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Fauci says reopening U.S. economy too soon could lead to needless deaths: NYT
"A senior health official is set to testify today before the Senate and will warn against the risks of reopening the economy too soon saying it could lead to needless suffering depth the New York Times quotes Anthony FAUCI director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as saying if we skip over the checkpoints and the guidelines to open America again then we risk the danger of multiple outbreaks throughout the country.
US stocks records high gain
"You're listening to the news at this hour on Africa. Business radio stocks have just recorded the biggest weekly game since nine seven two four despite the bleak Economic Outlook Markets Relive Ted Bhai comments from Anthony Foresee Eric's of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Who said there may end up? Being fuel photolysis from the coronavirus earlier forecast Wall Street's S. and P. Five hundred shares index has risen club percent this week and the US Central Bank announce more stimulus measures to support the economy and the commodities markets. The price of gold has hit a seven-year high with meeting. Investors remain cautious about the future of the global economy. And that was the news. At this time on Africa Business Radio you can continue to listen live online at. Www Dot Africa business radio dot com over a mobile APP.
Fauci warns of 'little spikes' becoming outbreaks
"Dr Anthony Family is warning that reopening too soon. During the corona virus pandemic could have devastating consequences. My concern is that we will start to see little spikes that my turn into outbreaks. That's what found she told the Senate subcommittee which included Kentucky Senator Rand Paul Mike. Bauer reports. Senator Paul began by explaining what he described as a silver linings of corona virus outbreaks meatpacking plants namely his unproven belief that people who get covered nineteen gained immunity then he took a at voucher directly and as much as. I respect you doctor. Voucher. I don't think you're the end hall. I don't think you're the one person against to make a decision. `Boudzhi the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the government's top infectious disease. Experts pointed out to rand Paul doctor of Ophthalmology. That never made myself out to be the end. All and only voice in this. I give advice according to the best scientific evidence.
Dr. Fauci Says The Risks From The Delta Variant Underscore The Importance Of Vaccines
"The cdc has declared that the variant of corona virus first detected in india is a variant of concern meaning. It poses a significant threat to those who are not vaccinated called the delta very. It's the most contagious yet. The cdc estimates that it may be responsible for nearly ten percent of all new cove infections in the us to talk through. the concerns. were joined by dr anthony. Fauci director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. Dr fauci welcome back to the program. Thanks good to be with you. So let's start start with what prompted the cdc to elevate this variant to a new level of concern. Well some studies have recently come out Essentially documenting that indeed. This particular variant. Those transmits significantly more readily between people and among people then the virus that is now the dominant virus which is the alpha vary which is the one that's more dominant in the united states. In addition of very recent data literally yesterday and the day before shows that in fact it is a more dangerous virus in the sense that it can potentially make people more severely ill so the combination of more transmissibility and great severity of disease appropriately prompted the cdc to elevated to variant of concern. So more contagious could make people more sick as the country opens up and covid restrictions are shed. How concerned are you about that. Well i'm not concerned about the people who were vaccinated because the good news about all this among the seriousness of the situation with regard to the variant. Is that the vaccines work quite well. Recent study came out showing that against disease with six one seven which is the delta variant that the efficacy or the effectiveness is somewhere close to ninety percent. Eighty eight eighty nine. Ninety percent importantly the protection against severe disease resulting in hospitalization and death is over ninety percent ninety three ninety four percent. So if you were vaccinated you're going to be protected. Which is another very good reason to encourage people strongly to get vaccinated because if you are not vaccinated you are at risk of getting infected with a virus that now spreads more rapidly and gives more serious disease. The brits are having a very difficult time but this they have about ninety plus percent of their isolates the delta as you mentioned correctly just a moment ago about ten percent of our isolates or delta. We wanna make sure we don't get into the same situation that people in the uk did so on the topic of vaccines. What do we know now. About how. Long the vaccine protection lasts. Well you know we don't know for sure we certainly know that. It several months of year because people who have been vaccinated early on the original people who were vaccinated seem to continue to have protection what we do is we monitor cohorts of people who have been in clinical trial both for laboratory indication of durability of protection as well as clinical indication for example. If we start seeing breakthrough infections there's a thing called correlate of immunity which is a laboratory test that you could follow as that goes below a certain threshold. Then you know you're going to have to give someone a boost so where preparing to boost people but we don't know at exactly what point we will have to do that but we're giving we're doing tests right now. Clinical trials to determine various options for boosting people so the federal government has agreed to buy two hundred million more doses of moderna vaccine to prepare for necessity for boosters. Can you explain how that will work as you're looking for when that is going to need to happen you know. It's gonna be a combination of the need potential need for boosters but also for the pediatric population. Because as you know now we've shown that at least with one candidate and like reward come that twelve to fifteen year olds can accident. We are doing studies now to determine the proper dosage and the proper regimen for children from twelve to nine and nine to six and then sixty two so we have the. I wouldn't say challenge but they at least facing ahead for the likelihood more than just the likely. I'm sure we'll be doing vaccinating children as well as possibly meeting to give people boosters they'll be varying requirement for boosters for example. It is likely that the elderly who have less of a powerful abune system then people who are younger. Those people would likely need a booster longer than that So we're looking at this. Hopefully we'll get the right answer. Which i believe we will be prepared for it. I touched on this a little bit earlier. But right now fifty. One percent of eligible people nationwide are fully vaccinated. But we're seeing people travelling so few seconds we have left. could we see another surge. Well none among vaccinated people you know. We have a disparity throughout the country. Certain states have low level. They would be at risk. Dr anthony fauci director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. Thank you good to be with you. This message comes from npr sponsor. Ford the all electric mustang mach e and a twelve foot rocket the rocket launches into the atmosphere while the all electric pony takes off toward the horizon at full speed visit for dot com for a new perspective on range.
News in 4-minutes for March 24
"This is news headlines in four minutes with alan edwards ahmad alleluia lisa. The twenty one year old suspect in monday's massacre at the king's super supermarket in boulder colorado faces ten counts of murder in the first degree. Boulder police chief mayors herald said tuesday. The ten people who died ranged in age from twenty to sixty five. She said that includes boulder police officer. Eric tally h fifty. One bite impressed. The senate early yesterday to take up the gun legislation that the house has passed in the wake of a mass shooting in boulder colorado. That killed ten people at a grocery store. White house press secretary. Jen psaki said tuesday. The white house is considering taking executive actions on gun. Safety measures and to address violence in communities. Federal health officials expressed concern early. Tuesday over astrazeneca's inclusion of outdated information and the efficacy result of the covid nineteen vaccines late stage. Us trial in a rare statement. The national institute of allergy and infectious diseases said the information in question may have provided an incomplete view of the efficacy data concerning the companies to vaccine regimen. The european union and the united states have leveled new round of sanctions against me on mars military leadership over its friday february coup in subsequent escalation of violence against protesters. Jason szabo's reports the eu announced the sanctions. Monday targeting eleven people ten of whom are among the highest ranks of the myanmar military known as the tatmadaw including its commander in chief min aung laying. The eleventh person is the chairman of the union election commission over his role in cancelling the results of the twenty twenty parliamentary elections now. This fees frontier no hidden monthly fees for fifty nine ninety nine a month plus taxes and government. Charges allegra is non-drowsy for all your non stop adventures. Join the million. Saying yes to allegra and for allergy relief with a powerful decongestant find allegra d behind the pharmacy counter businessman arrested in malaysia. And twenty nine thousand. Nine has become the first north korean national to be extradited to the united states where he will stand trial for charges of money laundering. The justice department said monday montreal mian age. Fifty five at the democratic people's republic of korea has been removed to the united states from malaysia. After nearly two years of legal proceedings the department confirmed a statement. The senator warren new leadership congressional law enforcement on monday following a shakeup in the wake of the january six riot at the capitol lieutenant general karen gibson. Each fifty six will lead the department as the sergeant at arms joined by deputy sergeant at arms kelly fato and jennifer hemingway as chief of staff stocks are closing. Broadly lower giving up their gains. From the day earlier banks took some of the biggest losses as bond yields fell tuesday and energy companies fell along with a steep drop in the price of crude oil the p. five hundred lost point eight percent stock of the smaller companies which have far outpaced the rest of the market. This year fail even more turn on tune in and stay at home. That's what millions of music fans did in two thousand twenty with horizon in subscription streaming leading global recorded music revenue growth of seven point four percent the market reported total revenues up twenty one point six billion dollars marking its sixth consecutive year of growth industry trade body. Ifpi said in its global music report on tuesday. The year's top five bestselling artists were k pop stars. Bts songstress taylor. Swift rapper drake singer. The weekend and teen sensation billie eilish and that's news headlines in four minutes. I'm alan edwards.
Weekly Update --- The Coronavirus Hoax
"Hello everybody and thank you for tuning. In to the weekly report. The Krona virus hoax governments love crises. Because when the people are fearful they are more willing to give up freedoms for promises that the government will take care of them after nine eleven for example Americans accepted the total destruction of their civil liberties in the Patriot. Act Hollow Promises of security. It is ironic to see the same. Democrats who tried to impeach president trump last month for abuse of power demanding that the administration grab more power and authority in the name of fighting virus that thus far has killed less than one hundred Americans declaring a pandemic emergency on Friday. President trump now claims the power to quarantine individuals suspected of being infected by the virus and as politico writes. Stop and seize any plane train or automobile to stymie the spread of contagious disease. He can even call out the military accord Offi. Us city or state state and local authoritarians love panic as well. The Mirror of Champagne Illinois signed an executive order declaring the power to ban the sale of guns and alcohol and cut off gas water or electricity to any citizen. The governor of a high Just essentially closed his entire state the chief fear monger the trump administration is without a doubt. Anthony. Fosse head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health. Fauci is all over the media serving up outright falsehoods to stir up even more panic. He testified to Congress that the death rate for the Corona Virus is ten times that of the seasonal flu a claim without any scientific basis on face the nation. Fauchet did his best to further damage and already tanking economy by stating right now. Personally myself I wouldn't go to a restaurant. He has pushed for closing the entire country down for fourteen days over. What a virus that has thus far killed just over five thousand worldwide and less than one hundred in the United States by contrast to regulators and old disease not much discussed these days nearly killed one point six million people in two thousand seventeen. Where's the panic over this? If anything what people like FAUCI and others fearmongers are demanding will likely make the disease worse. The martial law they dream about will leave. People hunkered down inside their homes instead of going outdoors or to the beach where the sunshine and fresh air would help boost immunity. The panic produced by these fearmongers is likely helping. Spread the disease as massive crowds rushing into Walmart and Costco for that last roll of toilet paper. The madness over the corona virus is not limited to politicians and the medical community the head of the neoconservative. Atlantic Council wrote an editorial this week urging NATO to pass an article five declaration of war against the virus. Are they going to send the tanks and drones to wipe out these microscopic enemies? People should ask themselves whether the corona virus pandemic could be a big hoax with the actual danger of the disease massively exaggerated by those who seek to profit financially. You're politically from the ensuing. Panic that is not to say. The disease is harmless. Without question people will die from Corona virus. Those in vulnerable categories should take precautions to limit their risk of exposure. But we have seen this movie before. Government overhypes a threat as an excuse to grab more of our freedoms when the threat is over. They never give us our freedoms back. Thanks for listening.
Coronavirus: Is a global pandemic near?
"We're in the middle of evolving situation. I mean we have a month and a few days worth of experience with a virus. That's rapidly accelerating in China and has already been through twenty six plus countries. It is certainly possible that this could turn into by definition. We'll as the corona virus continues to spread the will help communities scrambles to nail down the cause a cure in any way to track and containment contain it the disease which originated in mainland China has spread to at least twenty three countries with infections and related debts exceeding that of two thousand and threes SARS epidemic epidemic with this many experts. The outbreak will soon become a full blown pandemic and if this is the case will the response by China and other affected nations be enough hello. Hello I'm honored Naidoo. Welcome to the PODCAST. As put off our broadcast coverage we spoke to Dr Anthony Fauci. He's being a global health advisor to six United States. It's presidents and is currently director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health Reassuring. That conversation with you today. Let's jump right in part. Thanks so much for joining us. Authorities in Beijing are telling us that there are three hundred and sixty one deaths from this virus and as we are well aware that number could change there are also more than seventeen thousand people infected in China and around the world. Although he's a study conducted by Hong Kong University which tells us was that up to seventy five thousand people may be infected. What is your segment of? The situation could be much higher. Well they certainly can. When have you have an infection like this? The the number of the seventeen thousand number a really people who have been brought to the attention of health authorities of those about twenty five percent at very serious illness if you look at respiratory illnesses such as these there are almost certainly a considerably larger number or of people who are actually infected. that it'd being counted so there are some estimates vary from model to model but there are certain estimates the Zeh seventy five to one hundred thousand people are likely affected. There are some experts yourself included. Who believed that? The spread of the corona virus could become a pandemic. That's an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents. Could that happen. And what would the impact of that be. Well certainly it could happen. I think if we do not recognize the possibility that could happen as being unrealistic. Because this is now we're in the middle eleven evolving situation with a virus that we've never had any other experience with up until just most recently. I mean we have a month. In a few few days worth of experience with virus that's rapidly accelerating in China and has already been mostly through travel through twenty six plus countries including the United States. So whether or not this become an ongoing outbreak in multiple countries spread throughout the world world. Kansas making it be defined as a pandemic. We don't have any idea of that but it certainly could happen. And that's the reason why I've been quoted as saying it is certainly possible this could turn into by definition a real fan them so Dr Foster given That this is involving situation what are the sort of benchmark so indicators that we should be looking for in the desert at the thing that would be rather concerning was if you see in multiple countries the type of sustains transmission and by sustained transmission. We mean transmission from one person to another person to another person to another person where you have multiple generations of spread because then if you do the modeling you go from something that has you know ten twenty thirty infections to hundreds of thousands thousands of infection because it just expands as you expand the number of people who are spreading. Its others if we see that in multiple countries throughout the world then that would be something that would be serious. And that's the thing we're looking out for because most of what we're seeing in other countries are travel related and then transmission into another person. WHO's a close contact if you have a lot of multiple generations of spread? Then you have a real problem yet. You mentioned traveled relate to the world. Health Organization declared the corona virus a global public health. Emergency we know that China has quarantined entire cities. It's also shut down entire transport Ford networks and built new hospitals at the same time. What do you make of the Chinese response so far? Well I think right now with the Chinese are doing is is really unprecedented. You mentioned correctly shutting down. You know fifty five million people including the entire eleven million person city of Wuhan whether or not that that is going to contain an outbreak. That is already. You know really not being controlled quite well. We don't know I wouldn't criticize them at all to doing that and I wouldn't judge them for doing that because this is an unprecedented situation. I think right now. They're struggling to do whatever they can to try. And prevent further for the spread so it was something that has never been done before but they had never been faced with the situation before so you say unprecedented how would you compare this to the SAWS virus. That was seventeen years ago. Well there I will. They both of course by corona virus says the same family of virus that causes SARS. That caused Mare's the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is the one that's causing. Now they're different viruses but they're within the same general family SARS at about eight thousand individuals infected acted in about seven hundred seventy five deaths so already in one month the number of individuals infected in China have more than double what we soil with SARS in a year and a half as I understand that Dr Ouchi someone who has been infected may not necessarily show symptoms. How much more complexes flexes does that make? The situation will. Real question is whether or not someone who doesn't have symptoms. Is it significant transmitter of infection. We don't know I know that right now. The Chinese have been saying that they have seen that but as symptomatic transmission has never been the main driver of an outbreak rate it could occur and the contribution to the outbreak. Historically when you have diseases that can be transmitted before symptoms occur it can contribute tribute to the outbreak but it is very unusual in fact likely unprecedented that a symptomatic infection is the main driver but if it does occur and when it does curb it certainly complicates things like screening and looking at the Chinese response to this virus. Do the Chinese have to bring something completely new in the way they fight this or are there some lessons to be learned from the fight against saws. Will the lessons to be learned against the fight against SARS is well one unfortunate lesson. Zain is that the Chinese were not particularly transparent during the first few months of SARS up in the beginning of this epidemic at the end of December the twenty seven cases of the word word was that it's only spread from animals to human when in fact there was human to human. So the lesson is you've got to be transparent. You can't allow an outbreak two seeded cells else you've got to let the officials throughout the world and your own population know what's going on right from the very beginning. The other lesson is that there are infections sitting. Didn't know seventy percent of all new infections are affections that we call zone attic. They jump from an animal to a human. This is clearly how the SARS that Middle He's respiratory syndrome and almost certainly this novel corona virus has emerged so needs to be careful the surveys particularly at some of these of wet markets as they call it where animals are in close contact exotic animals. Because when you look at the origins of Corona Virus Corona viruses heiresses before two thousand and two before the SAWS outbreak. They were relatively could would consider to be. Relatively benign viruses tend to thirty percent of the common cold so that we all get in the winter of caused by corona viruses. But two thousand two with SARS change that and let us realize that Corona viruses can be very dangerous injuries when they jumped species from there. Anna who reservoir to the human thing is that these markets are not new in China. They've been around for quite some time. But what what took place. Now that caused the virus to jump from animals to human beings with other factors that contribute you will. We don't know what those factors are right now now but one. That is at least reasonable feasible. Maybe likely is that these viruses will percolating in animals for quite a while and then and just as they continue replicating the animal kingdom. They acquire some mutations which then allow them to adapt themselves to humans The reason isn't it hasn't happened in the past is that it didn't adapt itself very well to be infected in humans somehow or other. This happened the exact mechanisms of that are unclear. We I need to figure that out. There are now eleven confirmed cases of current embarrass. The United States have healthcare officials here in this country being able to go backwards backwoods to track. How the people become infected? How it got you? Well we know exactly how it got there. Nine of the eleven travel related cases that we directly a connected with travel from on and from China to them got infected while they were here from a person in direct contact with the person who traveled doubled here so we know exactly how it came here it came here by Burson who got infected in China and came to the United States. One hundred ninety five Americans were evacuated from Wuhan traveling to the United States. We know that ole flights from WHO Bay province coming to the United States being directed to seven. US airports where people people are being screened. How effective not? Well I think that is going to turn out to be quite effective because first of all if you're in Kubay province which is where Wuhan on city is that you are very high risk of exposure so if you were in that area in the previous fourteen days and you wanna come to the United added states if you are a someone who's in American citizen you are going to have fourteen days of institutionally structured quarantine if you come from other parts of China and you're an American citizen who's coming into the country and you've been there in China within the previous fourteen days when you enter the country you're GonNa have with co self-imposed voluntary isolation and reporting frequently health officials. The New York Times is reporting that the most vulnerable target for this virus as the continent of Africa. There's almost a million Chinese expatriate workers. There are also many many African students who are studying. In China China they travel back and forth between China and the countries in Africa. How big a risk is this will? The risk is always great. When you have a situation nation in which you don't have a healthcare system that can do the kind of identification isolation and contact tracing? I mean. I hope that the situation stays stays the same as it is right now in the United States where we have very successfully been able to identify these people who came into the country when they were infected who've been able to isolate them and we've been able to do contact tracing but if you have a country whose healthcare system is not able to do that. That makes it much more risky risky that there will be spread from one person to another to another what we call. The kind of persistent transmissibility that leads to outbreak is call wall sustained transmission and when you get sustained transmission. That's how you get the seating of a serious outbreak. Thanks so much for joining us good to be with. That was our conversation with Dr Anthony. FAUCI director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of health the heat is produced spicy. GT In America. I executive produce s tier of H.. And the senior producer John Gilmore our guest produce it was delayed. cuss Joshua Barlow and Holly Shepherd happened produced. Today's podcast and director of Digital Development as Michael Sugary once again. I'm all in ninety. Thanks for listening. You have a comment or question. Today's podcast send us an email. You can find us at heat. podcast at C._G._T.. In America Dot Com. And please if you like the heat help spread the word by subscribing rating or leaving a comment with your favorite podcast provider.
Monitor Show 13:00 07-26-2020 13:00
"At Bloomberg we know a lot of financial experts who is a former president of the European Central Bank Global Financial Warriors Classic Textbook a lot of political experts. If you're advising the president, the say, so, what's the? He's not doing that. He should do lucky for you. We know a lot of science experts to you talked about as reagents which are necessary for the testing aides, also the behavioral psychological approach, Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business APP and Bloombergradio. Dot Com Bloomberg. The world is listening. And Joel Capital of the World Twenty four hours a day at Bloomberg dot com on the Bloomberg business. APP and Bloomberg quick. This is Bloomberg radio. US economy thought you testimony I'm. Anne cates work is underway on a corona virus relief bill in the Senate White House Economic Adviser Larry cudlow tells CNN state of the Union that the US decent financial shape most economists Wall Street elsewhere are suggesting we are in a self sustaining recovery. Now you can argue about this speed of it. I get that and you can and I don't deny that. Some of these hotspots dates are going to moderate that recovery, but on the whole the pictures very positive and I still think that v-shaped. v-shaped recovery is in place and I. Still think that'd be twenty percent growth rate in the third fourth quarters Dr Anthony. FAUCI returns to Capitol Hill this week. He's one of the nation's leading scientists, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health Dr Fao. She has also been the target of some presidential and other Republican dismay for his straightforward science-based comments on the pandemic, when he testified before Congress on Friday. He sure to be asked about that dismay, and about his relationship with President.
