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Fresh update on "six month" discussed on Jay Talking
"The entire city shut down again. At City Hall in Boston, Karen Regal W. B Z Boston's news radio for Boston It's the first time on the Red Zone list saga stings, burrow and rent them on Last week's red list are not on this week's Koven 19 cluster in Attleboro. BBC TV's Ken McCloud tells US nine firefighters and to dispatchers have tested positive trouble began last Thursday when a firefighter here in Addle Burrows main firehouse, fell sick and immediately shared his suspicions with the chief. As engine one rolled on the call tonight with a covert negative crew. Some of the departments 90 firefighters are still getting tested. We've gone six months with something like this not happening. It was almost inevitable that it was gonna happen when that first firefighter came back positive. A flurry of testing found eight comrades with covert. All but one who shared the sleeping quarters, kitchen and equipment here on Union Street. All the evidence seems to point that it probably was spread while they were at the firehouse, however, to other cases were confirmed in.
Supermarkets are stocked for Fall
"So we went through a time back in. April and May were there were all these dire predictions that we would have extreme food shortages in the United States and there would be things would not be able to get for who knows how long? And it led to a lot of panic buying. There's already been panic buying paper products toilet paper in various food items can goods things like that, but what the alarmists fail to take into account? Is How good businesses? How good business owners are how good capitalism is? At responding and reacting to things that seem like they're insurmountable in the short term But they're able pretty quickly to come to grips with it. And I know they're all already articles appearing. About how we're going to have a potentially very large spike. In Corona virus mixed with seasonal flu. Coming up as soon as in the next month. And that it's going to lead to. Panic. Buying from consumers again. For goods like occurred particularly in April and May. And I want to give you some peace of mind that retailers manufacturers. Have really responded to the needs of the marketplace. And have made changes that are going to. Make even some level of panic buying that could occur. Not have as much effect on product shortages. Is We had particularly in the spring and the you not going to have to run out and worry you're not going to be able to find whatever. So here are two factors. One that I address before and that is. The reduction and options or choices. That The supermarket industry. has moved much more towards. The aldy kind of model. Of reducing the varieties of goods they have on their shelves. Manufacturers have been part of that reducing the varieties and I think about something I consume that a lot of people are very upset that I consume this but I drink soft drinks drink diet soft drinks. and. The variety available to me and the packaging of them. is a tiny fraction of what it was six months ago the Pepsi, and Coke People. have been able to. help with supply by having longer production runs out having to change over lines of a smaller variety of both packaging and flavors. And it's allowed supermarkets to have. Much. Better inventory control than they would have had before and this happened across so many product lines. That the rationalization of not having thirty eight different kinds of catch up in a supermarket. Having just a few and maybe a couple of varieties assizes has made the marketplace much more efficient. The second thing is supermarkets have operated in recent years probably for about the last twelve years. On, what's known as a j it just in time inventory methods that are all the rage in corporate America. And having very little inventory available in many cases having just hours. Of Sell through of inventory in different product categories. Worked fine until corona virus and then it didn't work at all and any of a number of manufacturers and supermarkets are now stocking inventory in much larger numbers than prior and so that also means. There will be if there is panic buying, there will be the occasional spot shortages of different items but as far as things being in a situation like where we had very little of this that or the other available that is not going to repeat.
US consumer confidence bounces back strong from August low
"Gloria report of surgeon consumer confidence this month has done nothing for investor confidence. Today. The Dow is falling 130 points. The NASDAQ is hired by three the S and P is down eight points. Even after the concert, Conferenceboard found the largest increase in U. S consumer confidence in 17 years. Its index is still well below pre pandemic levels. Pessimism remains about the Corona virus and the current job market. But more respondents said they expect their incomes to rise in the next six months and are planning a major purchase like appliances, a car or a home. I'm Tracy. Junkie. Bloomberg Business on W. B z Boston's NewsRadio
First Presidential Debate: What to Expect
"And David, You have been through a lot with the president. So you probably know how he is preparing for this debate. He tell us about it. Well, we You know, I have that's true. I've been around this president for a long time. And you know he is the hardest working. Ah, man that I know on DH. He's working. Every minute of every day for this Cherie, and what he's doing now is he's working every day for the country is president. Then he's got a second full time job, which is Being a candidate for president. So it's pretty interesting for me to watch him have to really juggle both jobs. Every incumbent has to do it for this. This president put it, You know, really the gas pedal down all ahead full, and he's Very excited about tonight. He's he's looking for a great debate. Look, Joe Biden has been a member. Of the greatest debate club in the world history, the United States Senate and he's been there for a long time, almost 50 years, and so you look at this president and we say, and the president saying that he's done more in 48 months. Then Joe Biden is done in 48 years, and I think the record is very clear about that. I agree with you, but, you know, some folks speak to the people who are kind of nervous on our side of the aisle, who are kind of nervous about tonight. Like you just said bite. It is part of his club, the Senate. He's been there for 47 years. We've seen them debate in the past. Most recently are should say in 2012, was it It was with the with the Ryan Paul Ryan, and it was were a lot of us were shocked that Aggressive. He was and how thrown off Paul Ryan was. I don't think it is you could throw President Trump off. Is there anything they have trump? If Biden is on his game, what should be looking out for? I think it's going to be interesting if he is on his game. I think it's going to go. You know, people are gonna wonder, eh? I'm wondering whether or not Joe Biden is up for this job, whether he's up for the debate. He's been hiding for six months in his basement, so I'm interested in his mental acuity. I'm interested in the guy's gas machine, so we're going to see firsthand tonight. Whether he could go 90 minutes without a Gaff. If you can go 90 minutes standing on a stage no teleprompter. No. Mrs Biden, no Dr Biden to help him answer questions. Nobody with no cards. You know it's going to be a very interesting, you know, thing. Toe watch. Ah, on one hand, and on the other hand, you have the issues which are all on Donald Trump's side, because if we make this if it's the president Make this issue makes his campaign and the debate site and is able to talk about these issues. Whether it's higher taxes versus lower taxes, more job killing regulations versus fewer regulations, whether it's open borders and free health care for illegal immigrants. Whether it's Ah, anarchy in the streets and be funding the police, or is it about lower taxes and cutting regulation and creating the vibrant economy that we had? Before the Chinese buyers. What, Or is it about border security isn't about supporting, you know, are our men and women in blue and making sure that the president continues to have their back? So this is This is what Ronald Reagan called bold colors, not pale pastels. Let's create a stark difference between the two candidates, and that's what President Trump is going to do tonight, and I think it's gonna shine. I think he'll shine. He's not going to be put off by anything. Joe Biden give me a break. You know Donald Trump, you know, going to be very forward leaning, and he's going to be ready for anything that that Joe Biden throws at
The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels With Christine And Jules
"To the extra pack of peanuts travel podcast the show that teaches you how to travel more. While spending less I'm your host share share and joining me today are the half Ozzy half. American duo, you're going to get to tell by the accent who's who? who have roam the historic streets of Cuba bad elephants in. Thailand. Danced in one of the biggest music festivals in Europe and I've done something many of us. Maybe all of us listening have either done or dreamed of gorge themselves full of food in Italy Christine and jewels from don't forget to move dot com and this the not. So bon voyage podcast, which has a tagline which goes wrong on the road. So you know we're getting to miss out today guys you're saying. Thanks for joining me. Huge. Welcome. Yeah. Thank you so much for having us and which ones which. WHO's the? Ozzy. WHO's The American? Is Made. From California. Does the tear. Mine is worse than my ozzy accent is awful. Yeah. Okay. Switching roles you each have to do each other's accent for the entire show. Let's see Oh. Gosh. Give me a horrible. So you guys. I love the tagline. I love the idea behind saying, Hey, travel is not always glamorous magical thing in in fact when it's not glamorous, it's sometimes is magical in hindsight like that's one of the reasons we all like to travel. So we're going to get to like the mishaps and they'll out I'm sure as we go through. You guys actually met on the road correct like you your relationship butted while you were traveling. Yep. So obviously, we're from opposite sides of the world, but we met in South America in Peru, and we are both Solo backpacking in two thousand twelve. We're both just on our own trips doing our own thing and we happen to arrive at a nonprofit disaster-relief organization to volunteer. They're just a day apart from each other and we ended up volunteering together for about six months, and in that time, we just developed a friendship and relationship, and after that, we're like neither of US wanted to go home and live normal lives. So we just kept traveling together and how was eight years ago and we pretty much still traveling. But now right now. Yeah pretty much. Like for both of you was it the first check box like doesn't WanNa go home and live a normal life yes or no if they say, yes, they're into their out if they say no, then maybe we can make this work. But we had some similarities of the stout because we both traveling boom to we're both working prophets volunteering's will. And then when we talked about plans, we invite extremely vague about what we wanted to do and when we wanted to get high. Salaries now, well That's a good song. The it's interesting too because we were both so low backpackers and when you travel by yourself, you're very used to being able to do what you want when you want see what you want, and you're just like responsible for yourself and can choose what you WANNA. Do and then to bring another person into that mix and travel then as a couple kind of a whole different ballgame. So we had to both be down to just keep travelling and to give up that kind of individual freedom and be able to travel together and make that work and it worked because we're still together. and. Now we're married. Yeah
Gottlieb warns of "very dangerous season" ahead as virus cases rise
"You're taking to prevent the spread of Corona virus should help during flu season and Margo Moreno reports wearing masks, social distancing and washing your hands will go a long way to keep the flu from spreading to, But with Kobe 19 straining hospitals. Oh, you chief covert officer, Dr Dale Brad Slur says it's more important than ever for Oklahomans to get their flu shot. Each year employee increases the number of deaths in our state, and it also increases hospitalizations, so anything we can do to reduce the number of influence of cases we have in our state is going to be very, very important. Doctor Brad Slur says The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over six months of age flu cases usually start to increase in October.
