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Fresh update on "national health service" discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"In 2018, the British government gave a medical cannabis license to 12 year old Billy Caldwell. He had epilepsy and severe seizures because of it. His mother Charlotte had gone to Canada for cannabis oil to treat the condition, but when she returns to London, it was confiscated. I am now calling for an urgent meeting with the health secretary. And the Home Secretary. I will ask them to urgently implement a program that no provides immediate access to the meds that they so desperately needs. The campaign worked. Billy and another boy Alfie dingley said a precedent in Britain by obtaining licenses to receive cannabis treatments legally. Cases like Billy's Alfie dingley's and others like it have shown that we now need to look more closely at the use of cannabis based medicines in the healthcare sector in the UK. That autumn cannabis was legalized for patients with exceptional clinical need. But three years on children who have that need still aren't getting hold of it. If you're an adult and medical cannabis is appropriate, you can usually get it on a private prescription, but it's a very different story for these children with neurological disorders. The situation for access to medical cannabis for children is not a good one at the moment. Natasha loder is The Economist's health policy editor. Billy Caldwell is one of only three children who've been given prescriptions by the national health service. Britain's public health provider. And there are small number of children who have managed to get this treatment privately, private cannabis prescriptions for these children is something that a few very specialists neurologists can do. But at the moment, there are only two that can do it and neither is taking on new patients. But presumably there are other treatment options for children with epilepsy. Yes, for most epileptic children there are other far better options. There's a range of anti epileptic drugs, there's even a diet, the ketogenic diet helps, and there are also some interventions. But some children don't respond to these treatments and they're having hundreds of seizures a week. Sometimes even hundreds a day. And these cause neurological damage, progressive, neurological damage sometimes. And they also often pose a risk of death as well to these children. These children who may struggle to have any kind of normal life, then they can not develop in the way that other children can, and they spend huge amounts of time in and out of hospital. And it's in these cases that their parents say cannabis that contains a small amount of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which is the psychoactive compound in cannabis. Can really transform their lives. And so why is access to that particular formulation so restricted? Well, many people are pointing to guidelines from the British pediatric neurology association. And this organization doesn't advise using medical cannabis with THC, because it feels there's not enough data on safety and efficacy. The BP and a says it's concerned about a possible adverse events that cannabis with THC might bring to these children. And I spoke to the head of the BMP Aleister Parker, and he says, in animal trials, small quantities of THC have actually made seizures worse. And that THC has been associated with psychological problems in teenagers. What parents are saying is, look, this treatment has such a transformative effect on children who are in such dire circumstances. These sort of theoretical concerns are just not primary and shouldn't be primary in the mind of clinicians. Children who have accessed these medicines, they may be able to go to school, they may be able to do all sorts of things that they just can't do if they're having seizures all the time and they're in hospital. But those BP and a guidelines you mentioned aren't binding, right? Doctors can make their own call as to what to prescribe, can they not? Doctors pay a lot of attention to how other professionals in the field behave. And so when you have guidelines like this, they do carry a lot of weight. And not only does the association, not advise that this treatment is prescribed, they also tacitly suggest that clinicians could be held responsible if anything were to go wrong. And I think advocates were really expecting more flexibility for doctors with these guidelines. Something that would say, well, it really tragic situations really difficult situations that they would be allowed to exercise more of their own individual judgment. In a lot of countries, there is a little bit more flexibility in what sorts of drugs are available. And with regards to the evidence, we do know that medical cannabis does work to reduce seizures because we also have lots of trials that are not randomized controlled trials, which is the gold standard of evidence. But there are lots of trials and many studies that have shown that medical cannabis can have an effect on epilepsy. So is it just a matter of the BP and a sort of catching up with that received wisdom and amending its guidelines is there anything else to be done? If the experts can't resolve the differences, it may end up landing in the lapse of politicians once again. It may be necessary for politicians to make a sort of clearer statement about what their intent was when the law was changed in 2018 to allow for medical cannabis to be used. And it seems to me at least that their intent very much was that these children should be able to access these medications. My sense, though, is that politicians are reluctant to get involved now, because it looks like a dispute between doctors, but parents are going to continue to put quite a lot of pressure on politicians to resolve this somehow. They're getting very frustrated. They're also turning to the black market. Some of them may have to leave the country to get treatment. There are other countries like Holland or Canada where getting access to this medicine for children in these conditions is just not an issue. And so it seems to me that without some kind of political solution, it isn't going to get resolved anytime soon. And that's going to have a potentially devastating effect.
Not Right to Say Only Women Have a Cervix, Says Starmer
"So here's this the the head of the labor party in the uk a sir. Nevertheless non the sur not nevertheless in sir moreover we go for kier storm denied that it was correct to saying only women have services. It's something that shouldn't be said. It is not right. Conservative health secretary sajid javid called the opposition leader's remarks a total denial of scientific fact adding and he wants to run the nhs. The national health service. A monday labour's shadow chancellor. Let me explain. What shadow is in the parliamentary government's. That's the person who would be in that position. If that party came to power so the shadow chancellor is rachel reeves struggle to answer whether it was transphobic to say that only women have services. This is a woman responding to the question from. Lbc what's obesity. You know something broadcast inc. So what's the l for london. Lucy reeves initially evaded the question before responding rather flustered when preston game is it transphobic. Look i just. I don't know even how to start answering these questions. I don't find them helpful. The the the woman would be chancellor of the uk doesn't know how to answer the question. The only women have services.
COVID App Told Nearly 690,000 People to Isolate in England, Wales
"Six hundred and nine hundred thousand people in england and wales would told to isolate by the official covert nineteen mobile phone app in the week ending july. Twenty first illustrating the pressure on key industries a staff shortages brought some supply chains close to breaking point contact. Tracing ping's from the national health service app will op eleven percent from six hundred twenty thousand the week before though the rate of increase slowed the number of venue. Check ins recorded by. The app fell to six point. Seven million from ten point four million the legal requirement for hospitality and other businesses to display. Qr check in. Codes was removed on july nineteen but the dramatic decline in the data also suggests some people are choosing to disable or not use. The app of the recent surveys showed a rise in deletions politicians and scientists in the uk. A concern. that people are deleting or at least switching off its tracing function to avoid having to self isolate food logistics companies warned of critical shortages of workers in recent weeks and ministers have allowed limited numbers to avoid the ten day self-isolation to ensure services can keep running the government is also planning to exempt anyone who's fully vaccinated from august sixteen carmakers on thursday urged prime minister boris johnson to make their workers exempt from quarantines a self-isolation rules exacerbated labor shortages that are hampering production but the pressure on industry could soon ease amid a significant fall in covert cases. That is not yet reflected in the app data for england after a two-month surgeon infections driven by the highly transmissible delta variant. The number of people testing positive for corona virus is now declining.
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Self-Isolating After COVID-19 Contact
"Britain's royal palace says the Duchess of Cambridge is soulful isolating off to a contact tested positive for the coronavirus okay to be due to attend events with her husband prince William celebrating the seventy third birthday of Britain's National Health Service but the couple's Kensington palace office says the Duchess is sellable isolating up home off to coming into contact last week with someone who subsequently tested positive for coke with nineteen the palace says Kate does not have any symptoms of the virus both Kate and William receive first does his off the vaccine in may I'm Charles that that's my
UK virus cases hit highest since Feb 5 amid 'grab a jab'
"Great Britain has seen a peak in the number of new coronavirus infections reaching levels not seen since February of this year the jumping cases comes at a time when the National Health Service is running a grab the chap initiative to further drive up vaccination rates over the past week almost a hundred thousand people tested positive that's a fifty percent increase from the week before government scientists consider the new strain to be forty to eighty percent more transmissible than the previous dominant strain it accounts for nearly all the new cases in the U. K. Karen Thomas London
Pakistan Prime Minister Khan tests positive for coronavirus
"Prime minister has tested positive for the coronavirus. A senior health adviser says he saw self isolating at home. NPR's DEA, Hadid has more from Islamabad. Sighting of us from the Muslim holy book, the Koran. And when I'm ill, it is he who cures me, the prime minister's office announced. Imran Khan, who was 68 years old, tested positive for covert 19. It came just two days after the prime minister received his first dose of the covert 19 vaccine. Likely the Chinese sign of farm using the Hashtag vaccines work. Pakistan's Ministry of National Health Services. Quickly tweeted out that with only two days after the first dose, it was too soon for the vaccine to be effective. That would take about two weeks. Hours before the announcement, authorities had shut down restaurants across the Pakistani capital as the contagious UK variant of the virus continues to spread.