Were Breaking Establishment Medias Information Chokehold
"Well by now. You've probably heard me talk about morning. Daily wears newest podcast focused on bringing you major headlines of the day in less than twenty minutes. You probably also heard me rant about the establishment media's chokehold on new sources until now after launching just four days ago morning away rocketed straight to the top of the podcast charts ranking eleventh on spotify and on apple overall. That's all podcast gang and all categories but at the daily where we don't settle. That's why we're pulling out all the stops and pushing to get morning. Wear to the very top of the podcast charts right there in that number one slot. So if you haven't subscribed or listen to morning wear yet you should not only will you be getting compelling new stories told in just a few minutes but you'll also personally be contributing to daily wire success and beginning to help break. The oligopoly of establishment media have listened to morning where right now on tuesday. Dr anthony foul. She and senator rand. Paul clashed over american funding of gain of function research and china and how this may relate to kobe. Nineteen the senator is also calling for dr falcone to face legal consequences here to explain what's going on is daily wires ian howarth. Good morning gioja. Good morning so ian. How did we get to this point. There's a lot of this story with the few between dr out. She and senator paul going on for months at this point. The latest move in this ongoing battle came during a senate hearing on tuesday. Regarding the federal government's kevin nineteen response with senator pool implying that dr he broke the law nor foulsham as you are aware it is a crime to lie to congress. Section one zero zero one of the us criminal code creates a felony and a five year penalty for lying to congress. So senator paul openly accused dr haji in a senate hearing of committing a felony. It appears so the senate has said that evening that he would be sending a letter to the doj. Asking for a criminal referral. So what specifically accusing. Dr fauci kiev. The accusations tie into the broader lobley theory where covered nineteen was thought to have been released with a intentionally. Oh by accident from chinese lab specifically the wuhan institute of virology in this case. Senator paul is pushed she on the notion of gain of function research. Carried out this lab and where the funding for this type of research was provided through various ground systems by america's medical research agency the nih an accusation by the way the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases has denied. Can i pause for a second gain of function. We've been hearing that term a lot lately. Can you define it for us. Show us actually a point of debate. There is some disagreement over what gain of function means. It's usually defined as a type of medical research which deliberately changes an organism or disease to increase various factors like transmissibility all the type of hosts it can infect scientists acting in good faith usually carry out this research to better understand new infectious diseases in order to prevent or treat them in the future. Okay so how does this all tie in well. During the hearing senator poll discussed a wuhan institute research named doctor she who wrote a paper titled discovery of a rich gene pool of botswana's related krona viruses. Senator paul said the doctor. She credited the nih provided the number of a grant. She was given unexplained the research. She carried out in this paper. She took to bat corona virus genes spike chains and combine them with the sars related backbone to create new viruses that are found in nature. These lab created viruses within two shown to replicate in humans. The important detail here is that according to senator pull this appears to fit the definition of the gain of function research. The nih said it paused between two thousand fourteen in two thousand seventeen. Okay back in. May doctor ouchi denied that the nih had ever funded gain of function recession. Wuhan so this. Leads senator paul to accuse him of lying to congress dr vouching knowing that as a crime to lie to congress. Do you wish to retract. Your statement of may eleventh where you claimed that the nih never funded gain of function. Research in wuhan senator. Paul i have never lied before the congress and i do not retract. That statement the two then argued with dr found she accusing the senator who is also a doctor by the way of not knowing what he's talking about shaking animal virus and you increase the ability to human. You're saying that's not gaining that is correct. And and senator paul. You do not know what you're talking about. Quite frankly and i want to say that officially you do not know what you're talking about okay. So a lot of drama here. The battle of the doctors not over in. Thanks for the breakdown. Daily wires in hauer up next look at what teachers groups are planning for the new school year. Can recent months parents have begun pushing back on. How reysen identity are being taught in public schools with the national debate over critical race. Theory ramping up. Some parents are speaking out over. What they say is politicized messaging from teachers advocates. Four degrees theory or even arguing that marriages even racist They argue that. Math is even racist. I am worried about the dumbing down. Curriculum i am worried about this about forced equality. I think we're going into marxism the daily wires. Luke rosiak has been covering this issue and has an update on what teachers are working on this summer. Good morning luke. Morning so professional groups like the national council of teachers of english and the national council of teachers of mathematics set the direction for how those subjects are taught in k. through twelve schools and most of them have an annual conference. Each summer you went through the agendas for each of these groups conferences. What did you find. Well racist clearly dominating the discussion in fact the groups were every single. Subject have made race the focus this year. For example the national science teaching association is having a conference titled what is social justice. Teaching in the science classroom it begins by racially segregating. The attendees with white teachers going into one room and minority teachers going into another. I've heard about this. They call it. Affinity groups right. The mathematics conference meanwhile is oriented around sessions like social justice in mathematics teaching and learning and had a you purposefully advocate with your mathematical curriculum. Nearly all the other sessions focused on race or advocacy in some form so a lot of focus on social justice and race. What's the rationale for that from an academic standpoint will. The argument is that schools can improve outcomes for students of minority backgrounds if they focus on eliminating the hidden forms of racism which they claim been holding students back. Is it working. Do we have data about whether this type of teacher training is improving academic achievement specifically for minority kids. Well we don't have data about these training specifically but we know that in general reading and math scores have been falling for awhile since twenty thirteen really in twenty nineteen only twenty. Four percent of all twelfth graders were proficient in math and twenty two percent in science data was from before corona virus remote learning which of course set students back even more even tracking this issue for a while now. And you've reported that these teachers organizations are focusing heavily on race and identity. But what do you know about the average teacher. Do you have any sense of what regular teachers think about this new direction. The great question. It's it's hard to know exactly what most teachers think. But as we've just seen the agenda really is being set by these big national teachers councils of course the teachers unions and those who disagree with these organizations might be reluctant to push back at least publicly so if these conferences are an indicator we can expect a heavy focus on race this year. Thanks for coming on. Luke no problem daily wire investigative reporter luke rosiak so subscribe now to morning wire on apple podcasts. 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These COVID-19 survivors are coping with lingering symptoms
"This episode of five things is brought to you by net sweet by oracle the number one financial system. Net sweet gives you visibility and control of your financials inventory. Hr commerce and more keep listening after the show to find out about net sweets special financing for five things listeners. Hey there i'm clara thornton and this is five things. It's sunday august. Eighth these sunday episodes are special or bringing you more. From end up stories you may have already heard although most people with cove in nineteen. Get better within weeks of being sick. Some people experience. Lingering symptoms millions of people who tested positive for in nineteen are experiencing long-haul effects new trial information out last month found changes in brain biology after hospitalization with coverted problems. Lingering months after infection and a link between smell loss and mental sharpness in older adults. Researchers are also concerned about how lingering brain symptoms could lead to dementia years after someone is sick with cova on today's show. We're bringing back in episode from last year called. These cove in nineteen survivors are coping with lingering symptoms. It's still relevant today. With cases surging across the country here it is and just as a reminder. This episode originally came out on july twelfth. Twenty twenty for people who get cove in nineteen first steps include isolating and just surviving. We are just starting to see what recovery actually looks like president. Donald trump has been criticized for saying most coveted nineteen cases are quote totally harmless while we are seeing lower death rates just this week. Dr anthony xiaojie. The director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases warned americans not to take comfort in that a press conference this week. F- ouchi said quote. There's so many other things that are dangerous and bad about the virus. Don't get into false. Complacency cases are spiking in many states. Like florida arizona. Texas and california many of the more than three million people who have gotten cove nineteen report lingering symptoms for weeks and sometimes even months. Today you'll hear from some covert nineteen survivors who were featured in our corona virus chronicles video series for some their lives post covert nineteen are unrecognizable people report. Lingering body pain irregular heartbeat anxiety. Breathing problems chronic fatigue and even organ failure even though i was very asymptomatic on corona healthy person. You know not the infirm up. You'll want to hear about your parents. You they were. They were certain that the virus that given up on me as long as no those banks starting tacking on oregon's and actually attacked all my liver kidneys. All of it started to fail along with the heart. that's john holder age. He's fifty five and a father of five in south carolina. He now has to wear a defibrillator life vest all day because of the damage the virus did his heart. You'll hear more from johnson. Scientists are still scrambling to learn as much as they can about this corona virus. Facebook groups are connecting survivors like john and helping them. Compare and keep track of the symptoms they're experiencing. The groups are also a lifeline to help each other cope. There are hungry so people dislike myself that we do the same identical thing we ask stories of soul similar is like we sat down in a room and wrote them together. But these people that. I don't know these people that don't know me i don't know them. And you and you read your stories in your ear hearing their cries. And we're both everybody's saying the same thing marjorie. Roberts is in five different cove. nineteen facebook support groups. She's fifty nine and lives in atlanta. You'll hear more from her on today's episode to but first here's john holder ridge and his daughter mattie cove in nineteen took their family completely by surprise in their household of seven only john got it and even though he barely had any symptoms it took his body by storm so no actually one of those that would fell into. You know guilty as charged. I think it was that big of a deal i am. I mean i just heard fifty five. I'm healthy athletic all my life. I have no preexisting conditions of any kind whatsoever. I wouldn't have had it up in for my wife said something's not like you. You know you're here at the beach. Normally running around. So i i would have gone in and you know it could have been a week. It could have been a month. It could have been a year later. I was a grocery store and just dropped that. But i was one of those thought. Okay if i get sick then. I did sick. It'd probably be asymptomatic morally relevant. Maybe a little cough. That's it and awful. Continue to go. I definitely was in that category. Until i guess fast forward till the first weekend in may last april. We were happy at a doctor's office. Real regular prescriptions stuff family and they had free tests. So i'm like. Hey i'll take for granted then right around mother's day i started. We were at our beach house on north of here and headed out to the beach. One afternoon it was noticing that it was a little more difficult to walk out for them before and it was not like me. Romantic gun for run with be answered. Something on the beach at to stop and catch my breath who went to a local emergency. Er type of place while those clinics. And i was in their fifteen minutes. Eight adjust x ray is. It looks like you've got some hunia. Which would explain sort of i guess and then hey we would like to send you down to our main hospital. You go sure iran Much test beforehand. Sent me down there. Tested me for covert actually and within twenty four hours. I was in hospital amid it and came back positive for covenant times the eighteenth of may and of a sudden. I'm you know going gene and it wouldn't let anybody and and it came back that i had a a bad harles out of nowhere ever had any family history none whatsoever. My grandparents died in the late nineties and all came down. Do you know healthy person being attacked by rotavirus but instead of just having a bad long thing you know having to get over that turned out. It went after my heart. Instead and now a healthy individuals gotta deal with the inner heart failure this point though hence the life vest. I'm wary which is basically defibrillator. That case i drop dead right now shock me back. Live they and get the same corrected and what really concerns them is how many people like me or ten years younger at forty five or even scarier. Thirty five or twenty five. That are gonna come out of corona virus perfectly fine on the on the outside but on the inside. There's been some of amit for marjorie. Roberts in atlanta covered nineteen symptoms were plentiful. Her challenge was getting medical professionals to take them seriously. The the er doctors in my first doctor. They really had me thinking you might be a local you know especially like well you know you watch television in in your mimicking in your mind. You're mimicking ahead. Wanna mimic what you seen. What easy who would claim something so bad. I not me nobody that i know. I mean i wouldn't go. I say oh. I have called no hit no. I wouldn't say another word. But i can't no is no way in god's green earth claim something or try to be like somebody for the sake i was sick and everybody around the nude it. I was sick. Everybody in my family knew that i was sick. My friends some of them who wanna still live saying lifestyle we live. I lost some friends. They some people say this hurtful stuff. Some people say some hurtful stuff. Because i post on my facebook page and they would say you got stopped with his gloom. Doom you start with gloom and doom and gloom and doom. I'm trying to get you all to see this is not a host. This is real. You gotta wear a mayors. You got to protect yourself. Marjorie started feeling sick on march. Twenty sixth she went to the emergency room. Three times for symptoms like exhaustion fever shortness of breath and gastrointestinal issues. She eventually had to switch doctors before she was told. The one cova test she was given was probably a false negative after looking at marjorie blood. Her new doctor saw evidence of past viral infection and the doctor saw scarring in her lungs. So the days progress. I got sicker and sicker and weaker. A weaker in all of these things were happening simultaneously. I getting i was getting real. But at the same time i got i was getting shortness of breath if i got the show regret in. I was getting dizzy. Covert seems to affect people in vastly different ways but they're survivors and their families like john and mattie holder in south carolina. They have a similar message to share. Everybody needs to take precautions. I chant Loud enough because i even though we did i still had to mindset. What's the deal. What's the big deal is making a big deal about it. It's not gonna affect us so there's a twenty four hour days a week lake since a nervousness always constantly worried like. When is this thing gonna go off or is it going go off or and also thinking about the future is hard to get better or we're gonna have to have surgery or a transplant. Elect all of us wondering you know. Is he going to return to the same person that he was or is he going to be just completely changed a different person than you so unsure and that's that's the hard part is being unsure and like my seven year old brother saying is going to be okay and a in. Yes that the not being confident. And i s. Don't be selfish away from everybody. your best. where your masks. Good normal stuff. Go hang out the you think. It's okay because i'd been in the first one would have been there. We'll do it call with nineteen is in the league by itself it is. Nothing in comparison is not the flu. It is not the flu. The flu does not knock you down in debilitate. You like kobe. Nineteen nobody is immune. Nobody is immune from cova. Kobe does not care. Co doesn't care that i had a phd co doesn't care that i haven't title co doesn't care that i was living my life like was golden. Cova didn't care. It didn't care so many people. So many people have lost family members to cove it. So is a hoax. All of aligning. Everybody's lying every single person that has lost their life every single person who has land up in a hospital today on a ventilator day just doing it for attention is not a hoax. It's real and it's spreading is is is spreading like wildfire. Because you guys don't believe us you guys wanna still go to the polls you guys are saying. I don't have to wear a mask. I have a right. You have a right. But i'll tell you what you might look. Better in. amassing looking is rained. Cohen nineteen is real. We've come a long way. Since when that episode first aired the cdc just announced friday that fifty percent of americans are now fully vaccinated and just over seventy percent of adults in the us have gotten at least one vaccine dose in recent days. States like alabama arkansas louisiana mississippi missouri and oklahoma saw a sharp uptick in vaccination rates although cases are still and light of our new understanding of the delta variance transmissibility. The cdc said people in areas with substantial or high. Transmission should wear masks indoors even if they're fully vaccinated eighty percent of new cova cases in the us are from the highly transmissible delta variant which is as contagious as chicken pox. Dr anthony xiaojie has said no one who goes anywhere near kids. Many of whom are ineligible for the vaccine. Right now should be unvaccinated. There's still so much to worry about. And wrap our minds around. So i've included links in the episode notes where you can get more info on vaccines the delta variant and cova cases in your community. I want to give a huge. Thanks to shay alex for submitting a review on apple podcasts. They wrote great podcast for those looking to get some news in without slowing down. It's much appreciated shea. Alex reading what you wrote really made me smile. If you like this episode of five things right deserve you on apple podcasts. Letting us know what your favorite part was when you leave us a review you'll get a special shout out on the show. Thanks for listening. Taylor wilson will be back tomorrow morning with five things you need to know for monday. And i'm claire thornton. I'll see you next sunday. 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LNE - BB&B - S1E65 - Remdesivir!
"The He. Four I am men's Brim. And I'm Jake Brims Dad, but some people call me boxer brew. And here's the news. Desert Brand Ram. What are you saying rim dizzy here I love. Talking about. Everybody today is may first two thousand, twenty today is a Friday and it's international. Well around the world. Yes in much of. Europe, for example, they tend to celebrate the holiday. Rendez Aveer. I still know what you're talking about. Why are you? Why are you saying that? Man. Who? was. The Laura. Who, who was that Guy i? Say Dad Rendez of years this new medicine that. Is. Helping. With the corona virus all that's that's very good news like curing it. No. But I think foul chief who is a very important prison right now he's basically telling us all we need to know about being healthy and social distancing and things like that. So He's the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director is kind of like the health spokesperson for the United States now Did you see Brad Pitt imitate him on Saturday night live by the way Let's Focus Bram. Oh sorry. So I'm remm deserve here it's a medicine that basically if you take it and you're already sick with the coronavirus, you can get better faster maybe like it makes it speed up thirty three percent in some cases not at all to be tactical I. Think it was thirty one percent faster but maybe it's easier if we just say thirty three 'cause that's an easy number to remember kind of Oh but thirty two percent does not so much right thirty, three percent. That's like one in three right like if I have. three jelly beans in my hand and to are blue and one is red and reach, and you don't look right that's the same chance probability right yeah yeah. But it's a start, right? Doors. So I like about the Big Bang the Big Bang is really really cool you're and Then really the we talk about the Big Bang with the TV show. No give me. A loud noise like banging on pots. So the Big Bang is a theory that a long time ago like way longer than anyone was on earth when there was like, basically, there was nothing what how could that be there was nothing? Yes it was like magic just spaced. Void void is like nothing. So imagine a long time ago. There's no earth. There was no Mars. There was no son Oh. This is kind of scary. It's kind of weird. It's like two thousand, one's to. Remind. So anyway, is there was nothing at all except for this big dense. Like a ball of power and energy right I once heard it was almost like the size of a basketball and that that very very dense ball exploded. Oh okay. This is really weird. Is this like your imagination to know is very well known theory that I believe most astrophysicists. Because there's evidence for it essentially If you look at stars, they make redshift redshift. Essentially you can use a special kind of like a telescope. Let's say to look at stars and the stars are going away very slowly from our point of view and the Earth ended not the sorry the galaxies and they're expanding their they're going out. So the Big Bang theory. Oh okay. So. People. They always wonder like you know what? What happened why did it happen and so? Long time ago, and they were stuff called matter. Right? There's matter today right? So matter is basically anything like a book in your hand or your fingernails or my. Yes, maybe even your but it's all matter. There's also something anti-matter. ooh. I saw that episode of Batman they sat somebody banney matter goes really cool. Yeah. So antimatter is the opposite of matter I can you? Well. Book here is one of my favorite books is for kids has got my first book of Quantum physics. It's by Shaddad cades Saleh. Farrand. I didn't use ordinary and Edward old dot com. Oh okay. Yeah. That books to. Actually. Explains that Oh anti Atom Anti Neutrino. This is this is a little arts I'm GONNA say that basically scientists don't know exactly right matter is the stuff that's all around. It can be air to by the way it's water and they we have evidence that antimatter exists to I need to see it, show me some anti what her show me some fantasy fruitcake. I don't know how to do that. but scientists know that it's real. Okay and so scientists they think they've just discovered some evidence that. Neutrinos. Neutrino. A very, very, very tiny particle and it's kind of like not positive about like electronic. It's not negative WHO's not plus minus sort of in the middle and it's very small. I read somewhere I think that's on PBS. Hand up to the son of a sunny day a billion neutrinos go through your hand in a second. Oh, that's that's crazy. This is a weird. Yes. So anyway, some researchers in Japan it's called the T to k collaboration SOCO. K. Itchy Hiwa. Kyoto University they had a little bit of evidence that evidence evidence is like the thing that proves. Even prove as little too strong, but it really shows something right. So they have some evidence that These things could neutrinos, they made it the world, the way it is. So if neutrinos weren't there will be an antimatter world you mean, like Spiderman, the multi-diverse. Something like that do. So, speaking of weird words. I've met a weird word everyone ready out there. It's safe. No Phone Ole. Cypher phone. That's right. It's a very, very long see animal they discovered off of Australia. Why did they fight on this weird things in Australia's always history about Australia? Does seem Bram Western Australia they were underwater canyons and they found all kinds of sea creatures that never discovered before. But this one sounds interesting one hundred and fifty feet long. Like eight old-fashioned cadillacs lined up. Why did you pick a cadillac? It's still. You eat cadillacs all together. That's how long it is also almost the height of the Arc de Triomphe in. Paris and other weird reference. Why would you cadillacs trio? Anyway, it's very long and scientists the ones that were there they kind of saw it by accident as they were coming out of the depths of the water I, think four thousand feet, hundred watering coming up this others like spirals spinning almost like a ufo Oud. Something about. I think. Anyway he's discovered a really big stick well brand. I think it was only two feet long, but it was really old sick. Oh. Yeah that's right. So this is like three hundred, thousand years old in shown in Germany. This area's very well known for for keeping would usually would doesn't last like it was like. A dried up lake for a long time and it kept the woods going bad or something yes. Exactly. They they found this this sharpened stick. Scientists believe that people use to throw to hunt animals by the way one interesting fact about these throwing sticks is scientists have studied this stuff for a long time and they they think the neanderthals or the Homo. Heidelberg What. So they were ancient relatives of the US. Oh, that's really cool. We've seen that you can throw them sticks up to three hundred feet. Three hundred feet. That's like that's like a football field almost, right? Yes exactly. Sh brand something. Chance to the Virgin Islands this is my one of advice you WANNA. You WanNa get a snorkel you only get this fast go in that water and eat so amazing. So beautiful, know I used to live in Saint? Croix So all kinds of fish does he box fish? Oh I'm glad you mentioned box fish because scientists think they know the secret 'cause you know box fish through super well box that you'd like to have his carapace, which is kind of like a fancy word for like these Komo's hard shells like a skeleton inside. So it's kind of hard to move around, but they're actually super. Fast Somehow. Yes. As a scientist, they believe the secrets, the tail, the tail makes the box fish more stable make dart around and move fast. Oh, that's really cool. They never knew that recently and I realized to his New York Times article be read. You know they have all kinds of weird looking box fish to look like purses and like frisbees. Like automates who three-day wedding. We'll everybody I'm very happy to say that Governor Murphy of New Jersey has just announced. We get to go to parks again. Yeah. It's pretty cool like it. Really Fun then why is every State Different What do you mean? Well, I don't know I heard like in Virginia the schools are closed doing all kinds of different things bram. It's a good question. We have United States have different states do different things. Okay. By everybody off to the park have a good day everybody by by do you want this week's news good little news ears dot com don't forget to check out our videos on Youtube, dot com and our teacher lesson plans and more on little news years dot com mayor, your sweetness shine, and your colours globe. Sources for today's broadcast include the new. York Times the, Guardian Smithsonian magazine, and PBS. Low there, Jimmy, the log on to do gave and boy, my name is owed as that. You can go on Lawrence today's date is may I by two thousand and twenty in? Today's date is one, sixty, six, ninety, seven, Mary Simple, right? Some of you have been asking, you're sending some letters in the mail right away. Then you're asking, how did you talk on the boxer blue and Bram show on you do that and the answer is very simple. It was by Waterside Online. Quiz begins now. Question Number One and new data suggests that patients who take remm desert air improve how much faster is it a negative eleven percent? Be Bang for has t thirty, one percent. and. The answer is the thirty one percent. Number. Two what is a Neutrino Jank as an eighty something? Weird. Some people like on these. That'd be very tiny thing that is in positive or negative or the. Alleyen gentlemen with early must ask. And the answer is. Very anything is operatives or negative. Question number three. What is interesting about the Seifun Oh four discovered and I'll tell you in a it's really long visit be it's really great. It's really yellow. And the answer is a kitsch love. Number. Four fast experiments have shown that throwing six can go as far as. Hey three. Be Thirty Five C three hundred feet and the answer is c three, hundred feet. The box has a carapace. Jimmy. What is that carapace? Is it a? Car as it be sharing is caring for as bony plates. And the answer is c phony place. Well Boys and girls, I'm GonNa have myself steak right now and I'm GonNa make sure it's on the hook I'll see you later. Bye. Bull.
