following this morning Cleveland police are piecing together details from a shoot out that killed one man and since seventeen people to the hospital detectives say the shots were exchanged late Saturday night during a fight between rival motorcycle clubs attending the same party some of the victims are also considered suspects in that incident disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has suffered an injury behind bars TMZ reports that Weinstein was in a cell with two other prisoners when the convicted rapist fell and hit his head yesterday there's no word about his condition and there's no word on the circumstances that led up to that fall Twitter this labeling a video of Joe Biden that was posted by president trump manipulated media the video shows Biden stumbling on a campaign speech in Missouri and saying quote we can only re elected Donald Trump Biden's actual quote was we can only re elected Donald Trump if we get engaged in the circular firing squad so it's got to be a positive campaign by the way voters head to the polls for another round of primaries tomorrow including here in Washington the races basically down to Biden versus Sanders and over the weekend the Reverend Jesse Jackson came out to endorse Bernie Sanders companies time five twenty two R. propellant shirts funny updates oil prices are plummeting global markets are steeply sliding and Wall Street futures are way down this is looking like a rough week on financial markets and oil markets says Tom Kloza head of the oil price information service the drop in oil prices thirty extraordinary hand tighten your seat belts this week you make to your four oh one K. dropped by eight or ten percent but today well I can buy gas for a dollar eighty nine the letter would be a good economic stimulus except consumer and business demand could be as bad as good plate the financial the Bakul in two thousand and eight because of coronavirus chucks Iverson ABC news one of the reasons why oil prices are crashing is that Saudi Arabia started a price war with Russia yesterday US oil prices are down twenty seven percent to a four year low of thirty dollars a barrel is turning out to is shaping up to be the worst day for oil prices since nineteen ninety one it's not going to be a pretty day for Wall Street either Dow futures down twelve hundred fifty five right now almost five percent S. and P. down a hundred forty five that's also almost five percent nasdaq futures down four hundred ten it's five twenty two and we'll check traffic and weather next year on the calm all morning news the latest on the corona virus governor Jay Inslee says he'll continue to press the federal government for more help to fight coronavirus stay connected stay informed what if you can't afford to stay home the president talking about his administration's reaction we are here for you twenty four seven komo news at Fisher investments we do things differently and other money managers don't understand why because our way works great for us but it may not work for your clients that's why Fisher investments as a fiduciary obligated to put clients first is the highest standard for a financial adviser so what do you provide cookie cutter portfolios like the rest of us no cookie cutter portfolios here Fisher investments Taylor's portfolios to meet each client's goals and needs but you do sell investments that earn high commissions right and make commissions when you make trades for your clients no Fisher investments doesn't sell any commission investment products and we never earn commissions on trades so what's in it for you Fisher investments fees are structured so we do better when our clients do better when it comes to helping clients achieve a comfortable retirement we're clearly different visit Fisher investments dot com to find out why investors like you switched us Fisher investments clearly different money management investments in securities involves risk of loss got a Hey Bob our preseason air conditioning cell is just getting started as warm weather months stretch longer and longer each summer this cell keeps getting bigger and bigger thousands of Puget Sound residents requested quotes for AC last year you're right Lola there's no doubt the summers are lasting longer in fact eight out of the last ten years so warm weather stick around for six or more months it's true Bob with that intense warm weather sticking around Bucks is proud to offer AC solutions to Puget Sound residents in need absolutely R. 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B. C. news at five thirty the market's opening an hour from now after overnight futures were halted because the numbers were slipping too fast ABC's Rebecca Jarvis is on Wall Street with the latest stock stay where they are right now it will be the worst day of trading so far this year the Dow is now down thirteen hundred points overnight futures falling five percent so here's what's happening over the weekend back called a meeting to discuss falling oil prices in the wake of corona virus which is sent prices lower those talks fizzled and the Saudi Arabians rather than being supportive of oil prices sent them plunging last time oil prices were this low it led to several bankruptcies of smaller energy companies number of confirmed covert nineteen cases in the U. S. now tops five hundred there are twenty one infected passengers on a cruise ship off the coast of San Francisco everyone will be taken off in quarantine starting today at Westminster Abbey Harry and Meghan taking part in Commonwealth day their final appearances working Royals Jerry Preston ABC news one thousand seven ninety seven seventy five thirty one right now Monday morning frosty in many places foggy in some other spots of temperatures like twenty six in Olympia right now along with Greg Herschel time Manda factor here the top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center for the first time our state's health department website is listing more than two counties with positive covert nineteen test results almost Brian Calvert is here with this morning's update for the longest time just king and Snohomish relisted this morning there's Pierce Clark grant Jefferson and Kidd assess county as well kickass county as well for a state wide total of one hundred thirty six positive cases and while the official death count remains at eighteen we've learned of at least one more that's not official because it hasn't yet been reported to the state thirteen of the eighteen coronavirus debts are officially connected to life care center in Kirkland we have found this to be troubling and involve tile unpredictable Tim Killian a spokesperson for the nursing home says there are fifty five patients still there he confirms they do have enough test kits that testing is still ongoing we have eleven more those tasks to complete I do want to stress that we still have received no results back for those tests Brian Calvert komo news and I'm Corwin hate live evergreen health Medical Center in Kirkland has become the focal point of our areas medical response to the outbreak as of Sunday the hospital says it has treated forty five cases of covert nineteen as confirmed by Washington state testing fifteen of those patients have died the deaths include patients who were residents of life care nursing home life care center nursing home located just two miles away from evergreen hospital U. S. congresswoman Susan W. any toured evergreen over over the weekend and came away impressed understanding what took place here at evergreen health in terms of adapting the facility to deal with this type of outbreak hopefully can inform others across the country how they might respond hospital officials say one of its practices has been to keep confirmed coronavirus patients isolated in what's called the cold hearted area in which air pressure is changed to negative insuring that cantante contamination from that area does not flow into surrounding areas Corwin hate komo news under Jay Inslee envisions a time when voluntary steps against the virus infection become mandatory he tells komo news right now Washingtonians are doing a good job of protecting themselves and others but we are considering there might be stronger measures that are necessary to make this more uniform across across the community over there says those measures may include enforced social distancing such as cancellation of public events coming up on the come on morning news many families families expected expected to to opt opt out out others others are are please please with with comprehensive comprehensive sexual sexual health health education education which which has has been been adopted adopted in in Washington Washington now now just just waiting waiting for for the the governor's governor's signature signature on on Carly Carly Johnson five thirty four time for another couple traffic update here's Keira George well see at least a mile back up now northbound I. five approaching J. BLM's main gate that's where we have a stall was blocking the left lane now we have two left lanes that are blocked this backup is growing quickly northbound I. five also slow between highway sixteen and River Road and you'll find often on slowing it you're traveling out of federal way federal way to Seattle is running about thirty two minutes north and one six seven is going to be busy through much of Sumner into Pacific after that Auburn to Renton that's taking about eighteen minutes a north bound for five is beginning to tap the brakes around sunset our next call much traffic at five forty four the traffic this time is brought to you by Panera bread try Pinera bread to do unlimited coffee subscription you could have coffee after coffee and pay just eight ninety nine a month your Cup is always full restrictions apply participating cafes over time for the call multicultural forecast with meteorologist Kristen Clarke patchy morning fog will burn off to reveal a mostly sunny afternoon looking drive for the drive time home home here here today today clear clear skies skies tonight tonight another another chilly chilly Tuesday Tuesday morning morning lows lows will will once once again again be be close close to to freezing freezing photo photo by by a a subtle subtle increase increase in in the the clouds clouds Tuesday Tuesday afternoon afternoon maybe maybe Bellingham Bellingham sees a passing shower parts of the Olympic peninsula otherwise remaining dry through Tuesday in Seattle that into Wednesday morning to see any bit of rain and it will be rather light here on the emerald city by mid week Thursday all locations stay dry but Friday here comes a good steady lowland rain chance and mountain snow developing from a rather wet late week storm that brings about a cool down into the weekend and possibly some lowland snow showers Saturday morning certainly something to keep an eye on heading into the weekend and a couple other center I'm meteorologist Kristen Clarke clear skies over much of the state this morning and bitterly cold in some spots Yakima's at twenty three degrees right now and there is fog here in parts of western Washington averaged thirty one in the fog it's a foggy twenty five in Arlington and is twenty six degrees in Olympia come on it's time five thirty six more than fifty thousand students in our area will be who learning from home on can today is the university of Washington and other campuses are closed amid fears of a spreading coronavirus we get the update from Kamel's cara constant concerns over corona virus isn't stopping Jack Q. Serret for preparing for next week's example right here on campus kind of catching up on lectures as I prepare for my final she says many professors already posts lectures online so students are you still learning on the computer some students might have trouble with the technology stuff but I think the majority of us it's it's going okay I think we can we can handle pretty well eight businesses along the aber hoping for a better week despite classes going to the cloud businesses here say the last few days have been robbed so we took a hit this last week we definitely took a huge hit but it big time brewery business has been down forty percent owner Rick McLaughlin planes concerns over Kobe nineteen homeowners time five thirty seven a bill requiring comprehensive sexual health education starting in kindergarten is ready for governor Jay Inslee's signature supporters say it's about protecting children opponents say it's giving too much information too soon when we get the update live from couples Carly Johnson will the Senate passes bill back in January the house then followed last week after a marathon six hour debate that didn't end until about two o'clock in the morning on March fifth democratic representative Sharon she make all concerned about some of the students a lot of them are ready for something like this action was Republican bill Jenkin he and other Republicans offered dozens and dozens of amendments souls all but one being rejected W. new sex ed curriculum will require medically accurate information from kindergarten to third grade they'll focus on social emotional learning teaching kids it's okay to say no when someone makes you feel uncomfortable parents certainly can opt their kids out of this curriculum Carly Johnson come motives a fire broke out in an apartment unity in the Tacoma early this morning and one person was found dead in the building this was near north twenty six and narrows the result is a twelve people now have no place to stay no word on how the fire started fire damaged an auto zone store at