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"scripps research" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

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01:47 min | Last week

"scripps research" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Through a freedom of information lawsuit guardian reporter Jimmy Tobias obtained newly unredacted emails detailing both the February 1st 2020 teleconference between doctor Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and virologists discussing the SARS CoV-2 virus as well as correspondence pertaining to COVID-19's possible origins After a long foia fight he tweets out I just received a bunch of new unredacted emails detailing his teleconference Emily cop a reporter with the nonprofit investigative research group U.S. right to know has incorporated these findings into an extensive and detailed timeline concerning the proximal origin of SARS CoV-2 She noted that in February 2020 when the aforementioned teleconference took place Several top virologists sought to examine the nature of the coronavirus that would go on to kill tens of millions of people worldwide Although the ultimately concluded in the journal nature medicine at the virus had not been engineered stating quote we do not believe that any type of laboratory based scenario is plausible behind the scenes it was a great deal of doubt Many of the scientists who were attempting to account for the origin of the Führer cleavage site on the virus's spike protein responsible for its relatively high infectivity were confronted with the strong possibility of human intervention U.S. rights in a reported that in January 2020 Danish evolutionary biologists and Scripps research institute immunology professor Christian G Anderson raised the matter of a gain of function study that looked like a how to manual for building the Wuhan coronavirus in a laboratory

Unredacted Emails Show Scientist Doubt Over Origins of COVID

Mark Levin

01:47 min | Last week

Unredacted Emails Show Scientist Doubt Over Origins of COVID

"Through a freedom of information lawsuit guardian reporter Jimmy Tobias obtained newly unredacted emails detailing both the February 1st 2020 teleconference between doctor Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and virologists discussing the SARS CoV-2 virus as well as correspondence pertaining to COVID-19's possible origins After a long foia fight he tweets out I just received a bunch of new unredacted emails detailing his teleconference Emily cop a reporter with the nonprofit investigative research group U.S. right to know has incorporated these findings into an extensive and detailed timeline concerning the proximal origin of SARS CoV-2 She noted that in February 2020 when the aforementioned teleconference took place Several top virologists sought to examine the nature of the coronavirus that would go on to kill tens of millions of people worldwide Although the ultimately concluded in the journal nature medicine at the virus had not been engineered stating quote we do not believe that any type of laboratory based scenario is plausible behind the scenes it was a great deal of doubt Many of the scientists who were attempting to account for the origin of the Führer cleavage site on the virus's spike protein responsible for its relatively high infectivity were confronted with the strong possibility of human intervention U.S. rights in a reported that in January 2020 Danish evolutionary biologists and Scripps research institute immunology professor Christian G Anderson raised the matter of a gain of function study that looked like a how to manual for building the Wuhan coronavirus in a laboratory

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"scripps research" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:15 min | 2 months ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WCPT 820

"President Biden heads to Florida today to get a look at damage from hurricane Ian. The AP's Sagar Meghani reports the president is pledging to put politics aside. After an aerial tour of damage around Fort Myers, the president will meet with business owners, residents, and leaders, including two of his most prominent GOP critics, spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre says now is not the time to discuss political differences between the president, governor Ron DeSantis and senator Rick Scott. We are working as one. The bipartisan unity message comes with the midterm elections a month away. The president had planned to be in Florida before the storm, partly to rail against what he calls Scott's efforts to hurt social security and Medicaid. Washington. Hurricane damage is left schools in some parts of Florida closed indefinitely. Americans, Carolyn bertozzi and K Barry sharpless and Daniel scientist Morton meldal are the recipients of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a way of snapping molecules together for tosei talked about their work on click chemistry. Applications in the BioTech industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the development of new ways of treating diseases and diagnosing diseases. I think that these are areas that will be very strongly impacted by click chemistry as they already have been. For tosi is based at Stanford University sharpless at Scripps research in California. The OPEC plus alliance has announced a large cut in the amount of crude oil it ships to the global economy, which would mean higher gas prices. Stocks are lower in early trading on Wall Street today. The broader market is still bruised from its stumble throughout September. A Mexican citizen was shot and killed a U.S. border patrol station in Texas and the second deadly shooting along the border in less than a week. The man was in custody at the border patrol station in El Paso when he was shot. This is a P news. A possible way to respond to the worldwide problem of food waste is to change best before labels on food. Shoppers like Kevin amaral look at the best before label. It gives me a sense of an understanding of the timeline for the food. Patty apple is manager of food shift to California nonprofit that collects and uses expired

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"scripps research" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

03:23 min | 4 months ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WBUR

"Lots of comments reaching 50,000 Facebook users. Heber wrote that she's a Muslim, and that she wore a hijab for more than 20 years. She says, I do support women's right to choose, whatever she wants to wear, give people the right of choosing. But kipchumba says there's truly honor and respect for women who put on the hijab. We've witnessed the abuse of women's bodies in the name of advertisement, unfortunately perpetuated by male gender. COVID, is it back? Did it ever go away? This next story popped up in more than 400,000 Facebook feeds this week and got lots of you talking. Well, the BA 5 variant is a significant challenge to us around the world. And it has features like the immune escape infectivity, blocking to some degree our innate immunity. These are real challenges that we're trying to cope with really throughout the world now. BA 5, as you say, is causing big problems in America where you are, give us a sense of the picture there then. Well, it's not a good one at all We have a rise in hospitalizations, about 25% in recent days. It's hard to know about the cases, but our positivity rate is extremely high by one measure, the highest in the pandemic, including the massive surge of omicron, but we have very poor vaccination boosters, second boosters in high risk people. We're 67th ranked in the world of countries for booster shots here. So our immunity wall is not good, and we also are not aggressively pursuing the variant proof vaccines and the nasal vaccines. Is that in part because people feel that, yeah, there might be a lot of COVID around, but I'm probably unlikely these days to die of it. Right, you're wrongly, but is there that feeling out there? Well, there's a feeling that there's no pandemic among a lot of people that are just in denial, you know, just this idea they can wheel it away, which it can't happen. That was doctor Eric topol, the director of the Scripps research translational institute in California. He was talking to newsdays, James copnall, about COVID, complacency. That's people hoping perhaps and wishing that the pandemic has gone away when in reality the virus is still with us and constantly on the move. There are more than 500 comments about this with people debating the threat posed by new types of the omicron strain such as sub variants, BA 5. Jenny writes, it's been said over and over, complacency costs lives. It's shocking how many people are spouting. We just have to live with it, like it's as harmless as a cold. But patty replies bring it on and what happens happens. No more inept vaccines for me. I've had COVID-19, it was no worse than the flu. Also, beginning to rise up in your social media activity and online searches, the marburg virus. It's a highly infectious disease in the same family as