Pakistan Prime Minister Khan tests positive for coronavirus
"Pakistani prime minister has tested positive for Coben 19, NPR's DEA. Indeed reports from Islamabad sighting of us from the Muslim holy Book, the Koran. And when I'm ill, it is he who cures me, the prime minister's Office announced. Imran Khan, who was 68 years old, tested positive for covert 19. It came just two days after the prime minister received his first dose of the covert 19 vaccine likely the Chinese sign of farm using the HASHTAG vaccines work. Pakistan's Ministry of National Health Services quickly tweeted out that with only two days after the first dose, it was too soon for the vaccine to be effective. That would take about two weeks. Hours before the announcement, authorities had shut down restaurants across the Pakistani capital. Has a contagious UK variant of the virus continues to spread, Do you indeed NPR NEWS
UK: Shortfall in vaccine deliveries will delay jabs
"British health authorities say covert nineteen Bucks nations for people under the age of fifty eight may be delayed for up to a month the delays caused by short fall in supply partly due to reduced deliveries from the serum institute of India Britain's National Health Service says that vaccine supplies available for fires doses would be significantly constrained beginning of March the twenty ninth according to a letter from the NHS's chief commercial officer and a doctor as a result people under fifty shouldn't get shots unless they have underlying health conditions the put them at higher risk there is shockingly London
'Captain Tom' Moore, Britain's Pandemic Hero, Gets Funeral Worthy
"To a national hero. Funeral services were held today for World War two veterans or Tom Moore, who died earlier this month. Captain Tom as he became known, captured global attention raising millions of dollars for the U. K's and National Health Service. During the Corona virus pandemic. The 100 year old veteran gained fame for walking 100 laps of his garden to help raise funds for the NHS. I'm at Madison
World War II veteran who raised millions for British health service dies from COVID-19
"Died. He was a British veteran of World War two and was 100 years old. He died of covert 19, but not before performing one more service and no. Well, you're just gonna have to help me if I choke up here. In his 100th year, he raised $40 million to help Britain's National Health Service fight the coronavirus that later killed him, and he did it by walking. There was this really popular video of more walking around and around his garden patio, All for charity, Mr Morris Grandson, Colin Ingram promised to pay his granddad £1.1 British pound Her lap. That challenge was posted on social media and turned into a widespread campaign to raise money for the health service. Here's the BBC capturing Mr Moore's final lap last May. Inches together. And there he is. Co congratulations. Wilde done. Absolutely amazing. Amazing achievement. Captain Tom, How do you feel this morning? Fine. Fine, Miss. I'm surrounded by the right sort of people. So, yes, I feel fine. I hope your own food and fine, too. Captain Tom Moore received a knighthood and here's British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Became not just a national inspiration. The beacon of hope for the world. His doctor was clear allergies of the Royal College of Physicians, and she says, Every time he came for an appointment, he had a smile on his face. And brought the staff chocolates that he hoped would keep them going. He had many admirers years Lieutenant Colonel Tom Miller in a video from the Yorkshire Regiment, truly inspirational individual who had captured the hearts off the nation over these testing times with his infectious energy drive and determination. After his death at age 100, Britain's National health Service put out a one line tweet. Thanks for everything, Sir Tom.
"national health service" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Captain Tom Moore has died. He was a British veteran of World War two and was 100 years old. He died of covert 19, but not before performing one more service and no. Well, you're just gonna have to help me if I choke up here. In his 100th year, he raised $40 million to help Britain's National Health Service fight the coronavirus that later killed him, and he did it by walking. There was this really popular video of more walking around and around his garden patio, All for charity, Mr Morris Grandson, Colin Ingram promised to pay his granddad £1.1 British pound Her lap. That challenge was posted on social media and turned into a widespread campaign to raise money for the health service. Here's the BBC capturing Mr Moore's final lap last May. Inches together. And there he is. Co congratulations. Wilde done. Absolutely amazing. Amazing achievement. Captain Tom, How do you feel this morning? Fine Highness. I'm surrounded by the right sort of people. So, yes, I feel fine. I hope you're all fuII time to captain Tom Moore received a knighthood and here's British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He became not just a national inspiration. The beacon of hope for the world. His doctor was clear Allah juice of the Royal College of Physicians, and she says, Every time he came for an appointment, he had a smile on his face. And brought the staff chocolates that he hoped would keep them going. He had many admirers years Lieutenant Colonel Tom Miller in a video from the Yorkshire Regiment, truly inspirational individual. Who had captured the heart off the nation over these testing times with his infectious energy drive and determination. After his death at age 100, Britain's National health Service put out a one line tweet. Thanks for everything, Sir. Tom. Thank you for listening to your public radio station. Which brings you morning edition, and all things considered this afternoon on since things were happening all the time. We're also on social media, including Twitter. That's right. I'm at Noel King Steve is at NPR, Inskeep and Rachel Martin is add Rachel NPR. This is NPR news..
Capt. Tom Moore, WWII vet whose walk cheered UK, dies at 100
"Captain Tom Moore a World War two veteran who walked into the hearts of Britain during the pandemic has died he was one hundred more shuffled up and down his garden using his Walker to raise money for health care workers I'm delighted the death of the we set up okay cool services will serve as tuned into this enormous sum of money all the calls is so good at once a story went viral captain Tom raised forty million dollars for the National Health Service he was even knighted by Queen Elizabeth so it almost sounds learn us but I'm still a little more prime minister Boris Johnson says captain Tom United Britney chit also up and he imported the triumph of the human spirit family says captain Tom Moore died after testing positive for the corona virus I'm a Donahue
More new COVID vaccination centres open in England
"Over thirty new National Health Service vaccination centers open across England as of the drive to accelerate immunizations continues the government says vaccination of the most vulnerable groups organized by the joint committee on vaccination and immunisation will be completed by the middle of February in Mansfield senior operations manager Nina Marshall says it's been a massive endeavor getting inoculation sites like close up and running so swiftly I am very glad that we need to be able to get the vaccine supply we need to have the way to do it and we will be delivering in excess of twenty thousand a week so far Britain has vaccinated over six million people Charles the live as well London
COVID-19 vaccine distribution faces logistical challenges
"Hello and welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew mullah my guests today sarah wheaton and dr arthur caplan sarah wheaton chief policy correspondent for politico europe. She joins us from brussels. And autho kaplan is professor of bioethics at new york. University's school of medicine. He joins us from the woods of connecticut. This first part of the show. I want to talk more domestically about what. The responsibilities and duties and possibilities are in terms of vaccinations and how domestic governments go about organizing them the second part of the show. We'll talk more about the global picture. But sarah i'll start with you not withstanding the united kingdom which is actually proceeding with the vaccinations at a reasonably impressive clip. The non uk european countries. Actually being too slow by half they'd seemed to have got off to a very sluggish. Start indeed and it's causing quite a bit of domestic problems around the block and as well it's also calling into question european union's unity in fact. There's a huge blame. Brussels faction basically saying that the eu was too slow to buy doses compared to the united states and the united kingdom on the other hand. You also see that many countries including germany. Which has been one of the most vocal in criticizing. Brussels is not doing a very good job of getting the doses out that they have. is it. just a question of polaroid if you will if we focus on one specific example you look at a country like the netherlands which would appear to have every imaginable advantage. Where doing something like. This is concerned. It is geographically tiny eddies rich. It is well organized you would think vaccinating. The netherlands would be relatively straightforward. Is these things go and yet one. They have barely started and to the government has picked this moment to resign on mass over. Something else entirely right. I think it's really fascinating if you look at the databases that lay out. How countries have been doing with their vaccination. There are some things that show number of doses administered per one hundred. And there's not an obvious pattern so again sort of make sense that you can. Denmark are doing very well but then you have italy. You have spain. You have slovenia and lithuania in the top ten whereas you have big wealthy countries like germany and france and the netherlands as you mentioned doing quite poorly and each country is a precious snowflake with a health system and the value said that really drive this so one of the factors in the netherlands. The case in many countries is at one point. It looked like the astra zeneca vaccine was the front runner that was both the cheapest and the most logistically simple. It doesn't need kind of special freezing transportation so i think the netherlands was a country where they were more banking on that particular shot being the one that was available so they didn't think as much about how they were going to be doing the logistics for a more complicated marnie vaccine in germany. They say actually part of the issue is that germany has many different health insurance systems. And so the data about who actually qualifies for this vaccine is not consistently available whereas in countries like spain and italy. You may be due in certainly in the united kingdom where you have the national health service you have various centralized data system author another thing that countries have had a long time to think about is the order in which they roll the vaccines out. Obviously who gets it i. You can't vaccinate everybody the same week. Does it strike you that. There's much in the way of interesting or indicative divergence in in who is prioritizing. What here in the uk of call us where credit where