ninety fifth and Bridgeport way this morning sprinklers inside the building help keep the damage down the word yet how that fire started it's five thirty nine and we're just a minute away from a como sports update from the time you were a child you were taught to always brush your teeth white well because good oral habits make for a great smile and it's imperative to your overall health if you need guidance with dental implants or any dental procedure consider all your options just be sure to consider Dr Choi advanced implant dental advanced implant dental is where education and experience meets state of the art dental technologies giving you back the functionality of natural teeth at a price you can afford from implants orthodontics veneers root canals to full mouth restoration Dr Choi will show you your best treatment option advanced implant dental accepts most insurance providers and will work with you and your budget so you can get the treatment you need now and receive thirty percent off any dental implant treatment while supplies last advanced implant dental your choice for complete dental implant in dental care for dent way Tukwila two oh six two four one fifty eight twenty advanced implant dental dot com coldest time five forty now to the Harley exterior sports update here's Tom hustler well to manage up to four and eleven in cactus league play after eight four loss against the giants yesterday there were bright spots including the three any performance by lefthander Justus Sheffield gave up just a run on three hits struck out five skippers got service legs Sheffield spring performance so far the Sheffield again another step in the right direction from the ball really really well very consistent the company is growing I mean Paul white box lighter number strikeouts there gave up just one run and really happy where he's at it the mariners play under the lights against the brewers dot in Maryvale Arizona the US husky men's basketball team beat Arizona Saturday completing a sweep of the desert schools building momentum heading into the pac twelve tournament Wednesday Washington winning three of the last four there are twelve seeded take on those same Wildcats at two thirty Wednesday because face Colorado in another first round tournament game one tonight at eight thirty to forget the coach's show Mike Hopkins and women's coach Jody Wynn tonight at six elsewhere basketball today Gonzaga's women played Portland for the west coast conference tournament title at noon in Las Vegas is that men face San Francisco in a semifinal match up tonight and the U. 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businesses businesses and and schools schools Gottlieb Gottlieb did did offer offer reassurance reassurance saying saying quote quote we'll we'll get get through through this this another another former former democratic democratic presidential presidential candidate candidate is is endorsing endorsing Joe Joe Biden Biden in a video on Twitter California senator Kamilla Harris threw her support behind the former vice president saying quote I believe in joke we need a leader who really does care about the people and who can therefore unify the people and I believe Joe can do that and with us right now was ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts Steve what a difference a week makes it did you anticipate Joe Biden picking up this mode the momentum this quickly no I have not I don't think anybody did I I think what we're what we're seeing though is a fascinating phenomena based on one word and that word is fear it's fear of Donald Trump and fear of Bernie Sanders Joe Biden has not been reborn as some useful charismatics move talking energetic candidates Joe Biden today is still the same Joe Biden that people have a lot of doubts about two weeks ago two months ago two years ago the difference is that Democrats have so desperate so frantic to find somebody who can beat Donald Trump that they decided that day either as a group and individually as voters and as candidates they'll camel Harris being an example of of having to rally around somebody and then choosing between Biden and Sanders the fear of Bernie Sanders is pulling the party too far to the left so there's a lot of energy around the Biden candidacy right now but in my view it's largely negative energy it's driven by fear it's driven by desperation there are not a lot of Democrats even this morning jumping up and down in Saint Joe Biden's gonna be a great candidate a great president but this negative energy is very powerful and that's what's driving this trend do you think it's now his to lose or is it too early to say that definitely has to lose end up and I think it's gonna be very difficult for Bernie Sanders to rebound here the one variable of course the one no wild card is by himself as I say he has not been report he's still the guy who can show astounding lapses of judgment he's still the guy who could make gaffes he's still the guy who can show his age very clearly he's still the guy who can appear fumbling and uncertain and in debates with Bernie Sanders and interviews it's still entirely possible for him to make damaging mistakes I think a lot of Democrats even if they rally around by they're holding their breath and hoping that Biden will get its act together and I've seen some signs a few signs of Byton improving on the stop I think he's shown a little bit more energy I think the campaign line about I'm the candidate of those who have been left behind it counted out is a defective and powerful line really echoes of a bill to written of nineteen ninety two the comeback kid although Biden's hardly a kid he's more the comeback teaser than the comeback kid and also this line of of of appealing to the concepts of dignity and civility and normalcy I think they provide a fairly stark contrast to the president who's in the oval office now but Biden is still Biden it was all of his flaws but at this point he's the Democrats best hope and it's gonna be very difficult for Sanders to capture Steve thanks for your thoughts again this morning ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts it's also worth noting that this morning one of the former candidates US senator Cory Booker came out in support of Joe Biden for president the company's time five fifty one seventy two are propelling turns money update writer says Boeing's proposal to leave wiring bundles in place on the ground at seven thirty seven Max has not won the backing of federal aviation regulators last month Boeing told FAA a it does not believe it needs to separate or move wiring bundles on its ground at seven 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Eating For Better Health
"In this episode of the Doctor Pharmacy. We're going to focus on chronic disease. And what the solutions are to solve this epidemic. But first we have to really understand the scope of the problem and the cause of the problem. In America. Six out of ten Americans have chronic disease. Four out of ten Americans have multiple chronic diseases. It affects more than every other person in America and globally. It's increasing eighty percent of the world's chronic disease and obesity is in the developing world. This is not just a first world problem. This is a global problem and a recent study the global burden of disease study which looked at populations all over the world one hundred ninety five countries over twenty seven year period. Found remarkable thing that eleven million people die every year from eating too much of the bad food. None of the good food. Not Enough Hole on real unprocessed foods and too much of the bad stuff processed foods ultra processed foods sugar sweetened beverages refined grains trans fats and so forth and not only that account for eleven million desk but two hundred fifty five million years of disability and life years lost. What was striking was not. Only was it the presence of the bad foods but it was the absence of the good foods that contribute to the problem. Now if there was a disease like Zepa or a Bola that was killing. Eleven million people year. There'd be a global effort to solve this problem. There'd be businesses. Scientists policymakers philanthropist. Everybody'd be pouring resources into this but this is silent. Nobody is focused on dealing with the issue of food that was recently at a conference milken. Global Conference listening to a panel of leading thinkers and actors and healthcare people. I have tremendous respect for the head of the National Institutes of health the Sea of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services the CEO of Kaiser Health Systems. These are giants in the field of health. Care and they really spoke about a lot of important things erotic polio malaria AIDS gene editing. Really amazing technology to cure rare genetic diseases that affect few people but are devastating improving the interoperability of medical records so that we have complete transparency and access across all different medical records matter where you are in the world data sharing to improve medical science and improving medical payment systems to pay for outcomes and value. These are all essential things we need to healthcare but it ignores the biggest problem facing us the big elephant in the room which is the fact that the biggest killer globally is food and yes we have to deal with all these other issues but food is the biggest driver of disease period on the planet and yet no one's really talking about this or how to address it on a global level. Part of the problem has been that. This epidemic has come on like a juggernaut over the last forty years as blindsided. Scientists doctors healthcare systems governments. And we're just sort of like a deer the headlights not not what the heck to do but the truth is we know what to do. We know now that the food we eat the food we don't eat is the single biggest cause of death worldwide exceeding tobacco and every other known risk factor. I mean historically was infections poor sanitation we call communicable disease But now seventy percent of deaths worldwide from what we call non communicable disease things like heart disease. Obesity Diabetes Cancer Dementia but they are not really noncommunicable because he actually affected by the social conditions that we live in. We know that we blame people for these diseases. We say well you know. Malaria TB age. You know it's not really your fault so you're the victim but with food related illness. We kind of blame the victim. We said you know you choose what you put in your mouth you choose. What your heating. So if food is causing it'd be sick it's your fault. Why should it be my problem but as it turns out the social conditions we live in are driving the diseases. We have Paul farmer calls this structural violence the social economic political conditions. That Dr Disease. If you live in a world where our food system produces mostly disease causing foods were. It's a food carnival that makes it really almost impossible to make the right choice where our government supports the production and sale. These foods and we're fresh. Foods are biologically addictive then. Personal choice is a fiction. The scientists clear non communicable diseases. It turns out are Berry Berry communicable. You're more likely overweight if your friends over weight than if your family's overweight depending on your neighborhood your life expectancy maybe twenty or thirty years shorter than folks from another country a city or
"melinda gates" Discussed on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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"melinda gates" Discussed on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
"When Ghauri was scared. She ruined it all so she decided to focus on the one thing that she still had she was still the head of the Women's Council and now for the first time rural women and their problems could have her undivided attention and they needed it because they were in trouble. We have to walk further and further from our villages to find firewood. They told her streams drying up. It's hard to get food for ourselves. Sharon in those same places when Bari had grown up surrounded by plentiful crops and she had never known hunger. What has changed? She wondered. She looked around to find an answer. And all of a sudden her mom came to mind the fig trees fig trees were missing and so we're all the others through her studies when Gary had discovered her mom was right the fig trees worst sacred because they brought water to the village in fact all trees did their strong roots reach all the way to underground water repositories water traveled up the roots and when it found an opening in the soil gush it sprang right out of it. The problem was that the trees have been cut down. I by the British colonizers and then by the local government and replaced by fields and farms. When Jerry knew what to do we need to bring the forest back. She told the women big. We can't possibly plant it. Why not asked one? We just need to get started. So how many trees did we planned? They asked a few millions. Should do the women laugh. We can't even count to one million then. We will plant more trees than we can council. She replied with confidence. She seems so sure about it that the women looked at each other and smiled. Then they turned to her and said. Do you really think we can bring the forest back. Women asked why not when Ghauri replied so. They began planting seeds in cans when the saplings were big enough they put them in the ground and then started again with new seats. This is our land when Gary said we must take care of it at the beginning it was only a few women. Most people didn't cheat them seriously and made fun of them but they kept going food enough that crazy project and become a movement the Green Belt Movement little by little hundreds and thousands more women and some men to join a tree planting revolution. The government tried to fight back and didn't want people to reclaim their land. Women kept going. Trees became a symbol of democracy power. And we are called to assist to be up to hear how woods and in the process.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