News Update For Feb 17, 2021
"This is news and information with alan edwards about one hundred five million americans throughout the country remain under a winter storm warning or watch as many deal with frustrating power outages and stinging cold temperatures winter storm warnings are in effect in parts of mississippi oklahoma tennessee texas. And all of arkansas watches are in place from kentucky to new england's for some of it is misery upon misery already about two thousand records for low temperatures. Have been this past week on tuesday alone. At least twenty city severed their coldest weather in history. Many more new records are expected this week former president donald trump's longtime personal attorney rudy. Giuliani is not currently representing president trump in any legal matters senior trump advisor. Jason miller said on tuesday. The former new york city mayor was the face of trump's failed. Bid to overturn the presidential election results but as legal work with the former president dates back years. Additionally giuliani is facing lawsuits from to voting technology companies including smart matic and dominion voting systems related to his months. Long embrace of the baseless conspiracy theories about twenty twenty election fema opened its first covid nineteen mass vaccination sites tuesday setting up in los angeles and oakland as part of an effort by the biden administration to get shots into the arms of war quickly and reach minority communities hit hard by the outbreak snow and ice across much of the us. Meanwhile forced the cancellation many vaccination appointments and delayed vaccine developed around the country. Houston's public health agency lost power and had to scramble to give out thousands of shots before they spoiled. Dr anthony fauci said vaccines won't be available to the general public before mid to late may or early june f- ouchi director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases acknowledged that previous estimates had placed vaccine availability for the general public or non essential workers under sixty five with no health conditions. Closer to the end of april pfau. Chief stated that timeline will probably be prolonged. Maybe into mid to late may early june. that's fine. He downplayed shifted expectations and noted that there will be several months between when vaccinations are generally available and when each person individually be able to access one michael patterson reporting now this still get fees kid frontier and get no hidden monthly fees for fifty nine ninety nine a month plus taxes and government charges a us by plane and missile tracking. Ship reportedly conducted surveillance missions. The waters between the korean peninsula and northeast china as the united states remains on guard for north korea's provocations. South korean military source told news one on tuesday that the plane a us rc. One thirty five s cobra ball flew over. The west see also known as the yellow sea on february third ahead of the lunar new year. North korea satellite launching station could also be the target of the surveillance. satellite images. Taken january thirtieth showed snow removal at the facility where north korea previously launched rockets for quote peaceful purposes unquote music from the courtyard of a french quarter restaurant on mardi gras morning. But nobody was there to hear it until tom. Gibson and sheila wheeler of philadelphia walked out of there hotels nearly empty lobby. We were expecting a little bit lower key than normal. Mardi gras wheeler said but empty bourbon. Street was a shock. Grove is related restrictions in new orleans. Included cancelled parades closed bars and a near shutdown of rowdy bourbon street. That an unusually frigid weather prevented. What's new orleans usually craves at the end of mardi gras season streets and businesses. Jam packed with revelers. The california highway patrol said troopers responded to a report of body parts floating in the water next to a highway ramp. Were relieved to discover the limbs. And torsos actually were mannequin parts this. Hp said a trucker caught the glimpse of the seemingly. Grisly sight at the arch road onramp near highway. Ninety nine in stockton called nine one. One to report suspected dismembered body floating. In the water troopers arrived and discovering multiple mannequin. Torsos arms and legs floating in the water. Instead the mannequin parts were removed by the california department of transportation to prevent further nine one one calls from alarmed drivers and that's news and information. I'm alan edwards.
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots
"Brought to you by macy's what you need to know about cova. Nineteen booster shots by alice. Park since the. Us began a massive countrywide vaccination effort against cova nineteen last winter. A majority of adult americans have been immunized but now it seems that all of them may need an additional dose next year public health experts including dr anthony. Algae director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases stress. That studies continue to show that the three vaccines currently authorized in the us protect against cova nineteen disease including against variants of the virus. That are more transmissible but as effective as the vaccines are. They can't provide one hundred percent immunity against disease. There is also early evidence that part of the immunity generated by the vaccines specifically the antibodies. Created to stick to and block sars cuvee to from infecting cells. Could start to wane after about six months. That's why researchers are now studying whether adding an additional dose after about a year could boost levels of immunity back up for the two shot vaccines from pfizer bio intech and madonna. That would involve a third dose wild for the single shot. Janssen johnson and johnson vaccine. It would mean a second. Job is a booster dose necessary pfizer bio intech reported in july that early studies involving people who were given a third dose about six months after their second dose showed strong antibody responses five to ten times higher than levels after two doses based on those results that companies have requested that the us us food and drug administration approve a booster dose off. Its vaccine while the vaccine makers are understandably eager to sell an additional dose of their shots. The fda said in july eighth statement that boosters for the us are premature at this point fda centers for disease control and the national institutes of health are engaged in a science based rigorous process to consider whether or when a booster might be necessary we are prepared for booster doses if and win the science demonstrates that they are needed. Will the booster dose. Be another dose of the same vaccine both madonna and finds her bio intact are studying different versions of their vaccines as a possible. Third dose while j. j. is studying the effects of second dose of its existing vaccine visor bio intex july study involved another dose of the existing vaccine but the companies are also investigating whether adding an additional dose of a new vaccine developed specifically designed to target the beta variant will improve protection as well madonna as testing three different third dose strategies a half dose of the existing vaccine an additional dose of a new vaccine that targets the beta variant and another dose that combines the existing and beta variant shots in may madonna reported that serum from people given the half dose of the existing vaccine neutralized sars cuvee two variants at levels similar to or higher than those against the non variant strain and neutralizing activity of the other two boosters which are more targeted against the beta variant was higher against that variant then was a booster shot of the original vaccine those studies as well as the others are continuing and will likely be completed until late summer or fall when those results are available. The fda will review the data to determine if the added protection warrants authorizing or approving an additional dose are any countries already providing booster doses end-july israeli health officials announced that it would provide a third dose of the pfizer bio intech vaccine to people with weaker immune systems including those undergoing chemotherapy or people with immune related conditions such as hiv. The decision was based on increased cases of delta infections in the region and data from the health ministry showing that protection from getting infected with any version of sars covy to among people vaccinated with two doses of the pfizer bio tech. Shot dropped from ninety five percent to about sixty four percent after several months. When will i know if i need another does in the us. The fda will review the data submitted by the vaccine makers to decide. If a booster dose is necessary the agency will weigh the strength of the data showing. How much another dose might add to protection against both infection and severe disease against potential side effects for the pfizer bio intech and madonna shots. Those potential complications include a very small risk of inflammation of the heart tissue especially among younger people for the j. j. shot. It includes both a slightly higher risk of developing blood clots and jen beret syndrome. An auto immune condition in which the immune cells attack the body's nerve cells. The agency will also likely consider the state of the pandemic specifically whether the threat of new variants including delta calls for the need for another dose. If i need a booster where can i get one. It's not clear yet. Where the booster doses if they are authorized will be distributed mass vaccination centres sponsored by the federal government have been closing as the majority of american adults have received at least one dose but resources are shifting toward more local sites including doctor's offices pharmacies community health centers hospitals and mobile vaccination units four now a white house. Spokesperson said health officials are focused on ensuring that more americans get at least the currently authorized doses before turning their attention to booster shots. It might only be midsummer but fall will be here before you know it and with it the start of a new school year. Don't worry macy's has your back first day outfits backpacks lunchboxes macy's has everything you need. Even that must have coffeemaker maker for those heading off to college and have you seen all vetting options shop now at macys dot com slash back to school.
Episode 44 - What the Coronavirus Can Teach Us About Markets and Investing
"Welcome to the agent of wealth. Podcast with Marc out is from voters financial in this podcast. Mark Helps Guide you towards financial freedom ensure never run out of money and create a balance in life that prioritizes. What is most important to you? Join us for this journey as Merck draws from years of expertise and guest to solve the multiple wealth-building challenges involved in your financial life. Welcome to the PODCAST. This is your host mark balanced. The Corona virus is still front and center in our news feeds and probably will be for awhile until you show. I wanted to discuss what the Koran virus can teach us about a couple of hard to explain financial topics. I was listening to one of the press conferences from the Corona Virus Task Force last week. Where Dr Pfau chief? Who's the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease? Talked about how. The Krona virus hospitalizations are lagging indicator of the impact of the virus. The point that Dr Fao she was trying to make was that when we see statistics on new cases or new hospitalizations or new. That's from the virus. It's the result of actions that we took two weeks ago and not today. And those actions are things like social distancing staying home quarantining washing your hands. Not Touching your face. And I wanted to segue that into what indicators are and how they are applied to finance and economy so an indicator can be any statistic that's used to predict and understand the TR- understand the trend leading indicators which point towards possible future events lagging indicators which may contain a pattern that's in progress and then there's also a third indicator called coincident indicator which occurs in real time and can help clarify things that are going on and in the financial and economic space the stock market is a leading indicator. And so what that means is it's already priced in all the information that's currently out there and when the stock market goes up or down because what it thinks is going happen in the future and if you really need any more evidence that the stock market is a leading indicator you can look at last week's performance in the stock market so the market was up twelve percent last week. That's a good game for a year. Never mind for just one week but the news that came out last week was actually terrible. There was over six million unemployment claims. We crossed over ten thousand deaths from the virus in the United States. There was also talk about how bad the recession is going to be all that negative information yet. The stock market was up. So we'll talk a little bit about why that's happened but if anyone's talked to me over the past couple of weeks concept that always comes up is whether they should try and time the market so take their investments out of stocks. Put them in cash. Wait until the the market comes back and then wait until it looks like things are clear and things are starting to look up and then invest and the theory is that you'd sell now and then at the lowes you can buy and then ride the gains all the way up but because the stock market is a leading indicator. It's impossible time like that by the time that it looks like the viruses under control. The economy's going to get started up again. The market will have already recovered the trump's that it's had over the past month and a half and you'd essentially be buying back where it was or even at new highs and we can look to thousand eight and two thousand nine as a classic example of all the bad news that we're hearing around unemployment poor earnings from companies numbers around the virus. It's all factored into the stock market already. So it's really impossible to time that to take that information and try and make a decision for the future about that. Because that information's already priced into what stocks are priced right now some of the other indicators that we hear a lot about our new jobless claims new housing starts which really gauge the health of the housing market or volatility in the bond market is looked at as an indicator of what stocks will do in the future so if there's little or no volatility in the bond market it's usually a good precursor that stocks may have gain versus the opposite where if there is volatility in the bond market which means fluctuating prices. Mostly most of the time volatility is used to describe fluctuating. Prices on the downside. Usually when prices go up the you don't really hear about volatility in but usually volatility in the bond markets looked at as an indicator on where stocks are going to go indicator that we heard a lot about two thousand eighteen was the of the yield curve and what that is thought to represent is that it's a leading indicator that there's going to be a recession in the near future so the yield curve is a graphical representation of yields on similar bonds across different maturity dates an inverted yield curve represents the situation where long term bonds have lower yields than short-term bonds of the same credit quality and why this is strange or this is of no is because usually you get paid more interest when you take on a bonder a fixed income instrument with a longer maturity date but when a yield curve is inverted. You're actually not rewarded to take on longer that you actually have a higher interest rate with shorter maturity date bond which is the opposite of what typically happens and it actually looks like this indicator is going to be correct because we most likely you're probably going to have a recession but it's probably more of a coincidence as the cause of the recession now was the spread of the corona virus. And not anything that could have been predicted or foreseen in two thousand eighteen. So this brings us to our next topic which is really similar indicators and that's of projected numbers versus actual numbers and if you ever followed companies release their quarterly earnings and you're left scratching your head when something like this happens accompany reports which would seem like great revenue great earnings great net income. Maybe the revenue is up thirty percent and their net income was up forty percent over the previous quarter and those numbers seem great. Like who wouldn't want to be part of a company that's growing at that clip but right after the numbers come out the stock price nosedives. Well that's because while the actual numbers were create the projected numbers probably higher and they probably fell short of projected numbers so maybe last year or at some point previously the company came out and said we were expecting to have thirty five percent revenue growth. So when the revenue growth came in at thirty percent the stock tanked because it was expecting that that extra five percent of that thirty five percent revenue growth when the projections came out or when the sometimes the stock market makes its own projections. And it doesn't necessarily need a company saying we project our revenue growth is going to be thirty percent or thirty five percent. The stock market will make a Gasser. Make a determination of what it thinks. The projections for the company will be so. That's why sometimes you'll see. Even for projected growth was at thirty percent or thirty five percent and it comes in lower than that. The stock may react one way or the other because the market was actually predicting the number would have been even different than that. So the projections are really. What's what's important in terms of how a stock is going to react to. Its earnings are two other information that comes out about it and the reverse can happen as well. A company can be expected to grow by twenty percent. But it's growth comes in that twenty five percent and you'll see stock pop up this why you'll see companies Sometimes that don't earn any money or have negative income so they lose money each quarter yet. Their stock price continues to go up. And that's because the market's not looking at its current earnings. It's basing the price of the stock on what it thinks it will earn in the future and one of the classic examples of this over the ninety s and the two thousand was Amazon. Where EVERY YEAR OR EVERY QUARTER? Amazon would come out and say. Oh we lost this much this quarter and we lost this much this quarter but what they were doing. They were basically reinvesting all their revenue back into the company and at some point they turned a profit and they haven't gone back since. And if you would have made that bet on Amazon or or Amazon and it's early days even knowing that it wasn't making money at the time you obviously would have been rewarded handsomely and have seen road the enormous growth that Amazon stock price has happened so about a month ago. The projections for deaths related to the virus in the US came out. The projection was that there'd be anywhere from one hundred thousand to two hundred fifty thousand deaths in this country and forget about the fact that it's a wide range. I statistics in general but when that number comes out the market factors that into its price and definitely the market one of the things that it's been factoring in has been numbers around the virus but the past week in one of the press briefings about the virus president trump's stated that there are revised death numbers and now we can expect approximately sixty thousand deaths and not one hundred thousand to two hundred fifty thousand so that number was better than what the market was expecting and therefore it was one of the reasons we saw bump in the stock market last week. So another question. That comes up a lot when I talked to. People is stock. Should I buy to take advantage of the current market situation? And they'll bring up a stock like zoom because everyone's using now for videoconferencing and it probably even has strong future for the company even when the economy opens back up again and we start actually going back to the office but the problem with the strong future is that it's already priced into the stock price whether zoom or stocks that fit in this bucket outperforms or not in the future. It's going to be related to whether it exceeds or falls short of those future projections and it's not to say that is a good or bad investment. They may continue to have explosive growth. The point I'm trying to make is that it's not a secret that everyone's using zoom right now or that. Zoom is synonymous with videoconferencing. But all that is already priced in. It really comes down to how is going to do in the future compared to what it's projected to do in the future so if you're trying to outperform the market you have to focus on stocks that you think will beat their projections. We all know that Apple's going to sell a ton iphones or that. Netflix is going to get a lot of subscribers. But is it more than what they were projected to do? And that's really the key to determining whether a stock prices go up NOCCO all the other projection at the market is implicitly. Making right now when the economy is going to open up again so the market has a projection on how long it thinks the economy will be closed for and how much economic damage. It thinks will be inflicted. Now make no mistake. No one knows what is going to open up again. But the market already is making projection on when it thinks it will and how much economic damage at thinks the can withstand before things really go bad so if the economy opens up sooner than what the market things will see a pop if it takes longer than what the projection to open up is. We'll probably see a drop in the market and the market's always adjusting to both new information. That comes out as well as what projects to happen. So the problem with making investment decisions on new information that comes out is that the market is already priced that information in saying that the market has priced in all available information. That's that's out there and it's really looking at. How does that number come out? Compared to what the markets priced too. So now I want to move on to one of the most powerful concepts in finance and the power of compounding interest to Warren Buffett's talked a lot about how important in compounding interest is. But I find myself using too many Warren Buffett quotes so I'll use one from Albert Einstein on compounding interest and Einstein. Famously said that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe he said compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He understands it earns it he who doesn't pays it but before we start talking about compounding interest from an investment perspective. I WANNA discuss how it applies to viruses and obviously specifically about the krona vires. So we've heard about the flattening of the curve ever since the virus began to spread here in the US and the curve represents how quickly the virus can spread it starts off slow but then grows exponentially quick and the shape of the curve represents a hockey stick. Let's take a look at some of the numbers to explore this a little bit further the initial projection was that every person infected with the virus would in fact between one and a half to three and a half people so for the purposes. We're going to. We're going to say that every person that gets infected with the virus infects two additional people so on day one we have one person that's infected on day two. We have two more people that are infected on day three those people each infect two people so there's four new infections on day four. There's eight new infections. At the end of fifteen days there are over thirty. Two thousand people infected so think about that. One person infected thirty two thousand people. So that's that's how quickly the virus can spread and it's because of compound it's because each person that gets infected they each in a couple of people it's not just that original person that's infecting additional people. Everyone that that person has infected infects new people as well so there's a famous example similar to this on the investment side where someone will give you the choice of would you rather have a penny that doubles each day for a month or one million dollars and I'll spare you the surprise but you can probably guess which one is. You'RE GONNA come out with with more money if you took the single penny and doubled it every day for a month you'd have five million three hundred sixty eight thousand seven hundred and nine dollars after thirty days so these two examples highlight the power of financial concept of compounding. Now let's let's talk a little bit about really how this works with investing so compounding interest that you can look at it as the interest at an investor earns on his original investment plus all the interest earned on the interest. That's accumulated overtime. So let's look at an example that will explain this and I will take simple interest which is the opposite of compounding interest. Which is just interest earned on your principle investment. So let's say you invest a thousand dollars in a bond that pays ten percent interest after year. One you would have received one hundred dollars of interest after you're too you'd have received another hundred dollars of interest after your three same thing another hundred dollars of interest. Let's say this goes on for for ten years at the end of the ten years? You have two thousand dollars so you would have your initial thousand dollars. Plus ten years of interest each year gained getting you a hundred dollars of interest so now let's look at a similar example but let's look at how compounding comes into play so let's say you're you're actually compound your interest in this case so we start off with that same thousand dollars. Investment in a bond that pays ten percent interest. So after your one. We're still the same. We received that same hundred dollars of interest. However it is reinvested in the bond. So next year you're too. We actually receive one hundred ten dollars of interest and that's because we're receiving interest on one thousand one hundred not one thousand dollars so after your three we actually receive one hundred and twenty one dollars of interest and if we do the same as the example above and we do it for ten years at the end of ten years we would have received two thousand five hundred ninety three dollars and that's your thousand dollar initial investment plus the additional thousand five hundred ninety three of interest that accumulated over that that time. So when you compare the two examples you'll have twenty five percent more at the end of the ten years if your interest compounds rather than if it's just straight linear interest and obviously the interest rate that you received and the length of time that your investment compounds it magnifies the overall return that you'll receive and one of my favourite investment types where you can take advantage of this is by looting dividend paying stocks in your portfolio and reinvesting dividend. So let's say you. Purchase Ten shares of Apple Stock and Apple pays a dividend that you reinvest and purchase another Sheriff Apple Stock. Now you have eleven shares of Apple. The next time apple pays a dividend. You receive a dividend on eleven chairs. And maybe you can purchase now tumour shares of Apple. This continues to go on and over time. You can accumulate a substantial portfolio. That kicks off a lot of cash flow so I worked with a number of people have done this over time and are using dividends solely to pay their retirement expenses on episode. Twenty of the podcast. I talked about using rental real estate to grow your portfolio and cash. Aw but rental. Real estate is a type of linear interest. And not compounded because if you think about it when you receive your rent and you pay your expenses your net income. That's left over. You can't reinvest it directly in that in existing rental property to get a higher rent. I mean you can implicitly do it by making some kind of capital improvements repairs that can increase the rent but whatever the the net income that you received. That's the net income that you're GONNA have. You're going to have to find something to do with it. But on that episode. I do talk about how you can build up your net income and use that to purchase additional properties. What does have a similar Effect compounding the other part of real estate that does have compounding aspect to it is your mortgage payment or your mortgage pay down over time so if you've ever looked at your mortgage amortization schedule. Which is the monthly month by month breakdown of your mortgage payment and how much goes to principle and how much is broken up and goes to interest. You'll see that at the beginning of the loan a majority. Your monthly payment goes to pay interest. But there's a little bit of that payment that goes towards the principal and reduces the principal that you owe on the loan so the next month the interest that you or pay is calculated on that slightly lower principal amount so the next month a little less goes to interest and a little more goes to principal. This repeats itself every month and pretty soon a majority of your payment is paying down the principal and a small amount going towards interest and one accelerate this even further is by paying an extra amount each month or an extra payment at the end of the year which solely of principal which lowers your principal even more and therefore more of your future payment ghost a principal and not interest so pretty cool calculation tool to figure out compound interest. And it's easy to do in your head is what's called the rule of seventy two so the rule says that to find the number of years required the double your money. At a given interest rate. All you have to do is divide that interest rate into seventy two so for example. If you want to know how long it would take two double your money at eight percent interest. You divide eight seventy two and it'll come out to nine years so we'll take nine years to double your money at eight percent interest rate so that wraps up this week show. I really just wanted to talk about a couple of concepts that we've been hearing about a lot in the coronavirus and show how they also applied to the finance and invest in world and I've been bombarded with a lot of questions recently about the cares act on my previous episodes. I talked about how best to take advantage of the stimulus package. You have any questions you can schedule. Call me by going to. My website bowed his financial dot com and on the top. Right is a link to schedule a call if you have any questions about investing and how you can take advantage of compounding interest. I would be happy to talk with you about those appreciate you tuning in today until next time this is Markdavis. Thank you for listening to the east of wealth. Podcast clicked the subscribe button below to be notified. When new episodes become available the information covered represents the views and opinions of the guests and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions about his financial. 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03032020 Why is CMS administrator looking to cut services Medicare and Medicaid will cover during this pandemic?
