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China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

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00:30 sec | Last month

China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

"China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global corona virus pandemic while the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan no side is say it was probably transmitted from bats to humans via an intermediary animals such as the pangolin pangolin meat is considered a delicacy by some Chinese and it scales are used in traditional Chinese

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Did Covid-19 Coronavirus Escape From A Lab In Wuhan?

Mark Reardon

05:55 min | 2 months ago

Did Covid-19 Coronavirus Escape From A Lab In Wuhan?

"The house will vote today on another coronavirus relief bill right now because I I do hear from folks pretty constantly about the we have lab and investigating we have left to party right about this in the Washington examiner he's a resident fellow at the American enterprise institute the author of a book called alienated America Tim Carty welcome to candle wax our you doing well how are you doing I'm good I I approach the you know the information about the lab with caution but as you point out in the piece it would maybe be irresponsible to at least not look at this and what happened in this lab considering via the fallout globally right now so what what do we know about what happened in that lab well we know that it was a lab that investigated among other things corona viruses now did I mean that corona virus we never use the word before the spring obviously but scientists Dr is that the words for all a whole family of viruses that include the common cold and they are so this was a lab that investigated those investigated those that originated in the back as well and most scientists actually agree that the the corona virus sweeping the world right now the pandemic is one that probably originated in a bat the other thing we know about this lab is that when C. U. S. state department officials visited there because they said that the security the safety the cleanliness all of that was not what you would want from people who are handling a very contagious virus and very contagious diseases and so all of that adds up to sanction I wonder if some of the work the scientists were doing there is still some sloppy action the virus came out of that laboratory and ended up infecting somebody in will on now it in again you point out here you're not saying that it was made in this land right back right now that's that's your thing that's an easy confusion to make if you say that seem out of the lab that can sound like it was made in the lab and in our editorial when we say investigate the lab what we're suggesting is that it rather than some guy who bought a pangolin that had been cooked on buy it back that might have been how it happened but it also might have been that is the is research facility which again was noted to have so the poor safety techniques and methods that this research facility allowed it to escape why is that important because China's government has steadfastly denied it and if this is a government lab if China's government through its own sloppiness let this out and then lied to the world about it well that would tell us a whole lot more about well about a Chinese state but it might also be able to tell us something about the nature of the virus we're conducting experiments on it they might know more about it will be out to if Saddam assigned to share might be able to know more about it than we do now when you say pangolin that's the that's sort of the anti that's that's like an ant eater right that's the connection to the back that's that's that's gets worked with scientists basically say you know I think the the sort of the gas of the sort of natural way but the virus enters the human population with somebody bought either eight or touched a pangolin which is a scaly little it looks like it's an acorn and an anteater had a baby what it does here it's very prehistoric looking bizarre now it it does seem like you want to time that somebody bought something like that which is a very rare animals sold in some of these markets and in China and that bad bad bad bad tangling have probably been infected by it that that's the best gas that scientists looking at the DNA X. cetera are are making right now and this is all going to be guess work because this is our first time encountering but again there's a possibility that if that if there were experiments done on this particular strain of coronavirus if that were shared with more of the world then we would be able to better fight than we are now all right so let's let's kind of stipulate that were operating from that perspective and say yeah this is certainly worthy of an investigation but how with the Chinese in particular we move forward and get real answers that you can trust well that's that's a very good point because this is every game that is famous for covering up and so we certainly don't believe that it would be as easy as the F. B. I. showing up in you know going through the at the cash register of the a mop around troops store or something like that their ability to cover up their ability to completely deny anybody from outside their government to inspect would be pretty strong but right now the simple demands that there be an investigation trying to pressure the W. H. O. to ask for an investigation using diplomatic pressure to press on investigation board at least reveal a little bit of where the Chinese government St Thomas and it's possible that we could do an investigation and just getting bad off the hook or maybe it was not even sloppiness but just the sheer bad luck accident that had to happen and it wouldn't even be China's fault but it still could tell us something about it or if we knew we came from a particular animal that could also tell us something the closer we get the more we get in Wuhan whether it be in the wet market or the lab the more we know about it is right I mean think about all the things that are mystery about this paper saying it cannot do as well in the hot weather maybe if they're different strains of it maybe yeah a lot of I think you're right types of people and so the more we know about it the better we can

"pangolin" Discussed on Good For You

Good For You

05:58 min | 3 months ago

"pangolin" Discussed on Good For You

"It. And then they listened to it and then I get to be the bad guy which I'm more than happy to be. Billy I wrote that song about me. I'm a bad guy so you don't have to be the bad guy. Let me be the bad guy. K Say what you mean mean what you say. Don't say it mean blame Whitney. That's that's that needs to be your motto for this whole quarantine. Hey did you hear that Whitney said that you can't do that? Whatever you're doing Whitney said you can't do it that like She said that you shouldn't be texting with your exes Did you hear that whole thing? Like you shouldn't just like reach out to your ex during this time and check on them. Obviously since you been in a relationship for a couple of years I know your board but she said that that would be a crazy thing to do and that if you do shit like that I can kill you in your sleep. Legally so I don't know she said it I didn't say it I don't know. She seems like she knows some ship do that. Let's take that approach. You know I'll do your let me do your dirty work. I'm happy to home the thing I learned this week. It's a bummer. It's a bummer. But I think it's important that everybody knows because I'm not trying to do it. I told you so not that kind of person me keep score me wanting to be right. Never the thing. I learned this week which we all knew but it seems like this virus not only came from a bat it came from a Pangolin which probably passed it to a bat. And if you don't know what a penguin is. Please look it up. It's the most traffic animal in the world. There was a great. Vox video piece on it. About how exotic animal trafficking was the cause of this virus now? I know you've heard him yelling about exotic animal trafficking burr years saying it's not only bad for animals it's also bad for humans let's stop trafficking exotic animals selfishly not just to help the animals. You don't even have to be an animal rights person to do this. Let's stop doing it. 'cause people are dying. Humans are dying because we can't stop eating weird animals. I don't know if you know what a penguin is. It's like a little tiny many prehistoric looking tiny polar bear with scales and they're sold at those Chinese wet markets and they think a bats blood basically frigging bled on a honeymoon so gross. So let's zoom out. Why are we eating adorable? Tiny mini dinosaurs guys. Let's level up stop. Eating bats. Stop beating many dinosaurs. Sars came from about. We all know that. Stop eating bats. Gay they're tiny vampires. Why do we need tiny vampires anyway? My agenda side. Let's stop doing this now. Mean Yeah so I would watch that if I were you. 'cause I learned a lot from that. Oh another thing I've learned. Is it a lot of my co workers? Have framed photos of themselves on their desk at home. Isn't that interesting? Is that a good or bad? I don't know it's just funny when you do a facetime with someone for work and then you see all the photos in the background of them like Shit faced on vacation. Like in a tiny teeny bikini just alone like lying on the beach I signed up to have a work meeting with you. Why am I looking at your camel toe? Why do you have framed? Sexy photos of yourself on your mantle is weird. I'm uncomfortable okay. This has gone on for too long. I hope this was. I mean not to Bula you can text me one eight two three nine seven five to seven in terms of the tore. A lot of people are asking. I know about as much as you do right now. My goal is that I have call today at two thirty about this so I hope we have rescheduled dates. Soon you guys will know the Second. I know Safety for everyone comes i. I got a lot of texts and messages. That some people are immuno-compromised have family members that live with them. So I don't want anyone to have to miss the show because of something like that. We don't know it's changing every day. This is scary. I think the ethical thing to do right now is to stay home and avoid crowds and that might just be a legal mandate for a while as well. But I'm going to do as many as I can. I'm in posting as much as I can on instagram live. You know I don't like it but I'm GonNa try I'm GonNa maybe do the next Solo Pot. I'm going to figure out how to use skype and get Benton in so we'll do like a Q. And A. Thing so send us your questions. Your comments suggestions. I need them I love you guys. It seems like It seems like you guys are saying strong and positive And I really appreciate the messages. I have a lot of time to check deums Send me. Your book suggestions. Send me your pictures of your dogs. And what you're doing during quarantine. Send Me Weird next door Posts can read some of those and Enjoy Your Oh love you guys. Maybe we should call the fans of the show that come the good for you come love..

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"pangolin" Discussed on The Science Show