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
"Will be casting her ballot more than 200 miles above the Earth. Kate Rubins is getting ready for a mid October launch and a six month stay at the International space Station. She will use a secure electronic ballot with Mitch Mission control forwards to the space station and then sends to a county clerk lease.
NASA astronaut to cast her ballot from 200 miles above Earth
"Casting her ballot more than 200 miles above the Earth. Kate Rubins is getting ready for a mid October launch and a six month stay at the international space station. She will use a secure electronic ballot, which mission control forwards to the space station and then sends to the county clerk. Lise Matteo
NASA astronaut to cast her ballot from 200 miles above Earth
"One absentee ballot, and this year's election will be out of this world. NASA astronaut Kate Ruben says she plans to cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Planet Earth. There's legislation passed a number of years ago to allow astronauts to vote in space. I think a lot of astronauts do this. They feel that it's very important. It's critical to participate in our democracy. And Rubens is currently just outside of Moscow, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid October launch and a six month see if the international space station Most of US astronauts. Astronauts live in Houston, Texas, law allows them to vote from space using a secure like product, Balan.
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
"Leased one absentee ballot, and this year's election will be out of this world. NASA astronaut Kate Ruben says she plans to cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Planet Earth. There's legislation passed a number of years ago to allow astronauts to vote in space. I think a lot of astronauts do this. They feel that it's very important. It's critical to participate in our democracy. And Rubens is currently just outside of Moscow, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid October launch and a six month see if the international space station Most of US astronauts. Astronauts live in Houston, Texas, law allows them to vote from space using a secure like product,
NASA astronaut to cast her ballot 200 miles above Earth
"One absentee ballot, and this year's election will be out of this world. NASA astronaut Kate Ruben says she'll be casting her ballot from a space more than 200 miles above Planet Earth. There's legislation passed a number of years ago to allow astronauts to vote in space. I think a lot of astronauts do this. They feel that it's very important. It's critical to participate in our democracy. Rubens, currently just outside of Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for mid October launch, followed by a six month stay at the international space Station. In
How I Built Resilience: John Zimmer of Lyft
"We I spoke with John back in two thousand seventeen but now fast forward a few years and like most of us John is dealing with challenges he never anticipated. But when we spoke a few days ago, he sounded pretty optimistic. Personally, I'm doing okay I. Think you know the business has had a tough time but has seen some really strong recovery since the bottom? We were down about seventy five percent at the peak. In terms of rideshare rides, we now return to little. Half. down. which is actually good progress. We've always been a very long term minded company. We've had hard times before we've always been the challenger brand, and so actually I think moments like this are opportunities for us in our team to shine and so happy to share some of that with you. Yeah I WANNA I wanNA talk about that. Let's let's first talk about like kind of drill down to some of the challenges i. There's no question that this has to be the most challenging time in your you know in your leadership of lift I think it's the most challenging time for any business leader founder around the world today for variety of reasons and as you mentioned, it's been a tough year four left to have some layoffs in May I think about thousand. Layoffs which could not have been easy for you to go through. So as you began to see the pandemic having a significant impact on on your business, what kinds of conversations were you having with your your leadership team with your co founder Logan about ways to kind of begin to to build resilience? What are the conversations that we've had or one of the challenges throughout is how many different audiences groups of people that were working to take care of throughout this right so we have our drivers, we have our riders, we have our employees. With an employee's, there's those that are working in person to help drivers at Parisian centers and there are those that could work from home. So all different populations that we want to take care of. Investors as well who who are judging those decisions we make. So I think that's been a really interesting conversation also the conversations around short term thinking versus long term thinking there are short term decisions we need to make in order to preserve the long term mission that we have as a company. In. Those have been really key decisions. You talked about the dot was very, very difficult. It forced us to make hard decisions some of which I think actually. In hindsight were very healthy for the business but very difficult to make especially for people that are all in this tough time where where the market is difficult those were not easy decisions. Let's talk about some of the short term decisions that you had to take. I mean you are publicly traded company So you're obviously countable to investors and it's everything's on the table you have to review can't hide anything first of all, just to keep the business operating and to. Get. You through this time because this is going to be a challenging year and maybe a recovery next year for you we'll talk about that a moment but you knew this was going to be a tough year. So was one of those decisions to retain as much cash on hand was that one of the initial decisions that you had to take? Yeah obviously. So we look at the cash that we have on hand. We also raised our first debt to add cushion. Quite, a strong position where lucky that we went public when we did. Have a you know near nearly three billion dollars in the bank. What we did to start as we ran all different scenarios we said Okay if we were seventy five percent down for six months or two quarters, you know what would the situation be like for cash if we were down, you know for four quarters what would it be like for cash? We ran the the worst case scenarios, the medium case scenarios and the best case scenarios, and then made the decision that you know raising the debt was kind of a no regrets move but then also to your point preserving the cash that we do have on hand. Making decisions about expenses that we had in the office that were more of a luxury making decisions around certain teams. That we needed to tighten up for example, on on the operating side there were some markets where we had to close some of our centers. What are you finding out from users like why what is what is it? That is preventing them from using lift? Is it basically that they just don't have anywhere to go or is it? Is it the fear of being car with somebody else? It's a mix of both you know. I I think it's people changing their transportation behavior, their actual transportation behavior, and then secondarily It's obviously the questions around health safety and I'd love to walk through what we're doing on on that end as open. The APP we ask both driver and rider to confirm that they're wearing a mask. We ask driving rider confirmed that they haven't been in contact with anyone has covert, and we ask everyone to keep their areas clean and open. Windows if possible. So that's gone a long way. If you zoom out actually the fact that half as many rides are being taken now as before I'm actually quite happy within a strange way because I know many people that are they're not going into the office that's a huge change in transportation. So the fact that one out of two rides are still present even in this environment show some flexibility in the model because we've seen different. Types of rides we've seen a lot of essential workers using this way more because there are other options. Potentially public transportation are things that they're more concerned about from a health safety perspective,
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
"Astronaut Kate Rubins says she will cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubens and two cosmonauts right now we're in Star City, Russia, just outside Moscow. She's preparing for a mid October launch in a six month stay at the International Space Station. Texas law allows US astronauts to vote from space using a secure Elektronik ballot. Mission control in Houston forward so mallet to the space station, which Rubens then emails to her county clerk.
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
"Says she will be casting her vote from space this year. Kate Rubins and two cosmonauts are in Russia. They will take off in a few weeks for a six month stay at the International space Station. Texas law allows astronauts to vote from space using a secure electronic ballot. Mission control in Houston will forward the ballot to the space station 200 miles above the Earth, and Rubens will email it back to the county clerk.
"six month" Discussed on The Journal.
"GNC DOT com. War? Millions of people have lost their jobs over the past six months and one of them was Aaron Lee. She's a single mom with three teenagers and they live outside of Flint Michigan. When we spoke with Erin she was getting state unemployment benefits plus an extra six hundred dollars a week from the federal government. She. told us what it was like when that money I hit her bank account. and My dove did a little happy counting and kids laughed. At me that was I think most joyous moment that I'd had. Mrs Just. The feeling of I can haul and catch up on those. Go to the grocery store. Phillies it sounds amazing. Feeling. The six hundred dollar benefit helped Erin and her family make ends meet. But it expired at the end of July and Erin is still out of work. So, two months later, we asked Erin how much she's now living on each week two, hundred, eighty, five dollars. It's you and three kids How does that get you through a week? Oh well, it's obviously isn't even close to being enough my bank accounts defeating right now just like a lot of people. It's kind of frustrating as a parent. You know when your kids come to you and they ask for reasonable things. Kind of way on the scale of one to ten, how important it might be. I'm looking at how fast my son's growing. I'm like I think I can wait just a little while longer to get you some clothes and then there's other senses that I didn't. Really think about that are actually kind of costly I. Guess you know somebody broke their computer and they needed another one in like, Oh, you know what I mean like yeah stuff like that. So it's like those unexpected things. That kind of keep me up at night. Aaron would like to get back to her work as a chef, but she's afraid of going back to the restaurant world. She worries about bringing Kovic home to her kids one of whom is immuno-compromised. So she's been thinking about other ways to make money. There's a little market in the city that I live in and they are renting out space. And I was able to secure one of those. So I am going to doing cast iron artisan breads and organic herb infused cooking oils. Wow. Yeah. I've never broken out and went into business for myself. There's a lot of things that I'm going to need to figure out. Coming up here real quick but I'm kind of excited about it. I mean it's it could be very good for me. If I can pull it off. But. If she can't pull it off Erin, we'll have to start making some bigger changes. It comes down to it I will. I'll have to sell the house and think about something else. And that's like. Worse case scenario that I don't WanNa get too so. That's what I'm.