"Shook her head so that her doubts would fall out of it. Why not? I'm going to continue studying when Gary said firmly continue studying. What's there to continue finance? I'll go to University of Nairobi but girls can study science. Why not just like her mom a few years back? People didn't have a good answer for that. Still they insisted. What if you don't pass the admission test? Of course I will pass when Gary replied with such conviction that everyone believed her and indeed she did pass. She got a scholarship to study biology. In the United States it was her longest and farthest journey yet. America was so different from Kenya that at the beginning she could barely believe she had not flown to the moon. Cities were loud right at night and people drove everywhere. She almost got run over so many times. The summers were so humid. She struggled to sleep. The winters were so cold. Her is socks hurt but she made it through when she took the same flight on the way back. Six years impasse. She was a woman with a graduate degree in science. When Gary continued her studies in Germany and Kenya she was the first woman in all of eastern Central Africa to get a PhD. Within a few years she was a university professor. She met a man she loved and they married. They have three children a son and two daughters. Meanwhile she became chairperson of the National Council of Women of Kenya and she decided to run for office to continue activism. Her husband was a politician too but he didn't like the idea. You'll have to resign from your job to run for election. He said then I will. The people will vote for me. But what if they don't he replied? Of course they will. She sat without hesitation. He was not so sure and he didn't like that she wouldn't follow his advice on the other hand when guard didn't want to be told what to do eventually. They decided to separate and their children went to live with their father. When Gari quit her job she knew people would vote for her but shortly before the elections she received a court order that said she was not allowed to run. Why not when Garry asked? She was confused. The court gave her some procedural reason but she knew the truth. Her political enemies didn't want her to get parliament. They had bribed the court. It was unfair but there was nothing when Gary Do. I shouldn't have resign when Gary told the Dean disappointed. When she went back to university indeed he replied he was not going to give her job back. But I don't have anywhere to go. I live on university property she explained. I'm afraid you'll have to leave. He replied sternly. She suddenly found herself with no job. No money no family..
"melinda gates" Discussed on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
"On. Garay's mother always had answers until one day her brother in Dari to Astra question she had no answers for. Why doesn't Gari go to school at the time? It was uncommon for girls to get an education especially in rural families. School was expensive. Girls were needed to help around the house. That was what one Garay's mother had done as a child but these did not feel as sufficient explanations for not sending her daughter to school so instead of answering her mother thought it through when Gari is a girl so what that didn't mean. She couldn't study so she found the money to pay for when Gary School and when Garis new adventure began. She was better at school that her brothers had been so. Her family decided that she should go to boarding school and get a better education school away from her mother and family. Would she feel lonely or bored? It was a big scary change but it was reeling to like walking through the forest dust when Gary Patrick. Three dresses in a small wooden box and off. She went boarding schools. Fun and when Gari became the best student of her class after primary school she was accepted into a good high school. Outside Kenya's biggest city in high school. She thought I will learn more about chemistry and biology. There is so much I don't know about plants and animals when Gordy graduated high school with flying colors and rushed home to enjoy.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $100 million to coronavirus relief efforts
"Hall the bill and Melinda gates foundation is donating a hundred million dollars to the corona virus relief effort the foundation issued a statement saying the funds would go not only toward limiting the spread of the virus but also to treating it and toward trying to find a vaccine part of the funds will be donated to the CDC and the World Health Organization with a portion going to health agencies in China and other countries it directly affected by the outbreak mostly in South Asia and
WHO, Google to combat coronavirus misinformation
"Seeking to stop the wave of false stories about corona virus Facebook says it will remove post photos and videos that pedal misinformation Google will read to back searches to the World Health Organization website KCBS is Kim foster reports that getting on top of all of the troubling content is proving to be daunting Facebook will remove a dangerous claims such as those that suggested drinking bleach cures the corona virus the new policy also would apply to hash tags that promote falsehoods on its photo sharing site Instagram senior writer for see that new shower to begin says Google and Twitter are putting up mornings at the top of their pages well what you're going to see is a note at the top saying you know this is an sos alert and then if you scroll down it'll have articles from like The New York Times and other big reputable sources to been says sometimes it's good to have social media take the lead especially when there is so much misinformation just to kind of help you know Hey drinking bleach or things like that are not going to take away the crown of iris are no bill and Melinda gates did not engineer this and spread this to the world so you know they're they're trying to kind of put it in your face right away can foster KCBS
"melinda gates" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"Own children but they affect other people's children other people whose immune system is down. That's that's not right. You need to vaccinate accident your children. It saves lives. Now we're getting stupider not smarter on this run and we're believing things that aren't true and I think we're not reading the right information. Talking to our pediatrician he or she knows the vaccine save lives Melinda the focus on family. Planning you the book also about how. You're a little frustrated that here in this administration it's not a it's not a priority that for teen pregnancy to be talking about focusing on any of these issues. Have you spoken with anyone in the trump administration about these things I have and again I feel like that's my role. I have to speak truth in these situations and I am incredibly doubly frustrated and disappointed to see that systematically access to contraceptives being rolled back in this country and the people that it has the most effect for are single. MOMS living in Nog great circumstances in low income neighborhoods again. I've met with those moms in and around. Georgia Juror in around Tennessee. And they will tell you again like every woman they want to be able to time and space the birth of their children and if we don't allow access us to these tools at low cost they can't afford them and so they're making these trade offs in their families and we are literally locking women men into a cycle of poverty if we don't allow them access to contraceptives reading the stories in your book. One one thing that struck me of all the women you've met in these developing nations is is how far so many of these countries have come in terms of progress. How big of an impact? It's had on the lives of so many people around around the globe here. In this country we focus a lot on what's wrong with capitalism. Right now what what's gone astray wire middle income wages stagnating. When I read these stories? I think my gosh we have so little complaint about based on what we see around the world and how fortunate we all are and I. I think part of the reason that we've seen middle income wages. Stagnate here is because of globalization. That's helped that's brought others along. How do you come down on the globalization Asian argument as you've seen the progress in this is kind of kicked in what I know to be true I would far rather live in a capitalistic society than a Socialist Society absolutely and I think when we stop and think of what we have from a capitalistic society? We have to remember what we actually have now. Is it a perfect system. Absolutely not we need government to do. Its job to regulate things to have an appropriate tax system as our co-trustees. Warren Buffett says capitalism does have gaps in it and so we need to look at those gaps in society and figure out. What do we do to fill them so that everybody has the chance to live a healthy and productive life and so I also know that the American people are Compassionate people and I think we all do better interest globe when countries can grow from low to middle income to high income? And so I think we need to look at our system and say okay. What are the great things about it? And what are the things. Is it at this point. In time we need to adjust and change. I would far rather have that conversation than hey let's take our system and dismantle it when I go to places like Malawi or Tanzania or Senegal. They say they all want to live in America. We are lucky to live here. They want to live in these types of capitalistic societies. And we just need to tune it and get it right pivotal ventures. Yeah I didn't realize allies everything you've done with that or how you've reached into it. You looked around at venture capital funding and realize so little of it was going to women. I think two percent in two thousand seventeen and a much smaller portion if you look at women of Color You figure that there are plenty of other good ideas at. They're just not getting funding so explain what happened with pivotal pivotal. What you're doing sure so? The foundation is where my enormous focuses for women and people all over the world trying to make sure that people have equal opportunity. I I feel though that there are gaps in the United States for women and people of Color and so I created this personal office called pivotal to work on those issues in the United States and I look got what are the systematic things in the United States through pivotal. That I can work on that. Hold women back one of them. I'm incredibly passionate about probably not surprising at my computer scientist. I is women in tech but I'm passionate about it because tech is pervasive in society. If you see who imagine when I was working at Microsoft I didn't imagine and we didn't imagine a phone in our pockets that computing power and yet what it allows us to do and so to me when I think about women I WANNA make. I'm sure that they have an equal seat at the table creating products making decisions and when I see only two percent of venture capital funding goes to women less than one percent goes to people of color. Now I know lots of women and people of Color have great business ideas and yet there's something there's a systematic bias use in venture capitals in the keeps their great ideas from being funded in coming forward and that shouldn't be so. I'm not only speaking about it. I'm actually putting money down. Investments astounded. I expect a good return on to make sure those ideas come forward and get funded. You mentioned you're a computer scientist and when you were going through and getting your degree getting your MBA working at Microsoft. You were one of if not the only woman in your class in each of those situations since then though the numbers have not improved. They've actually gotten worse in some situations. Why would we do? Yeah so the time I was in college late. One Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty S. The number of computer science graduates was in the basically the high thirty percents and we thought we were on the way up like medicine and like law which have parody now for women and men but in fact computer science took a precipitous. Drop drop and we're now at about nineteen percent of computer. Science graduate are women and nobody knows the exact answer. This is another thing about society. We don't actually collect data data about women but we believe that it has to do with. When the gaming came into the computer industry it was first of all was promoted to boys and all the games that were created did were shoot 'em up games and things that boys liked in girls don't tend to like those games as much and so it became the self fulfilling prophecy that more boys liked it and went into into it? And so women today don't see the easy pathways into computer science and yet there are things we can do. So what. I'm seeing the colleges that are attracting lots of women and computer science. Even if they don't come to college to study computer science they're putting that I ca- cs course out there and instead of having these theoretical theoretical math problems. They have real world problems that women say I want to solve that I want to figure that out and they have more female role models saying to women. You can and do this when we start to do that. Women not only starting computer science. They persist in state and these are fabulous jobs in society. Which is why I WANNA make sure women women know that and have these different pathways in Linda? WanNa thank you very much for your time today. the book again is called the moment of lift. And we really appreciate it. Thanks Becky I gotTa Talk to you for another squad pot. We'll be right back. We're back that squad for this Christmas Day. Thank you for spending time with us on television every morning. squawk box is hosted by Joe. Kernan becky quick and Andrew. Ross sorkin check it out starting at six. AM EASTERN ON CNBC to get the smartest takes and analysis from our TV. Show right into your ears. Subscribe to Squawk pod wherever you listen assigned this podcast is produced by me. Katie Kramer and Cameron Kosta and waverly Colville vetnar edited. This have a wonderful holiday and we will meet you back here tomorrow. Clear thanks guys problems. It's human nature to hate problems. But why is that after all problems inspire us to mend things. Ben Things make things better. 