The Science Show

07:28 min | 3 months ago

"pangolin" Discussed on The Science Show

"This is the science show. What if we in two thousand sixteen of a lost generation to see magnificent beasts like elephants and Rhinos? Out in the wild. What if there was something we could have done to stop the industrial slaughter? But we didn't bother yes such how we started the sun show for years ago with a special from the triple. As on the International Criminal Trade in wildlife it's huge and may also have given us that virus yes bats but also possibly pangolins and even snakes. There was a superb expose in sixty minutes on channel nine two weeks ago back to twenty sixteen and how we could have avoided the pandemic wildlife crime is currently the fourth largest transnational organized crime in the world it is just under the weapons trade drug trade and human trafficking trade. It's worth about twenty billion dollars a year annually and the ivory trade is about three billion dollars that twenty billion dollars. So it's a big problem. There about fifty thousand elephants a year being killed right now with only about four hundred fifty thousand left in Africa and one of the complexities of this problem is dealing with this transnational organized. Crime where you have these sophisticated networks of criminal entities that are experts at moving contraband from one place to another without being detected in one of the consequences of that is that as you get further away from the source. The potential places the contraband could fall gets more diffuse. It gets more expensive to trace and the salaries of the agents go up so it becomes more and more problem Michigan further away. What we have done is we've tried to focus our attention using genetics to determine the source of the actual poaching into figure out how many major source populations are there. Because in doing that you can potentially vote this law enforcement on those areas for the contraband from getting into this transit. Where these complex? Networks makes it so difficult to attack and it also allows us when we focus law enforcement at the same time to make. These countries held accountable so that they are not denying the magnitude of the problem in their own country. Now the way that we focus on this work because we use DNA from large issues a seizure. That is a minimum of half a tonne worth minimum. The million dollars and the reason that we focus on those seizures is because that's seventy percent of all seized ivory that bear the signature of large organized. Crime Syndicates. These are people that can afford to lose a million dollars at a single encounter with law enforcement. The work we published in science showed that virtually one hundred percent of all large ivory seizures that we analyzed in the last decade came from really just two locations. Twenty two percent of the ivory was made up of forced elephant ivory and that came from an area with the northeast corner of Gabon in northwest corner of Congo and seventy eight percent of the ivory was savannah ivory and that all came from Tanzania so Tanzania clearly is the biggest hotspot that we have encountered in this trade and was surprising to all of us. One of the things that this suggests that the number of kingpins driving this trade are relatively few because so much of this. Big Trade is focused in one area. It also suggests that these hot spots are very slow to change so when we analyze the recent seizure. It's very actionable. Information allows us to get right to the source. Our work has already brought down one of the largest ivy dealers in west Africa. We are now hot on the trail of probably the largest ivory dealer and one of the things that we are now moving towards is trying to apply this technology to other species in need and one species that we are focusing on most heavily is the Pangolin which looks like an Armadillo and it's hairs modified into scales. It is currently among the most if not the most post animal in the world. And it's the size of a cocker Spaniel and with that. I'm going to turn it over to my graduate student. H J who is focusing her PhD on applying this technology to help address the penguin problem so many of these Hanjiang Kim and I'm currently a graduate student at the University of Washington. Sam just mentioned pangolins are just like an theaters and that they feed primarily on termites and ants and instead of having long hair to protect themselves their hair has been turned into scales and hence there's still made up Cheriton and these animals are currently being poached both for meat for delicacy and their skills for medicinal purposes around the world and during the last decade. We've seen many many seizures of pangolins and these are larger than the largest ivory. Caesar we've ever seen just last year. We saw an eleven point. Five ton of Pangolin meat being seized in China which is about over two thousand six hundred animals and because penguins are small and they're also ternal and incredibly elusive species. And this is the problem because currently we don't know how many animals are left in the wild we have no population estimates for any of the species for the majority of populations out there and this basic question. Where are they coming from? And how quickly are they being decimated around the world? I joined doctor's lab about a year and a half ago and I started working in the illegal ivory trade and the more. I learned about this technique. I realized that this is perfect. To apply to the penguins because pangolins are very widely distributed animal their pound in both Asia and Africa. We four species in Asia ENFORC- piece Africa and not only are they in both continents. They range about around forty eight different countries around the world and it becomes urgent that we find that word approaching is happening so that we can direct law enforcement and protective measures and the populations that are being currently being targeted using the experience and expertise. That's currently in this lab. As well as the lessons that Tamas learned over the years during the ivory trade we hope to be able to transfer this method onto the pangolins in a much faster pace in much for transferable manner so I will be collecting data to create a genetic reference Mafuta penguins around the world and we hope to complete this within the year. Using Conservation canines second. We also can develop genetic markers. That's not only compatible across all species but can be more easily transferred to other labs so that we can share this technology once it's fully developed and finally. I think the most important piece to all this is cooperation between the researchers currently working on the Pangolin trade. And this is one of the biggest lessons I learned in this lab and currently there is many wonderful researchers around the world and we all share the same goal enough effort to try to the penguins. And we'll be working cooperatively with all these different groups to build a system for the penguins that we can save them before. It's too late in the playoffs. In Twenty Sixteen and one of those teams assisting in the hunt is at Taronga Zoo as we broadcast on the side show on August. The twenty four th last year pangolins may have been the vector in those wet markets carrying corona viruses. Perhaps from bats next. The world is in lockdown a twenty billion dollar criminal industry..

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COVID-19: The Wildlife Trade and Human Disease

Science Talk

06:45 min | 3 months ago

COVID-19: The Wildlife Trade and Human Disease

"In early March. The Prime Minister of Vietnam directed the government there to draft a directive to prohibit wildlife trade and consumption to be submitted to him by April first in February China took similar actions to find out more about the wildlife trade and its relationship to the current corona virus outbreak. I called Christian Walser. He's the executive director of Global Health at the Wildlife Conservation Society. We both live in the Bronx but do to. The current situation spoke by phone. Tell me about The situation Vietnam where the wildlife Outdoor MARKETS OR WILDLIFE MARKETS FOR FOOD. Consumption are Apparently going to be banned. And what's the situation elsewhere? Where such markets have traditionally existed? Yes so these markets which really very unique even on a global scale just by sheer size and diversity of species which are traded. These markets have already been banned beginning of February In China so there's been opponent ban on any kind of wildlife trade be it for consumption medicine purposes Even for furs any any kind of wildlife product is prohibited that moment the movement trade sale and consumption is temporarily banned and China's moved on to now permanently banned any wildlife trade and related with consumption. So that was the big first step and The working on legislation right now to get that lockdown so to say and then Vietnam just followed on a few days ago with a statement that it will similarly close down markets and the trade wildlife related to consumption and we do assume that it will be a knock-on effect on on the bordering countries like Laos and Cambodia and what is the problem with these markets. Why are we so concerned about them? So these mark some just a quick picture so you can imagine what looked like. It is a Areas where A large number of different species from wraps different species of field. What they call field rats in Southeast Asia's Liza Lodger rat species Which they which they capture and breed on farms together with bats. Squirrels Porcupines You know now than illegal even pangolins illegal primates and then all that is mixed together with domestic livestock. So we have a lot of poultry. There you will have on pigs and then of course you have a lot of humans. And by putting all these species together and They're also additionally extremely stress. They've been captured. Many of them been captured in the wild are in terrible conditions holding conditions so very stressed in shutting viruses Able to excrete these viruses imaginaire stacked on top of each other. So you will have home. Let's say some squirrels excreting virus which will drop down onto a porcupine below them in porcupine may be above some chickens and so on so you have a great possibility for the exchange of virus Enviro components and then you have the whole process of preparing the food. So you're actually in the same place where you're basically creating the environment for new viruses. You're also going to be slaughtering. So you'll have blood being mixed you will be handing off to humans who will be in direct contact with the excrements with blood postgame. Then we'll take that product home so it is really really couldn't design a spillover interface in any better way this. So this is the main concern. Lodged diversity species is obviously unknown viruses. Which they naturally host being mixed together on the small tight area basically and you use the word spillover. That has a particular meaning in this context. Right right spillover event Have to I think the best way to imagine his. You know each animal. is a container and within that container it carries an hosts viruses and bacteria on fungi. Which are do not cause it any homes and similarly we. It's humans we host viruses bacteria. Which Cause Anyhow? And as we move about carries with us in. It's one niece containers are able to share these viruses. So basically you get a virus moving from one container. Let's say some wildlife species moving into the container of the human and then sometimes and it's a rare event is viruses can actually move. Let's say from something. That looks very different. Porcupine definitely different than human move across into a human and actually get into a human cell and start to replicate and then on a much much rarer occurrence thankfully then transmitted from human to human. So it's quite an achievement for a virus so to say to actually manage to jump from one species to the and then actually be able to transmit within this new species but it sort of a slot machine with a lot of dials and every once in a while they all come up and you do get this event exactly. It's really a numbers game. And I think the way I I would say. These markets are just increasing. Your chance of of of winning substitute over losing in this case just by having a lot of species on every day of the year. You're actually stressing them so that you'll get more viral shedding and then you put in the humans in as well because consumption of course increases the interface because you As I said you're in contact with the blood you're ingesting it It's is really just a numbers game as I said.

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China bans trade, consumption of wild animals due to coronavirus

Not Too Shabby

00:49 sec | 4 months ago

China bans trade, consumption of wild animals due to coronavirus

"China has bands on the has banned the consumption of wild animals as it intensifies efforts to control the corona virus outbreak the government has warned of severe punishments for those who violates the ban the new virus is thought to have originated in the market selling wild animals in Wuhan Steve McDonald is in Beijing the Chinese government has announced what it's described as a comprehensive ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals scientists have warned the transportation butchering and eating of wild species can pose risks for human beings a joint press conference by the World Health Organization and China's national health commission held in Beijing today has heard that the corona virus may have passed from a bass possibly to a pangolin and then into human

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How AI Predicted the Coronavirus Outbreak with Kamran Khan

