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New Covid Study Hints at Long-Term Loss of Brain Tissue
"Let's talk about This study out of the uk about covid because it suggests there could be some long term loss of brain tissue from covid for those who've gotten which could have long term consequences dot said the destruction of brain tissue could explain why kobe patients lost their sense of smell. There's been lots of conversations even to this very day about whether you should vaccinate or you shouldn't get vaccinated and there are people who think You know younger kids might not want to get vaccinated That they'd i know parents who think maybe it's better that they get cove it And i think the answer is starting to bloom clear and clear that vaccination may be the right answer. We'll talk to dr scott lee scott gottlieb about
Biden Backs Waiving International Patent Protections for COVID-19 Vaccines
"Morning, the U. S trade representative announcing that the Biden administration supports a waiver of intellectual property protections for covert 19 vaccine patents. Will advocate the lift The measures with the World Trade Organization representative Catherine Tie, noted that President to Biden strongly believes in the protections but considers the waiver needed S O that Other countries, especially those experiencing a surge and infections like India can ramp up their vaccine programs. The White House has faced pressure to support the waiver. But critics and some drug manufacturers argue it's too risky and won't actually increase global vaccine distribution. In fact, Visor board member of Dr Scott Gottlieb Says the U. S. Needs to be honest about the process. Look, We just need to be honest about what we're promising when not if we promise that we're going to give away the AIP were not promising that anybody is going to get a dose from the manufacturing facility outside the United States for at least a year, And that's not the most circumstance I think could take longer than that. I think the Chinese and the Russians do have the capacity. Copy these vaccines. There's one vaccine manufacturing South Africa that we could potentially work with to do a tech transfer to stand up manufacturing in that facility. They couldn't make a vaccine soup to nuts because this is a multi part process different facilities and needed for different parts. This process, even fives and manufactures the vaccine over multiple facilities they could take on, perhaps to fill, finishing or some parts of the state steps involved in manufacturing vaccine. It would take time it would take at least six months to a year. You'd have to put personnel new equipment in there to do that. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's not going to be something that solves the problem in next six months, maybe the next 12 months. Audio courtesy of CNBC. All 164 members of the World Trade Organization will have to agree on the matter before Ah, waivers implemented.
Could Technology Replace Animal Testing?
"In january of two thousand eighteen. You food and drug administration. Commissioner scott gottlieb announced that the agency after an internal investigation had permanently ended a nicotine addiction study in which force world monkeys had died. He said in a statement on the fda website based on the team's findings it is clear. The study was not consistent with the agencies high animal welfare standards any september twenty seventeen letter famous primate researcher and conservationist jane goodall had denounced the research as cruel and unnecessary saying that the harmful effects of smoking on humans are already known and could be studied directly in addition to ending study. Gottlieb said that the findings indicated that the fda's protections for animal research subjects quote may need to be strengthened in some important areas for that reason. He announced the launching of an independent third party. Investigation of all of the fda's animal research into the creation of a new animal. Welfare council to oversee those studies going forward. Additionally gottlieb said that the fda would strengthen its commitment to replacing reducing and or refining animal studies with new methods said that animals should be used studies. Only when there's no other way to do research that's important for public health. But even so he said it is important to recognize that there are still many areas where animal research is important and necessary in particular. He cited the use of primates as essential for the development of some critical vaccines for human children. The research involving monkeys and the response highlighted. What for many people is a discomforting reality. Despite computer simulations and other tools available to today's researchers laboratories still use large numbers of animals as experimental subjects an email. Fda spokesperson taraji. Rabins said that the agency currently is utilizing eight thousand one hundred and sixty seven creatures of various sorts in research. That includes seven thousand. Rodents two hundred seventy primates. One hundred nine fish thirty one lower morphs. An order that includes rabbits and hares. Twenty must That's animals such as ferrets and weasels. Twelve amphibians six cows and five goats.
Health Experts Warn US Is Nearing Fourth COVID-19 Surge
"Health experts warn. The United States is nearing 1/4 surge of the Corona virus. They say this possible to turn the trend around brick. Conway looks into what's causing the recent rise in cases and what it would take to prevent another search. New cases of coded 19 are on the rise again. Doctors. She's Jaha, Anthony Fauci and Scott Gottlieb caution that it's up to us to keep this rise from shifting to a search. Now variants are playing a part in the case count. This is basically what we were all saying was gonna happen around the second half of March. The variant, first identified in the UK is more contagious and now likely to become dominant, But it's not the only reason behind the rise. What will likely Seeing is because of things like spring break and pulling back on the mitigation methods that you've seen now. Several states have done that. A lot of the spread is happening among younger people in the 19 but also 20 to 29. That's the group that is moving around, you know, kind of relax and getting infected, Experts say it's not time to relax yet. We need to hold onto our masks, avoid crowds and hold off on travel until we can get more people vaccinated, especially in areas with rising case counts. I think what we need to do is try to continue to vaccinate surge vaccine into those parts of the country. So the incremental vaccine that's coming onto the market. I think the body administration can allocated to parts of the country that look hot right now. Then it comes down to patients. We're weeks away from a point where we could begin to do these things a bit more safely. But if we could just get two or three more weeks of around three million vaccines that day that Gonna be a pretty big backstop against a true fourth Serge I'm Brett Conway
Gottlieb warns New York virus variant could be fueling new outbreaks
"Face the Nation. Former FDA commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb says he's concerned about a new variant of the virus, which has now been found in New York City. You're seeing a lot of infection surging and pockets of New York City. What we don't understand with 15 26 is whether or not people of being re infected with it, and whether or not people who might have been vaccinated are now getting infected with it. Reporting from Tel
Scott Gottlieb: The “tables have turned” on Europe’s pandemic versus the Unites States
"Scott gottlieb on face the nation yesterday. Italy is looking at lockdown over over easter. Because of what they're seeing should we anticipate that's what's going to happen here through this whole pandemic we've been about maybe three or four weeks behind europe so we've used europe as a barometer of what's going to happen. The united states. I think the tables have turned. And i think we're ahead of your because we're vaccinating so much. More aggressively eastern. Europe was very bad right now. It looks bad but i think the uk is. The us is in a much different situation through a combination fact that we have a lot of prior infections. There's immunity in the population from prior infection. We've now vaccinate. Twenty five percent of adults where vaccinating probably about one point five to two million new people a day we vaccinated about sixty five percent of those age. Sixty five about seventy five percent almost seventy five percent this week. Above above the age of seventy five and we're seeing the benefits that six percent reduction in nursing homes. We've had very penetration with the vaccine. So i think we're in a different situation than europe because of the vaccine induced immunity that getting into the
Latest Stimulus Package Could Jolt U.S. Growth, Revive Inflation in 2021
"First. Up today on the podcast. The markets and understanding is certain. Divide the anticipated one point. Nine trillion dollar stimulus package set for house passage today and recent rise in bond yields due to expectation of inflation higher. Prices have worked together to create something of a market split in the last few days as investors favour stocks tied to a recovering economy think industrials construction over the tech stocks that shine during the pandemic. Think all the stuff that powered are stay at home lives. Yesterday though technology growth stocks ward back and tech heavy nasdaq rose three point seven percent. Its best day since november it actually fallen into correction territory just the day prior that means a drop of or more. Recent highs
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine deemed "safe and effective" by the FDA
"And johnson. It's been shown that they're vaccine is effective at preventing hospitalizations and severe effects of covid. Nineteen this from scientists at the fda we're seeing about. I think it's sixty six percent effective when it comes to moderate to severe cases of covid nineteen so matthew. Tell a little bit more about what we're hearing with. His johnson and johnson vaccine right so what happened. Is that johnson. Johnson released data about a month ago. You know press release but the process for evaluating these vaccines is that they go through the fda and the fda really unique in the world independently looks at the data and re analyzes the data that the company produces and its own report and then hold a public meeting which will be happening friday and so the documents before the public meeting came out and they had some good news both some really clear data on hospitalizations and a general sense of approval from the fda researchers. Sometimes they're not as positive so it looks like this may be another option now. The big plus is on. This is one. It's a one shot dose. So you don't have to go back for a second jab in the arm and also doesn't need to be kept frozen like the pfizer derna vaccines do so shipping and handling of all of this will be a lot easier much easier to transport and that's a big advantage. It does not look like we're gonna have a huge amount of supply the start off with so it doesn't dramatically change how fast we're going to be any shots into people's arms but for a lot of people i think in a lot of experts i talked. You think this'll be a great option. It's one and done. I think some of the numbers. I saw the might have about four. That are produced right now. Ready to send out so it gets approved. They can get those out really quick but it wouldn't be until april possibly where they can really ramp up production to start distributing that right and will also be getting over that where they're hundreds of millions of doses of the two vaccines have the madonna and fayza biontech vaccines. That are expected to arrive in the us by july. So there's gonna be a lot more vaccine available. The jj supply will ramp up and we'll be getting more of those other two vaccines that leaves. There's a vaccine coming from nova vacs. We don't really know about how much will getting the early results issued press. Release again good and we're waiting for. Us results on the astra zeneca vaccine. Now some good news. With his johnson and johnson one is its effectiveness against these variants. That we've been hearing a lot about so it fared better than expected when it comes to those. I the way to interpret. That is we'd seen some results and the new results that they showed today look a bit better than what we'd seen in terms of variants. There's still does seem to be decreased. Efficacy against the south africa variant. Three five. Which is really the one that we're all worried about but it did look better than what we've seen previously and what j. j. has said it seems like with those variants. This vaccine is still preventing severe disease and hospitalization. Which are the key things. We've always wanted from vaccine here. The idea that you'd prevent a symptomatic infection or mild cases kind of bonus compared to just making sure that people end up in the hospital hospitalizations numbers were good on that front. What did we see when it comes to side effects. I saw that there were a few unexpected side effects. Although these are very rare you know but The expecting side effects the kind of pain in the arm the headache fatigue. That's pretty much in line with the other two vaccines. We have that right now. There were some rare events that occurred more often in the vaccine in the placebo group. Keeping in mind that forty thousand people were in this trial. There were fifteen serious blood clots including some. Dvd's in that exciting compared to ten in the placebo group. That's something the fda plans to monitor there was also some rini ears in the vaccine group and not in the placebo group. So that's kind of an odd one that will wanna watch again. This is really a prelude to friday win. Some of the top experts in the world are going to gather on zoom call and go over these data that the fda assembled we'll be live blogging that stat. That's when we really find out a lot about any medical product. It's it's one of the amazing things. The fda does now an interesting thing in all of this so public health officials might have a messaging problem when it comes to pumping the johnson and johnson. One out when we're seeing guys like pfizer maderna's say that their vaccine is ninety five percent effective against corona virus. Just listening to numbers right. This says sixty six percent. So what are they going to have a challenge in getting people to want to take this one over the other or you know how how to work out. It's really important to realize that particularly between those three vaccines. The getting vaccine is much better than not getting a vaccine. The change vaccine may be on par after a second dose and that study is being done but unlike visor during the second dose is going to be months after the first and then also slows down the study. She gotta wait right for people to get their second dose. So we're not expecting those data until kinda summerish but the big thing is for a lot of people. There was also the appeal of a single dose here. And i don't think we should understate that. And the effect on severe disease is big so the problem is gonna be the in the initial rollout. You really want people to take whatever vaccine. They're giving because being vaccinated is so much better than not being vaccinated. And that is part of the path to get in the world back to normal and public health. Authorities are absolutely going to have to articulate that now again because there's not going to be that much supply of this initially. They're going to have time for a learning curve right now. the demand for vaccines clearly outstrips supply. That's why you're hearing so many stories of people desperately logging on trying to get vaccine. What scott gottlieb used to run. The fda has raised the issue of you know. We're we're going to reach a point where the people who wanna get vaccinated we'll have been vaccinated and we're still going to need to vaccinate more people and that's when convincing people who are less sure to take vaccine in to take the vaccine that's available is going to become more of an issue last question briefly pfizer moderna vaccines are based on 'em a. What kind of platform is the johnson and johnson. When using this like theatrics annika vaccine is called an ad no virus which is a kind of virus that is used to the same kind of ideas marin a the instead of traditional vaccines were you inject the protein that your immune system sees and then learn to recognize an attack. These sneak something into your body that makes a lot of proteins. You make a lot more protein and then the body recognizes that an attack it in this case they're using this virus which is kind of a cold virus to sneak some genetic material in and that makes the spike protein from the sars virus which your body then learns to recognize and thereby has antibodies that attack the virus
Gottlieb says vaccines should offer "reasonable protection" against coronavirus variants
"Cases begin to decline across the country, but a troubling number in Georgia. Double the SPS Bill carpaccio reports live on efforts to get the pandemic under control. Yeah, yeah, The nearly 180 new coronavirus deaths recorded in Georgia on Saturday is a new single day record. Race is on to get more people vaccinated. We have to get those vaccines into many, many more people before we see the decline. CBS NEWS Medical expert Dr David Vegas worries about new strains of significant concern. Over these new variants, former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb tells CBS's face the nation. He is encouraged by the vaccines. I do think that the existing vaccines are gonna offer reasonable protection against these new variants. Dr. Walter Orenstein with Emory University's Hospital of Vaccine Center tells Channel two action news People should trust vaccines are safe. Warp speed, which initially sounded like a great name has given people thoughts. Corners have been cut. Despite the variants, he says, the vaccines are more effective than no vaccine it all drug companies are already working on booster shots, which could be available by this fall.
