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Families are Bored, So Classic Toys Are Hot Again
"You know good old fashioned tonka trucks. Barbie dolls and legos are hot again shirts. The holiday shopping season a time when toy sales usually sore. But that's not the reason for this specific spike. The pandemic has changed toy buying habits. According to the washington post parents seeking to entertain board kids and get them off their devices started searching for toys and games that didn't have buttons are screens and they found what they were looking for on the shelves of some of the country's most iconic brands mattel home to such names as hot wheels. Love him and fisher. Price has been watching. Its long loved labels fly out of warehouses at the same time. The company watched it stocks soar. Nearly eighty percent over the past. Six months it's barbie who's leading the charge. However sales of that iconic doll jumped nearly thirty percent in the third quarter the largest quarterly increase in at least two decades. But today's barbie isn't the same tall blond you may remember. In recent years mattel has made barbie dolls more inclusive for years ago. The company introduced curvy tall in petite versions of the dolls. Earlier this month mattel announced barbie extra dolls align a five dollars that have varied body shapes skin tones and features and customers loved finding barbie pals who looked like them so much that some of the new dolls are already sold out according to the washington post toy sales have been something to smile about an dismal retail sector market research firm. Npd group says toy sales are up. Nearly twenty percent year-over-year and parents are turning to the toys of their own childhoods classic playthings like dolls trucks. Let kids amuse themselves for as long as they want. The report says. There's no game over until mom or dad. Say-so board games and puzzles have been other hot sellers. Which has been good news for mattel. Rival hasbro game and puzzle sales spiked nearly ninety five percent in the first two months of the pandemic according to the group when summer hits sailed slowed but many expect another spike as people head back indoors the washington post reports in the third quarter sales of hasbro's monopoly scrabble and dungeons and dragons jumped more than twenty percent according to fox. Business news indicating. That kids aren't the only ones in need of entertainment. Some adults are looking to get in on the fun themselves.
Iranian op-ed urges attack on Israeli port city over scientist killing
"Punishment for the assassination of a nuclear scientist. Ah hard line Iranian newspaper is suggesting the regime attacked the Israeli port city of Haifa and cause heavy human casualties. Iran blames Israel for Friday's ambush. Iranian state media says the scientist convoy was traveling down the road when the bomb went off and stop when they stopped. The Iranian media says at least five gunman popped up and opened fire on the scientists SUV. Now. Israel has long been suspected of employing exactly these kinds of assassinations in Iran, including one of another scientist. Almost exactly one decade ago, Fox is Ryan Chilcote. More than six months after they
Using global events as lures for malicious activity.
"At this point. I think i can even say it rounds up to have been doing this twenty years and we see different and new mauer campaigns every week right there's always someone doing something new tweaking something finding a new way to do it but in doing so there are certain patterns that are always habitually followed. And really when you look at it. Probably the most effective one is bad guys trying to find a way to use current events as lures and i know that sounds really open ended and people think we'll how could that possibly help me and that's kind of the reason we wrote. This blog was to not only highlight what we're seeing but to help people understand what could be used in the future right so you know if we sit back right now and take a high level look over the next six months you know. We see a lot of social issues. The play we see an election coming up. We see the typical holiday shopping season. And then after that we started seeing tax season in the us. I would expect our campaigns target each and every one of those in order and potentially a couple of overlapping right. Yeah it's interesting to me that that One of the things you highlight here is that there are the ones that sort of run on the calendar. You know the tried and true every holiday season. We're going to have stuff every tax season. We're gonna have stuff but then In addition to that you know we've got things like covid. Nineteen we've got things like black lives matter these things that are top of mind and also emotional Hot points for a lot of people absolutely and you touched right on the thing that they're trying to exploit right. They want you to hear this topic. They want you to read this topic. See it in your emotion kicks in when people are thinking with emotion. They don't necessarily have the same thought that say an email would go through right And so by putting in these emotionally charged topics. They're trying to find someone who's going. Good impulsively click on it and potentially get exploited without really thinking through like hey with. Would steve really send me a link on this black friday sale for patio cushions. Right for zebra. Steve feels strongly about patio cushions. Right yeah you know but but anything like that anything that might be coming up. They will try and the reality is one percent work. So ninety nine percent of people are gonna cds and see right through them right they're gonna see the email with misspellings they're going to see. Oh it's a word doc. I know not to open that or it's a pdf. They're looking for that one percent that will so for every single one you see. Think about the people that you know in your life that are the least technical and then think about them at their worst possible moment right. Maybe they just saw a piece of news. That was incredibly inflammatory. Maybe they just had a relative or someone they care deeply about diagnosed with covid nineteen right. All of these scenarios are going to influence the way that they click and the speed that the click. And that's really unfortunately what the bad guys prey upon. Yeah you know it's also Interesting to me. How short circuits that. The the rational thinking part of a people's brains As you say and Tricks them into acting in a way that they probably wouldn't if they were in a better state of mind right and you know. Unfortunately we see this over and over again. There are regional specific versions. You know we see a lot of stuff in asia. That's very specific days. It's even been localized and the right languages. That would make sense to the people in the regions. It's got you know social context that are specific to the region. And so you know it's it's a business now. It's not someone trying to get lucky. It's not someone saying. I'm going to really nail that one person no there. They know they're getting one percent but the thing is to send out you know two hundred thousand. Emails has a cost that approaches zero. Yeah and again. You know as to contrast that against some of the other things that we've seen and i know you know you and your team track things like some of these ransomware campaigns. We've seen that have become highly targeted or you know some of these business. Email compromise campaigns that are really specific and who thereafter We still have these sort of You know spray and pray campaigns that are running these massive numbers games
6 months after a Washington DC man died of coronavirus, his family still has no idea where to find his body
"Six months after a D C man died of of coronavirus coronavirus in in federal federal custody, custody, Fabian Fabian Tinsley's Tinsley's body body still still has has not not been been returned returned to to his his family. family. The The T T shirt. shirt. Boyd Boyd Tinsley's Tinsley's niece niece says says the the family family has has had no idea of his death until it was reported on the news and the family's been trying to get answers on where his body is. Phone calls spoke to the chapel in and it was apologies it was, you know, the answer my questions about you know what possibly could have happened. Tinsley, who was 67 died in April at the Button or Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina.
