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"robert wood" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:44 min | 3 months ago

"robert wood" Discussed on KOMO

"Updated boosters are actually targeted against the dominant circulating variant called the BA 5 variant right now. What we're doing with this vaccine is we're updating it to evolve as the virus evolves. That's what we should be doing. That's doctor Vivek Murthy talking about the updated COVID booster that should be available soon targeting the latest omicron sub variants joining us to discuss is doctor Richard besser, president and CEO of the Robert wood Johnson foundation and former acting director of the CDC always great to see you, doctor besser. This is the first major upgrade to booster shots that could be available in just a few days. It has not been tested on humans. Are you confident it will work? I am confident. You know, what we've seen throughout this pandemic is that these vaccines, these mRNA vaccines are extremely effective against COVID. And making this change. And it's a pretty small change to the vaccine. It's going to allow this vaccine to target the strain that's in our communities right now. We need to make sure that everyone who wants that vaccine has the ability to get that. And that's going to take a lot of work. But how much more effective is it supposed to be? There were so many breakthrough cases before even people who were vaccinated and boosted. And is it coming out just in time for the next variant? Well, we'll have to see, but one of the things I think is really important to keep in mind is that the vaccines were developed to save lives and prevent severe infection, and they remain very effective at that. They aren't as good. You're right. They're not as good at preventing mild infection. They're not as good as preventing those illnesses that are really inconvenient. But in terms of saving lives, they're highly effective and in terms of the new strain, what we know from some of the data from both of the companies is that when they made another vaccine that had two strains of COVID and one of them targeted omicron, the level of protective factors in the blood were much, much higher, and we think that having higher levels of protective factors will prevent more severe infections. And who should get them and when? Yeah, so, you know, this is something everyone has to decide for themselves. I encourage people to talk to their healthcare provider. People who are at the highest risk for severe infection and death. So people who are elderly, people with medical conditions that put them in higher risk. Certain people with disabilities that increase their risk. I think they're the ones who should be getting these right away. But get your questions answered so that you're comfortable. There are a lot of people I think who are going to line up, roll up their sleeves right away. And then there are people who are going to want to wait and see what happens when they're given to a lot of people. But

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"robert wood" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:50 min | 4 months ago

"robert wood" Discussed on WTOP

"At 5 25 money news every half hour, 25 and 55 to Jeff claw. The bell gave back a little ground today by the clothes it was down, 86 points, the S&P 500 Index finished the day down by just three, and the NASDAQ finished the day up 52 points. Hilton will keep its global headquarters in Tyson's. It's receiving at least $5 million in state incentives to stay. Hilton says it will add 350 new corporate headquarters jobs as part of the commitment. The Labor Department's July jobs report is tomorrow morning, unemployment is expected unchanged at 3.6%, but the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits for the first time last week rose to the highest level since November, the D.C. metro's unemployment rate crept up in June to 3.7%. It was 3.3% in May, among big cities, Minneapolis had the lowest unemployment rate just 2.2%. Jeff claypool, WTO news. Money news, brought to you by nhtsa If you speed, there are lots of sounds that you might hear, like the sound of your vehicle crashing because eventually speeding catches up with you, paid for by nitsa. We've got severe thunderstorm warnings affecting parts of Montgomery, Frederick Howard Baltimore and Carroll counties, details coming at you in just about a minute, it's 5 27. Here's Robert wood, chief information security officer for the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services on the discussion, threat and data protection. The critical role of endpoint security in the federal government sponsored by Tanya. We don't put a lot of time and energy into specific attribution efforts. Attribution for us is sort of secondary to the core mission of protecting the data, protecting the networks, protecting the environment. Listen to the entire

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"robert wood" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:44 min | 4 months ago

"robert wood" Discussed on WTOP

"At tropical smoothie cafe. The official smoothie of the Washington Nationals. Dave dildy and WTO pay traffic. Storm team four's Lauren ricketts. We're going to have daily chances of rain today tomorrow and Friday, Friday looks like the best chance, although we do have a good chance of seeing some showers and thunderstorms out there. This afternoon and through this evening. Today, tomorrow and Friday, those temperatures in the upper 80s to the lower 90s, I think tomorrow will be the hottest day in that heat index for the next three days is going to be in the mid to upper 90s. Now, any of these storms are the next couple of days could bring some heavy downpours that could lead to some flooding and damaging winds. Good news is this weekend, lower humidity, low to mid 80s. I'm storm team four meteorologist Lauren ricketts. Right now we have partly sunny conditions out there. Everybody looking dry, though we could see some storms as you heard. 86 in Tyson's corner, it's 82° in Croft and and we have 86° and lawn font Plaza brought to you by new look home design. Right now save 50% on all roofing materials. Coming up here on WTO P two more X cops hear their punishment for violating George Floyd's civil rights. It's two 21. Here's Robert wood, chief information security officer for the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services on the discussion, threat and data protection. The critical role of endpoint security in the federal government, sponsored by Tania. We don't put a lot of time and energy into specific attribution efforts. Attribution for us is sort of secondary to the core mission of protecting the data, protecting the networks, protecting the environment. Listen to the entire discussion on federal news network. Search never trust always verify. That's the essence of zero trust. To secure your

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"robert wood" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:39 min | 4 months ago

"robert wood" Discussed on WTOP

"Live again, we are with mister Robert wood. All right, dean, what if I told you that the nationals and Orioles could win games the same way? I don't know. What would that mean? Yeah, you don't care. I do care, I do. The nationals right now, leading in Los Angeles, four to one in the top of the 8th inning. And did all their scoring in the 5th inning. It was a four run 5th inning. Orioles fans, that sounds familiar because that's exactly how the Orioles won. A four run 5th inning, they beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5 to one Nick vespe getting the win and relief. He's three and O on the season after tossing four strikeouts in one and two thirds scoreless innings, but let's talk about Los Angeles right now. The Dodgers, giving up that four run frame, Paolo espino has a one start all season. He's right now in line for his first win, he only lasted for innings, but right now this nationals bullpen getting it done three scoreless innings in which they've only allowed one hit and trying to add some insurance, but the 8th inning just ended or the top of the 8th inning anyway. So the nationals now, again, it's the bullpen trying to drive them to victory here today. Back in Baltimore, the ravens adding some depth at running back ahead of training camp, Corey Clement, agreeing to a deal with Baltimore, bear in mind, JK dobbins, Gus Edwards, both on the physically unable to perform list. They are still rehabbing the ACL tears that ended their 2021 campaign early. Rob woodwork WTO sports. Thanks, rob, as always, 1247, Tuesday morning on

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"robert wood" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:53 min | 11 months ago

"robert wood" Discussed on WTOP

"Is available for all people 5 and older in the United States That's truly remarkable Great progress has been made And yet we know that our children that are younger than 5 remain unprotected The vaccines are safe and effective for older people And so we all need to make sure that we're vaccinated fully so that we can actually protect the young ones who can't be vaccinated themselves Even though they're children didn't necessarily little ones didn't necessarily as the elderly or people with underlying health conditions still hundreds of children died because of COVID And we need to do everything possible to keep them safe So making sure that we get vaccinated and making sure that when they go to healthcare settings at the staff and the employees are all vaccinated and they're wearing masks Making sure the ventilation systems are good Those are all things that we can do to really keep our children under 5 years of age healthy and safe Would you still recommend that all of us act as if the virus is here to stay I would say is that when I look around the nation and I see the high rates of disease and the high rates of hospitalization and many of our healthcare systems really struggling to care for the people who are getting sick I can say for certain that we are far from at the end of this pandemic And we need to keep our guard up So people can not really stop wearing their masks People really need to continue to get vaccinated and they need to be using good judgment in terms of going into places where it's crowded or where this poor ventilation so they really avoid those kinds of settings It's all so critical that people test themselves to identify when they are sick so they don't expose other people especially people who are underlying health conditions in our elderly At some point we will be out of this way but that doesn't mean this is the last wave as long as we have under vaccinated communities and countries We can at risk for getting a new variant to emerge That is doctor Julie morita a pediatrician and executive vice president of the Robert wood Johnson foundation Sports is next on TOP stay.

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"robert wood" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of sports from around the world Here's Dan Schwartzman Thanks dad Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has been named the new manager at Aston Villa and asked signed a three and a half year contract Gerard takes over from Dean Smith who has sacked on Sunday Gerard had been managing the Glasgow rangers of the Swedish Premier League leading the club to the league title and an unbeaten season last year Reports say that Barcelona will have less than €10 million to spend during the January transfer window due to the financial restrictions placed on the club by La Liga Camden spending €97 million for the season based on financial losses suffered by the club over the past two years Varsa has struggled currently sitting in 9th place in the league table to 12 matches Quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to rejoin the Carolina Panthers for the rest of the season with Sam darnold that at least the next month with a shoulder injury Newton who was released by the Patriots before the start of the season played 9 years with the Panthers leading the team to the Super Bowl 2015 while winning NFL MVP It's an AFC match about Thursday Night Football as a two and 7 Miami Dolphins are hosting the 6 and two Baltimore Ravens Miami is coming off a home and over the Texans while they have seen north leading ravens knocked off the Vikings at overtime Finally the Los Angeles Rams have signed free agent Odell Beckham junior The 29 year old will join a loaded wide receiver group with Cooper Cup Robert wood and van Jefferson The three time pro bowler cleared waivers on Tuesday after being released by the Cleveland Browns On the in Schwartzman that your Bloomberg world sports have aid Markets headlines and breaking news 24 hours a day at Bloomberg dot com The Bloomberg business at and at Bloomberg quick take This is a Bloomberg business flash We are seeing positivity.

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Stafford has 3 TD passes as Rams roll past Texans 38-22

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Stafford has 3 TD passes as Rams roll past Texans 38-22

"Matthew Stafford threw for three hundred five yards and three touchdowns before taking a seat for the fourth quarter the rams thirty eight twenty two thrashing of the Texans Cooper Kupp caught seven balls for one hundred fifteen yards and a touchdown and Darrell Henderson had ninety yards rushing and two scores by the time Robert woods took a picture in it sixteen yards in the end zone in the third quarter the rams led thirty eight nothing Davis mills threw for three hundred ten yards and filters and six is replacing starter Tyrod Taylor the seventy one rams are in their fourth straight win and handed Houston at seven for us in a row since a season opening win I'm Dave Ferrie

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"robert wood" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

NPR's Story of the Day

04:17 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

"That's vr b. o. As the pandemic lingers many americans have fallen behind and are feeling anxious that's the takeaway from a new poll out this morning from npr. The robert wood johnson foundation and harvard. Harvard's t h chan school of public health. Npr health policy correspondent selena simmons. Stephens been sorting through the results. And she joins us now. He's selena high mourning. Rachel so this ball's gonna hit a lot of us close to home. What does it mean to say. Americans are behind behind on what well. They're behind on rent on their credit cards. Kids as we all know have fallen behind in school. Patients haven't been able to get healthcare. And americans are also on edge. A lot of people feel personally threatened or fearful of being attacked. Or they're depressed. Can't sleep well so we're going to dig into some of that but first this poll we should say is following up on. That was done around the same time last year. Right yeah exactly. Robert blended a marriages professor and health policy at harvard. Chan school led both polls and he says this one was supposed to show something else. This whole was geared for the period. After cova was over. America was opening up going back. Of course that is not what happened. Delta came along. Vaccinations dropped off. So instead some people especially higher income people are doing okay starting to get back to normal but for others normal is a long way off and also our poll ended right. Would people lost their unemployment. And they lost the cdc protection for not losing. Your rental property said there. He's talking about the end of the eviction moratorium. The survey was done from the beginning of august until the beginning of september. About thirty six hundred people were surveyed and to learn some of the stories behind the findings and to get updates on how people are doing now. I called some of the respondents back.