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on The Editors
"In normal circumstances. It takes two years to build. Could you crash it. In a year using some disposable techniques to manufacturing probably you can get it down to maybe a year. maybe a little bit more. You really have an industrial effort to do it. A coordinated effort If we had said ten months ago we need more capacity. Let's start building it right now in ache. Sort of crash effort. You know twenty four seven construction. We're going to do whatever it takes to get this facility built in and certified in time. We could have had it in time for the fall. This coming fall certainly Maybe we could have had it in time for the summer. That would have been a stretch but we potentially boat that effort isn't even underway rich. I mean it's not it didn't happen so so i thought the Follow this loosely. That at an enormous point of operation warp speed was to to be manufacturing these the vaccine in getting the doses even before we knew whether the clinical trials were successful or not is. Was that not that not happen or was that not an emphasis know that that was i mean that was legislation the the The second stimulus bill was built into the legislation and The a couple of senators actually worked very deliberately on this. Where the idea was you. Were going to use government money to buy the vaccine even before you knew the vaccine was going to be successful. Start manufacturing it at risk So that that actually played out exactly. As congress envisioned operation warp speed contract dated to buy doses of vaccine before there was even an approved vaccine and even before they manufacturing had gotten fully underway and the idea was the vaccine by the time was approved. You'd have doses sitting there It didn't quite work out that way because everything took a little longer you're contracting took a little longer manufacturing took the longest time that seems were approved you didn't have one hundred million doses sitting there. You had manufacturing coming online. You had some stock pile that you were able to To go forward deployed and senator danes was one of the key figures in coming up with this concept in legislation but remember that was to Offset the cost of making the vaccine. Not knowing it would work. So if you're a company and you don't know the vaccine is going to work in the government comes in and says we'll buy one hundred million doses at fifteen dollars each regardless if it works dozen if it doesn't work we'll just you know. Throw it out that offsets. Your manufacturing cost you have variable cost of manufacturing and offset some of the fixed costs manufacturing. But that's not money. Designed to invest in a billion dollar new manufacturing plant That's money designed to offset the variable costs and provide margin and it's going to offset some the fixed costs mean companies are going to make a profit at the levels that they were selling these vaccines for so it's gonna offset some of those fixed cost but it's different than saying we're going to go in and build a brand new facility that's going to cost you know a billion dollars or or one point five billion dollars but it's going to have tremendous capacity that that wasn't done so that would have been you know the the next thing that you would do under and remember all not all the contracts were were created equal in just my obviously my view of this was into the pfizer when the contract with fis or some of the contracts were were we. We're going to buy it and if it doesn't work it's on us. Some of them were option agreements. Where it said. And this was the fis agreement. Where it said we're gonna we're gonna buy if it gets approved by the fda so so it didn't necessarily de risk it. It just created guaranteed market if the vaccine was successful cleared. The fda was authorized by the fda made it onto the market. So you knew that the first one hundred million doses we're going to get bought a so the distribution for a little bit earlier. So was it a mistake both scheme. It sounds like mistake both to have these kind of top down rules at the same time. You're throwing the actual distribution just to the states and leading fifty flowers. Bloom yeah. I think that that was the the the challenge here. You actually looked at what the federal government did It wasn't too wasn't set to the states. Do ever you feel you need to distribute bets. It was doing you need to do tribute best. But you can only distribute through the sites that we certify oocytes have to go through training and you can only distributed to these groups of people and you have to go in this order and by the way we need to approve your plan so submit them to us and we're going to review them approve them. I remember conversation. I had early on Because i had said something i'd written something that was somewhat critical and what i kept saying. Was that this was early before this all unfolded. I kept saying that you know the the way they're structured. This crane a lot of friction and using word friction. And i kept saying that's going to create last mile problem Because they're putting a lot of rules on providers and on systems to on how distributed where it gets distributed and you know it's a create complexity at the sort of at the last mile point of the nation. That's gonna make it harder to get access and if you put friction on the system that's gonna disadvantage people who already faced obstacles getting access to care and this was literally what i wrote in the wall street journal Because i said it so many times i can just keep reciting what i said because you know someone who's really motivated. Maybe can overcome the obstacles. They can go to dodger stadium lineup for two hours but someone. Who's you know frail elderly in Homebound been going to be able to do that. Issue creating challenges at the last mile. And it's i got a call from someone you know involved in this sort of take issue with what i was saying and they they explained to the system was this computer system called tiberius. They said to me. I can tell you. So when when this thing gets authorize we're gonna be able to tell you where every single dose of vaccine is and will know how long it's been out of refrigeration or out of deep freeze and if we want we can redirect it. If it's not being used in a timely way we can redirect it so. I just sat there like you're telling me you built a system that you could administer from a single computer in washington and you could tell me where every single doses and you could actually go in and redirect.
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on The Editors
"I don't. I don't know who the influences are for twenty thirty but maybe it's lady gaga be. Maybe it's someone else that we should be vaccinating in public and having become an ambassador for this but there's a scott. I honestly have no idea who who the social influence would be. I barely know. I'm so out of touch. Socially i don't even know who the influence would be my age cohort. Let a loaded twenty or thirty year old. I think with your knowledge of proteins bikes. What you'd be really a really hot with the with the under twenty five sets got the problem. i'm on. i'm online reading a medical articles too much. I'm not. I'm not standing. You know social media for social influencers anymore pop stars so going back. Two hundred million doses biden. Skull actually hadn't realized i was always thinking loosely. Oh one hundred million. That's hundred million people. Wow that's a third of the population that that's that's you know that that's really good But but a sixty seven million people with both doses or Try it's about. It's about one third two thirds more the more doses that we're going to be delivering on a daily basis are going to be second dosen. So you know it's not going to be quite fifty fifty when we say we we've delivered one hundred one point five million doses a day which is where we're going to be That's not one point. Five million people getting back sneer. That's maybe a million people getting vaccinated for first time and five hundred thousand dollars. Second dose and i very competent. That of how. I'm presenting You know a president biden's plan. He's now out of the floor to ceiling. I think there's been a lot of confusion out this when you when i was asking people about it. Initially there was confusion even among people who are close to it. But i'm very confident that that is what i said it is one hundred million doses delivered will eclipse. That will eclipse that. Well before one hundred days and you know just to give you a proxy. I'm sorry for cutting you off your on your own odd jets but this year we vaccinated as you can do to go over this this year. We vaccinated all time record number of people for flu. Vaccine one hundred twenty. Three million adults got vaccinated for flu this year and that was an all time record that was far in excess of what prior years were and that was a lot of people coming out to get the flu vaccine because they were worried about covid and the flu. Vaccines pretty accessible. I mean you can go to walgreens you can get it very easily doctor's office other places. The co vaccine isn't quite as accessible. Isn't going to be so. I think that the market for the covert vaccine. I don't think it's much larger than the market for the flu vaccine. I think that there's going to be a lot of overlap. Maybe there's another twenty five million people who get the covert vaccine. Didn't get the flu vaccine. But i don't think that it's i don't think it's another one hundred million and the other thing to keep in mind is that you know right now. People really want to get back for cobra. Or there's there's intense demand mungo certain segment of the population. That intense demand might persist. But i think some of that is going to soften as infection rates. Come down so right now. We're sort of in the tail end of the surge of infection. I think come march the picture. Around most of the country. They'll be parts of the country that remain hot spots because of be one one seven. This new uk very particularly southern california. Florida where it already seems to have become Become endemic in those regions but for most parts of the country. Infection rates should be coming down quite dramatically as we go into the spring combination of infected. A lot of people will have backs made a lot of people and they will be seasonal backstop from the warming weather and so in an environment where infection. That was a really low where you live. Are you rushing out to get a vaccine. So some of the demand that we're seeing right now. I think could soften so we need to start thinking about that if we think we need to get a a hundred fifty million or two hundred million americans vaccinate for covert. There's a lot of things that we should be doing right now. In my view stimulate demand even if the supply isn't there to educate people and anticipate that we're going to need to have them more comfortable. They're gigging Vaccine is available to them. That's not something you can just turn on overnight and expect to have an instant result it takes it takes months to to work with you with a community to educate individuals especially a younger younger age demographic where there might be more resistance to getting back. Twenty year olds thirty euros for even forty year olds. So what level vaccination do you need to have a discernible effect on the course of the pandemic. so let's say that a hundred million doses goal sixty seven million people. Presumably a lot of those are the most vulnerable people. So how much you that have on on the death rate and cases etc it. So we'll never we're never going to achieve herd immunity I believe You know true herd immunity like measles where just stop spreading because there's always gonna be people who are susceptible even with vaccination even with prior infection and is always going to be people who don't get vaccinated. I think if we could get to fifty sixty percent of the population vaccinated. I think transmission and the modeling kinda shows transmissions going to dramatically decline. This isn't going to be a raging epidemic because you know we import because of vaccines are very effective. It's not like flu vaccine where it's forty percent effective when you're dealing with the vaccine that's ninety five percent effective in an even pretty effective against these new variants. And assuming we're going to have vaccines cover these new variants heading into the fall. People will be boosted with the existing vaccines which will stole afford good coverage. You know you could break off. Transmission by vaccine fifty sixty percent of the population understanding that percent. Population will have had this and we'll have some prior immunity anyway while that prior immunity may not be as protective as vaccination. And that's what we're finding. Vaccination provides more protective immunity than actually being infected with this. It's still good to provide a measure of protection particularly in younger person who might have more robust immune response to the combination of you know by the end of this month will probably have infected thirty to thirty five percent of the population were where easily twenty five percent right now. Maybe a little bit more than that. So even with declining infection levels will probably infect another five percent of course this month maybe ten percent. And then you lay ron to that. By the end of this month you'll vaccinate twenty percent of the population even sort of bad case scenario where you really aren't stepping it up. We'll get their wellness. A ten percent right. You know that puts you at fifty percent of population that has some prior immunity. Now there's overlap between those two groups but there's not as over much overlap as you think at least initially because we're vaccine an older population right now and they've largely been hibernating. I mean haven't been going out. The people who've been infected as yucca is largely more a younger population at has been out. And so you're not you're not when you vaccinating now you're capturing people who don't have prior immunity so that's a level of population wide immunity with this is gonna stop transferring. As readily as does not hurt immunity it will spread especially with these new variants that spread more easily. But it won't spread at the same level and then then you sort of get to vaccination levels of now you're talking maybe. Fifty percent of the population vaccinated may be by the end of the summer. Sixty percent which i.
