35 Burst results for "Smallpox"
The Capturing of the W.H.O.
"I'd like to talk about the capturing of the who, the who. Who's on first? Well, I'm not talking about the band. I'm talking about the World Health Organization. And I'm going to talk about a little known aspect of the World Health Organization, the way in which it has been overtaken, manipulated and captured. By a private money and specifically by the private money deployed by the Gates Foundation by Bill and Melinda Gates. Now, the World Health Organization was created after World War II. And initially, the idea was that member countries would make contributions and the World Health Organization would be kind of a coordinating group that would work through these countries to improve health to improve health practices around the world. Very noble mission seemed to work pretty well. The World Health Organization made some notable advances, including the wide dissemination of smallpox, vaccines, leading to the virtual eradication of smallpox. But then what happened in the 1980s is that the World Health Organization began to show signs of being politicized. And the Reagan administration said, hey, if you keep doing this, we're not going to give you money. And the World Health Organization panicked. And began to expand its funding to take a lot of money from nonprofit groups that could final money into the World Health Organization, but also pharmaceutical giants like GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis. So suddenly these pharmaceutical big pharma began to put conditions on the money will give you money to do this. We'll give you money to do that. And that's troubling enough because you can see how companies like Pfizer can use their leverage now with the World Health Organization financial leverage. Because they're contributing a significant portion of the budget
"smallpox" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Well, we've had COVID-19, and then we've had monkeypox. And now we're told those of us who live in and around New York City, we may have to worry about polio because health officials in New York City have confirmed that the virus causing polio has been detecting in the detected in the city's sewage system. Take us through what this really means, how concerned we should be. We welcome now doctor John schwarzberg. He's clinical professor emeritus at UC Berkeley's school of public health. Doctor, thank you so much for being with us. So take us through what this means. First of all, they say that a virus causing polio has been detected in the sewage system. What does that tell us? It tells us that people are infected with polio. The polio virus. The virus, most of the time, doesn't make people sick. And if it does, it usually gives them a gastroenteritis, nausea, sometimes vomiting, but most likely diarrhea. It's only about one in 200 times that somebody develops paralysis from that if they get infected. So paralysis is really the tip of the iceberg, but it means that there's at least a 199 other people infected. Finding it in the sewage tells us that there's a lot of people out there who are infected with this virus and excreting it in your feces. Now, I think that all of our children still get DPT, don't we? Which is a polio vaccine that's put together diphtheria and tetanus. When we're children, if we've been vaccinated when we're a child, do we need to worry about polio? Nope. Don't need to worry at all. If you have your, if you're up to date with your polio series, which means that two months, four months, 6 months, and then a booster at age four. If you're up to date, you have protection at the 99 plus percent level. So anybody who is fully vaccinated up to date with those vaccines doesn't need to worry about. Okay, so that brings me back to why are we having this problem? Does that mean that there are substantial number of people in the New York City area, maybe more broadly who are not vaccinated? Do we have a sense of the populace overall in the United States and the percentage that is vaccinated? Yeah, that's exactly what it means. It means that not enough people are vaccinated, particularly in a New York State area, where we're finding it in the wastewater. And this is just tragic. It's just absolutely tragic because this young man, this 20 year old who will never move his legs again. Totally avoidable at his parents just vaccinated him. This would never have happened. So very frustrating to people like being public health, very frustrating to doctors in very frustrating to I would have assumed the vast majority of Americans to see these kind of things happening. So you're an infectious disease expert and a public health expert. I've learned a lot I think from COVID-19 and part of what I've learned is it's not just the medicine. It's not just the science. It's also the psychology of persuading people they need to get vaccinated that it's okay to get vaccinated. Why is there resistance when it comes to polio vaccine? Do you know? There's no good reason for resistance. There's no reason for resistance to getting these vaccines. We've had well over a half a century of experience with them. We know they work incredibly well, and we know they have essentially no side effects. So they're very, very effective vaccines. And so and with tremendous questions for them. So the idea that there's resistance really is not based upon science, it's not based upon logic, and spaced upon some real psychological psychological issues that are really disturbed. I was thinking about it this morning. People who promote the anti vaxxers, people who promote not getting vaccinated. They have this young man who is 20 year old. This mere man should be on their conscience because they were promoting to the hasidic Jewish community in New York. They've been doing this for a number of years. The idea that vaccines are dangerous. Anti vax movement likes very much to target populations that are somewhat insular. They're an ideal population to convince with misinformation not to get vaccinated. And that's exactly what has happened in the hasidic Jewish community and other communities in New York, and we've seen this happen with other communities in Minnesota, for example. So the bottom line is when we look at whose vaccinated, we find that most people are up to date with their vaccines, 85, 86%, sometimes in some communities, 95%, vaccines are required for schools. The problem is that some communities, for example, the communities that we're talking about in New York, you're seeing percentages of people vaccinated at age 5, around 60%, some even in the mid 50 percentile range. This is just so tragic to see this happen. We're setting ourselves up for more cases. So doctor you mentioned there is no effective side effects to the polio vaccine. Let me just move over for a second to the monkeypox situation because I understand if you're inoculated against smallpox, which I am, I'm old enough to have been it. Inoculated, you're basically good with monkeypox. But starting about 1970 stopped doing it because of side effects. Should everyone be getting a smallpox vaccination? No, no one should be getting a smallpox vaccination a because there's no smallpox. Thank God. The only disease in the history of medicine that has been eradicated in terms of human diseases, but should you get a small, I know your question is should you get a small coccyx vaccine to protect you against monkeypox? Exactly. No, that's what I'm asking, yeah. No, not necessary at all. High risk people absolutely necessary and it's really frustrating not to have enough vaccine for those folks. So anybody who's in a high risk category for getting monkeypox definitely should be vaccinated because the vaccines work very well. The issue about I'm also old enough and I've had my smallpox vaccination, but we don't know how well it is protecting against monkeypox for so for those listeners who did get smallpox vaccination decades ago, we don't know how well it works. We sync it offers some degree of protection, but in large series of cases we've seen a number of people who have had the smallpox vaccine still come down with monkeypox. Oh, I did not know that. I thought that actually you were protected if you'd had the smallpox vaccination. You do have some degree of protection. We just don't know how much that degree is. And right now we can't assume you are protected. So if you've had smallpox vaccination and you're in a high risk group for getting monkeypox, get vaccinated. Well, I bet
Why COVID Vaccines Aren't Really Vaccines
"When I am with college kids which I am a lot, they tell me that the now have to get a third vaccine. I don't know why it's called the booster and not a vaccine. But in any event they should none of them should be called vaccines because they're not vaccines. I mean, if you're intellectually honest, you care about science, you don't call it a vaccine. There are many things you might want to call it, but it is not a vaccine. About as clear, it is not protect you from getting the virus, which is what all vaccines in the history of vaccines were meant to do. If you've got a smallpox vaccine, you didn't get smallpox. The number of people who apparently I don't have this as a irrefutable fact yet, I so I say apparently the number of people getting COVID who have been vaccinated were on the particular is proportionate to those who are not vaccinated getting it.
"smallpox" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"So, you know, and it's, to me, it's like, it's like the Proud Boys guy. Enrique tarrio. You know, he's pissed off and he's scared because it's not going too well for him in jail. Well, you know, here you are a Hispanic and you're the leader of a frigging white nationalist frigging game Ganga dumbass. And now you're in freaking jail and you have to understand that the white people don't want to hang out with you because that's not how jail works. And the Latino Hispanic people don't want you in their corner. So now nobody likes you freaking S and that's how come he's crying like a school girl with his skin knee. And he wants to go home. Roar the Tiger, thanks for the ten bucks. Pilgrims with no saints, but it was the Puritans under John winthrop with the Massachusetts bay company who murdered the natives wholesale, including king Philip, son of the man who saved the pilgrims. I didn't know any of that. Did you want me major? No, I didn't have that, you know. I mean, at the end of the day, all we know is as soon as we started building up population, we started moving west and slaughtering along the way. Yep. And don't forget to travel the tears. And Jackson, right? I mean, I mean, just and I don't know if this is true, somebody wrote and I've heard this big, it has been contested, but that the. Americans gave the Native Americans blankets laced with smallpox smallpox. Yeah. Now, is that true or not? That is true. That is absolutely true. They gave them blankets a smallpox, and that wiped a bunch of them out. I mean, they did everything. And here's the thing. You know, how did we how did we how are we treating the Native Americans now? Understand that right now the most impoverished areas on this in this country are reservations. That's a fact. The Navajo water supply has been poisoned, you know? We constantly get into these pissing contests because big energy and big oil want to drill on Native American reservation lands because they just want to get what they can and the Native Americans just say, no, and we always end up siding with these frigging companies and that's how come you have Native Americans on their knees standing in the way and you got police officers walking back and forth, spraying them in the face with frigging mason shit like that. It's a bunch of bullshit..
"smallpox" Discussed on Tipsy Tales
"Which is okay so mexican. Rita's said to haunt his place. People have also seen shadows have heard whispers and one of the repeated they caught was do you know the way out oh which stay tribute to her interesting all right. So let's get back to this thing this izzy because i didn't put this in here but they talked about the fact that due to influence a lot of children died a okay. But did we see something. That's set diptheria. No i probably did. I thought it was written banish flu. I mean it did say did you see him. Go limp i. I thought we saw. I thought i read a so. Look at us little all right. I thought i read in the school hop house. Remember i was like oh my god. A bunch of kids died. I thought i set. It said diptheria. That then all of this before i came here was like influence own away. It said that influence went through the whole place like the spanish flu which was pretty much went through the whole place though when go tried that out a bunch of kids stein at the school from. I don't know if i read this or if my hurt this but they said that. They use the schoolhouse to were. They brought the sick so course. A lot of kids probably died there. They also took him to the boarding houses. That's what i saw. Yeah so yeah there were a lot. Oh no smallpox also always smallpox smallpox chicken smallpox smallpox. Yes 'cause people died from it so smallpox either smallpox or the spanish flu was gonna get you back if it wasn't for childbirth bullets or being shot or hung yovany way they so i don't know because some people have ev piece of lake. Who's a little girl that's here and you hear it say izzy okay. So they're like and then there was a a room or something. There is something that they have written is. He's closer room. The guys from busby busby. Yan loved them by their view of the bus. Some people don't like them. But i like i do like them. So they were in there and they went into the actual schoolhouse. Which is something we didn't go into. It's completely different from what we went. Yeah they went before resolve like re furbish right and things were pretty ratty back that. Yeah so they um jerry in in the schoolhouse. yeah adore was actually that opening door Yeah yeah i was scary. Yeah and mvp of what did it say does say wait or did it say and then and out what's his. Shane was like. I don't know but it was a clear. Edp yeah he's like always like he has he will he remote admit it. Yeah i think it said wait or something like that. Yeah i think it did. I didn't write it down. I think they did What what am i. Give someone and it was clear you can hear it went so that was in two thousand seventeen. I think that was right before they like completely burst referring. Yeah refurbishing everything. And then they had things The same things that other people say like the rocks you know like making the knocking sound because they have that as an app brings us to the asa lab that big huge building The huge building which we got the is that where we were getting no. I didn't get anything..