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Stafford Leads LA Rams Past Bears 34-14 in Dynamic Debut

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Stafford Leads LA Rams Past Bears 34-14 in Dynamic Debut

"In his first game with his new team rams quarterback Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in a thirty four to fourteen win over the bears in the new place and and being able to come out you know we going I want to get a win and play the way we did feels good a lot of work to be done but it's definitely good Sir Stafford connected with van Jefferson Cooper Kupp and Robert woods for scores and he finished with three hundred twenty one passing yards Andy Dalton threw for two oh six in his bears debut but had an interception and a fumble LA lead just thirteen seven at halftime but pulled away with three second half touchdowns mark Myers Inglewood California

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"robert wood" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Power to more than half a million of its customers with the vast majority of New Orleans expected to have power back tomorrow. Stephen Bashar ha from member station, WGBH reports hundreds of thousands along the Gulf Coast. Though good without power for much of the month. Most people in New Orleans have their lights back on. But some neighborhoods like Venetian Iowa's will have to wait longer because of how badly they were damaged. Crews are having to use cranes to lift down polls over homes. Along the Gulf Coast damages. Even worse, some people may have to wait until October to get power restored about 30,000 power poles have been knocked out across the state, more than the number damaged by hurricanes. Delta, Zeta and Katrina combined Energy says customers should not expect the price are paying for electricity to go up. But months from now, Louisiana residents could see steeper power bills when regulators factor in the cost of restoring the grid. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Bass. Aha. The Taliban have formed an interim government in Afghanistan. As NPR's Jackie Northam explains. Among the senior leaders are battle hardened fighters who are core members of the organization. Afghanistan's interim government is made up of the Taliban's old guard. The new leader is Mullah Mohammad Hassan, a Kunde. He's considered a hardliner from Kandahar and is headed the Taliban's leadership Council for 20 years. The deputy prime minister is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads up the Taliban's political office and was widely expected to become leader. There was no mention about the group's spiritual leader. Nor was there any indication that the new Afghan government would be inclusive. Involving other political parties and players as the Taliban had hinted, and there was no mention of a woman holding a ministerial role. Jackie Northam NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD Some technical glitches appear to be causing problems. L Salvador says it is the first country to formally adopt crypto currency. Bitcoin is legal tender, where in its first few hours of adoption, even the country's president, admitted problems with the initial rollout. On Wall Street, the Dow was down 269 points. This is NPR support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood.

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"robert wood" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

The GaryVee Audio Experience

05:29 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

"This is gary v audio experience mainly nation. How are you. It is gary dinner. Chuck thank you so much for joining the audio experience. I have the pleasure of having a guest on today. That i am incredibly fond of normally i would say probably eighty percent of the time the guests that have come through your years have been people. I don't really know just a little bit from maybe a little interaction here and there on the m but member meal never like lots of time. It's just it's infrequent that i use the platform for people that have more context for and so i'm really excited today. Robert hanssen has become a friend but most of all and the reason. I wanted to have him on the podcast and i asked him to be on the podcast is. I'm spending a lotta time around leadership as a lot of you know. I haven't really announced this. Some of you might discord. If you're following reprints no. I do have a new book coming out in november on a big promotion soon so i'm not going to say anymore here but it made me really tap into emotional intelligence from a leadership standpoint. It's been always very clear to me. I've always put it out on my content but the truth is i haven't been close enough to enough executives to really feel like i'm willing to cosign somebody i've intuitions. If somebody said who's a good leader. I throw out names. Because i've intuitions. But i really believe that. This is a great leader and i think he relies on a lot of the things that i rely on and i think it's important to to have my audience cure it in a different way from a different perspective with different nuances. Because it's not exactly the same. So robert wood that incredibly big coast side. Why don't you take the floor for three minutes and tell everybody who you are what you currently do and maybe a little bit about yourself. And then i've got some questions for you with very specific agenda around some stuff that i want the audience to hear sir. I'm not gonna do it. Hey gary hey everybody And gary i appreciate that Kind introduction I currently running the wine and spirits. Business said constellation brands. I've been in business my whole career I'll i'll frame that up relative the conversation. You wanna have gary. By saying i i never really thought i would choose a business in career a career in business but what i realized is I think business has an opportunity to not only be a source of economic opportunity but a forest for positive change. So i've you know i. I was trained well early in my days. I was advice for quite some time and then i came public. Ceo i ran a private equity backed jewelry business where i met. Get you gary. The first time around we've developed a relationship. I think you know recently. Obviously we We partnered as a constellation brands..

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"robert wood" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"I'm matt hera. <Speech_Male> the houston. Independent <Speech_Male> school district will <Speech_Male> consider installing. <Speech_Male> A mask <Speech_Male> mandate for the upcoming <Speech_Male> school year <Speech_Male> at their meeting. next <Speech_Male> week. The <Speech_Male> district superintendent <Speech_Male> millard house. <Speech_Male> The second says he's <Speech_Male> proposing the mandate <Speech_Male> because of the <Speech_Male> recent resurgence <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> of the pandemic. <Speech_Male> What we know currently <Speech_Male> is <Speech_Male> that we've <Speech_Male> seen a five <Speech_Male> hundred percent <Speech_Male> increase <Speech_Male> in hospitalizations. <Speech_Male> According to you <Speech_Male> mmc what <Speech_Male> we also know. <Speech_Male> Is that the fourteen <Speech_Male> day. 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"robert wood" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

06:49 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

"From uc irvine at rams training camp thousands of fans in attendance. For the first day everybody taking a look at matthew stafford in fact all the fans clinton from the north side of the field and the west grandstands have all moved to the south end to the east as both the offense and defense are practicing against each other over. Here it's a good setup. It's a good look families out here enjoying themselves. People are having a good time. Lot of jerseys out here and a lot of just general like i would say excitement to look at other people. I talked about this briefly. Last week i went to the all star game for mlb in denver and half the thing with people forgot that we hadn't done it the year before so just looking at each other with half the fun. I feel like there's a lot of camaraderie out here. That's a big part of what training. Campus all right to marco far the former rams defensive tackle. The current ram sideline analyst on radio is standing by with us right now. What's up my man. How are you wait a second. We have here hold on we. We have demarco on. Hold on one second. We're going to turn on microphone. This is live radio. These things happen. It's all good. mary areas. there is with clinton. I don't know how to interact to do when they reach in for a handshake. I'm going in for for or elbow. Doing you know they come in for a hug. I run. I'm trying to get used to this. Yeah i'm trying to like act like everything's normal like so when i see people i'm like. Hey how're you doing. I put my hand out. I don't really wanna shake your hand. But i'm willing to if you're willing to accept mine but then what i'm finding is people will shake at the hello and elbow at the goodbye. Yeah yeah i see ya. You got more guts than i do. I don't even extend the hand yet. I just wait and see what you're doing. I'm trying to give off the vibe. Like just you know. Say hi and we'll keep pushing. But i'm getting used to it. We're good demogra- let me ask you this coming into this training camp. There's a lot of things that have happened. Obviously in the rams offseason but what to you is. I know it sounds obvious to talk about the quarterback what to you is the most important thing that's happened to this team. And that's that goes from coaches. That goes from rosters and that goes some. You know everything else. Well you're gonna miss some of these coaches we were just you know surround rock in the field thinking about aubrey pleasant. Who's not here and what he meant to this football team so you're going to get better from there but yeah i mean outside of matthew stafford i guess the news is how are you going to get around cam newton. Excuse me what that injury at running back. So how do you reshuffle. That deck is darrel henderson. Ready for primetime. I thought he played like gangbusters when he was available last season. So maybe you don't miss or lose anything. But yeah i mean i think you've upgraded quarterback. That's no knock on. Jared goff i just think matthew stafford is a better thrower of the football than jared. Goff is so as long as you're starting with that guy number nine. I think you're better than half the league already. Some teams are still trying to figure it out. But yeah having that guy at quarterback is is has that calming effect. and then you add jalen ramsey. You watch what he can. Do you watch. Aaron donald. I mean you're talking about the superman of the nfl and they're both on the field at the same time. We're in the same uniform so there's a lot of good things. A lot of positives out there to say android is coming over here right now and you guys are apparently on the website. See their quick that hey that was really really concise. Man impact would act impact appearance all right way to put that together. I mean live radio with your nothing like thoughts in. yeah andrew. Whitworth is one of the most interesting looking characters to me in football. Just because he's so tall and so big and so top heavy and so skinny on the legs but robert woods is coming by mama was something up dude. All right robert woods is is coming by rams wide receiver. Good to see you man how you doing going well that they have found the on demand. It's been a while it has been a while. It's good to see you you. You know. I've been i've been following you and your wife on social media. Do you guys got a nice life going. I got a little bit going on. You know waiting on waiting on our next year after next journey just decided for next all right. I i would like to ask you. You know day one. you know. it's just. It's the early part of training camp. But what's what's going on there. How's it going Feels good you know coming back First dog you know coming in on a bus to see a fans lined up Common ingredients and stuff really great feeling how the fans back. We're really coming out here. Get back with the team. Day one fly around Legs feeling good player spending good really to connect again. Get back with the guys Day one i think is a good start and really something to build on so morale is high. We like to hear that. What were your personal goals in terms of your off season in which you've got coming up in this training camp in terms of what you're gonna do to contribute to this team. I'll say my my biggest goal. And what i worked on this offseason really like finishing plays. I know a lot of like exciting place. Forty yards fifty are plays mom. Biggest goal is off. Season was turning those plays into touch now really breaking them out making guys. You know just really outrunning people. Okay all right man. We're talking robert woods rams wide receiver. Usc product when they ask you. This gift thoughts. Maybe like daydreaming of catching touchdown in so-fi with a packed house. Because you had a couple of touchdowns at the coliseum where you jumped into the stands you rappers all over your party and celebrating with the. I mean if you thought about what it's going to be like in that stadium. Yeah we're actually trying to locate where they're going to be now talking about it. We just that experience of you know that back corner of the endzone. That was our floyd mayweather back there. You know how y g post malone all these guys here at these round game. So we're going to try to pack out so-fi how all these fans here to celebrities here so we doing and put on a show form on the other side of the ball on this team. You guys have a lot of dues. You run around. What's it like to watch those guys play number one defense in terms of what that brings some just a psychological advantage when you're running up on the other side. Yeah exciting you see what they were making the plays. They're making today. See jaylen out there. You see aaron. Donald and i really want to credit roburt today at some big place had an interception how to pass break up but really are young is fine around. My knees. rookies getting a chance to make plays in front of our fans and really just do it consistently you know we. We saw day one. We saw year one. You know how long can you keep this up. All right man. Robert woods is here where we are live at rams training camp. It is the s. l. k. On seven ten. Espn all right. This may be a really dumb question but here goes. Is there a difference in catching a football from one quarterback to another quarterback. That's a good question. Thank you thank you. Thank you very yeah. I'll say of course. Every every different quarterback had their talents and their different attributes. And what makes them good So different quarterbacks have different touch different qualities whether as being more mobile and the pocket being able to throw.

