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"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on NPR News Now

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01:55 min | 1 year ago

"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr. News in washington. I'm jack speer haiti's acting prime minister will step down and hand over power to a political rival who is backed by key members of the international community is. Npr's carrie. kahn explains haiti's elections minister confirms to npr. The change of leadership as the country still deals with the assassination of its president. Nearly two weeks ago was happening. According to haiti's election minster mattias. Pierre the handover power. Could take place as soon as tuesday. Prime minister cloud. Joseph will step down in seventy one year old neurosurgeon arielle. On re will become prime minister. Enrique had been picked by former president giovanni elmo east to be prime minister before the assassination. However since maurice's murdered both men have claimed to be in charge over the weekend the so-called core group of key international diplomats including representatives from the us un and the organization of american states through it support to honoree haitian officials say they hope to hold elections leader. This year carrie kahn. Npr news the nation's largest wildfire the bootleg fire in south central oregon is continuing to burn scorching more dry forest land and forcing the evacuation of a wildlife research station. There authorities say the fire crews had to pull back after flames jumped. Fire retardant containment lines the bootleg fires. Now burn some four hundred seventy six square miles. That's an area. Roughly the size of los angeles. Peer reviewed studies have found the warming. Climate is making large destructive wildfires. More likely because of hotter temperatures drier vegetation when school starts up again in the fall all students and school staff should wear masks regardless of vaccination status that is a new recommendation of the american academy pediatrics. Npr selena simmons duffin reports the reasoning behind these new recommendations is that first of all children under age twelve are not yet eligible.

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"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on NPR News Now

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04:19 min | 1 year ago

"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Only one of the three has shown any symptoms the democratic caucus those who are positive will isolate for ten days while none of the covert positive. Texas democrats have been identified. Vaccinations were required for the trip. to washington. nearly sixty house members left stayed on money to block republicans from passing voting restrictions. Bill the texas democrats have spent the week in washington meeting with various members of congress. Most all of them are staying in the same washington. Dc hotel republican governor. Greg abbott has threatened to arrest the members when they return. I'm jerry clayton in san antonio krona virus cases are rising again in the us. Federal health officials say new infections are climbing particularly in places with low vaccination rates. npr selena simmons duffin reports. that's due in part to the delta variant which spreads faster than the original strains centers for disease control and prevention director rachelle. Walinsky said in a white house press briefing. The trend is clear. This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country that have low vaccination coverage because unvaccinated people are at risk it's not just cases that are rising hospitalizations and deaths are rising to federal health officials. Say they aren't planning to change the national vaccination strategy or masking guidelines in the face of these trends although walinsky did say in hot spots with low vaccination rates local officials should consider reintroducing mask requirements. Selena simmons duffin. Npr news dozens of large wildfires are burning across about a dozen states west of the mississippi engulfing more than one million acres this as fears mount that shifting conditions can worsen and already dire situation. Npr's dave missed. It has more. Nearly three hundred thousand acres have burned in southern oregon's bootleg fire officials. Say the blaze is twenty. Two percent contained. Fires are also raging in northern california. Where firefighters have been working around the clock to contain the beckwith complex fire which burned more than one hundred thousand acres in his seventy percent contained. Here's jay caygill with california incident management. We're out of the woods yet. They're still wind and potentials for spots. But we have containment line. We've closed the gap on this thing so crews will be Mopping up today as well as tonight and Further operational periods high temperatures low humidity and strong winds are being blamed for the intensity of the fires in their spread. Dave mitch. Npr news and you're listening to npr news. Canadian prime minister justin trudeau says. His government is working on an international vaccine passport. That would recognize canadians. Who got mixed. Doses of the vaccine to be recognized as fully vaccinated and allowed into other countries as dan carpenter reports. Some countries may still require travelers with two different doses to quarantine on arrival canada's national advisory committee on immunization has said it safety use astra zeneca pfizer and modern shots interchangeably in certain situations. Thousands of canadians have already received mixed doses but some countries have not approved mixing doses. Trudeau says he's working to have. The international community recognized that the mix doses of cove in one thousand nine vaccine given to canadians are safe and effective ottawa's also moving to create an internationally recognized vaccine passport but officials still haven't determine how that will work for canadians with different doses. Some canadians who recently traveled to barbados encountered difficulties. And we're asked to quarantine until they have a negative for npr news. I'm dan carpenter chuck in toronto in western europe. Hundreds are still missing in floods brought on by heavy rains and as rescuers search for survivors. Emergency workers in the netherlands are on high alert today. Tens of thousands in the south have been evacuated is overflowing rivers threatened. Towns teton a a controversial film about a woman who survives a car crash then goes on to have an unusual relationship with cars has won the home door award at the cannes film. Festival and julia. Di corno has become the second female filmmaker to win that top honor. I'm janine herbst and you're listening to npr news..

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Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Rapid Tests to Be Available at Major Pharmacies

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00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Rapid Tests to Be Available at Major Pharmacies

"Available without a prescription. As NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin reports. These tests for the Corona virus could soon be on drugstore shelves. The tester Abbotts by next now test and the Quiet Del Quick View test. Both use simple swabs and test strips to give results in about 10 to 15 minutes. These aren't the first rapid at home test to be authorized by FDA for use without a prescription. Another made by a loom is not yet in stores, and it's expected to cost around $30 protest. These tests are simpler and cheaper. They're expected to be sold in drugstores in two packs for around 15 to $20 public health experts say that rapid at home testing, along with other public health tools, like vaccines could make it easier to tamp down outbreaks before they spread out of control. Selena Simmons Duffin. NPR News Police in Orange, California near Los Angeles, say a mass shooting has left four

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CDC launches VaccineFinder tool to locate COVID-19 vaccine providers

Morning Edition

03:37 min | 1 year ago

CDC launches VaccineFinder tool to locate COVID-19 vaccine providers

"19 vaccine, But you can't find one help could be on the way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just launched an online search tool in partnership with Boston Children's Hospital. Help people identify which facilities have supplies of the vaccine. It's called vaccine finder dot org's. This initial launch is limited to certain providers in most states, NPR's Selena Simmons, Duffin has details. When you put in your zip code at vaccine, find her dot org's. You see an interactive map showing local pharmacies that get Cove in 19 vaccine doses from the federal government. You also see whether they have doses in stock. If you live in Alaska, Indiana, Iowa or Tennessee, you're in luck. Because in those states, the maps show more places administering Cove in 19 vaccines. Not just pharmacies, but private hospitals and clinics and public health sites, ideas to show vaccine providers that are open to the public. How to contact them how to book an appointment. And kind of show the daily inventory status of people are clearing where there's vaccine and where there isn't That's John Brownstein, the founder of Vaccine Finder and chief information officer at Boston Children's Hospital, he says. After this initial launch, more providers in more places are expected to join in in the coming days and weeks. That scene finder is actually not new. It began nine years ago. It all started after each one. Anyone where we want to figure out how to provide the population with the best possible insights and where vaccine was in their communities, and since then We have been building this platform usually showing people where to get the seasonal flu shot or travel vaccines, Bronstein says. In recent months, a team of about three dozen people has been working feverishly to launch this tool toe work for people looking for covert 19 vaccines. While navigating the fact that at this moment, vaccine supplies relatively low and eligibility is limited, both of which constrained how useful the tool is. In case the Kaiser Family Foundation says she wishes this tool had been around a few weeks ago. In the meantime, many states have created their own provider maps people can use, and that's added to this confusing patchwork. This idea has a lot of potential, but I think there's still some questions about what will it be like in practice. There are also concerns about how many providers will put their information on vaccine finder and whether the providers will really update their inventory every 24 hours. I've seen finders John Brown seen acknowledges. This is not a silver bullet. What we're trying to do is add a resource into the mix to help consumers. Of course not all problems get solved with a new website. And he says they have partnerships to put vaccine find her info about where vaccine providers are located and who has shot's available in lots of different places online from Google maps to the traffic app ways too Good are ex, so it's not just about coming in the website, but meeting consumers where they are. Are on making sure that anybody who's looking for a vaccine knows where to find them. The supply of Corona virus vaccine doses is growing. The Biden administration says it's now sending out over 16 million doses a week and increase of more than 70% since inauguration. Assuming that trend continues, more shots will be available and more providers like clinics and even doctors. Offices will be able to begin distributing vaccine doses as well. So people can look forward to a time when Cove in 19 vaccine doses are abundant and everyone is eligible. And you might even be able to ask your smart speaker to find a clinic nearby with vaccine doses and stock and head over to get your shot. Selena Simmons Duffin

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"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:50 min | 1 year ago

"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"He says Trump is not immune from the criminal justice system. Is prosecution really possible? It's morning edition from NPR News, keeping you informed KQED FM San Francisco and kick you, e I f ound North Highland Sacramento. The Senate acquitted former President Trump this weekend on charges he incited me insurrection. I'm Steve Inskeep and then Noel King. But he and his supporters in Congress face a different kind of penalty. American companies have sued suspended contracts, stop donations and outright shunned. Politicians who spread lies about election fraud. Coming up how to catch deforestation early and in Russia. Flashlights signal civil disobedience. It's Monday, February, 15. Making the stallion is 26 today, and the news is next. Lie from NPR NEWS. I'm Giles Snyder. People who need health insurance have a new opportunity to enroll in a plan on healthcare. Dot got NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin reports that the Biden administration Is opening up a special and Roman period to make it easier for people to get covered during the pandemic. This is the first special enrollment period on the federal Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace since the pandemic began last spring. Million's have lost their jobs and the insurance they got through their jobs because of the coronavirus recession. But the Trump administration resisted calls to open up healthcare dot got for a special enrollment period last spring. Not every state uses healthcare dot go for. It's a CIA marketplace. But most states that have their own insurance exchanges are following the Biden administration fleet and also allowing people to enroll. The federal Special Enrollment period runs for three months. From February. 15th to May 15th Selena Simmons.