Biden Planning Ten Day Blitz Of Executive Actions
"In washington it is also a very very big week. President-elect biden scheduled to be sworn in as president at noontime tomorrow chief-of-staff ron claim saying the biden is planning a ten day blitz of executive actions. And for that. I'm gonna go over to joe. Who i think's going to go to washington. Yes to lon moy is going to. I don't know if she's got every executive action she's ready to go into but she's going to have the latest on the inauguration and everything surrounding The inauguration the biden teen plan for a ten day blitz. So we got that going for us. I i whatever. I'm ready for it long. That's what presidents do but i've got a little trepidation with some of it but elections have consequences. It's coming keystone. That's going away at not taking. I think that over the next over the next few days we're going to see is just a real sort of divide and juxtaposition between some of the pomp and circumstance and then some of the policy so obviously the inaugural ceremony is gonna be dramatically scaled back today. We're going to see biden and leave delaware. Make his way down to dc the not by amtrak. Because of the heightened security measures. Tonight he will be at the lincoln memorial for ceremony honoring those who have lost their lives. Tacoma nineteen but in the midst of this pandemic. there's a real desire in the administration to be seen is hitting the ground running and it's one of the reasons why we're going to see five of biden's talk nominees. Have their senate confirmation hearings today. That includes janet yellen for treasury secretary along with his director of national intelligence homeland. Security secretary of state and defense secretary. I got an early copy of yellen opening statement and she does plan to make a forceful for that one point nine billion dollar covert rescue package. That was outlined last week. She says without further action we risk a longer and more painful recession now and long term scarring of the economy later. She also says that with great at historic lows. The smartest thing we can do now is to act big now. As for that flurry of executive orders abiding planning within his first few days many of them will reverse the decisions made by president trump. The latest example came just last night on restricting travel from europe and from brazil the trump administration had said plan to lift those restrictions on january. Twenty six though visitors would still have to provide a negative cova test biden spokesperson immediately. Push back on that saying that the new administration would not lift the ban and instead she tweeted with the pandemic worsening the more contagious variants emerging around the world. This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel by is also planning other executive action on immigration the keystone pipeline. The paris climate accord the world health organization. So the goal of the biden administration is to show here that they're the ones who were serious about
Biden "convinced" 100 million can be vaccinated in 100 days
"Increasing. Vaccine supply tops. President elect joe biden's ambitious plan to fight tova san brock now with the reality check on how his plan could work and how quickly operating with the mindset. There's not a second despair. President president-elect biden is aiming for one hundred million vaccinated in one hundred days. Let me be clear. I'm convinced we can get it done. His plan includes using the defense production. Act to churn out. Supply pushing states to vaccinate more groups leveraging fema in the national guard to build sites and reaching marginalized communities. Let's start with a supply. How quickly the defense act. Create more doses. Dr scott gottlieb is the former. Fda commissioner currently sits on the board of pfizer. I think anything we do now to try to increase. The supply probably is going to take weeks to a couple of months to to have some kind of impact. The answer to that question directly influences the next part of the plan pushing states to reach a larger swath of people. I mean the biden plan is a breath of fresh air. Dr marcus. Pleasure represents state and local health departments and is optimistic but also realistic. It could take weeks to get production. Discuss real people over sixty five people with medical conditions. The poorest people who are essential frontline workers. All those people need to get the vaccine as soon as possible. We can't give back same doses that we don't have and when it comes to reaching disadvantaged in often minority communities the biden plan includes more sites an educational campaign plush points out the issue of trust must be addressed. We got to be attentive to that. What stays and locals can do is work with those communities. They have trusted relationships with organizations like base communities where they can go and really try to help build people's confidence and really address some of the vaccine. Hesitancy that we're already starting to see and the national guard and fema will federal muscle to add new locations for vaccination is try to expand the existing sites initially and we could see the result of that pretty quickly getting new sites up and running. That could be a matter of weeks. Joins us from miami sound. The biden administration wants to distribute vaccine through many different channels lakota. The president-elect wants vaccines in pharmacies. Big box stores grocery stores. But right now this part behind me and miami has paused distribution for next week because they don't have enough doses a game changer. And all this could be the approval of another vaccine like johnson and johnson potentially in the coming
Nursing homes should see 'some indication' of vaccines having an effect 'as early as this week,' Gottlieb says
"Most people won't get a vaccine for the coronavirus for many months, but former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb tell CBS that targeting elderly people in long term care facilities as Florida has done could show benefits much sooner. We will start to see some indication that the vaccines are probably having an effect, maybe as early as this week because we know that immunity does start to kick in. Maybe a week after vaccination, they went into the skilled nursing facilities. First, health experts projected for things to return to normal 70 to 85% of people would need to get it back.
Pfizer, Moderna testing vaccine against COVID variant
"Mutated version of the virus that's recently been found in the UK and other countries. The current virus. Of course, it's mutated before both companies say they found that their vaccines worked against other variants of the virus. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, is calling for a travel ban similar to other European countries. For travelers from the UK. However, former FDA commissioner and current Fizer board member Dr Scott Gottlieb says it's likely the strain is already in the U. S. I think this is already in the U. S. I don't think the travel ban at this point is going to prevent this mutated strain from coming into the United States. I mean, we're gonna have epidemic that continues to build over the course of the next three or four weeks will reach a peak on then we'll start to see infection rates decline as we see vaccinations get rolled out, as you have fully 30% of the population probably infected at some point by the end of January. And as we get into the spring as we start to get into February march, and you get a seasonal backstop, so I don't think this mutated strain. Strain right now is going to create a second wave of you. Well, the question is, is this virus gonna changes surface proteins in a way that it can obviate either are vaccines or prior immunity, And there's no indication is doing that right now. But over time, it will evolve in ways that it could probably obviate prior infection or are vaccines to some degree, so we'll probably need to adapt our vaccines over time. Radio. And that's why we're seeing this mutation. Right now. This is probably result of
Covid-19 Live Updates: New Variant Causes Alarm Around the World
"There was more on this. Dr scott gottlieb former commissioner of the fda currently serves on the boards of alumina and pfizer. He's also a cnbc contributor latest op. Ed in the wall street journal focuses on on discussion that we had it at length. Last week Scott about some of the therapeutics and some of the bottlenecks or whatever's causing them not to be i mean logistically. It's difficult home infusion necessarily. We'll we'll touch on your your op ed. But let's talk about this. This new strain i. I looked into it a little bit more. Fourteen mutation seven are in the spike protein. Apparently there have been thousands of mutations already in this virus. So it's it's more contagious. I think what scares scott or what causes concern is if if it's mutating fairly easily. Is it possible there could be a mutation that could make it more lethal. This is not that this is more contagious. But it makes you think that if that were to happen that would that would be very concerning right and the other question is possible. That could be mutation that obviates prior immunity so people who got it again or slips past vaccines right this does appear to be. This is a mutation. The question is was this. The result of selective pressure so was this selected for because it's more contagious or was what we call. Founders effect just happened to get into london in london into some early super spreading events in became the predominant strain but it's not really selected for we. Now think it's selected for we. Now think that this is more transmissible. It doesn't seem to have mutated the surface proteins of the virus in a way that they would slip past our vaccines or prior union fact. We don't think that that's the case. But what this does suggests is that eventually this virus probably will evolve its surface proteins. In a way that they won't be recognized by the antibodies. We have right now. We will have to update the vaccines most viruses mutate. Is you know some viruses like flu. Evolve their surface proteins very quickly. And that's why we need a different flu vaccine every season some viruses can't really change the surface proteins like measles. This virus seems to fall someplace in between it's not going to change surface proteins very rapidly that spike protein but it will change over time and then the final point is that it's probably a good thing that we use the entire spike protein in our vaccines because what we're getting is what we call a poly clinical of response. We're developing antibodies to many different regions of that protein. So even if one part of that protein were mutated and some. Antibodies no longer recognize that they would be. Antibodies other parts of that protein. So this probably will not slip past. Vaccines very easily. But eventually we'll have to update the vaccine's antigen tests are different question and antibody drugs for that matter. If those tests surprised to a very specific region of that spike protein in that region undergoes. Some change it could potentially slip pass those tests. So we're going to need a way to monitor for these strains an update some about technology. Well hadn't even hadn't even thought about that. Well you remember the old days scott. There'd be a mutation it'd be like well. There's a mutation. All you had was the so-called the fina tight we can get the gene type immediately now within seconds literally maybe hours we can sequence the mutation so we got that going for us which which we never had before plus we have this new platform. This new messenger are a platform where you could easily. If you had to you could you could introduce a new version vaccine if it mutated around aren't both of those things positive right the advent of synthetic vaccines makes it very easy to update these vaccines and we will be doing much better surveillance and we've done historically using sequencing so We do that for flu sequence strains of flu. We're going to have to do that. The covert as. Well
The IPO Parade
