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Rand Paul Never Received an Answer Regarding Royalties From COVID Meds
"Know you're busy You have questioned and done a very good job questioning Doctor Fauci He's paid by the taxpayers Senators you well know he's not your orthopedist He is a public figure paid by asu should be questioned And you had asked him about potential royalties Payments to people in the government from some of the companies involved in the production of some of the COVID medical medical treatments Did you ever get an answer I noticed he was very evasive He said he didn't know or he would look Did you ever get an answer on that So a nonprofit group asked the NIH how many physicians are scientists get royalties and how much They wouldn't give us the names of the researchers and they wouldn't give us the companies but they did reveal that 1800 scientists got a 193 million So this is not chump change This is a decent amount of money But they refuse to tell us the companies and they refuse to tell us the individuals So that's all been redacted We would think this is like the atomic secrets or something on how to make an atomic bomb They've redacted all of it but it's basically going to cover their ass They don't want to have it revealed But the question I asked about you is this is there anybody on the committees approving the vaccines that has gotten royalties from the companies making the vaccines And he says oh the law doesn't require us to reveal that And I said well common sense does and every sense of duty and responsibility and transparency and sunshine argues that yes we should know who got the royalties and if anybody got friends they didn't that's fine Let us know But it makes me very suspicious when they white it all out or when they black at LL
Fauci tests positive for virus, has mild COVID-19 symptoms
"The face of America's COVID-19 response has tested positive for the coronavirus The national Institutes of health says doctor Anthony Fauci has mild symptoms The 81 year old Fauci is fully vaccinated and received to booster shots The NIH says he has not recently been in close contact with senior government officials including President Biden for whom he serves as chief medical adviser Sagar Meghani Washington
Can You Imagine a Biden Presidency When the Wuhan Virus Hit the U.S.?
"Can you imagine a Biden presidency when the Wuhan virus hit this country We had a need for tests and vaccines And masks hospital beds ventilators respirators Remember all that You think Biden and his regime could have managed any of that ladies and gentlemen Well let me be the first to remind you That was extremely complicated business Very very complicated With something modern America had never seen before Older America yes The Spanish fluence so forth But this was different in terms of modern America We had an entrenched bureaucracy that lied to us president Trump had effectively beat them over the head But vaccines and tests and masks at record pace hospital beds ventilators respirators more than we ever needed Under Donald Trump and his presidency We've never seen anything like it It was essentially a Manhattan Project To defeat what China had unleashed The rec casualties as the were casually is all over the world But Donald Trump had to fight this battle in spite of the bureaucracy at the CDC at the FDA the NIH Fauci and other egomaniacs going their own way cowboys if you will
"nih" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Help determine And one of the doctors leading it doctor Stewart Katz at NYU he knows firsthand the uncertainty the fear that lingering symptoms bring he got COVID in late 2020 and he was very spooked by what happened next I have to walk two flights of stairs from my apartment to the street level And I've been doing that every day for years It's never a problem I'm a cyclist I've been good shape That's never been you know an effort but after COVID every time I walk those steps I would get to the top and I'd be out of breath and my heart rate would be going like a 120 beats a minute Now this went on for several months and he was so surprised to be hit so hard with these post viral symptoms I mean irony I guess One of the doctors leading the big NIH study ended up with long COVID himself I mean how did he just keep doing his work Well he told me for several months it was really tough He was feeling a lot of exhaustion So I would find that I would have to take a break in the mid morning and even take a nap And then maybe take another break in mid afternoon and take another nap Now eventually he got his energy back and now he tells me he has no lingering symptoms In terms of my day to today sense of health I do feel like I'm back to my pre COVID baseline Which is great right Is his experience typical then There are lots of stories of full recovery but for some the symptoms just really persist And the NIH study aims to better understand why a small fraction of people have ended up with a whole range of post COVID symptoms everything from the onset of diabetes autoimmune disease is higher risk has been neurological and cardiovascular issues The bottom line is that we have this huge number of Americans that were infected by COVID and even just a small percentage wind up with these long COVID syndromes It's a lot of people and this is really devastating their lives So we have a whole spectrum and you want to be able to help them People interested can check it out at recover COVID dot org that's the study website researchers are not aiming to enroll participants all over the.
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Is It the End of an Era as Netflix Faces Stagnation Challenges?
"Cut 50 CBS reports on a massive loss by Netflix play cut 50. The streaming service Netflix today reported a loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year. It is the first time in a decade that Netflix has reported a loss of in subscribers and it's at the company's stock plunging by 25% in after hours trading. Netflix is blaming the losses on increased competition, password sharing, inflation, and even the war in Ukraine. Password sharing. Yeah, that's it. Now, Netflix, it's not the war in Ukraine. It's not password sharing. And competition might be a little part of it. It's that no one really wants to see the crap that you're publishing. If you were producing beautiful content, if you were producing stories that were compelling, then people would be flocking to your service. And there's some stuff on it, but generally it's just the same sort of repetitive garbage. People don't want that. And they're starting to show that. And so there are market principles at play here. And you see that with CNN and the question will be how will these organizations and companies keep themselves afloat? What is going to be the bailout model? I mean, you already saw massive media companies be bailed out by taxpayers in the midst of the pandemic through stimulus. You saw huge amounts of taxpayer dollars go to bailout media companies. Then you saw the CDC and NIH come in with incredibly just overwhelming, like just incredible sums of money to advertise the vaccine and to advertise NIH and CDC propaganda. A lot of media companies benefited from that and got a lot of money of your backs, get vaccine and get boosted today. Tons of money for media companies. So we know that. But now those kind of those things are over for right now. So what is going to keep these media companies afloat?
Why Is It So Hard to Have Children in America?
"Bit. And I want to just kind of tease it. I'm going to try to find a couple guests that we can explore this with. And I'm not ready to make any claims yet. But something that is just plaguing young people in America. We get a lot of emails about this freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com that no one wants to talk about is why is it so hard to have children in America? Fertility rates are plummeting right now in America. IVF treatment is going up in demand. And no one really has an answer for this. Well, we do know that testosterone rates are going down in record numbers right now. And Tucker Carlson talks about this about the decline of testosterone in men as one of the biggest stories of our lifetime. What is causing this? Well, you are not the man that your grandfather was. Why is this being this being glossed over, play cut 13? One of the biggest stories of our lifetimes is the total collapse in testosterone levels in American men. Those levels are declining by roughly 10% per decade completely changing the way people are at the most fundamental level. NIH does not seem interested in this at all. It's not a big deal. We think it is a huge deal. We want to know what's causing it and what you can do about it. That's the topic of our upcoming documentary called the end of men. So I have an interesting question, which is, do most countries have issues? What countries have issues trying to have children which do not? I know at least in my sphere of friends and with influence, I could tell you that probably 50% of married couples that are trying to have children have difficulty getting pregnant. 50%. That's anecdotal. But then the question is, do most countries have that? And why is it that the top 25 countries that have high fertility rates happen to also be the poorest countries? Somalia,
Who Is Controlling the American Church?
"Who is controlling the American church. What if I told you that the federal government had infiltrated parts of American evangelical Christianity? Well, Megan basham from the daily wire has done some amazing investigative reporting on this and research Megan. Welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thanks so much for having me, Charlie. So Megan, tell us you had an amazing video that I watched and I wanted to have you on the program. So build it out for us. How was the American church really infiltrated by left wing COVID narratives in the midst of the last two years? Well, you know, we've done a couple of extensive reports on this and they were all kind of condensed in that video. And it really started at the beginning of COVID when the federal government dispatched Frances Collins to he was the head of the NIH, the national Institutes of health, Anthony Fauci's boss, and he was dispatched to convince evangelicals to stop being resistant. And he's been very clear and on record on tape saying, I was sent to deal with evangelical resistance to lockdowns to mask mandates to vaccine mandates. So he went into churches. He had a lot of really strong relationships with what you might call the elite evangelical class, some very well-known pastors like Tim Keller, Rick Warren, and stetzer at the Billy Graham center at Wheaton college, Russell Moore, who was then head of the public policy arm of the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., which is the Southern Baptist convention. So just a really influential people. And he drew on those friendships to do interviews, podcasts, where he was presented as the strong Christian brother. To come on and give advice on how and why to submit to all of these COVID rules. And when he presented these things, he didn't do it just from a medical point of view. He, along with these pastors, presented it as this is how you show your love for Jesus. This is how you obey the gospel. And that was really something that they didn't just say, look, we're presenting a scientific point of view. Here is one scientist you might want to listen to. They didn't present any counter points of view from the scientific community, but that they really punched it up with if you want to love your neighbor. If you want to obey Christ, this is how you do it.
Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Amendment to Eliminate Dr. Fauci's Job
"Senator Rand Paul the hearing today introduced an amendment to eliminate Fauci's job You can't do that Well will they do Certainly can't practice medicine Cut 16 go The one thing that's remained the same over all this time is Doctor Fauci at the head of the most powerful institute at NIH The emails that have been revealed show him to be a petty partisan politician who's not above taking down a scientific enemies not above having an enemies list This is someone who really seriously needs to be separated from government My amendment will make sure that no one person can hold that job for generations with no accountability It divides the NIAID into three different Institutes One for allergic diseases one for infectious diseases and one for immunologic diseases This aligns with their current mission to better understand treat and ultimately prevent these types of diseases The directors of the three new Institutes will be appointed by the president confirmed by the Senate and serve for 5 year terms but they can be reappointed This will provide the accountability that sort of lacking at the NIH today I think that's a great idea What's wrong with
Jack Posobiec Shares His Thoughts on the Bio-Labs in Ukraine
"More. Jack, welcome back to the program. Hey Charlie, I was a pleasure. So Jack, what is the truth behind the bio laboratories in Ukraine? There seems to be a lot of chatter about it. Victoria Nuland talked about it in her discussion with Marco Rubio, are these Soviet relics? Are they active? Was the United States involved in it? Was their potential gain of function research? The floor is yours. Well, Charlie, when it comes down to these bioweapons, you know, normally, if we hadn't lived through the events of the last two years, I would be so willing to just say, of course, these are simply, you know, diagnostic testing centers. There's nothing going on here. Don't worry about it. But what we've learned about the NIH is funding and what they were doing through eco health alliance in Wuhan, right? That has given me to the point where I do not trust these people anymore. I don't trust them when it comes to their statements. I don't trust them when it comes to them saying that they're not conducting shady research and foreign laboratories. Like we saw them do in Wuhan. So the question then becomes, why was it? It simply arrested this, right? I thought this entire thing was some ridiculous Russian or Chinese disinfo campaign, try to take the heat off of Wuhan, try to throw some of the Iraq War rhetoric back on our faces. And then all of a sudden, Victoria Nuland comes out and says, well, we have to be very careful about letting any of these research materials get into the hands of the Russians. And the minute she said that, the entire narrative shifted because wait a minute, if what's in there is active, this isn't just stuff that's on ice or something that's very deep underground, that there is something in there that could potentially be used. And then Marco Rubio again responds saying, well, if something was used, it would be by the Russians. Of course, of course, if you used by the Russians. So let me get this straight. What exactly is the magical thinking of the mainstream media now? And I saw you know all these like debunk pieces that have come out. It's this magical thinking that says there's no bioweapons, but even if there are, it's definitely Russians. How does this
We Don't Know Why John Solomon Was Locked Out of Twitter
"Now. He is the investigative reporter we trust the most, the fact of the new media giant Justin used dot com. John, I asked you before on the rumble feed. I did not expect that answer. Let all of our radio lists know. Are you still off Twitter? I'm still locked out of my account for an offense that they can't even describe what I did wrong. Okay, so everybody's not familiar. What's the backstory? What did you post that got you suspended? I posted a factually accurate story about a study done by an NIH contractor and a respected peer reviewed magazine in the study itself was peer reviewed, saying, hey, there may be some issues with the COVID vaccine affecting the liver tissue or liver DNA. Lots of people have socialized this study. Other news organizations have for some reason I was locked out for doing the same thing. And by the way, we had fear common from the CDC. We did all the things that journalists are supposed to do. This is just censorship for the purpose of censorship, but not for any standards. There's no explanation for it other than they want the silence my voice. Have they are there any instructions? Have you been ordered to delete the tweet or the latest? Now they just said wait 7 days and maybe you'll be out of jail. I don't know. It's crazy. And you know, I've tried to write them saying, please describe my fence, so I don't do it again. You can't get any information back. It's just your shadow boxing with a ghost. You can't tell, but even what you did is I don't tell you because they probably don't know that you did anything wrong.
Did Obama Open a Dangerous Bio-Research Lab in Ukraine?
"Natalie, you broke a story on this, walk our audience through it. Sure, well, as I'm sure everyone knows, the American ruling class, their globalists at heart, they love to outsource and offshore virtually everything that's made America great, whether that's our military, our manufacturing capabilities and our factories, but the other thing we can add to that list, which is something we've documented extensively at the national polls is scientific research and not just any form of scientific research, but particularly very risky scientific research being carried out at BSL three and BSL four facilities as relate to the biosafety levels of different pathogens that these facilities are working with. So as you were talking about, there were some rumblings about the existence of bio labs specifically U.S. funded bio labs existing in Ukraine, which it faced value is kind of absurd given the fact that Ukraine is in a very, very contentious spot geopolitically and geographically. It's proximity to Russia, knowing that Russia is always wanted to invade Ukraine, but nonetheless, these facilities do exist. So the story we put up yesterday at the national polls had to do with what exactly the impetus was for the construction of these facilities and we found through actually finding deleted articles. There are no conspiracy theories, but certainly a little interesting that some of the articles documenting the existence and the creation of these bio labs in Ukraine are now missing from the Internet, but archived versions of these web pages actually show that it was all the way back in 2005 that someone you may have heard of, former senator and former president Barack Obama actually spearheaded the effort in the form of drafting a memorandum of understanding with Ukrainian officials to construct a bio laboratory facility in the city of Odessa, the article goes on it explains that the Department of Defense that is the U.S. Department of Defense also entered into the agreement with their Ukrainian counterparts. And what's even more really, I think, absurd about this story, independent of the fact that all these fact checkers and mainstream media outlets have continued to debunk the existence of the slab is that a 2011 report from the national academies of sciences, which is a taxpayer funded scientific group Anthony Fauci and other very prominent NIH officials have served on the advisory board of this group. They actually put out a report confirming the existence, not just of this single laboratory that Obama helped build. But actually several bio lab facilities in Ukraine.
Francis Collins Talks About the Side Effects of mRNA Vaccines
"Listening to doctor Francis Collins who I thought was going to go away, but he's back. The former director of the NIH talking about the side effects from the mRNA shots. I think humility is appropriate also in talking about the vaccines. Yes, we were quite confident that the results of the phase three trials were very clear. But of course, we found out later that there were rare events in the case of the mRNA vaccines of pericarditis, myocarditis. In the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rare events of a clotting disorder, there was too rare to have popped up in a 30,000 person trial. So there was no reason to know about them, but they ultimately emerged once we got millions and millions of people getting injected. So yeah, even there, as we said, the vaccines are safe and effective. It would have been appropriate to say face upon a study, rigorously done a 30,000 people. That doesn't rule out the possibility there might be really rare side effects that could in fact be significant. And I'm not sure that necessarily we convey that as well as we might have. Now I never claimed to be the smartest guy in the room. I'm not. I'm no scientist. I'm no doctor. Did you hear what he just said? It would have been appropriate to say based upon a study rigorously done of 30,000 people that doesn't rule out the possibility there might be really rare side effects, it could in fact be significant. And I'm not sure that necessarily we conveyed that as well as we might have. You think?
Why Dr. Fauci Should Retire.
