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Cruise Ships Can Sail Again, With Strict Rules
"Says big cruise ships won't be able to resume taking passengers on vacations again until they can prove they can prevent the spread of the Corona virus. NPR's Rob Stein has more The CDC says cruise ships will have to demonstrate that they can protect passengers and crew members from the virus and prevent shipped from sparking outbreaks when they dock crucial companies will have to set up testing systems in quarantine, isolation and social distancing protocols to protect passengers and crew members. And before any real passengers are allowed on board crew ship companies will have to stage mock trips, with volunteers acting like passengers and crew members to demonstrate their safe. Cruise ships became hot spots of infections early in the pandemic. Rob Stein. NPR NEWS Wall Street Lower by the closing
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"A great weekend ahead And this is your opportunity for meditate are no use. I'm Laxmi saying With their final debate behind them. President Donald Trump and former vice President Joe Biden are looking to close the deal with voters in the run up to the election in 11 days. However, more than 50 million people reportedly have already voted early. Was the rivals and their surrogates return to battleground states. The Corona virus pandemic continues to dominate the campaigns and fueling the urgency for action. One prominent research team is now projecting that more than half a million people Could die from the Corona virus in the United States by the end of February. NPR's Rob Stein has details. The grim new estimate comes from researchers at the University of Washington, the same group that has been frequently cited by the White House Corona Virus Task force, But the researchers estimate the death toll could be much lower if the right steps were taken to protect people. For example, more than 129,000 lives could be saved if everyone wears a mask in public, according to the new analysis. Other researchers question some of the assumptions that researchers make, such as how well mass work and how well people use them. But most public health experts agree mass could significantly reduce the death toll. Rob Stein. NPR news The American Embassy in Ankara says it is suspending all Visa and American citizens services at all its diplomatic missions in Turkey. NPR's Peter Kenan reports the embassy is citing credible reports of potential terrorist attacks. As the reason, the embassy announcement said the threats involved possible terror attacks and kidnappings of U. S citizens in Istanbul and possibly other locations in Turkey. There was no immediate word on how long the closures might last. U. S citizens were urged to exercise heightened caution in areas where crowds might gather. This isn't the first time a potential terror threat has closed US diplomatic missions in Turkey. A similar announcement was made in 2015. In 8 2003. Turkish police guards were killed in an armed attack on the Istanbul consulate and there was a bombing at the U. S embassy compound in Ankara in 1958. Peter Kenyan NPR NEWS Istanbul in Geneva, Libya's warring factions have signed a permanent cease fire the United Nations offices. We have details from Esmie Nicholson, Acting U. N envoy Stephanie Williams says the ceasefire is effective immediately, meaning that foreign fighters are required to leave Libya within three months and forces are required to withdraw from the front lines. Political talks are set to take place in Tunisia in November to find a lasting solution to the conflict that came out of the country's 2011 uprising, which saw the removal of Moammar Gadhafi. Previous attempts to end the war have failed. But signatures have agreed to establish a joint police unit that will help monitor the withdrawal of foreign militia as well as a joint military force that will report to the UN's military commission. For NPR news. I'm as me Nicholson in Berlin..
Coronavirus Test Results Are Still Taking Too Long, A Survey Shows
"On new survey says testing for the corona virus is getting faster in the US but NPR's Rob Stein reports finds that's still too long to expectedly prevent the virus from spreading research team based at northeastern university surveyed more than fifty thousand people in all fifty states plus the district of Columbia. Those who coronavirus test waited almost three days on average for the results that's down from about four days back in the spring. But the researchers say that's still too late to have prevented them from spreading the virus other people. African Americans and Hispanics waited about a day longer than whites on average and only about half of those who tested positive were contacted by health worker to get the names of other people who they might have infected rob Stein NPR
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"Keep families safely distanced from each other. To help guard against Corona virus. Speaking of a big question mark still looms over Corona virus safeguards at the White House. President Trump who's being treated for covert 19 is itching to get back out on the campaign trail. He has Repeatedly said he might hold a rally this weekend. And he has repeatedly drawn backlash from critics who say Trump might still be shedding virus. But Trump's doctor says it's been 10 days since Trump tested positive for Corona virus, and so he should be able to make a safe return to public engagements As soon as this weekend, perhaps NPR's Selina Simmons stuff in has more. CDC guidelines say when it comes to mild cases, you're likely no longer infectious 10 days after you first experience symptoms, but that period is 20 days for people who had more severe illness. There isn't a lot of public information about the president's illness, including when his symptoms began or how seriously sick he was so public health experts worry that he's ending his isolation too early and could be putting others at risk. Silene ISM and stuff in NPR NEWS Federal government's ordering the state of Nevada to reverse the decision to suspend the use of new fast Corona virus test in nursing homes more from NPR's Rob Stein, Nevada health officials ordered nursing homes to suspend the use of the new rapid Corona virus test because of concerns about their accuracy. Federal health officials like dogs, The test can produce results that are falsely positive. But are you any problems caused by false positives are weighed by the need to protect nursing home residents and warned about his action violates federal law. Any public health experts are concerned the federal government is distributing millions of the new fast test for the corner virus before clear how best to use them. Rob Stein. NPR NEWS This's NPR. And this is double human. My seat in New York. Good afternoon, I'm Sean Carlson. Authorities started issuing finds two people who violate covert 19 restrictions in hot spot areas in Brooklyn and Queens. Today. The city says it will hand out penalties of up to $15,000 for anyone violating the prohibition on mass gatherings and areas of the red Zone. Religious gatherings are capped at a quarter capacity and a maximum of 10 people in those neighborhoods. Anyone who is not wearing a mask can also be fined at $1000. Officials started closing down schools and Nana central businesses yesterday in areas that are seeing an uptick in Corona virus infections. New Jersey Congressman Jeff Andrew, who switched parties and became a Republican last year, faced off against Democratic challenger Amy Kennedy on the debate stage last night at Stockton University. Van drew record. The echoed the president's unfounded claim that New Jersey's vote by mail election this year will be riddled with fraud. Kennedy disagreed. The whole narrative that President Trump has been pushing, I think is destructive. Kennedy also says she opposes the president and Senate Republicans rush to fill the vacant seat on the U. S Supreme Court, which Vanja defended. The second Congressional district encompasses at the southern tip of New Jersey and is considered the most competitive congressional race in the state. You can look up information on local races in your area on W and my CI's voter guide that's online at W and my si dot org's slash voter guide. Artistic director at the Guggenheim is leaving. After 34 years, Nancy Spector had faced accusations she mistreated. A guest curator due to the curator is race. An independent investigation found no evidence of that. But the museum says Spector will go It's not clear whether the move is voluntary. The Guggenheim says an outside law firm reviewed more than 15,000 documents and conducted interviews related to claims that the curator was mistreated. She was the first little black curator of an exhibition at the institution. She says she did not cooperate with the investigation. Museum cites a lack of diversity among it's staff programming.
Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19
"President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the Corona virus. NPR's Franco Ordonez reports, The president's infection immediately raises significant questions. The White House physician, said in a memo that the president and first lady, we're both well and that the president will continue carrying out his duties. But Joel Goldstein, a presidential historian at ST Louis University, said, Even if the president just gets sick, it creates uncertainty raises the possibility of succession are an ability, so at one level, it's it's a big deal. On the other hand. The fact that the president is sick doesn't mean that presidential power is transferred. But the White House is taking an optimistic tone, saying Vice President Mike Pence will step in as needed. What the president plans to be very engaged Franco or Dona as NPR news President Trump is 74 years old and his weight has been classified as obese. Both of these put him in a higher risk category for developing co 19. NPR's Rob Stein has more President hasn't released as many details about his health as previous presidents have. But his doctors have said that despite his age and his weight, he is an excellent health. He takes medication to lower his cholesterol, but doctors haven't reported any other. Health problems that would increase his wrist such as you don't diabetes or heart disease or high blood pressure, And I should mention that first lady Melania Trump is 50 so is not in this high risk group as
Massive genetic study in Houston shows coronavirus mutating and potentially evolving amid rapid U.S. spread
"That some strains of the Corona virus spread more easily than others. NPR's Rob Stein has the tails. Researchers analyzed more than 5000 genetic sequences of the Corona virus recovered from patients in Houston. They found that samples of the virus containing a mutation in the protein the virus uses to infect cells. Quickly became dominant between the 1st and 2nd waves of infections, The researchers say that suggests mutation made those strains of the virus more contagious. Researcher stress that mutation did not make the virus board dangerous patients who caught it didn't get sicker, but it appears they tend to have higher amounts of the virus in their bodies, which could explain by virus with that mutation spreads or easily. Some scientists, however, are questioning the researchers conclusions. Rob Stein.
CDC reverses COVID-19 testing guidance after report of interference
"Guidelines suggesting that people who have been exposed to the Corona virus don't necessarily have to get tested. NPR's Rob Stein reports. The revised guidance comes as thie us near is 200,000 deaths from Coben 19. The CDC is now saying that anyone who has had close contact with someone with covert 19 should get tested for the virus. The updated Cardin's comes after the agency had come under heavy criticism for previously suggesting that testing of exposed people isn't always necessary. Public health experts say testing exposed people is crucial to spot any new infections quickly and prevent new outbreaks from occurring. The confusion over the CDC recommendations has raised widespread concern about political interference, damaging CDC crucial role in providing reliable advice during a public health crisis. Rob Stein. NPR NEWS Belarus is accusing the U.
NFC West: Who will unseat the 49ers?
"So glad to be joined by Candace Silva of the rams wire as we go around the NFC west try to figure out who's going to unseat the forty Niners if they can be unseeded at the top of the division cam covers the the rams the rams who apparently are the hot bat right now to win the Superbowl at thirty to one what the hell's going on their camp yeah apparently they were the most popular Super Bowl bet of the last I think there's some were the bachelor come in anywhere on the rams won the Superbowl which is surprising because they've done nothing in the past okay two months to really bolster their claim as a Super Bowl contender in it's been a rough offseason for them so they got a bounce back in to see them as a Super Bowl favorite or not people will favor but to see so many people jumping on the bandwagon for them to win the Superbowl surprising I mean obviously they were just in the Super Bowl now might about a decade ago by our current time frame standards but it was two seasons ago and they still have the same quarterback they still have the same head coach where has it gone wrong we know what happened last year it in fact but if if people are buying in why would you say don't hi this is biggest issue right now I was really surprised that they essentially ignored the the office of identity try to remake it or bring in much talent really on the opposite line this offseason they refinance or what works best it brought back Austin blight who could play guard and center I'm so really they're sticking with the same group that they had last year there's a lot of competition really the only position that sat on the opposite wanted at left tackle with what danger what work right but the other four spots where they're gonna be competitions with Bobby Evans and rob Stein at right tackle Austin Blake and Bryan Alexander in the guard position is kind of just a mishmash of players who are relatively unproven at the NFL level so I would say that's the biggest issue switching Todd Gurley out for can makers they hope is going to be an upgrade at least hopefully in the in the explosiveness department because we do the regular Todd Gurley last season and he kind of seems like he's past his prime with the old me injury in right usage so they hope that with the improved often combined with these guys developing the younger guys and then a a better run game they're going to hopefully get back to their roots from the twenty seventeen twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen season that also supplying plan doesn't seem like a very good one considering that they're in a division with the forty Niners who I don't think I'm being a Homer here by saying that they have a pretty darn good defense of line like that that might not be a good match up for them yeah that's one of the best defensive line principality and you're gonna have it you're gonna have such a us a big mismatch every time that these teams square off because the defense of life for forty third San Francisco so good you got Nick Bosa all the guys on the interior Erik Armstead so there's gonna be tough match ups all across the front when these teams square off twice a year and you're not gonna want to right now in blocking these guys or Bobby Evans are often blight it's it's gonna be a tough match up for all these guys what's M. brings us to the cornerback what what went down with Jared Goff I mean I don't know what it was it all just smoke and mirrors in that Super Bowl season was he figured out I mean there there's been plenty of arguments I've seen a lot of smart people say listen as soon as Matt Patricia showed how to basically not bite on the play action it was game over for the rams they still made the Super Bowl but last year was not great is there any realistic expectation around the rams that they can make it jump now with you know maybe acres and there is the full time running back yeah I I wouldn't say your golf was just smoke and mirrors in twenty eighteen I thought he was a legitimate MVP candidates for most that season and then they kind of have that by the crazy Monday Night Football game against the chiefs and ever since then he's just more grass than not been the same player it was it was he was really terrible on play action last season which was a surprise but again that goes back to the office of line you just didn't have time to to get to a second read he didn't have time to to turn his back to the defense on these armies clashing passes so that a big impact but he's a player who I know they gave them a hundred thirty four million dollars but at this point in his career he doesn't seem like someone who's going to really master the issues of the rest of the offense it's not can overcome terrible off in one place so for him in the rams to really bounce back it's going to take an improvement on the offensive line golf getting back to how he was playing in twenty eighteen and then that running game coming alive and that seems like a lot of that on because it's it's everything coming together as a cohesive unit but I mean with the talent that they do have they still look really good receivers with concocting Robert wood acres and Henderson at running back our promising and golf if he if he lives up to his contracting really pleased the way the FHS quarterback showed the ram should bounce back nicely I like Henderson he came out of Memphis right yep yep he he really was under utilized last year yeah they were kind of well I wouldn't say stubborn sticking with elderly but he just didn't get many opportunities but when he did when he did get some chances he showed his show computer production yeah if you could once against the forty Niners last season to worry bounced off a few tackles and I mean he he's a smaller guy he runs hard and he he he also I'm interested to see how they utilize them with Cammy Kerr's
U.S. passes 2 million coronavirus cases as states continue to relax guidelines
"And P. R.'s rob Stein says as states continue loosening their coronavirus restrictions some are seeing rising numbers of infections things have gotten much better in places that were hit hardest the earliest you know like New York New Jersey but infections are rising in more than twenty states including Florida the Carolinas Arkansas Arizona also Texas California even Montana and Idaho now in some places the total number of cases is still pretty small but infections may be starting to go up quickly and this is especially concerning more workplaces that don't have a lot of hospitals and you know so could get easily
Trump appoints Pence to lead virus response as U.S. confirms its first case of unknown origin