This Week in Machine Learning & AI

13:59 min | 4 months ago

How AI Predicted the Coronavirus Outbreak with Kamran Khan

"Welcome to the trauma podcast. Thanks for having these great to be here is really really exciting to chat with you so you originally came on our radar as a result of a wired article that came out not too long ago. About how your company Blue Dot used a I to be among the first to warn about the corona virus. I you probably have much more precise words around exactly what you the role that your company's playing in that but let's start out by having you share a little bit about your background and you know what brought you to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to this problem of early identification warning of diseases. Yeah for sure. So maybe I'll start out by providing a little bit of background about myself and ultimately. What was the motivation for this work? So you know I'm a practicing infectious disease physician. I still just paste seeing a bunch of patients this morning with the Burki listened and managing that and and I'm originally from Toronto I did my my medical school training here But I specialize in infectious diseases in public health. And I was down in New York finishing up my training In two thousand and two and then moved back to Toronto just before. The SARS outbreak happened so Toronto has mentioned is is where I grew up in an home When I got here Shortly after arriving we have this outbreak of the SARS krona virus. Seventeen years ago in and it was something that we didn't really even know what it was until it showed up in our hospitals in our city and as a physician specializing in infectious diseases and in public health You know I didn't know what this was. I don't know how anyone else would know what it was. And so it really became apparent. We need better systems to be able to detect anticipate how infectious diseases might emerge and spread. And we know that they do that really quickly. The the reason why this was such a profound event for me personally was You know I got to see the impact of SARS on our city Really in a up close and Personal. Way one of my colleagues got infected with SARS and And we had other healthcare workers who got SARS and who actually died with forty four deaths. We had an outbreak involving over two hundred and fifty people that went on for four very long months You can just imagine the amount of mental and emotional fatigue that sets into your healthcare workforce when day in and day out. You're trying to confront this thing. There's a lot of personal protective equipment and gear that you gotta be working wearing in your environment And you know there's always the concern that you know. Would you potentially get this next? And Are you gonNA take it back home to your family So there was certainly an enormous amount of concern there. We saw our hospitals completely overwhelmed. They went into lockdown. All ELECTIVE PROCEDURES WERE CANCELLED. Our public health system was overwhelmed and even the city took on a different feel. It was one where people stop traveling to Toronto We didn't have the same kinds of people gathering. There were billions in financial losses to the city. This was a really profound event. And if we take a look at the big picture. Toronto was just one of dozens of cities around the world. That we're going through This outbreak Singapore and Hong Kong and Taipei and others. In fact these are some of the city's right now that are experiencing Outbreaks of this new corona virus. So for me I think one of the key things really at that point was we need a better system. We need a better system to be able to detect outbreaks. More quickly We need a better system to be able anticipate how they would spread and we need a mechanism to be able to rapidly communicate. That information was Toronto. Unique among North American cities in the impact of the SARS virus. I remember obviously hearing about it at the time but it didn't feel nearly as personal. I'm based in Saint Louis but travel extensively to New York and San Francisco and other cities in the US so there were actually dozens of imported cases of SARS into North America. Nah It just so happened and this is a point that maybe I'll come back to later on that. In Toronto one of the cases lead to a whole bunch of other cases and triggered an outbreak in many of the other cities the cases were identified quickly isolated and there wasn't secondary transmission that went on to lead to a broader outbreak so Vancouver had cases in Canada and they're bunch of US cities that had travelers who were infected with SARS but it did not trigger an ongoing outbreak. So Toronto was one of those places where we had an outbreak that everyone heard about simply because it just we had case after case going on over a four-month period and you refer to it as the SARS corona virus What's the relationship between SARS and Crime Bias? Or maybe you know. Just define corona viruses category of viruses so corona virus is there are two groups first of all the corona part of. Krona virus is largely because of the way the virus looks it. Has these almost looks a bit like You know a child drawing picture of the Sun With these kind of surface proteins that go out and there are two broad categories corona viruses can just caused the common cold. So that's these are not that unusual but there are novel Corona Viruses New Corona viruses. That may have made the leap from animals into humans and there are two other ones prior to this SARS back in two thousand and three which we think probably came from civic cats maybe originally from bats to an intermediate animal and then over to humans and then murders which is the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. That really came on the scene in two thousand twelve is mostly been in the A Middle East around centered mostly around Saudi Arabia. And that's another cronin virus stocked actually originate from camels and then has spread to humans and causes severe respiratory illnesses as well the Animal. That is the The source of this new corona virus is still being evaluated the Pangolin is. One of the candidates in animals is being discussed but genetically this. Is You know almost eighty percent similar to the SARS coronavirus so they sort of fall into the same family. It almost think of him a bit like being cousins if you will Related in in many ways genetically and so the virus came about via mutation I would imagine as at the right term. Is that how these viruses get started not not necessarily a mutation per se but what happens is they have a will call it? Zona spillover and what I mean by that is. This virus is found in an animal a human incomes in contact with the virus and it just so happens that the virus is sufficiently adapted to be able to replicate in human cells and then ultimately become a human pathogen or a human disease So that is you know this is similar to what we saw during the SARS coronavirus. In fact that there's a Deja Vu with the story here which is if we look back to two thousand and three. This was pneumonia that developed in association with a presumably exposure to a live animal market that then triggered that outbreak. And here we are again seventeen years later with a coronavirus associated with a live animal market. That has now created the next Outbreak and this one has some similarities and some differences from SARS But certainly is a much larger outbreak. It is now surpassed SARS You know in many fold in terms of number of cases and even now the total number of deaths surpassed. I what we saw in two thousand three with the SARS outbreak. Talk a little bit about the role of early warning. The importance of the motivation for what you're doing at blue dot let me just tell you a little bit about the the kind of evolution so first of all as I mentioned I'm a practicing physician. An epidemiologist by training so after the SARS outbreak ended You know one of the things that I came to my mind was. Let's not do this again. Let's think about another way that perhaps we had better anticipate this and I spent the next ten years as a scientist and as a professor at the University of Toronto. Studying outbreaks trying to understand. Are there ways that we could better anticipate how these diseases spread around? The now we know that ultimately these diseases that affect humans are spread by the movements of humans and the long distance movements of people This generally occurs through commercial air travel around the world and this network. Which is you know. It's it's not even one hundred years old Of Commercial Air travel has really transformed how people move around the world and ultimately how microbes move around the world. So I spent the next ten years studying that and realized from various outbreaks that you actually could start to potentially anticipate how these diseases would spread. I I started working with billions of Anonima used a passenger flight. Itinerary tickets and sales and those types of data kind of dawned on me that I could learn and understand that seat sixteen four or sixteen or something was available and sixteen was taken had to be some kind of data system that was accounting for all of these types of transactions and after studying a little bit of the information systems in the airlines Realize that There were Billions of a ticket sales data. That actually could be utilized to understand how the whole world is connected. How people are moving around the planet so after doing that for ten years and realizing that there was some rhyme and reason to all of this started thinking more and more about how do we move quickly in the academic world You know when we published in the scientific literature it's a pretty lengthy process in it often takes months or maybe even some cases evening to take years to Conduct a scientific study generate the results submitted for peer review by the scientific community. Have that reviewed if the article is rejected. Do it again. If it's accepted that goes to the editors they review it and so on and so forth and that's a fairly lengthy process But of course the diseases don't wait for the reviewers to review the science They spread in hours and days and so we needed a better system one. That was more agile to be able to respond to this. And that was for me. The motivation for founding blue dot creating this as a digital health company I will clearly say. I am not a serial entrepreneur. Who's done this twenty times? I had never even imagined creating a company if someone had said that to me when I was going through medical school I would've thought I was some kind of joke but ultimately really what I was trying to do was to solve a problem and in a we have a number of organizations here in Toronto may be similar in in in Saint Louis or other parts of the United States that are really here to start supporting an entrepreneurial spirit amongst those in the university system to say well maybe you can take a leap of faith. Maybe you can accelerate that discovery in scale the implementation of discovery using business as a vehicle to do that. So so that was the motivation behind launching blue dot. And what I will say is that we have been for the last six and a half years building What we call a global early warning system for infectious diseases. And I'll be happy to you. Know To Kinda of describe what that is and how we use. Data and things like machine learning and other types of Analytical approaches and pieces of technology to build a system that can detect outbreaks faster than we have in the past assess how they might spread around the world and what the consequences might be. And then actually generate information to disseminate its. We're literally spreading insights and knowledge about the disease faster than the disease spreading itself. So that's really been our overarching approach. in in terms of how we have been thinking about infectious diseases. Not just big outbreaks like the current corona virus. But you know. We're dealing with the resurgence of measles we're dealing with. You know lime disease expanding we are. We're dealing with a unfortunately a world of infectious diseases where outbreaks in these threats are becoming more. Frequent outbreaks are becoming larger. And they're having larger and larger and more disruptive

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"pangolin" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

AM 1350 WEZS

05:04 min | 4 months ago

"pangolin" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

"They're saying is the hand Golden which is this in danger hi evenly though traffic kind of creature looks kind of like an an eater and an armadillo that's it does it'll if you looked it up and you look up handle and that's what this got the scales and the scales are apparently prized in traditional Chinese medicine because they're made of keratin just like your fingertips so researchers have said the coronavirus previously identified and is more closely related to this corona virus than any other virus so it's not clear where they where they live with a dead were they on sale on December at the seafood wholesale market yeah X. were half the people first identify the virus were shopping how did this is that were that viral losing happened because ultimately the task is to trace it and figure out where it started you know what about the host and how are they capable of transmitting the inspections they can't stop the spread of the virus so they have to know clearly where that came from and that's this is the belief that that that's the deal if the virus is not sufficiently contained because it's that contagious dead of course becomes a global pandemic if it's not contained so unclear do not miss labeling that unclear whether the virus can be transmitted by infected people before they show symptoms yeah hi thanks it's crazy and they say that this that I described to you this this some animal I guess I'll call the animal is it is an animal is is like unlike a cousin they say it's a common ancestor of like the back that mutated involved and that's how you get the that's how you get that animal and that's what is believed to be what is carrying the a bowl of icing then you remember HIV from him pansies a bola and more bird from bats mayors from camels swine flu and avian flu where they came from and fats make up about a fifth of all the mammal species and there were basically reservoirs of viruses that can potentially infect humans so that's what they're looking at why did it take until December of twenty nineteen and you have people being around that's for ever eating bats behind them in markets we don't think of that in the U. S. really but in China absolutely but is there are no legal animal trade that's with the other discussion is is is the black market thing have they destroyed the evidence probably if that's the case I would imagine course they would have they would have done it and how jacked up is that seeing the acceleration of this thing the answer to the question is a very very very very very because this is the kind of species that they can they can that you know they latch onto a host they latch on to a person and that's how they can hopscotch and transmitted to other people and and trans we had a transmit to other people as the host and then go on and spread it from from there and that's why you're seeing how widespread death this is an Kennett trigger you know more serious diseases and of course those are all the questions that are hovering around out there

Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host

America Tonight with Kate Delaney

04:20 min | 4 months ago

Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host

"They're saying is the hand Golden which is this in danger hi evenly though traffic kind of creature looks kind of like an an eater and an armadillo that's it does it'll if you looked it up and you look up handle and that's what this got the scales and the scales are apparently prized in traditional Chinese medicine because they're made of keratin just like your fingertips so researchers have said the coronavirus previously identified and is more closely related to this corona virus than any other virus so it's not clear where they where they live with a dead were they on sale on December at the seafood wholesale market yeah X. were half the people first identify the virus were shopping how did this is that were that viral losing happened because ultimately the task is to trace it and figure out where it started you know what about the host and how are they capable of transmitting the inspections they can't stop the spread of the virus so they have to know clearly where that came from and that's this is the belief that that that's the deal if the virus is not sufficiently contained because it's that contagious dead of course becomes a global pandemic if it's not contained so unclear do not miss labeling that unclear whether the virus can be transmitted by infected people before they show symptoms yeah hi thanks it's crazy and they say that this that I described to you this this some animal I guess I'll call the animal is it is an animal is is like unlike a cousin they say it's a common ancestor of like the back that mutated involved and that's how you get the that's how you get that animal and that's what is believed to be what is carrying the a bowl of icing then you remember HIV from him pansies a bola and more bird from bats mayors from camels swine flu and avian flu where they came from and fats make up about a fifth of all the mammal species and there were basically reservoirs of viruses that can potentially infect humans so that's what they're looking at why did it take until December of twenty nineteen and you have people being around that's for ever eating bats behind them in markets we don't think of that in the U. S. really but in China absolutely but is there are no legal animal trade that's with the other discussion is is is the black market thing have they destroyed the evidence probably if that's the case I would imagine course they would have they would have done it and how jacked up is that seeing the acceleration of this thing the answer to the question is a very very very very very because this is the kind of species that they can they can that you know they latch onto a host they latch on to a person and that's how they can hopscotch and transmitted to other people and and trans we had a transmit to other people as the host and then go on and spread it from from there and that's why you're seeing how widespread death this is an Kennett trigger you know more serious diseases and of course those are all the questions that are hovering around out there

"pangolin" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

02:09 min | 5 months ago

"pangolin" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"The intentional murder Barnhart freshman Tessa majors is NYPD commissioner Turkmenchay we are confident that we are delivering a measure of justice and announcing the grand jury indictment and subsequent arrest of one of those involved in the killing number two New York city's offering millions to settle lawsuits filed by the targets of illegal wire taps set up by a former Brooklyn prosecutor who was spying on her ex lover and number three a celebration of one of the world's least known mammals and that mammal may be linked to the world's current health scare today's world pangolin day and they designed to raise awareness of the scaly creature and yet these are not the best of times for the pangolin National Geographic calls the pangolin the most traffic mammal you've never heard of they are in danger because they're so beloved in China for food and medicine there is no confirmed because of the corona virus outbreak in China but because of China's desire for pangolins exotic mammal has come up in reporting about the crisis but Michigan CBS news W. CBS news time seven forty six in this week's WCBS author talks podcast such a fun age is a coming of age book that it centers around the relationship between a twenty something black nanny the young white girl she watches and Alex the girl's mother author Kylie Reid says her debut novel has elicited some strong reactions I had a very exciting tax from a friend last week who said she was in a nail salon in tribeca and a group of women was discussed in my book and two of them got into an argument over whether Alex was good or bad and it got to the point where there is cleaning and a little bit of pushing and they were asked to leave a lot so I really hope that most conversations in outlook and enclosed but I do love that it you know carving the big conversation to hear more from author Kylie read check out this week's WCBS author talks podcast get it wherever you get your podcasts seven forty sevens are time at W. C. B. S. several people in Syria are attempting to flee north.

