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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
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
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 continues to build in some especially around state route four ten south on I five it's looking just a little bit slow slow right right right around around around marine marine marine view view view drive drive drive but but but it's it's it's not not not going going going to to to be be be lasting lasting lasting for for for too too too long long long the the the rest rest rest of of of the the the drives drives drives are are are moving moving moving at at at the the the speed speed speed limit limit limit and and and if if if the the the mountains mountains mountains are are are in in in your your your travel travel travel plans plans plans well well well it's it's it's a a a good good good time time for for it it because because there's there's no no restrictions restrictions at at either either snow snow Kwame Kwame or or Stevens Stevens pass pass our our next next call call much much traffic traffic at at five five twenty twenty four four come come eco eco roof roof forecast forecast it's it's going going to to be be a a nice nice day day mostly mostly sunny sunny high high about about fifty chilly to start though clear and cold overnight with lows in the mid thirties tomorrow looks dry partly sunny and fifty then we'll see a slight chance of rain rolled back in on Wednesday to the mountain passes they're in good shape but you don't want to get out of your car without a jacket on up there's twenty one degrees at the summit of Snoqualmie pass nineteen degrees at the summit of Stevens pass right now in downtown Seattle clear skies at thirty four degrees stay connected stay informed the northwest only twenty four hour news station komo news at five fifteen the cobalt morning news Franklin sees at the editor's desk on this Monday morning that the correct personal time and the fact of the number of coronavirus cases in this country continues to rise the total is now over five hundred sixty cases according to Johns Hopkins University there were twenty two deaths 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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increasing clouds overnight Tuesday into Wednesday Wednesday looks like a cloudy day with just a slight chance of rain rebound into the sunshine clear skies in downtown Seattle right now it's thirty four stay connected stay informed the northwest only twenty four hour news station komo news one thousand FM ninety seven seventy five forty six right now Monday morning Gregg Hersholt Amanda factor here with a cold morning translations of the other steps the grand princess cruise ship that has twenty one people on board with corona virus is expected to arrive in Oakland today California governor Gavin Newsom says reports being prepared and the area secured with the entire process to remove passengers expected to take two to three days former FDA commissioner says now is a crucial time in the fight against the virus on CBS's face the nation Dr Scott Gottlieb said the next two weeks are key and he adds that the next two months will probably be difficult with the closing closing of of 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
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
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Bill and Melinda gates foundation has carefully invested Microsoft billions into lifesaving public health initiatives targeting polio malaria and other preventable diseases and also he told Sorkin you know I in over ten billion in taxes I pay more than anyone in taxes but I I'm glad to what were those billions ever rightfully his to begin with in the new book Goliath the one hundred year war between monopoly power and democracy Matt Stoller chronicles the predatory tactics that both in which to Bill Gates and landed him in federal court map welcome back to the show Hey thanks for having me if you permit me to stipulate that Bill Gates can be both a monopolist Bali and an astonishingly brilliant and hands on philanthropist can we please turn our attention to the bully part gates fortune was not solely the result of building a better mousetrap Hey right so Bill Gates is obviously a very smart guy and he's a very good businessman but the reason he made a hundred billion dollars instead of twenty million dollars or fifty million dollars is purely because of public policy changes that enabled monopolistic behavior copyright changes in nineteen seventy six to nineteen eighty let the copy writing of software there was also as significant set of antitrust suits in the nineteen seventies one of which was against IBM and one of the suppliers that it used for the new personal computer was Microsoft and they allowed Microsoft to sell that operating system to other personal computer makers is very unlike how IBM operated but they did it because the DOJ scare them and then the DOJ dropped the suit in nineteen eighty two and essentially stopped enforcing anti trust law so Bill Gates use a host of anti competitive tactics that created the last generation of robber barons in the late nineteenth century early twentieth century to monopolize the key on ramp to the most important and fastest growing industry in human history up to that point which was personal computers and that new software industry so behind the floppy bangs in the oversized glasses gates just one all robber Baron on the world in the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century there were the likes of Andrew Carnegie Cornelius Vanderbilt and John D. Rockefeller to run roughshod on the I could place you think Bill Gates was a sort of reincarnation of John D. Rockefeller yeah that's right John D. Rockefeller was an oil refiner and so he essentially made a pact with other oil refiners in he basically accumulated a lot of shipping power so he went to the railroads and he said if I would competitor actually ships are near railroad then you have to give me a rebate for every barrel of oil that they ship and he had so much buying power that the railroads had to say yes and then you would go to his competitors and he would say you can't succeed here so sell out to me and then he was able to essentially monopolize all oil refining but it wasn't because he was a better oil refiner it's because he used market power to demand better pricing terms from railroads who became dependent on him and he was able to control the entire industry and that's very much what Bill Gates did with operating system so Bill Gates said to computer makers I'll give you a certain licensing fee if you put Microsoft operating systems dos and windows but then I'm gonna change that fee if you build computers with other operating system so effectively you have to give me a rebate if you use any of my competitors products and you just can't compete with that so then he just rolled up the whole operating system market that's a silver or lead proposition yeah that's right it's like the drug dealer you know he says you can get bribed or you can get a ball it right I mean it's not that violent he was then able to effectively dislodge lotus one two three which controlled spreadsheets and then I believe his word perfect that controlled word processing and replace them with what became Microsoft Word and Microsoft excel what you always see with monopolists who control important platform they use their control of that platform to take control of markets that have to live on that platform but at this stage the revolution of personal computing is about to lead into a second revolution of the internet when it gets too so the most dangerous time for a monopolist is when they have a monopoly over an existing market place and then there's some technological inflection point that changes the market place for example Google had desktop search control and then there's a shift to mobile and that was the moment when there was an opportunity for new entrants all of a sudden people were going to use this new thing called the internet this new technology called the browser which is controlled by a company called Netscape can effectively replace or commoditized the operating system so Bill Gates saw this and he said that's a really dangerous thing we need to control this new on ramp to this market place that could be even bigger than the personal computer which is the internet so he built his own browser which was internet explorer and started bundling it with windows and started making deals making it harder and harder for Netscape to get on to computers and easier and easier for internet explorer to get onto the computers towards the late nineteen nineties and this is in a book by Kerry read back who's a lawyer that opposed Microsoft Microsoft called together a whole bunch of venture capitalists and they said look there's this new incredible thing called the internet here the places that we're gonna invest and hear the places that you're going to be allowed to invest it was a little bit more subtle than that but that was sort of the gist of it all right but in the film speaking to Guggenheim gates just shrugs off a reasonable person might think you had a monopoly if monopoly means extremely high market share with short term market power the answer is yes if it means that we have a fun challenge will position where new and better technology didn't have a chance to replaces the answer is no well that's an answer antitrust regulators had a slightly different definition of monopoly more along the lines of strong arming and in that case gates sense of impunity served him poorly in the antitrust trial prosecutors Kerry picked some video from gates is deposition and played it at trial to make him look like an arrogant smart **** I have no idea what you're talking about when.
