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"senate health committee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"State Senate primaries and in The Bronx, sitting senator faces a stiff challenge from the first time candidate, WNYC's John Campbell explains. State senator Gustavo Rivera is chatting with me on Zoom from his apartment in kingsbridge heights. I'm not asking you for anything. He's rattling off a list of things that are tough about running in an August primary, a time when many voters are tuned out. So those are the challenges and the heat that I say the heat is hot. The primary was initially supposed to be in June and Rivera had an easy path to reelection. But that was before the state court stepped in to draw dramatically different district lines and pushed the Senate races back to August. Now, Rivera is running in a district that stretches from Riverdale to van nest. He's in a heated race against fellow Democrat megalena camilo. And in some ways, they're facing a common foe. Our biggest opponent is apathy. There's people that are either not knowledgeable, they don't know that there's a primary coming up or they're like another one. What is this about? Camilo is president of The Bronx women's bar association. She launched a campaign in February when it looked like she would be running for an open seat. And when she suddenly found herself in a primary, she wasn't going to let it scare her out of the race. We continued to move forward because the work of representing the people here, all the campaigning and had been doing since February, all the work we had been doing community that didn't change. Rivera is the sitting senator, but he doesn't have the backing of Bronx democratic leaders. That belongs to his challenger who used to be the party's vice chair. But the 6th term incumbent does chair the powerful Senate health committee. He's a progressive who sponsors the bill that would create a single payer healthcare system. And he says it's his record that sets him apart. I've done the work. It's there for all to see. And ultimately, that is what I will hopefully be judged on. Camilo is more of a centrist. She supports charter schools and says lawmakers should be more supportive of law enforcement officials. I say I'm a pragmatic Democrat and senator Robert has been open about being more of a left liberal progressive. Early voting for the August 23rd primary runs through the 21st. John Campbell, WNYC news. And also on the August 23rd ballot congressional primaries, the top candidates in the race for the tenth district made their case to voters last night in a televised debate co host about WNYC and New York won for analysis of that is WNYC's people and power reporter, Elizabeth Kim, who was up last night watching the debate and joins us now live. Hi, Liz. Good morning, Michael. We had 6 candidates on the debate stage, all progressive Democrats, where exactly did the Democrats differ the most? So these candidates don't really disagree much on major policies. This is a very liberal district. It covers Lower Manhattan and parts of northwest Brooklyn, including park slope, but the debate did reveal some differences. Daniel Goldman, who's a former prosecutor, definitely came off as more centrist and small business oriented than his opponents. He expressed concerns about repeat offenders and crime and said he'd be willing to reexamine bail reform. On the other end of the spectrum, you had state assembly woman you lead new and Westchester congressman mondaire Jones, who said they believe the way to tackle crime is by making more investments in social programs. Now Daniel goleman took a volley of attacks during the debate, arguably the most of any candidate, here is Manhattan council member carlina Rivera two Goldman. You are a walking campaign finance loophole, Dan. You are essentially trying to buy this election. Does this line of questioning Liz suggested Goldman is by anyway the FrontRunner here? This is an extremely crowded race. There are 12 candidates. But recent polls show that this could boil down to Goldman new and city council member carlina Rivera. Goldman has never been elected to public office before, but he's the wealthiest candidate in the race. He recently put in $1 million of his own money into his campaign. This is an up for grab selection and candidates like Goldman who have the money to reach voters through direct mail, phone calls, and even door to door canvassing have a big edge. Well, Liz, did you get the sense that the candidates accomplish what they were trying to do in this debate? Yes, for the most part. You just heard Rivera that was probably one of the best singers of the night. The debate was however mostly civil. I think the candidates were thinking less about throwing their opponents off their game than delivering their own closing arguments. As one example, Liz holtzman, who is this trailblazer elected official who served in Congress during the Nixon era, she came into the debate considered as the sharpest and most experienced debater. Her job was to remind voters of her accomplishments as a lawmaker, and she did that by bringing up legislation that she worked on. There was a lightning round moment when the candidates were asked whether they'd support president Joe Biden's run for reelection. It was a similar question posed to candidates in New York one and WNYC's debate of the candidates for the 12th congressional district race. I'm curious, what did they say? So not entirely different to what was said in last week's debate where the two longtime members of Congress Gerald madler and Carolyn maloney refused to commit to the idea that the president is running for reelection. First off, Biden has said he wants to run again. This time, however, the candidate said that this decision was Biden's what they sound a little bit more warm to a reelection bid. That's probably due to the fact that the president has been on a bit of a hot streak. He got a big part of his climate and domestic spending plan through, and there are signs that inflation may be coming under control. But in a sign that members of his party are still concerned about his deep unpopularity, one of the candidates Julie knew argued that Democrats need to be quote strategic about who they put on the ballot. And former mayor Bill de Blasio, who last month dropped out of this race, also came up in this debate. How so? That's right. The candidates were asked whether they would want the support of the former mayor, who dropped out because he was deeply unpopular. And the responses were not too surprising. Here's what assembly member nude told WNYC's Bridget Bergen. I have not decided endorsement from Bill de Blasio. Would you accept it? No, thank you. No thank you. And the other answers were basically the same. Okay, that's WNYC's Elizabeth Kim of the people and power
"senate health committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Chris coraggio. And I'm Denise Pellegrini in the Bloomberg newsroom. Investors who are worried about inflation, well, they're probably eyeing next week's reports on consumer and producer prices for fresh signs of inflation. And former treasury secretary Larry summers tells us based on what he's seen so far. The fed needs to step up the pace of the hikes already. If we don't act on it and strongly on it and that means raising real interest rates significantly, then we're just setting the stage for stagflation. And summers there on Wall Street week with David Westin heard here on Bloomberg radio. Berkshire Hathaway out with the big jump in quarterly operating income. Kathy seifert analyst with CFR a research says, even though profit jumped at Berkshire's insurance unit, Geico is flashing warning signs. The auto insurance unit reporting an underwriting loss according to Bloomberg's max Reyes. Underwriting there really took a hit off of inflation. Obviously used cars are way more expensive, right? So if someone gets into an accident, just the actual costs associated with fixing that car replacing that card depending on the severity, those are way high. Bloomberg reporter max Reyes there. A rising concern about monkeypox and now doctors and legislators in New York are calling on the federal government to make it easier to get a drug called teapots more on that from the Burke's Michael Barr. Denise teapot is approved for smallpox, but some early studies say the antiviral can also help treat monkeypox even after people have contracted the disease. Right now, healthcare providers have to get special approval through the CDC and its investigational drug program. Gothamist says state senator Gustavo Rivera chairman of the Senate health committee and other New York legislators are also asking the Health and Human Services secretary, Javier becerra, the consider using emergency use authorization to allow thousands of available doses to be accessed more quickly. Denise. Thank you, Michael. And global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries. In the newsroom Denise Pellegrini