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Biden plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses immediately

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02:44 min | 1 year ago

Biden plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses immediately

"Rollout of the coronavirus vaccines in this country has been slow and chaotic. But there are a number of steps the us government could take to accelerate the vaccination campaign and slow the spread of the coronavirus yesterday. The biden transition team announced to plant. Try to do just that in a week. In which for the first time more than four thousand covid nineteen deaths were recorded on just a single day in the united states. Vaccines just can't come soon enough. Npr selena simmons. Duffin has more on this selena. Thanks for being with us. Hi good morning. Oh what did the biden people announce. Okay so you know. How both the pfizer and madonna. Vaccines require two shots. Well operation warp speed. Which is the federal effort. Managing vaccine distribution has been holding back millions of second doses and not sending them out to the field yesterday. President-elect biden's incoming press secretary. Jen psaki said they plan to change. Course the president-elect supports distributing most. But not all of the currently reserved doses and we'll take action to make that change when he takes office. She said this will allow more people to get those first doses and that biden would use the defense production act if needed to ensure manufacturers can keep up making second doses on time. How does this different from the one dose idea that Was getting talked about this week. And the fbi. Fda warned against it. Didn't they right so this is not the same thing. They're a biden. Team is not suggesting that you can just forget about the second dose and dr anthony. Fauci of the national institutes of health emphasized that point to npr. Yesterday he is of course a member of president. Trump's covid nineteen task force and he's been advising the incoming administration not talking about withholding and not giving the second does they are completely committed to giving the second dose on time they feel that the importance of getting as many people as possible is worth the risk. Hopefully the companies will get the doses back there in time angelina. What's been the reaction to this idea. Well public health officials and experts at. Npr talked to yesterday by and large said that this is a good move. It is a bit of a gamble. One official. i talked to aggressive. And here's claire. Hannan who runs the association for immunization managers and those are the people in charge of each state's vaccination plans. I think it's probably a good thing to get more doses flowing. She says with so many people dying every day. This may be better than keeping vaccine in a freezer somewhere. Of course there are problems that more doses won't solve like finding willing people to get shots because the vaccine hesitancy and just general disorganization and chaos. That we've heard about in different

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"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on KCRW

"I'm wearing only on our to the point podcast Joe Biden the challenge of climate change. And what does Net zero really mean? We'll also talk about the big lie about electoral fraud in U. S elections. Part of recovering from this really assault on democracy. That was the presidency of Donald Trump has to be recovering truth recovering deliberation and finding ways to make our institutions work. That's our to the point podcast. Live from NPR news. I'm Janine Herbst as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases soars to more than 16 million and deaths near 300,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University officials say the country's first visor by on Tech Covad 19 vaccine will start arriving in states on Monday. NPR's Selena Simmons, Duffin has more The federal government has contract ID with FedEx and UPS and the vials are going from visors manufacturing facilities to central distribution centers. I've been told the first batch will start moving around noon tomorrow and General Pernis is all states will receive shipments on Monday. Initially, we're talking about small quantities about 6.4 million doses in the first batch, and each state knows exactly how many doses they're getting in these first few weeks. Based on the state's population, NPR's Selena Simmons, Duffin Vaccine has to be kept extremely cold in a second dose will be required three weeks after the first governors and state health officials have plans to prioritize the allocation of the vaccine. Meanwhile, full federal funding for the vaccine program hasn't come through from Congress yet. In Texas hospitals are overflowing with covert 19 patients, especially in rural areas. Texas Public Radio's Dominic Anthony Walsh reports. The intensive care unit at the On Lee Level One Trauma center in northwest Texas is overcapacity. They're university Medical Center in Lubbock. Has had to reject the transfers from smaller rural hospitals at higher rates than usual, a necessity that weighs on Sharmila Addison, aka the chief of surgery. That was probably one of the hardest things when I hospitals completely over capacity, and I don't have nice, you bed and if someone is shot In a town just outside here. They can bleed to death if they don't get to me, But you know, West Trish to breaking point and restoration even further. She worries that cases from holiday gatherings will make a bad situation worse. She says quality of care is suffering and staff members are burning out. For NPR News. I'm Dominic Anthony Walsh in Bernie. An audit shows. The Democratic National Committee played a major role in Iowa's disastrous caucus night, which kicked off the primary last February. Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters reports. February's caucus results were delayed for days, thanks in part to a faulty smartphone app. The autopsy lays out several reasons as to why things went wrong among them. The DNC feared the APP would miscalculate results on caucus night. So they demanded the APP developer build a conversion tool just weeks before the caucuses so the DNC could access the wrong numbers. Attorney Nick Kleinfeld was one of the authors of the audit. When the dean's he databases conversion tool filled the work correctly. It caused the DNC to wrongly stop the I D P from reporting its results. The DNC did not participate in interviews by the lawyers who.

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Illinois reports more than 13,000 new cases and 126 new deaths statewide

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04:37 min | 1 year ago

Illinois reports more than 13,000 new cases and 126 new deaths statewide

"Live from npr news. I'm jack speer. With corona virus cases surging across the west new data released from the federal government shows just. How many hospitals in the country say they are facing critical staffing shortages. Npr selena simmons duffin reports nearly one in five hospitals in the us currently has a staffing issue states in the mid west and southwest are being hit hardest. North dakota has the highest percentage of hospitals reporting shortages. Texas has the highest number of hospitals when there aren't enough staff to treat the surge of patients. The concern is that you could get to the point where you have to start rationing care and then more people could die early on in the pandemic medical staff could volunteer to help in hot spots like new york city. But that's not really possible. Now with so many hospitals facing shortages and cases surging all over the country selena simmons duffin npr news eleanor. Like many other states seeing a big surge in coronavirus cases more than thirteen thousand new cases reported there with one hundred and twenty six deaths making it the third day in a row deaths their past the one hundred mark on governor. Jay pritzker reminding people his they've been state today. The numbers do not reflect what tomorrow's numbers might look like. You have to look at what the trajectory is. How fast it is that. They're likely to fill up. How fast they're coming into the emergency room and ending up in the bed. Laurie now is more than six hundred. Thirty four thousand coronavirus cases more than eleven thousand kobe. Nineteen deaths in the state. The death toll from covid nineteen pandemic has now reached more than two hundred and fifty thousand georgia's certified president elect. Joe biden has one that state's electoral votes but as a meal moffitt of member station w. a. b. e. in atlanta reports top georgia republicans are calling for changes to the state's election. Laws in one of the narrowest races in the country president elect joe biden topped president. Donald trump by about twelve thousand six hundred votes of the record. One point three million votes cast by mail and the state two thirds of them went to biden. Georgia's republican governor. Brian kemp echoed. President trump and casting doubt on the state's signature match program used to verify the identity of absentee voters voters casting their ballots. In person must show a photo. Id and we should consider applying that same standard to mail in ballots. Georgia's republican secretary of state also called for reform despite repeated assurances that he's seen no evidence of widespread fraud for npr news. I'm a meal moffitt in atlanta michigan state. Legislators met at the white house today with president trump as the president appears to be making an extraordinary effort aimed at overturning. Joe biden's overwhelming win. There were after the meeting. Officials said they have not been yet made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election by one michigan by an insurmountable one hundred fifty four thousand votes on wall street today. The dow closed lower down two hundred nineteen points. You're listening to. Npr president trump's state department and foreign policy advisors to the incoming baiju administration are both expressing concerns about recent arrests of human rights advocates in egypt. Computers michele keleman reports. The arrest came after. The activists met with european diplomats. The egyptian institute for personal rights as seen three of its members arrested this week charged with spreading false information and undermining public security. European diplomats had met with them earlier this month. The state department is expressing quote deep concern about the arrests biden's foreign policy adviser. Tony blinken says he shares that sentiment in a tweet. He writes quote. Meeting with foreign. Diplomats is not a crime nor is peacefully advocating for human rights. President trump wants called egypt's leader his favourite dictator egypt remains a major recipient of us aid michelle kellerman npr news washington asia pacific summit leaders set aside their differences today issuing their first joint communique in three years among other things a group calling for free and predictable trade to help a global economy leaders of the twenty one nation apec groups as been substantially weakened by the coronavirus pandemic the group whose members include president trump and chinese leader xi jinping also about not to resort to protectionist policies notwithstanding the ongoing us trying to trade battle apec countries fell to reach agreement in two thousand eighteen in part due to discord between the us and china crude oil futures prices ended the week on an up note oil closing up forty three cents a barrel and the session at forty two seventeen barrel in new york. I'm jack speer npr news.

