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"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. 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Fresh update on "state epidemiologist" discussed on News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise
"And the state's Republican governor is asking the protesters. To cease activities. Here's baby's Alex Stone around the country, Health Department directors and state epidemiologists have been the targets of intense criticism and protests by those who disagree with Cove. It 19 restrictions or don't believe the virus is a true threat. In Orange County, California, the county's top doctor quit In Utah, where cases are rising rapidly. Now, Dr Angela done, he's dealing with backlash from those who don't like the news she's delivering. There were protesters at my house this morning. And it's scary. Utah Governor Gary Herbert, issuing a statement now calling on protesters to stop their rallies outside of her home and like Stone, ABC News. In a lawsuit challenges President Trump's executive order that prohibits certain diversity training in the government. An executive order signed by President Trump last month that bar certain diversity training at federal agencies is being challenged. The order also applies to federal contractors and grant recipients. The Legal Defense Fund, the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington D. C. That's Mike Rossi reporting ABC Headlines Coming Up Next at 2 30 Thiss weekend gets.
Connecticut Public Health Officials Warn of Dangerous Bacteria Lurking in Salt, Brackish Waters
"Connecticut Connecticut Health officials Health officials are warning are warning of a rise of a rise and infections and infections stemming stemming from the from exposure the exposure to bacteria to bacteria on on Long Island Long Island sound sound for for patients patients in August in August and and one one in July in July were were diagnosed diagnosed with with Relatively Relatively wet, wet, rare rare infections infections that can that lead can to lead serious to serious illness. illness. Worst Worst case case scenario, scenario, the infection the infection could could be bad be bad enough enough to lead to lead to the amputation to the amputation of a limb. of a limb. State State epidemiologist epidemiologist
Connecticut Health Officials Report Rise In Infections From Long Island Sound Water
"Connecticut Health officials are warning of a rise and infections stemming from the exposure to bacteria on Long Island sound for patients in August and one in July were diagnosed with Relatively wet, rare infections that can lead to serious illness. Worst case scenario, the infection could be bad enough to lead to the amputation of a limb. State epidemiologist
Colleges suspend in-person classes after outbreaks on campuses
"Announcing the school year would start with a hybrid model Bloomington schools are walking that plan back the District school board approving a resolution to start school entirely online with no in person instruction, officials say. It could move to a different model if and when conditions warrant with schools poised to begin either in person or online or a hybrid In just a couple of weeks, State health officials are urging parents to play by the rules. State epidemiologist Dr Ruth Lynnfield says they're troubled by anecdotal reports that some parents who badly want in person classes this fall are not having their symptomatic kids tested for Cove it thinking that if they're held confirmed to have Covic It will impact the metrics that determine whether school opens in person Learning. Lynnfield also says there reiterating their message for college students to lay low in these final weeks before they head back to campus, especially in light of outbreaks at other colleges around the country that have had to dial back in person instruction.
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.
"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.
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
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Working because if every one case that we had at that figure change after all this but I want you to continue democratic governor Ralph Northam live coverage from Richmond Virginia on C-SPAN radio I have Lori to do it because doctor from model was the state epidemiologist before Dr Keith hall tried to repeat those questions back because there were several I believe the first one was about are reporting numbers per one hundred thousand population is that correct yeah yes I'm curious about number being reported in terms of statewide population and whether the outbreak four hundred thousand are the best way to understand the greatness of the virus in terms of my population yeah so I think that the question to that is that it officiate in every state health department around the country we're looking at lots of different lenses and that is one good measure of disease burden but we combine not obviously with all of the other metrics that were displayed today because it's important to look at the whole picture not just to a case counts not just the number of persons in a hospital in any you know given moments but the trends and the whole picture of data together so yes dot the short answer is yes that's that's one way that we look at this what was the other one I need a pen to write all that down I'm sorry can you repeat the last part of your question again yes sorry about that early on there we were models for every one case at St could we have a confirmed case we think that there are a number of other cases that are also positive what is that number right right now I'm not sure I know the specific if you know them or not no not they are not you're asking of of every one cases the projections as to how many cases that actually represents I'm not sure I have the answer to that right now this is a repair she's been radio programming from Monday.