it's due to the government as we were saying they're doing quite well. They started out with old people. Care homes people with chronic illnesses which might make them more vulnerable. Is that the smart thing to do. I wonder myself with a more thought. Should be given to vaccinating. People like retail workers bus drivers refuse collectors. Delivery people the ones who have to interact with the public and the ones without whom society really would grind to a halt. Yes well we spent an announcement of time in the us arguing over who should go first. Who should go second new should go third lots of categories federal advice flying around about prioritization. But we learned a couple of things once. The vaccine went to the states. They all decided their own priorities. So in some parts of the us prisons and prison staff are being vaccinated in other states. The governors have said no. We're not doing that because they don't like prisoners basically even though that's a high risk population and could be a place where the virus easily spreads back to the community. I've talked to a lot of people who run group homes for intellectually disabled people in nursing homes or care homes but out in the community. They're getting no supply they got forgotten. So i'm lis- despite lots and lots of arguing if you had a clientele of down syndrome individuals. Their death rates are six seven eight times as high as everybody else but somehow the prioritization list so we did spend a lot of time arguing but now we have fifty states with fifty different policies. We've seen a little cheating as a result because when you don't have consistency people start to say that. I'm not gonna follow the rules. So we have people who are rich. Flying to florida to get in line to get vaccinated. Florida per usual doesn't seem to care exactly who's supposed to be a priority. The lord help us to even vaccinating canadians. Their her down there snowbirds so that's causing tension among the locals. But here's the take on less than than i learned. It's great to have these arguments. About who goes i. If your logistics don't work it doesn't matter what your list is if you can't get supply out to the meat packers of the delivery. People are wherever if what we do. Is we send the supply to hospitals and nursing homes or care homes as we've done here that's where the vaccinations occur and those institutions will just vaccinate their employees high risk. Or not is. That's where the refrigerator is. As sarah said it's hard to handle stuff. They're not gonna go running down the street looking for the next category person to give it to so logistics as much as ethics or laying out priority groups drives distribution
Vaccine Rollout Strategies Vary Between Nations
"Welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew mullah my guests today sarah wheaton and dr arthur caplan sarah wheaton chief policy correspondent for politico europe. She joins us from brussels. And autho kaplan is professor of bioethics at new york. University's school of medicine. He joins us from the woods of connecticut. This first part of the show. I want to talk more domestically about what. The responsibilities and duties and possibilities are in terms of vaccinations and how domestic governments go about organizing them the second part of the show. We'll talk more about the global picture. But sarah i'll start with you not withstanding the united kingdom which is actually proceeding with the vaccinations at a reasonably impressive clip. The non uk european countries. Actually being too slow by half they'd seemed to have got off to a very sluggish. Start indeed and it's causing quite a bit of domestic problems around the block and as well it's also calling into question european union's unity in fact. There's a huge blame. Brussels faction basically saying that the eu was too slow to buy doses compared to the united states and the united kingdom on the other hand. You also see that many countries including germany. Which has been one of the most vocal in criticizing. Brussels is not doing a very good job of getting the doses out that they have. is it. just a question of polaroid if you will if we focus on one specific example you look at a country like the netherlands which would appear to have every imaginable advantage. Where doing something like. This is concerned. It is geographically tiny eddies rich. It is well organized you would think vaccinating. The netherlands would be relatively straightforward. Is these things go and yet one. They have barely started and to the government has picked this moment to resign on mass over. Something else entirely right. I think it's really fascinating if you look at the databases that lay out. How countries have been doing with their vaccination. There are some things that show number of doses administered per one hundred. And there's not an obvious pattern so again sort of make sense that you can. Denmark are doing very well but then you have italy. You have spain. You have slovenia and lithuania in the top ten whereas you have big wealthy countries like germany and france and the netherlands as you mentioned doing quite poorly and each country is a precious snowflake with a health system and the value said that really drive this so one of the factors in the netherlands. The case in many countries is at one point. It looked like the astra zeneca vaccine was the front runner that was both the cheapest and the most logistically simple. It doesn't need kind of special freezing transportation so i think the netherlands was a country where they were more banking on that particular shot being the one that was available so they didn't think as much about how they were going to be doing the logistics for a more complicated marnie vaccine in germany. They say actually part of the issue is that germany has many different health insurance systems. And so the data about who actually qualifies for this vaccine is not consistently available whereas in countries like spain and italy. You may be due in certainly in the united kingdom where you have the national health service you have various centralized data system author another thing that countries have had a long time to think about is the order in which they roll the vaccines out. Obviously who gets it i. You can't vaccinate everybody the same week. Does it strike you that. There's much in the way of interesting or indicative divergence in in who is prioritizing. What here in the uk of call us where credit where it's due to the government as we were saying they're doing quite well. They started out with old people. Care homes people with chronic illnesses which might make them more vulnerable. Is that the smart thing to do. I wonder myself with a more thought. Should be given to vaccinating. People like retail workers bus drivers refuse collectors. Delivery people the ones who have to interact with the public and the ones without whom society really would grind to a halt. Yes well we spent an announcement of time in the us arguing over who should go first. Who should go second new should go third lots of categories federal advice flying around about prioritization. But we learned a couple of things once. The vaccine went to the states. They all decided their own priorities. So in some parts of the us prisons and prison staff are being vaccinated in other states. The governors have said no. We're not doing that because they don't like prisoners basically even though that's a high risk population and could be a place where the virus easily spreads back to the community. I've talked to a lot of people who run group homes for intellectually disabled people in nursing homes or care homes but out in the community. They're getting no supply they got forgotten. So i'm lis- despite lots and lots of arguing if you had a clientele of down syndrome individuals. Their death rates are six seven eight times as high as everybody else but somehow the prioritization list so we did spend a lot of time arguing but now we have fifty states with fifty different policies. We've seen a little cheating as a result because when you don't have consistency people start to say that. I'm not gonna follow the rules. So we have people who are rich. Flying to florida to get in line to get vaccinated. Florida per usual doesn't seem to care exactly who's supposed to be a priority. The lord help us to even vaccinating canadians. Their her down there snowbirds so that's causing tension among the locals. But here's the take on less than than i learned. It's great to have these arguments. About who goes i. If your logistics don't work it doesn't matter what your list is if you can't get supply out to the meat packers of the delivery. People are wherever if what we do. Is we send the supply to hospitals and nursing homes or care homes as we've done here that's where the vaccinations occur and those institutions will just vaccinate their employees high risk. Or not is. That's where the refrigerator is. As sarah said it's hard to handle stuff. They're not gonna go running down the street looking for the next category person to give it to so logistics as much as ethics or laying out priority groups drives distribution
REMAP CAP | COVID-19 Clinical Research
"In california's los angeles county. The hardest hit area of the country. Many hospitals have no more room in their intensive care units so even as vaccines are developed and deployed to prevent covid nineteen cases. The remains an urgent need for drugs to help treat those. Who have it on seventh. A study called re map cap which is conducted in england and other countries report results from clinical trials of hugh drax which are currently used to treat. A chunk of is our healthcare correspondent. Do you results which have not yet been period but will be soon are very promising. They show that these drugs can reduce the death rate among styles to barely. Ill covid nineteen patients by around a quarter. And why is it. That drugs normally administered for arthritis would be a help in covid. Nineteen so these tracks tau cillizza mab and surreal. Ma'am there normally used to reduce inflammation in patients with arthritis and inflammation is a big problem with covid nineteen. It's actually one of the ways that actually kills severely. Ill patients and what happens. Is that the body's immune system calls information. It's usually helpful. That's how it fights off an infection but with covid nineteen in some patients. Information just goes overboard so it has been surge going on for over year for drugs that can prevent a hyper inflammation and so far we've had on the one drug. A steroid called exa medicine which was proven to reduce dramatically death rates. And how did these two drugs emerge as good candidates them. So dixon mechanism dampens the immune system across the bharat was and surreal. Map are a little bit more targeted. They are both made the antibodies that block they affect of a specific protein called interleukin. Six that is known to stock. They mean response and has been particularly prominent in patients with covid nineteen so they're really targeting proteins. Which is a big problem material patients. And so how did we come to know that these two drugs are so good. At reducing inflammation the clinical trial enrolled eight hundred patients. Who are customized for covid nineteen. Who are all ill enough to require. Transfer this carry units in. The results are really striking in the group of