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Alaska Military Base Declares Health Emergency

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00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Alaska Military Base Declares Health Emergency

"Places that don't require masks or social distancing for the next 30 days, while the state's epidemiologist says the state is experiencing one of the sharpest surges of Covid 19 in the country in Alaska military leaders on joint base Elmendorf Richardson have declared a public health emergency, while the state's largest hospital Providence, Alaska Medical Center, is rationing care. After being overwhelmed by a surge in Covid 19 patients, the hospital has been forced to turn away patients from smaller cities. Their emergency room is over. Er flowing and people are having to wait in their cars and a parking lot for hours waiting to see a doctor. The State Health Department reports more than 1200 newly confirmed cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks 20% of patients hospitalized in Alaska have covid 19. I'm Jennifer King. President Biden's two major

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Alaska Military Base Declares Health Emergency

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

Alaska Military Base Declares Health Emergency

"Military service members in Alaska are being asked to avoid places that don't require masks or social distancing for the next thirty days well the state's epidemiologist says Alaska is experiencing one of the sharpest surges of cove in nineteen in the country in Alaska military leaders on joint base Elmendorf Richardson had declared a public health emergency while the state's largest hospital Providence Alaska Medical Center is rationing care after being overwhelmed by surgical bid nineteen patients the hospital has been forced to turn away patients from smaller cities there are merchants the room was overflowing and people are having to wait in their cars in a parking lot for hours waiting to see a doctor the state health department reports more than twelve hundred newly confirmed cases per one hundred thousand people over the past two weeks twenty percent of patients hospitalized Alaska have coded nineteen I'm Jennifer king

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Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

"This state of Florida has surpassed a grim milestone of more than fifty thousand coronavirus deaths federal health researchers say nearly fifty one thousand Floridians have died since the start of the pandemic and that more than twenty five percent of the deaths occurred this summer as the delta variant surged in the state epidemiologists say the average vaccination rate in Florida is sixty three percent better than the national average but not enough to keep the highly contagious delta variant at bay especially with so many elderly residents Republican governor Ron DeSantis who has forbidden vaccine and mask mandates says it's been a really tough year and a half I'm Jackie Quinn

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

06:46 min | 1 year ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Into the T V more. Listen to this even though this surge is even worse in some states and in some parts of the country than at any other time during the pandemic, we're seeing Relatively normal life, like packed football stadiums this weekend this morning, Dr Anthony Fauci expressed concern about that here on CNN. Listen, No, I don't think it's smart. I think when you're dealing, particularly if you know outdoors is always better than indoors. But even when you have such a congregate, setting People close together. First, you should be vaccinated. And when you do have congregate settings, particularly indoors, you should be wearing a mask. Just can't get over the pictures of those outdoor stadiums. Dr. Schaffner. Even if you know these events are happening outdoors are crowds like that safe. Oh, honor, We wouldn't ever talk about being safe. I don't use that four letter word, but they these crowds do provide a risk. This delta variant is so readily spread that even outdoors, where people are cheering and enthusiastic, exhaling with vigor. If there are people infected They can infect people around them. I looked at those television images. Nobody was wearing a mask at all. And I would be very surprised if we didn't have Outbreaks here and there across the country related to these gatherings, these football stadium events in the coming weeks. Sarah as a nurse on the front lines. What goes through your mind Seeing those images? It's tough. It's It's like we're fighting this fight alone as health care workers. It's like none of the public. Seem to care as much. Everybody has more. Relax. Nobody's wearing masks anymore. And It's it's It's hard feeling like we're alone in this fight. Hmm. Well, you're not alone. We are so grateful for all that you do both of you for your ongoing dedication. To keeping us safe and Oh, yes. Nobody's wearing their masks. People aren't wringing their hands. They're not calling under the bed. They're not crying. They're not overdosing. They're not going to there. Councilor like they did last year. They're not killing themselves in complete and utter despair like they did last year. This media. They didn't just lie about. I've remarked and overdoses in Oklahoma. You know the story there were They claim that the doctor said that that people were showing up with gunshot wounds. But there were no hospital beds. I guess they were left to bleed to death. Because people were overdosing on Ivor Mactan. Well, That was a lie. The Associated Press has been forced to issue an embarrassing correction after pushing a story that went viral. That claimed that 70% of calls to Mississippi's poison control center. Were from people who had ingested Ivor Mactan. The truth is Was about 2% of the calls. About 2% of the calls are from people who ingested Ivor Mactan. That, according to state epidemiologist Dr Paul buyers. Saying that that original story was untrue. The reason for the ivory Mactan overdoses. People ingested the veterinary version of the medicine. Folks. I know you know this, but I am shocked How many people don't I've Romek Tin has two separate applications. Yes, there is a version that is a horse de Wormer. That is not for human consumption. There is a separate version. For which a Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the to researchers in 2015. Who used it. To fight parasitic viruses. It's been available since 75 for human consumption since 81. It is a perfectly safe drug. The human version. Now, First of all, why is it so important that the media keep telling us That people are taking over Mactan, an overdosing. When it's not true. Why are they making up these stories? Because they don't want you taking Avermaet. Then why do they care? Why do they care so much? I'll tell you why. Because if you can take a treatment Other than their vaccine and their mask and their lockdown. Then you don't need the government. You will be independent of them, and they cannot let you do that. So they would rather withhold that treatment. I'm going to share that story with you in just a moment. Why is it so important for them to believe, or to make you believe that if you take I ever met and you'll die, but they don't want you having alternate treatments. But why are a very small group of people Taking the veterinary version. The horse D. Warmer version. Because they're having trouble getting it. Because they can't get it because doctors and hospital systems are preventing them from getting it. I'll share with you a story that happened right here in Houston. Family of Pete Lopez that's suing one of our major hospital systems. You see it all works in concert. You have a lot of folks, particularly rural folks. Who maybe go to the veterinarian. More They go to the doctor because their last stock is their business, their part of the agricultural component of our community. And out in rural communities, the veterinarian And veterinary supply stores are very important. You've got cattle. You've got horses. You got goats and hogs, chickens. You go to the feed store. You go to the veterinary shop. More than you go to your two because that's your job. That's your business. Right? That's like the office supply store. People that working in an office building So you you working in tandem here first. You tell them you can't have I ever met in and you prevent them from having our objectives. What do you hear this story? And then they go well, if I can't get it from the pharmacy, and many pharmacies won't provide it. If I can't get it from the pharmacy, then I'll go.

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Health Official: 20,000 Mississippi Students in Quarantine

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Health Official: 20,000 Mississippi Students in Quarantine

"The state epidemiologist in Mississippi says about twenty thousand students there are currently quarantined for corona virus exposure that is four point five percent of the public school population in Mississippi we are in trouble Dr Lewin Woodward vice chancellor for health affairs at the university of Mississippi Medical Center says this is preventable in order for October and November to look different than August looks and the way that September will look we have to do something and what that is is we have to get back to native state health officer Dr Thomas Dobbs says the delta variant is different we're seeing a lot of people and I see you twenties thirties forties and said ASEAN women bury their parents are seeing women bury their children a second parking garage field hospital has been set up at the university of Mississippi Medical Center I'm at Donahue

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Mosquito-borne Encephalitis Virus Outbreak Enters 3rd Year

WBZ Afternoon News

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Mosquito-borne Encephalitis Virus Outbreak Enters 3rd Year

"May not be as severe as the threat of covid. But in a pre pandemic world, mosquitoes were the things to worry about. Just take a look back at 2019. That was an unprecedented year for the mosquito borne virus, infecting 12 people and killing three. We have not had that many cases in one year since the 50 that state epidemiologist Dr Kathryn Brown, and she says that we're still getting through a three year outbreak of Tripoli 2019 sinister than the first year of one of our three Your outbreak cycles and 2020 activity was also high. So we are planning for 2021 could be the third year of our outbreak by Paul the state began trapping and testing mosquitoes last week. Tim Don WBZ

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KQED Radio

"We mark one year since the start of California's Cove in 19 Shut down. That's when I first spoke to Dr Eric upon who at the time was Alameda County's public health officer. Dr Pon is now California's state epidemiologist. I spoke with her earlier to bring our last conversation full circle. So this time last year is school District's were announcing 2 to 4 week closures. The Bay Area was locking down for three weeks. You and I talked just is those closures were set to start and you told me and I'm paraphrasing here. But you said it could be quite a while longer. And here we are a year later. And I just wonder if you can reflect on that. You know, very prescient call that you made then. Yeah. It is really amazing to think about that time in a year ago, and I will say, Well, I did think it was definitely gonna be longer than you know, 2 to 4 weeks. I did not. Envision at being as long as that husband s. So I do think the magnitude of this pandemic has continued to surprise us. Absolutely. California for folks who don't know has a vaccine advisory committee. You serve on that committee, and we know that President Biden has set a goal of getting everyone eligible. Vaccinated by May 1st across the country. Does that seem like a realistic goal for California right now? I think so. I think you know, we're basically dependent on that supply from the federal government. So if you know, we are excited to hear that the administration does think that they will have enough supply That sounds like we'll be able to go. But not further.