"six month" Discussed on The Journal.
"For a lot of people. We spoke with Magda, the small-business owners navigating the losses caused by lockdown. What does that mean? Everyone is worried about how we're going to survive? It's been months since those first conversations and so we decided to call back some of the people we spoke with to hear how they're coping. The way their lives have changed paints a picture of new normal. The shock of the initial shutdowns is over, but the uncertainty remains. Welcome to the Journal our show about money business empower. I'm Kate Limbaugh. It's Friday September twenty fifth..
Corey Johnson on Why He’s Dropping Out of the New York City Mayoral Race
"Back here. In the city. Big political surprise. The Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Not going to run for Mayor Corey Johnson was considered a front runner in the 2021 race to replace Mayor de Blasio in a statement. The council speaker writing this challenging time has led him to rethink how he can best be of service to the city and running for mayor is not the right path for him. Whoever takes over for the mayor next year will be dealing with a very different New York City that has seen a rise. In crime over the past six months, major unrest over national police brutality issues and a huge economic blow due to the cove it
Kentucky grand jury decides against homicide charges for police in Breonna Taylor's death
"Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us today. I know that many. In Louisville and across the Commonwealth. In country have been anxiously awaiting the completion of our investigation. into the death of Miss Riana. Taylor? Six months at the Briana Taylor was shot and killed by police in her Louisville apartment. Kentucky grand jury decided that none of the officers involved would be held responsible for death. On Wednesday Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the grand jury decision to charge one former officer Brent Hankinson with first degree wants an endangerment. He's accused of firing into nearby apartments and endangering tillers neighbors. But Attorney General. Cameron. said the other two officers involved Johnson mattingly and miles cosgrove would not face any charges. According to Kentucky Law. Use of force by mattingly and Cosgrove, was justified to protect themselves. This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges. And Miss Brianna Taylor's death. Twenty six year old Briana Taylor was killed on March Thirteenth when officers from the Louisville Police Department burst into apartment with a battering ram during a botched drug raid. Policy announce themselves but according to her boyfriend they didn't So he fired a shot hitting officer in the leg. Then, officers returned fire and struck Taylor Multiple Times. Till his family had been hoping for a minimum charge of manslaughter. But Attorney General Cameron was a Republican and the states first black attorney general said, the outcome was appropriate. The decision before my office as the Special Prosecutor in this case was not to decide the loss of miss. Taylor's life was a tragedy. The answer to that question is unequivocally. Yes. In response, the city of Louisville rose up. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer had been bracing for this moment. When Tuesday a state of emergency was declared to prepare for potential unrest? Police barricades and the judge ordered federal courthouse closed this week in anticipation of a decision. On Wednesday, the mirror announced a nine pm curfew still protests spread through downtown Louisville, last night. In some moments, the scene turn violent to police. Officers were shot about one hundred people were arrested and protests spread throughout the country to to places like Denver, Portland, in Buffalo.
Thousands Of Airline Workers Facing Unemployment As Aid Package Stalls In Congress
"Is the airline industry. Air travel demand is down a wop a whopping 70% from last year and tens of thousands of airline pilots, flight attendants, a reservation agents and other industry workers are poised to lose their paychecks next week if Congress doesn't extend federal aid for airlines. NPR's David Shaper reports. A nation's airlines are at a crossroads. Or maybe I should say cross runways at the start of the year. On average about 2.5 million people were flying every day. Now that's plummeted to around 700,000, and until there are widely available vaccines or treatments for covert 19. Most passengers won't be coming back any time soon. You can't run an airline that a third the size it was and expect to keep all the same people. Elaine Backer is an airline industry analyst for investment Bank Cowan. I feel like in this country we've shifted from flattening the curve to waiting for a cure or a vaccine, and and that just means the pain is going to be longer in the cares act, Congress provided $25 billion a direct payroll support to the airlines so they could keep paying their employees through the end of September. Already, tens of thousands of workers have taken early retirement or other incentives to leave their jobs. But now the airlines air notifying another 75,000 that they may be out of a job. October 1st getting that for letter in the mail. Completely shocking. Isaiah Gonzalez is an aircraft maintenance worker for united at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The first thing that came to mind with how I was going to support my family people who depend on me. How was I going to keep the income? I was going to keep the family afloat, and Gonzalez is not alone. Me. Getting fellow is like this devastating. Tony Valentine is a reservations agent for United Airlines in Detroit. I have six that depend on me Arrange it age from 2 to 22, Valentine says. That's a houseful with a whole lot of bills. In addition, she says her husband suffered a serious stroke last year. And knowing that I may not have insurance to finishes is like I feel like I failed often at loggerheads. The unions representing these and other airline employees are now in rare harmony with airline CEOs in pressing Congress for a six month extension of the payroll support program. The industries in dire straits Nick Calio heads the industry group Airlines for America at one point Passenger traffic was down 96%. It's now down 70%. Still, one third of our planes are parked not flying, and we're losing $5 billion a month. The airlines unions and bipartisan majorities in Congress agree that the six months of payroll support worked in keeping airline employees off of unemployment rolls. In the tens of thousands of layoffs now might send shockwaves through the economy. Missouri Congressman Sam Graves is the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee. We absolutely cannot let an entire sector of the economy collapse, and that's exactly what will happen if we do not get this extension done yet. The airline funding is tied to broader Corona virus relief that the White House and Congress cannot agree upon. Here's American airline CEO Doug Parker. I just can't believe that we may not be able to do the right thing. Simply because our elected officials can't come to any sort of compromise agreement were better in that. Still, someone of providing billions Warren taxpayer money doesn't just put off the inevitable as airlines will need to restructure to match the reduced demand. Legislation that would extend payroll support for the airlines was introduced in the Senate this week. But if it isn't passed soon, thousands of airline employees may be out of work One week from today. David Shaper NPR news
CarMax profit, revenue rise above expectations
"CARMAX, second quarter profits and revenue came in much higher than expected. And the last time I checked the stock. It was down twelve percent. I was surprised by this because this was a really good quarter for Carmax I didn't see anything in their guidance to indicate that the next three to six months is going to be particularly perilous. Yeah I was also surprised they beat expectations revenue was up three point three, percent five, point three, seven, billion earnings were up percent last quarter they had implemented cost savings they had furloughed fifteen thousand workers, the CEO Bill. Nash Reduced Salary by fifty percent, they stopped new store openings like you said Chris this this quarter was really good for them. Their sales had bounced back by. Around June, we saw revenue growth, they're hiring seven, hundred, fifty people at their customer experience center they're planning to open stores. Again, the stock is up twenty one percent since the beginning of the year. So I don't know if it's more trying to temper expectations for the future, but it was a solid quarter for them. We've certainly seen that with other companies in other industries where. The come out with, results. They are somewhere on the spectrum of good to great but not. Off John Dropping perfect. And we see a little bit of a off just because you're to date the stock is doing well. I Dunno Carmax. I've the last vehicle. I bought was from Carmax. A couple of years ago had a very good experience. I would absolutely go back there again because I feel like they have. I don't want to say they have solved a pain point, but they have certainly made a pain point a lot less painful and I'm referring to the process of buying a car which for for most people, it's just trans. Actually we just want the car that we want and please don't make me go through the whole haggling Kabuki theatre thing because that's just awful. Yeah I have never bought a car I. Don't have a driver's license, but I will say I was I was interested in. How, they might have done in the last recession. So you can see if there are people who are listening economic service. If you look at the demand curve for normal products as income increases the demand for a product increases but with inferior goods are inferior products they do well in a recession because as income decreases demand for this product increases, and since Carmax maxell eighty, five percent of their revenue is used cars. It seems likely that they would be considered an inferior product. So if we see a recession in the future, they would be a company that would do well, and so I looked at. How they did in the last recession, and if you look at the stock from March twenty, two, thousand, eight to September Twenty fifteen, it returned two hundred, four percent compared to fifty percent for the S. and P. Five hundred. So I think looking forward and thinking long term about Carmax if you're thinking about the impacts, the long-term recession impacts of covid nineteen, this might be an interesting to think thing to think about is those inferior products versus those normalized product particularly in urban areas where you're a for people who have the means they're probably to be spending less time getting on subways if they can avoid it. I gotta say inferior goods as a categorization just sounds pejorative that sounds like something that the new auto dealers of America came up with yeah. It's not the nicest term and when you study, they'll say a bus is considered an inferior to car planes kind of insulting. But that is the technical economic term
The Quickest Way to Form Healthy Habits that Stick