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"robert wood" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:20 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

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"robert wood" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Live from news. Eighty eight seven in. Houston i'm kyra buckley. Afghan interpreters are reacting to president biden's announcement to possibly evacuate thousands of us military interpreters and their families in afghanistan to a safe third country asadullah. John came to houston on a special visa for afghan interpreters. He says he's cautiously optimistic. Since he and other afghans have experienced years long delays in visa processing. Why these herders. Why does this this this this long painful delay the process. Many interpreters have been killed by the taliban well. Waiting for their visas to be processed. Houston is a top destination for afghan interpreters and their families. Dozens have resettled here just in the last month. Houston's apartment market is continually improving this year news. Eighty eight sevens flurry and martin tells us. That's after a rough twenty twenty apartment. Occupancy in houston is back above ninety percent for the first time since twenty fifteen that's according to apartment data dot com. It's grown every month since january after a long downward trend that started in twenty nineteen the average rent. Prices also gone up sharply in greater. Houston it some more than eleven hundred dollars a month up five percent from a year ago. That's flory and martin reporting cove in nineteen cases connected to the camp run by a church in galveston. County have risen to at least one hundred twenty. Dr philip kaiser is with the galveston county health authority. He says there have been more infections among fully vaccinated individuals in this outbreak. Compared to the general population he told townsquare earlier today that they have about ten cases of breakthroughs. The county health department is working with the church to contain the outbreak. The church has agreed to suspend in-person gatherings for the next few weeks showers and possibly thunderstorms overnight with lows in the mid seventies. I'm cairo buckley. News eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include the robert wood johnson foundation supporting the..

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"robert wood" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:49 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

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"robert wood" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Right now, we're looking at those questions with former CDC director now Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president and CEO, Dr Richard Besser. Good morning. What an honor. Good morning. It's great to be here before we get into the campaign. We knew at some point the vaccination rates would slow down. But it's only what mid May does it concern you that such a large number of people still have yet to be vaccinated. Well, it concerns me that there's a lot of people who are still making their decisions. But I I expected to slow down there was for super many months. The issue was that there were so many people who want to be vaccinated and it was going to take awhile for the supply to catch up with that demand. Thankfully, that that's happened so that anyone who wants to get vaccinated should be able to find a place not far from where they live to get vaccinated at the time that works for them. Is a troubling doctor. And you, of course, headed the CDC at one time. It's a troubling for you to see in some cases. What is misinformation, whether intentional or otherwise, that is out there sometimes about vaccines, in particular about covert that people think it's been rushed. It's not been vetted. It's got whatever conspiracy theory you throw on top of it is that is that been problematic in the process as well. Well, you know, I think it's really important that people identified sources of trusted information to get their questions answered you. Misinformation is one thing where people you have questions and they're not. They haven't gone to the right type of find the correct information. What concerns me more is it's frank disinformation. Where where people are deliberately spreading information. That's wrong. Tol end confusion and that's a much, much more challenging issue. Tioga rest. I encourage, uh I'm a pediatrician. I encourage all parents to talk to their child. Doctor or nurse. Whoever provides health care to get their questions answered that they're thinking about whether to get their 12 year old or 14 vaccinate against Cove. It One of the statements that's false has to do with the Fizer and Madonna vaccine specifically changing your DNA's A and that especially concerns parents who may want to get those kids. The Pfizer vaccine. What do you say to those parents? Yeah. I mean, that's that, I think is one of those instances of disinformation. There's absolutely no truth to that. Um, these vaccines are not only incredibly safe But what they're showing as they've been given T o hundreds of millions of arms is that these are some of the most effective vaccines that we have her for any infectious agents. I think it Z almost miraculous that this soon after identifying a new virus, a new infectious agent we have in the United States three vaccines that the FDA is authorized. For use. I did not predict that I thought it would be several years before we There were vaccines on Dwyer, seeing the impact of that, as every state across the country is seeing declines in the number of cases whenever possible is a shins and death. I worry a little bit, though about complacency, and and as I look across the world and see the devastating impact in so many countries, I recognize that we are still at risk. From transmission anywhere that's taking place around the globe because very inter mutations could occur that make our vaccine much less effective. Besides your CDC credentials. The fact that you are the pediatrician gives you extra heft. When it comes to vaccinating Children. We keep hearing the term herd immunity. Obviously, you hear and have talked about it is well, how key is a doctor to for us to reach her community by getting these younger people the 12 and up the Tweens and teens vaccinated? Yeah. I mean, the concept of herd immunity means another people are vaccinated or had disease in there in the community so that if someone who's infected comes in, they're not gonna bump into people who are susceptible. They're not gonna bump into people who haven't either had the disease or vaccinated. I'm talk. I talk much less about her immunity right now in the reason for that is I don't think we're going to get there. The thing about herd immunity is that you have to see high levels of coverage across every community and People tend to live with whipping around those who have similar opinions. And so it's very likely that they'll be communities where vaccine coverage rates are 80 90%. And that their communities where that 50% and 50% there's the opportunity for this virus to describe what I like to say that every single person who gets vaccinated Not on. Lee gets protection themselves against disease, but they help to protect their family, their friends and their community. And so instead of focusing on while we get to 70% I would say Let's focus on each individual and each individual is truly come contributing tol protecting the community here here, former CDC director now Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president, CEO, Dr Richard Besser, Thank you so much for the time this morning. It's my pleasure. Take care you as well. We've got the newscast ahead. The driver.

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CDC recommends double masks to protect against COVID-19

Start Here

05:08 min | 1 year ago

CDC recommends double masks to protect against COVID-19

"New cdc report showing that tightly fitted masks. Make a difference and that a tightly fitted with a cloth mask over it. Double masking as it's called is also effective. A new study from the cdc suggested that double masking putting a second mask on you. That fits really tightly actually can protect you from covid better than a single mask. Let's get some info on this. We got someone who ran the cdc at one point. Dr richard besser was the former acting director there. He now leads. The robert wood johnson foundation. Dr beshir can we start with the practical stuff. What is the current recommendation at this point when it comes to wearing masks like how many do we need. What type do we need right. Well brad at the highest level. The recommendation is that everybody should be wearing masks. Glad that we have a reasonable thinking governor who has lifted the mandate. I don't wear a mask unless i am made to. I see so many people. Today who aren't wearing any mask and even wearing a single mask will reduce the likelihood that if you have cohen you'll spread to someone else and will reduce the chances that if someone near you has cova that you will breathing in and get infected date ever used from cdc today underscore the importance the importance of wearing a mask correctly and the cdc's said in their study and this and this was published in the wr which is their journal of record is is that wearing cloth mask on top of a surgical mask or or the procedure massive. They're the same thing will improve the fit. And that's what this is about when when you put a mask on. There are gaps around the side of that masks. There may be gaps around around your nose but if you wear a surgical mask that has a wire at the top and you pinch it on your nose and you put a cloth mask on top of that. It will ensure that there aren't the the leakages sides of that surgical. The surgical does a lot of the work. And then the cloth is there to prosecute against your mouth exactly because if you just put on a surgical mask with with doing anything else. What you're going to find is that it doesn't fit tightly on the sides there big gaps there but that cloth mask fits properly over over. Your ears will will hold that surgical mask in in place and in their studies found that this reduced the amount of particles by by over ninety percent well fitting mast provided the greatest performance Blocking emitted aerosols and exposure of aerosols to the receiver. They cautioned though that. Don't take those numbers and say and assume they're going to try to you because they tested one type of cloth mask and one type of surgical mask but the general principle is a good one. That wearing a cloth mask over surgical mask will help. They give some other alternatives as well. This includes wearing a mask with the most mold. Fire nodding the ear loops on your mass. You cannot decides of a surgical mask and if you go to their website they'll show you what they mean by that so that it will fit better on the sides of your face or you can you can purchase. What's called a mask fitter which is like a plastic or nylon device. That goes over your mask that that helps it fit on. your face. looks the neck gaiter. That were always saying. They're not great mask but this looks like a neck gaiter. It's good for that yes some of our navigators and some are like a plastic frame that holds it on your face but the takeaway from it is is really this that wearing a mask as good but making sure it fits properly is is really important and will increase the benefits that you get well so okay so i understand that scientific conclusions change with more data right. I get that but just so we're clear like can we walk this back early on. Cdc was saying hey. We have no reason to recommend mask. We haven't seen any in july of last year. Data does come in. They they change it to what we do recommend mask. It's really there to protect other. People won't necessarily protect you. Then november comes around like actually does protect you. We started to see that data and now a full year after covid reaches american shores. Say oh actually. I just want us to masks are actually really good. Like is that counterproductive at one point when when we feel like the guidance shifts month after month well you know one of the advantages. We have now that we didn't have last year is that we're having cd scientists out front explaining what they're learning. How someone who are tired of hearing about masks as well as tired about of wearing masks can be cumbersome they can be inconvenient mass growing is not to make your life mess comfortable and we're seeing our political leaders stand up and say the exact same thing next few months masks not vaccines are the best defense against cove nineteen and hopefully that will allow people to take this in and say you know. I've been hearing a lot about these. These strains of the virus these mutants that can spread more easily. There's actually something i can do until you get vaccinated. Hopefully that will help people you know not feel like no one knows what they're doing but i feel like people providing answers as this is changing and that is a good thing. We can adapt ever ever so slightly if we need to.