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"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 a record 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 in home exactly are you going to accomplish that what's a truce a bit 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 your teacher when you look at the testing numbers that we worked with collaborative Lee with the with the state leadership status 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 is 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 truck race any shut off that I'll.
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Worn a mask yeah are you required that Sir yeah 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 ads will go into a little bit of the your when you look at the testing numbers that we worked with collaborative Lee with the with the state leadership status 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 the 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 and 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 shut off that I'll break right when it starts it seems to be a double standard here Mister president where members of your own stuff can get testy frequently when they need it but ordinary Americans cannot so when will.
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"White House executives that 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 ads will go into a little bit of the your chair 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 it seems to be a double standard here Mister president where members of your own staff can get has frequently when they need it but your kids cannot so when will the rest of.
"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.
"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.
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.
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KNSS
"Said they wanted to do more than that on the nursing homes they should done that earlier but that's really all they would change that's roughly yet there almost no fines police officers can only ask people to oblige yes friends wearing masks are generally stared at as if they just landed from Mars we weren't even wearing masks on Sunday five restaurants were closed down for failing to observe social distancing requirements but they weren't fine and they'll be permitted to reopen after passing inspection throughout the crisis wouldn't have had enough eyes you beds to deal with over nineteen patients according to the minister of health and social affairs Linda Halleran she said we have to order fifty MG beds right now this is insane Sweden has escaped open and he's deadly consequences entirely country seniors have been hit hard the virus spread through seventy five percent of the one hundred one care homes in Stockholm the authorities announced last week that more than a quarter of the two million inhabitants dot com will have been infected by may first even that figure was presented as something of a win because obviously they're approaching her community economy will shrink by seven percent this year but small businesses are less affected the Swedish public health authorities decided early on a walk in would be pointless the country's state epidemiologist and recitals at once you get into a lock and try to get up out of it how do you re open when this week is basically okay it doesn't mean that everybody else who locked down in heavily populated areas like like New York did things wrong but it does suggest that freedom is not the end of the world here it's not the end of the world so it the the kind of panicked response that we've seen in the United States does not seem to have been well calibrated in a in Sweden succeeds by where we shall be excited because that means that more for you making a colossal that'd be a very good thing the fact people are down on it demonstrates people's rooting interest well it's more than just one second first let's talk about the things you look back on and then headed I get it so wrong like for example there's one time where I was like you know what I guess it's all right if we have Michael Knowles read a novel on tape image released that and turns out the Michaels is still Michael Mols well.
Minnesota Pork Plant Shuts Down After Outbreak Among Workers
"Oregon coronaviruses prompted the shutdown of another major of meat processing plants rotavirus cases have prompted JBS USA to close its large pork processing plant at Worthington Minnesota there've been two dozen more cases involving workers at Smithfield foods in Sioux falls South Dakota Dr Joshua Clayton state epidemiologist which brings our total count to seven hundred forty eight cases among Smithfield employees at this time now shut down plant produces five percent of the nation's pork supply several other meat plants are closed
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
Connecticut - Gov. Lamont Says Fairfield County Needs Ventilators
"Eight eighty Fairfield County in Connecticut continues to be the source of our the epicenter I should say of that state's corona virus outbreak here's W. CBS reporter Steve burns Connecticut may not be the epicenter but it's close enough to the epicenter to be seeing the effects as governor Ned Lamont my friend Andrew Cuomo he wants us to get the support and aid in PP we need to help put out the fire in Fairfield County just like I want him to get the aid in Westchester county wants Washington to dole out money regionally not state by state we do continue to do everything we can ourselves we're looking over the arise were hoping the cavalry's coming up from a Washington DC a new field hospitals open in Danbury state epidemiologist Dr Matthew Carter says hospitals are looking for more space either by discharging patients who can go to other facilities by canceling elective surgery by opening wings of the hospital to have men open before orders are being put in for more ventilators as well he says every state in the country is trying to get as many ventilator says they can't Steve Burr instable you CBS news radio
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