"In two thousand and seven researchers at Oxford. University started looking at the brains of newborn babies and what they found was pretty Dang interesting. What they found when comparing the brains of newborn babies to the brains of adults. Was that adult had fewer get this fewer neurons in their brain than newborns did kind of interesting ha and that was very compelling for the researchers they wanted to. Why would babies have more neurons? If obviously, adults are more skilled and smarter et Cetera they can do more and they wanted to know, okay. What was going on in the brain? What they discovered is a concept that they now call synoptic pruning. Okay and here's just a really layman's way of understanding synoptic pruning. It is our synapses think of them as if you. Don't use it. You lose it. Our synapses are a fancy way of describing the connection happens between two neurons in your brain. So it's as basic idea that your brain if it doesn't need those connections, they they kind of fade away if they don't get used to frequently they disappear if you will. So let me give you a more tactical example this. So let's say that the country the world is in the middle of a pandemic and everyone goes into lockdown and you decide to every day of the pandemic to go roller skating. Now used to do it as a kid, but you haven't done it in years and years and years. Well, what happens is when you're a kid you, you could do like shoot the duck and you could roller skate backwards and can do all these really cool things and you were very, very confident on your roller skates. But now you're an adult and you're putting on your rollerskates again, and while some of those sit ups, are there the connections that used to exist between them have either weekend or they fallen away? But you star roller skating every single day for like six months. And your brain begins to strengthen these connections. So it's not only physically are you getting better at it? Mentally you're getting better and the more you practice the stronger those connections become in those connections start to get faster and more efficient. So when the first time you through on your rollerskates, you're like, Whoa Whoa it felt like it literally felt like the first time even. Though you've done it for years but now you're throwing your roller skates and your body knows how to respond when you start to lose your balance. It doesn't make you nervous. The brain builds these stronger faster connections and you start to develop skills much more easily it feels second nature. In fact, you're no longer thinking about it. It's a biological process that happens in our brains. And it's these biological processes, these synapses, these connections that allow us to make habits the type of habits where you're not even thinking about it you're just doing it. It's the same process that happens when you're in your car, you're driving somewhere, and then suddenly you're getting off an exit and you're like, what am I doing? This is my exit. This is just the exit that I normally get off on your brain wasn't even thinking about it though synapses were happening without you even being aware of them. The synopsis are so strong that you don't have to think about it. You don't have to discipline yourself to do these things. They just happen an example of that might be brushing your teeth and example that might be robbing. Your is in the morning example that might be sitting up in bed and opening up your phone. An example of that might be before you go to bed you get coffee ready for the morning. These are things you don't even think about you just do them over and over and over again. And the more we repeat on the stronger those synopsis become the question is, how do we get ourselves to the point at which we've repealed it? So often that the connection is there, the synapse is strong and we no longer have to rely on discipline or thinking about it. We've developed a habit a habit that is strongly connected in a pathway in our brains. The answer is something bj. Fog Habit expert in Stanford University Researcher Calls Implementation intention in other words stacking one habit on top of another pairing a new habit he wants to develop with one that's already been established. One that already has the synapses connected hardwired. We all want to develop healthy habits. We all want to have those habits that make it easier for us to just get through the day and not have to. Rely on discipline and I have to remind ourselves or to beat ourselves up. When we forget to do something, we want these habits yet we've been told by the media, buy books by authors, Experts that habit is the act of repeating something over and over and over again, you've probably heard the myth that it takes twenty one days thirty days to form a habit
"six month" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"A furious row has erupted between the UK and the European Union Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to change part of the brexit agreement after the much fought over deeply argued about seemingly interminable brexit debate billions of dollars worth of British, , trade with the EU and potentially with the United States hangs in the balance here is Steven with the update Brexit is a two stage affair the first age last year was the exit deal on the which if no trade agreement was reached with the EU A Hog Boorda would be imposed between northern, , Ireland and the rest of the UK. . This was meant to avoid a hard border with the Irish Republic, , which remains part of the e you many Brits were unhappy with it, , but the deal was agreed and turned into a treaty under the second stage. . Britain's had a transition period of the year in which to negotiate a new trade deal with the block that period is drawing to a close negotiations of gone well, , and the British government. . This week tried to change its commitment on Northern Ireland in parliament, , the Northern Ireland, , Secretary Brandon Lewis made a startling. . Yes does break intellectual law in a very specific limited white. . Yes. That . was British cabinet minister admitting that his government's planning to break the law provoking outrage in both houses of parliament former Justice Secretary Lord Charlie. . Folk ner didn't mince his words. . This stinking hypocrisy chokes our country's reputation and destroys our government's ability to lead at home and make agreements abroad and with the E. . U threatening to. . Sue The agreement that now looks in deadly peril his that free trade deal the UK's negotiating with the EU its largest trading partner Fiona sing. . Carter. . Of Forex trading firm city index says it's not surprising. The . pound has fallen sharply. . What's he doing here is adding to this picture of uncertainty I think it's just adding to the sense of does anyone actually know what's going to be happening? In ? what's going to be happening in just a few months at the end of this year without a new deal forty-three percent of UK exports could face European tariffs and other barriers. . Charles Grant of the Centre for European reform says, , it's not a pretty picture. . The huge prospect chaos at the borders lack of ability to travel easily from one part of Europe to another the impact on financial. Markets . which react very nicely. . The European Union is demanding. . The Brits stopped trying to renege on the exit deal and it has a powerful ally Washington, , which brokered the peace deal in Northern Ireland in the nineteen ninety s Nancy. . Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives says, , if the Brits continue on this course, , they can kiss goodbye to any hope of a trade deal with the US as well. .
"six month" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"All right. So riddle me this participants in this corona virus economy you still can't go to concerts right. So what do you do to get your live music fix? Well, millions of people literally, millions are turning to something called versus. A livestream on instagram and apple music that pits to music icons against each other in live performances of their songs. Marketplace's Merrill Cigar got the fun assignment today. So the way this works, it's kind of like the artists are doing karaoke to their own music and each other's and these are called battles but they're more like love fests like here's DM experts Snoop Dogg. This is. Song. But snoop was standing he's bouncing. He's rapping along there've been a bunch of these t pain versus Littlejohn Brandy Verses Monica. Sure I'm brandy. This battle got one point two, million simultaneous views on instagram more than a million people tweeted about it, and afterwards, they had twenty two million streams in the US and they were up overall. I would say probably about three, hundred, four, hundred percent, they own the entire army chart on albums and songs. Larry Jackson is global creative director at Apple Music which is partnered with versus he says, Snoop's album also climbed charts. He thinks versus could be around for a long time. Concerts won't be returning for at least a year. So I think all circumstances of setting it up for this to be. A long running concept. Maybe one reason these battles have been so successful is that they're coming at a time when we really need them Tammy Colonel Teaches, musicology at Miami University in Ohio they have been moments in which people have been able to transcend what has been tragedy I and and find a way to coat when we have physically been cut off in particular the black community the idea came from two black producers Timbaland and Swiss beats. It highlights black artists. It's a celebration of black culture and.
"six month" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"We are going to do a couple of stories now about gaps in this economy gaps on the personal economy side and gaps on the business side, it has been seven weeks now since those extra unemployment benefits that tens of millions of people had been depending on went away Neil it talked about that. It's been five weeks since president trump's temporary and partial replacement took effect using human disaster relief money and it has been five and a half months since Congress passed the cares act and as to deepen neil and I were talking about we are nowhere on more government money help for this economy possibly not until after the election. So how is that working out in our personal economies? Here's marketplace's Mitchell Hartman At the end of July about twenty, five, million jobless Americans suddenly lost six hundred dollars a week in federal benefits from their weekly unemployment checks leaving the typical recipient with three twenty, five a week on average across the country President Trump's pandemic unemployment replacement scheme announced in early August was slow to get off the ground says economist Andrew Statiners at the century. Foundation. This stopgap that was the to place was tardy and insufficient, and it's already running. Out So far about twenty states have distributed the FEMA benefits most at three hundred dollars a week more states have applied for their fema money, which is capped at forty four, billion nationwide enough to cover just six weeks of benefits almost as soon as he will get the money, they won't be getting any more by statiners calculation about ten billion dollars in extra jobless benefits have been paid out so far under trump's so-called lost wages assistance program. Compared to sixty eight billion that would have gone out if the original six, hundred, a week payments at continued Johanna Mayor, a healthcare worker is trying to cope with the loss of that extra federal money. She lives in Maryland and has three elementary age kids all at home right now, she and her husband had been out of work since the pandemic hit both received unemployment she's been struggling since their federal pandemic it's ended in July I mean. It's a significant difference are vines alone is two thousand dollars a month Maryland just announced it will start paying out the extra three, hundred a week in benefits, but it hasn't cut any checks yet for mayor and her family. Now I'm trying to survive a pay our rent or bills and our food on what amounts to six, hundred, forty, five dollars a week I mean, it's not survivable here according to a poll by Ipsos three out of four. Support. ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS TO PEOPLE UNEMPLOYED DUE TO CORONA virus. I'm Mitchell Hartman for marketplace. Okay. Mitchell did gaps in personal economies. Kimberly. Adams is going to gaps in business economies brick and mortar retailers are doing everything they can to get by we've been telling you about that. and. Yet, some of those retailers aren't getting by we told you yesterday about the Clothing Chain Century Twenty one shutting down. Yes, there is the pandemic as a cause, but the company also said in its announcement in pre direct language that it's insurance company was to blame as well. Marketplace's Kimberly. Adams explains that one. Century. Twenty one really didn't mince words saying it's insurers had quote turn their backs on us at this most critical time. The company says that despite having business interruption insurance when business was interrupted due to covid nineteen claims weren't paid out in this case like many others around the country insurers saying they don't have to Loretta waters is with the insurance. Information Institute which represents the industry because it's a pandemic it was never taken into the rates when insurance company provided that kind of coverage in court fights all over the country the industry is pointing to clauses and exclusions in contracts arguing the industry isn't obligated to nor can afford to absorb the pandemic losses in the meantime business. Owners are wondering what use their insurance even is, and then you also see a lot of folks are getting renewal notices for their policies for next year and a lot of their rates are going up. Davis is a lawyer working with the small business advocacy, group mainstreet alliance in some cases to three hundred percent, and so it's understandable that small business owners are saying wait a minute if the industry didn't pay out because of these exclusions, why are they going up both insurance companies and business organizations are lobbying Congress for fix Leon Buck with the National Retail Federation says, insurers need a federal backstop using the program developed after nine eleven as a model there's another terrorism event. The companies will cover portion of the federal government will cover the majority of the cost and that's key because after nine eleven, no one was able to get insurance century twenty. One noted that it's insurance did help it recoup losses in New York.