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"pangolin" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

02:06 min | 5 months ago

"pangolin" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"Dollars to settle lawsuits filed by the targets of illegal wire taps set up by a former broken prosecutor who is spying on her former lover and number three today marks a celebration of one of the world's least known mammals and that Memel could be linked to the current health scare around the world today's world pangolin day and they designed to raise awareness of the scaly creature and yet these are not the best of times for the pangolin National Geographic calls the pangolin the most traffic mammal you've never heard of they are in danger because they're so beloved in China for food and medicine there is no confirmed because of the corona virus outbreak in China but because of China's desire for pangolins exotic mammal has come up in reporting about the crisis but Michigan CBS news the border patrol's month what that we are in this week's WCBS author talks podcast such a fun age is a coming of age story that centers around the relationship between a twenty something black nanny the young white girl she watched and Alex the girl's mother other Kylie Reid says her debut novel has elicited some strong reactions I had a very exciting act from a friend last week who said she was in a nail salon in tribeca and a group of women was discussed in my book and two of them got into an argument over whether Alex was good or bad and it got to the point where there is creamy and a little bit of pushing and they were asked to leave a lot so I really hope that most conversations in outlook and and blow but I do love that it you know carving the big conversation to hear more from author Kylie read check out this week's WCBS author talks podcast get it wherever you get your podcasts police identified a man whose body was found during the search for Faye Marie sweat like a little girl who disappeared from her home Thursday and Casey South Carolina Kody Scott Taylor the thirty year old man was found dead shortly after authorities found face body Thursday morning here CBS news correspondent Janet champ he was merely a neighbor.

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"pangolin" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

01:51 min | 5 months ago

"pangolin" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"Lawsuits filed by the targets of illegal wire taps set up by a former Berg Brooklyn prosecutor who is spying on her ex lover and number three the drudge report says claims that Mike Bloomberg considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate no response from either today marks a celebration of one of the world's least known mammals and may be linked to the world's current health scare this little mammal today's world pangolin day and they designed to raise awareness of the scaly creature and yet these are not the best of times for the pangolin National Geographic calls the pangolin the most traffic mammal you've never heard of they are in danger because they're so beloved in China for food and medicine there is no confirmed because of the corona virus outbreak in China but because of China's desire for pangolins exotic mammal has come up and reporting about the crisis but Michigan CBS news WCBS news time one forty seven in this week's WCBS author talks podcast such a fun age is a coming of age story that centers around the relationship between a twenty something black nanny the young white girl she watches and Alex the girl's mother mother Kylie Reid says her debut novel has elicited some strong reactions I had a very exciting acts from a friend last week who said she was then a nail salon in tribeca and a group of women was discussed in my book and two of them got into an argument over whether Alex was good or bad and it got to the point where there is cleaning and a little bit of pushing and they were asked to leave a lot so I really hope that most conversations in outlook and and blows but I do love that it's you know carving the big conversation to care here more from author Kylie read check out this week's WCBS author talks podcast get it wherever you get your podcasts one forty eight to time time for traffic.

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Pangolins could face greater threat due to coronavirus fears

KCBS Radio Weekend News

00:52 sec | 5 months ago

Pangolins could face greater threat due to coronavirus fears

"Endangered animals find to be at the center of the coronavirus outbreak could be facing an even greater threat Chinese scientists suggested recently that pangolins a scaly mammal species related to armadillos and slides could have transmitted the disease to humans wow that research has not been confirmed animal experts are worried that the potential link could increase the threat they face today which is world pangolin day Tom Hansen introduces us to the animal at the Brookfield zoo just outside Chicago scientists are working around the clock to save some of the most vulnerable creatures on the planet the penguin has spent most of its existence in obscurity but after a group of Chinese scientists recently labeled them as the potential transmitter of the novel coronavirus now it's at the center of a P. R. nightmare what they found was a corona virus that was very very similar to

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Coronavirus Shows Risk Of Endangered Animal Trade

KCBS Radio Midday News

01:03 min | 5 months ago

Coronavirus Shows Risk Of Endangered Animal Trade

"A San Francisco based endangered species rescue group is sounding the alarm over a possible carrier of the coronavirus newly named covered nineteen as KCBS reporter Holly Quan tells us it's a scaly anteater that's highly prized overseas it's called the pangolin prized for its meat and it scales which are made out of keratin like your fingernails and they're used in Chinese traditional medicine one of the most highly trafficked animals in the world and you find them in the suspect animal markets where Kobe nineteen is believed was started Peter nights as CEO of wild eight a San Francisco based group trying to cut the demand for endangered species product like rhino horn and sharks swim is as pangolins don't do well in markets they very seldom Easter captive diet so that very weekend that they're very scared which make them right for passing on animal to human viruses another reason to shut down animal markets that is a really dangerous time bombs all around the world this trade is you know it is also called a conservation problem it's also very nice so it's just time is closing down for good in San Francisco Holly Quan

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"pangolin" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

AM 1350 WEZS

05:10 min | 5 months ago

"pangolin" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

"What they're saying is the hand Golden which is this in danger hi really though traffic kind of creature looks kind of like an an eater and an armadillo yes it does it'll if you looked it up and you look up handle and that's what it's got the scales and the scales are apparently prized in traditional Chinese medicine because they're made of keratin just like your fingertips so researchers have said the coronavirus previously identified this is more closely related to this coronavirus than any other virus so it's not clear where they where they live with a dead were they on sale on December at the seafood wholesale market yeah X. were half the people first identify the virus were shopping how did this is that were that viral losing happened because ultimately the task is to trace it and figure out where it started you know what about the host and how are they capable of transmitting the infection they can't stop the spread of the virus so they have to know clearly where that came from and that's this is the belief that that that's the deal if the virus is not sufficiently contained because it's that contagious then of course becomes a global pandemic if it's not contained so unclear they're not mislabeling that unclear whether the virus can be transmitted by infected people before they show symptoms yeah I think it's crazy and they say that this that I described to you this this some animal I guess I'll call the animal is it is an animal is is like a like a cousin they say it's a common ancestor of like the bat that mutated involved and that's how you get the that's how you get that animal and that's what is believed to be what is carrying the a bowl of ours and you remember HIV from him pansies a bola and more Berg from bats mayors from camels swine flu and avian flu where they came from and bats make up about a fifth of all the mammal species and they're basically reservoirs of viruses that can potentially infect humans so that's what they're looking at why did it take until December of twenty nineteen and you have people being around that's for ever eating bats behind them and markets we don't think of that in the U. S. really but in China absolutely but is there are no legal animal trade that's with the other discussion is is is the black market thing have they destroyed the evidence probably if that's the case I would imagine course they would have they would have done it

Coronavirus: Pangolins may have spread the disease to humans

America Tonight with Kate Delaney

03:28 min | 5 months ago

Coronavirus: Pangolins may have spread the disease to humans

"What they're saying is the hand Golden which is this in danger hi really though traffic kind of creature looks kind of like an an eater and an armadillo yes it does it'll if you looked it up and you look up handle and that's what it's got the scales and the scales are apparently prized in traditional Chinese medicine because they're made of keratin just like your fingertips so researchers have said the coronavirus previously identified this is more closely related to this coronavirus than any other virus so it's not clear where they where they live with a dead were they on sale on December at the seafood wholesale market yeah X. were half the people first identify the virus were shopping how did this is that were that viral losing happened because ultimately the task is to trace it and figure out where it started you know what about the host and how are they capable of transmitting the infection they can't stop the spread of the virus so they have to know clearly where that came from and that's this is the belief that that that's the deal if the virus is not sufficiently contained because it's that contagious then of course becomes a global pandemic if it's not contained so unclear they're not mislabeling that unclear whether the virus can be transmitted by infected people before they show symptoms yeah I think it's crazy and they say that this that I described to you this this some animal I guess I'll call the animal is it is an animal is is like a like a cousin they say it's a common ancestor of like the bat that mutated involved and that's how you get the that's how you get that animal and that's what is believed to be what is carrying the a bowl of ours and you remember HIV from him pansies a bola and more Berg from bats mayors from camels swine flu and avian flu where they came from and bats make up about a fifth of all the mammal species and they're basically reservoirs of viruses that can potentially infect humans so that's what they're looking at why did it take until December of twenty nineteen and you have people being around that's for ever eating bats behind them and markets we don't think of that in the U. S. really but in China absolutely but is there are no legal animal trade that's with the other discussion is is is the black market thing have they destroyed the evidence probably if that's the case I would imagine course they would have they would have done it

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"pangolin" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

05:00 min | 5 months ago

"pangolin" Discussed on WSB-AM

"I this I don't know what the hell a pangolin is I'm it's not a penguin I'm not saying it like the way that Bernadette Bernadette Cumberbatch whatever can't Benedict Cumberbatch who gave his name sounds like breakfast he can't say paying one this is pangolin it almost sounds like an instrument that could be an animal handle ends are possible suffer corona virus according to the study they the experts think that those I'm not cry as we think that the outbreak originated no the wild animal market and Wuhan and these basically they look like armadillos but they're not all right there looks like many little Godzilla's Godzilla's baby baby dinosaurs dinosaurs are are to to they're they're they're they're protected protected by by international international law law that that apparently apparently they've they've been been there there one one of of Asia's Asia's most most traffic traffic animals animals and and they are worried with their corona virus

Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host

Dana Loesch

00:51 sec | 5 months ago

Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host

"I this I don't know what the hell a pangolin is I'm it's not a penguin I'm not saying it like the way that Bernadette Bernadette Cumberbatch whatever can't Benedict Cumberbatch who gave his name sounds like breakfast he can't say paying one this is pangolin it almost sounds like an instrument that could be an animal handle ends are possible suffer corona virus according to the study they the experts think that those I'm not cry as we think that the outbreak originated no the wild animal market and Wuhan and these basically they look like armadillos but they're not all right there looks like many little Godzilla's Godzilla's baby baby dinosaurs dinosaurs are are to to they're they're they're they're protected protected by by international international law law that that apparently apparently they've they've been been there there one one of of Asia's Asia's most most traffic traffic animals animals and and they are worried with their corona virus

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First American Dies of Coronavirus in Wuhan, China

WBBM Programming

02:32 min | 5 months ago

First American Dies of Coronavirus in Wuhan, China

"The first in the deadly coronavirus outbreak the US embassy in Beijing confirmed that the first American has died from the virus at the epicenter in the Chinese city of Wuhan the outbreak is responsible for more than seven hundred and twenty deaths all but two of occurred in mainland China more than thirty four thousand people have been infected with the virus worldwide including at least twelve confirmed cases of the virus Michael George is here with more details on the latest at the embassy offered very few details on the American who died but we do know they were sixteen years old and that they died on Wednesday at a hospital in Wuhan the death occurred as hundreds of American evacuees prepared for their return to the US roughly three hundred American evacuees arrived at military bases around the US all of them coming from Wuhan China the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak certainly it's it's concerning doctor Henry walk of the CDC leads the coronavirus response team at Travis Air Force base in California where more than two hundred passengers are under quarantine walk says five of the evacuees displayed symptoms and were hospitalized a fever shortness of breath along with any call for example other flights loaded with evacuees landed in Omaha Nebraska and San Antonio Texas where health officials wearing hazmat suits escorted passengers off planes to start a fourteen day quarantine I am happy to report that we did not find any evidence of illness among the passengers who landed here today the largest single group of confirmed infections outside China exist in Japan on the diamond princess cruise ship you can see that this is highly how Slurpee at least thirty four hundred passengers and crew are currently on board the ship has been docked in Yokohama since Wednesday more than sixty passengers including at least eleven Americans tested positive for the virus we take our temperature a minimum of three times a day and in China nearly sixty million people are still on some kind of partial or total public transportation locked down to try to contain the virus new research suggests the pangolin an endangered mammal who scales are highly valued in Chinese medicine may have passed the virus to human and U. S. based cruise lines are taking their own precautions real Caribbean international and Norwegian cruise lines issued bands for any gas holding a Chinese Hong Kong or Macau passport regardless of residency in

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Coronavirus kills 97 people in one day

Ben Shapiro

07:49 min | 5 months ago

Coronavirus kills 97 people in one day

"So here is your coronavirus update good times apparently coronavirus killed at ninety seven people yesterday cruise ship cases almost doubled this is according to CNN president trump spoke about this sort of thing today he repeated his belief that a corona virus up outbreak in China because inside when temperatures rise with the changing seasons although a lot of people are saying that this is a little bit exaggerated there now forty to confirm the corona virus cases in Hong Kong the number of total dead of corona virus now exceeds nine hundred globally well coronaviruses read more than two dozen countries across the world the vast majority of cases are in mainland China according to the World Health Organization data the vast majority of those are in the bay province there's some in Beijing as well US center for disease control and prevention is listed three hundred ninety eight people under investigation for the current affairs in thirty seven states in the United States according to an update post is the agency's website on Monday of them twelve and tested positive three hundred eighteen negative sixty eight are still pending in those numbers are cumulative it since January twenty first include people with a travel history to China as well as people have been in close contact with those people there six cases confirmed in California one in Massachusetts one in Washington state one there's only one Wisconsin to in Illinois and includes two instances of known person to person transmission one in Illinois one in California meanwhile Dr Anthony if the U. G. director of the National Institute for allergy and infectious diseases told CNN once you get a diffuse outbreak throughout the world you're not gonna be able to control it by travel restrictions he said you're gonna have to do what we call mitigation a dampening effect within a country clearly we're not there yet we still very few cases well we need to be alert to the possibility that this will indeed get worse now she said the corona virus spreads more easily than sars but appears to be less severe the converse is go more people than sars in two thousand two and two thousand three but it also affected many more people than sars did we have a bunch of ugly situations with regard to cruise ships across the world meanwhile Amazon and Sony have dropped out of the major tech event because of a corona virus they're pulling out of the mobile World Congress one of the biggest annual con businesses com business conferences amid the corona virus outbreak as I say the death toll has now topped nine hundred and ten according to authorities more than forty thousand cases of the mers have been have been confirmed worldwide vast majority in mainland China the country is going back to work today after the lunar new year holiday but he become an extended warranty but many people remain under quarantine food prices are soaring the virus is also hurting the global economy and there is a quarantine onboard a cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Yokohama as of Monday afternoon local time a hundred and thirty five people on board that ship had tested positive for the virus at least twenty four Americans among the infected we pursue him some visuals appear to be carrying large metal sticks as they run after him along nearly deserted streets this comes after Chinese vice premier Sunchon line called on the on the people's war against the fast spreading epidemic we wanted the label place China is last week China's central government ordered the city to round up all suspected patients as well as their close contact in mass quarantine camps the things getting quite ugly over in will hand another video said to be taken your Shanghai show suspected coronavirus suffered being forcibly dragged from their home by officials in hazmat suits officials in protective suits are seen holding on to two people by their arms will be for a third more resistant man is picked up from the floor and carried away in one shocking but being shared online so is getting ugly meanwhile China's president she's in pain he done a face mask mask had his temperature check Monday while visiting medical workers and patients affected by the deadly coronavirus made a rare visit Monday to meet frontline medical staff and hospital treating infected patients calling the situation of the virus epicenter grave in calling the virus a demon she urged more decisive measures to continue the spread of the epidemic he's been keeping out of the public eye and he appointed premier league can cling to lead a working group tackling the outbreak it was Lee who visited ground zero in will handle last month on Monday she done a blue mask and white surgical young to me doctors at Beijing detained hospital observe the trimming of patients and speak via video link to doctors in it will hang yeah break has prompted unprecedented action meanwhile Gabriel young an infectious disease epidemiologist and dean of medicine at the university of Hong Kong is writing about the questions with regard to corona virus in the air time he says new corona virus is a close cousin of viruses that infect bats income from an unconfirmed wild source most likely bats to an intermediate house possibly pangolins or other small mammals being sold as food at a marketing more Hannah transporting commercial hub in central China and this would be the at least the second maybe the third major outbreak connected to eating wild animals people stop eating the bats do not eat bats if the bass looking good deal please refrain infected people unknowingly spread it to others setting off the operates deadly journey we now estimate that it takes about five to six days possibly up to fourteen days for someone to show symptoms from when they become infected so what we need to know next epidemiologists to track infectious diseases most pressing concerns or how to estimate the legality of the disease and who is susceptible any detailed information on how it spreads and evaluating the success of control measures so far number one is the clinical iceberg the question how much of it is hidden below the surface ask a doctor get really on of the university of Hong Kong the operators involving in real time we can't get to the totality of those infected out of you with some proportion mildly infected people with minor symptoms or no symptoms no one knows are infected in fact an enormous hidden figure it would mean many fewer of the in fact are dying so the good news is a lot of people are being infected and some people are dying the bigger the denominator anymore stagnant the numerator the lower the death rate generally and that's right is what you really care about right a lot of people get the virus the flu every year in the United States on a proportional basis not that many people die the same thing appears to be true at this point in two thousand three during the early days of the sars outbreak the medical community got the math wrong at first we believe that case fatality hovered between two and three percent it took two pages of long and algebra written in Oxford English coded into computer in London and then applied to data from Hong Kong to get it right the actual case fatality for Hong Kong was seventeen percent this doctor says that's not to suggest we're facing is dire scenario right now several groups are each using their own methods to calculate a preliminary estimate of the new viruses legality if there's near agreement among our findings expected within the week will be more confident in describing the new coronavirus doesn't resemble the seasonal flu sars one of the largest place in human history the Spanish flu pandemic knowing the number of people likely to die or get seriously sick or has your symptoms will help health will help health authorities determine the strength of the response required they have to tell them how many isolation beds they need heart lung machines and medicines among other things one with getting a grasp on level severity says this doctor's figuring out susceptibility who is it most at risk for infection the data so far say older adults the obese in people's underlying medical conditions not a lot of reports of children becoming infected I did not showing symptoms are the immune they infect others a silent carriers we just don't know this is why the fact the Chinese government has basically had an informational locked on all of this is just a disaster area it's just a disaster is we just don't know at this point and that's what's

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Did Animal Calls Start in the Dark?

60-Second Science

01:55 min | 5 months ago

Did Animal Calls Start in the Dark?