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California's State Epidemiologist Reflects One Year Into the Pandemic

Morning Edition

01:38 min | 1 year ago

California's State Epidemiologist Reflects One Year Into the Pandemic

"We mark one year since the start of California's Cove in 19 Shut down. That's when I first spoke to Dr Eric upon who at the time was Alameda County's public health officer. Dr Pon is now California's state epidemiologist. I spoke with her earlier to bring our last conversation full circle. So this time last year is school District's were announcing 2 to 4 week closures. The Bay Area was locking down for three weeks. You and I talked just is those closures were set to start and you told me and I'm paraphrasing here. But you said it could be quite a while longer. And here we are a year later. And I just wonder if you can reflect on that. You know, very prescient call that you made then. Yeah. It is really amazing to think about that time in a year ago, and I will say, Well, I did think it was definitely gonna be longer than you know, 2 to 4 weeks. I did not. Envision at being as long as that husband s. So I do think the magnitude of this pandemic has continued to surprise us. Absolutely. California for folks who don't know has a vaccine advisory committee. You serve on that committee, and we know that President Biden has set a goal of getting everyone eligible. Vaccinated by May 1st across the country. Does that seem like a realistic goal for California right now? I think so. I think you know, we're basically dependent on that supply from the federal government. So if you know, we are excited to hear that the administration does think that they will have enough supply That sounds like we'll be able to go. But not further.

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California's State Epidemiologist Reflects One Year Into the Pandemic

Morning Edition

01:38 min | 1 year ago

California's State Epidemiologist Reflects One Year Into the Pandemic

"Mark We mark one one year year since since the start the start of California's of California's Cove Cove in 19 in 19 Shut Shut down. down. That's That's when I when first I first spoke spoke to Dr to Dr Eric Eric upon upon who at who at the time the time was Alameda was Alameda County's County's public public health health officer. officer. Dr Dr Pon Pon is is now now California's California's state state epidemiologist. epidemiologist. I I spoke spoke with her with earlier her earlier to bring to bring our our last last conversation conversation full full circle. circle. So So this this time time last last year year is is school school District's District's were announcing were announcing 2 2 to 4 to 4 week week closures. closures. The The Bay Area Bay Area was was locking locking down down for three for three weeks. weeks. You and You I and talked I talked just just is is those those closures closures were set were set to start to start and and you told you told me me and and I'm paraphrasing I'm paraphrasing here. But here. you But said you said it could it could be be quite quite a while a while longer. longer. And And here here we are we are a year a year later. later. And I just And I just wonder wonder if you if can you reflect can reflect on that. on that. You know, You very know, very prescient prescient call call that you that made you made then. then. Yeah. Yeah. It is It is really really amazing amazing to think to think about about that that time time in a year in a ago, year ago, and and I will I will say, say, Well, Well, I did I did think think it was it was definitely definitely gonna be gonna longer be longer than than you you know, know, 2 2 to 4 to 4 weeks. weeks. I did I did not. not. Envision Envision at at being being as as long long as that as husband that husband s. s. So I So do I do think think the the magnitude magnitude of of this this pandemic pandemic has continued has continued to to surprise surprise us. us. Absolutely. Absolutely. California California for for folks folks who don't who know don't has know has a vaccine a vaccine advisory advisory committee. committee. You You serve serve on that on that committee, committee, and and we know we that know President that President Biden Biden has set has set a goal a goal of getting of getting everyone everyone eligible. eligible. Vaccinated Vaccinated by May by May 1st 1st across across the country. the country. Does Does that that seem like seem a like realistic a realistic goal goal for California for California right right now? now? I think I think so. so. I I think think you know, you know, we're we're basically basically dependent dependent on on that that supply supply from from the federal the federal government. government. So So if if you you know, we know, are we are excited excited to hear to hear that that the the administration administration does does think think that they that will they have will have enough enough supply supply That That sounds sounds like we'll like be we'll be able able to go. to But go. not But not further. further.

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New York Governor Cuomo Should Resign or Be Impeached Over Covid Scandal

The Ben Shapiro Show

02:28 min | 1 year ago

New York Governor Cuomo Should Resign or Be Impeached Over Covid Scandal

"Finally allowed to talk about the fact that Andrew cuomo is a garbage governor. Who got a lot of people killed with bad policy. In fact there's a piece in the week today. By ryan cooper titled resign andrew cuomo. He points out that his administration concealed data about kroger's cases in nursing homes reportedly for fear of federal prosecution stories of his vitriolic abuse and threats directed at other democratic. new york. Politicians are coming out yet even all that is only the start of deadly corrupting competence. So in keeping with judging by his by his results cuomo should resign immediately and free new york state from his dismal. Misrule says ryan cooper of the week and not at the nursing home scandal has been bubbling for nearly a year. Now it starts with cuomo's inexplicable decision back in march two thousand twenty two order nursing homes to accept recovering covid nineteen patients even if they were still testing positive a recent. Ap investigation found that. At least nine thousand recovering patients were sent back to nursing homes and long term care facilities a number that is forty percent larger than his administration had previously admitted is unquestionably worsened. The pandemic as it ripped through new york's elderly population. that's not the only number cuomo fudged nursing homes new york attorney general letitia. James investigated situation found that his people may have under counted the number of deaths associated with nursing homes by fifty percent cuomo. Then instead of the eighty five hundred said they'd been reporting. The true number was over. Fifteen thousand about a third of the state's deaths and then of course in your post reported comments from cuomo's top aide. Melissa rosa seemingly admitted that they deliberately faked the numbers as part of a cover up. His officials froze fear. The truth is going to be used against us. By federal prosecutors ran cooper says cuomo bungled the pandemic basically from the jump. The new york city metro got hammered with the worst break in the country. In the following months cuomo's compulsive bullying and control. Habits gradually drove an exodus of public health professionals from the state government including the state's health department director of bureau of communicable disease control as medical director for uppity myalgia in the state epidemiologist and then his micromanagement tangled up the early stages of the state's vaccine rollout he throughout the plan. The state health department had worked up over months substituting his own he put he put in place strict requirements that only people who qualified to get shots but then added threats of punishment for organizations that didn't distribute their shots fast enough and the result was chronic delays. His bottom line is this. Cuomo has been a garbage governor in the media. Didn't just cover for him. They featured him. He was the greatest government in america. Meanwhile ron santa's greatest villain. In america down in florida with the number two populations seniors in america by percentage after main which has seven people.