Whatsapp new features are awesome, Windows completes 35 Years
"Is something that is every day. Hello everybody my name is of needs. I'm your host for the show. Dirt tax view vision initiative to hear views on all the topics around tech v focused on the left cautions as well as ideas knowledge inquiries and ll bean hall unfiltered around deck so today in the third episode we are going to discuss about the windows. Completing twenty five years followed by the views on brought many new features india banding for three more apps basically around china and also few of the things that were left from the last episode saw in the last episode. We discussed the apple amazon. Chipset max and it's bracing and stuff. So now i think it is time that we start evaluating that. What we did was right or not to start. The things of the reviews. Were not out yet. And most of the apps that required to be updated so now i think is not the right time that yes and now i think it is the right time to make a comment about chipset and the max that it. So if you're a mac to the es ast and want to switch to the chipset's you can go ahead. I can't stop you. But what i'm gonna tell you. Is that as of now. Don do back if you're more than productivity field. You want doing be doing that as of now. So most of the apps that we have on the windows machines are based on the intel versions of the mac west but x eighty six compatible and the runs on different platforms that's air so for the apps get migrated to the it. It is the position of the developers of those apps. Not happen so it will take not a long. I would say around grew two three months more. At least it might take six months for media apps that being used like all be creative cloud the complete cloud would be upgraded with an chipsets by the end of first water offering green declined so in short it is just the first chipset from apple and it requires a huge of the back and sources and bell pink. So might've been future very soon. It would be a complete dedicated one but as of now. I won't give you an advice to go ahead if you're more into more of paid apps like the finally got through and other apps that code apple products and you believe in your security you can go ahead. I am no one to stop you guys. Because finally got runs the best on them jobs doug lord the storage options what. I don't feel good about the apple amazon. Tip search is that it has them embedded on it so being down weathered you can't upgrade your app in near future. If you want to operate you need to buy a new one. I said that in the last as well. But we know that if it's been for the extract eight gigs going from index. To sixteen weeks. You need to pay twenty thousand more in india. That's roughly around two hundred fifty dollars so by such a huge prize when you get better than this. And it's only eight gigs more so earlier. What it used to be there. Were some ready. Rams that used to work with the mac. Like the macro iraq pro. I would say and then it would work fine and everything was great but now you can't do that will have to buy an entire new laptop. Be more in the starting. Apple's programs compatibility is not that much that someone from creative field with do that initially. But if you're from a person who just do office work might which your very soon so that was all that we had from the last episode can now for this episode lex started windows windows von has company did cady five years just threw three days back and it is very great news because as much as those old it gets back he s. You hear everything right. The first windows was some something that no one elected and now windows is the main desktop software or i would say a breeding system. That's being used. Windows has got convenience words as many depend on plugs up like the windows. Ninety eight was an okay. Xp game that was a breakthrough most of the systems. What any and got the windows. Xp foreign by it launched windows vista vista didn't become somewhat popular. It was just that it was a kind of a field and followed by that. The windows seven was a breakthrough
Becoming New Parents with Michael Bosstick and Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential Podcast
"So in developmental research three parenting styles that are that you typically see across all cultures apart from neglect. Which obviously we're not talking about that on parenting podcast but So one is called authoritarian. And it's when you are super strict and you have really high expectations and sort of almost fear based parenting but in terms of emotional sensitivity. You're not there and so then. The other side of it is permissive. Parenting where it's like a free for all best friend. Parenting super sensitive to your child's emotional needs not a lot of boundaries not a lot of limit setting and then in this middle spot when you combine you guys is called authoritative parenting. And it's when you have sensitive warm nurturing and also very clear expectations in boundaries and that sort of combination allows kids to kind of grow in a way that they can be their emotional selves. But also they're gonna do something they're going to be able to you know sleep through the night if we're talking about babies or have a job whatever whatever the example is and so it sounds like you know usually you kind of copy a little bit about the parent the a little bit of the parenting that you experienced so did you have more permissive. Open parents or were they. It's funny because i think i married my mother and he thinks he married his father like personality personality wise. Yeah yeah. My mother was definitely more strict. More about more about Structure whereas my father was definitely more like me. Do you want to hear the more. The interesting thing is like. I do agree with that. But also i think that as i've gotten older maybe i'm more like my mother and as she's gotten older she's more like her father which is dynamic. And i think like selfishly. I talk about this on our podcast. The reason i liked the schedule. I i think we should prepaid lauren and i when we had the baby. We're both working fulltime doing their media and she's actually glad you said that because that is why i asked that question is you're you're both fulltime working here like after. We had the baby in january. And i went back to work two weeks and fortunately covert and if there is back to work when i was actually pushing getting texas but when i was in labor with covid hit straight back to work two weeks running. Intermediate and covert hypnosis. Go after kind of go back to the house. And i'm actually really happy if there isn't a silver lining spent so much time but the reason we we had a night nurse in the beginning. 