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
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 foundation" Discussed on The Science Show
"It loses a little bit of the carbon that it's actually fixed so really plant. They worked at a pretty good solution to the problem. Solution is produced. More of the rubio enzyme works very well but the problem is we want to eat the grain. We don't want to eat the leaves if the plant necessarily so by making more efficient leaf we can make sure most of that nitrogen and the useful protein gets into the grain that we eight and after all that amazing biochemistry austrian and genetics even they're still the take home message of a really substantial increase in the productivity of agriculture in various places around around the world. Yes it said that we need to perhaps double the output that we producing at the moment we need to have that doubled by twenty fifty and based on the progress progress that we're making with improved agriculture and in reducing damage for example and a lot of economic processes are improving but we're not improving it the right that we need to be able to get to where we want to be in twenty-fifty so we need to have a step change in how we produce food and we really see that improving photosynthesis. This is through genetic modification is at the moment. It's one of the ways we can do it. There's also issues. We food waste each which we know we can assist but it doesn't mean we can't do both and i think that's it's an important thing to note and just a reminder which cropped talking about most of the work that way focused on is funded by the bill and melinda gates foundation and they looking to improve we've crops in developing countries like cassava and soybean few others that a main staple crops in those regions the idea there is that if we can improve the crops ups that those people are growing it can improve their lot in life and that's the name of the gates foundation but we expect that most of what we can achieve will be translatable aline to essentially any crop for example is the c. four rice program which is going to improve the capability of rice growing weary grows we might find the dell system works innovator location than rice for example so there will be a lot of ways to solve the problem. I think that's the key ben. Long is a research fellow at the australian national university the center sort of excellence for translational photosynthesis and they're just continuing the process that occurred a few million years ago when micro organisms joined bodies the might o'connor or power packs our cells and the chloroplast or sugar factories in plant cells next week. I shall go to toronto zoo to see how they're trying signed to save the delightful penguins the most trafficked mammals in the world sweet creatures covered in scales and this hope and how ants plant plant trees yes. I'm serious the sign chairs produced by david fisher. I'm really mediums <music> <music> uh-huh <music> <music>. Thank you <music>..
3 Things To Know Around Detroit
"The city of Detroit is one of ten American cities to join a new. National program meant to figure out how to help residents make more money and improve their economic status. The initiative is funded by the Bloomberg philanthropies the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the bomber group, which is led by former Microsoft CEO and Detroit area. Native Steve bomber the program goes for eighteen months. The plan is to test ideas, that connect low income residents and affordable housing to opportunities for more income and provide services that help them become more financially stable, the goal is to make affordable housing throughout the city and access point to city services. This is a big deal across the United States as the likelihood that the current generation, earns more than their parents is declining, especially among the middle class and poor. The program came out of a recent survey of American mayors, who said economic issues are their biggest local challenge the results of the twelve million dollar program will then be shared across the country. Other cities in the program include Lansing, right here in Michigan. New. Orleans, Louisiana Newark, New Jersey and others separately. The bomber group last fall issued sixteen million dollars in grants to eighteen Detroit area. Nonprofits to help children and families in poverty. You've heard of hell Michigan, right? It's an unincorporated town near paint ni in Livingston county. It's famous for its road signs a tavern and stores selling, souvenirs branded with the community's name now a California youtuber has purchased the whole five acre commercial property, and officially renamed it gay hill in protest of the Trump administration. Elijah Daniel says the move is in protest of the Trump administration's decision to not allow US embassies to fly the gay pride rainbow flag during June for pride month. He also says the only flags it will be allowed to be flown. Our pride flags, though. That's apparently just joke. And no ban is actually in place on other flags. Daniel is a comedian and musician, who has around five hundred and eighty thousand subscribers on YouTube. He's also the owner of an LGBTQ cannabis business in Los Angeles in two thousand seventeen he participated in hell's program to become mayor for a day, but was promptly. Impeached. He has a video, documenting the experience, titled I became mayor and banned street people from my town, all in lower case letters, Daniel tells NBC news. He is trying to engage his young audience in politics. We picked an interesting place to do it gera-, because hell Michigan in Livingston county. That's deep red country there man. Let me tell you. So I gotta ask, like, how does one by town. I didn't know you could do that because it's on Inc. There is no it's not really a town. There's no village council or or or township board of trustees or anything. It's, it's I think it's sort of unofficially called a hamlet. I mean it's really it's, it's have you ever been there? No. It's so it's like five acres. It's kind of it almost feels like a theme park at this point. There's like I think there's a mini golf course. If I remember correctly, there's a tavern. There's souvenir store. There's technically ally berry. It's right near the banks of the Huron river and everything it's really pretty there. I mean it's beautiful surroundings. It's out near the Pinkney state recreation area. So it's. It's heavily wooded everything. But it's it's not really a town. Do you think we should do the show at hell? Hamlet. We'll keep that one into consideration. The conservatory in bells reopening nearly a month ahead of schedule. The one hundred and fifteen year old Anna scripts, Whitcomb, conservatory reopens Wednesday after a number of structural repairs water head severely compromised. The twenty one foot steel trusses that are original to the building the new trusses used galvanized steel, and they'll be more resistant to the weather the project cost two and a half million dollars. It was paid for by the Michigan DNR and the Ralph c Wilson junior foundation. You know, I'm really glad to see this project happen. I have some so many memories of this place because my grandmother was a member of the o botanical society, and she would drag me around, like ten eleven twelve years old, hauling pots, and plants and all kinds of stuff around that place. It's such a such a cool, little facility, not just the, the public property. They've got all those greenhouses as well. It's a true, gem, one of the best staycationing, especially like in midwinter like you know, if you've got, like a dismal February day, no better like mood. Up than to pay visit to the belau
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on Here & Now