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"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on KCRW

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01:55 min | 1 year ago

"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on KCRW

"A lot in common. But as NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin reports, there's one key difference between Madonna and Visors Vaccines. The difference is the temperature requirements. Both have to be frozen. That's because they were made using messenger RNA, and that's unstable. The cold keeps the vaccine more stable, just like a freezer keeps ice cream from melting, but only five years. Vaccine requires ultra cold temperatures minus 70 degrees Celsius, which is colder than Antarctica. Experts say. Because of the urgency of the pandemic, both vaccines will likely be needed. And the Fizer vaccine may just be directed to bigger population centers that can handle the dry ice and specialty freezers. That vaccine requires Selena Simmons Duffin NPR News The to pharmaceutical firms will soon submit the latest information about their vaccines to the federal government for approval. Two shots are needed for each vaccine to be effective. Nation's top infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony Fauci, says Fizer and Madonna could soon make these available to a limited number of people. Hope would be but not totally guaranteed. But close is that by the end of the year you'll be able. One company will have 25 million. The other one will have 15 million. You'll have about 40 million doses for about 20 million people. As we get into January February, those doses will increase. He spoke to NPR's morning edition. Hurricane iota is weakening rapidly as it plows deeper into Central America. Top sustained winds are now in 85 MPH. It made landfall yesterday on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua with top sustained winds of 155 MPH. Matt Hackworth of Lutheran World Relief is in Honduras, helping coordinate relief efforts. It's a race just to keep up among the was trying to help. So that's Honduras is government as well. This.

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"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:57 min | 1 year ago

"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Have showed promising results have a lot in common. But as NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin reports, there's one key difference between Madonna and Visors Vaccines. The difference is the temperature requirements. Both have to be frozen. That's because they were made using messenger RNA, and that's unstable. The cold keeps the vaccine more stable. Just like a freezer keeps ice cream from melting, but only Fizer is vaccine requires ultra cold temperatures minus 70 degrees Celsius, which is colder than Antarctica. Experts say. Because of the urgency of the pandemic, both vaccines will likely be needed. And the Fizer vaccine may just be directed to bigger population centers that can handle the dry ice and specialty freezers. That vaccine requires Selena Simmons Duffin NPR News The to pharmaceutical firms will soon submit the latest information about their vaccines to the federal government for approval. Two shots are needed for each vaccine to be effective. The nation's top infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony Fauci, says Fizer and Madonna could soon make these available to a limited number of people. The hope with the but not totally guaranteed. But close is that by the end of the year you'll be able. One company will have 25 million. The other one will have 15 million. You'll have about 40 million doses for about 20 million people. As we get into January February, those doses will increase. He spoke to NPR's morning edition. Hurricane iota is weakening rapidly as it plows deeper into Central America. Top sustained winds are now in 85 MPH. It made landfall yesterday on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua with top sustained winds of 155 MPH. That hack worth of Lutheran world relief is in Honduras, helping coordinate relief efforts. It's a race just to keep up among the was trying to help. So that's Honduras is government as well..

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Only these four states have enough contact tracers, including Washington, DC

NPR News Now

01:00 min | 2 years ago

Only these four states have enough contact tracers, including Washington, DC

"US death toll from covid nineteen now exceeds one, hundred, sixty thousand according to Johns. Hopkins University Corona Virus Infections are nearing four point nine million while contact tracing is crucial to curbing the spread NPR Selena Simmons Duffin reports and NPR analysis finds the number of contact tracers isn't growing fast enough to keep up with rising case loads after serving states in mid June NPR found the were thirty seven thousand contact razors nationwide six weeks. Later, that number has only marginally increased. It's now about forty two, thousand several states didn't respond to multiple requests from NPR so the real total may be higher our. Of the staffing figures based on local case counts found only four states and Washington DC have enough contact tracers. Those states are Alaska Maine New Hampshire and Vermont Selena Simmons Duffin NPR News

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Where Obamacare stands right now as Trump attacks the law

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00:50 sec | 2 years ago

Where Obamacare stands right now as Trump attacks the law

"The trump administration is proceeding with a lawsuit to try to strike down the affordable Care Act as NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin reports it's the third challenge to the health law heard by the Supreme Court on the side of defending the ACA in this case the democratic controlled house of representatives and many blue states led by California they say the ACA offers key protections including coverage for pre existing conditions and that the exchanges are especially important for those needing insurance during the pandemic on the side challenging the law red states led by Texas and the trump administration they argue the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down several news outlets reported this week that Attorney General Barr warned against pursuing the suit but the administration is moving forward anyway a decision is not expected before the November presidential

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"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"And tips for staying safe when you shop for groceries news live from NPR news in Washington I'm winter Johnston president trump is continuing his push to re open the country for business amid the corona virus pandemic as NPR's Tamara Keith reports the president is proposing to convene a council of advisors to plan for an eventual return to some semblance of normal the current federal social distancing guidelines are set to stay in place through the end of the month though trump has expressed impatience with the shut down he says of his scientific advisers say may first is too soon he'll follow their advice still he's talking about creating a new group of advisors to work parallel to his coronavirus task force this is really I I call it the opening our country task force work opening our country council so we don't get it confused with Mike's task force which is done so great and we're gonna have a great business leaders great doctors will have a great group of people public health experts say any easing of social distancing would need to be gradual and very based on local conditions Tamar Keith NPR news former vice president Joe Biden has released a plan to lower the age for Medicare to sixty years old NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin reports the presumptive democratic presidential nominee says it's one way to ease the financial burden on the working class as the corona virus continues to cripple the US economy the plant is light on details but the basic concept is that at age sixty people would have the option to enroll in Medicare the.

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"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

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02:01 min | 2 years ago

"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Seven o'clock tonight right here on ninety point three K. AZ you this is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Elsa Chang and I'm ari Shapiro the White House has a particular kind of power over whether gay and transgender people are protected from discrimination it has the power to decide whether LGBTQ people are covered by laws that prohibit sex discrimination and it can issue rules and policies that reflect its legal interpretation the Obama and trump administrations have used this power to drafts to drastically different results results you can see in many recent policy reversals from transgender troops in the military to discrimination in health care and more as NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin reports LGBTQ advocates say it feels like civil rights whiplash at the heart of the story is a disagreement over the meaning of the word sex and whether discrimination against gay and transgender people for being gay or transgender is sex discrimination the Obama administration determines that yes when you fire a man for being married to a man for instance that sex discrimination he wouldn't have fired a woman for being married to a man the trump administration says being gay and trans gender categories of identity those words are just not in the law as it's now written and so people are not legally protected on the basis of those identities let's take a look at one way this disagreement played out starting in the spring of twenty sixteen it was all over cable news this is an enemy of the Obama administration sending a clear message to all public schools across the nation let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice or else the context here TransAfrica's stereo to quote in New York times editorial North Carolina had just passed each B. two which required people to use the bathrooms of the sex on their birth certificate there was backlash PayPal canceled plans to bring four hundred jobs to the state Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert the NBA pulled its all star game and protests.