'cause we were both fulltime and had we have no family in l. a. Was just us two. She helped us put the baby on a sleep schedule and find time to eat and just really taught us things. We had no clue what we're doing at all like both. We're not maybe people before and selfishly. I like the schedule. Because i know if i follow the schedule it gives me the most time with the child because if she's all over the place and sleeping when i'm working when i'm not then both of us don't get spence. I look at analogy. I know when she's when she's sleeping. Which is eating and maximize the time with her It's just kind of fell into this at the same time like last night. It was nine o'clock and she was still up in. That's not her schedule. she's supposed to be in bed at seven thirty. But i'm the type of person that's adoptable to that. She what she didn't want to go to sleep. She didn't feel good. She's teething so i brought her in my room. I turned on the salt rock lamp. I put like red light for her meditation music and i think six months ago he win like we can't do this can the and now he's sort of adopted to the fact that not everything is going to be on time all the time. There's going to be different circumstances. You have to be more valuable so it together. It's it's coming together nicely. I do think that it's like definitely a learning experience for about the west. That like you said and so we so six months. You've actually fully been covid. Parents entire january twenty six. So we we get like a month. You've got a month. I think for babies they. They were living their best life. There couldn't be anything better. You're
Guitar Center Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In Wake of Debt Restructure
"Hope you all had a good if quiet thanksgiving yesterday. Maybe it's been some of that time playing music guitar. Sales picked up this year. Many observers shock the guitar had been in a death spiral for years. According to the new york times writer. Alex williams reminded readers than twenty seventeen. Eric clapton himself said maybe the guitar is over. But this september the times reversed course hold the obituaries. Williams wrote six months into the pandemic. He wrote quote. People are turning to the guitars. Quarantine companion and psychological south spurring a surge in sales for some of the most storied companies. That has shocked. Even industry veterans sales of fender guitars especially the iconic stratocaster are off the charts so to gibson which had declared bankruptcy in two thousand eighteen and other instrument makers in virtual teachers are also happily for the most part struggling to keep up with demand to capitalize on that trend. Guitar center is airing twenty-five inspirational origin. Stories from musicians on. Its youtube channel. The retailers make music. Camping started early this month. They'll keep adding new performer. Profile through december twenty four th in addition guitar center is asking musicians everywhere to post their own videos to social media answering the question hashtag why we make music kicking off guitar. Center's campaign was grammy award winning musician. Hdr talking about being surrounded by musicians as a child. Here's a clue. My dad had a cover band when i was a little girl and they would rehearse every family gathering you know my mom's filipino. Filipinos love karaoke. So a lot of karaoke housing's lot. James brown and you know a bunch of old guys you know playing bass drums and jim out all the time in my house. But here's the rub a surging guitar keyboard and drum sales has bullied guitar center but not anywhere near enough last saturday. The country's largest music retailer filed for chapter eleven protection cove forced closures earlier. This year brought the struggling guitar center to the breaking point. Even though online sales picked up later in the year the business will continue selling instruments online and off and said it will continue paying employees and vendors in full guitar center operates. Three hundred stores in the. Us also owns music and arts which sells and rents instruments to school orchestras through. Its two hundred stores. Guitar center hopes to exit bankruptcy by the end of the year. It's difficulties began years ago. Actually two thousand seven. Bain capital took it private in a leveraged buyout. That deal left guitar center with more than a billion dollars of debt. The new york times reported under its bankruptcy plan about eight hundred million dollars of debt will be wiped out still retail dive reports that leveraged buyouts of led to the struggles or outright downfalls of numerous retailers think sears neiman marcus and lucky brands among others but for guitar center online rivals also hurt amazon of course but also sweetwater which specializes in music and audio equipment unlike amazon it employs sales people knowledgeable about both music and audio equipment sweetwaters sales of instruments in podcast gear have spiked during the pandemic. All of which is why. It's so important for tar center to employ a little inspiration to sell as many guitars and other instruments this holiday season as it possibly can to stars potential stars and well the rest of us
US jobless claims rise
"Seeking unemployment benefits blipped up again Last week, the Labor Department says 778,000 Americans filed jobless claims last week up 30,000 from the week before, and the second straight weekly increase. The spike in virus cases is triggering fear is that the academy could suffer a double dip recession. Of states and cities re impose restrictions on businesses, possibly leading to more layoffs. Consumer confidence weekend in November as a result of lowered expectations for the coming six months, my camp in
What the immune response to the coronavirus says about the prospects for a vaccine