patients who received the standard treatment. Which already includes dixon on a standard of care. Nearly three six percent died in the group that receives the standard treatment and then on top of it one of these two and inflammatory drags only twenty seven percent of patients died. So that's a mass effect and another very important. Finding from the trial was the patients who received these tracks recover faster. They were discharged from hospitals seven to ten days earlier which also is a mass effect because normally covid nineteen patients in hospitals for a very long time and so with that knowledge in hand. Then how soon might we see it. Sort of put to use and wear. So does eliza map. One of the tracks is already being used here in the uk. There already suffice. In hospitals guidelines for treating covid nineteen patients already been changed and it will be attracted will be used in other countries soon. I'm sure but unlike some medicine which is a very cheap drag. It costs a couple of dollars for a course of treatment. The cost of these hugh anti inflammatory drugs is an issue in britain of course of treatment. Which is intravenous. Infusion costs around one thousand pounds. So that's really expensive for developing countries and although in britain it's probably very cost effective because a day intensive care in hospital costs the national health service here around thousand pounds per patients so compared to one thousand pounds for the drag. It's a good deal to say nothing of the lives. say so. It seems that we are finding more more treatments. more drugs. more things that are already clinically approved. Is there more in the pipeline like this that can give us a bit more hope about treating covid nineteen yes absolutely many more drags which are being tested around the world sam in very large clinical trials here in the uk where probably around the corner of covid nineteen patients in hospitals are enrolled in one trial another. Some of these trials have shown that some drugs are not effective which is also useful knowledge because they are rigorously. Conducted randomized trials with very large patient samples. So you can be very confident in the results but there are several other drugs. That are still being tested than we may. Well find more drugs. We can add to the treatment protocols. Thanks very much for joining us
1 in 30 Londoners has Covid as city mayor declares a major incident
"Calls this a major incident in the UK capital, saying the state run National Health Service is at risk of being overwhelmed by Corona virus. Now one in 30 Londoners has Cove it earlier this week. That number was one in 50 the mayor ads. If we do not take immediate action. Now, more people will die. Regulators in the United Kingdom have approved Cambridge drugmaker Moder NAS vaccine for emergency authorization effective Immediately. It is 8
UK in 'eye of the storm' amid surging new coronavirus cases
"British medical workers say hospitals around the country are facing a perilous situation due to the new coronavirus variant concerns are mounting about the ability of the National Health Service to cope with the anticipated increase in people seeking treatment for COPD at nineteen the could be fueled further by holiday gatherings the spike in new cases is said to be due to a new more contagious variant of the virus first identified around London and the south east of England person already has Europe's second highest buyers death toll of more than seventy four thousand currently two vaccines have been approved for use in the U. K. around one million people have received the first dose Sarah Bassett London
"national health service" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Pandemic. Special correspondent Malcolm Brevin has traveled to some of Europe's virus hot spots during the pandemic. He's covered northern Italy and demonstrations in Britain, Germany and Poland. He has not been affected personally until now, as he explains from his home in Brighton in the south of England. He is in self isolation with his wife, Trina and son, Lucas. This is day one of self isolation. I got an email from the National Health Service track and Trace service a few hours ago to say that I had to isolate myself. Until December, the 23rd and that's because my son has tested positive. He's upstairs at the top of the house right now on my wife is also showing symptoms. We've got a small house, but hopefully we can compartmentalize it in such a way. But both my wife and my son can stay out of my way. So I think I contracted covert last week at a studio that I was filming at. For two days straight to six hour shoots on but the amount of people there there were at least 30 people in the room. And once we got to yourself this morning Lucas sister positive I tested negative. I'm sure of it now and had to test it would be prostitutes. Well, I'm just feeling Too sick to go out. I mean, the whole idea of having to get into a car. Go to test and I I just cannot do it. I'm so weak. I'm in the kitchen right now. Everything is a bit of a mess. I have to say I've just come back from a trip to Poland. And I'm making chicken soup, which hopefully will ease their sore throats have seemed quite I see the finish. It was more like a flu. At this point. I don't have trouble breathing. I could breathe without any problems. Lucas Which in Moscow Focuses on the stairs. It's been absolutely horrible. So when I wear I could be helping my lungs up the next just be sitting there in the hot and cold flashes. Um It's It's really annoying. There's so many things I had planned to do. My biggest concern has been asked Sandu kiss because there was spoken with Julie..
U.K. warns against Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those with severe allergies
"Snow. The covert 19 vaccine has been out for just one day in England, and already some people are clicking. The concerned face Some words of caution out of the UK National Health Service in England has issued an urgent warning. People with a history of severe allergies should not get the Pfizer vaccine for Corona virus. To health care workers in the U. K suffered from severe allergic reactions after getting the shot, But both of those workers do have a history
Britain hospitals prepare for coronavirus vaccine distribution
"Medical regulator says people with a significant history of allergies should not take the newly approved cove in 19 vaccine from Fizer, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London to health care workers in the UK have allergic reactions. Regulatory agency said people have allergic reactions to medicines, Food or vaccines in general should steer clear of this one, which the UK began rolling out to thousands of people on Tuesday. Officials said the national health Service workers who carried adrenalin pens with them or both recovering well. Britain's regulator approved emergency use of the Fizer vaccine, which, like other covert vaccines, has been developed in record time because of the urgency of the pandemic. Given the speed vaccine, experts say the government must take even more care to monitor any bad reactions to the vaccine. You can launch the vaccine in 70 hospitals on Tuesday and plans to expand distribution to 200 family practices next week.
"national health service" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Is emergency use authorization for fighters. Covert vaccine could come as soon as tomorrow. And once that happens, officials with the government's operation Warp speed program say they've got the medical supplies needed to distribute the shots nationwide. We bought all those particular things, the syringes and needles, the alcohol wipes the PPE necessary in order to do the administration and we marry those particular kids up with the vaccines when we ship him out. The jurisdiction, retired General Paul Ostrowski in charge of supply and distribution. The vaccines in Britain, where they started administering Fizer shots yesterday. Doctors air warning that people who have serious allergies Shouldn't be vaccinated, maybe See chief National Affairs correspondent Tom Llamas, They put the vaccine to thousands of NHS workers. This is the National Health Service is basically the people that run the government health care. They're in the UK are rolling out the vaccine in two of those thousands. They had an allergic reaction. But these people suffer from severe allergies. They carry a device like an EpiPen. So you know, these people have problems with allergies. They took the EpiPen device, and they were fine. And they're now recovering covert cases surging nationwide, including in the state of Arizona, where Phoenix Dr Andrew Carroll says hospitals, air filling and certain shifts taking up because there's been such high demand. The teams are working hard. They're working as hard as they can. We're trying to get in as many specialized personnel from out of state to help us out where we're just We're running on empty. Your states are going after Facebook. Maybe she's here in Qatar Ski with more on why, When Facebook bought Instagram and WhatsApp, it raised alarms among state and federal regulators concerned about anti competitive practices. The New York Attorney general's Office open an investigation more than a year ago into whether Facebook has stifled competition and put users at risk. The Washington Post reports more than three dozen attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission will file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook. Trump legal team losing a Supreme Court attempt to get Pennsylvania's mail in ballots thrown out. You're listening to ABC news. There is word that Ah reservation in Northern California shutting down. It's news from the neighborhood and a little bit, But let's get off with Rose right now on chicken traffic.
"national health service" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In the UK with the National Health Service are incredibly long, on far too long. People actually needs the help. So I do think that that's some kind of extra provisions or at least a promise that there'll be funding for these sorts of things in the future. A bigger awareness campaign of the side effects of lockdowns is really, really important. Jace prices. A former special advisor to the conservative Party in the UK will link to his article about mental health. Find it on our website the world org. James Thank you very much. Thank you so much. And just a note. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts reach out for help here in the U. S. The national Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day at 800. 2738255 Way featured the musician Negro on the show before he's back with a new single a cover of a song that Neil Young wrote some time ago way. A lot of Negro says it was the U. S election and multiple crises around the world that made him consider recording a lot of love. He's been holed up in the artist community of Marfa, Texas, during quarantine in working on a symphony, but he'd been listening to a lot of love and appreciated the song's theme of protection. And the sense of calm it gave him and thought it would do the same for others. So, with a little time for the break, we share it with you. So wait. Musician. A lot of Negro. They're covering Neil Young's a lot of love with help from Flock of Dimes and Devendra Banhart on vocals. Speaking of help, I hope that you're listening to the world. I hope you were singing.