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"robert wood" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:32 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on KCRW

"Stocks closed hired in the week on Wall Street, The Dow up 92 points. The NASDAQ was up 78 points. This is NPR. And it's 604 on a Friday February 5th. This is KCRW on Larry Parole. Here's what's happening. Calls were growing for Aly schools to reopen that's become a battle that's pitted educators against politicians. And some doctors Last night, City Councilman Joe Buscaino announced a plan to sue L. A unified to four schools to open for in person learning. That came after a statement by a local pediatricians group that said students being out of class is harmful. But the president of the union that represents Ellie teachers Specially my our crews said today, Learning hasn't stopped for kids. Schools are open, and students and educators are working. The only thing closed are the buildings. The U. T L A president says the current demands for reopening are not driven by science but instead motivated by politics. She also says statements like the one by the doctor's group ignores the corona virus is deadly and disproportionate impact. On communities of color. Not all parents are experiencing this crisis the same way for too many black and brown families. This pandemic has met economic disaster. Their loss of their loved ones. The UT L A leader says the only way forward for campuses to open is to get all educators and school staff vaccinated. Stay home this weekend. That's what L A county public health officials are saying. That's the Super Bowl touches down Sunday, the county's chief science officer Paul Simon, said. Today of history taught us anything this fall and winter. We have learned painful and tragic lessons about what gatherings and celebrations can lead to. In terms of transmission of covert 19 that ultimately results in a great deal of serious illness and death. Manu Covert cases continued to fall, another more than 4700 new infections reported today. Hospitalizations have also dipped it just under 4800. That's those still remained disturbingly high. Another 226 Angelenos lost their life to the virus today and flags at the state Capitol are flying at half staff today to honor two LAPD officers who died from covert. Sergeant Patricia Gin was a 22 year veteran of the LAPD who worked at the 77th Street station in south L. A officer Phillips Addario had been on the force for 25 years also worked. In south alive. At least seven LAPD officers have died from complications of covert 19 since last summer. Support for NPR comes with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supporting those working towards a day where no one has to choose between paying rent, putting food on.

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"robert wood" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"robert wood" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"What are we doing here? The school is supplementing the parent's job. I don't know how much every parent knows about marijuana. Or alcohol or tobacco. I don't know what the circumstances were like when they first got high. They researched it or what? Or they just did. It went along with the crowd. You know the marijuana is a plant learn about it. I see no problem learning about it. Not from the judgmental parental point, But just from what this is what it conducive you and what you need to know about it. Let's talk to Isaac and Edison under jersey. 1.5 I, Isaac. Hey, Steve. How you doing? I'm good about you. Very well. Very well. That jerk before that can even let you talk because you want to talk over your words. What is that? Let him talk. We're parents for parents. I understand. I don't have kids by understand, Uh, killed during are exposed to a lot of stuff these days, whether from their friends or in school with this young television, So as a parent, you just have to kind of like Be there before they start learning that stuff. They get system. You know what's right from wrong and yeah, I feel like set them on the right foot. Now you all you could hope for is the best you can really Of be there every step of the way. But as long as you be there for your kid, and you show them that, you know, you can always come to me for stuff you go exactly felt then I'm sure nothing And fill them with education. Tell me about the first time you got Hi, Isaac. So my first time it was It was bad off. I knew about smoking. All that stuff. I knew about it at a pretty young age. I lived in New York at the time, and like I said, there was I was exposed to a lot of stuff to take this. I was taking the subway. I like 10 years old. So, um, I saw like a lot of stuff at that age, and I would feel like smoke, and I have friends that were older. And, you know, my parents didn't know this but have friends that were older, So they they showed me a lot of stuff that like Guess not. Every kid that's like in middle school would even know about. So my first time I got high I you know, I was with my friends and some of them were my age. Some of them were a little older. And we all like, you know, my friends will gather whatever allowance money we had way. Put it all together, piloted together Swivel by Ah, large quantity of marijuana from whatever supplier that we know. We don't know There's work, Children, Boy, You have no idea what your body, didn't we We confided in our older friends and long story short, we gotta like a batch of weed and We all start smoking it and you know, everything is fine. And you know, it's our first time. We're just like our eyes open. We think we're like the coolest thing other little do we know the weed that we got with lace. With something I'm not even too sure. Still to this day what it was laced with, but it was laced with another drug. And the reason why was supplier that was providing that we'd He must have made a lot of cells that day. So he's all look. Look at these Children. What would they know? If I mix it with something else? They don't know what Well, Looks like someone who makes those something else. I could still take all their money and never have to do with them. This is again so it was bad. So my first high and landed me a Robert Wood Johnson, Isaac on a table with E K. G. What, you cage. Oh, my God! My chest! It was very bad I had, like the worst worst severe panic attack of my life, Man. You learned a very valuable lesson on that day Mackerel dying Julia Scotty, coming up on 800 to 831 on 1.5. Steve Travel East is the Jersey One on 1.5 is traffic..

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How Do You Distribute A Vaccine To Suspicious Citizens?

All Things Considered

06:19 min | 2 years ago

How Do You Distribute A Vaccine To Suspicious Citizens?

"Corona virus vaccine to millions of Americans who may be suspicious of authority or on the fringes of society. Especially when those people are among those most at risk of covert 19. Dr. Julie Morita has been thinking and writing about these problems for months as Chicago's former health commissioner, and now she'll have an opportunity to shape these policies on a national level as part of President elect Biden's covert response, team Doctor Marina Welcome to all things considered. Thanks for having me, Ari. Well, let's start with this question of how you build confidence in a vaccine when there is so much suspicion and disinformation circulating. What do you think needs to be done right now, even before vaccine is widely available to the public. I think it's really important for people to have ah, sense of what's happening and what's been done so far so very clear and concise and consistent messaging about the vaccine development process. Venture manufacturing process. The approval process is So that people have a sense that we're not doing this blindly that The vaccine development that's happened with the co of vaccine has been fast, but it's built on decades and decades of experience in making vaccines and distributing vaccines as well. When you're Chicago's chief medical officer, you were involved in distribution of the H one n one vaccine around the city. What did that experience teach you about how to address hesitation, especially And marginalized communities. And are there lessons there that you think the incoming by the administration can apply nationally? I think we learned a lot of lessons through the H one n one pandemic in 2009. We were working frantically to get vaccine providers lined up to actually make the vaccine available, and we also hosted vaccine clinics and communities that are typically underserved. The weather physician accesses a little bit more challenging. And what we found was that these mass immunization clinics that we hosted in some of our communities of color. The turnout for the vaccines was lower. And so at that point we started reaching out to community organizations, Faith based organizations to have them help us understand what was going on in the community. Why weren't they turning out for the vaccine? Why weren't they getting vaccinated? It would have helped US organizations that are already in touch with members of that community. Right. So we were we had organization that we were already partnering with. We reached out to them and ask them to engage with us again, and it worked to some extent, but without we didn't get the success that we were hoping for, and so building on that experience in non pandemic times, the Health Department and our partners worked established relationships on ongoing time. Between pandemic so that we would actually have these relationships and could really rely on the information from those community groups to inform our planning for future pandemics. The current health department is actually tapping into in relying on those relationships now to really help to get the information to the communities and understand what their questions and their concerns are. Interesting, But let me ask. There are real questions about vaccine safety. I mean yesterday, the CDC Immunization Advisory Committee recommended to give the first round of vaccines to health care workers and residents of long term care facilities. But there has not been a lot of research into the effectiveness of the vaccine and the safety of the vaccine in the nursing home population. How can experts be sure that it is safe for them? So the information is being evaluated, but it will be evaluated by FDA to look at the safety and efficacy to understand who the study populations included. Information that I've seen so far suggested the vaccines how are safe and effective in a wide range of age groups, a wide range of races and ethnicity and someone that information's fully evaluated by the FDA is advisory committee. Next week. We'll have additional information to really inform the recommendations with CDC or the C I. P did yesterday was really make recommendations in anticipation of these results. But they can be refined based on what the FDA and their advisory committee actually determined. Now the CDC is reputation has taken a hit during this pandemic. Guidance on testing and school re openings has sometimes been influenced by political pressure. So how do you think a new administration can restore confidence in the agency? So I think one of these like when I think about the vaccines situation currently, the key thing to keep in mind is that the E C. I P is not. It's the independent group of physicians, scientists, public health officials who come together and really review the data River to review the facts, review The evidence and the makeup, eventually Advisory Committee that's the advisory committee and they make recommendations to CDC. And then CDC that makes recommendations and buy a large those recommendations of the pipe makes the CDC usually fit makes us well. And so we'd be looking for after the recommendations are made by a CFP. What a CDC actually say is their alignment. Is there agreement with what A C I P s saying as well. Now, as you know, distribution of the vaccine is going to be handled by the states. And a couple weeks ago, I spoke with the head of Maine's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Nirav Shah, and he told me his state does not have enough money to build the infrastructure required to make sure everybody who needs it gets the vaccine. Here's what he said. We at the state level are ready to receive the baton to have that baton pass to us to begin the vaccination process, but without proper funding. It'll be like putting up a tent poles without having the tent. And he said, This is true of many other states, too. So Dr Marie to do you think the federal government is ready to provide the money that is going to be necessary? I think it's important to provide the adequate resources to public health What I've seen in the past in public health emergencies during my 10 20 years, the Chicago Department of Public Health Was that there would be large Pulis's of funding that would come to public health agencies of the state and local level during a crisis and then shortly after the crisis, But then the funding would actually go away. And so public health infrastructure really has suffered over time, and there is a need There's a strong immunization system that's in place, but it has to be enhanced that it has to be strengthened so that actually, people can actually get the vaccine in an equitable fashion. That's Dr Julie Morita. She is executive vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is a thunder of NPR. Today. She was speaking with us in her personal capacity as a volunteer for the Biden transition Teams. Coben 19 Advisory board. Dr Morita. Thanks for your time. Thank you. President

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Los Angeles Rams Hold Off Brady, Bucs Behind Goff’s 3 TDs