"six month" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Everybody, it's original teaching your kids the little ones I mean before the jobs. Teach them about money is not easy. Trust me. I've been there. We though have something to help. It's a new podcast with the whole family called million bazillion for marketplace helping dollars make more sense subscribe wherever you get your podcast. This marketplace podcast is supported alarm dot com teamwork makes the dream work an alarm. Dot Com makes your homework all with one single SMART APP alarm dot. com. Unites. Your security locks, doorbell camera lights, video cameras, and Thermostat into one smart system with one single smart APP to control at all plus alarm dot com alert you when there's unusual activity in and around your home learn more at alarm dot com. Here's what we've got today. We will look back at the past six economic months. We've got a LIP SYNC battle. Seriously we do and look brexit is back in the news from American public. Media. This is market for. In Los Angeles. I'm Kai. Ryssdal it is Friday today everybody the eleventh of September good as always to have your own. Well being mindful of the much deeper significance of this date. I will note today for the economic record that we are six months today for March. The eleventh a generally accepted I think starting point for what this pandemic has done to our lives our jobs and how we do what we do. So how are we doing in this economy right now that and the week was in the next six minutes of live Radio Neil Richardson is at Edward Jones City Brady is at political. Hey, you too. So Neil and let me start with you and and the past six months in in thirty five seconds how we doing because when this thing started, we were talking depression and end of the world. Right so we we've seen the depression part I don't think we'll see the end of the will be. That's the good news. We but we definitely have seen an economic decline that's been at surreal levels. Just think two weeks of a march shutdown with enough to drive a first quarter. GDP. Down five percent on an annualized basis, and now, and then after that, in the second quarter, we saw thirty three percent annualized decline. So it's been truly remarkable in terms of the economic recovery though though the magnitude is severe and still. Severe? It's likely to be one of the shortest economic recessions on record for starting to see the momentum and quick bound said everyone talked about. But from here, it's still vulnerable and the path back to pre pandemic levels is likely to be a long one. Okay. So deep let's talk about the from here part and I point you to Capitol Hill this week and the Senate not able to pass. Its version of another relief package. Why Why question we always ask about Congress. We. We all know that the United States Congress tends to respond to fast moving urgent disasters the ones that are politically salient. The ones that create a create a the momentum they need unfortunately corona viruses becoming a slower moving urgent disaster still disastrous still awful. But it's not necessarily shocking people at the same pace that it did six months ago. That is I think. The big difference that we've become too almost accustomed to the apocalyptic world that we're living in. That's just it's just a weird sense who cares about the deficit at this moment but there are people who do and at least people who care about it from from an timeframe or from whatever form of of of of religious view they have on debt. So, there's always a chance that something could happen in the next few weeks. We don't want to write off Congress completely of course, remembered twelve years ago. There was a giant bail out of the biggest banks that asked Congress just over a month before an election, but it was right after it failed in Congress and took a giant tumble in the stock market to make to to show. Some activities something that looked real for lawmakers to respond to. We just haven't seen anything sudden and real to get people to respond and let me ask you about that slow moving part of this thing because I kind of agree with deep, it happened so fast and now it's become a long drawn out thing. The question is, can people can this economy wait until Congress gets shocked into action? There is a significant segment of the economy that can't wait. Those are the people who seen their unemployment insurance benefits expire at the end of July. Those are the people who may be facing addiction. In early twenty, twenty one if something isn't done to to stay continue to stay the evictions Those are the people who are. PART OF THE OVER A. Fourteen million Americans who've been affected by COVID job losses and you may still be employed but not getting paid. So there are several people who will be affected by a con Congress in a stalemate. What's not seemingly affected the stock market which continues to advance even if you get tripped up here and there and over a course of a couple of weeks, a socks and home prices continue to climb higher. So the impact has been a different. For different segments of the economy will do the stock market is clearly what's giving Congress the covered to not actually move right? I mean that's that's not much of a debate but let me get back to what you said a little while earlier, which is, let's keep an eye on the next few weeks. The you actually believe there's going to be relief action in this. Congress, before the election and if not how it not become a political problem. It it it. I think it's possible that we will get some some type of action just never know like all of these things come out of nowhere like we we would have expected that there would have been. More urgency a month ago or six weeks ago and that that there isn't a think as perhaps the most shocking political story of the moment that that they're not feeling it I do think some lawmakers are are aware of the risk. It had their democratic lawmakers who are screaming at Nancy Pelosi right now saying please pass something We're we're in tight races, but they're also Republican lawmakers who. Carrying on a narrative that the thing that gets out of this is grit and determination, it's not more money. It's it's it's like wrapping yourself in a flag. Maybe, not even with a mask. And and just just trying to like get just get through it and there's this idea that like that's the American spirit and that's the there. These really contrary views of what what the country needs right now that have been. And been become obviously polarizing but become ingrained in our in our minds collect way the nation. Quick. Just a rip off of that a little bit. You know Congress has been remarkable and its ability to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the last minute and what can't be denied. It's the political calculus going into whether or not to do this next round twenty Republican Senate. Seats are also up for election in November and so they have to be doing that calculus what happens to their? Their states, it's no more stimulus as passed. That's going to be part of the negotiations over the next few weeks as well. We're fifty something. There's from this election city. Brady at Politico Neil. Richardson at Edward. Jones. Thanks you too have a nice weekend. Thanks guy. All right. We'll talk to you soon on Wall Street today a little bumpy little choppy. Actually we'll.
"six month" Discussed on Radio Boston
"Any decision that was made was going to be fraught with You know anxiety either it's going to be too much. It's GonNa. Be Too little but I do think that was a respect for science and that drove a lot of the decision making. And especially understanding even the that even the science isn't perfect and in that, there is still a lot of unknowns but nonetheless, there was a respect for for the epidemiology. There was respect for what we understood in terms of public health and I think the leadership in our state. Not. Only did they make decisions around this but they also emphasized the importance for public health so that the individuals and the state, the residents of the Commonwealth, I, think also listened to the the Scientific Council and I do think that relative to other states we have done a much better job I think moving forward it's going to be interesting to see what happens and I think the challenge is going to be balancing. The public health will also trying to create a path forward knowing that this may be some time. All right. Let's go to the phones and this is a call in for you listeners what questions lingering or new do you have about the virus about how we're handling it about what comes next maybe about vaccines or how we what we know about infection now one, eight, hundred, four, two, three, eight, two, five, five, that's one eight, hundred, four to three talk. I'M GONNA turn to Nick from Jamaica Plain Nick you are on with the doctors..