"The president's during the White House briefing room yesterday to announce a new approach to the virus. Several health officials joined him. C. D. C. Deputy Director and shoot. It said the United States should expect some troubling news. Hour aggressive containment strategy here in the United States has been working and is responsible for the low levels of cases that we have so far however we do expect more cases and shortly after that press conference in new mysterious case of Corona virus was announced in California and that's where I want to begin with. Npr Health correspondent Rob Stein hither rob either. Okay let's talk about this new case here in California and what the significance of it could be yes so the CDC right after this briefing ended last night reported that someone who in California who doesn't appear to travel to any country where the virus is spreading exposed. Anyone who might have caught the virus overseas had tested positive for the virus. That means this could be the first instance in the United States of what officials call community spread. You know in other words. They caught the virus in this country with no connection to any other country that could have spread here. There's been sixteen reported cases of Corona virus in this country. Far all the other cases have been people card in China or on that cruise ship except for two close relatives of two of those people brought back from China. So this would be very concerning. You know because it's exactly what health officials have been worried might start happening that the virus could start spreading in this country now the CDC says it can't completely rule out that this person might have had some contact with traveler. They don't know about but so far. That doesn't seem to be the case. Okay well then the question on all of our minds of course is what do we know about this person and how the person may have gotten the virus if not through someone abroad? He S O California health officials. Say the person lives in Solano County north of San Francisco and that this person is receiving care at the Ucla Medical Center and according to the hospital. The patient was transferred there from another medical center and doctors suspected the patient might have covert nineteenth. Is Diseased Causes but since the patient didn't meet all the criteria for the corner virus they weren't immediately tested by the CDC. And in the meantime the hospital has treated other patients with farces like this so took all the necessary precautions to protect doctors nurses but after this patient did finally test positive the hospital as a small number of hospital workers to stay home and monitor themselves. Okay so so. This could be the beginning of what's known as community spread in the United States. Although it sounds like there's some uncertainty here but that obviously raises the question of how prepared we are in this country to deal with the corona virus. What what did you feel like you learned from the trump administration when the president and others talked about the approach yesterday? Yes so the president you know. He took a very kind of low key. Approach to this was tried to be very reassuring saying you know. Things are under control But the president announced that Vice President Mike Pence would be taking over in charge of coordinating the nation's response to the outbreak until now Health and Human Services Secretary Acts as our has been chairing the corona virus taskforce. Now he'll stay in that role but trump says he picked pens because of his experience handling healthcare issues especially when he was governor of Indiana and that he will hopefully help coordinate phys across government agencies including like the transportation and education department's NPR health correspondent. Rothstein rub thanks so much. You Bet David now. The administration is facing scrutiny as concerns increase over the spread of Corona virus in the US reporters asked the president yesterday. Why he seems to be contradicting centers for disease control officials who say the corona virus outbreak. Here is only a matter of time. Here was the president's response. I don't think I have. They've said it could be worse than I've said it could be less to. I also take. I don't think it's inevitable. All right I wanNA bring an NPR senior political correspondent Domenica Montinaro. Who's been following the president's response here? D'amico either David Okay. So this could be a big moment for the president if indeed this virus spreads and American start looking for for some level of reassurance and confidence. Oh definitely I mean you know. The president's gotten a lot of criticism for this confused messaging before this on krona virus she had the CDC sounding the alarm. They're saying that the spread was inevitable. You had trump downplaying this and really in a lot of these situations. I mean I kind of think of it as being on a plane and facing turbulence and urine stormy weather. You want the pilot to be calm by. Everything's okay but no but also serious and telling you to take your seats right input safety belts on and make sure everyone does it. You know the president because of his tweeting in his own personal volatility. That makes it difficult. And there's a lot of people who are never going to trust him as their pilot but that's partially probably why. He decided to put Mike Pence there. Because he's such a controlled messenger and for the most part trump during that press conference got out of the way of Public Health Officials. And even swatted down some potential conspiracy theories about whether the CDC was trying to inflate numbers or the risk to hurt his reelection. Okay so maybe. He's putting pence there because people have more confident. I mean it also sounds like pence has experience as governor with healthcare. That may put them in a good position to respond to that. What is what is that experience. Well you know. The thing is though Mike Pence is very controversial. Pick to put here. There was an outbreak in two thousand fifteen of HIV in his home. State among intravenous drug users that is really causing a lot of critics to look at this and say they raised some eyebrows. Wonder if this is the smartest person that put their at one point according to USA. Today the number of people who had contracted HIV in one rural county exceeded the number of people infected with HIV through injection drug use in New York City the entire previous year while the CDC another health officials urged making clean needles available but but state law and pence Moral opposition really initially prevented that two months after the outbreak began. He said he was going to go home. Prey on it two days later he finally issued an executive order to make those clean needles available. So look he's not a scientist and I think that's one thing that a lot of people are nervous about if this does spread and Democrats which would say already critical of the president response here. Definitely they want him to ask for more money from Congress. Trump said fine. If that's what you want and trump look said the stock market may have gone down but it's Democratic presidential candidates fault too which is really controversial thing to say.
CDC warns Americans of 'significant disruption' from coronavirus
"Federal health officials issued a blunt warning today they say it's only a matter of time likely before the coronavirus start spreading in the US so Americans need to start preparing for that possibility and more aggressive measures might be necessary to fight the dangerous new term in this country NPR health correspondent rob Stein joins us now with the details Hey rob Hey there so what specifically prompted these tougher new warnings today you know federal health officials have been saying for a while that the virus could start spreading in this country but those concerns have intensified as separate started occurring outside of China in places like Italy Iran South Korea and Japan here's Nancy messing a from the CDC it's not so much a question of if this will happen anymore but rather more question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness okay so what are these more aggressive measures that officials say it might become necessary yeah you know the U. S. has already taken some pretty aggressive Messrs save band pretty much anyone who is in a U. S. citizen from entering the country from China imposed the first federal quarantine in a half century on hundreds of people might have been exposed to the virus but they're saying that's probably just bought the U. S. time and more aggressive steps that affect people's everyday lives will probably become needed at some point here's doctor missing you from CDC can we are asking the American public to work with us to prepare and the expectation that this could be bad a conversation with my family over breakfast this morning and I told my children that well I didn't think that they were at risk right now we as a family need to be preparing for significant destruction of our lives significant disruption what what kinds of disruptions is she talking about yeah what she's talking about is things like you know schools closings and closings and workers being asked to stay home or do you maybe tell work from home if they can and maybe stay away from big public offense maybe even large gatherings being canceled altogether here's Dr messenger a missing a one more time I understand this whole situation may seem overwhelming and that disruption to everyday life may be severe but these are things that people need to start thinking about now what you mean by that is you know they should think about you know what would you do if you know for childcare for schools and daycare centers started to close and could you work from home if you had to and would there be any way to get care from your doctor for example through something like telemedicine if that became known as necessary you know public health officials say they know this sort of thing could be a real hardship for people people missing paychecks school that sort of thing well I'm trying to think has this sort of thing on this level ever happened in the US ever before well you know we know that we see in other countries do this sort of thing for the court of ours you know China's had these massive lockdown affecting millions of people in countries like Italy and South Korea are now starting to take progressive steps and you know but it's been a long time since we've seen anything like this happen in this country some schools closed at the beginning of the so called H. one N. one flu pandemic about ten years ago right but you have to go back a lot further in history for when this sort of thing happen on a large scale in this country maybe as far back as the nineteen eighteen Spanish flu you know it during that schools to close churches and theaters and dance halls close weddings and funerals are banned in some places some factories they did things like staggering chefs and similar stuff for also taking taking the time to fight polio you know things like closing movie theaters pools and bowling alleys so I'm just trying to keep all of the same kind of thing how worried should people be right now yes of public health officials stressed at the corner viruses not spreading this country right now so it's not a big risk at the moment by any means in fact you know the regular of flu still poses much more of a risk by far so people should be doing things they would do to protect themselves from that you know common sense things like wash your hands a lot and you know stay home if you're sick and cover your mouth when you cough that would also help if the corona virus does starkest brand and you know the trump administration is clearly trying to walk a fine line here you know the stock market has been falling because of concerns about corona virus during a news conference in India this morning the president said the situation is under control and then late this afternoon other health officials had another briefing that had a much more measured tones and they were saying they just wanted people to know that of what kinds of things might happen not necessarily what would happen that's NPR's rob Stein thanks rob oh sure you bet do you have questions about the coronavirus hand about how it might affect people in the US send those questions to NPR crowd source at NPR dot org we'll get to as many of your questions as we can that email one word no spaces NPR crowd source at NPR dot org coronaviruses subject