"national health service" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"In a number here is a 55 4 53. On the way we're I've been saying it's the National Health Service and the latest debacle out of the UK. As you know, I can't give you an example what it's in regards to, but nobody wanted me to specify that it's in regards to cove it and how they managed to kill more people. With the National Health Service. Yeah, the covert lockdowns are killing people is what it comes down to. In this case, we're talking about the covert lockdowns killing businesses, specifically the newspaper business where that had a co morbidity that has been going on for a long time. Which is there a more efficient way is to deliver tree deliver news than putting them on dead tree. Absolutely true Way more efficient. That that was another cove. It shouldn't even be on the toe tag for that industry Well, but the reality is it definitely sped things of the code. The covert crackdown locked down by the government definitely sped up the demise of some of these papers, and I'll give you the example that our chatter here is calling himself the real Christopher Christopher Camel in the On air now chat over at chat them. As he points out The Tampa Times The Tampa Times had shut down printing from seven days a week. To just too so just Sunday in Wednesday And they cut the paper in half as faras thickness. So even though they're printing twice a week, the paper itself is half his thick as just one of the daily papers would have been just a couple of years. Prior to that. And he points out that they in addition to just doing the two printings per week, he says, This is post Corona. So during the lock down, that's when they finally made the final cut to go down to two days per week, And he said they lost a million dollars in revenue in the first month of the Corona crackdown, just from loss of advertisers. Because fewer people are picking up the paper. The subscription rate, basically the pass around rate the pickup rate went down, you know, into the toilet, and so advertisers are like, Well, why are we advertising here? If no one is actually reading this paper, So we're out, And so now they're literally running on fumes and they come running up against competition. A ce faras advertising goes cheaper, cheaper advertising rates elsewhere like Well, I'm not going to actually advertise anywhere other outlets, but obviously we everybody knows other every other outlet online is going to be cheaper than you know. The newsprint. Hey says they bought their competitors several years ago and immediately closed it because I asked you I used to live in the area. Nobody used to live in Tampa as well. As I remember. There was a there was a newspaper that was a competitors called The ST Petersburg Times. So Tampa in ST Pete are two very large kind of cities on the West Coast of Florida, and apparently, the competitors they bought was the ST Pete Times. So they bought the ST Pete Times, renamed to The Tampa Times or Tampa. 10 times and they shut down The ST Pete Times. So yeah, in Tampa, one of the major cities in the United States right, like one of the big cities in Florida. They only have one newspaper. There's no competition now, and it's only two days a week. It's Krampus is the biggest city in the United States to ever be conquered by pirates. You know, it's crazy to is for a is trying tracks a lot of old people. You would think that they would need to have a readership. You have a huge readership interesting point. Yeah, if they're failing and winter Jeez, that's that's bad. The real bad elsewhere. So yeah, Let's talk about elsewhere were according to the F P report here on International Journalists. International newspaper. This isn't just a U s thing. Right? So it's also in the Philippines. 10 out of the 70 newspapers in their newspaper association have closed. For good Thean Destry is under siege says that one of the folks from the Philippines and we've all taken bruises far from only affecting journalists. The disappearance of print papers deals out paying up the production chain taking in printers, paper makers and delivery people. These air also jobs that are going to go away and people forget about that. Look at what happened with buggy whips. It not only affected the makers of buggy whips, but maybe, but the but the people who killed the cows for the weather for the buggy with rich we need to. We need to pass a law t guarantee the wheel buggy with manufacturers business. Well, what we really need to do. A big nail is finally respond to the candle makers petition because The makers of artificial light have been suffering for centuries known under the onslaught off unfair foreign competition from the sun. The British major British media brands cause of 6.6 million new online readers in the first quarter in what their industry association said was a new records. A lot of people moving to online in this corona crackdown, but most have not seen the same balance in print sales. Corona virus has become quote the greatest threat to the global news industry since the 2008 economic crash. Unquote, wrote industry Publication Press Gazette, which itself moved online only had 2030 that that that that's some writing on the wall for you carry in the coal mine. So to speak. Yeah, I mean, I don't understand why anybody is upset about this. You know what amazes me is that they're not using a combination of pay wall in advertising. You would think that there's Certain articles like a set of articles that they are you would charge for. And then there would be another subset of articles where you know anybody could just what they're doing. They're doing a unified paywall might work because my problem is like I would have paid a little bit to see this article from the telegraph that I'm hoping to read tonight, but But I wasn't going to subscribe to the Telegraph, which is in London on DH normally doesn't doesn't have stuff I want. But what if I could pay one subscription fee and have access to all the major newspapers of the world? That might be something I would think that would be more ah, more of ah, some sort of licensing model where you know outlets with license each other's content, and then you would just subscribe to which you have that's called the A P. Yeah, It's like there's truth. In truth, this Okay. I won't. I won't respond. And they have the newspaper. They have. They have something similar to what you talking about. With a newspaper. You can get a bunch of different papers you could do with magazine, So I bet you there's something like that with newspapers. We had an advertiser here within the last decade, which was an app. I'm sorry. I don't remember what they're called. They didn't You know, they didn't stick around very long and out of the APS even still exist. Maybe it does. But the idea was it was sort of like the Netflix for magazines because, like magazines or dying, right, So they need to get on the digital platforms. And so they, you know, they would. Essentially you paid 10 bucks a month or 12 bucks a month and you get 60. Plus magazine's most of which you probably know interested in like, you know, Cigar aficionado. Yeah, but if you're a cigar aficionado, your rhetoric, you know, that's the thing. But there weren't like 60 Cigar magazines is a bunch of, you know, different topics. You probably aren't.
"national health service" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"They hope that would be manageable, but it's really, really jumping up higher than they thought. Hence, we have Ah, really situation on our hands right now, And this is on ly The beginning of what will be you know, six months of cold weather where people are no tucked inside there. There were boats and it's raining in over six days of the week s. Oh, yeah. This is not look good right now. So they have to make a decision either. People stick by The measures and people getting frustrated and ah little bit weary of these restrictions or Everybody's going to say, you know, Look, you have to go home or you'll get a fine, You know, Go hibernate for two weeks, and we'll see how the world spins and quick question for you do you guys have to do do you deal with the flu season like we do here? And do you deal with the flu shot? And is there? Concern of twinned Emmick? Yeah, exactly very much so, and justice in the States Big campaign every year, but especially this year, especially the elderly. Those that are frail. Go out. Get your flu jab. And because that coupled with the fact that especially among the elderly, you know, winter takes its toll. You look at the numbers on the you know, death rates go up in a normal year. In the wintertime and then compounding that you get covert 19 and it's it's It's messy and they're going to be trying, You know their best to keep the pressure off the National Health Service here so they could deal with Absolutely every person that requires treatment and not have Tio. You know, ship somebody 100 miles away, because there's no beds in their local area. Yeah, exactly. All right. Thank you, Tom for the update, their fingers crossed for you. Check here. I'd see later. This is chaos. Fine. K O s th d to Los Angeles. Let's take a look at your drive this morning early Thursday, and we've got a wreck.
"national health service" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"People across the UK joined in a round of applause on Sunday to mark the seventy second anniversary of the free to use National Health Service one of the country's most cherished institutions, the reverence with which it is held has been bolstered this year during what is being Europe's deadliest corona virus outbreaks though the UK as a whole has a confirmed virus death toll of forty, four, thousand, two, hundred, twenty, the third highest in the world behind the United States and Brazil the chess and everyone who works within it in whatever capacity have been lauded for their work and care. Created by the Labor government after World War Two, in nineteen, forty, eight by bringing together the nation's disparate health institutions, the NHS's founding principles have never changed funded by everyone through the tax system. It provides free healthcare to any UK resident when needed. Prince Charles said the NHS that been through the most testing time in its history, and it was right for the whole country to come together to pay tribute to everyone who works within it after coming down with corona virus himself and spending three nights in intensive care Prime Minister Boris. Johnson credited NHS workers with saving his life, and his insisted it get whatever resources it needs. The main Labour Party opposition said the NHS has been starved of funding for the past decade during the government's austerity drive. Overnight many of the country's major sites, including the houses of parliament and the arch at Wembley, stadium England's National Soccer Stadium lit up in blue to remember all those who died during the pandemic. And before the weekend, soccer matches, players joined in with a round of applause.
"national health service" Discussed on Q95
"I don't work that darn three words yeah you know that we have to mention mention you turn on the top forty radio station in their plan F. now plug burying yes it is yeah sure let's not and he is huge right now in England yeah turns a hundred a couple days he wriggled here's a little more of a they really should just maybe at him do his part in a lip sync with somebody else hello here's an out take from the recording okay did you want to see my face I want to he is he is okay I understand the get is people are checking the records is using a Walker that may mean and now we do another record coming up in the news can you imagine them not verifying this record well they they don't have a new category of Walker category no Sir yeah that should be okay occurred for fundraising and good for him yes the world record coming up town okay how to get us to relax the rules a little packed where's the money going to again of the NHS the National Health Service huh no I bet he could double that if you did it naked well you know why would people want to see a naked one hundred year old man to see what happens yeah I told to tape the Wall Street we're.
"national health service" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Done it using his feet and a Walker with a little help from social media NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London captain Tom Moore served during World War two the campaign against the Japanese in India and Burma these days shuffles along the red brick walkway in his garden in Bedfordshire about fifty miles north of London more does ten laps today to thank the country's National Health Service for treating his cancer and broken hip and to raise money initially helped is sponsored walks would bring in twelve hundred and fifty dollars he never anticipated an outpouring like this is absolutely awesome there's almost unbelievable love social still to come across all sorts of money before the donation supporting so quickly then was page on justgiving crowdfunding sites crashed more than once so far more than three hundred forty thousand people have donated the money will go to any just charities together which supports medical staff volunteers and facilities the money that people are giving is to give the liberty Braves sort of blind people who every day are putting themselves into danger listing because the world's largest invisible and amend it with goals everybody realizes it will go and how to put the best foot forward British people love the NHS but it's been under funded by the government for years during the corona virus pandemic some healthcare workers have had to scrounge for protective gear resorting on occasion to trash bags at least forty six staff have died from covert nineteen most fundraising efforts seems to have struck a nerve as it brings together two important sources the bridge pride and identity the United kingdom's victory in the second World War and as Moore's daughter Hannah Ingram Moore explains the NHS the added into the killings of this story is the fact that the British people so so powerfully strongly about on National Health Service they must set how rich or how pool you receive the same care captain Moore had planned to walk a hundred laps before his hundredth birthday on April thirtieth he says he's easily on track to meet that goal my manager grades great and also served to do their own to the tomorrow and more says he plans to keep on walking keep the donations to British healthcare workers coming in Frank Langfitt NPR news.