"six month" Discussed on Radio Boston
"Dr Garrone great can be back. And also with us as Dr Sandra Nelson. An infectious disease physician at. Mass General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Dr Nelson Welcome back to you. Thanks so much. So, I just in reading those numbers again it's a lot. So let me just start by asking both of you six months into the state of emergency. How were you and how do you think we're doing doctor tyrone maybe you can start. How am I? It's tiring and you know we're all tired everyone's tired everyone has pandemic fatigue we in infectious disease and hospital beyond you and working. So so many hours and and we really are so sad about all the lives that we lost. But at the same time you here in Massachusetts, we do to remember that we're lucky and that there's there's certainly a lot of hope given our low numbers. May I ask you have you lost anyone close to you? Know one very close to me. I'm glad for you about that Dr Nelson how about you? How are you doing? you know I share some of those thoughts. It really is staggering. When you think about six months is is is an incredibly long time in in the life of this epidemic but it's a short time in our own lives and yet it feels like it's just been We've been living in this this covert world now for for such a long time. I you know, I, think one of the things that's so interesting is that that my day job is so much different than it used to be is still see patients still do many of the things that we used to do, but it's just got such a different feel to it. There is both I think a sense of purpose and a sense of of drive to to do all that we can to help the people who are affected by this and to help our communities as they struggle to cope. You. Know I I feel like. I regularly chrome across people who have different stories of when they realized. How heavy this was how long it was going to be with us how real it was I think for me it was covenant covering governor. Bakers Presser the day that he said masks we're going to be the new normal. When did each of you understand the depth and the breadth of what we were confronting? I mean I think that When I started to see that we were inevitably headed into a search You know maybe that was mid-march maybe that was around the time the kids were released from school that I it occurred to me that this really was the new normal..
"six month" Discussed on PRI's The World
"But what's new today? It's that they not only feel they want defender to be punished. So it's suppression of speech is the main worry today. At the time of the massacre at the offices of Charlie upto in two thousand fifteen, you know millions of people took up the cause of Charlie Hebdo with the Hashtag just we surely. What is the influence and reach of Charlie upto five years on. The change is we now live in an open world we live in an open world with closed minds I tend to say so everything we do and publish everything we draw in our little corner of the world can be seen and shared and seen by people who will not understand who are not prepared to understand the subtleties lease. So that's the base of big misunderstandings I. Think the show do killing was a sort of tragic misunderstanding and think they'll be more in the future more misunderstanding it is a global coach clashing away. Patrick's Japan is a political cartoonist space in Switzerland thanks a lot. Patrick. UNCURABLE. Yesterday recess the Geena was arrested. He's known for saving hundreds of lives during the Rwandan genocide and for his story being told in the Film Hotel Rwanda Rwanda authorities have charged recess beginning with terrorism arson and murder but critics say the arrest is politically motivated. We're joined now by cloud gotTa Bouquet Claude lived through the genocide and today is an activist with the African great. Lakes Action Network Claude first of all, tell us about Paul says the by Geena for those who don't know who he is, what this story and how has he seen in Rwanda today? He's story is that all in up stander during the genocide he used the hotel that he managed to shelter over a thousand people which was really difficult during that time is of genocide and I have to move houses, multiple times and had to be in hiding. It was not an easy task to hide people. So it was a wonderful thing they during the genocide but now as a critic of the government of Rwanda, he's been painted with the same broad rush that the paint every critic with every person that comes out of the critics is branded as a genocide deny your even somebody like. That helped people during the genocide they are branded as terrorists and enemies of the country. So criticizing the President Kagami is equated with being an enemy of the state POLKA. Gami has been president of Rwanda for quite some time has Paul recess a begin I've been critical of him for a he has for at least the last fifteen years. He's been one of the leading critics of Polka gone me especially when it comes to atrocities in the Congo where. Six, million people have died as a result of one day in Uganda's invasion into the country and all kinds of human rights. Abuses publicist to begin has spoken on that. He's spoken against the dictatorship in Rhonda. He's spoken against this staged elections. He's basically been a very open and wanted the loudest critics of the government over wonder. Was Paul Richness, the beginning arrested in Rwanda or outside of Rwanda he was arrested outside of Wanda he was on a flight to Dubai and somewhere along the riot. Stopped in coughed and taken away to Rwanda but that was not his destination not on his Tinari. What are the charges that they're wanding authorities are leveling at Paul Roos Uva Geena are they saying that he's currently a terrorist and involved in arson and murder or are they saying that he was actually somebody who is involved back in the genocide during the genocide? No the accusation is was happening today they're accusing him of financing an armed group that's fighting against Rwandan government. Of course, he is a member of a coalition of which this group is a part of in when you look back at Rwanda's history, all gummy came to power in a similar manner where he was a part of an armed group that came into gopher, the country, the RPF, they Rwandan Patriotic Front, which is in power today. However wanders reacted to Paul was just the beginning of the rest. There is a lot of outrage of course what those who support the government they are celebrating but you know the place where you really see Rwandans expressing themselves freely on social media in you can tell there's a lot of outrage on this arrest because to lots of Rwandans the government itself is criminal. So, what happens now? I believe two things are gonNA. Happen One. The government's GONNA run smear campaign against him as they do with all critics. They are going to run a trial which a lot of the politically motivated trials in Wanda are neither free nor fair. We're basically judged by the president gummy however I think the international community is going to play a big role in it. What we've seen in the past is for this political cases win the international community has stood up and really shown injustice but the government over Wanda there one of government has eventually released some of the critics that it has arrested and tried and held. Club got the Buca is an activist with the African Great Lakes Action. Network. Thanks a lot. Thank you. If you spent any time in the last several months daydreaming about traveling to a distant land for fun. You've probably also spent some time cringing at the risks and hassle involved three members of our newsroom have just cleared those Kovic travel hurdles and are here to dish about it Lydia leader or H-have Lancia and Reo Saran all recently flew from the United States to relocate for reporting assignments Lydia's in Athens Arielle is in Tel Aviv and horray is in city. Now Lydia start us off how is planning your international travel different than it might have been pre cove it. Hey, Carol. So for me, one of the things I had to think about was because there are no direct flights. From Boston to Greece was where my layover was going to be because there are restrictions right now and what flights can come in to Greece from different countries. The other thing that was a little different than usual was forty eight hours before travelling I had to fill out these forms that are now required by the Greek government for every traveler regardless of where they're coming from. So I had to give them some biographical information and some you know information about where it was coming from where he would be staying once I entered the country and using that information they generated a unique qr code for me that they eventually scanned once they got into the country are how about you? Hey Carol so I actually had my ticket months in advance, and then when this whole Cova crisis came and I saw that flights were stopping I was getting a little worried and I saw that my airline was canceling flights. And surprise surprise ten days before it was cancelled am. Airline did end booking a flight on another line, which was united. Or Hey. You're headed to Mexico City what was the planning for that? Hey, everybody actually I think it was a lot easier than lydian aerial because the Mexican and the US government's. placed. Any restrictions on flights between the two countries? So it's just a matter of looking the flight and making sure I had a really good mask. It was difficult for me because I have a pet who I have a dog, her name is Shula which in Spanish that means pork chop and she. She couldn't travel in a Kennel as luggage because of the I couldn't find a single airline that is doing that right now between the two countries. So I spoke with a counsellor in Massachusetts and she gave me a letter certifying a out during the pandemic has become a emotional support animal for me and I sent that along with a veterinarian records to American Airlines, which is airline that. I took a of time. So your travels booked and in Jorges case, you have your dog registered then each of you gets to the airport and and what happened there. Let's start with you Ario. So I was actually pretty impressed arriving at Logan Airport in Boston. There's a lot of social distancing and people were wearing masks and you know benches had banners on them trying to limit seating. I was actually really impressed and then I got onto my flight to Newark and the flight itself was packed shoulder to shoulder now one MTC. So it was surprising that in the airport, there was so strict distancing measures, but on the flight itself while the guidelines and precautions were pretty much thrown out the window. What about you Lydia? What happened at the airport? Yeah. Arielle actually had some of the same experiences and thoughts that you did my first flight to Frankfurt was unlike yours pretty much empty. I, mean everyone kind of had their own road to themselves, and there were announcements about covert related measures that we kept hearing on the flight..