More Planes Carrying American Evacuees From China Headed For California
"Two more planes carrying evacuees from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China are arriving in California this morning and fears rob Stein has more the two planes are caring about three hundred and fifty passengers from Wuhan China the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak the first planes carrying about a hundred and seventy nine passengers they'll be screened by medical personnel and then quarantine death the Travis Air Force base which is about forty five miles from San Francisco the evacuees on the second plane will be quarantined at the Miramar marine corps air station in San Diego the trump administration last week banned any travelers from China who are US citizens permanent residents or their family members from entering the country any Americans returning from war Han are being quarantine for fourteen
China coronavirus cases exceed 17,000
"But first we want to bring in the latest on another major story that we are watching closely corona virus the outbreak keeps intensifying China is now reporting more than twenty eight hundred new cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to more than seventeen thousand at least three hundred and sixty people have died from this the Philippines is reporting that country's first death the first outside China here in the U. S. at least three more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in California bringing the total to at least eleven in the United States the trump administration is now imposing strong measures to try to protect Americans these actions are drawing both praise and concern let's bring up your health correspondent rob Stein who's in Washington how to rob Hey David and rob just bring us up to date I mean it sounds like this out this outbreak really is is spreading quickly yeah and as of five PM last night eastern time the federal government started banning anyone traveling from China who isn't a US citizen or an immediate family member of an American from entering the United States and in addition to that any Americans returning to the US from China's who pay province at the epicenter of the outbreak are being quarantined for fourteen days at military bases around the country a plane load of people came back last week already quirky did an airforce base in California this is the first time in fifty years the federal government is using its quarantine authority and any US citizens who have been in any other parts of China in the past two weeks are being subject to screening at airports ing close monitoring for fourteen days and as of early this morning off ice in China now being rerouted to eleven airports so those are pretty aggressive unprecedented stuff yeah I mean a quarantine is is a huge deal right I mean do for US health officials to take that step what are experts saying about that response yes so we know most of the public health experts I've talked over the last few days say some of the steps do makes sense given how many uncertainties are about as far as how dangerous it might be that you know quarantining people who are at high risk of having been exposed to the virus that that might be a smart idea although they quibble about some logistic that how how it's being done but many are really worried about some of the steps particularly the travel ban that it might you know just go too far and actually be counterproductive here's Lawrence Gostin from Georgetown University I think that the trump administration is sliding from complacency and over confidence to panic an over reaction to a point where we can instill panic and fear in the American public we have to keep our head here and remain calm I mean panic fear what what other concerns other exactly with with implementing such a strict strict travel restriction so you know critics say historically travel restrictions simply just you know haven't worked that's why the World Health Organization is advising against banning travel I mean the the critics say that it could actually make it a lot harder to get this thing under control if you start with country star closing borders with China could stop we don't cooperating with with the rest of the world to get to that to get this outbreak under control and it could be harder to things like get up people and supplies in another country to fight the outbreak and we're could this lead you know if U. S. starts banning people from other countries the fears they can start hiding cases that's impairs health correspondent rob Stein rob
11 of the 17,000 cases of the new coronavirus are in the U.S.
"Right but first we want to bring in the latest on another major story that we are watching closely corona virus the outbreak keeps intensifying China is now reporting more than twenty eight hundred new cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to more than seventeen thousand at least three hundred and sixty people have died from this the Philippines is reporting that country's first death the first outside China here in the U. S. at least three more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in California bringing the total to at least eleven in the United States the trump administration is now imposing strong measures to try to protect Americans these actions are drawing both praise and concern let's bring up your health correspondent rob Stein who's in Washington how to rob Hey David let's begin with an update on what exactly the trump administration is doing here yeah so as of five PM yesterday the federal government started banning anyone traveling from China who isn't a US citizen or an immediate family member of an American from entering the United States and as of early this morning all flights from China or not being re routed through eleven US airports and so any US citizens are family members on any of those planes who are coming from bay province at the epicenter of the outbreak they're being quarantine for fourteen days at military bases around the country and planeload of people came back last week already working at an airforce base in California this is the first time in fifty years at the federal government is imposing its in quarantine authority on Americans and any US citizens have been in other parts of China in the past two weeks they're being subject to intensive screening at airports and close monitoring for fourteen days so you know put it all together is progress of unprecedented stuff yeah I mean quarantines at military bases that this is this is serious about how what it's been the reaction to these moves yes so you know some politicians and bio security experts that I've talked to are praising the step face that you know they're necessary because of the threat this virus may pose you how fast it's spreading how many uncertainties are about it here's can this Bernard he's up by a defense expert who served in the George W. bush administration nobody likes quarantines nobody likes travel restrictions but nobody likes getting sick and dying from the virus either we need to understand that this is potentially a very dangerous virus that's spreading very rapidly you have to take sometimes draconian measures just to protect the population you know so one of the uncertainties about this virus is you know exactly how deadly early full of maybe it seems to be less deadly than sars or ball but it could be more dangerous than the say the flow okay so that's the argument for why to take these kinds of actions what what is the criticism what what are people saying trick go wrong here you know and love most the public health experts have talked over the last few days are really worried that some of the steps are just you know going too far too fast and could actually be counterproductive especially given there so few cases in this country so far here's lowers Lawrence Gostin he's from Georgetown University I think that the trump administration is sliding from complacency and over confidence to panic an over reaction to a point where we can instill panic and fear in the American public as a concern is I mean that that I mean people everywhere could start panicking and and and I could make things worse yeah yeah and you know let's take this one step at a time out you know public experts agree that it probably does make sense to quarantine people are clearly at high risk for having been exposed to the virus but they worry about you know draining already scarce public health resources to quarantine hundreds of people about you know protecting people's civil liberties in you know creating fear panic that could make things worse you know aid workers could refused to go to China to help fight the outbreak in windy per minute court eastern university says it could hurt things here in the US to it fires because people head for the hills people don't call and seek health care when they might be coming soon and healthcare providers become fearful Ono's treating patients because they don't want to be caught up in the quarantine hi robin and also we have these new travel restrictions right yeah and you know that's the thing that people are really worried about critics say that historically cars trucks and just don't work and you know could be a lot harder to get trying to work with the rest of the world to get this under control and get crucial supplies and personnel in another country to fight the outbreak in a big worries that you know other countries might be afraid to use from pose a travel ban on them and start to do things like high cases and here's rob Stein rough thanks so much you bet
Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China
"Chang US health authorities have identified a second case of a dangerous new corona virus in the US the virus can cause severe respiratory illnesses and even death NPR's rob Stein joins us now with details on this latest case he robbed a awesome again I understand we're talking about a Chicago woman in her sixties tell us a little more about her yes so health officials say this woman travel to war Han China in late December and as you know to harness the epicenter of this big outbreak in China right to return home to Chicago on January thirteenth and then got sick the owner doctor found out she'd been to war Han the doctor immediately put a mask on center to a hospital where she could be isolated to keep it from spreading the virus so how is she doing I mean what are officials saying about the broader risk of infection US yes so she's hospitalized but officials say she's doing well and she's in the hospital primarily to prevent it from spreading the infection to anyone else and officials are stressing that the rest of the public appears to be very low you know the woman wasn't sick on the plane and doesn't appear to have had contact with a lot of other people outside of her home you know if she can take public transportation for example go to any big gatherings here's Alyson our D. she's a Chicago's health commissioner so this is all very reassuring in terms of infection risk to the general public which remains low nationally and locally here in Chicago but health officials are tracking down anyone she did have contact with so they can keep
Novartis has halted distribution of generic Zantac. Here's what you need to know.