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"melinda gates" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"Philanthropist businesswoman and advocate for women and girls in two thousand nine hundred nine. She added bestselling author to that resume with a memoir on her life and work. A huge part of that work is with the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The massive philanthropy started with her husband. Microsoft Co Founder Bill Gates. Who was the richest man in the world for the better part of two decades and is still worth north of ninety five billion dollars? The foundation works to improve global health and focuses on the developing world where the gates have seen seen firsthand what greater gender equality can do to local communities and economies getting more of that gender equality is what Melinda calls her moment of lift. Here's Becky Quick Melinda amazing person and people know who she is because she's married to Bill Gates she's one of the Co heads of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She's a well known on philanthropist. But what's amazing about. This story is just how much of herself she puts into it. How willing she is to expose who she is? And some of our innermost thoughts. It's lets us all realize that she's human too. I mean she's an amazing person if you don't know her history She worked at Microsoft because because she was a computer scientist back. When women weren't computer scientists? She got involved in that very early. she's computer scientists who worked at Microsoft and that's where she met bill but she's she's such an interesting person in this book gets into that. What struck me a lot is? Her story is actually very accessible and universal. Even though she's married to one of the wealthiest men in the world she talks a lot about family balance she talks a lot about raising kids who have Responsibility and sensitivity to the rest of the world and she also talks about just how they even managed their daily schedules. Which I thought was fascinating me too? I think you and I both had the same favorite story in this book where she talks about when she sat down with Bill and explained to him that he was going to have to do some of the heavy lifting with the kids to that. It wouldn't be all her that he needed to be involved. Yeah I think lots of us have had conversations like this with our significant others where you're expecting them to pick up some of it but you think about Bill Gates being the richest man in the world having that conversation with him maybe it goes a little differently it did not. She makes a big point of talking about how she told bill he was going to start taking the kids to school at times that he would be waiting in the Carpool lines. To and the funniest part of it is the feedback she got from other MOMS saying. Hey if bill gates can drive. As kids to school you guys can too so it's empowerment and equalization Asian and Yeah I love it love that. They're having conversations like this at home. She talked so much about her personal experiences and finding her own sense of personal empowerment and that really extended to the work that the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation around the world and also the really personal work that she does with women in the developing world in communities that need financial support that it need healthcare support That entrepreneurial support. You need all kinds of things you know you think of being a billionaire and kind of sitting in this ivory tower and writing writing checks to these things and that that would be amazing enough if that's what they were doing but what Melinda describes and this is how she really gets into every effort. She has traveled traveled to Africa to India countries. All around the world and not just gone to the very fancy places there she goes and she meets with the people on the ground that their gifts are supposed to help so that she can understand their problems. Better now even living In in in a hut somewhere with her daughter for a while. and seeing what it's like on an everyday basis where you can sit down and realize okay. You've got to get the water. We have to figure out how we're going to eat. We're going to have to figure out how to fire. That's how she's able to understand their problems as kind of putting herself in their shoes. Literally early Becky spoke to Melinda Gates in April on Squawk box years that interview and Melinda saying. Thank you so much for being here today. Thanks for having me Becky you no. Your book is an amazing read. What I wonder is how long you've been thinking about writing this? And what got you to actually do it. Yeah I've been thinking about writing it probably for the last three or four years and I finally decided about a year ago I wanted to start writing it because I feel like equality can't wade aid and we have this moment in time between the metoo movement the number of women who are running for Congress and have gotten in and yet even with that rate of women running for Congress and the progress. We're all excited about. If we still continue at this rate it's going to be sixty years to we have true equality in Congress and so I WANNA make sure we use this moment omen in time and really make sure we get equality in society. You know the reason your book is so powerful is because you use really real people stories. these are women. You've met in your your travels around the globe and developing nations. But it's also your story to there's a lot of this that is autobiographical. You're really private person. I am how. How did you decide to put that in? Yeah it was hard I mean some of the pieces in the book incredibly vulnerable and I think those are the hardest pieces to write but I felt like and I wanted to share my stories because I want people to understand who I am and I think my story is also the story of millions of women so And I wanted to share these voices of the women I've heard from around the world because I learned from them and so if sharing their stories they called me to action if my story and their stories can call to action than it was worth being more vulnerable in there. Did you do a lot of soul-searching before you actually put yourself into this absolutely and I the hardest pieces for me to write where the most private parts of the book club moments in our marriage where I was asking bill for more equality or moments. That's why do talk about abuse that I went through. That was the hardest piece to write but I felt like in being vulnerable. If I would share those stories people would understand abuse. It can happen to absolutely anyone and I travel the globe and when I stay long enough in places. It comes out whether I'm in Silicon Valley whether I'm in northern northern India whether I'm in Senegal or Malawi Women Talk to you about abuse and one of the reasons it's important to write about that is because it silences women it silenced in my voice it took away my self confidence for years and I wanted to know for women. We have to share our stories. And it's in that sharing that we can actually change society. You do right pretty honestly about your marriage when you had to take times in your marriage where you were really looking for a quality and quality at the foundation equality in terms of who does what what at home with the kids. What it bill think about all that? Yeah well luckily bill grew up in a family where his MOM was working early. When a lot of women weren't his grandmother actually went to college and played basketball when a lot of people of that generation women didn't do that he wanted it in theory? But I don't think either of us. When we entered the marriage really questioned either one of us what our roles would be and clearly? He's running Microsoft has a huge job. But I think even what I expected of myself. We didn't stop and talk about it so it wasn't until well into the marriage that I realized how much I was doing at home and that I had to name for him. Hey I want to work to enjoy working and if I'm going to be able to do that you need to take on more work. What is this first reaction to that? Well I'm not always elegant and how I bring these things up. He might tell you that. Sometimes I have my hands on my hips but I have to say one of the things I write about in the book is when our oldest this charter. Jen was beginning kindergarten. We both agreed on the school. We wanted to go to but it was a good forty five minutes round trip drive from our house and I said to build okay. Look we both agree on this but I can see years ahead and traffic twice a day and said how about we wait till she's in third grade. We'll put her closer to home and he said No. I think this is really important and I said but it's so much time in the car for me. And he said well how about he offered. How about if I drive two days a week and for him? It meant an hour round trip to the school because because Microsoft was further away from the school in our home was and the interesting thing that happened is when he started doing this about three weeks into the school year. Another mother sidled it up to me and she said do see what's going on here and I said well I've noticed. More dads are dropping their kids at school coming into the classroom and she said Yeah. We went home and told her husband's if Bill Gates can can do it. You can do it and so we didn't even realize as we by having this conversation at home and changing things. We were role modeling for other families in the classroom. One of your big focuses at the foundation. Something you write a lot about. This book is making sure that reproductive rights or something that you think is very important wouldn't and vocalizing that and doing something about it. That wasn't an easy decision for you. Either because you're Catholic. You grew up in a Catholic household. You went to a Catholic all girls school and that draws some fire. How did you reach this decision? Why did you think it's so important? I was traveling for the foundation. I've had the great privilege of traveling all over the world for twenty years. I'm out in places. Low income countries at least three times a year talking with families and women and it wasn't the conversation I was asking about. I'd often be asking about vaccines for their children. which they will tell? You are lifesaving. But they kept bringing up contraceptives and they kept saying. Why don't I have them? I used to have them. They're no longer at that health clinic and they would literally say to me. This is a life and death crisis. Like I can't have another child. I can barely defeat the ones I have and I realized that as a world we had backed away from it because of religious particularly the Catholic Church and political reasons and yet if I really was listening in the developing world and then looking at the data and realizing no country in the world in the last fifty years has escaped poverty without making sure women have access voluntary access to contraceptives. I thought okay. If we really are for low income countries becoming middle income and high income mm-hmm we have to make sure the world. Women have access to contraceptives. And you're talking about family planning making sure that you can space your kids out over time making sure that you you can hopefully feed the number of children that you have and give them opportunities long way to absolutely planning and spacing the bursts of your children and we know I think we take for granted in the United States. What allowed women to go into the workforce and drove it was the advent of the pill and when women can choose to time and space the bursted of their babies? We know from great research. One of the biggest longitudinal studies in global health. That families are healthier. Children are better educated and families are wealthier if the woman can time and space bursts of her children. You started out just a moment ago talking about vaccinations and how you talk to him in about vaccinating their children you've seen huge advances as diseases that used to be terrifying have kind of gotten a radical or almost renovated in some cases. G Get frustrated when you see the antitax movement in this country and the return of things like measles mumps that should be preventable. I get very frustrated because the women I talked to in country after country. Let's say in in Africa. They will say. I walked ten kilometers in the heat to get here. They've got a baby on their back and they've got another couple with them and they're saying of course. I want to see like when I go and ask them about vaccines are like of course I wanted it. Saving my child's life so the fact that the US we have forgotten what some of these diseases diseases are like and that they not only our.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Squawk Pod