"six month" Discussed on Nature Podcast
"R.. Which works with coffee to conduct spectrum of measurements of ocean ecosystems in California current. Four Times per year. The count coffee tea heads to see to carry out pivotal shipboard, biological and ecological measurements and sampling cow coffee, having going out to the seventy two years, and this spring, the crew, preparing for the second voyage of the year, but once again lockdown struck. In April of twenty twenty for the first time in forty seven years, we were not able to go out to sample the ocean. And this has created many challenges for us. I have to say I understand the the basis for decision-making to stand down the research fleet in the United States. This is a matter of human health and safety, and it was a necessary action to take, but it does have repercussions for us. Spring is the start of the coastal upwelling season a time when the flora and fauna of the Asian kick into action plankton blooms, the growth and survival of fish, and the influences of carbon dioxide on the system are just some of the measurements. That will be missed this season so the. Ability to. Integrate the measurements we make into models is going to be. restricted. As a consequence of of this particular springtime time period. Their end forever in a day when we plot. The the time series measurements that are such important records of changes in plankton populations, changes in fish, larval populations changes in DNA. Measured by diversity in the upper motion, the those parts will have a hole in spring of twenty twenty. Now life will go on. Science will go on, but we've missed an opportunity to understand the natural variability in the system. And also how this human induced anthropology might perturbed that natural durability. Come the festive July, twenty, twenty, two academic research fleet is allowed to set sail again for obvious reasons social distancing on board, the ship will present some challenges so extra pre-boarding precautions have been put in place for those wanting to go out to the first of all. They're going to need to shelter in place in quarantine for a minimum of fourteen days in advance of research cruise at scripts. We've imposed a system of three successive covid tests. Tests by PCR, that must be taken at intervals across that fourteen day time period, people will be isolated in hotels for the last six days prior to cruise. If they pass the final PR test for COVID. They will then be escorted directly to a research vessel, and they will need to remain on that vessel until the end of the route research interval, it will be a culture change. It will also require a lot of human behavioral changes. But. I? If you're sufficiently motivated to answer the scientific questions then you're willing to to deal with these additional obstacles, and we're hoping that we can get back to the the scientific work that motivates us all. The scientific enterprise has undergone dramatic change over the last three months, but hand-in-hand with a crisis comes. Adaptation and scientists are well trained to cope with this. Scientists is of course filled with at certain moments, immense satisfaction and insights, but along the way toward those insights there are often frustrations. We all have experiments that fail instruments that don't perform the way they were supposed to challenging weather circumstances that make it difficult to complete a sampling powder in a field study, and in this particular spring of twenty. Twenty we encountered this nearly unprecedented inability to get out into the ocean environment. It's highly frustrating from a professional perspective. But oftentimes in science we land face down on the floor. We have to pick ourselves up and do the best. We can moving forward. Ending that report from Julia, Gold So that's it for another edition of Corona pod. If you've got a couple of sperm and could fill out the survey, we talked about at the start of the show. That would be amazing. I'll put up links that cost in the show. Out For, Corona Free Edition of the regular major lost on Wednesday and also you back here in seven days for the penultimate edition of Crew Import IV management. Thompson thanks for stay.
"six month" Discussed on Nature Podcast
"And if you can spare a couple minutes just to fill in those questions, it's only like three or four of them. That will really help us out in the future. This is not the last one we're going to do one more right. We're going to do to more. The tenth of July will be the last episode of Crow NEPAD in its current situation, and then we'll move into the nature August, and that's also not to say that there's no reason this couldn't come back. Back Right, so we do this because it's not true the time trying to make sure we can bring the best that we can to. You guys to the listeners at home, but right now this feels like the sensible move and we'll have to see how this goes. Because I think it says in the intro to every one of these episodes. We just don't really know how this pandemic is going to turn out still. I think there's something that amy said nothing ever according. It's safe to say we're in a different sort of chapter now and I do feel like you know in the beginning I. Really had no idea what was going to happen but I. Think now I have. Have a little bit more of an idea. Because before we had no past precedent to look to, and now we do, which is sort of interesting now. He can kind of see the trajectories of various countries in using the past. Maybe there's a little bit more guessing that we can do absolutely when the stops being the last epidemic and starts becoming the last three months. We've kind of got current past as it were that we can start to refer to. Yeah, there's a number of Nice websites out there from different outlets that kind of show graphs of different countries in their trajectories, so for example and I can put these links in the show notes but Financial Times has any. Any kind of series of graphs from different countries and one way that they look at it is they measure what are the excess develops time compared to previous years and you can see there. You know in some places like Norway Iceland in Israel. They don't really have a huge number of sex. So that says to me. They managed to really contain their outbreaks pretty swiftly. Other places have a very sharp mountain like the UK. Italy Spain huge climbs. Their deaths are fifty percent over usual fifty thousand more deaths than usual around there, and then you get the US, which is different than anywhere else where like in Europe? We have a very quickly escalating mountain, but we've got more of. Of like a mountain, range and fact right now, cases are going up in twenty seven states. So when I was saying we know a little bit more now I think if you're in a country like Italy where they're really seeing a huge decline, chances are. We'll see like what we saw in Singapore Germany. Sometimes there are big surges, but if the things that helped the outbreak to begin with are in place, then presumably, they will continue to stay in place so some of these graphs as well, and they're all kind of three sort of broad categories. The I can kind of divide the gross into as the graphs which have a kind of a tiny little bump that doesn't seem. Seem to make a huge difference like the fastest countries you talked about. And then you have this very characteristics of exponential huge spike that then also drops pretty quickly, and that's the way you know. The UK is currently sitting in a lot of European countries, and you look at the US and it sort of it is hard to sort of walkout what it represents because it is just like undulating up and down and up and down and up. It seems to be congratulated going down, but it's hard to I. Guess Really Understand what's happening in the states if you look at just sort of the whole of the United States in one graph, because what's happening in each individual state. State can be really quite drastically. Different on those graphs could look very very different issues to look at different states, which I guess makes sense because they have different governesses, and they have different public health sponsor in different places. Yeah, it's a big country, so it's GonNa look a little bit different there and that's one thing we don't see if there is a drop, it's not a rapid drop like it is elsewhere. What we see right now is that where as in March and April it was New York. That was just skyrocketing. Now we see is California Texas and Florida are kind of leading the way in rising number of cases, Arizona's distinct, and that has got such a steep. Steep increase right now they're outbreak is doubling every twelve days. Compare that to say in New York. where the outbreak seems to be doubling roughly every four hundred sixteen days just to say, it's not increasing at the same rate in eleven states it's decreasing and the other. One's is sort of hard to say so like you were saying. If you break it up, it changes depending on the state and this claim that the US has a lot of cases because of a lot of tests is just untrue. There's various measures to look at that. We've been at around five percent positive, even though the number of tests has gone way up so that part's not true some other. Things that people are pulling out of the stats, and I say people because the US CDC and health department, really leading the way as far as displaying data, but there's been a number of universities and also news that let's set of short. Pick up the slack here so you know. John Hopkins is one of various places that are tracking say racial disparities so from the. The data we have, it looks like even though black people are thirteen percent of the US. Population they account for twenty three percent of the deaths, so that disparity is looming pretty large and the other thing we might want to talk about is us has remained around twelve percent of all global deaths for quite a while, but Latin America is coming up pretty heavily. They've. They've been coming out for the last few weeks or so. At this point, they account for more than half of the new deaths in the world. So that's really disconcerting. Another eight percent of the world's population, the biggest surge there is in Brazil and Mexico is right behind that those both had leader is that we're really downplaying the seriousness of this pandemic and that's playing. Playing out now, but also in countries, where I've talked about how they put in really early, strict measures, Karoo they're still doing pretty poorly right now, and it's going up. It's pretty disconcerting. Those the ones that we stood out to me. Amy Is the ones that say did put efforts in place very very quickly..
"six month" Discussed on Nature Podcast
"Corona pulled. In this show, we're going to bring you nature. Take on the latest covid nineteen developments. And we'll be speaking to experts around the world about research during the pandemic. This plays out. We also don't know a ton about this. Virus so there's so many open questions. I just have a really hard time. Making predictions that has i. don't know how the outbreaks going to change. Welcome to episode fifteen of Corona. Part I'm Benjamin Thompson back in the south London basement and I'm joined as always by Noah Baker, an amy maximum high both then. Before we get started today a little announcement from us all here. Uh, it feels like the pandemic is moving into a new chapter I think. Maybe you'll both the grill that of course is still ongoing, and the nature of science coverage is changing, and and we're looking to change with it, so we are coming to the end of Corona. What we're going to retire the show in a few episodes, isn't that. That right. Yeah, I think it's starting to become clear to us that we're kind of entering a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic, suddenly thorough here in the UK in the states. Now that's not to say that things aren't still very much going on in in other places of the world area in a very different phase, but I'm the way the AL coverage is working at nature in general. Is the IT's. It's starting to become more integrated into all of our coverage of science and less sort of the sole focus and I. think that's kind of what we're trying to do. Here is retire the colonel specific show, and instead will start bringing all of that reporting into the regular nature past which we we produce on a Wednesday every week. Yeah, that's exactly right of cut down version with all the latest stories are. are going on in the world of Corona virus research that in week, even if we are ending the show, we're going to try to make sure that we keep bits that people like. Yeah, that's right. We want to reach out to the listeners to you listening right now and find out what you enjoyed what you maybe didn't enjoy well because we want to take what we've learned into our future shows..