"senate health committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I'm Chris. And I'm Denise fellow greedy in the Bloomberg newsroom and musters who are worried about inflation, well, they're probably eyeing next week's reports on consumer and producer prices for fresh signs of inflation, and former treasury secretary Larry summers tells us based on what he's seen so far. The fed needs to step up the pace of the hikes already. If we don't act on it and act strongly on it and that means raising real interest rates significantly, then we're just setting the stage for stagflation. And summers there on Wall Street week with David Westin heard here on Bloomberg radio. Berkshire Hathaway out with the big jump in quarterly operating income. Kathy seifert analyst with C FRA research says, even though profit jumped at Berkshire's insurance unit, Geico is flashing warning signs. The auto insurance unit reporting an underwriting loss according to Bloomberg's max Reyes. Underwriting there really took a hit off of inflation. Obviously used cars are way more expensive, right? So if someone gets into an accident, just the actual costs associated with fixing that car, replacing that card, depending on the severity. Those are way high. Bloomberg reporter max Reyes there. I'm rising concern about monkeypox and now doctors will legislators in New York are calling on the federal government to make it easier to get a drug called teapots more than that from Bloomberg's Michael Barr. Denise teapot is approved for smallpox, but some early studies say the antiviral can also help treat monkeypox even after people have contracted the disease. Right now, healthcare providers have to get special approval through the CDC and its investigational drug program. Gothamist says state senator Gustavo Rivera chairman of the Senate health committee and other New York legislators are also asking the Health and Human Services secretary Javier becerra. The consider using emergency use authorization to allow thousands of available doses to be accessed more quickly. Denise. Thank you, Michael. And global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake. Powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries. In the newsroom on Denise Pellegrini, this is Bloomberg
"senate health committee" Discussed on KOMO
"Senator patty Murray says she and her fellow Democrats will continue to fight for abortion rights. She indicated she plans to hold hearings on the sea on the overturning of roe V wade. I'm using my gavel as chair of the Senate health committee to shine a light on how the court's ruling has devastating implications for women. But some Republicans, including Kathy McMorris Rogers of Spokane, have said they will fight for abortion bans. And I asked for the next 50 years and beyond in our country, how are we going to define the greatest human rights issue of our generation Senator Murray adds that Democrats plan to hold a vote on making roe federal law in order to put pressure on vulnerable Republicans in swing states. Washington state health officials are doubling down on their support of women's health services, Lacey farron Bach is deputy secretary of prevention and health. Abortion continues to be legal in Washington state, despite the Supreme Court ruling that DOH we work to make sure that sexual and reproductive health services are available and accessible across the state. Fair and box says Washington has a broad sexual and reproductive health program that operates 87 clinics with many of them performing abortions and providing birth control. The former Bremerton high football coach who just won his U.S. Supreme Court case says his plans to return to the field are on hold. He told como force Jackie Kent, he's still waiting to hear from the school district about whether he'll get his job back. Kennedy says he has not yet heard back from the district about getting his job back and he's trying to wait patiently. He tells us he didn't ask for any damages or back pay for his salary and the Supreme Court case just to get his job back and be allowed to pray by himself on the football field after games. His attorney says they emailed the district attorneys about next steps. So now it's a waiting game. I tried to put a smile on my face, but there's good sportsmanship and I'm just waiting for them to reach out all of branch out. And the school district doesn't actually have to wait until the mandate issues from the Supreme Court. They could hire him back today. And the district on Monday said it will comply with the ruling, their attorneys have said they don't know if Kennedy truly wants to come back after moving out of state and for a small annual stipend. Jackie cat, come on news. Congresswoman pramila jayapal has introduced what she calls a trans Bill of rights. The Seattle Democrats says Republican lawmakers across the country have been restricting the rights of minorities, and it's time for her and others to push back. From don't say gay laws, the laws that criminalize parents and providers for supporting our kids simply to have gender affirming care. So her bill would guarantee equal access to public accommodations, banned discrimination in housing and employment and require the attorney general to enforce such laws. Now the legislation, which she has termed the trans Bill of rights already has 85 co sponsors, all of them, Democrats. Jeff pojo in northwest news radio. No comment yet from
"senate health committee" Discussed on KOMO
"From home as the isolates after his positive COVID test He says he has mild symptoms in large part because he's double vaccinated and boosted Fauci's office says he's taking the antiviral COVID treatment packs a little bit He will update the Senate health committee on the latest pandemic numbers and the need for Congress to okay more money for vaccines and treatment A new study finds an exercise bill that curbs hunger could be on the way Researchers from Stanford medicine and Baylor university have teamed up to identify a molecule that keeps people from getting hungry after working out They hope to eventually produce a medication that may even replace the need to go to the gym This process is being evaluated through the effects of a specific amino acid From the ABC News tech trends Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer on Windows 10 computers PC worlds Mark Hoffman says IE launched nearly 27 years ago alongside Windows 95 And for many of us that grew up with the Internet we're familiar with IE Not to say that we necessarily loved it A reputation for slow speeds and poor security meant that while the browser enjoyed 95% market share at its peak in 2003 now in an explorer has just a couple percent in terms of market share in the United States But that's still you know thousands millions of PCs Microsoft says Internet Explorer users will be redirected to the company's newer edge browser And while some may be reluctant hockman says modern browsers in general make the transition easy The browsers are all free importing your passwords in your bookmarks is usually part of the setup process With tech trends I'm Daria holding her ABC News We'll get you there with more traffic.
"senate health committee" Discussed on WTOP
"Breaking the record set nearly a year and a half ago And CDC director doctor Rochelle Walensky testified before the Senate health committee this week about the new omicron variant Despite a potential decrease in severity the substantial number of absolute cases is resulting in hospitalization increases across all age groups including children age zero to four This morning CBS News medical contributor doctor David agus joins us with his take It is less severe but the problem is there are so so so many more cases that with slightly less severity you're still going to get equal to many more hospitalizations But I think the encouraging part or discouraging depending what side of the fence you're on is that the majority over 95% of the hospitalizations are in unvaccinated individuals or under vaccinated individuals So the vaccines and the boosters prevent serious illness which is what we all care about The problem with these hospitalizations is we're canceling all cancer surgeries heart surgeries and others because the hospitals are full So all elective procedures are canceled So it affects every person in the country So talk a little bit about the difference between the oma cran variant and the delta variant in terms of these hospitalizations because during delta we had a lot of people go into the ICU Is that the case now or are these hospitalizations less severe We were told these vaccines were going to prevent hospitalizations They do So the vaccines in general are preventing almost all of the hospitalizations The problem is that people are unvaccinated They're hospitalized under vaccinated or non vaccinated at all But you're right the hospitalizations are typically shorter with autocrine them seem a delta And fewer people are going to an intensive care unit That being said there is still a significant number in the ICUs and a significant numbers of deaths But the hospitalizations and the severity is slightly lower than the people that are hospitalized versus other strains of the virus The number of children hospitalized with COVID continues to soar nationwide that's reaching record levels too and is that just because young kids can't get vaccinated Yeah young kids can't get vaccinated to zero to 5 and then above 5 they vaccination rate is less than we're seeing with older individuals So that equals more kids getting the virus and some of them are getting very very sick We don't know exactly why there's such an increase in hospitalization in children compared to other strains But it certainly is real and it is worrisome Any time a child is hospitalized obviously that's a horrible tragedy And we're seeing a significant number of them across the country It really is worrisome Doctor I guess we've heard from a lot of health professionals that we might be sort of nearing the end of this huge spike in cases from omicron and that things should generally start to calm down within the next few weeks Are you on board with that Or do you see something else happening In South Africa big steep upward number of cases and then precipitous decline in the United Kingdom which followed afterwards we're seeing there's a shoulder on that decline It's not as precipitous but there certainly is a decline The hope is the same happens here that so many people are being affected together with the underlying immunity of the country probably means that by the end of the month we'll start to see significant declines of cases By the time we get to mid February I think we'll be in a much better spot than we are today With the latest in the coronavirus.