"smallpox" Discussed on No Agenda
"Remember the disease is a deadly virus from seat in this country at least twenty years. Now this proves to be true. We can have a very serious health emergency in our hands but officially the hospital will not confirm or deny that diagnosis. So that's the video from day one. When we first hear the severe adult chickenpox love this second clip that i pulled for this the only other one we move we fast forward today six and they always start hearing what really the problem is of this crisis in your on day. Six of the smallpox epidemic the white house federal government officials and military personnel are being vaccinated. Three hundred people have died at least two thousand are infected with smallpox. Smallpox symptoms are being seen in fifteen state also in canada mexico and england. The us smallpox vaccine supply continues to shrink as officials try to stretch limited stocks to cover the entire nation and official announcement regarding the remaining vaccine. Inventory is expected later today. Struggles to get vaccinated lead to violence in some cities. Profound economic losses are crippling the nation in oklahoma alone economic experts project severe losses in the states multibillion dollar agricultural commodities market still. No group claims responsibility for unleashing. The deadly smallpox virus but ncnb has learned that iraq may have provided the technology behind the attack to terrorist groups based in afghanistan. Here's what i think they're doing with this messaging. I don't think we're going to get some kind of smallpox attack. would i do think is. The pharmaceutical industry is ramping up. Fear because they wanna make sure we have enough smallpox vaccine every single video including this one that came after it. We don't have enough. Only twelve million doses. I think that just not so like hey you know smallpox happened. We need a couple of billion dollars so we can make some extra vaccine. That would make nothing. But since i think i think that's exactly what it is because they're not gonna i don't see anything like smallpo- and is there a vaccine against smallpox. I guess so right. I've been vaccinated smallpox pride. So i guess we'll have an outbreak. Because why do kids still get smallpox about. They stopped giving the smallpox vaccine. I believe in the seventies Or before it's only old people that have the smallpox no. Because i don't have the mark. The mark of the beast muggy the smallpox as the mark of the beast. I mark. I missed it by maybe a year or two. I think yeah. I think so that mark which would which was more obvious when you were younger is really kind of gone away. It's just Overtime or just start there but also had a jar who is a funny kind of thing. Would they've almost gone back to because they wanna to do this. Coverted vaccination patch here. Okay how you like. A million little nina put on your arm Which is probably the safer way to get the vaccine. If you're gonna get the vaccine because you know to worry about getting into a vein or capillary. Which is what by much of the problem is is. We've talked about on the show. We had the clips interesting. You bring that up. But i was gonna say that the smallpox vaccine was always injected and that sort of manner it was A very screwy around with a bunch of neal's on needles they dip it in some google and then they pop it on your arm with a leg in a polka compressed air if i recall no no no no that was i remember the air. That polio was the polio was polio. And some other shots would try the compressed air but the problem with that just to go on with these stories problem with compressed air was that he would push it up against you and then they shoot it in and you wouldn't even know it was like an injection was probably also a better way to get covert vaccine but what happens is people would put pull away. 'cause they're marriages black bliss. Blow your arm open. I think i got the sugar cube. I think i missed all that. I got this. I was a sugar cube. Kid i got a note from one of our producers who spoke to her doctor and the doctor said this regarding aspiration for vaccine injections quote. We haven't done that for ten years. Yeah i did not know is never seen this done. I mean i had a shot recently. A couple of like maybe two years ago for previn thirteen for for such just another pfizer product for per flu like some massive. Ammonia is three thirteenth strands ammonia. And they got enough. That was supposed to. How did you feel after that by day. No affect whatsoever. Who's who's recommend. Because that's something i'd consider myself who's recommended to get that anyone over fifty or sixty because It's over sixty for sure because what happens. 'cause that's really killer you die from pneumonia. That's what old farts die from pneumonia. I figure well. John perry barlow be barlow's thing was a little more complicated than that. I knew john pretty well. And i talked to some weird weird thing though he blames stanford medical for for them screwing him up. That's all i can say about it. But he was very adamant it was them. He was like dead for three minutes or something on their operating table. Whoops right buddy. Ultimately ultimately the a pneumonia got him. If i recall he was it wasn't it didn't help. Nothing helps Sucks the interesting. That i've seen this. I've had this report in the show notes for two shows. I'm hesitant because it's you know it's from the expose whatever seems like total it's a uk publication but it kind of sounds right one. The headline reads a comparison of official government reports suggest that the fully vaccinated are developing acquired. Immunodeficiency syndrome i e aids and i think aids as the acronym acquired emil immunodeficiency syndrome stand separate from hiv the virus. Yes and the so. This is very worrying if people are in essence developing aids and. We should call it that who were. Who were this report. Come as i said from the exposes. Uk publication but they they do go through all the numbers and they come emanates technical.
"smallpox" Discussed on No Agenda
"On day 6 of the smallpox epidemic, The White House confirmed that federal government officials and military personnel are being vaccinated. 300 people have died at least 2000 are infected with smallpox. Smallpox symptoms are being seen in 15 states also in Canada, Mexico and England. The U.S. smallpox vaccine supply continues to shrink as officials try to stretch limited stocks to cover the entire nation. An official announcement regarding the remaining vaccine inventory is expected later today. Struggles to get vaccinated led to violence in some cities. Profound economic losses are crippling the nation in Oklahoma alone. Economic experts project severe losses in the state's multi-billion dollar agricultural commodities market. Still, no group claims responsibility for unleashing the deadly smallpox virus. But MCN has learned that Iraq may have provided the technology behind the attack to terrorist groups based in Afghanistan. Here's what I think they're doing with this message. I don't think we're going to get some kind of smallpox attack. What I do think is the pharmaceutical industry is ramping up fear because they want to make sure we have enough smallpox vaccine. Every single video including this one that came after it. We don't have enough. Only 12 million doses. I think they're just nuts. They're like, hey, you know, smallpox could happen. We needed a couple $1 billion so we can make some extra vaccine. That would make nothing but sense. I think that's exactly what it is. Because they're not going to I don't see anything like small pot. And is there a vaccine against smallpox? I guess so, right? I've been vaccinated against smallpox. Right, so I guess it will have an outbreak because why? Isn't everyone's do kids still get smallpox vaccine? No, they stopped giving the smallpox vaccine. I believe in the 70s. Or before, it's only old people that have the smallpox. No, because I don't have the mark, the mark of the beast. You've got a market of the market a smallpox. The market, the Mark, I missed it by maybe a year or two, I think. Yeah, I think so. That Mark, which was more obvious when you were younger is really kind of gone away. It's just over time it's just not there. But. It was a funny kind of thing. They've almost gone back to you, because they want to do this COVID vaccination patch. Yeah, okay. Like a million little you put on your arm. Which is probably the safer way to get the vaccine if you're going to get the vaccine because you don't have to worry about it getting into a vein or a capillary, which is what I think much of the problem is, as we've talked about on the show, we have the clips. Interesting you bring that up, but I was going to say that the smallpox vaccine was always injected in that sort of manner. It was a very screwy Brown thing with a bunch of needles on needles. They dip it in some goo and then they pop it on your arm with a poki. It was like air compressed air if I recall. No, no, no. No, that was I remember the aircraft. But that polio was the polio, the company. Yeah, it was polio and some other shots. They would try the compressed air, but the problem with that, just to go on with these old timey stories. The problem with the compressed air was they would push it up against you and then they'd shoot it and you wouldn't even know it. It was like an injection. It was probably also a better way to get the COVID vaccine. But what happens is people would pull away because they were just black blow your arm open. I think I got the sugar cube. I think I missed all that. I was a sugar cube kid. I got lucky. Note from one of our producers who spoke to her a doctor and the doctor said, this is regarding aspirating for vaccine injections. We haven't done that for ten years. I did not know. This makes sense. I've never seen it done. I had a shot recently a couple of maybe two years ago for Prevnar 13 for such as another Pfizer product for super flu, like some massive pneumonia. Three, 13, straight, pneumonia, and I don't know if that was supposed to be. How did you feel after that? No effect whatsoever. Who's 'cause that's something I'd consider myself? Who's recommended to get that? By anyone over 50 or 60 because over 60 for sure because what happens because that's really a killer. You die from pneumonia. Yeah, that's what people do. That's what a lot of old farts die from the morning. I figure well. John Perry Barlow. The barlows thing was a little more complicated than that. Well, I knew John pretty well. I talked to some weird, weird things. He blamed Stanford medical for them screwing him up. That's all I can say about it, but he was very adamant. It was them. He was dead for three minutes or something on their operating table. Whoops. Right. Buddy. But ultimately, ultimately, the pneumonia gun. If I recall, well, he was. It didn't help. Nothing helped housing bad shape. It sucks. It's interesting that I've seen this, I've had this report in the show notes for two shows. I'm a hesitant. Because it's from the expose, whatever, it seems like total it's a UK publication. But it kind of sounds right when the headline reads a comparison of official government reports. Suggest that the fully vaccinated are developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. IE aids. And I think aids as the acronym acquired immunodeficiency syndrome stands separate from HIV the virus. Yes. This is very worrying if people are in essence developing aids and we should call it that. Who were this report comes from? As I said, from the expose, some UK publication. But they do go through all the numbers and.