"Fauci and do masks work. So my opinion is Doctor Fauci is he needs to retire. He's been out of the game too long. He's more of a NIH dispenser of money than he is a true scientist. And that's been proven. So that's my personal opinion. I think he needs to go away. Do math work, the answer is depending on the mask, you can get a 13% improvement in transmission, 13 using an N95 other than that other master surgical mask cloth master worthless. Jay
Dr. Marty Makary: Study Shows COVID Natural Immunity Lasts up to 22 Months
"We finally answered the question that public health officials have dangled as an unknown to the last two years And that is does natural immunity stand up to the test of time And so my research colleagues at Johns Hopkins and I did a large study where we invited 800 people who were not vaccinated And those who had a positive COVID test in the past they had circulating antibodies 99.3% of them and those antibodies were present up to 20 months almost two years after because that's as long as we had people around who had the infection So natural immunity is present It's there It's durable It works And the NIH should have been doing this study not us They've got $42 billion My colleague Steve hanke who's an outstanding senior researcher at Johns Hopkins head of the applied economics institute Also looked at the effectiveness of lockdowns and found as you know there was no significant benefit on mortality Two tenths of 1% in terms of reduction versus a massive increase in non COVID excess mortality almost a quarter million people who died just from all the restrictions and everything we did Some people think he shouldn't have done that study They think we should not have evaluated whether or not lockdowns work I would argue this is the biggest intervention in human history and
Inference: Fauci Lied About Wuhan Gain-of-Function Research Since February 2020
"Three years later following the election of Donald Trump Fauci had played a key role in NIH's decision to resume gain of function research The NIH funded a new study that expanded on the wi V 2015 work with barrack creating 8 novel chimeric coronaviruses When the 2019 SARS COVID two outbreak occurred work at the whiff was underway This is the Wuhan On further research under yet another round of funding It is May 2021 U.S. Senate hearing Fauci claimed that the NIH funded research at wi V did not constitute gain of function We researched He was emphatic in his denial because his memory was defective in its scope And he fed away 2020 email that Fauci sent to his subordinates obtained under the freedom of information act and attached PDF of the barracks sheep paper was labeled SARS gain of function Fauci had it as command virologist willing to offer him their advice Christian Anderson was among them having consoled with his colleagues Anderson sent Fauci and email on February 1 2020 Also obtained under the foia in which he claimed that the SARS CoV-2 that is the COVID Genome looked engineered and was and what is more that its genome was inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory So he specifically got advice
Inference: 'Thunder out of China' Details Fauci's Support for Gain-of-Function Research
"Anthony Fauci's been the director of the U.S. National Institute of allergy and infectious disease That's nigh aid since 1984 Over the last few decades he has expressed his support for gain of function research on numerous occasions In a 2011 op-ed for The Washington Post co author with Francis Collins the director of the NIH between 1993 and 2019 they made the case for viruses engineer quote engineered and isolated biocontainment laboratories As a means to identify quote genetic pathways by which such a virus could better adapt to transmission among people The benefits were not elaborated in detail the authors simply noting that quote important information and insights can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in the laboratory The OPEC concludes with a brief consideration of the risk involved Now the following year Fauci published a paper in total research on the highly pathogenic H 5 NI influence of virus the way forward Again making the case for gain of function research In his commentary Fauci acknowledges the question of whether quote knowledge obtained from these experiments can inadvertently affect public health in an adverse way even in nations multiple time zones away He then invites the reader to consider a hypothetical scenario concerning an important gain of function experiment involving a virus with serious pandemic potential Performed in a well regulated world class lab by experienced investigators The information gleaned from the study is then used by another scientist who doesn't have the same training of facilities and is not subject to the same regulations Here's what he writes In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic Many ass reasonable
Megan Basham: How the Gov't Used Evangelical Leaders to Spread Covid Propaganda
"Meghan welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. Happy to be here. What you wrote is so important, it is horrifying, it's scandalous. So let's just start with. The central thesis. But then I want to ask you how it is that you came to write about it. But what is this for people listening and folks trust me, this is very important, so please listen carefully. But Megan, tell us, what is the central thesis of the article? Well, if you're someone who's been following the major news cycle, you've seen probably revelations that doctor Anthony Fauci and doctor Francis Collins, the head of the national Institutes of health, leaked, there were emails that leaked that revealed that they were suppressing information about some important COVID facts that we now believe it probably leaked from a lab, we now have a lot of good evidence that masks were not that helpful. It's evolving every day. And so essentially the thesis is that the federal government, particularly Frances Collins in his role at the NIH, used his reputation as a man of great Christian faith and his connections and friendships with a lot of Christian leaders to come into churches and urge pastors to use their platforms to spread the narrative. He wanted spread to their congregations. This is a big deal, I'll say it again and again, again, in case anybody is not tracking what you write about in this article, which is a daily wire is scandalous. It's horrifying. And what happens to me whenever I read something like this is first I'm scandalized, but the same time I'm doubly scandalized by the fact that others haven't written about it that we're told we're not supposed to talk about this. It makes me angry as an American, certainly as a Christian infuriates me, disgusts me that we're living at a time when it takes this long for someone like you for the daily wire, which is not a Christian news site, but a standard place where journalism gets done to do something about this to write something
Doctor Thanks Sen. Ron Johnson for Being Allowed to Speak Freely on COVID
"This is a doctor up on Capitol Hill yesterday testifying before senator Ron Johnson's committee on COVID where he has to thank him This is unbelievable for being allowed to speak You would think this was a speech again being given in Venezuela or Cuba This is happening in the United States Listen to this Just before we get on in the questions enter something into the record I want to personally thank you In the past medical schools and conferences would like this would take place We debate how to treat these kinds of diseases and it's kind of strange that this meeting has to take place in the U.S. Senate Given the current state of affairs that's what we are But in the past we would think that somehow the FDA the CDC the NIH we would have basically maybe a message board exchange ideas and I really want to reach out and say thank you for what you've done to doctor McCullough and doctor rish who initially set all this up The extreme censorship and attacks have led us to come to this place And so I want to just thank you for what you've done You've really pushed this all forward You've been yourself become a researcher in the scientists over this last two years So thank you very much That's really sad to hear I mean devastating the air You have this doctor testifying before a Senate committee where he has to thank senator Ron Johnson You heard it yourself for being allowed to speak about medical issues surrounding
"nih" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Email account You're literally colluding with your boss at NIH to shut down private sector scientists It's a government email account and you're complaining that if a positive attack while your wedding yourself and quaking into seat man grow up dude Really My gosh What do you like 16 What is this like It's like a sweet 16 party for you My gosh dude Put a diaper on and grow up Man up You made some bad calls Bed calls happen in science It's okay I'm telling you that It's okay So I'm going to disagree with you vehemently Just man up Say you made a mistake science is an evolving process We're looking at all the data and we're moving on You can't do it man You can't do it Hubris man Takes us all down eventually Taking him down right now I'm not feeling that great today about Fauci as you can tell I'm not happy about this at all Guys literally dedicated his life to stopping political violence in my prior line of work and us being accused of stoking political violence As we repeatedly repeatedly condemn it and call it out Just incredible You can not win with these imbeciles on the left You can not win with these people And they are my Gina We'll be right back It's a new year and not much has changed Houses are selling in a week interest rates are still crazy low Our government is still borrowing money Sorry Printing money 5 trillion in new money to be exact You might have noticed that all of this doesn't add up It's like those plates spinning on top of those sticks when they stop it all comes crashing down right You need to keep your cash safe Not crashing down using precious metals is a well proven way to do this.