"So today in CNN. We've got information that tells us that. Up to a million people could be tested for krona virus in the US by the end of the week and the FDA said that on Monday as cases across the US rose to more than one hundred health officials have warned that the number is likely to keep climbing. Obviously if you're testing more people you're gonNA find out the severity of what's going on with this pandemic. So cases of the virus have now been reported in twelve states a majority of those as we know are in California Washington state so far. We're hearing that. Six people have died from the virus in about a quarter of the current cases were likely transmitted through. Us communities meaning that they were not travel related. So Dr Anthony Fauci. Who is the director of National Institute of ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS? Diseases said in a news conference on Monday that my concern is as the next week or two or three go by. We're going to see a lot more community related cases and that's of great concern so one thing that South Korea's doing about this folks is they see the need that you do have the test people which is what we're going to be doing but they've come up with this idea again. This is coming from CNN. And if you'd like to follow along with the article you can go to my rusted culture podcast Youtube Channel. You can actually see what I'm saying. But South Korea's pioneering corona virus drive-thru testing stations and according to this article with they're doing in the northern city of going drivers pulled up into a parking lot where they're met by healthcare workers that are addressed in. Hazmat suits and motorist. Then drive to several stations where nurses and protective plastic suits mask and facials. They registered the drivers. They check their temperatures in the U. Swabs to take samples from their throats and nasal passages. It's a drive through corona virus testing site so officials are saying that it's safer in. It's faster to test for the virus at the drive through the NFL. A hospital or clinic situation for one. There's less face to face contact as we know when you go to these Waiting rooms you know. You're you're surrounded by sick people in a stuffy environment and we've already learned that the virus can actually be present in the air for two hours after an infected person has left two hours so with the corona virus now in South Korea. We're finding that it's putting a lot of pressure on the healthcare system. And this is how they're dealing with that CRESA South Korea's more than five hundred of these drive in testing sites which screened more than one hundred thousand people so the results for the test. Come back within three days and her sent by SMS. Text message. So why don't we do this here? It's a great way to get more people tested for this corona virus so the president was at a rally yesterday in Charlotte North Carolina. And I'm going to show you what he said protecting your social security your Medicare and is fighting to give you great healthcare. You're going to have great health care. Well we don't think so Mr President. Actually while he was saying that while he was saying that we're not going to be messing round with your social security or Medicare well Seema Verma was saying this is those Also we are looking at what we cover in clarifying. The types of products and services that are programs will be able to pay for In terms of Medicaid and Medicare. So he saying that they're not going to touch it. She's obviously just telling everybody that they are going to be touching it in. This is a coronavirus task force meeting at the White House as you can see. It's five forty four. Pm is when this was held. But which she's telling you is that by looking at what they can pay for. They're gonNA be telling hospitals what they will not be paying for. So is that what you want to be doing in the middle of a pandemic is actually trimming the services that you're rendering trimming back in custody. Kat cutting costs on services that people need during this pandemic I've never heard anything like it. So right in the middle of this meeting. She's telling people that we're going to be looking at what we're not going to pay for essentially and then the president also had this to say that rally in. Charlotte have listened. We are protecting people with preexisting conditions and we always will and we are trying to terminate in the Supreme Court of the United States the worst healthcare in the world and we are going to give you the best healthcare you've ever seen at a lower price and again protecting pre existing conditions can tell you one thing folks that the perfect healthcare that he's telling you that he's going to give you. He hasn't even put pen to paper yet. And the affordable care act which. He's actually suing. He has a case in front of the Supreme Court. Right now to kill the affordable care act and along with that all of the pre existing conditions protections that Americans share so again. Here's another situation. Should the White House be actually suing to kill the affordable care? Act Right in the middle of a pandemic for God's Sakes. This is when you want people to get tested. This is when you want people who have the virus to get care. This is not when you WANNA BE K- killing the affordable care act. You want you want to know who has the virus so that they can be quarantined to keep it from spreading every developed country out. There has got some sort of universal healthcare that I think in this case with pandemic puts them far ahead of treating it because people are going to go to the doctor. They're going to get care here. Medicaid wasn't expanded throughout a lot of states of the United States predominantly the southern states. So you know that these people that have no coverage are not going to go to the doctor. They don't have the money to go to the doctor. They don't have the money to get the care so by not having option for universal healthcare folks. This president is putting us the American people at further risk for this virus.
Episode 63 Truth And Fiction About Covid-19
"I it's this. Is The universe speaking to you. You are now tuned into the modern spiritual life. Coaching podcast by the serve. I Master Life Coaches Spiritual Guy Coach chip. Welcome so we now begin. This episode of a Transformational Journey unedited unscripted and creating something from nothingness. Let there be on D'Amato spiritual life coaching. This is Corona Virus Update Kovac nineteen better known as corona virus has spread throughout the world. Information about children with this disease is limited but they are known to have had mild symptoms. Many organizations are responding accordingly depending upon their area. It's best to stay home and away from others especially when sick and continue following healthy hand wash guidelines covering mouth nose and not touching your face or high touch services clean and disinfect high touch services regularly and for information please visit CDC Dot Gov forward slash cove in nineteen. Thank you this message has been brought to you by the CDC dug up as a public service announcement at this station. The Modernist Spiritual Life coaching. Podcast it's Elka coach chip. I am alive I am find and doing well on this reservation Sundin. Here's a song to bring your vibrations of on this Easter Sunday on the modern spiritual life. Coaching podcast episode number. Sixty three birthday. Talk you the modern spiritual life. Coaching podcasts X so sixty three. And where have I been for the last ten days? I was in serious. Podcast capsule meditation and Studies. If you've followed my episodes in the earlier of last year November December you saw I divisions missions. Come to me and I saw an awful lot of death and saw this coming as of this week. I've saw more disaster and depth coming. That others can't seem to see they're talking about reopening the country on. May second and when they opened that up their opening up to natural disasters and pushing through into hurricane tornado and flooding season houses. GonNa work with the plug of Corona virus. It's unforeseen is going to unfold the way it does so. This is what the higher ups of the country are not taking into consideration while opening in the country. And who are they at their highest authority? And what a high of forty are they to tell us when we're getting back to normalcy or when's this thing going to end they don't even know it's not their virus as the universe virus. That's cleaning up through the globe. It's a shift and people need to understand that this is a great awaken. That can last for up to two years as since I am one that has gone through and enlightenment and my second alignment stage which I thought I bring this information to you because nobody else is because last week we had twenty tornadoes. Go through Iowa. And we didn't hear about all of that because they're focused on the cub in nineteen if they would learn to shift the media from the natural disaster or the world wide disaster and to. What's going on? They would balance this thing out. But they got their Nanna for stations directly on the Kobe. Nineteen and when you focus on something. What happens it expands? And that's what the media's doing the media's doing the worst than for better that's why. I left the media over thirty years ago because I had disagreement with the media. I had disagreements with radio stations and TV stations and I- evoked that. I wanted to do the truth. And not say what was on their papers. And there's a whole lot about my life about how I went through my career in the media since nineteen eighty-seven beginning in nineteen eighty eight and the past episodes. So in the meantime we're going to get into this hour of this episode with Gregg Brayden from New Albuquerque New Mexico. His talk about the coach. Dead Nineteen Truth and fiction and give you some ideas of how to boost your immune system as well as taking extra precautions that we should be at the time. Then we'll get into our sound healing meditation for the end of the episode. And then we'll come back after that with another episode later on in the day or so. But in the meantime let's get into this with. Gregg Brandon about the truth the fiction of the Kobe. Nineteen right here on the spiritual modern on the modern spiritual life. Coaching podcast Hello Everyone Greg Brayden here and I want to begin by thanking you for taking a moment to click on the link. That's connecting you and me in this moment. We're live time of extremes. And that's what I WANNA talk to you about right now you. A lot of people in our community have unplugged from the mainstream media and unplugged from the sources of information. That help us understand. And make sense of what's happening in our world today A Lotta Times. That media can be misleading. And I think that's the reason that they've unplugged so what I'd like to do is put together just a brief presentation to address so many of the concerns that are coming into my office. We are inundated as you can imagine with questions about what's happening. What's not happening? A lot of chaos. A lot of miss information that is circulating a lot of this information that is circulating his world trying to get people to support a very specific kinds of agendas and within the misinformation. Disinformation their sprinklings of facts. It's sometimes hard to know where one ends another begins so I want to begin by saying I'm a scientist. I am not a life scientist. I'm a nurse. Signed this degree geologist with very strong background in life sciences. And I say that because that background helps me to sift through the very technical journals. The scientific papers the peer reviewed journals that are constantly being published to understand better what the new discoveries are telling us what our scientists real scientists. They're working behind the scenes not pop scientists. What are they now discovering And what do their discoveries mean to us in our everyday lives ner experience. So I'm going to honor your time. I'm going to go directly into a presentation because I want you to see. Why don't you to see what this virus is? All about what it means to us and perhaps most importantly what it is that we can do about this virus in our lives to help us in our families as we navigate through this very intense time where I wanna tell you is I am an optimist by nature also realist and I think we have very real reasons to be optimistic if we honor if we honor what the information is telling us. So let's take a look at this presentation. I'm going to begin the presentation by calling this virus. The Corona virus but by the end I will be using its official name and I think you'll understand why my experiences that win. The facts are clear. Our choices become obvious. It's it's when we don't understand. What is this happening to us? We become confused. We become very frightened. And there's a lot of fear in our world right now. I'm hoping that this presentation will alleviate some of that for you and your family your friends that you choose to share this so in this program. We're GONNA talk about Corona Virus. What is it? What is this virus? Who got all kinds of questions and people don't understand even what it is? That's changing lives in our world where to come from. How's IT transmitted. What does it do to our bodies? What can we do to prevent it from wreaking havoc within our bodies? And what can we expect in our lives in our world so I'm going to begin with the very beginning? What is this corona virus? It is just that it is a virus in for me. That is both one of the most mysterious as well as fascinating hearts of what's happening because of a virus by definition is something. It's very simple very very small. Very difficult even suit with a microscope. It's made of genetic material. Dna Arnaiz just some DNA and protected by Shell that has made proteins and the reason. I'm emphasizing this is because the question is why can't we use antibiotics to take care of this we would You know a common infection is of virus even alive and is a very good question because by definition. I want you to see this. The definition the scientific dish definition a biological definition of something that is alive is fulfils a number of criteria living things. They're made of cells. They have metabolism 'cause like we have our metabolism they use energy. They grow and develop over time. They have a definite finite life span as a timer. They begin time where they end. They're capable of reproducing their own species. Something to this alive is capable of reproducing his own species and that response to External Stimuli. A virus doesn't need any of these criteria it's not even a cell has no metabolism no respiration Doesn't grow in a dozen develop. The lifespan is dependent on the host that it finds itself in missile. What's really interesting? It doesn't even reproduce itself is essentially was called inert so a virus can sit on a surface and is just sitting on the surface until it finds itself in the presence of another living cell must have a living cell to attach to to inject its genetic material DNA into the DNA of the cell and then the viruses DNA actually becomes part of the DNA of that cell. You'll see that just a moment. So here's the first question. Is it even alive? There's a lot of controversy around this but by this biological standard the virus that is wreaking havoc on our world is needed the life for not even alive. So this is important. Because it's not a hundred I've had people that are asking us you know. Is this virus stock in me as hunting the is out to get me viruses not actively searching for us events could be important when we begin talking about what we can do about this virus in our lives. What is the virus? Look like I want you to see this because it's also going to be important. We talk about what we can do to prevent this virus or ease. The effects of the virus in our bogs in our lives. This is a Electron photograph of the Corona Virus. This called Cova. Nineteen wine in just a moment This was from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Your Organization hearing so much of if you are watching any of the mainstream media by only show you another one of the early pictures of this virus. It's a black and white image. You're seeing on your screen. And when I WANNA call your attention to is the little spikes that are on. The periphery of each Each of these each of the on the virus you can see there. You can see where the arrows are pointing to those little spikes. I'm going to show you an artist. Conception of the corona virus on the left hand side screen. You can see those spikes much better. These spikes are going to be really important in just a moment because if those spikes are not there or some how they are impaired. It's impossible for that virus to infect our cells and that is precisely opportunity that we have through some of the The herbal supplements Some of the other supplements that nature provides for us. I'm GonNa Talk to you a antiviral supplements. I'm GonNa Talk to you about those toward the end of this presentation. So where does this come from? Where does this Cova? Nineteen even come from? I'm going to be very honest with you. The truth is right now. We don't know for sure they're allowed stories out there. Mainstream media is telling us that it is originated in another form of life A bat perhaps that jumped species in there are some journals are saying at their other journals. They're saying some other things for me. I WanNa tell you where I am with this right now. We're dealing with as wherever it came from. Its with us. It's present we've got to get through this. I think when it's over the research is going to pinpoint precisely where and how this virus originated for me right now. I'm more focused on you. Your family your health me. My family my health. What we can do to get through this so I'm going to say about where his come from. We have been receiving when I say we. It's it's my office. We've been receiving emails and questions people asking. Are there multiple viruses out there? Why are there so many different names for this virus that were concerned with? There's one virus and it has gone through an evolution in terms of the names. I'm just GONNA be very honest with you you know how can we deal with? What Life Brings Your doorstep unless we're honest about what life brings to our doorstep and that's what I feel about this right now. This originally was called the Wuhan virus because the first reported case was in the city of Wuhan in China the World Health Organization and CDC have worked over recent years not to identify a virus with any animal or any location. Because the stigma. That comes with it. You know we've got the swine flu and so people were afraid of pigs and got the bird flu and people were afraid of birds if you name it after city. That city has a stigma forever so very quickly we have now evolved. It's no longer called the Wuhan virus technically The scientific name. I want to share this with you. Because the scientists will identify a virus by one name and in the condition that the virus causes by another name. And that's precisely what's happening here so technically the name for this virus that is wreaking havoc on our planet. Right now is SARS cove to Star C. O. V. TO BAT virus is creating a condition. It is now technically called Cova nineteen so this is the name that I'm going to use the presentation. This is the name you're seeing in the media cove in nineteen Because it was discovered in the year. Nineteen d means is a disease V. I. Means it's a virus and the the CO is the type of virus is a strain of Corona Virus Corona viruses. Have been around for a very long time. We've probably all had them before in other common colds and Flus. This is a very unique kind of corona virus. So now you know the secret code for the designation. Ceo's corona virus the virus D- Means Disease and Dash Nineteen is the first year in fall nineteen when it was first recognized. We've seen this before. Hiv for example is the virus That is responsible for condition. We know his aides rebel is the virus that is responsible that condition that we know his knees. So this is a convention and I want you to see why this works the way it works. So the rest is program. Coded Nineteen the Director of the World Health Organization is very clear about what this isn't is it is definitely not the flu and many people are riding a single. What's the big deal? Isn't this just the flu? Don't we treat us? You know like we treat the flu. I want you to see why it is not the flu. And it's the distinction that separates Cova nineteen from the flu that makes it so important to you and maintenance the reason that the world is shutting down right now so this is a quote from director of the World Health Organization. He said quote this virus is not SARS SARS was the severe acute respiratory syndrome discovered. A few years ago it's not merged the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome is discovered a few years ago and it is not influence. It is not the common flu now. It may have some of the common symptoms of the flu. But you're going to see and in just a moment What is it sets apart so a seasonal flu for example. A flu can happen is result of of a number of different strains of virus covert nineteen. It's result of only one virus the virus that we just identified according to the director of the World Health Organization is much more severe than a seasonal flu in. This actually makes sense if you think about it. The common flu his been on Earth for at least two thousand years that we are aware of through some of the archaeological discoveries and Some of the technological advances we can determine that the the comments Lewis For Two thousand years I means our bodies two thousand years to develop antibodies to understand how to deal with the common flu. This is something new. Our bodies have not seen this before. And it's going to take a season or at least a season for our bodies to understand and reprogram our immune systems so that we can adapt to this virus and we can and we do. Our our bodies are actually very good at this. And I'll talk to you about that. More at the end is well. The mortality rate for seasonal flu is typically very low for these reasons. It's been around for a long time. We know what to do with less than one percent right now. The mortality rate is believed to be around three point four percent and those numbers keep changing but this again it comes from the World Health Organization. Let me show you what this means. This is a this is a chart from CDC Center for Disease Control and it is showing the relative ages that are succumbing to this virus that are dying from the virus. And what you're seeing. What you're seeing is that thought. The higher death rates higher mortalities are in older citizens. And typically you see this with influence as well and the thinking and I'm not saying I I agree with this. I agree that we're I'm going to say could be possible for some people. It doesn't have to be possible. The thinking is that our immune response declines as we increase in chronological age. As we get older we lose our immunity. That certainly can happen My experiences doesn't have to happen and it depends a lot on the choices we make of all the things lifestyle diet exercise nutrition things. So you know. We're going to talk about that. But but typically this is what they're showing. Typically this is. What's happening. Interestingly there've been a as long as of this this talk is is of my sharing with you right now. No one under the age of has died from this. That makes sense because young people have very strong immune systems and where you see are the sixty to sixty nine age. This is the age group that we're looking at a moment ago. We're looking at just a moment ago. Here you can see on the right hand. Side is covert nineteen on the left hand. Side is the Is the typical flew in what you see is for that sixty five plus age group Point eight three percent. You See Window looking at the cove in nineteen. You're seeing that it. Is that sixty to sixty nine is three point six percent according to this chart so. I said we got different numbers. So what I want you to see here. Is that this flu. Are This not this flu where I want you to see here is that this condition has a much higher mortality rate than typical flu. And this is one of the reasons. There's so much concern about what's happening. It's new bodies what to do with it and that does have a higher mortality rate. Why does have a higher mortality rate while to answer that you have to understand what it does to us is going to go through a little scenario very quickly right here? The image. You're seeing on your screen. The the large sphere on the right is a human cell kind of pinkish colored sphere and the little spiky things that you're seeing. Some of those are red summer orange. Some blue these are viruses relative to the cell and we saw these a few minutes ago here and bring up another image those little spikes or what make all the difference in the world because those spikes are looking for places on the cell that will receive an except the virus a cold receptors in this particular virus apparently has characteristics that make it more accessible or allow more receptors to be accessible to these spikes in other words it has a greater opportunity at to attach to the cell than some others do but when it does. Here's what's happening what you're seeing on your screen right now. The upper part of the quarter of a circle if you will on the upper part of the screen that is the virus. The red that is dangling down is the spike on the virus. Like you're seeing those red spikes on the one that left the blue at the bottom is the receptor that is sitting on top of the human cell beneath that. So what's happening? Is these spikes the proteins. Those red proteins. They are finding more opportunities to bind to the blue the enzymes on the human cells Than we've seen in some of the other viruses so it makes it We become more susceptible from that perspective. Once that binding happens. Here's what what happens if like biology. Wha One in high school high school biology class. But I'M GONNA go ahead. I know this is redundant for some people for others. It's going to be important. Helps to understand what we can do about it. virus wants to attach to the cell begins to share. Its genetic information with the inside. The cell number two you can see the genes become a so. The virus genes actually become part of ourselves. Dna they hijacked at the. This is the term that's used and then because oursel- is is reproducing It begins to replicate with that virus information. The viral information is now in ourselves. Dna and it does that to the point where it will actually destroy the cell that will kill the cell and the the the DNA that has been replicated containing the virus then explodes and begins to To share and spread that viral information into other cells. And that's what you can see in step number four there so I was hesitating the WanNa be too complex but I want to see exactly what it is is happening now. The good news. The really good news is your body. Knows exactly what to do win. It sees these viruses we've had viruses for for thousands of years. Viruses are big part of our body. In addition to the genome. We have what's called the human viral we always have viruses in our bodies Not all of them are harmful where we call harmful viruses so we know very well what to do with these in while the virus is attaching to those cells and injecting its DNA. Look at what's happening. Our Body is identifying virus it sending out witter called Luca sites specialized cells to attach to the virus so the virus can be destroyed so this is the battle that happens when we are infected. What it does for us win. That battle is happening with may not know all that's going on. Here's what we know. These are symptoms of cove nineteen compared to other conditions that we commonly have so. We're talking about fever dry cough shortness of breath headaches all those things with cove. Nineteen it's common to have a fever and one of the reasons for that is because your body is fighting off. When your body elevates its core temperature it makes the body less hospitable to To the invader and that's one of the reasons that That will have a fever when we're having these experiences it's also common to have the dry cough shortness of breath might have a headache. You might have aches and pains. You might have sore throat. Might have fatigue rarely. Are you going to see a loose stool? Diarrhea rarely can have a runny nose. And that's important because people that believe you know they're not feeling well and they think well. Maybe I've got the virus. If they've got a runny nose what the experts are telling us is a really good chance. It's not Cova. Nineteen might have a cold could be a flu abyss. Probably not the cove in nineteen and sneezing sneezing now. I live in the high desert of northern New Mexico. My wife and I do. This happens to the allergy season here. the Jennifer Pollen is all over. It's like dust blowing across the the walks and the streets in our sidewalks and And so we are feeling the effects of that as well. This chart is very very reassuring. Because loves you'RE SNEEZING runny noses doesn't mean we've got that flukes. I wanted you to see this And I've left it up here intentionally for a couple of minutes so if you're trying to write this down or are you WANNA capture this way. You can do that big question. How is covert nineteen transmitted? It's still being studied and we're learning more we as a society. We're learning more about this. I say we as a society. It's not like we have a team that is doing this. We as a society are learning more about this all the time what we know right now. I'm just going to share you. What is has been accepted and this information is coming. From Cold Spring Harbor laboratories very respected laboratories associated with major universities and pure view journals so primarily it's from physical droplets are being omitted from person. Who's infected physical contact so the physical contact can be droplets physical body if we caught for sneeze into our hands. We touch our nose with our hands. Our mouth see people doing this unconsciously all the time always playing with their mouth or Nawroz or you know whatever shaking Then we are very social social beings. We touch other people in other things a lot in that context. Obviously that can spread this airborne droplets Mrs where some of these studies maybe sharing something. You may not be aware of because not only is Kobe. Nineteen spread through coughing and sneezing. The study suggests is also shared through breathing just being in the presence of someone who is breathing If you're within that that distanced that puts you too close or talking about socially acceptable distances. Six feet or more The droplets apparently can linger in the error for up to three hours. This is why someone can cough or sneeze. They're gone and two hours later. You're walking through that space and you may be susceptible to this. This is one of the reasons. They're emphasizing the social distancing. I'm GonNa talk about that. Just a few minutes. Also surfaced droplets dare now finding again. This is from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Droplets are viable for up to two to three days on surfaces with stainless steel plastic maybe longer on cardboard and I don't have the peer reviewed data on the cardboard but this again is from the same cold spring harbor lab two three days on stainless steel plastic with that means. Now you know what a virus is. You're all experts on the virus. Now it is the DNA the irony inside that little protein tap. It means that protein is sitting on the surface. It's not looking for you. It's not looking for anything. It is just sitting there in the protein can hold up to the environment for about two to three days not things that can change that disinfectants can change. The heat sometimes can change. It has to be very specific. Temperatures can change. That would eventually protein show will break down in viruses no longer viable so that to the three days a journal American Medical Association his published report. Saying it's also found in feces. I know it's not a pleasant thing to think about but this is important because it means when someone is in the restroom If they are not washing your hands thoroughly it's possible that they may have The covert nineteen from feces either direct contact or indirect contact in the bathroom and that