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

04:51 min | 2 years ago

Los Angeles Rams Hold Off Brady, Bucs Behind Goff’s 3 TDs

"Okay skip. We're going to get through this today. Let's talk about what we saw last night. The rams did beat the buccaneers last night. Twenty seven twenty four despite rushing for less than two yards per carry jared goff picked apart tampa secondary for three hundred seventy six yards and three touchdowns including over one hundred yards to both robert woods and cooper kupp. Meanwhile tom brady finished with two hundred sixteen passing yards on season low five yards per attempt and also threw two interceptions including one on the bucks. Final drive when they had a chance to tie or take the lead the game the forty three year old quarterback brady his third loss in prime time. This season shannon. How much was tom brady to blame last night. A lot of the half out of ten. Don't put this in primetime. Tom brady played more prime time games. Nine super bowl is that prime time thirteen. Afc championship game. Is that prime time. All the playoff game. Don't put that in prime time. Tom brady have played bad. It's as simple as their tom. Brady has not been good. This year needs played here. Well he played good if he hasn't put a game together No our young watched game at carolina just a week ago. Like virtuoso masterpiece when comprehend. Please just let me have my moment. just let me by moment. Twenty two incompletions. Wow if that good you thought about forty eight times you have slightly more than two hundred sixteen to one dollars that good. Goodbye it now. This what we hear brady was inaccurate all night last night on deep balls. Oh for six with two interceptions on throws twenty yards downfield skip bayless and pro football focus. Se tom brady's doing great during the ball down the field the last four gave. He's one for twenty. Throw twenty yards down the field with three interceptions. Now here the stat that somebody. I don't know who came up with this. That they call it a. He leaves the league you this. Tom brady leads. The league in a twenty yard throws sixty me lead to leave but he's twenty. Seven and completion percentage four and affection which third most. What was the final score. Time killed. kim. I will let you have. It was sixty five to nothing more. If i'm not janey why. What did i predict the finals. Go be laughing yesterday. you have no idea. I don't remember shad have really did better. Staleness only got one pro. Football focus also came all stay at near distance. It doesn't matter if the ball is complete or incomplete. Otto completion matter. It doesn't matter because don because you've been telling me all he does is drink and done his backs. Skip good if i thought about georgia. Being the hall of fame. Completions didn't battle. All i was only refuting your point. He's just a dink dunker now. That's what said he's got no arm. He's a noodle arm spaghetti white house. Completion percentage down the field who leads the whole. Nfl in air distance. And i think he just pulled away. Last night beth as consequential stat you saw him throwing the ball down the field lighting and dunk last night when he didn't think and how do look when did he deacon dunk. I think conductor for net three times that he dropped all three of them note that he had antonio brown hair thirteen target eight catches for fifty seven yards seven point one of material. He had ten targets. The chris with seven yards seven catches for fifty three yards. Dak seven point six. He had one receiver that had a double digit average own completion. You he deacon and dunkin what was the final score deferrals court with tom brady lost and the rams one. That's what jared goff. First of all jerry gulf in charm paid like the gave this thing away because they got ultra conservative and they got careless the football but somebody makes go but scale you look off last night. There's no way around it. I don't want to hear anything about the defense. Because i told you everybody based everything because if you wash tampa bay everybody wanted to annoy them after. They did with green bay. And i'll say if you watch that defense. I say the into who said i didn't get to us. They can be hey. I think they're very undisciplined. I out of position a lot more. You think but because that pass rush covers up but they don't get home they can be had. Whoa that they're coming. They could be had skilled. Tom brady he got happy feet. Another one get here and they gotta run. They really do a whole lot but they got around him a little bit and he had had like polka polka. Like do the poco.

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Goff throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in Rams' 27-24 win vs Bucs

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

Goff throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in Rams' 27-24 win vs Bucs

"Jared Goff completed thirty nine of his fifty one passes for three hundred seventy six yards and three touchdowns in the rams twenty seven twenty four victory at Tampa Robert woods van Jefferson the can makers grab short scoring passes from Goff is less Angelus improved to seven and three Cooper Kupp had eleven receptions for one hundred forty five yards and woods finished with ten catches for one hundred thirty yards when we had opportunities to go into corners we capitalized on the money and I will say we consistently basketball will grow the game with the rams didn't go ahead to stay until Matt gay kicked a forty yard field goal with two thirty six left Jordan fuller picked off two passes from Tom Brady Brady finished twenty six of forty eight for just two hundred sixteen yards and two touchdowns as the box fell to seven and three I'm Dave very

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NPR Poll: Black, Latino Households Struggle To Pay Rent, Mortgages

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:23 min | 2 years ago

NPR Poll: Black, Latino Households Struggle To Pay Rent, Mortgages

"Some new data from an NPR poll suggests just how badly Americans are suffering economically during the pandemic. Here's NPR's Chris Arnold Gina Lost Her job as a school bus driver in Chicago during the pandemic she was managing. Okay with unemployment money. But then about two weeks ago, she got a desperate call from her adult son his job had laid him off. He wasn't able to pay rate. There was an eviction moratorium in Chicago, but Jean says the landlord wanted her son out anyway a warning what happened next is disturbing and violent. She says the landlord got someone to threaten her son and shoot his dog a German shepherd mix that he'd had for years Economi. His mom they kill my dog. And the GATT told me that he should kill me to. MSA. Said market you come over here. I went over there. I said, okay star packing you gather go. and. Never went back. Gene only wants to use her first name for fear retribution. She says, she was afraid to report what happened to the police, her son and his two kids if now moved in with her. Gene was one of more than three thousand people who took part in a poll from NPR the Robert Wood, Johnson? Foundation. And the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health. Her. Story is a sad and dramatic example. But the poll found many people reported problems with housing healthcare, unsafe workplaces, and a very high percentage of Americans. Forty six percent said they're having serious financial problems are surprises how large the? Numbers are Robert Blend in is a Harvard public health professor. He says, the poll was done in July after Congress approved an extra six hundred dollars a week in federal and apply benefits, and that was still supposed to be flowing to people and yet. So many people said, they were struggling one in six households even reported missing or delaying major bills just so that they could buy food blending says it's. Like the government sent a hundred FEMA trucks into a disaster zone but a lot of people never saw them or got any help it just like interviewing people in a hurricane area and the people are telling you, there's no relief it should be there could be some people are having trouble accessing the HAL blend says the government should quickly try to discover where the biggest problems are and there could be. Another factor. My name is Linda Neuron who and I was an accounting manager dorato lives in Phoenix Arizona and lost her accounting job at a tow truck company in the pandemic. Once that stay home order was issued if our driving, they're not getting a car accidents if they're not getting in car accidents, we don't have much of a business Dorato said in the poll that she was having serious financial problems when. She was getting that extra six hundred dollars a week and so she was doing. Okay. But she knew that that was about to expire and that she wasn't going to be able to support her four kids on the state benefits alone which for her just two hundred, forty dollars a week in Arizona and she was right. She's now burned through almost all of her savings and she won't able to pay reds after next month it's extremely difficult. To sleep at night I wake up at two or three in the morning and I just have my mind's just racing just constantly racing, and then I'm having to get up in the morning and sit with my two younger children but I'm so focused on you know bills and money and jobs Dorato who's Latina says she's been looking for work with no luck. She says she has no family she can go live with or borrow money from. And Black and Latino households were two times more likely than white families to say that they've fallen behind on their rent or mortgage. It is striking. It's not surprising. David Williams is a Harvard professor who studies race and sociology. He says blacks and Latinos make money than whites and have less savings. So they're more vulnerable Andy says they're less likely to have family members who can afford to loan the money for. Rent or other bills for every dollar of wealth white households have African American households have ten pennies and Latino households have twelfth pennies. So it's really not surprising that they are really been hurt badly in the context of the pandemic

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Drug Addiction In America

Mentally Yours

04:32 min | 2 years ago

Drug Addiction In America

"Woken to Mentally Yours Metro could ikaes weekly podcast about all things mental health. Today we're talking to Dave. Marlon, he was the CEO of crossroads of Southern Nevada, which was the largest addiction and Rehab Center in the area, the psychotherapist drug and alcohol counselor, and he basically knows everything about addiction and mental health issues in the US and beyond. Making me talking tim today about how the pandemic has been affected addiction issues to get help if you're struggling and how to recognize if you might have a problem with drugs or alcohol. Bruce Dave. Thanks so much for joining us on mental yours and welcome from across the pond. My first question was basically because obviously as I mentioned, we're in London. You're in the US, it such different situation in terms of addiction, mental health, and obviously the pandemic to get started. Could you give kind of a brief overview of the reality of addiction in the US? How serious the problem is that how widespread is a? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation calls addiction the number one health problem in the US. If we look at the the number of prescription opiates that are consumed in the entire world The United States consumes more than eighty percent of them. We. have. You know we've always had an alcohol problem for a percentage of our population. we we developed enough and phetamine mean and a cocaine problem over the last. Twenty years, and in the last five, six years Oh actually even a little longer. An opiate problem has has become. Our most serious addiction challenge. Kind of the most common addiction issue that you see people coming into your center with. It it's interesting. I've run Iran the largest treatment center in Las. Vegas of. Gene. Years. And now as a private center and they're absolutely opiates or over my last three, four years, they're opiates was the number one drug of choice that clients had presented to solutions recovery without the opiate use disorder their primary. Primary substance. Now I work at an indigent facility in in downtown. Las Vegas where. More than half of our clients are homeless. And what's interesting is with this demographic, there's a much higher methamphetamine use. Would say my number one. Substance of for clients is nothin vitamin with opiates and alcohol running for a close second place. That's really interesting I. Think What was interesting that you said kind of opiates have been coming up over the lost six years because for me, it's felt like the coverage has been really recent like only in the last couple of years, we taught it to the opioid crisis this being a sudden kind of unexpected issue but you're saying it's been building for a long time. It has. Interestingly, fourteen years ago I was running the largest health insurance company in the state. And I remember in my last. My last year or two I remember looking at pharmacy reports and we were all scratching our heads saying what is this Oxycontin and why did it not show up two years ago and now I remember when across the ten million dollar mark at the Insurance Company for monthly use so it really begins began spiking. Thirteen fourteen years ago. It became. Newsworthy in fashionable. Six seven years ago, and now we're a were still squarely in an opiate epidemic.

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Economic Pain From Pandemic Is Much Worse Than Expected, Poll Finds

NPR's Business Story of the Day

02:16 min | 2 years ago

Economic Pain From Pandemic Is Much Worse Than Expected, Poll Finds

"A new survey measures the financial pain as the pandemic goes on. Almost half of American households have suffered serious financial losses were told in a new poll, by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard t H. Chan School of Public Health in the country's four largest cities. The situation is even worse especially for Latinos and black-americans fifty to eighty percent of those. Households report serious financial problems. They can't pay their rent or their mortgage or their credit cards, and they've depleted what savings they have had. NPR's Yuki. Noguchi reports on the findings. The pandemic is creating serious financial problems, job loss depleted savings or possible eviction. That's despite hundreds of billions in government stimulus and other support. The survey shows economic stress running higher in the. country's four largest cities, New York, Los Angeles Chicago and Houston. Latino and black families were substantially more likely to face serious economic distress compared to white counterparts. Robert Blend in is a professor of health policy and political analysis at Harvard and Co author of the survey. He says the results show the personal financial challenges run deeper and broader than previously understood. I would've. Expected that all the aid that was coming from various sources would have narrowed not eliminated the differences by race ethnicity the survey conducted. This summer also found distress among households making less than a hundred thousand dollars a year. It's a just a lack of funds creating knock on effects trouble paying for food or medical care, which in turn lead to serious health consequences. The surveys implications could mean everything from a bigger drag on the economy to the nation's mental health outlook and blending says, the prognosis is grim at the time of the survey. The federal government was offering six hundred dollars a week in additional benefits for the unemployed. That was not renewed after July it's going to get worse because there is nothing for the people we serve eight who earn thousand. Dollars a year already communities are not working fulltime to fall back

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Many states continue to face record highs in coronavirus cases