"six month" Discussed on The Signal
"So like we were saying these pods on the same length. Elimination would be the shortest option. Tony says might still be available but not for long and the next shortest would be flattening. The curve that's allowing the virus to spread to a point that is a user at capacity in this number of assumptions here. But these are hit. Immunity is achieved sixty percent. We double out. Icu pissed so the record about four thousand base to deal with covert. The average tawny admits IC- issue if you get covered as teen days and we also control the epidemic levers and keep just said. Icu pistol it would take featuring extreme calculations to see it all pass by February. Yeah which is a lot longer than the six month idea. That's being discussed publicly at the moment. Not at six months has ever been a promise but a lot of the policy response especially the economic kind seems to be geared towards that timeframe whereas February is more like ten or eleven months on upside tiny reckons. If Australia does a good job of isolating the vulnerable the elderly and people with commodities and some antiviral treatments become available. We could cut that time in half right. And then there's the Middle Pa the one that we're on right now and even longer than eleven months because he thinks if we keep squashing the curve way below. Icu capacity not low enough to wipe it out altogether. We'll probably end up with a vaccine before we rate showed immunity. Which means we'd say living like this for somewhere in the vicinity of a year to maybe even a year and a half because there's not enough social context to allow the boss to speed enough to get the infection right up to get the kite is passing through an achieve here community. Now that's just about hero seat. Settimana public health medicine speechless saying that. If we want to get hit immunity we're going to let more people cannot victim and doing some version of this until winter. 2021 isn't a pretty thought but neither is tens of thousands of voidable deaths. We WANT TO ACHIEVE IMMUNITY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Too much social physical distancing environment which is why as a society. We need to work out. What our goal is here are. We hid immunity and completely relax because try and why and have reduced epidemic all social costume social disruption and economic cost. All those things for much longer until we have a vaccine okay so say Australia does want to achieve herd immunity foster. What are they doing that so if Australia? The signs that we want immunity and we want to try to before Christmas assault. Not Too long we would now just ease off a little bit sale out. People can take to work but more just get infection right up everything along and then we would get took point where it was starting to grow quickly would probably have to go into the liberal physical team. We hit now or preps even more lockdown and then holder that now. That's what I can say. I know played with the mathematics to make myself a sexy tricky. So you need to have a margin of era near you put in the controls all north. You go to to move. And it's quite a frightening thing for the chief medical officer to the thinking about pulling all but if we wanted to go to him you see that we would do. And some countries Sweden's by Sweden is relatively relaxed about the team. Except SEAN so this quarter around the world and how countries are purchasing. Okay so kind of a stop stop. Stop model yeah or to torture. Everyone's favourite metaphor this week about hibernation. We would wake the Baragan just for a little while and then send it back to sleep are not necessarily advocating that astray should take us. Pa But it isn't option. I think a lot of people think that what we're doing now. We'll get us through to feud immunity pointing out. That will now smell social distancing if we keep it on will not cheat hit immunity and we're looking at a really really long hole in the state until there's a vaccine we do have another option needs to be discussed about advocating. We take that route. It's not my job to decide that citizenry astrid that deserves the chance to have explained to them and be able to flick back to the politicians as to. What the preferences do you think? It's possible that the government's already chosen the model which we sort of redundant shave her immunity and we wait it out until there's a vaccine but they've maybe done a bit of a calculation that people will freak out if you say to them by the way you're going to be indoors for another eleven months. I couldn't possibly comment. Go on I suspect. That's what's happened to and I'm not going to criticize the too much into this really but I do wonder. Alexei speaks to wonder this being a hit in the UK the UK was initially on a trajectory towards immunity. And then basically the Imperial College study came out and shuts rights and society. Just to wear not going there. But they didn't consider what options where and so you look down by political will increase physical distancing. That happens and then. You're sitting here Australia about three weeks. Away behind chief medical officer. And you're looking at all this the prime minister. And you're looking at the less neutron wick. At how do we find out about this? I suspect just? What is this if we can't demonstrate immunity route possible so we'll go this middle route and we'll public know that this means it's not going to achieve it immunity when we get a bit of settling down here? I think we need to be transparent about. We're not going to be cheaper than going to be reading all because these serious implications.
"six month" Discussed on The Signal
"Okay so that middle option where you worked minimize infection but Tony. Shut everything down. Which is what you have to limit. The virus has these catch. And that's how long it's GonNa take. Yeah because there's only two ways that life goes back to normal. It's herd immunity or a vaccine and without one of those two things. Everything stays in stasis just like it is now did immunity as we've got enough people who are immune population that the virus can no longer keep sick and this guy says sixty because we need one person passes it onto two point five people in a completely virgin city population of sixty people from noon. It's going to be slightly less than one person you pass onto in the epidemic fights hid. Immunity is do. We need immunity. Well most of us thought this. What will be going from the fist price? Because then it means you can just up your borders garbage locked normally might if you just here and there but you back into a normal. Erie once you've got the the problem is the the cost in human lives to get to it immunity. The flip side is if you not hit immunity you've got the cost and by costuming. Costa's General Seats Economic Costs. Call to the visuals of social disruption. The cost of functioning in society lockdown go into social distance single success. I really challenging since we need. Batra relation of these in goals. And we need bitter discussion than what? We're getting at the moment and bridges back to the dilemma. At the core of this pandemic the economic cost though since the death toll and Tony says the price of flattening the curve. Instead of squashing it could be tens of thousands of.
"six month" Discussed on The Signal
"We've been told a guy like everyone we are covering the virus announce changed the world pretty much every single episode and most of the time that just means one small corner of it but every now and then take step back and look at the big picture and that is the strategy for beating it back and eventually getting back to normal. Yeah so we didn't episode not too long ago a cold the fork in the road and it talked about how. Australia had an urgent choice to make. We could a lockdown completely very quickly and try to eradicate the virus all together leaving us with a separate economy until vaccine shows up in twelve to eighteen months New Zealand. Yeah all be. We could try to flatten the curve. Which is most people now? Know means keeping the right of infection to a level where our hospitals busy but won't be overwhelmed as the virus runs. Its course through the population and we ultimately emerged with what's usually referred to as herd immunity. Well didn't go down the elimination rate and we appear to go down the letting the Scott Mawson Brenham affi chief medical officer helping science and CNN Flattening policies are epidemiologist professor. Tony Blankley from the University of Melbourne. He says it looked. I like the government was picking option B. until the weekend when things took another turn for some it's ramped up the ball with a liberal special doesn't seem to be continued to grow hotter the meaning. We were at twenty five to thirty percent grass just over a week a guy on a daily basis at now we have come down in the last week to the low teens and the lightest advice. I have from the national incident. Santa this morning is that the last three days have pain approximately nine percent on average and that raises a beer interesting coin it would appear that means at least two different things. So he's my car fled to me at least means that we parse the team account and Thompson tykes water run free society but we still get to immunity Maine Sixty the population being infected. But if you look at the policies that places. Uk apparently here. It's quite a different goal. I'm living what we're trying to do. Is We try to treat this like an outbreak and just suppress much harm. Gone as possible and absolutely minimize. Now that might mean that Bar September August or we never heard us on the couch plus sittings that might be only teams seemed of us would have been infected. That's good there'll be fewer deaths brought. It means that we will not have achieved immunity and therefore needs to stay under the same special. Listen Mesia's for quite some period. Retirement is a vaccine about what Chinese describing here is a third party Middle Path. And that's the one. Australia seems to be taking right now. He's even come up with a name for it or on coaling squashing. The which is what we're the moment. Bisi trading like a Mass Pike Williams. Inhale hogging fiction goes but not quite.
"six month" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Six months ago hurricane maria hit the island puerto rico hi circle hurricane relief down please all we have is us there's no fema here there's no armenia you know only the people the people people suffer today on politico pulse check we'll look at how the island is still reeling from the devastating storm and what that means for the millions of puerto ricans seeking healthcare i i'll talk to politico's danny vinik who recently returned from puerto rico and has a new story comparing the federal government's response to hurricane maria with hurricane harvey which hit texas then after the break i caught up with dr series barbaro new york city's deputy commissioner of health who led a team of responders down to puerto rico to review the healthcare challenges plaguing the island just reminder if you like pulse check you can help us you can rate the podcast review at shirt with a friend all of those help us find new listeners and let me know at d diamond politico dot com or at diamond on twitter and who you bike to hear from next and what topics you want to hear on this show many listeners suggested in rhode on puerto rico and that's why we're doing one today i'm joined now by danny vinik is just an editor of the agenda who's out with a major new story how trump favored texas over puerto rico danny your article traces the different federal response to hurricane harvey in texas and hurricane maria and puerto rico how different were those responses.
"six month" Discussed on The Takeaway
"This is the takeaway podcast for tuesday march twentieth twenty eighteen it's the first day of spring it's the equinox it's also six months hurricane maria hit puerto rico will start there this hour and will end the hour with comedian aparna charles i'm retweeting so gonna be okay stick around it's funny this is the takeaway i've taught it's good to have you with us six months ago today on september twentieth hurricane maria hit puerto rico things are slowly getting better in puerto rico but with businesses and infrastructure devastated a hundred and thirty five thousand puerto ricans have left the island according to cbs news many of them with no firm plans to return and a lot of them have arrived on the mainland with no real place to go back in october fema started offering temporary shelter benefits for people displaced by the storm that shelter for thousands of vacuoles took the form of a hotel room somewhere in the united states but six months later thirty five hundred puerto ricans are still living in hotels and motels under what's called the transitional sheltering assistance program today was supposed to be the deadline cutting off those hotel vouchers but on monday fema extended the program until midmay willoughby's bermudez knows firsthand the toll this process has taken on both families and the cities that have welcomed them on the mainland bermudez is a member of the city council in hartford connecticut and she joins me now we'll delete welcome thank you thanks for having me and marcela garcia is also hearing editor he'll writer for the boston globe marcel thanks for being here as well high councilwoman bermuda's let me start with you how many families remain in hotels in hartford now and and how did hartford get involved in accepting them.