can be then transmitted as well. So it's really important. This is why washing our hands in disinfectant Is is so important so the big question. What can we do about? This was a lot that we can do about it. And this is why I wanted to share this with you and I felt like I wanted to empower you with the previous information to names where it comes from what it does. So now what we're GonNa talk about can make more sense. Antibiotics will not work against the viral infection. We're doing all kinds of e mail saying can we just take? Can we take a amoxicillin? Can we take doxycycline? Or can we take Aretha Miocene for upper respiratory those only work against bacteria and now you know the reason why because bacteria are living living things the viruses alive. So there's nothing to kill. The antibiotics want to kill the bacteria. There is nothing to kill. That's why I said why earlier. It's such a bizarre concept. What we're dealing with is not alive. It's just a DNA code encapsulated in this protein. So what do we do? There's some very common sense things here. Wash your hands and you wash your hands after you touch surfaces. I'm just GonNa give you a quick example is with a friend that long ago in a restaurant in other country we were eating chips and salsa so They were really good chips. And Salsa and my friend got went to the bathroom watched his hands came. Back says okay. I'm ready to chips. And then he reached across the table and he picked up. The Salt Shaker salted the chips then he picked up the hot sauce and plastic bottle and then he started to use the same handy those chips and I said even wash her hands again and he says I just wash them and I said yes and after you wash them you touched to surfaces that are touched by hundreds if not thousands of people over periods of time who knows how often they are cleaned and even if they are cleaned every day. Someone could have been here an hour ago that you don't even know about so for some people. It's overdoing it. I'm just GONNA leave this up to you with inviting to become very conscious. Be Aware of what your hands touched before you use those hands to to play something into your mouth. It's just a way of thinking it's it's just a discipline and I've learned to become very disciplined in my life. I apply this to myself as well. So you WANNA wash your hands. After you're touching. Those surfaces always cover for coffers sneeze. Now you know why because the droplets social distancing is is a new buzzword in In our media now a lot of people It means different things. Different people a lot of people are thinking it means that they need to be an isolation physical isolation is one thing but not social isolation and the truth is we need one another more than ever right now community is more important than ever we need to talk to one another to reassure one another to share with one another to check things out with one another because we're social beings so fortunately we are having this epidemic in our country the pandemic in the world in a technological age where we have the ability to stay in touch. Good invite you to check in on your loved ones especially elderly check in with your friends. it's really important to stay in touch and And I'm doing my very best to do this for myself. Right now. Are I think it's GonNa be one of the big opportunities? Were developing even stronger communities as we're going through this I want you to know this beyond anything else. Your body is so smart. Your body is so intelligent. Your body is so sophisticated. You are a technologically advanced highly sophisticated biological system. You are soft technology. Your body knows what to do with this. That's why we've been here as long as we have been if we give our body what it needs to do what it was designed to do so obviously the first thing to do is is to be aware of the physical contact. That's your first barrier if he should come in contact with a virus. It's not in because your body knows what to do. Your immune system is designed to deal with this and you saw how when the Leukocyte Sir. Attacking the virus. The key is to honor your body through all the ways that you know how so that you have an optimized immune system strengthen your immune system relieve the stress that can deplete your immune system. I'm GonNa talk about all. These good sleep is a big part of this. Movement is medicine good movement Marathon just make a conscious effort to move anything yoga. You know floor exercises a walk walk in nature if you can do that and still be socially distant these are all things are good for our immune system nutrition in supplements nutrition is all about the food that we it's beyond the R. Word I can do well in this brief program but I do WanNa talk to you about supplements vitamin C. Law Misinformation about vitamin C. We can actually tolerate high doses of Vitamin C. If those doses are in the right form. what you see on grocery store shelves are not the right form if it's a scorebig acid if it is rose hips those forms of vitamin C. Our bodies typically cannot tolerate in high doses. What will happen is become bloated? Become gassy loose stools. There is a former vitamin C. That is called a score bait based it gives your body what it needs to create that vitamin C and you can tolerate much higher doses dosages of that two three thousand milligrams a day I don't typically recommend a lot of products by name the two that come to mind right now. Many of you are familiar with little packets of what are called emergency e. m. e. r. g. e. n. and then the letter. C. Trace minerals also has a product of electrolytes emergency a thousand milligrams of C. Prepackaged tradesman you trace minerals twelve hundred milligrams per packet along with the electrolytes that you need to keep your body strong and healthy. So a bose are examples of a score kinds of minerals zinc. You find that you are exposed or in a situation where you might be or if you feel like you've already got symptoms. That's the time to use the sink. I don't do it so much. preventative On a daily basis. Only if I may be going to get onto an airplane or I'm GonNa be in the large public crowd. But there are different kinds of zinc. And I want you to see this here. The acetate form your Your body can absorb one hundred percent is what's called Ionic Zinc agglutinate form. It's pretty good but not quite as good about seventy two percent of the zinc Is released as ionic zinc. And there's a forum called Zeynep Gook nate go icing release releases a lower dosage about fifty seven percent so a lot of the The tablets that you will see the lozenges off you look on the label it will say zinc acetate or zinc guadalcanal. Glutamate is the most common. It's it's pretty good so I want you to know about the zinc black. Elderberry really stimulates the immune system while there's a lot of peer reviewed literature on the role of the power therapeutic power of elderberry in our in our bodies the recommended dosage is recommending. I cannot recommend these for you. I'm showing you. I'm illustrating the kinds of dosages. That typically are recommended in the literature about one hundred fifty eight milligrams two times a day once the morning and once once in the evening but check with your healthcare provider as you should for all of these things To find out what's right for you or if you have any conditions that may be contrary indicative of doing something like this Mushrooms our indigenous ancestors discovered this very long time ago and they've known about the power the Anti viral power of mushrooms for a very long time. This is from a peer reviewed journal as called evidence based A- complementary and alternative medicine. This is a direct quote. Indirect antiviral effects are the result of Immi IMMUNO STIMULATING. Activity of recalled polysaccharide. This is the key allowed. The plant kingdom Called polysaccharide rides in these complex molecules. And they are what help us when it comes viruses. And here's the reason I put the little picture up there. Remember little spikes talked about early in this presentation. The polysaccharide can help to blunt in. Diminish the effectiveness of those spikes so that all the virus may come in contact with. Sell those little spikes. Aren't there if those proteins aren't there. They cannot penetrate the cell. So that's why I've got that little picture. There's reminder to you are. There are a number of different kinds of mushrooms. One of them is a mushroom quote. Rishi mushrooms I'm sorry Rishi components directly bind to the viruses interfering with the process in which viruses attached to an inter healthy body cells in order to create the infection on giving you some technical references here so these are pretty much available. The dosage depends on the concentration of the How it's prepared. What the out standardized. So you have to really check with your healthcare provider. I can't give you a dosage but I'm studying. The mushroom itself has these properties. Garcon mushroom is another mushroom. You hear a little bit less about whether this is a quote. It's not only a strong. Anti inflammatory. An antibacterial agent look at this. It's extracts have also demonstrated antiviral properties. There's technical references so you can see exactly where this is again from. The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms is partly where this comes from. So scientists have been researching these for a long time We don't hear so much about in the West but you do in Chinese medicine traditional Chinese medicine or TC has a lot of other are remedies many more than I go through in this refreshing tation but I want to share with you. This is a quote from the conclusion of a scientific study that was done on again in the evidence based Complementary Alternative Medicine Journal And this one was from the year. Two Thousand Fifteen. So not that. Long ago they studied a lot of Chinese herbs including in Child in child is very common. Very accessible here in In the United States here in the West some of the others may not be but when they look at these ingredients taken together. They tested ten traditional. Chinese medicine. Showed broad spectrum antiviral activities and mechanisms may involve the activation of host of union responses. This is just what we're looking for in the time of a viral hand so I just wanted to share these with you There are others. If I didn't listen it doesn't mean they're valid here. I wanted to share. Some people are asking about or maybe the mushrooms that you don't hear quite so much out so we've got a lot of ground. I promised I wanted to keep this brief but also I want you to have the information. What what can we expect right now? The answer is depends on us. It depends upon how we choose to respond as individuals and collectively. And I'm saying this because I'm receiving emails and I'm seeing a lot of people again may not be plugged into the media And Not saying that. We need to be all the time that in times like this. It's good to be aware. A lot of people are not taking this very seriously. They are trying to live life as usual. And this is where the struggle comes in. They're trying to live life as if nothing were happening in the presence of a global pandemic that is wreaking havoc on our planet that we've never seen in our lifetime. It makes no sense. The reason this is happening in in there is a term in psychology to help understand this is called normalcy bias. We have a tendency to try to average out the extremes that upset our lives and try to discount and say oh you know life goes on as usual like those go on and how we respond to what's happening right now is completely up to the way or is completely determining how long were being impacted by what's happening. I want to be very honest with you over very straight again. How can we deal with? What Life Brings Your doorstep? If we're not honest about it so in all honesty we passed. What is called the window of containment This is not going to be contained the United States or Europe the way the Ebola virus was or some the other conditions that we've seen a we passed that window for a number of reasons makes no sense to talk about now because at that time has passed we are now in what is called the mitigation phase definition of mitigation. What does it mean? It is the action of reducing the severity of the seriousness. Or the painful Something so means were in it. We're going to experience it. It's sweeping across our nation right. Now the experts are saying. We're not going to stop it so we cannot stop at all we can do is guide away that it unfolds a no many people now are seeing this chart. I'm going to be very clear about what it's showing on the left hand side of your screen. You're seeing a big yellow mound and our red dash line goes right through the middle of the screen. That red line is the passive our healthcare system to deal with emergency like this if we do not follow the mitigation procedures the social distancing The cancellation of conferences of events of gathering together in groups for exercise You know yoga all of those things that have been normal in our lives if do not just chill for a period of time. This is the concern is that so many cases will evolve so quickly that we will overwhelm the healthcare system as we have today. We're seeing this happen in some parts of Europe. Bat is where the big problem is for the highest numbers of mortality rates are so the ideas we can't stop it. Let's Mitigate Howard unfolds and this is what we're trying to do. It's called flattening the curve if we can follow some of the guidelines voluntarily then hopefully that curve will spread it mace last the longer we're GONNA have less cases cases can be managed. That's what we're seeing on this chart right here. I did a little research scientist. I'm a researcher. Now I want to show you something. I I think it's really interesting. This is a chart of epidemics in the twentieth century for different conditions. This is not povich. Nineteen I'm going to move a little closer so I can read the screen. Smallpox is the one on top rebels. Next month's his next Hepatitis A. Is Next is at the bottom? All of these viral infections except protesters protest Cisse's bacteria or what I want you to see from this and you can see for yourself. Do you see pattern where the circles are darker and larger is where most of the cases appear and there is a pattern. Most cases seemed to appear in March April and May in the spring months so you can very clearly see that and then they begin tapering out into June July and August with exception of hepatitis in their reasons for that but What we're seeing is typically the epidemic seasons they fall into this window precisely where we are right now so now. The question. Is this Kobe. Nineteen but this pattern. The answer is we don't know because we'd never experienced this before. If it does as other corona viruses have if it does fit this pattern the what can we expect? They're talking about a possible peak. Scenario about forty five days from where we are. Now would you put it right around? Middle Middle May mid May Evan tapering out. Is we saw on that chart in July August if we follow those mitigation procedure? So this is invitation for all of us to be respectful of not only ourselves but one another not to make this something political not to make this into something about power as people are trying to do through the e mails and and some of the social media. Were saying this is about a virus. It's here it's with us. We're not GONNA stop it. And we have the opportunity to mould the way that it unfolds in our communities so that is the invitation that we're all looking at right now. There will be a time when this is behind this later this year. It's going to be in the rear view mirror and we're gonNA call this the Corona Virus Ofa twenty twenty. We're going to say. Wow what was that? What now what happens will even though the virus will be are Review Mirror My sense is that we will never go back to the normal that we had before that virus just a few weeks ago. A new normal is emerging it has to. We cannot go back to the world that we have before because so much of that world is unsustainable. Where you're going to see this play out is you're gonNA see shifts in our society in the way that society works the way that society manages itself shifts in our economies. I WanNa be clear and we talk about economies. A lot of people think about money economies can involve money but they don't have to economies are about people and the way people share vital resources that they need every day in their lives like food water energy medicine. Communications all these kinds of things and we're going to see a shift probably into more localized living. Which is a more sustainable way of living one of the reasons that the viruses wreaking havoc right now is because supply routes are are down and the things that many of his need for everyday life including medicines including antibiotics including certain kinds of food including electron ix. The supply chains are so global right now and so very fragile in something like this cuts those supply chains and all of a sudden. You can't get cell phones at your local kiosk and you can't get the antibiotics from your doctor if you do. You have to wait a couple of weeks until the next shipment comes in and I think you're going to see that change as we go back to more localized ways of living that mean localized food localized economies localized sources of energy localized businesses. I've talked more about this and other programs. You'RE GONNA see shifts in lifestyle that reflect all of these. I think it will go all the way from dating In in the way that we interact in our everyday lives you're going to see shifts to the generation that we have now. It may not seem so different because this is what they know but to those of us who know past generations. This is going to seem very different to us. It's going to be an invitation for us. To adapt to a new reality in our world in our lives as this virus is teaching us more about ourselves in our relationship to ourselves so I think ultimately our choices that we make right now or determining what it is that happens next what I wanna say to you very clearly and if you have been with me anytime in the last thirty four years the might thirty fourth year of doing this work one form or another. You've heard me say this. This is what we're made for. We are made for times just like this. Our bodies are designed to adapt and thrive not just survived. That thrive to overcome and thrive what life brings door doorstep. If we allow our bodies to do what they're designed to do and that means to honor our bodies through healthy choices of nutrition movement lifestyle choices and you know what those are you know where there is a place you might be able to honor yourself a little bit greater degree while now is the perfect time to put that into motion. Put Your Action Plan together right now. Cleaner cleaner food simpler diet. More Exercise Stress the Institute of Heart. Math that you've heard me refer to so many. The Research Organization Northern California that I have worked with and shared the stage with almost since their inception in nineteen ninety-one they have developed the breath and focus techniques around the human heart a bit allow us to relieve stress in our bodies in ways of validated through science And we'll take about three minutes out of each day by harmonising the heart in the brain in neurons in the heart and the neurons in the brain focusing breath beyond the scope of what I can do. Well here many beer familiar with it. If you're not please go to the Institute of Heart Map website. Www dot heart math h. e. a. r. T. M. A. T. H. Dot Org All one word dot org all kinds of information on there about relieving stress some that were conscious than some that were not so. This is what I want to leave you with today. I hope you have a little bit better understanding about what's happening. I WanNa tell you how much I appreciate you sharing a part of your day with me. We've got at least another four to six weeks where we're being asked just to chill with invite you to do your best to do that not to try to fill your days with diversions. Take this time really to go within To ask yourself do I trust my body. What can I do to love and support my body to the greatest degree possible to optimize this magnificent gift of my body and your answer that I think will determine how you experience what we're going through right now and here's the key for me? We'll get through it but what comes. After is being determined by the way we respond right. Now that's why I wanted to share this with you today. We're GONNA get through this together. We're going to be better for it. Thank you so much for sharing this time with me and watch out for future videos. I'm GonNa talk about these topics more and more take good care. This corona virus update Covic nineteen better known as Corona virus has spread throughout the world. 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July 4 Covid: Comeback and Challenge with Dr. Fauci and Dr. Berkley
"This sunday cove it. Come back and shell trumping. Cases of deadly mystery virus nearly a year and a half after the pandemic hit. It looks like a worse with the president refusing to face the crisis. It's one person coming in from china and we have it under control. it's going to disappear one day. it's like a miracle will disappear and much of the country turning into a coast to coast e. r. a. over one thousand patients so far myself. Unfortunately i've seen too many of them dying out breaking down lifesaving vaccines developed in record. Time came to the rescue the fda authorized for emergency use visor vile and tick over nineteen vaccine medical miracle now as cases death plunge and the country reopens unbelievably amazing concept for the first time. New challenges million still refusing to be vaccinated. I made it this far without getting kobe. And only to vaccinate trust. I'm sorry but i just go and a new variant hitting the us was seeing this delta variant double every two weeks and causing lockdowns around the world this morning we look at our comeback from cova. How it's changed. How we live how we work and how we go to school and at the challenges still ahead. I'll talk to dr anthony to and to a leader in the effort to vaccinate the world. Welcome to sunday and a special edition of meet the press from nbc news in washington the longest running show in television history. This is a special edition of meet the press with chuck todd sunday morning and happy. July fourth independence state. Everyone just as we now read about the great influence of nineteen eighteen and nineteen. It is likely that one hundred years from now people will read about the cove nineteen pandemic. What are they going to take away from that. History lesson without question. Things have improved with the number of cases dropping dramatically since january still for the month of june. Some six hundred eight thousand americans had died from cove in nineteen including over nine thousand in the month of june more than in world war two or one and vietnam combined at one point the. Us was doing so badly that though we have only four percent of the world's population we accounted for nearly twenty percent of the world's deaths. Since then we have gone from being the leading example among industrialized countries of how not to handle a pandemic to a nation tentatively declaring its independence from the viruses. Other countries face renewed lockdowns. This morning we're going to look back to where we've been. We're going to look forward to the challenges ahead as the growing delta variant and vaccine hesitancy pose a threat to our own recovery here. And we'll be asking. What could we have done better. What have we learned. Why do some people get perilously ill while others remained symptomatic and finally how prepared are we for when not if but sadly win. The next pandemic gets us a mystery. Virus jump in cases of a deadly mystery virus authorities confirm it is being spread from human-to-human more than seventeen months after the first case of covert nineteen was identified in the united states. The pandemic has fundamentally shifted life for all of us politically and personally. It's almost like you're drowning from inside higher patient. Ask you if there all damages get saying. I'm trying. I'm taking a deadly toll on the nation. Christmas will not be the same nor any other holiday because my mom is no longer here now after grief trauma isolation and anxiety and an unparalleled scientific breakthrough. America is reopening unbelievably amazing to go to a concert for the first time. How does this compare to where we were six or eight months ago. It's a night and day difference. We are back to normal. As far as domestic passengers is concerned but even with the worry about contracting covert at its lowest point on record just twenty nine percent of americans say the pandemic is over celebrate the fourth of july independence the virus we can get this done. Despite the nation's recent wild scales success in vaccinating a lot of americans president biden has fallen short of his goal or go by july fourth is to have seventy percent of adult americans at least one shot. The nation is still recovering from the trump administration's initial massive failure to respond to the pandemic. We have a totally under control. It's one person coming in from china and we have it under control. We're going down. Not up we're going very substantially down not up. It's going to disappear myth information originating from the trump white house. This is going to go away without a vaccine mask except problems to spread on right wing media if the vaccine was so great. Why we're all these people lying about. It has taken root aggravating vaccine hesitancy. I haven't taken the vaccine. And the reason is i don't trust i'm sorry but i just don't think we're moving into a a medical dictatorship. Eighteen to twenty states with the lowest vaccination rates are led by republican governors. The pandemic has also hardened the nation's health disparities disproportionately affecting black and latino communities who also lagged behind on vaccination rates though. The economy is coming back. Those gains are not equally shared last month. Sixty three million. Us adults said it was difficult to cover their usual household expenses. One in five renters living with children were not caught up on rent. One in eight did not have enough to eat. Low income students have been disproportionately left behind and the pandemic has taken a toll on the nation's mental health. Goldman shut up way too long. Now as the us celebrates its overall vaccination. Success anxiety is rising about new variants. Dill is the most transmissible of the buttons identified so far has been identified at least eighty five countries and there is now growing confusion about mass worry with the who recommending mass wearing indoors even for the vaccinated the cdc disagrees. The bottom line is the. Cdc's still says if you are vaccinated. You don't have to wear a mask. that's exactly right. And if ever we had a guest who required really no introduction. It's the man joining me now. It's dr anthony. She was the director of the us national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. Dr faucher welcome back once again to make the presser. Thank you thank you for having me. It's disconcerting to realize that we had nearly ten thousand people die of coverted in this most recent month that we completed in june how preventable where each one of those deaths and how many of them were unvaccinated. Will if you look. At the number of deaths of about ninety nine point two percent of them are unvaccinated about zero point. Eight percent or vaccinated. No vaccine is perfect but when you talk about the avoidability of hospitalization and deaths chuck. It's really sad and tragic that most. All of these are avoidable and preventable. I mean obviously they're going to be some people. Because of the variability among people in their response to vaccine that you'll see some who are vaccinated and still get into trouble and get hospitalized and died with the overwhelming proportion of people who get into trouble or the unvaccinated. Which is the reason why we say. This is really entirely avoidable in preventable. Look we've discussed this over and over again about what's driving this. There's always been sort of an anti vaccine ten to fifteen percent but it isn't just the ten to fifteen percent. There's clearly a political divide. That's put over this. Have you discovered any new breakthroughs on how to break through this. This wall of hesitancy. Because again i mean. I wanted to leave with this question. I think every death right now is nearly preventable and yet. We're we're knowingly. Watching ourselves watching us kill ourselves. It's terrible chuck particularly for for those of us who've dealt with diseases in which you don't have an effective countermeasure like a prevention. I mean we over the decades. That i've been doing this. You're frustrated because you have diseases will you don't have an appropriate countermeasures via prevention or treatment. And then when you have a situation like you have today. Will you have a formidable enemy in the virus. That has tragically really disrupted our now for about a year. And a half destructed destroyed economies. Have just disrupted us in every possible way and yet we do have a countermeasure. That's highly highly effective. And that's the reason why it's all the more sad and all the more tragic why it isn't being completely implemented in this country and whatever the reasons as you said some of them ideological some of them are just fundamentally anti vaccine anti-science what have you but you know. We just need to put that aside now with dealing with a historic situation with this pandemic and we do have the tools to counter it. So for goodness sakes put aside all of those differences and realize that the common enemy is the virus and we have a tool a highly effective tool against this virus. And we in our country very fortunate chuck we have enough vaccines to vaccinate. Essentially everybody in the country and there are people throughout the world. Who would do anything to get vaccine. If you look at the world situation you know. Ten percent of the world is vaccinated. We could vaccinate everybody. If they would wind up saying that let's just put everything aside and get vaccinated and put an end to this terrible tragedy. let's talk about the delta variant. it is clearly the most transmissible variant we've dealt with yet is it more lethal. And how concerned are you that it is it that it could cause another spike in this country. Well a couple of answers to the questions chuck first of all right now. The experience that we're seeing with this is that it is clearly more transmittable transmissible. It is more effective and efficient in its ability to transmit from person to person and studies that we've seen with have been very that's dominated another country's it's clear that it appears to be more lethal in the sense of more serious. Allow you to get more serious disease leading to hospitalization and in some cases leading to debts. That's clearly the issue now with regard to your other question. What was the other question chuck. I'm sorry no no no it's it's a how endanger are we in this variant creating spike. Well i think when you talk about how much of a danger it is to do a spike. I think you then have to look at the country as a whole and those areas of the country. In which you have a low level vaccination and a high level of viral dynamics. That's the thing that gets confusing as a nation. As a whole we are doing very well we have more than fifty percent about fifty percent of the adult population. That's fully vaccinated. We have now more than seventy about sixty seven sixty six sixty seven percent of the adult population. That's at least one dose. The elderly have been vaccinated to the tune of more than eighty percent and the deaths have gone down by that. That's the country. As a whole but we have a big country with disparity in the willingness to be vaccinated so there are some states with a level of vaccination of individuals is thirty five percent or less under those circumstances. You might expect to see spikes in certain regions in certain states cities or counties. I don't think you're going to be seeing anything nationwide. Because fortunately we have a substantial proportion of the population vaccinated so it's going to be regional and that's the thing that will be