"national health service" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Children two of them like him doctors in the National Health Service it was with a heavy heart that I rang his wife to give her my condolences she could barely string two words together accepting my words of sympathy in between her sobs overwhelmed with grief she handed the phone to her doctor daughter what happens I'll stay with both include unity and sorry Sean said with medical precision and forced restraint her father had been working in the Midlands during the week and went back to London each weekend one Friday night two weeks ago he felt a little unwell and when he got home she and her mother had told him to rest and not to return to work on Monday I did it was a stoic and optimised and was never one to imagine the west so he thought he'd soon recover Oct after a week in bed he did take a turn for the worse and became very breathless he knew what that meant his children insisted he go to hospital they called for an ambulance he managed to walk by himself to getting to it after he was admitted to hospital he was soon put on a ventilator four days later his medical team informed the family that his lungs had come under attack from corona virus and that he could not breathe on a date the ventilator was switched off it is taking just twelve days for ideal to go from being a seemingly fit and capable doctor working in a busy hospital to lying in a hospital morgue this virus is unforgiving indiscriminate and it can be brutal I did his death had come out of the blue his family off the ref to be wilted and struggling to come to terms with his passing until I had learned divided his death I had been fairly phlegmatic about the pandemic but there is nothing like a death in the family to bring home the realities of what we are facing clapping along with my neighbours engendered in me a feeling of unity that we are all in this together and that we sing cool swim together perhaps the social transformation will be permanent I hope it will be but there are those like my now did departed because in addition to have always valued this communal spares him being governed by it always willing to help family and strangers alike that was why I did became a doctor that was why he volunteered to be on the frontline during the crisis that was why he risked his life and that is why sadly he lost it and this is the reason why we must always deplored the staff of on national health services say not the Dally I'm Pascal Hossa and this is from our own correspondent on the BBC world service Italians have been living under a nation wide lock down for three weeks now they're not allowed to leave their homes unless it's deemed essential and then they have to fill out a written declaration C. Matt could texture has been looking at the impact this is having on children from all terrorists in a hotel in Rome we often heard the joyful sounds of children playing through their apartment windows but we could never see them the situation in Rome it hit me hard when I arrived from London in early March stringent measures were in place across the country by that point preventing people from moving around freely without good reasons in stark contrast to the U. K. almost immediately the puck nations people of Rome seem to adjust to the new rules streets were deserted businesses closed and only the old called bus zoomed through the sensa this metamorphosis was causing heartbreak among some of the lifelong residents like Natasha he told me it's as if the soul is been ripped out of my CC it's still breathing but just barely I've never seen it like this M. T. never ever reports from the north of the country with devastating there were terrible pictures of elderly patients in overcrowded hospital wards on ventilators many were dying alone the high death toll is due to the fact that more than a fifth of Italians are over sixty five making it the oldest population in Europe but I couldn't help wondering how with the children coping so you fall they seem to be the demographic least affected by covert nineteen as far as the death toll is concerned but what about the trauma of lost loved ones and the disruption of their daily lives Italian families it reminded me of my own close knit tactile and passionate households are often large with grandparents living with the children and grand children we spoke to reverse a a primary school teacher in Lombardy the worst affected region in the country to ask about her call so four and five year olds on Skype from her home Roberta said there were only two sounds she could hear nowadays the church bells ringing on the ambulance sirens wailing what once were lively parks were transformed into empty spaces her days were spent teaching virtual lessons via her laptop this is been particularly important so that children don't feel as if we don't cat and have forgotten them she said she added that her pupils often felt abandoned and alone I'm what they crave more than anything else was a sense of normality the schools have been closed even earlier than the ones in Rome I also spoke on Skype to three year old already in Rome a cheeky looking child with red hat and a winning smile I spoke to him and his mother Tiffany about the corona virus his wide grin quickly vanished at the sound of the word and he presented me with a thumbs down gesture before tucking his head into his mother's chest Tiffany told me his son had been having a constant stream of nightmare as mostly about spotlight is already I was listening to her words and although so young he seems sensitive to her tone because at that moment he glanced down he's always tightened shot already as face will remain etched in my mind throughout this pandemic but what about all the children perhaps they find comfort and solace in each other fourteen year old and Daniela in Rome explained it wasn't always that simple adult consequences she said was that people her age were being bullied on social media if they had a relative with corona virus on the phone she described how it had become a stigma and you're made to feel does he if you lived with someone who has aids like your infected too she said many teenagers have stopped confiding in each other as a result the way they can behave can be very cool like they say very openly they don't want to ever come near you she said she mentioned a couple of friends who had retreated into the shells as a way of coping with the crisis and as she puts it blocking out the bite with no birthday parties all school trips planned in the near future Daniella felt the crisis was affecting her friend's mental health this is bound to have some effect on our minds because it's uncontrollable and it's making us feel far from good she said broadcasting on the daily death toll from a city was the worst moments of each day as the figure is escalated by hundreds but my last day as I packed away my several bottles of hand sanitizer I reminded myself that the rates of infection seems that long lost to be going down and perhaps the role some grounds for hope see my contention well there is one continents that is virus free or at least has no confirmed cases yes a place of all consuming cold of clay CS and penguins this is an international community of four thousand scientists and support workers in Antarctica our correspondent Justin Rowlatt underwent some very intensive medical checks before he was allowed to travel there now he's confined to home like the rest of us and reflecting on what he learns about isolation at the I see bottom of the world we take off from a glass in them but not a the main U. S. research center in Antarctica we're headed for the middle of the west Antarctic ice sheet after now all you can see after the small circular window is ice stretching to the far horizon an hour later the same the following hour no change you get the picture we finally land after three and a half hours in the air the nearest human habitation the U. S. scientific base we flew from is now as far from us as Moscow is from London the sheer size of the ice sheet makes it almost impossible for visitors not to reflect on the insignificance of an individual human being it makes you feel so small is what everyone says a bit deeper and you discover most people don't mean they feel a sense of threat Antarctica does not belittle you spend five lots of people find the something reassuring about being in the presence of something so on arguably bigger and stronger than you Gabrielle Walker the author of my favorite book about Antarctica writes about this we all like to think we're important she says but that feeling brings a certain responsibility if you're important you've got something to prove here she says you have nothing to prove because you can only submit con feel important in this vast place and if you aren't important well things become a lot simpler Antarctica gives you the freedom to ask yourself the questions that really matter says Gabrielle what is important to me what should I be doing with my life who do I really miss while I'm here and why and who Mrs may lots of people are probably asking similar questions as they hunkered down at home in the face of the threat of coronavirus font when I finally get to the front of the enormous classy way here to study that sense of insignificance dissolves it feels like I've reached the front line of climate change the place where the equilibrium that has hello world in balance for tens of thousands of years is beginning to slip on to crash it's impossible to mistake the epic forces at work here it is like a scream of anguish court in a single frame the grass is being torn and shattered in places the ice is almost a mile high and is collapsing into the sea at a rate of three miles a year along the front more than one hundred miles long and the whole process is accelerating needless to say this acceleration in the retreat of this classic indeed the retreat of the entire west Antarctic ice sheet is the result of the global warming gases on lifestyles produce it explodes the impression that the ice here is overwhelming in fact the opposite is true we are overwhelming the ice I'm surprised I moved I am by what I've seen a colleague interviews may for a program when making and I burst into tears it takes three days to process my emotions I think about the chain of people who've made this expedition possible the pilots and aircrew the people back at the research station who surf the rubbish and cook the meals the men and women who drive the trucks and groom the ice runways we wouldn't be here without them all the people who agreed the project and sign the checks all the people who pay the taxes raising the money in the first place all for that matter my wife looking after the kids back home our team has only been able to reach the front of this class and because of a huge human enterprise and it's only by coming to places like this that we can understand what is happening to our world and what is likely to Maine for a school it'll take an unbelievable collective effort to retool the world economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change it's probably the most complex and difficult challenge our species has ever faced dot as we fly back to the research station at McMurdo I feel a tiny tiny flicker.
