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"tim wallis" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Hasn't left his home in three weeks. Thank you so much well thank and now the SPIEL Minnesota Governor Tim. Walls issued his newest stay at home order. He extended for some weeks and this is how it was covered by. Fargo North Dakota K. V. L. Y. TV anchor Chris Berg Key news tonight. Minnesota Governor Tim. Wallis's extended the stay at home order up to May fourth. May the fourth be with you. Minnesota good meaning horrific times. Of course we all misfire with a quick now and again I am told. Let's see what the trusted anchor of Fargo's leading news station has to say about disorder issued by the governor right now with everything going on in the world. You should be questioning everything and I mean everything including what about the city right now. That's the subject of tonight's point of you just two examples night of why you need to be questioning everything that you're seeing right now. Okay it seems like a weird tack for Newsman's take newsmen supposed to have answers but I'll hear them out. If I have questions about Christus said that was okay. And if you have a question I'm GonNa Answering your question might be wise Fargo covering Minnesota. Here's the answer if you're unfamiliar with geography of Fargo. Hugs the border of Minnesota. Good percentage of the viewing audience will be in the gopher state. So this wasn't a series of musings for one anchorman. In one audience about a different audience it was directly to the people who are watching in one state and also to the people who are watching another state North Dakota where there governor is taking far less aggressive action than walls did so right off the Bat Chris. Berg plays a clip of governor walls from March twenty fifth. If we just let this thing run its course and did nothing. Upwards of seventy four thousand MINNESOTANS could be killed by this folks. He said that. Seventy four thousand seventy four thousand MINNESOTANS can be killed. That's if you know Minnesota did not include they're doing say upwards of seventy four thousand if Minnesota did nothing which Burg acknowledged. What didn't come to pass? They did something but then Burg asked. But here's my question for us. Anybody asking him. How in the world did you come up with? Seventy four thousand. Where did you get that number from? And who determine what data was actually going into the model is say. Hey we can lose seventy four thousand. Seventy four thousand MINNESOTANS didn't have to because in that press conference and at other times wall cited modeling from the University of Minnesota and it was a worst case scenario granted. Burg does acknowledge all of that but he goes on to asking the next big question who funds the University of Minnesota. Who PAID FOR THIS MODEL? That's creating all this data that would be the taxpayers by the way. How much do this model cost being created out of the University of Minnesota and also? Why isn't Minnesota using the same models or the HMO like the rest of the countries using including the White House especially when they're making executive stay at home order decisions that are really decimating? How much does the model cost? It's like the price of a graphing calculator right. However much electricity it takes to power a laptop or two does up the bird. Think like a model aeroplane or a model t Ford. Why is the governor of Minnesota using a model from the University of Minnesota? That's the big question. Seems kind of obvious to me so it can focus on Minnesota and by the way. Why aren't they using the IMF model? Well if they were they could find out that the worst case for Minnesota at the time March twenty-fifth that bird was talking about was in the thousands. It has since come down. Burg once again returned to the cost of the model. The problem is we don't know you're the taxpayer paying for this model. And if tax payers die of corona their estates will be paying for the model which sounds. I guess like it's fairly expensive model. Does IT RUN UP PLUTONIUM. You know if it has an internal combustion engine. It's pretty cheap. Given the price of gasoline to be fair to Burg. He does go on to make the point that we should know what the inputs are and it's the public's right to know and mentions that the station has filed a foia request good. I'm all for that but the pose of just asking questions and the implication of the answers are not forthcoming or might shock you. It's really not the best use of one's platform as a local news anchor for instance instead of the just asking questions mode. Burg could've brought his viewers answers. They're out there like this podcast. I found within five minutes of sleuthing on John Finnegan Dean of the U. of M. School of Public Health. And we thought that since these numbers inform public policy and therefore have a significant impact on our daily lives during pandemic that it would be important to explore how this modeling works while the podcast doesn't exactly lay out the formula. They don't tell the audience. Now wait the suspected are not two times in a population center of less than nine hundred people or two point four times in a population center of two thousand. The packers does offer useful information then was given by the lead inquisitor slash anchorman. Chris Berg for instance. This was professor of Health Policy and management at the event ends. I wouldn't be too wetted to Pacific numbers Because those numbers will change and we need the flexibility to be able to revise those estimates and update our understanding of the virus of healthcare contexts. That we live in that is specific to our country or ideally our state But in terms of any specific numbers they would caution getting too attached any of them. It is clear and it's been all over the coverage good-faith coverage that is Was in the Star Tribune. It was in statements by the public health officials themselves from walls his own mouth that the raw numbers were never meant to be precise. Were never meant to be immutable. In fact the purpose isn't to actually try to put a number on who could die. It's to note the difference between the number who would die with no mitigation with some mitigation with a lot of mitigation because if the inputs are consistent