"With a number vaccine candidates against the corona virus sharing promising results in clinical trials and a growing number of studies elving into our mean response to infection. The spotlight has turned once again. On the body's defense mechanisms. I think two questions that really relate to the ability of the vaccine to protect us and our ability to fight off a second infection and so that is the quality of the immune response and the duration of the immune response this week. I'm joined by professor. Eleanor riley from the university of edinburgh to dove into these questions and more. I'm nichole davis. Welcome to science. Weekly ellena you came onto the podcast in july and talk to us about immunity and covid nineteen specifically the relationship between antibodies and immunity. So let's start with a recap on the major players in the immune system that are of interest when it comes to an immune response and potentially immunity so antibodies are protein molecules that are produced by immune cells kobe cells and these cells live in our spleen and narrow and they secrete antibodies off. They've been exposed to a foreign organism such as virus. There are two types of cells that produce. Antibodies on short-lived cells that produce. Antibodies for a few weeks national to the first line response and then some of those cells transition into lonely cells that goto a bone marrow and can produce antibodies for months years. Possibly even to case and then on top of antibodies. have that can kill virus. Infected host cells t cells the two types of t cells one of which we think of such of the conductor of the orchestra of the immune system and these kotei health cells and they very much help the b. cells to make antibodies produce. Growth factors may direct the direction in which the be cells developed and they will still give them signals to turn into cells and then there are the cdte cells and they actively kill virus infected cells and then Antibodies can also bind to these specific cells and help them to kill cells so they recognize little bits of virus on the infected cell bind to the infected so and kill it and then there are cells which are less specific cells that we call macrophages are neutral fills and they just recognized that. Something's not quite right with the cell. They don't necessarily recognize the infected with the virus and they kill it actually or bits of the immune system work together a little bit like you need a whole orchestra to make a good tune when you need all of these cells working together to make a good news arms. And i know you said in july that at that point it was too early to tell how quickly people were losing their antibodies. And we've got to remember here that it's a relatively new virus. What's the latest research saying that seems to have been some movement on that now. What we're seeing is if you all the data together. There's an early peek in the antibodies wants. Lots and lots of antibodies are produced to mop up all virus. That's in your body and then as that virus goes away the antibodies start to decline a little bit. Because you don't need them any antibodies anymore and they settle into a of steady class. O of antibody production. And that's very typical. This kind of two phase response the only peak lots of antibodies followed by sort of standing level of antibodies. That nick for a long time. That's very typical of an antibody response and it sort of relates to the short lived long lived cells. You have lots of short-lived cells making lots of antibody that off and then the long lived cells who that fewer in numba keep on producing. Antibodies for much longer so yes. Let's talk about these long-lived b. cells in the no said the t. cells. What is research telling us about what happens to them and how. How long do they hang around for. So we don't have much data on those are actually quite difficult to look at in humans. They tend to live in the bone marrow for example not very accessible and so we tend to rely on mathematical modeling of the change in the dynamics of the antibody concentration to predict what's going to happen even though we haven't actually been able to see it because it hasn't gone on long enough so the moment the infants is that we have suggests that things are probably okay these cells behaving as we expect them to the was one pay published early on suggesting may be a little bit of a fault with the production of these long midsouth. But i'm not sure that that's been replicated in other studies. I think i saw a preprinted study. That hasn't been peer reviewed yet. Which jested that these visas and t so's lost for at least six months is that. What are the problems here in terms of measuring this so we only have six months data at the moment and the virus really hasn't been around that long so what we can say the moment. Is that the cells assisting for as long as we are able to measure them at the moment obviously in six months or another twelve months time. We'll be able to go back to those people and say have they still got those cells. Yes or no. But in the meantime just looking at the change in the dynamics of the response and mapping it onto what we know the other viruses. My prediction is that these that there will be some long lift immunity to this virus. He said there might be some long term protection. How long term are we talking here. I mean i've seen a lot of people saying well current viruses such as that of course common code some codes of course by coronavirus is of course the protection only lasts for say a year or so. Do we think that our protection against the corona virus that causes covid nineteen mike baxter timeframe or or could it be longer. I think it's very difficult to say at the moment. Say all of the data. We have suggests that these antibody responses are going to be at least as long lived as response of corona viruses. And possibly i might think even probably going to last longer your immune response tends to be proportional to the level of threat that you face so the common cold corona viruses really only colonize our upper respiratory tract so on nose throat and so the virus doesn't go very deep into apology and we make rather grief that effective noon response nose and throat that controls it this coq nineteen causing virus goes much deeper into our bodies it goes down into our lungs into bronchial and therefore the immune response tends to be stronger and they struggle we call systemic immune responses do tend to last longer because they are recognizing that there is a more serious threat that has to be dealt with. Do we know if factors like ethnicity gender age factor in the scale of the immune response. She said stronger. Immune response to your first. Infection is is more likely to me. You have great protection against the second infection. Those factors correlated at all. There's very little day to so far on ethnic differences in the immune response the data. That's coming after the vaccine trials suggests that there aren't any major differences in at between ethnic groups in terms of whether the vaccine protects them will not but we haven't yet seen lab data on their antibody responses with at t cell responses. There is a lot of genetic variation in the immune response. People be aware that some people unfortunately have very severe genetically determined immunodeficiencies. That's just the tip of the iceberg of genetic variation in the immune response and some of those differences do have geographical and ethnic components to that certain genes that either make good or bad immune response