"nih" Discussed on Short Wave
"A way that they trusted them. Let's step back from the pandemic. I mean, you have served as director for 12 years. You have a lot to be proud of and even before director running the human genome project. But in that time, Americans haven't on the broader scale gotten healthier. I mean, they're sicker than people in other countries across the board all races and incomes. We don't live as long. I just checked that when you were sworn in in 2009 life expectancy was 78.4 years, and it's been essentially stuck there. So does it bother you that there haven't been more gains that Americans haven't kept up with other countries and what role should NIH play in trying to understand what's to blame for these trends and what should be done to turn them around? Well, sure, it does bother me because in many ways the 28 years I have been at NIH have just been an amazing ride of discoveries upon discoveries. But you're right. We haven't seen that translate necessarily into advances. Let's be clear. There are some things that have happened that are pretty exciting. Cancer deaths are dropping every year by one or 2% when you add that up over 20 years. Cancer deaths are down by almost 25%. And that's a consequence of all the hard work that's gone into developing Therapeutics based on genomics as well as immunotherapy that's come along and made a big dent in an otherwise terrible disease. But we've lost ground in other areas and a lot of them are in fact a function of the fact that we don't have a very healthy lifestyle in our nation and particularly with obesity and diabetes. Those risk factors have been getting worse instead of better. The other main reason for seeing a drop in life expectancy other than obesity and COVID is the opioid crisis. We at NIH are working as fast and as hard as we can to address that one as well. In all of these instances, as a research enterprise, because that's our mandate. It feels like we're making great progress, but the implementation of those findings runs up against a whole lot of obstacles in terms of the way in which our society operates in terms of the fact that our healthcare system is clearly not even handed. It's full of disparities, full of racial inequities. We're not at NIH able to reach out and fix that, but we can sure shine a bright light on it. Some of the reasons why Americans tend to be less healthy than people in other countries do get political pretty quickly healthy environments and gun injuries and drug overdoses and suicide and maternal health. I mean, all of that is quite charged. But the research is important, so you're stepping away from the director role, do you have any guidance or thoughts for your successor on how to get that research done? The research that's not universally potentially embraced on both sides of the aisle. I think the guidance is you have to look at all the reasons why people are not having a full life experience of health and figure out what we as the largest supporter of medical research in the world should be doing to try to understand and change those circumstances. A lot of this falls into the category of health disparities. It is shameful that your particular likelihood of having a certain lifespan depends heavily on the zip code where you were born, and that is a reflection of all the inequities that exist in our society in terms of environmental exposures, socioeconomics. Social determinants of health, et cetera. We actually want to try pilot interventions to see if some of those things can be changed. But that's about as far as we can go. Again, if there's a major societal illness right now of tribalism and over polarization and hyper partisanship about every issue, probably the NIH is not well positioned all by ourselves to fix that. We have an urgent need, I think, across society to recognize that we may have lost something here, our anchor to a shared sense of vision and a shared sense of agreement about what is truth. That is the outgoing director of the NIH, doctor Francis Collins. Selena, let's talk a little bit about this conversation it published last week. And what do people think about this idea that Americans are not very healthy? Yeah, the reaction has been really interesting. Some people responded, oh, it's all about the fragmented dysfunctional for profit healthcare system, which of course I know a lot about, because my beat is health policy. Other people have said, you know, it's all about food. We're eating too much meat and too much soda. And you know, seeing those reactions, I kept thinking, I don't really think it's either of those things like. It's so much more complicated, right? Like, the healthcare system is not great, but I don't think it explains it because we just have so much more disease in America than other countries do, and that is upstream from the medical system, like why are we getting so sick? And then the food thing is interesting too because of course in other countries, they also have junk food and soda and meat available. So, you know, what are the systems and policies and cultural beliefs here that nudge Americans to eat that stuff so much more often? And where does the NIH fit into all of this? What kind of research would you like to see them do once a new person takes over as director? Yeah. I mean, if the new director comes in and has this really strong desire to tackle these trends and turn them around, there's a whole list of ideas in that report that I mentioned, the shorter lives poorer health report, and a big thrust of that is doing more comparative research with other countries. So we don't have to go to Mars here. We can look at other places. We look across the ocean. Yeah, that are having success and say, like, well, what can we borrow from them, right? But I think that one of the things that makes these problems difficult is you're coming up against people's behavior, right? And it just is messy. It's complicated, but I feel like the vaccine hesitancy really encapsulates why it's so important because you have this breakthrough discovery of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine in record time and then you have it come up against people's distrust and their hesitancy. And you know, that's why understanding why people act the way they do is as important to human health as understanding their genetics. Selena, thank you so much for asking these questions to the outgoing NIH director. I hope you bring us an interview with the new one. Whenever that person's in place, thanks for coming on the show. Thanks for having me..
"nih" Discussed on Short Wave
"You're listening to shortwave. From NPR. We're gonna take you back back to the summer of 2009. A lot happened then. The black eyed peas boom boom pow was top of the charts. Gotta get that. We were coming out of the recession in an office in Bethesda, Maryland. Francis Collins took office as head of the national Institutes of health from high throughput technologies such as nanotechnology, chemistry, imaging, genomics. And Collins has been there ever since as the NIH's longest serving director. And after 12 years working under three presidents, he is stepping down at the end of this year. But not before reflecting on his tenure with my colleague Selena Simmons duffin, hey, Selena. Hi, Emily. So you interviewed Francis Collins before we listen to that conversation. Let's talk about the guy. Tell me about him. What Collins is 71, he's a physician and a geneticist, and he's really known as a political bridge builder. He's really charismatic and likeable, he famously rides Harley's. He's a Christian who's written about being a man of science and a man of faith. He has got a lot of fans. Francis Collins is a true champion of science. Where the fighting for robust federal investment research. This tribute was compiled by a coalition called united for medical research. It showed up in my inbox this week because it is his last week in the director's post, so there's been an outpouring of admiration for him. I know that Francis Collins has a presence on the Internet. He first came on my radar musically because I saw a video of him playing here comes the sun.
"nih" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"I know this whole legacy. Thanks a little bit hard to embrace. It feels a little self promoting. Doesn't it sort of feel like in many ways. I went to my own funeral on october. Fifth when i announced that i was stepping down and i got the most amazing responses from people some of whom i knew really well some of whom i didn't know at all who were just telling me stories about something and then i had contributed to that made a difference to them and that was incredibly heartwarming. And that's enough you know. I don't want to build an edifice. I don't have a plan for monument or statue got help. I do feel like. I've been incredibly fortunate. I've had the chance to play a role in things that were pretty profound from the genome project. Nih covert vaccines. And i had to be plenty satisfied. That i've had enough experiences here to feel pretty good about the way in which my life plant panned out. We did a bunch of difficult questions conversation. Let me ask the most difficult one. That perhaps is the reason you turned to god. What is the meaning of life. Let's get it out yet. Back to put that into three sentences have a couple of minutes hurried up. Well that's not a question. I think science helps me with so you're going to push me ended the face zone which is very. I'd wanna go with that. I think what is the meaning. Why are we here. What are we put here to do. I do believe we're here for just a blink of an eye and that our existence somehow goes on beyond that in a way that. I don't entirely understand despite efforts to do so. I think we are called upon in this blink of an eye to try to make the world a better place and to try to love people to try to do a better job of our more altruistic instincts and less of our selfish and sticks to try to be what god calls us to be a people who.
"nih" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Even though at the time as a medical student already interested in genetics people predicted my head would then explode because these were incompatible worldviews. They really have not been from me. I am so fortunate. I think that any given day Wrestling with an issue it can have both the rigorous scientific component and it can had the spiritual component go at nineteen is a great example. These vaccines are both an amazing scientific achievement. And an answer to prayer When i'm wrestling with vaccine hesitancy and trying to figure out what answers to up with. I get so frustrated sometimes and i'm comforted by reassurances that god is aware of that. This is i don't have to do this alone so i know there are people like your friend. Sam harris who feel differently Sam broda rather famous op. Ed in the new york times when i was nominated as the nih director saying this is a terrible mistake. You know you can't have. You can't have somebody who believes in god running the nih. He's just gonna completely ruined the place. I have Testimony christopher hitchens a devout atheist. If i could say so was a friend of yours referred to you as one of the greatest living americans and stated that you are one of the most devout believers he has ever met he. Further stated that you were sequencing the genome of the cancer that would alternately claim his life. And that your friendship. Despite their differing opinions on religion was an example of the greatest armed truce in modern times. What did you learn from christopher hitchens about life or perhaps what is a fond memory. You have of this man with whom you've disagreed but who's also your friend. Yeah i loved hitch. I'm sorry he's gone. Iron sharpens iron. There's nothing better for trying to figure out where you are with your own situation and your own opinions your own world views than in counting somebody who's completely in another space. And who's got the gift as hitched it challenging everything and doing so over a glass of scotch or two or three. Yeah we got off to a rough start. We're in a interaction. we had rather a high brow dinner He was really deeply insulting question. I was asking but okay. that's fine. let's let's figure out how we could have a more civil conversation. And i really learned to greatly admire his intellect and to find the jousting with him and it wasn't all about faith although it often was was really inspiring and innovating energizing and then when he got cancer I became sort of his ally trying to help him find pathways through the various options and maybe helped him to stay around on this planet for extra six months or so. And i have the warmest feelings of being in his apartment. Downtown.
"nih" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Because that means you have basically doomed a lot of people for whom that research might have saved lives to having no more hope and To me personally. There's far greater concerns at the cle- in terms of factory farming for example the treatment of animals in other contexts. Oh there's so much that goes on outside of medical research. That is much more trouble. That said i think all cats have to go off the record opinion. That's why i'm not involved with any ethical decisions. I'm just joking internet. i love kalua doug. I'm a dog person. I'm sorry you've seen the new yorker cartoon where two dogs in the bar having a martini there dressed up in their business. Suits and one says to the other you know. It's not enough for the dogs to win. The cats have to lose. That's beautiful so A few weeks ago. You've announced that year resigning from the nih at the end of the year at the stepping down on. That's still going to be at nih at a different capacity. Different capacity rafe. And it's over a decade of an incredible career overseeing the nih director. What are the things. You're most proud of of the nhl in your time. Here as director may be memorable moments others lots in twelve years..