"Mike. Christoph. He's also a philanthropist with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is an NPR funder, Mr. gates welcome to here now. Thank you. Let's start with the hearings on Capitol Hill this week looking into the power of tech giants like Google Facebook, an Amazon. Do you think these companies are monopolies? Well, there's certainly have high market shares. Some of those they work in and they have impacts on a lot of sectors of the Konami. And then become, you know, key tools for communication and even getting news. So they're important companies so important companies, but how much regulation should the federal government have over these companies is there not enough? Well certainly areas where people are using social media for bullying in where you have of foreign actors doing election related activities in even the companies involved say that given the mainstream role there is room for election related or child protection or privacy, type rules and what is good regulation look like to you. Well, each of those areas complex, you have examples coming out of Europe that you can look at on the privacy front. And some of these areas. It's new ground number of twenty twenty candidates on the democratic side who are running. President of called for breaking up these tech companies. I want to listen to a little bit from, Elizabeth Warren who speaking here in New York City in March, they think they can still up all of our personal data and sell it to whoever they want for whatever purposes, they think they can run their business to just roll right over every small business every entrepreneur, every startup that might threaten their position. And what does our government in Washington? Do nothing. So do you agree with Elizabeth Warren, the some of these companies should be broken up, the generally got laws in the country and you ask companies to adhere to those laws? I'm not aware people are saying that they broken laws in such a way that the remedy would be to do that. It doesn't seem like just going around break companies solves privacy issues. I wanna ask you something else that I heard today. Facebook engineers have created in artificial intelligence system that clones, the voices of famous people, including you. So I wanna play this recording of the Bill Gates AI impersonator. He's reading a phrase that says a cramp is no small danger on a swim. It's, it's, it's a phrase, as you probably know that engineers use to test AI program. So let's listen to that a cramp is no small being jour- on a swim. Okay. So there it is Bill Gates. What do you think about that? Pretty good. Yeah. No, there's no doubt that technology can synthesize speech now. And you have to think we're is that helpful Moore of inappropriate, right? What do you think are you are you concerned with the direction that some technology is taking? Is that is something that, like, what we just heard a, a risk that worries you, if it's used in the wrong way, certainly? The distrust in news media is got to be concerned for everyone in the so-called, the Vache capability could make that worse. These these fake videos, deep fake, they're called you're referring to there. Yeah. Either video video or audio. Yes, listen. I want to ask you about another issue that I know is very important to you. You're headed to Capitol Hill later this month to talk to lawmakers about the Trump administration's proposed cuts to the State Department. What is your concern and have you spoken to the president about this? Well, I think the United States should be incredibly proud, how on a bipartisan basis, the support for health. Aide including pep far which went after HIV in global fund in they've kept over ten million people alive. That would be dead today. They allowed these African countries chance to get their health systems organized to make it less likely that epidemic start in those countries..
What's the History (and Future) of Toilets?
"Consider the flush toilet. It's the fascinating device. If you think about it. This giant porcelain chairs installed into every modern American bathroom using gallons of precious drinking water everyday to whisk your urine feces into oblivion better known as the municipal wastewater treatment plant nearest you every time you flush, but have you ever considered? What else we could be doing with our poop in pee? You probably don't really want to think about it. And neither does pretty much anybody else, which is why the flush toilet we twenty-first-century century. Humans us hasn't changed much since it was first patented in seventeen seventy five by Scottish watchmaker named Alexander coming Cummings. Toilet was a slightly altered version of the commode designed for Queen. Elizabeth the first by her godson, sir. John Harrington in fifteen ninety two Cummings had an s shaped pipe to trap, bad odors, while Harrington's had not, of course, self flushing. Toilets heated seats in those vacuum potties like you see on airplanes in tour buses came later. But. Our one and done attitude towards commode innovation probably comes from the fact that we simply don't want to think about poop that much. We spoke with DNA. Mcdonagh a professor of industrial design in the Beckman institute of advanced science and technology at the university of Illinois at our banish campaign. She said within the American culture, there's still resistance and reluctance to discuss body waste the toilet has remained relatively unexplored. I think because we're failing to realize that to quote, a British saying where there is muck. There's brass we are failing to see the potential opportunity are modest toilet is offering us because the notion of immersing yourself in such a product because all feel so uncomfortable. But going to the bathroom isn't something. We've always been squeamish about long ago. It was just another experience and opportunity for relaxation. And hanging out the ancient Romans used toilet time as a time to catch up with their friends in the year three hundred and fifteen BC Rome had one hundred and forty four bustling public toilets lined with stone benches with keyhole shaped cutouts situated, all along them where people would sit together and do their business, and maybe some gossiping to later in medieval England, you could be walking down the street and someone might throw the contents of their chamber pot out the window onto you. They might say sorry about it. But it would kind of be on you for walking too close to their house. Fancier medieval, people used Garda robe a little closet. Stuck onto the side of a castle with a hole in the floor that emptied into a moat or cesspit clothes were also kept in the Garda row. But because it was thought stench of human waste would keep the fleas moths out of the garments public Garda roads in London empty directly into the Thames, which was an unbelievably poor public health. With move as the population of Europe grew over the course of the eighteen hundreds up to one hundred people would share the same public garter robe and the waste just washed into the rivers tainting, the drinking water supply, which explains why so many outbreaks of cholera typhoid and other waterborne diseases bedeviled nineteenth century Europeans, resulting in more than half the working class population dying for the age of five it was a mess. As a result of a particularly hot summer in London in eighteen Fifty-eight when these smell of rotting sewage bay living in the city completely unbearable Parliament Commission to the construction of the London sewer, which was finished in eighteen sixty five deaths resulting from waterborne diseases plummeted and cities all over the world. Followed suit and constructed their own sanitary sewers the toilet patented by coming eventually became standard in houses and wealthy countries. All over the world along with slight variations