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'We'll get through this': Mike Pence says 'no question' there will be more coronavirus cases, but 'we're ready'

Weekend Edition Sunday

07:17 min | 2 years ago

'We'll get through this': Mike Pence says 'no question' there will be more coronavirus cases, but 'we're ready'

"You it's been a dramatic few days of developments related to the corona virus Washington state announced several first yes date the first death of someone in the U. S. infected with the virus the first health worker to be infected and the first potential outbreak at a long term care facility outside Seattle more than fifty people are being tested for the corona virus the trump administration has also ramped up its response and here to bring us up to speed is NPR science reporter Selena Simmons Duffin high Selena hi Lisa so president trump held a press conference yesterday with members of the coronavirus task force what did we hear the president announced first of all that there had been the first U. S. death trump said the victim was a woman but authorities later confirmed it was actually a man in his fifties with underlying health conditions and he was in Kirkland Washington near Seattle vice president pence also announcing that press conference new travel restrictions in areas that have seen recent outbreaks are Ron and parts of South Korea and Italy up president trump also took a few questions and some of them referred to the fact that he used the word hoax in connection to corona virus on Friday he tried to clarify he was referring to Democrats criticism of the response not the virus itself so at the end of the week there were reports of a few positive cases that appear to be community spread in California Oregon meaning not connected to travel to Asia other affected areas the contracted rate here in the U. S. and now there are several more confirmed in Washington state potentially dozens more what's going on so the big change was that public health officials started looking for cases differently the medical director for infectious disease at the hospital evergreen health explained how it happened at a press conference yesterday he said that the guidelines about who should be tested changed last week you no longer need to travel history or close contact with somebody with corona virus so evergreen health looked at its patients and sought to with no travel history who are very sick with respiratory infections with the new guidelines they became candidates to test for crown of fight virus and both tested positive so one was the patient in his fifties who sadly died the other was a resident of this nursing home life care center in Kirkland local health officials realize that a health care worker from life care was sick as well she tested positive and that's what led officials to look into this possible outbreak so these might not be new cases then right exactly the remember the symptoms look a lot like the flu and it's flu season and health officials say most cases are mild so people might not be even going to the hospital for them so now that the new guidelines for food to test has changed and there are these new abilities for local labs around the country to do more testing we will likely see many more positive cases it's hard to know at this point how many more are out there a health official from Seattle king county said in yesterday's press briefing these newly confirmed cases are likely quote the tip of the iceberg but it's important to remember overall the risk to the American public is still low the important thing to do with the thoroughly washing your hands keeping away from sick people all of those method measures that you can take to protect yourself and prevent the spread the messages be vigilant but don't panic that's NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin thank you so much thank you the US has signed a deal with the Taliban that aims to end the eighteen year war in Afghanistan the longest in American history but there's already a glitch Afghan president Ashraf Ghani says he will free thousands of Taliban prisoners as yesterday's the deal called for joining us to talk about that is NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman he spent years in batting with US and Afghan forces good morning Tom Taylor so the agreement for less than a day old and there's already a problem how serious is it that on he says he won't release the prisoners well we don't know yet and I'm sure the U. S. and NATO officials will be reaching out quickly to Connie no the release of five thousand Taliban prisoners were supposed to be a precondition of the Taliban Afghan talks slate to begin soon Connie says he's not ready to release any prisoners before talks begin he said that prisoner release was not a promise the U. S. could make I I think it shows what many predicted the most difficult step was not a U. S. Taliban agreement but one between the Afghans and the Taliban so they're about twelve thousand US troops in Afghanistan what are they doing and and when will they begin to leave well right now they're training Afghan troops and also together with Afghan commandos going after terror groups like ISIS the U. S. troops will drop to eighty six hundred in the next several months but the military still says at that number the cans of both train Afghans in go after ISIS or other terrorist the agreement says all U. S. troops out in fourteen months no Layla that's faster told than some earlier plans to draw down in two years so either the Taliban pressed hard for a better deal or president trump just wanted the troops out faster so is it realistic than depends who you ask one official told me the time line is he called it optimistic and said the Taliban has to abide by the agreement to stop attacks break with al Qaeda and open talks with Afghan officials but here's the thing last September right when an earlier U. S. Taliban peace agreement was about to be signed the U. S. attacked in el Qaida cell in western Afghanistan and American officials told me when I was in Afghanistan at that time that the Taliban were also working with al Qaeda in the east near the Pakistan border so some question whether the Taliban will really break with al Qaeda so then how does the U. S. make sure that the Taliban is honoring the agreement well the U. S. in the Taliban will have some sort of a monitoring office in Qatar to make sure everyone abides by the agreement and yeah in in Afghanistan the U. S. and Taliban are communicating by phone or radio to report on what they're seeing on the ground the problem is U. S. troops are in small numbers in largely confined to bases and not out and about around the country like they were in past years you know patrolling with Afghans going into villages one retired general with years of experience in Afghanistan told me as a result there is no way the U. S. can effectively monitor this agreement on the ground or even witness if the Taliban are intimidating the population but the U. S. will stop the troop drawdown if the Taliban doesn't cooperate right that's what they said and it's likely even in the face of some television non compliance the U. S. will continue to draw down then military leaders have long said of course there's no military solution here only a political one resident trump wants to bring what he calls endless wars to a close no I'll be heading to Syria soon labels are check out the U. S. military mission against ISIS the president also is cutting back their their once about two thousand American soldiers in Syria now it's down to about five hundred or so that's NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman Tom

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"Right after this hour's news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. President Trump and China's president Xi Jinping hit the pause button in their trade war, and they've agreed to restart negotiations and Michael Sullivan has more at a news conference shortly before he left Osaka for South Korea, President Trump said he'd had a great meeting with Xi Jinping and that they agreed to resume negotiating in hopes of ending trade war Trump said, US tariffs already in place would remain, but said he'd hold off on Bozing. Any new tariffs on some three hundred and twenty five billion dollars worth of Chinese goods for the time being this is going to be a deal, but they would like to make a deal I can tell you that. And if we could make a deal would be very historic event, another historic event, or at least a great photo up may come tomorrow. When Trump visits the demilitarized zone that separates north and South Korea Trump this morning tweeting an invitation to North Korea's. Kim Jong Woon to meet him there for a handshake. In a quick. Hello, Michael Sullivan, NPR news. Soul. The federal government's rule designed to protect health care workers conscientious rights will not go into effect in July as scheduled. That's according to a court filing submitted Friday as NPR's, Selena Simmons Duffin reports. The federal government was sued right away after filing its conscience rights rule for healthcare workers in the court filing the department for health and human services agreed to delay the effective date for the role, four months until November twenty second. It made clear that in doing so it was not conceding that the state of New York, and other plaintiffs were likely to quote succeed on the merits NPR Selena Simmons Duffin reporting in California at one child has died. Three others were sickened after visiting the San Diego County, fair and contracting. E coli adheres, Amy held reports. Health officials say infections are not linked to food, the children ages two to thirteen all had animal contact visiting the fares livestock area or petting zoo between June eighth and June fifteenth only the two year old was hosp. Idolized. He died on June twenty fourth, but Timothy Fennell fares, general manager says San Diego County health officials only notified them about the coli infections on Friday, possibly, there could be more more than likely not because it's that window when those folks were here. Those livestock animals, have come and gone. The animal exhibits are now shut while the fair is set to remain open through July fourth. Health. Officials say handwashing is the best precaution to take after contact with animals. Amy held NPR news. Hundreds of firefighters are battling wildfires in France,.

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"Are demonstrable evidence that are current system of aircraft design and certification has failed us. These accidents should never have happened testifying today, a house transportation committee hearing, so burgers, has pilots should get new simulator training before the max jets are allowed back in the air last month. Boeing said it finished an update to an anti stall system that had automatically turned down the noses of the two max jets that crashed in Indonesian than five months later, and he THEO Pia hundreds of passengers and crew died. Too many Selim burger is a hero. It's been a decade since he piloted, an Airbus eighth HR twenty plane to safely land on the Hudson river after the plane collided, with a flock of geese after takeoff, all one hundred fifty five people on board survived that event became known as the miracle on the. Hudson Florida is third state to pass a law allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada something, the federal government has never approved this following model and Colorado. Same NPR Selena Simmons Duffin says some regulatory hurdles remain though. In Florida's effort. I the state needs to work out the details like, which thirty and it would cover which drugs, then the federal department of health and human services needs to give it the green light. Here's Rachel sacks Alah professor at Washington University in Saint Louis. This secretary of HHS has had the ability since two thousand three to allow importation like this, but it's never happened. If that approval comes through for Florida drug companies and Canada would need to help make the plan happen. That may be more of a challenge than they anticipate right now. So if Floridians ever do get an on Canada's lower drug prices, it won't be for a long time. Selena Simmons Duffin, NPR news. United Nations report says the leaders of Saudi Arabia should face criminal investigation over the quote execution of journalist. Jamal. Kashogi NPR's, Peter Kenyon reports because Shoji disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate Instanbul last October view and special reporter on extrajudicial executions called on states declaim universal jurisdiction over what she called an international crime. The report says sanctions against Saudis implicated in the killing should continue. But the evidence shows investigations must focus higher up as high as crown prince Mohammad bin Salman Riyadh denied. The crown prince was involved in the killing a Saudi prosecutor says Kashoggi's body was removed from the consulate and dismembered is remains of not been found eleven unnamed suspects have been indicted in the killing five could face the death penalty. Peter Kenyon, NPR news. Stumble. At last check. On Wall Street, the Dow is up sixty points. This is NPR. Former White House communications director hope Hicks is taking part in a closed or interview with members of the House Judiciary committee. It's part of the panel's investigation of President Trump and obstruction five anchor women at one of the most prominent local news stations, in the United States are suing management on grounds of gender age discrimination in the lawsuit filed today in Manhattan federal court, the news veterans of New York, one say they were systematically marginalized in favor of younger less experienced women and men, the suits against charter communications, which acquired New York one in two thousand sixteen a spokeswoman at charter says there's no merit to the claims. Adding that New York one is a respectful and fair workplace. A Paris auction house has sold the gun. Vincent Van Gogh is said to have used to take his own life in eighteen ninety NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports the gun fetched one hundred forty six thousand dollars. The dough auction houses, more used to selling impressionist paintings and antique statuettes. But today, a small rusty handgun sat on a hay bale that served as the auction block. That's because Van Gogh is said to have shot himself in a field outside the town of over show was a farmer found the gun in nineteen sixty the revolvers trigger is still pulled where it stayed stuck after Van Gogh dropped it to the ground. He died in a hospital. Two days later, the Dutch painter moved to the town outside of Paris at the end of his life, despite suffering from severe mental instability, his time. There was one of his most prolific Van Gogh painted some seventy works in the two.