"Animal kingdom is in noisy place. There's Birdsong Song courses of frogs in lots of lesser-known sounds like the Ray gun like sounds of baby alligators hatching and calling pulling from lots of videos of them doing this on Youtube. If you're curious when I was a kid growing up I had alligator and vocalized a lot. John wins an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Arizona so I had this baby alligator when I was a teenager and you know sometimes I could hear her and and when they grow up they do bellows and slaps in all sorts of sounds. Weans and his collaborator Joe. Chen wondered. Why did animals start vocalizing in the first place? Well one hypothesis was that the ability originated in nocturnal animals. 'cause you know sound works a lot better than colors or horns or other visual cues when you can't see wins and Chen built in evolutionary tree of nearly eighteen hundred vertebrate species and they mapped onto it in formation on whether each live by day or night and whether they made sound and and so one of the things that we did then was to testicle correlation between the evolution of Acoustic communication and whether they were active by day or by night and we found a very strong relationship so those that are active at night tend to evolve acoustic communication suggesting that the nocturnal notion was more than just a shot in the dark mark. The findings are in the journal Nature. Communications this ability to vocalise likely arose independently multiple times hundreds of millions of years ago in frogs frogs manuals Geckos and birds and Crocodilians and though vocalisations might have originated with nocturnal animals some nights dwellers seemed to have lost the ability like pangolins and while others which evolved to be active by day retained it like of course you and me thanks for listening for scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Christopher

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Singapore police seize massive shipment of elephant tusks and pangolin scales

AP 24 Hour News

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Singapore police seize massive shipment of elephant tusks and pangolin scales

"Times a pangolin scales worth over thirty five million dollars and nearly ten tons of elephant ivory worth almost thirteen million dollars has been seized in Singapore it's the third major seizure of pangolin scales this year and its largest seizure of elephant ivory ever the pangolin scales and toss from nearly three hundred African elephants were found in containers being shipped to Vietnam the pangolin is said to be the most widely traffic mammal in the world it scales are made of keratin and are ground up to use in traditional

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Singapore police seize massive shipment of elephant tusks and pangolin scales

AP 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Singapore police seize massive shipment of elephant tusks and pangolin scales

"Thirteen times a pangolin scales worth over thirty five million dollars and nearly ten times of elephant ivory worth almost thirteen million dollars has been seized in Singapore it's the third major seizure of pangolin scales this year and its largest seizure of elephant ivory ever the pangolin scales and toss from nearly three hundred African elephants were found in containers being shipped to Vietnam the pangolin is said to be the most widely traffic mammal in the world it scales are made of keratin and are ground up to use in traditional

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Singapore, China And Fifty Million Dollars discussed on KQED Radio Show

KQED Radio Show

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Singapore, China And Fifty Million Dollars discussed on KQED Radio Show

"Authorities in Singapore have seized about fifty million dollars worth of elephant ivory and pangolin scales following a tipoff by China customs offices in Singapore intercepted about nine tonnes of ivory which came from nearly three hundred African elephants in the same shipments were twelve tons of

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The Illegal Business of Smuggling Animals

The Indicator from Planet Money

09:42 min | 1 year ago

The Illegal Business of Smuggling Animals

"Smuggling illegally taking things into or out of a country. We hear stories about smuggling all the time smuggling drugs cash weapons diamonds. But one of the biggest categories of items smuggled is a little bit more exotic so to speak animals earlier this year, a suitcase was intercepted in the Philippines that contain fifteen hundred little turtles that had been smuggled in from China. They're estimated worth nearly ninety thousand dollars. Were they ninja turtles? No not. That was reported but I don't know. They were wrapped in duct tape in, like stuffed in shoes and stuff. They're so cute. They were like little, little guys, like the size of a hockey puck and also a man was caught smuggling seventy live birds through JFK in hair rollers and just a few weeks ago. There was this big bust in the Philippines. A man was caught trying to smuggle seven hundred and fifty tarantulas estimated value around six thousand dollars in a box of cook. Ke's by the way, I'm not gonna eat cookies now. Right spider cooking opening a box. Scrawl scout cookies tarantulas Papa that he's not a thing you can get over. This is indicated from planet money. I'm garcia. And I'm Stacey Vanik Smith today on the show, animal smuggling the market for animal smuggling is actually pretty new, but it's not really big really fast, and it's having a major impact on species survival. And on the planet's, ecosystem. Support for this podcast. In the following message come from Jim Nye, the regulated exchange making it easy to add bitcoin, and other crypto currencies to your portfolio. Protecting your investments with oversight and state of the art cybersecurity open a free account at Jim ni- dot com slash indicator. Support also comes from fund rise, the future of real estate. Investing access private market real estate projects from high rises in DC to multifamily apartments in LA. Get your first three months of fees waived at fund rise dot com slash indicator Sergio and weekends is with the international union for conservation of nature in London, he and his colleagues spend a lot of time trying to address animal trafficking, and on intercepting smugglers, Serio himself specializes in spiders, and scorpions. So how do you feel about spiders? I feel great. I only ask, because I feel like I have mixed feelings about spiders, might looking at them in the wrong way, people feel that an Arthur, bud life being an insect life or spider life isn't as valuable. So you don't appreciate its right to live as much, but I don't think cuddling sore Fluck Innis should be a criteria for conservation. What do you do? When you see a spider in your apartment recently, I found in my bedroom. I give it a drink at a little bowl of water for it. Yes, I did. I. Dehydrated. So she was very happy. And she was a female. She was very happy to drink from it. I thought about, you know, should I find insect and give it food, but it looked well, put outside and bent on its way. And I think it's doing well now how do you recognize when spidery dehydrates training for an upcoming fight or something like that? And it's like, hey, Waterberg water break and being a spider insurgence apartment is good fighter less good. We wanted to talk to Sergio about the cookie Bach seizure. The seven hundred and fifty tarantulas, which were worth apparently six thousand dollars. Is this something that happens, like, people sm- like that many people want spiders, as pets, and, and we know this happens like daily not only with spiders, though, no scorpions as well? Centipedes beetles, but you're flies of the whole range of animals. That people if there's an interest in buying them people will find a way to get them for me like business as usual. Yeah. How big is this market is at, like multi million dollars a year? Yes worldwide. Yes. Definitely into the multi millions. I mean valuable specimens can easily go into thousands. So a seizure of a few that's twenty tarantulas you be conceived, spiders, that values already thousands of dollars. It is committed that the animal smuggling market is worth about twenty million dollars a year call that today's planet money, indicator twenty million dollars or twenty million dollars. We don't really know because animal smuggling is illegal Sergio says animal smuggling has grown astronomically in recent years for couple of reasons first, deforestation and development has made even really remote areas, much more accessible to people so species that used to be extremely hard to get to are now far easier to catch second Syria says the internet makes it much easier to sell the animals using everything from Facebook to specialty sites to chat rooms, and to find buyers in all. Places, and it all price ranges. Sergio says one of the most smuggled animals on earth is thought to be abalone. It's a cease nail that lives, mainly off the coast of South Africa is apparently very tasty kind of a gourmet thing. Also, the abalone shell is really beautiful and strong. The abalone is protected, but there's just a huge trade in it. That's why smuggling muggings right Scott so popular smugly market, another, one of the most smuggled animals is the penguin sort of looks like an Armadillo, and it's covered with these big scales that are thought to have magical properties and the pangolin is sort of popular in, like, what would you call it homey ethic met homeopathic medicine. Yeah. And as a result of smuggling the penguin is now endangered when it comes to insects Sergio specialty they are typically caught for a few different reasons sometimes as pets, but there are a lot of other reasons to some people want for splaying. So there been the dried maybe you've seen them. Sometimes I've seen shops. Oh, yeah. Yeah. With the insect displays. Sure. Yeah. Exactly. Some people will kill the spider and put them in a sort of blasting. And then they just have them as a keychain sometime in Asia, they're fried and use snack or as sort of a jurist gimmicky thing where the will take Instagram photo of them eating tarantula ninjas throw the body away. So the animals actually wasted after all those years growing after all those efforts than his just nobody eats, sir. Here says the most popular insects to smuggle tend to have three major characteristics that combination of factors usually being big being colorful, and being rare is like the treat some of the things people look for if it combines all three than yeah. Prices skyrocket. So a lot of butterflies some Beatles, and the emperor scorpion. Yes, it's this big black, scorpion from west Africa. It's the size of your hand. Sergio says people like them as pets because they looked so terrifying. But apparently, according to Sergio, they're pretty gentle little guys, as far as spiders, the red kneed tarantula, which is found in Mexico. Ago is really popular. It's a large tarantula with red and yellow stripes on its legs. And Sergio says the red knee. Tarantula is also now threatened is smuggling partly responsible for them being at risk. Yeah. Definitely. Yeah. Relocate seems it would be such a small dent. You know what I mean something like four station, seems like I could see how that would put us species at risk. But smugly it's gotta be pretty little like a couple hundred spiders. They were only if you hundred I can see how to be fairly sustainable. But the numbers are higher are much higher really talking about few thousand every year. But the things that the spiders were studied, the red news one, they take that case to grow. They grow in a year or even to take decades to become adults even being able to read. So if let's say we harvest out of good colony a healthy colony, and they have a hundred have one hundred specimens spread about this little spider town, you will, and you take off of their numbers. That city that spider colony won't bow back very quickly. And what's the problem? Mm-hmm. With with an insect becoming extinct. Yeah. Well, that's, that's a that is the million dollar question, sort of that is the same question people phrase about all sorts of things going extinct. So if we were to disappear as humans the earth would do pretty well without us actually probably better than it's doing now. Well, if you wear to remove spiders, however, the world, wouldn't last very well, not as we know it, it wouldn't last long at all the number of insects, they every single days, just Astra nominal if that predation exist, and you balance would have to be in number of insects just explode. And then, of course, another predator have to take over and than we'd be filled of that. So you see, so we're messing with this delicate balance, not being completely aware, not aware at all. What on quences will be Sergio says that the animal smuggling trade seems to be getting bigger all the time. So he and his team, try to track the people that they suspect of selling smuggled animals, for example by watching online vendors and they also educate buyers about, where they should get animals and how to avoid buying animals that have been smuggled, but he says, even a lot of pet stores have illegally, harvested animals, because so many people just don't know. The problem we often faces that Esam is in takes hold of most people working in a field. We see too many destruction. Species appearing to quickly and we feel helpless to do anything about it. But as I see it as long as we try really hard. I'm okay with failing really well. So you're trying really hard. Yeah. That's all I can do really if you wanna buy spider really any animal. Sergio says you should ask for the documents that show. It was captive bred. What do you think Cardiff should the or get red knee tarantula to we have a mascot as long as it doesn't come in a box of cookies?

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"pangolin" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"pangolin" Discussed on AP News

"Eight tons of pangolin scales. Over the past week. That's a global record that spurred calls for more protections for the animals, the scales were found in shipping containers and have been linked to four species of pangolins native to Africa officials found a record fourteen point two tonnes of the scales. Hidden among packets of frozen beef on April third five days later, they found fourteen more tons in four hundred seventy four bags in another container. The National Parks Board Singapore customs and the immigration and checkpoints thority said in a statement Wednesday that the cargo was declared as Cassius seats both shipments were en route from Nigeria to Vietnam. The pangolin is said to be the most widely traffic mammal in the world and its scales are in high demand in Asia for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Charles van Doren who as a dashing young academic rose and fell as a corrupt game show contestant in the nineteen fifties. Inspiring the movie quiz show has died. He was ninety three. Then Dorn died of natural causes Tuesday at a care center for the elderly in Canaan, Connecticut van Dorn was the central figure in the TV game show scandals of the late fifties. And eventually pleaded guilty to perjury for lying to a grand jury that investigated them he made fourteen electrifying appearances on twenty one in late nineteen fifty six in early nineteen fifty seven beating thirteen competitors and winning then record one hundred twenty nine thousand dollars because the show producers provided him with the answers following the quiz show scandal. He also wrote and published several books, including the top selling how to read a book along with Mortimer Adler, also the joy of reading and a history of knowledge past present and future. There's a warning for doctors against abruptly taking long term pain patients off of opioid painkillers AP's. Jackie Quinn reports the food and Drug administration says it..