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California warns against using a batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines after allergic reactions

AP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

California warns against using a batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines after allergic reactions

"Official in California is warning against using one lot of the Madonna vaccine there. Mike Rossi has got this. California state epidemiologist says the state should halt the use of a lot of Corona virus vaccines after some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. Doctor Erica Pan recommends Ah Hall to vaccinations using lot 41 L 20 a of the Madonna vaccine until an investigation of the possible allergic reactions is completed. More than 10. People who all received the vaccine at the same community site required medical attention over a 24 hour period.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"Soon. New Jersey health officials are reporting high covert activity in each of the six regions. They've broken the state into to determine if it's safe to send kids to school. It is leading to more district's keeping kids out of classrooms, though they do have the option of offering hybrid instruction. If the gauge turns to read or very high activity, schools will be forced to move to all revote. January is usually when flu season gets bad in the garden state this year, influenza activity is practically non existent. State epidemiologist Dr Tina Tan says flew levels in all parts of jersey of extremely low because most people are following covert guidelines and wearing masks, practicing social distancing and frequently washing their hands every single flu season. We typically see peaks in January separate, and we see many, many indicators of flu activity throughout the course of the season, But this is there. Unusual. Yes, it's still a good idea to get a flu shot. If you haven't already done so you can impact particularly very young kids very severely and can result in death. David Matthau, New Jersey one or 1.5 news final passage of a controversial inclusion bill that will change how our kids are taught about diversity in school. Supporters say it's about raising a new generation of tolerance age. Appropriate lessons would be required in every school K through 12 highlighting and promoting economic and racial diversity, as well as lessons on gender equality and sexual orientation. Opponents say these are lessons that should be taught at home by parents and only if they choose to address it, not in our classrooms. Comedy Jersey's first news, 5 12, We are gonna have some rain moving could be heavy as we move into tonight. But what about the rest of the weekend? We'll get an extended look at the forecast with Dan and then recap our top stories next Jersey radio heard your subject, and I had a cool New Jersey one on 1.5. Does anybody want breakfast? Guys..

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"I'm Dave Packard rejections Falling Way short, the administration had projected 20 million Americans would be vaccinated by the end of the year. We're here and out of 14 Million doses distributed just about 2.5 million shots of and administered. Variant of the Corona virus, first found in the UK now linked to at least two cases in the U. S in Colorado and California Researcher Dr Kristen Anderson says the case in San Diego involves a 30 year old man who did not need to be hospitalized. Case had no history of travel, so we know there's more. We don't know how many Meanwhile, in Colorado, where the first U. S case of the new variant was discovered state epidemiologist Dr Rachel Hurley, we don't know if there's I'm going transmission in that community or not at this point, but that is really a focus of our ongoing investigation and are testing efforts this exactly a year since the World Health Organization was told about an unknown virus and move on China Republican lawmaker is pledging to make one last move to stand in the way of President elect Joe Biden's wind to Washington and a B C's Avery Harper Congress is slated to meet next Wednesday to certify the electoral college vote. But in a last ditch effort to overturn the results, Missouri Senator Josh Holly says that he'll object to the results during that process. Piss objection will force the House and the Senate to vote on whether to accept Joe Biden's election win. Without giving specifics or evidence. Holly alleges that some states failed to follow their election. Laws and that big tech interfered on behalf of Biden. The effort will delay the certification by at most a few hours. Leader Mitch McConnell has discouraged Republicans from doing this. The Labor Department this morning, saying 787,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week, down a bit from the week before still higher than anything seen pre pandemic. Sami of a little considered to be the most prolific serial killer in U. S history, has died. The 80 year old Little admitted killing 93 people who were serving multiple life sentences. 2021 just arrived in Tokyo. You're listening to ABC News. Alright the Northern California city where they're telling people they cannot do something that's completely legal in their own home news three neighborhood in about a minute or so let's get out to the roads at 17 and check in with Mr Nobles. Good morning,.

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First case of fast-moving U.K. COVID-19 variant found in Colorado

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:10 min | 1 year ago

First case of fast-moving U.K. COVID-19 variant found in Colorado

"Now cases two cases of a seemingly more contagious variant of coronavirus that first appeared in Britain. The two new covert, My teen variant cases have been identified in Colorado. Dr. Rachel Herlihy is the state's epidemiologist that these cases are Colorado National Guard person. Now we were deployed to support staffing at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in similar Colorado. The two National Guardsmen were deployed to the small town nursing home outside Denver. December 23rd Jim Krystle, a CBS New Earlier, We spoke with CBS News Medical contributor David Vegas about this new variant, he says the U. S needs to do a better job looking for it all over the United States, Unfortunately, is what I believe that we've done very little genetic sequencing in the virus compared to other countries. And when you don't sequence you don't look, you don't know how much of the mutant strain there is. My gut is there's lots of it around that being said the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine works against this mutant strain. We don't yet have the data on the other two vaccines, the five year and Madonna hopefully that data will be here soon. But again we have to vaccinate is many people as possible to stop this virus. Now

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

05:21 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Team taking aim at the Soviet Union. The biggest names in sports news. Where your time 6 25 now on Colorado's morning news. This is going to get worse before it gets better. At the end, where the most tired the virus is the most prevalent it's ever been before in the 19 pandemic continues to worsen in the state. With statewide positivity rate surging above 12% governor Polish extended the state's mask mandate for another 30 days. Saying the quote Grim Reaper is the ultimate enforcer. More than 1000. People are currently hospitalized in our state with Corona virus. So let's take a closer look at the situation with state epidemiologist. Dr Rachel Herlihy. Good morning. Good morning. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you so much for coming on when it comes to covert 19 hospitalizations in case numbers on the positivity rate. Are we back where we were in March and April? Yes, Unfortunately, we are. We are really seeing that the highest level of covert 19 transmission in the state right now that we've really seen since the beginning of this pandemic. Is it because we're Maurin doors now is because we have covert fatigue. All of the above. I think you're right. I think it's probably all of the above. We do know that, as we move indoors and and endures are higher risk environment for transmitting the virus That is certainly going to be a challenge for us. And we've also come to understand over time that people are frustrated and tired of this virus. But as the governor says, the virus is not tired of us in it. It's going to be with us for the next two months. And so we all really need to be following those recommendations and doing what we did in the spring to contain the fire, and the good news is deaths are down. People aren't spending as much time if they are hospitalized and there's a vaccine coming. But and I've kind of heard that sentiment a lot on social media people saying, you know what's the big deal now? It's not going to kill you. If you get it. Can you kind of talk to those people about why you don't why you don't want to get this virus period. And how much it could cost. You get hospitalized with it. Yeah, So you know, I think the first thing to know that is that this is a serious illness. We do see fatality rates quite high, mean much higher than what we see with influenza. So we see fatality rates in the 1 to 2% range, and that's actually pretty severe. And in addition to that, we know that there are lots of individuals that are experiencing long term impact from this infection. So Those individuals are called Long holler, so the people that have chronic debilitating symptoms that have resulted after their infection, and so there's really additional consequences. It's not just a quick infection that people get over their lasting consequences. Have it, Mr B and it's a novel viruses. You are learning in real time as as the virus progresses, and as Maura about it comes to light. A doctor. I'm curious. What? What populations? Are you saying? Are you seeing younger, older, the vulnerable populations? I know we're all susceptible. But what are we seeing A going into the hospital's? Yeah, So unfortunately, we're really seeing transmission increase among all these groups. At this point. We know that the highest rates of severe disease are going to be among older Colorado. But we're seeing your average hospitalization rate being among people in the mid fifties. And so we're seeing hospitalizations among people in the forties and on up from there, so That's really impacting all age groups. At this point, we heard that the governor extended the mass mandate for the next 30 days. Do you consult with him? I imagine there's a taskforce. There's a whole group of people. But are you one of them that consults with him before he makes a decision like that? And could a statewide stay at home order being our future. So as the state epidemiologist, my role is really to make sure that I'm sharing the best science about the virus, how it's spread, you know measures to control transmission on DH, really making sure that our policymakers have the information that they need to make those decisions. And I'm assuming the best advice is the same things. We've been hearing social distance wash hands where a mask all those things, anything else we can do. Yeah, Absolutely. So for the rest of November. We're really asking people to interact just the members of their own household. We know that that's difficult to do. But we know that really creating space between individuals. Decreasing contact is how we stop the spread of this virus, and that's a really important way that we can really contribute to controlling the silence. How prepared is our state for a prolonged spiking cases and hospitalizations? Are there concerns that you have about, you know, access to pee, pee and bed space and ventilators and capacity of hospitals, all of them. And so our public health and health care systems have been, you know, working really hard of the last few months to make sure that we have the resources you need expanding hospital that capacity insuring except the PPG at the public health level and sharing access attesting building up our contact tracing systems. All those tools that are really critical to controlling transmission. State epidemiologist Dr Rachel Herlihy. Thank you. Thank you so much. You had to get that info talking to all the experts, letting us know what we have to do if we want Remember the governor's words? What we we can save Christmas if they were going to save Chris people are calling him Scrooge blind. While he's just the bearer of bad news. It doesn't make him a guy that's responsible for unnecessarily and I'm not diminishing what we have to do when I hear saving Christmas. I think great if we could do this, but save Christmas. Can you do your Charlie in the box? You know, like Charlie in the box doesn't feel like Friday to you a little bit. I think somebody put extra caffeine in my coffee. I don't know what's happening. 6 30, let's head back outside. Check that drive ahead of your news. John Morris saying,.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