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"Boeing said it finished an update to an anti stall system that had automatically turned down the noses of the two max jets that crashed in Indonesia, and then five months later in Ethiopia, hundreds of passengers and crew died. Too many sellin burger is a hero. It's been a decade since he piloted, an Airbus, A three twenty plane to safely land on the Hudson river after the plane collided with a flock of geese after takeoff. All. One hundred fifty five people on board survived that event became known as the miracle on the Hudson. Florida is a third state to pass a law allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada something, the federal government has never approved this following for Mont, and Colorado during the same NPR Selena Simmons Duffin says some regulatory hurdles remain though, in Florida's effort, I the state needs to work out the details like which thirty and sit would cover in which drugs, then the federal department of health and human services needs to give it the green light. Here's Rachel sacks a law professor at Washington University in St Louis. This secretary of HHS has had the ability since two thousand three to allow importation like this, but it's never happened. If that approval comes through for Florida drug companies, and Canada, we need to help make the plan happen. That may be more of a challenge than they anticipate right now. So if Floridians ever do get an on Canada's lower drug prices, it won't be for a long time. Selena Simmons Duffin, NPR news. United Nations report says the leaders of Saudi Arabia should face criminal investigation over the quote execution of journalist Jamal kashogi NPR's, Peter Kenyon reports kashogi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Last October, the UN special reporter on extrajudicial executions called onstage declaim, universal jurisdiction over what she called an international crime. The report says sanctions against Saudis implicated in the killing should continue, but the evidence shows investigations must focus higher up as high as crown prince Mohammad bin Salman Riyadh denied. The crown prince was involved in the killing a Saudi prosecutor says, show body was removed from the consulate and dismembered. His remains of not been found eleven unnamed suspects have been indicted in the killing five could face the death penalty. Peter Kenyon, NPR news is done bull. At last check. On Wall Street, the Dow is up sixty points. This is NPR from K Q, E news. I'm Brian watt. Some Uber and lift drivers are denouncing a campaign by the companies to oppose reclassifying drivers as employees cake, Sonia. Hudson reports state lawmakers are considering a Bill that would make it harder for the companies to treat drivers as independent contractors Uber and lift our lobbying lawmakers and Sacramento heavily to let the companies continue operating, as they have been while providing drivers benefits like the case in days, and more, transparent pay. They've had how many years to figure that out, and that Rivera who drives for both companies in San Jose doesn't believe they'll follow through on their promises. They have proven themselves. And I just don't think that they're going to do anything for us. They're going to continue to do. They do for themselves, Rivero and others plan to hold more protests through the summer as the Bill makes its way through the state Senate. I'm sonia. Hudson cake. Weedy news Marin county authority. Say another inmate on San Quentin, death road died this spring from drug overdose cake. You east head Goldberg reports thirty five year old Miguel mega Yonne, who was sentenced to death row for killing a Los Angeles County law enforcement officer in two thousand four was found unresponsive in his cell on April twentieth. Atop marine county coroner's official revealed this week that my guy Yonne died from a heroin overdose and that he had methamphetamine codeine and cannabis in his blood, a state prison. Spokeswoman says the agency is investigating how he was able to obtain legal drugs to other death row inmates died from overdoses in December cases, that helped put the spotlight on substance abuse in California's prisons, this week state, lawmakers approved.

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"NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish and Mary Louise Kelley. If you had any doubt that questions about Russia and the twenty sixteen election continue to drive, Washington politics, wonder around Capitol Hill, this week might change your mind hearing room after hearing them have featured witnesses related to Russian interference and to Robert Muller's investigation of it on Monday, Nixon White House counsel, John dean appeared before the House Judiciary committee today, the president son, Donald Trump junior, testified before the Senate intelligence committee, and on the other side of the capitol to former FBI agents appeared before the house, intelligence committee, Adam Schiff chairs that committee. And he joins us now. Congressman welcome back think it's great to be with you. Why bring in witnesses who say explicitly? They don't know anything about the investigation beyond what is in the public report, will they are experts in counterintelligence investigation. So one of them, for example. The branch of the FBI that oversees all counter-intelligence. So they were helped they helped explain to the public, what goes into counterintelligence investigation as opposed to criminal probe. This began not as a criminal investigation, but as an investigation into whether people around Donald Trump than Donald Trump himself were acting as witting, or unwitting agents of a foreign power, any number of counterintelligence concerns raised in Muller's report. There are issues for example, men criminal like the effort to make money during the campaign by building a Trump Tower Moscow the effort to seek Kremlin helped make that deal happen. So these agents were able to use their experience to help put that in perspective and talk about why those kind of actions are so threatening to the country, whether they are criminal or not you said this is important in advancing the public's understanding. Did you learn anything today that you didn't already know well I've had extensive briefing? On these issues of. But I do think that part of what we saw today was just the magnitude of the camera tell of risks where so many people, the president his campaign chairman has deputy campaign chairman his personal or his kids, all trying to make money from Russia while they're running for office, and ultimately serving in office or close associates the president while he was in office. And the totality of that is quite alarming. How would you congressman Schiff describe the severity of the current threat from Russia? I think it's very grave, and there are new and inventive ways in which the Russians can attack us. We're having another open hearing in our committee tomorrow on deep fake technology. This is a technology that allows the production of very realistic video, and audio that is completely fraudulent. It would be easy for the Russians or any other bad actor for that matter to introduce into social media, a video of Joe Biden, nor Beto Rourke, or comma, Harris or anyone else that is a complete fake that would be enormously disruptive in the weeks leading up to election. I know you want Robert Muller to come testify before your committee, you told us this much on may thirtieth when we interviewed you and you told us then that negotiations were underway any progress. I think we're making some progress. Nothing that I'm able to report publicly, I certainly hope that won't be specific on, what that means some progress. I can't I hope it won't be necessary. To subpoena, Mr. Muller. But I think if it is necessary that, that will certainly be my recommendation that both our committee. The judiciary committee subpoena him to testify. Don't think it adequate for him to speak for ten minutes, and not answer questions after a two year investigation, even you heard him say he says, you've got my testimony. It's it's in the report. The report doesn't say at all, and indeed, in terms of what we discussed in our hearing. Today doesn't say much of anything at all the counter tell investigations given one paragraph out of that multi hundred page report and even that paragraph says the counterintelligence findings things that may deeply begetter national security sent back to headquarters and have not been seen since there, certain things that are in the report that we have serious questions about as well. And so I think this is one last duty of the country is calling on him to perform. Do you have a deadline in your head of when your patients runs out? And you have to pull out the, the nuclear option. Let's call it what you don't have certain point, you have to conclude that the witnesses either willing to come in or not willing to come in. We wanna make every effort to accommodate any concerns that a witness may have short. But what is as you see it? Well, I think we're coming up to point where we will need to get an answer. Guess or? No. And if need be we'll have to issue a subpoena. But again, I hope that won't be necessary democrat Adam Schiff of California, he chairs the house intelligence committee. Thanks for your time. Thank you. The things you need to live, a healthy life, good food, safe place to live, reliable transportation. All of those things cost money for many people living on disability benefits money is tight and recent NPR poll on rural health finds that a large majority of people with disabilities struggle with financial insecurity. NPR Selena Simmons Duffin reports from upstate New York, Carol Burgos is worried her neighbors think she's bringing the neighborhood down driving through her mobile home park. It's in a woodsy part of Columbia County just off a two lane highway, so you can go down there. And so the last year. Okay. Burqas is in her early fifties. She has red hair and sparkling black rimmed glasses. She uses a cane to get around the mobile homes here. Have neat yards. American flags. Some neighbors out holding yard sales. Knickknacks spread out on folding tables, some are doing yard work Burgos is a renter and her lawn is unreal -ly overgrown.