News, Traffic and Weather

05:42 min | 2 years ago

Many states continue to face record highs in coronavirus cases

"It was five months ago on January nineteenth the first case of covert nineteen was detected in the United States today the country has more than two million confirmed infections including record daily increases in some states Dr Richard Besser who used to run the centers for disease control and now leads the Robert wood Johnson foundation is here so where do we stand on this yeah you know I I think that we are in in a situation where many people are tired of hearing about the pandemic you're tired of having their lives disrupted by the pandemic and unfortunately we have something in the political there who are reinforcing that sense that this is over but you're here and it's it's really early days in this in this pandemic and your last week follow that road map that's being laid out by public health in terms of how you gradually get people hello in working and interacting socially it in safe ways if we don't follow that road map we're going to see places that are once again seeing their healthcare systems are well slides disrupted and people losing their lives bicycles been saved had people follow the guidance of public health is it the people in states with the pandemic did not initially hit as hard as it did say in New York or New Jersey not internalize the messaging or was the messaging flawed I I think there's a lot comes down to messaging and and the challenge that you faced during a public health crisis when the primary communicator is not the public health community one of the challenges I see with the the way the response was was orchestrated this pandemic was the entire nation was shut down and at the same time and so places that we're not seeing any disease were were were treated the same as places where the health care system is overwhelmed and that's never the approach public health give me the case these kinds of decisions and communicating them should be up to the centers for disease control and in this pandemic that has not been the case you know when when I when I ran emergency preparedness and response at CDC and and let the agency at the start of the swine flu pandemic the most important tool that that we had was our power to communicate and informs public a public that trusts the messenger is critical to success and when you when you have the political there in the public health layer I had aunts and the message being that public health is is a barrier to the economy coming back then then you're in a really dangerous situation because you then see some people following the advice for political reasons and some people not following your and these are not political choices the idea that people will practice different behaviors based on on politics is a dangerous situation you want the country unified Dr Richard Besser at the Robert wood Johnson foundation such unanimity that he references has not prevailed in states like Arizona and Florida which today reported record high numbers of single day cases parts of Texas have also reported their largest one day increases that includes bear county in the city of San Antonio where Ron Nirenberg is the mayor Mister mayor thanks for joining us let me clarify because we've had in three successive days three of our largest increases each day so the cases are increasing which we knew would happen once we are common and businesses and services started opening up further governors and we wanted to make sure we didn't see a corresponding increase in hospitals the severity in cages that's the alarming trend in addition to how fast the cases of accelerated people of let their guard down and I think that what I've said before about the pace at which the economy is opening Texas doesn't allow us the benefit of data to be affected incisions are being met are you worried then that San Antonio and similarly situated cities in Texas are behind the curve you know what I I remain focused on is ensuring that we have the route the the proper measures in place of time we're making the decisions open up out when the state took control of the opening plan we essential you essentially yielded our ability to stay in front of the Kerr because again they're opening faster than the data shows the actor efficacy of each decision so in that sense we are behind the curve in terms of the decision making process but what I will say is that the local communities the urban communities of practice I've been a very very aggressive and proactive the difficulty in our situation knows the state prevents us from mandating some of the best practices that includes wearing masks the governor prohibited cities from mandating masks but you've made a different decision how to arrive at it you know we had been courting again our orders protocols for businesses to follow when the Attorney General sent him a letter a couple of weeks ago and basically re interpreted the state's order that said we weren't allowed to do that anymore we had to adjust course but we've been recommending these thanks for a while now but what what we did our best we was rather than mandate our maps for individuals we use the the path that we had through the business protocols to mandate businesses import mask wearing as part of their safety

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NFC West: Who will unseat the 49ers?

KNBR Tonight with Drew Hoffar & Kevin Frandsen

05:45 min | 2 years ago

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

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When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

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02:05 min | 3 years ago

When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

"What happens when insurance companies deny coverage for medications? It doesn't just force people to pay for drugs themselves. A survey finds that for almost half of Americans went. When Insurance Denies Payment? They do not get the drugs at all. The poll comes from NPR. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Public Health. NPR's Patty name reports Sahlin. REDUC- is seventy eight on a fixed income. She has severe acid reflux. I have to eat very small all meals and when I eat sometimes it feels like everything's stuck in my chest and I get really bad pain. And I have to throw up reduces retired on medicare she also pays for supplemental insurance policy to cover the cost of drugs but it will only pay for the generic version of her heartburn medication. Her her doctor prescribed the brand name. She says the generic version just doesn't work for her. No it's not as effective now. Definitely not she can't afford the brand name so now she has extremely painful episodes of acid reflux about three times a month. Our poll shows that like Ridolfi. The vast majority pretty of Americans have health insurance that includes prescription drug coverage but one in three say that in the past year insurance. Didn't cover the cost of medication and for themselves or their household members Robert Blend in with the Harvard Chan School directed our poll. So what you see is insurers are not paying for some drugs that physicians are recommending. The patients think they need when that happened. Most of the highest earners paid for the medication themselves but Glendon says is that was not the case for everyone else. A half of the people who are middle class or or moderate income are not getting him because they can't afford to go out and pay for it themselves batum line. He says it's just not fair. This idea that if we save money we all have to make tough choices together. The tough choices really don't affects the most wealthy people in the United States. They just affect people who are middle and lower

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When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

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02:05 min | 3 years ago

When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

"What happens when insurance companies deny coverage for medications? It doesn't just force people to pay for drugs themselves. A survey finds that for almost half of Americans went. When Insurance Denies Payment? They do not get the drugs at all. The poll comes from NPR. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Public Health. NPR's Patty name reports Sahlin. REDUC- is seventy eight on a fixed income. She has severe acid reflux. I have to eat very small all meals and when I eat sometimes it feels like everything's stuck in my chest and I get really bad pain. And I have to throw up reduces retired on medicare she also pays for supplemental insurance policy to cover the cost of drugs but it will only pay for the generic version of her heartburn medication. Her her doctor prescribed the brand name. She says the generic version just doesn't work for her. No it's not as effective now. Definitely not she can't afford the brand name so now she has extremely painful episodes of acid reflux about three times a month. Our poll shows that like Ridolfi. The vast majority pretty of Americans have health insurance that includes prescription drug coverage but one in three say that in the past year insurance. Didn't cover the cost of medication and for themselves or their household members Robert Blend in with the Harvard Chan School directed our poll. So what you see is insurers are not paying for some drugs that physicians are recommending. The patients think they need when that happened. Most of the highest earners paid for the medication themselves but Glendon says is that was not the case for everyone else. A half of the people who are middle class or or moderate income are not getting him because they can't afford to go out and pay for it themselves batum line. He says it's just not fair. This idea that if we save money we all have to make tough choices together. The tough choices really don't affects the most wealthy people in the United States. They just affect people who are middle and lower

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When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

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06:34 min | 3 years ago

When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

"What happens when insurance companies deny coverage for medications? It doesn't just force people to pay for drugs themselves. A survey finds that for almost half of Americans went. When Insurance Denies Payment? They do not get the drugs at all. The poll comes from NPR. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Public Health. NPR's Patty name reports Sahlin. REDUC- is seventy eight on a fixed income. She has severe acid reflux. I have to eat very small all meals and when I eat sometimes it feels like everything's stuck in my chest and I get really bad pain. And I have to throw up reduces retired on medicare she also pays for supplemental insurance policy to cover the cost of drugs but it will only pay for the generic version of her heartburn medication. Her her doctor prescribed the brand name. She says the generic version just doesn't work for her. No it's not as effective now. Definitely not she can't afford the brand name so now she has extremely painful episodes of acid reflux about three times a month. Our poll shows that like Ridolfi. The vast majority pretty of Americans have health insurance that includes prescription drug coverage but one in three say that in the past year insurance. Didn't cover the cost of medication and for themselves or their household members Robert Blend in with the Harvard Chan School directed our poll. So what you see is insurers are not paying for some drugs that physicians are recommending. The patients think they need when that happened. Most of the highest earners paid for the medication themselves but Glendon says is that was not the case for everyone else. A half of the people who are middle class or or moderate income are not getting him because they can't afford to go out and pay for it themselves batum line. He says it's just not fair. This idea that if we save money we all have to make tough choices together. The tough choices really don't affects the most wealthy people in the United States. They just affect people who are middle and lower income and this could leave lower and middle income individuals more vulnerable to disease and other health problems for Sally Rideau see one example is her EPI pen. She's allergic to bees and needs the EPI pen to inject life saving medication in case she gets stung and the last time I was stung. The doctor said each time you get stung can be very serious and it can result in death so he's always carry the EPI pen and in my case. I do a lot of gardening and I'm by myself so just felt safe to have my Epi pen with me just in case but this time when she went to the pharmacy to get the pen prescribed by her doctor she was told her insurance wouldn't cover the cost. It was close to six hundred dollars and I said well how about the generic could I get generic and she said well. That's three ninety eight and I said you're kidding. She said no I said okay then. Just forget it so today when we're dosing gardens. She wears as long sleeves and long pants to try to protect yourself against B.'s. The situation she says it's upsetting. I have three insurances. I'm always pay a lot of copays as I pay a lot for my drugs. It's very frustrating. I think when you have insurance I think you should be able to get the drug. You need one unexpected. Finding from our poll on income inequality is that even people who can afford to cover the cost of their medication. Sometimes don't this is one of the first polls to survey the top one percent percent people earning over five hundred thousand dollars a year and eighteen percent of them chose not to fill prescriptions. When insurance wouldn't cover it? Tina Smith is one of them. She runs a technology consulting firm in Minneapolis last year when her doctor prescribed a medication to treat the skin condition rose Patia. She got a shock. When I went to fill the prescription the cost for the prescription was over six hundred dollars? She says for the past seven years. The medication costs about twenty dollars. So this was a huge increase and Smith decided not to get it because I felt that it was fiscally irresponsible and I have no interest in funding big pharma anymore than I absolutely have to. I feel big farmers than rob in the American people for years and they continued to increase. The cost of prescriptions drug. Drug prices have been escalating. Actually four in a significant way at least the last couple decades Frederica saucy is director of the Consumer Advocacy Group families. USA But in the last five. Or six years it's really hit a crescendo. Not surprisingly the smallest increase were in generic drugs but the adjective small small. He says pretty much ends there. You know an average increase for drugs might be fifteen or sixteen percent annually which is much much faster than our paychecks or inflation inflation. But you could see a doubling or tripling of drug cost year every year depending on the ability of that drug company to have no competition he says healthcare caused swallowing up more and more families discretionary income not only in higher drug prices but also in higher deductibles co pays and cost sharing we. We spoke with representatives of both the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and they point the finger at each other. Insurers say the financial squeeze Americans are are experiencing is because of high drug prices the drug makers say it's High Insurance and hospital costs whatever. The reason Harvard health economist and primary Care Physician Ben Summers says not getting needed. Medication is not good news. There's more and more evidence that having health insurance really does improve people's health and lives and and medications are one of the key parts of that because it is such a mainstay of how we manage a lot of chronic conditions now says not all medications are equal some of the medications occasions we prescribe are really kind of options to a patient. You say look. This medication may help you feel better while you have this infection or while you are having some heartburn but if view feel fine without it that's okay but how there's a critical cholesterol lowering statins for example or insulin to keep blood sugar under control and and sometimes people won't even notice they're not taking it not all these conditions have symptoms. You can be building up dangerous levels of high blood sugar or cholesterol without noticing. It until it's too late. Sadly summer says he's not surprised by the findings of our poll he says at least a quarter of his patients. Don't get new prescriptions filled. Because they say they just don't have the money. Patty named