05:16 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Concerning as the positive cases have shot up over the past week. In fact, Corona virus cases in Colorado have reached their highest levels since July. We get into the Why behind those numbers with state epidemiologist Dr Rachel Herlihy. Good morning. Good morning. Thank you for having first off how much of a jump of you seen in the past week. We have seen about a 50% increase this week compared to last week, you know? The level of increase that we saw right around the following the Fourth of July holiday. Okay, That makes me wonder. Is this because of Labor Day? Yeah, That's exactly the question we're asking to. We think that because a part of the story, but we know that there's a lot more happening image that just that right now in the state, and in particular we are seeing and even more significant increase No more in the 70% range. If you look at cases among 18 to 25 year old What about school age kids, so maybe younger than 18 simply because Is back in session. Are you seeing more of those cases? We actually across the state are seeing an increase in all age groups right now, though, including in school age Children have hospitalizations gone up. We know that hospitalizations can lag behind case count, but we actually are just now starting to see our first indications that hospitalizations could be Checking up slightly in the state. Do you think that they haven't spiked as well? Because we're talking about younger people who aren't typically maybe hit us hard with symptoms is older people are. Yeah, I think the fact is, I think that you're absolutely right. We know that younger age groups are less likely to be hospitalized due to Kobe 19. It certainly happens. But in the DC higher hospitalization rates among older population with what we're seeing, Is it safe to have in person learning? Do you think especially in a college setting? You know, I think A college and university studying is different, and it's really important for those colleges and universities to be working with the local public health agencies to understand what the level of disease transmission and their community might be. You know, we know that there are certain campuses in the state where we're seeing widespread transmission. But there are other campuses across the state where we've seen relatively few cases, so I think it really depends on the given circumstances. For months. We've been talking about the second wave that will come in the fall. Tell us sort of your concerns about the flu season ahead and the cold months ahead. Yes, So certainly Some concerns that come along with the upcoming fall and winter season is that we do know that we are individuals will be moving indoors and it's really important that we keep those social distancing practices that we've had in place working in the state. We know it's going to be harder. When there's less ability to spread out and be outdoors for extended periods of time, But I think it's really going to be critical that social distancing and that compliance continue this all you know, there's the potential of ahh Grammy right with influenza, Stephen and Really the right time to be getting that influenza vaccine is now to make sure that individuals in the state are Repaired. Their musicians have enough time to respond to the vaccine before influenza right there could be a triple whammy. Really, when you consider the fatigue that people have right now with this pandemic. How's your office trying to cut through that? That feeling that we all have after dealing with? You know these protocols for six months? Yeah, This is really tough and then really challenging for all age groups and you know I have a school aged child and I know it's been really hard on her toe have limited contact with her. Friend. It's really tough for everyone right now, and I think you know, we just really need to double down on our efforts and make sure that we're practicing social distancing that we're married Naft and terrible. Add that there's still so much that we are learning about this virus. There's a lot of emerging scientific literature about potential long term impact of this. Infection on people, So we know it's not just, you know, an acute illness that revolves in a week or two, and then you're good to go. We know that there are going to be long term consequences for some people, and so really suppressing the epidemic. As much as we can in the state is really our best strategy to protect individuals in the long run. We don't yet know when a vaccine will come out and be able to be distributed. But just Colorado have a plan for distribution of that vaccine. And if so, what is it? We're working closely with the federal government. And then with state stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan for Colorado. We do anticipate that there will be federal guidance on how to prioritize use of that scene. We know that the initial surprise the vaccine will be limited and that we will no need to prioritize who received the vaccine, and some of the groups better are being identified are certainly going to be health care workers who really we need to be protected also first responders, so it's going to be a challenging situation. But our goal is really to be Repaired when the vaccine arrived even effect as early as the end of this year. Were working very diligently to really next year. We have the capacity and place to be a state epidemiologist, Dr Rachel Herlihy. Thanks so much for the update. I appreciate the time. Thank you so much. Well, precautions will be in place. Certainly the Broncos game this Sunday, but fans can't wait to get back in there. Ah, select what 5700 of them will have that story had the newscast. A 29 heading back outside and checking on your drive with John Morris. A couple of things.

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Los Angeles - California health officials release guidance on elementary school waivers for in-person instruction

Pacifica Evening News

02:50 min | 2 years ago

Los Angeles - California health officials release guidance on elementary school waivers for in-person instruction

"California health officials have released guidelines for elementary schools to seek waivers, allowing them to offer classroom instruction in the midst of the Corona virus pandemic. The officials say some public and private schools and 38 counties on the state's Corona virus watch list can seek waivers from local health officials if they have plans for keeping students and staff safe and meet certain criteria. KP phase Christina Honest and reports the vast majority of public private and charter elementary schools in California will need permission to resume in person instruction. The school year and applies to school is located in one of 38 counties on the state's Corona virus Watch list due to increasing infections. Those schools can re open if they meet with parents and faculty and update their site Specific safety plan to meet specific criteria. State epidemiologist Dr Erica Pan describes what that criteria is they will want to be a short of the site specific plan has a lot of detail about how they're going to make sure that kids are in code words. Which is small, stable groups that are not mixing with other groups. But their safety plans in place for health screening checks or face evidence. For all that. I have strict discovering requirements to confine their state public health requirements room thinks and many other things in place that there Planning and prepared to respond for any cases of 19 kindergarten through sixth grade schools must also comply with guidance from the state and Centers for disease control. Then they can apply for a waiver through their local public health officer to resume and person instruction. Those waivers on Ly apply for kindergarten to sixth grade because health officials say those students are less likely than older Children to become infected or transmit the Corona virus. But schools and counties that have had 200 cases of Corona virus per 100,000 people over two weeks should not apply for a waiver. 14 counties in the state are in that category, including Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino, with several others just below that threshold. L. A School district is the nation's second largest, with nearly 735,000 students. It's already announced it will start the school year with only distance learning in two weeks. A district announced it'd hammered out a tentative agreement with its teachers union on how distance learning will be carried out, which includes set school hours online. The district also plans for providing at least some classroom instruction if it receives a waiver.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

TalkRadio 630 KHOW

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

"Babble dot com and start learning a new language. Today. That's babble dot com b A b b e l dot com. Kay. How news Time 503 State epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy says there's lots of covert 19 data, but one factor sticks out and is a cause for concern. It's the virus reproduction rate. How Corona viruses spread. It's going up rapidly several weeks ago, our reproductive number was less than 12 weeks ago. It was just above one. One week ago, it increased to around 1.3 and currently we estimate that it is somewhere between 1.6 and 1.8. Dr Hurley says that data supports the need for Baskin better social distancing. If the spread rate continues to rise, she says, Colorado's I C U bed capacity could be severely stressed by September and peak in October. That's Gerry Bell reporting, the Denver City Council may ask voters to increase the city's sales and use tax to help fund climate change initiatives. The city's climate change a taskforce recommending increasing that tech that tax by 0.25 Percent. I'm David Ko now. Impact Traffic Thiss report is sponsored by express pro's dot com. What took care of our earlier problems We had along to 25 including that stall South bound to 25 approaching I 25 that crash we had north down to 25 south of Parker. Everything's off the highway traffic is recovering along the spillway In there we are still a little heavy and slow south bound to 25 just south of I 70. Getting down Sixth Avenue Watch for delays. Both sides of I 25 were really stacked and packed across downtown and both sides to 70. Slow getting to Vasquez. Denver weather for the rest of tonight. Few clouds overnight. Low 69 be ready. Tomorrow is going to be hot high of 97 degrees right now. Partly sunny, 93.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on X96