"nih" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"I think in december we should have about four hundred and ten million tests for that month ready to go and if we can get one or two more platforms approved and by the way we are now helping. Fda by being there validation lab can get a couple more of these approved. We could be in the half a billion tests a month umn which is really getting where we need to be. Yeah that's a dream. That's a dream for me. It seems like an obvious solution engineering. Solution everybody's behind it at least to hope versus division. I love it okay. The happy story a happy story. I was waiting for one. Yeah all right well. One last dive into the not happy. You won't even have to comment on it well comment on the broader philosophical question. So nih again. I said Joe rogan as the first one who pointing me to this. An age was recently accused of funding research of paper. That had images of sedated puppies with their heads inserted into small enclosures containing disease-carrying sandflies. So i could just say that this. The story is not True or at least the. I think it is true that the paper that show those images cited an age is a funding source but that citation is not correct. That was not but that brings the bigger philosophical question. That could have been correct. How difficult is it as a director of an age. You're just an asia's organization that's funding so many amazing deep research studies to ensure the at the coal fortitudo. They'll studies one the ethics of science. Is there such a gray area between what is and what isn't ethical while tough issues Certainly animal research is a tough issue. I was going to bring up a good example of that. Tough issue is in two thousand fifteen you announce an age would no longer support any by medical research involved involving chimpanzees. So that's i got one example of looking in the mirror thinking deeply about what isn't isn't ethical and those conclusion that by medical research on chimps is not ethical..
"nih" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"The things that ought to be watched. You may not know that if somebody is ordering a particular allah go nuclear tied from one of the main suppliers and it happens to match smallpox. They're going to get caught. So there is effort underway to try to track any nefarious actions. That might be going on in the united states or internationally zor international collaboration of trying to track the stuff. There is some. I wish it were stronger. This is a general issue lacks in terms of. Do we have a mechanism particularly when it comes to ethical issues to be able to decide. What's allowable what's not an enforce it. I mean look where we are with. Germline a genome editing for humans. For instance. there is no enforcement mechanism. there's just bully. Pulpits and governments said get to decide for themselves. You talked about evil. What about incompetence. Does that worry you. I was born in the soviet union My dad a physicist working noble that comes to mind. that wasn't evil i was. I don't know what word you wanna put it. Maybe incompetence too harsh. Maybe this inherent incompetence of bureaucracy. I don't know before whatever reason there was an accident. Does that worry you. of course it does. And we know that sars for instance. I did manage to leak out of a lab in china two or three times. And at least in some instances people died fortunately quickly contained all one can do in that circumstance because you need to study the virus and understand it an order to keep it from causing broader pandemic but you need to insist upon the kind of biosecurity. The esl two three and four framework under which those experiments have to be done and certainly at nih were extremely rigorous about that. But you can't count on every human being to always do exactly what they're supposed to so there's a risk there which is another reason. Why if we're contemplating supporting research on pathogens that might be the next pandemic you have to factor that.
"nih" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Gave that patient again in their immune function that may have saved their life. So gotta be careful not to say oh gain functioned as bad most of what we do in science that's good voss quite a bit of a hat and we are all living with gains of function everyday a gain of function. Because i'm wearing these eyeglasses. Otherwise i would not be seeing you as clearly. I'm happy for that gain of function. So that's where a lot of confusion has happened to kind of gain of function which is now subject to very rigorous and berry carefully defined. Oversight is when you are working with an established human pathogen that is known to be potentially causing pandemic and you are enhancing or potentially enhancing its transmissibility or it's variance. We call that e. p. p. enhanced potential pandemic pathogen that requires this very stringent oversight. Worked out over three years by the national science advisory board by security that needs to be looked at by a panel. That goes well beyond nih to decide are the benefits worth the risks in that situation most of the time. It's not worth the risk. Only three times in the last three or four years. I have experiments been given permission to go forward. They were all influenza. So i will argue that. If you're worried about the next pandemic the more you know about the coming enemy the better chance you have to recognize when trouble is starting and so if you can do it safely studying influenza or corona viruses like sars moore's and sars covy to Would be a good thing to be able to know about but you have to be able to do it safely because we all know. Lab accidents can happen. I mean look at sars where there have been lab accidents and people have gotten sick as a result. We don't want to take that chance. There's a compelling scientific reason that's why we have this very stringent oversight. The experiments being done at the wuhan institute of i- raji as a sub award to our grant to echo. Health in new york did not meet that standard of requiring that kind of stringent oversight. I want to be really clear about that. Because there's been so much thrown around about it. Was it gain of function well in the standard use of that term that you use in science in general you might say it was but in its use of that term that applies to this very specific example of a potential pathogen. Absolutely not nothing went on there. That should not have happened. Based upon the oversight there was an instance where the grantee institution failed to notify us about the result of an experiment that they were supposed to tell us where they mixed and matched Some viral genomes and got a somewhat larger viral load result. But it was not e p p p and was not getting into that zone that would have required this higher level of scrutiny. It was all bat viruses. These were not human pathogens. Said they didn't cross a threshold within that gray area that makes for an e p p p they did not and anybody who's willing to take the time to look at what ep means and what those experiments were would have to agree with what i just said. What is the biggest reason. It didn't cross that threshold as it because it wasn't jumping to humans as it because the did not have sufficient increase in violence at transmissibility. What's your sense..
"nih" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"Says down here at the bottom by the way while the e. p. p. p. research is a type of so called the k. Function research the vast majority of research does not involve ep and falls outside the scope of okay. You see this going so now. When they go f- she didn't live okina function. It's right there we weren't doing gain of and we were doing ep. Okay well let's see when that started happening okay. What is the wounded e. p. p. p. e. p. p. p. become something well according to Google transit doesn't exist even not even anywhere. I've actually never even seen unless you type in something like just a random court random grouping of letters where it says your search doesn't happen because it doesn't exist because literally just made this up days ago and it's not even not even populating on their google trends however when you look gain of function well you know what you're gonna find you're gonna find the examples of how this has been like. This is just twenty twenty. You want to go back and make sense two thousand four. You're going to continue to see the same thing where the very least that it's being discussed back in two thousand fourteen. Two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen of spike in two thousand twenty wonder why oh and now it goes way up. That is obvious. So we're going to pretend that they just have been doing this the whole time. The whole point haven't caught on yet is this is way to hide what they were doing under another name so when it comes around the average the blue checks on twitter are going to scream now. It wasn't gain of function you conspiracy theorists. It's always been ep. That's what this is going to be. And they're gonna fall into it because they want to because they don't wanna believe that this has been happening despite the very obvious ernest right to break it down to make it even more simple. What does it mean gain of function your gain. You're adding function. there's also what do they call it not get not less a function but something else where you can remove a function. There's another term for it gain of function literally means. You're adding something making it. More virulent it can do something else that can reach. Free can be aerosolize. That's what that means. So when you're when you read the definition here when they're saying we're taking passengers and making in his enhancing them then transmissibility this again a function. That's why they even put the caveat down here about well. It's kind of a little thing but not but not though. This is ridiculous. this is obvious. And it's what they've been doing. The entire damn time enhancing pathogens for their own research and weaponized these things now moving to the next part of it. This is from today or technically yesterday but the really picked up steam as everyone's posting links to the new york post article today because i'm seeing the circulate and i h admits. Us funded gain of research and wuhan again. Why is that a headline what's crazy to me is. That is the headline. that's what most people are picking up on. Look at that. Admit everybody in admitted well. That's not news guys. We knew that when we prove it and they've already talked about it and we know what's been happening and they outsource it to wuhan. This is all documented. Rand paul can open it up in the middle of congress. They'll big tree can talk about it for here. Just kills me that keep we keep. Were leading the mainstream media dictate the level of outrage dictate. The flow the conversation. We can't keep allowing that. This is not news. We've already known this now. The important part of it is they're discussing the the letters and the proof here. So i'm not gonna get into this. In general. the point is in a letter. The nih blamed equal held alliance right so of course. It's somebody else's fault as usual but they're involved than we'd known from the beginning that they had this information right we've proven this on. This show even ran polin over makes it very clear that echo the lions the nih. Everybody involved was well aware of what they were doing. And what that was whether they wanna call it something else or not. Now here's the actual the actual document the letter itself from the department of health and human services. Thank you for your continued interest in the work of the nih. I am writing today to provide additional information and documents regarding their grant to with alliance support in the state of the outset published. Genomic data demonstrate at the background of ours studied under an h. Grantee the ego of alliance inc and sub award to the raji are not and could not have become sars cov to now. That seems like the point doesn't it. I don't know why that that's that's a very self. Serving argument is both the progress report and the analysis. Attached here again confirmed that conclusion. I'm sure it doesn't as the sequences of the viruses are genetically very different. Okay so does that then mean that. I mean we're talking about things changing right now in real time delta's about to have another variant of delta and we're pretending like it can't be altered or changed or that they manipulated this and that's i mean that's frustrating that they can just state that as we're seeing evidence that the very least puts out some really valid questions that not addressing like the like mook luc montagnier in