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"melinda gates" Discussed on Steve Forbes: What's Ahead
"Do thirty minutes of it and she can figure out how to farm out thirty minutes of it it changes what she she can do with her time and you persuaded your husband to take one of your kids to school at least twice a week. Yes so I have one of these courageous is conversations in my own home so Bila Sill. Co Microsoft. I'd stayed home to raise the kids. I think you come into your marriage marriage with assumptions maybe from how your parents operated which I know we both did and so I just assumed certain roles in our household and with the birth of our first daughter Jen. It came time to go to kindergarten. We both completely agreed where we thought she should go to school but I said to bill. Oh my gosh. Let's just keep it in the neighborhood. The school will start her in third grade at that school. Both think is so great because it's forty five minutes round trip from our home and he said no no Melinda. I really feel strongly. She starting kindergarten. You know what's the problem and I said. Are you kidding me. I can see the years ahead in the mini van on the road. We already had two kids and we wanted another one and he said that that simple question. What can I do to help and I was like I was literally like. Are you serious and he said well he and he offered he. I said I could drive her two mornings a week now for him. This actually meant an hour commute because the school was far away from our House passed our house back to Microsoft doc so he started doing it and he refrained it for me to he said you know it'll be good time for me in the car will be good mom daughter time so three weeks into the school school year. All of a sudden MOM's side was up to school she said did you notice anything here. Different in the classroom and I said Yeah like all of a sudden all these dad's coming in and dropping their kids off and she said yeah we went home and said to her husband's by Gosh Bill Gates is running Microsoft drop off his daughter order. This gets to your own relationship with bill and also the foundation and you came to the conclusion with the foundation. Everyone would assume given the cultural we have today day. Bill is running it or was the public face of it. You made the decision that could not be you made the also so pushed no silencing that spills work. That's Linda's work. It's gotta be joint yeah. You'll have different interests but it cannot be the stereotype silo. Whatever walk us through that how you made that come to pass and then before we leave the shows how you get things done you have after describe the saga of the annual letter okay so so we were totally running the foundation together absolutely league and we believe in equality and we both sit at the head of the table. We're both considering on strategy but I wasn't speaking out very much. Partly I'm a very private person. Partly I wanted to give our kids time to get settled in school but as we were going along more and more of the press started writing about the Bill Gates Foundation Bill does this bill does that and and I'm looking at these things that I'm thinking he's working at Microsoft and I'm spending all these hours and that is just not true you know who made the decision on this and it was like like and so finally we talked about it and bill said well you probably need to step out more Melinda in public and I started to think yeah if I'm telling telling my daughter's at home to use their voice in the world and my son I need to role model that and we actually had to go in though you'd be amazed is how many situations where in where I got completely all use the word that my teenager used dissed by Prime Minister or president when bill and I would both walk in the room. They talked to him as if I wasn't there so I would just wait. I learned to wait and like two questions. I would just insert myself at all of a sudden. It was like their eyes is opened and they started to realize oh my gosh like she knows her stuff and they're running. This is equals and we had to do that with the press a lot too and so describe the incident to you didn't come into this full blown where you told bill on one occasion. Don't listen leave the room. When I make my remarks mark's yeah we've heard of your own development as part of my own development so one of the early speeches that we did together as a couple of huge convention center and we're both GonNa make remarks at the podium and I was super nervous and and bill said why are you nervous like you know this stuff and I said yeah but I don't speak much publicly and he said well what what's making you the most nervous in the room and I said having you there and he said Oh okay then now. I'm so comfortable speaking in front of a Malcolm off by probably really the void that but he said okay well. How about this. He said he was going. I at the podium he said how about we were going home together in the car he said how about about after. I give my remarks I will leave. I'll go backstage leaving. He said I'll leave the building and I'll go drive around the car and come back and pick you up in ten minutes curbside. I it was like done and so we did and now I got very comfortable speaking. Partly you have to look at where your own fears are partly have to look at what is society telling telling you and you have to just practice and over time. I got much more comfortable taking stages. I now bill can not only stay in the room. I can say to them. Give me a little space talk honey if I need to and he doesn't talk over me and I don't talk over him and partly but we have had to have that negotiation. Partly I have to also role model in society society when other people do it to us that that's not okay right that society we should assume that women are at the how and that we have all these places of equality and and one of the areas you did it was described the I know a little over time but it's interesting story. The annual letter how you brought that change about out again may not be able to friendly at first but you can make it happen described as serious so warren. Buffett had said to us. He's our Co trustee at the Foundation Asian and he'd said two years ago you know I think it'd be great if you wrote an annual letter much like he does for Berkshire. Hathaway just described to people how you think about the work and we both that was a great idea but at the time I was like oh my gosh raising three young kids bills working at Microsoft and I said to bill. I just don't have time to like put pen to paper. I don't and Bill said that's okay all right so bill started writing it and it turned out he really enjoyed writing it and and then as I became more speaking out in public I am particularly as I was leading this huge concept of initiative that we talked about. I finally said to him. Okay like the kids are well into middle school. I'm ready to write my part and he got very comfortable in writing the annual letter and he liked it and I said I want to have a piece of this and so I I did a sidebar. The first year second year here I wrote a third of the annual letter third year I wrote half of it and now I always right half of it and it just was again. We had to have that conversation about okay. We've made certain assumptions in the past given our roles but how do we move forward with equality in the marriage and so part of what I am trying to do with this book is help. All people understand my personal journey so that we can look at our own personal journeys in our home in our community in our workforce to say. How do we get true equality for everybody around the world because when we do that society is better off one of the thing you very very critically important you point out in high tech when you graduated thirty five percent of people in Computer Sciences will women today. It's nineteen venture capital even worse only two percent and you make the point the opportunity cost if women aren't in venture capital. There are a lot aww ideas projects that may not appeal to somebody a guy but may have a real marketability of different set of eyes and background can be brought to it. You make.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Steve Forbes: What's Ahead
"This is what's ahead and I'm Steve Forbes in a moment. You'll hear the terrific conversation with Melinda Gates at the executives club of Chicago. The occasion was the launch of a book all the moment of lift. How Oh empowering women changes the world in this conversation. She shares fascinating stories. About how an order to improve the quality of life for those living living in dire circumstances. She got educated by putting empathy. I she had some struggles along the way both inside Microsoft and her work in Africa and elsewhere but she's become an effective entrepreneur for improving people's lives and you'll be absorbed by her stories. He's as we all were when we had this conversation but I when I look at the week ahead. Here's what we can expect more impeachment however keep in mind that once again attorney general bar in coming weeks will be releasing his report on how the Russian collusion story rose up and that's why you don't hear much from Komi from McCabe from Brennan and clapper table in the FBI and the intelligence agencies as a matter of fact Brennan Complain. Why does he want to interview me. He's talking about the special investigator pointed by Attorney General Bar well this whole Hullabaloo about Ukraine is not gonNA. Stop Attorney General Bar from getting to the bottom of how this whole aw thing rose in the first place trade wars more on that already the administration slapping on a new round of tariffs on Europe the WTO the World Trade Organization ruled in our favor that Airbus was getting unfair subsidies and we were ready to hit with with tariffs on things like the importance of Scotch Whisky Irish whiskey cheese and other goodies but the thing is Boeing is is probably going to get hit by the WTO and coming months so one would have thought we'd sit down and cut a deal before all of this played out nonetheless. I think eventually we will with Europe but this is why one reason why the stock market has been so volatile. It's been volatile because of uncertainty they will. We put tariffs on auto imports auto parts imports from Europe. All of this would disrupt supply chains so oh investment is not going to be made. This is why manufacturing is faltering in the US investments not going to be made until we know what the rules of the road are oil oil and gas those numbers will be coming out in the coming week on Wednesday and Thursday in by Golly. They weren't good reading on the oil ones last week. Which is why oil took? It will save things get better this week and in Hong Kong. That's been brewing for a week after week now. That Beijing is marked its seventieth. Thana versus the rise of power of the Communist Party taking over China late nineteen forty nine now. They're going to really begin to crack down in Hong Kong. They've already announced. They're going to try to make sure protesters can't wear masks good luck with that. This means more violent confrontations. Go ahead. Please welcome steep orbs and Melinda Gates. Thank all of you for coming here today. The executives club of Chicago very very much appreciate having this opportunity being of Scottish descent. Thank you for my free lunch. This is you know is part of the women's leadership series as you know Melinda's written the book moment of left how empowering women changes the world but also when when you read the book though you almost think the subtitle should not be changed the world but up lifts the world and you make clear in the book. This is not about bringing women in and leaving others out. It's about bringing women in as a way to bring everyone in very positive. Not Above men are below them beside them inclusion inclusion. It's not zero sum very very important Donna Shing Book. You haven't had a chance to read it yet. It's partially chronicle about breath the things she does some areas that just astonishing they exist today. We'll talk about that the cutting the like also oh it's sort of a wouldn't call it a tone women to perform marriage manual at all but it does have some stories in there that all of us can relate to and then to this is very important how to be effective in getting things done. It's not enough to have great goals. No you want to do good things. Sometimes it is step by step to get the culture change and then let it build on itself South. You don't go in with guns blazing say I'm good do it. I get things done especially with culture. She said in the film laws you can change laws. They have to be changed but it's the customs that have to be changed so you started early in life growing up around science. CI- but your father was back in the nineteen sixties was