"smallpox" Discussed on WTVN
"Make your own private decision, whether it makes sense for you to get one of the vaccines. And, uh and then also, I think everyone needs to pay attention or reduce some research on the what's called a leaky vaccine. A leaky vaccine. Do some due diligence on this. We'll talk about this in the future and Unlike smallpox and measles and polio, uh, vaccines that actually immunize you? None of the covid covid vaccines currently actually in immunized you. It's not a perfect vaccine, and from what I understand these current vaccines could actually boomerang. And come back to haunt you in the future harness in the future as it struggles to survive And can you continues to beat these imperfect vaccine? And I do want to get a virologist and epidemiologist on the show to either, uh, endorse this phenomenon as being a legitimate scientific concern or dispute it. Uh, but this is where I am currently, uh, on my hesitancy with the vaccine is that we could have we could open a Pandora's box inadvertently creating a superbug that is impervious to anything anything. That's right. I'm on my research, but I think everyone needs to do their own research, All right. Now, uh, we've been, uh, banging on the drum for for years that these days were coming, and now they're here. We've We've watched the government overreach to the to the extent now that we have 100 million Americans that are under a, uh, a federal tyrannical edict. From our from the president. And, uh, that that he clearly doesn't have this type of power to do this. Uh, that aside from the Y We can't really fight. Accepted our local level. And so we recruited a group of us, not Burlington recruited. We look for some really good people that we think would be great on school board and really trying to find someone that would agree to step forward in the first person stepped forward is not any surprise to anybody that knows them. Uh, marine, not a former marine and marine. Always a Marine, right? And, uh, Buckeye through and through, uh, immigrant son of immigrants. The classic American story. And owner of Buckeye Doughnuts, which is also a benefit and an overall. Awesome. Awesome. American loose odder Lou. Tell us Tell. Tell her one. Why did you decide to jump into the local politics of running for school board? Well, first off. Thank you very much for having me here. Uh, a lot of times. Uh, people insinuate a lot of things when you're out when you put yourself out there and this is a great opportunity Tell tell the exact story. Uh, running for school board was not in my on my calendar. Uh, last year during Covid. I don't know if I know, you know, but I coach wrestling at the high school. I also coach softball. I'm around a lot of kids, and I found that people's experience with covid really kind of dependent on their experience with Covid. So how they how they how they how they reacted to it. Was was was much different. So a lot of my doctors and nurses, friends who were dealing with the sick people on a regular basis. There. There, there. That experience changed how they feel very well covered, and and my my experience with Covid was dealing with more With Children. And when I saw what was happening with the kids and saw the mental harm we were doing not having them in school. Uh, I decided to put myself out there. In particular. My, you know, my son on a personal level was really struggling. Uh, he was just trying to He has, uh, a THC was trying to up his medication over and over and over again because he couldn't function. Studying at home, studying at home by himself in the basement, and, uh, he had dropped £20 from September to October through October. And, uh and, uh, I remember him coming down the steps and at the end of October and and mindlessly just walking down the basement and I looked at my wife and I said I got to do something now. I was doing stuff prior to that. I have been meeting with all the board members. I met with the superintendent. You were doing it the right way. I was I was talking at at school board meetings. Um, signing up for your three minutes? Yes. And and I remember talking at you know, I noticed we weren't paying attention to school board, Not anybody really was and all of a sudden, covid kind of shined a light That's been one of the benefits. Covid, China light on on open people's eyes to small government. And and people started paying attention well. You know, I can recall in in September, saying at a board meeting. I wish I was at the table. The I wish I was at the table with you. There is no diverse opinion here. Everybody on this board. There's five of you that you're all the same people and So So, here we go fast forward to November. We're talking. We're talking to lose Sauder, By the way, if you're just joining us, Lusardi is running for school board and his about, uh, political, uh, politician as you'll find, and we need more and more than a lot more loose orders out there, But go ahead. Finish your story. So we in wrestling in particular we were dealing with a lot of mental issues with kids. Kids were breaking down and practice and Uh, you know, I would have to take a kid downstairs in the locker room and just talk to them. They were just We were dealing with this on a regular basis. And so I told my wife I'm gonna after exhausting everything else. I'm just gonna go sit out in front of Paul Martin's office. That's our superintendent. Yeah, and and, uh And she's like, Well, for how long I'm like Wolf for the whole school day. And she said, Well, how long you going to do this? And I'm like, Well, until they let the kids back in school full time. Yeah, And, uh, but meanwhile, threatened to withhold doughnuts. You are up at what time every morning, so I usually get up between four and five. During that time, um This. This really went on a lot longer than I had imagined. Uh um I needed to be there by nine A.m.. So I get up at three o'clock so I could get into work. Get my work done. And get out there and my employees were awesome. They were totally supportive. They they made sure that they got their stuff done so I can get out there now, But I'll share for the rest of you. They're listening. Blue actually eventually made some local news because Lou would would walk non stop from the first school bell to the last school belt every day. All weather. And would put in. How many miles are you putting in every day in circles outside the superintendent's off, So is 46 step. Walk that I logged 16 to 17.5 miles per day. 46 steps. Yeah, yeah, 46 steps. One way turn around. 47 really didn't start that way. You know, the first day I sat out there in a chair and I was really bored and so And so I started walking. I was like, Well, I'll just get some steps in while I'm out here. And then, Uh then you found out how many people were behind you. Yeah, and people are bringing out coffee and bringing out lunch and soups and And it was great. I mean, you were very, very inspirational. Lou. Um, let's fast forward you eventually You and your wife decide that you're going to run for school board. Talk about your first fundraiser at Carson's on late Avenue. Well, so this, you know, just like everything organically evolved..
Biden Announces Vaccine Plan for Employers
"Vaccine requirements just announced by president biden are not out of the blue. They're not even the first ones we had for. Covert nineteen as new york times notes today. We've already got experience with large employers starting to require vaccination at among other things. But we've learned from that experience so far. Is that the requirements work. They succeed at their goal of getting more people to get the shot last month. For example the pentagon announced that active duty military personnel would have to get vaccinated that has just been announced so far. They haven't hit a deadline for it yet. But already the proportion of active duty personnel. Who had the shot has gone from. Seventy six percent to eighty three percent. Same deal with the. Va seven weeks ago. The va told its frontline. Health workers they had to get the shot since then the number of va frontline workers who've been vaccinated has gone from seventy seven percent up to eighty two percent and still rising same deal at private sector employers like united airlines for example employees. There were told last month that they'd have until october. Twenty fifth to get vaccinated. Well s- only september tenth. Now there's still plenty of time before that deadline hits but already just since laying out that eventual requirement the majority of united airlines workers who weren't vaccinated before that announcement have since become vaccinated. We know it works and we've had plenty of other vaccine requirements throughout our history. That have also worked. But as the president indicated today we also know that republican governors and republican elected officials will sue and try to stop these new policies as if they're totally novel as if this is some brand new idea. The united states supreme court has ruled multiple times going back more than a century that it is not unconstitutional to require americans to get a vaccine. Even if a person doesn't want to in the context of a serious public health threat you can be required to be vaccinated. They ruled that way back in one thousand nine five in the context of mandatory smallpox vaccine requirement in massachusetts. They ruled that way in nineteen twenty two in the context of vaccines being required of students if they wanted to attend
"smallpox" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"I want to see their most recent health report because they're more likely to give me food poisoning that I am the spread of virus in their restaurant. Well, you can ask for that. Usually just look right there. It's public record, That's for sure. Well, Right, exactly, But that's but most people aren't aware of that. But that's the thing is, if you walk in and said, Well, I want to make sure you're backstage. So you don't spread a disease in here. Okay? Well, When was the last thing you spread food poisoning Because I've had food poisoning from a restaurant before. So, yes, I mean, it goes both ways. Obviously, they can make you sick to your right. And what else? I mean, as far as go ahead So here's the other thing is, there's been a thing floating around that. Supposedly the bind administration wants to require vaccines for interstate travel. Which would apply to the trucking industry. Well, the trucking industry is probably one of the least vaccinated groups out there and probably the more of the most resistant to getting back. So imagine if they did that. What would happen to this country when they say Oh, well, you can't cross state lines. You're not vaccinated. You want to see the country shut down. Well, I doubt they would let the country shut down. I don't know. They listen. Has there ever been a vaccine mandate for the entire country? I don't think there has been right. What happened with smallpox did they require? I I don't remember. I know for school. I think you had to have it. But I'm not sure. I don't really know. I mean, I was alive, obviously, but I was I was younger. I wonder what happened. Did they require everyone to get it? Or did people just want to get it again? Back then we We trusted science way more than we do now..
The History of Smallpox
"Smallpox is a viral disease that has existed for millennia when it was circulating in the wild it spread from person to person through the air usually through face to face contact and it can also be spread through contact with contaminated objects and surfaces people who contracted smallpox typically developed a high fever and body aches and that was followed by a distinctive rash. There are two different strains of the very ola virus that were causing smallpox areola major and burial a minor now that name suggests burial a major caused more serious illnesses as many as a third of people who were infected with very all the major died. As many as ninety percent of babies died it was also particularly lethal anytime. It was introduced somewhere that hadn't existed before such as when european started arriving in the americas and in those cases smallpox usually killed about half the people who contracted it among the people who survived the disease. Smallpox could also be both disabling disfiguring. There was and is no cure for smallpox so even as science and medicine progressed it continued to be deadly but it also had some traits that made it a good candidate for a worldwide ratification campaign. Smallpox was easy to recognize in diagnose unlike say the flu which can resemble a lot of other respiratory infections. Smallpox passed directly from person to person and only infected humans so there were no hidden reservoirs of the virus that could potentially start a new outbreak. That's different from something. Like yellow fever. Which also infects other primates and is transmitted by mosquitoes another plus wants. a person had recovered from smallpox. They were immune for life for a number of reasons. Smallpox outbreaks also tended to develop relatively slowly. Once people were contagious. They were usually also too sick to really leave home. So outbreaks tended to cluster around members of the same household and their immediate neighborhood and then once an outbreak was identified. Swift action could keep it from spreading very far and most importantly there was a way to this. -rupt transmission of the disease in this case a
"smallpox" Discussed on Scientific Sense
"I don't know what it is in china and so if you're into a team where you need to have yearly cordwainers shorts i don't developing companies have infrastructure in place to do that that's right and the what has happened with the other. Four circulating gerona viruses is that they have evolved to where they're only producing colds. Although there are outbreaks there's one published from canada in a nursing home. And i think two thousand six is run it was published but there were an eight percent mortality among the hundred people who were in the nursing home. I zero mentality against the hundred or so people that were taking care of these patients so again whether it's another type of corona virus that has been circulating for decades. If you are older and have other health problems they can be fatal whereas if you are young young healthy caregiver you'll get a cold and that's all so brand Policy perspective given everything that we know. Today what would you suggest i. I'm comfortable to conserve. W jaw policy just the us pharmacy. So so what would you suggest from. Variable would y policy perspective off. I think obviously as a scientist. I think that the science has to lead the way. The corona virus issue has been so politicized throughout not only the states but throughout the world as well that the science has to come to the four. And say okay we need to. I think we compared it more so like a smallpox type of issue that visitors like our modern day smallpox. This is going to keep going. And there's no guarantee that if you get this you're going to recover their money people that think they're perfectly healthy they get it and they're dying so there's arrogance. I think that there's probably billions tens of billions hundreds of billions around the planet. That think that this is not as bad as made out be. I think we still have to go back to what science tell us here. We're going to get through this pandemic which we are not close to getting through at this point in time we need to now have that that view of governments need to come together and say look we to now address this with our populations in a way that's consistent. Take the politics out take you know. Take the the distant formation away cushioned aside. What is information and be honest about the information. For instance if talking about the j. j. vaccine and there are people that have had adverse events to that very small percentage but he had inva- from from that act also can suffer from that type of adverse event paired and guess but it mean that you should not get the vaccine that could actually the unique that consistent message of the full health and then focusing in that way and say look. This is a smallpox polio. This is east to be a radical in the in the big data..