regard his obvious example as nobel lure nobel laureate of pointing the issue insert inserts or other people that have said the same. He said. There's no question what this shows you on top of that it will decide. I mean i'd i'm actually you're not going to read the whole thing. The point is that they're telling you know. Nih funding was approved for gain of function research. At the w the wuhan institute of technology on the twenty eighth they relied to and confirmed. Eagle eagle the lions and the wuhan should have conducted research on bat corona viruses right. So where's put dr fallacy. Is this him being thrown into the bus. It certainly could be which i kind of expected. Here's a. documents. You can go through for yourself. I've there's a couple of points. I wanted to point out here that i saw but this is. This is the direct document of equal health alliance information and it breaks down exactly what they're working on. It's worth reading for yourself. What i find interesting is somebody pointed out in their comments g. Four is human subjects now. Let's be clear about something. Gain of function research is one thing but this is being done on human subjects. I mean that's that's like nazi level stuff. We're talking like dr issue. Japan world war two kind of stuff for those. That know this show. You discussed that. Most people know nazi stuff. But most people don't know the worst angle of it. Which was dr itchy working in japan do. Us government absorbed both of them. They absorbed the nasi party as project paper clip which is documented information. That became the basis for nasa. Of course they argue. They weren't bad guys. They were just the best scientists they had. But they were all on working for the nazis and then they had dr issue and japan was doing. Some of the most grotesque live human manipulation with bio bio material viruses. I mean this is disgusting. Horrific stuff he was doing that became the basis for the us. Government bioweapons program. That's not a openly discussed this and it's all very clearly verified so here we are apparently doing the same thing way down the line with very very highly advanced technological bio manipulation. And that scares the hell out of me. Now there was a couple of. I mean you could just see and hear the discussions as it goes through about human subject report basic information and inserting does. Does this study involved human participants. Yes make sure. We're very clear on that. Does the study involves human participants. So they're studying gain of function research with corona virus on humans. And we're not supposed to wonder whether that somehow got out just understand. That's not even necessarily. What i believe is was obvious foundation for this argument. I don't i think there's far more deliberate actions happening here. But just think about how silliest are you. This is just simply not possible while we're staring at a very valid thing. Remember fourteen for example which i argue is probably jenner's examples from wuhan institute in the same way fort. Dietrich has admitted those leaks in the past. Remember things like anthrax. These past discussions were as simple as somebody throwing something in a trash. Can that got. That's the s. four lab supposed to be super secure one leak every three days for seven years. That's disgusting and alarming. Don't forget they had their weird little outbreaks all around this right before this all started. They just dismissed with all the same symptoms with all the same things. The ground glass opacity which apparently over sixty percent of people with cova have in their lungs.
"nih" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"Sounds gross but a moist mask is good for you. Can you imagine anybody at any point in time. The only time. I've ever heard of breathing through anything. Wet was good for you is when you're in a fire putting some wet rag your mouse. You don't breathe in the smoke other than that. Any idea of re breathing in your own air and not not only that but that is moist is an absolute guaranteed to make yourself sick but according to the nih it hydrates your lungs and boost your immune system. When's the last time anybody heard about making sure your lungs were hydrated or the idea that you needed liquid in your lungs is as a new study from the nih. Of course of course is suggesting that the important part here so this is suggesting that it could do this. And it's already being spread around as c. As usual even though we have random controlled trials that are absolutely finding certainties. No no no. We wanna could do this and may happen if we do that. And that's that sound as everything but you're fake news. A new study from the nih suggesting yet another reason yet. Another reason. Why wearing masks works. And this is how these articles tend to go is. They'll they will absolutely just assume right with their writing well because mass work so and so but that's clearly not the case and this is the idea that the science and i'll go over a little bit begin shows you exactly that is not only are face coverings effective in preventing the spread of covid nineteen. Even though they're not but masks may also lower the severity of the virus. There is nothing anywhere that suggests that that wearing a face covering prevents the spread of any kind of viral transmission every single random controlled trial in regard to that exact topic has found that there is no statistically significant reduction in transmission across the board. The only ones you're going to see that they're pointing out. The something else will be a computer. Model will be an observational study. Done rafter all of this. Even the meta analysis of all the information which is what we show you. The cdc literally did in may during this found that that's the case they do not work the way that they're claiming they do now but of course we'll just stated us back because they because that's what we're told because this writer nick berry and this website called helping dot ca whatever that even a word of course they will just regurgitate it..
"nih" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Recall something That happened a long time ago in this very auditorium where many of you are sitting right now, when I first came to the NIH is the fellow and training from my medical residency in the summer of 1968. I was introduced into the extraordinary place that we're in. Right now. The National Institutes of Health was so much of the research that has gone into conquering many of the diseases that we know now have really been addressed in such a way as they've had a major impact on the health of the nation. This is true of covert 19. It is particularly meaningful to me as a member of the N I H for so many years. To be receiving today with secretary a czar and Francis Collins and several of our health care providers of vaccine that essentially had its origination in the fundamental basic research that's conducted here at NIH by our scientists, as well as by our grantees and contractors over the years. This What we're seeing now is the culmination of years of research, which have led To a phenomenon that has truly been unprecedented, and that is to go from the realization that we're dealing with a new pathogen, a virus that was described in January of this year to less than one year later to have vaccines that are going into the arms of so many people, including myself. Dr Anthony Fauci. And this is second vaccine approval comes as the coronavirus that shows no sign of stopping it spread across the US confirmed cases in the United States Now over 18 million, there've been over 318,000 deaths, with an average of 3000 people dying every day. Also it NIH today has mentioned by Dr Fauci and getting vaccinated publicly. Alex Cesar, secretary of health and human services. I'm so pleased to be here for this official kickoff of the vaccine developed by the NIH Vaccine Research Center, Madonna, Barda and other research partners, and I'm pleased to be getting this vaccine myself. We've all said it is nothing short of miraculous to have a safe and effective vaccine within one year of a novel virus becoming known to the world, But when we need a medical miracle, we know where to look. We look to the brilliant dedicated scientists at the NIH. And we look too passionate, relentless researchers at America's innovative biotech companies as a member of the HHS family, It fills me with great pride that the NIH and other parts of agent just played such a significant role in developing this vaccine, which will save thousands and thousands of lives and help bring this dark chapter to an end. In the long and storied history of the other. I H This is one of your finest accomplishments. I also want to recognize the years of work and investment that went into delivering this vaccine. It took more than just one remarkable year. But years of dedication to develop the M or in a vaccine technology that many once considered a long shot. Once we have defeated this pandemic, I believe that both the success of Operation worked speed and the M R in a platform ticket. Biology pioneered by NIH and Barda should reinvigorate our optimism about the frontiers of medical science and how we can bring the public and private sectors together to tackle our toughest challenges. What I look back on my time at HHS putting together Operation Warp speed will be one of my proudest memories not only because Ow s vaccines will save lives, but because they have reminded Americans to think big when the government and industry charged together toward a really Bold goal. We can achieve unbelievable things. I know that these kinds of efforts have been a focus for Dr Francis Collins. The active partnership that he mentioned which he has spearheaded under Ow s involves more than 20 pharmaceutical companies, Other government agencies and other partners and the NIH is also continued to expand its accelerating medicines Partnership for other serious health challenges like Alzheimer's and schizophrenia. Close. I will note that as extraordinary is this scientific achievement is getting this vaccine is more or less just like any other vaccine we receive. We have to follow the right mask wearing and social distancing precautions today, but otherwise, this is just like NIH healthcare workers or HHS employees getting their annual flu shot. Americans should also know that this vaccine has been through the kind of searching and independent review that they expect for. The drug or vaccine at the Food and Drug Administration. I made it a personal priority to ensure that we were not cutting any corners in this development process that the standards and data being used were fully transparent and that the final decisions made on these vaccines were made by the same career FDA scientists who would make the decisions on any other vaccine. Modern would be receiving this vaccine today, and Americans can be confident in this vaccine and each vaccine the FDA authorizes for covert 19. These vaccines are going to save so many lives and help bring this pandemic to an end. Thank you all for having me here today and on behalf of a grateful country. Thank you to everyone at the NIH for your work this year, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex A czar. President Donald Trump tweeting today, distribution of both vaccines is going very smoothly. Amazing how many people are being vaccinated record numbers our country, and indeed the world will soon see the great miracle of what the Trump Administration has accomplished. They said. It couldn't be done that tweet by president Donald Trump after the opening statements today at NIH. It was time for the shots themselves here is and I each director, Dr Francis Collins. Dr Collins tell us about why you're getting vaccinated today. Well, it's an incredible privilege to serve is the director of the National Institutes of Health where so much of this work has been happening over the course of this tumultuous year. I get to talk a lot about these vaccines and their promise for ending this terrible global pandemic. It's one thing to hear me talk about it. It's another to have me roll up my sleeves. Say I believe that this is the way we're going to get through this. This is something that the evidence has shown in rigorous scientific analysis to be safe and effective. So I'm rolling up my sleeve And I'm saying Dr Baylin, bring it on. All right. Well, thank you so much. Thanks for coming and showing us the way. Are you done yet? Oh, just not much of me. That was no problem, People. Excellent. Thank you very much So, And Miss Chan is gonna give you a couple papers for the big day, huh? NIH director Dr Francis Collins. By the way, we have the video of these leaders getting vaccinated at our website c span dot.