unusual in the sense that half a century ago more than and a half century ago great scientists engineer but he also made it a point to include women. Tell us about a little bit about your father. In that environment. He created they'd where you could thrive. Steve Opening question because in some sense I didn't realize when I was young. How lucky I was to have a father who believed in women in science. It wasn't until I got older that I started understand how exceptional that was I grew up one of four siblings two girls that got a bit of a gap and then two boys and my father as you heard from the video worked on the Apollo space missions and he would often come home and discuss his work and he would discuss how his teams were better when he could attract female mathematicians onto the team and so he would go out in the company and try to bring in women onto his team and I would go as young girl to the company Picnics and meet these women and men working on literally putting the first man man on the moon and I didn't realize that that role modeling how important it was and also that my father is soon as he saw that my sister and I were interested in computers they came into our all girls Catholic high school. My Dad actually went out and bought this computer and Apple Three for my sister eastern I in fact went later when he met Bill Bill said how did you get hold of one of those. They're only about a thousand of the made but he believed in girls being good in math and science and that was is just a profound message. I think for young girl because one of the things that has held women back is the lack of that kind of reinforcement and you had an experience with that with a a high school the college counselor who is quite the opposite of what the environment you fathers create. Tell tell us when college counselor and affects said don't do do it yeah. Thanks so I went to an all girls. Catholic High School in Dallas Texas was not the most academic school in Dallas and I was actually kind of angry my sophomore year with my parents because I said to them. Look I want to go to one of these top notch schools. My parents were really clear that that my dad's engineer salary wasn't going to be able to put all four of us through college but we could go to any college we could get into and they would figure out a way to you. Pay For it and but I said look the colleges I wanna go to. I can't get there from my school and they said well. You'RE GONNA have to figure it out so I went to my college counselor and I told her where I wanted to go to school and she said Oh no no based based on what I'm seeing you. Should you should shoot for Community College here in Dallas uh-huh and luckily I have the type of personality like you're not gonNA frigging. Tell me that and I went home and talk to my parents. They said no no no. We believe you get into colleges that you want to get into and I work very very hard to become Valedictorian my class in high school because literally literally had gone back to the transcripts of the other girls and the only ones who gotten in the types of schools. I wanted to go to a have been the Valedictorian of our class we went.
Inside Bill Gates' Brain with Davis Guggenheim
"Bills Brain three part documentary. Nfl I just watched it this week. Tell me how this project got started because you have you got a lot of access to gates and it's obviously Dan netflix unusual structure. You know three one hour episodes. Don't tell me how it came together so I was making the film waiting for Superman and we were almost it's done but it felt like he was missing. Voice and waiting for Superman was about public education's like how does this sort of failure of our public schools effect business and you know what better the thing to talk about. Someone who's in Silicon Valley or at least the business of Silicon Valley. He's obviously in Seattle but what does that do to growing the best business in in in America. How do you find talented educated. People had at his failure of our schools of some of our schools. I should say many are do really well but how does that effect are growing economy in in in the tech business. So I went up an interview bill. He was so great and so surprising that that I was like wait a minute this this person the needs to be reconsidered a because to give us the backstory. I was a I got a Macintosh nineteen eighty-four. It was the first person in my dorm Brown to get one. I think it was like ten had arrived at Brown in everyone of my floor huddled around this magical computer so I was a Mac. I was an apple guy and I always thought Steve Jobs is cool and Microsoft was just like for the business people and so I sort of held Bill Gates in my mind at arm's length that was like he just business guy. Maybe he's a monopolist. Maybe he's not but but you know I like. I like Mac and so what I finally met him. I was like wow. There's something he's doing right now. That needs to be understood. He is he's really changed his public image and I don't WanNa get into into that part of it because the weight inside bills brain is structured literally inside of every episode. It's almost like a thriller of the project that the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is doing doing whether that's toilets or nuclear energy or vaccinations then there's like the history which is what most people kind of assume you're going to get right. We're GONNA GONNA tell the story Bill Gates from start to now but there's this like thriller component of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation happening inside of it. How did you decide to like like musicnet structure. Go started filming and I actually got lost. I don't know how to make this because a lot of the work. They're doing a super complex. In also initially dramatically. It's not just add water in the story tells itself right and so I was experimenting with this kind of way of cutting back and forth between his biography in the work that he's doing and the first time it worked was when I in its in episode two I think is when he's trying to figure out why cases of polio keep popping up all over Nigeria in Afghanistan Pakistan and why past efforts was it failed and how he used sort of his brain had he delvin to sort of like crack that because people been trying for years they thought they were getting close and then it doesn't work it. Would I thought I'd do is show bill in the early days in highschool cracking the class schedule. It's sort of a famous story where his private private school asbill a sophomore. I think ask him when he's a software and then he does it in his junior senior year but they say you're. You're good at this computer thing. You know there's a famous terminal school only one terminal any school in State of Washington say. Hey you're good at this coatings and can you code the class schedule at lakeside aside and so he and Paul Allen Staple night figure out how you know because his lakeside had merged with girls school so they had all these different classrooms different for campuses and Bill Paul us sort of their brains and they're sort of algorithms to cracks in the same way he cracks the algorithm or tries to crack the algorithm for a radical polio he did things like digital mapping in predictive analysis on where cases of polio would show up so the story telling the whole story retelling for all three episodes follows that one example where we cut back and forth between something some way in which his brain worked or or something revealed in his character actor is historical story with what he's doing now to reveal how his brain works and how you know how he solves problems so you obviously got all this access testable to Melinda. You got a bunch of archival footage. I guess you would call it of them. When they were young when they were dating there's Video Ville hugging kids when they're babies as which broke me like you don't ever see that side of him. How did you go about getting access to build. The product was kind of the condition that I make for any movie. When I flew complained to commit to page talk him into doing it might get loud. It was like if we're if we're GONNA do this. You got to open up to me. I won't ask any questions to ask. I will put everything on the table because that's you know that's what if you're going to do a movie forgot to go make make that effort you open yourself up and the same thing. I did with bill and I have to save all the people I've ever made a movie about. He was the most open in the least concerned about Oh. Don't go there. Don't get this right. I mean I went. I went right into you. You know the depositions for the case. You know there's pretty harsh stuff in there about how the world sees him and I put all if even if you go and watch the trailer of the trailer in the opening of the move of the series is is this guy a good guy bad guy you know one. One voice calls him the devil I really wanted to say I want to put it all table. Say who you know. Let's let's put everything on the table and let's let's consider this man. Today did bill get any edit control. Do they get to say they didn't want anything in there. Now what I do is for every movie all when I get a cut that I like I'll go show it to people so I showed to Jimmy page edge or anyone else or Bano or Malala just because I wanna make sure that I didn't miss something or it didn't miss categorize something and often in every case you sort of. They say oh well. You know what there's another another piece that story that entail you and usually gets better but nothing was. I didn't take anything out that I didn't WANNA put in so there's sequence your time in the antitrust apiece. There's a sequence where you ask him if he was arrogant in step position. This is great because you know. This is a heavy topic now. We actually talked about it on this podcast. All the time like like are these companies to powerful should get broken up. Microsoft was arguably the first the current president of Microsoft Brad Smith. He's just read a book about basically asking being the government to regulate tech companies. It's very interesting but it he bill gates was the first as you note in the documentary. He's he stepped back from the operations operations of Microsoft to handle trial he gave this famously bad deposition and you ask him if he's arrogant and he he was like well look when you're a twenty year old billionaire. Maher sometimes when when you were getting answer. Did you sense that he was that he was shading or was he just telling you what he thought. Who's absolutely shading you. You Watch it. What's what's fun about watching. The movie and we put the full answer in is that he didn't WanNa say he was hacked arrogant. The Fun thing about making a movie is one of my agree. Teachers taught me this about storytelling is that you know that the filmmakers job is to plus two. The audience's job is for that sounds like a really pretentious film film school way of saying it but the idea is I ask if he was arrogant. He gives an answer. It's up to you and the audience to say and decide whether he's arrogant or not so I like to put that in there and let the audience decide for himself or herself. Do you think that arrogance however he wants to think of it is an asset to him and his current work. That's a good question. That's a really good question. I'd have to let him answer that. I mean I think intense focus. I think being very certain I think maybe with a touch arrogance. Get to this place where you're cutting through a Lotta bullshit so that is an let me let me qualify this answer by this is my answer not his answer but I do think that affect of people in the world have to cut through bullshit they have to cut through group think in their own group in their own company they have to cut through how the bureaucratic nature of a big company slows things down so if arrogance Y- like five percent or twelve percent arrogance and certainty and bull headedness it is effective. I wouldn't mind that I think sometimes a director of documentaries has to be bull headed and arrogant sometimes but then you have to sort of you know put guardrails ells on yourself. You have to have a few on that so that you don't go too far and I think clearly see footage in there. From the early days of Microsoft will they'll clearly went too far. Your gifts and that's actually the one the one piece of documentary that I I don't know how interesting it would be to everybody. I kind of understand why it wouldn't be there but it's very interesting to me is Microsoft soft was a ruthless company with gates at the helm and you you wave at it a few times right by their competitors date they crush them obviously netscape and eh interest trials there but there was lots and lots of other stuff they did to ruthlessly destroy their competitors along the way and that was all bill. was there a moment where like. I need to focus on that that stuff more or say. I just need to say at once and move on. There's other stuff. That's more important you I mean the the the the focus of the series is really not about that. I put enough enough in there to acknowledge it and say this happened but it wasn't an expose of the tactics. Microsoft in this period of time and so did just like the movie doesn't get into who all the details of the entrust case it doesn't get into all the details of why bill thinks that they were maligned nor does it get into all the details of why people think Microsoft is wrong. That wasn't the focus of the series. The focus of the series is a character study of a guy in in what is he doing with his life.