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"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:42 min | 7 months ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"At the University of California Los Angeles One weekend he was checking on patients and The way that the one room and there was a guy in his 30s who I thought was sleeping But he wasn't sleeping And I found that he was actually facing the wall And he was crying Then he said something that Clark will never forget They looked up at me He said my mother just died of COVID She had caught it from another family member And he said my cousin brought us into the family She said she was wearing a mask but she didn't I saw it on social media She got COVID Now she's dead too She's like she has two kids What's going to happen to them And he said am I going to die of COVID That moment remind a Clark of another incredibly scary sad moment When he was a teenager during the beginning of the HIV pandemic I am a gay man I grew up in the 80s and the 90s This was long before we even had effective treatment Catching HIV was a death sentence So I grew up during the period of time where friends colleagues people were dropping dead left and right And the question was always am I next And there was nothing you could do about it That fear of losing his life was constantly hanging over Clark and at the time many people outside the LGBTQ community didn't understand what that felt like until COVID hit I think COVID brought that home to a lot of people in a way that HIV had not You're trying to help take care of people around you but you're also wondering is this going to happen to me next In the shift in that perspective Clark says has reignited the fight against HIV It has spurred people to try to end the HIV epidemic again And on top of that the pandemic did something remarkable for that fight It cleared the way for scientists to use a whole new tool for making an HIV vaccine The mRNA vaccine technology and gosh the field really needs this tool For the past 40 years the U.S. government and Institutes all over the world have spent $15 billion trying to develop an HIV vaccine and have really made little progress Up until this point we failed and I hate to say this but we fail to disbelieve That's desiree archery She's an immunologist at caprisa It's an aids research center in durban South Africa She says an HIV vaccine would be absolutely transformative in many parts of the world where the virus still kills about 700,000 people each year Absolutely I mean if you take South Africa itself I live in kwajalein And basically you're looking at between 25 to 30% of girls aged between 16 to 25 at any one time would test positive for HIV The reason why it's been a challenge to make the HIV vaccine is the same reason SARS CoV-2 keeps coming back over and over again Variants That's William Sheik he's an immunologist at Scripps research institute He says HIV has many many many more variants than SARS CoV-2 SARS CoV-2 has a few variants you know they keep emerging but in each person that's infected with HIV there are thousands of variants So you're saying like we have data and delta and olycan like there's millions of those for HIV Yeah on the earth right now there are then we need to protect against basically all of them Which sounds nearly impossible she says But nevertheless he and his colleagues have been working to develop a vaccine that if it works we'll teach the immune system to recognize and stop thousands of HIV variants It's arguably the most sophisticated vaccine ever developed And it requires a whole series of shots with different versions of the virus Based on what we're seeing we think it'll be four or 5 This takes a huge amount of testing And that's where the mRNA technology comes to the rescue mRNA vaccines have immense flexibility They can be tweaked tinkered with and optimized very easily For RNA it's much faster and it doesn't cost as much So serendipitously the COVID pandemic greatly accelerated the development of this experimental vaccine Actually made it plausible because the pandemic pushed researchers to test the mRNA technology to show that it not only works but works really well We didn't know that RNA was going to be as safe and as immunogenic as it has proven to be You know the mRNA vaccines induced really good responses So this past march the national Institutes of health together with.

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"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:21 min | 8 months ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Is looking to wean itself off of Russian natural gas Now President Biden wants to help by shipping more liquified natural gas across the ocean About 40% of the natural gas that Europe imports comes from Russia and under a deal announced last Friday the U.S. would start boosting supplies to Europe by next winter For more we're joined by Jeff colgan the Richard Holbrooke associate Professor of political science at Brown university and director of the climate solutions lab there Jeff welcome to the show Thanks so much for having me on All right so the U.S. will be shipping liquefied natural gas to Europe President Biden described the agreement as groundbreaking Is it groundbreaking Well it's a nice to have but the amount that we're talking about for this coming year is only about 10% of the amount that you're normally imports from Russia on a given year Okay then the target is actually 50 billion m³ of liquefied natural gas per year from the U.S. and others How realistic is that goal Well already American industry has started to note that this is something you can't just do overnight You can't just turn on the taps and there are real supply constraints for increasing the amount of natural gas that the United States can export Typically the LNG turnable terminals that export the natural gas run at close to full capacity and increasing it beyond that is not so easy to do If Europe were able to completely replace its supply of Russian gas with gas from other sources how much more effective could that be than the sanctions that have been imposed Well there is a real sense in which Europe is paying for both sides of the war in Ukraine And that's because they have remarkable fossil fuel dependence Not just some natural gas but on oil they are importing huge amounts from Russia and paying millions and millions of dollars every day for that oil and gas The oil in particular is really profitable for Russia And they only need a break-even price of about $42 a barrel to pump oil And so right now with oil prices above a $100 a barrel Russia is making enormous amounts of money even if they face sanctions even if they have to sell that oil or the natural gas at a discount to what they would normally do So even if they had nowhere else to sell it to The effects of that we wouldn't even know about that for a while That's right And so getting Europe off of natural gas and onto a cleaner energy source is really important not only for helping restrict Putin's regime but also of course for climate change Now Europe has been working on alternatives including renewable energy What are some of the options on the table right now Well they're trying to ramp up electricity sources from everything except natural gas to reduce that dependence And of course the best option is to increase solar and wind And that's going to take some time but they will change the regulatory environment right now to try to increase the speed at which they transition to renewables And in the short term they're also going to increase coal and nuclear by delaying the decommissioning of nuclear plants I know that's a liquefied natural gas plants in the U.S. are producing at full capacity right now but given the current production and export capacity How clear is it to you that the U.S. will be able to manage doing these shipments to Europe at some point Well in the long run the U.S. industry loves this news and loves in particular the idea that the increase in natural gas exports might rise to 50 billion m³ over the next few years But in the short term there are real constraints on how much they can do this because as I said they're already running close to full capacity And of course all of this takes a long time We mentioned that and cost a lot of money So how much will this impact you're up in the long term you think In the immediate concern right now for Europe is the possibility that Russia will turn off the taps for next winter right That's the point at which Europe needs the natural gas most pressingly And they could end up in a situation where they have to choose whether to run their industry or to heat people's homes And that of course is politically a real disaster You don't want people freezing in their homes in the winter That's Jeff colgan director of the Brown university climate solutions lab Jeff thanks Thanks so much The Biden administration is expected to authorize a second COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for anyone age 50 and older and pay our health correspondent rob Stein says the decision is surprising and controversial The Food and Drug Administration plan would authorize a second booster of the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for anyone aged 50 and older within days The plan comes as evidence is increasing that the protection from three shots is fading and another shot would help boost immunity back up and as concerned as mounting that an even more contagious version of the over crown variant known as BA two could fuel yet another surge Doctor Eric topol at Scripps research is among those welcoming the plan We have a large number of people who are at least four to 6 months past when they got the third shot and we know there's considerable waning without protection against the omicron variant particularly now we're confronting BA two There's a very high risk of hospitalizations and deaths But others question the plan the vaccines are still doing a good job keeping most people from getting seriously ill and critics say there just isn't enough evidence yet that another shot is needed and would provide stronger protection that would last There especially surprised another booster would be offered to people as young as age 50 especially when so many people still haven't gotten their first shots or first boosters Other countries are only offering extra boosters to older people Here sought over at Yale What concerns me is that we are not investing in increasing the coverage of booster doses and even the primary doses These are the things that are not receiving enough attention Many are especially concerned that a decision would be made without an open public discussion of the pros and cons and input from outside independent advisers but the administration apparently decided it's important to make another booster and option as quickly as possible in case another surge occurs And is looking to offer it to younger ages to make sure people of color who are most likely to suffer other health problems that put them at risk also have the option Rob Stein and PR news.