"The drug company Novartis's holding the distribution of popular heartburn medicines that were found to be contaminated with a probable carcinogen and here's rob Stein has more the drug company says it is halting worldwide distribution of heartburn medicines containing we needed dean these are generic versions of the popular heartburn drug zantac the move comes after the food and drug administration found some of these products contained low levels of a substance called N. D. M. A. N. DMA is a probable carcinogen the FDA is investigating the source of the contamination the same contaminant was previously found in blood pressure and heart failure
Embryo-like structures created from human stem cells
"Scientists have found a way to mass produce so called synthetic human embryos we have more from NPR's rob Stein researchers at the university of Michigan say they can create hundreds of synthetic human embryos at a time in just a few days they make these very primitive models of very early embryos from human stem cells the scientists hope the structures also known as embryo aids will help them learn more about early human development find new ways to prevent miscarriages and birth defects and test drugs to make sure they're safe for pregnant women the advance is being welcomed by other scientists and buyer ethicists but some say it's important to make sure these embryo it's don't get too close to fully formed human
Mumps outbreak hits nearly 900 migrants at US detention facilities
"Among the many problems plaguing immigrant detention facilities they are now dealing with an outbreak of mumps that's according to the centers for disease control and prevention more from NPR's rob Stein the CDC says eight hundred and ninety eight probable and confirmed months cases have occurred in fifty seven immigrant detention facilities in nineteen states since last September and mumps outbreaks are still underway in fifteen facilities in seven states mumps is caused by a virus symptoms typically include swollen glands puffy cheeks fever fatigue and headaches in rare cases the disease can cause severe complications including deafness and meningitis rob Stein
Scientists In New York Are Trying To Edit The DNA In Human Sperm
"NPR has learned that scientists are trying to modify the DNA in human sperm NPR's rob Stein recently got exclusive access to the lab to see the controversial experiment if it succeeds scientists at Weill Cornell medicine in New York City hope the research will lead to new ways to prevent male infertility and terrible genetic disorders but the research raises many of the same concerns as editing the DNA in human embryos is it safe could you open the door to someone some day using the technique to create designer babies and peers rob Stein from New
In A 1st, Doctors In U.S. Use CRISPR Tool To Treat Patient With Genetic Disorder
"For the first time scientists have used the gene editing technique called Christopher to try to treat a genetic disorder in the United States NPR is the only news organization to have learned the identity of the first patient and to talk with her NPR health correspondent rob Stein is here with more he rob ARE who is this woman and why she undergoing this experimental treatment her name is Victoria gray and she's thirty four lives in force Mississippi with her husband and four kids and here's a little bit about what you told me about herself when I met with the recently at the Sara cannon research institute in Nashville well I don't work out stay at home mom but before I got to see I was working in the beauty department at Walgreens and I was going to school to become a nurse but all that that put on hold for health reasons tell us about her sickness what is her condition yes of Victoria has sickle cell disease and it's a terrible genetic disease that primarily affects African Americans in the United States instead of having a normal red blood cells you know the cells to carry oxygen in your body sickle cell patients have a hard sticky the sickle shaped red blood cell that causes Carol bouts of agonizing pain and cost lots of really serious health problems well in high risk for stroke thing on Harry's full hearted takes in these things can happen to me in a blink of lack in not paying epistles can just come on after the blue I can just be laughing the next meeting of crying you know in some of the worst pain that you could ever imagine is a heavy load to carry he now that sounds really tough so how are doctors trying to use crisper to help people like Victoria gray right so this is how it works to doctors a cake sells out of the bone marrow sickle cell patients and they use this crisper editing tool to edit a gene in those cells to turn on the production of something called fetal human which is usually only produced by fetuses when they're in the woman babies for short time after they're born and then the infused billions of these genetically modified cells from the patient back into the bodies hopefully to help treat the disease doctor harder Frankel was running the study natural he explained a bit more about how this is going to work what we are trying to do here is we're trying to into use enough fetal hemoglobin into the red blood cell to make the red blood cell go back to being happy squishy and not sticky at heart and can go deliver oxygen what it's supposed to so she is the first sickle cell patients to get this treatment what does it involve what was the process like yes parts were really pretty heart shape to go through chemo first of all white at our own bone marrow to make room for these Christopher headed cells and then doctor Frankel infuse more than two billion of those Jeanette itself into our body this is just a few weeks ago they had the sales in a big experience and when you went in here my heart rate shot up real high and so there was a little scary tough moment for me news at that Iraq rival deals had PC use was that feeling like it was amazing and you know this kind of overwhelming after after on then I hate went through to find me you know D. what I came for her and for tour she calls her new Jeanette itself because of her supercells Whitey gone supercells well I have sickle cell so this place would better AS is this prevail Robert sounds like there's a lot of potential here but one of the concerns yes you know they're always concerned about any new experimental treatment is it safe will it work and this is all really magnify was something that's this new hears of Laurie Zoloft she's a bioethicist at the university of Chicago not talk to her about that I am optimistic about the success of Christopher I just want to be done carefully yes so they're gonna monitor very closely first of all make sure the edited cells are safe not causing any health problems on their own and then I tried to get any clues to see if they might be working in researchers are plain of study dozens of patients and medical centers in this country and in Canada and Europe it could take months and maybe even years to know how well it's working can I talk to Victoria about that she says she knows the risks and that is a very early study but she can't help but hope that help Sir I feel like the way everything happened he was kinda fate enough feel special food being the first
"rob stein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I personally don't think theory was medically necessary. So you can you could hear his voice he hears pretty insensitive, and that was pretty much the tone for the meeting all the other scientists there for the next forty five minutes or so once and bioethicists after another kind of laid into her they they questioned why chose HIV when there are lots of other ways to protect people from aids and Wikipedia worked secret, why did it even though he knew wasn't allowed in China and ran counter to the scientific consensus, and they're also question what these girls really end up. Okay. Physically and emotionally. And they also question things like did the couples who is he was experimenting on really understand what they're getting into. And how this gene editing might affect these little girls in the long run. Now for the most part. He's a pretty soft spoken guy. Here main pretty calm. He he did apologize for the leaking out. He says, and he repeatedly defended what he did saying he consulted with scientists and bioethicists in China and the United States all along the way, and he was proud. He was able to help this family, hopefully, and many others, rob. If as David Baltimore says, this was not a transparent process if it was against the rules in China, which is the third -tarian state. If it was a big surprise to everyone. Is there any doubt that well, perhaps this didn't really happen at all? Is there is doubt about his claims? Yeah. Yeah. There are still big questions about what he did. And if he did what he really claims he did. I mean, the short answer is nobody really knows. He completely ignored all the rules of science. And so people have to validate this, and he could be facing big legal trouble. When it gets back to China. Rob thanks for the update. Sure. Nice to be here. That's NPR health. Correspondent rob Stein..