X96

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on X96

"I felt like checking pressure for a few days, and it's like I've never felt this before. I'm not having a heart attack. It's about covert. What Hec And I realized it was probably inside because every time I started thinking about something or worrying about and what I like about the news is It doesn't happen. I mean, I can't. It's not a report. I'm doing that. I have to spend two weeks on. When I show up. I do the news. What's happening today is what we're talking about. They would not Humping. I stress over and worry about and put like an assignment. People throw balls at my head and I have to catch him and throw him back all day and I stand for But it's something you can't worry about. You didn't do it. And and But I felt this anxiety. And then I realized Once I once I clicked it and said, Okay, this is like going through cancer treatment. Okay, so I go back eight years. It was eight years ago this week that I finished radiation, but I realized in my head and made it makes sense to say it's going to suck. Yeah. Surgery came out radiation. But I'm not going to let it ruin my life Inducted made my life. So what we're going through now really suck, but we'll get through it. And I hate that We're all in this together thing, but Suck it up. Do what you can. It is running some people light. It's killing people, and it's making way job. Do what you can to make it better and I have not been anxious. That anxiety went away when they realize you know what 30 years down the road. We're going to look back at this and say. That really sucked. Remember that, but we got through it. I heard an epidemiologist. I don't remember what she was from. Some should state epidemiologist, not Utah, saying, I wish people could just realize That this? What's going on right now is history. We're living through a manning Lee historical time. Now, if we could all just you know where that's a way of saying we're all in this together. But, yeah, we are living in a very historical moment, a moment that will be Written about and studied for eons because it's so extreme. Well, and you hope I've always liked. You know what happened to you doesn't define you how you react to find you. Oh, I like that. Yeah. So, like, just like cancer or a lot of a job or a death in the family, what happened to you Can't Change that. And if you want to make yourself a victim or whatever you can, But if you how you react. Really is what binds you and how we react right now is what's gonna define us, Gina. No, no, I'm good. I'm going to say Well, you know, on that note. We always like to leave you with a little something. Lights are likely to take a look at monitor number two right over there. Where the other girl. Look at that little fella. Go isn't intelligent. Well, I was going to say, I thought mean, that said Someone from the future came came back and said, So. What year is this? And they said it's 2020 and they said, Oh, the first year of the pandemic. Oh, the first year.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Near 60 miles an hour. Forecasters are calling for a storm surge of two feet with isolated tornadoes possible. President Trump is facing prod disapproval for his management of the country's responds to the Corona virus. 2/3 of Americans are giving him low marks on handling the pandemic, according to a new poll. A new ABC News Ipsos poll out this morning has numbers headed in the wrong direction for the president. When it comes to the handling of the Corona virus pandemic. About 2/3 of Americans disapprove of how he's handling the crisis, and notably, there's planting support from independents. Trump's approval rating amongst independence was at 26% in the survey, a sharp drop from 40% in mid June. The last time this question was asked. Trump's disapproval amongst independents has risen to 73%. Up from 59% in the June poll. Alex Boucher, ABC News Washington, Colorado is seeing an uptick in Corona virus cases over the past couple of weeks. State health officials say they're monitoring the rise in covert 19 cases. The increase in cases that we are experiencing right now is slower than the increase we experienced in the spring and state epidemiologist Dr Rachel Hurley. She says. More cases are occurring now in people in their twenties, thirties and forties. Meanwhile, the spread factor for the virus. Is now over one. On average, Every Colorado that is infected with covert 19 goes on to infect just slightly more than one Colorado dance enough to cause steady growth in new cases, Jury Belle que away news radio and Golden City officials have unanimously passed an emergency ordinance requiring masks in all outdoor And the indoor areas of the city. Golden officials hope the mask rule will.

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Surging US virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping

Radio From Hell

03:10 min | 2 years ago

Surging US virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping

"Let's talk about alarming surges in corona virus cases across the United States yeah you know the U. S. south and the west raising fears that the outbreak is spiraling out of control and that hard won progress against the disease is slipping away because of resistance among many Americans to wearing a mask in keeping their distance from others confirming predictions of the easing of state walk downs over the past month and a half would lead to a comeback of the virus cases surpassed no that was cut off when we click on that cases surpassed a hundred thousand in Florida hospitalizations are rising dramatically in Houston and Georgia and stuff startling one in five of those tested in Arizona where Donald Trump is going to have a political rally are that one in five are proving to be infected over the weekend the virus seem to be everywhere at once several campaign staff members who helped set up president trump's rally in Tulsa tested positive as did twenty three Clemson University football players in South Carolina at least thirty members of the Louisiana State University team were isolated after becoming infected meat packing plants were also hit without breaks gene and I were talking before the show about the the women's soccer team that was I think it's for Landau Orlando pride they've withdrawn from the challenge Cup that happening here here in Utah because of numerous because really I think three players and four or five staff members of that team a Texas is among the number of states including Arizona Alabama Florida South Carolina whose governors have resisted statewide match requirements Utah we could put in with that as well it's not going well my friends it's not going well at all here in Utah Angela Dunn has urged governor Herbert to return coronavirus restrictions to the orange level statewide if Utah does not get down to an average of two hundred new cases per day by July first during the past week the state has averaged more than twice that many about four hundred and seventy new daily cases we're quickly getting to the point where the only viable option to manage spread and death will be a complete shutdown warns a memo from a doctor Angela Dunn the state epidemiologist the Utah department of health document which Dunn said was presented the leaders of the state's coronavirus response states that contact tracing and testing will not be enough to curb the rapid spread of covert nineteen the surge began twelve days after Herbert loosened restrictions by moving nearly all of the state to yellow or low risk status the memo notes on Monday the state reported four hundred and forty four new cases the twenty sixth day with more than two hundred cases this might be our last chance for course correction the