"Recently in mid september. There was a big week of software. Debuts when snowflake unity jay frog went public raising a combined eight billion dollars before that the only weeks that saw greater issuance was in may of twenty nine thousand nine when uber went public and then september twenty fourteen when alibaba went public. Now woods different this time around. Is that the billions of dollars in new. Stock is coming weeks before the end of the year when most institutional investors lock in their performance for incentive fee purposes. That's when it becomes imperative for them to beat their benchmark and their benchmark is say the nasdaq. They're looking at gains of about forty percent. Beat that could drive. Demand as ipo's can of course be a source of alpha with the day one pop but it could also cause investors who are already ahead to sit. These deals out to avoid any last-minute risk-taking because that pop is all but guaranteed considering airbnb endured dash of both up their price ranges. it appears that they're receiving greater than expected demand at this stage in the game. Guys so leslie. I mean the funny part about some of these companies including everybody wanted to do at one point. A direct listing Is just i mean. Obviously they also need need and want to raise money but in this environment. It seems like you gotta you gotta raise the money. I think that's right. You have to raise the money in this environment. Especially if you're businesses potentially impacted by the next few months and who knows what's come with regard to to shutdown orders and the like and. I was thinking about this too yesterday. As i was kind of wrapping my head around this hit. I do wonder because with the direct listing. you don't necessarily get that same amount of interest from a listing at the end of the year that you might get with a traditional ipo. because it's the institutional investors that get allocation at the stock at what they hope would be a price that would be poised to pop on the first day of trading. So if you have a direct listing you don't really have that kind of incentive structure as you would with a traditional ipo. at the end of the year. i don't know if that actually change the calculus but it's certainly something that could be a tailwind further. Ipo in a traditional ipo process. Lizzy pinker great. Thank you knew. stay at home. Orders going into effect in california people in the southern part of the state as well as much of the san francisco bay area and other spots won't be allowed to gather with anyone. Outside their household supermarkets can only operate at twenty percent capacity and restaurants hair salons and playgrounds must shut down the new orders or rekindling debate from the spring about what should be allowed to stay open when the virus surges. Now when he joined us on friday new york times columnist. Tom friedman in on that question with this response we set up. It's crazy debate that it was mass or job you know mass or school mass or football and it never should have been that. It shouldn't mask for school mask for restaurant. Mass for jobs and people want to And and you know we talked about this. I was very early on thing we have to. We have to balance lies. In
Covid Milestones: Eli Lilly CEO on Antiviral Approval & Pfizers FDA Application
"Corona virus cases are hitting new highs in the united states and the cdc is urging the country to keep thanksgiving celebrations small. The recommending americans spend the holiday only with people who've been living in their households for the last fourteen days which means no military personnel. Who plant to come home and no college students back from campus. And this week amid it. All california governor gavin newsom issued a curfew between ten pm and five am for all nonessential work and gatherings in most of the state and the order will remain in place until at least december twenty first perhaps even longer but some good news today as well visor and its partner. Biontech are submitting their obligation to the fda for emergency use authorization of their covid nineteen vaccine. This would be the first covid vaccine that goes through the regulatory process. Here's becky the fda's review process is expected to take a few weeks. Advisory committee meeting on the vaccine is tentatively scheduled for early next month. If it's approved some americans could get their first doses in just about a month's time earlier this week study. Data analysis showed this vaccine to be ninety five percents effective and that's incredibly impressive. Let's bring in meg. Terrell she's got more on this good morning. Good morning becky moving incredibly fast and a really historic milestone this morning the first vaccine to go to the fda for covid nineteen to try to stop this pandemic. So we're going to see this regulatory process. Really play out over the coming weeks. We should here typically the way this works is the company alerts the world when the fda has accepted an application and set a date to decide on the drug. We're in a pandemic of course so those dates are not going to be normal. And the communications might be different to we. Might hear from the fda Either the decision timing that they might be looking at and especially about when they're gonna set that advisory committee meeting to discuss this vaccine. That's when outside advisers get together dig apart all of the data around The vaccine the safety the efficacy the manufacturing and talk about also how this should potentially be approved for the market. And it's possible. We will see an application from dern. They said within weeks So we should see that soon. Too and so the expectation that i heard was that the fda had asked those outside advisors to set aside december eighth ninth and tenth three days to potentially discuss. Both vaccines Now dr john taurus from nbc had the fda commissioners steven hahn said scott gottlieb. Stephen hawking on with him yesterday in a facebook live. He asked him about those dates. Any no he said. The fda was going to be flexible. He wouldn't confirm that they had asked them to set those dates. And so we have been hearing since we reported those dates a lot of people sort of saying. Why is this going to take so long So we will have to wait to see what the empty actually does In terms of scheduling that meeting. They do need time to go through the application themselves very carefully. Prepare the documents the committee and then the committee will discuss it and we do expect the fda decide extremely quickly after that meeting Whether to green light this market and then pfizer in biontech. Say they are ready to go within hours after that That green light to start shipping. This guy's yeah. That was one of the things that really caught my attention this morning. The idea that within hours they'd be ready to start shipping vaccine and getting it out there and that brings up the question of how we do that. How do we distribute this. Where does it go. How do we determine who gets it. I never the states have been working on plans along with the federal government to try and figure out how much each state would get. But how does it work. We do even know. Do we have a real game plan for who gets what. When and how we know part of that. So operation warp speed an eighty just secretary alex as are held. A briefing about those plans are earlier. This week And essentially what would happen after. The fda gives the green light if it does then. The cdc has an advisory committee as well that would meet to make recommendations about. Who should get this vaccine. I if there are two vaccines if there are any differences in them you know which groups should get which dosing of that stuff So that's expected to happen extremely quickly. And then the cdc makes recommendations about how much each state should get Secretaries are based on population. We also know of course that because supply will be so limited that there are going to be prioritized groups. Healthcare workers are expected to be at the top People with underlying health conditions that make them more severe. More vulnerable to severe disease will also be at the top so We'll see how that gets allocated to the states based on what. The group recommends
Dr. Anthony Fauci criticizes Trump administration on COVID, warns US ‘in for a whole lot of hurt’
"He may fire Dr Anthony Foulke after the election. Don't tell anybody but let me wait till a little bit after the election. White House accuses Dr Fountain of playing politics after he commenced Joe Biden's approach to the pandemic and a new, candid interview with The Washington Post. Dr Anthony Fauci said the biting campaign is taking the pandemic seriously from a public health perspective. Like Mr Trump, whose view is driven by the economy and re opening the country Reporter we, Jang says. Dr Fauci warns the U. S is badly prepared for what's in store for us. Former FDA chief Dr Scott Gottlieb agrees around the country. I think Thanksgiving is really going to be an inflection point. I think December is probably going to be a toughest months. When you look at what's happening in states right now you're seeing accelerating spread US reports more than 500. 1000 cases last week, just under 100,000 Friday alone, it's not just a factor of testing, hospitalizations and deaths are up. The spread of Corona
Gottlieb sees Thanksgiving as "inflection point" for pandemic
"And the election happens now, with weekend reports of a second surgeon. Large sections of the U. S of covert 19. And the Trump administration, saying the U. S is round the corner in the fight against it. Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on CBS says not so things are getting worse around the country. I think Thanksgiving is really going to be an inflection point. I think December is probably going to be a toughest month. When you look at what's happening in states right now you're seeing accelerating spread. We're right at the beginning of what looks like exponential growth in a lot of states, the Midwest, the Great Lakes region, and Dr Anthony found she's coming out stronger today, saying that Mr Trump is not listening to infectious disease docks anymore, and that the US is in for a world of hurt. And, in fact a second surge through much of the Midwest, now North East New York ST requirement. The visitors test negative before arrival in quarantine for three days after entry before taking a second test on the fourth day,
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"Tracking the COVID thousand nine outbreak at the White House with Dr Scott Gottlieb. I think there's a lot more at the White House staff could have done. They had a system in place where they basically were depending on testing alone to keep the president safe because they weren't taking adequate measures inside the White House compound discerning the president's condition with CNBC's make to. Route doctors that I spoke with over the weekend point out that an oxygen level of ninety, four percent or less which has doctor said the president reached twice in the last few days does.
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Scott Gottlieb, at least as far as this year's concerned 2020 the fall in the winter. I think that if there is a vaccine made available, it's likely to be a very staged introduction of the vaccine under an emergency use authorization where there's going to be a lot of data collection around the use of that vaccine is just gonna be for a very select groups of people. You are either a very high risk of contracting a Corona virus because of what they do, for example, healthcare workers, Dr Gottlieb on CBS's face the Nation Britain, Meantime, recording its highest daily number of new Corona virus cases since May, would just under 3000. Some of the increase reported on Sunday can be accounted for my wider testing. There's been no corresponding jump in the number of hospital admissions and deaths to new desk, though, were reported on Sunday. The nation's flight attendants pushing Congress from or airline industry Corona virus relief revenue is down 75%, and that's really where we are and where we're expected to be actually through the end of the year, and that is why we are asking for continued relief from Congress to keep us in our jobs so that we can lift off again once the virus is under control, and people do feel safe to fly. Sarah Nelson heads the Association of Flight Attendants. She appeared on Fox and Friends Topsy Novak Djokovic booted Sunday from the U. S Open tennis tournament in New York after he accidentally hit a line judge with a tennis ball, Brokovich angrily smacking a ball behind him while walking to the sideline. During the changeover, the ball hit the line judge in her throat, causing her to drop to her knees at the back of the court. Choco. Vich was not looking in that direction when his racket made contact with the ball. America's listening to Fox News. From the news Podcasts Network download and listen to the one with Craig Gutfeld Cat. I know that you are not particularly pleased with his decision. Take Kamala Harris. Everyone keeps pointing Teo the fact that she was so mean to him in the debates. To me. It's not weird because he got the guy that wrote the 1994 crime bill. You have a drink Coney and prosecutor. I think they're really a match made.