you could run a decent model that tells you the effect of doing a little allot or nothing. And so that's what they did. And that is why Minnesota decided to shut things down in a fairly aggressive way and it might also be I would venture to say it probably is why Minnesota only has a predicted death toll into hundreds not in the thousands so later on in this extended segment nine minutes on the local news. Burg invited on Minnesota doctor is also a state. Senator Republican State Senator Scott Janssen and he just guidelines for diagnosing cove nineteen on death certificates. Now here's the example that Jensen us. There was a woman who came to his office who died of pneumonia then it was discovered that her son who she was exposed to actually had corona virus. Here's the description sometime after. She came down within the MONJA. We learned that she had been exposed to her son who had no symptoms but later on was identified with Colvin nineteen that it would be appropriate to diagnose on the death certificate Cova Nineteen Burgh jumped in. I don't mean to rub shoot I I. My heart is sinking right now. As you're telling me your doctor why in the world would they be sending you out information to fill out death? Certificates where the person's been diagnosed with cove in nineteen or not but then to say in the desert. This person's death was caused by Cova. Nineteen that that does not sound right to me grant it. It would be better if we had enough testing to accurately determined who has it but the risks of an undercount or under documentation seem to me to be more than the risks of ignoring the very real possibility that Cova nineteen is the cause of death especially in this case the cause of death of an elderly patient who developed a respiratory problems after being exposed to unknown carrier of the Corona Virus. As a journalist I would have asked questions to public health officials. Or maybe just do some research like I did as a journalist wherein I might find that the national vital statistics system which is part of the CDC provided new guidance for death certificates. And it said it should lists corona virus if it was assumed to cause or contribute to death and that the state of Minnesota follows the lead of that federal agency but Burg chose a different tact. He didn't find those answers and give them to the public though. Just ask some more questions to his audience after I concluding that there was an active campaign of misinformation going on. But I want to ask you this. Why do you? Why do you at home think? They're inflating the number of Kobe. Dash IN MINNESOTA. I mean asking a lot of people that question today. We've also been talking about the same two states maybe get more federal dollars if they label a death has a Coda death now because again. This is an emergency. Well I duNno Chris. Maybe you should come to your viewers with answers to this question rather than free floating conspiracies accusations on Moore to actual fax in a time of tremendous sensitivity by the way. Are you trying out for Fox News? Just asking questions. Do your personal political leanings. Have any influence on what you're communicating to the public again more questions. Could you be dangerously misinforming the audience with a segment and also with a tweet about the segment that asks? Why IS MINNESOTA INFLATING KOVIC? One thousand nine death numbers. It's a good question right. And here's the final question I have. Will there be any consequences for getting your conclusions before you get your facts and pretending it's all in the guise of a quest for truth and that's it for today show and that's it for all tomorrow's Evermore for Priscilla Lobby. She is leaving us. She was a great short addition to the team. By short I mean of course length of service. Only that she'll be going to work at another news. Organization can't disclose exactly which news organization. It does rhyme with Ceyhan Hen Margaret Kelly. She's here to help. But why did she orchestrate Priscilla's ouster to ease her way into the gist producing staff? Just ask them questions. Daniel freighters the gist producer. Does he purposely induce me to say those wacky things at the end of the show to embarrass me? Oh no Mike just colorful. The audience likes a is it a campaign to undermine me just asking questions the gist. Did you know that the Kvil y Fargo Tower was one of the tallest structures in the world and is currently the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere? Just asking did you know you did know that you kind of a weird improved that per- Peru and thanks for listening..
"tim wallis" Discussed on Photofocus Podcast
"But instead, well, here's a different way of doing it, you know, try this and. Then again that, that shows of us growth. Here's a person with PTSD who people could write off and say, oh, my God. How can this guy be back with society in doing functional things? Well here you are here. You're, you're proving those people wrong, and that's why I continue to work with people like yourself and people in the community that want to learn at develop their skills, you know properly. So which tiger for inspires you the most. Tim wallis. I've been main. I've been obsessed with him lately. He does just savannah, nominal ward. He looks at the detail he let the way he likes these cars. It's just it's incredible. Let's talk about software. You did a lot of portrait retouching. So what was one of the piece of software that you use for your portrait retouching for my portrait retouching I start off in light room. That's what I learned when I was in school in so is kinda what you start learning with you just kinda keep with. But what has helped me the most is I've been using perfectly clear it, it's taken my. Editing retouching to a whole new level. And it's it's cut it my work in out manned, three quarters. I used to spend. Ten to twenty minutes on one Votto in now. I can get in there. I can knock out the photo in it takes more time. Uploading in that than doing the actual edits. It's it's phenomenal. Several times, people say, oh, my God, I'm going to have to spend nineteen hours, editing all these photos and you've always heard me cringe when people say that I never understood, you would say, oh, it shouldn't take you, but a minute to do something, I'm thinking to my head..