confusing when people look at what we do. We're going to see. And i've said almost two types of america. They you know. Those regions of america which are highly vaccinated and we have a low level of dynamics of infection and in some places some states some cities some areas with a level of vaccination is low in the level of virus. Dissemination is high. That's where you're going to see the spikes well. Let's talk about a specific here. We know mississippi is one of the lowest. I believe it's the lowest vaccinated has lois vaccinated race rate in the country. You're in biloxi mississippi. Right now dr pfau chief. Ub wearing a mask you're fully vaccinated. But would you be wearing a mask in biloxi mississippi. I think it would be a good reason to do that. I mean because there as we've said so often that vaccines are not even as good as they are highly effective. Nothing is one hundred percent. And if you put yourself in an environment in which you have a high level of viral dynamics and a very low level of vaccine you might wanna go the extra step and say when i'm in that area with as a considerable degree of viral circulation. I might want to go the extra mile to be cautious enough to make sure that i get the extra added level of protection. Even though the vaccine's themselves are highly effective. Asep dramatic spread. Was the real killer with this virus right. It's it's what what's made it so difficult. To at times when we first dealing with it can a fully vaccinated person be an ace symptomatic spreader of the virus and more importantly this variant. The answer is you'd have to say yes. I mean if you're looking at studies that are being done. We will get the answer to that. Because we are looking at situations where you have vaccinated people who have breakthrough infections namely they're infected despite the fact that they've been vaccinated most of these people will be without symptoms if you look at the level of virus in their nasal ferrings it appears to be significantly less than individuals who are unvaccinated who get infected and who have a symptomatic infection. So when you look at the level of virus to be lower that would mean you could make a reasonable assumption that those individuals would be less likely to transmit the infection to someone else vaccinated person breakthrough infection unlikely. But it's not going to be zero because whenever you have biological phenomena there's always a range but for the most part it would be less likely. Let me ask you about your somebody. Let's say you're somebody who took the johnson and johnson vaccine and you've you've seen that the protection rate particularly with the delta variant may be lower and you wish you had gotten the pfizer vaccine. Would you advise that person to go ahead. If they feel more comfortable going ahead and getting the to does pfizer vaccine on top of their j. j. vaccine or are they risking some health problems for themselves by doing that. We'll check then you get to the interesting complicated issue of making a recommendation based on data in a clinical trial in which you have data versus making an assumption that some people would say. And it's being done already truck. I mean there competent physicians and healthcare providers. Who were saying. You know with the jay jay. A single dose. I'm not sure maybe we should get a boost. You can't give as a formal recommendation from a regulatory authority or a public health authority like the fda in the cdc respectively. But what you're seeing is that people are going ahead and making those decisions and it really is the difference between a clinical judgment based on an feeling that well. It's unlikely going to be a problem to do that. But you can't get a former recommendation when you don't have official data based on good science and good clinical trials. I've asked you this before. How close are we to. We've been under emergency authorization you and you said before we were close and sometimes scientifically close. Five years could be close when you think of it in scientific terms before labor day. You expect to be to see these vaccines fully authorized chuck. I always have to give the same answer. And i'm sorry. I don't wanna get ahead of the fda in their deliberations because that would be not productive. I would hope so one of the things. I think people need to understand that when you have an emergency use authorization it's usually under. The context of the benefit is worth more it clearly outstrips the risk their varying degrees of that. When you have a vaccine like the vaccines that we have now for example the vaccines the numbers of millions of people who've received it. The high degree of effectiveness in the real world. Setting is very very clear. Therefore i would be astounded if we did not get full approval in the classical sense of these vaccines the fda will have to be doing all of the dotting of the is and crossing the t.'s. But this is a little bit different situation in which you have an iffy. Something that's been giving an emergency use authorization and you kinda waiting for a lot more data to convince you whether it works or not. There's no doubt when you're looking at these so in this case an emergency use authorization in the mind of so many of us is equivalent to a full approval when you have such overwhelmingly positive data that you're seeing with these vaccines on a close with. We began our conversation with frankly. How needless these deaths were in the month of june. Needless they were in the month of may we have the tools to prevent death and hospitalization for just about everybody yes. There's a slight slight percentage chance for some but when you look at the pandemic as a whole how preventable were the six hundred thousand deaths. And how much did we essentially do ourselves in. Two twenty twenty. I don't think chuck. I can honestly quantitative that. I mean this is a really bad actor. This virus globally through the whole planet. So even if you had a perfect response you were going to see suffering and you're gonna see death to be able to quantitative how much better we could have done for someone who has been witnessing this and being part of it at least from the standpoint of being involved in the development of the vaccines with our group here at nih but as a person who's watched it unfold. The one thing i was struck with is is if ever there was a situation where you had a pandemic that was as destructive. Is this the one thing you'd wanna do is realize that you're dealing with a common enemy the virus and not have the kind of divisiveness that we've had in our country in trying to address this terrible enemy. It's been like in many respects fighting with each other instead of getting together putting differences aside and realizing that the common enemy is the virus not each other. That's the thing that i've been impressed with. I can't give you a quantitative of how many deaths would have been avoided if we did not have that. But i'm certain there certainly would have been some that would have been avoided. Maybe a lot. How are you holding up. It's been a tough year on you. You've been having two different bosses over the last year. Two different sometimes support network sometimes. Not are you holding up. It certainly is not been not been easy chuck. I'm doing fine. I focused on my job. You know as the director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. It was my responsibility to make sure that we did the science that got us to the vaccines that as we know now have already saved millions and millions of lives so with regard to what we had to do do the basic science do the clinical science get the clinical trials done get vaccines and now get even therapeutics which we need to do and we're going to be doing a lot more of that so as far as i'm concerned putting all that other noise aside chuck and it really is noise. I just focused on my job. And when i focused on my job. I'm fine when you get distracted from the other nonsense that goes on. That makes it more difficult. But i'm pretty good at focussing on my job. Yes she are and it is a massive success story when it comes to vaccines and what this government led effort. Did dr vouching thank you as always thank you very much for having me chuck and joining me. Now is dr seth berkley. He's part of an international umbrella group known as kovacs which is working speed up the development production and access to test treatments and vaccines throughout the world particularly those countries with less means than the industrialized world. dr berkeley. welcome to meet the press. And i wanna start with paint a picture you know. We're in some ways america's in its own bubble with its vaccine supply while you are trying to figure out how to vaccinate the world. How dire would you paint the situation right now. Globally well certainly. I won't be as positive as tony. Fao she was and and just to start and put this into perspective. This is a global pandemic. it started in a point outbreak in china and had very rapidly spread around the world. And i think the challenge we started with is to remind people that you're only safe if everyone safe because viruses will mutate and they'll continue move and that's what we've seen. I think initially people were not taking that seriously and we saw a lot of vaccine. Nationalism with a high coverage in a small number of countries seventy five percent of the vaccine being used in eight or nine countries and we now see if you look at high income countries about forty percent of the populations are vaccinated but in low income countries. It's still less than one percent. And i think when india the the the variant that came out of india the delta errand occurred. I think people woke up and said yes. This is true because that went to forty countries and now to eighty five countries and we have to keep in mind that this may not be the last variant so what we need is a global process and we're not really there yet in terms of getting the coverage we need what's explained some of the hurdles. Okay i mean. Let's you know we made basically you need nine billion vaccines minus minus the billion. Let's say you eight billion people to be vaccinated. What are the biggest hurdle standing in that way. Well i mean there's many so First of all as as you know when we started this whole effort we had no idea whether any of these vaccines would work or if all of them did and we were very lucky we had fabulous science first vaccine three hundred twenty seven days That's amazing the previous record before that was four years so i think to keep in mind. How fast the science moved. But we normally provide in terms of vaccines about five million doses a year. and so. now we're talking about is quadrupling that number because the number you mentioned is people but of course most of the vaccines are two doses so we need double the number of vaccines to cover that that population so this has been a unprecedented in a sense drive towards that and and we've been very proud to see the increase supply. Of course we've hit all kinds of problems. The biggest problem we it was As the Outbreak occurred in india. Which is the largest producer of vaccines by volume. It meant that they turned national with their programs. And that meant that there were less for the rest of the world but of course at the beginning had vaccines been shared we would have been able to get to healthcare workers and high risk groups quickly and that might have dampened the spread of the infection. We ultimately of course need to get there all right. I gonna i'm curious. How do you handle your getting vaccine. Contributions from china. You're getting vaccine contributions from the united states. You're getting vaccine contributions. i think also from russia and just just among those that develop their own vaccines. The chinese vaccine is seen as not quite as as effective as some of these. Madeira or the pfizer vaccine. How do you deal with that as an international organization. Certainly that vaccine is better than nothing for some people but some vaccines are better. How do you equitably handle that situation. Well first of all as i said we had no idea whether vaccines we're going to work when it started but as vaccines began to show promise our requirement is that vaccines go through a stringent regulatory agency that they show high levels of efficacy that they show safety and we require. Who prequalification as a standardized way to look at vaccines across the world. At the moment. We're not using the russian vaccine and chinese vaccine that may change over time but we are using a range of vaccines we have nine vaccines in our portfolio noun. Soon to be eleven or twelve. And that's what we started as a priority to move forward because we realized we very well might have needed a diversity if it turned out that different types of vaccines didn't work. Of course we've been lucky now. The advantage of this. It's not only that we did this. For example the us government as part of operation warp speed invested in a range of technologies turns out that the marin as worked very well to johnson johnson already talked about and so what now is happening is they are excess doses that have been produced by most of the high income. Countries are estimates are somewhere between one and a half billion to two billion doses. Those can supplement the doses that we've purchased we've purchased about three point four billion doses of vaccine but if those countries are willing to make those vaccines available now we can move those forward and for example the us did its first donation with us to honduras last weekend. Dr seth berkley Good luck with this. Obviously none of us can get out of this pandemic until the world gets out of this pandemic really appreciate you coming on and sharing your perspective with us. 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Seven is all dateline all the time plus with peacocks dateline collections. You can easily find top episodes in themes like love. Triangles greed and more to get started go to peacock. tv dot com and sign up for free. Welcome back data download time. We've looked at unemployment shudder businesses here again and again during the pandemic. but there's some other ways that our economy has been transformed perhaps more permanent when it comes to the way people get around what they buy and where they live. Let's start with where they live. Check out where four of the top. Five markets for home sale price increases in four of those metro areas. It's places that are a bit more open. Space stanford connecticut much farther outside of new york city a provo. Utah boise idaho austin texas. It's only number five five in the list san francisco which is a reminder that no cities are not going to fully empty out. There are still some cities that are going to see some increases in population. But guess what this move out of. The cities in some places has led to a bit of hesitation on public transportation. Subway ridership in particular has plummeted from pre pandemic. Let's just look at the recent workweek compared to the same two twenty nineteen maybe getting back to normal but we get around. Maybe a bit different. So guess what you. Fear the subway. You now suddenly are thinking about a car. After years of talk that people may not need more personal cars anymore. Particularly gen z. And young millennials. Maybe they'll never owned a car. Well guess what new car sales way up and look at how. It's impacting car prices. Actually this may versus last art. Prices are up three percent for new cars and a whopping thirty percent for us cars. Now some of that increase in use cars has to do with there. Aren't the news Cars available to buy to to that ship shortage that we've been dealing with around the world and by the way those used car prices the inflation rate there is actually contributing to what appears to be a high inflation rate over all but still as you can see what you're seeing here is that people may be changing where they live how they get to and from work for half for the long run when we come back looking ahead to our lives have changed work to school public. Gavin's america continues to reopen on this fourth of july as everybody gets back to life post cova. I think it's going to be important for you. Know organs eight to just clearly identify why. There's a great place for people to work and why this is a great place for you to be adjusted the money that we are waiting for from the small business administration is the absolute lifeline and it cannot come soon enough we we cannot open until we get that money. We've learned a lot through the pandemic louder. These things are brand new for us. We're gonna fail forward but at we're gonna be trying something new for families. welcome back. The panel is joining us. Audie cornish host of npr's. All things considered kate snow the anchor of nbc nightly news. Sunday and our senior national correspondent. Here and adam grant. He's an organizational psychologist and professor at the university of pennsylvania and author of the book. Think again the power of knowing what should don't know audie cornish. I want to start with a poll number. Here from gallup has life returned to pre banik. Pran democ normal completely normal fifteen percent somewhat normal sixty two percent not normal yet twenty three percent. How would you have answered that question. I think it's pretty obvious. That normal left us a long time ago. I heard you talking earlier about post. Cova said there's no such thing as post cove Especially when you listen to those global vaccination rates while many americans are hesitant to take the vaccine that is available to them so now it's a matter of how do we live with this going forward. How do we approach mitigation measures if and when necessary And how do some of the industries that have been sort of culturally disrupted as a result. deal with that now. Kate snow you saw the graphic about subway ridership and now. I wanna put up a graphic of of the cleveland baseball team. They en- show just attendance at a. This is an open air event and attendance for the cleveland. Baseball team is basically down more than a third from june of nineteen prevent to just the most recent completed month here. I think this is proof that we are not normal yet and maybe we're not going to be. There are two things i think. We're not normal yet. And part of that is the stress that a lot of americans are still feeling about reentry about going back to the old commuting and the old going to the office and all of those things school even i. I was looking through my stories that i've done in the past year. Chuck and looking at all the sort of mental health impacts and and physical impacts on people forty two percent of adults in this country gain weight over the pandemic great more than half or less physically active. Two out of three weren't sleeping right. One in four of us drank more than we used to. So i think right now. We're in the summer of reset right. We're in a period where we need to get back. Our health our mental or wellbeing and really reset. Before i think fall in a lot of parts of the country will be a real challenge because people will be expected to go back to their employment. Well and i was just going to say. Let's talk about what is what is life at work gonna look like these days. I want to read something here about return to work. Heard many leaders complete working from home with flexible. Work choosing where you work is not the same thing as flexibility over how you work and when you but it seems pretty clear that culturally. This is probably a big change. That's not going away. We saw amazon and microsoft have been interesting tests here in the pacific northwest amazon. Wanting everybody to return there was a revolt microsoft being very flexible. Everybody happy where we had it. Chuck i hope that flexibility is the future we had data pre pandemic that as long as people are in the office half the week together that they could work from anywhere the other half they were more productive more satisfied and more likely to stay and there wasn't an observable cost to relationships or collaboration. There was an experiment at a call center showing that when people work from home they were thirteen and a half percent more productive. And i think it's been very very slow for organizations to adapt to that twenty twenty forced us to rethink that and now as people start to come back to some version of the office. I think that employers that force people to be on site all the time or coin to lose the war for talent and they might not be around for very long time and speaking of work. I wanna talk about the issue of vaccine mandates because it sort of gets back off to what you were talking about at the beginning. I'm stunned by this number here. I'm going to put it up. A majority of employed americans apparently are against vaccines mandates. Not in favor. Obviously we've had a political divide on vaccines. We've seen aggressive. I mean the idea that the cruise industry has been held hostage in the state of florida because they would like one and they're not allowed to have one. I feel like this is culturally getting in our way. I mean you can't send your kid to public school if you don't get the measles mumps vaccine is this something. We ought to culturally try to try to change the minds of well. I think there are so many ways that it was kind of like a low tide that sort of revealed all the different sort of divides and Ways certain systems have atrophied or Trends that we were already seen. We were already seeing this reluctance when it comes to vaccines right we already. Seeing that in schools we considered it sort of pocket or fringe. And now this is showing us how these things can metastasized and create Greater problems. i don't think we can answer that here in terms of work because some of this will be done as a battle in courts right because there are rights that employers have to say this is what we need our workforce to do please comply and some of it will be done by the employees right people who will who will move and i think there's a lot of talk for instance about the four million people who Quit their jobs right in recent months. And how kind of eye popping. That number was Considering the concern about unemployment there is a percentage of people who are voting with their feet. While i was just gonna say adam. How much is this going to impact. I mean are. We actually going to see rising wages. I mean i. It's not a fast food restaurant in america. That doesn't have a help. Wanted sign and a lot of us are wondering well maybe raise your salaries. I don't think we know yet. I think that what we're seeing right now is a short term response to a dramatic shift in what people are able to do. And what kind of work that. They're willing to do. One data point. That really surprised me though. Is that more than half of americans say that they want their next job to be working independently for themselves either as entrepreneurs or in the creator economy and so. I'm not sure that rising wages are going to be enough to get people that sense of freedom and flexibility that many of us got a taste of during the pandemic and are now saying we want more. But i think only time will tell but kate also i think is going to increase the man. You brought up this mental health issue. There's many companies that don't provide mental health care coverage you know maybe they provide physical health coverage but not mental health coverage. And now i think more people realize this is this is not a this is not a perk this necessity. Yeah well that's a huge issue that was revealed as ati said when the tide washes back and you see things more clearly during a pandemic. We have had a mental health crisis in this country for decades now and for the past decade the numbers were constantly reporting on the numbers of anxiety and depression particularly among our kids rising and the issue of access that you just raised. Chuck has been an issue for years. Also there are not enough psychologists and psychiatrists in this country. And there's not enough access and insurance coverage to go to those people and with the pandemic the the rising demand for that kind of help was so great that you've got people on waiting lists you've got places in the country where there's one child psychiatrist for every one hundred thousand children. Yeah know there's so many new apps and attempts to try to deal with this crush zoom sessions and things like that. There's yeah go ahead just for a minute. Because i think she's bringing up such a fascinating point you know insurance didn't even know how to cover telemedicine visits right. I mean that wasn't even widespread. We were doing some reporting on a medical school that is focusing on teaching. Virtually students web side Banner right into the bedside manner. There are actually going to be some long term shifts that we're going to see because Culturally we have embraced some aspects of remote work and remote interaction. No doubt all right when we come back. We're going to do more of this as well. But we're going to talk about family reunions and some of the other moments of yes joy but perseverance as well was a very tough time for welcome back. Let's face it. This country has been through a lot for months. We watched his friends as relatives as neighbors became ill with the disease that had no cure and frankly no proven treatment. We watched as schools and offices and frankly our way of life completely shut down but we did want to take a moment to focus on other moments moments of hope. Enjoy a families reunited and of the small victories. We got over this virus and of course to remember our healthcare workers who became national heroes to all of us. We will wake up tomorrow morning again. So that no matter how exhausted we are in the emergency department. No matter what difficulties that come our way we will succeed. It has been some very far weeks for the staff but they stood up. Thanks to strong and they will continue to be here to support this community plotting our healthcare workers who are putting their lives on the line in the fight against scarola virus. People across the city took a moment to say. Thank you those that remind us were in this together. We really miss them. So we were really happy to see our teachers britain at first because corinthian qualifiers but it turned out to be really despite the daunting numbers every single day. Tobin nineteen patients are recovering are being released from the hospital. The gay authorized for emergency use the pfizer bio antique code nineteen vaccine. It's even more emotionally bernie here. I treated her when she was sick and now she gets to give me the vaccine. It's been a year since many grandparents have been able to hug or kiss their grandchildren. Kimberly the big big. The coast to coast signs of reopening for community is going to reopen and things will start to get back to normal. People are only physically getting ask pelvic but emotionally getting lasko. Glad the city's here it's opened and it's what you know if i were can't say how i feel welcome back there's no doubt that cova was an mri on our society. I wanna put up one graphic here that i think shows it sadly so well and that is life expectancy broken out by race. Ethnicity life expectancy in. This country went down overall but among black americans. It was nearly three years on hispanics nearly two years and among whites less than a year. Audie cornish this this review. This revealed what we saw. Throughout the pandemic black and brown americans were more at risk had worse access to health. All of this this to me. It's if we don't see it now the fixes we've gotta make in response needs to be prioritized and also the harm to these communities. I mean if you know somebody who has lost someone to it and you're vaccinated now is also the time to reach out and grieve with them. I mean grief and isolation is monstrous. And this is the moment where i think we also need to reach out and acknowledge and comfort. Each other in the face of all of this harm cates. Now we've talked a lot about mental health but this we just the income inequality in this country was revealed way too often whether it's in education whether it wasn't health the socio socio economic divide in this country we always knew it was there but it was just so easy to see during this pandemic. But you look at every measure lucas education and kids trying to go to virtual school. Who didn't even have the technology to do that. You know you. You look at every single measure. I think i want to pick up on something audie just said i think that we all are culturally going to have to reevaluate our lives to some extent right now too. I hear a lot of people saying they don't want to go back to the speed of life that we were living before the frenetic pace that many of us had in our lives and people are valuing community. People are valuing family time quiet time in a way that in some ways i think this pandemic fully changed us and made us appreciate things that we didn't maybe before adam. I've never had a closer relationship with my kids this last year than with cove it. And it's something you're like boy. Why did it take a pandemic to do this. And i know. I'm not alone yet. Check when we study in psychology people's reactions to traumatic events about fifteen percent of people. Come out of them with ptsd. And that's the worst case right being broken by tragedy over fifty percent of people though experience the opposite post traumatic growth. It's a sense of not just bouncing back but bouncing forward feeling like you're closer to people you have deeper connections. You have a renewed sense of strength. I got through that. I can get through almost anything and especially seeing new possibilities in having a new sense of purpose and to kate's point i think a lot of us are doing a lot of rethinking right now is past. Year has been a checkup on our careers. Our families where we wanna live and how we want to spend our time and we should not let that crisis go to waste audie. What about what we do for a living. I mean i. I've i've never felt more powerless with the platforms. You have the platforms. Kate and i have we live in. These hardened bubbles like ever before and these information bubbles have caused death i would say that obviously misinformation is a concern but it was prior to cove it so the question is what are the solutions. And i think the china's off the apple when it comes to big tech and and more of these conversations are being more serious sure are really appreciate all of you today. 