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Commissioner, Dr Scott Gottlieb, giving his assessment of the latest numbers surrounding the Corona virus pandemic. There's been a fairly persistent level of infection, hospitalizations and deaths. Over the last couple of weeks, we've had over 1000 deaths a day for at least two weeks now over 50,000 infections a day. On average. We hit 55,000 in the last day. Hospitalizations have come down a little bit, but they haven't really started to decline very rapidly and on the pandemics movement. What's happening is as the cases start to decline in the Southern states, Arizona, Texas, Florida. We're starting to see infections pick up in other parts of the country. California's still increasing, really the only state that seems to have come down quite a bit of the epidemic. Sunbelt states is Arizona, Dr Gottlieb on CBS has face the nation. I was Governor Kim rentals asking the federal government for nearly $4 billion to recover from an unusual wind storm that hit the state last Monday, killing at least three, leaving thousands without power and extensively damaging crops. The United Arab Emirates now just the third country in the Middle East, to officially established diplomatic ties with Israel, a new agreement brokered by the Trump White House. Receiving praise around the world, and it will put a pause on Israeli plans for the annexation of the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this piece unites moderate two of the most advanced economies in the world is well in the United Arab Emirates and two of the most moderate. We're fighting Iran and the radical Radicals who are trying to overthrow the entire order in the Middle East. The prime minister on Fox's America's news headquarters. Texas Army National Guard Soldier has died during a training exercise at Fort Hood, 36 year old Bradley more died Thursday during land navigation training. Foul play is not suspected, and the death remains on her investigation. I'm Paul Stevens..
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Infection in these gatherings Scott Gottlieb on CBS's face the nation there are more than four hundred thousand corona virus related deaths worldwide and almost seven billion confirmed cases tropical storm Cristobal making landfall today on Louisiana's coast storm packing high winds and spinning dangerous weather as far east as northern Florida the storm center moving to shore Sunday afternoon between the Mississippi River and grand dial America is listening to fox news are the two nine six three six two seven six six and I needed to hear for intelligent design plumbing in there we believe the universe declares the glory of an intelligent designer did you know the amount of information in the human body's DNA is equal to eight billion letters in just one cell and we have a hundred trillion cells but those are just random letters that's equal to eight thousand books of code organized in just the right way for the world's most powerful supercomputer every person's coating is unique just like fingerprints manifold air conditioners were designed that well yeah I wish the study showed that ninety percent of Arizona systems are put in with some type of energy wasting cover robin problem that's not some intelligent design right there exactly hot and cold pockets lots of dust and high electric bills are usually the result of improper installation but intelligent design we can fix those problems yes we can summer is around the corner we're running a spring tune up special C. can have cool crisp clean air all summer long published now and make your home feel like heaven eight eight eight eight seven eight seven and online at I. design AC dot com president trump being criticized lately by some well known Republicans including former president George W. bush and two former secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice I would ask the president to first and foremost speak in the language of unity the language.
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on The Munk Debates
"To reflect on what our world will look like after covid nineteen this week former. Fda Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the future of pandemics public health and their effects on the economy. Let's go to another audience question. I'll read it out for you. And we can go from there. And president trump is threatened to withdraw the United States from the WHO the World Health Organization is your position so Scott. What's your view on the? Who there's been a pretty strong debate about whether they were as neutral as they should have been vis-a-vis China and whether they were a slow off the bat here to declare global pandemic and touring the five alarm bell. That states around the world needed to get a headstart on preparations to try to reduce the effects of covid nineteen. I think the WHO here was far less effective than it could have been and should have been. I think it was less effective in the setting of the Ebola outbreak in western Africa than it could have been should have been and demonstrated the shortcomings of the W. H. O. I think they were too late to really speak with a clear voice about what was going on. In China this the scope the risks to press China to make more information available. So I I think it's an organization where we have to do a lot of evaluation on how to make sure this doesn't happen again and make sure we have more functional World Health Body but I don't agree with you be defunding it and this is a wrong time to weaken you. Organization still further especially with the risk that covert is going to become now in the Southern Hemisphere. Allow those nations lack access to public health infrastructure? Neighbor rely more on the. Who you'd think about parts of Africa? Parts of South America and so weakening the WHO setting when this could become epidemic in southern hemisphere. This isn't the time to do it. I think we need to reexamine. Who after this public health emergency passes and do the best? We can right now to press them to do a better job in a setting of the current epidemic. But I think a lot of this should be done after this epidemics past try to really reform that organization. Thanks got a great questions from the audience. So let's let's keep going here on this monk dialogue with Scott Gottlieb the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration a board member of Pfizer the drug maker and someone who's really distinguished himself as one of the most astute and thoughtful commentators and analysts on the covid nineteen pandemic so this question. Scott is from Sheldon this week to companies announced results with respect to preliminary testing Vaccine do these milestones mean. The chances of developing a vaccine have gone up or just that testing can continue and Scott. It's interesting maybe we can talk a little bit about one of your other hats the aware which is an analyst on CNBC. We've seen some very big market reactions to the Gilead Therapeutic. And now the Madonna vaccine a very preliminary study. I guess or test that they conducted in both instances very small samples. You could say that these are not even the first inning. It's maybe the first batter at bat in the first inning yet. This huge reaction response that. Do you think the two things are commensurate? Should we be as optimistic about talk about Madonna result past week? Well look I think it's encouraging I. I wouldn't necessarily say that we should be tremendously optimistic about any one of these vaccines but I think that what we see now is a number of early sets released about different vaccines that demonstrates that it should be possible to develop a vaccine against coronavirus. I think that's the real takeaway here we've now seen a number of different vaccine constructs some very novel constructs in case in return in. Marta contract which we haven't used before develop a licensed vaccine visors taking the same approach. We've seen a number of these constructs be able to in both animal models as well as now people induce the production of antibodies that should provide some level of protective immunity. And so that is statement. We couldn't make six weeks ago or two months ago. And so that's why. I think we should be more encouraged with respect to the Madeira data in particular. It's early. It was only forty five patients in all forty five. The data shows that the different vaccines that they use have three different doses of two hundred and fifty gram doses hundred microgram dose and twenty five granddaughters but in all three doses they able to generate the production of antibodies and people were what we call binding antibodies me. They bound the virus. What we don't know is where they neutralizing antibodies. Did they bind the virus and destroy the virus testing for neutralizing? Antibodies takes longer. Because you have to expose the antibodies to the virus in a special lab. It'd be a cell three lab a secure lab because this is now a special pathogen needs to be dealt with carefully. They only looked for the first eight patients on whether or not the vaccine was generating neutralizing antibodies. In fact it was in those eight patients and so I think a lot of people assumed well if it worked in the first eight patients. It's probably likely to work. In some proportion of the next thirty seven we don't know all neutralizing antibodies same. We don't know what level of protection is going to afford but we infer that. Oh probably afford some level of protection these these vaccines any of them probably aren't going to provide protection like we think of smallpox vaccine or measles vaccine where you're vaccinated and you can't get infected. Would this is probably GonNa be more like the flu vaccine? You can get infected. But it's going to reduce the severity of the infection and limit your ability to get Cova the disease. What about Scott. Are you concerned that the DNA sequences that were using now for a lot of this vaccine research is going on right now or primarily those that came out of the initial clusters on in Europe and viruses do mutate? Is there a risk here that we create a a series of vaccines that are based on kind of Kovin? One point zero and we move onto Cova two point zero and three point zero and four point. It's unlikely in a short period of time. So all mutate this virus mutating just because it's mutating doesn't mean that it's getting more dangerous or less dangerous more contagious less than pages. Or that's going to obviate technology. So we've looked at a lot of sequencing data now with this vaccine eylau this work comes lavish Trevor Bedford in the Hutch in Washington State. And what we see is the viruses undergoing drift but the part of the viruses genetic material that codes for the protein on its surface. That is the target of our vaccines particularly this spike protein. Which is the protein. The virus uses to invade ourselves the genetic material that codes that spike protein isn't undergoing as much change and it changes at. Its undergoing aren't changing that spike protein in a way that it should evade our antibodies to it and so it's undergoing drift and so we have a vaccine we might want to reformulate the vaccine every two or three years to get it more precise to what the current composition of spike protein is. But it's unlikely to be the case that we see such rapid mutations in the engines the things on the surface of the coat of the vaccine we target without antibodies that we do with the flu vaccine or with influenza. Where in a single season influenza? Sometimes we've seen undergoes so so many significant mutation so many significant changes obviates the vaccine for that season that that vaccines no longer effective. We're unlikely to see interest seasonal mutations happened so rapidly that this would operate a vaccine. But I think it's probably the case that when we do hopefully get a safe and effective vaccine. We're GONNA WANNA reformulate it on some semi regular basis to get it more precisely aligned with what the current predominance sequences for the parts that code for the region. The vaccines is targeting fascinating stuff. Scott do we know one hundred percent that this virus was not genetically engineered in a lab. I think we feel pretty confident that this virus wasn't manipulated and certainly wasn't like a bio weapon that was deliberately released and engineered and released to Epidemic causing an outbreak. I think there are still some question is we know there was a lab will Han. That was a high security lab. We know they were doing. Experiments with Corona viruses have been isolated from bats other species. We also know that lab didn't have good procedures and well before this well before this episode. You can go back two years ago. There was articles in science magazine. Some of the leading academic journals calling into question the safety procedures in that lab saying that they didn't have good controls in place the special pathogens and calling into question whether they should have been allowed to handle the pathogens. They were handling so I think there's some doubt in people's minds is. Could this have been an accident? Could it have been a lab accident? Where patient zero if you will wasn't someone who came into contact with an animal in sort of inadvertent way but someone who was doing an experiment and accidentally infected themselves maybe became as symptomatic didn't know they had the infection went out and became patient zero and spread it. We might never have an answer to that question. We're going to have to look at the store strain to some of the original infections to really get a sense of that and have much more information about what was going on in that lab and look at some of the strange that they were working with and we might never get that information. I mean it doesn't seem like China's making a lot of that available so I think liveliest theories in doubts gonNA persist maybe perpetuity. But when you sort of hear about people saying well Clinton's have been elaborate could have been something deliver. I think most reasonable people are saying. It's not something that was deliberate net someone releases deliberately by could have been a lab accident and I don't know that we can fully discharge that possibility. It's less likely I mean I think we think it's the less likely scenario may be far less likely scenario. But I don't think we can fully discharge it. Then I guess. Part of this dialogue is thinking about the future. How do we get controls internationally? In place to ensure that countries that maybe are not at the standard of candidates the United States in terms of lab infrastructure lab technology. Don't advertently or inadvertently release another virus. I mean are you optimistic that we have the international consensus to do that? Well no I'm not. I mean this isn't the only lab where has been questions raised in the scientific community out procedures in certain labs. There's been questions about labs in the United States where there were concerns that they didn't have proper procedures in place so we need strong international bodies to overseeing this we have them the World Health Organization. I think that they're not functioning as stringently or aggressively. They could be or should be and we allow certain countries to hold certain special pathogens. Who probably need to reexamine that and make sure that there is a better set of universal procedures in place for ensuring lab safety for the labs that are going to handle. The most dangerous pathogens now is going to be a lot of people who don't want to use this episode as he sort of rallying cry for that. Because there's a lot of people still pushing back on the notion that this could ever have been lab mistake. Miss had to have just been sort of a natural occurrence that this virus jump species went from a bad or another animal into humans. Probably that's the case. But you know. I think we're never going to fully discharge that doubt and I think we should reexamine Lab Safety more generally. It's an important call to be making. Okay let's get some more questions. This has been a great discussion digging in a lot of issues. That were certainly top of mind for me and for you. The Viewing Audience Mark. Warren is asking. How important is a national testing strategy for the United States? And why is it so hard for us to mobilize strategy and Scott can ask the same thing here in Canada? The scaling up of testing has been a persistent challenge. And I would say baby doubly so the scaling up of any large scale contact tracing system whereas Scott you know this better than most you look at countries like Taiwan South Korea China. Frankly they seem light years ahead on on both fronts. I think the reality is that allow these tasks gut are going to be largely. Left to states is certain things. The federal government can do to support these activities. But they're going to be largely left to states. Some states are doing a better job than others at getting in places infrastructure. I think getting into the fall least in the United States. The challenge isn't necessarily going to be on the back end the platforms running tests. Which was a challenge. This go around. We just didn't have enough labs in PC are based machines to run the tests. Scale that up. We've gotten a scaled up dramatically now running about four hundred thousand tests a day but initially running about ten thousand test a week and so has been scaled up dramatically in a very short period of time..