"senate health committee" Discussed on Slate's If Then
"And I wonder what sense you got from them about where the pediatric vaccinations for little kids lies in their priority list right now. Obviously, they have a lot going on. Yeah. Yeah, there is just so much happening with the omicron variant with figuring out boosters and waning immunity and vaccine inequity around the world. So they've got a lot to think about. And the same goes for the FDA. I think they do see this uncovered population as really important. And so I think the companies are working as quickly as they can within the confines of what the FDA says is appropriate to get these vaccines out. But it does just seem like we keep waiting and waiting and waiting. Do we know what the U.S. government's thinking is on all of this on where this kind of population bucket lies in their priority list? Well, it's frustrating. I don't know if you feel this way, but every time I hear Doctor Fauci or another one of the officials say this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated and some of the unvaccinated are going to get severely ill and die. It's like, but some people can't choose whether or not to be vaccinated. Kids under 5 don't have a choice. And so just hearing that is really frustrating and I know they don't mean it that way and they're not talking about kids under 5 when they say this, but it's true that the unvaccinated include kids under 5. When they're asked about this, there was a hearing this week in the Senate health committee. They say they're working as quickly as they possibly can. But folks like acting FDA commissioner Janet woodcock, she was asked about it on Tuesday of this week and she just can't say very much because there's so much sort of confidential information between companies and the FDA and so she always just kind of leans on that and doesn't really give a lot of information. But I think also when you look at the vaccination rates for 5 to 11 year olds, there was so much excitement at the beginning for parents searching for appointments for their kids. And if you look at the curves, they do go pretty straight up right away, but then they level off and right now only 17% of kids 5 to 11 are fully vaccinated. And so there is some thought maybe the government is thinking how much do parents really want this, but of course there are maybe 17% of parents that really want this for their kids under 5. Or maybe more. Yeah, I was looking at that data, and I sort of had the same question of whether there was an even not fully articulated sense among people at the FDA or maybe in The White House that well, if the parents aren't clamoring for this for the already eligible school age kids, do we really need to step on the gas with the little little kids?.
"senate health committee" Discussed on WTOP
"Cases are now at record levels and hospitals due to the overcrowded variant vaccinations and booster shots remain she says effective and can help save your life A Macron is likely not to be the last curveball this virus throws at us But we have the tools to prevent further spread of this virus This week testifying before senators who raised a lot of questions about the administration's latest response to the COVID pandemic doubled TOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller is covering Democrats and Republicans on the Senate health committee both indicated exasperation with some of the messaging coming out of The White House and the CDC director tried to be as clear as possible Walensky said if you are fully vaccinated and you are exposed to someone who's got the virus you do not have to stay home but you do need to get tested within 5 days Also doctor Anthony Fauci testified if you're fully vaccinated you're ten times less likely to contract the virus although you can still do so And if you're not vaccinated and you go to the hospital you're 20 times more likely to die Now health experts were also asked about why there's a shortage of rapid tests and there were assured that the administration is ramping up efforts to get tests to people so they can test regularly We certainly had some fireworks in this hearing We have Kentucky Republican senator Rand Paul making it clear that he's no fan of doctor Anthony Fauci of NIH their faceoff got personal vitamin This one was one of their most intense Shawn senator Paul again accusing Doctor Fauci of contributing to government overreach and creating too many mandates Doctor Fauci visibly upset and said when Paul unleashes these various accusations it can put his family safety in jeopardy All of a sudden that kindles the crazies out there and I have threats upon my life harassment of my family and my children without seeing phone calls because people are lying about me Fauci also pointed out that Paul's website has posted a fire Fauci section that the Kentucky lawmaker uses to raise money from On another topic Mitch President Biden spoke in Atlanta indicating he would support changes to the Senate filibuster to help get legislation passed He lost simple majorities If they can do that then the United States Senate should be able to protect voting rights by a simple majority The president has until recently been a defender of the filibuster Is there any chance it could be changed Well at the moment it's unlikely those smaller changes could still occur while he's indicated he's open to altering the filibuster the president didn't specify exactly how Democrats are looking at a so called carve out that they wouldn't need 60 votes for this voting rights legislation But as you know West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has been saying any repeated he would not go that far because it needs bipartisan support in his view Another possibility would be the return of the talking filibuster the so called mister Smith goes to Washington filibuster where a senator literally holds the.
"senate health committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To Denise collar greeny for a checklist world in national news Hey Tim House speaker Nancy Pelosi addressing democratic losses in yesterday's in Tuesday's elections and she says voters might have been frustrated by lawmakers failure to pass those social spending and infrastructure banks The more results we can produce in a way that is people understand in their lives the better it is So she says that it could be a boost if they pass them in policy speaking there with reporters Coronavirus infections hitting record levels now in many countries across Europe something we haven't heard for a while The World Health Organization is describing the new wave as a grave concern Republican senator Rand Paul accusing the NIH again of funding research that was tied to experimenting with viruses and Wuhan China going after chief medical adviser at The White House doctor Anthony Fauci here's an exchange between Paul Fauci and committee chair there in the Senate senator patty Murray Check this out You said it a month ago I have allowed Doctor Fauci to respond you've had your time I'm going to give him a dishonest Senator Paul we will allow Doctor Fauci to respond after you've given accusations like that Doctor Fauci Well I don't have any more to say except to say that as usual And I have a great deal of respect for this body of the Senate and it makes me very uncomfortable to have to say something but he is egregiously incorrect in what he says And that exchange before the Senate health committee today Doctor Fauci meantime also said it's impossible for any virus research the NIH funded to have contributed to COVID-19 And as we've been talking about the mayor elect of the Big Apple says he'll.