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Scientists worry virus variant may push up COVID cases in US

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 9 months ago

Scientists worry virus variant may push up COVID cases in US

"Some scientists are worried that the latest virus variant may push up covert nineteen cases in the U. S. Dr Eric Topol who's the head of the Scripps research translational institute says it's inevitable we will see a BA to wave here adding the uptick should start in the next few weeks one reason pandemic restrictions have been lifted across the country and many people are taking off their masks and returning to restaurants and theaters right now the CDC shows overall covert nineteen cases have been trending down but they share caused by the highly contagious B. A. two variant is up significantly accounting for thirty five percent of new infections reported last week I'm Shelley Adler

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"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:15 min | 9 months ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And I'm a Martinez in Culver City California Numbers from the CDC show nearly 67% of fully vaccinated people over the age of 65 have gotten a booster shot Pfizer and BioNTech want the FDA to authorize yet another one for that age group NPR health correspondent rob Stein says the idea is to bolster waning immunity It's become clear that the protection people get from three shots fades over time especially against catching the virus And that's especially true with omicron which is better at evading the immune system than earlier versions of the virus Now you know three shots still do a very good job of keeping most people from getting so sick they end up in a hospital or die but there has been rising concern about those who are the most vulnerable like the elderly They tend to have weaker immune systems to start with so some other countries have started giving older people yet another booster So what do you think I mean is the FDA likely to authorize another booster You know it really depends on how strong a case the agency thinks the companies are making It's based on two studies from Israel that are produced some evidence that a fourth shot could help pump the immune system back up and restore some protection against getting seriously ill I talked about this with doctor Eric Coppola Scripps research he's convinced there's enough evidence to warrant another round of boosters We need to move on this because there are a large number of people who have lost their protection against severe illness from omicron and future variants So topol thinks it's urgent to start making another booster available to the elderly especially in case omicron starts a surge again or another of dangerous variant emerges But not everyone is as convinced as doctor topol Yes that's right That's right Many experts I've been talking with basically say it may still be just too premature to start another round of boosters They say the Israeli data is far from a slam dunk that another shot is necessarily needed and would necessarily help Here's doctor Jesse Goodman He's a former FDA Keith scientist who's now at Georgetown university I think you'd want to have really convincing evidence that a second booster was needed and beneficial and we just don't have that yet I don't think we know that a booster will not ultimately be required generally but I think we're just not there yet And some experts I talked to say the country should focus instead on getting the millions of people who are still not vaccinated at all to get their shots and get boosters into the arms of the millions of vaccinated people who still haven't gotten their third shots Only about two thirds of those aged 65 and older have gotten their third chance They're boosters All right rob so what happens now The FDA will consider the request and make a decision The agency could ask a committee of outside advisers to give advice but it doesn't necessarily have to And one possibility is that the FDA authorizes the fourth shot and then leaves it up to the CDC about whether to recommend it or just have it ready for whatever the evidence becomes clear It's really needed The FDA is however planning to convene outside advisers next month to consider where we go from here with the vaccines more generally including whether we need a broader booster campaign perhaps in the fall that would include younger people too They may also discuss whether those shots should be annual or the same vaccine or something else like a vaccine targeted specifically at variants or maybe at protecting people against all coronaviruses As NPR health correspondent rob Stein rob thanks a lot You bet Oil prices are dropping They're now below a $100 a barrel So gas prices may soon drop too But as of the moment they're still near record highs So politicians are proposing gas tax holidays to give consumers a little relief at the pump This idea may seem good on paper but there are concerns that gas tax cuts could reduce the funding that's available to fix and replace crumbling roads and bridges Here's some pairs David shaper from Chicago The pain at the pump these days is palpable Gas prices are way too much you know people can afford this ridiculous you know Harris Gonzalez is among those wincing as he pumps ten and a half gallons of gas on Chicago's northwest.

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"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:16 min | 9 months ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And a Martinez in Culver City California Numbers from the CDC show nearly 67% of fully vaccinated people over the age of 65 have gotten a booster shot Pfizer and BioNTech want the FDA to authorize yet another one for that age group NPR health correspondent rob Stein says the idea is to bolster waning immunity It's become clear that the protection people get from three shots fades over time especially against catching the virus And that's especially true with omicron which is better at evading the immune system than earlier versions of the virus Now you know three shots still do a very good job of keeping most people from getting so sick they end up in a hospital or die but there has been rising concern about those who are the most vulnerable like the elderly They can have weaker immune systems to start with so some other countries have started giving older people yet another booster So what do you think I mean is the FDA likely to authorize another booster You know it really depends on how strong a case the agency thinks the companies are making It's based on two studies from Israel that are produced some evidence that a fourth shot could help pump the immune system back up and restore some protection against getting seriously ill I talked about this with doctor Eric Coppola Scripps research he's convinced there's enough evidence to warrant another round of boosters We need to move on this because there are a large number of people who have lost their protection against severe illness from omicron and future variants So topol thinks it's urgent to start making another booster available to the elderly especially in case omicron starts to surge again or another of dangerous variant emerges But not everyone is as convinced as doctor topol Yeah that's right That's right Many experts have been talking with basically say it may still be just too premature to start another round of boosters They say the Israeli data is far from a slam dunk that another shot is necessarily needed and would necessarily help Here's doctor Jesse Goodman He's a former FDA chief scientist who's now at Georgetown university I think you'd want to have really convincing evidence that a second booster was needed and beneficial and we just don't have that yet I don't think we know that a booster will not ultimately be required generally but I think we're just not there yet And some experts I talked to say the country should focus instead on getting the millions of people who are still not vaccinated at all to get their shots and get boosters into the arms of the millions of vaccinated people who still haven't gotten their third shots Only about two thirds of those aged 65 and older have gotten their third Chancellor boosters All right rob so what happens now The FDA will consider the request and make a decision the agency could ask a committee of outside advisers to give advice but it doesn't necessarily have to And one possibility is that the FDA authorizes the fourth shot and then leaves it up to the CDC about whether to recommend it or just have it ready for whatever the evidence becomes clear It's really needed The FDA is however planning to convene outside advisers next month to consider where we go from here with the vaccines more generally including whether we need a broader booster campaign perhaps in the fall that would include younger people too They may also discuss whether those shots should be annual or the same vaccine or something else like a vaccine targeted specifically at variants or maybe at protecting people against all coronaviruses As NPR health correspondent rob Stein rob thanks a lot You bet Oil prices are dropping they're now below a $100 a barrel so gas prices may soon drop too But as of the moment they're still near record highs So politicians are proposing gas tax holidays to give consumers a little relief at the pump This idea may seem good on paper but there are concerns that gas tax cuts could reduce the funding that's available to fix and replace crumbling roads and bridges Here's impairs David shaffer from Chicago The pain at the pump these days is palpable Gas prices are way too much you know people can afford this is ridiculous you know Harris Gonzalez is among those wince it as he pumps ten and a half gallons of gas on Chicago's northwest side There.