on more common or less common in groups countries. But we don't yet know if any of that is going to influence really the totality of their immune responses. We just don't have any evidence much by age. It feels like ages is. It's very important given that the older you are the more risque from caveat nineteen so there are two components to that one is whether you are able to make an immune response again's a virus. You've never seen before and there is. I think really quite good evidence that you ability to make a completely new immune response does decline as you get older. The other component is that a lot of the disease we say in coke nineteen excessive inflammation. And there's also evidence that we get older with less good controlling inflammation so it's a little bit of a double whammy as we get older way are less able to make an immune response to a new virus such as the covid nineteen virus and if we then get the viral infection where less good at controlling the inflammation that it causes a so we know there are several different vaccines. Which looking very promising. You have the rene vaccines at you have vaccines which used a chimp. Virus to bring genetic material from the corona virus into cells. The question is is the immune response that generated the same as it would have been to a natural infection and do the t. cells and so on hang around in the same way. The vaccine is just a tiny component of viruses this spike protein which is on the surface of the virus and so if you vaccinated with spike protein. You make antibodies in tesol responses just to that protein. If you get the virus itself then you get many many more pro teams that you're exposed to a new may make antibodies to some of those. So you responded more limited but you might also say that your response is more focused because it's actually antibodies to spike coaching a really important for neutralizing the virus so the vaccine in juices a narrow immune response but one would hope it would also be focused on therefore stronger on the base the matter and would it be expected that this will provoke a stronger. Immune response natural infection. I've heard some people say that actually vaccine can producer a strong response it coun- if they initial infection is quite mild say with virus like sauce covy to which induces very mild infections in some people i would expect the vaccine to tobacco to jason mewes which is much stronger than you would get after nascent dramatic or mild infection. People get serious dose of coca to make a very strong immune response. And i doubt if the vaccine it doesn't need to be any strong national adopt if it is when it comes to and viruses the coups common code. It's been some concern that these viruses somehow elude the memory b cells. and so. that's why even though we have thousand cells to to the common cold viruses. We will often get reinfected with them. I wonder if they're those same concerns about the coronavirus behind covid nineteen so there is a little basic data. There's one paper that suggests that the sauce kofi to virus that causes covid nineteen disables particular pathway in the b. cell response leading to a poor long term memory response but these experiments done in the lab in a in a in a petrie dish. And i think it's too early to know if that's really what happens in humans so i think we do need to be a little bit cautious and we need to be aware that it might happen. Good news is that the proteins that are believed to cause that problem are not present in the vaccine so even if it's a problem in natural infection it shouldn't be a problem with a vaccine
Salesforce is in talks to buy Slack, deal could be announced next week
"Fools considering acquiring workplace chap to slack technologies So to say the companies have been holding talks and could announce a deal as soon as next week. I'll write. Garana of Bloomberg Intelligence says the deal would help both companies compete more aggressively. It always made sense from a strategy for interview because you know slacks been losing some market share from Microsoft on this would give a sense, forcing entry into a very lucrative and very important market. But what it makes, you know, in our view, most sense financially is Its sales force decides to pay for this thing, using stock and not cash, And that's because sales force own valuation has gone up quite a bit over the last six months. And you know they have very good currency that they can pay with and you know, that's I think if it's done to stock to us, and I believe to investors also would make a lot more sense.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Demand Expected to Rise
"Analyst. Ming chi kuo predicts better than expected demand for the iphone. Twelve pro models offsetting some weaker than expected demand for the twelve and twelve. Many quo also sees evidence. That apple will redesign the form. Factors the look different for the apple watch and macbooks in the second half of twenty twenty one quote also estimates airpods sales will fall five to ten percent in the next six months and that the next version of the airpods will be delayed until the april june quarter.
Unchanged from early estimate, US economy grew 33.1% in Q3
"The U. S. economy grew thirty three point one percent in the third quarter but a resurgent a corona virus is expected to slow growth the commerce department reported the second of three estimates on U. S. growth for the July to September quarter it set a record pace of thirty three point one percent the largest quarterly gain on record going back to nineteen forty seven there's been some revisions with bigger gains in business investment housing exports and downward revisions to state and local government spending business inventories and consumer spending the economy hasn't recovered from output lost in the first six months of the year and economists are concerned that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter and could dip back into negative territory Jennifer king Washington
US jobless claims up for 2nd straight week as virus worsens
"Another increase in the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits the labor department says seven hundred seventy eight thousand Americans filed jobless claims last week up thirty thousand from the week before and the second straight weekly increase the spike in virus cases is triggering fear is that the economy could suffer a double dip recession as states and cities reimpose restrictions on businesses possibly leading to more layoffs consumer confidence weakened in November as a result of lowered expectations for the coming six months my camp in Washington
Should I get interns to work for my startup?