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"pangolin" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"pangolin" Discussed on AP News

"Jackie quinn. Washington. Singapore has seized more than twenty eight tonnes of pangolin scales. Over the past week. That's a global record that spurred calls for more protections for the animals, the scales were found in shipping containers and have been linked to four species of pangolins native to Africa officials found a record fourteen point two tonnes of the scales. Hidden among packets of frozen beef on April third five days later, they found fourteen more tons in four hundred seventy four bags in another container. The National Parks Board Singapore customs and the immigration and checkpoints of thirty said in a statement Wednesday that the cargo was declared as Cassius seats both shipments were en route from Nigeria to Vietnam. The pangolin is said to be the most widely traffic mammal in the world and its scales are in high demand in Asia for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Investigating the investigators. I'm Jacky Quin with an AP news minute. Attorney general William Barr told lawmakers today he's begun an investigation into whether proper procedure was followed at the start of the Russia investigation and the twenty sixteen Trump campaign team, I think there's spying did occur. Yes. I think spying did occur. He says he is still working to release much of the special counsel's report within about a week European Union leaders and Britain have agreed to allow another Brexit extension. Move to act Tober thirty first giving more time for parliament to find the best possible solution. If you own a Ford f one fifty twenty fifteen through twenty nineteen model, you might be under recall. Our Mike have been reports. The automaker says the recalls to fix problems with engine block heater cables that can cause fires dealers are replacing them. Rough driving with heavy snow in south and North Dakota from a spring storm. I'm Jacky Quin. More news right after.

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"pangolin" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

WAFS Biz 1190

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"pangolin" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

"Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd in Florida. It's time to take action to end the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met near Miami with people who are forced to get out of Venezuela. There are many lives in danger in the province that were bad. Then are worse. Now later Pence talked about the transition to opposition leader one glider all options are on the table. The vice president said, this is no time for dialogue. It's time to end the d'oro regime and nNcholas Maduro would do well not to test. The resolve of the United States. Pence says he hopes economic pressures can bring out a peaceful transition in Venezuela. I'm Ed Donahue, Russian politicians accused the United States on Friday of undermining global security by any compliance with the nuclear arms treaty, while NATO said Russia was at fault for the pact's demise. In European countries. Watched with this is townhall dot com. Officials say a record eight tons of pangolin scales. And more than a thousand elephant tusks have been seized for shipping container in Hong Kong in January. The Hong Kong authorities got a tip off regarding a suspect shipment coming from Nigeria. They inspected a refrigerated cargo container and found a record haul inside more than eight million dollars worth of pangolin scales. And the tusks of five hundred elephants experts estimate that around thirteen thousand highly endangered pangolins were killed for that shipment. Pangolins also known as scaly ant-eaters are prized shaina their meat and the perceived medicinal value of their scales. That's the BBC's. So you hadn't a massive strike at forty eight manufacturing plants in Mexico's border city. Matamoros is heading for victory bringing pay raises for laborers who make less than one.

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9 Tons of Pangolin Scales Are Seized in Hong Kong

Financial Issues

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

9 Tons of Pangolin Scales Are Seized in Hong Kong

"Officials say a record eight tons of pangolin scales. And more than a thousand elephant tusks have been seized for shipping container in Hong Kong in January. The Hong Kong authorities got a tip off regarding a suspect shipment coming from Nigeria. They inspected a refrigerated cargo container and found a record haul inside more than eight million dollars worth of pangolin scales. And the tusks of five hundred elephants experts estimate that around thirteen thousand highly endangered pangolins were killed for that shipment. Pangolins also known as scaly ant-eaters are prized shaina their meat and the perceived medicinal value of their

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"pangolin" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

15:18 min | 1 year ago

"pangolin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Demint the leader bed pillow one day came out with very simple question on his blog. What would you do with the poll in a car? So the comments were just awful sexist violent. They were just outrageous. So that was the beginning of me as a target, then they were also others who joined the club Like Mattel Salvini. Now, he said, the deputy, prime minister and minister of interior. That's Laura Boldrini on HARDtalk after the news. Hello. This is David Austin with the BBC news. The US special envoy Stephen beacon has said he'll tell North Korean officials next week Washington's proposals to encourage Pyongyang to get rid of its nuclear weapons. This to begin said, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN had already pledged to dismantle and destroy its uranium and plutonium enrichment facilities, but this was dependent on corresponding measures from the United. States. Steven McDonald's suggests North Korea's position is unknown. They might consider all US troops out of south career as an option on. We don't really know what their idea of corresponding measures would be in the final analysis. I mean, does it mean known nuclear submarines in waters in these areas doesn't mean bama's not to fly through there is honor and North Korea. China has agreed to import more goods from the United States is the two countries. Seek to end their trade dispute. The offer was made during talks in Washington. But as Robin Brandt now reports paging is likely to be asked to make further concessions. China's state media has painted these talks as progress these are not concessions. They are steps that are in line with reform and opening up already planned by president Xi Jinping. China's renewed pledge to buy more soybeans from America's farmers went down. Well with President Trump. His campaign pledge to tackle the trade imbalance remains crucial for the president. And China knows that any agreement is likely to involve far more challenging verifiable. Structural changes to the economy here to journalists from the Reuters news agency jailed in Myanmar. After investigating a massacre by the security forces are appealing to the country's supreme court. Why alone and Kelso who found guilty last year of violating state secrets and investigating the extrajudicial killing of ten Muslim Rohingyas from Myanmar. Nick beak has more the revelations about the murders of ten hinge of men prompted a rare admission of guilt from the army, but still the reporters who exposed the crimes were given seven year sentences, then new appeal to the supreme court comes on the day, a police officer who claimed the journalists had been set up was released from prison after serving nine months captain million. I had been expected to give. Evidence against the journalists but stunned their trial by alleging a superior had ordered that they be framed the US agency for international development has ceased all assistance to people in the occupied West, Bank and Gaza at the request of the Palestinian Authority last month of Palestinian said they would refuse to accept future American aid for fear that they would expose themselves to legal action. US anti-terrorism registations stipulates that organizations receiving funding must become subject to US counter terrorism laws world news from the BBC. Customs officials in Hong Kong have uncovered a major wildlife smuggling operation seizing a record hall of pangolin scales. And more than a thousand elephant tusks working on a tip-off feel thirties discovered. The illegal cargo worth approximately eight million dollars inside a shipping container from Nigeria experts estimate that around thirteen thousand highly endangered pangolins were included in the shipment. Pangolins apprised in China for their meats and the perceived medicinal value of their scales. India's governing BJP is unveiling pre-election budget with fresh measures measures to tackle rural discontent. The acting finance minister Putih has promised to allocate more than ten billion dollars a year to support vulnerable farmers with more. Here's davina Gupta. It's a budget deal with populism. I is a four small farmers are where the Indian government has announced a ten billion dollar package, whereas small farmers. We get about eighty five dollars by and that's going to benefit almost twelve million. Plus farmers. The second is for the middle class where the income tax limit has been raised. This is a budget for the elections, which is happening in me. Police in Tokyo questioning a number of people suspected of involvement in the online said of a substance for to be Raynham powder packed in a glass tube was offered for sale on the Yahoo auction site as UNM ninety nine point nine percent. According. Japan's Kyodo news agency. And initial tests suggested that the powder was radioactive France has granted citizenship to three Americans who helped end an attack on passengers on a train in two thousand fifteen the three men tackled. The gunman who opened fire on people travelling from Amsterdam to Paris one person was seriously injured before they subdued the Islamist attacker. That's the latest BBC news. Welcome to hard talk on the BBC World Service with me Zane in Rome being a politician anywhere in Europe is tough. But if you are a left of center women in frontline politics in Italy, it can be especially hard. My guest is MP Laura Boldrini who until last year with speaker in the lower chamber of the Italian parliament. She has regularly received many online threats, wishing her dead, tortured or raped. What is her experience tell us about the current political scene in Italy? Jamie having very welcome to talk. Thank you very much. So you really had a meteoric rise in politics, you were only elected to parliament in two thousand thirteen as part of a very small party, the ecology Freedom Party. And then literally forty eight hours later, you become speaker of the lower chamber. How did I it was a shock? It was unexpected. It was a shock for me. But for the entire country. Basically, it was the first time that she, you know, the speaker the precedent. We say was elected at the second day with two days of his few minutes in parliament, it was because the central life coalition had the necessity to show new faces the five staff moment entered the parliament in that election and was in need to compete with them in terms of, you know, fresh people you're appealing face. Well, actually. I had no political experience at all. Fresh. I know why didn't you say new because he knows as I tried to say the experience. Yeah. That's what I tried. I tried but there are occasional. Where you can't you know is not accepted and Mino was not really because I mean, constitutionally, it's the third most powerful. When was the constitution the president? And then the speaker of the Senate, and then it was you. Yeah. Algebra accident of the comment at the difficulty. It was an amazing experience after tell you very challenging at the beginning higher the nightmares. I couldn't really resist anxiety. You know, it was really challenging. But then I thought it was also great occasion also to launch some important issues. Like the rights of women. Equal opportunities is men and women. It was the occasion, you know, to also address issues like hate speech or other issues, which are very important now day, so I took it as an occasion to speak to the country. But it was very to say you personally as well. As your supporters used you as a vehicle to kind of advance that liberal agenda, definitely liberal agenda and intact in those days. You know, I've represented certain values. Which were upper shades in those days, like the respect of human rights. They respect a women's rights. I am fascist. So all these values were considered so important that they decided I had to be but. Office not appreciated by everybody knows you very quickly became the subject of online threats of despicable nature. Yes. Yes. Because that was on because you're outspoken because I am outspoken because I don't hide myself because I think it's needed to provoke reactions and to have a real debate on certain issues, and because I am an independent Fieger. So it was very easy to take me as a target man was targeting youth. I think it was at the beginning the five-stop woman the leader that's a big range. The populist coalition that came into being several years ago. Yeah. So the leader bed pillow one day came out with a very simple question on his blog. What would you do with the Baldry in a car? So the comments were just awful sexist violent. They wear just outrageous. So that was the beginning of me as a target, then they were also others will join the club Like Mattel Salvini. And now he said that deputy, prime minister and minister of interior he's from the league. Yes. Yes. That is a far right party. In fact, and just to give you an example, there was a rally, and he went to this rally to speak to his followers and the certain moment Tooker inflatable sex doll. And he said here we have the speaker of the house lower Boldrini if you compare an inflatable. Sesto faithful with you. Yes. With a with a woman, but he told me. He apologized for that ninety. No, no, no. He didn't apologize. Just tried to make fun of it. Which is a very strong things about a Mattis arena. You said that he has pursued a terrifying campaign of sexist attacks against u Salvini uses sexism as a political weapon instigation to rape as a political weapon. These very strong words, and he would categorically deny all no, no, not in evidence is proud of it. And I tell you didn't accept the fact that you would say that he instigates. You can't say anything. This is what's happening. One mayor from league party has been convicted just for your grades. I go and because he wrote a pause though, Facebook post saying, let's send rapists to his house in order to make a smile. A mayor can write something like this. This is a polling like rape, equal smile. So it is a despicable thing to have done. But you do it without. But it was convicted. Yes, he was convicted. And he was fined twenty thousand seventeen thousand dollars. You can't make these kinds of attacks and get away with them in its own Kenny. I mean, this is like a instigation to rape is a crime. I is is a crime. Yes. But I worked in the former Yugoslavia in Rwanda, I have seen this kind of strategy to advocate for rape case. The other group d opponents, but even those occasions war in a democratic country is not acceptable. And if somebody comes out with such a pulse or a statement as to be brought to Justice. Questionable. As it is do you think that this is part of the tariff-free, sadly now for female politicians wherever they are. I mean, we have women in the UK say similar things. Well, we had Australia's. Julia Gillard, the prime minister saying she received terrible sexist comments about her. And so Hillary Clinton the United States is it just part of the deal as it were cannot accept this. As part of the deal. I'm sorry. I mean, this is done on purpose to discourage women to been politics. It's a form of intimidation. Okay. So I think we have to we have to react to report we have to shoot people who there to use certain wordings. This is absolutely unacceptable thing. Is it worse in Italy? Was the point is that it's it's terrible. What happened to you? But it's not unique experience is not unique about women politicians. But but I mean, I think if also. Other countries, it it happens doesn't mean that here is not something shoes. Know, so I think all women have to join forces all over the world, we have to be more United to refuse. We made so many battles to get our rights to get equal opportunities. And now, what do we do we accept to be humiliated in order to be a character tap from politics? No, we have to you know, you say to be kept politics. But actually, the figures suggest a different picture they because incrementally with every election in Italy. You've got more female representation if you look at the figures between two thousand and eight in last year's visit you've now got thirty five percent off members of parliament are women in its which is even more than in the United Kingdom to look at the government. Look at the figures of the government. They are I think more than sixty people in government ministers pity means. Sisters and the secretary of state's only seventeen percent of them are women, but you have had so meaning, but you have John Quincy that we've been so much because they call themselves the government did it. Now, you have how Enrico lesser of former prime minister who appointed seven of twenty one cabinet ministers. Yes. Yeah. So I mean to a casino, but we're back. We are going back to the past, you know, having so few women in the executive. It's it's. The legislature you've made progress, but the executive you think Italy is now going back. Yes. Definitely. So you say that, you know, women like you should speak out. Why should you be intimidated into silence? You do speak out..