patented by others like Thomas, crapper. Yes, that's his real name whose contributions to the overall design of the toilet were minimal. But whose legacy endures because he made sure his name was visible on. All of his products. And hey, it's great that fewer people are dying due to poor sanitation in these places anymore. But the toilet is due for an upgrade. So what do we need? Our new toilets to do. Mcdonagh said toilets offer a relatively unexplored territory that offers significant potential in respect to healthy living and healthy aging as individuals are taking more responsibility for their health. Eating habits and wellbeing. The bathroom offers a somewhat blank canvas for us to integrate intuitive technology to support the individual imagine a toilet that could tell you. How hydrated you were whether you are deficient in particular vitamins or new of blood in your stools and changes in your hormones. We literally flush all that information away each day in the form of waste matter. So we could find out a lot about our own health from our toilets, but according to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which launched their reinvent the toilet challenge. Back in twenty eleven the next generation of toilets will also be able to kill pathogens compost human waste and keep up with the fast urbanization of the twenty first century. And all that without sewer, infrastructure electricity or a water source. They might even be able to minor waste for valuable elements like phosphorus nitrogen and potassium and separate solid and liquid waste in order to use them to make things like building supplies. But we'll the new toilets. Look very much different from the one in your bathroom now or the one, sir. John Harrington made for Queen Elizabeth in the sixteenth century, probably not much unless you've got any bright
"melinda gates foundation" 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 foundation" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Welcome back to the crypto shows digital cash evolution right here on the Bloomberg radio network, and we're joined by Paul snow of fact, we were just talking about the Texas bitcoin conference. Let's go back to that a little bit in the theme of the bitcoin conference. This year is governance. We will get into some of the governance. Are there any other interesting speakers or anything yet? How how's that going? Doing very very well. We have we have a lot of good speakers, lying, the, Vince. We don't have a list. That's okay. It into government. We're talking a lot about government's right now. And and I personally think the governance is a big deal. It's one of the major reasons that I love dash is dash is an innovator and brought a lot of innovation to the governance space. We were just talking with Jason king. Well, I can tell you for sure that governance is very important at Paul's house, Linda is the governance over there. And that's why she's a funding list right now. Interesting. Yeah. I it sounds like you've already recognized that this is a growing theme about around the Texas bitcoin conference and up to you know, dedicate the conference to this to this idea that would tell us about that like who's coming on. What are your trying to expose what kinds of talks should be expect? Well, one of the things that came out is there is grant money from the back call that is creating a governance track for backed them into conference and a lot of people running our protocol, the Enos the authority note. Operators will be an independence for a back from summit that part of the conference, and they will be talking and answering questions about health Acton. Does governance there credit is looking the lineup something similar as part of the conference? Of course, we're still working with the dash to get you guys there. You're talking about funding. Can you talk about the Gates Foundation thing a little bit? And what that would like to hear that. Because I didn't make big news when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation made a contribution to factum. Yeah. I am curious like what what does that look like from from the inside of factum, and how is that playing out? What does that being used for the the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave us a grant to do a medical wallet in Africa, particularly and South Africa's steppingstone we're in the second phase of that brat working with the to create the medical now, the the idea of the medical wallet is the ultimate control of their own medical records, and to be able to give doctors permission for this medical records. So that when they need. Treatment. They can. Traders do you ever feel lost? Do you ever feel unsure of what you're do next? Do you have trouble identifying market movement market patterns? That's what my Monday night, call is for is to give you the better opportunity to become more versed in markets and understanding what's going to happen next..
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"I think it's great. Is in the pudding. We want to see what happens. Nothing. The only really example we have of of zuckerberg's philanthropy is the hundred million dollars gave a Newark for education, which well, you can't dump that much money on a system that's already really poorly run and just that we'll now told better rights, New Jersey, particularly wrong. Easy. My wife is a Jewish ago. Bruce springsteen. It's my my, my, my mom, it's is a lot of teachers in my family teachers, my family, New Jersey. So there are a lot of 'em, but there are a lot of endemic issues in education all over the United States. Yes, he's learning. What is interesting is Bill Gates always had said, I am not going to give away any money until I can do it right. It's very easy to throw money wrong at a problem and just not only waste your money sometimes make the problem worse. It's very hard. I think to do effective charity gaming cakes spent years trying to get his head around the disease issue before they saw going off to Podesta a now. But for a couple of countries, hopefully polio is going to be a writer case, which is some of our organizations work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in overseas, and one of the things that we are because we we work with other organizations because they want to copy what we're doing. And when they talk about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they always say, and they make it so hard. I, it's like, okay, I understand what you're coming from. Yeah, but it's not that it's hard. It's they're demanding. Accountability. Yeah, I should also point out that while it is great, the billionaires giveaway their fortune that the amount of money that private charities contribute is a tiny fraction at all, even include the Catholic church as a tiny fraction of what governments contribute to this. Yeah, and and so it doesn't replace, you know, replace this societal safety net Gilman confront long-term research in a way that companies and private individuals, genuine, you really don't usually do well, certainly not if they're held the quarterly stock, no. Curious, what you think is Facebook, which has an a. lab which I didn't know. And maybe this is the Facebook. Facebook has three on like three different continents. Any fairly large percentage of of the talent pool available for AI research. Dig it. I hope that they mean to do good with it, but some has the more time you spend on Facebook, like a meth addict instead of the world would better. We'll be here. Mark will have more money to give away to his not foundation. So NYU nor New York University has provided Facebook with an anonymous, and this is already a little bit of a problem because Nana data sets Arfan aren't an anonymous data set of ten thousand MRI's this medical residents magnetic resonance.