Is Vaccine Hesitancy a New Phenomenon?
"The vocal anti vaccination movement is fairly recent and was really kicked into gear in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight by a now discredited paper that appeared in the medical journal lancet which falsely linked vaccines with autism however vaccine. Hesitancy is as old as vaccines themselves. How stuff works also spoke with dr katherine edwards. The author of an american academy of pediatrics clinical report called countering vaccine hesitancy and she said this has been going on for centuries and pointed to a cartoon published back in eighteen o to the depicts people growing cow-like parts this was in response to edward jenner pioneering smallpox vaccine by using material from cowpox a medical historian by the name of elena kanas wrote in a twenty fifteen in the american historian that the first smallpox vaccine quote was met with enthusiasm but also dread while many patients and physicians were eager to fend off air as most feared diseases. Many others balked at the prospect of contaminating their healthy bodies with disease matter from an animal. And then when european countries began making smallpox vaccines mandatory. And the early eighteen. Hundreds she wrote that quote societies of anti vaccination assists formed to protest what they saw as unequal treatment and undue infringement of individual liberty. But they didn't get much traction. There was also little protest against the polio vaccine which was released in nineteen fifty four to wild enthusiasm in america according to conus she wrote parents so dreaded polio that they were quick to seek the vaccine for their children and course of politics never became necessary but as the decades went on american parents. Were not so excited about vaccinations for measles mumps and other diseases. She noted perhaps because people were used to living with these diseases.
"smallpox" Discussed on More than Abstract
"I don't know how virus makes people have symptoms but it somehow does just by making more of itself if it has enough be bad symptoms. This is different from someone. Like covid because the coronavirus uses has a inside the egg instead of dna and it needs to get through to the nucleus of a cell so it has to barriers to entry rather than staying at side of pleasant. Do you do you mind explaining what the difference between the dna and the irony is again. I'm not a doctor. But what i understand is the. Dna has two strands while the armani has one strand. I guess they can both make proteins but the dna needs one more step to make the proteins. I guess they're kind of they're similar things. That's all i'm stressing. They're both strands. Genetic code it wants a double helix once single strand is what i'm understanding this genus of the viruses. Something called an ortho pox virus. There are cousins to smallpox or within this genus. Avoid the pox viruses called horsebox monkeypox cowpox. And they'll be Become more relevant later on okay. That'll be interesting. I don't know who named this stuff. Like horsebox monkeypox. Why i don't know but i dig it. Dig it but either way. That's the microscopic of it. What does it do to people. I'll try to keep the description as clean as i can. But let's start off with the symptoms. So you start off with getting a rash. There's an incubation period and then Someone starts developing rash somewhere nearby and it starts getting these little bumps at four hundred four minute by the fourth day. These bumps turn into pimples. That has a bit of fluid inside them and they'll keep growing All over your body until about the tenth day open. Something grows happens a and by around the twentieth day. The pimples begin to scab over and eventually leave scars on people which they will have for the rest of their life all over like. Yeah they'll have these bumps all over. And i assume they would scars well. There is a social stigma that some people would be shunned because they have these scars from getting smallpox. Why they have antibodies. That's like that's a good sign. They're like the best people to live. They survive. I want one is my roommate. So by this point once they have all these scabs and stuff it would have a thirty percent chance of killing the host. So it's an order of magnitude worse than covid. A lot of people used to get it back in the day like nobody was like george washington i believe had it and even monarchs died from it. I didn't know. George washington had it interesting. Yeah i i. I think in his paintings he wanted to be. I guess his side where he's got the scars he didn't want that to show. I understand i get it but it was. It was more commonplace for there to be outbreaks of disease. Were a lot of people die. So people getting smallpox dying from. It was just another tuesday. I'm glad tuesday's don't look like that anymore. Yeah we will please never go back to the past. it's awful. They're while smallpox is pretty contagious. You really need personal contact with someone within.
Will vaccines make a difference responding to the next outbreak?
"I'm health reported teigen tyler and physician in journalists alter norman swan. It's the last corona cast of summer fridays. twenty-six yes. We are on the last current cost of summer. And i feel like i am. Maybe potentially jinxing us by talking about an outbreak. But let's talk about the scenario norman. Where if there was another outbreak in australia. Now that we've got vaccine in the country vaccine which we know is quite effective at preventing disease and infection. Would that change the way. We've been responding to outbreaks in the past year. Yes would and in fact. I think we were probably the first out. Let's talk about. It was called ring vaccination. And it's now part as far as i understand it over the national immunization or vaccinations strategy. So what you do is as you do your contact tracing you would ring-fence vaccination around the person who's got the disease and the people that have come in contact with and maybe even the people that they've come in contact with so primary contacts and secondary contacts and you would do that with the pfizer vaccine because you've got a strong response early and is only three weeks between doses so within three weeks you're fully immunized rather than the astro which might take twelve weeks to get up to that sort of level of antibody response and so a and it's a race against time so that you because the incubation periods five to eight days but what some of the research is showing is that you get an early response to particularly the pfizer vaccine. Maybe even the astro too so you get a pretty good resistance there early on so that would be a good way to respond to outbreaks prior to very large percentage of the population being covered. So when you vaccinate sometimes depending on the disease some vaccines take a couple of weeks before you get an immune response. But then there's other vaccines like rabies. Where if you get bitten and you think that there's a chance got exposed to rabies. They give you a vaccine then. Do we know what the fires a shot does. Whether it's the sort of vaccine that you can give after exposure and give you some protection while it is all about the maths which is the incubation period versus the time for the vaccine to work so smallpox that's how they controlled. Smallpox control smallpox by massimo. Certainly helped but in places such as africa they controlled it by ringfencing and controlling the spread from that and so they find they find a case a main they ring vaccinated around the person with smallpox. So that in for anybody who might have contact come in contact with that person was protected and in that case the vaccine for for the smallpox vaccine worked faster than the incubation period of smallpox. In this case it's lying ball but it's worth doing because it's likely that you would get a responsibility and you're doing two things by this ring. Fencing are ring vaccination. I should call it. You are protecting somebody against severe covid. Nineteen disease the second thing you'd be doing is trying to prevent transmission and you'd hope those two things go hand in hand is a bit of evidence from israel that they do but it's not strong
"smallpox" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"19 0 to the first vaccine to be regulated was the smallpox vaccine on do we have a long history of regulating the safety and effectiveness of vaccines over the course of time? Um, we've done this for previous outbreaks. Um, the pride the most recent one that people made Remember before this one was the H one n one influenza pandemic, but there have been other things that we participated in. Such is the response to the Ebola's outbreak. In Africa, so we we make sure that the vaccines are made with quality. And then we make sure that that data that go into the approval of them show that they are A safe and effective for their intended uses. And then once the vaccines are out there being used, we continue to conduct safety surveillance. To make sure that there were no problems that come up using them that we didn't anticipate when we approve them. So how does this process work Using this coronavirus As an example we have an infectious disease spreading across the planet. Pharmaceutical companies get to work on creating something to combat it. Where does the FDA come into the picture? And what role does your agency play throughout the development of these vaccines? Yeah, great question because FDA gets involved very early on in this process that makes us unique among global regulators. So even before some of the vaccine manufacturers submitted any type of regulatory document, we already started having discussions about how they would do. The the work that happens before the vaccines go into humans and then, uh, talked about how they would do their early clinical studies and then the later clinical study. So we get involved very early on on discussions. And then as the, uh as the various manufacturers progressed through their development programs, we haven't ongoing dialogue which in these cases for these vaccines culminates And has been culminating in these conduct of these large phase three clinical trials where people by chance either get the active vaccine or placebo. Something that is a nerd doesn't provide protection, and then they compared and we see whether the vaccines work on Ben. We analyze the data that air submitted by the companies to make sure that we agree that everything has been done. Directly and we try to interpret it in order to be able to put together the instructions for use of the vaccine, which are then given to providers into patients. I'm joined by Dr Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration. So once the vaccine starts getting distributed and given to the public, does the FDA have any role to play after that, Or does the FDA is job? And once the vaccine is approved? No. One fair approve. We actually have a very active role, which we participate in. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners. And that is we maintain safety surveillance over all of the vaccines that are distributed in the country. And obviously for these cope, 19 vaccines were going to be paying particular attention because there We're kind of expedited through the development process. So we have less of duration of the safety follow up then we did for some of the other vaccines. The way we make up for that, um is by using large databases in order to see whether there were any untoward side effects that are happening with more frequency in people who are vaccinated then, and people who Are not When it comes to these covert 19 vaccines you had mentioned actions were taken to speed up the process of getting them to the public. In the past, it could take years to get a vaccine approved the first to the visor and Madonna vaccines they were done within a year. How is that possible? And how were you able to maintain the safety and efficacy of the vaccines while moving things along that quickly? So the first the first thing to say here is that The great news is that corners were not cut here. All the needed things happened. And the way they happen was by getting rid of essentially dead space, which is that normally when vaccines are developed. They start stop and development. The early phases of development happen, And then they kind of there's a stop and people kind of look at the data and then say, Okay, should we go on or should we not go on? Then they moved to the next days, and then the same thing happens over again and also the manufacturing process for the vaccines doesn't really ramp up until after people know that the vaccines are working. So here what was done Because we knew that this was a terrible pandemic, potentially Even several months ago, Everyone started to eliminate the dead space so that the studies instead of starting and stopping, they went seamlessly from One phase of development into another, and additionally, manufacturing processes started to get set even at risk early on, so the idea would be that this way. If the vaccines turned out to work, there would be material to be able to be distributed without having to develop that large scale manufacturing process late in the game, so that all that taken together is what has In the process. They could often take several years take less than a year. Now, the one piece that I already acknowledged we we can't compress the amount of time you have safety follow because that just takes time and because of that, what we're doing is using our safety surveillance.