"Interns are often college grads or even college students looking to get experience so they can put in their resumes and put it in there and be able to get a job eventually sometimes interns do so well at the company they are interning at and they actually got a job there so on the surface a lot of people think. Oh this is a great idea. Because i don't have to pay them or maybe have to pay them very little. And i get people that are hungry. I give people energetic that. Come here and helped my business grow. But many people forget many different aspects of bringing on interns to your company first of all the reason why is because they have no experience in and sometimes they don't have many skills so you're not getting the best talent to work on your company okay. So you're actually getting somebody who's learning on the job now. Some interns will come with skills. They learned Before they went to university or maybe it's their interests maybe they like web development and this is something that they do on the side and they can in turn as a web developer for your company but even somebody like that is not gonna be skill wise and experience wise as good as somebody who you would hire an pay them a salary because they will get what they deserve and they'll give you deserve that salary right so just keep that in mind. Okay so my personal opinion when it comes to hiring interns that the nature of an intern is. They're looking for a brief stint somewhere to learn. some skills gained some experiences in my experience and from the experience of the different Entrepreneurs i've coached and helped along the way a small fraction of actually stay in becoming police in the company. They're looking usually for six months to year of experience and in my experience it takes about three months to ramp anybody. Noon your business to Get them used to your culture to train them so they know exactly what to do and how to do and how to fulfil their job role and it takes even longer for interns because hey they're not coming with any experience or they're not coming With any job experience in your realm. So they're gonna take a little bit more time to ramp up so if they're around for six months experience You really only gonna get three solid months outta them before they move on and you invested a lot of time effort. Somebody's got train them. Somebody's got to show them how to do the job. The show them had a perform well and then they leave. One of the biggest costs and business is turnover employee turnover. You want to keep your as long as possible because it's costly to find new talent to hire new talent and train them. You want to keep people for at least two to three years to get the most value out of him. Anything over that is gravy and it'd be awesome. You can keep them for longer but anything under two years really. You're losing a lot of money and time and effort in training hiring and all that stuff. So that's even more true with an intern now. I know that you're not paying them paying them very little. But again the expectation that you have in terms of put from an intern is much lower from the new employee. That has you know. Keep your eyes and it's going to be held accountable and all that kind of stuff now. Cows in the tech space. You need to grow you need to sprint unique to really Get moving fast in your business and get your product out there so you can't be wasting time on turnover on entrance leaving on people coming and going in and does affect the culture when you have new. Employees renew teammates every so often you wanna have a core group of people that are in the team and of course people were leaving. Come and go. But not the ray of an intern now. There is an exception. If you're going to be doing something that's more of an investment in your business They you can keep after they leave. Let's say they are Documenting standing operating procedures or. Sap's how do you do everything in your business. The documenting your systems in your play books so that when you do make a higher that can just pick up the playbook and know exactly how to fulfil every task. Another example is content there writing content like blog posts. If they're good writers than those posts will stand the test of time. And we'll serve your business while after they leave but in my experience if they are a good writer if they are good writer and the running amazing blog posts they can get paid for it. They freelance and they will in turn says a bit of a difficult situation. Of course you find great talented people and train them and then leads me to my next point if you wanna take on interns and you found great talent. That is willing to intern for a company then stipulate that they have to be an intern for a period of time. I would say at least twelve months now. In my opinion you should compensate them in some way. Even if it's minimum wage but compensation matters. Okay giving them money for their time now that you invested a year. Also stipulate that you'll they'll have an evaluation at the end of the year and they'll be offered a position if they pass the evaluation this gives them some sort of upward. Mobility gives them something to shoot for. Okay i like working here. I like the work. I'm doing here. I'm learning a lot. I wonder how much i can learn if i was a full time employee. So if you have a path for them it makes it a whole lot easier for you to sell the idea of graduating into becoming an employee and hey starting your career at this company get a few years under bill and then move on to greener pastures. I got more on today's guinea wednesday's episode before that let me give to today sponsor support for today show comes from start your first online business might all new ten part audio course on himalayan learning this is of course is going to get you from one. That's gonna get you from thinking about your business to actually launching that business getting it out of your head and into the real world. Recover things like validating your idea creating your first product pricing it marketing finance in your business even creating your business website and more check it out and himalayas deep calm. Nba and use code nba to get a fourteen day free trial again. That's himalayas dot com slash. Nba promo code nba updates cuny wednesdays question from cow. Should i hire interns for my startup. This was a tough one for me to deliver. But it's the truth if you're in the tech space cal. You need to grow fast quick. You can't afford having to train. And retrain retrain intern so if you need content if any procedures lock them into year with You know A chance to become a fulltime police. They pass evaluation. If that's not an option. Just keep moving forward. Do not worry about hiring interns. See if you can hire one experienced player on your team won. Experienced player can equal five inexperienced people or ten interns. I'm serious. I've had in police on my taint team. I have employees on my team that are gold. They are worth You know five or six hires. And they're expensive okay so You go you pay for but sometimes you actually save money by hiring somebody. That's worth their value again. This is my personal opinion. This is my personal advice. From my own experiences experience of the people i've coached the build their own businesses and and the stories i've seen with the soon as i've seen at one hundred dollars i wish you all the best cow with your startup goal. Get them that wraps up. Today's episode. thank you so much for listening. If you have a question you want ask is just email me over at omar at one zero zero mba dot net. And i will make sure answer right here on kuni wednesday. Don't forget a hit. That subscribe gun on whatever app. You used to listen to podcasts. Spotify or situa radio for apple podcasts. Were on every platform. It's absolutely free to hit. Subscribe to do that right now before we go. I want to leave you with this. When the stakes are low the result is not something really special. This just in general life. If i'm in a position or a job or whatever where you know it's not a big deal fired. It's not a big deal. If i lose his job. You know. there's less pressure for me to perform. This is just human nature okay. Not everybody's going act this way but in general people will okay if you wanna use a rule of thumb but if the stakes are high and they really wanna stay there and they really think this is a good position. They're getting paid in there They don't wanna lose this job. They're going to have incentive to keep it. It's really hard to fight human nature so keep that in. Mind when you're making decisions like this.