"rob stein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Scientists in Japan say they have taken a crucial step towards creating human eggs in the lab that could eventually revolutionize the way people have babies NPR health. Correspondent rob Stein has the details. So the first question you may have is why in the world would scientists want to manufacturer human eggs in their lab? Amanda Clark at UCLA says there's a very good reason for many years we've been looking for a way to understand human fertility and infertility given that such a large fraction of the human population. Does experience difficulties getting pregnant and having a child scientists around the world have been racing to try to turn stem cells into human sperm and eggs. They were able to do it for mice and have even bread baby mouse pups with mouse, eggs and sperm they made from stem cells, but they could never even get close to that for humans the field. Has been stalled for a number of years at this bottleneck, but not anymore. Scientists at Kyoto University say they've broken that bottleneck they finally figured out how to create very immature human eggs in a lab dish, this is incredibly exciting. Because for the first time scientists have been able to convincingly demonstrate that we are able to make eggs, they're very immature eggs, but we're able to make eggs in the bar tree. They did it by taking human blood cells turning them into stem cells, and then coaxing the stem cells into becoming very immature eggs using little mini ovaries. They created an lab from mouse cells, they created a tiny little artificial ovary and inside that little reconstituted ovary where these very immature human egg cells. So the entire experiment happened entirely within an incubator within a laboratory now these egg cells are way too immature to make a baby. But that's the old. Automate coal. And if it works, and is safe, it could help millions of people suffering from infertility, the same thing could be done starting with human hair or skin cells. So Hank really of our ethicists that Sanford says that's just the beginning if we can make human eggs and sperm from skin cells. It opens up an enormous number of possibilities for changing how humans reproduce, for example, K couples could make babies with sperm and eggs made from their own skin cells and easy access to eggs means it could become routine to scan the DNA of embryos before anyone tries to have a baby doing genetic testing, basically on a large chunk of every generation of babies before they even become fetuses while they're still embryos and having parents or perhaps governments pick and choose which embryos can go on to become babies that has lots of implications. And that's not all babies could be made from the cells of children. Mothers even dead people. According to Dartmouth bioethicists Ronald green. So there are some very weird possibilities emerging, theoretically, people could even make babies from sells stolen unwittingly from celebrities or woman might want to have George Clooney's baby. And his hairdresser could start selling his hair follicles online. So that we suddenly see many many progeny of George Clooney without his consent. Nothing like, this is possible anytime soon a lot more research is needed to prove eggs and sperm made this way work and are safe. But this new research suggests that's where humanity might be headed, rob Stein. NPR news. You're.
"rob stein" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"As an interception and Darryl Henderson nine attempts. Believe it is for one hundred thirty yards rushing in a pair of touchdown. So a very good start for the Tigers fine running back. Let's get last rob Stein right now Notre Dame and ball state. Here's less. Or clean to sixty Irish leading the cardinals I ever football meeting between these two state of Indiana, schools and ball state gets the ball to start the third quarter just picked up a first down on their opening series. Jay for Armstrong scoring on a one yard run after he had carried it up. Forty two yard run down to the five yard line of ball state that was in the first quarter. And then Tony Jones a thirty one yard touchdown run for the Irish early in the second quarter. The only two scores for the cargo so far so far by Morgan. He's got a pair of field goals of twenty five and twenty three yards were just underway. Still very overcast, but the comfortable here at Notre Dame stadium with the Irish leading ball state, fourteen to six less a couple of minutes into the third quarter in Lincoln and Colorado is inch closer to Nebraska. Let's check in with Tim Kern. Nebraska lead twenty one twenty just by one point now after Colorado kicked a field goal with eleven minutes remaining in the third quarter. And it's the Brassica who just received the ball here and they after giving away Colorado score two touchdowns each Martinez looking solid eighty six yards on the ground and through the air as well. Brassica hanging on just by one point though here with dementia. It'd be third. All right. Thank you very much. Tim also right now other action going on and third quarter set to get underway where George elite South Carolina by a score of twenty to ten that game on CBS today. Alabama blowing out Arkansas state forty to nothing and also today, it was Virginia Tech with another blowout defeating William and Mary by a score of sixty two to seventeen so lots going on right now is Ohio State also comfortably in front of rutger's by score of forty to nothing in Washington out to a fifteen and make that a tuna a ten nothing lead over North Dakota as they begin the second quarter in Seattle LSU coming off a big win in season opener crushing Miami. And for all the critics of Ed orange Ron his team responded in the season opener a week ago. And he had a chance to talk with Zak Gelb CBS sports radio earlier in the week in jackass and just how proud of him. Proud of his squad and what they were able to accomplish last week. Very proud about football teams leadership about team. I'll sister goats did a tremendous job preparedness football team. Overall disa- great night to represent the LSU Tigers family on a great stage a great recruiting area plaza. Dallas texas. Thanks. Well, Miami is a good football team. But there is a lot of things on the film that obviously we have seen to get better. So we're looking forward to getting better this week. What did you learn about your team up against Miami? If anything what impressed you the most coach about pets? Obviously we had a couple of timeouts early. We have to get some some things right. I love the way Mick Rosset random ball. Joe borrows wrandell Passi had a lot of poise. He made a lot of good decisions on fourth down. Some great decisions forest on defense will lights out to begin the game with two turnovers. Offense had zero turnovers scored all defense. We'll disappointed in the fourth quarter letting them score fourteen points, but by him is a good team. So but best receivers we we're gonna see all year. So overall a great win for us in his special teams of lights out our ticker. I'll kick off team a great McMahon. I'll special teams coordinator did a fantastic job. You mentioned your offense. And in that first quarter. You guys were feeling each other out offensively. And then Miami misses a field goal, and that really opened things up and momentum started to shift for your offense. Just how did you guys generate so much success up against a very talented? Miami defense thorough as you know, listen team, they take chances. I think the big run cut it. Open a newer bills in a slant and we've got to cut them off. But Nick did a good job. Steve as being a just kept on chopping away and took the things that he thought that he can do with their hustles give us I thought see tremendous job or calling the game. And again, there's a lot of poise patients with Nick, bro. Set an all summer long with your running back room or you're hearing it was going to be running back by committee for these games. And on the first game of the season. He goes for a buck twenty-five in two touchdowns. Was that performance by next surprising to your did you expect it out of him? A new nNcholas gonna do. Well. And he has the best gap senior year. He waited four years from you, high Baton Rouge, a highly recruited your, man, great character. Young man another story..