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

08:05 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"And I told you yesterday I was going to text you late at night so I tried to text you mid afternoon thank you yes you did I would I appreciated that yeah so so one of the frustrations was just trying to clarify what exactly the state epidemiologist and the other person I think of the statistics person had actually said in this news conference because I think people took different things from what was said yes they did and as a matter of fact the U. S. department health kind of sent out a clarification email late last evening after seeing some of the reporting and this all started because of a freedom foundation report that suggested that there was a that the deaths in the in the state were being inflated by roughly thirteen percent and they had based that on discussions they had with apartment Haldeman sort of some assumptions and calculations they made on their own and that the fact of the matter is it's it's sad confusing and very complex process that they use in the state to get their death toll data it's a variety of different places that report electronically much like we see with the corona virus coronaviruses case numbers so what all goes into once electronically and then they have to kind of fine tune that but this was something called cleaning or scrubbing bottom line is there are there are there are some cases that are being reported that are not covered that's about five or less is what they said what five or less processes for casual cases okay actual cases yes and over all to visit so you'll see a lot of headlines this morning to say that the state is under reporting by thousands your two or three times and that was the clarification they sent out last night that they there are three thousand cases of people who are so who of people who died of something like a respiratory illness of pneumonia or something like that starting back in January first which is before that first state at first case was reported here and confirm so those people they think may have died from corona virus but they don't know and they may not ever know so it's more likely they said that they were being under reporting on the deaths but they won't know and there's something not saying that all three thousand of those are you know our corona virus that's so all told there's a three percent margin for error with the current get reversed it for seventeen percent now now so yeah yeah absolutely so around thirty cases possible is what they're saying margin of error of thirty three percent Hey Hey Hannah first of all good morning to you both get morning let me ask you this the the circles and you talk to this year on this every single day right now today when do we know the first confirmed case and I have a follow up question to that a first confirms case here in the state of Washington which they went aha we have a cold case but today our what we do we know when we will be getting here in in two thousand twenty win over in the state of Washington when did they know it was later anyway the case yes it was late generally January which at the time was of the belief that he had returned from China on the fifteenth and they reported on the twenty first of January at the time considered the first US case by the way but yeah that that so I know that chef makes fun of me Ursula makes fun of me because consistently I'd say things like Hey I think I had it I know people a lot of people think they've had it during this time people tech social effective at it my question is this did they did they all tests for Colbert nineteen in the months of November and December if someone passed away passed on now now there is a possibility that we lost Kate we lost people to cover nineteen possibly in November in December if the virus was here and that's a whole different question and I don't know that that's been proven but it's possible that in the beginning of January yes that is absolutely possible that there are people who have passed away from programs that we don't know when we'll never know because there's not a lot of postmortem testing for code going on and she is just going to keep trying he is convinced okay so we did here though that there was a mention of gunshot victims that were counted as Kobe deaths how widespread was that you've got five that's that five cases or fewer so and those are currently reflected in the dashboard that you'll see on the Washington department of health site there are those stats about five or less that are clearly not the result of anything covered related they are gunshots she said not car accidents or anything like that just gunshot wounds and they are people though who had tested positive for corona right for probate so that's how they ended up in there those will be taken out and I wanted to speak really quickly to the process so I guess that all of these data comes in there and it's considered preliminary data until they do that scrubbing or that cleaning of the numbers which they're trying to be very good about the point they really try to make yesterday was that normal process to put these deaths Getty's death certificates done like in just a normal time not a pandemic time and get the vinyl records done and and where they need to be it's like twelve to eighteen months and they wanted to because we were in a crisis in a pandemic as did other states start to be able to report these within and within a day so they've changed some of their systems and that's why you got this kind of like where they have to clean the numbers and and they do sell so as they find out that something like this comes up from there they take them off in the days ahead so because it changes yeah there's so much inaccurate information out there you know that the fact that they had to come out and explain and and eight other so much doubt into how the governor is using data how is he any so if this in fact if this in fact isn't you know immediate you know and it's always changing how does the governor used decisions if they aren't perfect he knows that they're not perfect so it's the same as when we discuss the modeling right you have the various models that he's been pointing to you at the White House appointees who who where they very they say this is going to be how many people die at one week and then they say a completely different thing the next week and he goes into that and I've asked this before with the knowledge that these are good for what they're good for right so as far as the data and the deaths he definitely looks at the death numbers knowing that there is that three percent variance number that it might be off your margin of error by three percent of what the current death toll is which today is one thousand forty four so that's you know twenty thirty cases perhaps so he puts that into that decision making and also it's not just him in a room making all the decisions he's got it all right I mean he's got a pretty religious than the health experts who are just image okay he's not you know it's just reading all this going okay well he's got the people who know what it all means and know where the margins of errors are informing him about it Penn I just wanna let you know thank you for coming on our show and hanging out with us and thank you for all the hard work you do and I cannot wait to see you in person so we can talk about whether not dak Prescott should be there a contract with the Los I can't believe that's not resolved that being that Dallas Cowboys I hope I get football is here need to have have a great weekend buddy all right you guys that is Hannah Scott are slow I just polygons to you again I need to sure because I'm out of it right now L. right and then because of what we're gonna talk about it nine forty thousand Ursula this is Joe Biden get me so damn mad you can't tell black people if they.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KGO 810

"At all of those people over there everyone of them from what I see these are White House staffers there White House representatives the White House executives and everybody has a mask on we've had just about everybody I've seen today has worn a mask yeah are you the one required that Sir yeah I did I did I required yes please go ahead one thing that everyone you meet the test will be able to get one at some point soon can you give us some figures on what you're changing to ramp up testing when will that be a true statement exactly and how exactly are you going to accomplish that what's a true statement already we have more testing than any country in the world by far but let ad will go into a little bit of the future when you look at the testing numbers that we worked with collaborative Lee with the with the state leadership start just with the governor but the state health officers the state epidemiologist the public health labs it's really a combination of testing those who need something for diagnosis diagnostic testing tracing so testing those who have been around the people with the diagnosis but the largest fraction of that it's really moving into surveillance that is testing those who are a symptomatic and when you do the numbers this amount of testing on a state to state basis really is in the range that we need to accomplish all of that certainly within the range that we need so it really encompasses those three things the other thing I would say is particularly as we move into the summer there are surveillance mechanisms I talked about it before like a weather radar you just think about that weather radar on the influenza like illness network which is at about seventy five percent of hot of healthcare institutions and syndromic surveillance so if we see a blip on that weather radar combined with CDC personnel in every single state and with contact tracers we really run to the fire right and that's when you detect you trace and you shut off that I'll break right when it starts Mr president there does seem to be a double standard here Mister president where members of your own staff can get has frequently when they need it but ordinary Americans cannot so when will the.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I did I did I required yes please go ahead one thing that everyone who needs the test will be able to get one at some point soon can you give us some figures on what you're changing to ramp up testing when will that be a true statement exactly and how exactly are you going to accomplish that what's a true statement already we have more testing than any country in the world by far but I'll let ed will go into a little bit of the future when you look at the testing numbers that we worked with collaborative Lee with the with the state leadership start just with the governor but the state health officers the state epidemiologist the public health labs it's really a combination of testing those who need something for diagnosis diagnostic testing tracing so testing those who have been around the people with the diagnosis but the largest fraction of that it's really moving into surveillance that is testing those who are a symptomatic and when you do the numbers this amount of testing on a state to state basis really is in the range that we need to accomplish all of that certainly within the range that we need so it really encompasses those three things the other thing I would say is particularly as we move into the summer there are surveillance mechanisms I talked about it before like a weather radar you just think about that weather radar on the influenza like illness network which is at about seventy five percent of hot of healthcare institutions and syndromic surveillance so if we see a blip on that weather radar combined with CDC personnel in every single state and with contact tracers we really run to the fire right and that's when you attacked you trace and you are shut off that outbreak right when.

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How An Early Plan To Spot The Virus Fell Weeks Behind