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"It's six oh, six from NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish and Mary Louise Kelley if you had any doubt that questions about Russia and the twenty sixth. Eighteen election continue to drive Washington. Politics, wander around Capitol Hill, this week might change your mind hearing room after hearing room have featured witnesses related to Russian interference, and to Robert Muller's investigation of it on Monday, Nixon White House counsel, John dean appeared before the House Judiciary committee today, the president son, Donald Trump junior, testified before the Senate intelligence committee, and on the other side of the capitol to former FBI agents appeared before the house, intelligence committee, Adam Schiff chairs that committee. And he joins us now. Congressman welcome back. Thank you, great to be with you. Why bring in witnesses who say explicitly, they don't know anything about the investigation beyond what is in the public report, will they are experts in intelligence investigation. So one of them, for example, ran the branch of the FBI that oversees all counterintelligence. So they were helped they helped explain to the public, what goes into a counterintelligence investigation as opposed to a criminal probe. This began not as a criminal investigation, but as investigation into whether people around Donald Trump than ultimately, Donald Trump himself were acting as witting or unwitting agents of a foreign power. Any number of counterintelligence concerns raised in Muller's report? There are issues for example, men criminal like the effort to make money during the campaign by building a Trump Tower Moscow the effort to seek Kremlin helped make that deal happen. So these agents were able to use their experience to help put that in perspective and talk about why those kind of action. Are so threatening to the country, whether they're criminal or not. He said this is important in advancing the public's understanding. Did you learn anything today that you didn't already know well, I've had extensive briefings on these issues of, but I do think that part of what we saw today was just the magnitude of the camera tell of risks where so many people, the president his campaign chairman has deputy campaign chairman his personal or his kids, all trying to make money from Russia. While they're running for office, and ultimately serving in office, or close associates, the prison while he was in office, and the totality of that is quite alarming. How would you congressman Schiff describe the severity of the current threat from Russia? I think it's very grave, and there are new and inventive ways in which the Russians can attack us. We're having another open hearing in our committee tomorrow on deep fake technology. This is a technology that allows the production of very realistic video audio that it's completely fraudulent. It would be easy for the Russians or any other bad actor for that matter to introduce into social media, a video of Joe Biden or Beto Rourke, or comma, Harris or anyone else that is a complete fake that would be enormously disruptive in the weeks, leading up to an election. I know you want Robert Muller to come testify before your committee, you told us as much on may thirtieth when we interviewed you and you told us then that negotiations were underway any progress. I think we're making some progress nothing that I'm able to report publicly, I certainly hope that won't be specifics on, what that means some progress. I can't I you know, I hope it won't be necessary. To subpoena, Mr. Muller. But I think if it is necessary that, that will certainly be my recommendation that both our committee and the judiciary committee, a subpoena him to testify. I don't think it adequate for him to speak for ten minutes, and not answer questions after a two year investigation, even as you heard him say he says, you've got my testimony. It's it's in the report. The report doesn't say at all, and indeed, in terms of what we discussed in our hearing. Today doesn't say much of anything at all the counter investigation has given one paragraph out of that multi hundred page report and even that paragraph says the counterintelligence findings things that may deeply indicator, national security sent back to headquarters and have not been seen since there, certain things that are in the report that we have serious questions about as well. And so I think this is one last duty of the country is calling on him to perform. Do you have a deadline in your head of when your patients runs out, and you have to pull out the, the nuclear option? Let's call it what you don't certain point. You have to conclude that the witnesses either willing to come in or not willing to come in the you know, we wanna make every effort to accommodate any concerns that a witness may have short. But what is as you see it? Well, I you know, I think we're coming up to point where we will need to get an answer. Guess or? No. And if need be we'll have to issue a subpoena. But again, I hope that won't be necessary democrat Adam Schiff of California, he chairs the house intelligence committee. Thanks for your time. Thank you. The things you need to live, a healthy life, good food, safe place to live, reliable transportation. All of those things cost money for many people living on disability benefits money is tight and recent NPR poll on rural health finds that a large majority of people with disabilities struggle with financial insecurity. NPR Selena Simmons Duffin reports from upstate New York, Carol, Burgos is worried her neighbors think she's bringing the neighborhood down. We're driving through her mobile home park. It's in a woodsy part of Columbia County just off two lane highways, so you can go down the and so it's a last year. Okay. Burqas is in her early fifties. She has red hair and sparkly black rimmed glasses. She is Cain to get around the mobile homes here. Have neat yards. American flags. Some neighbors are out holding yard sales. Knickknacks spread out on folding tables, some are doing yard work Burgos is a renter. And her lawn is unruliness overgrown in.

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"It's four six. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish and Mary Louise Kelley. If you had any doubt that questions about Russia and the two thousand sixteen election continue to drive, Washington politics. I wonder around Capitol Hill this week might change your mind hearing room after hearing room have featured witnesses related to Russian interference and to Robert Muller's investigation of it on Monday, Nixon White House counsel, John dean appeared before the House Judiciary committee today, the president son, Donald Trump junior, testified before the Senate intelligence committee, and on the other side of the capitol to former FBI agents appeared before the house, intelligence committee, Adam Schiff chairs that committee. And he joins us now. Congressman welcome back. Thank you. It's great to be with you. Why bring in witnesses who say explicitly? They don't know anything about the Muller investigation beyond what is in the public report, will they are experts in counterintelligence investigation. So one of them, for example, ran the branch of the FBI that oversees all counterintelligence. So they were helped they helped explain to the public, what goes into a counterintelligence investigation as opposed to criminal probe. This began not as a criminal investigation, but as investigation into whether people around Donald Trump with an ultimately, Donald Trump himself were acting as witting or unwitting agents of a foreign power. Any number of counterintelligence concerns raised in Muller's report? There are issues, for example, be criminal like the effort to make money during the campaign by building a Trump Tower Moscow the effort to seek Kremlin helped make that deal happen. So these agents were able to use their experience to help put that in perspective and talk about why those kind of action. Are so threatening to the country, whether they are criminal or not. You said this is important in advancing the public's understanding. Did you learn anything today that you didn't already know well, I've had extensive briefings on these issues of, but I do think that part of what we saw today was just the magnitude of the Ken retell risks where so many people, the president his campaign chairman has deputy campaign chairman his personal or his kids, all trying to make money from Russia while they're running for office, and ultimately serving in office or close associates, the president while he was in office and the totality of that is quite alarming. How would you congressman Schiff describe the severity of the current threat from Russia? I think it's very grave, and there are new and inventive ways in which the Russians can attack us. We're having another open hearing in our committee tomorrow on deep fake technology. This is a technology that allows the production of very realistic video and audio that it's completely fraudulent. It would be easy for the Russians or any other bad actor for that matter to introduce into social media, a video of Joe Biden or Betto Rourke, or Kamala Harris, or anyone else that is a complete fake that would be enormously disruptive in the weeks, leading up to an election. I know you want Robert Muller to come testify before your committee, you told us as much on may thirtieth when we interviewed you and you told us then that negotiations were underway any progress. I think we're making some progress nothing that I'm able to report publicly, I certainly hope that won't be any specifics on, what that means some progress. You know, I can't I you know, I hope it won't be necessary. To subpoena, Mr. Muller. But I think if it is necessary that, that will certainly be my recommendation that both our committee and the judiciary committee, a subpoena him to testify. I don't think it adequate for him to speak for ten minutes, and not answer questions after a two year investigation, even you heard him say he says, you've got my testimony. It's it's in the report. The report doesn't say at all, and indeed, in terms of what we discussed in our hearing. Today doesn't say much of anything at all the counterintelligence investigation is given to one paragraph out of that multi hundred page report and even that paragraph says the counterintelligence findings things that may deeply indicator national security was sent back to headquarters and have not been seen since there are certain things that are in the report that we have serious questions about as well. And so I think this is one last duty of the country is calling on him to perform. Do you have a deadline in your head of when your patients runs out? And you have to pull out the I don't know the nuclear option. Let's call it what you don't certain point. You have to conclude that the witnesses either willing to come in or not willing to come in. You know, we wanna make every effort to accommodate any concerns that a witness may have short. But what is as you see it? Well, I, I think we're coming up to point where we will need to get an answer. Yes or. No. And if need be we'll have to issue a subpoena. But again, I, I hope that won't be necessary democrat Adam Schiff of California, he chairs the house intelligence committee. Thanks for your time. Thank you. The things you need to live, a healthy life. Good food, a safe place to live, reliable transportation. All of those things cost money for many people living on disability benefits money is tight and a recent NPR poll on rural health finds that a large majority of people with disabilities struggle with financial insecurity. NPR Selena Simmons Duffin reports from upstate New York, Carol, Burgos is worried her neighbors think she's bringing the neighborhood down. We're driving through her mobile home park. It's in a woodsy part of Columbia County just off a two lane highway, so you can go down then so the last year. Okay, Burgos is in her early fifties. She has red hair and sparkly black rimmed glasses. She uses a cane to get around the mobile homes here. Have neat yards. American flags. Some neighbors are out holding yard sales. Knickknacks spread out on folding tables, some are doing yard work Burgos is a renter and her lawn is unruly overgrown in.