"senate health committee" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Rand paul's wife purchase stock from gilead sciences. And rand paul. Who's supposed to report. That didn't do so. In fact he didn't report it until sixteen months after the deadline to do so which does certainly raise some red flags but the timing of the gilead share purchases certainly also raises a red flag. And let me give you those details so rand. Paul revealed that his wife bought stock in gilead sciences. Which makes the antiviral drug used to treat cove. Nineteen on february twenty six twenty twenty before the threat from the corona virus was fully understood by the public and before it was classified as a pandemic by the world health organization. Now the timing is important Especially because you had members of congress certainly various committees in the senate who were briefed In you know non-public meetings on corona virus so they had information about the severity of the pandemic before the general public did the purchase was of between one thousand and fifteen thousand dollars in stock in gilead which makes the antiviral drug known as rendez severe. The company stock was worth seventy dollars and seventy cents per share on the day of the purchase and rose above eighty dollars in march. It has since fluctuated and was worth sixty nine dollars and eighty four cents on the day of paul's disclosure more than a year later so again. It took him sixteen months to report this. He missed the deadline. I think that's a huge problem. I would argue is a far. Larger problem is that we have members of congress and the spouses of members of congress. Who are able to invest in individual stocks. That enough itself is a huge problem. Even if this gets investigated and there's no evidence of insider trading taking place the fact that you have congressional lawmakers and their families invested in individual stocks certainly serves a conflict of interest and so was there insider trading taking place. We don't know yet but we do have a few more details. Paul is a member of the senate health committee which in january in january hosted trump administration officials for briefing on the corona virus. So this briefing happens in january and then his wife ran. Paul's wife decides to buy a shares of from dusk severe which was later used as a treatment for corona virus in february. So i want to get your thoughts charles because this is an issue. That's been pretty infuriating. I mean when you really look at how widespread this problem is congress and how much it impacts some of the policy decisions. They make it shows you that this conflict of interest really does work against the best interests of the american people and the very individuals who voted these congressional lawmakers into office in the first place. Sore sure there is a sentiment. Among many people that the rich get richer and the borges orange so examples of stories like these are just fuel for the fire that suggests that there is going to be a class of people who continue to have in a class of people who will continue to have not and we're not talking about has and have nots. I'm talking about information as much as i'm talking about money. And you know you went as far as to say that members of congress and their families or their immediate families should not be allowed to trade publicly. And while i also you know sort of had that in my head in terms of something that i was mulling over our wasn't prepared to go that far how i was going to say that maybe there should be restrictions but the reality is when i think about it and i think it through. There's been story after story after story where we have seen that with the with the restrictions that are currently in place and the attempts that people have made the ethics committee in both houses of congress in terms of trying to create transparency around reporting and things of that nature. We still have continued violations. Right now senator richard. Burr is still under investigation from the f. e. c. around Around potential violations with respect to a insider trading and he is one of the remaining senators some of the other ones five fifteen and others will lafleur and others were were cleared during the initial poll. That took place in the wake of a number of stocks being dumped immediately before the announcement of of vars independent dynamic. I say all that to say what we've seen over and over again. Time and time again is that unfortunately people in positions power at least not in the united states congress can be trusted cannot be trusted to make good decisions when it comes to trading and having access to information and obviously in me in many cases all the longingly having the means to take advantage of that information in the market and so this is an example of something that unfortunately supports your position in my opinion because you know one would like to think that if you put out strict regulations for people in power that that would be enough but what we are seeing is that unfortunately that is not the case so you may be right and as much as perhaps the solution is just an altogether prohibition for that or members of congress and their immediate families indoor spouses in order to curtail this. Because i don't see it changing anytime soon. Iran paul at the end of the day. Not only should he know better but quite frankly he did no better yeah he of course he did no better. I think it's i mean the fact that he waited this long to disclose that his wife purchased this particular stock. I think is again. It's a huge red flag. But this goes beyond rand paul and his wife and i also want to clarify what i say. Lawmakers and their families. I'm not talking about extended families. I'm certainly talking about their immediate family. Their spouses Because they live in the same household and so if their wives or their husbands are buying shares of a company it still has the same impact as it would if it were the particular public servant doing it him or herself. And that's the thing. I would like our public servants to live up to that title. Being a public servant means that you have to sacrifice things including investing in individual stocks for companies that you are gonna make legislative decisions about and i love that you brought up a senator burr because that was really the story that forced me to kind of explore. How wide spread this problem is and i want to share this video with you. All because it gives you a sense of how wide spread it is and how much of a problem it becomes in terms of governing in march twenty twenty new spurred that for us senators.
"senate health committee" Discussed on The South Florida Morning Show
"Then i don't know if by then they have some kind of press conference from the cdc about masks. But i think it's common. I think you're absolutely right people. Listen no we'll five. Ci was everywhere yesterday. And oh yes. I'm part of this committee. I'm in on these meetings but you know what it's going to be top medical officials who the hell are you. Then you're not you're not the top medical official you and rachelle wolinsky there with the cdc that director. I don't know how she still director either. That's another one. I don't know yeah. They're trying to take the heat off him now. Do you notice that because the the country hates him last week. When i was out rand. Paul nailed him again. Oh grammar jail we. He wants to do them with that. Fight was was the highlight of the senate health committee hearing. It's like all right. I'll tell you who's you're the liar senator. What do you get off calling me this. It was like okay. Well here's Fo ci yesterday bringing this. Stay this whole issue. Backup on cnn. He's sources are telling. Cnn the top health officials are weighing whether to revise mass for vaccinated. Americans argue part of those conversations. And if so what are you advising. Do you think masks should be brought back for vaccinated. Americans you know jay. This is on the active consideration. If you're asking part of my part of the discussion yes. I'am you're leading the discussion..
"senate health committee" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"A number of fronts. most notably economic. The lack of domestic spectators alone could cost japan's economy. One point three billion dollars in the first matchup the host japan which is ranked number two beat eighth ranked australia eight to one in women's softball. The top ranked. Us beat italy in the second game of tripleheader but the us women's soccer team was also among the first to play on wednesday morning. They lost horribly three. Owed sweden ending the us teams. Forty four match winning streak so the ioc pressed ahead with the games despite questions about whether that was wise in a country suffering yet another surge in cova infections japanese authorities at the last minute scrapped plans to allow domestic spectators and now say the games could still be cancelled. Meanwhile a new olympic host city has been announced brisbane. Australia will be the home of the olympic and paralympic summer games in twenty thirty two among all the other disturbing news. Here's more federal data released. Wednesday showed that cova nineteen reduced life expectancy in the us by a year and a half in twenty twenty and the loss doubled for black and hispanic americans overall the us. Life expectancy suffered its biggest one year decline since world war two. According to the associated press health officials said that the covert nineteen pandemic is to blame for the vast majority of the fall but drug overdoses and increasing homicides also contributed so this news of the decline in life expectancy here in the. Us came the morning after the director. Of the cdc doctor rochelle will linski said in a senate health committee hearing that the highly infectious delta variant is now responsible for eighty three percent of new use cases of course new infections have been rising especially in areas with low vaccination rates although infections and deaths remain thankfully far below their winter peaks. But a new push for the who've not yet been vaccinated is on as dr wolinsky said. This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated now onto the senate where on wednesday according to the timetable set by senate. Majority leader chuck schumer. They're scheduled to vote to open. Debate on the biff. The so-called bipartisan infrastructure framework. Now all this vote is is to open debate. It's a procedural vote to get around the filibuster but open debate but the group of senators working on the texts claim. They're so close to finishing the outline of the legislation that they want the vote delayed until monday. I guess we'll find out somewhere around two thirty eastern time when the vote is scheduled to be held and finally i will not end this. What's news report or the fawning story about the billionaires big dick contest space race instead. I will tell you that. While jeff bezos owes spent. I don't know how many billions of dollars on a quick joy ride up into the air and then back down again. The former mrs basis mackenzie donated five point. Eight eight billion dollars to the cova crisis and another four point one billion dollars to schools for black brown and indigenous people. That's what to do with an obscene amount of money. Just saying and that's just a bit of what's news for now. I'm nicole sandler if you appreciate these reports and the nicole sandler show. I hope you'll consider making a contribution. My work is fully listener supported. And i can't do it without your help. Find out more nicole sandler dot com and please click on that donate button..