SpaceX, NASA set for historic Crew-1 launch today: Everything to know
"As the first certified launch system in nasa's commercial crew program the crew. One mission marked a series of firsts for crew transportation it is the first international crew of four to launch john. An american commercial spacecraft. It is the first time. The space station's long duration expedition crew size will increase from six to seven crewmembers significantly adding crew time available for scientific research on the station. And it's the first time the faa has licensed a human orbital spaceflight launch. The four commercial crew astronauts will conduct science and station maintenance during their six month. Stay aboard the orbiting laboratory with a return to earth planned for the spring of twenty twenty one the astronauts fittingly named the crew dragon spacecraft resilience highlighting the dedication teams have displayed to make the launch successful during these extraordinary times and proving that when we worked together there's no limit to what we can achieve
Interview With Gabrielle Ferrara
"To the masters in psychology. Podcast we're psychology. Students can learn from psychologists educators and practitioners to better understand what they do how they got there and to hear the advice they have for those interested in getting a master's degree in psychology or related. Field i'm your host brad schumacher. And today we have the privilege of talking with gabrielle ferrara. After graduating from morristown high school gabrielle attended university of miami where she received her. Ba in psychology and criminology. She then attended rutgers university where she received her masters degree in clinical social work with an emphasis in mental and behavioral health gabrielle served as a mental health counselor and she did her internship at the immediate care psychiatric center in parsippany new jersey. Gabrielle is a licensed social worker and currently works at the counseling center in middlesex. New jersey as a substance use and mental health therapist. Gabriel welcome to our podcast ink spread. I'm happy to be here My name's gabriel ferrara. I'm really honored to be on your podcast. Thank you for having me. Well you're welcome. Thank you for being on the podcast. I know that a lot of our listeners are going to get a lot from you today. A lot of things going on especially in the last six months i mean. You've you've graduated with your masters degree. You started a new job. You got engaged. Congratulations thank you. Thank you and you actually have your first blog post on psychology today so a lot of exciting things in the last six months It's been an exciting time. So let's go ahead and get right into it. I kinda wanted to open up the floor for you and ask you. Tell me a little bit more about yourself. Other than what that introduction. You know what i did with the introduction for all of our audience members yes so i mean you covered it pretty well introduction. But i'm from new jersey born and raised. I'm currently still living. Where i grew up in marseilles town Just getting into the field of social work and starting my career in my free time. I have a adorable little rescue dog that keeps me busy and keeps me on my toes. So yeah i mean. I just happy to be here talking about my experience and my rite aid and My my career at this point. We'll good good i. How did you actually decide to get your bachelor of arts and psychology and criminology. What made you decide to go that route so it's actually a funny story. I started college as a pre med neuroscience major and then i realized that there was a lot of science and math involved in that that i was not interested in so i but i still really had a passion for mental health in the brain and all that stuff so the next logical step seemed to go into seem to be to go into psychology so i switched my major psychology and began taking some courses and saw that there was an overlap between mental health and the criminal justice system and some of those common themes among the two fields and so i added a criminology degree as well and of combine the two and got to see some of the overlap and it was an incredible combination of studies and field work and just a really good overall experience. Based on our research on the website we are seeing more of the that overlap with criminology and psychology or and more of those Psychologists are needed in the criminal justice system as well. So it's interesting that you chose that route You know the next follow up. Question is what is you know. At what point did you come up with the idea of becoming a therapist. Yeah so that is something that didn't stand out to me at first. I wasn't really sure what i want to do. With my psychology and criminology degree. I considered going into the fbi. Some sort of police criminal justice work and then ultimately subtle settled. It's not the right word. But i made the decision to be therapist and go into clinical work based on my own experience in therapy. And i think we're gonna get into that a little bit later but my own experience in therapy and my good dot experiences with different therapists really motivated me to want to get back. Beat up person for someone else. Because i've had very good therapist and are not so great therapists over the years. Not just kind of comes with the territory but it really motivated me to want to continue studying psychology understanding it understanding people and being a person for others to connect with the actually interesting that you brought that up. If you don't mind i'm gonna go ahead and share my screen. And i'm going to share one thing with you and the audience and i liked your tagline here and you should see the psychology today website here in. Here's your most recent blog post. Why showing emotion as a therapist is okay sometimes and if you notice on the left side. Your tag is gabrielle. Ferrera therapist who sees therapist. Tell us a little bit more about that and how you came up with that idea. Yeah so. I actually got that idea from a book. I read earlier this year. I think i've been late last year. Actually and it was a book by lori gottlieb. she's a psychotherapist and author and also as speaker and she has a memoir called. Maybe you should talk to someone. And in that memoir she about her own experience as a therapist and also her time that she spent going to therapy and that book really resonated with me and it was the first time that i had connected so deeply with a therapist who also goes to therapy themselves. And i knew that a lot of therapists go to therapy. And it's something that were encouraged to do in grad school but reading. That book really made me feel like it was something normal and it was something nachos normal but an asset it was a strength to be in therapy myself and also be on the other side being in that helping possession.