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"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:56 min | 10 months ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Candidate search process Businesses attract screen and interview candidates all from the employer dashboard More and indeed dot com slash NPR It's a new year and a new era in the New York City council mostly new members and mostly women for the first time ever On the next Brian their show will continue our yearlong series meeting all 51 council members one per week for the whole year neighborhood by neighborhood On week 5 it's Julie menon the new member from district 5 the upper east side and Roosevelt island Also what is NATO in 2022 The Brian low show At 10 a.m. on WNYC It's morning edition from NPR news I'm laila faldon And I'm Steve enskede top story is especially made for our congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell She once wrote on Twitter quote my kid just pointed to the radio and called it mama She's also pointed out many times that parents of small children are living in a different pandemic than others Kids 5 and under can not be vaccinated Families without small kids can feel relatively secure in a way that parents of small kids do not But now we have some news NPR is confirmed that vaccine makers are about to submit the first vaccine for kids 5 and younger down to 6 months NPR health correspondent rob Stein has been reporting this out rod Good morning Good morning Steve What's the news Pfizer and BioNTech are expected to submit a request to the Food and Drug Administration as soon as today for emergency authorization for their vaccine for children as young as 6 months old You know Steve you might remember that the company's plan for a vaccine for these kids suffered a big setback recently They discovered the two doses of the vaccine to low doses of the vaccine appear to protect children 6 months to two years old but did not protect those ages two to 5 So the company started testing a third dose on those kids The hope is that an FDA authorization would allow children to start receiving the first two doses so the older kids will be ready for the third dose once that day demonstrates that works Getting started with the vaccination before it is quite entirely figured out Why would the FDA do it that way Yeah you know it's definitely not the way this would usually be done but this is the only age group that doesn't have a vaccine yet And lots of pairs are really anxious to get their kids protected So the idea is to try to make that happen as quickly as possible There's no indication that the vaccine would raise any new safety problems for young kids and the potential benefit could be huge Okay so we'll be watching for that news and parents of small kids will be watching especially closely Even as we follow another debate that seems in a way related the question of what fully vaccinated means for adults now that a lot of people are getting boosters What's going on here Yeah yeah So the CDC defines fully vaccinated as two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one Johnson & Johnson shot but the CDC now also says that people should get one more shot a booster to be up to date on their vaccinations But some people think that's confusing and already very confusing situation They say fully vaccinated it should simply include a booster I talked about this with sod Omar at Yale It's fairly unreasonable to expect a general public to understand the nuance of what is meant by up to date vaccine There are spending too much time on wordsmithing and writing recommendations by committee It's public health communications one O one The hope is that by changing the definition of fully vaccinated to include a booster that would encourage more people to get boosted And there's another change some people would like to see Now that the overcrowded surge is infecting so many more people change the definition of fully vaccinated to count the immunity all those people are getting from catching the virus Would you explain that a little more Yeah yeah So there are two ways to get immunity One is get vaccinated which is obviously the safest way The other is catching the virus So some say the definition should take that into account for things like you know being able to eat side and restaurants or keeping getting jobs attending college I talked about this with doctor Eric topol at Scripps research This has been a real serious breach of the CDC since the vaccination campaign began The unwillingness to recognize that a prior confirmed COVID is at least as good as one vaccine dose But there are some concerns about doing this such as what Well one problem is proving someone's been infected especially now that so many people are testing themselves at home It's also hard to know exactly how much protection someone got from an infection Then there's the concern about whether this would fuel dangerous misinformation would it be used to tell people things like they should get infected instead of getting vaccinated if they've had COVID they don't need to get vaccinated You know it's really the combination of a prior infection and vaccination that seems to provide the strongest protection of all NPR's rob Stein thanks You bet 70 years ago one of the first civil rights leaders of the modern era was killed in a bombing in Florida Harry Timor isn't as well known as medgar Evers or Martin Luther King Jr. Moore became an activist earlier than either of those civil rights icons In the 1930s Moore began investigating lynchings and registering African Americans to vote Greg Allen has his story Mims is a small town on Florida's Atlantic coast near cape canaveral when Harry T Moore and his wife Harriet settled there in the late 1920s was home to just a few thousand people a century later it's still a small town and home to the Harry tea and Harriet Moore cultural complex School groups visit almost daily There's a museum where visitors hear about Moore's early history He and his wife were both teachers who lost their jobs because of Moore's activism.

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"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:38 min | 10 months ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Lit And now we're introducing get little for kids We'll speak with writer and illustrator ran a tag Amaya and take your kids calls and the legendary Rafi will join us as well Raina and Rafi will be with us for the very first get little book event When the kids are awesome school get little is on the radio I'm Alison Stewart join me for all of it Weekdays at noon On WNYC It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Leila faldon And I'm Steve inskeep Today's top story is especially made for our congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell She once wrote on Twitter quote my kid just pointed to the radio and called it mama She's also pointed out many times that parents of small children are living in a different pandemic than others Kids 5 and other can not 5 and under can not be vaccinated Families without small kids can feel relatively secure in a way that parents of small kids do not But now we have some news NPR is confirmed that vaccine makers are about to submit the first vaccine for kids 5 and younger down to 6 months NPR health correspondent rob Stein has been reporting this out rod good morning Good morning Steve What's the news Pfizer and BioNTech are expected to submit a request to the Food and Drug Administration as soon as today for emergency authorization for their vaccine for children as young as 6 months old You know Steve you might remember that the company's plan for a vaccine for these kids suffered a big setback recently They discovered the two doses of the vaccine to low doses of the vaccine appear to protect children 6 months to two years old but did not protect those ages two to 5 So the company started testing out third dose on those kids The hope is that an FDA authorization would allow children to start receiving the first two doses so the older kids will be ready for the third dose once that day demonstrates that works Getting started with the vaccination before it is quite entirely figured out Why would the FDA do it that way Yeah you know it's definitely not the way this would usually be done but this is the only age group that doesn't have a vaccine yet And lots of parents are really anxious to get their kids protected So the idea is to try to make that happen as quickly as possible There's no indication that the vaccine would raise any new safety problems for young kids and the potential benefit could be huge Okay so we'll be watching for that news and parents of small kids will be watching especially closely Even as we follow another debate that seems in a way related the question of what fully vaccinated means for adults now that a lot of people are getting boosters What's going on here Yeah yeah So the CDC defines fully vaccinated as two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one Johnson & Johnson shot But the CDC now also says that people should get one more shot a booster to be up to date on their vaccinations But some people think that's confusing and already very confusing situation They say fully vaccinated should simply include a booster I talked about this with sod Omar at Yale It's fairly unreasonable to expect the general public to understand the nuance of what is meant by up to date vaccine There are spending too much time on wordsmithing and writing recommendations by committee It's public health communications one O one The hope is that by changing the definition of fully vaccinated to include a booster that would encourage more people to get boosted And there's another change some people would like to see Now that the overcrowded surge is infecting so many more people change the definition of fully vaccinated to count the immunity all those people are getting from catching the virus Would you explain that a little more Yeah yeah So there are two ways to get immunity One is get vaccinated which is obviously the safest way The other is catching the virus So some say the definition should take that into account for things like you know being able to eat side in restaurants or keeping getting jobs attending college I talked about this with doctor Eric topol at Scripps research This has been a real serious breach of the CDC since the vaccination campaign began The unwillingness to recognize that a prior confirmed COVID is at least as good as one vaccine dose But there are some concerns about doing this such as what Well one problem is proving someone's been infected especially now that so many people are testing themselves at home It's also hard to know exactly how much protection someone got from an infection Then there's the concern about whether this would fuel dangerous misinformation would it be used to tell people things like they should get infected instead of getting vaccinated if they've had COVID they don't need to get vaccinated Here's doctor Celine gounter from New York University I talk to her about this And she said that it's really the combination of a prior infection and vaccination that seems to provide the strongest protection of all NPR's rob Stein thanks You bet 70 years ago one of the first civil rights leaders of the modern era was killed in a bombing in Florida Harry Timor isn't as well known as medgar Evers or Martin Luther King More became an activist earlier than either of those civil rights icons In the 1930s more began investigating lynchings and registering African Americans to vote Greg Allen has his story Mims is a small town on Florida's Atlantic coast near cape canaveral When Harry T Moore and his wife Harriet settled there in the late 1920s was home to just a few thousand people a century later it's still a small town and home to the Harry T and Harriet Moore cultural complex.

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"scripps research" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:47 min | 1 year ago