"smallpox" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Dick, Baby Dick. No, No, it's not. It's burn, baby Burn. Leo Laporte the tech I dictate. Bartolo is here Mad magazine's maddest writer for many a year. He's also our gizmo wizard. We call him the gives was and we always play disco and dick dances in This is such a good disco Inferno dancer. Hello? Hello, Addictive Bartella. How you doing, fellas? Good. And you? I am wonderful. I'm feeling good. Get the vaccine yet, Dick. Gosh, Dennis and I We have appointments, but not till the end of March Yet I guess New York state is Oh, it's you know, they opened, they announced they're opening the Javits Center. You know, a big convention center that was converted to a hospital, and fortunately they never They converted it back to a convention center. Why bother? Right? 24 7, You can get vaccinations. So two hours after they opened, I went online January booked, baby. All right? Yeah. Oh, my goodness. I know. So I got like March 28th. By the time I finished, my application went back. And for Dennis March 31st with the first one. I could. Yeah, yeah. You have a million people. Everybody wants to do it, But I have to point out that very famously. Um, when there was a Smallpox epidemic in New York. Trying. Remember when this Woz Um They vaccine in a million people in a week. Really? Yeah, it's very famous. Um and 1947. There was a smallpox outbreak, and it was the first ever mass vaccination conducted in America, and they were able to give Everybody in New York basically within a week or two and as a result There are very few deaths from smallpox. Wow, that's fastened. We must have forgotten how to do that. Yeah, I think so. I think so. I think what they did is they gave the conductors on the subway. So those needles and they just hang out the window as the train pulled out. They just inject. I don't know if they had They is amazing story if you ever if you ever want to read about at 1.2 million Doses in about two weeks. And, uh, they were now you need almost eight million. Yeah, well, you need more these days, don't you but it really, actually, Overall, they say they claim 5 to 6 million vaccinations. Wow. Yeah. So that was everybody in New York at the time. Anyway. Enough of that. We can't even get people aware Mass in New York. So forget it. Oh, no. The upper West side Very good. They're good on the Upper West side And I'm about 90. That's ridiculous. Uh, Here instead wearing a mask. That's Dick joins us every week to shut to share a gizmo with us. What do you got? Yeah, you'll be interested in this. And you might say, Are they kidding? Okay, It's another another Si es honoree from she is 2021 to remember the carriage cold. No, I know we have a character coffee maker. Okay, five. It's about five years ago, Cara came out the carrot cold away to make soda. Instantly. Well, you were the first person ever talking about soda stream. Is this like a slipstream know this wasp that they worked with coke and you could make your own pod a little soda pop classics? Exactly The problem, Woz. You would make soda and it would be about 50 cents a glass. It didn't taste very good. The machine was $500 Forget it. Anyway. Well, now that they've come back with cold snap Oh, So this is kind of what else is better? Frozen cocktails. Yeah, So this machine this is this is a big machine. Okay? The guy said it weighs. I think, £55. He said, Um and you drop in ways Aluminum can you can make Ah, ice cream with it. You can't Yes. You know, you could be able to make frozen drinks, all right? Now they're pitching it for the home. But it is I said to the guy, this has come with a chair, optional to sit down and when you hear the price because it's $1000. You have to really want some ice cream. Yeah, I mean, you know, probably an office, maybe a small restaurant. This would be a great way to soft serve. Oh, so really fast, So, but you get like a can with the stuff in it. Exactly how much is how much of those cans that the cans are between 2 53 Forget it. This is like for rich people. This is well Yeah, I guess, I guess. Yeah, I guess. Yeah. Well, if you really had to have a soft serve, I guess. Yes, exactly. And It's they hope, they said. If it's a big hit, they hope to get that down to $500 cut the price of one half. So that's off like case with this stuff like this with the first units are very pricey, because exactly exactly the cancer about the size of a soda can or not. That's the small like I did. No, no, no, no, Absolutely not. But what is so what is the machine actually doing is because it looks like everything you're gonna get is already in the can, Right? Yeah, it is. But don't forget the machine basically.
"smallpox" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"I was telling you the story of the last great smallpox outbreak on Earth and it was in Yugoslavia. And what kind of the lesson one of many lessons in in that video. Um, is that the person who brought the smallpox back to Yugoslavia? Was a Yugoslavian Muslim who got a smallpox booster. And then went to Mecca. And in Mecca was exposed to somebody with smallpox. On. Then he came back to Yugoslavia. He he felt feverish for day. He kind of fluids, but he didn't go to the hospital, but he did. Spread it to other people. And this was effectively in a time that the world thought smallpox was wiped out. And so, uh, the cove ID cases, Uh, infections. Hospitalizations. They're gonna fall off the table sometime in the next couple months as more people get vaccinated or more of us who had it and we didn't even know it are are walking around, but we're not symptomatic anymore. But the problem is, if you continue relying on cases, but you're not seeing Symptomatic or hospitalizations or deaths. Then you're wasting your time reacting to cases, which is what Gavin Newsom dead, and I when I was filling in for Johnny came two weeks ago. I was calling him out on this because his statewide criteria We're opening up your county schools. Is that your case rate, not your hospitalization or infection or whatever our deaths per 100,000. Your case rate has to be below 28 per 100,000. The best county in California right now. His last in county with 70 per 100,000. Lassen County has had two deaths. And, Ah, year from Cove it virtually no deaths, too, is a small number, but they're at 70 per 100,000, so they can't open their schools. And so, just just remember these numbers five and 10 years from now. When when were wondering, how could we have done this to a generation of kids take them out of school for a year. They didn't do that in 1918, 1919 and the that influenza Woz killing kids, but they we as a society California 100 years ago, said We cannot shut down schools for six months a month, Maybe We can't do it for six months. We certainly can't do it for a year back in the second new ballistic missile out of Iran, Iran rattling their sabers and the direction of the U. S. S. Nimitz earlier today, that more coming up dark secret place Kay. If I am 6 40 live everywhere on the I Heart radio credits Defending with the news..
Humanity's planet-shaping powers -- and what they mean for the future
"I work at the united nations and for the past couple of years. I have served as the head of the un's development program when i walked into the headquarters in new york city many years ago. The first thing i noticed was a sculpture standing outside under the flags of the nations of the world. It's called the knotted gun and it's still stands today to me that sculpture symbolizing exactly what the un was created to do seventy five years ago to build peace out of the ashes of war war. That had been defined for so much of human history as the struggle of nations against nations are the kinds still raging countries like syria and yemen that the united nations works to end every day. That's what i imagined that. Not a gun to represent but now another kind of war is brewing. One that increasingly defines the twenty first century with a dominant risk to our own. Survival is ourselves a few years or even months ago. If i had suggested that we're all at war with ourselves. It may have felt strange especially when according to so many metrics humans are on average healthier wealthier and more educated than any time in history. We have more knowledge. More science more choices today than the founders of the united nations could have ever imagined but somewhere along the way we lost our balance in fact think about this. Scientists are considering whether for the very first time in human history. Instead of the planet shaping humans humans are knowing shaving the planet it's called the anthroposophy and represents a new geological era today. Humans literally have the power to alter the atmosphere and the biosphere in which we live the power to destroy and the power to repair. No species has ever had that kind of power before within humans have achieved incredible things together from closing a giant hole in the ozone layer preventing nuclear proliferation to radicalizing smallpox. But we have also taken the earth and all the people on it to the brink. It's not the rational fair what we're doing today. One third of all the food produce on the planet goes to waste. While one in ten people go hungry inequality has become extreme twenty six people on the same wealth as half of humanity based on recent data today seven million people die from air pollution each year about seven million trees the very things that keep our air clean. Cut down every few hours. We spend over ten times more on fossil fuel subsidies alone than we do all. Investments in renewable power prolonging our common habit like a drug running through the economy's veins. You don't have to be an economist like me to know that these numbers just add up that our economic paradigm is neither sustainable nor equitable climate. Change rupturing inequalities record numbers of people forced from their homes by conflict and crisis for all of our power. These are the weapons we have built less tangible than a gun but just as real just as deadly at an epic pandemic and this year for the first time in twenty years global extreme poverty is projected to rise and global human development. A measure of the world's education health and living standards is set to decline for the first time since the measure began thirty years ago. Covid nineteen has not changed the future yet but it has revealed these deep flaws in our present bringing clarity to the fact that ending. This war against ourselves is not about tradeoffs. it's not about choosing between people trees between poverty or progress. It's about choosing to do things differently. In the midst of tragedy the pandemic has also given us a glimpse of what peace could look like where we can see the snow of a mountain for the first time because the smog has cleared. That's what happened in nairobi. My home of many years and one of the city's appalachian plummeted as human activities slowed down
"smallpox" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"But you know, it's like quarantine. Yeah. Taking quarantine powers for sick people for things. You know the vory If somebody has smallpox, or somebody has a Bola That's one thing, but this is quarantine powers for well, We think there's the possibility you may be sick with covert, even though you feel fine and the tester too sensitive, But we can still lock you up. This is from the bill. This is from a text of the bill, quote upon determining by clear and convincing evidence of the health of others. May be in danger by a case contact or carrier or suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease that in the opinion of the governor May pose an imminent and significant threat to the public public health. Resulting in high mortality, the governor or or his or her Della G. Including Local Health department commissioners may order the removal and or detention of such a person or group of Persian, a person's by issuing a single order. That's right, the governor Or any health department official or anyone else that he designates can lock you up can detain you because they think you are a health threat over this won't be abused right? This won't be used to get compliance. Really? Speak out against lockdowns refused to wear your mask. You got to get locked up your threat to public health. Don't you see how this is playing out? Don't you see the threat to your freedom and your liberty from this? It's not just in New York. This is the Democrat mentality nationwide. It's not a question whether they want to do this. It's do they have the power to implement this kind of authoritarianism? Sanity because they want.