"senate health committee" Discussed on Defocus Media
"Ever that i know someone in so wait a very strong house sponsor who led the way i will tell you in fact the the final vote that when we got out of our house health committee the final. Yes got us. Eleven to nine vote was because of our sponsor not because of an optometrist is because he knew he had put in so much work. We put in so much work in it. Deserved to be heard on the floor. And you know that doesn't always happen but that was the sponsor that did that in. Our senate sponsor was the same was a former better very well respected member and he'd also became vice chair of the senate health committee we had already asked him to be sponsored before we knew that was going to have any work to get that spot for that very reason. That was very important and and you know was tremendous. I mean You know. Dr sam pierce when he was president you know. He made the the practice. Initiative made expanding scope one of the priorities of his in set aside funds to help states and in they did help us We raised a whole lot of money. We spend a whole lot of money. I'll tell you all in all we probably we spent close to seven hundred thousand dollars in In in in passing this bill. That goes all the way back to you. Know going to advance procedures. Course in governor fundraisers legislative dinners all those types of things but Anyway helped tremendously in. They helped right. You know especially toward the end when we were looking to hire a few more. Lobbyists of the lobbyists were were important. Because they're they're they're they're at the capital every day Will tell you this when the session started. We made a point. we had. Thomas said set at the capital every single day A lot of time at office. I've forgotten how many days i took office but knows a lot We had a scope team That we are six of us in our executive director that we met if not every week on almost nightly especially as we came down the end. you know it was. It was some sacrifice but it was well worth the sacrifice in slang for finally finally over the dust to settle and scott expansion is here and then Berman root for right. How i know during the debate. Time having relationships got contentious between ody's md's and our. I mean they. Some help holden the dentist and the nurses and the chiropractors and the every if you had any letters after your name you get concrete so all the settled down. What is relationships with the medical community as a whole like in the aftermath. That's great question. I mean just to talk about the dentist you know. We had a dentist in the house health committee. He voted against us pharmacists on the house. Health committee she voted against us. I may only advocates..
"senate health committee" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"This is incense. You're on liquid lunch. I'm tuning in for John Tobacco, and I'm tuning and I'm sitting in for Jon Tobacco. I keep thinking only radio, but we're live streaming show as well. We just got off with the incredible Alex Grill who broke down the tax gaps and the inflation and the deficit and all that good stuff. If you missed it, you don't want to check that out again. But we're going to hop into some news of the day here. So the FBI interviewed Top New York City. Um they're interviewing top New York City people and and they're probing into government, Cuomo over the nursing homes and the book deal. So the investigators interviewed the chairman of the state Senate Health Committee as part of its probe into governor Kono's handling of nursing homes amid the coronavirus in that scandal, including his $5.1 Million book Deal. What a sleazebag! This guy $65.1 million. That's a lot of money to make during the pending When the average business can't even open up. So you have state Senator Gustavo Rivera, uh, from the Bronx. He said that he was invited to the FBI's Brooklyn headquarters earlier this month. And he he was interviewed for nearly you know. Three hours by agents and prosecutors from the Brooklyn U. S attorney's office and they talked a little bit about everything, he said mostly the governor's interaction with the Legislature throughout the pandemic. The investigators also asked Rivera for records to corroborate what he told them, which he agreed to provide. Of course he did, and many questions involved. The Cuomo administrations cover up. Of the total nursing home death toll from Covid 19, which is a huge, huge issue right now because they want to get to the bottom of it. So the state probes are also going to be addressing a string of sexual harassment allegations because we know he's not off the hook there mainly by former and current female aides. While the Judiciary Committee is investigating the nursing home deaths that is taking place as well, So it seems like this guy so many scandals up his sleeves. But the Brooklyn U. S attorney's office and the I have both declined for Meant because we've been following the story in the press, but Cuomo's lawyers, this is interesting because in fact, it seems kind of, um, uh, sleazy to me to release a statement like this. Almost lawyer said that, um, he's a He's a leading white collar defense attorney Elkann Elkann A Abramowitz and he called the controversies over Cuomo's nursing home policies. Um, and the book deal and the political end up and the predicted federal probe that they wouldn't result in any charges. What do you mean? They won't result in any charges? How is that even possible? They have the result in charges. I mean, this guy is clearly not honest and manipulators, so he's got to go and for his lawyers to come out and be as assertive as they are. You should take a step back boys because a lot of stuff is going to come out of the world would work on Cuomo. Um, so the House is set to vote today on setting up an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the capital insurrection. So that's another headline, and the decision could expose. Um, fissures among Republican leaders, some of whom have some of whom have venomously downplayed the events of January six. Which in my opinion is crazy, you can't downplay Capital riots. Um, they were clearly a ripple effect. To the point where you can have, um Sleaze is like Maxine Water. I was trying to be careful with that word. But Maxine Waters almost cost an entire case. We if there's one thing we all agreed on, it's that Derek Chauvin was guilty on all three charges. That's a fact. No one can argue that I don't care if you like trump, or like Biden, or don't like trump or don't like hide and she goes and she literally starts to to stir the pot and tell people to go out there and be vocal and riots and caught And basically, she told people to raise hell if there was No guilty verdict now after the capital riots that seems so insensitive to me, and I was talking on on my show with Congressman Joe Collins of California's 43rd Congressional District, and I said to him, that's your district. She's your opponent. You lost to her. So now he's running up against her against or for the 2022. I said, but You definitely have to run with this. This is a field day for you. He said. Oh, I I've already you know, taking this to the top, and we're probing into this, and we're colleagues for her removal. Now, I don't know if this is actually ever going to happen, But at the end of the day, Maxine Waters, uh, didn't use her judgment properly, and she's in a position of power. And so for me that felt like it was. It was a slap in the face. And if that was a Republican who had done that they would have totally been removed. You know, I don't. It's definitely not, um, not my favorite topic right now, but I think that there is biased and I think that cancel culture is overdone. And I also think that a lot of Republicans are very scared to even admit that the Republicans these days, which is so so shameful, that should not be the case. People should not be judged on the religion and on their political beliefs, But unfortunately we live in a world that's allowed this to happen, which is Mind boggling in and of itself because you would think that we would have learned during the pandemic that we're all the same, but we shouldn't be judging that We shouldn't be dividing who should be uniting. And it's when you look at the political drama that goes on on a daily basis. And I say drama because this is like reality TV at its best unfolding in front of our very eyes, and the reason we're so plugged in to the political drama is because it is reality TV. These people are at each other. And they are, they are worse behaved than the cast of the jersey. Sure. I mean, you know this is really, really insulting stuff, and we are an embarrassment and this is still continuing even under Biden's administration. Another headliner is that the GOP Wait. I'm sorry. Not the GOP. We have three minutes here three minutes left..