"scripps research" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"I'm Jack Fitzpatrick co hosting with Emily Wilkins today joining us now is doctor Eric topol Professor of molecular medicine at the Scripps research institute He wrote a piece on what President Biden should have said in his announcement on the response to the omicron variant and rising cases of the coronavirus Doctor topol thank you so much for joining us There are a lot of bullet points in what you wrote People absolutely should read it on your sub stack I want to cover as much of the substance as possible while we have you But in particular you say that 500 million take home test is not enough we should be talking about billions Would you care to expand on that Is it possible and why and how long do we need to be supplying how many of these take home tests around the country Right Well good to be with you Jack and Emily The half a billion tests won't get us very far especially with all the crime coming through and we're not looking to see these tests until sometime next month But unless this pandemic really quiets down we need frequent tests at every household and we've got 330 million people in the U.S. So we need several billion to get this right and we're about a year behind from when these tests were validated and I should also point out that they're used in many other countries validated freely available We're just way behind getting this going Doctor I just wanted to dig in on that a little bit more I mean why are we behind Is this the Biden administration not being cognizant enough of how the needs for testing would change as we got closer to the holidays Or is it some other individual or organization here who kind of dropped the ball on this one Well I wouldn't put it on the Biden administration per se but certainly the FDA has been involved And it's only approved a limited number of rapid tests for home use And that's very different than Europe where there's more than 70 tests We have a handful But also we have very few you can't get them And this is and they're still very expensive When it was announced several weeks ago that the price would come down that was from $12 to $8 per test Well you can't do those frequently and you can't even get them So part of it is the responsibility that we don't have enough companies and competition We haven't scaled production It hasn't been a priority It just hasn't gotten the type of emphasis that it should have And this goes back to May 2020 There already were 50 companies in May 2020 that were in the queue So year and a half later So doctor topol one other thing that really popped out to me on your list of suggestions was your number three no airplane passengers who are not fully vaccinated or having medical documentation for why that is not the case such as is the policy in Canada and other countries That sounds like something that would get some political pushback potentially but can you make the case for us on no airplane passengers who are not fully vaccinated Right Well this is of course as I mentioned in the post these policy in Canada as well as many other countries you can't board a plane unless you're fully vaccinated And if you aren't you need to have a medical excuse so it's the safety of everyone on the plane Many hours this is where it's already been documented that instructions can be transmitted This is the minimum we can do to assure safety for everyone's traveling and obviously right now in the holidays with our circulating to a whole other level Yeah as someone who's going to be planning on boarding a plane a little bit later this week definitely some food for thought there as you but not just keeping going on the plane but some of these airports are so packed these days Doctor topol We also reported this morning that the Biden administration is going to expect 4 million courses of COVID-19 treatments that's going to include the COVID pills that's going to include various drugs that doctors can give to patients who come to them and already have COVID I'm wondering if you can talk a little bit about how if at all this might change the course of the pandemic Well the pill acts of it got green light today by FDA Is the most exciting thing that's happened in the pandemic since vaccines It's extraordinary because it doesn't rely on our immune system Which is a crime has particularly challenged It's highly effective So the blister path taken over 5 days not only brings down the viral load in your upper airway So you would be transmitting much less by more than tenfold Pretty quickly But it reduces hospitalizations and deaths by almost 90% So we've needed a simple way to get at this virus and all the virus is not just alpha or delta but including on the current we have it now the problem we have is insufficient supply That was also on my list This should have been a defense production act or some similar strategy so we don't rely on just one company to make the pills This is a very simple small molecule to produce at scale and all we have to do is let other companies lose So the president said yesterday if you're vaccinated it's okay for you to gather indoors for the holidays with your family Do you agree with that or disagree Well that's a rosy picture If you're triple vaccinated or if you're less than four months from two vaccines and you have a rapid test just before gathering and you have a place of gathering where you have windows open doors that are ventilation air filtration CO2 monitoring You can make it really safe but most people aren't going to do that But certainly with high levels of vaccination and rapid tests that are negative for each person that would be a strong way to assure safety Thank you so much Doctor Eric topol really really great insights from someone who knows the details of how the response to these kinds of variants works work I'm really interested especially in his comments.

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"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:02 min | 1 year ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is morning edition from NPR news I mean Martinez and Culver City California And I've got tetro in Washington D.C. the omicron variant is now the dominant variant in the U.S. the CDC says it accounts for about three quarters of all new infections And with many Americans traveling to and attending holiday gatherings hospitals are bracing for another winter surge President Biden today is announcing yet another strategy to fight the pandemic and in a moment we will hear from the U.S. Surgeon General about that First let's turn to NPR health correspondent rob Stein who has been talking to public health experts about what they hope to hear from the president Good morning rob Good morning Scott Well the administration made getting COVID under control a central promise and focus do public health experts think The White House has been taking the right approach The administration gets high marks for some things especially rolling out the vaccines really quickly But the general feeling I've been getting from health experts is that The White House is kind of put all of its eggs in one basket You know the vaccine basket and hasn't done nearly as much as it could and should in other ways Here's how doctor Eric topol at Scripps research describes the administration's response It's highly reactive There's no aggressive boldness proactive features whatsoever And others say that's why there's always a sense that the country keeps getting blindsided by the virus and is constantly kind of playing catch up What would the experts like to see the president announced today There's a long list of steps public health experts have been calling on the administration to do for months now so a lot of this may sound familiar and at the top of the list is tests and finally making those fast at home tests really cheap even free and really easy to get Tests are still way too expensive and they're too hard to find Here's Rick bright He's a former health official for the federal government now at the Rockefeller foundation We shouldn't have to win The Hunger Games they get attached to America Now the president is announcing plans to date a distribute half a billion tests for free beginning in January but experts say that will help but many say it's so far from enough and may come too late for this surge and testing is becoming more important than ever in part because of the new antiviral drugs that are coming that need to be taken right after someone gets infected I'm also hearing a lot of people say their federal government should authorize those new antiviral drugs fast and dramatically ramp up production of those drugs to make sure there's enough Anything else experts are talking about You know many experts say the federal government should be doing more to improve ventilation inside buildings and should be literally mailing high quality N95 or can 95 mass to everyone's homes Some are even calling for new mass mandates And you know why hasn't the administration finally required vaccination or testing or both for domestic travel If you have to get tested and vaccinated to fly from London to New York why don't you have to do the same thing to fly or take a train or bus inside the U.S. And there's more change the definition of fully vaccinated to include getting boosted Maybe shorten the time people have to wait to get boosted shorten the time that people who test positive have to stay out of work otherwise our hospitals may not have enough doctors or nurses or we may not have a pilot or truck drivers and other workers to keep the economy open Have you heard whether the administration is thinking about any of these next steps You know so far no we know I've been told that the administration may try to reframe the focus away from counting new infections to focus more on hospitalizations and deaths Some public health experts think that's smart keeping people out of the hospital and alive is obviously what Meredith's most but others worry were already not paying enough attention to asymptomatic or mild infections because they play a role in spreading the virus and can lead to long COVID That's NPR health correspondent rob Stein Thank you so much You best got We're now joined by U.S. Surgeon General vac Morphy Good morning Thanks for joining us Well good morning It's good to be with you Scott You know I'll start this conversation the same way I started with rob This was the administration that was going to manage COVID and it now seems likely the year is going to end with more COVID than ever before I mean I know a wildly different variant is something the federal government can not control but why are so many Americans scrambling for tests scrambling for boosters scrambling for masks Well Scott these are important questions and let's just step back and think about where we are for a moment We certainly are the beginning of an acron wave which is and we should anticipate in the weeks ahead that we will see a sharp spike in cases as we have seen in other countries What's happening with COVID is something that we typically don't see with this time frame with pandemics and really haven't seen in a hundred years which is the rapid development of new variants which have different features This one happens to be incredibly transmissible far more transmissible than anything else we've seen based on the data we have But one of the key things I want people to understand is that we are actually in a much better place than we were a year ago Even though it may not seem like that when you look just at the numbers the reason I say that is because we have more tools in our toolbox including our vaccines and boosters which significantly reduce the chances that you will end up in the hospital or lose your life Those are the most important outcomes that we care about And finally we testing which you mentioned we certainly are aware there needs to be more testing in our country Now in the last few months the president and the administration have made significant investments to quadruple the supply of tests they use the defense production act Billions of dollars to that end But more has to be done which is why today when the president speaks he will be speaking about a series of new federal testing sites that will be setting up so people can go and get free testing and mass You'll be also procuring 500 million additional rapid at home tests But these will be available for free.