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When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

NPR's Business Story of the Day

06:35 min | 3 years ago

When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

"What happens when insurance companies deny coverage for medications? It doesn't just force people to pay for drugs themselves. A survey finds that for almost half of Americans went. When Insurance Denies Payment? They do not get the drugs at all. The poll comes from NPR. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Public Health. NPR's Patty name reports Sahlin. REDUC- is seventy eight on a fixed income. She has severe acid reflux. I have to eat very small all meals and when I eat sometimes it feels like everything's stuck in my chest and I get really bad pain. And I have to throw up reduces retired on medicare she also pays for supplemental insurance policy to cover the cost of drugs but it will only pay for the generic version of her heartburn medication. Her her doctor prescribed the brand name. She says the generic version just doesn't work for her. No it's not as effective now. Definitely not she can't afford the brand name so now she has extremely painful episodes of acid reflux about three times a month. Our poll shows that like Ridolfi. The vast majority pretty of Americans have health insurance that includes prescription drug coverage but one in three say that in the past year insurance. Didn't cover the cost of medication and for themselves or their household members Robert Blend in with the Harvard Chan School directed our poll. So what you see is insurers are not paying for some drugs that physicians are recommending. The patients think they need when that happened. Most of the highest earners paid for the medication themselves but Glendon says is that was not the case for everyone else. A half of the people who are middle class or or moderate income are not getting him because they can't afford to go out and pay for it themselves batum line. He says it's just not fair. This idea that if we save money we all have to make tough choices together. The tough choices really don't affects the most wealthy people in the United States. They just affect people who are middle and lower income and this could leave lower and middle income individuals more vulnerable to disease and other health problems for Sally Rideau see one example is her EPI pen. She's allergic to bees and needs the EPI pen to inject life saving medication in case she gets stung and the last time I was stung. The doctor said each time you get stung can be very serious and it can result in death so he's always carry the EPI pen and in my case. I do a lot of gardening and I'm by myself so just felt safe to have my Epi pen with me just in case but this time when she went to the pharmacy to get the pen prescribed by her doctor she was told her insurance wouldn't cover the cost. It was close to six hundred dollars and I said well how about the generic could I get generic and she said well. That's three ninety eight and I said you're kidding. She said no I said okay then. Just forget it so today when we're dosing gardens. She wears as long sleeves and long pants to try to protect yourself against B.'s. The situation she says it's upsetting. I have three insurances. I'm always pay a lot of copays as I pay a lot for my drugs. It's very frustrating. I think when you have insurance I think you should be able to get the drug. You need one unexpected. Finding from our poll on income inequality is that even people who can afford to cover the cost of their medication. Sometimes don't this is one of the first polls to survey the top one percent percent people earning over five hundred thousand dollars a year and eighteen percent of them chose not to fill prescriptions. When insurance wouldn't cover it? Tina Smith is one of them. She runs a technology consulting firm in Minneapolis last year when her doctor prescribed a medication to treat the skin condition rose Patia. She got a shock. When I went to fill the prescription the cost for the prescription was over six hundred dollars? She says for the past seven years. The medication costs about twenty dollars. So this was a huge increase and Smith decided not to get it because I felt that it was fiscally irresponsible and I have no interest in funding big pharma anymore than I absolutely have to. I feel big farmers than rob in the American people for years and they continued to increase. The cost of prescriptions drug. Drug prices have been escalating. Actually four in a significant way at least the last couple decades Frederica saucy is director of the Consumer Advocacy Group families. USA But in the last five. Or six years it's really hit a crescendo. Not surprisingly the smallest increase were in generic drugs but the adjective small small. He says pretty much ends there. You know an average increase for drugs might be fifteen or sixteen percent annually which is much much faster than our paychecks or inflation inflation. But you could see a doubling or tripling of drug cost year every year depending on the ability of that drug company to have no competition he says healthcare caused swallowing up more and more families discretionary income not only in higher drug prices but also in higher deductibles co pays and cost sharing we. We spoke with representatives of both the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and they point the finger at each other. Insurers say the financial squeeze Americans are are experiencing is because of high drug prices the drug makers say it's High Insurance and hospital costs whatever. The reason Harvard health economist and primary Care Physician Ben Summers says not getting needed. Medication is not good news. There's more and more evidence that having health insurance really does improve people's health and lives and and medications are one of the key parts of that because it is such a mainstay of how we manage a lot of chronic conditions now says not all medications are equal some of the medications occasions we prescribe are really kind of options to a patient. You say look. This medication may help you feel better while you have this infection or while you are having some heartburn but if view feel fine without it that's okay but how there's a critical cholesterol lowering statins for example or insulin to keep blood sugar under control and and sometimes people won't even notice they're not taking it not all these conditions have symptoms. You can be building up dangerous levels of high blood sugar or cholesterol without noticing. It until it's too late. Sadly summer says he's not surprised by the findings of our poll he says at least a quarter of his patients. Don't get new prescriptions filled. Because they say they just don't have the money. Patty named N._p._R. News.

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For Many Navajos, Getting Hooked Up To The Power Grid Can Be Life-Changing

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04:08 min | 3 years ago

For Many Navajos, Getting Hooked Up To The Power Grid Can Be Life-Changing

"Support for this podcast and the following message come from mayo clinic if you're looking for answers no one else has been able to find, you know, where to go mayoclinic. More at mayo clinic dot org slash answers in much of the United States. Thousands of native Americans are living without some basic necessities, like trinity a running water. A new poll shows more than a quarter of native Americans living in rural areas of Ed problems with basic infrastructure, including electrobi-, or water, or high speed internet, which is becoming quite basic, of course, on Navajo lands in the southwestern U S utility crews from around this country are now volunteering their time to install power. Laurel Morello's of member station. K J, Z Z reports need a Billy has been waiting to turn on lights in your home for fifteen years. We've been living off their nose per pain, lanterns, did you ever think this day would come? Not really now, we know have to have Fash lights everywhere, all the kids have Fash light. So when they get up in the middle night, late to use the restroom, they have a Fash light to go to. Yes. Billy her husband and their five kids live in a tiny one room on a traditional Navajo home. There three sheep graze on sagebrush the carpets the rolling hills of Dil Khan era Zona on the largest reservation in the country. We watched two men and a cherry picker hook up the last wire to their home. Billy says they've gone through too many generators to count why two boys. They have really bad allergies and they have asthma. So sometimes they beat the nebulizer. So usually go to my mom's house travel in the middle of the night over there back and forth. The Billy's are not alone about one in ten Navajos live without electricity. And as many as forty percent of the tribe has to haul their water and use outhouses Opole of rural Americans conducted by NPR the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and the Harvard, teach Chan school of public health found more than a quarter of native Americans have experienced problems with electric city water and the internet northern Arizona university professor Manley. Gay is Navajo. Says the numbers are probably even higher became says he recently saw something strange when he pulled into a hotel parking lot in window rock the capital of the Navajo nation. He noticed a bunch of teenage. Gers in their cars. You could tell that they were high school students in so doing their homework outside of this hotel parking lot, and they had to light on their cars and do their homework. And it became quite clear that they didn't have the internet outside the Billy's home the couple waits patiently for the crew to finish the job, Brian Cooper from pm electric has an update. That will energize your power. Can wait to see the real small here. See don't cover it up. I want to see it. That's what joy looks like traveled from New Mexico, along with several other crews from around the country, volunteering their time to connect people like the Belize to the power grid on the Navajo nation. The homes are so spread out. It costs on average forty thousand dollars to hook up one home to the grid and half the tribe is unemployed. So you can't raise rates to energize all those homes. The Navajo tribal utility authority in the nonprofit American public power association, have put a call out to you till ladies across the country to help our no idea that, you know, it was people still in twenty nineteen without power. Finally after waiting for so many years, the Billy's watched the foreman turn on the meter behind their house and snap. The cover shut Nita then runs inside flip the switch to find you have electrobi- here after so many years without it. My kids. Don't be so happy. Keep asking that. We they. We have like finally out white. Now, the family will wait and pray for running water and internet for NPR news. I'm lorrimore Ellis in flagstaff.

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Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care

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05:30 min | 3 years ago

Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care

"Support for this podcast and the following message come from the university of Maryland where the founders of Google Oculus and squarespace got their started. Find out how you MD can start up your next adventure at you and you MD dot com. That's why. Oh, you and you MD dot com. The economy may be strong but many Americans finances are not. That's especially true in many rural areas in Opole of role. Americans by NPR last fall. Fifty five percent of those surveyed said their local economy was only poor or fair. A follow up poll by NPR the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and the Harvard ta Chan school of public health digs deeper. It finds four out of ten rural Americans struggle with routine bills for housing food and medical care, half of rural Americans say they could not afford it. If they got hit with a surprise one thousand dollar expense. NPR's petty name, and has more. Our new poll was telephone survey of just over fourteen. Nine hundred adults living in rural areas across the country areas like Weitzberg nestled in the mountains of eastern, Kentucky coalfields seventy two year old lethal dollar hide a retired caregiver lives nearby go out of town like you're going toward hazard. And there's a turn off there on nine thirty one south. It's within about four miles of where I was born. So I asked dollar hide the question we asked in our poll, could you afford an unexpected thousand dollar Bill? No, no. There's no way not even a two hundred dollar extra Bill. What about savings, my savings account zero I don't even have a savings account dollar hide worked all her life. But the jobs just didn't pay enough for her to put anything aside. She raised for children today, her income social security and supplemental. Security income adds up to seven hundred ninety dollars a month with that income. You watch every penny even so dollar high. Just couldn't afford to make it on her own. She recently moved into a two bedroom trailer with her daughter, even with the extra money from her daughter. It's still hard. They have no car and the cost of electricity is barely affordable. It was three hundred sixty something and the two hundred dollars rent, there's nothing left. So no movies. No dinners out. The only luxury is cable TV, but dollar Hyde says, she's one of the lucky ones she has Medicare and estate health plan that covers her health costs. That's not the case for many of those in our poll, Harvard professor Robert plantain, one in four reported that they could not get healthcare recently when they needed it, and majority said, it's either, because they couldn't afford it or they had insurance that would not be taken by local health providers a serious. National concern says blend and even with major improvements and health insurance coverage over the last decade, these. Problems are more severe for African American communities and native Americans as well as Latinos, and the future of healthcare, and rural America looks even more grim says Brock sleigh back with the national rural Health Association, one hundred six rural hospitals have closed of the past decade, which he says, can make timely medical care nearly impossible, take the town of China PA in Nevada. It's how spittle closed a few years ago this left the service to deal with all kinds of medical problems that are not situated to do. And so when they get on the road to the next nearest hospital as a three hour trip, one way, the hospital is more than a hundred miles away. We know that distance can be a barrier to timely and appropriate access to services. And so in that context delayed care can often lead to tragic consequences, especially in rural areas where people may not have a car. And public transportation may be unreliable. Bottom line says, sleigh Bach wealth equals health report, and were sicker, d Davis is president of the center for rural strategies in Weitzberg people in this congressional district have the shortest lifespan in the United States. We also are the poorest, but one of our big findings was that rural Americans are also optimistic about their communities, d Davis, people may be living more of a hard scrabble existence than folks in the suburbs, or a lot of the folks in the cities. But then mean they're not leaving decent life. And most people are pretty happy with it. And they've got friends and neighbors that they rely on their where they wanna be community activists. Now field says of the past few weeks when her husband was hospitalized her neighbors were extrordinary my neighbors come in Mohmand grass. And neighbors come and feed our cattle and our neighbors gather the eggs and every day for the last few weeks and says, so much to me makes me feel the emotion now of what it feels like to have such more, wonderful support. And I know that, that's the blessing of living in rural America. And that's what our poll found ninety two percent of those surveyed said they had people nearby. They could rely on in times of need. Penny Neiman, NPR news.