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"pangolin" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"pangolin" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"A good push minister Presario castle and Pearson line blues. More little down and out there. You had Pearson. The back door wide open the past just doesn't get through persona another great chance at the penguins are able to get a lion chain Sidney Crosby on the ice against a tired fourth line. The was clues one good initial chance. But a great foul after by Joel Emerson taking the body out of the place. He Sidney Crosby in the back of the net. That's where he needs to be all night. In the bucket and not the pocket. We'll kill okay. With him going over the goal line. Rust in the neutral zone, loses it tool Riley O'Reilly. Steam, perran portray Angelo boom Easter the five on the ice blues. Talking to Donald on the wall was with the penguins. Get a backlit tangled clear brand knocked it down again and with the help although Riley to get it into the Pittsburgh zone. It's split down into the corner moves on the Tango. Hainan long outlet pass the horn quizzed on the right side chip it into the blue zone icing or get wave and here you're going in behind the net. Do oh seven to go in the first pangolin civil one nothing lead. Voronin was daddy tied up. Ron loses a stick at nothing to do with. Where the puck was. Yeah. He got away with it took a shot right now on the nearside at the line swatted to the boards. Bosak with loses. There. By Pederson into the wall comes loose the puck to the blue line Edmonson again Rishaad hit went low GS wide. Maroon trying to get onto it behind the net with help from Bosanka come free the penguins drag it around. The neutral zone Edmonson knocked it down Bosak enters again to maroon did they go looking in front. There's no on the plane comes loose. He never got the puck off to the goaltender and Pettersen. Got it back. Yeah. Restless when they're papper and all in all by himself. He got hooked by two or three times. Couldn't get a shot off. Tell you mentioned that you're you're not gonna get those calls. You're not you're not getting if they're going anywhere. Those things you're going. The penguin side of the fence, you better earn it tonight. One zero three to go in the first forwarded Derek resort pass to the near side. The only motto and at one gets dumped in behind the net touched by yell and over to done along the wing Schwartz couldn't reach it came out of the zone. And now Tarasenko deflects it in penguins get there and it's coming out on the near boards. Now. It's for twos. Oh coming right back in Schwartz to the goal shoots. It on Murray will make the save that'll stop the clock with thirty nine point two to go here.

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"pangolin" Discussed on Dumb People Town

Dumb People Town

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"pangolin" Discussed on Dumb People Town

"Pangolin and walking out of here we're gonna get that like wouldn't it be sweet if you had a penguin here no i think it would be fun to have a fucking miserable they might call they do they do like all right that's story two guys goes down in the oh we didn't decide their penguins at this floor does it's bad enough that there were assuming that they're paying witness let alone like it's hot there do you think the florida zoo so it might just be like some stray cats in a cow alligators alligator give me a little taste of what we have in the next segment a woman thinks she got bad chinese food and could not have been more wrong okay all right that's it i got one more second it goes to cuts to my favorite one of my favorite gary shanley jokes and we'll talk about this on the on the next side you have to wait through the break in order to hear this is dumb people town sarah silverman's with us we'll be right back so happy blue apron is on board with dumb people town as it is something that jay you and i use all the time yeah it's leading meal kit delivery service in the united states and while many people know what they do many don't know about the types of meals you can get and you get when you buy and you you sort of cook with blue apron you're not just having burgers for dinner as you're making short rib burgers with a with a hoppy cheddar sauce on a pretzel von there you go you're preparing seared steaks and time pan sauce with mashed potatoes green beans and krispy shallots all my god.

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"pangolin" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"pangolin" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"Then you know we've been drawn on the night of the adventure screening which will you choose while it is choice isn't it i think i know what i'll choose ain't defenders really vengeance is gonna gonna happen once ever as i mean i really don't think he was i think think the boys my boys need me they need me they need a hashtag unbeaten boys being cap on man yeah i will not be appearing in this this game either he might be at the match she's got nothing else to do that's very true killed at the match has to rest up before wimbledon he does doesn't he's very useful wimbledon does anyone else have anything to add to that man's question which i believe if you if you recall when we started this podcast in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven the question was was rampage out now the make coming soon what giant animal film do you want to see next helen has said just to recap ellen has said giant panda i would want a giant pangolin movie because one of my favorite things about the jon favreau jungle book was the had a comedy sassy pangolin linear like a little so omediyo esque creature is kind of armored and it's cute and it's a little pointy face and is one of the most endangered species on earth right trolling me this first thing the real thing and it's the door and gets hunted for whatever reason by horrible people so not only would you get it would be a good monster movie kind of munster because it would be almost new deflect bullets and it would like it's got a little point tito's that would crunch through buildings and things and also it would raise some lovely awareness of of pangolin lenses i would also know that we come to think of him giant plot.

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"pangolin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"pangolin" Discussed on KCRW

"We're seeing across the atlantic and pacific really is the first time and basically fifteen years that we've been seeing that intensity of construction and it's important to recognize that it's no longer driven by the telecom companies but it's really driven by the major names of the internet i'm who are remaking the internet on their own right now there are three hundred and sixty six active and planned undersea cable systems around the world that's according to the research and consulting firm tele geography i'm one of the biggest in the pipeline the pacific light cable network it will connect los angeles and hong kong google and facebook along with partners in asia i'll building the nearly eight thousand mile on cable it will be able to move data at a speed of one hundred and twenty tara bits per second and atlanta dockweiler state beach just west of lax back to nicole style selsky author of the unseen network so yes google and facebook are getting into this market and they are starting to have a significant impact on the table industry but they're not precluding the tech little dies from joining up per se more they're having an effect on the historical monopoly which are the telecommunications company which we often don't think about in terms of tax but those were the big tech companies before so why should we care whether facebook lays its own cables rather than buying capacity from some telecommunications company lots of infrastructural networks then it's beholden to other companies and other prophecies and to political negotiation so that has to do with the commercial side with how tech companies get information from us for taga for trevor pangolin is interested in how governments get information through spy agency's tapping undersea cables that's a practice that dates back to the cold war these places that connect.

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"pangolin" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

103.5 KISS FM

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"pangolin" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

"Of the military law enforcement first responders in those working and disaster relief efforts that are submitted i hadn't even thought about is the fact that people you'll firefighters fighting regional fires probably live in the area and that they would be affected to forty of them but there too busy yau they're trying to save you know everyone's homes gas aren't able to attend to them you know maybe their own personal needs said to me know this is even an animal they're called pangolins you ever heard of a pendulum at a pangolin a galindo angling rbi although we know i'll be honest with you these are leave the house these are ugly animals what is that i know little league are hedgehog possum anna looks like hossam in an alligator to say the article calls of adorable i don't know if i'd say that but nonetheless they're living thing he sees adorable scaly animals may have originally been destined for the black market but thanks to the indonesian police force and community will now be going to a wildlife reserve instead one hundred one live pangolins were seized from a pair of smugglers the fishing boat headed for malaysia earlier this week law enforcement learned of the nefarious mission from a tip off give it by local citizens if sold on the international market they coulda fetch as much as one point five million dollars however there now destined for the near is national park if convicted the smugglers could face five years in prison at seven thousand dollars in fines legal to consider to be the world's most trafficked animal auditor high demand for their meat and scales but hopes on the horizon delegates at a un wildlife convention last year voted to ban the trade of all aid species of asian and african pangolins which is an animal i'd never heard of until today long blather saving on unless they say the word of the day a thousand bucks to pay some bills and wedding by the phone all night angie traffic traffic stop thereby to help behavior of madison and bound on the.

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