"smallpox" Discussed on KPCC
"James aside again at this time, he exposed him to actual fresh smallpox matter and James Didn't get sick. It worked. Edward exposed James to smallpox more than 20 times, and he never got sick. James was immune to smallpox. Just going to state the obvious here. Testing live viruses on an eight year old kid breaks about 1000 at the gold rules, but it went down in history as the first official scientifically documented. Vaccination. And today we know why Edwards experiments worked. Here's a quick recap from biology class. Since cowpox and smallpox belong to the same family. Once James was infected with cowpox, his body was able to develop the defenses to kick it. And then once he was exposed to smallpox. Those same defenses were able to say Oh, hey, yeah, we recognize this and nip it in the bud. So here's where we get the word vaccine. Edward wrote up his findings in a report called an enquiry into the causes and effects of the very oli vaccine E in Latin. Very only means possibles and vaccine E means essentially something that comes from a cow. So very oli vaccine E basically means Cal pustules. Or cowpox..
"smallpox" Discussed on KPCC
"Actually in fact, a bunch of tiny baby cows. A cow is crawling out of another guy's ear. A woman is sprouting a pair of cow horns. It is a cow pelusa. And sitting at the center of this whole cow cacophony is a remarkably cow free woman. She's white knuckling her chair with one arm and her other arm is in the grip of this really cold, nasty looking man. And he is plunging a big fat needle into her arm. She's getting vaccinated. This truly wild anti vax cartoon was published in 18 02, and the message is clear. If you get vaccinated, you are turning into a cow Stay. Away. Obviously, we know that's not true, but it turns out our beloved bovine friends do have a lot to do with the origins of the word vaccine. And so did a person in that cartoon. The man smack dab in the middle of those vaccinated, half cow humans, sticking the needle into that scared woman's arm. His name was Edward Jenner, and he would go down in history as the inventor of the smallpox vaccine. Smallpox. This disease caused tiny, painful hostiles to pop up all over your body, and it is tough to overemphasize how devastating that disease was. Before we eradicated it about a third of people who got it died the British Houston as biological warfare against the Native Americans. Smallpox was instrumental in the fall of both that Aztec and the Inca empires. It was bad. And for thousands of years, it seemed like there was just No escape from farmers and Africa to Egyptian pharaohs. Everyone got it. No one was safe and people tried everything they could think of to protect themselves. From herbal remedies to prescribing 12 bottles of small beer every 24 hours. That was a real recommendation from 1/17 century doctor. None of that worked. But.
"smallpox" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"They're still trying to figure that out. They think it's going to be long term. I mean, it's like, um I don't know. Which one is it that we all had when we were kids, chickenpox or vaccine or smallpox, smallpox, smallpox, So we all have smallpox and eradicated smallpox, So it's not around anymore. Apparently. So that's that's great, but you and I don't have to go in and get Smallpox vaccine every year, but you have to go in and get a flu vaccine every year if you want to do that. So I don't try not to do it because last time I did it, you know, it got me really sick and for the most part for my whole adult life, I try to avoid food that shame because I mean, you don't know what you're getting injected with. You know, I think I may have anybody's now which look me and my whole family. So now we Definitely thinking of not getting the vaccine, but I'm wondering if They're gonna not let us travel because we don't want to get back. You might if you if you've had the disease, and they Maybe there's something you can get saying that you had it. Maybe your doctor or somebody could give you something that says I haven't had the vaccine. I had that I had the co Vered, so leave me alone. Here. Here's my Here's my excuse. You may have to carry something with you, Jose. I got a heartbreak, but I appreciate the call. I want, you know that I love your show. You were expired Director. Thank you. Thank you very much news 93.1 kfbk. If Free healthcare hundreds to more than $1000 per month and disability compensation and tens of thousands for college tuition. These are just some of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits.
"smallpox" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Giving yourself smallpox on purpose was kind of dangerous. It didn't always work. People still died. It was also sort of gross. Right. It was the best that people had. Until Edward Jenner comes along. The story goes that one fine day Edward overheard a milkmaid proudly declare. I shall never have smallpox for I have had cowpox. I shall never have an ugly, pockmarked face. Her words were ringing and Edwards ears years later when he decided to test this milkmaids theory that if you had cowpox, he wouldn't get smallpox. Now the milkmaid story. It's probably apocryphal. But it is true that Edward didn't just come up with this brilliant scheme by himself. There was also a farmer named Benjamin. Just e. Who definitely tested this out before Edward. We think that Edward probably just heard about this theory from locals who worked with cows and their everyday lives. In any case, there was a definite logic to this idea. Smallpox and cowpox are part of the same viral family. The two diseases just manifest differently. Obviously, we know smallpox was serious. Cowpox, on the other hand, wasn't so bad. You usually just got kind of gross, but ultimately mild source. So if this worked if you actually could.
Sydney isolated from rest of Australia as COVID outbreak grows
"Saw christmas wig. Norman and over the weekend we have seen. The sydney outbreak will the northern beaches outbreak really grow and restrictions of coming to place when we said good bata audience on friday nominee. Pretty optimistic that we were going to be out of now these thing before. Christmas is still feeling that way. I'm nervous i think. I don't think they're doing enough. The risk is that it overwhelms the contact tracing. It's just you. Don't you never know where it is. And yeah probably called it wrongly pepsi two racks about it but it is There are a lot of cases. They and they're not just in the northern beaches area when you look through the list of locally acquired cases there you there in sydney there in the north northern suburbs there in the eastern suburbs. not many. but there's just a few and you don't need many. This started with just one case from overseas. Probably aircrew of the prices. Speculating on somebody being in You'll getting exemption but either way it's from overseas and the system is broken down. Basically new south wales luck has run out so new south wales approach up until now has just been really intense contact tracing and that actually been pretty successful with keeping a handle on the cases. They're considering the work houses a few months ago. So the restrictions that they operating in the northern beaches a pretty tough. But there's still more that they could be doing. Isn't it well. I just think it's called smacking. But haven't mandated masks sydney white. I mean that's the first thing you do. You just tell everybody living in greater sydney soon as you walk how she wear a mask. I know you can't transmit it very well but taking a mask on an office you go inside just what soon as you go out you put on your mask and that means review go. You've got your mask on. It's cheap effective by seventy percent. You don't know where the viruses just mandate. I do not know why the new south wales government is so done on mask. Wearing how much of a problem is it that we still don't really know exactly how this outbreak kicked off. Oh it's huge that you know how well i think we know how tall it kicked off. Somehow from somebody from overseas the was negative until the tenth of december the genomic strongly suggests from overseas perhaps the united states and so it spread from somebody who's coming from overseas. The question was aircrew. Was somebody returning to from overseas somebody who was given exemption to go home and didn't stay at home. Who knows what the story might be. But it's definitely from overseas trouble is we don't know when and we're not really sure where we know where the super spreading events where the super spreading events in a bowling club and the avalon oursel- and there are other hotspots around hotspots places where people have been but essentially a very big dense people having a lot of fun good on them into there was a problem at that point but that was a super spreading event and from there. It spread outwards. And it's not just to satisfy curiosity that we want to know where these outbreak kicked off from. We need to know where the chink is armagh so that we can make sure that this doesn't happen again. Well no it's more than that. It's it's that's part of it but that's kind of done the track a little bit when you're dealing with an a pandemic that breaks out in clusters you've got to find all the clusters and you've got to find out where the cluster started so whilst you got to say well okay teagan you are at the avalon bowling club on on a certain date which was high risk and everybody that you've been in contact with. We want to know we actually want go before you know what happened. What were you doing two three four five days before then before you tested positive where where you and actually start the contact tracing back in time in history and what they're doing now is they're trying to do that new south wales back to the twenty third of november to give a bit of a margin beyond what they think might be. The first cases roundabout the first of december. So you to go back in time as well as get the immediate context and by there's going to be secondary context is going to be people who got first time around To second time around and it's out in the city and in other suburbs as well as outside the northern beaches and as we find out from victoria. it's very hard to ring-fence a suburb. But as we said i think in the last grown cast the northern beaches are fairly straightforward to ring fences the much more well defined than some of the really big in warfare suburbs in melbourne's northwest corridor. Really impossible but even so. It's still very very hard. It's a big densely populated area and ring-fencing is is only going to have a limited effect. You've really got to ring-fence greater sydney for a few days to see what's happening and maybe for a couple of weeks. It's christmas yes. It's tough but businesses already winding for christmas. The economic impact should not be huge. If you lock down sydney and just get this thing under control and not mess around. What we've seen from overseas is quite clear. And it's quite clear from victoria as well if you mess around and do a little of this a little bit of that. It doesn't work. it's simply does not work. You've actually got a fully lockdown victoria did. And if you do it you don't have to for too long every day. You wait can be a week at the other end and the other thing that we should be doing. Is speeding up vaccine approval. I know that we've said we can wait but now the face. We studies in the morning when victoria was in lockdown. But now the face re studies are in and it was fine to wait while we didn't have a problem we weren't there was no reason to just you know russian along because we could learn from overseas. But now that you've got this outbreak and it's big and is going to spread potentially through australia's biggest city and crippled potentially cripple the economy. There's a very good argument for getting going with immunization. So the tj good administration simply has to give a approval. I know go on about how they don't have an emergency approval process but that can be organized and they can they can be. There are ways for them to give urgent approval for this vaccine. It's not bureaucratically impossible and actually get the whatever they've got here in stock in terms of the five vaccine get into sydney's northern beaches and ring-fence immunization give it to healthcare workers their age care. Give it to the elderly and then you can give it to an efficient way to use it before it spreads. I realized we don't know that it's prevents. Transmission always really knows it prints disease but like everything else you just taking a chance that that it will prevent transmission and hope that it does and give it in that light. There's a lot that we do with this pandemic. we're not absolutely sure what what is the end of the individual things that work but you just gotta hit it. And now we've got a vaccine. We should hit in places like the uk and the us imperative to vaccinate is pretty obvious because the scale of the outbreak there is so massive in global terms. What's happening in sydney is pretty mine like does it still justify fostering vaccination he is because it could become big quickly quickly and be very difficult contain and create a of time now. This is a different public health. Aim this is much more like what. They did with smallpox with smallpox in poor countries massey. Muniz ation didn't work. It was very hard to implement it the way they eliminated. Smallpox was exactly this. This sort of ring-fenced vaccination you find a case and you immunize people around that person so that you you get this sort of halo. Immunized immunized effect and with the pfizer vaccine. You get fifty percent effectiveness at least with the disease with just the first does and within a few days and then one thousand four two or three three weeks so you. The effect is pretty quick. Would be an of faith that it prevents transmission. But it's worth ago. Why would we sit on this. Just go so at the moment the restrictions that are in place in new south wales in sydney are in place until wednesday night so basically the day before