"nih" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"As we continue through the program some some good stuff some not so good stuff there's a new NIH study out the red states reporting on this the transmissibility of Copa nineteen by eighty symptomatic carriers looks like is weak that's actually good news N. I. H. putting this out they earlier this month published the results of a study of fourteen fifty five people they identified them to contact tracing they've had some degree of contact with one a symptomatic carrier that transmission from somebody like that is weak which is good because a lot of people were worried that you know you could be a symptomatic in you can just be infecting hundreds and hundreds of people based on just going around and and you know doing your normal stuff but they're finding that it's not as bad as they thought in summary all the foreign fifty five contacts were excluded from sars could be to infection we conclude that the infectivity of some a symptomatic sars coded to carriers might be weak out on all the details on exactly how weak it is our strong it is but that's good then we move on to story coming out of fox business more than thirteen hundred and fifty coronavirus lawsuits have been filed since the start of the pandemic four hundred twenty two in New York alone what are they about all right how bout this about porn five lawsuits filed in connection with prisoner and detainee conditions that's great one of the guys the release of the charge of murder again and then I a two one forty four civil rights related to under nineteen had to do with insurance one hundred twenty five connected with education so yeah lawsuits that's great that'll help us get everything back up and running and get people working again quicker than ever before Hey you know we gotta get we got to get things done and sometimes that means that you've got to go ahead and to somebody meanwhile the outgoing intelligence chief for trump has declassified the call between general Flynn and the Russian ambassador Kislyak that's gonna be interesting to see exactly what was in the phone call we'll keep you up to date with that one and then finally this is out of the telegraph apple days ago Italy is you know coming out of there being locked down and Italy is showing a boom and people filing for divorce Italian lawyers reporting a thirty percent increase in the number of couples starting divorce proceedings I I predicted this one I mean unfortunately you've got a lot of people living together much more closely than they ever have before there there twenty four seven they're working from home they're doing everything from home they got a little kids running around and they don't have any space and no privacy and if you don't have a strong marriage that could really put some stress on it thirty percent increase in the number of couples embarking in divorce proceedings and that really gives into this whole lockdown talk because I've been saying for a long time if the government really doesn't start and stop a lockdown they can encourage a lockdown they can say we want you to do this they can say we're going to give you a ticket or even put you in jail if you don't do the lock down like they tried to that woman in Texas enters a lot but really when you have three hundred twenty million people in the country there are not enough police officers to enforce a lockdown they're not in the know police officers who want to enforce a lockdown so what it really comes down to is are the American people giving consent to the lockdown because this nation is governed at the consent of the governed and so people me included I'm sure you included when we're told Hey listen the model show about two million people are gonna die unless we lock this thing down stay home work from home don't go out to eat really don't do anything that isn't essential don't go out travel unless it's essential don't go to the store unless it's essential don't don't really do anything unless it's essential wear a mask and first they told us not to wear a mask but then they say where map I mean things change a socially distance at least six feet of course the people that say six feet isn't enough it really should be eighteen feet by you know just we're trying to make you really feel safe but we listened and we said okay this is a big thing this is really important we'll go ahead and do it so by the consent of the governed we all stayed home we all started social distancing we started wearing masks when we went out we did everything we are supposed to do we're washing our hands singing Happy Birthday a couple times I mean we'll do we'll stand on our heads if you want to right now because we don't want to million people die we certainly don't want grandma to die so yeah wash your hands and sing Happy Birthday will do all these things but it was the flatten the curve it was to make it so that there was enough room in the hospitals to handle this and and then we find out we do have room the hospitals we ramped up and made all kinds of ventilators we got more ventilators only need were given ventilators away now we we build hospitals in put in New York City in Seattle and some these rewarding been shut down because we didn't need a and then we sort of say well wait a second thirty million people out of work forty million people out of work maybe it's time to start opening things back up again and so people just started doing it people started going to the beach before the beach was opened people started travelling for unessential things before that was allowed people people are just starting to do stuff and so I I I had questions that popped in my head for you because I know how it is for me how often are you washing your hands now we'll see with this thing first came out they told us we got a lock it down we got to sing Happy Birthday will wash your hands I mean I was washing my whole thing and I was sitting in a free bird man I was sitting in hotel California I was saying whatever I could sing I was seeing if there were to happen I'm trying to think all the long songs that are on the radio bouncing in a mall wash my hands well Hey Joe and and now I'm back to just wash my hands like normal go to the bathroom with my hands time to eat wash my hands but I'm nothing you haven't heard anymore I don't know fifteen ten fifteen seconds I wash my hands I know I'm not doing it because it's not impacting me I'm just being honest with you I'm not saying it's right I'm just being honest I haven't seen it in my family I haven't seen a very much in my neighborhood so how much of it you know I don't think it's really that big a deal here I don't live in New York City I don't live in San Francisco I don't live in a hot spot I live in Florida but not in a hot spot and so yeah you know I go to the grocery store and put on a mask but I go out for a walk with my wife in the neighborhood I don't put on a mask I got to the beach where I go to the beach it's a residential area you know I mean they're people on the beach sure but we never get within six feet of each other so I don't wear a mask I'm outside in the sunshine I mean it's just different so I'm asking you are you washing your hands as much are you wearing your mask in much are you social distancing as much are you now start to say I don't know because the people deserve an audience of and if you look at the videos that were shown all weekend for Memorial Day the big one was at the lake of the Ozarks you know the people that I love the report on it we people come down from ma from Chicago to go to lake of the Ozarks well yeah people come down from Kansas city and St Louis and Chicago to lake of the Ozarks I used to live right outside of Kansas city is a great place lake of the Ozarks and yet people go down there big time on the weekends it's only about a three hour drive and from Kansas city and it's finally warm enough Memorial Day is the big opening I mean that town basically shuts down when it's not warm right I mean all the bars and all the restaurants and everything on the lake and let you live there shuts down so it's open everybody's going nuts yeah because they've been pent up for weeks so as the people to decide when this thing's going to end so I'm just wondering how it's ending for you how's it hitting you how's it landing on you and and you start to look at the unintended consequences in this something I said from the very beginning when you lock down an entire nation when you have thirty to forty million people losing their jobs through no fault of their own when you have all this kind of stuff going on and you isolate people you're gonna have unintended consequences and nobody want to talk about that on the left and so we think they politicize this they keep saying the route the the concern is a politicized at no I think the liberals have politicized because they basically said if you don't want to stay locked down until we cure this thing then all you care about is money you wanna kill grandma and that could not be further from the truth people's livelihoods are important economics is important being able to to be with other people is important all of it ties into your health your quality of life and yes even the life itself here are some headlines just a few things are more people taking drugs for anxiety and insomnia doctors are worried this Wall Street journal S. coronavirus health concerns social isolation and job loss stress take a toll people turn to medications it can very quickly become a habit and then over in San Francisco over at John we're health Dr Mike the boys long said he's seen a year's worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks and he's calling for an end to the stay locked in and then we've got this one from the Washington examiner Gary Blackburn says corona virus creates the danger of a spike in substance abuse yeah we've seen that I mean if you look at this there's a spike in depression there's a spike in a return of people who had kicked the habit to going back to alcohol and drugs there's a spike in people overdosing there's there's more suicides we we've had a situation where people around the world especially third world nations are afraid to bring their children to the doctor to get a vaccine because they don't want to get coronavirus so we don't know how many children gonna die from children from diseases that children don't have to get if they get back to me we we see people not going to the E. R. for heart attacks and strokes in and in cancer treatments a regular doctor and I don't we have no idea how many people are gonna die from that we know people in third world nations are going to the doctor to check for TV anymore so you get to Berkeley Los's and instead of going getting treated for it you stay in your village and you give it to everybody else they're estimating another one point two million people are gonna die from that I'm just getting started I got to get you the story about the Kobe nineteen shutdown and how will cost Americans millions of years of life I'll explain in the second grade napping FirstNet on the signature.