"national health service" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Elected will put that deal to a public vote along side remains and as a labor prime minister I pledge to carry out whatever the people decide. only about. on brexit only a labor government will put the power back in the hands of the people we can bring our country and our people together which is what I'm trying to do all the time let's stop a no deal breaker. the people decide. we must get rex's settled not least because it is dominated of politics for far too long. the coming election. will play a once in a generation troughs for real trains a chance to kick out Boris Johnsons governments of the privileged few and put wealth and power in the hands of the many a chance a chance to give our National Health Service all schools a police on public services the money they need. asking those with tall hi their fair share..
"national health service" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm Judy more if you're with weekend throughout the program I have with me merry jet ski columnist for the independent daily online newspaper here in the U. K. former foreign correspondent in Moscow Paris and Washington and Peter Tatchell Human Rights Campaign and director of the Peter Tatchell foundation. particular story Peter that I know you've worked on and off key to talk to us about is the story of a man called Dr Carl van acts a well known **** criminal a doctor who escaped justice how so. well about the but I would two decades ago I noted a couple of books about the third Reich the name thank the call event that he had being tossed by Heinrich Himmler the head of the Gestapo to develop a program for the extermination of homosexuality and he operated of did gruesome medical experiments on gay prisoners in concentration camps he was designated as a war criminal at the end of the second World War. bought collusion by the authorities allow him to escape the Argentina way is allowed to live openly and the series further investigations for the eradication of homosexuality and yellow thought he's apparently believe like mine him law that he was doing good work that the extermination homosexual people and I'm sexual orientation was a good thing and it is so outrageous that this man was never brought to justice I mean he'd been experimenting on Jewish prisoners Ole gypsy or Roma people he would be put on trial as a war criminal the because it experiment young gay prisoners the allies allow him to get away with it and he died what in the nineteen sixties yes what's wrong time and and you know quite apart from what he did clearly the other concern for you is the element of the collusion the people who were basically almost saying this is all right we don't need to be troubled with this absolutely you know it is so so shameful but of course you know even until the early nineteen seventies here in Britain on the publicly funded National Health Service gay people being subjected to electric shock aversion therapy to supposedly eradicate the homosexuality so we as a country have a case to answer as well and it's shocking to think of this parallel between what our public health service is doing to the nineteen seventies and what the **** were trying to do in the nineteen thirties and forties merry you mentioned the start of the outgoing to Chernobyl I am therefore you would rather obviously in Ukraine which has a newish leader what's your take on the politics of Ukraine. I cover the two of the weeks leading up to the presidential election in a pool of men and the parliamentary election campaign to a degree and I came I came back from Ukraine every time a man with almost mission residual doubt the significance of what's going on in Ukraine is simply not being appreciated the when alleging that sit in ski was elected president by a huge majority across the country which geographically had been divided the east and west were politically to fight it and since he had managed to get the mandate right across Ukraine he was dismissed and almost especially in the western world that had been pouring eight into the U. crying of his predecessors he was dismissed basically as a lightweight comedian and actor which is why he is true he made his name and he made quite a lot of money his own money has to be said not only **** money of an. the idea was that he was some sort of from fly by night sort of populist earned through the election campaign it seemed to me that this was absolutely not true the T. hunt country to what people are saying he had a very specific program he had very clear things that he wanted to do with you crying and he thought very hard about how to do them and it seems to me that that's what he's doing he called parliamentary elections early which is what he was entitled to do he his party now has a majority in the Ukrainian parliament he has this huge mandate. and I think it would be an enormous PC if what he's trying to do were dismissed and not supported just because we see him either as an actor all we see him as a somebody who took power from from Cologne to and others who was seen as primarily western allies I think we have to drop a touch to it. we've we've heard that instruction a marriage you just hit potential as well as we talk about well I suppose was with the main talking point seven the last few days we appear to be in the midst of a crucial paired for climate policy young people in about a hundred and fifty countries have been taking part in protests and strikes to the modern agent political action from the government's against climate change millions of young people took time off school on Friday inspired by the sixteen year old Swedish activist Greta tune Berg who started the Fridays for future movement just over a year ago the demonstration is believed to have been the biggest protest ever against the threat posed to the planet to fight climate change is a little of how that global demonstration sounded..
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"Universality because some people are priced on the market. Medicare for all National Health Service that tends to create universality but I their quality and not affordability or affordability and not quality. so the question is what exactly is the complaint about Medicare for all being made here is the complaint being made that it doesn't cover enough people because obviously that's not true is the complete being made that it is that Medicare is insufficient if so then I'm gonna have to spend an absolute fortune on it especially if you're talking about cancer care for example or the kinds of surgeries that you could theoretically wait for but really hamper quality of life wait times in in Canada for so called elective surgeries are pretty serious yes this is heaven love your work I was having a discussion with somebody on abolishing the second minute missing the point is to prevent against time in government journey his main point is that arming citizens will be effective in combat in the US army how do you respond well the fact is that there are numerous situations in American life in which bands of armed Americans have prevented folks from from committing crimes against them I believe as my lizard kings and that his his father used to be armed at his house in case god forbid people races we arrived violet yeah the the fact is that if you're talking about government tyranny the point of an armed citizenry is not necessarily they're gonna be able to defeat the US military in an all out war the point is that you make the be tiring think twice about actually trending down Tierney. the question is like to be around for example beta says that he wants to take everyone in the country how many American deaths is metalwork willing to preside over in order to achieve that goal. in order to stop. whatever it is three hundred deaths I did not even a hundred deaths a year in school shootings for example which would be a very high an estimate. in order to stop that he wants how many thousands of Americans to die.
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"I'm never surprised secretary of state Mike Pompeii says the president's firing of national security adviser John Bolton sends a message he should have people the trusted values and whose efforts and judgments benefit him and delivering American foreign policy at Pompeii one Bolton were said to have been at odds of late even to the point of hardly speaking with each other South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham spoke with the president last night and had a feeling this was coming I thank the view that there some public discussions about will remain on the other side of me when the the Taliban probably was a bridge too far trump in Bolton reportedly gonna do what major argument at the White House last night over the president's plan to host Taliban peace talks at camp David something Bolton opposed he also opposed the president's offer to meet with the Iranian president without preconditions Charles Kupperman has been named the acting national security adviser a permanent replacement will be the next week hi Mike moss. president trump's firing of national security adviser Bolton has international implications correspondent nic Robertson says an issue raised in the UK was one of the disagreements between the president in bold it was very clear to I think British journalists in particular who follow this issue closely John Bolton had indicated that the United States would like to get access to the British National Health Service in a post brexit scenario hugely politically damaging for the prime minister Boris Johnson so when he met with president trump and the cameras were in front of a pair of them they both both coordinated that on that point saying the National Health Service in the United Kingdom is not open for business with the United States in a price breaks in trade situation a federal judge in Fargo was just walked in North Dakota law that require doctors to tell women they can reverse a medicated abortion on Wall Street the Dow down twelve.
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"The national health service. This is the real crown jewels many Brits. And for the president to say that, that would be on the table in any trade negotiation the Brisbane desperately needs a trade deal with the United States. I think many people here that will be the key, takeaway. ABC's Ian panel in London. You're listening to ABC news. Ever wonder why our top local story today. Marks nine years since kyron Horman, vanished from skyline school in northwest, Portland now, eleven ninety Xs, Brad Ford says a book is being published about the case, mother, desert young has been working with New York Times bestselling true primes, the Rebecca Morris write a book about the case. It's titled love you forever. The search for kyron Horman young says detectives are making progress and she believes kyron stepmother Terri Moulton knows what happened. Go put pressure on her that constant pressure is gonna be what gets us kyron Bolton divorce chirons father came shortly after the boy's disappearance. She married Jose, the Hayes, whose fast guys Martinez in the Vana last year. Young says proceeds from the book will go to a missing children's program. The Oregon government ethics commission is launching a preliminary review of Portland state university's former president who resigned under pressure last month this spring, most of PSU's board of trustees wanted remote Tureski to step down over concerns that he lied to. Them used university resources for his own benefit, and that he mistreated co workers and members of his staff Oregon live reports a preliminary review is the first step toward a full investigation. The ethics commission will decide July twelfth whether the evidence supports it a registered sex offender from Ashland is back behind bars after staff at nearby talent middle school found him hiding inside the girls locker room yesterday, talent police track forty one year old Curtis Stevens into a home in Ashland where they found stolen property from the school drugs and Dr paraphernalia, he faces several charges including failure to register as a sex offender. Gas prices are down again this week, the national average for regular drops three pennies to two eighty a gallon in Oregon. The price is also off three cents to three thirty nine prices continue to push lower for most drivers and prices should continue to decline in the short term now that refinery maintenance season has wrapped up and triple as Marie dot says oppressive crew dropped a fifty three bucks a barrel last week. I'm Gail Cunningham, traffic, and weather are next bluecross blueshield believes.