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Time for what's happening Big story trending in New York City right now Thomas Friedman former head of the, CDC, was arrested today on charges of. Sex abuse forcible touching and harassment of a woman Thomas Friedman was one time director. Of the US centers for disease control and prevention step down when President Trump took office a fifty five year old woman, filed a complaint against this, guy back in July accusing him of grabbing her but against her. Will asked October at his apartment in Brooklyn heights He was, the health Commissioner in New York City from two. Thousand, to two thousand nine then he got appointed by President Obama, to the CDC and then was like, I said in that, office until two thousand seventeen still, in custody today, and. There's not, a whole lot of details about exactly what he's accused of doing other, than, grabbing this woman and we know. It was in his apartment that all of this supposedly took place don't know if. He's got an attorney or anything lately he's been working for a nonprofit called resolved to save lives put together by a, bunch of people including these, Berg initiative the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the Bloomberg philanthropies etc Another trending stories an unfortunate, celebrity death and in this case Robin, Leach best known for, lifestyles of the rich and famous, guy he was, a He was in bad, shape for quite a while in fact he'd had a stroke last. Year last November And had been in the hospital ever since he suffered that stroke will he was on vacation in Kabo and, then suffered a second stroke just a few days ago and had been in hospice care and John cat Salem media columnist for the Las Vegas review journal where Robin Leach. Had worked tweeted out the, news, very early this morning that he died just about two o'clock this morning another friend of his said Robin Leach acted like a millionaire because it was, expected that the guy doing the show was. Going to act, like a million and put on this air and he would always. Ask for something, special and you know it, had, to be champagne if everyone else was drinking a cocktail but you know as you got to know Robin you realize that he kind of almost felt that. That was expected of, him that, people wanted to see the lifestyles. Of the rich and famous Robin Leach and that's kind of you know that's what he brought for them he was born in London during World War Two went, to journalism. As teenager and worked for a long time at. The Daily, Mail worked for the new York Daily News And people magazine eventually started here in LA doing local TV reports for KBC and then did a bunch of talk show stuff or I should say. Turned that real lives of, millionaire, stuff into talk shows and then did some reality stuff I'm a celebrity get me out of here the surreal life fame game who wants to be, a millionaire there is a crash locally that. Is trending because, of a catering truck that took advantage of that crash there was. An early morning, crash this morning one zero, five, in the four zero five near the four zero five interchange and it blocked up traffic for hours if you're caught up in it of my apologies but. AC catering had one, of their, trucks stuck in the same parking. Lot that you're on and you know what they did they flip open the side of that thing is start serving breakfast it turned the lights on and eventually, people lineup They're AC catering big large scale food truck operation out of bell gardens and this was. Just an opportunity for them there's a picture in the LA times that the LA times tweeted out that shows this parking lot of cars a line of about. Six or seven people outside the catering truck in, the background in the background you see the aftermath of this crash where it's a giant fireball. And in that case in the. Picture you could. See smoke rising into the air as a result. Of that well we've begun, to lose our minds Entire borough. North, Carolina a fifth grader was punished For referring. To his teacher as ma'am Little Tamari on Wilson Was crying when he got off the school bus on Tuesday and mom. Asked him what, happened and he says he got, in, trouble. For saying yes ma'am And to prove it he pulled out a sheet of paper on it where he had written ma'am on it, four times per line single space both sides is teacher told. Him to write the word ma'am on the sheet because he kept. Referring to her as ma'am despite her instruction not to and it's part of his punishment he had. To have the, papers signed by one of his, parents, now Mom and dad said their kids, were taught to refer to, elders as ma'am and sir and. That there was absolutely zero disrespect in referring to the teacher as. Ma'am The punishment was completed in class he was concerned that the mom was concerned, that her, mom or her son was missing an opportunity to do work during the time Mom met. With the teacher on Tuesday to. Talk about the incident and the punishment the teacher acknowledged saying that at one point she was gonna throw something at the kid idiot And of course mom requests that the that little Tamari on be taken out of that. Class and, more power tour if the teacher can't figure that out. That saying, the word ma'am is. A sign of, respect than maybe she needs to be teaching somewhere else in let's see San Luis Arizona right across the border from another. City in fact a city basically bifurcated by the border they found an empty Kentucky Fried Chicken And in, that empty KFC was, a tunnel that. Ran about six hundred feet, under the border Ivan Lopez, owns the property where the Kentucky Fried Chicken. Now stands in San Luis Arizona he. Was arrested, last week authorities pulled him over and. Discovered that he, had a stash a hit a slew of drugs in his truck a canine unit alerted cops to. Some toolboxes that also had drugs in it one hundred eighteen kilograms of math six kilos of cocaine three kilos offense thirteen kilos are white heroin six. Kilos of, Brown heroin this kinda buffet of drugs in his truck. Just the, three kilograms of Fenton. Alone they said, translates to about three million dosage units They found a tunnel twenty two feet deep six. Hundred feet long with wooden planks lining the wall and what they would do is drop the. Drugs into a tray on one end and pull them through the tunnel on a rope. On the other end bring, them across the border and finally burning man Julia not going to burning, man this very against Bernie man good. Not into it I'm happy to hear that answer well the people who put. Together burning man have written a, letter to top federal, officials threatening lawsuit. Because of continuing traffic stops, that slow the vehicles that, are headed into the eighty thousand person event. Which begins midnight on Sunday they say. That the, pyramid lake police department is harassing them The. Many, of the traffic. Stop tactics or attempts to imitate. And, harass travelers who were doing nothing more than passing through the reservation on a state maintained highway unacceptable the behavior should not be tolerated by agency leaders nor the public the letters addressed to Daryl Lecomte acting director of the. US bureau of Indian affairs and he said I don't care State route four, forty seven passes through the town of Nixon is the only main road to the site and they said it not only is it stopped people. Who are going there to help set up for it but, it affects their ability to provide ice portable toilet maintenance in public services for the event law enforcement has been stopping vehicles for having a tire touch the center line for going three miles an hour over the posted limit. Or even something as silly as having a partially, blocked license plate. That's what you get gotta know that going into burning man you're going to get. Pulled over by, the cops dummies All right we come back how we can track earthquakes We can predict earthquakes by tracking, animals and I'm, telling you there so many earthquakes lately big earthquakes. Lately Scott me worried. Keeping an eye on my dog tell you, about that when we come back to Gary and Shannon. Julie Slater has an update on the new apple CEO Tim. Cook, is one hundred twenty, million dollars richer on paper today an SEC filing says cook was due to be, granted five hundred sixty thousand shares of. Apple stock today as part of his total compensation package a medical expert says Arizona Senator John McCain will most likely only have a few months to live then McCain family announced today that the eighty one. Year old is discontinuing his medical treatment for brain cancer the New York City council is considering, a, Bill that would ban soda from. Fast food kids meals water milk or one. 