"senate health committee" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Seven. Hi, guys. This is intense. You're on liquid lunch. I'm tuning in for John Tobacco, and I'm tuning and I'm sitting in for Jon Tobacco. I keep thinking only radio, but we're live streaming show as well. We just got off with the incredible Alex Grill who broke down the tax gaps and the inflation and the deficit and all that good stuff If you missed it, you got somebody check that out again, but we're going to happen. To some news of the day here. So the FBI interviewed top New York City, Um they're interviewing top New York City people and their probing into government, Cuomo over the nursing homes and the book deal. So the investigators interviewed the chairman of the state Senate Health Committee as part of its probe into Governor Cuomo's handling of nursing homes amid the coronavirus and that scandal, including is $5.1 Million book Deal. What a sleazebag! This guy sick $5.1 million. That's a lot of money to make during the pandemic when the average business can't even open up. So you have state Senator Gustavo Rivera, uh, from the Bronx. He said that he was invited to the FBI's Brooklyn headquarters earlier this month, and he was interviewed for nearly you know. Three hours by agents and prosecutors from the Brooklyn U. S attorney's office and they talked a little bit about everything, he said mostly the governor's interaction with the Legislature throughout the pandemic. The investigators also asked Rivera for records to corroborate what he told them, which he agreed to provide. Of course he did, and many questions involved. The Cuomo administration is cover up of the total nursing home death toll from Covid 19, which is a huge, huge issue right now, because they want to get to the bottom of it, so this State probes are also going to be addressing a string of sexual harassment allegations because we know he's not off the hook there mainly by former and current female aides. While the Judiciary Committee is investigating the nursing home deaths that is taking place as well, So it seems like this guy so many scandals up his sleeve. But the Brooklyn U. S attorney's office and the I have both declined for comment because we've been following the story in the press, but Cuomo's lawyers, this is interesting because in fact, it seems kind of, um Uh, sleazy to me to release a statement like this. Almost lawyers said that, um he's a He's a leading white collar defense attorney. Uh, Elkann Elkann Abramowitz and he called the controversies overcome was nursing whole policies. Um, and the book deal and the political and the predicted federal probe. They wouldn't result in any charges. What do you mean? They won't result in any charges? How is that even possible? Has the result in charges. I mean, this guy is clearly not honest and a manipulator, so he's got to go and for his lawyers to come out and be, uh, as assertive as they are. You should take a step back boys because a lot of stuff is going to come out of the world would work on coma. Um, so the House is set to vote today on setting up an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the capital insurrection. So that's another headline, and the decision could expose. Um Fissures among Republican leaders, some of whom have some of whom have venomously downplayed the events of January six. Which in my opinion is crazy, you can't downplayed the capital riots and they were clearly a ripple effect to the point where you can have, um Sleaze is like Maxine Water. I was trying to be careful with that word..
"He's dead wrong": Fauci clashes with Rand Paul about masks
"President's top medical advisor clashing with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul at a Senate Health Committee hearing Paul Tick issue with mask wearing on Thursday this after someone has been infected or inoculated. He argues that the masks aren't needed, but The nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, corrected him, noting that the senator is not taking into account multiple strains of the Corona
"senate health committee" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Ah local state lawmakers called for an investigation into the possible mismanagement of Ako bid 19 testing lab in Santa Clarita. PerkinElmer got a $1.7 billion state contract to speed up test results from seven days to 48 hours. But whistle blowers say lab techs are falling asleep. Test swabs are found in restrooms, and there's a high number of inconclusive tests in November. 50,000 tests from the state lab reported as inconclusive, invalid or lost Senator Melissa Melinda's, his vice chair of the Senate Health Committee, and says she's concerned that misleading information was given to Governor Newsome, which Newsome used to make decisions about pandemic related closures. Steve Gregory King if I knew the family of a black man who was killed by L. A county sheriff's deputies after a bike riding violation, has filed a $35 million claim. Lawyers say Design Kizzie got into a struggle with two deputies in south L a last summer and drop the gun. Attorney Carl Douglas says then he was shot fell to the ground but kept getting shot in the end more than 16. Times wasn't because he was a man riding well black in a black and brown community, I would hope not disease on says it's been terrible, very so much. And the Steelers and don't think it ever go away, the L, a County sheriff says, because he is a convicted felon and deputies fired because the man had picked the gun back up in L. A. Corbin Carson Ko Phi knees. Organizers of the effort to recall Governor Newsome say they've collected the required number of signatures, but they're still gathering petitions as some signatures could be declared invalid. Organizer's have until March, 17th to turn in nearly 1.5 million valid signatures to put the recall question to voters. Former President Trump's lawyers say they're ready to start their opening arguments in the impeachment trial, which is just now getting underway. Defense lawyer David shown, says the case presented by members of the House hasn't proven that Trump directly caused the U. S. Attack The attack on the U. S Capitol. It's a powerful speech..
"senate health committee" Discussed on WTOP
"He talked to presidents with the same attitude that he talked to sports figures or just everyday people and As a result, he had the gravitas and credibility to be able to pull it off. Michael Harrison of Talkers magazine, CBS News Brief on Tom Cody. It's 11 32, a Texas man is under arrest for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U. S Capitol this month and posting violent threats, including a call to assassinate Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez 34 year old Garrett Miller is named in a five count federal complaint. Authorities allege Miller posted photos and videos on a social media accounts that show him inside the Capitol during the riot. Also say he called for violence in online posts, including a tweet that simply red assassinate AOC. It's been a busy first few days on the job for President Joe Biden. President Biden getting right to work this week signing multiple executive orders focus on a number of different issues from the environment, immigration policies as well as the economy. On Friday, the president having a chance to sign two executive orders, he says he hopes will focus on helping Americans They're still struggling. During this pandemic. One focus on increasing federal food assistance for low income Americans, the other focused on developing ways to increase the minimum wage for federal workers, as well as contractors up to 15 bucks an hour now, the president says he's executive orders. You're not going to be enough alone. He wants Congress to pass that $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Boxes Mark MEREDITH reporting on President Biden is planning to hold a news conference or Excuse me. I could hold a conference call, I should say with Republican and Democratic leaders tomorrow to talk about a potential coronavirus relief Bill. Ah federal judge has issued a temporary order requiring the Treasury Department to give former President Donald Trump's personal lawyers. 72 hours notice before providing Trump's tax returns to House Democrats. The order was issued by Judge Trevor McFadden, appointed by President Trump. The House Ways and Means Committee wants to get a look at the former president's taxes as part of an investigation. The order lasts until February, 5th. The hearing on the taxes was requested by Trump's lawyers trying to get clarity on the lawsuit. There's controversy over the choice to lead the Ohio State Senate Health Committee. State Senator Stephen Huffman has been chosen to lead the body's health committee this even though the former emergency room doctor was fired for asking whether the hygiene of what he called the colored population was causing higher rates of covert 19 and the black community. Despite that comment, husband's cousin, the Senate president gave him the new position. The Ohio Black Legislative Caucus wants him replaced. But a spokesman says he's being vilified for a clumsy and awkwardly worded question. Have been wondered if blacks do not wash their hands as well as other groups. Allison Keyes, CBS News of Men also wondered whether the quote colored population war masks or practiced social distancing coming up on w T o p a murder in Montgomery County. It's 11 35. It's a new year and with T Mobile. It's not about how far apart we are. It's.