The total number of under-5 deaths worldwide has declined dramatically in the last 20 years
"In a week like most others when the news has been dominated by the grim and the frightening almost unnoticed has been a report showing that humankind is making huge strides in one particular area of development namely child mortality reports from the World Health Organization and the bill and Melinda gates foundation released this week have certain that in almost all countries of the world the number of children dying before the age of five has fallen over the past twenty years in the year two thousand the figure was nearly ten million child deaths by twenty seventeen that figure was almost. even as the world's total population continued to grow a story to celebrate but not apparently covered by most news organizations it's something to do with the way we produce and consume news an old bug bad for my colleague Michael blast and the date has been staring at this for years the trend unmistakable and amazing what sold is how many miss it one expert used to quiz people about big trends and compare their own sister the random guesses of chimpanzees the chimps one every time educated audiences with systematically wrong. you've gotta ask where we get our information well from the news which overlooks the trends in favor of certain events shapes perceptions with timing and disaster and so we miss one of the most colossal changes in human welfare. well now we know Michael last month but here on the world this week we like to try a little bit harder so let's drill down into these latest child mortality figures James Gallagher is the BBC's health correspondent econ say that having fewer children dying all around the world is anything other than a tremendously good story it is tremendous and incredible progress warmly how's it been done I have to be honest it's really quite boring stuff is what you would call the hash tag basics aids can people access to clean water good quality nutrition basic medicines things like antibiotics and vaccines that prevents infections will help children when they have them but also one really big thing is being improving the cat around the world for pregnant women and at that moment in childbirth because that first month of life it's the most dangerous point to be a life as a child that's when you'll most likely to die and so improving CAD that moment in time has also had this huge impact when you say improving can. eventing under fives from dying it's relatively simple stuff yeah absolutely I mean this is not correct really complicated tens of thousands of dollars innovative brown you health Calacanis of the C. rolled out on health services in your friend the United States is the stuff that medicine is known for decades it's really simple really easy today having medical staff that can be that when things go wrong during labor having drugs things like antibiotics if a child has an infection that early days having things like the new moon a call cold vaccine to be able to give to children said of that last night to get pneumonia which is one of the major killers of children say these are not complicated things but the challenges in some of the horrible will tune parts of the world the doing the basic things can be incredibly difficult and is that she figuring out the ways of getting everybody access to the things that we know what that's been the challenge and that means not just getting governments to be committed to doing that but also they have to be able to get the message out so it requires infrastructure in terms of roads and communications requires education in terms of nursing and medical stuff it's an across the board ever which has to be undertaken which is why you see in some countries the results are a bit more patchy in that which areas of countries fed better than the poorer less developed areas you're completely right if I was to suddenly become a multi billion Aragon just gonna pay for load of doctors I know you said that you can actually get them to the people that need them it's about building an environment and infrastructure that allows people to access these resources is not just about getting hold of them in the first place and that's where you often see these rich versus poor divides within countries this urban versus rural divide where if you live in a city you're gonna be physically much closer to a hospital than you are where is more than a hundred kilometers away from where you live down a dirt road. in amongst this good news story though there are as you explained great instead of patches it's a truism to say that the poorer parts of the world you live in the great the danger that there's going to be high rates of infant mortality yeah it takes the let me give you a couple think it's safe you to look at sub Sahara Africa and the proportion of children that died before the fifth birthday just just think about that fifth birthday in sub Sahara Africa one in thirteen children die before they turn five the further north Europe is one in two hundred I mean that is a dramatic Gulf despite the fact those improvements all around the world they're a particularly in Africa still policy Southeast Asia whether all high levels of infant mortality that coming down but then no way near as good as they theoretically could pay and yet this is undoubtedly a good news story why does it not get the sort of coverage that well other stories that okay by the headlines do well I think bits of it have been maybe we sometimes you don't always see the complete picture say we've reported many times the tremendous progress that has been made same tackling malaria malaria kills overwhelmingly young children so we seen little aspects of the story but I would say that apart from over soon very fine programs like this journalism can be very bad at looking at the big picture sometime with so focused on the here and now the latest break through war developmental crisis that actually sometimes we do just need to take a step back look at the big picture and that she sees something that's been staring us in the face the for two decades child mortality is basically halt it's a tremendous success story and how we talked about it no way near as much as we should have done James Gattaca that's it from the well this
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Brexit: UK Supreme Court to rule on suspension of parliament
"The bill and Melinda gates foundation says it will go ahead with plans to honor India's prime minister despite protests activists say no render Modi's government has created a humanitarian crisis in cashmere which has been under lockdown for six weeks now switch me to potter reports from Mumbai demonstrators March to the gates foundation headquarters in Seattle demanding that the nonprofit reverse its decision to recognize prime minister in the movie they also delivered a petition with more than a hundred thousand signatures saying that the award quote could not have come at a more awkward dying on August fifth the Indian government revoked push me your special Donna me imposed a curfew and got phones and internet thousands of push metes of been detained since then and some of them accuse Indian security forces of torture the gates foundation says it respects the petitioners views but won't change its decision the award recognizes movies flagship sanitation campaign that has made millions of dollars across
"melinda gates" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"And with the organization over three years what we found was. That it was putting more burden on the work that we want to get done in the world. Then we wanted it to and so we believe in balancing, family and work life. But we felt we had tipped a bit too far in terms of the family piece of it. So what we decided to do that seem that we also have some experience with from my own office, pivotal ventures and also from bills office gates ventures was that six months seems to be the right amount for now of paid family medical leave where a family can absolutely have time to care for their elderly their loved one care for the birth of the new child, but then twenty thousand dollars to support childcare as they come back into the workplace, but that seems to be about right in terms of men and women than coming back to work. And I think that'll help us be the most efficient as a organization with the resources that we have and support families. What if it's a startup that doesn't have the kind of endowment that the Gates Foundation does, but springing up the same kind of challenges that you raise that, you know, it's too challenging to get anything. Done we're in growth mode, where small scrappy how can a smaller company like that. Still support women. I'm watching some of these small companies do very interesting things. So I've seen a few startups actually a couple here in Seattle decide that they're going to allow the mom while she still nursing to bring her baby to work at times. And so they create a space for that space for a caregiver for the child and for the mom to go not just the child, but for the child be there, either part or all of the day there. So there creative ways you can do it. I'm not saying it's easy to do. But I think the message you send employees about how we care about family and work changes. And what we find is that employees who feel their employer understands their overall life is is likely to stay longer at a company when we come back. Melinda gates tells us about some of the women who have influenced her own life, including the IBM hiring manager who sent her career and her life in a new direction. By suggesting she not worked for IBM, one of the remarkable things about the book is that you're telling the stories of women that you've met along the way, but there's also women who've influenced your life, and I wondered if you might in succession, tell us about these three women from the book, Mrs Bauer your computer science teacher, the unnamed IBM manager who told you to go work for Microsoft, and Ana okay? Sarah submissive Zimbabwe was my math teacher in high school. I went to an all girls Catholic high school and she went to a conference on weekend. And she saw computers. They were actually apple two computers, and she came back from the conference and went to the head. None of the school and said we have to get these for the girls and she convinced the head nun to put up the budget. They bought five apple two computers for us six hundred girls, and I was part of the very first small coding class. And what I learned in that class was how much I loved coding. And I learned from a teacher who let us get. Out in front of her. And she taught me that to be a leader. You don't have to actually know everything and her getting those computers influenced my path. So by the time, I went to college. I knew I wanted to study computer science. I went to Duke University for undergraduate to study computer science and.