"rob stein" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton
"It is your car so we can. And luckily the car of the year in Saran wrap you are that little noise that you heard. Just glad wrap. I don't know if this ever happened, you sometimes I'll get into lift and there'll be elaborate on the backseats that sort of lays out a list of things that the driver would not like you to do. Hey, no, no beverages inside the car and please no food and please don't put your feet up on the seeds. And I always think what happened in this car before I got into, you know, like what ethic action movie played out to the installation of these signs something. Yeah, I can't comment on that one. I actually haven't seen. No, maybe I'm not looking. I know I, I always enjoy it at. I want to say by the way, very much the right of these drivers to ask people not to destroy their cars like there there. That's the, you know, it's it's their lively. It matters. All right. I think we're down to the final problem. All right. I'm in the same lift line as the cute person who ghosted me a month ago. Wow, that's, you know, that's that's a problem. You know, when you're dating someone and you excited about it and then they stop responding to all of your text messages and your emails and you're, you're linked in requests, and now you're stuck right next to them. You know, it sounds to me like wing me all I need to reduce the tension in the room. So I was thinking about playing some rob Stein, maybe do to us. Yeah, my dog loves that. Okay, great. We can crank it loud, maybe roll the windows down, and I think that could really reduce the awkwardness on what is hopefully a short ride. But you know, if you want to get out early, just like mess of me in the app, and I'll be like, oh, looks like time to get off the same time. It just followed them to wherever they're going. That's unhealthy. Maybe don't do that. That brings us to the end of the wild card round, and it is now time to evaluate each other originality. Look when you pulled out time travel as a potential solution. I did not see that coming. So I highly commend you for thinking outside the box. I think that is going to be the kind of thinking that will be necessary to build a fully autonomous self driving fleet. So I'm giving you a nine, their effectiveness and solving problems. Well, I don't know that I had any problem that you truly couldn't solve. And of course, that is partly because you turn to science fiction to solve my problems. So I'm gonna go ahead and give you an eight there and then finally might tip. Listen, you seemed super-motivated to resolve my concerns. And so I would absolutely tip you and I'm just realizing, I don't know if this should be numerical score or not. I guess we will make it a new. Miracle score. My likeliness do tip you on a scale one to ten, I will give you a Ted. So tagger, I'm going to go ahead tally this up. It's going to be twenty seven points..
"rob stein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"A clinic in ukraine has started making babies with dna from three different people they're doing this to help infertile women have children but there are big concerns about so called three parent babies npr health correspondent rob stein went to kiev to find out more he is the first foreign journalist to be allowed inside the lab as i said out to find this three parent baby clinic even my taxi driver has a hard time finding it turns out the net da clinic is tucked away in a little side street on the outskirts of downtown kiev that means hope in ukrainian dr larry xueqin runs the clinic doctors you can hire popstar threetier is nice to meet you zukin takes me to his office to explain why he's doing something so controversial basi vis infertility came in intertidal clinic and dr could see embryo stopes development very early stage these are women who were trying to get pregnant and they never a good nuts issues a pregnancy network so zukin decided to try something risky a technique using dna from three different people that was invented to help women carrying devastating genetic disorders have healthy babies if you could help this families through tubes on babies lie with bosley forbidden to show me how it's done zoo consensus upstairs.
"rob stein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm steve inskeep a clinic in ukraine has started making babies with dna from three different people they're doing this to help infertile women have children but there are big big concerns about so called three parent babies npr health correspondent rob stein went to kiev to find out more he is the first foreign journalists to be allowed inside this lab as i said out to find this three pair of baby clinic even my taxi driver has a hard time finding it turns out the net da clinic is tucked away in a little side street on the outskirts of downtown kiev that means hope in ukrainian dr larry xueqin runs the clinic factors you can use house me high in popstar three to you is to meet you zukin takes me to his office to explain why he's doing something so controversial basi vs infertility came in infantile clinic dr his aac would see zig embryo stopes zehr development very early stage these are women who were trying to get pregnant and they never issues a pregnancy network so zukin decided to try something risky a technique using dna from three different people that was invented to help women carrying devastating genetic disorders have healthy babies if you could help this families which own babies with baas before big to show me how it's done zoo consents me upstairs.
"rob stein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The state department they did agree that the ultimate objective would be denuclearization and that agreement fall apart but let me point out that when i was in the state department 1993 they we thought they'd have a hundred nuclear weapons by two thousand and in fact because of the agreement we signed the ended up with enough material for less than five nuclear weapons also explode them down even if it didn't stop the yuthasak it slowed them down enormously i mean can you imagine if north korea at one hundred nuclear weapons fifteen years ago and on top of that they were on their way to building an icbm that was slow down as well let's talk about why north korea would make this move now earlier this week president trump credited sanctions stiffer sanctions against north korea with bringing them to the table let's hear some of that these sanctions have been very very strong and very biting and we don't want that half so i really believe they are sincere i hope they're sincere we're going to soon find out does president trump deserve some credit here with the apocalyptic rhetoric and the sanctions against north korea have they actually pushed north korea to talk here well you know i don't know the answer to that of course we profess certainty about certain things in north korea's of a mystery toss but we think we know uh why they're doing certain things and so it may be that the sanctions have had an effect on them on the other hand the north koreans may have their own reasons for taking this turn now joe with thanks very much thank you he's with the johns hopkins school of international studies the food and drug administration has approved the first test that americans can get without a doctor to see if they are caring genetic mutations that increased the risk for cancer impair health correspondent rob stein has details until now if anyone wanted to get genetic testing for cancer they had to get it from their doctor not anymore the new tests can spot three mutations that increase the risk for breast cancer and women could order it directly from.
"rob stein" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Come from congress but four separate immigration bills failed leaving the recipients in limbo donyell carson reporting and you're listening to npr news reports out of iran so you that the wreckage of the passenger plane that crashed yesterday has been found iran's press tv reporting that search and rescue teams reached the site of the crash today the plane operated by the regional carrier awesome and airlines went down in bad weather crashing at a mountainous region in southern iran press tv says all sixty five people on board or believe debt russian athletes at the winter games and south korean the spotlight because one of their own is being investigated for suspected doping the court of arbitration for sport says it started a procedure against alexander crucial nitz ski who won a bronze medal with his wife and mixed doubles curling international olympic committee spokesman mark adams says a failed tests could keep russia's already banned team from marching under their national flag at the closing ceremony federal health officials say this year's asked he flew season still going strong and anyone who has not gotten a flu shot yet should get vaccinated as soon as possible in rob stein the cdc says the fluid still hitting the country hard about one out of every thirteen people showing up at the doctor has the flu and about ten percent of all deaths occurring each week are still due to the flu the cdc says the fluids claimed the lives of at least twenty two more children bringing the total number of kids who have died from a flu so far this season to 84 while the flu vaccine is far from perfect officials say the shop does make it much less likely someone will catch the flu and up in the hospital or die from the flu.
"rob stein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The virus is spread across the country and shows few signs of slowing down it's even getting worse in a lot of places and bear health correspondent rob stein joins us rob thanks so much for being with us oh sure thanks to an just how bad as it now it's pretty bad scott the flu experts at the cdc had expected the flu season would have peaked by now but that hasn't happened unfortunately it it looks like the flu may be starting to add in some parts of the country like in california but it still really intense and forty nine state from coast to coast knows he has his flew map at that lights up reading the bad places look at its blazing red coast to coast 100 get this bet well there are several reasons the first one is that flu season started early to that this gives the flu germs more time to make more people sick but the big reason is that type of flu that's the dominant strained this year it's known as h three n two and historically it a really bad actor it tends to make more people sake when they get sick to tend to get sicker and therefore the more likely to end up in a hospital even die from the flu and and it is correct that part of the population known as baby boomers be even more than some others why wise yeah yeah so you know who this year like every year the group this getting hit the hardest is the elderly they are the ones that are in ending up in the hospital more of their dying more but number two this year is the baby boomers the right behind the elderly in terms of how frequently there can and the apple hospital health experts don't really know why they think it might have something to do with the mix of viruses and that the the baby boomers having built up enough immunity against them this here too there number two this year pushing down young children to number three but at that said it's the important to note that at least thirty seven kids have already died this year from the flu there has been so much emphasis in recent years on the importance of vaccines she shouldn't they be helping yet and the.