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"Two strategies now being employed by the corrupt corporate media number one protect joe biden. And the way you protect him is to ignore anything that makes him look bad. So afghanistan's shook a lot of people up in the progressive left and they went. Holy you know what. This could be a catastrophe so the editorial decision has been made. We're not gonna reported and documented. That on last night's knows for news and if you did not see that. I hope you watch that because we brought in you know. This is a major story networks. Don't cover it. Here's another one networks. Don't cover it if you are a bill o'reilly dot com premium member concierge. Remember you can access news news anytime you want all the back issues. But that last night was an important program. So you didn't get the heckled which you are starting to see and this is another by design all right. you have to understand these network news agencies. Abc cbs nbc. And the extension of cnn msnbc and fox. In the morning it's about eight o'clock they have editorial meetings and they basically give out of quote unquote guidance to producers and correspondents. Here's what pretty much you're gonna do. It's not like a guy like me comes in and says no. I'm going to do what i think. The audience would like to hear in a sense that it will inform that. That's what i did for twenty years plus fox news. Nobody ever told me. Here's which you do tonight on. Because i knew. I would not sit for it. But that's a different era now so the word has gone out to the correspondence. We have to start to rebuild. President biden's image and the first shot came from disney. Abc news the view go. It was it was a difficult withdrawal. But let's not forget that six thousand american citizens and more than one hundred twenty. Four thousand civilians were evacuated. In fact you know. I mean i during the collapse of saigon in one thousand nine hundred ninety five they compare it to that of the us evacuated just seven thousand people. This is a much bigger. Evacuation this. I believe that in six months people will say about this war biden. Got us out of the longest war that americans ever had. That's interesting because our had those stats provided by progressive people in front of her and was told. This is what you say. And she's more than happy to say it because she hates conservatives and republicans and i mean that literally. She despises them. It's a character disorder that she has so the progressive people who run her every day. And this again. This is abc news. This is disney company. They know it and you know so. You mark my words and all documented on a daily basis. How this rehab of joe biden is coming along. Let's get to kobe. And i have a final thought where. I got a letter from a antitax vaccine. You gotta hear this letter. It attacks meet all right and that's the final thought of the day so i hope you hang tough all right. So kids and cove is the big story now with covert two hundred and fifty two thousand children of tested positive covert and past week one week beginning of school two hundred and fifty through american children according to the american academy of pediatrics. Okay now by comparison in the last week at school in june eighty four hundred cases covert among kids. So it's gone from eighty four hundred to two hundred and fifty two thousand week from june to september this is because of that delta variant which is so contagious. It's just wiping out and children under twelve are not getting the vaccination because it has not been approved by the federal government so if you're twelve and under you don't get faxed and only fifteen percent of americans aged twelve to eighteen our backs so you could see what a colossal problem. This is in the nation's schools now new poll and i do not believe this poll but again i report this to you because it is public information and on not blacking out any things. But i don't believe this poll so you not. It's done by axios which is a left wing internet site and it says thinking now about your oldest child age five to seventeen do you support or oppose mandates requiring students and staff to wear masks at your child's school. Now why would they. Further word. Oldest child i it does. All of this stuff is really dubious. So fifty nine percent of those who answered this poll and more than twelve thousand. No ten thousand adults fifty nine percent ten thousand instant poll so we support mass mandates at school. That's way too. High support mass mandates for unvaccinated students and staff ten percent oppose all mass mandates. Thirty percent. I think it's more like sixty forty myself. Sixty percent of americans would or do support mass worn in school and forty opposed my opinion. It could be okay so the more kids get sick. The more power the progressives have to impose cove mandates so. I'm not gonna say. They're rooting for kids to get sick. But it benefits that wing. There's no doubt about it. And i'm following the story very very closely. The other story that skinning some attention is the fao cheesy sending money to woo ham lab story. Now as you know if you watch me. I don't have any use for at all. I think he's a political hack. I thought he was a hack under trump. i think he's a hack under biden. I think if he moved to lithuania he'd still be a hack. That's just my assessment of him. Now you have to follow me closely here because this is misreported everywhere. But you'll get the truth for me. Your pal anthony Heads up okay. The let me get this great. He heads up the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. And i all right. He's the director and he's been there forever again. It's the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. They gave the wu han lab in china. Seven million dollars that day f- ouchi says that was just for general research rand. Paul the senator from kentucky and others say no fao. She knew that the wind lab was doing experiments on gain of function research. Now listen i'm going to go very slow. This is very important. Gain of function research which nobody understands is simple. It is a program that wants to take viruses and increase their transmissibility in weapon. Form all the major powers do it. We do it here. In america we have virus called by a logical warfare. All right china was doing that in the wuhan lap gain of function fao. She says we didn't know that. I didn't know that and i'm not sure it even happened now. We can't prove that thao she knew it. Nobody can prove it. So when rand paul was i was a liar. He lies lies allies. he should have known it out. You should have known it. But did he know it. He's going to say. I didn't know it or it didn't happen and chinese are never going to admit it ever going to admit it. So you're never gonna get one hundred percent certainty on the she story. What's important for you. To know is if ouchi is not trust worthy. That's it when he comes on. The thumbscrews thumb collects and eagles off. Because i don't believe anything. The man says because he has credibility nine eleven week so saturdays the twentieth anniversary nine eleven terrorist attack president biden. The first lady are gonna go to all three sites. All right. they're gonna come to new york city shanksville. Pennsylvania and the pentagon the three attack sites comma harrison vice president going to shanksville pennsylvania in new york city. Along with the president. First lady will be barack obama and michelle obama. They will be here. George w bush is going to speak in pennsylvania and shanksville. Okay that's the over arch of the saturday situation. But i predict more people will watch college football then. The twentieth anniversary of the non eleven attacks. You'll remember bobo doll. Deserter the terrible person who Left his unit afghanistan and went and surrender to the taliban and did all kinds of terrible things. Well you'll remember that. He was exchange in two thousand fourteen. I covered this extensively on the o'reilly factor. Talk about it with hannity today on a radio program and he was exchanged for taliban prisoners. Four of whom are now in the upper echelons of running afghanistan. So barack obama made to trade bergdahl. Came back okay. We haven't heard much from him Got underground now. And taliban went back to afghanistan for them. Now run the show there. You're so you know but in afghanistan is the two most important points to this. Now we are in a worse situation than we were. Twenty years ago vis-a-vis that country taliban more powerful now than they were twenty years ago however we had to do it because al qaeda and osama bin laden with air and planning more terror attacks on the united states we had to disrupt that. The taliban would cooperate. We had to remove them. We had a hunt down and kill bin laden which we did okay so we had to did. We have to say for twenty years. Try to make it a country full of democracy and modern policies. No we didn't have to do it. We tried it. It did not work but we had to go there. Everybody knows joining us now. Is monica crowley monica for decades. And she's a very smart woman She just left job Last january as former assistant secretary of the treasury from public affairs under the trump administration She joins us from new york city. So monica nine eleven. Where were you what we doing on. September two thousand one in new york city in his very par and i'm trying to get an exercise in and working out on by stationary bike watching fox news watching an airplane. Small airplanes flying first world trade center building when the second would be hit. It was pretty clear that we were under terrorist attack. Okay so your reaction than and did you have any participation in the nine eleven thing here in new york city was here and i remember that day so clearly those twenty years ago. I never going to the grocery store almost in a pack. Because i was working really clearly that day because nobody really knew what was happening. Remember going to the grocery store grocery stores manhattan had televisions set up on every aisle and people were just really milling grabbing things off the shelf. Then i remember coming home from that and soothing tight for about seven days straight just glued to the television set just like every american has so many others around were all okay and then subsequently were on my program and number times. We talked about a worldwide terrorism. You know the world pretty well and Now we have. As i said a worse situation twenty years later in afghanistan. Would you agree with that and be if you were president. How would you have handled the afghans situation. Will you know wasn't a question whether or not we should get out. And american people by large agreed that twenty word at us president trump at a staple of this twenty sixteen and twenty twenty campaign. Saying we're gonna end these forever. Wars including iraq afghanistan. So the question was how we do it and having with president accent during the last years of his life bill he and i talked about how he entered vietnam and the fall of saigon. And actually calm about this recently. Come hurrying to follow. God's all kabul. The question is how you leave matters. As much of not more hindsight the war and what we've seen is an absolute catastrophic failure on the part of the biden administration trump master pretty good condition space plan for our withdrawal and joe. Biden's threw it out the window and everything completely backwards and now we're in a situation as you point out. We're not just the taliban historic ribbon. Neighbors twenty years ago but looking at isis and all kinds of azerbaijan and china all beneficiaries is way we have last afghanistan they are now all stronger and emboldens as a result of this catastrophic withdrawal. Okay but give me one specific that you would have done differently than biden. Did well the first thing you do is you. Make sure that if you're going to draw and not leave broadest source in place. I would argue to president trump to lead the twenty five hundred troops. Place was mosk midnight. Bill in stabilized afghanistan and cut the taliban and al-qaeda and the chinese are at bay run up with chuck that residual force number two if you're going to precede with the withdrawal to that level. Then you make sure you to in illogical order so you do the american civilians. I our afghan in rid clearly. Venit those goes go next. Withdrawal owes our military material all of our weapons and then you remove the military. You don't do the opposite when you're okay. This is critical. You maintain the bumper airbase. You right. I think trump would have done that. I can't speak to him. I will get it out of him in the history shows afghanistan. Obviously going to be a big part of our december presentations final question. You worked with these pinheads in the treasury department. For like three years i would. I would have committed suicide if i had to go in there every day and work with bureaucrats in the treasury department. But you seem to like it. A lot of people including myself very worried about the american economy. Now because of biden has no clue about anything and we reported yesterday that you know gas prices are up to about four dollars and seventy five cents in california four dollars seventy five cents and this hurts every working individual. You base seventy seventy five bucks a philip your tank. I mean you're not getting a corresponding raise at work for that. So the economy itself. I'm not sure. I'm not confident that it will remain stable. How do you see it. I agree with you on that you. Joe biden. kim's office on january twentieth. Keaton hurt the fastest economic reposited for any crisis on record. That's what president trump bequeathed to him and of the last eight months nine months long. Been very busy trying to destroy any economic recovery while you the flake out as inflation every american is experiencing it. I have to go to the grocery store or the gas station regardless of our country. And you see those prices. Climbing that is a direct result of the six trillion dollars. So it's our last eighteen months that we pumped down into the system. Now what do you have an emergency like last year. Emergency level spending is totally call. The government shutdown the economy for the government touches. Step into the breach in nature. The american people got for hickey period of crisis but the crisis is now over. The economy is wide open and yet joe by in congress continue this emergency level spending including trillions of dollars. More that makes the system is a washington money. You have too many dollars chasing tooth goods and services and that means the price of everything is going up and it impacts the lower end of the income scale. Most of all minorities working class middle class folks. Their wages are not growing. Inflation is outstripping. That and everybody's paycheck is kenny. Squeeze and if the democrats get her totally desire spending side trillion dollars. You can imagine what inflation is gonna look like this flag is. It's a direct the five trillion is not going to go for build back better. Maybe fifteen twenty percent will the others just socialist programs just giveaways so people will vote for democrats us. What's happening. I'm on a very good as always. Thank you. Good to see you and We'll talk again soon. I hope okay. You'd say always a pleasure california which deserves what gets now. Paying the highest gas prices ever four dollars. Thirty nine cents regular on average. The national regular is three dollars. Eighteen cents okay. The national regular is a forty five percent from this time last year. California is bigger than that. Okay it's a bigger rise now. Why so bad in california. Two reasons fifty one. Excuse me fifty one cent a gallon tax on each each count fifty one cents goes to sacramento not only that but california's cap and trade program targets refineries and slaps another fourteen cents a gallon so that other states don't to pay so fifty one in fourteen sixty five cents a gallon in california for everybody there there are other states. Don't have to pay you guys deserve what you get because you're electing far left progressive people who don't want you to drive for global warming reasons right south of the border. Apparently the mexican army is broken up that four hundred person caravan heading for the border you know. We have record intrusion on the border. It's going to be two million people. The fiscal year under joe biden. Come in here illegally. Two million that are apprehended. You'd imagine is another million so that aren't so this is just a catastrophe and we have a situation where halloween is again impacted. Because of this stuff. And i'm going to get now to my guess who has been patiently waiting to talk to us a week from today. Is the california recall of governor gavin. Newsom one week from today now the polls out of the la times and things like that are fake. You look into methodology. You can see. It's like fifteen twenty points to the left. So they're asking people to the left left wingers what they're gonna do on recall day. But do you think you're gonna get it by other accounts very tight race and anything could happen. Ruben navarette is an honest guy right he is a newspaper. Columnist works for the washington. Post writers group is podcast rubin in the center. We've known them for years. He tells you what he thinks in effect base way. So can you name one problem rubin and we appreciate you coming on one social problem. The governor newsom has solved or partially solved in his tenure. Just one bill o'reilly so good to be with you again. my friend. i'll tell you. I can't come up with one. It's difficult. i come up with many more areas. Where the governor has failed explains his difficulty and the difficulties having with all groups including latinos in california democrats and independence as well. I think if you To go say in the realm of education you could make the argument that by keeping the schools closed. He kept students safe for eighteen months. I would challenge the argument and say that. Actually he was doing that to kowtow teachers unions which run the democratic party. And therefore the state of california hispanics are gonna loom large hispanic voters in whether newsom survives or not has he done anything outside of cova. 'cause covert look the guy shutdown economy or california. Okay and then. He did this and then he did that. So i understand both points of view there. But i don't understand why he has any social problems on education not crime not homelessness dot cost of living. Gas prices are crazy in done any of that so working class hispanic voters are gonna make a break them. How do you think they're going to go. I think they're going to go a long way toward breaking all the polls show even the polls you talked about the fake polls coming out of the los angeles times elsewhere saying that the gap is closing in newsome's in good shape even those polls bill say that latinos lead the pack in terms of all the groups out there and wind to get rid of gavin newsom. Nobody can no matter how hard you spend it. You can't do away with the fact that latinos don't like newsom who's ever connected with him he's never connected with them and i think that to answer your question one of the reasons. He's gotten this far despite having not solving social problems. This is a deep blue state where you don't need a single republican vote to pass anything and he takes full advantage of that. He's gotten really lazy and complacent and entitled. And that's the wrong place to be all right. So hispanics in your opinion ruben and you obviously live among them in san diego tons of them. They're they're more likely to throw newsom out. But then larry elder would probably be governor and he's a very very right wing by will that have any effect in the vote. Yeah well see. I've larry for twenty seven years. I used to host radio shows for kabc together. Many years ago. I know him to be a really kind good guy. I like him I disagree with them on many issues but he doesn't fit the character that the liberal media in california's trying so hard to draw him. So i think he will probably do probably better than expected with latinos because people expect them not to do very well at all. They'll do better than that but the main problem for newsom is e. Can't at this late. Date connect with this constituency. They might just stay home bill. That's really the issue. They don't have to defect elder. They don't have to vote. Republican check one. They don't have to check the second box fishing. They can go fishing and not even not even go vote because he hasn't connected with them. Let the apathy now has become the big question. Okay so tomorrow. Vice-president harris goes to san francisco. This looks a waste of time to me. San francisco's newsome's base used to be the mayor. They're gonna come out to see harris. Say newsome's great. I don't think this changes any minds. Does it it does not. You'll california's really twelve states. In one by geography. I live in the san diego area but i was born and raised in central california which is very conservative conservative farmland. There are many conservative mexican americans out there who vote democrat but they're conservative democrat. They will vote for the right republican and they have shown that and that never gets covered. Bill that's never covered by the liberal media. They pretend that doesn't exist. But that kind of constituency kamala harris and and gavin newsom distance. Speak to they note. Don't know those people but then then biden goes early next week so i don't know now. Biden goes down and you know to speak to a californians to keep newsom in there but biden his shaky at this point the he could say anything. I mean they gotta be nervous just about biden showing up and saying anything correct. Yeah here's what they're doing wrong targeting people who are ready to go vote for newsom when you bring harrison biden out. You're speaking to the converted the folks who already in your camp you need to go after the folks who are wavering. The folks who like in my case. I voted for gavin newsom in two thousand eighteen. I didn't want anything to do with the republican party in california two thousand eighteen. They've dug themselves into big on immigration. But at the same time he lost me. You lost me in those known almost three years. They should be speaking to people like me saying how do we get you back. No they're speaking through a dot the die hard dark blue voters have now in the state of california. You heard my monologue on. Joe biden backed up with facts. Every step of the way the folks even if they won't admit it because a lot of people don't want to admit that their vote was poorly thought out they just won't admit it but most people know the biden. Here's a problem here. Does california know that about biden about newsom about biden increase. The whole country does and even the california democrats do you will hear look. They're grateful to be rid of donald trump. They're glad joe biden is there. It's very hard to find anybody who will defend his performance on afghanistan or many other issues in which he's failing and a parallel with gavin. Newsom right. I don't find the democrats who will defend newsom Saying he's doing a great job all they'll do is play the fear game and say you've got to keep the republicans out larry elder's terrible you know and again i know the man. He doesn't fit that character so they left me flat. They're not making a good argument as to why we should keep gavin newsom. Because i'm trying to figure out if there's any hope the california might come back to the middle so that you have now two things play you have california paying an enormous amount of money just to put a gallon gas in your car right. Mean if you're a worker and you're already paying high housing loss you bet right and now you're filling up the tank to the tune is seventy dollars right and there's one man respond well in california. It's the whole progressive wing. That's responsible for it but night nationally. Biden's responsible for attack on the first day of office the fossil fuel industry and wham. You saw what happened. So i'm trying to think. If there's any hope the california stopped being the citadel of progressivism and we'll know next tuesday when the recall vote is we'll know if galleries are coming back. A little are they gonna stay out and left wing louisville last word. I love this question because if california does make it back to the purple center it'll be latinos who drag it. They're conservative latinos who go there and not white republicans they don't have enough juice in california latinos who take them there and that's going to be very interesting to watch in the years to come i rubin. Thanks for helping us out the podcast again. Rubin in the center. So i want everybody to check that out and we really appreciate titled. Thanks okay okay. You may know the name martin dugard near the name during a bell. Well he is my co author on the killing series. All ten of the killing books o'reilly dugard. Killing books are the most successful nonfiction book series of all time. Nineteen million copies of our books. Imprint k nine hundred million. That's a lot and what people don't know. Is that dugard. When he's out working with me writes his books and he has a new one out called taking paris the epic battle for the city of lights world war two books in the past. He's written the explorers about africa He's written the last voyage of columbus is written the civil war book grant. Lee sherman davis all that now again. His new book is taking paris. It's out this week. And i talked to my partner yesterday. Relative so the guard is city of lights The epic battle for the city of lights going to be a big best seller. You know why because my name on your cover. My name with an endorsement i mean forget about churchill churchill on a car we got a little eiffel tower thing but but my name's ana covered man. That's going to sell. You know. I read your book for anybody. Likes history world war two history and you know if you read. Killing patent and to guard is co author of me on killing patton. You know that. France was a very intense part of world war two but a lot of people. Just don't know the nuts and bolts. What was the most fascinating thing for you that you found out writing this book. I think it was the rise of the resistance going into the book. I didn't know much about the pistons. And i didn't know that it was just an organic group of people. People with no military skills. No weaponry who train themselves to be saboteurs to train themselves to defeat the germans At the risk of their lives. I mean i detail. Several of the of the public executions were german soldiers stanton feet away in a firing squad and shoot these people dead. All they wanted was was freedom and liberty. Yeah that klaus barbie boy nazi gestapo guy. He was in charge tracking down a lot of resistance people and he was successful unfortunately a lot of it. And that's just harrowing. I wanted to ask you. The nazis treated the french and the western europeans a lot differently than they treated the eastern europeans the poles ukrainians. Why why was that. Do you think hitler salk para says the is the crown jewel of his new nazi empire and he wanted to make sure. The people of paris spilt appreciated when he went into warsaw. He leveled the city he. He publicly executed tons of people. He literally fewer in intellectual. If you were communist if you're gay you're dead. And then the knockdown cathedrals they just basically destroyed the country whereas of paris the parisians made it nope and city. So the germans literally just marched in hitler himself toured paris afterwards looking at all the priceless works of art and then he plundered the city Taking a lot of those works of art back with him to germany but he largely wanted to make sure. Paris was the vacation spot for all of his soldiers during their leave from the front. So you would have nazi soldiers. Go to paris. Take the train to paris. Drake from the front walk around the city with cameras around their necks and really enjoy the city like tourists. So he didn't and he did the same thing in rome as well. He didn't destroy rome. So when the germans who were at the front fighting they needed a break they went to paris and that lidge will rise of a lot of collaboration with the brothels. And you know what soldiers unfortunately sometimes do you. Don't get into too much. Say there was a lot of collaboration between some french. And the nazis whereas it was the resistance and the collaborators now after after he's got kicked out of there. The french went after the collaborators with a vengeance correct equal because yes they did for us. Well you know women who were were prostitutes or who you know. Fifty thousand women in paris gave birth to a german child during the war. So it's not like it was an isolated incident and it was strange during the war. Nobody talked talked about being a member of the resistance. Because could get you killed but after the so a lot of people are too afraid to be part of the resistance but end. They prefer to be a cab collaborator. Because i've got the more food that would get him. Maybe a better place to sleep at night. Right after a lotta. These people also began their part of the resistance when in fact they had nothing to do with it right and it was a pretty harrowing civil situation so you must've been lonely rightness book alone Without without me and my brilliant presence correction you laugh but it's actually really true because after eleven years of back and forth three times a week on the phone with you judge. You write a book and not have anybody to say. Hey what do you think about this. How do we fix this. How do we make it better. What should we add to it. All the little things you know worth one of the things. I tried to do to make it to recreate our work situation. It was to read each page out loud before you know before it would cut print out read it aloud but i don't have your voice so i missed the o'reilly voice reading the betas sure but it is true that you are the most successful nonfiction co author of all time along along with me. I say humbly the garden. I also finished our next killing book called killing the killers the secret war against terrorism and it was supposed to come out in november but because of the printing plants could literally not print the book. So it'll be out early. Two thousand twenty two. That book was so hard to right. And i think you would agree because you know you were weeping telling me how hard it was to write and research because we know we literally got. We've literally got classified information that we had the vet. We had the vetted. And i mean i know i'm gonna wind up in federal prison. You'll probably skate. You'll say oh riley did it. But there's so much so much information and killing the killers at nobody has any clue about and it was a grueling process. And i'm i'm glad it's over but i'd like to get that book out as soon as i can get it out. You know first of all you. And i are usually very very simpatico in his in. We're never getting at each other but we got a little testy in this book it was. There was a lot of pressure but also to some of the people that you know through your influence that we're able to to interview for that book. I mean these. The background we got from these people at the medicine. Reveal the level but i mean these were people who knew what was going on. They know where the bodies are buried and to be able to interview these people in really get a sense of what. The world of terrorists lake was fantastic. Yeah i mean it was. It is stunning the amount of information. This was the most difficult book to write. Would you agree with that. The most difficult killing book. Well you know the first of all the terrorists obviously aren't going to share information with us and so that makes the research hard and then the intelligence community obviously isn't gonna share intelligence with us so that makes the research so basically. I had to dig her than i've ever had to dig for a research point of view and then you you were trying to really craft a very very tight narration. So we just we trimmed and we made it as best as possible in it was just. It was just this constant refining of the book that made for very high pressure rating environment. But in the end it's worth it. I think people will be stunned when they see how. Actually bin laden al-baghdadi solo mani how isis was defeated. Exactly how exactly precisely how. I think they're going to be stunned so anyway. Good luck with the epic battle for the city of lights. Martin dugard penguins. The publisher o'reilly is on the cover as he should be have find out there in california. Don't buy too much gas. Eighty dollars a gallon now to see your smiling face camp soon. Okay so. I hope everybody will check out taking paris epic battle for the city of life's okay. So here's the final day is a lady mad at me in texas. I'm not gonna tell you her name. But she's mad O'reilly you pretend to be unaware of how political the cdc is the mass majority of political contributions made by employees of the cdc gone to democrats. Were you aware that the cdc has put new policies in place which effectively create a tiered system of diagnosis which means unvaccinated. People will find it much easier to be diagnosed with covert than a vaccinated. Were you okay. Look i know no matter what i say. The anti vaxxers are not going to get vaccinated. I know that but leslie. It is my job to report the truth to you. The cdc may be politicized. You could be right okay. But it is the only authoritative body from the federal government that distributes information that we the people need nowhere else. Does that happen if there is fraud. In the cdc if they cook the numbers that is a felony so i have to report the authoritative numbers and i look at all fifty states and the overwhelming evidence is that if you are vaccinated you are safer than if you are not vaccinated. It is my job to tell you that you remember last november. I told you. Donald trump was not going to be president. Four or five days after the vote i law support. I lost premium members. Ali is. I knew he wasn't coming back and i reported it. Same thing with the vaccine the only way it will be defeated in any country is for the vast majority of its citizenry to leave axed and those who will not get the facts. You have a right not to get it in this country but you are putting yourself a grave risk. That's a true. Thank you for genucel news. We will see you again tomorrow.