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on The Editors
"And it doesn't seem like an enormous difference. I think you know the the lockdown California's started a couple of days earlier than that in New York. Wh- what accounts for the disparity between this those two places in your view. Well they were late. They'll probably about a week behind California in terms of the actions that they took and a certain things that they didn't do that. Enclose subway system to blase was very reluctant to close the school system. I think relative to the country though they took pretty aggressive action When they did Sampson's go really lead on on the stay at home order anything when they did that. People were shocked by that people. Who weren't really cognizant of what was coming and in. New York did a number of days later not I think about four five days later. Maybe they announced Day or two later. I think what happened in New York. Probably if you look at Seattle Seattle's probably a better example. Seattle had a a large outbreak very clearly early. The first city really to be identified as having a large outbreak. They they were Very resistant to take any kind of medication steps. And we're getting a lot of criticism Fort They didn't close businesses. They didn't shut their transit. Date didn't require state homeowners And that was well before when we knew that there was even a community spreads. Cisco but what happened in Seattle probably and we know this now from Asia looking at the sequences of the strains in different people is Seattle. Probably had a single introduction sometime before the The travel restrictions will put in place from a traveler from China. 'cause you can sequence strain in now see where it's from any sequence strange of the other people and see where it's from. It's it seems to be the same strain. One large cluster eighty five percent of the infection. Seattle seems to be from one large cluster in the rest. Are you know travelers from Europe and elsewhere? So when that cluster hit? Let's say a thousand cases or fifteen hundred cases and it was expanding a star to throw off sparks. Sparks lit fires became visible the nursing. Home the young man who had the flu flu like symptoms and ended up being cost-wise all those early cases where sparks thrown off from that initial fire would probably happen in New York. Is New York? Some point in February didn't have a single introduction that ended up being a spark that litter flame it ended up it had probably dozens and dozens of simultaneous introductions. All the same time that all became sparks that lit separate fires and when all those fires hit five hundred cases six hundred cases then it became self evident across the entire city. By that time it was so heavily seated there was so many clusters expanding that it was too late. We don't know this for sure. But we're GONNA know this eventually by looking sequencing data that these probably our separate clusters. Seattle probably caught a break. In a way in that there they had one expanding cluster of managed to see that one expanding cluster they took interventions too late but they interventions early enough to deal with one large cluster versus other cities in the mid multiple clusters. Right so last thing on on this portion of our conversation you mentioned China. So what is your view? Obviously China's coming in with the for Getting beaten around the head and shoulders by a lot of folks especially folks on the right If China had been more honest and more transparent at the outset how much of a difference would have made In the spread of this disease or is just the nature of this disease That that was bounded to get out. Get loose around the world. One way or the other Look very critical of China's behavior in this before it became fashionable to criticize China's behavior analysis was over a period of time when everyone was bending over backwards to laud China seem to forget. That actually happened both. Us and international officials were saying congratulatory things about China's behavior. You think waking the president even president trump what was going on In the HELL secretary others. I think what was going on in the beginning was China is not being forthcoming with information. That could have helped us prepare so just a the most visible example is. They didn't make the virus available to anyone so in order to develop a diagnostic test. You need what's called a positive control you need. You need the virus itself. You could try to synthesize it. But that's never as good you want to live virus. China would give it to anyone they held onto it. They pub sure they publish the sequenced strain. But they didn't make the live virus available. The United States eventually got the live virus but they got two weeks later than they otherwise could have that delayed development of diagnostics I think the bigger the bigger infraction here and the one that's going to be judged against their their role in humanity and what they did to the world because his viruses changed the course of history. This has altered the world. This is not going away. This is GonNa permanently change how we live until we get to a vaccine. I mean the the gravity of what does virus is going to mean. Society for the next two years cannot be overstated. My view and this is a consequence of something that came out of China. And it's not just an accident. I mean they set up the conditions to create this risk. They knew they. They knew they had the conditions to create this kind of risk with these markets in the way they handled live animals. But but even more worrisome than that is you could make now a reasonable argument looking at just the little that we know that had China been more aggressive sometime in November and certainly in December in terms of trying to contain the spread of this Taking the kinds of aggressive steps that ultimately took in January in December and been more forthcoming with what was going on because they would have had to be forthcoming. 'cause it would've been very visible that they had a An issue of concern then they might have been able to fully contain this this this potentially if they would have locked down that city or or quarantine people when they knew they had a very unusual flu. Circular pneumonia circulating. I couldn't figure out what it was. And that was in December. That wasn't in January when they when they revealed to the World January twentieth at Fourteen Health. Care workers were infected and in fact the spread human-to-human. Now you look at the studies at the Chinese are putting out there. Putting out their own studies of clusters that they were monitoring that go all the way back into December. So they were. They were concerned about this monitoring clusters in December. They would have instituted steps then had been more forthcoming about what was happening then. this might have been an an entirely avoidable world event. I think people are going to be looking at that closely for years and years to come. And the and the basic impetus there likely was just the inclination of any government especially a dictatorship of that nature to not admit it has a problem. It's kind of the Noble Syndrome while it could be. It could be many things but I think in in this sort of broad buckets of how these things usually in fall one of two things either. They didn't recognize what was going on. They didn't know what they didn't know or they knew it and they thought that they could contain it with you know secret stance and this wasn't gonNA become problem. That's the best. That's the best of all worlds. You contained no one knows you had that hard to believe it i. I don't accept the the idea that they knew it was going to get this bad. And they Let spread I mean I think I think they either were very worried about it. A weren't worried enough but they certainly weren't forthcoming about it. They certainly weren't sharing information about it. If we had known all along what was happening and been alerted to it earlier we probably would have implemented some measures that we did. I mean the Travel restrictions at the president implemented. Did help keep this virus out? The Europeans unfortunately didn't do that in Europe became heavily seated. We actually became seated from Europe from China. Right right I had. They had been more forthcoming. The Europeans might have made some different decisions to. But if you think about the the sequence of this really wasn't until January twentieth I remember the date I remember the document. The China put out information at fourteen health. Care workers were infected. That was the first hard evidence that there was human-to-human transmission By that point China had no net for at least three weeks maybe for their own studies now and probably earlier than that. Because I don't know what their intelligence says I'm just looking at the clinical data. They're putting out and they put out. Clinical Data Studies in literature. That show that they. They had research in late December early January where they were following families to look at whether or not one person would infect the other family members and in fact. They had proven that they do so. That's evidence that the human human transmission in an agent make that available and they made that available early and made the full scope of the infections are underway available early. We might have taken different steps. Every country might have taken different steps so everything was delayed because of the China obvious Gatien so less than China. we'll get to some of the criticisms from the right of what we've been doing. So do you have any Rough guests of of how many people really died there did At all believe that three thousand is close to the real number tar detail. I mean I. I doubt that the China's The China's statistics are off by some order of magnitude You know it says. Seemed like they undercounted. Deaths early in the course of their epidemic but It does I do believe that China got control of the epidemic rule with measures that they took the reality is gonNA end up. The reality is we'RE GONNA end up under counting cases and probably unto counting deaths here as well. I think what's happening around the world in the setting of these epidemics is the systems of becoming overwhelmed. And it's hard to keep up with data. Okay so let. Let's talk about some other Chris of what we've done. I think very implicit late answered this one. But I'll put it to you anyway there One critique is look these public health experts. They're going to want to squeeze every last a case of this disease without considering the cost of the measures necessary to do that and president trump has made a mistake. He's he's fallen in with these white lab coat types who have Convinced him to undertake these lockdowns. That are as as trump is occasionally set himself Worse than the disease the The cost of what we're doing. This population base mitigation is enormous. We're going to be measuring these costs for many many years. Is Things happening? Now that we're not even aware of women not going for Prenatal Care. People not presenting with With strokes and heart attacks and scientists symptoms of cancer. We're GONNA get diagnosed late. Nasa come to just the direct public health costs it. Drinking increased. People are having issues staying at home and fighting with spouses So the implications of this just the direct public health implications are enormous. And it probably measurable. And we're GONNA be seeing seeing that for many many years to come the alternative. Is You have a pathogen ends. Probably you know this pathogen. At this point I think it's not debatable. I think people who try to debate the sort of violence and features of this pathogen. Just it's not credible disappoint. The pathogen is highly contagious. It infects eighty percent of the people get mild and moderate disease..