NIH Director Dr. Collins and Surgeon General Dr. Adams Testify on Vaccines
"Well, it's a big concern. Can a vaccine for the Corona virus be developed at record speed and still be safe? While medical experts are telling lawmakers, science will prevail over politics? As we hear from W. GOP's Mitchell Miller today on the Hill, Senator Bernie Sanders pressed the experts during the Senate Health Committee hearing, noting President Trump has suggested a vaccine could come before Election Day. You enjoying me and many others in telling the president of the United States to get out of science and let the scientists do their job and I h director Francis Collins. I can't say strongly enough that the decisions about how this vaccine is going to be evaluated. Incest is going to be based on science. Collins did not. Commit to a specific timeline for the vaccines. Approval. I do have cautious optimism that by the end of 2020, at least one of these vaccines will have emerged and turned out to be safe and effective. But even that is a guess. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller. W T o p.
Trump moves to officially withdraw U.S. from WHO
"Has officially notified the United Nations of plans to withdraw from the World Health Organization. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports lawmakers from both parties or criticizing the move in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. The notice has been submitted to the U. N secretary general with a final withdrawal date of July 6th, 2021 according to a State Department spokesman. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted criticizing the move as quote, chaotic and incoherent. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, has also criticized the move, saying withdrawing from the group could interfere with clinical trials and vaccine development. Trump has aggressively criticized the W. H O and has threatened to withhold US funding for the organisation. Democrats in Congress say it is illegal for Trump to halt congressional E approved money for the group. Kelsey Snow. NPR NEWS Washington Move
Senate GOP chairman criticizes Trump withdrawal from WHO
"The chair of the Senate's health committee in the United States as well the president trump's withdrawal from the world health organisation could interfere with clinical trials to develop a vaccine against cove in nineteen John McManus reports on Friday president trump announced that he was terminating the USA's relationship with the world's foremost health organization in the middle of a pandemic Mr trump had already suspended funding to the World Health Organization accusing it of failing to reform and being controlled by China what's a senior member of his own Republican policy Lamar Alexander the chairman of the Senate health committee as well the move could endanger U. S. citizens by making it harder to both develop an effective vaccine against Kobe nineteen and to stop the spread of the virus to the United
President Trump Holds Press Briefing On China and WHO
"Begin with the latest out of DC following a news conference with President Trump. This afternoon where he ratcheted up the rhetoric on China and the World Health Organization. Let's go to Kayla Tashi in Washington Kayla there. The White House took an opportunity to redouble. Its hard line on China by very clearly outlining some policy positions that have been telegraphed previous administration officials in recent weeks in a policy package unveiled today the president said the US would be revoking visas for students and researchers with Chinese military ties the US would be studying accounting practices for possible delisting of Chinese companies. They'd be eliminating special treatment of Hong Kong and severing ties from the World Health Organization. Chinese officials ignored their reporting obligations to the World Health Organization and pressured the World Health Organization to mislead the world when the virus was first discovered by Chinese authorities. Countless lives have been taken in profound economic. Hardship has been inflicted all around the globe. The president stopped short of disrupting the phase. One trade deal or sanctioning top party officials even so the event was immediately panned by China. Who's global times? Newspaper called it a recklessly arbitrary move that builds on trump's bullying tactics and says the US will pay a hefty price for specifically any change in Hong Kong as for the move on the World Health Organization. Not everyone in. The President's Party was pleased with that. Lamar Alexander Tennessee Republican and the top Republican on the Senate Health Committee Put out a statement saying this thing. Certainly there needs to be a good hard look at mistakes. The World Health Organization might have made in connection with the corona virus. But the time to do that is after the crisis has been dealt with not in the middle of it and these broadsides come during the ramp up rhetoric in the election season that is just getting underway and is building up steam campaign officials. Say expect the heat to get turned up on this rhetoric going into November. Even if many of these policy actions are held in the wings until after the election is over with Sarah but one thing is very clear. Many strategists see this election as a referendum on president trump president trump in it sees China as a popular opponent
Senate Health Committee Hearing to Examine Handling of Pandemic
"Dr Anthony Fauci who was barred by trump from testifying to the house of representatives warned that outbreaks would spike if states rush to re open their economies too quickly Republican and democratic senators took the opportunity to question the experts as well as to express their own perspectives on issues ranging from testing for the corona virus to the effectiveness of the trump administration's pandemic response K. replace Christopher Martinez reports the Senate health committee hearing was titled covert nineteen safely getting back to work and back to school as if to illustrate the complexity of the issue the hearing itself showed some of the strangeness of the times Republican senator Lamar Alexander chair to committee from his cabin in Tennessee the witnesses also appeared remotely most of them because they're self quarantining after contact with an infected White House staffer Dr Anthony Fauci a key member of the White House coronavirus task force emphasized the importance of states being careful about how they re open and not jumping past the milestone such as fourteen days of declining number of coronavirus cases my concern as some areas city state so what have you jump over those various checkpoints and prematurely open up without having the capability of being able to respond effectively and efficiently my concern is that we will start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks Republicans and Democrats on the committee generally had different approaches Republican Alexander seemed sympathetic to president Donald trump's leaving states in charge of things like testing I've always started from state to state federal equals national now the word over nineteen is clearly a national problem but that doesn't mean the federal government supposed to do everything democratic Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on the other hand said the federal government does not have the pandemic under control and has not taken enough measures to prevent a second wave of infections the president needs to stop pretending that is he just ignores bad news it will go away it Wong the time for magical thinking is over here president trump listing knowledge the server response has been insufficient and that more people are dying as a result we are running out of time to save lives independent senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont like Warren a former contender for the democratic presidential nomination was concerned about access to a future coronavirus vaccine centers posed his question first to FDA commissioner Steven Hana are you guarding the American people today that dot taxi will be available to all people regardless of their income sure the payment of excellence is not a responsibility FTA I'm going to take this back the task force I share your concern that this needs to be made available to every American anybody else want to comment on that Sanders urged that poor and working people not be last in line for a vaccine Kentucky Republican rand Paul had a different issue he criticized media reports that say there is no proof people who recover from covert nineteen are immune so that is factually correct he prefers a different factually correct line namely that there's no proof they are not immune the silver lining to so many infections in the meat processing industry is that a large portion of these workers now have unity those workers should be reassured that they likely won't get it again said to be alarmed by media reports that there is no evidence of unity in the end the testimony from coronavirus task force experts probably did not change any minds in the Senate judgments about how effective the federal response to the pandemic has been remain highly partisan as for how to move forward states will be trying to find the sweet spot to relax lockdowns and other measures without opening the door to a tragic
Fauci says researchers may find effective coronavirus vaccine by ‘early winter’
"Dr Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases so so far researchers have had only modest success with one corona virus therapy rent death severe but he tells the Senate health committee eight candidates for a vaccine are currently in various stages of development we have many candidates I hope I have multiple winners in other words this multiple shots on goal doctor found he says if there is success with the vaccine researchers hope to know by late fall or early winter before his testimony this morning found he told a New York times reporter who warn of needless suffering and death that states open too