Delta Variant & Vaccine Hesitancy: Dr. Wrenetha Julion
"I have a friend a neighbor of mine who refuses to get the covert vaccine. I don't know what to say to convince him to change his mind. Perhaps there's nothing. I can do other than simply. Listen but it is disturbing that my neighbor and so many other people are vaccine hesitant and it's so frustrating because we're at a time that ought to be a moment of great triumph. I mean the way these vaccines were developed in record time and rolled out across. The country is really a wonderful breakthrough in public health. And yet we've gotta hit a wall in terms of some pretty large pockets of the population. Just saying no we're gonna talk about the delta variant and vaccine hesitancy renita jillian. I don't think that anybody is going to be able to do anything and say here's the magic piece of paper. Here's the magic piece of information and everyone is gone all of a sudden getting line and say okay. I'm ready. i think it requires which sometimes it's difficult to have some patients. Our show is about fixes. Yeah how to make the world a better place. How do we fix it fix that. Another division has widened in recent weeks. In our already polarized country the one between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated the spread of the delta variant of the cove in nineteen viruses getting worse and it's largely affecting populations that are mostly unvaccinated. The cdc just announced that about half of new cases of covent nineteen in this country are the delta variant which spreads much more easily and might be also more dangerous. We still don't have all the information on that at the same time cases in a lot of urban and suburban areas some of the more affluent areas in particular continue to fall. You know two thirds of adult americans of now received at least one vaccination and in comparison with even other wealthy nations. That's a pretty strong vaccination rate but that two-thirds number nationally contrasts with several states where the rate is much closer to one third. Mississippi is one example. The state's medical officer. Dr thomas dobbs spoke at a medical briefing a few days ago about the stark differences between people who had a shot. And those who didn't have three days ninety. Three percent of our desks are in unvaccinated. The unvaccinated people who were dying the unvaccinated people who are going to the hospital the unvaccinated people who are getting diagnosed for the most part thomas dobbs who called the low vaccination rate in mississippi pitiful. It's really frustrating. We're seeing pockets of the country. Where hospitalization rates even icu. Utilization is going up and across the country. We're still seeing deaths decline in particular. We're seeing new cases of co vid kind of bouncing along at about twelve thousand new cases a day which is not the drop that we had hoped for. But what's particularly scary but also interesting about this is the delta variant puts unvaccinated people at special risk in a way that's different from previous less transmittable forms of cove. Ed on a recent episode of nbc's meet the press chuck. Todd asked dr anthony. Foul she about this foul. She is the director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. If you look at the number of deaths about ninety nine point two percent of them are unvaccinated about zero point. Eight percent or vaccinated. No vaccine is perfect but when you talk about the avoidability of hospitalization and deaths chuck. It's really sad and tragic that most all of these are avoidable and preventable. Later in our podcast will look at why vaccines are so remarkable and what's different about the delta variant. But first we're going to revisit the interview. We did earlier this year about vaccine. Hesitancy vaccination rates are much lower in some rural red states than in most of the country rates are also lower than average in many communities of color. Why is this and how do we persuade more people to get the shot doctor. Renita julian is professor and department chair at rush university college of nursing in chicago. We originally reached out to her after seeing an article. She co authored called building vaccine trust in marginalized communities. We thought this interview was really worth visited again. As delta variant puts the entire push against the pandemic under new strains. Here's the interview. The resistance to getting a covert vaccine for many people could be a big barrier to progress against corona virus. How serious is this problem. I think that the problem varies among populations and i think in particular among minority african american lat next populations that it is a significant problem. Another group that seems to have surprisingly high rates of vaccine anxiety or concerned is republicans and it seems like you have a number of these groups that don't really trust authority and they're not sure that the vaccines have been tested adequately. Can you reassure people that these vaccines really have passed through legitimate testing despite it being probably the fastest vaccine approval we've ever seen right. I think that's one of the disadvantages of calling it operation warp speed. Because you you think you know how many steps has somebody skipped in terms of getting to this place but what was reassuring to me was to look at the science look at the research and it went through the exact same steps as all other vaccines that there was just more attention to it in more intensity related to it urgency so they did not skip any steps in the development of the vaccine so that was reassuring to me. Knowing black and brown communities many people appear reluctant to take the vaccines against covert. You're an african american nurse with with many years of experience of working with patients. Have you learned some reasons why people are reluctant. I have and it stems from a long history of mistrust. A long history of mistreatment of african americans and other groups in healthcare systems and research. And unfortunately those are the things that stick in people's minds. it's they don't shake off bed Tuskegee experiment and whenever you even talked to someone about research. They're like well. You know what about tuskegee will tell us more about that. Tuskegee experiment which happened over a forty year period. Starting in the nineteen thirties. The us public health system conducted a study on untreated syphilis in black men in macon county alabama and it turned out to be a revolting example of racism. What happened is they were following individuals who were positive for syphilis and somewhere along the chorus of observing people with this disease an effective treatment came up in the silicon which could effectively cure the disease and they withheld the treatment from the african americans just to continue observing the impact. You can see why that would resonate even across generations when people that you know. Bring that up. What do you say to them. I absolutely tell them that. I understand what they are thinking and how they feel about it. Because i feel in a similar way that how can you trust systems that have behaved so horribly in the past and it's really hard to shake that off but what i compare it to in some ways. Is that the difference now with covet. Is that there is treatment. And they are offering it and they are really intent on trying to distribute it in equitable way so that those who are most impacted actually get the vaccine. And i've found that the answer is not to for me to sorta radloff this scientific List of reasons why they should get the vaccine but listen to their concerns in really tell them my thinking about it and then allow some time because i think over time with thinking about it in how things are going. A lot of people are changing their minds in our interview with dr jillian earlier this year. She told us that. During the trump administration there was open disregard for black lives this in combination with the term operation warp speed may have led to an increase in vaccine hesitancy in black and brown communities. I think it's not going to be an instant change. I don't think that anybody's going to be able to do anything and say here's the magic piece of paper. Here's the magic piece of information and everyone is gone all of a sudden getting line and say okay. i'm ready. i think it requires which sometimes it's difficult to have some patients in terms of. Let's talk about this now. What are your questions. What are your concerns. And then let's talk about this again in. This even happened with my own family. Yeah i was going to ask you about that whether you have close family members or or friends who say. I don't want to get this shot. I do i do. I have family members who have said that they don't want to get the shot and for some after having a conversation and telling them what. I know in terms of what i've researched and looked up on the vaccine and the fact that they know that i love and care for them and wouldn't intentionally do anything to harm them. I think that has made some traction in terms of my own family. And also the fact that i was happy to my arm out to get the vaccine one thing. We hear a lot from people who studied vaccine resistance is. It doesn't work to just say. Oh no you're wrong. The scientists great sometimes people actually get more dug in in their position if you confront them head on. That doesn't sound like it's your approach. I mean you're a purchase not to confront them head on but to listen a little more exactly to listen a little more into listen a little more often so that it's not just once that you're listening and i think part of the problem is that you can find arguments to the contrary of anything you're talking about if you search for it on the internet if you're on you know Social media you'll have somebody saying. I'm dr such and such. I know that this vaccine is killed. A million people and they're not telling anybody about it so if you search for it you'll find it whether or not is truth or fiction we're gonna talk about solutions in just a moment. This is how do we fix it. I'm richard davies. And i'm jim megs if you're looking for the next best thing to invest in try investing in your long term. Health with forward forward is intelligent medicine with a personal touch. Their doctors are dedicated to catching top killers. Like cancer and heart disease early which could save you. Tens of thousands of dollars in the long run so invest in doctor. That's invested in you. Visit go forward dot com to learn more about how forward can help you manage your long term health risks for one flat monthly fee. That's go forward dot com. Our guest is dr renita julian. Let's talk about how we may improve. Vaccine acceptance rates in the weeks and months ahead do you and other healthcare professionals play the most important role in in bending the curve. I think we played an important role. But maybe not the most important. And and i'll say that sort of thinking about it in two different ways one. I think that health professionals of color play a key role in helping patients of color. Believe or trust some of the information. That's out there. Which is why. It's important that we worked so hard to increase diversity in the healthcare professions. So that's one one thing but from the other side of it. Our role may be more important in supporting people in the community. Church leaders individuals out there who have the trust of the community. they don't have to earn it. They already have it and we can support them by providing them with the information that they need providing them with the resources that they need if they need us to come out in give a description of how the vaccine was developed or how the vaccine works in the body i think the partnerships with people who have all ready established their trust in the community probably is the strongest way to go about it. You've said that one key resource can be barber. Shops and beauty parlours. Yes yes those barbers in those beauticians would need to be armed with the right information in order for that to be ineffective approach. And that's where i think. Healthcare professionals have a place in terms. Of here's the playbook. Here's the menu. Here's the information that your customers will want to hear in a way that they can really absorb it. do you have. Examples of how states or local communities are making a difference and trying to reach out to communities where the vaccine acceptance rate or the actual distribution of vaccines is low. Well i'm proud to say that At my own institution. They had a ministers vaccine day where it was a saturday in invited church leaders for multiple denomination so they weren't just saying african american show shojiro lat next literally every denomination they could think of to have come in and received the vaccine in also make that information publicly available so that people could see that. These church leaders had confidence in the process. What do you say relief to people. You know who don't want a vaccine against cova de you have any personal strategies apart from from listening and trying several times that that might help other. People convince their relatives to get the vaccine. Well i think again the importance of talking about how the vaccine was developed talking about how the vaccine works in the body that you know with some vaccines like the flu. They give you a t tiny tiny tiny dose of the flu to help your body figure out how to fight it off. And that's not what they do with kobe. They're not injecting you with any vaccine at all. They're just teaching your body how to build up a fight against it if it runs into it so talking about what happens with the vaccine how the vaccine was developed and. I believe that my family knows that. I love and respect them and that i'm not going to tell them something that is harmful to them. Have you had cases of covert in your family. Your immediate circle yes. My ninety three year old aunt died last year from cogan. I've had someone in median household with kobe. So yes it. I don't know anybody who hasn't been touched in some way by this virus. Dr renita julian thank you for joining us on. How do we fix it. Thank you. I hope i was helpful. You sure were. This has been great much. Appreciated dr renita jillian of the rush university college of nursing in chicago next before our conversation. It's our recommendation him. You have something. I don't know what it is. Yeah i think this might be a surprise for you and maybe for some of our listeners. To i'm actually reading a book by rachel maddow along with author michael yar vets that i really like and as you can imagine My political world doesn't always mesh perfectly with rachel maddow's but good reporting is good reporting good stories. A good story and the book is called bag man. The wild crimes audacious cover up and spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the white house. And it's a story of nixon's vice. President spiro agnew. The former governor of maryland who was just a spectacular kind of league just spectacularly corrupt politician like many of his predecessors and and followers in that state who was literally receiving envelopes of cash as governor and then even in the white house and it's about the group of prosecutors who brought him down and how the attorney general under nixon elliot. Richardson actually refuse to shut this investigation. Down in let these federal prosecutors do their work of investigating this person even though he was the vice president of the united states but notwithstanding it's just a really interesting part of our history that's often overlooked in the shadow of the watergate scandal. Which of course was much more significant a surprising recommendation but nevertheless a good one by the sound of it. Thanks jim coming up next our conversation. Jim the first thing i wanted to ask you about. Because you've you've taken a look at this is just the astounding gap between those people. Who think that they don't need to take the the vaccine and the truth of the vaccines which is a triumph for many different things from for public policy for modern medicine and for the pharmaceutical firms involved in in producing those vaccines. Yeah right. i've actually wrote a cover story for commentary magazine a couple months ago called. Thank god for big pharma. Actually my working title was two point. Five cheers for big pharma. There's certainly elements of how that business runs. That are worthy of reform. But i could see. I could see why they chose the the headline they ran with. Yeah but in the midst of a global pandemic. The industry deserves a lot of credit for its ability to get these vaccines out and tested so quickly and i think the operation warp speed was a great example of how a public private partnership is often the best approach to a crisis or other goals. So it's just so sad in a way that this incredible breakthrough is almost immediately dismissed. People view it with suspicion they dismiss it so that lays the groundwork for different kinds of skepticism and we were saying two main types of skepticism about about cove in nineteen Vaccines in the more conservative leaning Communities it kind of goes hand in hand with the general suspicion of elites and big government and basic anything that experts say a lot of these people are are inclined to to dismiss and then in minority communities. There's more of a kind of a at least a historical precedent for this terrible stories of experiments gone awry and not conducted ethically Experiment of course being really famous and that has led to a kind of an overhang of suspicion of of the medical community. As a whole there is a lot of suspicion of experts the media and modern institutions of democracy especially from the populist right in some cases outright rejection. that's almost certainly a reason. Why so many people in red states say no. They will not have the shot. There was a very striking finding in a gallup poll. Last week jim. It said that fifty seven percent of republicans think the pandemic is over compared to just four percent of democrats. In this case perhaps pessimism may be saving lives and encouraging many of those who live in cities and suburbs people who normally vote democrat to be vaccinated. i think we're lacking nuance on both sides of this democrats who wanna hang onto the idea that the pandemic is just as bad as ever it to me. It kind of fits in with a pattern of of almost sort of enjoying bad news as as a justification for certain political world view. That may be true. But i think the much bigger problem right now is among conservatives and among republican politicians who've refused to really go out of their way to ask their citizens to be vaccinated. That's true in all states but in summit is it has and republicans have tended to be very cowardly in confronting the wacko fringe in their in their midst. Actually trump just for the first time just the other day. And you know he's kind of back out of the road doing rallies and stuff. He actually encouraged people get the vaccine. I've been a little bit mystified. Why he hasn't been doing this. He could be the big hero. Say hey it's my vaccine. I invented it. And i think that there's one area where maybe Vaccine hesitancy on the right and the left overlap. I think people need to hear messages from people they trust and that might be certain celebrities that can but the word out there but even more people in their community people that they that they feel comfortable with and i think if they can tell their own stories. That's probably a more effective to start changing some of these attitudes one person at a time before we go leaving politics aside. What about this delta variant. It really does seem to of upset the apple cart of optimism for the summer. It's spreading very quickly and does seem to be something that people should be concerned about and maybe even use masks in some cases indoors. yeah. I'm agnostic on the mass question. I'm hopeful that awareness of the delta behrendt will help push some of these communities to take vaccines more seriously. There's some really good news about vaccines and the delta variant new research suggests that the pfizer bio attack in the moderna vaccines reduce the risk of people getting symptomatic infections by more than ninety percent. It doesn't mean somebody who's who's back. He could never get the corona virus of course all vaccines have a certain percentage of of people who who do get the illness but usually a very mild version of it also. Even the people who do get the virus are much much less likely maybe fifty percent is likely to pass it on to other people so this should also help reduce the spread of the virus. But there's this one other risks as immune escape that we need to to grapple with as the virus keeps mutating different populations around the world especially parts of the world where very few people are vaccinated. The longer it takes to be suppressed around the world the more likely to sit it more variants will keep coming out and eventually may be one of those will be potent enough to to get around or these partially get around the current vaccines fortunately both these marin vaccines advisor. Madonna are really well suited for updates. You know different kinds of booster shots where they can tweak the vaccine to address the new variants so while we talk about reducing vaccine hesitancy here. That's a crucial battle. But also i would really like to see the biden administration do more. They're doing pretty much. But i'd like to see them do even more to fund the the manufacturer and distribution of vaccines to go around the world. We need to be doing this. Vaccine diplomacy even more than we are already. We've got the best vaccines. They should be our gift to the world. It'll help us. It'll help the rest of of human population and every minute counts. It's how do we fix it. i'm richard davies. 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Season Four Trailer
"There are pieces of space junk in their hurtling around it. Almost twenty thousand miles an hour in low earth orbit in those things collide with a functioning satellite. War say a space station results could be absolutely catastrophic. A piece of space junk ripped a hole in the arm boom and its thermal blanket outside the international space station you think in terms of a pandemic you have to remember. It is global and it requires a global response. J-7 seven wants to lead the world out of the pandemic starting with an ambitious plan to vaccinate the global population within two years. I think there are new reasons that people mention often for why russia matters amid growing cyber attacks against tv stations food and fuel suppliers and all levels of government. The fbi confirms it's investigating one hundred different types of ransomware attacks many originally from washer. I'm gabrielle sierra. And this is why. It matters a podcast by the council on foreign relations. The idea is simple. it's a foreign policy. Podcast for the rest of us. We cover it. All the forces corona virus sarcasm domestic terrorists cybersecurity demographic simon change and the players china russia iran nigeria japan brazil with world. Class experts of the vice commander of air force base command level markets correspondent with cnbc. Business news alabama's nasa administrator director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. Environmental toxicologist the campaign to stop killer. Robots in a sea of news coverage. We're here to slow things down so that you can understand what's really happening. So join us on june twenty third as we kick off the fourth season of matters wherever you get your podcasts. We'll bring the world home to you.