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Robert Whittaker Withdraws from UFC 234 vs. Kelvin Gastelum Due to Hernia Injury

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11:43 min | 4 years ago

Robert Whittaker Withdraws from UFC 234 vs. Kelvin Gastelum Due to Hernia Injury

"The case you missed it. Breaking news UFC two thirty four has taken a massive hit and there's no sunshine in here. No, sunshine, where any MMA fans are especially the ones in Australia because everyone was looking forward to Robert Whittaker the first Australian UFC champion getting an opportunity to finally defend that title middleweight title on his home turf in Melbourne later this evening, Rod Laver Arena sold out in ten minutes against Kelvin gasoline finally getting to see him back. Well, we just found out twenty minutes ago. The fight is off management has just confirmed with me as well. The fight is off. They're going to issue. A statement in a matter of moments Whitaker out due to a hernia fight cancelled Israel Sonny Anderson Silva's now the new main event so how does this affect Kelvin gasoline? How did he find out where does he go from? Here. Let's talk to his manager. Elliot does these who's joining us on the phone right now? Ali how are you? Oh, no. I'm good. It can be better. But you know, it's commander of the game, you know, seniors, and we have to get adjusted. When did you guys find out? I just find out dot com. Probably thirty minutes ago. Have a hernia. The hospital and now they have to perform. You know, he's a great champion. I always put it on the line. Unfortunately. He's not fighting. Twelve weeks heart camp make sacrifices, but you know, it wasn't awake cuts related issues. And he's just. As workers. Warrior. It will not more injury or even hard injury. Doc, even more from fighting. A great guy. We wish him nothing. But the best. Wish must be recovered his management just told me that he's heavily sedated as we speak and he's going into surgery, right? This moment. So like, I said a horrible tournaments for Robert Whitaker. What does this mean for Kelvin? What does the UFC told you? I know it's very fresh. But. You know is he going to get another title shot? What are they going to do with the belt? You have any idea. Day right now, I get to speak with Dana white. He said I personally. Calvin Calvin is the number one contender. He's gonna see what happened. Out. We're going to go ahead and see maybe the winner between Anderson Israel. Covered. You know? Maybe you can do it thirteen. You know, what's what's I'm kind of looking forward to. But let's see what happened. Did they try to keep Kelvin on the card was that ever discussed? No does not disgusting. I spoke to. Dana. And that does not discussed that. Oh, you know. Listen, I think you have a good minivan. Anderson Silva is great. I'm not sure this is going to be a five round or real. Oh. You know, it is what it is. I feel horrible rubber Whitaker. Yeah. I feel bad for coffee too. Under the right. How is he handling? It has been handling the news Kuban workers. Okay. Calvin was ready. We was ready. The Bishop of his life and. We believe he was going to be that, you know, that middleweight champ. But robert. No injuries taken away from the fight. And like, I said, you know. Nothing but respect and we wish him nothing, but speeder recovery, and I hope he's okay. We're talking to. You're not gonna hear me, you know, me get me on the program talking trash in promoting and get on people. But certain situation we have to be human. Absolutely. I think everybody out there. Everyone to give respect keep Robertson. They prayer. I wish nothing but the best talking to manager Elliot. Bill Aziz here on area who wanna show on ESPN radio's presented by Uber. Breaking news out of the world to the USC USC to thirty four tonight in Melbourne Australia on pay per view, Robert Wood. It covers coming gasping for the middleweight title cancelled that flight has been canceled because Robert Whitaker is going under the knife. In a matter of moments in Australia for a hernia certainly wish him the best. I'm curious Ali is Kelvin going to get paid. How's this gonna work because you just went through a training camp? What's the deal? I'm certain UFC has told you what they're gonna do. Can you? Tell us. Yeah. Always come through for me, you know. And he said he was going to kick out. You know, I understand you know, he went to a camp. And and you put a lot of money into it investment. A lot of money into it. And at the end of the day. This is. You know, I'm not worried about him. I know he will be paid. Thanks for doing this Ali very sorry about the news our best to to Kelvin as well. Speak for everyone. Everyone is bummed out about this. We're looking forward to it. I appreciate you coming on for a few minutes. He will take care. He was. And I have no doubt in my mind. Dana white and you'll see them because they're taking care of my guys sounds good. Thank you Ellie. Let's go back to the phone lines. Now talk to more fans. Breaking news again Robert Whitaker out of tonight's made event. Ernie a- surgery scheduled for Madame moments from now in Melbourne devastating news, not only for the UFC. But for Robert Whitaker who continues to get all these freaking bad breaks time. And again, he had shingles. Prior to the last time that they were in Melbourne with him headlining that card was supposed to be against Luke rock hold now. Just hours before the event he has to pull out and is going under the knife Joseph Detroit. How are you? Good. How about you area? I'm doing okay. Good. I just got a few questions for you that I think they should let the winner of tonight. And Calvin fight for the official title Whitaker should be stripped. It's just my opinion. Well, I wanna see how long he's out for this is definitely a bad break. But I typically like to subscribe to the rule that if you don't defend your title or you're not scheduled to fight within a year. Then you should be stripped in this case he last fought in June. So let's see how far he's out. Let's see how long he's out for. I should say let's see how long of a recovery this is needed. And then let's talk about stripping in. But I think right now, it's a little premature to talk about stripping. Because he pulled out last year knee injury. I think it's better for him. You don't have to take some time off. But my second question is not question opinion. True. They're gonna make McGregor verse Copley for the I think it should be Tony Emporia for the interim. Yeah, that's Donald Surani just talking right now from what I'm hearing the interim belt isn't being discussed. I don't think a belt is needed for that kind of fight. I don't think a belt elevates that kind of fight certainly not an interim title. So at this juncture, I think that's just cowboy talking and look he's going to get the fight. It seems like that's the front runner. I don't think you need to push for an interim thing anyone wants it, quite frankly, I think the interim belt would would almost like soil that that fight. I don't think anyone wants to see an interim belt online. I don't think either guys should be fighting for an interim belt when you have guys like Tony dust emporium ally. Doing what they've done as of late. Let's go back to the phone lines and say Hello to Corey in California, Corey how are you? Hey, I'm good. How you doing? I'm doing. Okay. Some some disappointing news, but we still have a car tonight. But yeah, it's it's a bummer. These things happen from time to time in in mixed martial arts and. I mean, this is a big one especially because it's the Australian who's now out of the card. Yeah. Honestly, like you said before man, I don't know how these injuries happened the day of the fight. How much are you actually doing? Such a serious injury. But I don't know it's fight game. And it happens. But. So my original copies I called about it. Now trying to shake up. I was gonna say do you think that Anderson is? His own legacy a little bit by taking these bigger fights with the much younger guys are like the fights with whatever, obviously, they're bigger fights. And he's a big name. And do you think that you have tarnished by throwing them into a fight with Israel, just because if Anderson, but then it turns around and now Anderson is card having a big name for Israel to fight. So do you think that enersen should lay off he's bigger fights? Or do you think he's finer you think his legacy Jenner hurt in the end after all this look if we're talking about tarnishing legacies? The only thing that's maybe tarnished his legacy. So to speak is the fact that he was caught with PD's twice other than that. I mean, I don't think opponents will tarnish anyone's like seeing fact to meet on the elevates your legacy because you're finding the toughest guys even as you're in your swansong so to speak. I like the fact that he's taken this fight. Everyone thought it was a mistake. It's an opponent that he thinks he could beat he's fourteen years older. He feels like maybe he's not as experiences him. Maybe he hasn't fought the kind of competition that he's. So I don't think this is. I mean, imagine he pulls it off great story George Foreman. It's like Randy tour all over again. So I honestly don't think that he's tarnishing his legacy on this one. Let's go to one quick call before we take another break Hamilton, Ohio. What's up man areas? A pleasure speaking with you. I want to go back to the UC days, or so I started hearing your voice. Boy that was handled by the UFC. I am so proud that you've come to where you had with the hard work. You've done to put yourself in today's position. Thank you know, as far as what's happening transplanted melborn sad. And that's the core. So the nature of the game. My question to you is at forty three year old is now put himself in position we he's probably going to be having to save this card. I understand that. There's not a lot of four weeks on your old man at his weight. They can do anything except maybe defend themselves. Does he really have a chance to see wing? And do you see this only in the heavyweight World War forty yours can compete one or two times? This gentleman is not tarnishing his world. It just a building him being allowed to do this because of his name and his past of fighting really realistically can this man really compete at this level with this young kid. I mean that remains to be seen. I don't think it's a bad matchup firm. In fact, I'd say he's too big of an underdog. I'm curious to see if he can turn back the clock tonight. But yeah, it's a great call to great point. The best news is this flight hasn't been canceled. So we're about to find out in a matter of moments in a matter of hours, whether or not Anderson Silva can hang with Israel to Sonya after the break. We're going to be joined by my colleague, my partner shell son. And he's in Melbourne. I want to get his take on things. He knows coming gasoline almost better than anyone. He was the one who drafted him on the ultimate fighter way. Back when devastating news Robert Whittaker's out of tonight's UFC two thirty four main event. And I just got details about how it all went down. I'll tell you about all that and more right after the break. You're listening to Hawaii's may show right here on ESPN radio and ESPN app this

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