Fauci testifies before Senate about coronavirus response
"White House staffers are now required to wear masks while at work this after two staffers close to president trump and vice president pence tested positive for coke with nineteen for top federal doctors will be in the spotlight today answering coronavirus questions from members of the U. S. Senate committee ABC's Catherine folders will be watching it all she's on our come on his line right now Catherine good morning good morning that's right for top doctors that including the nation's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci number last time thought you can't fight before Congress was in March March eleventh where he said quote things will get worse now today he and the other doctors are are testifying before the Senate health committee in this hearing now is focused on re opening the country safely estates including your own I begin their own phases and stages of re opening balance sheet is expected to testify that a re opening the country too soon could lead to needless suffering and death he said to The New York Times and said that his main message to the committee will be the dangers of opening a prematurely ending his words out he said could result in outbreaks throughout the country and quote set us back in our quest to return to normal now over the past month the president has been encouraging some think begin opening up commerce and some other non essential businesses to kickstart the economy we've heard from Democrats who had criticized the administration for doing so without a what they referred to as a road map guided by science so that's something that we will also likely here this morning during the summer the first time doctor felt she will appear before Congress even though he it will be remotely the White House did just what else seem concerned about him doing this now there questions were raised about you know how this hearing came together for example some lab committees in the house the democratic controlled house also after his testimony the White House said they need a reason for him to come out there and essentially blocked any official the interactive any officials on the parent for the testifying before Congress generally in the month of may and let the administration made an exception now they made an exception and here with doctor probably but multiple sources that I've spoken to inside the White House really aren't particularly to concerns also have as the CDC director Bob Redfield up there the FDA commissioner Steven Hahn and the I'm you know really keeping an eye on that White House testings are admiral Brett Gerard now we know that testing has become a big topic of conversation you're the chairman of the committee Republican senator Lamar Alexander who also at the hearing remotely said this weekend that he believes the economy must reopen I think that in order to do so robot testing strategy would be required to do it so I can see all of the focus being on testing in the
Fauci testifies remotely before Senate about coronavirus response
"Today Senate hearing where doctor shot you will testify will reflect the new reality of congressional oversight during the pandemic WTOP's Mitchell Miller has more now today on the hill senator Lamar Alexander the chairman of the Senate health committee will lead the hearing although he won't be in the hearing room as he was last week seating has been space so that we're six feet apart Alexander is in self quarantine after a staffer tested positive for covert nineteen Dr Anthony Fauci and several key witnesses will also testify remotely at a time of heightened concern about the spread of the corona virus within the White House among the lawmakers taking part in the hearing will be Virginia senator Tim Kaine he says states have to be careful not to reopen too fast and risk second waves of the virus the economic challenges will just be compounded because people will not believe that it's safe to go out even when it is on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news amid his push to re open the nation president trump is confronting cases of the corona virus within the White House itself the symbolism surrounded the president in the rose garden for the first time many administration officials were wearing masks after two known virus cases among staffers three of the nation's top medical experts are now in quarantine and vice president pence was in self isolation anybody entering the west wing is now required to wear a mask or face covering that apparently does not apply to the president who was wearing night either in my case I'm very far away from everyone he insisted he's not worried that the virus has spread inside one of the nation's most protected complexes as he looks to instill confidence in the nation announcing more efforts to ramp up testing if people want to get tested they get tested but as the nation's death toll mounts he declined to predict just how high it might climb this summer I don't want to think
Four Trump administration witnesses will testify remotely at coronavirus hearing this week
"For trump administration health officials will testify remotely before a Senate committee on Tuesday as NPR's Scott Detrow reports three of them are self quarantining after contact with the White House staffer who tested positive for the coronavirus president trump blocked key coronavirus task force members from testifying before the house of representatives but allow them to speak to a Senate committee this week but now CDC director Robert Redfield FDA commissioner Steven Han and Dr Anthony Fauci who heads the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases are all in some form of self quarantine that's after vice president Mike pence's press secretary Katie Miller tested positive senator Lamar Alexander who chairs the Senate health committee says all three will still testify but remotely they'll be joined by doctor Bradner are from the department of health and Human
Governors disregarding White House guidelines on reopening
"President trump says his administration is giving governors a lot of leeway when it comes to following the federal guidelines for coronavirus safety we want them to do that we rely on them we trust that that's after an AP analysis finds at least seventeen of the state's opening up haven't met any of the criteria outlined by the White House one requirement is testing to show infections are dropping and I H. director Dr Francis Collins updated the Senate health committee Thursday scientific and logistical challenges are truly daunting but I remain optimistic senator Lamar Alexander is the committee chairman we will need millions more tests than we're producing today senator Patty Murray the ranking Democrat said it has to be led by scientists at have to prioritize public health nonprofits not politics currently the U. S. is testing more than a million people a week but some experts say a million tests per day or more are
White House blocks Fauci from testifying at House hearing, Senate appearance still on
"Because Dr Fauci was requested to appear at a house Appropriations Committee hearing on may sixth would have been later this week well the White House blocked him from testifying at the house Appropriations Committee but White House is okay with him appearing before the Senate and he will appear before the Senate health committee on may
After late night finalizing, voting could begin Thursday on $1.3 trillion spending bill
"Npr news the story and kiki weedy news all ahead on fm san francisco and kiki we i f m north highlands sacramento mark zuckerberg's apology be enough to satisfy congress will ask democrat ed markey this hour i'm david green and i made sure martin lawmakers on capitol hill have come up with a massive one point three trillion dollar spending bill now they just have to pass it to avoid another government shutdown and our co host steve inskeep takes us inside a refugee camps for those displaced by yemen civil war it is thursday march twenty second birthday of comedian and actor keegan michael key he turns forty seven years old today news is next live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman congressional leaders hope to start voting this morning on a huge spending package that will fund the federal government it's worth one point three trillion dollars congress has a deadline of midnight friday or else the federal government will partially shut down a bipartisan effort to stabilize the individual health insurance markets appears to be falling apart polarized by the politics of abortion blake farmer of member station w p l n in nashville reports the effort was supposed to be part of the huge spending bill the republican and democrat who lead the senate health committee came up with a proposal it includes money to help states ensure their sickest residents and restores subsidies to insurance companies that president trump terminated tennessee senator lamar alexander has spent months pushing for a vote viewing this is a last chance before insurers set their rates for next year he's appealing to voters we want them to know we have a proposal that will lower your rates by forty percent and we'd like for for them to be able to see who voted for that and who voted against that in recent days house democrats have rejected the final version because the fine print could bar private insurance plans from covering abortions for npr news i'm blake farmer in nashville a trial starts today as the federal government tries to stop the merger between at and t and time warner the federal government claims the eighty five billion dollar deal will hurt consumers and competition the companies say the federal government miss states who the.