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"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"The past few months ahead of his semi annual testimony before congress on tuesday and wednesday the wall street journal reports that he's met with eighteen lawmakers ten republicans and eight democrats during his first four months as fed chair as trade disputes continue the us has filed complaints with the world trade organization against china the european union canada mexico and turkey the move follows lawsuits other countries have filed with wto over us tariffs on steel aluminum imports are their nations are taking issue with the us rationale for imposing those tariffs the us has cited national security and unfair trade practices space agencies are rolling out their latest innovations this week at the farnborough air show in the uk wall street journal reporter andy pastor is there one of them most interesting aspects of the show has been the level of cooperation between governments and private companies over space projects pastor says that includes a thirty one million dollar contract to lockheed martin to develop scotland's first ever spaceport discussions are also focusing on satellite production and the development of space tourism billionaire investor warren buffett has donated shares valued at three point four billion dollars to five foundations including the bill and melinda gates foundation and the novo foundation buffet has pledged to donate eighty five percent of his stake in berkshire hathaway to foundations the latest donations mean about forty three percent of his two thousand six holdings have now been given to charity more publishers are looking to podcast for their next big hit some are pairing up high profile authors with popular hosts they're hoping to capitalize on the growing market of podcast listeners a nielsen report this year found that sixteen million us households identified as avid podcast fans in late twenty seventeen an increase of about three million from the previous year up next the latest federal investigation into this is what's news from the wall street journal thanks for listening there's another federal investigation into uber this time over alleged gender discrimination the us equal employment opportunity commission is reportedly seeking information on hiring pay disparity and other matters joining us now from san francisco to explain as wall street journal reporter greg bensinger greg what do we know about the latest federal investigation into uber we'll began about a year ago the eeoc received a complaint about a matter of gender inequity the full scope of it is not clear but they've been investigating them since august of two thousand seventeen this is involved asking for documentation from over speak into current and former employees and just seeing what they can find out about it gender inequity could include all kinds of things pay promotions just you know what jobs are assigned for and these are all matters that the she is looking to where we're told and hoover seems to be well aware of it and as we know this isn't the first or only federal investigation that uber is facing can you bring us up to speed on the others and how many are there currently there at least five and they run the gamut from a pricing questions over their pricing and questions over their efforts in the past to spy on competitors and and these are ongoing uber's acknowledge them sort of they've said they are cooperating with investigators so there's a lot of issues they're going to have to address many this many of the details might come out when it goes public they plan to do that next year when they filed their s one they'll have to disclose things that could have a material impact on the company and we'll get to see the full scope of these federal investigations sometime next year these investigations haven't been helping the company's image but has there been any impact on ridership or use of the app well it's hard to say too much uber has disclosed their you know rising revenue and that's despite them exiting some some big markets like south east asia and china couple of years ago so if revenue is a good indicator they're they're doing okay they still lose a lot of money and they'll have to account for that at some point but uber says that the business businesses humming along and more and more people are becoming regular ride hailing users greg what changes has uber made in the wake of these various investigations well the most prominent or the the ways in which they evaluate employees the ways in which they compensate employees they've they've taken measures to ensure that there are no major inequities you don't pay scale between one type of worker in the next.
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on KCBS All News
"The us it helps attorneys assemble briefs for the supreme court handy cockle in his sister trish belotti remembered that sean showed up for his interview in ill fitting clothes with a rumpled letter from seth waxman in an eleven year gap in his resume we work with attorneys every day all week long that are trying to get their case granted and none of them do and this guy comes out and says to granite and so did you believe it no i thought he was delusional but his story checked out and they gave him the jaw glad you hired oh yeah sad to see him go he spent three years with a cockles in omaha completing the undergraduate degree he'd begun in prison in continuing to impress the lawyers he worked with with their help and against all odds the university of washington law school took a chance on him he won a full scholarship from the bill and melinda gates foundation and appoint graduation was admitted to the bar how did you do in law school surprisingly well you're already a lawyer wow i mean it was it was a new experience doing well in school he did well enough to land a prestigious clerkship with the united states quarter of appeals for the district of columbia the second most important court in the country the idea that convicted bank robber was going to go work for janice rogers brown very conservative judge on a very important court surprising in the absolute sense yes in the context of who sean hopwood he is and what he was setting out to do not that surprising ops go year later it led to a highly competitive teaching fellowship at georgetown laws appellate litigation clinton police officer he did so well the faculty awarded him a position as a professor of law how hard is it to get a job teaching law georgetown it's very hard professor stephen goldblatt is the faculty director for the supreme court institute at georgetown law to have somebody who's a credible voice who actually lived the experience who understands what it's like to spend a day in prison much less eleven years is highly unusual so i think this was a unique opportunity to get somebody for whom there are no others out there and that the potential was enormous along with this other accomplished sean hopwood also got to marry that girl for david city who is now a law student herself they have two children are you surprised how this has turned out yeah yeah had no no idea of what the future would hold for us neither one of us had any clue that this all these wonderful things would happen motivated main interest now is criminal justice reform he's an advocate for shorter prison sentences for most crimes it more vocational training drug treatment and mental health counseling which are often nonexistent president is not the place for personal growth warehouse people and then we kick them out in the real world and with very little support and hope that america will happens but somehow all the things stacked against you you were able to do it yeah it was people that helped that went out of their way to provide grace to me that.