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"To continue to serve patients in emergency situations so those patients don't go to the hospital emergency rooms they've actually seen that happening here in the last week an unintended consequence of limiting in office visits also she says there are low blood supplies here in the state and that those who can donate should it is safe and there have been extracellular it's put in place at those blood centers former state epidemiologist Michael Osterholm says he's not sure what the federal government's ultimate goals are in dealing with the outbreak peering at W. C. C. as morning news that they've lied about an hour ago Dr Oster home as it is a difficult combination try to protect healthcare workers while also keeping the virus from spreading to the public really need to take this huge open thread that needle and people may say well that's impossible what I don't think we have a choice failure's not an option here we got a thread that needle so we got to find a middle course how do we how we what society exist in a way that is not locked down for eighteen months or more and at the same time protect these people who are vulnerable protector health care workers Dr Roshan says planning the long term planning for such a national health emergency was not taken seriously at the federal level this could be a critical week for small business owners here in Minnesota is activity slows because of the virus Jonathan white Hagen is president and CEO E. all of the Minneapolis regional chamber of commerce many of these small businesses are managing with your days of cash flow not weeks and months of cash flows over we're real concerned that some sort of relief and very real cash relief in the next ten days should be expedited one Hagen a guest of WCCO Hershey Rajkummar yesterday one dead two others injured in a Sunday afternoon shooting in north Minneapolis the gunfire at about four thirty yesterday afternoon in the fifty one hundred block of James no ID's of the victim or a suspect also yesterday a four alarm fire in northeast Minneapolis destroying several businesses in the twenty four hundred block of Central Avenue no injuries in the because they're under investigation I'm Steve Sampson on newstalk eight threo WCCO cast the rewind feature on radio dot com now hi this is Dr Phil the new coronavirus called nineteen is spreading in China and beyond all CDC is working to stop the spread of the virus we can all play a role in stopping this deadly disease.
"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.
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.
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"They're really not much better at keeping things and then keeping things out surely state epidemiologist Dr Rachel Herlihy thank you so much thank you so much seven twenty nine looking at your drive right now we check in with John Marshall park Tony stark all the turnpike where it looks pretty good for a look we've got a crowded drive this morning but we don't have a lot of records in a way and that is certainly good news there are a couple of cars on the right shoulder he spell boulder turnpike after Broomfield not because of the type of flooring you're going right by a looks like give it all that somebody's getting a ticket that's what that it will pull out your driver's running downtown your heavy on I. twenty five but again no big wrecks you A. sources that usual crowded drive on south but I twenty five from I. seventy I. seventy pretty jammed up eastbound your battle that bright sun all these backgrounds are really really happy because of that all your water dried ginger five southbound heavy brook park wrote but overall you're seeing a little bit less slowing at the the traffic jams which are getting this morning mark backing you up quite as far because some folks take Friday off and it really helps our drive on a Friday morning getting up in the mountains here this morning a lot of people are I said he looks pretty good you've got some wind advisories up and I get you twenty five dollars your best is open this report is sponsored by Bob Evans dinner sides make mealtime easier village of the Bob Evans side dishes like mashed potatoes and mac and cheese that made with real milk butter cheese and potatoes and are ready in the microwave it's six minutes Dr Bob Evans sides of your grocery store it'll be love at first bite next update ten minutes okay wait eight fifty eight of ninety four one FM call here is our final episode ever be the best you possible with the show's over we're talking about aging gracefully later on K. away gaily news time is seven thirty one it is Colorado's morning news the Friday edition April Marty with you thirty five right now highs today looking at the mid fifty should be very nice sunny out right now our top story on Colorado's morning news our state is prepared if the potentially deadly coronavirus.
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
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
Illinois man becomes first person infected with coronavirus after contact within U.S.A
"The first person to person transfer of coronaviruses happen in the United States a woman in Chicago gave it to her husband but the director of the Illinois department of public health doctor and go seek Zeca what points to calm fears she says the risk to the rest of us is low the reference to the general public in Illinois remains low this person to person spread was between two very close contact a wife and husband the man who contracted the disease from his wife has been hospitalized in stable condition it's a second person in Illinois to be diagnosed and the six case in the U. S. this is not spreading widely in communities in the general public is believed to be at low risk said Jennifer Leighton she's the Illinois state epidemiologist the page county health department executive director Karen I. L. added in a county of a million people it's a very small amount of
China's military deploys medical personnel to combat new coronavirus
"The Chinese army is deploying medical specialists to the epicenter of a viral outbreak of corona virus that killed forty one people and spread around the world it's China's millions are spending their normally festive lunar new year holiday under lockdown in the U. S. donors died but there are two confirmed cases correspondent Jim chrysalis says there is other possible cases like in North Carolina health experts are awaiting test results on a person who traveled from Wuhan city China to Raleigh Durham International Airport arriving Thursday state epidemiologist doctors act more they were confirmed to be an infection with novel coronavirus it would not pose any risk of
NC: Possible coronavirus case being treated at Duke
"More health experts are awaiting test results on a person who traveled from Wuhan city China to Raleigh Durham International Airport arriving Thursday state epidemiologist doctors act more they were confirmed to be an infection with novel coronavirus it would not pose any risk of infection to people who had been here and party you or at the hospital when this person was taken there the person is listed in good condition and isolation at Duke University
Is lack of oversight at farms accelerating the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria?