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"Is exciting. And I think you'll see that over the next days. Money getting into the hands of the small businesses Robert. We're out of time so I need a quick answer. But what is the biggest concern from the banks? They are the ones fronting the money. They just want to make sure that they're going to get paid back and not get blamed for. Thanks God no well certainly. There is a liability provisions. We WanNa make sure they are not blame for doing exactly. What the government's doing we're also around there. Kyc issues were working on that as well. But I will say the. Sba Treasury throughout the entire weekend did a very good job answering all of these questions many of these questions so we can get this money quickly into the marketplace. That is the goal of the banks. They're doing everything they can to help their customers and clients right now and so again. Lots of progress is being made. We have more to do. But this program is ramping up considerably Becky Literally as we speak. Hi Right Rob. Thank you for your time. Rob Nichols next. Scott Grub hubs CEO Matt Maloney on supporting businesses through this crisis. If we can help restaurants get through the next few weeks or months depending on how bad this is they will come back. We'll be right back. This is quite apart. Here's Andrew Ross. Sorkin with news about takeout during the corona virus shutdown talk about squawk box grub her but announcing it will donate thirty million dollars of its own capital two hundred thousand restaurants to help them during this time of crisis. That's about two hundred fifty dollars to each restaurant joining us right now. Talk about his Matt Maloney. Ceo of GRUB. Good morning to you matt. How much of a difference is this very moment? Two hundred fifty dollars to restaurant. GonNa make doesn't sound like a lot but it's GonNa be it's GonNa be a huge different. We're looking at different sort of looking at it. Like a a stimulus. Almost because the way we're rolling it out is a consumer gets ten dollars that they spend thirty dollars so are thirty. Million dollars is going to transform into over one hundred million dollars of food sales to restaurants across the country so that that's a big slug when everyone's working really hard to try to put money in the hands of small businesses. What what percentage of restaurants are still online and on board right now and what percent are often even shift that or change that or do you think once you're off your off We're trying really hard so it depends on the market what we saw as an early. Kovic West Coast markets you. You'd see a dramatic dip in restaurants. Went off the platform and they're now starting to come back on. You have New York a Detroit that are in the throes of the crisis right now inside your there there. Peaking at about thirty percent of the restaurants are off but remember you're having thousands and thousands of restaurants coming on the platform for the first time. So we're we're seen about the same number in terms net but it's just a transition and what's the experience trying to on board or even keep a keep your delivery people working right now it's incredible You hear everyone. Has these crisis stories. Our teams are working around the clock. we tripled our most on boarding a month. Ever of restaurants had fifteen thousand restaurants. Go live in March. We're probably going to do more in April. It's just an incredible intensity of need right now for restaurants and so we're we're doing everything we can to help them and with drivers we lost contact a contact free pickup up or drop off and we just launched last week con curbside pickup for the drivers to make sure those two layers of protection and no contact to make sure we help a mad. I gotTa tell a bit of a tough question because I was looking online and people talk to you about it. There were some some drivers and is not just true of Grub but across the board who were saying. You know what? I actually don't make enough money doing this full time. I'm actually better on unemployment insurance right now. Given what's taking place you know. There's plenty of work on GRUB. I know there's lots of work on other delivery platforms as well. We have our own our own stimulus for drivers if they get impacted directly by Kobe were were paying them. I know other platforms are and of course the cares. Actress came through with a lot of relief of forgive workers also so I think that everyone right now is all hands on deck trying to help the restaurants that drivers everyone impacted do this Economic and health care crisis and I just think a little longer term out for for all of us. Because I think we're all trying to understand what the expectations are. I'm curious inside the meetings that you're having when you look at the other side of this and the other side may be a month or two if depending on where you think about how you think about this. There's other people who think that this is going to be a terrible restructuring bankruptcy situation that goes on for months and months if not a year where are you on that in terms of what happens to the restaurant industry. While that's been I am hoping for the best I think at the fundamental economics of our of our society are still intact at the. There is a lot of demand right now to restaurants if we can help restaurants get through the next few weeks or months depending on how bad as they will come back. They will be there for our communities if they can't Than than that. It's going to be a real problem But as what? We're seeing right now. It wants the crisis bottoms out in the market. It does Growth does start to come back in that local area but we're seeing is is crises around the country in different markets at different times. And so we're trying to dynamically manage that situation on the ground. Okay Matt. We wish you lots of luck Stay healthy and safe out. There appreciate you joining us as always talk against him. More squad pod after this faith during a pandemic you're listening to squawk hot from CNBC. Here's Becky quick. Credit virus pandemic obviously causing economic and humanitarian crisis. That's being felt on an emotional level across our families and workplaces. So we're going to do something a little bit different right now and talk about the mental and spiritual impact of what? We're all going through right now. Joining us right that right now for that is Father Jim. Martin he's Jesuit priests the author and editor at large of America magazine and Father Jim thanks for being with us. Today it's good talking. You're my pleasure. We talk all the time about. How THE CORONA VIRUS? How this is a war against the krona virus in you also hear that. There are no atheists in foxholes. Do you think that people are seeing? A real resurgence in spirituality as a result while I think people are looking to spirituality for answers But by the same token I think it's really challenging a lot of people's religious beliefs. You know people are asking. How can God let this happen? So I think it's it's kind of both ends situation. Spiritually what do you hear from people? Are there more and more people who are seeking counsel from you There are. It's it's mainly a sadness at this point in the in the disease. There's also a lot of panic too and so what I try to remind people as that panic is not coming from God. You know feelings of hope and calm and peace are. It's okay to be concerned of course but I think panic and terror are counterproductive in holy week right now for for Catholics and Christians and Passover for for Jews is coming up and in this time when people probably need it most she find that places of worship are closed. Because of all of the social distancing rules that we've gone through you've got some pretty interesting ideas and advice that you're giving people for lent you say instead of giving up something this year that there's something else they can do. What is that? Well I think right. Now it's being kind and Frankly one of the ways being kind addition to doing a good things for your neighbors as to you know practice social distancing and and stay home and and not give other people the disease I mean. I think that's one of the most generous things you can do. Which is to take those precautions to prevent infecting other people? What's What other advice would you give people right now? Who are struggling whether that just be with the fear of what's going on out there if they've lost their job if they have a loved one who's sick or a loved one that they've lost because of this. What are you telling people? Well it depends if they're religious or not religious. It's looking for deeper meaning and remembering that God is with you You know through small. Love that people Show you I think that you know one of the things I'm telling people holy week is that you know. We can see God's love and the way that Jesus offered himself for people on Good Friday in the way that doctors and nurses and healthcare workers are kinda putting their bodies on the line for people. It's very defeat that generosity is one way of God loving us. Jim Want to thank you for your time today. We realize this is a little bit different but we also realize people have all sorts of different questions because of what's been happening with all of this again our time today. Thank you thank you. It's good talking to you and that Squawk pod for today. Thank you for listening. Squawk boxes hosted by Joe Kernan Becky. Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin tune in weekday mornings on CNBC at six am eastern to get the smartest takes and analysis from our TV. Show right into your ears. Subscribe to squad. Wherever you get your podcasts. We'll meet back here tomorrow..
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Just search for politico Halse check, he should also check the show notes where we linked to stories previous episodes with Commissioner God lead and other items that we reference. During the conversation. And now, let's get to that conversation with Commissioner. Scott Gottlieb Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Welcome back to politico. Pulse. Check. Thanks for having me. We weren't expecting you back. So soon the secret to cut the line is just to announce it your resigning it worked here. You are one of your colleagues. I was asking around trying to figure out what what to ask you today. One of your colleagues said I should ask if you don't love America anymore. If that's why you're leaving the FDA feel free to weigh in on that sometimes, you know, sometimes a pipe just a pipe. And you know, the reason I'm leaving the reason I gave this got really difficult commuting from Connecticut and being away from my family, basically for two straight years. So my kids on Saturday, but you know, it'd be home late Friday night. And I'd be back in Washington Sunday and mostly working all day Sunday. So two years of that with with three young kids got hard reporters. Like me, my colleague, Sara Carl Smith's are over m-. All others have been. Trying to figure out the reasons behind your departure. Do you understand why that has been such a source of curiosity? I don't understand why has been source of curiosity. You know, obviously, I love this job. And I'm very unhappy leave it I would have liked to have done for longer. And it was a difficult decision in the week after I resigned motionless. It was very difficult. I was thinking whole week. What did I do was this right decision? But you know, I've been in two years, and I worked this job one hundred and fifty percent, I think that that was largely apparent to people on the outside. This was really a twenty four seven job. I I didn't work from home Fridays. I was home late Friday night again, which spent part of Saturday with my kids. Go out my wife, Saturday night and Sunday be back at work two straight years that difficult. I think in retrospect had had I do it over again. I would have moved my family down here at the outset. But I didn't speaking on behalf of journalists. I think one reason it is such a source of curiosity is there. It could be a reason that you're leaving that could be of interest to the American people, for instance, if you push too hard on tobacco, and that was an issue or if the White House had a different vision for the FDA that would seem to be of interest to well on the tobacco. I understand the proximity of when I announced on that Tuesday versus there was reports that I had been at the White House that Friday a briefing on tobacco meeting. But the reality is, you know, there was always going to be something immediately before I resigned and something coming up immediately after I resigned as always things happening here every week. I think with respect to the tobacco issue in particular. I would hope we put that to rest with the announcement made last week where not only did weed Vance a policy that we intended to. But you know, we got strong support the secretary put out a statement. I had a White House fact sheet issued the White House press secretary re tweeted some of the statements Kellyanne Conway over the weekend re tweeted some of these statements with respect to that that announcement you had to chief-of-staff, Mick Mulvaney and had. Domestic policy council. Joe Rogan both affirming that there was going to be steps taken to address a youth the youth addiction to to nicotine in e cigarettes and additional tobacco relation coming. So I think the strong statements and the administration which we would have had regardless. But I would think that's strong. That's strong statement from the administration, in fact that we got that policy out in time for him that we that we intended to would would put those rumors to rest vaping has been a major subject of of your tenure. It has been something you've weighed in on quite a bit. I don't want to spend too much time on it. But the Washington Times a conservative paper has an editorial today Wednesday morning saying that your resignation quote comes at just the right time..
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"Our EMS to via should only be administered by healthcare provider in a certified medically supervised healthcare setting that really encompasses this this conversation. There was a big press release from the FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that came out on November second when to via was officially approved. You can read it in full. It's very long statement trying to answer a lot of the concerns that people have voiced since this drug became marketable. And since people started to realize that this was probably going to potentially become approved by the FDA. So. So so here are the big concerns. We already have su- fennel on the market is of course, though, already available only through intravenous administration. So the argument here is that there are situations in with in which a patient might need immediate reduction of acute pain through something very very strong. And when I say, strong, how are they usually wording. These articles Sufen channel is ten times more powerful than Fenton hill. And it is I think what is it a thousand times? Or is it one hundred times? Steve do you remember more thousand thousand times? Yeah. More potent is the best better. That's a little more accurate at times more potent than morphine ten times more potent than fentanyl. No that doesn't mean necessarily that. If you take the same amount, you'll be a thousand times more like eft up. What it really means is that it takes much much less of the drug to have the same effect. So obviously, the potential for abuse of something like this is potentially enormous if it's not well, regulated so popular sites gives a little bit of background on the opioid quote unquote epidemic from one thousand nine hundred nine to twenty sixteen over six hundred thirty thousand people in the US have died from drug overdose and over half of those so more than three hundred fifteen thousand of those within that time span directly involved opioid medication. That's according to the CDC on average when calculated about one hundred fifteen Americans die every day for an opioid over. Us. So keep that in mind now, many of these people have prescription opioid drugs available to them many of these people are using opiates that they've purchased on the street. Bentonville can be abused on the street. And it is actively like there are many cases of people overdosing onto feno. This new drug again called the Suva, which is sub lingual form of Sufen fennel is a single tablet and the way that that tablet is administered is through a single use package. So it looks like it almost looks like a little needle. But instead of a needle a push administrating piece of classic that pops the little tablet underneath a person's tongue and the entire package is only loaded with one tablet, and so the idea here is that that should reduce the ability for abuse because you're not buying a bottle of pills at a time. You get a single dose in your administration, and we're not talking prescription that you.