Interview With Dr. Jason Fung
"Jason. Welcome back to the podcast. It's great to have you on paul. Thanks for having great to be here. We're gonna have a great discussion today. I really loved the new book. The cancer code. And i gotta admit when i dug into the book. It was really what i expected. I was thinking would be more along the lines of fasting. How that could help prevent maybe treat cancer given your background fasting but it was so much more than that. I mean that would have been a great book but this goes really deep into cancer and the evolution of our thinking of cancer over so many years so congrats. I really enjoyed this. Oh thank you very much. And i think that's sort of when i started looking at the issue of cancer. That was sort of how i got into it. Which is why you know most people. I would think think it's going to be about all about sort of fasting and nutrition and cancer but as done sort of deeper into the topic of cancer. There's just so much else going on because clearly cancer is a much more. Broad problem than just attrition because we know things like smoking for example has nothing to do with nutrition. What you eat if you smoke your risk of cancer just goes way way up saying with the best for example. You've exposed as fast as it doesn't really matter what you eat. You're you're great risk of developing a museum which is the type of lung cancer. So that's sort of while it was sort of how got into it as it developed as looking through it more became More and more the question which is never really answered. I think that is really important. Is the sort of how we think about what this problem really is. That is what is cancer. And that's i think one of the greatest remaining medical mysteries because most of these other diseases that we face we sort of know what's causing that. So even when we get a new virus like poof nineteen for example within a few months. We've got this virus like look you know it's still kicking our bod but we've sequenced. We figured it out. It's this is the virus. This is the sequence you know. The dna sequence. This is how it gets in. We've said okay it's the ace two receptors. You know you get at the site of storms. We know so much about it. Even within six months of this sort of brand new disease coming up which has greatest fascinating. Yeah something like hiv. For example it took us years to figure out the actual virus going from age hiv to sort of treatment whereas now you know thirty forty years down the line. We figured out what this virus looks like. We figured out know where detaches we figure so much. Stop so quickly but the problem is that with cancer. What is this disease. Such a strange disease because it's a common disease. It's the second biggest killer of americans yet. If you were to ask the question of what is this disease. People have no idea. Most experts have no idea like you ask the american cancer society and it says well. It's a disease of genetic mutations and that's not really correct because if it was simply a matter of genetics that is You know just bad luck genetically then. Why does environment play such a huge role in this genetic disease. That is if you have a disease. Such as cystic fibrosis sickle cell anemia. All these genetic diseases they passed on sort of mother to child or they have a significantly higher risk in we can identify the genes that are associated with it on the other hand. It doesn't matter if you're japanese if you're african if occasion If you smoke you're much more likely to get lung cancer. So it's not a genetic disease in that sense yet. People have been saying it's genetic disease donate disease and the problem with that. Is that if you don't understand what causes it. Your research sort of goes in the wrong direction that is looking for these genetic mutations and they progress in cancer has really slowed to a halt. Like if you think about how many genetic sort of tours for cancer we have. It's very very few the number of medications that makes a difference to cancer. You can count on one hand in most of those were developed in the early part of the sort of late nineties early two thousands rates with that was twenty years ago and whereas all these great genetic cures for cancer. We just don't see them in because it's not nearly a genetic disease and we have to sort of understand further and this is this is really an exploration of how the way we think about cancer has changed over the last little bit because there's been a huge paradigm shift from being a genetic disease tomorrow logical evolutionary disease which has huge implications for treatment.
Cyber is as Much Psychology as it is Technology
"I got convinced to join a stereo which is the company. I'm working for right now I've been with history for five. Monster is a brand brand new organization. It it's a different type of organization and from my experience. I concluded that this is executive type of organization. We needed to have so the very moment. I learned about historian about what it was all about. I was really adamant to join in and so so it is so. I'm not a managing director for europe middle east africa And a little. Bit for usc at a starring. But can you give us some insight. So what is your day today like. What would take up your time these days. Well my day to day. I'll have to divide my time in between Three things is to manage my wonderful team as any manager. we'd have to do another one. Is we have a community of members. Mum some would call that client who prefer to call members. These are very big organizations all over the world with which we have decided to have a very close trusted relationship and so a certain amount of my time is to engage with this community. Tried to understand what's going on. Try to understand the emerging problem trying to understand what's happening over the arisen as well as the most immediate problem so that's one big spirit of of my time. Another aspect of my time is history is also investing into cybersecurity and overall digital risks organizations. So i spent quite some time to king With emerging organizations indo digital risks cybersecurity field talking with venture capital talking with the leaders talking with regulators trying to understand what is happening what is relevant trying to create an ecosystem if you will of organizations in which we can invest and also trying to understand the need for today tomorrow and the next six months On on the typical customer side. You know strikes me that With your experience you have You have something that i think. A lot of people don't which is A real view of the global situation when it comes to cybersecurity. Your your experience has taken you around the world literally am. I'm curious what insights you can share about. That experience i mean are having been to different parts of the world. Seen the way that different cultures approach cybersecurity. Are there lessons that you've learned there. Are there important take homes you can share all. That's an extremely good point. You make what. I let me just share a little bit i. I'm very hopeful to sit on the board of advisor of elvis. You know the If unique and space defense organization have been sitting on this star community as they call it for for many years and the reason why invited me is because they said i understand cyber for an american company amid a european person i'm belgian guy from heritage and i leave thirty years while nearly thirty years in asia. I've got a very good understanding of what's happening on a worldwide basis when it comes to digital re cybersecurity so you quite spot on what. What i found out is the risk same. I mean i have worked with the If you will the equivalent of the sizzle of the chinese government. When i was working at microsoft and i found out that this gentleman is exactly the same problem as any other seasonal anywhere in the world in any other country or any other enterprises fish with exactly the same problem so the problem we faced with are the same the difference if you will resides in the sophistication. Some organization sub countries are way more sophisticated than others for some. We could speak about bits and bytes issues for others. We're talking about just to learn to walk and not certainly not to learn to run and the thing that is critical to me is the difference of culture also the organization level. I found out. And i have wounds all over my body to prove it because i thought it out the hard way i found out that you cannot take something that works in one culture and plug it into another culture and who backed it will work the same way. It's not true. Cyber inflammation security his as much psychology as it is technology as i usually say behind every cybersecurity incident. You have a human being either because you have an attacker attacking us for whatever reason either because we made a mistake a human mistake into way we tried to To to configure to deploy was security at the organization. And so it's very important to integrate the cultural aspect to make sure that a message is done is propagated the right way. Make sure that that people synchronize in endure is some crystallization iran. Some problems and delete works in. Us's not the way it works in career. That's not the way it works in germany and so on and so on so. My experience told me the problems i usually the same but away. You address them varies. And you've got to be very cognizant on on this cultural aspect to be able to the right wing.
"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 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 Front Burner
"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.