"Most of us know by now we shouldn't over use antibiotics so we don't end up with bacterial infections that the drugs can't treat but it's interesting to note that more than twelve million pounds of medically important antibiotics sold in this country are not for use in humans there for livestock and the antibiotics are driving the spread of drug resistant bacteria in the animals that can get passed on to us through food if we don't cook and handle it properly yet it's almost impossible to get on the farms to conduct inspections and stop infection outbreak from spreading even for public health officials my job is to look for outbreaks when I see them I describe them and I'm supposed to stop them very simple in two thousand fifteen Washington state epidemiologist Scott Lindquist investigated an outbreak of antibiotic resistance salmonella tied to roaster picks our estimate is anywhere between three to four thousand people probably ill with this entire outbreak but we had a hundred and seventy five folks that have positive cultures and meaning that they was severely ill yeah severely ill with dozens hospitalized because the salmonella was resistant to antibiotics when quiz traced the cause of the outbreak to a slaughter house call compounds in me we come in and we find the bacteria essentially everywhere drains utensils the truck that transports some from the farms was it the slaughter houses falls I have no idea and I don't say that lightly I've only gone back as far as the slaughter house so I want to go back to the farms and I want to sample the pics at the farm to say do they have this bug this exact DNA fingerprints before they came to the slaughter house the farm she wanted to visit or in Montana where the slaughter house told him the pics came from but to his surprise Lindquist who was conducting the investigation was flatly turned down did you express your anger there were a couple heated phone calls I was pretty well known for exerting my strong opinion about getting out to the farms but in the end I was floored for more did he says by the national pork producers council the lead lobbying group for the twenty three billion dollar pork industry they sent Lindquist a letter denying him access to the farms saying I know that you do not want any inadvertent negative consequences to farms as a result of this proposed on farms sampling it was signed by chief veterinarian lease wag strip the farmers that had been asked to provide samples declined to have samples taken on their farms and we support that decision why wouldn't the farmers want to find out where this started where the salmonella issue I break started why wouldn't you want to find out where it started by the time they wanted to go to the farm it was five months after the first case this point in the outbreak if it were found in the farms there was no way to tell if it started at the farm or if it started to plant in the truck and brought it back to the farm but Scott Lindquist said it wasn't too late for his investigation to get information that might slow the outbreak which was continuing I think they didn't want me to make the farms look bad and actually even offered to code the farms call them far may be seein diesel it wouldn't be something that would in my records with Reid even name the farm but it would give me the information to their eggs have this bacteria and I got absolutely none of that he had gone out of his way to assure you and the farmers that he wouldn't even name them what the farmers were concerned about was the discussion that in his plan they wanted to go to the other plans that the those farmers send pics to exactly and those farms could be easily identified just by their state of origin when we actually is waxed and to help us visit a hog farm she raised a surprising concern yeah I secure security if I were to go to a pig farm is a veterinarian I'll take a shower of shower him and use shampoo so I don't carry any diseases in the barn what if we agreed to sanitize ourselves to the ultimate degree go through all the guidelines you just described could we get would you take us on to a farm you know I I am not a farmer I would have to talk to farmers our communications fruitful would have to determine you know if they can find somebody willing and will will go off with any guidelines any shampooing anything you want us to do I can see if they can make that happen and I'd say that's the best I can do it didn't happen we never got permission to go on a farm but the council didn't give us this footage it wasn't just honest even federal inspectors have trouble getting on farms they are not allowed on the farm to look for bacteria that make people sick with out the farmers permission we have the black box of what's happening on the farm right to we we don't have a way of tracing tainted products all the way back to the farm we just don't we don't track that we don't keep the records doctor lance price is a microbiologist at George Washington University and a leading expert in drug resistant bacteria and so that's like a big pile of someone else so pretty much here in his lab price and his team test grocery store meat for antibiotic resistant bacteria as part of an ongoing study so with these these bacteria we consume them with the need those bacteria than get into our system and a cause infections then the infections because they're already resistant to antibiotics