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"Left there are several other drugs being studied to see if they'll help cope with nineteen patients such as the anti viral drugs when that's severe the NIH panel didn't endorse any of them saying more clinical trials need to be done and now doctors are planning to study another class of drugs does the trick blood clots virtually every single person that I am seeing that I'm asked to interview an exam and has a clotting problem with coke severe COPD disease and the clotting problems aren't the most profound that I've ever seen in the ICU setting Broadway actor Nick Cordero contracted the novel coronavirus and had his leg amputated because of a blood clot he survived but blood clots can be deadly doctors trying to figure out the right drugs to prevent these clots another way to save the lives of patients with the novel coronavirus and the FDA says that seventy two active drug trials are currently underway for covert nineteen more than two hundred others are in the planning stages which brings us to our guest this evening many of us have had the experience of seeing this story changed from being a news story do a little more personal than that our guest tonight is the first person I know who contracted the virus before that it was well this is a new story we hear about it on the radio we see what the story is on television it's not it doesn't affect me or anybody I know well now it does affect effect someone I know or not bosom buddies but we see each other at industry conventions and we speak and it was a shock to me to learn that John McConnell has such a close brush with death he is executive vice president at work house media before that an executive with A. B. C. and John thank you for being with us tonight in Indiana how are you I'm fine thank you and of course the big question is how are you and how is your wife well all is good it's been about three weeks since I've been out of the hospital and day by day I'm getting better and better and stronger I can I can tell you now that the except for some weak muscles currently as part of this once you get sick it's it's easy for the body to degenerate and and it's taken me awhile to get some strength back but the sun down then Hey hi don't walk up the stairs too fast I'm fine I'm back exercising on a meeting of cleaning really great well that is all to the good now the and I want to hear your whole story because I think many of us might flighted to quite instructive but first of all your response to this latest story about hydroxy Clark with because as I understand it you consider that key to your survival yeah I I don't think there's any going on all I was given the the hydroxy Corcoran on a Thursday afternoon after a lot of consideration as to as to what the what was going to be necessary for me I I went into the emergency room on the twenty fifth March twenty fifth at about noon and was conveniently admitted to the hospital and from the time I got in there my condition worsened it's not hi we figured out that I actually had the bone yeah at least ten days before I went to the emergency room but as I as I did that went that that Wednesday night that I was in Bologna doubled the market was so severe that I was beginning to shut down there were other organs my liver kidney failure and dysfunction because since I come to find out that when there is that kind of instruction in the body other parts of the body basically find your way for survival and you and your wife actually made out your wills is that right yeah well that was that one of the the the the it was really more time mean it wasn't that we made out our wills because we were sick and by the way correct a correction there my wife did not have the virus my misunderstanding there were stories to that effect yes that that's correct and and and it was picked up that way but now it's it's amazing that she didn't get it on Friday we were both we tested for the virus and and the what is adults were looking for the body I'm forgetting getting what it is but to see whether or not you have been in the body and and she was negative and of course I was I was positive but now she's doing great she's okay and and she was there with me the whole time take care and but but she's doing fine well that is not here now I suppose at some point we should probably mention the name of a colleague of ours very prominent name Sean Hannity yes so so when I was in the hospital hi I texted a few friends and Shaun as a friend and somebody I also do business with Iran after leaving ABC I started my own business and now I represent a number of no talented people in the radio and television industry and and I texted John and and all of that that I was sick and he and I'm not shown con we are in that W. A. B. C. and number of years ago shortly after he came to New York to work for fox news and installation now has been covering the story thoroughly every night on this on this television show in this radio show and so that I was sick and he called me after the show and and was as generous a friend here correct if you could find and he and and I a matter I expect out of it yeah after the conversation I really have not focused on the virus as to what it is you would do if he got sacked early like you I read the stories I think normal body and he had mentioned that there and hand said that he we've got to have somebody get in touch with me the next day and and they did and it was really it was really at that time that well I was getting worse and I was getting sick on Wednesday night Thursday morning I was I was worse and this means your friends here who is the doctor said to my doctor that here at the benefit the my friend have seen a lot of data and in discussion with my doctor agreed that the hydrochloric Quinn was quote the only thing that would save my life and and they they gave me the address and Thursday afternoon on Thursday night and overnight again warders and Friday morning I woke up with a hundred and three hundred three and half temperature and my doctor came in and says you know John your your condition is worsening we're gonna work on a plan to take you guys to put you on a family and you know he explained you know what goes on and you know you're silly you don't know really what's happening but I it was pretty scary Jim because I was well aware of what the statistics are and even now they're not great for people to get particularly sector terribly sick with the virus going on a ventilator is no it is now if there's there's no law absolute that that you're going to come out of it and get better on it in in that time the people from all they have the head person and I see you came and and there was and if you just give me another another moment so here I am with this kind of fever for paramedic fives years they call my life hi all my life afterwards and said the things that you say when you think you're not going to come out the other side and Jim I fell asleep and I woke up about an hour later still in my room and I felt better eight yeah I just got a dash the celebrant alone my compounded something was different colors my chest didn't hurt as much I would have a clear head about me and I hit the the nurses by and they said what what can we do for you and I said are I want to tell you that I feel better I'm not into my chest doesn't hurt and and on may I just don't like I said I I I just think the fog started to laugh and as it turned out my doctor was on the floor he was head of the covert unit and he came in and the doctor would be that the the hardcore Quinn worked as quickly and he said absolutely and from that time Jim twelve o'clock on a Friday afternoon there was never any other discussion about about Jansen getting worse and if anything I got better and better my temperature was down that evening the next morning he came then and he had done all the things that they do in the early morning test blood tests to do the axe right above the law logs and said to me something I will never forget he said if you think about this nonsense I'm gonna have to throw you out I need to back he was we must take a quick break and I would come back and talk some more with John McConnell executive vice president at work house media former ABC executive and a man who has survived the cold at nineteen with he says the very strong intervention of hydroxy Clark when the same drug now being blinded.
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"NIH and is going to be responsible from what I hear again this is what I've heard that he's going to be responsible for the development of diagnostics which is very very important the N. I. H. is going to be involved in trying to develop a new generation diagnostics which we feel is going to be very important for the future of being able to facilitate the kinds of things that now sometimes problematic all right bring up the White House coronavirus task force with doctor Anthony Fauci there the president as well taking questions for quite some time we're going to recap all the news for you coming up here at five o'clock as to what's happening locally but right now let's go back to that in my report with Carl Tamayo Lupin rose thanks so much cliff in the obviously couple items that we want to recap remediate Lee here the the president in that press conference confirmed what we said yesterday Lou he disagrees with Georgia governor camp on lifting some of the restrictions as relates to movie theaters salons here here here stylistic cetera restaurants and so that was very interesting it but he stopped short of saying that he would exercise the authority that he has to shut it down coach write it down delicate about it as very very clear that he supports him but that he disagrees with me and it his disagreement is about timing he just says that we can get to the barber shops but just not right away but he said I'm gonna leave the governors I can't wait to a barber shop but I understand you know it did did the reality is you're going to have but you know I guess a test in in Georgia we're gonna see how it goes and if there's a major spike then I'm sure that governor and at least the president will do corrective action if there's no spike it does then send the message that again these these restrictions may have been over done and so I myself am grateful that we're gonna be able to see the impacts in Georgia and you know governor camp is not the only one pushing for this a lot of folks out there are pushing for it less restrictions so couple things up at the state level to to go through real quick California governor Gavin Newsom today ordered autopsies to be reviewed all the way back to December in deaths that could be covert nineteen related this comes on the heels of they report that came out showing that in Santa Clarita I we talked about this we can half ago by the way yeah so I got a few almost two weeks ago edged yeah that you know Hey we had people die before March with the corona virus March third was the first corona virus or sorry February twenty eighth was the first part of Irish case he in the United States in Washington state not so in fact several deaths in California in the first week of February three deaths are are are reported to have occurred in the first but half of February meeting Lou they probably contracted the virus late.
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