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Companies in the us it helps attorneys assemble briefs for the supreme court handy cockle in his sister trish belotti remembered that sean showed up for his interview in ill fitting clothes with a rumpled letter from seth waxman an eleven year gap in his resume we work with every day all week long that are trying to get their case granted and none of them do and this guy comes out and says i had to grant and so that did you believe it no i thought he was delusional but historic checked out and they gave him the jaw glad you hired oh yeah it was sad to see him go he spent three years with the cockles in omaha completing the undergraduate degree he'd begun in prison in continuing to impress the lawyers he worked with with their help and against all odds the university of washington law school took a chance on him he won a full scholarship from the bill and melinda gates foundation in applying graduation was admitted to the bar how did you do in law school surprisingly well you're already a lawyer wow i mean it was a it was a new experience doing well in school he did well enough to land of prestigious clerkship with the united states quarter of appeals for the district of columbia the second most important court in the country the idea that i convicted bank robber was going to go work for janice rogers brown very conservative judge on a very important court surprising in the absolute sense yes in the context of who sean hopwood he is and what he was setting out to do not that surprising ops go year later it led to a highly competitive teaching fellowship at georgetown laws appellate litigation where he did so well the faculty awarded him a position as a professor of law how hard is it to get a job teaching law georgetown it's very hard professor stephen goldblatt is the faculty director for the supreme court institute at georgetown law to have somebody who's a credible voice who actually lived the experience who understands what it's like to spend a day in prison much less eleven years is highly unusual so i think this was a unique opportunity to get somebody for whom there are no others out there and that the potential was enormous along with his other accomplishments sean hopwood also got to marry that girl for david city antimetric who is now a law student herself they have two children are you surprised how this has turned out yeah yeah i had no no idea of what the future would hold for us neither one of us had any clue that all these wonderful things would happen main interest now is criminal justice reform he's an advocate for shorter prison sentences for most crimes vocational training drug treatment and mental health counseling which are often nonexistent president is not the place for personal growth warehouse people and then we kick them out in the real world and with very little support and hope that americal happens but somehow all the things stacked against you you were able to do it yeah it was people that helped that went out of their way to provide grace to me that made the difference walgreens has you covered with the trusted summer essentials you need no matter where.
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on Business & Biceps
"Chance to say i know where you have blocks away on it when you're done go so i was reading on the treadmill does had to be like three weeks ago and i was watching bill gates talk to mark zuckerberg right and whatever it is talking about on the couch out saying that matthews bill gates kid like literally like what the fuck would you do you know what i'm saying like what motivation do you have so like if like you know like most people think like couldn't try not to give you money so much money like it was it wasn't even but i was talking about like what so if i'm bill gates kid and i'm thinking like just like what excites me like so everybody has a dream to want to do something to accomplish right but once you've like your dad has literally accomplished everything without trying to accomplish everything and so his way of living is like so to the extreme that you don't have any mode like so right your motivation couldn't be like a rose royce or your motivation couldn't be butlers or your motivation couldn't be dollar house your motivation couldn't be a private jet like your life is fixed like this and i was like man i gotta be like in even though that isn't a poor man story before kid that would have to be like okay what am i what am i shooting for what am i dream of hard to have an identity that debit but that's where i think what i'm talking about passing down the most important thing which is wisdom and knowledge because of agra hill has to know that and say listen you're you're you're probably not going to be mean a financial sense in a business sense and that's okay you just be you and you take pro i mean if i'm bill that's my focus for the first fuck in eighteen years of that kid's life is saying you don't have to be me your your it's okay you can go work at a fucking pet shop you know what i'm saying like you're you i think at that point you to become a giver i think he just fine fine fucking causes the bill and melinda gates foundation and just say about his brother i don't think you can do anything else i just my two cents yeah i'm gonna weigh in on so i have a lot of the same views i understand what john say and i think that i i do a lot of this i say the resources and lead by example i didn't have right to the level that we all display i think that's the thing that i'm trying to showcase the most i tell all my kids this ain't their money this is me and mom's money and when you guys are growing up we're gonna be traveling the world we're gonna do on the stuff because dad and mom works hard to do this i do agree with res that if things come up i'm just not going to be fucking off a bunch of money in the people in the ideas if they make sense but the resource or teaching them to johnny's point the know how of hey you wanna jonas source we've done these things before we tried to source rubik's cubes from india and create a brand like those things like my parents on how to do that stuff or so so i think that my thing is always talk about generations i think it's more about teaching how they can operate having the resources if we got some that's got some legs that data oh yeah by the way you know but not just rely like that i'm going to do it and i'm going to pick you bet i'm not the piggy bank right because i didn't like my whole thing was to try to showcase how it can be done in the conversations i've been having with alex i talked about last week was more about not having limitations have in your brain wide open things that you can accomplish and at.
"melinda gates foundation" 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.
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on KCBS All News
"The bill and melinda gates foundation and the chance berg initiative will begin exploring a number of projects focusing on math writing and brain functions in a classroom setting they are now asking for ideas from all all sectors from education academia business technology and medicine the judge in the brock turner case aaron persky spoke publicly yesterday for the first time since the effort began to recall him kcbs is mortgage schaefer reports from palo alto judge aaron persky the focus of criticism sense he's sentenced former stanford swimmer brock turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman says he hasn't spoken publicly because judges should take criticism but that a recall is going too far and would be a silent corrupting force force fitting winter the minds of judges as they contemplate difficult decisions a force that will enter the minds of individual lincoln's when they step into the courtroom he says the backlash has been harness wife any sheltered his two young sons from the vitriol take an email he received dear judge persky how does it feel to be the most hated man in america his supporters including a group of former judges attorneys and civil rights leaders have been called the faces of rape they an persky believe traditional recall should be reserved for misconduct or incompetence not lawful decisions made by a judge in palo alto margie schaefer kcbs the san francisco boorda's supervisors wants to improve the way that sexual assault cases are handled by creating a new department to do it kcbs gentle lane reports it's the result of a hearing last month or hospital and law enforcement officials apologized to rape survivors and promised to do better women like donna have been testifying at san francisco city hall about the way their sexual assault cases have been handled at local hospitals and by law enforcement she learned it took twenty three years for the evidence from her rape kit to be tested and she became an activist because i thought am i an anomaly so i reached out two other survivors and what i found was literally scores of women who were abused and disrespected by the sf pd and the sf da now supervisors including hillary ronen and jane kim are proposing the creation of an office dedicated to accountability in the response to and prevention of sexual assault and harassment kim points out it is no accident that this is coming in a time when women now.