the doctors don't have any antibiotics to treat those infections but can you cook these pathogens out of pork you can the problem is that when you bring that package into your house you're bringing a package of raw package of meat when you open that up you've now just potentially released bacteria pathogens potentially drug resistant pathogen in your kitchen I mean you don't hear that much about people getting salmonella or whatever yeah I mean so the heel each year there outbreaks of of drug resistant infections the poor council says the United States pork production system yields the safest highest quality pork available in U. S. pork producers and here to rigorous government regulations farmers started using antibiotics decades ago not only to fight disease but to make animals grow faster with less food their use increased as farms got larger today most
Flu sweeps US early, with unusual strain most prominent
"This holiday season turning into an early flu season as well normally flu season peaks in February this year's not normal state epidemiologist doctor Aaron Murray says there are three strains of the flu going around yeah right now in front of the Victoria viruses are predominating here in California as well as nationally which is unusual for this time of year we usually the influence that the viruses circulating more widely in the spring Murray says the other two are swine flu strains H. one N. one an age three and two Hey how if you're looking to avoid getting the flu in addition to getting vaccinated appointing others to respect and washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water back scene takes two weeks to fully work so get it now if you haven't
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Disease the Longhorn tick found, on the floor of a home with a dog mama joins Bergen hundred in union Middlesex at Mercer county. Is for testing positive for this species jersey health officials want to make sure everybody knows August, is immunization awareness month but it's not just for kids with the new school year about to begin jersey state epidemiologist Dr Tina tan says we need to I remember And again said to pieces such as protests protect against, meningo-coccus disease protect against measles mumps rubella in. School setting he and if you're, an adult you should also make sure your immunizations are up. To date What kind, of work you do your age group your underlying health or medical condition whether or not you're going to be traveling David Matthau New, Jersey on one point five news disabled vet is suing. Cape May county and the Cape May zoo saying he was bullied and forced to leave when he tried to enter the zoo, with his service dog Jonathan hanker suffers from PTSD hearing loss in poor vision he is qualified to have. A service dog claims sheriff's officers bullied him with questions. About why the dog was in the zoo and eventually told, him to leave the county which runs the zoo. Is not comedy in egg harbor township a man was found with an arrow in his head the. Twenty one, year, old. Was conscious when he was found but police have no idea what happened to him he was taken. To an area hospital aero appear. To have been fired from a crossbow, New Jersey's, first news, five twelve the weather is going, to approve improve over, the next couple of days will have an. Extended look then we'll recap our, top stories.
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Work for your company wbz news time four thirty a business news here's tracy jonky over a bloomberg we did pretty well today yeah wasn't bad it was a rebound extended laurie the dow up two hundred forty one points at twenty four thousand five oh five the nasdaq up thirty four points at seven thousand seventy six the sp up eighteen this was largely an extension of a rebound that began yesterday as investors let themselves hope a trade war with china won't happen white house advisers have been saying they think an agreement can still be reached in avert a trade war keeping up with the joneses is a real thing seeing neighbors home being spruced up mode motivates a lot of people to fix up their own places according to a survey commissioned by home depot millennials are especially competitive nearly half say they've done a home improvement project specifically to one up a neighbor business reports at eight and thirty eight past the hour i'm tracy jonky bloomberg business on wbz newsradio ten thirty trace the cdc is joining the state to investigate a large cluster of hiv cases in the merrimack valley wbz's lana jones reports the in cases is believed to be related to the opioid epidemic dp says there were fifty two new hiv cases in the lowell lawrence area among injection drug users in two thousand seventeen compared to twenty three in twenty sixteen the state wants to know why this is happening now after years of increasing injection drug use state epidemiologist dr al di maria says there's also been an uptick in hepatitis c infection especially among people under the age of thirty de maria says the cdc we'll be able to help the state get to the bottom of this faster so that the state can focus its tension on prevention cdc assistance is expected to begin later this month lamma jones wbz newsradio ten thirty the nation's top doctor wants more americans start carrying the overdose antidote no lock zone better known as narcan to help fight the.