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Tylenol For Infants And Children Is The Same. Why Does 1 Cost 3 Times More?

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:10 min | 3 years ago

Tylenol For Infants And Children Is The Same. Why Does 1 Cost 3 Times More?

"Support for this podcast and the following message come from mayo clinic if you're looking for answers no one else has been able to find, you know, where to go mayoclinic. More at mayo clinic dot org slash answers. Anybody who has a kid with a fever makes a discovery at the drugstore. There are two options for Tylenol one for infants one four children. They contain the same amount of medicine, but the infant version costs, three times more. Why would that be? Here's NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin turns out. There's a backstory for a long time. Infants Tylenol was stronger than the children's stuff. It was three times more concentrated. That's in my Hernandez of the university of Pittsburgh school of pharmacy. The thinking was, you don't want to give little babies, lots of liquid medicine and you can give them less if it stronger. Hence the cost difference, deprives per milliliter was five times higher, but there was a problem parents were making mistakes with dosing babies got sick and some even. Died. So at the urging of the food and Drug administration in twenty eleven Johnson and Johnson announced a change instance title is now offered in the same concentration as children's what the price is still different with Storebrand's of acetaminophen, it's the same story. The infant version is generally three times more than the one for children. I asked Johnson and Johnson, the maker of brand name Tylenol, why the company says the infant version comes in a sturdier bottle and has a syringe for accurate. Dosing the children's version only has a little plastic Cup in Hernandez isn't convinced by that. She says what's expensive and producing a drug like this is the active ingredient, not a piece of plastic. The cab, this was this eerie inch doesn't release plane, the price difference in my opinion. But Johnson and Johnson's explanation makes sense to Edgar daursky. He's a consumer advocate, and founder of the website, consumer world is an extra thing in the box and extra things usually cost money. He says. There's a convenience element here. Thank of, you know, a spray cleaner. You can buy the spray cleaner in the spray bottle, and that costs, little more money or you can buy the refill that gives you more ounces, but it doesn't have the sprayer on top. It's kind of the same concept. But this, of course, is not a spray cleaner, it's medicine for your baby. Parents can be sensitive to marketing, because the stakes are so high Dr Shaw at children's national in Washington DC, says when it comes to infant and children's acetaminophen, the most important thing is to get the dosing right? When you start doing more than recommended. There are serious side effects that can happen. So the bottom line know what you need if spending that extra couple of dollars for the syringe will help you get the dosing just right. Maybe the markup is worth it. Selena Simmons Duffin, NPR news. Support for this podcast and the following message come from Virgo struggling to find the perfect vacation home verb. Oh, does the. Hard work for you, matching you to the perfect place to stay every time download are be o- in the app store. Let Virgo find the home that matches you.

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Trump calls on Congress to protect patients from surprise medical bills

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00:53 sec | 3 years ago

Trump calls on Congress to protect patients from surprise medical bills

"The president is urging congress to address a problem that resonates across party lines as NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin reports. Trump wants lawmakers to consider legislation dealing with surprise billing for medical providers who are not part of their patients health insurance network. Lots of families have stories about this, including Dr Paul Davis at his daughter's post op appointment her doctor said this he said, oh, by the way, I would like to get urine specimen fine. She did it a year later the Bill showed up for seventeen thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars NPR and Kaiser health news. I told the story of this test is part of our Bill of the month series. Davis. Brought his surprise Bill to the White House event today. President Trump said the story was quote almost not believable. But he's right. Seventeen thousand eight hundred fifty dollars for urine tests. There is by partisan agreement on this issue and several bills already in the

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05:13 min | 3 years ago

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"Deutsche Bank was eager to get a foothold in America. And so Trump as their golden ticket. It's a combination of recklessness and greed and disorganization at the Bank, the banks long and close relationship with Trump left it with a trove of information that has led to scrutiny and subpoenas. Deutsche Bank has become kind of the Rosetta Stone for congressional and state investigators who are trying to better understand and get information about Donald Trump's network of businesses and his own personal finances. That's coming up on fresh air. First news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The Trump administration is taking up a problem that resonates across party lines, huge surprise, medical bills, triggered by out of network hair. NPR Selena Simmons Duffin reports. President Trump held a White House event today calling on congress to act lots of families have stories about this including Dr Paul Davis at his daughter's post op appointment her doctor said this by the way, I would like to urine specimen fine. She did it a year later the Bill showed up for seventeen thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars NPR and Kaiser health news, I told the story of this test as part of our Bill of the month series Davis. Brought his surprise Bill to the White House event today. President Trump said the story was quote almost not believable. But he's right seventeen thousand eight hundred fifty dollars for a urine test. There is by partisan agreement on this issue and several bills already in the works, Selena Simmons Duffin, NPR news. In what the department of Justice says is the first enforcement action of its kind. The United States is taken possession of one of North Korea's largest cargo ships as part of a civil asset forfeiture case. Federal prosecutors say North Korea was using the wise honest to elicit leadership coal to countries such as China and Russia and to deliver heavy machinery to the north all in violation of US. Sanctions. The president says he's moving an aircraft carrier group to the Persian Gulf because the Iranians were in his words, very threatening NPR's. Michele Keleman reports. At the president says there's always a risk of a military confrontation with Iran, but Trump ads he hopes that doesn't happen. President Trump isn't offering details of the reported threats from Iran telling reporters, quote, we have information, you don't want to know about he says he'd like to negotiate with Iran, but he blames the former secretary of state for getting in the way, I'd like to see them. Call me, John Kerry speaks to. Lot. John Kerry tells them not to call that's violation of the Logan act, and frankly, he should be prosecuted on that spokesman for Carey says the president is wrong about the facts and about the law and suggest that Trump focus on solving foreign policy problems instead of political theater. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department Chinese and US to go are working this hour on trade ahead of a midnight deadline. That's when the administration is slated to impose higher tariffs on Chinese goods divided. Alabama state Senate is postponing its vote on a measure that would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy. State. Legislators Democrats and Republicans objected to the vote after learning that Republicans had stripped provision from the Bill that would have exempted women who became pregnant as a result of incest or rape from Washington. This is NPR news from news. I'm. Tara Siler house speaker in San Francisco congresswoman Nancy Pelosi says the nation is facing a constitutional crisis over the Trump administration's resistance to congressional investigations every day they are advertising their obstruction of Justice by gnawing subpoenas. And by just declaring that people shouldn't come and speak to congress. So that the American people can find out the truth. The remarks come a day after the House Judiciary committee voted to hold attorney general William bar in contempt over his refusal to release the full Mullah report is the Pauling that this administration would not even pretend to want to protect our elections. And in fact, be an obstacle to are finding out more about how it happened. So we can prevent it from happening again. The White House has called the judiciary committee's demands unlawful and reckless. The first report from California so-called strikeforce that was convened to take on the state's devastating. Wildfires leaves too many unanswered questions. That's according to state Senate committee meeting yesterday Healdsburg Senator Mike McGuire says constituents are finding it harder and more expensive to get fire insurance for their homes. We're seeing significant numbers of homeowners receiving non-renewal notices they have been in a county that has been impacted by wildfire. And I think that we are teen ourselves up right now for a crisis. You figures from the state insurance Commissioner shows insured losses for last November's record-breaking fires have now top twelve billion dollars..