christmas eve is that going to be long enough or are we to say these extended while the restrictions are only on the northern beaches not greater metropolitan sydney. So that's not control the pandemic. I mean my. That's my prediction. It will not control the pandemic unfortunately spreading covid nineteen spreading. So that's the problem. I hope it will. Let's hope that contact tracers and not being overwhelmed and that the traces that are the cases that are popping up in south west sydney in eastern suburbs of city in the northern suburbs like hornsby they can pin them down the they're saying that they're traceable to the northern beaches outbreak but who they spread them to are the contact. Are they able to trace to them. So let's hope that they do the do contain it. But that's the so then. You've got the the lockdown simply there. You've got no mandated masks. They're just pleading with people to wear masks but just mandate masks sydney white right now. Just do it why. It's so frustrating that they're not doing that. Evidence based approach so christmas becomes unfortunately in sydney a superspreader event. Potentially if they haven't sorted this out and you're really done to very low levels of new cases where adly quickly quickly if you're not very low levels of new cases. They can't afford to allow christmas to go ahead with big family occasions. Otherwise it's going to go nuts unfortunately so the other thing that we really don't know much about yet he's exactly who's who when it comes to these outbreak and that was something that we were quite critical of the victorian authorities about when they were grappling with. The outbreak is new south. Wales being transparent enough well looking at the data. They're giving it is much easier to understand. There were lots of times in victoria. Had no clue whether we're talking about change. During the day the definitions were awed. Here you can see the breakdown you can see where the cases are. You can see where where there's locally acquired but they don't know where the sources. I think it's two or three at the moment is a little bit of discrepancy from the press conference and what they've published since the press conference. Yesterday there were two at press conference soon to be three on the table by today. I'm not sure we haven't had time too early for us to luke. Why would why we record this so nasty question. It does seem more transparent but what's lacking is public health measures in the community to control it and give the contact tracers a break and let them follow it through contact tracers but no matter how good the are if you get too large numbers of cases they get overwhelmed and getting extremely tired whereas masks would help just reduce that spread that little bit. That might make a difference. Yeah it's a really critical a couple of days in the lead up to christmas. But we're going to be keeping you informed but that's all we've got time for today
It's Been One Year Since the First Case of COVID Was Found in China
"It's been just about a year since the first symptomatic cases of a new coronavirus were reported in Wuhan, China. Viral pneumonia has hit central China's Fu Han city authorities have reported 27 cases in total, seven of which are critical. More than 35 million people in China are now on a travel lockdown. More than 800 have been sickened and 26 have died. As the virus spread like wildfire in Europe, we turned to one of the world's leading infectious disease specialists. My name's Larry. Brilliant. I'm an epidemiologist. Dr. Larry Brilliant, is CEO of Pan defense. He's best known for playing a key role in eradicating smallpox, a scourge of humanity for centuries. He previously led the school foundation's global threats fund. Was founding director of Google dot org's and he was scientific advisor for the 2011 film contagion back in March, right before the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. This is how he assessed the situation. Very this is going to be a bumpy road. This is going to change the world for the next 12 to 18 months. They'll be outbreaks in States and countries they'll be cleared up the return again sees now they will play a small role in it. Travel and accidents replace small role in it. The case fatality rate will go up or down, not because it really changes or the virus changes. Based on how rapidly we find light cases or how rapidly we report deaths, But you have to realize that this is a novel coronavirus. And that there's nearly eight billion of us on the planet. None of us have immunity, except for a small handful. This disease is not going to go away by itself. We don't have an antiviral. We will not have a vaccine for 12 to 18 months. We're in for we're in for a tough time. But it is not A mass
Dr Fauci on herd immunity
"Dr. Fauci, what is herd immunity, and when do you expect the United States to get there? Well, herd immunity. You know, sometimes the the terminology is we use can confuse people. What herd Immunity means is that when you get a certain percentage Of the population that is protected against infection, either by natural infection, and we're not even close to herd immunity now as proven By the fact that we have had spikes in areas that have previous spikes, so the previous spike didn't prevent them from the subsequent spike. So herd immunity is when you get a large proportion of the population that's protected, which means those who are vulnerable and not either the vaccine doesn't work in them. They have a biggest susceptibility to getting adverse effects of an indelicate, eerie is consequence of the infection. The fact that you have so many people that are protected the virus. If you want to use a metaphor has no place to go. It's looking for vulnerable people, and most of the population is protected. That's how viruses die out. That's how we smashed measles. That's how we smashed polio. That's how we smashed smallpox. So that's the reason why you have an efficacious vaccine. You want to get his many people protected so that it's almost like if you have heard of strong animals. You see it in the movies about going into Africa and the beautiful scenery you see about herds of wildebeest or what have you You have the herd that's really strong. You have some weak ones in there. So when someone maybe the metaphorical lions trying to get in there and take care of the weak ones, the strength of the herd protects the vulnerable ones. That's what you mean by herd immunity. So it's a question of Two components and efficacious vaccine and getting as many people vaccinated as you possibly can. Those two combinations together, those two ingredients could protect everyone which gets to another important question that people keep asking. We've got to make sure we engage the community. To realize that the decision about the safety and the efficacy of the vaccine and the speed with which we did it. The speed was based on very exquisite scientific advances and an enormous amount of resource is that would put into operation warp speed to make this happen? There was no compromise of safety. Nor was there compromise of scientific integrity. Now we've got to get that was real. Yeah, the decision. I right, Go ahead. Now. Let me just say it. I didn't mean to interrupt this decision to say that this vaccine is safe and effective. The data were analyzed by a completely independent board. The Datum Safety Monitoring board, which in fact doesn't have to answer to the administration doesn't have to answer to the company. They're independent. They look at the data and they said in Both of those vaccines, both the Madonna and the and the Fiza that it is official efficacious and it's safe and to protect you, even against serious disease. Those data then get analyzed by career scientists that the FDA in association with an advisory committee that again is independent. When that decision is made. All of the data is going to be seen by scientists like myself and my colleagues, so the process is independent and it's transparent. So I know there's been a lot of mixed messages that maybe have come out. But one needs to appreciate that. This is a solid process. So when they say that the vaccine is safe and effective, if we want to protect the individual and all of our society, we should take the vaccine and I could tell you when my turn comes up. And the FDA says that this is safe and effective. I myself will get vaccinated and I will recommend that my family gets
Why Does It Take So Long To Create A Vaccine?
"Right now. Scientists across the world to working on creating a vaccine for corona virus. A vaccine is something usually a shot that gives your body immunity to a disease. If you have immunity that means you are protected from a particular disease. Thanks to vaccines. We no longer have to worry about terrible diseases like smallpox. Scientists have been working for months to make cruel virus vaccine. What's taking so long. I want to be able to hang out with my friends. I got used to. I hear you. There are well over one hundred fifty grow virus vaccines that are being tested right now and the hope is that we won't have to wait much longer. There is a really good reason why vaccines take a long time to make in order to understand what's taking so long it helps to understand how vaccines work. The human body is amazing and one thing that makes it so amazing is the immune system the immune system protects you from all types of diseases including viruses like covid nineteen the problem with covid. Nineteen is that it is such a harmful virus. It is often able to overwhelm the immune system especially older people and people who already have certain other diseases. That's where vaccines come in. When you get a vaccine you're actually fooling your immune system into thinking. It's been exposed to something harmful like a virus or bacteria. The name used to describe something harmful that tries to attack. Your immune system is a pathogen. In order to defeat the pathogen. The body makes things called. Antibodies that are designed to destroy the nasty pathogen. But here's the cool part. You haven't really been exposed to the pathogen yet. You just got the vaccine. That will prepare your body if you do get infected tool to sum it all up getting a vaccine trains your body. It's a fight off a pathogen. Like ramona virus by preparing your immune system to fight the pathogen in the future. If you become exposed so getting the coronavirus vaccine would be kind of like giving your body. The corona virus playbook so it knows what to do if you actually get corona virus in the future. It kind of reminds me of that. One time i was playing basketball and my coach told me that there was a player on the other team. That likes to do a crossover dribble to the right. And then drive to the basket for a layup. It was a really nice move but thanks to the heads up for my coach i was able to shut it down to wait a bit for the corona virus vaccine to become available because scientists need to come up with a way to introduce the corona virus pathogen to our immune systems then tested the vaccine in animals. Then test it in a few humans to make sure to safe and to evaluate the perfect dose then tested in the larger number of humans to see how it impacts different people and make sure it's effective and then once it's approved hundreds of millions of doses needs to be made but once it's made you should consult with your doctor about getting the coronavirus vaccine so that if one day you become exposed to the corona virus you can shut it down.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution faces logistical challenges
"Drug. Giant pfizer requested emergency authorization today for its covid vaccine which it claims is ninety. Five percent effective. Tom costello has late. Details it's shaping up to be the fastest vaccine development and us history after forty four thousand. Volunteers rolled up their sleeves. Pfizer today became the first drug company to seek emergency. Fda authorization for a covert nineteen vaccine. We will continue. The work already underway to make sure we can begin shopping. The vaccine immediately after radiation. We're approval vaccine maker. Moderna also expected to its data soon putting both companies on track for fda clearance within weeks. We could have a decision from fda and within twenty four hours of that we will have started distributing millions of doses of safe and effective vaccine to begin protecting our most vulnerable across america. Here are five key steps to authorization. The vaccine trials include at least thirty thousand people who are diverse in race age and risk groups. The fda requires two months of follow up safety data before drugmakers can even submit for emergency use side effects typically appear in the first two months so far both companies report. No serious side effects both pfizer and madeira claimed their vaccines are ninety. Five percent effect to the question will they completely prevent a cova one thousand nine infection and how long that protection. Last the fda's advisory panel will convene on december tenth review the pfizer data. Then the fda will vote on whether to approve it. Meanwhile cdc advisory group will recommend should get vaccinated. I i li efficacious and effective vaccines have crushed epidemics like smallpox and polio. and measles. we can do that. The fda expects to have enough doses to begin vaccinating twenty million people by year's end starting with healthcare workers the general public likely following in the spring or summer. All right now. Tom joins us tom. They're even more vaccines coming down. The pike in the new year your astra zeneca and johnson and johnson both expect to have their vaccine candidates ready in the first quarter. The military is already planning the distribution for all of this within twenty four hours of approval. It plans to start shipping the vaccine to all fifty states. It's a big logistical challenge and tom. A vaccine can't come fast enough as more than two thousand. Americans died from covid it a single day for the first time since may and the number hospitalized set a record at more than eighty thousand.