"melinda gates" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"We are seeing a lot of the symptoms. How do you get to the root of the problem? I think you listen, you listen to women and you hear what they're telling you. And you hear the cacophony of voices when they say to this isn't working you collect the data, and you decide to create change set goals and make things happen. Hey, everybody. Welcome to geekwire. It's Todd Bishop Nonaka Nicklesberg our guest on today's show is Melinda gates. That's right. We had the opportunity to sit down with Melinda. Last week for a really interesting discussion about her new book the moment of lift the book is about empowering women and changing the world. And it was a fascinating conversation that not only touched on Melinda gates his work in global health. But also had a lot of relevant insights and guidance for people in business and technology here in the United States. Yeah, she talks about some really important themes. But she does it in a really accessible way where it's told you the stories of these women she's met all over the world through her work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and her own personal story. So you get some really revealing insights into what her life has been like as this powerhouse and married to Bill Gates. She is a force in her own, right. She went to Duke University earned bachelor's degrees in computer, science and economics and a master's degree in business and then worked at Microsoft for nearly. Decade. It's a fascinating book. We hope you enjoy the conversation. And we'll be back at the end to share some of our own thoughts on the book and sheriff a fun highlight from the final stop on. Melinda. Gates, his book tour in Seattle with that. Let's jump into our conversation with Melinda gates. Fuck them to geekwire. Melinda. Gates. Thank you so much for being here. Bigs for happy me. So we are here to talk about your new book the moment of lift and this book is really about how if you in power women throughout the world. Then you lift up everyone, you tell that story through all of these incredible women and their experiences, including your own. So if you could draw a line connecting each of them, what would it be? It would be that. We so often don't look at the issues that women face in societies societies all over the world these barriers, and if we would recognize the barriers which I write chapter after chapter in the book, if we'd recognize the bears in lift them this those barriers and then we invest in women than women invest. And everybody else, and it changes our societies all over the world. And some of those barriers happen in the workplace particularly intact where you got your start. I I really identified with the portion of the book when you talked about the the early culture at Microsoft, and how you struggled with the brashness and how aggressive and competitive it was and this is still a persistent problem in tech. So I'm curious what advice you would give to other women on how they can be courageous enough to be themselves and be vulnerable. When oftentimes they're the only woman in the room. Yeah. I think we have to start a little bit with how to tech get the way it is. Because when in the late nineteen eighty s when I was in computer science, we were on our way up computer science degrees. Held by women. We were graduating at a rate of about thirty seven percent..
"melinda gates" Discussed on The View
"Subscribe now to our podcast to get hot topics delivered every afternoon, and while you're at it rate us in labor review take his seat and listen up because the view is live go into town. The most compelling controversial and cringe moments. I feel you creeping over my shoulder from the democratic candidates who held town halls last night. Real feminism are the women of the real housewives franchise the feminist icons American needs right now. Plus one of the most powerful and influential businesswoman and philanthropist in the world. Melinda gates on how her mission to empower women will change the world. Let's light up outs off eggs with Whoopie. I'll be Huntsman joy Behar sunny hostile and Meghan McCain. Now, let's get things started. How? All right. So probably last night, Democrats invaded New Hampshire. One five candidates held town halls to make their case about why they should be your next president. And the most controversial moment came apparently from Bernie Sanders tank. Look, if somebody commits a serious crime sexual assault Bertel could be punished they may be in jail for ten years twenty years fifty s the whole lives. That's what happens when you commit a serious crime. But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes. Even for terrible people you're writing and opposition ad against you by saying you think the Boston marathon bomber should vote. Not after he pays his debt to society. But while he's in jail. You sure about that. I do believe look this is what I believe. So as he is he taking voting rights a bit far there, or is there Meriden this conversation. Of the thing about it is if you if you if you're gonna go picking and choosing who should get to vote while you all you're in jail. I don't see that's a practical thing to jail, you did this and no you didn't do that. So you get to vote. No you can. And you can't either you have to everybody do it or nobody seems to me. It's not practical. Yeah. His position is that even though you Pratt. What said even though you are serving your time and you being punished that does not take away your right to vote. But you know, it'll be used in a campaign against him. Because it doesn't sound good. Really? You're right about that. I think it was crazy. Yeah. I think it sounds crazy to anyone who is thinking about someone that's in prison for committing heinous crimes. And when you commit a crime, usually certain rights are taken from you. And I'm all for when you get out of jail for though, that's what you're jail for. But when you're out of prison, I'm all for helping people succeed after that jobs. I think I'm with Buddha Jesuit. I love mayor Pete. And he the challenge when there's so many candidates running is when you get Bernie Sanders in they're taking such an extreme STAN on something. They all have to answer that question..
"melinda gates" Discussed on No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis
"I think you grow into a name over time. It's taken me quite some time, honestly. I mean, this physician by luck. No. Other reason I fell in love with Bill. He fell in love with me. We decided to get married. Then you say, okay, if you're in this position, you have to do something for the women that you've met. I have met women so many women who feel that they are voiceless voiceless in their communities. Sometimes in their families, they certainly voice us on the global stage. And so I just have decided that at some point I would have to step into this name into this roll and give them voice and too. That's how I think about it. And that's what I do. Almost no matter what room I walk into these days. From ABC. It's no limits. I'm Rebecca Jarvis in each week. We're talking to the most bold and influential women laying at the top of their game, trying to demystify success and what it really takes to get there in all the trade-offs, whether you're looking for answers or you just want to hear a good story. You're in the right place. My guest today is known around the world is someone who's dedicated her life to improving the human condition Radicati poverty and promoting the rights of marginalized people. Melinda gates grew up in Texas back then she was known as Melinda French as a teen. She was on the highschool drill team. She learned to code on her family's computer and apple three. And she pursued that love in college studying computer science and business. After graduation, she found a job at a little startup. All Microsoft today. She's a mother, a wife, the creator of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a philanthropist and the founder of pivotal ventures. She spends her time measurably making the world, a better place. Here is the incomparable Melinda gates, Melinda gates, welcome to no limits. Thanks for having me, Rebecca. I'm thrilled to have you here with us, and we're going to get into the work you're doing to invest in women's. Businesses, but I wanna start with your back story. So you grew up in Dallas, Texas, right? One of four kids, man. Your father was an aerospace engineer that worked on the Apollo missions. How much did you recognize at the time growing up an interest in stem in technology and mathematics? Well, I don't think it was really until I got to eighth grade that I realized I enjoyed math so much, and then it was in high school when I really started to say, wow, you know, I had a teacher who really believed girls being good in math. She was my math teacher, but she saw these computers at a convention. She went to. She came back to the high school and said to the principal, who is none. We've to get a few of these for the girls to learn to code and it was when I started coating on that computer back, then it was an apple two computer that I said, wow, I really love this. And what was it about it that you loved? I think I've always enjoyed puzzles and I think. The idea that you can solve something and use your mind and you don't really know where you're going. You're in the middle of it and it's actually kind of confusing. But you know, there's going to be an product, and I think the other thing I liked about it is that I think one thing that a lot of people don't understand is that it's very creative to code. You're creating something new in and you come up with your own solutions. Not everybody solution is the same. So I loved the mix of the math side of my mind with the creative side. I just absolutely loved it..
"melinda gates" Discussed on Studio 1.0
"Hello this is emily chang and you're listening to bloomberg studio one point out the next episode is one of my favorites and one that involved a lot of barbecue and a lot of music our production team traveled to austin texas to attend the annual south by southwest festival and interview melinda gates actually she grew up into french in dallas texas young girl who loved computers in nine hundred seven she landed her first job at a newly public company called microsoft where she met the man who would later become her husband co founder bill gates over the last three decades bill and melinda gates have become two of the world's most prolific philanthropists now melinda is focusing on investing her money and her might on empowering women everywhere especially in technology here's my conversation with melinda gates cofounder of the bill and melinda gates foundation you were born in dallas the second of four children and i'm curious what it was like growing up melinda french i was very lucky because my parents told all four of us you will be college going and we think that's important and they explained why because of the opportunities and they said not only that even though we could tell it wasn't going to be easy for my parents to put us through college we will figure out a way as a family and so they said to me you can choose any college in the nation that you can get into and we'll figure out a way to pay for it your father was an aerospace engineer you also studied computers how did you discover computers as a young girl yes so i was fortunate so i went to an all girls catholic high school and one of the teachers there the math teacher who i really admire admired lot and worked with a lot she went to conference and she saw these apple twos had just come out and she was so excited about.