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Inside Trump's plan to end the HIV epidemic and what sparked it

All Things Considered

03:22 min | 3 years ago

Inside Trump's plan to end the HIV epidemic and what sparked it

"Night. President Trump announced a plan to end HIV transmission within ten years today is administration share details on how it hopes to get there. Here's NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin, there's wide consensus among experts that stopping HIV by twenty thirty is doable. And this plan hits many of the right notes to get there. It focuses on so-called hotspots where most new infections are happening. And the demographic groups at highest risk of getting infected particularly in African American and Latino gay and bisexual transgender individuals women of color and people living in the south that's centers for disease control and prevention director, Dr Robert Redfield on a call with reporters today. Tools to end the epidemic. But we have to apply them. Those tools include diagnosing HIV early and getting people on treatment because people with HIV who are getting affective treatment are much less likely to spread the infection and promoting prevention efforts condom use clean syringes and a pill for people who are at risk. But not yet infected called prep. These are not new ideas. But officials today say the interagency push is new they say HIV infections have plateaued around forty thousand a year nationwide. And they're hoping this plan will turn things around Redfield from the CDC has worked on HIV for decades importance of and see the possible. I'm personally thrilled about this initiative. A plan for America's to end HIV. The goal does stand in contrast to some of the other moves by the Trump administration over the last two years, and that contrast had some HIV researchers and advocates feeling skeptical. Dr Michelle Collins, okay? Goal is one of them. She treats HIV patients in rural North Carolina. When you how people that are in our community that you are worthy of serving in the military. You are not interested in trying to end aid. When you do everything you can to make healthcare or difficult for lower income people in excess then you can't be serious about ending age. Twenty thirty Ogle used to serve on the presidential advisory council on HIV aids. But she and five others resigned in protest in two thousand seventeen at the time. They said they were convinced President Trump didn't care about the issue at all. And today, I don't feel any different others are more optimistic. Greg millet from the foundation for aids research says he trusts the people who are leading the charge. These are within the Trump administration who have always been committed to public health. They've been committed to work with the administration. To make this a success. The big question hanging over all of this is what about the money a plan? This grand will easily cost billions of dollars officials from HHS today said they were confident there would be new adequate funding for this plan and the twenty twenty budget, but wouldn't go into specifics. One reason they might be optimistic. Congress will give them what's needed is speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi. She represents San Francisco and has been an advocate on HIV for her whole career. She even spoke about the aids crisis in her first speech on the floor of the house in nineteen eighty seven today in a statement, she called President Trump's plan quote interesting,

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03:44 min | 3 years ago

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"From NPR and WVU are here. Now, I'm Robin young. And last night in his state of the union address. President Trump made this surprise announcement. My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within ten years, we have made incredible strides. Incredible activists heads were spinning 2017 seventeen. Trump fired his entire HIV aids advisory council and his administration has tried to cut money for HIV aids programs in past budgets NPR, Selena Simmons Duffin has been learning more Selena high high, and we know this is a big problem. We're based in Boston they've reported six new cases of HIV infections from drug injections. Just since November. It's a problem across the country today, health and human services officials spoke with reporters, did we learn anything more? Right. So President Trump was pretty brief in his remarks during the state of the union and today, we got some more details from officials from health and human services, Admiral Brett, jer war was asked about the budget and this administration's history of cutting programs related to HIV, and he said, he wouldn't talk specifics since the budget is out yet. But he did say this. We are very confident we will have the sufficient resources provided in the twenty twenty budget for us to begin this, very aggressive plan. So certainly to execute on a plan this big it would cost billions of dollars in administration officials sound like they think they can get that now. Well, the party apparently is to focus on geographic hotspots across forty counties, where this is a, you know, been tough to get rid of what were you can you tell us, right? So they're they're talking about public health initiatives that experts in HIV have known are the most effective tools for a really long time like using profiles. Arctic medication and condoms and clean needle programs to prevent the spread of HIV and also getting people who have HIV diagnosed early on effective treatment. And that really reduces transmission as well. So the kinds of things that they're talking about implementing in those hot spots. He mentioned are tools that have been in the public health toolbox for a long time. But they're saying that what's new here is a cross agency push to really put these tools in place and funds them adequately. Look under Trump's twenty nineteen budget proposal, there's a recommendation to eliminate education centers in special project programs under the Ryan white HIV aids program named after the man who died of the disease and also you have house speaker Nancy Pelosi putting out a statement after the state of union saying the president's call for ending HIV transmission in America is interesting. But if he's serious about ending the HIV aids crisis. He must end his assault on healthcare and the dignity of the LGBTQ. Community. What's the sense? I mean, first of all why this shift do we know? Well, I think that the people in the administration who are behind this effort include people who really have a lot of credibility in the fight against HIV. Doctor Redfield is one of them and brench. These are people who experts in HIV, and advocate, advocacy, say really do have the credibility and the knowledge to be able to pull this off. And I think that they're leading the charge and the president thinks that maybe with Pelosi's history he can get he can get a compromise. And he can get a win Hearst history of being active in this arena. NPR Selena Simmons Duffin. We'll keep an eye on this for sure thank you so much. Thanks,.

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Here & Now

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"npr selena simmons duffin" Discussed on Here & Now

"So they're they're talking about public health initiatives that experts in HIV have known are the most effective tools for a really long time like using prophylactic medication and con. Adams and clean needle programs to prevent the spread of HIV and also getting people who have HIV diagnosed early and on effective treatment. And that really reduces transmission as well. So the the kinds of things that they're talking about implementing in those hot spots. You mentioned are tools that have been in the public health toolbox for a long time. But they're saying that what's new here is a cross agency push to really put these tools in place and funds them adequately. Look under Trump's twenty nineteen budget proposal, there's a recommendation to eliminate education centers and special project programs under the Ryan white HIV aids program named after the man who died of the disease and also you have a house speaker Nancy Pelosi putting out a statement after the state of union saying the presence call for ending HIV transmission in America is interesting. But if he's serious about ending the HIV aids crisis. He must end his assault on healthcare and the dignity of the LGBTQ community. What's the? Sense. I mean, first of all why the shift do we know? Well, I think that the people in the administration who are behind this effort include people who really have a lot of credibility in the fight against HIV. Dr Redfield is one of them and brench your wa these are people who experts in HIV, and at advocacy say really do have the credibility and the knowledge to be able to pull this off. And I think that they're leading the charge and the president thinks that maybe with Pelosi's history he can get he can get a compromise. And he can get a win. And I host Ray of being active in this arena. NPR Selena Simmons Duffin. We'll keep an on this for sure thank you so much. Thanks. Okay. Let's take a break from the news now for another edition of the here. Now DJ sessions near goes..

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Red Meat Allergies Caused By Tick Bites Are On The Rise

Morning Edition

04:18 min | 4 years ago

Red Meat Allergies Caused By Tick Bites Are On The Rise

"The ticks range expands npr's alison aubrey reports one day last summer lars sterling took her doug governor for a walk on a trail near her house she lives in savannah park maryland later that evening she realized she'd been bitten by a tick i found it three or four inches to the left of my hip it bone and didn't think anything of it i just took it off and threw it away but about three weeks later she ate an italian style pork sausage for dinner and had a horrible reaction i would say it was probably six hours after i ate it it was in the middle of the night and i woke up covered in hives she was itching and scratching she felt lightheaded she also noticed stomach aches so she went to see an allergist he asked me did you change your detergent did you change anything in your diet and i said no and he said in the last month where you bitten by a tick and i said yes after a blood test the allergist told her she was allergic to red meat and maybe dairy too i thought it was completely crazy because i've eaten dairy and i've eaten red meat all my life her story is pretty typical of people who develop a red meat allergy after a tick bite says allergist scott commons he's an associate professor at unc chapel hill and he was among the first to identify the allergy in patients with tick bites about ten years ago he says back then there were just a few dozen known cases but now we're confident that the number is over five thousand at least in the us alone there are also cases in sweden germany and australia likely linked to other species of ticks now coming says in the us cases of moved beyond the southeast to new york maine and minnesota absolutely we're gonna find this continues to expand the reach of the tick is expanding and equally i think we have a blood test raising awareness and the word is getting out there's still a lot to learn about this allergy it's known as an alpha gal allergy alpha gallison's sugar that animals make including cows and pigs but we don't as humans we don't make this alpha gal sugar we all make an immune response to it so how does it tick bite 'cause as the allergy well it's possible that ticks inject alpha gal into people's bodies when they bite the ticks likely get it from feeding off wild animals such as mice or squirrels come and says it's also possible that ticks activate the response in another way whatever the tick is doing it seems that it's a very potent awakening for our immune system to produce antibodies and in this case it is antibodies to a very particular sugar in red meat as for laura sterling she now avoids all dairy and all red meat once i was told just stop eating it i was fine felt great allergies usually give their alpha gal patients epipens because reactions can be dangerous but the good news is that people can outgrow the allergy this is most likely to happen if they avoid further tick bites allison aubrey npr news all right when you're pregnant you know the doctors want you to get a few key vaccines and now the american college obstruct obstetricians and gynecologists is trying to make that a little bit easier for the first time it's put together a one page immunization guide for obese and midwives npr selena simmons duffin who happens to be pregnant at this very moment went to find out more the guide pulls together information about which shots pregnant women should skip which they can get an which they should definitely get the two and that should get category are the flu shot since the flu can be really dangerous for pregnant women and teed up the tetanus diphtheria protests vaccine would you have samuel you'll like it that's medical assistant kimberly johnson getting ready to give me teed up a few weeks ago at thirty weeks pregnant from spain the idea here is to protect newborns against pertussis or hooping cough people are like i never heard of who've been caused what's the big deal like why do we even have to worry about this that's dr laura riley she's the vice chair of obstetrics at massachusetts general hospital and helped write the.

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