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"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:29 min | 1 year ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition from NPR news I mean Martinez and Culver City California And I've got tetro in Washington D.C. There has been a dramatic surge in COVID cases across the country This is primarily from the oma cron variant which according to the CDC now makes up nearly three fourths of all new infections And that means it is now the dominant strain in the U.S. It's making people wonder and worry about things such as it's safe to get together with family and friends over the holidays while in a speech today the president is expected to address that concern NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins us now with a preview Good morning Tam Good morning Scott So Tam when the omicron variant first hit our radar right around Thanksgiving The president said it was quote a cause for concern not a cause for panic Now that we are seeing record setting case levels all over should we expect a shift in tone For the vaccinated he's still expected to say that is a cause for concern but not panic that people should feel comfortable celebrating the holidays Wear masks on airplanes is required rapid test if possible But essentially don't cancel Christmas But for the unvaccinated he is going to warn people again in stark terms that they have a big risk of getting severely sick and even dying We are seeing a lot of vaccinated people get this variant There was a case like that in The White House this week What can you tell us about it Yeah a fully vaccinated and boosted mid level staffer flew on Air Force One on Friday They tested negative right before the flight but tested positive on Monday The president has since twice tested and been negative both times But part of what the president is going to do is prepare Americans for the reality of omikron which is highly contagious that they're going to see a lot of cases just like this But if they're vaccinated and boosted they should be okay And he likely won't say this part out loud but The White House is shifting its emphasis to focus on hospitalizations and deaths and not cases so much And at this point in the pandemic they'll say it's March 2020 It's not march 2020 or even December 2020 There are more tools and hundreds of millions of people are vaccinated now even if the numbers aren't as good as they'd like I mean still the way that professional sports and life is shutting down makes a lot of people feel like it is early 2020 You're right that the hospitalizations are not at the same level because of vaccinations but still many hospitals are struggling filling up already This is expected to grow and grow How is The White House going to deal with this critical problem He's going to announce that about a thousand military doctors and nurses will deploy to hospitals as needed There will be ambulances and paramedics sent to hotspots to move people from overcrowded hospitals to ones that have room and fema is going to pre position supplies and ventilators to help with the search Will there be any new restrictions any new lockdowns going into place No lockdowns and no shutdowns other than those that are happening on a spot basis because of COVID cases and the resulting staff shortages And there's going to be an increased emphasis on testing They're going to quickly set up more free testing sites run by the federal government in places like New York where there have been long lines and in January There will be a website set up where you can go and ask for at home tests to be mailed to your home for free The president will announce they are buying half a billion of these tests That's a big increase and a shift And as previously announced you'll be able to buy them on your own and get reimbursed by insurance And Pierre White House correspondent tamariki thanks Tim You're welcome One group of people listening very closely to what the president will say today will be public health and infectious disease experts Yeah that's because with many Americans traveling to and attending holiday gatherings hospitals are bracing for another winter surge NPR health correspondent rob Stein has talked with some of those experts and joins us now Hey rob Good morning So the administration made getting COVID under control the central promise and focus Do public health experts think The White House has been taking the right approach on this You know the administration gets high marks for some things especially rolling out the vaccines quickly but the general feeling I've been getting from public health experts is that The White House is kind of put all of its eggs in one basket the vaccine basket and hasn't done nearly as much as it could and should in other ways Here's how doctor Eric topol at Scripps research describes the administration's response It's highly reactive There's no aggressive boldness proactive features whatsoever And others say that's why there's always kind of this sense that the country keeps getting blindsided by the virus and is constantly playing catch up Given that what are these experts want to hear today from the president This long list of steps that public health experts have been calling on the administration to do for months now So a lot of this may sound familiar and at the top of that list is tests Finally make those fast at home tests really cheap and even free and really easy to get if other countries can do that Why can't the U.S. tests are still way too expensive And they're too hard to find Here's Rick bright He's a federal former federal health official now at the Rockefeller foundation We shouldn't have to win The Hunger Games to get a test in America They should be freely available and they should be in every home so we can use them to know when we're infected now the president is announcing those plans to distribute half a billion tests for free beginning in January and experts say that will help but many say it's still far from enough and may come too late for the surge and testing is becoming increasingly important In part because of the new antiviral drugs that are covering that need to be taken right after someone gets infected I'm also hearing a lot of people say the federal government should authorize those new antiviral drugs fast and dramatically ramp up production of those drugs to make sure there's enough So what else do they want to see I mean obviously those are key things but there's a lot of other factors that could potentially keep this a little better Yeah for sure There's lots of things And many experts say something in the federal government should do is more to improve ventilation inside buildings and should be literally mailing high quality N95 or canon news to everyone's homes Maybe along with some free tests Those cloth masks just won't cut it in the face of a Macron and supper even calling for a national mask mandate at least for a few weeks And also why hasn't the administration finally required vaccination or testing for domestic travel If you have to get tested and vaccinated to fly from London to New York why don't you have.

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"scripps research" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"scripps research" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"I want to stop and ask you to pray for the people of Oakland county and Oxford township, Michigan, where three students were murdered 8 injured, three of whom are in critical condition of 15 year old boy, a 17 year old girl and a 14 year old girl who was on a ventilator. And of course, hundreds traumatized and the high school, well, the high school gets kudos for me. Because when a 15 year old boy walked in with the hand gun that his father had bought legally on Black Friday and opened fire, I believe a total of 17 people were wounded in some way, three dead three struggling for their lives. And those three who are dead could be any kid anywhere. I'm looking at their names in the New York Post report, not The Washington Post report. Tate Meyer, a 16 year old standout football player at Oxford high school, died of his wounds on the way to the hospital and the vaccine of patrol car. Hannah saint giuliana, a 14 year old Madison Baldwin, a 17 year old. This could be kids anywhere any high school anywhere. This is a TikTok video made by one of the students who is not injured if you're watching on the Salem news channel. Please do download it. It's just better to watch the sale on this channel. This is what they would see and listen to what they say. Yes. They come out. Let me stop for a second set this up. The video is of about, I would guess 15 to 20 students inside they're very well trained.

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"scripps research" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"scripps research" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Law enforcement and drug treatment were talking billions of dollars We've been hearing about so many opioid trials going on across the country Can you put this one in context Yeah you know it's really interesting After the prescription opioid boom began in the 1990s a bunch of America's biggest Fortune 500 corporations got into the business You know it wasn't just Purdue pharma Prescription opioids met huge profits and we're seeing this tsunami of lawsuits filed by state and local governments arguing that corporations should be held liable for creating a massive public health crisis And that's why this trial in Ohio is seen as a test case You know involving these pharmacy chains the verdict here is going to help determine what kind of accountability corporations will face in thousands of opioid lawsuits all over the country That's NPR's addiction correspondent Brian Mann speaking to us in Cleveland reporting there on the first ever federal opioid trial that involves the nation's big pharmacy chains Thanks so much Thanks Saudi Two scientists who helped explain how we sense temperature and touch have received a Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine And Pierre John Hamilton reports that their research could lead to new treatments for pain and a better understanding of how we monitor our own bodies The work on temperature sensing was done by David Julius at the University of California San Francisco In an interview with the Nobel website on Monday Julius said his research came from a desire to understand something we rarely think about It's true for many of our senses but maybe more so for touch and pain we experience it but we take it for granted So Julia spent years trying to understand how our body senses temperature In a 2015 interview with NPR he described his discovery of a molecule on nerve endings that responds to heat including the heat we associate with hot foods like wasabi It's the molecule that allows us to feel that tingle that pungent sensation from when we eat wasabi or put those kind of agents on our skin or anywhere where we have sensory nerve fibers Julia said his team also found that the molecule that senses temperature plays a key role in pain I work in this area in part because I know there are a lot of people who suffer from chronic pain syndromes millions of people in this country alone And we probably need a lot more variety of drugs to treat different types of pain because mechanistically it's not all going to be one thing The research on touch was led by Ardent Patagonia at Scripps research in la Jolla California Pati Putin helped discover two related molecules that detect the pressure created when something comes in contact with our skin or for example when our bladders fill up And these molecules also play an important role in pain Patience says this is especially true for people with nerve diseases that make them very sensitive to any sort of pressure So you all experience this for example after an injury or sunburn we're just a touch on the shoulder or just wearing a shirt can become painful And folks who suffer from neuropathic pain have this in a chronic state The molecules that sense touch are also critical to something called proprioception It's a sense that allows us to know the position and movement of our limbs and other body parts even when we can't see them Diana battista of the University of California Berkeley says it's fitting that these two scientists share the Nobel So together David Julius and Artem had put in unraveled one of the great mysteries in sensory biology How do we experience touch and temperature John Hamilton NPR news Our time now is 5 17 and you're listening to all things considered on 90.1 where ATL meets NPR I hope you had a great weekend and your Monday wasn't awful Speaking of awful though there are a few places out on the highways right now that are just that We'll start into cad county I 20 eastbound.