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on Today's KCCR
"A record high uh our oil and gas you know we're not as as busy as north dakota we just have 85 oil wells on state minerals um and so does took a big hit a couple of years ago when the price of oil oil fell but our investment investment kalfa had a great year this year to in so um you know it's kind of a threeleg its dual and we've got a couple a couple of really strong areas and that's leading to some really good payouts uh and better pows for education burner says land lease rates could increase over fifteen percent in next spray james auction and this is the last week on the jam for south dakota state epidemiologist dr line kite langer he is retiring from state government i at the age of sixty five and you know you know thanks for the rough field you know it it it it chain the lot and it's time for the next generation to take over and i'll out the thing to do telling her says there have been a lot of changes in public health challenges over the last few years unfortunately we not ended a lotta diseases we've got we've still got influenza outbreak uh you know west nile was hit during my years here that disease emerged of syphilis we used to not have any closer very little in south dakota and that's increase though um as far as infectious diseases go build keep continue we have to keep fighting of we have to keep up the very watchful of failing your says he has appreciated his time in the health department you know i have enjoyed it immensely i've learned a lot hopefully i've done a little bit of good i've enjoyed my colleagues i've enjoyed working with people all over the state in every hospital in every facility in the state uh we work and it's just been a joanna daughter kiling or is a graduate of augustan a university in sioux falls tulane university in new.
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"And speaking of useful trump cabinet officials scott pruitt's environmental protection agency they put out this is their hurricane maria update for today did you see this quote there are reports of residents obtaining or trying to obtain drinking water from wells at hazardous waste superfund sites in puerto rico epa advises against tampering with sealed and locked wells or drinking from these wells as it may be dangerous to people's health veteran if you and your family american citizens your talent is landlocked you're are pending no way out three weeks without assistance three weeks without electricity three weeks without water you can't live without water and so you for you and your kids in your family your choosing between death because of a lack of water or drinking from a creek or trying to drink from the sealed walked well at the epa superfund site which would you and now we've got confirmation from the top public official on the island that waterborne illness is starting to spike the death toll there and of course it it's because that's what happens when merit went when people in eight when people end up having to drink from creeks and streams for weeks before the governor's confirmation today we had heard reports of deaths that were suspected to be from leptospirosis from local hospitals from local mayors from the state epidemiologist announced the governor confirming and not follows a pattern in terms of the reporting on the overall toll of this disaster a pattern that led vox dot com today to one that even though the death toll today officially reached forty eight in puerto rico there's good reason to expect that the real death toll may be considerably higher it may in fact be well into the hundreds already vox along was able to find an additional thirty six deaths that were attributed the hurricane that were not people who have been listed in the official death toll.
"state epidemiologist" Discussed on GroundTruth
"Dr john region is puerto rico's former health secretary and state epidemiologist he says part of the problem and explaining the zeke a threat is that for most people the symptoms are minor compared to the other mosquito borne illnesses here like chicken ganja seeing some twenty percent of them were little symptoms of solvent already having taken seriously even more importantly puerto ricans haven't experienced the full impact the majority of pregnant women infected with ceca haven't given birth yet go destroy fabulous developer about tell you how much is going to be november's with more babies being born on october seacot the summer more than ever january more than the somber until june thank god you only get it was in your lifetime cannot get reinfected so this is going to be a oneyear epidemic but it's going to have a sequoia for forty years puerto rico is in a financial crisis and hasn't been well equipped to deal with the epidemic president obama requested emergency funding frazee in february setting off a fight in congress that lasted eight months we have done our job over and over again and i think they should drop these partisan filibuster this is a a a disgrace we need to have a bill that is clean that comes to the floor both democrats and republicans accused each other of tacking on poisonpills to the legislation turning the conversation about mosquito control and developing a vaccine for zepa into a fight about planned parenthood funding and the ability to fly confederate flags at national cemeteries.