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"I've heard asked of your female colleagues how do you balance being a working dad with the job of being FDA Commissioner, it's very hard. I'm away from my family during the weekend. It's very hard so hard as part of the job is is the fact that I'm away from my family, and even when I'm home on weekends. You know, I spent one whole day working. So I don't think I'm balancing very, well, did you balance it better in some way? Given the demands of this job. It's hard these twenty four seven jobs, and I think I think, unfortunately, that's the only way to do these jobs. Well, there's going to be a new planned community next door to FDA. I saw you with the groundbreaking. I watch video of you with Maryland governor, Larry HOGAN, could you buy a home in that next community that community will be fully erected? I think in sometime like twenty twenty five. So I'm not making long-term plans out that far. Last question when I sat down with CMS administrator Andy Slavic at the time in two thousand sixteen I think it was the first episode of this podcast. He made a comment like I need to do something on drug pricing. If I don't the next guy who comes in the next person who comes in. We'll say what the heck was slab thinking, what is the thing that you need to accomplish that if the next FDA Commissioner comes in and it hasn't been done. You will feel like the work was unfinished. Well, look, I feel good about what we're doing our job in the pro drug pricing debate is to try to bring more product competition to the market. I feel like we're doing that successfully. In terms of the reforms will make making the generic drug side. I think there is there is not as much recognition as the obstacles that branded companies face bringing follow on innovation to the market and some of these these drugs targeting on medical needs. We you see companies maintaining monopolies for longer periods of time and sometimes in perpetuity for drugs targeting unmet, medical needs, and that lack of competition against branded drugs is maintaining higher prices for long appear. As of time we have data demonstrating this. Now, I'm gonna be publishing a study that we did our own analysis showing that when we look at a cohort or drugs from the early two thousands to the current cohort of drugs over five or ten year period is taking much longer to get the second and third to market drug to the market now than it did ten years ago, and there's reasons for that. And I think there's things we can do to address it. But if that if that trend continues, and if you see venture capitalists and companies pulling out of the market, if they don't think that they can be first to market we're going to have significant challenges going forward, keeping these drugs affordable. The other thing that I'm going to be focused on in two thousand nineteen is looking at ways to try to improve the overall economics of generic drug development. I think that that industry is facing some pressures a lot of more commercial pressures that we can't affect. But I think some of them are regulatory. I think the multiple cycles of review are very costly to the industry. I think there's things we can do to make it less expensive and more efficient to file generic applications and get more generic companies into the space. See more competition, and we're going to be very focused on some of those reforms also making high value opportunities available to share companies that means you know, what we can do in biosimilars what we can do on drugs that have Rhames associated with them. What we can do in hard to formulate drugs to make it easier to genera size those drugs. Well, that's a lot of stuff to finish. No wonder you're working sixty's a week. Really could be working seven. But we will let you get back to your work. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Thank you for joining politico. Bolster thanks for having me. That's it for pulse. Check this week. My thanks to Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb and his team for making time and space for this interview. And my colleagues are over mall for making her long way to debut on politico. Pulse. Check as always
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"The bottom line is that if we are creating a whole pool of kids addicted to nicotine through e cigarettes some proportion than we're gonna become long-term uses of combustible tobacco that otherwise might never have initiate tobacco and all the great gains that we've made in his country, reducing smoking rates. And you saw the data that came out today showing smoking rates continue to come down and also stigmatizing smoking among young people. So that we're reducing the pool of future smokers all of that will be reversed or lost. If we can address the youth use of cigarettes. I'm Dan diamond this pulse. Check and that was FDA. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb vowing to crack down on e cigarette. Sales to young Americans. I just sat down with the FDA Commissioner, right? As news was breaking about the FDA's plan to widely banned sales a flavored e cigarettes in an effort to curb teen. Use now Commissioner Gottlieb couldn't comment on news reports, but he did detail with the agency is thinking what he's called an epidemic ahead of a formal announcement next week, but someone who can break down the latest news and t- up white. You're about to hear from Commissioner Gottlieb is my colleague, sir overhaul who's been covering the e cigarette beat get to both of those conversations in a moment. But first reminder, if you like pulse check, if you like being able to hear us put questions directly to Commissioner leave and other top officials. You can help us by keeping the podcast going every rating review on itunes. It's help. And please send suggestions to you. Can find me a D diamond politico dot com by Email and.
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"FDA. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced a crackdown on these cigarettes after unpublished federal data showed teen uses reached epidemic levels. The FDA has told five major brands. They have sixty days to submit plans detailing Hello prevent kids from using their products. John Jeffreys NBC News Radio a former Trump campaign spokesman is being accused of slipping and abortion pill to his pregnant girlfriend. According to court documents, Jason Miller is accused of putting the pill and a smoothie, and then giving it to the unnamed woman the documents are attached to a custody battle between Miller and another Trump campaign staffer AJ. Delgado. She Miller had an extramarital affair while on the campaign trail and conceived a son the documents reveal Miller and the unnamed woman met at an Orlando strip club prior to the campaign affair after the woman drank the smoothie she had to be taken to a hospital where she was said to have been bleeding heavily and went into a coma documents reveal the abortion pill possibly reacted that way. Due to potential street drugs already in her system. Miller quit his job as a political commentator on CNN following the allegations saying he wants to focus on clearing. His name the Allman brothers band guitarist Dickey Betts recovering from surgery to relieve brain swelling. After a fall at his home. In Florida statement on the rockers website says his surgery was a success bats was hospitalized last week after he slipped and fell hitting his head. Just last month. Betts was forced to cancel tour dates when he suffered a mild, stroke de mutual NBC, News Radio. Checking.
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Check in kiosks, baggage drop counters and security checkpoints the goal is to replace passports and tickets it's going to be optional for now. But to use it you would enter your passport information when you checked in online. Then apparently at each transition point you approach the kiosk with the cameras. They scan your face and you wait for a green check, Mark. And then you can move on. I don't know. I think it's fast. I just a beep pass to be honest to Stanford until it recognizes. I don't know. We'll say they say, it doesn't have an impact. But of the guy grows a beard. It's got to. I would think it was longer beard. To the face. I would think about hard time. But they say it does not suppose somebody has a face. It's a lot like yours. Yeah. Identical twins. What about that something like that? All right. Yeah. We'll see how that works. Elsewhere the smartwatch. At least in this country is going to come with an EKG an electrocardiogram feature. Yep. Apple's latest smartwatch. But it's only here in the US because the US FDA is the only one that's cleared the function and other countries their regulatory agencies haven't done it yet. Apple so they're not even promoting the feature on their international websites here. If you buy the watch now, you will see it enabled later this year and FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb has said in an interview that he really wants to make it easier for other companies to follow Apple's lead and integrate products like the heart monitor into new consumer gadgets, very friendly to this. Yeah. All right somewhere in the world. The price of gold is attached to the price of beer. It is equated with the price of beer. Yes. The October fest German October fest starts tomorrow in Munich. I think you've got something going we start tonight here in October, veterans and anatomy, right? Well. Well this year after an almost ten percent slump in the price of gold and an increase in beer prices. This Liechtenstein based asset management firm has been doing this relationship since nineteen fifty they say an ounce of gold at the October fest will only get you about ninety three leakers or twenty four and a half gallons of beer nut is the lowest since two thousand nine my Lord. What's the world coming to don't know? But gold prices are down prices are up as our gold prices down. Also compared to traditionally too like silver. Yes, see, they're they're onto something. They are futures. Look like what please. Just a little flat here on the SNP up less than a point NASDAQ up about seven points from the Bloomberg newsroom. I'm Patrice Sikora on NewsRadio seven hundred wwl W..
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"Optimus prime day All right here is, your last. Quote doesn't lack that was the head of the FDA Scott Gottlieb announcing a new rule that you can no longer. Sell products called what Is that. Okay Well if an, almond did lactate. It, would give no they have decided. Government at work All those nut Cash anything that doesn't come from an actual animal can no longer be called milk according, to the FDA not milks have become more, and more popular and apparently the FDA got mad at nuts for lying about their cleavage Get Cow eat the. Almonds, I that could work This week FDA head Scott Gottlieb announced that he will ban the use of the. Word milk, and, products that aren't actual dairy milk farmer Joe at least you don't have to wake up at the. Crack of dawn to. Milk, the pistachios anymore What people are saying that this is due. To political, pressure, from the dairy industry or as I guess we now need to call it the mammal milk industry They don't want people fooled into by hazelnut milk when they, could, have the natural goodness of and this is how the FDA will define what you can now call milk quote the lack deal secretions of a bovine mammal unquote Yami still secretion Good What day does this take affect that you can no longer titled rule they're going to impose in the next few. Weeks and then presumably by by next, year I just wonder what day it's going to be because that's the day that every coffee shop in California will close Now you can still sell, them but you get called them look and we don't know what they're going to call them juice nut squeeze squeeze I don't think juices a big, seller Out Tender too long All right Thank you so. Much regulation Guys panel that it's time for you to answer some questions about, this week's news this week a woman in California made national news which he scared away a bear by using only what..
"scott gottlieb" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I want Optimus prime day All right. Here is your last quote And That was the head of the FDA Scott Gottlieb announcing a new rule that you can no longer sell products called what Is that. Okay Well if an, almond did lactate it. Would give no Exactly they, have decided that work All those nut Cash anything that doesn't come from an actual animal can no longer be called milk according, to the FDA not milks have become more, and more popular and apparently the FDA got mad at nuts for lying about their cleavage What if you get the cow eat the almonds I that could work this week FDA head. Scott Gottlieb announced he will ban the use of the word milk and products that aren't actual dairy milk, well former Joe at least you don't have, to wake, up, at the crack of dawn to milk the pistachios anymore what people are saying that this is due, to political pressure from the dairy industry or, as I guess we now need to call it the mammal milk industry They don't want people to buy like hazelnut milk when they. Could have the natural goodness of and this is how the FDA will define what you can now call milk quote the lack deal secretions of a bovine mammal On me Good What what day does this take effect that you can no longer titled rule they're going to impose in the next few. Weeks and then presumably by by next, year I just wonder what day it's going to be because that's the day that every coffee shop in California will close There's. Nothing left but you can still sell, them but you can call them up and we don't know what they're going to call them.