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"W lot of red moons blue moons eclipses we'll probably hit another planet by then and you will have your cash um where are these these i'd why could doughty's could they might be the less fortunate than the hidden real hidden hills kids but know i i have a feeling that there's a lot of money in that area of you brought a bill gates just uh of just one person whip around real quick the bill and melinda gates foundation it is the largest private foundation in the us holding how much money in assets god twenty billion 38 top like at thirty eight billion dollars what is that what's there address or their phone number and we had laid on the on on kids they gotta get there the bill gates the do this right that is uh is contact us isn't a media enquiries as erika 206 is a one i guess we can give it outright on the internet is on the internet 709 thirty four hundred for the bill and melinda gates foundation and maybe this happens right maybe they get the check to do this i there there's got to be a way to get these hidden hills kids out other two carnegie hall i imagine some of their parents you know created probably built carnegie hall so let's uh ugh when aga these kids ira i rely on kfi more now bender we'll check minority two of the three people killed in a helicopter crash worked for the standard hotel chain companies company forty old kim watts move was g is it the spot in hollywood bryan shelton was with the standard in miami for several years insurance claims from wildfires last year in california have reached nearly twelve billion dollars the most expensive in state history an ad for a new sean netflixing group get out some people in west hollywood a naked moving mannequin covered in view is embedded in plastic at a bus stop on santa monica boulevard and crescent heights other people say good art the atas for the show altered carbon we'll check weather and had to the 405 next what kind of a hands he asked.
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"To you by heritage is selling genevieve passive for a dawn today let's talk about this graham cassidy bill and i've been doing uh we've been doing this for over a decade enough new drive i have never seen more interest in health care we'll make b a couple years back when the obamacare thing was happening but it's in the top of mine for a lot of folks first off to reset this jimmy kimmel's been pulled into this because his son had openheart surgery it at burst like a newborn baby and he's sperry of them i believe the already at three surgery i think wow had three surgery so here spent 24 minutes of monologue on this over this week and he has asked a senator cassidy to stop using the camel test as part of his uh his campaigning for it i'm sorry does not understand by i don't understand because i'm a talk show host ryan well the and then i'll be out which far donna i entertain is it the part where you cut two hundred forty three billion dollars from federal health care assistance am i not understanding the part where states would be allowing insurance companies price you out of coverage for having preexisting conditions which part of that am my not understanding or could it be senator cassidy that the problem is that i do you will understand and you've got caught with your jail penis out is hello now barack obama's speaking out he rarely jumps in i think this is the second time to my knowledge that he's jump dan since the the change of power this was at a bill and melinda gates foundation in new york city and he acknowledged that obamacare is a perfect but he was kinda like spoe's to be step number one i think in his mind gop that was the wrong cut here we go legislation that we passed was all things that still need to be fixed wasn't perfect but it was better than so when i see people trying to undo that hardwon progress for the fiftieth or sixty of farm the over what raise false to reduce carbon or roll back protections for older americans or people with preexisting conditions the cancer survivor the expecting mom or the child with autism for.
"melinda gates foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio
"You can have different opinions about the quality of this field at the end of the day this is the only process lift available to stop the march towards socialism we have between now and the end of the month to have a vote and a debate about whether this is better than the status quo my friends on the other side are never going to agree to a bipartisan proposal that does anything other than prop up obamacare today former president barack obama out of bill and melinda gates foundation in new york city ripped into the bill when i see people try to undo that hardwon progress for the fiftieth their sixtieth fun it is and all of this being done without any demonstrable economical actuarial or plain common sense rationale it frustrates here to help us understand the policy and politics behind all of it sarah cliff recovers health policy provocative center own dan who covers capitol hill we saw a lot of changes not only to the current system but also to the previous bills repeal bills one is how the federal money is going to be distributed one of those changes this is a massive change and health care spending it was shift money to the states let's look at it specifically so right now we're the affordable care act the federal government pays tax credits for premium does a for lower and middle income people also pays kosh erin subsidies to help with deductibles and in addition to that there's the medicaid expansion that's a lot of money that graham cassidy bill would shift all of that money and all those things and shifted all two states one point four trillion dollars worth now republicans say that gives states many more options but without the limits there's also new guidance there's no plan right now for what to do with that money serra this morning you broke that of the repeal bill bill congress is considered so far the this is the most radical of the mall explain that in terms of of the protections the benefits of coverage that this this bill would would afford yeah i think part of it has to do with at least so as saying that there's really no requirement that this money go to health and shine technology sent hospitals that can be put in jail high risk pools there's very few guardrails around how this money get spent and.
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"The considered the local whipping boy as and i maintain it's going to wear keep beck statue despite the verbal rhetoric coming out of the central bank steven very quickly can you tell us he'll view on the pound because we did so you can fleshing figures coming in a little bit weaker than expected a little bit more details flesh out from breaks it this way as well just very quickly yeah i still think it's still negative i think there's just a uncertain dip underlying uncertainty about where the asset markets are going to be trading as brexit nears its it nears its completion so i think the panda be sold out any rallies and i think that's gonna be the typical a trade going forward steven thank you so much for coming into a hong kong studio that it's steven innis thing a ethics try to asiapacific a wanda they're talking all things abdullah the osce the peso we also talked about the pound and the japanese yen and we are seeing vice currencies a cool stronger against the dollar at the moment the japanese yen out 410 the rump within one hundred ninety seven eight the philippine pay fifty one spot fulfull and the other dollars seventy nine spot four three a gain of about two tenths of one percent we'll update you on market shortly if it's glenda this is bloomberg pursuits look at luxury bill gates the richest person in the world there's a little less which today turns out the billionaire donated sixty four million of microsoft shares a total of five percent of his fortune to the bill and melinda gates foundation on june 6th shares were valued at four point six billion dollars out the time as the largest single give the gates has made since the turn of the century and other sweet news ample hills creamery is positioning itself to become the next ben and jerry's the cult brooklyn scoop shop with indulgent over the top icecreams like cracked cower male in illegally buttered cake complex to poland seven and a half million dollars this year now that's not as much as it may as i would like basically a small cohen in the senate crude world anew fifty thousand square foot factory and flagship in los angeles may change that plus a million dollar series a around this fall will help it turn out one million gallons of ice cream each year including a limited edition flavor pegged.