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"scripps research" Discussed on Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast

Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"scripps research" Discussed on Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast

"Member senator. Tom cotton and all of us were just conspiracy theories one hundred strapped in. It's like the movie was a containment trade. The movie containment came from a bat. A bat one on on everyone knows that the bad one on a woman and look like when of powder when she gave it everyone in the world. Yeah sure on january. The first twenty twenty fancy received credible warning from a professor. At the scripps research institute christian anderson that some of the veto features potentially look engineered and the he and his colleagues all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory. Fao g later blasted. The lab origin theory has completely incredible leading the entire media industrial complex to deride theories of bio engineering. And even the idea. The virus might have leaked from the wuhan institute of virology his assurance despite now finding safe to backtrack on saying he's not completely confident on sars Sars twos natural origin was doubtless. A major factor in pride book banning posts supporting the lab origin theory. That just one among many lies anti fao. She is spun. Sentences sars ceo v to reach tower a reach our shores. It was clear from the beginning almost clear from almost the beginning rights. Ms georgie bormann. Then found she was not just a benevolent science bureaucrat. Trying to figure it out not just a bumbling idiot which someone willing to put the entire nation to a punishing social and medical experiment to gaslight the public time and time again to keep it going and then back in the sycophancy And ben baskin the sycophancy of demon krant party lawmakers and the media while million suffered needlessly. That's the sort of thing we expect from the of political thrillers in public servants. Who are just trying to follow the fines..

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"scripps research" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"scripps research" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"A little bit here. The P review process is a sacred process that guards uh, free speech, to say the least. But clear and transparent thinking, um, and it's a place of vibrant debate between scientists. Where true science is metered out and to see the Lancet journal and and to see nature science. For instance. Um To see those those, Uh, journals, Nature medicine. Excuse me compromised with individuals that quickly ran, and I'm talking about some of the same individuals that are corresponding with algae that ran to these journals. And published papers, open letters in these journals indicating that anyone that had any question about whether or not the virus emerged naturally. Was trafficking in conspiracy theories that is outrageous and unbelievably irresponsible when they full well knew that it was completely scientifically legitimate. To ask those very asked those very questions. I'm thinking about an email here. You guys didn't read the emails, but some of the emails that were put out and I think they made they were made publicly available by Buzzfeed. There's a general by name of Christian Anderson, who is a virologist at the Scripps Research Institute. And and he He had written to Fauci and had said that there was a component there were components of the viral.

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"scripps research" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program

The Glenn Beck Program

05:14 min | 1 year ago

"scripps research" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program

"Somebody just okayed it and sent the money emails. Now prove that fao. She lied about this under oath. Consider the exchange which began the evening of january. Thirty first twenty twenty. It was friday just before midnight. The first email came in from an immunologist christian anderson who works at the scripps research institute at la hoya california anderson warned faouzi that cove it appeared to be possibly manipulated in a laboratory quote the unusual features of the virus. Make up a really small part of the genome last than point one percent so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features potentially look engineered the very next day february. First tony voucher. She wrote back. Thanks christian talk soon on the call. Foul ci then sent an urgent email to his deputy. The subject of the email all caps was important. Here's what the email said. Hugh it is essential that we speak this morning. Keep your cell phone on. Read this paper as well as the email that i forwarded you'll have tasks today that must be done attached to the emails a document entitled barack she. Al nature medicine sars gain of function dot. Pdf now the barrick in the attachment referred to ralph barrick a virologist based in the us who collaborated with the wuhan institute of virology barrick worked with a woman called dr she known as the bat lady because she manipulates corona viruses that infect bats now keep in mind that during the questioning from senator rand paul of kentucky fairly recently pfau chief denied that this. Same ralph barricade conducted gain function research. Again this is the ralph barrick in foul cheese attachment that was entitled baruch. She et al sars gain of function dot. Pdf yet under oath. Before the united states congress fao she denied this listen dr barrett gain of function research and if it is it's according to the guidelines and it is being conducted in north carolina. And if you look at the grant and you look at the progress reports it is not gained a function. Despite the fact that people tweet that tweet it was also in his emails. We know that starting last year a lot of people in nih were worried. That kovic had not occurred naturally tucker carlson last night pointed out that there were they were concerned it had been instead manipulated in a lab in china and yet they seem determined to hide those facts from the public again. Why on the afternoon of february. I last year. She held a conference call with several top virologists. Most of the detail of that call are hidden from public view. They've been redacted we know. The call was related to a document entitled corona virus sequence. Comparison jamie ferrara british physician. Who runs a major research. Nonprofit reminded everyone on the call that what they said. There was top secret. Information and discussion is shared in total confidence and not to be shared until agreement on next steps and quote in other emails. Jeremy farrar passed along an article from the website. Zero hedge that piece suggested the corona virus might have been created as a bioweapon. Zero hedge was banned from social media platforms. Why is that well for the last year. It has not been allowed to even be discussed now. Why can't you discuss it. Well the fact checkers wouldn't allow it. Why wouldn't they because tony couch. E assured the tech monopolies that the corona virus could not have been man made and so the tech monopolies shutdown the topic. Listen to a group of highly qualified evolutionary virologist. Look at the sequence is there and the sequences in Bats as they evolve and the mutations that it took to get to the point where it is now is totally consistent with a jump of species from an animal to a human. That is not true. We just revealed on this program last week that there is no evidence that it ever jumped from an animal from a bat to another animal to a human or from a bat to a human zero evidence. in fact they can't reinfect bats. bats won't get the corona virus..

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Your smartwatch could detect COVID

Talking Tech

02:04 min | 1 year ago

Your smartwatch could detect COVID

"Your apple watch or your fit bit or samsung galaxy. Watch or other wearable device and tracker could eventually signal whether you've been infected with covid nineteen or other illnesses such as the flu. Most of the research studies underway suggests that a few days before a person would test positive for the coronavirus their heart rate or activity level. Changes enough to suggest your about to do so. Now you probably know this most of our listeners. Probably know this but where will just the apple watch and samsung galaxy. Smartwatch fitbit and other devices already collect information such as heart oxygen data as well asleep and activity levels so researchers at mount sinai hospital in new york and at stanford university's healthcare innovation lab. And there's more places like the scripps research translation institute in la hoya california and in the universities like university of washington purdue are all at various stages of research looking into this and fitbit is actually also working with the department of defense. The department of veteran affairs at nasa on covid nineteen detection. So there's a lot of interest here but the findings aren't foolproof. Because could be false positives and things like that. But at stanford eighty one percent of the thirty two patients who became infected with covid nineteen had changes in heart rates. Time spent sleeping and daily steps that they've taken the researchers wrote in a publication. They put out in a journal called nature biomedical engineering now. Most of the covid nineteen patients there about sixty three percent had changes that could have led to early detection before the onset of symptoms. They found researcher. N- probably not ever going to be able to tell you definitively that you will develop covid nineteen based on the variations in your heartbeat. Or how much sleep you got. How much activity level you've had and how that's changed. However if there's a way to give you a heads up to get a test and perhaps quarantine that could potentially prevent the spread of covid nineteen or other illnesses to other people including your family friends and coworkers so this research is ongoing to the studies are looking for more participants. The links are in my story on ticked usa today dot com. And this is a topic. I'm sure we'll be covering in the weeks and months

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Coronavirus Outbreak: How Scared Should You Be?