Short Wave

08:44 min | 2 years ago

How An Early Plan To Spot The Virus Fell Weeks Behind

"The government's missed opportunity for surveillance of the crow bias. What slowed scientists down and the loss time that could have been used to give some cities an earlier warning. You're listening to shortwave the daily science podcast from NPR. Okay Lawrence so it least. Six cities were supposed to be using surveillance systems that were originally built for the flu to test for cases of the Corona virus weeks into that effort. Only one had done that. So where's a good place to start? Let's start in Los Angeles. They ran into some issues back in February. They knew that tracking the outbreak through the number of positive cases that were popping up. Just wasn't a great idea. Because testing was so limited right in order to get tested at that time you had to either recently traveled to China or had close contact with somebody else who tested so. It was like a really high bar to get tested. Yeah and that was because almost no state labs could run the CDC's corona virus tests at the time they had sent out faulty test. Kits see no even patients with the right symptoms. Really couldn't get a test. Which makes it really hard to see. What's happening in a community but for this project the surveillance cities they were guaranteed testing by the CDC and they could send their samples to the agency's headquarters in Atlanta. So how did Los Angeles Start? Looking for the corona virus so county health officials starting talking to hospitals about testing these mildly symptomatic patients. You know and they got pretty far with one of them Dr Prabhu Gander of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. He told me when the hospital's board discussed it though they declined to be part of it we only had one confirmed cove in nineteen case in La County and they were concerned that if the second case in La County was linked to this hospital. That there'd be a certain stigma that would potentially be bad for the hospital. Okay so they were worried about the hospital's reputation. Do I have that right? Yeah and he says. The hospital was concerned that patients would be anxious and avoid the hospital if they found the corona virus there now county. Health officials declined to name this hospital because they said they agreed to keep discussions confidential. Well okay so how did L. A? Eventually get testing started. Another hospital reached out to county health officials and that was La County USC Medical Center the Chief Medical Officer. There is Dr Brad Spell Berg. And he knew surveillance monitoring was important. This is a leading edge indicator. If you don't look at it you're missing the Canary in the coalmine. You're waiting for the coal mine to collapse on you. Yes Spielberg wanted to do this. But his hospital into one of the biggest issues in this story of the pandemic testing to speed things up they were gonNA use tests from a private lab but there was only a small number of them. That was against huge resistance. The whole system is like you're wasting our tests. Don't do this. But his hospital pushed ahead and began testing at the county's Medical Center and some of its clinics on March twelfth. When the results started coming back it looked as if five percent of the patients they tested positive for corona virus. Bruce People that had been going to work going to social events wandering around in the community for the days and days. They have the right. This was well before we had broad social distancing policies. Yeah we didn't have that almost anywhere in the country at the time but once officials in La county new this you know they realize that people have been walking around with the virus more of them that they knew and this was a really key turning point in how they responded until then it was about trying to contain the virus. Us contact tracing to track down every person who may have been exposed you know but one of viruses spreading undetected epidemiologists will tell you that containment strategy just isn't enough so in the days after those results Mayor Eric. Garcetti issued a stay at home order for Los Angeles your actions matter and they can and will save lives. Okay so that's what happened in L. A. What happened in those five other cities most of them also struggled to get going? You know for example. New York City didn't get results from its sentinel testing until March thirty first. I couldn't get more information about why it took so long. You know the city is obviously overwhelmed right now but at that point the surveillance was too late to be useful. I mean there are already forty thousand cases at that time. Yeah not exactly an early warning at that point and you know Seattle also had struggles Washington state officials had an idea of how they want to do a sentinel surveillance when they first started talking to. Cdc One of the things. I propose very early was that we use samples from Seattle lose steady. Scott Linquist is the state epidemiologist. He wanted to use the Seattle flu study. Which is a research project that was already testing people with respiratory symptoms surveillance? That was up and running. My point was why. Don't we use those samples? It's up and running. Let's do it and that was denied the problem according to the CDC and FDA was that it was a research project and it didn't have the necessary approvals to run clinical tests for patients and they hadn't gotten consent from the patients to do the corona virus testing so the FDA denied the request at that time. Okay actually make some sense to me so was Seattle able to get anything together eventually. Yes about a month after that the Seattle flu studied did get all the necessary approvals. And they're doing testing now but linguists thinks they clearly could have used it earlier. Could've let us know that it was here before we had the community outbreaks and transmission in the long term care facilities but We miss that period so okay. This effort came up short to say the least. These were weeks when we could have been looking for the virus but the system itself didn't work those extra weeks had to have made a difference right. Well it's to say recognize situation where we been passed as wanted to. That's Dr Joseph Z. A deputy incident manager at the CDC said the delays happened because it was an entirely new virus. It took extra. Planning for collecting samples shipping them ensuring healthcare workers had protective gear. But whether that time made any difference question about whether this revolt we delay APP on longer. resulted in losing visibility. In those half thing and it's and I don't think so. Three weeks is an enormous amount of time to allow cases to accumulate without knowing about it. That's Jennifer nozoe an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. If it has sentinel surveillance stood up in A number of cities cities where we would expect to see cases. I We possibly could have caught it earlier and possibly intervened before the case numbers exploded. And you know when you look at the data. It's not hard to see that. The places with earlier state home orders seem to have done better there curves are flatter and they avoided a lot of the hospitalizations and deaths according to models. It really wasn't easy for officials to issue those orders. You know if you remember. There was a lot of debate about when to do it. But from talking to these cities the ones that had this hard data from Sentinel surveillance community spread was happening. They were able to act. I write so okay. Obviously this a very useful public health tool does the CDC have any plans to do this in the future. Yes a number of the cities and counties I spoke to are planning on starting sentinel testing again soon because you know as the outbreak starts waning. They're going to need to find the flare ups and spot the new cases before it spreads even more the trump administration is also talking about using it in their plan for reopening the country. So we'll be doing sentinel surveillance throughout nursing. Homes throughout inner city federal clinics throughout indigenous populations to really be able to find early alerts of symptomatic individuals in the community. Dr Deborah Brooks is talking about doing that testing for people who don't show any symptoms but who may still be infected and spreading the virus the epidemiology. I spoke to said you know this is something the country has to get right. This time. You know not just waiting for cove in nineteen cases to walk into an emergency room but designing studies to go out and looking communities and actually get the early warnings that this kind of testing could have provided in the first place.

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Utah legislators to create guidelines for reopening the state economy

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00:47 sec | 2 years ago

Utah legislators to create guidelines for reopening the state economy

"House speaker Brad Wilson said legislators will create guidelines to start re awakening the state's slumbering economy slumber and his comatose is not carefully methodically as quickly as possible and responsibly by the end of the month state epidemiologist Angela Dunn said during her Daily News conference that the goal of reopening the economy gradually by the end of the month is great to have but it should be done based on data one of the bills considered would create a commission assigned to craft such a framework with three different economic health guidance levels in the state would use that the state could use for a phased reopening the commission would have to present those proposed guidelines to governor Herbert by April tenth twenty second he would then either implement or explain why he is implementing them by the end

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Washington, DC - 101 new coronavirus cases in Virginia

Larry O'Connor

00:34 sec | 2 years ago

Washington, DC - 101 new coronavirus cases in Virginia

"An update now from Virginia officials Dr Lilian Peake Virginia state epidemiologist says there are more coronavirus cases one hundred and one new cases were reported and that makes a total of three hundred and ninety one Virginians and five more deaths meanwhile governor Northam noting I have heard the press reports that liberty university is inviting and welcoming students back to their campus nor them suggesting the school reconsider its message to fall in line with other Virginia campuses that are shut down

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

02:35 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"To tell the state how many negative test results they find only the positive ones state epidemiologist Christina tan says some commercial labs have been willing to provide that information and they're working on the others she says at some point the state will be able to pull together the data in a way that will be meaningful our priority right now though is to concentrate on the positives and work hang on you know those individuals who are positive health care workers for example or prior to group some states are receiving that data from private labs already at the state house Michael Simons New Jersey won a one point five news seventy Jersey's first news five forty Hudson county jail is on lockdown this morning after two inmates tested positive for covert nineteen north Jersey dot com reports the prisoners have been placed in quarantine no staff has tested positive there but in Bergen county a corrections officer has tested positive seven guards in fifteen inmates are in isolation at least two chain businesses are giving their workers a temporary pay hike admits this pandemic the unions in grocery stores have been deemed essential and asked to remain open by governor Murphy wall wise giving hourly workers about a three dollar an hour boost stop and shop offering a ten percent pay hike well they didn't go into specifics governor Murphy says his office has received complaints of Asian Americans being targeted in racist incidents officials are already picking up on instances of harassment and discrimination related to covert nineteen the state has issued new guidance touching on employees rights housing and other areas Attorney General Gurbir great wall says even against the backdrop of a global pandemic discrimination and harassment in violation of Jersey law remains illegal their ground rules that whether someone is covered nineteen positive or whether they're of east Asian heritage and someone might perceive them to be more likely incorrectly so as a carrier Copa nineteen that is not a basis to engage in any type of discrimination we're better than that in this state he says the pandemic shouldn't be used as an opportunity to divide and put people down do you know fly me on New Jersey one a one point five new Jersey's first news five forty two it's going to be just a miserably rainy day today but it won't last into the rest of the week panel have an extended look at the forecast of them recap our top stories next Jersey news and Jersey views leave here let's say you just bought a house bad news is your one step closer to becoming your parents you'll probably mow the lawn and skip and but he noticed you mow the lawn tell people to stay off the lawn compare it to your neighbor's.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOMO

"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan says city park should not be used as gathering spots she's a city employees will be out at parks this weekend to remind people about social distancing and they work our our your area that message blared out in the park area of lake union on Saturday the reminding people not to congregate in parks and anyone who visits trails to practice social distancing and stay six feet away from others mayor Durkan says the people continue to gather she says the city could temporary close all city parks with the cobra nineteen pandemic taking a toll on Washington health officials public's published guidelines on how personal protective gear will be distributed to counties long term facilities hospitals and emergency medical services with confirmed cases will be the first to get the gear the next batch goes to facilities with fewer cases also the jails and shelters with confirmed cases then an allotment goes to other isolation facilities skilled health facilities and homeless shelters the medical community is getting some much needed help and it's coming from a place people may not have expected the state department of corrections correctional industries program is about to start producing these guns in response to the nationwide shortage estimated they will make about five to six thousand of these counts per day thanks to the help of a dozen staff members and about a hundred and sixty inmates the Washington state epidemiologist for communicable diseases Dr Scott Lindquist is concerned about our supply shortage he said in addition to protective gear the state desperately need supplies to collect samples for the covert nineteen tests like swabs and tubes and chemicals used to run the test after.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOMO

"Tested for cover nineteen each day here in Washington state it was gave Cohen spoke with state epidemiologist for infectious diseases Dr Scott Lindquist of liquid says it's a hard question to answer as we go day by day there's more labs coming on board so at the shore in public health lab we don't have a back up anymore we were backed up for a little bit like back over seven hundred samples waiting to be run but we're doing upwards of three hundred plus samples a day here and we have no backlog anymore in the meantime the U. dub virology lab has come on board and they were projecting they could do about a thousand per name may be up to fifteen hundred and I know they're getting close to those numbers at this time so in addition some of the more commercial labs like LabCorp quest a rap have been adding on so it's hard for me to know exactly how many they're doing every day but we are getting pa it is from all of these labs do we know how many caskets around Washington I don't know how many test kits are here in Washington because a lot of these test kits will be in private labs were university labs are commercialized but what I can tell you about the task it's easy it's been great about making sure we've got enough test kids yeah we have a little bit of a problem over the weekend ran out of the region but C. C. was very quick to make sure that we have enough to keep going that's coming as game Colin speaking with Dr Scott Lindquist said in infectious disease experts with live Washington state meanwhile an elderly member of the Iranian clerical body that chooses the country's supreme leader has died from the illness caused by the new coronavirus more from ABC's Tom rivers the foreign desk this seventy eight year old the latest of several senior Iraqi officials have been affected in the worsening outbreak WHO's Dalio Samori say is a lack of testing kits is compounding problem so that is as general sense of fear if you want and this has led to I may see over demands outbreak has infected at least fourteen thousand and run that killed more than seven hundred with the toll jumping by more than a hundred in the past twenty four hours Tom rivers A. B. C. news at the foreign desk meantime what's going to happen with the Tokyo Olympics the international Olympic committee has announced it will hold emergency talks Tuesday on the status of the summer Olympics in Tokyo the IOC will hold discussions with the heads of international sports organizations a number of Olympic qualifying events have already been canceled or postponed and the Olympic torch relay was suspended Friday just a day after it started in Olympia Greece that's billed him for reporting from the time you were a child.

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Utah Jazz used more than half of Oklahoma’s daily coronavirus testing capacity

News, Traffic and Weather

00:29 sec | 2 years ago

Utah Jazz used more than half of Oklahoma’s daily coronavirus testing capacity

"And some areas corona virus test kits can be in short supply word out now that Oklahoma use more than half its testing capacity Wednesday to test fifty eight members of the Utah Jazz basketball organization after a player tested positive it showed a second player Donovan Mitchell tested positive in addition to Rudy go bare the Oklahoma state epidemiologist says it would have been too risky to transport the team back to Utah protesting without knowing who might be positive that struck secret sin I'm taught at A. B. C.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KTOK

"Jacquelyn Scott in the Katie okay new center nice warm UP today our forecast is coming up Oklahoma has no confirmed coronavirus cases but state officials want Oklahomans to know what the state is ready if there is an outbreak here's Megan bishop state epidemiologist Lawrence Byrne said says the virus is transmitted through airborne droplets individuals actually produces those droplets when they cough or sneeze in close proximity to other person like within six feet health officials say the best thing you can do to protect yourself from the corona virus is to wash your hands avoid touching your eyes nose and mouth and cover your cough or sneeze officials say more than a billion dollars in federal funds are expected to be put towards fighting the corona virus some of that money is coming to Oklahoma as health officials keep a close eye on the coronavirus Oklahoma health experts say residents should also take precautions against the flu virus Brian gan reports officials with the Oklahoma state department of health announced this week that three hundred sixteen Oklahoma patients have now been hospitalized with the flu this past week bringing the total number of hospitalizations to more than twenty six hundred since September also health experts say the death toll associated with them buyer's rose bringing the total number of deaths in Oklahoma to fifty three since September health officials say the flu claimed the lives of eighty five Oklahoma's last flu season and lead to more than twenty eight hundred hospitalizations statewide the U. S. military says it launched an airstrike in southern Afghanistan after allied Afghan forces were attacked by the Taliban Lucas Tomlinson reports US officials say an American reaper drone launched the first air strikes against the Taliban since.

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"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KTOK

"Same Seattle area also testing positive to fifty people there are six fox news when it comes to news weird there news radio one thousand Katie okay Oklahoma's first year the state health department says it will soon be activating a call center for questions and information about the corona virus Brian gan reports there are no confirmed corona virus cases in Oklahoma though to people under investigation are being tested the agency says it will soon have the capability to test for the corona virus at the agency's public health laboratory early all specimens are sent to the CDC headquarters in Atlanta state epidemiologist Lawrence Byrne said says having the capability to test cases here in the states will further enhance the agency's response as the corona virus outbreak continues to evolve the state medical examiner's office has released the cause of death of a thirty seven year old Anthony Neely who died last October while being arrested by eight of police a medical examiner's report says nearly suffered a heart attack caused by physical exertion and methamphetamine in his system I'm Marco Moreno from the news radio one thousand Katie okay weather center and the forward stormteam tonight partly cloudy a low of fifty two on Sunday it's going to be sunny very pleasant with a high in the mid seventies Sunday night clear with a low in the mid forties and then on Monday a little bit cooler it'll be partly cloudy with a high of fifty eight a thirty percent chance of rain on Tuesday super Tuesday with a high in the mid to upper fifties I'm Beth Myers Katie okay the following program does not necessarily reflect the.

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Washington state health officials are preparing for possible coronavirus spread

News, Traffic and Weather

00:55 sec | 2 years ago

Washington state health officials are preparing for possible coronavirus spread

"State health officers say they'll be able to test for coronavirus right here in Washington come was Ryan Harris has more from the state health lab in shoreline Washington chief health officer Dr Kathy lo fi says we're in the containment phase which means keeping corona virus out of Washington and keeping it from spreading here state epidemiologist scout Lindquist says if a health care provider find someone who's sick and fits the criteria for a potential case stocks will call us or the local health departments and tell us about a patient that's under investigation and then we make arrangements for that sample to get here and then moving to run today and will work six days a week Lindquist says those two runs a day can get up to twenty six people tested with results he describes as in by nine out by five so within hours linguist was also asked to someone with no symptoms who has corona virus can spread it and he says he just doesn't know yet but they're learning quickly and hope to have a better answer soon Ryan Harris

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US reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of new virus

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

US reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of new virus

"Public health officials in Chicago have confirmed the first US case of person to person transmission of worry some new virus the US cases reported to be the husband of a Chicago woman who fell ill after returning from a trip to will hunt China here's Illinois state epidemiologist doctor Jennifer Leighton he recently began recording new symptoms and was immediately admitted to the hospital and placed in an appropriate isolation station room where he is in stable condition officials are investigating contacts of the couple and say the man said he hadn't been to any large scale gatherings Illinois director of public health doctor and because he is he gay this person to person spread was between two very close contact a wife and husband the virus is not spreading widely across the community I'm Jennifer king

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