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"The national health service. This is the real crown jewels many Brits. And for the president to say that, that would be on the table in any trade, negotiation the Brisbane desperately needs a trade deal with the United States, I think many people that will be the key. Takeaway, ABC's Ian panel in London. You're listening to ABC news. Sacramento's number one for breaking news, traffic and weather, I heart radio station, news, ninety three point one KFI. I'm John Brennan Z at three oh to with your top local stories sheriff's investigators have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for allegedly assaulting a woman last week. The victim was attacked around five PM on may thirtieth on a pedestrian walkway above highway, fifteen salmon falls park, the woman suffered significant injuries after she was physically and sexually assaulted. The black male suspect is said to be around six foot two within build and unshaven face and two gaps in the top row of his teeth. The sketches posted a KF became dot com facing a surgeon homelessness. Los Angeles County supervisor Hilda Solis wants to see a unified approach is going to require our local elected officials, as well as our public safety officials as well as our healthcare officials to come together in the form of a strike team. We do it for other emergencies. I don't see why we should we can't do that now a new report shows the homeless population grew by twelve percent. Los Angeles County last year. The jump is even bigger on a local level. The city of Los Angeles is dealing with a sixteen percent, increase, and the search is being called off for a Rockland, man who went missing along the south.
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"Acquisition LLC, an icy expert completed a letter of intent for the Trump Moscow property. It's the Muller report. This is the Tom Hartman program. Welcome back town Harbin here with you. We've been talking about the, the, the rise of hard-right propaganda, and, and the possibility Egbert Willie's talking over daily coz about the inevitable, autocrat driven civil war. I'm not talking about people shooting at each other, but basically tearing our country apart and you know, it's being fueled and fanned by right wing billionaires, and, and, and the media, that, that they own in the case of Fox News and Rupert Murdoch, and it's pretty scary stuff. I wanna move onto, and we'll, we'll continue that conversation but I want to also move onto the, the Donald Trump's visit to to the United Kingdom. And you know, it's the con- had to say and Boris Johnson saying, you know, he's not fit to be president. Of course. I was two years ago, three years ago. And, you know, let's, let's just dig into this little bit. Theresa May's pending departure. You know, who's going to be prime minister, what's going on with the EU elections with our resident expert on all things European Victoria Jones. She's the executive director of the DC radio company, LLC and her Twitter handle is Victoria, Jones, DC, and Victoria. Welcome back. I'm not wearing a hat. Oh my what does that mean? I just feel I'm today, considering how magnificent Hatsaw allies. Okay. So you should be wearing a hat because we're okay, I get I, I'm curious, you know, first of all, Donald Trump Buckingham Palace invited. Barack Obama to sleep in the palace. They apparently have something like thirty forty fifty guest rooms, but they told Donald Trump that there undergoing a substantial renovation what's going on here. It, it depends. I'm so they're out of innovations going on. The question is how expensive stations. And, and nobody is really saying that nobody is saying, well, that's so extensive that he can't say that. Nobody saying that's so minimal that it's a way of Nelson allowing him to say that. So everybody is being very circumspection saying there were renovations. And so he has to say when field house so everybody is being incredibly polite about this. But buried in on the current about it in the same way that heads of state of usually welcomed by the Queen, I call scout's parade. That welcomed in on the moon at the palace. But it's a it's a more down. Beat welcome to be welcomed sort of in the back garden, you know, in the interesting. So these are these are these insults to, to Trump. Or are these these, what's the is there any meaning to this? Sometimes there are subtle me. He is getting a state banquet tonight, and it is they it is over trapping. The, the place settings between the nights full Hoon side plates and the chairs on measured by of the Queen will inspect everything. So he is getting absolutely everything the way it should be done. But some things that now it could have been security, but that he was welcomed in the palace, Robin Horseguards parade. It is notable for Obama went to his welcome by the Queen in a motorcade when he was hit president from went by helicopter, and he will go from the American ambassador residents to the pound, that's again tonight by helicopter, which is terribly short distance, but they are worried about protests, it while is the tr-. Trump baby blimp flying. I don't know if it's slotting yet, but it is expected to fly tomorrow. That day that she's having meetings with Prime Minister Theresa may at tomorrow. Tuesday is the more political today day today, at the pump and second day, if Brexit happens if a hard Brexit happens. The UK is going to have a real challenge in terms of international trade, and could, I would think could really use the United States is a bilateral trade partner. Do you think that, that is part of why Donald Trump was allowed to invite himself to this? I my understanding is that he he's the one who asked them to invite him over, and, and, and, and if that's the case and correct me if I'm wrong on that. Do you think that, that might have something to do? Yes, I do. Absolutely. But the US ambassador to the UK has caused right along and comes to Mason amount, many, including many, conservative members of parliament by a television to do that. He gave in the most. Ninety four hours. It was she was talking about trade possible trade deals with America, and everything would be on the table, including chlorinated chicken. And from the United States, which is something that. Renders and say, well, you know, they choose not to buy it, and then and he was awful. What about the national health service was that? And he was saying, yes. Yes. Yes. Even the national health service, and that at that point, conservative members of parliament started to go ballistic because, because wait a minute, because we eat food here in the United States, that would be illegal in the UK because it's not healthy or it's dangerous, like chlorinated chicken, which sounds weird. But I've, it's probably while so the national health service, the idea that, that the that the United States might insist on bringing in private firms, and the conservative, prime minister such as far as Johnson might be open to the idea of a further privatized. National health service with American comes in votes was horrifying to many in, in Britain. So do you think that? Trump, it seems that from his point of view. Donald Trump thinks that showing up in the UK and promoting. The candidacy of Boris Johnson is going to help Boris. Johnson become the next prime minister by at work, the exact opposite way, they could want the opposite way. The thing is that many conservative MP's are looking at who is most likely in a possible, general election, which could happen, any time, soon really defeat golden and again, mcquill than most is running against John. Jeremy Corbyn being the leader of the labour party. He has his Johnson. Johnson is a very good campaign. He is considered somebody who's not bothered whether he say things that are accurate or not. Charismatic, but we don't so he's, he's kind of the UK's version of Trump. In some ways, but he but he also you know, he went to think results, but he's very bright. He's metha-. Whoever. Yeah, yeah, well, I think Trump is clever. I don't think he's particularly bright. But, you know, it's so what's. Okay. So we've, we've talked about that. And how how you think that's probably going to shake out how the, the European parliament elections. Yeah. It just happened what a week or so ago. And, and while everybody was all the Gog about the rise of the right wing parties. The I think the really big news was that left wing parties really had much more significant victory broadly speaking than the right wing parties with the exception of the delegation. Some of them are right wing countries. Where where does all this go? I think it's interesting very interesting because the mainstream parties didn't do well, but poppy on sort of either end of the spectrum did, well, I think it speaks to a real section with mainstream politics. I don't know where it I think it shows the name of the system, and I think that's something that mainstream politicians make to look out for, and then not looking out for because they just companies that the system. But as what said, well so long. Compulsively, really beyond the threat, even though they, they see it all the time, I want to mention one other thing that is going to come up with, with Theresa May. Okay. National security, and that is written. It's not a done deal yet. But what way and Britain gonna blink wild way into five G, and this may cost the deciding vote in her cabinet and many in her cabinet wildly resist the idea because they think China's going to spy on them, which. And Trump is saying, well, we will probably may not share intelligence with you anymore. If you rent walkway in, which is a huge development as written as posit the five is Latian, which share intelligence. This is a major, major development. Well, and then the flip side of that is the Donald Trump has allowed has by executive order allowed the highly political attorney general Bill bar. The guy who engineered the cover up of the Iran, contra scandal back in nineteen Ninety-two when he was attorney general. He has allowed him to go to our intelligence agencies and pull out any information he wants and make it public or distribute it in other ways. And you know, there's considerable concern that the five is countries of who share, basically openly share intelligence with the United States, and, and you're gonna have to refresh my memory as those. Countries are, I know the UK Australia, but I don't recall who the other three are Canada, Canada and New Zealand. Thank you. And these this is kind of the Anglo, these are all the English speaking countries. You know that, that the five is countries are pretty freaked out that of political agent is going to be able to burrow into what literally would be, you know, who are the spies. Where are they what are they saying? I mean, you know, is that there's been a lot of publicity here about the repercussions of that. How about in, in the UK? How about in Europe? Dead. The lot of lot of concern about that an I Gabba overseas in the intelligence agencies. And also, I gather in the intelligence agencies here, but sources a method the active agents could be put at risk by this, but they also that so that agents or or sources out in the field is going to clam up and not say anything. Yeah. I think there's a growing consensus, fat least from the people that I know who are close to people in the intelligence community, the what's going on. Here is Trump is trying to get the US spy inside the Kremlin. The one who delivered the information to the Muller investigation that led to the indictment of those guys at the internet troll agency. The internet research agency, he's trying to get that spy killed then he wants to find out who it is out him to the Russians, so that so that they can take care of this little problem that they have. Because you know, this guy knows what's going on. But who knows who knows Victoria.