Science Vs

10:35 min | 3 years ago

Coronavirus Outbreak: How Scared Should You Be?

"New virus infecting infecting people in China with the number of cases. Going up and up there are nearly three hundred confirmed cases eight hundred thirty convert cases. This is now heading towards three thousand more than forty five hundred have been infected. China has gone into full blown crisis mode building new hospitals closing schools and shutting shutting down transport between cities effectively putting millions of people on the lock down. The country has quarantined multiple cities. The streets are deserted. Shops shops are shut. It is cut off from the rest of the world but still their cases showing up around the world cases confirmed in Japan South Korea and Thailand in Europe Australia to the United States right now though. The vast majority of infected people are in China as of January thirtieth. That's today Chinese. As officials have reported almost ten thousand confirmed cases and more than two hundred people have died. The head of the World Health Organization has just raised the alert level. I'm declaring a public emergency of international concerned today on the show we're going to ground zero talk to a doctor in China who's treating patients now. We'll also talk to researches who tracing this virus back to its source and trying to figure out how bad this whole thing might might get a few months ago we didn't episode about a fictionalized pandemic with things got pretty bad will be anything like that and finally we will hear from the man who is advising the president about this outbreak. We have only five minutes Wendy five minutes without the president in the room. Well I can't tell you it was to stop let's head to Ground Zero Wuhan the CD in China where this virus broke out. She'll join us on condition. Luckily she is a doctor in John. Non Hospital at Ruhan University and he's seen the outbreak growth from its earliest days. Normally only works in the allergy department early in January. He got a call from his boss. Saying y'all needed elsewhere. Judicial Israel should sound law on January. Third I got a phone call from the director of our department. He said the medical services team had told us to send help to stop the virus spreading at the the time. I had no idea what I was going to get involved with that night. I was actually pretty nervous mainly because I had no idea what I was getting myself into or what I can do to help or where I'll be sent to help to shoot. Jesus in the next day he went to the hospital and because the people that were so worried about how dangerous this disease could be. Dr Way had to bundle himself into what he calls. It's a full body. Antivirus suit basically looks like a spacesuit time quoted with his hat and they'll be covered from head to toe in an antivirus suit and there's zipper which also had the Hoodie on top. Finally finishing up with an oral mask and face masks cover my whole face. His shift at the hospital was pretty calm. But then in mid-january mid-january things to Catan. It's winter over there and Dr Kway remembers that it was really cold outside and infected people will lining up at the hospital. Some some were really sick and they didn't have enough beds at the hospital that most of the patients were seated or waiting outside of the hallway standing. I felt overwhelmed and stress. Since I couldn't take care of many patients immediately. Your the disease that's infecting. People is a kind of virus cold corona virus. It's it's a family of related viruses and not all of them deadly in fact according to the CDC most people have been infected with a corona virus at some point in their lives. They typically give you just like a runny nose or a cough mild symptoms but this virus. It's new science. Didn't know no about it before for now. Scientists are calling it twenty nineteen and CR V. The novel Corona Virus and. Yeah some of the patients that's infected. They are also experiencing pretty mild symptoms but the patients that Dr Gray is saying they have high fevers some have chest and and muscle pain some have difficulty breathing. Dr kway remembers a patient that he sold one nice. Remember a more severe case Wanna made a huge impression. Russian on me was one case from before Chinese New Year around January fifteenth or sixteenth. I was working day shift. This patient was very fragile and she came in carried by her family to the hospital. She had so little spirit left in her that she couldn't even lift her head of she just seemed very fragile Schiro. She was sent to emergency care and he thinks she survived. But he's not shaw over Japan over me were totally unaware of the seriousness in time. And how many people would be infected Julia. The few currently the fatality rate of the virus is estimated to be between two full percent that means some to in every hundred people who get infected and get treatment. It meant a dying that doesn't mean that two percent of those who are infected. We'll die because that number doesn't include people who get sick have a bit of a cough. Maybe feel lousy but don't seek treatment this is all unfolding in real time though and there's still a lot we don't know so leaving the hospital next question. Where did this virus come from? There's a lot of reports beginning at two a wet market in Wuhan a place place where they sell seafood alongside porcupines foxes and snakes and other animals but then it became clear that some of the earliest patients never never been to that market. Leaving the question. Where did this virus come from? And just how long has it been infecting people for well. Really Elliott outright Chinese researchers worked out the genetic code of the Corona virus and they uploaded into an international database. They keep adding samples samples from other patients so now scientists in China and all over the world using these sequences to unravel where the virus came from and when it first emerged and one of the first things they did was to compare this viruses genetic code with other nasty viruses ones that we already know about and Bam. They found something. This virus was really similar to a virus found in bats. So we think that's bats. That's Christian Anderson. The Director of Infectious Disease Genomics at Scripps Research Institute. He's one of the scientists who's been researching the origins of this virus. The Bats Poli. Oh you don't get sick from this virus rights of the virus gets to infect pets and just sort of hang out there so this virus is hanging out in bats maybe for a while how. How did it jumped to humans? Well it might not have been a director like with SAWS which was another corona virus that emerged in two thousand and two and killed around around nine hundred people. Well that disease started in bats as well but it had what's called an intermediate host a middle animal that infected I Christian talk to produce a Marylebone about it. We know from sauce for example that there was an intermediate host as it's called recieve. It's what's a what's a sieve of it I think it's like a cat like googling it now. Oh it is yeah. It's kind of like a cat very long spotted cat it's pretty cute actual relate and okay cool. Yes so we think something similar probably happened with this corona virus to write for this virus if there was an intermediate host. We don't know what it was. An early paper suggested it might have been snakes but Christian doesn't think that's right. We also don't know how this virus arrest got from one of those animals in us. The state really don't know it's possible to animals simply just there and you know droppings or whatever around the animals people could get into contact with that. They could be traded in the market. They could be consumed for food but Christian told us that it's not surprising surprising that this happened when you have animals including humans living next to each of them. A virus has a lot of chances of leaping from one creature to announce how it happened with the ball. Love bird-flu even the bubonic plague. Okay so next question. When did this virus make make the jump? There's this idea out there that the virus has been around for awhile simmering away infecting people before the word got out Is that true well. He's how scientists like Christian finding out. First they take all those samples of the viruses from different patients. The ones that have been uploaded to the database and they compare them to each other now. And what you're going to see because viruses changed slightly over. What time is that? You're going to see that the viruses are going to be slightly different between different. Patients is a virus. Mutating all the time. It's not necessarily early dangerous mutations sometimes that just changing so the idea is that if a virus has been around for a while it will have accumulated lots of different tweaks thanks to its genetic card. There'd be lots of versions of it out there but if the virus is really knew it would look pretty much the same in every patient. Who who has it? And that's what Christian found him. He looked at the genetic code of the virus found in twenty seven patients and they were all really Sima camelot's other research has found the same thing so this means that this virus it's probably emerged really recently. Oh and what we can show is that it happens somewhere around mid November to early December based on this early research. It looks like this virus was first born on maybe in November China told the World Health Organization about it on December thirty first so this idea that the disease was simmering hiring away for ages before we knew about it Christian says now based on the genetic data we can show that. That's not what was going on. It really was a picked up very very rapidly after the break. How contagious is this new virus and if someone is infected what should you you do?

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