Dr. Fauci Urges Public to Double Down on Public Health Measures Until Coronavirus Vaccine Is Available
"Dr Anthony Fauci is calling vaccines and opposing force to fight the Corona virus outbreak Mad Madison reports. Speaking at the White House, Fauci touted vaccines by companies Fizer and Moderno that are 95% effective against the virus. So those of you not acquainted with the field, the vaccine ology that is extraordinary that is almost to the level. What we see with measles, which is 98% effective, the nation's leading infectious disease expert noted. Vaccines have crushed other disease outbreaks, such as smallpox and polio found, she argued. People are also in imposing force to covert 19 if they follow through with mitigation
Why the worsening pandemic overseas is a risk to Australia
"Say Norman it's really heartening to see in Ustralia that at local outbreaks are really coming down to really really levels but the case numbers each day are still high and that's partly because of returned travelers. So people who've coming back to Australia from other countries, many of which have caught lodge outbreaks of coronavirus happening there. We know that last time the big outbreak in Victoria happened from an escape from hotel quarantaine and the New South Wales Health Minister. Bread has it has indicated that he's worried about the potential for something like that to happen again what? Is that scenario and Health New South Wales also worried about the resource implications. I mean, we said before that a few weeks ago I got information from the raw prince Alfred that. Nursing shifts a week were be used at that point for Hotel Corentin, and that's before we upped the ante trying to get thirty thousand streams back before Christmas and as you say, coming from high prevalence countries. So the risk has gone up as the second wave in Europe has gone up. So the risk to us of returning Australians has gone up as well in proportion, and so we're going to see more people coming back who are positive and we want expanded facility. So. It's fantastic that we've got this facility, the heartstrings facility in the Northern Territory which apparently can be expanded, but it can take about one thousand people a foreigner right now that's not going to get you there in terms of Christmas, and getting all these people back and it requires medical resources so that people who are arriving back who might be sick, and in fact, there are people arriving back through sickness. One reason why they WANNA come back to get medical care and distributor. And that was the other implication for all prince offered is that some people were coming out of hotel quarantine to come into hospital For Surgery and other things nothing to do with covid nineteen because they were just seek and they needed help and they're entitled to it. So the question is, how do you scale and what do you do in the government? A report has a report on this and you can take a risk approach, which is that you say, well, if you coming back from Britain or Italy or France, then that's high risk and go into high risk facilities, but if you coming from China. Or Singapore assuming you're not in transit in Singapore that you've been in Singapore for a while obviously New Zealand and other countries than we maybe have a light touch you can quarantine at home we can do ankle bracelets you allow the authorities to track go track you on your phone those sorts of things that we can do but they're all got risk attached to them and we just going have to be really careful because we're all rejoicing Victoria opening up and through the Fall of nobody just the pressure of positive cases coming back we could be at significant risk of some cluster outbreaks. So we got the Howard Springs facility in the Northern Territory, which is great and elsewhere in it's mostly been done in hotels which really useful for quarantine but not purpose built for it. Do we need to be thinking more about the along the lines of the quarantine stations that we used to have a century ago? Well, yes, not can't imagine that the. Government's not thinking about that. So we have these quarantine stations the to I know best of the ones one of the Mornington peninsula in Victoria and the one on south, head, New South Wales, and they were designed for exactly this purpose in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century ships coming back from overseas, which might have had smallpox on them or infections that they didn't fully understand people went to the quarantine station and stayed there for a while until it was sorted out. They could be re purposed. They're not very big really in terms of numbers of people that you could take them. There are army camps. There are other things that you could do, but it's where you might be geographically isolated. It's hard for people to get away from them, but you look after humanely in reasonable comfort while you're quarantining in addition to using home corentin when it's much safer to do. So I think that you can look on this as a national project we want Australians to come home and we're gonna find ways of doing it.
Gates: The U.S. isnt helping get a COVID vaccine to the rest of the world
"Many organizations are working toward a covid nineteen back scene but even once it's discovered, we'll still have to manufacture and distribute it around the world that is a big incredibly complicated and expensive task. But ultimately, it may be the only way out of a crisis that has devastated the global economy and according to a progress report from the gates. Foundation has actually reversed progress towards poverty education and carrying diseases that report is out now. And Foundation Co Chair Bill Gates joins me today for the first of three conversations. I asked him about the scale of the vaccine distribution problem. Well, the European countries have stepped up here we don't have enough yet to buy for the entire world. The US is kind of unusual. It's funded a lot of RND that is helping move candidates forward, but it's only funded manufacturing procurement for itself and so is the Congress looks at. No Supplemental Bill. The historical leadership that the US. Global health whether it's smallpox eradication an issue polio. Congress will step up as yet. It's been a no show on this. How frustrating isn't I wonder I? Mean you're personally funding factories that are all working on a vaccine. You're you're sort of trying to organize this extra governmental effort. WOMP certainly talking to the Congress about their great history that they're rightly proud of on a bipartisan basis of how the USA showed up here. The benefits are stronger than ever because even from a selfish point of view at stopping the epidemic returning But strategically, and from a humanitarian point of view we should do what we've always done. Help save these lives and help try to get things back on track the. Report shows that not just the deaths from Cova, but also the disruption to the economy, the schools, the health system causing gigantic setbacks even far more deaths than the disease itself is causing in the US you mean globally, mostly globally, their health systems far more fragile their ability to come up and borrow a lot more money at the government level isn't the same as what the US can do. So they're suffering far more. One thing that is a priority of the foundation it sounds like is is equity overall, and in this case, equitable distribution of this successful vaccine. Tell me about the role of manufacturing and shortages around manufacturing. That could make that a big challenge well, a number of the candidates including Astra. Zeneca Novak's Johnson and Johnson and snuffy can be made at very low cost and very high volume, and so we've set up arrangements where. Not. Just the company that invents the vaccine and supervises the trials but also other companies who have high volume manufacturing capacity can take exactly that same vaccine and produce billions of doses so that you get many factories getting up to speed ideally were getting over billion doses out in twenty, twenty one and enough to end the epidemic and twenty twenty
The crazy theory that masks are building up our coronavirus immunity
"So Norman, let's take a trip back in time today eight to a previous pandemic nine, the Spanish flu none of the plague. Let's talk about smallpox and you think that there's some things we can learn from smallpox to help us with covid. Nineteen Year? What do you think smallpox covid nineteen have in common that's the question hopefully eradication but probably not let's be real. Well, I don't think we'll ever eradicate unfortunately covid nineteen but that would be very nice. So rather than leave you in agony, it's cold variation now before Jenner. Edward. Jenner person who's the same name as the institute that developed the Oxford vaccine by the way so. Just, these things come under circles could develop the found out that the infection in dairy maids caught cowpox protected against smallpox before that happened in new developed that smallpox vaccination the way to actually protect against smallpox was to give a small does of smallpox particularly to children incredibly dangerous and what they would sometimes do get smallpox scabs and puff them up the nose sometimes they was scratch. It into the skin and the ideal would be go to small attack smallpox maybe one or two pox on their skin, and then they were immune for evermore. In fact, it's thought that the epidemic that killed aboriginal people are unsettling harbor just after the first fleet arrived might have been through the accidental or maybe even delivered vaccination of variation using smallpox the link is hypothesized by a recent. Paper in the New England Journal is that maybe You could get significant protection against the nineteen from a small dose of Covid nineteen just as you did with smallpox and this process called variation can be for second. Isn't that kind of what vaccine does? Yes. Does but much more safely. The. Dangerous things you're giving the live virus you'll give you the live smallpox virus and some children have died from variation and if you gave the live covid nineteen, sure you're going to be immune who knows how long for but you could die of the covid nineteen. So the idea and immunization is that you make that process safe either by doing what they're doing at the moment covid nineteen and using recombinant DNA, which is just the genetic material not. Really a long way divorced from the virus. There is a Chinese vaccine which uses an activated form of the virus, but the idea here is that is not endangering somebody's life by giving them the live Iris.
Africa now free of wild poliovirus, but polio threat remains
"The World Health Organization declares Africa polio-free. By Jeffrey Kluger. Nobody will ever know the identity of the thousands of African children who were not killed or paralyzed by polio this year, they would have been hard to keep track of no matter what because in ordinary times they would've followed thousands last year and thousands the year before and on back in a generations long trail of suffering and death instead, no African children were claimed by polio. This year or last year or the year before it was in two thousand sixteen that the last case of wild circulating polio was reported in Nigeria the final country on the fifty four nation African continent where the disease was endemic and with the required multi year waiting period. Now, having passed with no more cases, the World Health Organization today officially declared the entirety of, Africa polio-free. A disease that as recently as the late nineteen eighties was endemic in one hundred, twenty, five countries claiming three hundred, fifty, thousand children per year has now been run to ground in just two remaining places, Pakistan and Afghanistan where there have been a collective one, hundred, two cases so far twenty twenty that's one hundred to too many. But there's no denying the scope of the whol announcement today's victory over the wild poliovirus in the. African region is a testament to what can happen when partners from a variety of sectors join forces to accomplish a major global health goal says John Hueco, general, secretary, and CEO of Rotary International. It is something the world can and should aspire to during these turbulent times. It was Rotary and International Nonprofit Service Organization that kicked off the polio endgame in Nineteen Eighty eight with the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative the GPA. That program aimed to leverage the power of rotaries thirty, five, thousand clubs and one point twenty, two, million members in two hundred countries and territories worldwide to make polio only the second human disease after smallpox to be pushed over the brink of extinction.
Africa declared free of wild polio in 'milestone'
"On independent panel, set up by the World Health Organization has declared that Africa is free from wild polio. It marks only the second eradication of a virus from the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. The head of the W. H O Dr Ted Ross Adhanom. Gabrielle has hailed the achievement. Today is a day of celebration, and they offer hope. Today we come together to rejoice over an historic public held Sachs is the certification off while poliovirus eradication in the African region. I congratulate the people and governments off Africa for your leadership and determination. Your sax is is the success off the world. Pakistan and Afghanistan. And now the only countries reporting cases of wild polio.