"rob stein" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The virus is spread across the country in shows few signs of slowing down it's even getting worse in a lot of places and bear health correspond rob stein joins us route thanks so much for being with us oh sure thanks come and just how bad as it now it's pretty bad scott the flu experts at the cdc had expected the flu season would have peaked by now but that hasn't happened unfortunately and it looks like the flu may be starting to ebb in some parts of the country like in california but it still really intense and forty nine states from coast to coast ios he he has his flew map at that lights up reading the bad places look at its blazing red coast to coast 100 get this bat well there are several reasons the first one is is that flu season started early so that this gives the flu germs more time to make more people sick but the big reason is that type of flu that's the dominant strain this year it's known as h three n two and historically it's a really bad actor it can make more people sake when they get sick to tend to get sicker and therefore the more likely to end up in a hospital even by from the flu and and hit a struck that part of the population known as baby boomers uh be even more than some others wise yeah yeah so you know who this year like every year the group this getting hit the hardest is the elderly are the ones that are in ending up in the hospital more of their dying more but number two this year is the baby boomers there right behind the elderly in terms of her in our how frequently there can ending up in the hospital health experts don't really know why they think it might have something to do with a mix of viruses in that the the baby boomers having built up enough immunity against them this here too there number two this year pushing down young children to number three but at that said it's important to note that at least thirty seven kids have already died this year from flew there has been so much emphasis in recent years on the.
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"End up being more common in this country and the vaccine does work much better against those and if you need another reason getting vaccinated doesn't just protect you at protects people around you like you know the people who are most vulnerable like your kids are your elderly parents so are we near the end of this now i mean how long is the flu season yeah that's a good question and we don't really know there are some indications that we may be peaking already with the flu in this country but the big question is does that mean it's going to end early and we're gonna end up with it to s a typical flu season or will continue on for weeks and weeks and weeks and end up being the really bad season everybody's really worried about we just don't know yet it's too soon to tell fairy npr health correspondent rob stein thanks so much rob how sure this is npr news world please be well and drive carefully here's joe mcconnell with a look at your morning traffic most people are it's a pretty good out there except of course the fog very dense and some valleys and also along the peninsula how we four westbound bit slow from railroad over the will of pass and six city south budgets to pocket a slow traffic who pleasant hill but south of their looks fine pleasanton just a little slow down around bir now south eat eighty is slower than it would be because of the crash it industrial which might still be in the left lane joe mcconnell for kqed brought to you by compassion international on the next fresh air comic pete homes star of the hvo series crashing rich begin season two on sunday it's based on his own life back when he was getting started as a comic coming from a christian background and his wife had an affair which ended their marriage he left their home in ended up crashing on friends couches join us.
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"When we say the big time party got to be inclusive and we got to fight for everybody and that includes people in the heartland who have who have gone through some tough times i just wanted to when it comes to two completes solutions to some of the problems you're talking about emu are you saying the democratic candidates in some was the rural areas that you're talking about should if they crossed a speech aircraft a message focus less on issues like say race or transgender rights things that are important to to a lot of communities and focus more on something else i mean you can't put everything into his speech is that the advice it usage jesting well it it i'm not the kind of person who writes a prescription and said uh you know this this works in every part of the country are or even saying that this works in every one of the midwestern states her throughout the heartland boat but we we have some suggestions in here that say that uh focus on our democratic policies that evolve around jobs in the economy and that is they uniter and i don't care what community your ran if you if you're saying that we want your family to be in a better place in a year or five years or ten years and you're in right now uh but yeah i i don't think we can go along with that message covers one would boost as democrats a miller noise thanks so much time this morning i think you david it is nasty out there folks and i'm not talking about winter weather the flu horrible cold stomach bugs we are a sick bunch of people right now millions are getting sick from these ailments which of course leads to missing days of work or school doctor's visits but for some people this can be extremely serious they are ending up in the hospital or even in the worst cases dying and health correspondent rob stein joins us now to explain what is happening this flu season hi rob.
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"That ended up containing its substance known as bella donna which can cause seizures and even deaths and when after some product six zinc containing products that cause some people to lose their sense of smell there are even some product identified that contain strychnine which is a toxic chemical that is used the poison rats so the changes what's the fda saying it's going to do now that it didn't before yes or the fda basically saying it's going to take a whole new approach to regulating homeopathy it will be up homeopathic products at basically just going to start the treaties product like any other drugs now that said the fda has made a point of saying look were only going to go after situations we are really concerned situations like word products are being marketed to really vulnerable groups like be babies or young children or the elderly or the product to be marketed frontiers conditions that people might not be getting treated for otherwise or if it's being given in some unusual way like being injected or something like that now normally it's really hard to get a drug approved than if you make health claims about any substance it's really hard to get past federa scrutiny does this mean homeopathic products are going to be ban no no the fda made a point of saying look you know it's not like we're gonna pull the stuff off the market tomorrow or acquire all these drugs to go through a formal fda approval process in fact that many of the product are on the market are going to stay in the market because the fda knows these products are popular people swear by them but they're putting in share i noticed that when there's a problem they're going to go after it hardened it you don't have to it fast let's npr's rob stein rob thanks a lot sharon has to be here.
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"And the sanctity of life any flight that lives in this community is precious and so were all hurting right now as a result of what took place this afternoon two people were killed and four others injured monday afternoon the government has not been publicly identified but police say the suspect surrendered without incident after officers warned the library top elected officials from across the mexico expressing their support for close up clovis with governor susannah martinez calling the attack horrific food drug administration prepared get more aggressive toward clinics found to sell unproven treatments that involves stem cells in pierce rob stein has details on the fda's move the fda says stem cells holds great promise for tweeting many diseases but the agency says there are would a calls unscrupulous clinics around the country that have started selling treatments that you stem cells even though they have not been proven to be effective or safe as a result the fda says it has started taking action to shut down those clinics specifically the agency says it has taken steps to stop clinics in california and florida from selling treatments that supposedly could treat a wide range of illnesses but haven't been approved by the agency and may be dangerous rob stein npr news and on trial snyder in washington support for npr and the following message come from the platinum card from american express is a great big world out there and know whether card lets you experience it like the platinum card backed by the service insecurity of american express.
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"And we're comes asserts that we should never make changes in human dna that could be passed down for generations and they're really too big reasons for that one is we could make some kind of mistake and introduce a new mutation the causes some new disease then becomes a permanent part of the human genetic blueprint and the other one is creating some sort of super ace there would be considered superior to everybody else all right when you talk like that it makes me wonder who is regulating this technology is there any agency your committee your government body anywhere that is sort of looking at this stuff in trying to set guidelines so that's a really good question and right now the united states noone could try to create a baby using this technology is a couple reasons for that one is the national institutes of health will not fund any research involving human embryos because that so controversial for some many reasons another reason is congress has explicitly forbidden the food and drug administration from even consider any kinds of experiments darkest of that could never go forward in this country but it does vary from country to country and there are other countries where this could move forward in the great britain for example they regulate this stuff much more closely and they've proof some experiments to their similar to this that have not been approved in this country you have covered this for a long time and as i listening to you talked i have to feelings which is amazement and also a little bit of fear i mean how do you feel that you have spoken to somebody scientists about this i mean where do you think this is god so i i think that the key issues how how the technologies used if it's used for good to prevent terrible diseases and done responsibly than i think he could do a lot of good the world but but there's a lot of concern that there are some rogue scientists out there who might try to push for with this too quickly and russia and to the lab before it's ready in that would be a real problem that's npr's rob stein he's a correspondent and senior editor on npr sign stats thank you so much shirk great to be here and later this month and this is.